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Russia Promises to Withdraw Indian Fighters from Ukraine,
New Delhi Reports

Russia has pledged to release Indian nationals who were "misled" into joining its military in Ukraine, as confirmed by India’s foreign secretary on Tuesday. During his recent visit to Moscow, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the urgency of bringing all Indians back home, which led to this commitment from Russian President Vladimir Putin...Read More

Princeton Police Detain Four Indian in Texas Human Trafficking Operation

Princeton Police arrested Four individuals in, Texas, for allegedly running a forced labor operation. The arrests came after authorities discovered over a dozen young women living in a single home, forced to sleep on the floor. The home, located on Ginsburg Lane, was sparsely furnished, containing mainly computer electronics and blankets. The investigation began when a pest control company reported potential...Read More

SMAP Foundation Celebrates Shivaji Maharaj's 350th Coronation Anniversary

SMAP, Shivaji Maharaj Antrarashtriya Parivar founded by Vijay Patil celebrated the 350th Anniversary of the Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Los Angeles, CA. The 3-day Celebration begun on Friday June 21st, with a three-hour SMAP Networking Cruise in Long Beach Harbor with 200 people in attendance, Various guests including Hanmantrao Gaikwad, Founder of BVG, based...Read More

Richmond Multicultural Community Services

Richmond Multicultural Community Services (RMCS) has been serving the people of Richmond area for 40 years. It provides services for newcomers to Canada and other needy people. RMCS also hosts a range of programs and community events. In this process it facilitates and promotes multiculturalism, diversity and inclusiveness. RMCS strives to promote intercultural harmony towards an inclusive community...Read More

NRI Manpreet Kaur, Aspiring Chf, Tragically Dies After Falling from Seat Before Takeoff

NRI Manpreet Kaur, tragically passed away on an international Qantas flight. The 24-year-old, who had dreams of becoming a chef, was flying from Melbourne to Delhi on June 20. This was supposed to be her first visit home in four years, but she sadly never arrived. According to a friend, Kaur felt unwell hours before arriving at the airport...Read More

Guru Nanak Food Bank

Guru Nanak Food Bank in Surrey in the vicinity of Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran has been doing an excellent job in serving the needy. The number of people using this much needed facility has increased steadily. As the cost of living, housing and food etc. have gone up a large number of people have no choice but to use the services of this food bank. The food bank organizers must be commended for working hard in order to keep up...Read More


Well over one thousand Indian Overseas Congress USA leaders and members gathered at major cities in USA and held events to celebrate the triumph of the democratic principles and norms in INDIA culminating with the successful joint effort of the Indian Congress Party and I.N.D.I.A during the past Lok Sabha elections. President Mohinder Singh Gilzian spear-headed and coordinated the grand celebrations...Read More

Punjab School at Gurdwara Nanak Niwas

June 23 was the last day of Punjabi school classes at India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, #5 Road, Richmond. The students were given prizes including certificates, goodie bags and a few other items by Gurdwara's Chairperson Mrs. Kashmir Kaur Johal. It was a very enjoyable occasion for students, their parents, teachers and helpers. Thereafter, the students recited some very...Read More

Premier Eby Visits Gurdwara Nanak Niwas

It was a matter of great pleasure for the management committee and the Sangat of India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, 8600 #5 Road, Richmond to welcome B.C. Premier David Eby to the Gurdwara on Monday, June 17. On behalf of the management committee, Secretary Balwant Sanghera welcomed Mr. Eby upon his arrival at the Gurdwara. Before going inside, the Premier took a brief tour of the Gurdwara grounds...Read More

George Abraham requests Mallikarjun Kharge, President of the AICC, to create a task force on EVMs

George Abraham, Vice-Chair of the Indian Overseas Congress, briefed the Congress President on the IOC volunteering during the recently concluded elections and requested that the party form a task force to look into the EVM tampering, especially in States where the BJP is in power. "There is sufficient technical expertise available among Indians at home and abroad to make a detailed assessment...Read More

29-Year-Old NRI Jasvir Kaur Shot and Killed in USA, Suspect in Custody

An Indian-origin man has been apprehended in connection with a fatal shooting incident in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Authorities identified and detained Gaurav Gill following the shooting in Carteret on June 12, 2024, which resulted in the death of 29-year-old Jasvir Kaur and left another woman critically injured...Read More

