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
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
AMN / In a setback to Indian travellers, the Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, has withdrawn the visa-free facility for Indians and they will now have to complete a pre-arrival registration from next month.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
The number of Indians granted visa to study at UK universities has registered a 6 per cent increase for the first time since 2009. According to latest UK government statistics, between July and September this year, 8,692 student visas, known as Tier 4 visas, were granted to Indian applicants, compared with 8,224 issued during the … Continue reading More Indians getting visas to UK
AMN A Festival of India is being organized in Oman from 15 November, 2016 to 24 March, 2017. The Festival will showcase diverse Indian culture, i.e. classical and folk dance, music, Indian cuisine and Exhibition on Islamic Art Calligraphy. Artists from Jammu & Kashmir are also presenting folk dance and music of J & K. … Continue reading Indian Festival in Oman
An unprecedented ‘desi’ wave hit the US general elections as a record number of four Indian-Americans were today elected to the US Congress, while the fifth candidate’s election results have gone for recounting. Indian-American women put up a good show in the 2016 elections, with Kamala Harris, 51, a two-term attorney general from California, creating … Continue reading 4 people of Indian origin elected to US congress for first time
web desk / US President Barack Obama celebrated Diwali by lighting the first-ever diya in the Oval Office of the White House and hoped that his successors would continue the tradition. Obama, who was the first President to celebrate Diwali personally at the White House in 2009, talked about this momentous occasion in a Facebook … Continue reading Obama celebrates Diwali at Oval Office
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took up the issue of killing of an Indian-origin bus driver in Brisbane with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull. Mr. Modi called up Mr. Turnbull and conveyed the concern being felt in India over the brutal killing of Manmeet Alisher. The Australian Prime Minister expressed shock at the incident and … Continue reading PM Modi takes up with Australia PM killing of Indian-origin bus driver
India will take up with Australia the issue of the immolation of an Indian-origin Bus driver in Brisbane. In a tweet, External Affairs Minster Sushma Swaraj said, she will raise the issue at the highest level in the Australian government. She also expressed grief over the death. Reportedly, a 29-year-old Indian-origin Bus driver was burned … Continue reading Immolation of Indian driver in Brisbane, India to take up issue with Australia
WEB DESK An Indian-origin bus driver and singer was burnt to death yesterday when a man poured flammable liquid on him in front of passengers in Australia’s Brisbane city, the police said. 29 year old Manmeet Alisher, a well-known Punjabi singer, was driving a Brisbane City Council bus when he was targeted by a 48-year-old … Continue reading Punjabi singer burnt to death in Australia
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