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Cabinet reshuffle could take place soon


September 20th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress ministers expected to pull out of the government Friday, a cabinet reshuffle could take place over the next few days, Congress sources ... Read more...

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Vayalar Ravi to handle Deshmukh’s portfolio


August 10th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was Friday given additional charge of the ministries of science and technology, earth sciences and micro, small ... Read more...

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46 complaints against NRI husbands in two years: Minister


August 9th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A total of 46 complaints from women that their NRI husbands were harassing them or have deserted them were received by the ministry of overseas ... Read more...

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Mind power can create billionaires: Vayalar Ravi


July 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) Giving a thumbs up to the concept of mind power creating billionaires, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi suggested Sunday that industrial enterprises should also ... Read more...

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Government pension scheme for Indians abroad


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian government is promoting a new Pension and Life Insurance Fund (PILF) scheme in a bid to provide financial security to poor Indians working abroad.Indian ... Read more...

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Demand for Indian domestic workers abroad: Ravi


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) There is demand for Indian workers of various skill sets such as housemaids and home nurses abroad, including in the Gulf countries, Malaysia, Singapore and ... Read more...

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New protocol to help Indians workers in UAE


April 4th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Aiming to streamline the registration of 1.7 million Indian contract workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and the UAE Wednesday signed a protocol ... Read more...

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US defends TV host’s `satirical’ comments on Golden Temple


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The US has come to the defence of US television host Jay Leno and said the visual of Golden Temple in Amritsar during "The Tonight ... Read more...

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Jay Leno being criticized for his comments on India’s Golden Temple


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Jan 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Indian authorities have taken strong exception to the comments of American comedian Jay Leno on one of the holiest sites in the country, the Golden Temple.In a ... Read more...

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India objects to US TV host’s joke on Golden Temple


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) India has objected to US television host Jay Leno passing off a visual of the Golden Temple in Amritsar as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's ... Read more...

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Regional diaspora meet in Dubai this year: Ravi


January 9th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) The regional annual diaspora meet, the mini-Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, will be held in Dubai later this year, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said Monday."I am ... Read more...

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Overseas Indians welcome right to vote


January 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Non-resident Indians have hailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcement that the government would allow them to vote and participate in the election process, a long-tanding ... Read more...

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NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections (Second Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling a long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow NRIs to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to the law ... Read more...

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India seeks diaspora investment in energy, healthcare


January 7th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) India Saturday asked its 30 million strong diaspora spread across over 130 countries to contribute in the development of healthcare, energy and infrastructure sector.Almost 1,500 ... Read more...

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Overseas Indian workers to get pension, life insurance


January 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) The Indian government Saturday launched a special pension and life insurance scheme that would benefit over 5 million unskilled and semi-skilled workers employed overseas mostly in ... Read more...

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PBD-2012: Preparations in full swing in Jaipur


January 5th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 5 (IANS) Preparations are in full swing in this Rajasthan capital for the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) diaspora conclave Jan 7-9, an official said Thursday.PBD-2012 will ... Read more...

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With Lucknow in mind, Ajit Singh gets civil aviation (Roundup)


December 18th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh was Sunday inducted into the union cabinet and given charge of the civil aviation ministry, days after ... Read more...

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Contest for NRIs to attend Pravasi Bharatiya Divas


December 16th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) NRI Matters, an online platform for the Indian diaspora to get advice on financial matters and share their thoughts, has again launched an event ... Read more...

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‘New immigration law, online platform on the way’


November 25th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) To transform the imigration process, the government Friday promised to provide within a year an electronic platform to link Indian missions abroad and the concerned ... Read more...

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No mass exodus of Indian nurses from Saudi Arabia: Ravi


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) There are no instances where exodus of Indian nurses in large numbers from Saudi Arabia has taken place, parliament was told Wednesday.Replying to a ... Read more...

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103 Indians died in Australian attacks: Vayalar Ravi


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) As many as 103 Indians were killed or injured in attacks in Australia last year and steps have been taken to prevent such assaults, Overseas ... Read more...

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s new team


July 12th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Following is the new look of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's team after a reshuffle of his council of ministers Tuesday, inducting eight new faces, ... Read more...

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PM reviews performance of ministers


June 9th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) With corruption scandals denting the image of his government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday continued with the exercise of reviewing the performance of his ... Read more...

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Five Indian ministers at Toronto’s mini-PBD


May 30th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 30 (IANS) Canadian Governor General David Johnston will join Vayalar Ravi, oversees Indian affairs minister, and his four cabinet colleagues in welcoming the Indian diaspora to the mini ... Read more...

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Ravi meets diaspora youth visiting India


May 16th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi Monday met a group of 24 diaspora youth participating in 17th Know India Programme (KIP), intended to promote ... Read more...

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Foundation stone laid for overseas Indians centre


April 28th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi Thursday laid the foundation stone here for a "Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra" - intended for discussions and research on the ... Read more...

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Ravi stresses on effective mechanism for benefit of migrant workers


April 20th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Apr 20 (ANI): Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi today called for setting up of an effective mechanism for the protection and welfare of Indian migrant workers. Addressing the Fourth Ministerial ... Read more...

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Evacuation of Indians from Libya going smooth: Krishna


March 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday said the evacuation of Indians from strife-torn Libya is going on smoothly, and added that over 3,500 people would ... Read more...

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Fourth batch of Indian citizens arrive in India from Libya


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1(ANI): A fourth special Air India flight carrying 331 Indian citizens, has arrived, here from Libya.Air India flight AI-170 landed at the Terminal-2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

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India monitoring Libya situation: Krishna


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was keeping a close watch on the situation in violence-hit Libya and vowed to ensure the safety of all Indians there. "The situation ... Read more...

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Arab unrest: 24-hour helpline for Indians


February 21st, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) With popular unrest spreading in the Arab world, the Indian external affairs ministry has set up a situation room and a 24-hour helpline to assist Indians in ... Read more...

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Patel to focus on re-energising public sector firms


January 20th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Newly-appointed Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel Thursday said he would renew efforts to re-energise the public sector enterprises which come under his ministry. Patel, ... Read more...

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Budget Session of Parliament to start on Feb. 21


January 20th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The Budget Session of Parliament will begin on February 21.The General Budget is to be presented in the Lok Sabha on February 28.The decision to recommend ... Read more...

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Manmohan shuffles ministry, focus on economy, governance (Lead)


January 19th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday carried out a much anticipated shuffle of his ministerial pack by elevating three junior ministers to cabinet rank and bringing in ... Read more...

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Major reshuffle: three new ministers, three promoted to cabinet rank


January 19th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Three new cabinet ministers, all three elevated from minister of state rank, and three new ministers of state were Wednesday inducted in the 19-month-old United Progressive ... Read more...

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