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India Diaspora
  Last Updated: May 15, 2007 - 7:22:41 PM

India Business
NRI ties up with London firm for Bengal mini-townships
Kolkata, May 14 - Foreign investment in the booming real estate sector of West Bengal gets a boost with a London-based company joining hands with an NRI entrepreneur to invest $20 million in two mini-townships here.
May 14, 2007 - 12:37:18 PM

India Diaspora
NRIs can gift cars online, no extra charge for blessings!
When an NRI buys his first new car on returning to India, he knows that he has made it.
May 14, 2007 - 10:13:05 AM

India Diaspora
Jalandhar man to make history in Britain
Dakoha -, May 14 - This fairly prosperous village on the outskirts of Punjab's bustling city of Jalandhar will have its resident, Harjit Gill, create a history of sorts May 21 when he takes over as mayor of Gloucester city in Britain.
May 14, 2007 - 8:27:35 AM

India Business
Raje seeks foreign investment for Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 13 - Inaugurating India Festival 2007 in Dubai, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has invited the international business community to invest in her state.
May 13, 2007 - 5:18:18 PM

India Diaspora
On an Indian medical genius, now almost forgotten
New Delhi, May 13 - An Indian from Andhra Pradesh in the 1940s pioneered path-breaking research in the US in biochemistry, helping to bring to humankind some lifesaving drugs widely used today. The admirers of Yellapragada SubbaRow, a name very few Indians would be familiar with, say he deserves a place in the pantheon of top scientists in the land of his birth.
May 13, 2007 - 12:36:50 PM

India Diaspora
IIT alumnus takes software to battlefront and beyond
Bangalore, May 13 - An Indian expatriate trained at the Indian Institute of Technology --Kharagpur is playing a crucial role in taking software to the battlefront.
May 13, 2007 - 9:57:56 AM

India Business
Singapore keen to invest in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, May 11 - The government of Singapore Thursday showed keen interest in exploring the possibilities of making huge investments in Andhra Pradesh, especially in the areas of construction, port development, industrial parks and biotechnology.
May 11, 2007 - 9:14:15 PM

India Diaspora
Crisis group set up to deal with Uganda-like situation
New Delhi, May 10 - The external affairs ministry has formed a crisis management group to prevent targeting of Indians in foreign countries as it recently happened in Uganda where an Indian was killed in racial violence.
May 10, 2007 - 6:29:23 PM

India Diaspora
Air crash: Ministry in touch with Indian mission in Nairobi
New Delhi, May 9 - The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs - is in touch with the Indian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, to ascertain the arrangements being made regarding travel and accommodation in Kenya and Cameroon of the relatives of those Indians killed in an air crash in southern Cameroon.
May 9, 2007 - 5:56:31 PM

India Diaspora
India, UAE to discuss welfare of Indian workers
New Delhi, May 9 - The first meeting of a joint committee formed on the welfare of Indian workers in the United Arab Emirates - will be held in Abu Dhabi Thursday.
May 9, 2007 - 2:34:24 PM

India Business
YSR calls for greater investment in agriculture
Hyderabad, May 9 - Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy told the World Agricultural Congress in the US that growth in agriculture could not be sustained without a second green revolution and farmers' welfare.
May 9, 2007 - 12:34:16 PM

India Business
Andhra Pradesh chief minister woos investors in US
Hyderabad, May 9 - Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has invited multinational companies, industrialists and experts in the US to invest in the state.
May 9, 2007 - 11:28:39 AM

India Diaspora
Discussing gender, sexuality through a film festival
New Delhi, May 9 - The Indian capital is set to host a film festival on 'gender and sexuality, identities and spaces' starting May 12, with works of several artistes from different parts of the world.
May 9, 2007 - 9:13:11 AM

India Diaspora
Indian American boy gets liver, kidney in rare surgery
New Delhi, May 8 - A 15-year-old Indian-American boy has undergone a successful simultaneous liver and kidney transplant from two separate live donors at a city hospital, which doctors claimed to be a surgical first in the world.
May 8, 2007 - 8:26:14 PM

India Diaspora
NRI boy gets liver, kidney in rare surgery
New Delhi, May 8 - A 15-year-old Indian-American boy underwent a simultaneous liver and kidney transplant at a city hospital here, which the attending doctors claimed Tuesday was the first such in the world.
May 8, 2007 - 4:45:50 PM

India Diaspora
Self-regulate, government tells recruitment agents for jobs abroad
New Delhi, May 8 - Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has called upon recruiting agents - for workers seeking jobs abroad to go for self-regulation in order to keep the emigration process from India orderly and humane.
May 8, 2007 - 8:30:27 AM

India Diaspora
Summer safaris and spirituality for NRIs
Unlike most NRIs who would not go to India during summer, Siddharth 'Sid' Verma landed in New Delhi this month. With temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius -, India is just too hot for holidays. But not for Sid and his three friends from Canada who love mountain climbing and dream of scaling Himalayan peaks. As they emerged from the New Delhi airport in the morning with their heavy equipment, a tour operator's driver greeted them and led them to a gleaming eight-seater, air-conditioned, luxurious mini-van.
May 8, 2007 - 8:14:02 AM

India Business
Rajasekhara Reddy accorded warm welcome in Chicago
Hyderabad, May 7 - The mayor of Chicago and members of the Indian diaspora were among those who accorded a warm welcome to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Sunday when he arrived on a four-day visit to the US.
May 7, 2007 - 5:25:46 PM

India Diaspora
Seven from Kerala are among 15 Indians onboard Kenyan jet
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 - Seven people from Kerala are believed to be among the 15 Indians on board the Kenyan Airways plane that crashed in a rain forest near the Cameroon capital, Yaounde. Media reports say there were nine people from Kerala.
May 6, 2007 - 10:30:30 PM

India Diaspora
Record number of candidates for diaspora scholarship scheme
New Delhi, May 5 - A record number of 223 students from the Indian diaspora will vie for the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children - 2007-08 awarded by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs - in an examination to be held in 15 countries Sunday.
May 5, 2007 - 5:54:15 PM

India Business
Can NRIs celebrate India's trillion-dollar economy?
If an American NRI visits India now, his dollars will buy much less. This is because the Indian rupee has strengthened against the dollar since 2002, crossing the watershed of Rs.41 to one dollar last week.
May 5, 2007 - 8:53:48 AM

India Diaspora
Bhopal gas victims upset with judgement,to seek review
Bhopal, May 4 - The Supreme Court's dismissal Friday of a petition seeking enhanced compensation for the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy has disappointed many of those still suffering from the toxic after effects of the poisonous gas leak that killed thousands more than 22 years ago.
May 4, 2007 - 9:29:14 PM

India Business
Uganda woos Indian investors, says Indians safe
New Delhi, May 4 - Uganda is a perfectly peaceful country and wants Indian entrepreneurs to invest there, according to an Ugandan delegation currently on a visit to India.
May 4, 2007 - 9:28:29 PM

