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Families being reunited in Canada under the new program initiative

Indians to benefit from Canada’s family reunification program

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  A record number of 40,000 immigrant families will be allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents to bring them to Canada in 2021. This means...

Wildlife photographer Aditya Nair captures ‘the essence of Africa’

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  23-year-old Aditya Nair’s photo ‘The Murderous Pharaoh’ was highly commended in this year’s Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year competition.   Nair's stunning capture taken on...
zaila avant garde

Indian-American winning streak at spelling bee comes to an end

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  14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde has become the first African-American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, breaking a 12-year winning streak of Indian-Americans at the...
Sirisha Bandla in astronaut uniform

Sirisha Bandla reaches space on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity 22

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As she vaulted into space on board VSS Unity 22 Sunday 11 July,  Sirisha Bandla became only the fourth astronaut of Indian descent. The Virgin...
Joe Biden overturning Donald Trump's student visa proposal

Biden cancels Trump’s proposal to time-limit student visas

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  US President Joe Biden's administration has announced it is cancelling a proposal by his predecessor Donald Trump to limit student visas to a four-year...
indian troops italy

Indian Army Memorial to be inaugurated in Italy

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  Nearly 77 years after thousands of Indian soldiers made the supreme sacrifice while fighting for the liberation of Italy during the World War II,...

Astronaut Sirisha Bandla: ‘The first Telugu girl to reach for the stars’

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  This Sunday July 11, Andhra Pradesh-born Sirisha Bandla will become the fourth Indian-origin astronaut to go to space. I am so incredibly honored to be...
vishal jood rally in brampton canada

(UPDATED) Vishal Jood case: concerns raised ahead of court appearance

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  Update (1 July): Arrested Indian national Vishal Jood was due to appear in court today July 1. However, Parramatta Local Court informed Indian Link today...
Indian-American chemist Sumita Mitra

Indian-American chemist wins European Inventor Award 2021

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  Indian-American chemist Sumita Mitra has won the European Inventor Award 2021, one of Europe's most prestigious innovation prizes, in the "Non-European Patent Office countries"...
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Scottish graveyard in Kolkata reveals the untold stories of colonial women in India

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  When I was a child growing up in Kolkata, I would hear stories about the European colonisation of Bengal – the precolonial name of...
megha rajagopaln pulitzer journalism

Indian-origin journo wins Pulitzer for exposing China’s detention camps

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  Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has won the US' top journalism award, the Pulitzer Prize, for innovative investigative reports harnessing satellite technology that exposed China's...
Taptejdeep Singh

Indian-origin man among 9 victims of California mass shooting

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  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...
tobin madathil train driver saves asian american

Indian American subway operator saves Asian man in hate crime

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  A quick thinking Indian-origin subway operator saved an Asian man who was shoved onto the tracks in an apparent hate crime in New York,...
Soumya Santosh, 31, was working as a nurse in Ashkelon.

Kerala woman killed in Israel rocket attack

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  Kerala woman Soumya Santosh, 31, was killed in a rocket attack in Ashkelon, Israel, where she was working as a caregiver to an elderly...
amarjeet kaur johal

Four Sikhs among victims of FedEx shooting in Indianapolis

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  Four Sikhs were among the eight victims of a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on 16 April, according to the Sikh Coalition. "We...
mitali modi with kamala harris

Shattering glass ceilings: Mitali Modi on working with Kamala Harris

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  Emboldened to take action in an era of heightened political polarisation, racial unrest and an uncontainable pandemic, young Indian American Mitali Modi talks here...
Maju Varghese

Indian-American appointed Director of WH Military Office

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  US President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Maju Varghese, who was the Chief Operating Officer of his campaign, as his deputy assistant and Director...

South Asians for Biden rally behind Neera Tanden for top cabinet post

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  While President Joe Biden has doubled down on the controversial nomination of Neera Tanden to a top cabinet post, activists are mobilising for and...
joe biden, vijay shanker nomination court of appeals trump

Biden cancels nomination of Indian American as judge

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  US President Joe Biden has cancelled the nomination of Vijay Shanker to be a judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in...
Bhavya lal appointed as NASA's acting cheif of staff

NASA appoints Bhavya Lal as acting Chief of Staff

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  NASA has named Indian American Bhavya Lal, who oversaw the agency's transition under the administration of US President Joe Biden, as the space agency's...

8-yr-old boy in Johns Hopkins ‘brightest students in the world’ list

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  8-year-old Advay Misra, an Indian American student in New York, has been named among 1,400 of the "brightest students in the world" by the...
Bharat Narumanchi, indian-origin, crime,texas

Indian-origin PED takes doctor hostage in fatal standoff

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  An Indian-origin paediatrician (PED) suffering from terminal cancer took another doctor hostage and after several hours of a stand-off with the police, killed the...
President Joe Biden

Huge relief for spouses of H1B workers in the US

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  "Withdrawn". A single word on a thick bureaucratic file on the seventh day of the Biden administration delivered a huge win for spouses of...

Khalsa Aid nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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  Khalsa Aid, a non-for-profit based in the United Kingdom has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for its humanitarian efforts. Canadian MP Tim Uppal,...
kamala harris

Kamala Harris breaks glass ceiling after three women failed

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  Three women tried unsuccessfully to break the glass ceiling to reach the top positions of the US, one as president and two as vice...
Inauguration Day

Trump who? Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Inauguration Day highlights

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  In the span of about 120 minutes, between the hours of 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday, the rituals of Joe Biden and...
indian diaspora

India has world’s largest diaspora: UN

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  India has the world's largest diaspora with about 18 million people born there now living abroad, according to John Wilmoth, the director of UN's...
vanita gupta, indian american, biden team, assistant attorney general AG

Biden to name civil rights activist Vanita Gupta as Associate AG

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  President-elect Joe Biden is planning to name civil rights activist Vanita Gupta to be the associate attorney general, according to several media reports quoting...
niraj antani ohio senator

Niraj Antani becomes first Indian-American State Senator in Ohio

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  Indian-American Republican Niraj Antani, who was elected to the Ohio state Senate from the 6th District, has been sworn in as Senator. Antani, who served...
nav bhatia superfan

NBA ‘superfan’ turns down global award to show support for Indian farmers

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  Nav Bhatia, the official 'Superfan' of the Toronto Raptors, has turned down the Global Indian Award a day after accepting it. The Canada-India Foundation...

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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  To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic death...
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Covid-19 Vaccine Selfie

Vaccine selfies show people doing civic duty and encouraging the community

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  Have you been vaccinated yet? And if you have, are you one of a growing number of people who posted a selfie on social...
tweets

Back to WFH: Funny tweets about working from home (again)

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  Let's face it: for many of us, WFH always sound great... in theory. Whether it's the kids, construction noises outside, or the temptation of...
Men's doubles badminton pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.Source: IANS

Olympics: winning medals the only mark of success for Indian athletes?

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  Is winning a medal the only yardstick for success at the Olympic Games? This debate is set to rear its head again as Indian...