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Indian-Americans get prime spots at US presidential conventions


August 21st, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) With both the Democratic and Republican parties out to woo the three million strong Indian-American community with its growing political clout, three of them have ... Read more...

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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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Olympic torch making firm faces penalty over Indian immigrants


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) A firm involved in making Olympic torches has been suspected of employing illegal Indian immigrants right under the noses of Games security staff in Britain.Crown Polishing ... Read more...

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Indian Americans lead all in income, education: Survey


June 20th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the US with Indian Americans leading them all in their levels of income and education, ... Read more...

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‘US gives security to Indian workers in Afghanistan’


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Indians working at American military bases in Afghanistan are being looked after by the US authorities, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vyalar Ravi told the ... 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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Saudi offer to hike crude exports to India


February 14th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 14 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has offered to increase its export of crude oil to India. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud conveyed this to Indian Defence ... Read more...

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Aneesh Chopra, Obama’s Indian American IT head, quits


January 28th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Aneesh Chopra, President Barack Obama's information technology honcho, who was the highest ranking Indian American in the Obama administration, is leaving the White House, apparently ... Read more...

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Indian, Vietnamese immigrants ‘Americanised’ but don’t lose own identity


December 7th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian and Vietnamese immigrants become "Americanised" over time through social activities, but still retain their identities, say researchers after studying the two communities in Texas. Typically, ... Read more...

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Indian American to head US think-tank


October 26th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Neera Tanden, an Indian-American veteran of the Obama and Clinton administrations, will be taking over as president of the Centre for American Progress, a major ... Read more...

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US banks on India to make globally competitive products: Rao


October 10th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) American businesses leveraged India's strengths to produce globally competitive products, while Indian companies invested $21 billion in the US, said India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao. Private participation in ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray renews attack on north Indian immigrants


October 4th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) Blaming the north Indian migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar for the auto strike that inconvenienced thousands of Mumbaikars Monday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj ... Read more...

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TiE turning immigrants into millionaires


May 18th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) in Canada is making its mark by turning struggling Indian immigrants into successful entrepreneurs.Under its mentorship programme, TiE Toronto has turned million-dollar ... Read more...

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First Indian-American elected to Chicago City Council


February 25th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, Feb 25 (IANS) Thirty year old Ameya Pawar has become the first Indian-American to be elected to the Chicago City Council.Pawar was elected Tuesday as the alderman for the 47th Ward ... Read more...

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‘Overseas Indians can enroll names in voters list online’


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Feb 20 (ANI): Vayalar Ravi, the Indian Cabinet Minister of Overseas Affairs, has said that the online enrollment process of 'Indian expatriates' in the voters' register is being finalised, but added ... Read more...

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Indian-origin lawmaker faces racist attack from jailed UK axe killer


February 7th, 2011 - 7:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb.7 (ANI): An Indian-origin Conservative MP in the UK, Priti Patel,has been racially attacked by a convicted axe killer who is leading a campaign to give prisoners the right to ... Read more...

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Indian-origin MP faces racist attack in Britain


February 6th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) An Indian-origin parliamentarian in Britain has faced a racist attack for opposing the cause of a convicted killer who is leading the campaign to give prisoners the right ... Read more...

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One of last survivors of indenture system dies in Rotterdam


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) One of the last survivors of the Indian indenture system in the Latin American country of Suriname is no more. Ninety-eight-year-old Goeroepersad Girbaran died in ... Read more...

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Mayor of Canada’s ‘Indian city’ leads business trip to India


January 27th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 27 (IANS) Canada's 'Indian city' of Surrey is sending a big delegation to India next month in search of business and investment opportunities.Mayor Dianne Watts will lead the ... Read more...

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Indian Australians say bilateral ties improving


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.23 (ANI): Indian immigrants in Australia say there is a lot of improvement in bilateral relations between the two countries.Shams, an Indian immigrant, said that comparatively there is lot of improvement ... Read more...

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European Union set to open doors to Indian migrants


October 26th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 26 (ANI): There is good news for Indian immigrants wanting to settle down in European countries.According to The Sun, a secret agreement has been reached between the Indian Government ... Read more...

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Fourth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held in South Africa


September 17th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): The fourth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be held at South Africa's Durban city on October 1 and 2 respectively with the theme 'India and Africa: Building Bridges'.The ... Read more...

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November to be Sikh Awareness Month in California


September 5th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Yuba City (Northern California), Sep 5 (IANS) In a historic gesture for the 250,000-strong Sikh community in California, the state assembly has passed a resolution declaring November as 'California Sikh ... Read more...

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Britain seeks Punjab help to check illegal migration


August 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) British Minister for Immigration Damian Green Tuesday urged the Punjab government to help the British High Commission in proper verification of people applying for visa to his country. The ... Read more...

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18 Indian immigrants arrested in Britain


August 11th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 18 Indians have been arrested in Britain for immigration-related offences and would be deported soon. The illegal workers were arrested by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) ... Read more...

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UK mission confirms arrest of 18 illegal Indian immigrants


August 11th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.11 (ANI):The UK Border Agency has arrested eighteen Indian nationals for entering the country illegally and committing acts of an illegal nature.The arrests were carried out through a series of ... Read more...

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Manmohan praises Indo-Canadian community


June 28th, 2010 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Toronto, June 28 (IANS) The 1.1-million-strong Indo-Canadian community received lavish praise from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who particularly acknowledged their contribution during the difficult times between the two countries."The ... Read more...

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1.6 million Indians make US their home


June 10th, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 10 (IANS) With about 1.6 million foreign-born from India residing in the United States in 2008, they have emerged as the third-largest immigrant group in America after Mexican ... Read more...

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Indian jewellery store looted in Britain


June 9th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Leicester, June 9 (IANS) A gang of masked robbers raided an Indian jewellery store on Belgrave Road and decamped with valuables worth thousands of pounds Tuesday. They are yet to be caught, ... Read more...

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India, South Africa launch CEOs Forum, talks Friday (Roundup)


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) With the re-launch of CEOs Forum infusing new vigour into business ties, the leaders of India and South Africa are set to firm up their strategic ... Read more...

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Indian Canadian restored to cabinet post after exoneration


May 5th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Vancouver, May 5 (IANS) Kash Heed, the Indian-origin solicitor general of British Columbia province in Canada who was cleared of any wrongdoing in his poll campaign last year, was Tuesday ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM’s ex-aide being probed for sedition


February 4th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 4 (IANS) An investigation was launched Thursday against Nasir Safar, who resigned as a special officer to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, for sedition after he spoke against the ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi has a war of words with Shiv Sena


February 3rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 3 (ANI): Locking horns with the Shiv Sena over the 'Mumbai for Marathis' issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said it has no takers in Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Tracing the shattered dreams of many Dubai Indians


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Kul Bhushan New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) It's a novel that looks at the hard lives of poor Indian migrants in search of their pot of gold in Dubai - a work ... Read more...

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Gadkari criticises Shiv Sena, MNS’ regionalism


February 1st, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Monday criticised the regionalism being propagated by Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in Maharashtra state.Speaking to ... Read more...

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