India Diaspora
Pricking the 'NRI groom' phenomenon
New Delhi, May 4 - An NRI man comes to India, chooses a bride who brings along an enormous dowry, promises to take her back as soon as he manages to sponsor her visa - and vanishes, never to return.
May 4, 2007 - 7:58:12 PM

India Business
Indian's death in Uganda an aberration: Ugandan minister
New Delhi, May 4 - The recent death of an Indian in a riot in Uganda is an 'aberration' in what is otherwise a very peaceful country and harmonious society, according to a visiting Ugandan delegation.
May 4, 2007 - 4:46:56 PM

India Diaspora
Indian killed in Uganda was at wrong place at wrong time
New Delhi, May 4 - Devang Rawal, the young Indian who was stoned to death April 12 by a mob in Uganda, was at the wrong place at the wrong time, according to the owner of the company for which he worked.
May 4, 2007 - 3:20:51 PM

India Diaspora
Kuwait announces amnesty scheme, Indian mission ready
New Delhi, May 3 - The Indian embassy in Kuwait is making elaborate arrangements to deal with the large number of visitors who are coming to avail of an amnesty scheme announced by the Kuwait government.
May 3, 2007 - 6:56:21 PM

India Diaspora
Emigration process to become easier with computerisation
New Delhi, May 3 - The process of emigration from India will become easier as the government has begun computerising the eight offices of Protector of Emigrants -.
May 3, 2007 - 3:31:28 PM

India Diaspora
Kerala doctor in California bags NECO award
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 - A California-based Keralite doctor has bagged this year's Ellis Island Medal of Honor, established by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organisations - in the US.
May 3, 2007 - 11:36:13 AM


Indians truly global citizens: US poet
New Delhi, May 3 - This may be US poet Erica Funkhouser's first visit to India, but it has confirmed her opinion - garnered in interactions back home with Asian students - that Indians are truly global citizens.
May 3, 2007 - 8:22:34 AM

India Diaspora
Time for Indian, British lawyers to join hands: UK minister
New Delhi, May 2 - Lawyers from India and Britain can join hands to compete for international contracts together, says Britain's Constitutional and Legal Affairs Minister Catherine Ashton.
May 2, 2007 - 4:05:17 PM

India Business
'Corporates benefit from taxpayer but shy of social duties'
New Delhi, May 1 - Madhu Goud Yaskhi, often dubbed an 'NRI MP' as he left a flourishing law practice in New York to enter parliament, has criticised corporates for enjoying 'all kinds of benefits from taxpayers' money' while shying away from extending even basic facilities to poorer sections of society.
May 1, 2007 - 1:45:31 PM

India Diaspora
Education in India helped me: Abel Prize winner
New Delhi, April 30 - India-born Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan, winner of this year's Abel Prize in Mathematics, has acknowledged that his Indian educational background helped him win the award.
Apr 30, 2007 - 4:17:11 PM

India Diaspora
Where a number plate is worth a car's price
Chandigarh, April 29 - A whopping Rs.480,000 might seem like the price of a mid-segment car on the Indian road. But that was the money shelled out for a VIP number plate - CH 04 0001 - in Chandigarh!
Apr 29, 2007 - 8:24:25 AM

India Diaspora
Survey of non-resident Keralites on in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 - A survey covering 50 households each from 200 select villages is being conducted in Kerala to find out the number of the non-resident Keralites -.
Apr 29, 2007 - 8:24:02 AM

India Diaspora
NRI duped of Rs.55 million
New Delhi, April 28 - A non-resident Indian - woman from the United States filed a complaint in a city court after the Delhi Police refused to register a case against a prominent businessman for allegedly duping her of Rs.55 million.
Apr 28, 2007 - 6:14:34 PM

India Business
NRIs backbone of Kerala's Congress-backed channel
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 - Two firms promoted by non-resident Keralites -, apart from several other individual NRKs, will form the financial backbone of the Congress-supported Malayalam TV channel Jai Hind TV, which will go on air in July.
Apr 28, 2007 - 4:00:57 PM

India Diaspora
Becoming an NRI at any cost. Is it worth it?
Now even an Indian MP is involved in smuggling out Indians to make them NRIs. The basic details of the sensational news of an Indian MP trying to smuggle out a woman and a teenager on the diplomatic passports of his wife and son from India to Canada are well known in the NRI world by now. But there is a new twist to the immigration ring as illegal human trafficking usually involves shady travel agents and smugglers - now 'an Honourable Member' is also a partner in this crime.
Apr 27, 2007 - 8:02:52 AM

India Diaspora
Trafficking: Airlines asked for travel information about MPs
New Delhi, April 26 - The Delhi Police Thursday sent notices to five airlines including three international airlines to disclose travel information about the MPs allegedly involved in an international human trafficking racket, a senior official said.
Apr 26, 2007 - 4:41:30 PM

India Diaspora
NRI's homework clicks on online tutorials
New Delhi, April 25 - Tuitions have just gone online courtesy an NRI mother's initiative to help schoolchildren in the US and Canada who can, at the click of a mouse, now learn maths or English and finish their homework.
Apr 25, 2007 - 8:41:10 AM

India Diaspora
36 Indians deported from Dubai, Indian mission contacted
New Delhi, April 24 - India has contacted its mission in Dubai after reports here said 36 Indians had been deported to the country for travelling on fake visas.
Apr 24, 2007 - 6:24:11 PM

India Diaspora
Sick Indian dies in Maldives, mission flayed
New Delhi, April 24 - Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi Tuesday expressed the hope that Indian diplomatic missions would be more sensitive to problems of Indians, after a Kerala man who suffered from meningitis died in the Maldives.
Apr 24, 2007 - 12:54:06 PM

India Diaspora
NRI brings to India effective pain relief therapy
New Delhi, April 24 - An acute ankle and knee pain that refused to go for a decade, but was miraculously cured by non-invasive electromagnetic therapy, has prompted an NRI to bring the Scandinavian pain relief technique to India.
Apr 24, 2007 - 8:12:47 AM

India Diaspora
NRI doctor protests patient's death in Kolkata hospital
Kolkata, April 23 - A US-based doctor has lodged a complaint with the West Bengal Human Rights Commission - against a private hospital here after a patient died because the management allegedly stopped medication due to non-payment of dues.
Apr 23, 2007 - 2:01:57 PM

India Business
Of training B-school faculty to impart entrepreneurial skills
Bangalore, April 23 - Indian American venture capitalist Romesh Wadhawani has launched an initiative to train B-school faculty here in imparting entrepreneurial skills - a project India Inc has given its enthusiastic thumbs up.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:51:31 AM

India Business
Of training B-school faculty to impart entrepreneurial skills
Bangalore, April 23 - Indian American venture capitalist Romesh Wadhawani has launched an initiative to train B-school faculty here in imparting entrepreneurial skills - a project India Inc has given its enthusiastic thumbs up.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:51:31 AM

