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Mukherjee asks youth diaspora to learn about India


September 7th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday asked the youth of the Indian diaspora to learn about India, its traditions and thought process and to use the ... 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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78 Indian workers left high and dry in Saudi Arabia


July 4th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Seventy-eight Indians, working for a private firm in Saudi Arabia, have been left stranded without food and water after their employer reneged on paying their ... Read more...

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Indian migrant workers to get skills training


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Four major projects to help build Indian migrant workers' capabilities to move up the value chain and to position India as a preferred source of ... Read more...

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Sweden child custody case: Diaspora ministry asked to take action


June 12th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Overseas Indian Affairs ministry has been asked to take action for release of an NRI mother's son from custody of Swedish authorities in Gotland, close ... Read more...

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India, Finland sign social security accord


June 12th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Providing a boost to Indians working in Finland, India Tuesday signed an agreement with the Scandinavian country to extend social security benefits to them, a ... Read more...

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UAE to set up consulate in Thiruvananthapuram


May 17th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to set up its Kerala consulate here in the state capital, India's Minister of State for External Affairs E. ... Read more...

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Overseas Indian affairs ministry rapped for inadequate data


May 8th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has slammed the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) for lacking authentic data on the exact size of the Indian diaspora, noting ... Read more...

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IPL attracts visiting overseas Indian youth


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Over 30 overseas youth of Indian origin are on a three-week visit here to know about their parents' and grandparents' homeland, and the Indian Premier ... 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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India to spend Rs.50 crore on overseas Indians


March 16th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India will spend close to Rs.50 crore on welfare schemes targeted at overseas Indians in 2012-13, according to budgetary estimates proposed by Finance Minister ... Read more...

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381 wives of NRIs seek government help


March 15th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA) has received 381 complaints of women being deserted or harassed by their non-resident Indian (NRI)husbands, a majority of ... Read more...

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Booklets provide guidance to women dumped by NRI spouses


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) As part of efforts to help women deserted by their non-resident Indian (NRI) husbands, the government has brought out booklets and pamphlets on safeguards, ... Read more...

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Foreign students get a taste of Indian education at IGNOU


January 13th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A group of 37 students from 11 countries visited the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to acquaint themselves with the education system here, officials ... 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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India’s annual diaspora conclave kicks off Saturday


January 6th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) India's annual conclave to connect with its 30 million diaspora in some 130 countries kicks off Saturday in this Pink City, with the focus this ... Read more...

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Annual diaspora meet begins in Jaipur Saturday


January 5th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Over 1,300 delegates from 54 countries will participate in the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas annual diaspora meet that begins in Jaipur Saturday."Over 1,300 delegates ... Read more...

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Kamla Persad-Bissessar, a ‘Pravasi Bharatiya’ on her way to India


January 1st, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Jan 1 (IANS) Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Indian-origin prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, will be going to India Jan 2 on a state ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM to visit India in January


December 18th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Dec 18 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago's Indian-origin Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will pay a 10-day state visit to India in January, where she will meet President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Bihar to survey non-resident Biharis


December 14th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 14 (IANS) Bihar will begin in March next year its first survey of non-resident Biharis (NRBs), an official said Wednesday.The survey will collect information about their socio-economic condition, ... Read more...

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‘Take up issue of stranded Keralites in Saudi Arabia’


October 19th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Thousands of Keralites and other Indians are awaiting amnesty from Saudi Arabian authorities to be able to return home, opposition legislator K.V. Abdul Khader told the ... Read more...

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Goa’s NRI office to help migrant workers


October 13th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Goa's commissionerate of Non Resident Indian (NRI) affairs Thursday said it will tie up with other central government agencies and Indian embassies to intervene in cases ... Read more...

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A memorable homecoming to roots for Indian PIOs


October 9th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A trip to connect with their Indian roots has left a group of young Persons of India Origin (PIO) totally smitten and wanting to return ... Read more...

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Chandy to help end expatriates’ passport woes


September 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday assured the assembly that he would take up with the central government passport-related problems faced by expatriates at state airports.Indian ... Read more...

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28 PIOs to learn more about India


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Twenty-eight people of Indian origin (PIOs) from different countries will get an opportunity to understand India better at a three-week study programme starting Thursday.According to ... 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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Over 1,500 delegates to attend Indian diaspora conclave in 2012


August 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Over 1,500 delegates from across the globe are likely to participate in India's annual diaspora conclave to be held in Jaipur Jan 7-9, 2012, ... Read more...

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India trying to bring back 28 Indians ‘duped’ by travel agents


August 10th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Baghdad is "proactively liaising" with the Iraqi authorities to facilitate the return of 28 Indians who were allegedly duped by unscrupulous ... Read more...

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India to set up five PIO universities for its diaspora


June 12th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 12 (IANS) The Indian government will set up five PIO universities in the country to cater to the diaspora students of Indian origin.Announcing this at the just concluded ... Read more...

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India gives 3-P mantra to diaspora on economic engagement


June 11th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 11 (IANS) India Friday promised to remove irritants hindering the engagement of its 27 million-strong global diaspora with their parent country.But it also recommended three Ps - purpose, ... Read more...

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Canada announces 10-year visas for Indians (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 10 (IANS) In a significant gesture, Canada Thursday announced a 10-year multiple entry visa for Indians.Making this announcement at a preliminary session of the fifth Parvasi Bharatiya ... Read more...

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India asks diaspora to become partners in progress


June 10th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 10 (IANS) Calling the Indian diaspora its bridge of friendship to the world, India Thursday invited the million-strong Indo-Canadian community to become a part of its success ... Read more...

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India to woo businesses at Toronto mini-Pravasi Bharatiya Divas


March 28th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 28 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) will hold a roundtable on business opportunities in India ... Read more...

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Govt. provides legal assistance to Indians in foreign countries: Vayalar Ravi


March 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi today said that the government provides legal assistance to Indians in foreign countries through Indian Missions abroad.In a written ... Read more...

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India to complete ‘Operation Safe Homecoming’ by March 10: Preneet Kaur


March 4th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4(ANI): Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Friday said that the Central Government expects to complete 'Operation Safe Homecoming' by March 10.Operation Safe Homecoming was ... Read more...

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