Indian diaspora in Trinidad and Tobago

Indian diaspora in the Caribbean needs the right political impetus

It is about time that celebrations to mark Indian Arrival Day, whether in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Mauritius, or Fiji, take on a new format and a more scientific approach

Bill to make Diwali federal holiday in the US introduced

The bill says, “Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is an auspicious day celebrated by many South and Southeast Asian communities as well as religious groups including the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain communities”.

Top US military officer nominee advocate of strong defence ties with India

Brown has repeatedly spoken of the importance of defence relations with India for the US. He participated in the Cope India 19 joint India-US exercise in 2018 in Kalaikunda and Panagarh and flew an Indian Air Force Mirage 2000.

Terror, famine, human rights violations heighten global concerns over Afghanistan

Guterres described the situation in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan as “the largest humanitarian crisis in the world today” with six million Afghans “one step away from famine-like conditions”, while 28 million “will need humanitarian assistance this year to survive”.


With ambassador nomination languishing in Senate, US appoints yet another temporary envoy to India

Jones has experience in South Asia starting her foreign service career in Kabul, and later has been the deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Following the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, she was charged with helping Afghans fleeing the Taliban and resettling them here.  

Rich Indians targeted in US; Colombian illegal immigrants arrested in New York

Indians in US have recently been targets of hate crimes and murders.

Adventures of a cultured Indian in Europe: The life and time of Hiranmoy Ghoshal

Hiranmoy Ghoshal's diaries reflect, in a way, scholarly attempts to create and project Indian culture, especially in the context of engaging/clashing with the West and other powerful Asiatic cultures, which was an important aspect of the Indian nationalist movement.

India remains world’s fastest-growing major economy; Bangladesh to grow at 7.2 per cent; Sri Lanka’s economy will shrink

The IMF’s World Economic Outlook report released in Washington on Tuesday cut India’s growth rate by 0.6 per cent from the projection of 7.4 per cent made in July, but it kept the slower growth projection for next year at 6.1 per cent, which would still be the highest for major economies.

Unprecedented shocks rattle South Asia, dampening growth

Inflation in South Asia, caused by elevated global food and energy prices and trade restrictions that worsened food insecurity in the region, is expected to rise to 9.2 percent this year before gradually subsiding. The resulting squeeze on real income is severe, particularly for the region’s poor who spend a large share of their income on food.

Four kidnapped Indian-origin Sikh family members were killed in gruesome crime in US

Jasdeep Singh and Amandeep Singh were first led at gunpoint with their hands tied and driven away in Amandeep Singh’s truck.The suspect returned a few minutes later and took Jasleen Kaur and the baby in the same vehicle.

US tells Pakistan to develop 'responsible relationship' with India; Bhutto seeks 'broader framework' of bilateral ties with US

Bilawal did not react to Blinken’s statement or bring up Kashmir in his speech, which was unusual for him.

UNGA rally to highlight the plight of Bhutanese refugees and diaspora

About 100,000 Bhutanese from the Lhotshampa community fled their country Bhutan in 1990. They tried to settle in India but were refused sanctuary. They then entered Nepal where they were given refuge along Nepal’s eastern border with India.

Thousands recite the Gita in Texas setting Guinness Record; Modi commends event

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation president Prakash Rao Velagapudi said this was once in a lifetime event and appreciated the efforts of teachers, organizers, children and their parents for spending countless hours in making this a successful undertaking

Connecticut General Assembly honors India on its 75th anniversary

Connecticut General Assembly issued a citation honoring the India Day Celebration and presented it to GOPIO-CT

‘Anti-Shia hatred’ may be behind serial killings of Muslims in US

The nationality of Syed has not been disclosed by officials, but the possibility of anti-Shia killings in the US could indicate that the religious turmoil in Pakistan and Afghanistan where Sunni terrorist groups target Shias has reached the US

A South Asian poetic giant tours North America: A creative fountainhead for whom 'dreams have no frontiers'

Gulzar’s poetry continues to win more attention than his extensive directorial work. But most remarkable is his unquenchable thirst and capacity for work

Pakistan, US launch health dialogue to boost cooperation

The initiative comes at a time when Pakistan and the US are trying to revive impaired bilateral relations by broadening cooperation and extending beyond the security domain in fields like health, food, commerce and trade

Rights activists demand arrest of Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Singapore for alleged war crimes

The complaint, which demands Rajapaksa’s arrest, cited the universal jurisdiction of alleged abuses (breaches of the Geneva Conventions) during the war

Biden’s key South Asia official meets Pakistan PM’s aide in bid to repair ties

The meeting is significant as it came at a time when both countries are trying to revive the bilateral relationship. The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and subsequent anti-American rhetoric by Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan had impaired ties between the countries


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