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Two Indian American journalists win Pulitzer, including one for exposing China's Muslim detention camps

Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has won America's top journalism award, the Pulitzer Prize, for innovative investigative reports harnessing satellite technology that exposed China's mass detention of Muslims

India, Kuwait sign MoU on safeguarding Indian workers

India and Kuwait have signed a MoU providing Indian workers in the Gulf nation protection under law

Concerns in European Parliament over Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act

Concerns have been raised in the European Parliament on Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) with a commissioner alleging that the law did not conform to conventions that the island nation had committed to implementing under the Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP+) granted to it

Sri Lankan American appointed to US President’s Commission on White House Fellowship

George E. Gabriel, an educationist of Sri Lankan origin, has been appointed to the United States President’s Commission on White House Fellowships by US President Joe Biden. He studied at Sri Lanka’s University of Kelaniya before immigrating to the United States

Hindus in US protest 'Brahmin Handbags' label as 'offensive' to community

Hindus in the US feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with the 'Brahmin' brand was very inappropriate, and are urging the Fairhaven (Massachusetts)-headquartered  Brahmin Handbags company to consider changing the name of the bags

BJP most popular party among Indian Americans, but most critical of government

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the most popular Indian political party among the Indian diaspora in the US, a majority is critical of the Modi government's policies despite showing overall strong support for the nation, according to a new study. Support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally however remains undimmed

World Sindhi Congress members protest in London against 'land-grab' in Pakistan

Members of the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) on June 6 participated in a protest opposite Downing Street in London city against alleged large-scale land grabbing in Pakistan's Sindh province

Pakistani-origin family killed in Canada; Pakistan calls it ‘terrorism’

The Pakistani government has condemned the “premeditated” murder of four members of a Pakistani-origin Canadian family in Canada and called the incident an act of terrorism

Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter sentenced to jail in fraud case in South Africa

Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter, Ashish Lata Ramgobin, has been sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by a court in South Africa in a 6 million rand fraud case, according to media reports

Green Prize, Philosophy Olympiad: Young Bangladeshis shine

In recent months, Bangladesh, the country once called a ‘basket case’, has been in the news for its extraordinary transition from a least developed country to a developing country status

Malaysian authorities detain 64 immigrants from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Malaysian authorities have detained 155 immigrants, including 62 Bangladeshis and one each from Pakistan and India, from an illegal settlement in the city of Cyberjaya in Selangor state, media reports said

UAE-Pakistan flight restrictions disturb travel plan of expats

Pakistani expats in the UAE are either cancelling or altering travel plans to their home country due to the travel ban imposed and the uncertainties prevailing over flight services amid COVID-19

Sri Lankan expat wins $4 million in big-ticket Abu Dhabi draw

Rashika Jds, a Sri Lankan civil engineer in the UAE, won the mega $4 million Big Ticket jackpot draw held in Abu Dhabi. Just after the announcement of the result, he said his life was changing

UAE extends travel ban from four South Asian countries till June 30

The UAE has extended the ban on travellers from four South Asian countries till June 30 as a measure taken to contain COVID-19 pandemic

Indo-Arab Helping Hands raises awareness about black fungus

Indo-Arab Helping Hands (IAHH), a group of Indian professionals working in Saudi Arabia who earned appreciation for their work with Covid  relief in India, has now come forward to raise awareness about the post-Covid fungal infection Mucormycosis or black fungus, which has taken a toll of dozens of lives in India

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