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People walk along Regent Street, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in London on December 14, 2020.(REUTERS)

New figures show British Indians hardest hit by Covid-19 pandemic

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:07 AM IST
Studies have highlighted the disproportionately adverse impact on Indian and other non-white communities, mainly due to a range of pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and heart ailments; and socioeconomic factors such as residential overcrowding and employment in low-end public-facing occupations
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Indians vs Australia A live score, day 3 warm-up match
Indians vs Australia A live score, day 3 warm-up match

Indians vs Australia A highlights, day 3 warm-up match: McDermott, Wildermuth hit centuries as pink-ball practice match ends in a draw

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Indians vs Australia A highlights: Follow live score and updates of India A vs Australia A warm-up match in Adelaide.
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Indians vs Australia A warm-up match live score, day 2(Getty Images)
Indians vs Australia A warm-up match live score, day 2(Getty Images)

Indians vs Australia A warm-up match Highlights, Day 2: Vihari, Pant tons swell lead for Indians

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Indians vs Australia A Day 2 Highlights: Follow highlights the of warm-up match between Indians and Australia A
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The two bills will now go through a reconciliation process to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions, and a combined legislation must pass both chambers again before being sent to the White House for the president’s signature and enactment.(AP file)
The two bills will now go through a reconciliation process to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions, and a combined legislation must pass both chambers again before being sent to the White House for the president’s signature and enactment.(AP file)

US Senate passes bill to raise country cap on Green Cards, Indians may benefit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:25 PM IST
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act was passed on Wednesday by unanimous consent. The House of Representatives had passed its own version of the legislation in 2019.
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A file photo of people arriving at Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport in London, UK.(AFP file)
A file photo of people arriving at Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport in London, UK.(AFP file)

Covid-19 hit UK immigration, but Indians among top to get visas

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:14 PM IST
The Home Office said the pandemic has had a “significant impact” on the immigration system, both in terms of restricting migrant movements to and from the UK, and the impact on operational capacity
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This year, Ayushmann Khurrana has been seen in films such as Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Gulabo Sitabo that went straight to an OTT platform(Photo: RAAJESSH KASHYAP)HT)
This year, Ayushmann Khurrana has been seen in films such as Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Gulabo Sitabo that went straight to an OTT platform(Photo: RAAJESSH KASHYAP)HT)

‘I’m deeply inspired by the heroism of self-made, idealistic Indians’

By Prashant Singh | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Buoyed by his successes and boy-next-door appeal, Ayushmann Khurrana is the new blue-eyed-boy of the ad world; the actor feels what has worked for him is swimming against the tide and ‘being totally myself’
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Korean dish kimchi has gained popularity due to its flavour and texture that can be easily accompanied with Indian dishes, say chefs.(Photo: Instagram)
Korean dish kimchi has gained popularity due to its flavour and texture that can be easily accompanied with Indian dishes, say chefs.(Photo: Instagram)

International Kimchi Day: Indians share fondness for this Korean side dish

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The date November 22, has been chosen as International Kimchi Day, basis a scientific research. Read on to know more.
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The visas of 12,708 stranded Indians were extended due to Covid-19-related issues until June 2020, mainly because they were unable to travel home due to flights being discontinued.(Bloomberg file)
The visas of 12,708 stranded Indians were extended due to Covid-19-related issues until June 2020, mainly because they were unable to travel home due to flights being discontinued.(Bloomberg file)

Covid-19 leads to fewer UK visas to Indians

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:52 PM IST
The visas of 12,708 stranded Indians were extended due to Covid-19-related issues until June 2020, mainly because they were unable to travel home due to flights being discontinued.
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A promising young actor died. To make it worse, politicians are using this unfortunate incident for petty gains(Hindustan Times)
A promising young actor died. To make it worse, politicians are using this unfortunate incident for petty gains(Hindustan Times)

Indians must now get their priorities right | Opinion

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:48 PM IST
I still think that deep down, all that is good and noble is still there in this country. And it is regrettable that people are being misled by these despicable charades, manufactured issues and unscrupulous politics
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Kashmiri students leave for Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Kashmiri students leave for Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Session set to start, Kashmiris studying in Pak leave India via Attari

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 04:48 PM IST
According to a Pakistan foreign ministry letter, the Indians, most of them Kashmiri students, were allowed to travel on September 10, but with a deadline of 5 pm, said an official at the Attari check post
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Experts feel drive-in theatres could be a big market in India, if things are planned properly(PHOTO: REUTERS)
Experts feel drive-in theatres could be a big market in India, if things are planned properly(PHOTO: REUTERS)

Vrooming in: Drive-in theatres set to entertain Indians?

