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Afghans overtake Syrians to become biggest asylum seekers in EU


New Delhi: Afghans lodged more than 17,000 asylum applications in the EU in September, up from 10,000 in August and nearly twice as many as Syrians. This made Afghanistan by far the main country of origin, which Syria had been for seven years until July, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) said. Total applications in the...

Suu Kyi jailed for 4 years for inciting dissent against govt


New York: A special court in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said. The sentencing was the first in a series of cases in which the 76-year-old Nobel laureate is being prosecuted since the army seized...

Body of Lankan national lynched in Pakistan flown home


Lahore: Pakistan repatriated the remains of a Sri Lankan factory manager who was beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob after they accused him of blasphemy. The vigilante attack has sparked outrage, with Prime Minister Imran Khan calling it a "day of shame for Pakistan". Few issues are as galvanizing in the country as blasphemy,...

New York Indian Film Festival calls for submissions


The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), North America’s oldest event of its kind featuring cinema from India, and the Indian diaspora, is calling for submissions from film makers, for the 22nd Annual NYIFF to be held April 2022. Presented by the Indo-American Arts Council, Inc., a registered non-profit, NYIFF celebrates alternative, independent cinema from the global...

AAPI curriculum in NJ schools: Advocates urge action on bill


Growing up, Dr. Kani Ilangovan said she was one of the only Asian American kids in her predominately white school district. Her parents immigrated to the U.S. from India in the 1970s. She didn’t learn in school that Asian Americans helped build this country, she said. And she recalled experiences with racism. In March, after a...

Post Date: December 8, 2021

[email protected] program: More than 400 applicants availed OCI and other Consular Services at the Consular Camp held at Medford, MA on Dec 4, 2021. The camp was held in association with Milan, USA.

Gujarati gas station owner killed in robbery on daughter’s birthday


A 45-year-old Indian-origin gas station owner was shot dead during a daylight robbery near a police station in the state of Georgia, according to media reports, some three weeks after another Indian-American was shot dead in Dallas in Texas. Amitkumar Patel was killed on Monday around 10 am at Synovus Bank on Buena Vista Road...

Venkaiah Naidu to be chief guest at Global Healthcare Summit


India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will be the chief guest at the annual Global Healthcare Summit 2022, organized by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin, to be held at the Hotel Avasa in Hyderabad, India, Jan. 5-7, 2022, Anupama Gotimukula, Indian American president of AAPI, has announced. “Harnessing the power of Indian doctors...

Town of Oyster Bay cautions against holiday scams


Town of Oyster Bay Councilwoman Vicki Walsh cautions residents to be on alert of potential telephone and internet scams this Holiday Season, particularly those soliciting any personal information or monetary contribution. “Time and time again we hear about scammers trying to obtain sensitive information from unsuspecting residents, especially our senior citizens,” said Councilwoman Walsh. “Whether...