Ex-Air Canada Manager Simran Preet Panesar to Surrender in Connection with Multimillion-Dollar Gold Heist

Simran Preet Panesar, a former Air Canada manager implicated in a multimillion-dollar gold heist, intends to surrender, his lawyer reports. Panesar is one of nine individuals charged in the April 2023 heist at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, the largest gold theft in Canadian history. Panesar, wanted on charges including theft over...Read More

Fire in Kuwait building kills 40+ Indian workers

A fire in a Kuwait building housing foreign workers has resulted in the deaths of at least 49 people. Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister has accused property owners of violating safety regulations, contributing to the tragedy. Local authorities have not yet disclosed the nationalities of the victims. India’s ambassador visited hospitals where the injured were being treated. According to the Indian embassy, over 30 Indian citizens were admitted to one hospital, with at least...Read More

Doors Open to visitors on June 8 and 9 at Highway to Heaven - People Impressed the generosity of the Sikhs

The City of Richmond is also known as the Child of the Fraser. Its Steveston Village and Highway to Heaven (aka #5 Road) are some of the most popular places to visit. Since 2008, the Richmond Museum Society with support from the city has been a very popular Doors Open Program. It involves opening this community’s doors to the public on a weekend in June. So far, more than 250,000 visitors have...Read More

NRIs gathered to Celebrate Birthday of an Entrepreneur ''Balwant Singh Jhawar' On Jun 05, 2024

Friends of Balwant Singh recently came together to celebrate the birthday of renowned entrepreneur Balwant Singh Jhawar on Jun 05, 2024 at their residence. Guests praised his contributions to business and philanthropy, making the celebration a memorable and joyous occasion...Read More

May Hindu and Jain visit Religious places in Pakistan
like Sikh Corridor Kartarpur  !

“Zulfiqar Ali Shah”, Sindh’s Tourism Minister, has announced plans to develop a religious corridor on the Pakistan-India border in Sindh, similar to the Kartarpur Corridor. This initiative aims to facilitate visits for Hindu and Jain devotees seeking to explore sacred sites in the region. Speaking at a tourism promotion event in Dubai on June 6, 2024, Shah proposed establishing the corridor in Umarkot...Read More

IOC USA Comments on Indian Lok Sabha Election 2024 Result

'The people of India have unequivocally rejected the BJP's agenda, which sought to undermine the constitution and transform the country,' said George Abraham, Vice-Chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress, USA. 'This election outcome is a resounding endorsement of the current constitutional framework, envisioned and implemented by Nehru and Ambedkar.' It is also important to note that the BJP has not gotten a majority of its own. Narendra Modi...Read More

Hawaii’s 6th Annual International Yoga Day Celebration

Gandhi International Institute for Peace (GIIP) is organizing its 6th annual International Yoga Day event at the MOA Wellness Center located on 600 Queen Street, Suite C 2 in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday June 21, 2022 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM HST. The event is free to the public. Gandhi International Institute for Peace (GIIP) is organizing its 6th annual International Yoga Day event at the MOA Wellness Center located on 600 Queen Street, Suite C 2 in Honolulu, Hawaii on...Read More

Proposed South Asian Community Museum

It is great news for the South Asian community that the Provincial government is proposing a museum for our community. It has generated a lot of discussion. The BC and federal governments have offered $10 million each for it. Under the auspices of the BC Government’s Ministry of Sports, Culture, Heritage, and Tourism, currently an Engagement Process is under way. In this regard an advisory committee consisting...Read More


The AES 500-Festival theme: "ICONIC IMAGES OF INDY" lived up to and excelled that spirit in its visually rich sights and sounds and an amazing tapestry at the annual Hoosier Parade that has emerged as the third largest nationally celebrated Parade in America since its inception in 1957...Read More

Khalsa School- Riverside Mission Gurdwara Carnival Mela

A day of fun and community spirit at the Khalsa School-Riverside Mission Gurdwara Carnival Mela! Peoples enjoyed a variety of exciting rides, games, and delicious food stalls. There will be live music and cultural performances showcasing local talent. This family-friendly event promises entertainment and activities for all ages. Don’t miss out on this vibrant celebration of culture and togetherness!..Read More

Sikh Center Riverside Celebrated Yearly Student PICNIC DAY On May 19, 2024

On May 19, 2024, the Sikh Center Riverside held its eagerly awaited Yearly Student Picnic Day. The event was filled with fun activities, games, and community bonding, providing students and families a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy a day outdoors. Participants enjoyed a vaiety of traditional foods, engaging in sports, and making cherished memories in a festive atmosphere. The picnic day exemplified...Read More