India Business
Mauritius to observe Bihar Day
Patna, April 22 - In a move to showcase Bihar in Mauritius, a Bihar Day will be celebrated in that country in June to mark the contributions of Bihar origin people in the making of the island nation.
Apr 22, 2007 - 2:39:15 PM

India Diaspora
NRI Facilitation Cell set up in Bhopal
Bhopal, April 20 - A new cell has been set up at the Madhya Pradesh chief minister's office here to facilitate coordination between NRIs and the Madhya Pradesh government, said official sources.
Apr 20, 2007 - 4:23:17 PM

India Business
Kerala team to visit Middle East to seek investment
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 - Kerala is sending a high level delegation to the Middle East next month to scout for investors who can help set up industries in the state.
Apr 19, 2007 - 3:29:24 PM

India Diaspora
Passports issued to Indian professor's family
Chennai, April 18 - The grief-stricken parents and relatives of G.V. Loganathan, the Indian professor killed in Monday's Virginia Tech shootout, Wednesday received passports and visas for their US visit to attend his last rites.
Apr 18, 2007 - 8:16:31 PM

India Diaspora
Massacre won't discourage Indian students: US counsellor
New Delhi, April 18 - The massacre at Virginia Tech that claimed 33 lives, including that of two Indians, will not jeopardise campus life in American universities nor should it stop Indian students from pursuing higher education there, a US embassy official said here Wednesday.
Apr 18, 2007 - 4:54:50 PM

India Diaspora
Mumbai girl Minal confirmed dead in US shootout
Mumbai, April 18 - Indian student Minal Hiralal Panchal, who had been missing after a gunman went on a shooting spree at the Virginia Tech University, has been confirmed dead by the Indian embassy in the US.
Apr 18, 2007 - 2:03:15 PM

India Diaspora
For Uganda NRIs: A grim reminder of Idi Amin's dark days
'The worst NRI nightmare is Idi Amin's Uganda,' recalled Shanti Lakhani in Leicester, UK. 'A glimpse of the same horror was repeated last week.' No matter where they live, all non-resident Indians - recoil with panic at the brutal treatment by the Ugandan despot Amin. The recent violent demonstrations near Jinja and in the capital Kampala were a reminder of the dark days of the Amin era from 1971-1979 during which the dictator ordered all Indians to leave Uganda in 1972. This mass expulsion from their homes and businesses without taking any assets remains the ultimate disaster for all NRIs.
Apr 18, 2007 - 10:01:27 AM

India Diaspora
Norms eased for employing foreigners in media outlets
New Delhi, April 17 - The Indian government Tuesday eased the norms for employing foreign and NRI media personnel, saying prior clearance for this was not necessary.
Apr 17, 2007 - 8:53:27 PM

India Diaspora
Shocked family to go to US for Indian professor's last rites
Erode -, April 17 - Slain Indian professor G.V. Loganathan, who was among the 33 killed in a gory shooting spree at Virginia Tech University campus, wanted to come back to India next year. Now, his parents and brothers, still reeling with shock over his death, are preparing to go to the US Wednesday to attend his last rites.
Apr 17, 2007 - 6:53:52 PM

India Diaspora
Rahul Khanna campaigns to save elephants
New Delhi, April 17 - Actor Rahul Khanna has joined the 'save the elephant' campaign and stars in the new anti-zoo ad made by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -.
Apr 17, 2007 - 11:18:30 AM

India Diaspora
NRI arrested for wife's death in Bahrain
Hyderabad, April 16 - A non-resident Indian employed in Bahrain was Monday arrested in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam in connection with the death of his wife under suspicious circumstances.
Apr 16, 2007 - 4:18:04 PM

India Diaspora
Anurag Kashyap upset with Deepa Mehta
Mumbai, April 16 - Writer-director Anurag Kashyap has accused Toronto-based filmmaker Deepa Mehta of stealing his credit in her Oscar-nominated film 'Water'.
Apr 16, 2007 - 9:42:04 AM

India Diaspora
NRI marriages through Bollywood lens
'As a realistic depiction of Asian life in Britain, 'Namastey London' made us feel proud as NRIs,' said Chaman Lal Chaman, a well-known radio presenter and an Asian cultural leader in London. The Bollywood film deals effectively with the generation gap and the problems of Asian parents and has been popular in Britain because it uses laughter and satire to drive home its points, added Chaman.
Apr 15, 2007 - 11:26:08 AM

India Diaspora
Shabana-starrer wins prestigious honour in New York
Mumbai, April 15 - Shabana Azmi and awards have almost become synonymous. So it comes as no surprise that her new film, 'Loins Of Punjab Presents', has won the best feature film honour at the 2007 First Run Festival in New York.
Apr 15, 2007 - 8:02:14 AM

India Diaspora
India takes up issue of Indian's killing with Uganda
New Delhi/Kampala, April 14 - Two days after an Indian was stoned to death in Kampala by a mob protesting against a plan to set up a sugar factory in a virgin forest area, India Saturday took up the matter with Uganda and expressed concern over the security of Indians living in the East African country.
Apr 14, 2007 - 6:03:33 PM

India Business
Bilimoria to expand Cobra beer operations, launch wines
New Delhi, April 13 - After registering sales of one million cases of Cobra beer in India, London-based Lord Karan Bilimoria is setting up two new breweries in the country at an investment of $20 million and entering the wine business.
Apr 13, 2007 - 10:32:15 AM

India Diaspora
Five NRIs duped of Rs.140 mn in Delhi
New Delhi, April 12 - Five non-resident Indian - doctors from the US were allegedly duped of Rs.140 million after they were induced for investment in a charitable trust run by a builder in the national capital, police said Thursday.
Apr 12, 2007 - 8:22:31 PM

India Business
Canadian firm invests $4 bn in India's hotel sector
New Delhi, April 12 - An Indian Canadian's Vancouver-based company is to invest $4 billion - on creating 15,000 budget hotel rooms across India in collaboration with a global hospitality chain, it was announced Thursday.
Apr 12, 2007 - 6:59:57 PM

India Diaspora
Cabinet approves labour MoU with UAE
New Delhi, April 12 - The Indian cabinet Thursday approved a pact with the United Arab Emirates - to safeguard the interests of the Indian workers in that country and to ensure their welfare.
Apr 12, 2007 - 6:53:54 PM

India Diaspora
India signs MoU with Kuwait to protect workers
New Delhi, April 11 - India has signed a labour pact with Kuwait to ease problems faced by its nationals working in that country.
Apr 11, 2007 - 3:34:45 PM

India Diaspora
Nepal ministerial group to quell Terai turmoil
Kathmandu, April 9 - With less than three months to go before the election, the Nepal government Monday moved to quell mounting turbulence in the Terai region by forming a ministerial team to begin negotiations with protesting groups and reconstituted a commission to probe a massacre in which 29 people were killed.
Apr 9, 2007 - 8:21:59 PM

India Diaspora
Two robbers get life term for killing senior citizen
New Delhi, April 9 - The Delhi High Court has upheld a trial court verdict awarding life imprisonment to two robbers, who killed a senior citizen and father of a US-based expatriate Indian at his South Extension residence in south Delhi 17 years ago.
Apr 9, 2007 - 7:11:39 PM

