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BJP Most Popular Party Among Indian Diaspora In US: Survey

By Arul LouisNew York, June 11 : While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the most popular Indian political party among the Indian diaspora in the US, a majority is...

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Tech Company Admits To H1-B Visa Fraud Involving Indians

By Arul LouisNew York, June 1 : A technology company has admitted to committing fraud to bring Indians on the coveted H1-B visas to the US, according to a federal...

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IT, Diaspora Bodies Launch \'Covid Dawakhana\' In Rural Telangana

Hyderabad, May 28 : The Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) and the American Telangana Society (ATS) have come together to launch health services to help patients battling Covid-19 in rural...

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Indian-American Nominated For Key Commerce Dept Job

Washington, May 28 : US President Joe Biden’s administration has nominated another Indian-American, Arun Venkataraman, to a key position in the Commerce Department, according to the White House. The White...

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TAGC Picnic June 20th

Please Note: Last day for Picnic registration is June 13th, 2021 Membership Info New TAGC annual membership for $50(Special price on our 50th Anniversary) Renew TAGC annual membership for $50...

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India\'s Exports Ride With US Economic Recovery Despite Covid

By Mahua VenkateshNew Delhi, May 26: A handsome fiscal stimulus package in the US leading to its economic revival along with the containment of Covid 19 pandemic in Europe have...

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Oxygen Solidarity Bridge Brings India And France Closer Via Qatar

By Ateet SharmaNew Delhi, May 18: Over 80 tonnes of oxygen has been delivered from France to India and more is underway through a unique, dedicated logistical bridge organized by...

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In 7 Years, Modi Govt Bogged By 11,424 LoC Ceasefire Violations: RTI (IANS Exclusive)

By Quaid NajmiMumbai, May 8 : In a glaring indicator of the growing tensions in India’s immediate neighbourhood, it has now emerged that there were a whopping 11,424 Ceasefire violations...

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US-based Foundation To Ship Oxygen Concentrators To India

Washington, May 6 : The Indian-American Sehgal Foundation, based in Des Moines, Iowa, announced that it will ship 200 oxygen concentrators to seven Indian states on Thursday. “Working in close...

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Indians Face Ordeal When Loved Ones Die Of Covid In Saudi Arabia

By Irfan MohammedNew Delhi, April 24: It was a most heart-wrenching scene when Bejugam Janaki boarded the flight for India from Saudi Arabia where she had spent most of her...

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Pak Minister Warns Of More Curbs To Arrest Covid Spread

Islamabad, April 21 : Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Wednesday warned of more restrictions due to the deteriorating Covid pandemic situation across the country. The Minister after...

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Indian-origin Artist Madhuri To Display Works In Milan

Hyderabad, April 20 : Madhuri Srikanth, an Indian-origin artist with roots in Telangana, has received a special invite to showcase her works at ‘Romantica’, an international art exhibition, to be...

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B\'desh Issues Fresh Directives For \'full Lockdown\'

Dhaka, April 12 : Amid a surge in new Covid-19 cases, the Bangladeshi government on Monday issued a fresh set of directives for a nationwide “full lockdown” from wednesday onwards....

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B\'desh Imposes Week-long Air Travel Ban

Dhaka, April 12 : Bangladesh has announced plans to ban all international and domestic flights for a week from Wednesday, coinciding with yet another lockdown to counter a spike in...

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Conflicts Kill 65 In Afghanistan

Kabul, April 12 : At least 65 people were killed in clashes and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, an independent war monitoring group said on Monday....

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Afghans Call For Ceasefire During Ramadan

Kabul, April 12 : Afghans from all walks of life are calling for ceasefire to be observed in Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on Tuesday. In war-torn Afghanistan,...

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Afghan Forces Foil Taliban Attack

Kabul, April 12 : Afghan forces have foiled a Taliban attack on the outskirts of Kunduz city, a provincial spokesman said. A group of Taliban militants, according to the spokesman,...

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B\'desh Minister Warns Of Strict Action Against Anarchy

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 11 : In reply to Hefazat-e-Islam mayhem, Bangladesh Law Minister Anisul Haque has warned the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Ismal and others of strict action if they try...

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12 Injured In B\'desh Mosque Attack

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 10 : At least 12 people were injured in an attack staged by members of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit at a mosque in Bangladesh’s Gaibandha district....

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Visually-impaired Chinese Climber Aims To Summit Everest

Kathmandu, April 10 : Zhang Hong, a 46-year-old visually-impaired Chinese climber, is attempting to summit Mt.Everest this spring, a company organising his expedition said. “If he manages to reach the...

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Bangladesh Contemplates Full Lockdown

Dhaka, April 10 : The Bangladesh’s government is contemplating imposing a “full lockdown” for one week from April 14 in an effort to curb the recent resurgence of new Covid-19...

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Pak Approves China\'s Sinovac Vax For Emergency Use

Islamabad, April 10 : Amid te ongoing third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved China’s Sinovac vaccine against the virus for emergency...

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Nepal\'s Opposition Parties Begin Talks To Unseat PM Oli

Kathmandu, April 9 : Nepal’s primary opposition party, the Nepali Congress has begun talks with the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist Centre and the Janata Samajbadi Party to unseat Prime Minister K.P.Sharma...

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Maha Man, Pregnant Wife Found Dead In New Jersey Home

Beed (Maharashtra), April 9 : In a shocking incident, a couple from Maharashtra’s Beed was found dead at their home in New Jersey on Wednesday by police called by neighbours...

