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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

Pentagon condoles death of Indian American newspaper editor

Tejinder Singh, the founder editor of the Washington-based India America Today newspaper has died, according to a tweet from the ethnic publication. On Tuesday, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby paid fulsome tributes to Singh calling him “a real gentleman, good reporter, damn good reporter.”

Sri Lanka-born British actress nominated for UK’s national TV award

Sri Lanka-born British actress Nimmi Harasgama has been nominated for best drama performance at the UK’s National television awards

Two Bangladeshi Americans win New York Times college scholarship

Two Bangladeshi Americans figure among 12 high school students who have won the New York Times College Scholarship this year

Pakistan-origin teacher’s daughter elected to London Assembly

A Pakistani Briton school teacher’s daughter has made history by becoming the first-ever Muslim Pakistan-origin female elected member of the London Assembly in what is being seen as a great moment of breaking the barriers, Geo tv reported

Indian-origin man among nine victims of mass shooting in Silicon Valley

An Indian-origin man, who saved at least one person in a California mass shooting, was among the nine people killed by a railway worker who killed himself in San Jose, according to officials

Pakistani women doctors provide telemedicine support to traumatized Palestinians

Over 100 Pakistani women doctors in more than a dozen countries have joined a technology-driven initiative to provide medical support and care to thousands of people under trauma in Gaza and other cities of Palestine bombed by Israel, officials and people attached with the project said

90 Kerala nurses from India stranded in UAE

At least 90 nursing staff from Kerala, who were duped by racketeers promising jobs in UAE, have got work with a health care group

India-UAE flights to remain suspended until June 14: Emirates

The Emirates Airlines has extended suspension of all flights between India and UAE till June 14 and decreed hat that passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be allowed into the Gulf nation

Indian-American bodies start online campaign demanding US rush vaccines to India

Saying this is "not an Indian crisis, but a global one", a host of Indian-American organizations have started a joint online signature campaign demanding US President Joe Biden’s administration rush vaccines to India and help the country build its own vaccine manufacturing capacity

Indian American-headed Asian American Foundation raises more than $1 billion for community

Just two weeks into its existence, the Newly-formed Asian American Foundation, TAAF, established with high profile leaders and celebrities, announced that it is committing more than $1 billion “To serve the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in their pursuit of belonging and prosperity that is free from discrimination, slander, and violence.”

British-Pakistani Muslim woman named Hometown Hero for coming Commonwealth Games

British-Pakistani woman Haseeba Abdullah, England’s first hijab-wearing (veil wearing) boxing coach, has now been named a “Hometown Hero” for the Commonwealth Games slated to be held next year in Birmingham, Geo News reported

Children’s rights NGO admits it “made number of mistakes” while exiting Sri Lanka

A leading children’s rights organization Plan International has admitted it “made a number of mistakes” when it left Sri Lanka abruptly last year, amid accusations it had misled the public and donors and failed 20,000 vulnerable children in the country, The Guardian reported

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