India Diaspora
US will have to pull out of Iraq: Time bureau chief
New Delhi, April 9 - Whether in three months or two years, the US will have to pull out from Iraq, and when that happens civil war in the war-ravaged country will spill out in the open, says Aparisim 'Bobby' Ghosh, the India-born Baghdad bureau chief of Time magazine.
Apr 9, 2007 - 2:33:27 PM

India Business
Flow of emotions draw crowds to 'The Namesake'
New Delhi, April 9 - The flow of emotions in Mira Nair's 'The Namesake', which has Tabu and Irrfan Khan in pivotal roles, seems to have struck the right chord with the audience as they continue to flock theatres to catch the film even a month after its release.
Apr 9, 2007 - 9:36:33 AM

India Business
Interest hike means twin benefits for NRIs
The hike in interest rates in India gives NRIs an opportunity to reap twin benefits.
Apr 8, 2007 - 8:58:55 AM

India Business
Premier Indian B-school nurtures entrepreneurs
Hyderabad, April 7 - A premier Indian B-school has quietly changed the manner in which venture capitalists look at budding entrepreneurs by serving as a facilitator between the two to translate business models into reality.
Apr 7, 2007 - 10:14:33 AM

India Diaspora
Mumbai to have integrated trauma care facility
New Delhi, April 7 - At least 100 hospitals in Mumbai will soon start an integrated trauma care facility to provide round the clock ambulance service and trauma care to patients on way to a hospital from an accident site.
Apr 7, 2007 - 7:35:13 AM

India Diaspora
India, Kuwait to sign labour welfare pact
New Delhi, April 6 - Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi will visit Kuwait and Qatar for a weeklong visit during the course of which he will sign a landmark labour welfare pact with Kuwait.
Apr 6, 2007 - 3:03:13 PM

India Diaspora
Court dismisses NRI doctor's petition under RTI
Kolkata, April 5 - The Calcutta High Court Thursday dismissed a plea under the Right to Information - Act filed by US-based Kunal Saha, who has sued five doctors for the death of his wife, on grounds that he is an NRI and thus not entitled to information under the newly enacted law.
Apr 5, 2007 - 5:55:13 PM

India Diaspora
India, Nepal agree on border controls
New Delhi, April 2 - India Monday discussed with Nepal the turbulence brewing in the Terai region that is in the grip of an agitation by Madhesis, people of Indian origin living in that area, and agreed on the need to strengthen border controls.
Apr 2, 2007 - 10:30:01 PM

India Diaspora
NRI accused of murder sent to judicial custody
New Delhi, April 2 - Avtar Singh Grewal, an NRI detained on entering India for allegedly killing his wife in the US, was produced Monday before the Patiala House courts for initiation of extradition proceedings.
Apr 2, 2007 - 5:15:18 PM

India Diaspora
Right to Information Act covers Indian missions too
New Delhi, April 2 - All Indian missions abroad are under the ambit of the Right to Information - Act and are duty bound to provide requisite information to Indian citizens, according to the Central Information Commission -.
Apr 2, 2007 - 3:49:22 PM

India Diaspora
India to sign labour pact with Kuwait: Ravi
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 - India is set to sign a labour pact with Kuwait when Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi visits the country from April 8. He will also go to Qatar as part of his trip to the Gulf region.
Mar 31, 2007 - 5:04:36 PM

India Diaspora
South Indian states keen to set up NRI varsity: Ravi
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 - Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi Saturday said some south Indian states have expressed their desire to set up a university for non-resident Indians - and persons of Indian origin -.
Mar 31, 2007 - 4:27:38 PM

India Diaspora
My life can never be normal, says Kiranjit Ahluwalia
Mumbai, March 31 - Kiranjit Ahluwalia, the abused Indian wife who brought a reform in the British law and on whose life the much talked about film 'Provoked' is based, says her wounds will never heal.
Mar 31, 2007 - 8:33:54 AM

India Diaspora
Supreme Court admits country's highest medical compensation claim
Kolkata/New Delhi, March 30 - The Supreme Court Friday admitted a Rs.1.43 billion compensation claim by a non-resident Indian whose wife died due to allegedly wrong treatment during a visit to Kolkata in May 1998.
Mar 30, 2007 - 6:16:44 PM

India Diaspora
Indians around the world disgusted with India's showing
Indians around the world are disappointed - indeed disgusted - with India's humiliating exit from the World Cup. Moans Shan Gupta from Melbourne: 'Almost every NRI wanted to see India win. But that was not to be. Professionalism was totally missing. The first casualty should have been Sharad Pawar - after India's poor display.'
Mar 28, 2007 - 8:46:18 AM


Mauritian magician in Bihar to build bridges
Patna, March 27 - A Mauritian magician of Indian origin, who is in Bihar to trace his roots, dreams of 'bringing' the Indian Ocean country to his state and vice versa.
Mar 27, 2007 - 7:42:38 AM

India Diaspora
Planetarium in astronaut Kalpana Chawla's memory
Chandigarh, March 26 - A planetarium costing Rs.65 million is being set up in Haryana in the memory of astronaut Kalpana Chawla and will become functional this year.
Mar 26, 2007 - 9:53:17 PM

India Diaspora
UAE to become more foreign worker-friendly
New Delhi, March 26 - The United Arab Emirates, where around 1.5 million Indians earn their livelihood, is all set to become more worker-friendly by adopting a series of labour reforms to safeguard the interests of its foreign workers.
Mar 26, 2007 - 7:44:32 PM

India Diaspora
NRI film directors score box office hits
NRI film directors have made news with their 'hit list'. Mira Nair's 'The Namesake', based on the novel by prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, has set a new record at the box office by raking in over $1 million in just two weekends this month.
Mar 25, 2007 - 9:13:01 AM

India Diaspora
$10,000 scholarship for Indian students in New York
New Delhi, March 24 - Indian alumni of the International House of New York, a graduate-level residential and cultural centre, have established a $10,000 scholarship for Indians pursuing studies in New York, an official said Saturday.
Mar 24, 2007 - 5:34:54 PM

India Diaspora
Exclusive university for PIOs, NRIs soon
New Delhi, March 23 - The government has given its approval to a policy framework for establishing a university in India for children of non-resident Indians - and persons of Indian origin -.
Mar 23, 2007 - 6:56:52 PM

India Business
Facilitation centre for NRIs soon
New Delhi, March 23 - The central government has given its green signal for setting up a facilitation centre for overseas Indians that will serve as a 'one-stop-shop' and extend a wide range of need-based services.
Mar 23, 2007 - 6:55:58 PM

India Diaspora
I'm not pursuing bestsellers: Mira Nair
Mumbai, March 23 - NRI filmmaker Mira Nair says it's a sheer coincidence that her films 'Vanity Fair', 'The Namesake' and the ready-to-shoot 'Shantaram' are based on bestsellers.
Mar 23, 2007 - 9:37:55 AM