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Cautious Optimism Prevails In India-Pak Ties

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 9 : Pakistan and India relations may have hit a small bump with the recent decision by the Imran Khan-led government to refrain from importing cotton...

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Pak Army Reviews LoC Situation In Corp Commander Conference

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 9 : Top commanders of the Pakistan Army held a Corps Commander Conference (CCC) to review the overall security situation with a detailed review of the...

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US Slaps Sanctions On Pak-based Human Smuggling Organisation

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 9 : US President Joe Biden’s administration has imposed sanctions on an alleged Pakistan-based human smuggling organisation, after it was found involved and guilty for smuggling...

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Imran Urges D-8 Members To Push Back Against Vax Nationalism

Islamabad, April 9 : Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that members of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation should push back against vaccine nationalism and undue export restrictions to...

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NIA Court Sentences Bangladesh Terrorist To 7 Yrs Jail

Kolkata, April 8 : A special NIA court on Thursday sentenced Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) terrorist Rizual Islam aka Riyaz aka Sumon to seven-year rigorous imprisonment in a 2017 case...

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India, Sri Lanka To Set Up \'nodal Points\' For Security Challenges

New Delhi, April 8 : India and Sri Lanka on Friday decided to strengthen their existing cooperation mechanisms and also designate “nodal points” for timely and effective handling of existing...

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Criticism Of Armed Forces Punishable By Law In Pak Now

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 8 : Pakistans National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior has approved a Bill that would punish those who intentionally criticise the countrys armed forces. The committee...

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Private Pak Importers Rush For Russian Vax

Islamabad, April 8 : Private importers in Pakistan are negotiating to procure more of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for commercial sale. AGP Pharma, a pharmaceutical company based in the southern...

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US Urge India, Pak To Hold Table Talks

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 8 : The US Department of State has called on both India and Pakistan to hold direct talks and resolve pending issues with an aim to...

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Ex-SL Beauty Queen Arrested After Pageant Fiasco

Colombo, April 8 : Caroline Jurie, the 2019 winner of the Mrs.Sri Lanka who tried to seize the crown of this year’s winner Pushpika De Silva leading to a brawl...

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Indian Army Chief Visits Bangladesh To Enhance Defence Ties

New Delhi, April 8 : Continuing with the excellent tradition of strong bilateral and defence ties between India and Bangladesh, Indian Army Chief General M.M.Naravane is on a five-day visit...

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Hefazat Preacher Arrested In B\'desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 8 : Rafiqul Islam Madani, a preacher of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit in Bangladesh, has been arrested on charges of anti-state speech and inciting chaos. The...

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Pak, Russia Vow To Boost Bilateral Ties

Islamabad, April 8 : Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi here during which the two sides agreed to...

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Pak Passes 15K Covid Deaths

Islamabad, April 7 : Pakistan on Wednesday passed the grim milestone of 15,000 Covid-19-related deaths as the country struggles to contain the spread of the virus amid a third wave...

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59 Killed In 24 Hours In Afghanistan

Kabul, April 7 : At least 59 people were killed in insurgent activities and clashes in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, a local independent war monitoring group said on...

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Nepal Starts Administering Chinese Vax

Kathmandu, April 7 : Nepal on Wednesday started administering Chinese Covid-19 vaccines amid a resurgence of new cases int he Himalayan nation. A batch of the vaccines developed by Sinopharm...

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Yale Prof: New Covid Variants Infiltrating Indian Population, More Lethal & Infectious

By Sumit SaxenaNew Delhi, April 7 : India recorded 1,15,736 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest-ever single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic, taking the...

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Pak To Approach IMF For 2nd Bailout Package

By Hamzah AmeerIslamabad, April 7 : In a major decision aimed at curbing the worsening financial and economic situation of Pakistan due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Imran Khan...

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20 Injured In Blast At B\'desh Mayor\'s Residence

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 7 : At least 20 people were injured in a blast at the residence of a Bangladesh municipality Mayor. The incident took place at about 9...

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Pak Intruder Shot Dead In Punjab; Heroin, 2 AK-47 Seized

Chandigarh, April 7 : A Pakistani intruder was neutralised by the Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police in a joint operation along the International Border in the Amritsar sector...

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Pak Minor Sent Back Home After Straying Into India

By Hamza AmeerKarachi, April 6 : It seems that hopes of renewed peace between arch-rivals India and Pakistan have started to show positive affects on the ground with both sides...

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Biden Administration Lukewarm To Pak Desire For Relationship \'reset\'

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 6 : Since the time the Biden administration has taken over, Pakistan has been putting its efforts to reset its relations with the US through a...

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Pakistan And India Cannot Afford A War, Says Pak FM

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 6 : Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India and Pakistan cannot afford to engage in an all-out war, as both countries are...

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China Coal Plant Booms In 2020 Despite Retreat Globally: Report

New Delhi, April 6 : A steep increase in coal plant development in China offset a retreat from coal in the rest of the world in 2020, resulting in the...

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SL Prez Imposes Immediate Ban On Palm Oil Import

Colombo, April 6 : Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has imposed an immediate ban on the import of palm oil and ordered the gradual removal of the crops, in a...

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Bangladesh Ferry Capsize Toll Reaches 34

Dhaka, April 6 : The death toll from a ferry capsize in Bangladesh has increased to 34 after more bodies in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj district, officials said on...

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Pakistan Keeps Most Schools Shut

Islamabad, April 6 : Pakistani authorities announced on Tuesday that most schools would remain closed for another three weeks as thousands of children were infected with Covid-19 amid a third...

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