Diaspora

Indian origin leader likely to be President of Suriname

Indian origin leader likely to be President of Sur

July 1, 2020

A former Dutch colony in Latin America, Suriname, is home to a sizeable population of persons of Indian origin. A PIO is likely to take over as President of the country next month.

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Work in progress for PBD 2021 & Know India programme, says MEA

Work in progress for PBD 2021 & Know India pr

June 16, 2020

Vande Bharat Mission, touted as the world’s largest repatriation programme, has played a crucial role in bringing about 80,000 Indians stuck abroad back home in view of the pandemic. Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary, Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) & Overseas Indian Affairs (OI...

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Vande Bharat Mission brings respite, to Indian students overseas

Vande Bharat Mission brings respite, to Indian stu

May 16, 2020

Though belatedly, the Indian government has moved to help bring back some of the Indians who got stranded overseas. To be meaningful, much more needs to be done.

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Saving a stranded soldier

Saving a stranded soldier

April 11, 2020

Rescue flights to bring back Indian nationals stuck overseas due to coronavirus pandemic have been well-reported. Here is the story of how a timely intervention saved an Indian soldier.

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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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