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Biden appoints Indian American Kiran Ahuja to top personnel management job

US President Joe Biden has appointed Kiran Ahuja, a civil rights lawyer and an advocate for Asians, to head the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Sri Lanka paid $8.5 million to convicted Pak-American lobbyist

A federal court in the United States sentenced Imaad Zuberi, a Pakistan-origin American venture capitalist, to 12 years in prison for hiding his identity as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level US officials

South Asians mobilise for Neera Tanden as Biden stands firmly by her

While President Joe Biden doubled down on the nomination of Neera Tanden to a top cabinet post as it began unravelling, activists are mobilising for and against her

Dubai boy who made Modi's portrait receives letter from Modi

A Dubai-based 14-year-old boy from Kerala who had made a six-layered stencil portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a gift to him on the occasion of the country's Republic Day, has received a letter of appreciation from the latter who told him that the sketch reflects his love and affection for the nation

Pakistani-American venture capitalist gets 12 years' imprisonment

A federal court in the United States sentenced a Pakistan-origin American venture capitalist to 12 years in prison for hiding his identity as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level US officials, Dawn reported

Three Bangladeshi students killed in car crash in Canada

Three Bangladeshi students have been killed in Arborg, Canada, when the car they were traveling in crashed head-on with a car, reported Dhaka Tribune

Biden's Indian-American cabinet nominee Neera Tanden runs into Senate opposition

President Joe Biden's Indian-American nominee for a cabinet post is at risk of not getting the Senate's approval after a Democratic Senator announced he would not vote for her

Indian-American Swati Mohan spearheads NASA rover landing on Red Planet

As the world watched the new NASA rover touchdown on the Martian surface, it was Indian American Swati Mohan who virtually spearheaded the successful landing of Perseverance that will search for signs on life on the Red Planet

US immigration reform bill will cut green card wait for Indians, South Asians

Democrats introduced on Thursday a comprehensive immigration reform bill that wants to allow more permanent immigrant status or green cards for professional Indians, who have the longest wait for immigration to the United States

Indian victims of Dubai warehouse blaze move Kerala HC

Indian expats who lost their life's possessions due to a fire at a warehouse in Dubai filed a plea with the Kerala High Court seeking legal assistance to recover their dues

2021 Indiaspora Government Leaders' List recognizes more than 200 public officials of Indian heritage across globe

Indian diaspora leaders are reaching the pinnacles of public leadership globally - now serving as presidents, prime ministers, cabinet officials, legislators, and in dozens of other key roles in 15 countries, says a new leadership brought out Monday

Nepali migrants to be covered by Malaysian social security scheme

Nepali migrants living and working in Malaysia and their families back home will soon be covered under the Malaysian government’s comprehensive social security scheme

Dubai Indian Consulate asks expats not to visit mission to stem Covid spread

The Consulate General of India in Dubai has asked Indian expats not to visit the mission unless it was absolutely necessary in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19

Modi's vaccine promise to Canada welcomed by diaspora

The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and many other Indo-Canadian organisations have welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise to provide COVID-19 vaccine to Canada

People of Indian origin excelling in engineering in the US

People of Indian origin are excelling in engineering in companies all around the USA and have broken the glass ceiling multiple times and very successfully, said Dr. Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor at University of California San Diego at an event organized by the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI)

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