By Prashant Singh | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:29 PM IST
Even as movie theatres continue to remain shut due to the Covid-19 pandemic, talks of reintroducing the concept of drive-in theatres in India are revving up
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Donald Trump “has sought to fuel racism and tear our nation apart,” Biden spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement.(REUTERS)
Donald Trump “has sought to fuel racism and tear our nation apart,” Biden spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement.(REUTERS)

I have more Indians than she has: Donald Trump

By Agencies | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 02:39 AM IST
Donald Trump took a sharp aim at Harris as being hostile towards police, suggesting that she and Biden were at the centre of “a left-wing war on cops”.
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As India’s ambassador to China, Misri has been at the centre of India’s efforts to keep channels of communication open on the boundary question in the opaque corridors of power in the Chinese capital.(Photo: EOIBeijing/ Twitter)
As India’s ambassador to China, Misri has been at the centre of India’s efforts to keep channels of communication open on the boundary question in the opaque corridors of power in the Chinese capital.(Photo: EOIBeijing/ Twitter)

Indians in China facing twin challenges of Covid-19, border aggression: Indian envoy

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 02:51 PM IST
Assuring the Indian diaspora of help, Misri said even the government of China itself is deploying different policies in order to respond to the evolving pandemic situation and that “We have to adjust ourselves to those policies and do the best for our citizens”.
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A Hainan Airlines aircraft is seen at the Beijing Capital International Airport following the global coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)
A Hainan Airlines aircraft is seen at the Beijing Capital International Airport following the global coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)

China allows Indians to return, puts in place strict Covid-19 medical protocol

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Chinese officials had made it clear this time that Indians will only be allowed on Thursday’s flight if each individual had done serum antibody detection and nucleic acid tests within five days (before boarding) and their individual health forms were endorsed by the Chinese embassy in New Delhi.
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A special Air India flight carrying 132 passengers from UK under Vande Bharat Mission arrives at Ahmedabad airport on Sunday.(ANI)
A special Air India flight carrying 132 passengers from UK under Vande Bharat Mission arrives at Ahmedabad airport on Sunday.(ANI)

UK again extends visa of stranded Indians until August 31

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2020 10:51 PM IST
The extension comes as some relief to Indians whose visas were about to expire on July 31. Regular commercial flights between India and the UK have not yet resumed.
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173 Indians stranded in Dubai reach Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 11:55 PM IST
The evacuation flight from Dubai, which arrived at 4:39 pm, is the fourth one from the Emirates.
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Gouramangi Singh of India tackles Nathan Burns of Australia during the AFC Asian Cup Group C match between India and Australia at Al-Sadd Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.(Getty Images)
Gouramangi Singh of India tackles Nathan Burns of Australia during the AFC Asian Cup Group C match between India and Australia at Al-Sadd Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.(Getty Images)

Footballer prays, worries, smiles as pilot wife rescues Indians amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:12 PM IST
But the New Delhi-based Air India pilot has not been able to meet her husband, well-known India footballer Gouramangi Singh, for the past four months as she got down to quietly go about her task.
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Don’t stop smiling, even if you’re wearing a mask.(Shutterstock)
Don’t stop smiling, even if you’re wearing a mask.(Shutterstock)

Random Forays: A sense of humour in times of despair

By Vivek Atray | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Even to try and inspire friends or acquaintances to adopt a sunny, cheerful, lighthearted attitude towards life, is fraught with risk
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An Indian security officer stands guard during a graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.(AP)
An Indian security officer stands guard during a graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.(AP)

Over 5 lakh Indians repatriated under Vande Bharat Mission since May 7: Govt

By HT Correspondent | Posted by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 10:23 PM IST
In less than two months, a total of 503,990 stranded Indians have returned from 137 countries, including from remote areas, the external affairs ministry said on Friday.
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Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ at the airport in Koch in May 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ at the airport in Koch in May 2020.(PTI File Photo)

Vande Bharat mission phase 4 begins Friday, 9 flights to bring back stranded Indians from Canada

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 09:04 AM IST
According to High Commissioner of India to Canada Ajay Bisaria, nearly 5,000 Indians who were stranded in Canada due to the Covid-19 outbreak have returned home on 27 repatriation flights from Canada operated by Air India
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US President Donald Trump stands at the podium listening to his supporters cheer as he addresses his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump stands at the podium listening to his supporters cheer as he addresses his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa.(REUTERS)

