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From London to Sirdargarh, a Guyanese Indian’s journey


April 11th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Just about a hundred years after her father left India for Guyana, Enid Whitehouse made an emotional journey to a small village in Rajasthan's Ganganagar ... 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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Finally, a memorial to honour India’s indentured workers


January 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Finally a memorial will be inaugurated here Jan 11 to honour the millions of Indian indentured workers who were taken to work in plantations in the ... 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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Coming up in Kolkata, memorial for Indian indentured workers


August 6th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) An abandoned dock on the Hooghly river, once known as Demerara dock, is being spruced up to act as a link between the descendants of Indian ... Read more...

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Bengal may get memorial for indentured Indian workers


May 2nd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Bhawanipore Depot in Kolkata was where almost a million intrepid travellers spent the last few days in their homeland. They left India and were taken abroad ... Read more...

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UN appoints envoy to help in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Norman Girvan was appointed by the United Nations on Wednesday to assist Guyana and Venezuela in resolving a long-standing border controversy.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the respected Jamaican ... Read more...

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Janet Jagan dies aged 88


March 28th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by admin
Chicago-born Janet Jagan, who became the first white and first female president of Guyana, has died aged 88.As per authorities, Rosenberg-Jagan died of an abdominal aneurism, just over five hours after she ... Read more...

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