India Business
Government to set up facilitation trust for NRIs
New Delhi, March 22 - The cabinet Thursday gave its nod for setting up a facilitation centre for overseas Indians seeking to offer them a 'one stop shop' and also extend financial support to it.
Mar 22, 2007 - 10:15:15 PM

India Diaspora
Policy framework for PIO university approved
New Delhi, March 22 - The cabinet Thursday gave its approval to a policy framework for establishing a university in India to provide affordable and quality education to children of non-resident Indians - and persons of Indian origin -.
Mar 22, 2007 - 9:55:19 PM

India Diaspora
Fashion fraternity unfazed by charges against Jon
New Delhi, March 22 - Fashion designers here have nothing against India-born designer Anand Jon getting his comeuppance if proved guilty of rape, but say such charges are no reflection on the Indian fashion industry.
Mar 22, 2007 - 3:41:28 PM

India Diaspora
Court to consider fresh evidence against Kohli
New Delhi, March 21 - The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed a subordinate court to take note of the additional evidence submitted by the government against Indian-born Maninder Singh Kohli to face trial in Britain for alleged rape and murder of teenager Hannah Foster in 2003.
Mar 21, 2007 - 7:15:02 PM

India Diaspora
Bahrain to launch social housing for expatriates
New Delhi, March 20 - Bahrain's Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa has promised his country would open social housing for expatriates to improve their living conditions, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said Tuesday.
Mar 20, 2007 - 8:51:13 PM

India Diaspora
Scholarship programme for diaspora children
New Delhi, March 19 - The ministry of overseas Indian affairs has introduced a scholarship programme for diaspora children to study at higher and technical institutions in India.
Mar 19, 2007 - 6:16:29 PM

India Diaspora
Up next: Shades of diaspora on Indian marquees
New Delhi, March 18 - Even as films based on trials and tribulations of the Indian immigrant have morphed into an entire genre better known as 'desi' flicks, the depiction of the diaspora has remained largely stereotypical in the Hindi filmdom.
Mar 18, 2007 - 5:30:06 PM

India Business
Excellent response to Kerala's new infrastructure firm
Kochi, March 19 - The setting up of an infrastructure company in Kerala has received a big response with offers worth Rs.1 billion by non-resident Keralites - and big investors from the state.
Mar 18, 2007 - 5:22:31 PM

India Diaspora
Kerala seeks expatriates' help for its hospitals
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 - Kerala Saturday urged expatriates from the state to donate hospital equipment for its poorly maintained primary health centres.
Mar 17, 2007 - 5:55:42 PM

India Business
British Indian 'Curry King' explores investment in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 17 - Sir Gulam Noon, the India-born British businessman who is credited with popularising Indian curries in ready-to-eat packs in Britain, is exploring investment opportunities in Rajasthan.
Mar 17, 2007 - 4:28:23 PM

India Diaspora
Himachal gets passport office
Shimla, March 16 - A passport office for Himachal Pradesh was opened in this popular hill resort Friday.
Mar 16, 2007 - 7:22:34 PM

India Business
Air Kerala request rejected, opposition blames government
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 - The central government has turned down Kerala's request to allow its proposed airline Air Kerala to fly abroad even as the opposition in the state blamed the state government for failing to do its homework.
Mar 13, 2007 - 9:48:04 PM

India Business
Air Kerala not to fly overseas: minister
New Delhi, March 13 - The central government has rejected a Kerala government request to allow its proposed budget airline Air Kerala to fly to overseas destinations, as it does not meet the current norms for the purpose, parliament was informed Tuesday.
Mar 13, 2007 - 8:09:33 PM

India Business
Kerala to prepare database of its diaspora
Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 - Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday said his government has begun to prepare a database on the number of people from the state living abroad.
Mar 13, 2007 - 3:59:01 PM

India Business
Indian American hotelier Chatwal to invest in India
New Delhi, March 13 - Prominent Indian American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal plans to invest Rs.45 billion - in India by 2009 for setting up a chain of hotels, including a 7-star one.
Mar 13, 2007 - 1:28:31 PM

India Business
Indians set to be Canada's largest immigrant group by 2009
New Delhi, March 12 - Indians are set to become Canada's largest immigrant group by 2009 even as Ottawa seeks to make India a priority country in its global business strategy, a top Canadian official said here Monday.
Mar 12, 2007 - 8:33:48 PM

India Business
'Indians will be Canada's largest immigrant group by 2009'
New Delhi, March 12 - Indians will become Canada's largest immigrant group by 2009 even as Ottawa is working towards a global commerce strategy with India as a priority country, a top Canadian official said here Monday.
Mar 12, 2007 - 7:02:58 PM

India Diaspora
Indian shares rise on firming Asian markets
Mumbai, March 12 - Indian shares rose 0.14 percent Monday following firming up of Asian markets, buoyed by gains made by blue chip shares after recovering ground over the weekend.
Mar 12, 2007 - 6:44:07 PM

India Diaspora
NRI uses new information law to beat corruption
An NRI has used a new Indian law to get his income tax refund without bribing. After waiting for five years without any reply from the income tax office, 60-year-old Tushar Dalvi, an NRI living in Mumbai, filed an application under the Right to Information - Act and got his refund pronto - in fact, in a week.
Mar 11, 2007 - 12:02:55 PM

India Business
Kerala budget promises to attract diaspora funds
Thiruvananthapuram, March 9 - Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac Friday announced the budget for fiscal 2007-08, saying it would help in tapping the remittances worth some Rs 200 billion by non-resident Keralites - to build infrastructure in the state.
Mar 9, 2007 - 5:00:12 PM

India Business
Swaraj Paul's Caparo to invest $3billion in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, March 8 - London-based NRI Swaraj Paul's Caparo group Thursday made a commitment to invest Rs.3 billion - in Tamil Nadu and set up another vehicle-part manufacturing unit in the state.
Mar 8, 2007 - 5:33:44 PM

India Business
Bahrain's crown prince coming to India
New Delhi, March 7 - India and Bahrain, home to nearly 250,000-strong Indian diaspora, will cement their close ties when Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa comes here in the third week of March - his first trip to India.
Mar 7, 2007 - 4:10:29 PM

India Diaspora
Man sent to judicial custody for firing at cops
Gurgaon, March 6 - Tejpal Jaitley, father of the two US-based girls who were allegedly kidnapped and found later in Mumbai, was produced in a city court here Tuesday for firing at policemen. He was sent to 14 days judicial custody.
Mar 6, 2007 - 5:23:40 PM

India Business
Separate NRI investment cell for Kerala tourism
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 - Steps are underway to set up a separate cell to tap the cash-rich non-resident Keralites - for developing Kerala's tourism infrastructure, state Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said here Tuesday.
Mar 6, 2007 - 4:20:36 PM

India Diaspora
Man sent to jail for firing at policemen
Gurgaon, March 6 - Tejpal Jaitley, father of the two NRI girls who were allegedly kidnapped and found later in Mumbai, was produced in a city court here Tuesday for firing at policemen. He was sent to 14 days judicial custody.
Mar 6, 2007 - 4:04:56 PM