In a blow to Indians, Donald Trump says H-1B suspension coming any day now

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 09:13 PM IST
President Trump had suspended most categories of immigration, in April, exempting relatives of US citizens and healthcare professional, to “ensure that unemployed Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy reopens”.
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Passengers coming in from Dubai at Terminal-1, Chandigarh International Airport, Mohali, on Monday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Passengers coming in from Dubai at Terminal-1, Chandigarh International Airport, Mohali, on Monday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

177 Indians stranded in Dubai for 3 months land in Chandigarh

UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 08:36 PM IST
About 168 passengers were from various districts of Punjab, and the rest from Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jammu and Kashmir
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The visa extension will apply to anyone whose leave expired after January 24 and cannot leave the country because of travel restrictions or self-isolation, the Home Office said(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
The visa extension will apply to anyone whose leave expired after January 24 and cannot leave the country because of travel restrictions or self-isolation, the Home Office said(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Covid-19 update: UK extends visas of stranded Indians, others until July 31

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 11:46 PM IST
Their visas had previously been extended until May 31, but a large number of Indians and others are still unable to leave the UK. Over 2,000 stranded Indians have so far returned home in repatriation flights.
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There are indications that some flights will operate from early June to selected holiday destinations within the UK and Europe as part of plans to gradually reopen the economy while maintaining social distancing and other curbs.(AP)
There are indications that some flights will operate from early June to selected holiday destinations within the UK and Europe as part of plans to gradually reopen the economy while maintaining social distancing and other curbs.(AP)

Covid-19 update: UK deaths cross 36,000, including 695 Indians

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:48 PM IST
According to NHS England, 695 members of the non-white community categorised as ‘Indian’ died after contracting coronavirus as of May 19. The UK-wide death toll of 36,042 includes a day rise of 338.
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Kochi: Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, at the airport in Kochi, Thursday night, May 7, 2020.(PTI)
Kochi: Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, at the airport in Kochi, Thursday night, May 7, 2020.(PTI)

Over 400 stranded Indians flown back home from Bangladesh, Singapore

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Harshita Singh | New Delhi/ Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 07:19 PM IST
Within a couple of hours, the second special flight with 167 students arrived at the Srinagar airport from Dhaka.
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The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has announced that five more flights are scheduled to operate in the coming days.(HT Photo)
The Indian Embassy in Riyadh has announced that five more flights are scheduled to operate in the coming days.(HT Photo)

Difficult choices for Indians in Gulf as repatriation process begins

By Press Trust of India | Dubai
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 06:45 PM IST
The passengers include 11 pregnant women, distressed workers, elderly people and three individuals who have been stranded at the airport.
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It said that Indian and other non-white males are 4.2 times more likely to die from a Covid-19-related death and non-white females are 4.3 times more likely than white ethnicity males and females.(REUTERS)
It said that Indian and other non-white males are 4.2 times more likely to die from a Covid-19-related death and non-white females are 4.3 times more likely than white ethnicity males and females.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Indians, non-whites in UK more at risk of death

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 07:25 PM IST
The Office for National Statistics (ONS), whose records are based on details mentioned in death certificates, analysed deaths by age group, sex and ethnic group, using linked census and mortality records up to April 17.
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In the case of the UAE, all passengers will have to undergo rapid antibody tests, officials have said.(AFP)
In the case of the UAE, all passengers will have to undergo rapid antibody tests, officials have said.(AFP)

Over 300,000 Indians register to return from Gulf region, only those with ‘compelling reasons’ to be brought back in first phase

By Rezaul H Laskar | Posted by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The government will operate the first wave of 64 repatriation flights from May 7 to bring back about 15,000 Indian citizens from 12 countries over a period of one week.
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New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): Personnel uses a thermal screening device on a driver at the entrance of Shastri Bhawan as central government offices have resumed working during the ongoing nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic.(ANI)
New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): Personnel uses a thermal screening device on a driver at the entrance of Shastri Bhawan as central government offices have resumed working during the ongoing nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic.(ANI)

Covid lockdown: Indians, Japanese most nervous about reopening

By Ben Schott | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Data from an Ipsos survey of 14 countries indicate that only in four countries (China, India, Italy, Russia) does a majority favor restarting the economy with Covid-19 still uncontained.
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India’s evacuation of 1,70,000 civilians from Kuwait during the 1990 Gulf war has been the world’s largest evacuation exercise of civilians by air.(ANI file photo for representation)
India’s evacuation of 1,70,000 civilians from Kuwait during the 1990 Gulf war has been the world’s largest evacuation exercise of civilians by air.(ANI file photo for representation)

For Indians stranded abroad, record-setting repatriation exercise begins May 7

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 04:23 AM IST
The exercise, billed to be the largest repatriation exercise to bring civilians home, will begin from Gulf countries where 70 percent of non-resident Indians live.
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