Tulsi Gabbard’s New York Times Bestseller "FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY" Calls on Americans to Leave the Democrat Party Behind 

Tulsi Gabbard details what drove her to leave the Democrat Party she was a part of for twenty years and why she’s urging others to do the same, “I have always been an independent-minded person but became a Democrat when I first ran for office because I saw a party is no more.” 
Now an Independent....Read More

Vaisakhi at Queensborough Middle School, New Westminster

Queensborough Middle School (QMS)in New Westminster has been a good model for Punjabi. For many years, the Punjabi classes there have been flourishing at a fast pace. This has been possible only with the support and co-operation of the school board, district administration, school administration, staff, students and parents of QMS. However, the teachers make a big difference in this regard. On behalf of Punjabi...Read More

RMCS Awarded $5,000

Richmond Community Services Society (RMCS) has been serving the Richmond community for more than 40 years. It has been doing an amazing job in helping new comers and those in need . In recognition of its services, BC Lottery Corporation awarded RMCS $5,000 . The impressive presentation ceremony was held in cooperation with Richmond's River Rock Casino on Thursday, May 16 ,2024. This was also in recognition of the Asian Heritage Month...Read More

World Malayali Council (WMC), Washington DC Province Celebrates Rhythm 2024: A Vibrant Tribute to India Cultural Heritage

The World Malayali Council (WMC), Washington DC Province, proudly hosted "Rhythm 2024," a captivating music and dance festival held on May 4th, 2024, at the Cabin John Middle School Auditorium in Maryland. This event, a celebration of India's rich cultural tapestry, showcased the diverse rhythms and melodies from Kerala...Read More

Fresno State's Gaza Protest: A Peaceful Blueprint for Nationwide Advocacy

Students and other supporters gathered in the Free Speech area at Fresno State, holding Palestinian flags and signs during a peaceful pro-Palestinian sit-in organized by Students for Palestinian Liberation on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. In the wake of mass arrests of protesting students at Columbia University, pro-Palestine demonstrations have erupted at numerous universities across the...Read More

Visited India & Pakistan Part - V: A Journey back to Roots

While visiting Pakistani Punjab, one can’t help but think about the pre 1947 era when India was one unified country and Punjab was one of its most productive, powerful   and prosperous provinces. Punjab’s five rivers were a matter of great pride for every Punjabi. Unfortunately, the partition in 1947not only split people and families but also the rivers. While growing up I still remember going to our neighbouring Sutlej River on Vaisakhi Day and swim in it. Similarly, I have...Read More

Gurdwara Sahib Riverside presents 13th Holla Mahalla
on Sunday April 28, 2024

Gurdwara Riverside, California Sikh Temple celebrated Hola Mohalla on Apr 28, 2024. More than 15000 people attended the event. Hola Mohalla unifies the Sikh community and strengthens their belief in Guru’s teachings. It was a time for communal meals, prayer and religious songs, as well as lively, colourful processions, including displays of Gatka, the traditional Sikh form of self-defence martial arts...Read More

Gandhian Society (USA) Honors Esteemed Guests in New Jersey

The Gandhian Society (USA) hosted a prestigious event in Edison, New Jersey, to welcome esteemed guests. Held at Msquare Fitness and Recreation Center, the event commenced with a captivating display of acrobatics and martial arts on rope and pole by members of the Mallakhamb Federation of USA. Following the performance, Mandar Patil, a board member of the Federation, addressed the audience...Read More

Visited India & Pakistan Part - V: A Journey back to Roots - By NRI Balwant Sanghera

After spending a few days in Lahore and visiting some of the Sikh Gurdwaras in the area it was time to move out to Islamabad and its neighboring city Rawalpindi. After having breakfast, we set out from Lahore to visit both of these cities and other historical places in the area. The motorway (highway) to both cities is excellent. That made our five-hour journey to be quite pleasant and comfortable. Along the way...Read More

An Indian Student at Princeton University Arrested in the
USA for Involvement in Anti-Israel Protest

An Indian Student "Achinthya Sivalingan", found herself at the center of controversy after her arrest and subsequent banishment from Princeton University for his involvement in anti-Israel demonstrations. Hailing from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and raised in Columbus, Sivalingan faced disciplinary measures and a campus ban following his participation in protests that have swept across various educational institutions in the USA...Read More


