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Govt extends help to Indian students studying abroad now stuck in country

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday asked the Indian students studying abroad to contact their OIA-II Division if they are currently stuck in India due to COVID-19 restrictions or have other similar issues.
Govt extends help to Indian students studying abroad now stuck in country(PTI / Representative image)
Govt extends help to Indian students studying abroad now stuck in country(PTI / Representative image)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 07:46 PM IST
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Indians studying at London universities register 'astonishing' growth

According to new data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 13,435 Indian students are enrolled at London universities, up a massive 87 per cent on the previous year's 7,185 students.
From a high of 39,090 in 2010-11 to a low of 16,550 in 2016-17, there has been a steady downward spiral of Indian students coming to the UK, but for the first time in recent years, the number is on the upswing(Reuters/ Representative Image)
From a high of 39,090 in 2010-11 to a low of 16,550 in 2016-17, there has been a steady downward spiral of Indian students coming to the UK, but for the first time in recent years, the number is on the upswing(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Published on Mar 19, 2021 07:01 PM IST
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Indians, Pakistanis, Nepalese stranded as Hong Kong rejects BN (O) passports

Ethnic minorities including Indians, Pakistanis and Nepalese in a fix after Hong Kong rejects British National Overseas passport making them face fresh hurdle in travelling abroad. The move came amid a row between China and Britain over London's citizenship offer for Hong Kong residents
Indians, Pakistanis, Nepalese stranded as Hong Kong rejects BN (O) passports(Twitter/winstonetco)
Indians, Pakistanis, Nepalese stranded as Hong Kong rejects BN (O) passports(Twitter/winstonetco)
Updated on Feb 02, 2021 10:36 AM IST
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Indian man wins over USD 54,000 in weekly draw in UAE

Shivin Wilson, who is from Kerala, got five of the six winning numbers right during the draw held on January 16.
US Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration. (REUTERS Photo)
US Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration. (REUTERS Photo)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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Joe Biden selects Vedant Patel as White House assistant press secretary

Patel is a senior spokesperson of the Biden inaugural committee and has been a part of the Biden campaign where he served as regional communications director. During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western primary-states communications director.
During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western primary-states communications director.(Reuters Photo)
During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western primary-states communications director.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Dec 20, 2020 06:42 AM IST
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15-year-old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao named first-ever TIME ‘Kid of the Year’

“The world belongs to those who shape it. And however uncertain that world may feel at a given moment, the reassuring reality seems to be that each new generation produces more of what these kids…have already achieved: positive impact, in all sizes,” Time said.
Rao was selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees as TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year. She was interviewed by actor and activist Angelina Jolie for the TIME special.(Twitter/ @gitanjaliarao)
Rao was selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees as TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year. She was interviewed by actor and activist Angelina Jolie for the TIME special.(Twitter/ @gitanjaliarao)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 07:48 AM IST
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India-born US Judge Amit Mehta assigned Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google

Mehta was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on December 22, 2014 by former US president Barack Obama.
“For years, Google has accounted for almost 90 percent of all search queries in the United States and has used anti-competitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in search and search advertising,” the Justice Department said.(Reuters file photo)
“For years, Google has accounted for almost 90 percent of all search queries in the United States and has used anti-competitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in search and search advertising,” the Justice Department said.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Oct 22, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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Indian-American woman jailed for 15 years for forced labour violations

Sharmistha Barai and her husband Satish Kartan were found guilty of conspiracy to obtain forced labour and two counts of obtaining forced labour by a federal jury on March 14, 2019, after an 11-day trial.
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, between February 2014 and October 2016, Kartan and Barai hired workers from overseas to perform domestic labour in their home in Stockton, California.(HT Archives. Representative image)
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, between February 2014 and October 2016, Kartan and Barai hired workers from overseas to perform domestic labour in their home in Stockton, California.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 09:07 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Indian Americans have powered economic growth of United States, says Biden

Addressing a national virtual fundraiser organised by Indian Americans, Biden assured the community members and the mega donors that as a president, he would address their concerns with regard to H-1B visa and legal immigrants that attract the best and the brightest to the US.
Hitting out at President Donald Trump, he said all the harmful actions on H-1B, racial injustice or climate crisis are a common threat. “This president makes things worse, not better,” Biden added.(Reuters file photo)
Hitting out at President Donald Trump, he said all the harmful actions on H-1B, racial injustice or climate crisis are a common threat. “This president makes things worse, not better,” Biden added.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 08:04 AM IST
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Indian-American Amul Thapar in the race to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Thapar has been on the shortlist for a while and had made it to the list of names as a possible candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy, who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh
A US flag flies at half-staff during a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19.(Bloomberg)
A US flag flies at half-staff during a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 08:45 AM IST
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Indian American in the running for vacancy on US SC bench

