'Outpouring of support from Indian diaspora towards India COVID-19 relief'

Following remarks from Vice President Kamala Harris reiterating United States’ strong partnership with India in this "hour of need", Silicon Valley angel investor and entrepreneur MR Rangaswami, who founded Indiaspora, a nonprofit community of global Indian diaspora leaders, spoke of the outpouring of support from the Indian diaspora toward India’s COVID-19 relief efforts at a discussion hosted by the State Department

Helmed by a Pakistani, this London eatery serves 500 free mails daily

The brainchild of a Pakistani activist and businessman, an Asian community kitchen in West London is serving over 500 hot meals to low-income families, the homeless, and refugees for free each day

Space and aviation fellowships for several Indian-American women

The Brooke Owens Fellowship which recognizes undergraduate women and other gender minorities with space and aviation internships, senior mentorship, and a lifelong professional network, recently announced its Class of 2021 Brooke Owen Fellows,  News India Times reported

Georgia governor appoints Indian-American lawyer as district attorney

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp recently appointed Indian-American Samir Patel as the new district attorney in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit in Georgia

US doctors of Indian origin rendering telehealth services to India

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical organization in the US with over 80,000 members, is facilitating interaction between US and Indian doctors to advise them about the treatment of COVID-19 patients through evidence-based protocols based on their own experience in dealing with the Covid surge in America last year

Two-thirds Americans support removing US troops from Afghanistan by September: Poll

Two-thirds of Americans support the Biden administration’s decision to pull US troops from Afghanistan by September, a new Charles Koch Institute poll revealed on Wednesday

Hillary Clinton warns of consequences in Afghanistan amid troops withdrawal

As foreign forces started to withdraw from Afghanistan, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned of “huge consequences”

Global rights bodies concerned over media freedom in Bangladesh

Seven global and regional human rights bodies have expressed concern over the state of media freedom in Bangladesh and urged the United Nations Human Rights chief to engage Bangladesh authorities to protect and respect freedom of expression, The Daily Star reported

Bangladeshi American population grows 263 percent

The number of Bangladeshi Americans, among the fastest-growing Asian origin  groups in the US, has shot up by 263 percent over the past two decades, Dhaka Tribune reported

Will disrupt any threat emanating from Afghanistan: Biden

The United States will remain “vigilant” about any threat emanating from Afghanistan, said US President Joe Biden, on the 10th anniversary of the raid by US special forces that killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011

Silicon Vally veteran Vinod Khosla pledges USD 10 million for oxygen supply to Indian hospitals

Indian-American billionaire businessman and Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla has pledged USD 10 million for supply of medical oxygen to hospitals in India, which is struggling to cope with a fierce second wave of the Coronavirus infection

Bangladeshi Covid patient stabbed to death with screwdriver in Malaysia

A Bangladeshi man died and two others were injured after being stabbed with a screwdriver in a brawl with some compatriots in Malaysia’s Banting, Dhaka tribune reported

A Bangladeshi man learnt cooking watching mom, now runs popular biryani stall in Singapore

A Bangladeshi expatriate in Singapore, whose biryani is a big draw among gourmands daily, says he learnt cooking only by watching her mother back home. The Strait Times reported

Pakistan ambassador to Saudi Arabia called back over expat complaints

Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia has returned to the country over complaints by the Pakistani community in the kingdom, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement

Singapore restricts entry to travellers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Singapore has refused to allow entry to all those who have recently traveled to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, beginning May 2, following a huge spike in COVID-19 cases in these South Asian nations, the sovereign island-city state said in a notice

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