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Biden-Harris name Indian American Maju Varghese as executive director for presidential inauguration

US president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris, who will lead the nation next month, have appointed an Indian American, Maju Varghese, to be the executive director of their inauguration – the oath-taking ceremony at the Capitol on January 20 and the festivities around it

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At least one Bangladeshi, several Indians among seamen held captive by Houthi rebels in Yemen

At least one Bangladeshi citizen was among a crew of 20 seamen, most of them Indian nationals, detained by Houthi rebels in Yemen capital Sana'a since February this year

Switzerland and IOM to facilitate safe repatriation of Sri Lankan migrant workers

Sri Lanka has received support from Switzerland and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to scale up efforts for the safe repatriation of Sri Lankan migrant workers who were unable to return to the country due to the COID-19 epidemic

Shafiul Milky, a Bangladeshi immigrant who studied medicine in Bangladesh, is charged with rape, sexual assault in Australia

An Australian court has charged doctor Shafiul Milky, a general practitioner, with rape and sexual assaults of female patients under the guise of performing necessary medical procedures, ABC News reports

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak faces questions of transparency over wife's wealth

Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy's son in law and UK chancellor  Rishi Sunak is facing questions over the transparency of his wealth disclosures as his wife's holding in Infosys and other ventures has not been declared in the ministerial register

Nepalese Gurkha soldier in Indian Army killed in Kashmir attack

A Nepali national working in the Indian Army was killed in an attack in India’s Kashmir on Friday

Sri Lankan nationals evacuated from war zone in Ethiopia

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Ethiopia, in consultation with the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka and the United Nations in Ethiopia, has successfully facilitated the evacuation of thirty-eight (38) Sri Lankan nationals from the war zone in Tigray region in the northern part of Ethiopia, the Foreign Ministry said

Indian doctor cleared of molestation charges in Dubai

A 42-year-old Indian doctor has been cleared of the charge of molesting a woman after a Botox therapy session in Dubai

Sri Lankan Migrant Workers trapped in Lebanon

The Lebanese currency lost 81% of its value, and the spread of COVID-19 in March 2020 compounded by one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in the world which hit the Beirut port in August has led to a serious economic crisis

Lord Nazir Ahmed forced to quit from House of Lords

In the first-ever expulsion of a peer in the history of the House of Lords in the UK, Lord Nazir Ahmed has controversially announced his retirement only to Pakistani news outlets, keeping silent in the UK

Smart Nid for Bangladesh expats: EC sending staff to 40 countries

The Election Commission will send its officials to 40 countries to hand smart NID cards to the Bangladeshis living there

Three Bangladeshis unaccounted for in war-torn Ethiopia

Three Bangladesh nationals are unaccounted for in war-torn Ethiopia and their fate is unknown

Indian American election victories: The remarkable political progress of a community

“In the early 80s, there were two city council members from the Indian American community in small towns – a remarkable achievement then. From those days we have traveled a long way to win many positions in several states, including the vice presidency of the US,” said Dr. Thomas Abraham, founder-president and currently Chairman of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), at a celebratory event online honoring the newly elected members to various state legislatures

Sri Lanka-born doctor at forefront of Oxford coronavirus vaccine

While the world is racing against to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, the role of a Sri Lanka-born doctor, Maheshi Ramasamy, is not known to many people in the subcontinent

91% Nepalis abroad recover from COVID-19: NRNA

A total of 91 per cent of Nepalis infected with COVID-19 abroad have recovered from the contagion, Non-Resident Nepali Association said today

Dubai-based Indian attacked by surgical mask-wearing burglars

A Dubai-based Indian has claimed that he was attacked by burglars wearing surgical masks at his home while he was sleeping, a media report said

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