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India presses Australia to withdraw travel advisory


October 27th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) India has pressed Australia to withdraw travel advisory that uses "disproportionate" language warning of terror attacks during the festive season. Vice President Hamid Ansari has ... Read more...

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‘Lincoln tried to deport slaves to British colonies’


February 12th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) US president Abraham Lincoln, known for his campaign against slavery, wanted to send many of the American slaves to British colonies in Caribbean, according to British archive documents. ... Read more...

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Abraham Lincoln wanted to deport slaves to British colonies, reveals book


February 12th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Late President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, who is revered as the great champion of America's slaves, had wanted to deport slaves to toil in British colonies ... Read more...

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A tribute from India to the ‘old diaspora’ (With Images, Lead, Superseding earlier story)


August 22nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Anindya Rai Verman New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A diaspora memorial will be inaugurated early next year in Kolkata as a tribute to India's 'old diaspora' - the thousands of indentured labourers ... Read more...

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A tribute from India to the ‘old diaspora’ (With Images)


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Anindya Rai Verman New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The diaspora memorial and museum that will be inaugurated early next year in Kolkata will be a tribute to India's 'old diaspora' - the ... Read more...

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‘Men at Work’ Punished For Copied Riff In ‘Down Under’


July 7th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): An Australian judge has issued a verdict that the prominent Australian band, Men at Work, give away 5% of the royalties from their chartbuster song ... Read more...

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Malaysia pays homage to British era South Indian workers with a monument


April 28th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Malaysia, Apr 28 (ANI): A monument to commemorate South Indian workers who migrated to Malaysia to work in British Colonies has been erected in Jalan Depo, Port Klang.Jalan Depo has a historical ... Read more...

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Weather And Strike Fear Looms Over “Canada Day” Celebrations


July 1st, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by GD
Thousands and hundreds of people celebrating Canada Day on Wednesday will be anxiously hoping that the rain god spares them from the heavy spell of rain that has been predicted by ... Read more...

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‘Sea of Poppies’ breaks many myths of migrant Indian labour (Book Review)


June 24th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
By Shubha Sing Book: "Sea of Poppies"; Author: Amitav Ghosh; Publisher: Penguin Viking; Price: Rs.599.00 The 1800s were a time of enormous social disruption and displacement in large parts of India. Poverty and ... Read more...

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Not a happy homecoming for indentured workers


March 18th, 2008 - 11:54 am ICT by admin
(Book Review) By Shubha Singh Review of two books: "The First Crossing"; Edited by David Dabydeen, Jonathan Morley, Brinsley Samaroo, Amar Wahab; Publisher: The Derek Walcott Press. "Finding the West Indies in India"; Author: ... Read more...

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