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Prominent Indian-origin virologist in South Africa dies from coronavirus

Gita Ramjee, 64, a stellar vaccine scientist and an HIV prevention research leader, had returned from London a week ago but reportedly showed no symptoms of COVID-19.

Three Indians among 42 new coronavirus cases reported in Singapore

Three Indian nationals were among the 42 new coronavirus cases reported in Singapore on Sunday, taking the total number of infections in the country to 844, according to the Ministry of Health.

M A Yusuff Ali: Meet the first Indian retail tycoon who gets Saudi Green Card

Abu Dhabi-based Indian retail tycoon M A Yusuff Ali has become the first Indian to receive Saudi Arabia's premium residency.Yusuff Ali, 64, is the chairman of the LuLu Group, who was ranked the richest expat in the UAE by the Forbes magazine last year.Image credit: Facebook/Yusuffali.MA/

Indian-American hoteliers offer free accommodation to stranded Indian students

Indian-American hoteliers have come forward to rescue the stranded Indian students in the US following implementation of lockdown measures in the country in response to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus pandemic, offering them free accommodation and free meals.

Indian American hoteliers join hands to help Indian students stranded in US

Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) from across the US has pledged over 2000+ rooms for stranded Indian students in the US as the campuses across the country are closed and stringent travel restrictions are in place.

Covid-19: Indian-origin man dies of Coronavirus in UK

The patient, being treated by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, had underlying health conditions. It appears the virus was acquired in the UK and full contact tracing has begun."

Over half a dozen Indian-Americans win Congressional primaries

In California, incumbents Dr Ami Bera and Ro Khanna registered an easy win in their respective seventh and 17th Congressional Districts. Both are from the Democratic party. Bera, the longest-serving Indian-American in the US House of Representatives, is seeking his fifth consecutive term.

Britain's World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan becomes first Indian-origin woman to get Blue Plaque in UK

Khan was unveiled as among six women to be honoured with blue plaques during the course of 2020, in an effort to address a gender imbalance as only 14 per cent figure of around 950 London blue plaques celebrate women in the UK capital so far. Major Indian figures to be honoured with Blue Plaques in London include Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and BR Ambedkar.

Indian-American Seema Verma appointed as key member of US COVID-19 task force

In a tweet on Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence announced the appointment of Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Robert Wilkie, Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, to the task force.

Indian retail tycoon M A Yusuff Ali receives Saudi Green Card

This initiative is targeting key investors and prominent personalities from various fields, including sports, arts & culture, who have played a defining role in the nation building process.

Indian-origin minister Suella Braverman sworn in as UK's new Attorney General

The 39-year-old minister, a barrister and Cambridge University law graduate who specialised in public law and judicial review, said her priority will be to restore confidence in the justice system.

More Indian Americans may back Donald Trump after India tour

More Indian Americans may back Donald Trump after India tour

The bonhomie between the two leaders will certainly have a positive impact in the US among the Indian American community especially in states such as California, Illinois and New Jersey, which have large numbers of people of Indian origin, during the presidential elections later this year and there will be a larger number voting for the Republicans than the last time.

Elizabeth Warren has an India connection in son-in-law

Elizabeth Warren has an India connection in son-in-law

Senator Warren's daughter Amelia is married to Indian immigrant Sushil Tyagi who specializes in marine robotics. Warren has travelled to India for several family occasions and met relatives in Uttar Pradesh.

Indian diaspora could be target market for Trump's political donations: Foreign policy expert Richard Rossow

Indian diaspora could be target market for Trump's political donations: Foreign policy expert Richard Rossow

The relatively affluent Indian diaspora in the United States could be a great target market for Donald Trump to garner political donations for the upcoming presidential polls, according to foreign policy expert Richard Rossow.

India urged to extend renewal date of OCI card till Dec 31

India urged to extend renewal date of OCI card till Dec 31

In December, the Ministry of Home Affairs' Foreigners Division issued an office memorandum directing the relevant government agencies and airlines that Overseas Citizen Of India (OCI) card holders not between 20 and 50 years of age and who have renewed their passport can travel to India as long as they also have in their possession their old cancelled passport.

Seattle based Indian community counters local politicians on anti-CAA resolutions

Seattle based Indian community counters local politicians on anti-CAA resolutions

While the council passed a resolution urging India’s Parliament to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and to stop the National Register of Citizens (NRC) with the 5-0 vote, intervention by the Indian community leaders watered-down resolution and result the voted being passed by 5-0 instead of 9-0, ET has learnt.

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