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Indian Americans celebrate US Independence Day


July 9th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Two leading associations of Indian Americans celebrated the American Independence Day and Indian American Heritage by paying tribute to the pioneers and patriots of the two ... Read more...

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St Vincent and the Grenadines celebrates its Indian heritage


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) St Vincent and the Grenadines, a string of small islands in the Caribbean, celebrated its Indian heritage on a grand scale Friday. A commemorative function ... Read more...

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NRI body to honour five Indian Americans


April 7th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Five Indian Americans will be honoured by the Connecticut chapter of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) for their achievements and contributions at ... Read more...

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GOPIO plans global Gadar centennial in 2013


March 15th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) is organizing the Gadar Centennial Commemoration, the 100th anniversary of the Gadar Movement to liberate India from ... Read more...

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NRI body opposes move to tax long stay in India


November 30th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) The largest umbrella organization of overseas Indians has urged the Indian government to withdraw a proposal to impose tax on non-resident Indians staying over 60 days ... Read more...

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Guyana born NRI elected chief of diaspora body


November 29th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Guyana born US resident Ashook Ramsaran has been elected the international president of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), the largest umbrella organization ... Read more...

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Experts call for statutory remedies to NRIs’ problems


November 10th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The problems and grievances of a large number of non-resident Indians (NRIs) have proliferated in the absence of legislative and administrative remedies, says former attorney ... Read more...

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Indian Americans form body to boost nanotechnology


November 8th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) Given the huge potential of nanotechnology, a group of Indian Americans professionals have launched The Indus Nanotech Association (TINA), which would connect entrepreneurs and businesspersons, ... Read more...

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NRI body seeks relief on US penalties on foreign accounts


September 16th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) A US based organisation of people of Indian origin has sought help from a leading lawmaker in getting relief on penalties under US tax rules ... Read more...

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Ten years after 9/11, Indian Americans have come a long way


September 10th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Ten years after terrorists struck US unleashing a backlash against the South Asians given their close resemblance to the hijackers from the Middle East, the community ... Read more...

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US sticks to stand on disclosure of foreign accounts


August 21st, 2011 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Sticking to its stand of not extending the Aug 31 deadline for disclosure of foreign accounts, US tax authorities said those who believe they have not ... Read more...

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US rejects Indian-Americans’ plea on disclosing offshore accounts


August 17th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) The US Treasury Department has turned down the Indian-American community's plea to extend the deadline for disclosing offshore accounts from Aug 31 to Dec 31 ... Read more...

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Indian American groups seek relief on foreign bank accounts


July 30th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Several Indian American civic and professional groups have sought President Barack Obama's intervention in a joint campaign seeking relief on penalties stipulated by US tax ... Read more...

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‘Indian government a bunch of softies’ (Lead)


July 14th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Expressing shock over the Mumbai bomb attacks, many Indian Americans have taken the Indian government to task for its failure to stop the repeated terror attacks ... Read more...

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Indian Americans criticise government for Mumbai blasts


July 14th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Expressing shock over the Mumbai bomb blasts, many Indian Americans have taken the Indian government to task for its failure to stop the repeat terror attack ... Read more...

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NRIs welcome rule relaxation for surrendering passports (NRI Watch)


July 4th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rules regarding surrender of Indian passports upon acquisition of US citizenship, introduced by India's Ministry of External Affairs in May 2010, have been relaxed from June 1, 2011 after ... Read more...

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Indian forum welcomes easing of passport surrender rules


July 2nd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO International) has welcomed a relaxation of rules requiring former Indian citizens to produce a surrender certificate of ... Read more...

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GOPIO to honour 4 Indian Americans


April 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The Connecticut chapter of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will honour four Indian Americans for their achievements and contributions.In addition, Paul Semanski of ... Read more...

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NRIs want to vote, but through postal ballot


March 4th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Indians in America have welcomed the Election Commission's move to permit non-resident Indians to vote back home, but feel it would be a tough call ... Read more...

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Shekhar Kapur rings the alarm bell for water conservation


September 29th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Internationally renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has appealed to the people of India and rest of the world to conserve water which, he said, is a ... Read more...

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Shabana To Play Meryl Streep’s Role, Urmila Matondkar To Go On Stage For The First Time With Shabana


August 24th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Always known as the Meryl Streep Of India, Shabana is now set to go on stage in a role that Streep has played in the US. ... Read more...

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NRI body objects to rule seeking surrender of Indian passports


May 18th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) A leading body NRIs has asked New Delhi to withdraw new rules seeking surrender of Indian passports upon acquisition of US citizenship, saying they impose undue burdens on ... Read more...

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Pak downplays involvement of Tehreek-e-Taliban in Times Square bomb attempt


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): The claim made by the Tehreek-e-Taliban of being involved in an attempted car bomb attack in New York's Times Square has been downplayed by Pakistani intelligence officials, ... Read more...

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Terrorism forces many Assam women into prostitution


April 30th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Decades of violent insurgency in Assam have forced many women, including homemakers, to take to prostitution after their husbands or close family members were killed ... Read more...

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NRI body to honour 7 for community service


December 28th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will recognise seven persons with its community service awards at a convention in New Delhi Jan 6 ... Read more...

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Mickey Mouse in $4 billion embrace with Spider-Man


September 1st, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): The world of animation entertainment is all set to become much bigger as Walt Disney buys Marvel Entertainment in a 4-billion dollar deal.After the deal is sealed, Disney ... Read more...

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Walt Disney to acquire Marvel for $4 bn


September 1st, 2009 - 5:04 am ICT by IBNS
Mumbai, Sept 1 (IBNS) In what can be touted as one of the biggest acquisitions in recent times in the media and entertainment sector, The Walt Disney Company has said that it ... Read more...

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Disney captures Spider-Man’s Marvel for $4 bn


September 1st, 2009 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (DPA) Walt Disney Co is to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, the companies announced Monday, giving the family entertainment conglomerate a powerful squad of movie superheroes such ... Read more...

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BlackBerry to offer better browser


August 30th, 2009 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 30 (IANS) Browsing on your BlackBerry smart phone could soon become a much better experience. Customers have been complaining about BlackBerry's browser since the launch of Apple's iPhone which offers better ... Read more...

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Indian diaspora helps shape the Caribbean: Minister


August 19th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Aug 19 (IANS) The Indian diaspora has an unquestionable commitment and concern towards the development of the Caribbean countries in which they stay and to the region as a ... Read more...

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India to help build diaspora monument in Trinidad and Tobago (Lead)


August 18th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian government is willing to help in the installation of a monument at Trinidad and Tobago's Nelson Island where nearly 147,000 Indians arrived between 1845 and 1917 ... Read more...

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India to help build diaspora monument in Trinidad and Tobago


August 18th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian government is willing to help in the installation of a monument at Trinidad and Tobago's Nelson Island where nearly 147,000 Indians arrived between 1845 ... Read more...

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NRI meeting to seek changes in Indian property laws


August 18th, 2009 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will pressure the Indian government to amend property laws to protect the interests of NRIs at its annual ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi, a strong candidate for headquarters of Renewable Energy Agency


April 8th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr 8 (ANI): The emirate of Abu Dhabi in the UAE, although an oil producer, is considered to be one of the strong candidates for hosting the headquarters of the International ... Read more...

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Euro-India trade body calls for improved EU visa policy


March 25th, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 24 (IANS) Brussels-based Europe India Chamber of Commerce has criticized the European Union's restrictive visa policy towards Indian business people and called for improvements, EuAsiaNews reported. "This goes against the ... Read more...

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