Diaspora

Locked down versus locked out

Locked down versus locked out

March 24, 2020

India was the first one to reach out to its citizens stranded in different countries as the COVID-19 started spreading. However, as the country gears up to fight the deadly battle, is it leaving the most vulnerable citizens, thousands of students, stuck abroad to fight their own ...

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Indian origin Sonia Syngal named new CEO of Gap Inc

Indian origin Sonia Syngal named new CEO of Gap In

March 11, 2020

Indian-American Sonia Syngal became the new CEO for America’s largest apparel retailer Gap Inc. She is the highest ranked Indian-American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company after Indra Nooyi stepped down as PepsiCo head in 2018.

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Indian-American judge Sri Srinivasan named as chief judge of federal circuit court

Indian-American judge Sri Srinivasan named as chie

March 2, 2020

Judge Srinivasan of Indian-origin who as part of the DC circuit has been involved in a number of environmental laws, immigration, abortion and gun laws, has been named as the chief judge of US Court of Appeals for DC circuit. Indian-American judge Sri Srinivasan has become the fi...

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UAE capital gets its first Hindu temple

UAE capital gets its first Hindu temple

February 21, 2020

The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi has started its construction two years after its groundbreaking ceremony and has announced that it will use no iron or steel elements in the process.

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New rules for investment and taxes for NRIs

New rules for investment and taxes for NRIs

February 14, 2020

In a move to curb the exploitation of the residency rules to avoid paying taxes, the government has redefined the qualifications which categorises a person as a non-resident Indian (NRI) and target those who enjoy the stateless status through short stays in different countries. A...

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Indian-American among NASA graduates eyeing Moon and Mars mission

Indian-American among NASA graduates eyeing Moon a

January 17, 2020

An Indian-American astronaut among the eleven graduates of NASA Artemis programme who might go to the moon or explore the lands of Mars.

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Two Indian-origin women attorneys appointed as judges in NYC

Two Indian-origin women attorneys appointed as jud

January 11, 2020

Two Indian-origin women attorneys have been appointed as Judges in New York city along with 26 others by the mayor of the city in the new year.

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India slackens rules for OCI cardholders

India slackens rules for OCI cardholders

December 19, 2019

The Indian government relaxes certain OCI guidelines for reissue of passport for those below the age of 20 and above the age of 50.

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NZ introduces new visa for spouses from arranged marriages held in India

NZ introduces new visa for spouses from arranged m

December 18, 2019

The immigration authority of New Zealand has reworked on its guidelines for spousal visa in regards to arranged marriages conducted outside the country.

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More Indian students opting for higher studies in UK in 2019

More Indian students opting for higher studies in

December 3, 2019

The United Kingdom (UK) has seen an increase in student visas being granted to Indian and Chinese nationals. The nationals from these two nations together accounted for over half of all non-EEA (European Economic Area) tier-4 visas granted.

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