The Indian Overseas Congress, led by Sam Pitroda, the official affiliate of the Indian National Congress, expressed the need for free and fair elections across India. As the 2024 National elections are underway, Indian Overseas Congress. Strongly support free and fair elections that reflect the people's will through the EVMs. To provide transparency and auditing capabilities and IOC will continue its campaign to have VVPAT with...Read More

Indian Immigration: Over 66,000 Indians Attain US Citizenship in 2022

In the latest update, it's revealed that 65,960 Indians officially became US citizens in 2022, solidifying India's position as the second-largest contributor of new citizens to the United States, after Mexico. Data from the American Community Survey by the US Census Bureau indicates that in 2022, approximately 46 million foreign-born individuals resided in the United States, constituting around 14 percent of the total population of 333 million. Among them, about 24.5 million...Read More

Honoring Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor: Championing a Legacy of Social Work

Celebrating National Social Work Month in March provides an annual opportunity to acknowledge the profound impact of social workers on society. In this special tribute, we shine a light on the remarkable legacy of Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, esteemed professor emeritus in the Department of Social Work Education at Fresno State...Read More

Sikh Center of Riverside, California to Celebrate Vaisakhi 2024

Millions of Sikhs around the world celebrate Vaisakhi, traditionally on April 14, especially in India. Vaisakhi is a spring festival which happens on the 13 or 14 April every year.  In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh chose the festival as the moment to establish the Khalsa - that's the collective name given to Sikhs who've been baptised. Vaisakhi also known as Khalsa Day...Read More

Visited India & Pakistan Part - IV: A Journey back to Roots

After visiting Kartarpur Sahib , it was time to visit and pay our obeisance at some of other holy places. Net on our list were Gurdwara Sahib Sacha Sauda and Nankana Sahib. After eating a hearty breakfast, we headed towards Gurdwara Sacha Sahib less than two hours drive from Lahore. When my wife and I visited this Gurdwara in 2006, it was far removed from the adjoining village of Sacha Sauda. However, now the village population...Read More

PM Trudeau Alleges Chinese Meddling as Canadians Determine Election Outcomes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has staunchly defended the integrity of Canada's last two elections, asserting that they were conducted freely and fairly, solely decided by Canadian citizens. The ongoing public inquiry, primarily focused on investigating claims of foreign interference in Canadian politics, has spotlighted allegations of meddling by China and India...Read More

Visited India & Pakistan Part - III: A Journey back to Roots

After clearing the Pakistan immigration and Customs, we were on our way to Lahore. Our friends at the University of Punjab had sent a van to pick us up at the Wagah border. The journey from Wagah to Lahore was about an hour long. Along the way, we noticed a stark difference between the two Punjabs. The Punjab in India was more prosperous than the Punjab in Pakistan. This was quite evident throughout our stay in Pakistan...Read More

Indian Security Officer “Durendran Vicknesh Venkatraman” Faces Four Charges for Allegedly Leaving Fake Explosive Device

Durendran Vicknesh Venkatraman, aged 46, is under scrutiny after allegedly forgetting to discard a simulated improvised explosive device (IED) following a training exercise, triggering a police investigation prompted by a report concerning the item. enkatraman faces four charges, including causing public alarm, falsifying accounts,...Read More

Modi’s claim of 400 plus seats entails 100% EVM-VVPAT   - George Abraham

Prime Minister Modi claims that their NDA coalition will win 400 plus seats for the upcoming Parliamentary elections that will take place in India starting April 19 of this year. Is it a panacea or a realistic assessment considering nationwide political dynamics? What is the purpose of making such exaggerated claims f they are not based on accurate data? Their history is replete with fraudulent claims and unscrupulous behavior...Read More

VoIP Office and American Telugu Association (ATA) Unite to Empower Underprivileged Children Through Education

Hyderabad, April 1, 2024 - Today witnessed a momentous collaboration as VoIP Office and the American Telugu Association (ATA) joined hands to champion education for underprivileged children. In a deeply moving ceremony at Bharthi Vidhyalaya High School, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, VoIP Office presented a generous donation check to Uplift a Child International, symbolizing a shared dedication...Read More

