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Seven-language campaign to educate South Asian voters in US


September 10th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A coalition of South Asian community organisations has launched a national, non-partisan campaign called South Asian Vote! in seven South Asian languages to engage the community ... Read more...

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Vinod Khanna leads Long Island’s first India Day Parade (With images)


August 13th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Emerging as the newest 'Little India' in the US, Hicksville, an upscale suburb of New York, witnessed the inaugural India Day Parade on Long Island ... Read more...

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India in touch with US over gurudwara killing (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) India has termed as "shocking" and "deplorable" the shooting in a gurudwara in Wisconsin Sunday in which six people were killed and said it ... Read more...

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India in touch with US over gurdwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) India got in touch with US authorities and Sikh community groups started emergency response to Sunday's shooting attack on a Wisconsin gurdwara as messages of ... Read more...

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Community land rights unenforced in Third World


May 30th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Millions of forest people in tropical nations, including India, have won unprecedented legal rights to land but laws ensuring community land rights to them remain ... Read more...

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Mumbai celebrates Eid-e-Milad


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Homes, mosques, dargahs and madrassas were decked with flags and banners as Muslims across the city Sunday celebrated Eid-e-Milad, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed, with prayers ... Read more...

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US hails Indian diaspora’s role in strengthening ties


October 11th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) With a growing Indian American community which has increasing influence, the US sees the Indian diaspora as an important partner for forging closer ties with ... Read more...

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IITian’s million dollar gift for India centre in Canada


June 2nd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 2 (IANS) Toronto-based IITian Vasudev Chanchlani has given a million dollars to help start an Indian policy centre at a Canadian university.Canada's University of Waterloo will launch the ... Read more...

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US urges Green Card holders to become citizens


May 27th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS/EFE) US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a campaign emphasising the benefits of being a US citizen with the goal of convincing more than ... Read more...

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Reward offered in killing of two Sikhs in US


April 16th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Police in California and Indian-American groups have offered a reward in the case of an attack on two elderly Sikh men as the second victim of ... Read more...

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Salient points in Sonia’s plenary speech


December 19th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Following are the salient points of Congress president's Sonia Gandhi's speech at the 83rd plenary of the party.- Recognising Rao's contributions: P.V. Narsimha Rao (former prime ... Read more...

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Henry’s resignation has closed “sad and regrettable” episode: Kiwi PM


October 11th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 11 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has said that the resignation of TVNZ presenter Paul Henry for his 'racist' comments against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit slur to cost New Zealand TV show dear


October 8th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 8 (IANS) A migrant services group has called on companies to withdraw advertising from a New Zealand TV show after the on-air "racist remarks" against the country's Governor General ... Read more...

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‘Comments against Sheila Dikshit should be condemned by every human being’: NZ envoy


October 7th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): India has taken the issue of racial slurs made by a TVNZ breakfast show host Paul Henry against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit very ... Read more...

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Complaints flood in following Kiwi anchor’s racial slurs against Indians, Dikshit


October 7th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 7 (ANI): The racial comments made by a New Zealand television station breakfast show host Paul Henry has sparked a record number of complaints to TVNZ and drawn criticism ... Read more...

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Cabinet panel reviews Kashmir situation (Lead)


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir was reviewed at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) here, during which it was felt that ... Read more...

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Cabinet reviews Kashmir situation


July 23rd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The troubled situation in Jammu and Kashmir was reviewed at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) here Friday, official sources said. The meeting, ... Read more...

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US varsity sets up Jain Studies professorship


April 21st, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 21 (IANS) The Florida International University (FIU) has established the Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship of Jain Studies, the first of its kind in the western world, with a $600,000-donation ... Read more...

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Garden city Bangalore? 50,000 trees cut, more to go


October 30th, 2009 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) Garden city could soon become concrete city. Bangalore has lost around 50,000 trees in recent years to infrastructure development and nearly 300 more will soon go ... Read more...

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New ITC hotel restores a bit of green Bangalore (With Images)


September 24th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 24 (IANS) While residents of India's tech hub are crying foul over the increasing loss of its "green heritage", ITC's newest luxury hotel here is trying to bring a slice ... Read more...

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Indian diplomat in Chicago accused of ‘divide and rule’ policy


August 18th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Ashok Easwaran Chicago, Aug 18 (IANS) Simmering tensions between members of the Indian American community in Chicago and Indian Consul General Ashok Kumar Attri have come out in the open with ... Read more...

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Bangalore wants its greenery back (For World Environment Day)


June 4th, 2009 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) Once known as Garden City, Bangalore has witnessed rampant loss of greenery in the name of development. On World Environment Day Friday, Bangaloreans will make an ... Read more...

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Cash does play key role in keeping couples together during credit crunch


February 6th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 6 (ANI): While it is often said that money can''t buy love, an Australian psychologist has cautioned that cash act as a major bonding material when it comes to ... Read more...

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Obama appoints Indian American in interfaith council


February 6th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama has included an Indian American in a revamped White House office for faith-based and neighbourhood programmes, expanding an initiative started by the Bush administration to ... Read more...

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Bangalore citizens walk for better roads and greenery


November 9th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
!-- Imagr --Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) Over 1,000 residents of Bangalore took to the streets Sunday, demanding better roads and protection to the green cover in the city.The walk was an ... Read more...

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UK fund to prevent Muslim radicalization turns into a gravy train


October 25th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London , Oct 26 (ANI): Critics believe that the Preventing Violent Extremism Fund, which was started last year by former Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly to prevent teenagers turning to dangerous forms ... Read more...

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Indian NGO gets international award for battling AIDS


August 8th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mexico City, Aug 8 (IANS) A Mumbai-based NGO working for the rights of sex workers was among the five community organisations from India, Ghana, Iran, Malawi and Mexico that received the ... Read more...

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South Asian forums in US forge coalition, common agenda


June 26th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 26 (IANS) Nearly 30 South Asian community organisations in the US have for the first time forged a coalition to work on a common agenda, including on immigration, gender ... Read more...

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Many barriers for South Asian women in US


June 14th, 2008 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 14 (IANS) Testifying before the New Jersey governor's panel on immigrant policy, a South Asian women's rights organisation has said linguistic and cultural barriers as well as the lack ... Read more...

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Indian groups to vie for Rs.4 mn green award


April 3rd, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Sierra Club, the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organisation in the US, has announced a new Rs.4 million ($100,000) Green Energy and Green Livelihoods Achievement Award to honour ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indo-Nepal treaty Maoists’ new poll target


April 2nd, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 2 (IANS) A controversial water treaty between India and Nepal has become a new weapon in the hands of Nepal's Maoists who laid down their guns to fight ... Read more...

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