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    • The branching out of this trilateral initiative in development and technological arena is a result of the people-to-people collaboration, in particular those by Indian diaspora in the US and Israel, that was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his historic visit to Israel three years ago in July 2017, community leaders said.

      India, on its part, has been allowing cargo flights for carrying food items including fruits and vegetables to the Gulf, which is dependent on regular supplies of these commodities from the country. India is also supplying medicines on the request of countries in the region, said the person cited earlier.

      The survey, available online from the Indian League website, intends to explore the diversity of heritage, identity, beliefs and behaviour of the Indian community based in the UK, whilst identifying key issues of concern to British Indians.

      The giving campaign has raised USD $500,000 in contributions from Indiaspora’s leadership network this week. The campaign continues Friday as a grassroots initiative through Indiaspora’s online giving platform ChaloGive.org.

      The panel included Nissim Reuben (AJC), Senge Sering(Gilgit Baltistan Analyst), Sant Gupta (political analyst) , and Dr. Vijay Sazawal (ex-President of Indo American Kashmir Forum). The panel was moderated by Nar Koppula, a founding member of the Washington DC-based US-India Security Forum (USISF).

      Indian diplomatic missions across continents are reaching out to various influential Indians to support those stranded in respective countries, ET has learnt. It is no secret that the Indian community has emerged as influential in several parts of the globe.

      Among Indians stranded overseas are techies, tourists and visitors, apart from the labourers in Gulf.

      Taken together with Thursday’s twin order against the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the move against WeChat marks a shift in the U.S.’ approach to the Great Firewall, which for years has kept companies like Facebook and Google from operating in China. Restricting WeChat and TikTok could be the first steps in an eye-for-an-eye reprisal.

      While the entire global media attention is on China’s inroads in Italy, it is a lesser known fact that around 200,000 Indians, including students resided in Italy at the time of the virus outbreak.

      India's ambassador in the UAE has reminded the diaspora living in the Gulf country of the importance of adhering to the rule of law, saying discrimination is against "our moral fabric" as some Indians posted "Islamophobic" comments on social media platforms, triggering outrage from the Arab citizens.

      Over the last few weeks, Modi has been holding consultations with leaders of several Gulf nations, including Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with whom he spoke on March 17 to discuss the COVID-19 situation.

      Members of Indian diaspora demonstrated at New York’s Times Square in support of Citizenship (Amendment) Act. They raised slogans in support...

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