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Remittances to India rose to $66.13 bn in 2011-12


September 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Remittances to India surged to $66.13 billion in 2011-12 as compared to $55.62 billion in the previous year, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi ... 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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States woo diaspora for investment


January 9th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Chief ministers of several states Monday urged overseas Indians to step up investment, assuring a business-friendly environment.Showcasing the development initiatives launched by their respective governments, ... 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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‘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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Look into nurses’ grievance, apex court tells government


December 9th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the central government to look into the nurses' grievance that private hospitals were retaining their original professional certificates, thereby thwarting ... Read more...

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Team Anna reaches out to Indians in Japan


November 4th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to NRIs, a core Team Anna member met Indians settled in Tokyo to increase awareness about the anti-corruption movement, ... Read more...

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Kerala polls: First charter flight with NRI voters arrives at Karipur Airport


April 10th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKaripur Airport (Kerala), Apr 10 (ANI): With Kerala gearing up for the April 13 assembly polls, for the first time ever a flight full of voters from UAE, Rassel Khema ... Read more...

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North-East Chief Ministers appeal to NRI’s for investment


January 14th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): The northeastern states have made a fervent appeal to the Indian diaspora to invest in key infrastructure to help the region prosper on a par with the ... Read more...

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Fiscal consolidation vital to tame prices: Mukherjee


January 8th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Economic expansion and high fiscal deficit are together leading to unstable price regime and the government needs to revert to fiscal consolidation to control the situation, ... Read more...

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More Indian cultural centres to showcase soft power: PM


January 8th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India will set up cultural centres in five more countries to showcase its soft power and acquire a global footprint for its rich diversity, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Sharmila-Soha starrer “Life…” set for North American release


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) British Indian director Sangeeta Dutta's new film "Life Goes On" exploring the relations between a grief stricken father and his three daughters is being released in ... Read more...

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Actor Madhu To Inaugurate Cinefest 2010 Opening At Gulf Cinema


June 11th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Actor Madhavan Nair, who is better known by his stage name Madhu, is going to inaugurate Cinefest 2010, a festival of Malayalam movies at the Gulf ... Read more...

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Deepa Mehta to begin filming ‘Midnight’s Children’ in September


January 4th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta says she has finished writing the script for the big-screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize winner "Midnight's Children" ... Read more...

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Hindraf chief’s India visit: Malaysia to quiz Britain


January 20th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 20 (IANS) Malaysia may ask Britain why it facilitated the visit to India of a Hindu leader that it thinks misrepresented the case of his ethnic compatriots at the ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan to launch welfare fund for diaspora in Dubai


January 15th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday announced that he would travel to Dubai February end to inaugurate the collection to a welfare fund being set up for the ... Read more...

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Vellu denies washing dirty Malaysian linen in Chennai


January 13th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.13 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president S. Samy Vellu has denied "washing dirty Malaysian linen in Chennai". He claimed he was merely responding to allegations made by Hindu ... Read more...

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India to work with global community against terror: PM


January 8th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Terrorism is a threat to India's pluralistic traditions and the country will work with other countries to eliminate the “safe havens” and “launching pads” for terrorists, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Panic sets in as oil, cooking gas supplies run dry in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


January 7th, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) With tanker owners' unions joining the strike by over 55,000 employees of 14 public sector oil companies, panic set in Tamil Nadu since Wednesday afternoon after fuel stations ... Read more...

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Emirates’ new budget carrier to bring relief to expats


March 19th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, March 19 (IANS) The new budget airline being launched by Emirates is expected to bring relief to the large number of low and middle-income expatriate workers in the Gulf ... Read more...

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Kerala approves welfare bill for NRKs


March 18th, 2008 - 11:03 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) Kerala's V.S. Achuthanandan government Tuesday approved the Pravasi Kerala Welfare Bill 2008, aimed at reaching out to thousands of people from the state settled elsewhere in the country ... Read more...

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Hindus in Malaysia offer special prayers for detained Hindraf activists


December 31st, 2007 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (ANI): Hindus residing in Malaysia gathered in large numbers at various temples in the country to offer their prayers for the early release of detained activists of the ... Read more...

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