India Diaspora
Diwali-like glitter for Hurley-Nayar wedding
Jodhpur, March 6 - It will be flowers galore and dazzling lights at the Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel here as British model-actress Liz Hurley and India-born Arun Nayar say their wedding vows again in traditional Indian style.
Mar 6, 2007 - 2:45:32 PM

India Diaspora
US students in Delhi to study domestic violence act
New Delhi, March 5 - A group of American students, who came to know about a campaign run by Delhi Police for the safety of women in the Indian capital, are camping here to study the implementation of India's Domestic Violence Act in more detail.
Mar 5, 2007 - 6:51:04 PM

India Diaspora
India to promote spiritual, Bollywood tourism in Fiji
New Delhi, March 5 - India will promote spiritual pilgrimage and Bollywood tourism in Fiji, where Indian origin people constitute almost half the population.
Mar 5, 2007 - 4:54:54 PM

India Business
Kerala invites diaspora to discuss new company
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 - Kerala has invited 50 leading non- resident Keralites - from the Gulf countries next week to discuss a new government project, Infrastructure Kerala Limited -, that is meant to channel investments from the diaspora.
Mar 5, 2007 - 4:40:39 PM

India Diaspora
First Indian children to visit Antartica see amazing temple
New Delhi, March 5 - The first two Indian children to make it to Antartica and survive hair-raising episodes have come out with a fascinating account of their trip to the planet's last frontier besides a remote Indian temple.
Mar 5, 2007 - 2:48:02 PM

India Diaspora
First Indian children to visit Antartica see amazing temple
New Delhi, March 4 - The first two Indian children to make it to Antartica and survive hair-raising episodes have come out with a fascinating account of their trip to the planet's last frontier besides a remote Indian temple.
Mar 4, 2007 - 12:00:02 PM

India Business
Budget: NRI investors to get lower returns
India's latest budget has little to offer to NRI investors. If anything, the tax burden on them has only gone up.
Mar 4, 2007 - 10:15:38 AM


Failure is the highway to success: Robin Sharma
New Delhi, March 4 - Robin Sharma, the India-origin author of the international bestseller 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari', says he tries to enjoys the ride of success, but is not too attached to it.
Mar 4, 2007 - 8:38:55 AM

India Diaspora
Senior citizens from Mauritius seek PIO cards
New Delhi, March 3 - A delegation of senior citizens from Mauritius called upon Nirmal Singh, secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs - here, and submitted a request for obtaining Person of Indian Origin - cards gratis.
Mar 3, 2007 - 1:40:43 PM

India Diaspora
Badal proposes new ministries - NRI affairs and employment
Chandigarh, March 2 - The Punjab government will have two new ministries - non-resident Indian - affairs and employment.
Mar 2, 2007 - 8:49:32 PM

India Diaspora
Abhishek, Aishwarya to marry in Jodhpur?
Jaipur, March 2 - The post-wedding bashes of Hollywood actress Liz Hurley and India-born businessman Arun Nayar next week are certainly the talk of town, but now Rajasthan is rolling out the red carpet for the marriage of none other than actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.
Mar 2, 2007 - 2:28:36 PM

India Business
Kerala to focus on agriculture, tourism, IT, NRKs
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 - Reading out V.S.Achuthanandan government's policies for the year, Kerala Governor R. L. Bhatia said the state would focus on sectors like agriculture, tourism and information technology - and encourage investments by non-resident Keralites - in the state.
Mar 2, 2007 - 2:25:44 PM

India Diaspora
Chandy lauds Kerala diaspora's achievements
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 - Kerala opposition leader Oommen Chandy Thursday lauded the achievements made by non-resident Keralites for doing development works for the state in the last 50 years of its formation.
Mar 1, 2007 - 8:00:01 PM

India Business
Kuwait-based group to set up three Kerala hotels
Kochi -, March 1 - The Kuwait-based K.G.A group of companies, founded by Kerala born K.G. Abraham, Thursday announced a massive investment of Rs.6 billion in setting up three luxury hotels in the state.
Mar 1, 2007 - 6:26:32 PM

India Business
Trinidad and Tobago seeks Indian IT pros
New Delhi, Feb 28 - Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of State for Trade and Industry Diane Seukaran has called upon Indian IT professionals to come and work in her country.
Feb 28, 2007 - 4:17:09 PM

India Diaspora
Holi homecoming turns tragic for Nepal's Indians
Kathmandu, Feb 28 - The festival of Holi, played with colours to welcome the arrival of spring after winter, turned into grim tragedy for Indian families living across the border in Nepal with at least seven dying in a bus accident and several more admitted to hospital.
Feb 28, 2007 - 11:26:13 AM

India Business
US-based SVAM to hire 500 people in India
New Delhi, Feb 27 - The US-based SVAM International Inc., a leading IT solutions provider, has said it will hire 500 people for its Indian operations in Noida and Chennai which it started last month.
Feb 27, 2007 - 6:33:59 PM

India Diaspora
No extradition treaty with Argentina, clarifies Indian government
New Delhi, Feb 26 - Facing criticism over delay in extraditing Bofors payoff scam accused Ottavio Qauttrocchi, the government Monday replied to the opposition's charge and clarified that India currently does not have an extradition treaty with Argentina.
Feb 26, 2007 - 11:20:42 PM

India Diaspora
NRI girls' 'abduction' mystery cracked
Gurgaon -, Feb 26 - The two non-resident Indian - girls, who were thought to have been abducted Sunday from a prominent mall here, may have willingly flown to Mumbai with a relative, police said Monday.
Feb 26, 2007 - 6:45:26 PM

India Business
Fund sought for welfare of overseas Indian worker
New Delhi, Feb 26 - The ministry of overseas Indian affairs is seeking a special allocation in the 2007 central budget for the creation of a welfare fund for overseas Indian workers.
Feb 26, 2007 - 3:24:08 PM

India Diaspora
Nepal's Terai plains brace for fresh turmoil
Kathmandu, Feb 26 - As a key meeting of commerce ministers in the region gets underway here Monday, Nepali businessmen and industrialists are bracing for fresh disruption with ethnic protesters enforcing a transport strike in the Terai plains and a blockade of all trading points on the Indo-Nepal border.
Feb 26, 2007 - 9:21:51 AM

India Business
'Announcement on Kerala Smart City project soon'
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 - A deal between the Kerala government and Dubai Internet City - on the Rs.15 billion - Smart City project at Kochi is on the cards despite minor differences between the two sides, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said Sunday.
Feb 25, 2007 - 10:13:03 PM

India Business
Progress in talks for Kerala Smart City project
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 - Talks between the Kerala government and a team of Dubai Internet City - have made progress and both sides are optimistic that the deal on the Rs.15 billion - Smart City project at Kochi will be clinched.
Feb 25, 2007 - 8:49:16 PM