Visited India Part - II: A Journey back to Roots

While travelling from New Delhi to Punjab by road through Haryana at the end of January, I was very impressed with the lush green fields of wheat. The wheat crop in both Haryana and Punjab is a major crop. Travelling through different villages in Punjab during my stay there reinforced the beauty of these green fields. The wheat and rice/paddy crops are the lifeline for the farmers of both states. During my stay in Punjab for the next...Read More

Prosecutor :Accused Smuggler Knew of Blizzard Conditions Before Indian Family's Tragic Death on U.S.-Canadian Border

A man accused of aiding in the smuggling of individuals across the U.S.-Canadian border allegedly received warnings about blizzard conditions before arranging for the crossing of an Indian family in 2022, prosecutors have revealed. Harshkumar Ramanlal Patel, 28, also known by the alias "Dirty Harry," is slated to appear in federal court in Minnesota on Wednesday...Read More

Visited India : A Journey back to Roots

Visiting one’s country of birth is usually an exciting experience. Thus, it was a pleasure for my wife Baldev and me to visit India in general and Punjab in particular again this year. Since my arrival in Canada in 1966, I have visited India many times. Without exception it has been a very enjoyable and exciting experience every time. This time, with my wife Baldev...Read More

Ireland PM "NRI Leo Varadkar" Announces Unexpectedly Resignation

Leo Varadkar, the Prime Minister of Ireland, has announced his resignation, citing a combination of personal and political factors, primarily the latter. Varadkar made the surprise announcement while flanked by colleagues outside government buildings in Dublin. He expressed feeling that he was no longer the most suitable candidate for the position and...Read More

Indian Student "Paruchuri Abhijit" Found Dead at Boston University Campus

In the wake of Abhijit's tragic demise, a flurry of investigative efforts was swiftly launched by law enforcement authorities, spurred by a missing person's report filed by his distressed friends. Tracing Abhijit's mobile signals, investigators ultimately uncovered the grim reality of his fate on March 11th. Despite the exhaustive endeavors of law enforcement, the perpetrator(s) ...Read More

NRI Bus Driver “Gunaselan R Subramaniam” Jailed for Causing Accident Resulting in Passenger's Leg Amputation

A tragic incident involving a Singapore-Johor Express bus has resulted in a passenger losing both her legs above the knee after being run over while alighting. Gunaselan R. Subramaniam, 45 years-old, the driver responsible for the accident, was sentenced to 3 weeks' imprisonment on March 15...Read More


"Rangla Punjab'' is the single largest annual Punjabi cultural event in the Chicago area that promotes the local community talent and showcases the Punjabi performing arts to a family audience since the mid-eighties. This is an opportunity for the Punjabi and other communities to come together to get an experience of being in Punjab while in Chicago...Read More

Kailasa USA Hosts Panel Discussion in Commemoration of
World Interfaith Harmony Week

Kailasa USA, one of the main centers of the global Hindu diaspora, is proud to have participated in World Interfaith Harmony Week by hosting a Panel Discussion on Youth Empowerment and Technology. Led by the revered spiritual leader, His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Nithyananda...Read More

Shivaji Maharaj America Parivaar (SMAP) celebrates Shiv Jayanti

The SMAP Foundation, Inc organized Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Jayanti in the theatre of Jordan High School, Long Beach on Sunday, February 25, 2024. The festivities started with the traditional Marathi Dhol Tasha played by a group of young men and women and complemented with beautiful dance...Read More

NRI Chaithanya (Swetha) Found Murdered, Body Found in Wheelie Bin in Buckley, Australia

The lifeless body of Buckley resident and mother, Chaithanya 'Swetha' Madhagani, was discovered in a wheelie bin, approximately 37km west of Geelong.  just days after her husband, Ashok Raj Varikuppala, reportedly flew overseas with their son..The Herald Sun, citing sources involved in the investigation, revealed that Mr. Varikuppala had flown to India, leaving authorities to discover....Read More

Fatal Attack in Israel Claims Life of Kerela Resident "Patnibin Maxwell"; Bush Georgeand Paul Melvin Injured and Hospitalized

Patnibin Maxwell, 31, from Kollam, Kerala, Lost in Hezbollah Missile Attack on Northern Israel".The devastating consequences of a Hezbollah missile attack on northern Israel resonate deeply as reports confirm the identity of one of the victims. Patnibin Maxwell, a 31-year-old native of Kollam in Kerala state, k...Read More

Famous Sikh Scholar, Educationist, Writer, Poet & Senior Journalist Dr. Harjinder Singh Majhail is no more

