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Priya Serrao: Miss Immigrant

Growing up in Melbourne, Hyderabad-born Priya Serrao felt like an outsider. Then one day, the lawyer was chosen Miss Universe Australia.

Indian-American among NASA's new astronauts; all set to conquer Moon, Mars

Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel, is among 11 new NASA graduates who have successfully completed their over two years' of basic astronaut training . Astronaut candidate training included practice, and testing in spacewalking, robotics, International Space Station systems, T-38 jet proficiency, and Russian language.

Indian government should fix major loopholes in OCI card: Indian-American activist

Under the provisions of the OCI card, those below 20 years and above 50 years need to renew their OCI card every time they have their passport renewed. Though this provision had been there for the past several years, it's only now that at the instructions of the Indian home ministry that it was being strictly enforced by international airlines.

16 Indian-Americans briefly stranded at JFK airport for not carrying old cancelled passports

At least 16 Indian-Americans with valid OCI cards headed to New Delhi from the US experienced some anxious moments at the John F Kennedy airport on Sunday as the national carrier Air India was unable to process their boarding passes since they were not carrying their old cancelled passports.

Indian-American Dr Monisha Ghosh named 1st woman Chief Technology Officer of US' communications commission

An independent US government agency overseen by Congress, the FCC is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America's communications law and regulations.

Indian-American entrepreneur Krishna Bansal to run for Congress

Bansal, who will enter the race from 11th Congressional District of Illinois from the Republican Party, launched his campaign over the weekend, which among others was attended by more than 20 elected officials, eminent Indian-American leaders and community members of his constituency.

15 Indian-origin MPs register strong result in UK election

Indian-origin candidates across both the ruling Conservative and Opposition Labour parties registered equally strong results of seven wins each in the UK's General Election on Thursday, with around a dozen MPs retaining their seats alongside some new faces, taking their number in the UK's lower house up to 15.

UK General Election to throw up good result for Indian-origin candidates

"The next Parliament looks set to be our most-diverse ever - with more ethnic minority candidates likely to be elected whichever way the political pendulum swings on election night," says an analysis by the British Future think tank. The ethnic minority surge in the no. of MPs is expected to include all the Indian-origin MPs from the last election, except Labour's Keith Vaz.

2 Indian students killed in hit and run crash in US

Judy Stanley (23), and Vybhav Gopisetty (26), were graduate students of the Tennessee State University (TSU) and were pursuing food science degrees in the College of Agriculture, the university said. The university students have raised-- through a GoFundMe Page-- more than USD 42,000 for their last rites and funeral in India.

Indian University opens first ever chapter in Qatar for diaspora

Maharashtra's Savitribai Phule Pune Universit(STPU) and Qatar's Milestone International Education signed an MoU enabling the University to set up its campus in Doha

Indian-origin CEO sentenced to over 4 yrs in prison for securities fraud

Indian-origin CEO sentenced to over 4 yrs in prison for securities fraud

Anilesh Ahuja, 51 was the founder, chief executive officer, and chief investment officer of Premium Point Investments (PPI). He was sentenced to 50 months in prison in connection with his conviction following a jury trial for engaging in a securities mismarking scheme from 2014 to 2016, Attorney for the US Audrey Strauss said.

Indians charged in money laundering gang bust in UK

Indians charged in money laundering gang bust in UK

The 10 suspects, including a woman, were arrested earlier this week by the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA). The suspects, aged between 30 and 44, had been arrested as part of an NCA investigation into a conspiracy to launder millions of pounds of money made through drug trafficking and organised immigration crime.

South African Indian grandson revives cinema empire destroyed by apartheid

South African Indian grandson revives cinema empire destroyed by apartheid

The internationally-acclaimed Avalon Group founded by AB Moosa snr 80 years ago has revived its landmark cinemas in Cape Town. The group holds several records, including being the first in South Africa to show a film from what has now come to be known as Bollywood. The landmark cinemas has been revived by the family's third-generation CEO AB Moosa.

Senators urged to remove country cap on Green Card

Senators urged to remove country cap on Green Card

The case of work-visa holders from India, clearly illustrates the nature, substance and details of the impediments to legal immigration in America, it said.

4 Indian-Americans win state, local elections in US

4 Indian-Americans win state, local elections in US

Indian-American Ghazala Hashmi, a former community college professor, created history by becoming the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Virginia State Senate, while Suhas Subramanyam, who served as the White House technology policy adviser to former president Barack Obama, has been elected to the Virginia State House of Representative.

Indians for 2nd consecutive year are largest group of new citizens in Australia

Indians for 2nd consecutive year are largest group of new citizens in Australia

The year ending June 30, 2018 (fiscal year 2017-18) had seen India emerge as the largest group to obtain Australian citizenship, toppling UK. In this period, Indians obtaining citizenship by conferral numbered 17,756, out of an aggregate of 80,649.

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