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Bangladeshi couple sentenced in US for supporting IS

A Bangladeshi couple was sentenced in the United States for providing support to the Islamic State, a banned foreign terrorist group in the US

Four Indian-origin people, three Nepalis among South Asians killed in New York floods

Four people of Indian origin and a Nepali family of three have died in New York region from the flooding caused by Hurricane Ida that battered the US

AAPI launches Adopt-A-Village Rural Health Initiative In India

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), which represents the interests of more than 80,000 practicing physicians in the United States and over 40,000 medical students, residents, and fellows of Indian origin in the country,  launched a novel Adopt-A-Village Rural Health Initiative in India at a virtual event attended by Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu and joined by Consul Generals of Chicago, New York, Houston, Atlanta and San Francisco

Bangladeshis in Malaysia: 12 Bangladeshis arrested for illegal stay as problems rise

Twelve Bangladeshi nationals are among 26 people arrested in Malaysia in different operations conducted by authorities as part of a larger crackdown on the foreigners staying illegally in the Southeast Asian country, media reports said. Authorities conducted raids in several cities earlier this week

Afghan diaspora protests against Taliban in London, elsewhere

Thousands of Afghans took to the streets in Central Landon, protesting against the Taliban which seized power in Afghanistan militarily, toppling the US-backed Afghan government in Kabul

Narrow escape for 160 Afghan Sikhs, Hindus at Kabul airport

Around 160 Sikh and Hindu citizens of Afghanistan may have narrowly escaped Thursday's twin bombings near the Kabul airport that killed several people

Former Maldivian minister, accused of sexual harassment, arrested in UK

Ali Waheed, Maldives former tourism minister, accused in multiple counts of sexual assaults charges, has been arrested in the United Kingdom after an Interpol notice was issued against him, media reports said

Indian Air Force's special flight evacuates over 85 Indians from Kabul

An Indian Air Force transport plane took off from Kabul Saturday morning with approximately 85 Indian nationals on board, NDTV said, as the government continued efforts to evacuate its remaining citizens stranded in Afghanistan

France rescued Indians stuck in Afghanistan, taken to Paris

France has rescued some Indians trapped in Afghanistan and taken them to Paris, according to India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar

More Bangladeshi migrants arriving in Europe this year

Notwithstanding relative political stability, record-breaking economic growth and an increase in disposable income, more Bangladeshis have arrived in Europe this year than any other nationality, according to reports

Prominent Indians, diaspora personalities in Indiaspora’s 2021 Philanthropy Leaders’ List

Philanthropists from India and geographies with significant diaspora migration – US, UK, UAE, Canada, Singapore and Australia – feature in Indiaspora’s list of  100 such leaders making a difference through their giving

100 Indian and diaspora leaders in philanthropy to be recognized in Indiaspora’s List

One hundred Indian and diaspora leaders who have made a significant impact with their philanthropic contributions and engagement will be recognized in Indiaspora’s 2021 Philanthropy Leaders List slated for an August 12 launch

Jolt to Nawaz Sharif: UK government refuses visa extension to former Pakistani PM

In a blow to Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in self-imposed exile in London, the UK government has turned down his request for an extension of his visa, his party said, amid speculation that Islamabad may have influenced the decision

Biden, Harris commemorate gurdwara mass killing anniversary: Sikh groups condemn hate politics and racism

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris commemorated the ninth anniversary of the mass shooting at a gurdwara in Oak Creek that took the lives of seven Sikhs, with Biden telling Americans to “stand up to hate and bigotry”

AAPI raised over $5 Million in Covid relief for India

The American Association of physicians of Indian origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical organization in the USA representing the interest of more than 100,000 physicians in the USA, stepped up to the plate to boost medical infrastructure and relief efforts to deal with the pandemic whose infection rates are once again rising in India

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