With a heavy heart and profound sorrow, we share the incredibly sad news of the passing of Dr. Harjinder Singh Majhail, a renowned Sikh scholar, educationist, writer, poet, and senior journalist, who loved mysticism and wielded his pen on varied themes related to spirituality and the world diaspora. Dr. Majhail passed away peacefully on 26 Feb 2024 in Derby, UK. His life, spanning 70 years....Read More

IOCUSA bemoans the weaponization of OCI cards to silence critics

The recent denial of entry to India by Professor Nitasha Kaul from the U.K. is nothing short of weaponization of OCI cards to silence the critics of the BJP Government. This action that is contrary to the democratic traditions not only diminishes the value of the OCI card but also tarnishes the image of India as a beacon of freedom and liberty,” said George Abraham, Vice-Chair of...Read More

Joe Biden doing everything to improve H-1B visa process and green card backlog, says White House

Addressing concerns of Indian Americans stuck in endless green card backlog, the White House says the US is taking steps to improve the H-1B visa process and end backlogs for lawful permanent residents who are eligible to become US citizens. “So, one of the steps — if we look at H1-B visa process, we have taken action to improve that: end the process and end backlogs for lawful permanent residents who are eligible.....Read More

IOC Inaugrates Karnataka Chapter to Further Bolster INC Efforts in Upcomig Lok Sabha Elections

On February 24, 2024, the Indian Overseas Congress USA confirmed the appointment of new officers for the Karnataka Chapter during their inaugural dinner ceremony held at the Five Star Banquet Hall, Long Island City, New York. This chapter will work under the leadership of Sri Rajiv Gowda, an...Read More

UAE Businessman "NRI Feroz Merchant" Dh1 Million Donation Aids 900 Prisoners in Preparation for Ramadan

Dubai-based Indian businessman NRI "Firoz Merchant" has once again showcased his commitment to philanthropy by donating Dh1 million to facilitate the release of more than 900 prisoners across jails in the UAE. Renowned for his benevolent efforts, Merchant spearheads the initiative....Read More

Harsh Kumar Ramanlal Patel Detained in Connection with Gujarati Family's Fatal Attempt to Illegally Enter the US in 2022

In a chilling revelation, U.S. authorities have made a significant arrest in connection with the harrowing deaths of an Indian family of four near Manitoba's southern border with the United States in 2022. Harshkumar Ramanlal Patel, who goes by the alias "Dirty Harry" among five identified aliases, has been taken into custody and charged in the U.S. federal court in the...Read More

Indian Overseas Congress, USA supports the MSP for farmers

IOCUSA expresses its solidarity with the struggles of India's farmers and their demand for the Minimum Price Guarantee for 23 crops. "Agriculture is the backbone of the nation that safeguards the livelihoods of millions of lives while promoting food security for India..Read More

Man charged with murder of NRI Vignesh restaurant manager killed while cycling home

A man has been charged with murder after the death of a cyclist in Reading. Vignesh Raman, aged 38, was declared dead at the Royal Berkshire Hospital after he was hit by a vehicle on Addington Road after his bike was involved in a crash with a vehicle. Shazeb Khalid, 24, of no fixed abode, has been charged.....Read More

NRI Sandip Patel has been sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder of 39-year-old Marina Koppel

NRI Sandip Patel, 51, stabbed 39-year-old Marina Koppel more than 140 times in her rented flat in Chiltern Street, west London on August 8 1994.......Read More

NRI Pravin Raojibhai Patel Hillcrest Motel owner shot Dead in Alabama, US

According to a report from Sheffield Police chief Ricky Terry, 76-year-old Patel was shot by
34-year-old William Jeremy Moore after the latter had come to the motel and tried to book a room. An altercation occurred between the two men, which was when “Mr. Moore pulled a handgun and shot Mr. Patel,”.....Read More

Swimming against the current: How Suozzi won the special election

Mr. Tom Suozzi, who recently won the special election to replace George Santos, the disgraced Congressman, stood at his campaign headquarters in Bayside Terrace, addressed his supporters last Friday, and urged them to go out and knock on doors. While speaking, he said, "There is said to be no Chinese dream or French dream or Russian dream but only American dream and let us keep that alive." It is a slogan that we hardly hear from many of the...Read More