India Business
DIC team in Kerala for Smart City talks
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 - Amid conflicting signals from the Kerala government, a team of Dubai Internet City - arrived here for another round of talks Sunday on the Rs.15 billion - Smart City project at Kochi.
Feb 24, 2007 - 10:21:44 PM

India Diaspora
Rajasthan readies for Hurley, Nayar wedding bashes
Jodhpur, Feb 24 - Preparations are reportedly in full swing for the much talked about post-wedding parties of Hollywood actress Liz Hurley and India-born businessmen Arun Nayar in Rajasthan.
Feb 24, 2007 - 7:37:16 AM

India Diaspora
NRI fights for HIV child who was refused treatment
Kolkata, Feb 23 - A seven-year-old HIV-infected child, who was allegedly refused treatment by doctors at premier state-run Kolkata hospitals, now has a well-known US-based Indian crusader against medical negligence to support him.
Feb 23, 2007 - 2:13:53 PM

India Business
Sahara's new initiative for Indian diaspora
New Delhi, Feb 22 - Business conglomerate Sahara India Group Thursday launched a new online initiative to offer non-resident Indians - services such as medical assistance, money transfers, bill payments, income tax return and even delivering fresh flowers and gifts to their dear ones in India.
Feb 22, 2007 - 4:12:42 PM

India Diaspora
Bihar to install former Mauritius PM's statue
Patna, Feb 21 - A life-size statue of former Mauritius prime minister Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, who originally hailed from Bihar, will soon be installed in the state capital, officials said Wednesday.
Feb 21, 2007 - 1:27:35 PM

India Diaspora
Will 'Water' bag an Oscar?
New Delhi, Feb 20 - With Oscar awards just round the corner, speculation over Deepa Mehta's 'Water' winning the coveted prize is sky high.
Feb 20, 2007 - 7:35:46 AM

India Diaspora
NRI rapes maid in Delhi, flees to America
New Delhi, Feb 19 - A non-resident Indian who allegedly raped his house help in Delhi last week has fled to the US, police said Monday.
Feb 19, 2007 - 5:13:42 PM


India can play bridge-builder, China can't: Mahbubani
New Delhi, Feb 19 - China may be rising, but it is India which is uniquely poised to play a 'bridge-building role' in an Asian century and emerge as a modern power synthesising the best of the East and the West, says Kishore Mahbubani, Singapore's former envoy to the UN and astrategic thinker.
Feb 19, 2007 - 10:07:49 AM

India Diaspora
From Las Vegas with hope - 37 years later!
Bramhapuri -, Feb 18 - Eighty-year old Jayaram's face lights up every time his son calls him from the distant United States. But the gleam in his eyes dims each time Vijay says he would have to wait for at least a year before they could actually meet.
Feb 18, 2007 - 1:38:48 PM

India Diaspora
Indian Austrian 're-marries', fulfils father's wish
Patna, Feb 16 - An Indian Austrian re-married his German origin wife in Bihar according to strict Hindu rituals to fulfil his father's last wish here Friday.
Feb 16, 2007 - 4:53:19 PM

India Business
State chit funds to open to non-resident Keralites
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 - Non-resident Keralites - will soon be allowed to participate in chit funds run by the state-owned Kerala State Financial Enterprises -.
Feb 16, 2007 - 3:28:09 PM

India Diaspora
Over 16,000 Gulf students to sit for CBSE boards
New Delhi, Feb 14 - Over 16,000 students from the Gulf countries will appear for the Central Board of Secondary Education - examinations for both class 10 and 12 in 2007.
Feb 14, 2007 - 6:47:46 PM

India Diaspora
Kerala issues maximum number of passports
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 - With the Middle East still a dream destination for many in Kerala, the state leads the rest of India in the number of passports issued.
Feb 14, 2007 - 3:13:48 PM

India Diaspora
Indian diaspora respected for ethics, success: Tory MP
New Delhi, Feb 13 - The Indian community in Britain is widely respected and liked, says a Tory MP, putting into perspective the escalating racism debate in Britain, particularly after verbal attacks against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on the TV show 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
Feb 13, 2007 - 8:13:24 AM

India Diaspora
India concerned at new British law affecting Indian medics: Ravi
New Delhi, Feb 11 - India is 'very concerned' over a new British immigration law that has affected job prospects of thousands of Indian doctors in Britain and will take up the issue at the diplomatic level, said Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi Sunday.
Feb 11, 2007 - 6:18:01 PM

India Diaspora
Learning about democracy
A group of 40 officials from Bhutan are doing the rounds of Punjab these days - learning the basics of conducting an election. These are the first lessons that these Bhutanese officials are getting on the democratic tradition and electoral practices. The target for them is to get their country's first-ever electoral exercise conducted in 2008 when Bhutan shifts from monarchy to a parliamentary democracy.
Feb 11, 2007 - 12:08:52 PM

India Diaspora
When a US billionaire also bows
Chandigarh, Feb 11 - His profile reads something like this - a successful billionaire from Milwaukee in United States who rubs shoulders with President George W. Bush and other top leaders, owner of nearly 1,000 gas stations in the US, owner of swank cars including a Maybach. Despite this, Darshan Singh Dhaliwal has no airs as he quietly campaigns for his Indian millionaire brother and Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Surjit Singh Rakhra for Punjab's Samana assembly seat.
Feb 11, 2007 - 12:08:20 PM

India Diaspora
Indian American looted by criminals in Bihar
Patna, Feb 10 - A US-based non-resident Indian - doctor tasted the bitter reality of lawlessness in this Bihar capital Saturday afternoon when armed criminals looted cash worth Rs.200,000 from him, police sources said.
Feb 10, 2007 - 10:25:14 PM

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British doctor of Indian origin saves Bihar woman's life
Patna, Feb 9 - A botched up family planning operation would have claimed one more woman's life in Bihar if a visiting British doctor of Indian origin wasn't there to perform a lifesaving surgery.
Feb 9, 2007 - 1:21:56 PM

India Diaspora
Kerala film troupe heads for Middle East, Europe
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 - A group of Kerala film stars led by ace comedian Jagdish is set to leave for a three-week tour of the Middle East and Europe in the last week of February.
Feb 9, 2007 - 1:03:10 PM

India Diaspora
Bali beauty winners love Bollywood, Ganges, Taj Mahal
New Delhi, Feb 9 - The teenage winners of the first Miss and Mr Bali-India contest are itching to visit India and meet their favourite Bollywood stars besides taking a dip in the Ganges and see the Taj Mahal.
Feb 9, 2007 - 9:45:27 AM

India Diaspora
NRIs fly in - even first class - for Punjab polls
Jalandhar, Feb 9 - For a retired postmaster from Britain's Birmingham city, the temptation to be part of the Punjab assembly election was too big to resist despite the non-availability of seats on most flights coming to India.
Feb 9, 2007 - 8:47:22 AM

India Business
Indian American engineering services firm to double India headcount
New Delhi, Feb 7 - US-based engineering services company QuEST is going to double its Indian headcount from the current 750 to 1,600 in the next two years to see more 'made by India' products in its range.
Feb 7, 2007 - 8:48:18 AM

