Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with United States Vice President Kamala Harris at her ceremonial office in the White House compound in Washington on Thursday, September 23, 2021. (Photo: MEA Twtitter)

US VP Kamala Harris asking Pakistan to act against terrorism, says India

US Vice President Kamala Harris has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that she was asking Pakistan to act on terrorism and ensure that terror groups do not target India or the US, according to India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

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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

Saudi Arabia releases 28 more Pakistanis from jails

The Saudi government on Tuesday released 28 more Pakistanis who had been jailed for petty crimes in the kingdom, an issue that had come up repeatedly in diplomacy discourse between the two countries

Regulation charging high cost for Israel-bound Nepali workers comes under criticism

Nepal has recently announced vacancies for people going to Israel for caregiver jobs where workers would be required to pay around $1380, too much for migrant workers from a poor country

Biden nominates a Muslim Indian American as envoy for religious freedom; a Pakistani American as member of Commission

President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian American, Rashad Hussain, as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, and if approved by the Senate he will be the first Muslim to head US diplomacy for advancing religious liberties

Veena Reddy is USAID's first Indian-American mission director

Veena Reddy, an Indian American United States Foreign Service officer with the US Agency for International Development has been named USAID India Mission Director

Half a million Nepali citizens rescued since the start of pandemic

Over half a million Nepalis have been rescued from around 60 countries--mostly labor destination countries in the Gulf region--since the start of the Covid pandemic, according to the data released by the country’s Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC).

Vaidehi Dongre, winner Of Miss India USA 2021, celebrates her South Asian heritage

Twenty-five-year-old Vaidehi Dongre, from Michigan, has been crowned Miss India USA for the year 2021, while Arshi Lalani from Georgia was declared the first runner up

Saudi Arabia releases 63 Pakistani prisoners on Eid-ul Azha

In a goodwill gesture towards a fellow Islamic nation, the Saudi government has released 63 Pakistanis who had been languishing in their jails for petty crimes on the occasion of the festival of Eid-ul Azha

AAPI to be made a premium healthcare leader in the US

Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, the new president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), which represents the interests of the over 100,000 physicians, including  medical students and fellows of Indian origin, in the United States, has vowed to  make AAPI a premium  healthcare leader

Canadian university announces scholarships to honor Pakistani-Canadian couple killed in racial attack

The Western University of Ontario, Canada, has announced setting up two scholarships in honor of a Pakistani Canadian couple killed along with two other family members in an attack in Ontario province on June 6

US losing out on high-skilled foreign nationals like Indians to Canada due to outdated immigration policy, say experts

High-skilled and talented foreign nationals, like Indians, are now moving to Canada, instead of the United States, in large numbers, because of its outdated H-1B visa policy, immigration and policy experts have told US lawmakers

Indian-origin Justin Narayan wins MasterChef Australia tile; Bangladesh-origin Kishwar Chowdhury among top three

Indian-origin Justin Narayan has won the MasterChef Australia title after defeating the other two finalists, Kishwar Chowdhury, of Bangladesh origin, and Pete Campbell, in the pressure test

Indian American Sirisha Bandla vaults into space, becomes fourth astronaut of Indian descent

Sirisha Bandla, an Indian American astronautical engineer originally from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh in southern India, participated in a 15-minute historic space flight Sunday, becoming the fourth astronaut of Indian descent

12 South Asian migrants killed in bus crash in Turkey

At least 12 people were killed and 26 wounded in Turkey when a bus carrying Afghan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants crashed early on Sunday, media reports said

Biden nominates new envoys to India and Bangladesh

President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a close political ally and a former naval intelligence officer with Indo-Pacific experience, to be the new US ambassador to India

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