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Amid Covid-19 surge, US asks its nationals to reconsider travel to Sri Lanka

The United States has issued a travel advisory for its nationals, asking them to reconsider traveling to Sri Lanka as the Covid cases continue to remain high in the island nations

AAPI holds 39th annual convention in Atlanta, pays tribute to 'Covid warriors'

After nearly two years of isolation, virtual meetings, covid fears, the 39th annual Convention by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) - the largest professional ethnic organization in the US, was held over the weekend at the world famous CNN Center and Georgia World Congress Center at Omni Atlanta

New York City donates Covid relief to India through Federation of Indian Associations

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has donated medical equipment through the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) to help India fight the COVID-19 pandemic

Seven members of Pakistan-origin family killed in fire

At least seven members of a Pakistan-origin family lost their lives when their home burned down in the Canadian province of Alberta on Friday

Commitment to make AAPI a premier healthcare leader, says incoming AAPI president

Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, who will be assuming the leadership role as the president of AAPI  (American Association of Physicians of India) - the largest ethnic medical organization with a powerful presence in the US with a membership of over 80,000 doctors of Indian origin - wants to make AAPI a premium healthcare leader

Indian nationals asked to stay safe in Afghanistan due to deteriorating security situation

Amid the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan,  Indi issued a 13-point detailed advisory for its nationals in the war-torn country, asking them “avoid all non-essential travel” and “to keep their movement discreet.”

Free Balochistan Movement members demonstrate before British Parliament against Pakistan’s 'atrocitie'

Free Balochistan Movement members recently demonstrated in front of the British Parliament against Pakistani state atrocities in Balochistan province

Nepali migrant workers hit by Gulf countries’ vaccine norms

Major labor destination countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates are tightening their respective norms for the entry of foreign workforces, putting the jobs of thousands of workers, who are yet to receive their vaccines, at risk

US authorities seize unauthorized shipments of Covid drug remdesivir from India, Bangladesh

US federal authorities have seized at the country’s airports unauthorized versions of the Covid-19 drug  Remdesivir airlifted from India and Bangladesh and destined for distribution in Mexico, a media report said

Bangladeshi, Indian migrants arrested in Malaysia for violating movement control

Malaysian immigration department arrested 309 migrants, including 102 Bangladeshis and two from India, for staying in violation of the movement control restrictions during an operation carried out at a settlement near a construction site in Dengkil town of Selangor state on Monday

Baloch group urges G7 to investigate crimes against humanity committed by Pakistan

The London-based Baloch Human Rights Council (BHRC) has demanded from the G7 summit that a UN fact-finding mission should be sent to investigate the crimes against humanity being committed by the Pakistani state in Balochistan

Etihad Airways extends travel ban for passengers from four South Asian countries

Etihad Airways has extended the travel ban on passengers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka to the UAE until at least July 7, saying it could be extended even further, Khaleej Times reported

529 Bangladeshis rescued from Libya, Tunisia in a month

Altogether 529 Bangladeshis, who had been lured by human traffickers, were caught and rescued in two African countries Libya and Tunisia

Covid effect: Bahrain indefinitely suspends work permits to people in five South Asian countries

Bahrain has indefinitely suspended giving work permits to people in five South Asian nations severely hit by the coronavirus infection -  India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal

Nepalis living in Africa launch joint ventures in Nepal

Around 100 Non-Resident Nepalis (NRN) living in various countries in Africa have come together to form the NRN Africa Ventures Limited with an aim to invest in different sectors in their native country

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