President Trump, who on Saturday indicated he intended to move “without delay” on naming a replacement, has not indicated who it will or when. But he has had a list of potential candidates for a long time, which he updated recently with 20 names.
Thapar has been on the list for a while and had made it to the last few names as a candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh.(AP file photo)
Thapar has been on the list for a while and had made it to the last few names as a candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh.(AP file photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 08:46 AM IST
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Kamala Harris has ‘totally run away’ from Indian-Americans, says Donald Trump’s son

“You just look at Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris is of Indian descent and she’s totally run away from the community,” Eric Trump said in his address to the Indian Voices for Donald Trump.
Eric Trump, the second son of the president, charged Harris of not associating herself with the community at an event in Atlanta early this week.(Reuters)
Eric Trump, the second son of the president, charged Harris of not associating herself with the community at an event in Atlanta early this week.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 08:47 AM IST
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Indian-Americans represent ‘best of America’, says Donald Trump’s son

Ahead of the November 3 presidential elections, the Trump campaign has intensified its outreach towards the Indian-American community, particularly in the battleground states like Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas.
Eric said that Indian-American community stands for everything that the Trump family stands for.(Reuters file photo)
Eric said that Indian-American community stands for everything that the Trump family stands for.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 08:48 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Indian who killed estranged partner in UK jailed for life

Jigukumar Sorthi admitted to murder after stabbing Bhavini Pravin multiple times in her home, when he went there to speak to her.
Bhavini Pravin was stabbed multiple times by estranged partner Jigukumar Sorthi in her home when he went there to speak to her.(Image courtesy: Leicestershire police)
Bhavini Pravin was stabbed multiple times by estranged partner Jigukumar Sorthi in her home when he went there to speak to her.(Image courtesy: Leicestershire police)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 07:22 AM IST
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UK: Indian-origin man guilty of estranged partner’s murder

A 23-year-old man who arrived from India as a partner for a woman in Leicester and later fell out with her and stabbed her to death, has been found guilty, awaiting sentence on September 16
A general view of a neighbourhood in Leicester, Britain.(REUTERS/ FILE)
A general view of a neighbourhood in Leicester, Britain.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 08:12 PM IST
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7 Indian-Americans in Forbes’ list of richest people in US

The 2020 Forbes list of 400 Richest People in America has been topped by Bezos, 56 who has a net worth of USD 179 billion and has occupied the spot of the richest person in the US for the third year in a row.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topped the Forbes’ list of richest Americans(REUTERS)
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topped the Forbes’ list of richest Americans(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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New York | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Indian-Americans would be voting for me, says Donald Trump

Trump was responding to a question on a video titled, “Four more years” released by the Trump Campaign during the Republican National Convention last month.
Donald Trump was responding to a question on a video titled, “Four more years” released by the Trump Campaign during the Republican National Convention last month.(REUTERS)
Donald Trump was responding to a question on a video titled, “Four more years” released by the Trump Campaign during the Republican National Convention last month.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

‘Brag about your feats, run for office’: Nikki Haley to Indian Americans

At just about 1% of the population, Indian Americans are not big in numbers. But they are the most affluent and educated community, and the most philanthropic, something that Haley said makes her feel the proudest about being Indian American.
Indians are so good at everything they touch, it’s a natural progression to have them get involved in politics as well, sai Nikki Haley. (Photo @NikkiHaley)
Indians are so good at everything they touch, it’s a natural progression to have them get involved in politics as well, sai Nikki Haley. (Photo @NikkiHaley)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 12:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Is Donald Trump better for India or Joe Biden? S Jaishankar answers

India has bi-partisan, or in a sense, non-partisan support in American politics, says external affairs minister S Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the last four US presidents had raised the level of relationship with India further.(PTI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the last four US presidents had raised the level of relationship with India further.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 12:08 PM IST
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2020 is special for Indian-Americans in US politics

Indian-Americans haven’t felt so politically coddled — empowered, you can also say — before. “We have arrived, says some. Others call it the “coming of age.”
Indian-Americans have historically favoured Democrats(AP)
Indian-Americans have historically favoured Democrats(AP)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 08:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYashwant Raj

21-Day Immunity Plan: Indian-origin doctor in UK releases book with hacks to fight Covid-19

