- New SOP to bring Indians stranded abroad focuses on needy first(20:20)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Six days after the beginning of lockdown 4.0, the Centre on Sunday came with a new Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) to bring Indians stranded abroad, giving priority to compelling cases in distress, short-term visa holders and persons with medical emergencies.
- 100 Keralaites dead in ME from Covid(13:51)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) While the Kerala model has been globally lauded for containing the COVID-19 disease, but expats from God's own country settled in the Middle East have not been able to fight the virus as well, with the toll of Keralaites settle in the Gulf nation touching 100 on Saturday.
- Several Indian-Americans added to Biden's unity task forces(13:59)
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Several prominent Indian-American leaders have been added to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' joint task forces which will promote party unity by hammering out consensus on top policy issues.
- Indian-American urges reopening economy with 'common sense precautions'(13:58)
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A prominent Indian-American businessman has urged US President Donald Trump's administration to reopen the country's economy with "common sense precautions", highlighting the struggles America's hoteliers were facing during the COVID-19 lockdown, the media reported.
- 300 Goan seafarers to be repatriated from Italy(22:02)
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Around 300 Goan seafarers stranded in Italy on account of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, will be flown in to Goa's Dabolim international airport on two special flights on Wednesday, an official said.
- Semi-paralysed Indian expat in UAE seeks repatriation(13:02)
Dubai, May 18 (IANS) A semi-paralysed Indian expat, who claims to have landed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a wooden catamaran 52 years ago, was seeking repatriation during the coronavirus pandemic, a media report said in Monday.
- 18 evacuation flights to Karnataka from Monday(16:18)
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) In the second phase of Vande Bharat Mission, national carrier Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express will fly in more Indians stranded abaroad to Karnataka in 18 evacuation flights from Monday to June 3, an official said Sunday.
- Southern California Sikh community provides daily meals(12:52)
San Francisco, May 17 (IANS) Southern California's United Sikh Mission has been distributing about 1,400 meals daily for the past month with help from hundreds of volunteers in the local community, a media reported.
- Indian students in UAE want local NEET test centre(12:29)
Abu Dhabi, May 17 (IANS) Indian students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an online petition for a local centre to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) because of uncertainty over travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- US official ambivalent about refuge for persecuted Afghan Sikhs(10:52)
By Arul Louis
New York, May 15 (IANS) The US State Department's top official for religious freedom is ambivalent about providing refuge for Sikhs under attack in Afghanistan and has said "we've been inquiring" about possible places they could go to.
- 240 flown from Kuwait to Indore(01:56)
Indore, May 14 (IANS) Two special Kuwait Airways flights carrying 120 passengers each landed in Indore on Wednesday night with students and other tourists from Madhya Pradesh. The first aircraft landed around 8 p.m.