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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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Trinidad and Tobago to tie up with Jaipur institute


January 9th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar Monday announced that her country will collaborate with Jaipur-based Shankara Group of Institutions for training of women, especially in ... Read more...

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NRIs shop, soak in Rajasthani delights in Jaipur


January 9th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Dal-bati-choorma, lak jewellery, bandhej textiles...Most overseas Indians participating in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) here are taking time off from their busy schedule to shop, sightsee ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago keen to host mini Indian diaspora meet


January 8th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar Sunday invited Indian investments in her country, assuring all possible help and said the Caribbean nation was keen ... 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 requires gender-based teaching’


January 8th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Overseas Indians attending the Pravasi Bharati Diwas (PBD) here Jan 7-9 feel that to become a developed country, India requires to fill the gaps mainly in ... Read more...

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India pushing Gulf countries for liberal labour laws


January 8th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) India will enter into bilateral agreements with the Gulf countries to curb exploitation of Indian labour in the region and ensure a decent working environment ... Read more...

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Government concerned about diaspora’s safety in Gulf, West Asia: PM


January 8th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian government is concerned about the safety and security of its diaspora living in areas like the Gulf and West Asia, Prime Minister Manmohn ... Read more...

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Indian economy will grow at 7 percent in 2011-12: PM


January 8th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Despite turbulence in developed economies, India's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 7 percent in the current fiscal and is geared to return to ... Read more...

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Non-resident Indians get voting rights (Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to ... 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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‘Pravasi Bharatiya’ delegates excited to be in Jaipur


January 7th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) Non-resident Indian delegates, who have arrived in Jaipur to participate in the ongoing Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) are excited to be in the city. They say ... Read more...

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Interactive sessions for young Pravasis at conclave


January 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) Interactive sessions to attract young entrepreneurs and enrich the experience of Pravasi youth will be held in Jaipur on Saturday and Monday as part of ... 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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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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Vayalar skips, Preneet Kaur to lead India at Pravasi Divas


June 8th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 8 (IANS) Vayalar Ravi, minister of overseas Indian affairs and civil aviation, is skipping this week's mini Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) here. Instead, Preneet Kaur, minister of state ... 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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Canadians take part in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas


January 17th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.17 (ANI): Canadians proudly participated in the ninth edition of the Government of India-sponsored Indian diaspora reunion, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), January 7 to 9 in New Delhi.The Canada-based ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh proud of Indians community’s contribution in Malaysia


January 9th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Talking to a 240-member delegation led by Malaysia's special envoy for infrastructure Samy Vellu in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in New Delhi, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan ... Read more...

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Every NRI is an Indian ambassador of goodwill: Minister


January 8th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Every non-resident Indian is an "Indian ambassador of goodwill" in the country he or she lives in, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Jitin Prasada ... Read more...

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Meghalaya proposes joint patrols in riot-hit areas (Lead)


January 7th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 7 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday proposed to Assam joint police patrolling in riot-hit areas to check ethnic clashes between Garo and Rabha tribals. Altogether, eight people have died ... Read more...

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‘More people from northeast should go abroad’


January 7th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) More people from the northeast should travel abroad in search of opportunities and send back remittances to invest and develop the economy in their region, participants at ... Read more...

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Government to invest $100 bn on education in 12th plan


January 7th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The government spending on education will be increased to $100 billion in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) from the estimated $70 billion during the current plan ... Read more...

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Sibal invites Indian diaspora back home


January 7th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Friday called for "collaboration" from the Indian diaspora in building the education sector and invited them back to the land ... Read more...

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Sibal launches new MHRD web page dedicated to NRIs, PIOs


January 6th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday launched a new web page in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) website dedicated to Non Resident ... Read more...

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas starts Friday, northeast in focus


January 6th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) About 1,500 delegates will be participating in the three-day annual convention for overseas Indians, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), which begins here Friday. The ninth edition ... Read more...

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New Zealand Governor General to be Chief Guest of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2011


December 21st, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): The Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Anand Satyanand will be the Chief Guest of forthcoming 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)-2011.Addressing a press conference, here ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi’s message still relevant: Vayalar Ravi


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's message is still relevant today with discrimination on basis of race, caste, tribe, language and gender being current issues globally, Overseas Indian ... Read more...

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Durban street now named Juma Masjid Square (Second Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) A plaque renaming as 'Juma Masjid Square' the street outside one of the oldest mosques in South Africa built on a plot owned by a Gujarati ... Read more...

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Do business with India, Indians in Africa told (Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) Africans of Indian origin should look at India as a "land of economic opportunity" and connect more through business and education, besides traditional social and cultural ... Read more...

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India, its diaspora should strengthen economic ties: Vayalar Ravi


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi has called upon the Indian diaspora in Africa to strengthen economic ties with the land of their origin."For Africans of ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict gets mixed review at Durban meet


October 1st, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Laskhmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 1 (IANS) The Ayodhya verdict was a hot topic at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-Africa (PBD-Africa) here, with a majority of the diaspora giving a thumbs up ... Read more...

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800 delegates to attend PBD-Africa in Durban


September 17th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) With 2010 being the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first indentured sugarcane labourers from India, PBD Africa - India's mini connect with its diaspora - ... Read more...

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Durban to host Africa diaspora conference


August 5th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Come October and the Indian diaspora in Africa will converge for the Mini Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Durban, marking the city's historic links with ... Read more...

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