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Separatist elements near Toronto target rally to celebrate India-Canada ties

A rally organised by Indo Canadian recently to celebrate India-Canada ties was disrupted by pro-Khalistan supporters who were caught on camera abusing the participants and even insulting the Indian flag

Neera Tanden, Indian-American cabinet nominee accepts defeat; Biden promises another job

Neera Tanden, who had alienated politicians on all sides, has withdrawn her nomination for a cabinet position, but US President Joe Biden has promised her another job that will not need Senate approval

Neera Tanden withdraws nomination in first defeat for Biden pick

After weeks of cliffhanger politics, US President Joe Biden's choice to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, pulled her nomination marking the first big defeat for a Biden-Harris cabinet nominee

Baloch movement members demonstrate in Berlin

Members of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) demonstrated in Berlin on Sunday in solidarity with the protesting families of Baloch missing persons who were forcibly disappeared by Pakistan

Biden appoints Indian-American director of White House Military Office

US President Joe Biden has appointed Maju Varghese, who was the COO of his election campaign, as his deputy assistant and the director of the White House Military Office

Another Indian-American Biden nominee runs into confirmation problems

With the nomination of the Indian-American cabinet nominee Neera Tandon deadlocked, the focus is now on Vanita Gupta, who is soon to face the Senate for confirmation as the third highest-ranking official in the US Justice Department

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

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