Diaspora

2 Indian businessmen in Dubai get new 10-year visa

DUBAI:  Two Indian Dubai-based businessmen were issued the new 10-year United Arab Emirates (UAE) resident visas which were rolled out in January, the media reported on Wednesday.

Indian-Canadian girl shares mother's food note on Twitter

OTTAWA:  An Indian-Canadian girl shared on Twitter a detailed note left by her mother, explaining everything that was made for her from "chutneys" to "saag" and "kabuli chana" and where exactly they were left packed in the fridge, gathering emotional reactions from Indians living abroad.

Mahati Music Academy students enthrall audience

FISHERS: Students from Carmel, Fishers and Zionsville participating in the Mahati Music Academy 2019 Annual Recital in Fishers, Indiana, enthralled the spectators with their pleasing performance on Sunday. Mrs Layla Spanenberg, Dr Sumeeta Bhatia and Mr Shiva Iyer were the guests and they performed the Lamp Lighting ceremony.

IIBC, IAI and IHSC honour Consul General Sudhakar Dalela

Indiana India Business Council, India Association of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Hyderabad Sister City Committee hosted a reception in honor of new Consulate General of India, Chicago Mr Sudhakar Dalela at India Palace Banquet Hall, 4213 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis here today. It was Mr Sudhakar's first visit to Indianapolis after assuming the office

Hindu mantras to open both Washington County Commission & St. George City Council in Utah

Board of Commissioners of Washington County and St. George City Council in Utah will start their day on May 21 and May 16 respectively with ancient Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.

IIBC and IAI to welcome Consulate General of India Sudhakar Dalela

Indiana India Business Council, India Association of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Hyderabad Sister City Committee is hosting a reception in honor of new Consulate General of India, Chicago Mr Sudhakar Dalela at India Palace Banquet Hall, 4213 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis on May 16 from 6.30 to 9 p.m, according to Raju Chinthala, Founder and President Indiana India Business Council. 

Announcement of the Bhangra World Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

LAS VEGAS:  Early this month, The Punjab Cultural Society announced that the Bhangra World Cup will be organized and take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The President of the Punjab Cultural Society, Ravinder Singh Ranguwal and the President of the Las Vegas branch of the Punjab Cultural Society, Bahader Singh Grewal, represented the organization at the Clark County Amphitheater Government Center.

Indian charged for evading national service in Singapore

A 25-year-old Indian national, who is a permanent resident in Singapore, has been taken to a court for allegedly defaulting on his national service obligations for more than five years.

Amsterdam brewery apologizes & removes Lord Ganesh image within a day of Hindu protest

Amsterdam (The Netherlands) based Friekens Brewery (Friekens Brouwerij) apologized and removed Hindu deity Lord Ganesh’s image, associated with its “I.P.A (India Pale Ale)” beer, from its website, within a day of Hindu protest calling it “highly inappropriate”.

Indian technician crushed to death at Kuwait airport

 An Indian aviation technician working with Kuwait Airways died after he was run over by an empty Boeing 777 aircraft while it was being towed away at the company's base airport.

Indian Embassy in UAE urges expats to report salary delay

ABU DHABI: The Indian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged Indian expats to report any delay in payment of salary by their employers, the media reported on Thursday.

Hindus want UK crematoriums to be “Hindu friendly”

Hindus are urging for crematoria in United Kingdom (UK) to adapt to the needs of growing Hindu community.

Governor Holcomb proclaims May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

INDIANAPOLIS: Indiana Governor Eric J Holcomb proclaimed  the Month of May, 2019 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at a function organised by Asian American Alliance at Indiana Statehouse on May 1.

UAE-based Indian couple narrowly escaped SL attacks

A Dubai-based Indian couple narrowly escaped the blast at Colombos Cinnamon Grand hotel, which was one of the eight targets of the April 21 serial bombings in Sri Lanka, the media reported on Sunday.

PCANT group unveils new literary gem penned by Navdeep Singh Gill titled ‘Naulakha Bagh’ in Dallas

DALLAS(Texas): The Punjabi Cultural Association of North Texas (PCANT) unveiled the new literary gem flowing from the pen of Navdeep Singh Gill titled ‘Naulakha Bagh’ in a glittering ceremony held at Dallas. The Chairman of PCANT Mr. Kuldeep Singh Dhillon and Former President Mr. Manjit Singh Johal dedicated this new creation to the public amid the presence of the father of the author, Mr. Surjit Singh Gill living in Texas and another close relative Mr. Amritpal Singh Bhangu.

Wisconsin gallery exhibits artwork by 23 artists responding to a verse from Hindu Upanishads

Swan Vision Gallery in Maiden Rock (Wisconsin) has announced an exhibition “Two Birds” (May five to June 22), which will feature creative responses by 23 artists to a verse from the ancient Hindu scripture Mundaka Upanishad.

Sikh Dharma International celebrates Baisakhi in Los Angeles

AMRITSAR:  Sikh Dharma International organised 2019 Baisakhi Celebrations in Los Angeles hosted by Kirtan Singh Khalsa, of Guru Ram Das Ashram, welcoming the many guests and dignitaries in attendance. An estamated 15,000 people attended the 2019 Baisakhi Celebrations in Los Angeles, California on April 14th.

17 coordinators to help Indians leave Libya: Sushma

NEW DELHI:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said 17 coordinators have been appointed to help Indians leave Libya and the Indian embassy is helping even those whose visa has expired.

Bomb threat mars provincial voting in Canada

OTTAWA:  Voting at a polling station in Prince Edward Island province of Canada was suspended Tuesday afternoon due to a bomb threat, according to CTV.

Gayatri & other ancient Hindu mantras opened both Nevada Senate & Assembly

Both Nevada State Assembly and Senate in capital Carson City started their sessions on April 22 with ancient Hindu prayers; containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture.

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