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Indian-origin Doctor shortlisted for NASA space mission

AMN An Indian-origin doctor currently based in Canada has been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) programme. If everything goes as per plan, 32-year old Dr Shawna Pandya may join the league of Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams. Dr Pandya, who was born in Canada, is a … Continue reading Indian-origin Doctor shortlisted for NASA space mission

Abu Dhabi to set up court for non-Muslims

Abu Dhabi will set up a court for non-Muslims to strengthen the culture of tolerance and acceptance of other communities and ensure access to services for all segments of the society. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. According to a media report, Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan … Continue reading Abu Dhabi to set up court for non-Muslims

3 Indian origin persons awarded Australia’s highest civilian honour

Three Indian origin persons have been awarded Australia’s highest civilian honour this year for their contributions in the field of medicine and community work. Purushottam Sawrikar, a Sydney-based medical practitioner, received Order of Australia medal for the year 2017 for his service to medicine, and to the Indian community. Makhan Singh Khangure from Perth was … Continue reading 3 Indian origin persons awarded Australia’s highest civilian honour

Canadian PM wishes Tamil diaspora happy Pongal

amn Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today wished the Tamil diaspora in the country and around the world a happy Pongal. He described it a festival of a “peace and happiness.” In a video, posted on his social media, Trudeau started with a Tamil greeting “Vanakkam” before adding that over the next few days, Tamils … Continue reading Canadian PM wishes Tamil diaspora happy Pongal

NRIs can exchange old notes at RBI offices till June 30

Indian citizens, who are not residing in the country, will be able to exchange their old 500 and 1,000 rupees notes at RBI offices till the 30th of June. In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry has said, the provision to exchange the notes would be subject to the regulations of the notification of Foreign … Continue reading NRIs can exchange old notes at RBI offices till June 30

14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas begins in Bengaluru

AMN The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD 2017) convention begun in Bengaluru today. The three-day event began  with the Youth PBD, the theme of which is ‘Role of Diaspora Youth in the Transformation of India’. Vice President of Suriname Michael Ashwin Adhin delivered a keynote address in the inaugural session. In his address, Mr Ashwin … Continue reading 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas begins in Bengaluru

Five Indian Americans take oath as members of Congress

Creating history for a minority ethnic community that comprises just one per cent of the US population, five Indian Americans took oath as members of the Congress. 52 year-old Kamala Harris whose mother was from India was sworn in as the Senator from California by the outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden. She is the … Continue reading Five Indian Americans take oath as members of Congress

Sushma asks Saudi envoy to take up matter of Telangana man arrest for FB post

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that she has asked Indian Ambassador in Saudi Arabia to take up the matter of arrest of a person of Telangana in the country for a Facebook post. According to reports, 38-year-old Shankar Ponnam was arrested by the Riyadh police in November on charges of blasphemy which is … Continue reading Sushma asks Saudi envoy to take up matter of Telangana man arrest for FB post

US: Sikh Doctor denied neurology job for religious appearance; files lawsuit

WEB DESK A Sikh doctor in the US, Jaswinder Pal Singh, has filed a lawsuit against an American medical organisation alleging he was denied a neurology job for his religious appearance. Though the recruiter praised Singh’s credentials in phone interviews, Singh was allegedly abruptly denied further interviews after he submitted photographs of himself, along with … Continue reading US: Sikh Doctor denied neurology job for religious appearance; files lawsuit

Hong Kong withdraw visa-free entry facility for Indians

AMN / In a setback to Indian travellers, the Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, has withdrawn the visa-free facility for Indians and they will now have to complete a pre-arrival registration from next month. The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on January 23, 2017. The Hong Kong immigration department … Continue reading Hong Kong withdraw visa-free entry facility for Indians

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[caption id="attachment_30524" align="alignleft" width="482"] The death toll from Saturday's deadly 7.9 magnit ...