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Dubai Hindu temple to virtually celebrate Shivratri

The Hindu temple in Dubai will virtually celebrate the upcoming Maha Shivratri festival virtually this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the premises will be closed to prevent the spread of the virus, according to a media report

Rebuked Indian teen scripts 'missing' drama in UAE

A 15-year-old Indian girl who went missing after her mobile phone was confiscated by her parents was found hours later hiding on the rooftop of their Dubai home, police said

Over 6500 South Asian migrant workers died in Qatar in 10 years

More than 6500 migrant workers from South Asian countries have died in Qatar in the last ten years, mainly after it started mega construction projects in 2010 to prepare itself to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Kerala-born scientist tests sewage in Sydney to check COVID spread

Kerala-born Sudhi Payyappat is leading a team of 20 in examining dozens of sewage samples collected from wastewater treatment plants across New South Wales (NSW) in Australia testing for COVID-19 and trying to stop its spread in the community

Biden to ensure high-skill immigration; to benefit Indian, South Asian professionals

US President Joe Biden, who has ordered an end to his predecessor Donald Trump's ban on issuing green cards and work visas, is committed to ensuring that highly skilled workers can get permanent residence, according to his Spokesperson Jen Psaki

Indian expats' plea for Covid tests exemption gains momentum in UAE

A plea for exemption from mandatory Covid tests by the UAE-based Indian expats before travelling to India is gaining momentum as social workers and community groups have recently joined the bandwagon

Overseas groups trying to hijack farmers' stir: Indo-Canadian outfits to PM Modi

Various Indo-Canadian organisations, in a joint letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have supported his handling of the farmers' agitation against the three farm laws

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

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