Dr Aseem Malhotra’s ‘The 21-Day Immunity Plan: How to Rapidly Improve Your Metabolic Health and Resilience to Fight Infection’ is pegged as a tried and tested method of how in just 21 days people can prevent, improve and even potentially reverse many of the underlying risk factors that exacerbate how infections, including coronavirus, affect humans and improve their ability to recover.
The ‘21-Day Immunity Plan’, published by Hodder & Stoughton, lays out the benefits to global health of highly effective lifestyle changes, which the author himself has been following and prescribing to many of his patients. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The ‘21-Day Immunity Plan’, published by Hodder & Stoughton, lays out the benefits to global health of highly effective lifestyle changes, which the author himself has been following and prescribing to many of his patients. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 09:02 AM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma

‘Those walks in India created a commitment in me’: Harris recalls her grandfather

“As a young girl, my grandfather would often take me on his morning walks in India, where he’d discuss the importance of fighting for democracy and civil rights. That commitment and that fight for a better future lives on in me to this day,” The Vice Presidential nominee of Democratic Party said in a tweet.
Kamla Harris said those walks along the beach in India really “planted something in my mind and created a commitment in me.’(AP file photo)
Kamla Harris said those walks along the beach in India really “planted something in my mind and created a commitment in me.’(AP file photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 12:35 PM IST
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Washington DC | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Proud daughter of Indian immigrants: Haley

Haley, who was born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa, has been the first and only Indian American woman governor of a US state yet of any party
Haley sought to address the issue of racism as she spoke at the Republican convention to nominate President Donald Trump for a second term.(AFP)
Haley sought to address the issue of racism as she spoke at the Republican convention to nominate President Donald Trump for a second term.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 08:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

‘Govt will soon decide on OCI visa issue’: Minister allays fear of card holders

A large number of Indian citizens whose children are OCI card holders and several people of Indian-origin having the card are unable to travel to India, even for emergency reasons, because of the temporary suspension of their long-term visa.
File photo of minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan(HT File Photo)
File photo of minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 09:05 AM IST
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11 Indians die of coronavirus in US

All Indian citizens who have succumbed to the deadly infection in the US are male, with ten of them from New York and New Jersey area. Four of the victims are said to be taxi drivers in New York City.
At least 11 Indians have died of Covid-19 in the United States
At least 11 Indians have died of Covid-19 in the United States
Published on Apr 09, 2020 01:44 PM IST
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Indian storekeeper wins luxury car, USD 54,000 in Dubai raffle after buying tickets for decade

The Indian storekeeper,Sreejith, claimed an Infiniti QX50 car as well as 200,000 dirhams (USD 54,448) cash prize in the Infiniti Mega Raffle.
The Indian storekeeper,Sreejith, has been buying raffle tickets every year for the last 10 years.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Indian storekeeper,Sreejith, has been buying raffle tickets every year for the last 10 years.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 02:09 PM IST
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Indian-American medical student falls to death in Philadelphia

The victim was identified as the 23-year-old third-year Drexel College of Medicine student Vivek Subramani.He was found by his friends face down in a pool of blood and unresponsive.
Witnesses said Subramani and two friends were rooftop hopping on the night of January 11 when the accident happened.(Facebook)
Witnesses said Subramani and two friends were rooftop hopping on the night of January 11 when the accident happened.(Facebook)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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Washington | ByIndo Asian News Service

Indian-origin man in US convicted for illegally distributing opioid pain pills

Anmol Singh Kamra of Philadelphia, a pharmacy technician, conspired with George Fisher, a physician, and Frank Brown, both charged separately, to illegally distribute thousands of oxycodone pills to people suffering from addiction.
Anmol Singh Kamra would sell drugs without a prescription and then ask Fisher to backdate a fake prescription in an attempt to cover the tracks.(Getty Images/iStockphoto / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Anmol Singh Kamra would sell drugs without a prescription and then ask Fisher to backdate a fake prescription in an attempt to cover the tracks.(Getty Images/iStockphoto / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 10:34 AM IST
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Pakistan, with China, tries to put 4 Indians on UN terror list

After the UN Security Council designated Jaish-e-Mohammed’s Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government in Pakistan has been on an overdrive to frame Indians in terror cases.
After Masood Azhar was designated global terrorist by the UN security panel, there have been several attempts by Pakistan to falsely implicate Indian nationals in terror cases.(VIA REUTERS)
After Masood Azhar was designated global terrorist by the UN security panel, there have been several attempts by Pakistan to falsely implicate Indian nationals in terror cases.(VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 07:43 AM IST
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Indian-origin man pleads guilty to defrauding US Dept of Veterans Affairs out of more than $29 mln

Nimesh Shah, 36, owner of Blue Star Learning, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs out of more than USD 29 million in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
Shah also submitted fraudulent spreadsheets to federal agencies claiming that all of his center’s students listed were employed in the informational technology field.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Shah also submitted fraudulent spreadsheets to federal agencies claiming that all of his center’s students listed were employed in the informational technology field.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:10 PM IST
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