diaspora

Kerala approves medical college (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has given its approval to set up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to ... Read more...

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Kerala okays medical college


July 29th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has okayed the setting up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to invest.The Kerala ... Read more...

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Goan expats want state to host mini-NRI football World Cup


July 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Football crazy Goan expats are rooting for the state to host a mini non-resident Indian (NRI) football 'World Cup'.The idea, which was first mooted in ... Read more...

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Kerala diaspora in Middle East asked to shun politicians


July 8th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) The Kerala Association of Travel Agents (KATA) Sunday asked the Kerala diaspora in the Middle East to shun political leaders who arrive there to meet them ... Read more...

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Western Ghats being handed over to mining barons: Goa’s green campaigner


July 5th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) A rampaging iron ore mining industry and colluding officials are behind the shocking exclusion of Goa's forests from a cluster of 39 areas in the Western ... Read more...

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Cochin Port for hassle-free cargo clearance


June 11th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 11 (IANS) In the wake of numerous complaints by the Kerala diaspora against foreign freight forwarders, mainly from Middle East countries, authorities here Monday issued fresh guidelines for ... Read more...

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Myanmar refugees do not want to quit India


June 10th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar is embracing democracy after decades of military rule, but refugees from the country living in India say they have no immediate plans to return ... Read more...

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Kerala readies for next round of migration study


May 25th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Centre for Development Studies here has started the ground work for the seventh round of the comprehensive study on international and internal emigration from the ... Read more...

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Remittances to India rose to $64 billion in 2011: World Bank


April 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India remains the top recipient of money from diaspora as total remittance flow to the country is estimated to reach $64 billion in 2011, almost ... Read more...

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Sikhs urged to celebrate March 14 as Environment Day


January 29th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Washington-based Sikh organization EcoSikh is appealing to Sikhs around the world to celebrate Mar 14 as a Sikh Environment Day for the second year. Guru Har ... Read more...

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Sikh group seeks apology from Jay Leno for Golden Temple remark


January 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 25 (IANS) Amid growing protest from the Sikh community against US chat show host Jay Leno for his remarks on the holiest of Sikh shrines - the Golden ... Read more...

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Diaspora remittances 31.23 per cent in Kerala: Study


January 12th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) Remittances by the Kerala diaspora comprise 31.23 per cent of the net state domestic product of the southern state, a latest study has revealed.The number of ... Read more...

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States woo diaspora for investment


January 9th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Chief ministers of several states Monday urged overseas Indians to step up investment, assuring a business-friendly environment.Showcasing the development initiatives launched by their respective governments, ... Read more...

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Not expecting investment, but more interaction with NRIs: Gehlot


January 7th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) Rajasthan is not expecting huge investments from NRIs taking part in the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) here, but intends to use the occasion to enhance ... Read more...

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Chandy calls upon diaspora to make investors meet success


December 29th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 29 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday called upon the Kerala diaspora to lend their support to make 'Emerging Kerala 2012' -- a state sponsored mega investors meet ... Read more...

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Indian migration remains high despite economic crisis


December 4th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India not just continues to rank first in terms of remittances from its diaspora, just short of $60 billion in 2010, but has also seen ... Read more...

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Five jailed by Hague court for helping LTTE


October 22nd, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 22 (IANS) A court in The Hague Friday sentenced five ethnic Tamils to six years in prison for helping finance the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), EuAsiaNews ... Read more...

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After UAE, Saudi Arabia mulls consulate in Kerala


October 11th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11 (IANS) With the United Arab Emirates set to open a consulate in Kerala, a Saudi diplomat Tuesday met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and said his country ... Read more...

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IGNOU to have a centre for diasporic studies


September 9th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon be setting up a centre for 'Diasporic Studies' at its campus here."The university is in the ... Read more...

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Lobsang Sangay takes oath as Tibetan Kalon Tripa


August 8th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 8 (IANS) Lobsang Sangay, the new Kalon Tripa or the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, took the oath of office Monday morning at a ceremony held in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka asks Tamil diaspora to invest in Jaffna


July 14th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka has asked the Tamil diaspora to start investing in the northern region to uplift the living conditions of their community, a minister said Thursday."If ... Read more...

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Sops for diaspora in Kerala budget


July 8th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) The first budget presented by the Congress-led United Democratic Front has sops for the Kerala diaspora by way of a rehabilitation scheme, a legal aid cell ... Read more...

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Decision on Dalai Lama’s retirement likely Saturday


May 28th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 28 (IANS) With Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama once again pressing for transition of political powers from him to an elected leadership, the Tibetan parliament-in-exile is expected ... Read more...

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Kerala to offer investment options to NRKs: Chandy


May 16th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) The new United Democratic Front (UDF) government in Kerala will offer productive investment opportunities in the state for non-resident Keralites (NRKs), chief minister-elect Oommen Chandy said ... Read more...

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Bhutan hedges on refugee return, seeks fresh verification


April 16th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 16 (IANS) Agreeing under Nepal's pressure to resume talks for taking back nearly a fifth of its population living as refugees in Nepal since the 1990s, Bhutanese Prime ... Read more...

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IITians in Canada observe day-long fast for Anna Hazare


April 14th, 2011 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 14 (IANS) IITians in Canada went on a day-long fast here Wednesday in support of Anna Hazare's crusade for a tougher Lokpal Bill to combat corruption in India.Members ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s song gets Bollywood twist!


April 12th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) International pop star Lady Gaga's hit single "Born This Way" has got a desi twist! Bollywood composers Salim-Suleiman have added a sitar intro and dhol ... Read more...

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Latin Americans largest ethnic group in US


March 26th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) Latin Americans make up the largest diaspora in the US, according to a report by the US Bureau of the Census.According to the recent census, 50.5 ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM-in-exile urges Dalai Lama to reconsider his decision


March 10th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Mar 10 (ANI): Samdhong Rinpoche, Tibet's Prime Minister in exile, on Thursday urged the Dalai Lama to reconsider his decision to step down as their political leader."Vast majority of the Tibetan ... Read more...

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Far from home, Kerala nurses a lifeline for families (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 5th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS) If not for the hardworking "Florence Nightingales" of Kerala, life would be tough for thousands of families in the state. As nurses, these women not only ... Read more...

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Authorities urge non-resident Keralites to enrol for voting


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Non-resident Keralities (NRK) who want to cast their votes in the upcoming assembly elections April 13 will have to get their names enrolled in the state's ... Read more...

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South Indian Bank woos diaspora customers


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 23 (IANS) The city-headquartered South Indian Bank Wednesday announced special gifts for diaspora customers who made single remittances of Rs.1 lakh (about $2,200) and above till March 31.The offer ... Read more...

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Kerala offers freebies for diaspora to promote tourism


February 17th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) The huge Kerala diaspora settled across the globe can get a free holiday to their hometown if they recommend tourists to visit the state.Titled as "Bring Home a ... Read more...

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Sikhs urged to celebrate March 14 as Environment Day


January 30th, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) An international Sikh group has appealed to all Sikh gurdwaras and institutions to celebrate March 14, the day Guru Har Rai became the 7th Sikh Guru in 1644 ... Read more...

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Scotland wants 40-yr US ban on haggis to be lifted


January 24th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): The Scottish Government has invited a delegation of US politicians in a bid to persuade them to overturn a 40-year ban on the haggis.Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead's ... Read more...

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