First Hindu stone temple in Abu Dhabi Inaugurates By PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu temple, the largest in the United Arab Emirates, boosting his credentials as a global statesman months before he heads to the polls in a nationwide election where he is seeking a rare third term in power. The BAPS Hindu Mandir, built on a sprawling 27-acre site in the Abu Dhabi desert, is the city’s first traditional Hindu stone mandir, its pink sandstone....Read More

NRI Sahil Sharma Confesses to Fatally Stabbing his wife "Mehak Sharma" in Tragic London Incident

Sahil Sharma confessed to the murder during a hearing at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday, and his sentencing is scheduled for April 26 at the same court. Detective Inspector Laura Semple, from the Metropolitan Police's specialist crime command, expressed the profound impact of Sahil Sharma's actions on the victim's family...Read More

SARABHA CREATES HISTORY: Opens for Advance Booking
in the USA

"Sarabha", film on the life of Kartar Singh Sarabha and the Gadhar Movement is already open for advance ticket bookings in the USA, days ahead of Its 3rd Nov, 2023 release date in cinemas across the world....Read More

NRI Sameer Kamath student of Purdue University, US found dead Warren County Fifth such case this year

NRI Sameer Kamath, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, was found dead in Warren County, the mechanical engineering head Eckhard Groll announced to the ME community. Purdue doctoral candidate Sameer Kamath, 23, was reportedly found dead in the woods at a nature preserve in Warren County.....Read More

Indian Consulate in New York Hosts Interactive Meeting for Community Leaders with new Consul General Binaya Pradhan

Indian Consulate in New York hosted a meeting of major community groups from Northeast Region of the United States to an interactive meeting with the new Indian Consul General Binaya Srikanth Pradhan at the Indian Consulate on Friday, February 2nd. Altogether 50 community.. Read More

NRI Jaiprakash Gulvady from Florida, pleaded guilty to
procuring citizenship unlawfully

Jaiprakash Gulvady, 51, of Land O’ Lakes, pleaded guilty to procuring citizenship or naturalization unlawfully, misusing evidence of citizenship or naturalization, making false statements in a passport application, and using a passport secured by false statements... Read More

NRI student Shreyas Reddy found dead in Cincinnati,
third such inc
ident in a week in US

Yet another Indian student has been found dead in the US under mysterious circumstances sending shock waves among the Indian American community. NRI Shreyas Reddy Benigeri, 19, a student of Business Statistics at the Lindner School of Business, Cincinnati, Ohio was found dead on Thursday, making it the fourth case in America in less than a month. While the US police are investigating......Read More

The Indian Community embraces Tom Suozzi, a commonsense candidate for Congress.

It was pretty evident from the enthusiasm and energy exhibited at the recent gathering of the Indian Americans in the Santoor Restaurant in Floral Park, Queens, New York, that they are excited to have Tom Suozzi back in the political arena again. "The Indian Community has always admired Mr. Suozzi for standing up for issues that our community has cared for, and this gathering strongly reflects those feelings' Said Mr. Koshy Thomas, one of the leading organizers of the event in Queens. The meeting brought together people from diverse backgrounds who have roots in South Asia......Read More

USCIS Announces Final Rule to Strengthen Integrity of H-1B Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a final rule to strengthen the integrity of and reduce the potential for fraud in the H-1B registration process, including by reducing the potential for gaming the registration system and ensuring each beneficiary would have the same chance of being selected, regardless of the number of registrations submitted on their behalf.....Read More

Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor - Receiving MLK Community Service Award

Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, professor emeritus, Social Work and Piece Studies, recieved the MLK Community Service Award in grateful appreciation for 40 years of the service to the community. He is a founding member of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Community in thr city of Fresno since 1984. The award was... Read More

Missing NRI student Neel Acharya of Purdue University, US confirmed dead

Neel Acharya, a Purdue student who was reported missing on social media Sunday, has been confirmed dead. In a Monday email written to the university's computer science department, interim CS head Chris Clifton told students and faculty of Acharya's death. "It is with great sadness that I inform you that one of our students, Neel Acharya, has passed away," Clifton wrote. "My condolences go out to....Read More

NRI woman Murdered in Punjab by In-Laws over 'insurance money', body kept in freezer

Rajdeep Kaur (32), a US citizen originally from Punjab, was allegedly murdered by her in-laws in Nano Mallian village, Kapurthala. The gruesome incident unfolded on the night of January 19 and 20, and the police suspect the motive behind the murder was to claim the amount of life.....Read More

