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Indian students showing less interest in US Universities

WEB DESK US universities have registered a sharp decline in the number of applications from Indian students after a spate of hate crimes and fear and anxiety about potential changes to visa policies by the new US Administration. According to the preliminary results of a survey of more than 250 American colleges and universities conducted … Continue reading Indian students showing less interest in US Universities

Safety & security of Indian diaspora top priority: Sushma

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi INDIA’S External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today assured the parliament that the GOVERNMENT would do everything possible to ensure the safety and security of Indian Diaspora and all Indians who are abroad. Making a statement in Lok Sabha on the recent attacks on Indians in the United States, Mrs Swaraj … Continue reading Safety & security of Indian diaspora top priority: Sushma

Prez Trump’s pick Indian American woman to run govt health program

US, Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s choice to appoint an Indian-American woman to run the government health program for the elderly, poor and disabled. The Senate yesterday voted 55-43 to approve Seema Verma to run the 1 trillion dollars Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma is the owner of SVC Inc, a healthcare consulting … Continue reading Prez Trump’s pick Indian American woman to run govt health program

Hate Crime: Indian engineer killed, 2 injured in firing in US

US Embassy condemns killing AMN / US embassy in New Delhi strongly condemned the shooting incident in Kansas resulting in the death of an Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla. In a statement, US Chargé de Affaires MaryKay Carlson said, the US is a nation of immigrants and welcomes people from across the world to visit, work, … Continue reading Hate Crime: Indian engineer killed, 2 injured in firing in US

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

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