Punjab appoints Ombudsman for NRI Affairs

The state government has proposed to set up an ombudsman solely for NRIs. “A lot of NRIs face problems either related to their property or other matters.

To America, A Message From A Beggar

Walking across the Michigan Avenue, I came to a screeching halt. Reclining against a road-side planter, a beggar sat motionless, firmly clasping a shanky sign-board that read: "MAKE AMERICA KIND AGAIN.”

Sikh holds Ramzan Iftar for people of all religions in Dubai Gurudwara

In a heart-warming gesture, a gurdwara here, the largest in the Gulf region, organised an Iftar where people of different religions and over 30 nationalities broke the Muslim fast together.

Rousing Start To IYD in the Chicagoland

Amidst vedic opulence and the reverberating chants, International Yoga Day 2017 (IYD) celebrations were put to a start at Sri Venkateswara Swami Balaji Temple near here past weekend. This soft-launch took place on 4th June 2017 under the aegis of Ms. Neeta Bhushan, the Consul General of India at Chicago. The launch coincided with Lord Balajis Abhishekam, an auspicious annual ritual that attracts thousands from all across Midwestern US.

Neeta Bhushan Announces Yoga Day Celebrations In Chicago

In Chicagoland, the International Yoga Day - IYD is being celebrated on June 24th under the aegis of Ms Neeta Bhushan, India’s new Consul General at Chicago. This May 17th, she convened a Yoga Day kick-off ceremony at the Consulate premises. To raise the spirit of Yoga Day celebrations, she has put forth an elaborate plan of action. 

Punjabi woman is Labour candidate

Preet Kaur Gill, a councillor in Sandwell, has been selected as Labour party candidate from Birmingham-Edgbaston constituency for the UK snap elections.Preet is replacing party MP Gisela Stuart, who chaired the “leave“ campaign to take UK out of the European Union and recently announced that she would stand down in 2017 election to pass the baton after remaining MP for 20 years.

'Support secularism, shun fanaticism'

Shabbir Ali, the Opposition Leader of Telangana State Assembly, said India is passing through a difficult phase these days, where some religious ideologues are hell-bent on fomenting trouble by raising  issues that irate other religions. He said groups like the RSS, that were not active in the past, have very aggressively come to the fore.

US Sikhs honour Ambassador Navtej Sarna in Chicago

In a direct mention of NRIs, Sarna informed that the "importance of the Indian American community is … recognised and cherished by the Government of India. It’s a reality which is impacting the US polity and economy". The Ambassador was honoured with a Siropa and a Kirpan.

Attack on Indians in US, third killed

The Consulate General of India at San Francisco is in touch with local police officers in Washington State, where armed robbers killed Vikram Jaryal, recently. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked the Consul General of India to provide all possible assistance to Jaryal’s family and coordinate with the investigating police officers.

NRIs expect system sensitive to aspirations

There is no institutional mechanism to study socio-economic , cultural and emotional issues of NRIs. Periodic efforts to reach out to NRIs have been a momentary affair. The government must put in place an effective system to redress their grievances.

Non-NRIs causing long queues at RBI offices for exchanging scrapped notes

The government on Tuesday said ineligible persons queuing up at Reserve Bank for exchange of scrapped currency notes are responsible for longer queues at designated central bank offices.

Indian from Kerala racially assaulted at restaurant in Australia

An Indian man from Kerala was allegedly assaulted by a group of teenagers who hurled racial abuses at him at a restaurant in Australia’s Hobart, According to Press Trust of India report. Li Max Joy, who is pursuing a nursing course and working as a part time taxi driver in Australia, alleged that five people, including a girl, hurled racial abuses like “you bloody black Indians” at him and assaulted him up at the McDonald’s restaurant at North Hobart, 


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