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2 Indians held in Washington State for staying illegally

WEB DESK US border patrol agents have arrested two Indian nationals for staying illegally in the country. The agency said in a media release yesterday that two persons, arrested over the weekend, are now being processed for removal. The law enforcement agency said during a routine immigration check operations at a bus terminal in Spokane, … Continue reading 2 Indians held in Washington State for staying illegally

Indian farmer in UAE sets Guinness World Record for largest sapling distribution in Sharjah

  An Indian farmer in the UAE has set a Guinness World Record by distributing the largest number of curry tree saplings in Sharjah. According to a media report, Sudheesh Guruvayoor from Kerala on Tuesday distributed 4,914 saplings of the organic curry tree. He broke the previous record set by the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara … Continue reading Indian farmer in UAE sets Guinness World Record for largest sapling distribution in Sharjah

Oman: 3 Indians among 11 people killed by cyclone Mekunu

AMN Three Indians were among 11 people killed by cyclone Mekunu that has battered southern Oman and the Yemeni island of Socotra. Mekunu hit Oman’s Dhofar and Al-Wusta provinces on Friday. Oman’s civil defence service reported four deaths. Socotra’s governor Ramzy Mahrous said the death toll on the island has risen to seven. Eight Indian … Continue reading Oman: 3 Indians among 11 people killed by cyclone Mekunu

US Navy veteran Purinton gets life imprisonment for killing Indian techie

WEB DESK A US Navy veteran has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas City last year. A federal judge in Kansas Friday sentenced Adam Purinton to nearly 78 years in prison. Media report said Purinton would not be eligible … Continue reading US Navy veteran Purinton gets life imprisonment for killing Indian techie

20 Indian Americans running for US Congress raise more than $15.5 mn

WEB DESK A record number of 20 Indian Americans are running for US Congressional elections this year. Collectively they have raised more than 15.5 million dollars, with seven of them raising over a million each. With six months still to go for the November Congressional election, the figure of more than 15.5 million dollars raised … Continue reading 20 Indian Americans running for US Congress raise more than $15.5 mn

3 Indian abducted off Nigerian coast released: Sushma

AMN External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that three Indian nationals, who were abducted off the Nigerian coast by pirates have been released. In a tweet, Ms Swaraj said, Sushil Kumar, Pankaj Kumar and Ajay Kumar who are from Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh have been released. She also appreciate the efforts of Indian … Continue reading 3 Indian abducted off Nigerian coast released: Sushma

US issues work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holder Indians

WEB DESK The US has issued employment authorisation documents to spouses of more than 71,000 H-1B visa holders, A report said, over 90 percent of them are Indians. The previous Obama administration in 2015 had started issuing employment authorisation or work permits to the spouses of H-1B visas. The spouses or dependents of H-1B visa … Continue reading US issues work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holder Indians

Prince Charles appoints Indian-origin steel tycoon as UK skills ambassador

LONDON In Britain, Indian-origin steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has been appointed by Prince Charles as an official ambassador for the Industrial Cadets programme designed to nurture manufacturing skills. The Industrial Cadets annual awards ceremony was held in London yesterday.Gupta was appointed to the flagship programme to give children and young people the direct structured experience … Continue reading Prince Charles appoints Indian-origin steel tycoon as UK skills ambassador

Govt outlines agenda for welfare of distressed migrant workers abroad

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI INDIA’S External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj outlined the four-point agenda of the Government on rescue and repatriation of distressed workers abroad. It includes free repatriation on government cost in case of war or natural calamity and in case of company closure of legally migrated persons. In case of illegal migration, … Continue reading Govt outlines agenda for welfare of distressed migrant workers abroad

Indian-origin businessman appointed WBCSD Chairman

WEB DESK Singapore-based Indian-origin businessman Sunny Verghese has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Verghese, 57, Co-Founder and the CEO of Singapore’s agri-business group Olam International Limited, is the first World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Chair from the agri-sector. He succeeded Paul Polman, the CEO … Continue reading Indian-origin businessman appointed WBCSD Chairman

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