Seniors In Canada

Our senior’s population is increasing steadily.  According to recent figures there are close to 8 million seniors in Canada currently. Over 20% of them are over age 65. Most of the seniors have made significant contribution to the growth and development of this country. Unfortunately, a lot of them are on fixed income and are facing a lot of hardships.....Read More

Brampton Mayor "Patrick Brown" calls for more Restrictive International Student Visa Policy

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown is urging the federal government to implement measures to address the housing crisis exacerbated by an influx of international students in his city. The mayor's proposal includes capping the number of international students allowed into Canada and requiring accommodation plans before issuing visas. With approximately 650,000 resident....Read More

Student Visit Richmond Gurdwara

A number of students and their teacher from the Lifeteams program in Abbotsford visited India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, 8600 # 5 Road, Richmond  on Monday, January 15. On behalf of the Gurdwara Management Committee it was an honour for me to welcome them and talk about Sikhism and the South Asian,,,,Read More


NRI Kasturibai Manickam Singapore lawyer suspended for falsely attesting documents

Ms Kasturibai Manickam, who has more than 25 years’ experience as a lawyer, had acted for a pair of siblings who were the registered owners of a condominium unit. A lawyer who falsely attested that she had witnessed the signing of several documents, even though they had not actually been signed in her presence, was handed a one-year suspension on Jan 16. The Law Society of Singapore had argued for 30 months’ suspension for Ms Kasturibai....Read More

Inland Sikh Education Empire Riverside California Celebrate Lohri 2024

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NRI Ajit Singh Gill Singapore’s oldest Olympian, dies at 95

Singapore’s oldest Olympian, who competed in the 1956 Melbourne Games, died on Jan 16 aged 95 after battling end-stage renal failure. He is survived by his 92-year-old wife Surjit Kaur, five children, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His family and friends in the sports community remember him as a sport-loving man whose kind and indefatigable spirit inspired many.......Read More

2 Indian Students meet Untimely End due to Suspected
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

In a heartbreaking incident, the lives of 2 promising  Indian students G Dinesh (22), and Nikesh (21), were abruptly cut their short in their Hartford, Connecticut apartment.  The young men originally from Wanaparthy district, Telangana, and Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, both were studying Masters in Computer Science at...Read More

Jagmeet Singh Harrowing Journey: Sold 'Great American Dream' for Rs 45 Lakh, Now Lost in Panama Jungle

Jagmeet Singh,26, aspiring immigrant, finds himself trapped in a nightmarish scenario in the jungles of Panama, a far cry from the promised 'great American dream.' Sold on the prospect of a direct flight to the US for a hefty sum of Rs 45 lakh by Kahnuwan-based travel agents Parminder Singh and Balwinder Kaur, Jagmeet was instead forced to take the perilous 'Donkey route' through Panama...Read More

AAPI’s Global Healthcare Summit In Manipal Ends, Giving Delegates A Memorable Experience In Scientific Learning And Authentic Karnataka Culture

The focus of the 17th Annual Global Healthcare Summit by The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) held in Delhi and Manipal’s has been sharing of knowledge and expertise on The Future of Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence, providing hundreds of delegates from abroad and India to interact and learn from one another about the trends in modern technology in healthcare.....Read More

Sanghera family Visit to Phoenix, Arizona

For the past few years, around Christmas time my family collectively plans a short family vacation. It is a great opportunity for all members of the family to be to-gather and spend a few days enjoying the scenery and each others company. Last Christmas, we had a wonderful time in Hawaii. My grandchildren enjoyed swimming in the ocean close to our hotel while the adults had a great time sightseeing and shopping. Hawaii is rightly....Read More

In Punjab 11.94 lakh passports issued in 2023, highest in a year

A new record was set in Punjab as about 11.94 lakh passports were issued in the state in 2023. This is the highest figure ever for a single year. According to the data released by the Ministry of External Affairs, Punjab ranked fourth in issuing maximum passports last year, only behind Kerala, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, which have relatively higher populations. In terms of percentage of population, Punjab .....Read More

Punjab Government's Dedication: Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal Pledges Swift Resolution to NRI Issues.

Under the dynamic leadership of Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, reaffirms its unwavering commitment to addressing the concerns of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). Minister Dhaliwal, known for his proactive approach, has vowed toexpedite the resolution of various issues faced by NRIs, ....Read More


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