India Diaspora
Censor board saw sincerity of 'Parzania': Dholakia
Mumbai, Feb 7 - Los Angeles-based Indian filmmaker Rahul Dholakia says he is surprised that the censor board cleared his just-released film 'Parzania' in spite of graphic dialogues with a heavy dose of Hindi cuss words.
Feb 7, 2007 - 8:32:46 AM

India Diaspora
Shyamalan walking through darkest night of his career
He is India's proud son. We hailed him and rejoiced when Indian origin Hollywood director Manoj Night Shyamalan burst on the scene with 'The Sixth Sense' in 1999. It was a huge success and is one of the top grossing movies of all time.
Feb 6, 2007 - 8:21:30 AM

India Diaspora
NRI lodges complaint against Ram Janambhoomi trust head
Bhopal, Feb 4 - A religious trust in Madhya Pradesh headed by a US-based NRI has registered a police complaint against Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas acting president Ram Vilas Vedanti Maharaj for making wild allegations after being denied the desired remuneration for a puja.
Feb 4, 2007 - 6:22:16 PM

India Diaspora
Survey of non-resident Keralites to begin in March
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4 - A survey of non-resident Keralites - is set to begin in March and will shed light on the number of emigrants from the state who are outside India.
Feb 4, 2007 - 10:24:45 AM

India Diaspora
Nobody wants to comment on Rahul
New Delhi, Feb 3 - Even as Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has filed a legal suit against a US-based website over what is said to be a scurrilous campaign against him, leaders of the ruling party are refusing to comment on the issue.
Feb 3, 2007 - 12:46:14 PM

India Diaspora
Indian fundamentalists abetting Nepal riots: Prachanda
Kathmandu, Feb 1 - Prachanda, the chief of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas, Thursday said 'Hindu extremists from India' and other foreign forces were behind the violence in the Terai plains, causing terror to help King Gyanendra save his crown in the upcoming elections.
Feb 1, 2007 - 9:56:09 PM

India Diaspora
Diaspora body to build houses for poor in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 - The Federation of Kerala Associations in North America - has agreed to build 100 houses for the poor in Kerala.
Feb 1, 2007 - 2:31:11 PM

India Business
Nostalgic Mittal visits hometown after 30 years
Jaipur, Jan 30 - London-based steel baron Lakshmi Niwas Mittal turned nostalgic and 'felt good' as he walked down the streets of his hometown, Sadulpur in Rajasthan, after a gap of 30 years.
Jan 30, 2007 - 8:38:19 PM

India Diaspora
Anaesthetics may cause brain disorder in elderly
Bhubaneswar, Jan 29 - An Indian origin scientist in the US has reiterated that some general anaesthetics used in long operations may cause brain disorders in elderly patients.
Jan 29, 2007 - 8:28:32 AM

India Diaspora
Overseas Indians across the world celebrate Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 27 - The 58th Republic Day of India was celebrated with ceremony and resolution by Indian missions and overseas Indians in various parts of the world, from Washington to Beijing.
Jan 27, 2007 - 1:31:45 PM


Indian American author pleads for Staines' murderer
New Delhi, Jan 27 - Dara Singh, who led a mob that burnt alive Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in Orissa in January 1999, should not get the death sentence, says an Indian American author on the eighth anniversary of the crime.
Jan 27, 2007 - 8:14:25 AM

India Diaspora
Shilpa gets more support from Bollywood
Mumbai, Jan 23 - Even as the tormentor of Shilpa Shetty has been voted out of British reality TV show 'Celebrity Big Brother', Bollywood is still rallying in her support.
Jan 23, 2007 - 12:58:25 PM

India Diaspora
Party is over, NRIs flying back
It's time to head back home for NRIs who came to India to enjoy the festive season. Now that Pongal, Uttarayan -, Lohri and Makar Sankranti are all over, NRIs are reconfirming their seats to get back. With Navratri in mid-October, NRIs start planning their India trips for Diwali and the New Year and return at the latest by mid- or end-January.
Jan 23, 2007 - 8:46:07 AM

India Diaspora
Farrukh Dhondy for scrapping 'Big Brother'
New Delhi, Jan 19 - Channel 4's former Commissioning Editor Farrukh Dhondy Friday termed the racial slur controversy in reality TV show 'Big Brother' a mere 'gimmick' aimed at fooling people and sought scrapping of the show.
Jan 19, 2007 - 11:33:56 PM

India Business
Development of Bihar linked to that of India: Kalam
Patna, Jan 19 - President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Friday emphatically stated that development of Bihar was linked to that of India and called upon non-resident Indians - to come forward in a big way to participate in the state's development.
Jan 19, 2007 - 10:24:32 PM

India Business
Bihar global meet finds a sceptic in Lalu
Patna, Jan 19 - If there's one person who is not too enthused about the Global Meet for Resurgent Bihar, it is Railway Minister and former chief minister Lalu Prasad.
Jan 19, 2007 - 3:51:30 PM

India Business
Kalam's nod to Bihar email invite bags him fans
Patna, Jan 19 - President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's visit to Bihar to inaugurate a 'global meet' was planned in the wake of an email invite - a fact that's bagged the unassuming head of state many fans.
Jan 19, 2007 - 2:36:41 PM

India Diaspora
Why the NRI is welcome at Punjab polls
Chandigarh, Jan 18 - As NRIs of Punjabi origin make a beeline for their hometown in the run-up to the Feb 13 assembly polls, their money power and influence on Punjab politics cannot be denied.
Jan 18, 2007 - 12:42:31 PM

India Diaspora
High hopes ahead of 'global meet' in Bihar
Patna, Jan 18 - On the eve of a global meet to be inaugurated by President A.P.J Abdul Kalam here Friday, Bihar is optimistic that the state would defy sceptics and soon turn into an investment destination.
Jan 18, 2007 - 12:09:15 PM

India Diaspora
See 'Parzania', take a stand: director
New Delhi, Jan 18 - After languishing in the cans for months, NRI director Rahul Dholakia's critically acclaimed 'Parzania' - the true story of a boy who went missing in the 2002 Gujarat riots - will finally see commercial release next week.
Jan 18, 2007 - 7:46:08 AM

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PBD showed that India does care for NRIs
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - is the big NRI show. For just $250, the price of a family dinner in the US, NRIs can come real close to the top leaders of India. They can get to know their thoughts on NRIs and enjoy the compliments. They also voice their concerns and extract promises from the government to look into them. They come to say: 'I love my India!' And PBD tells them: 'India cares!'
Jan 17, 2007 - 8:50:03 AM

India Diaspora
Indian American works to promote religious tolerance
New York, Jan 17 - From building houses for the homeless to tutoring children, young people of different faiths have been working together under a group run by an Indian American. The Chicago-based Inter-Faith Youth Core -, started by Eboo Patel, brings together youths from various parts of the world with the aim of promoting inter-religious understanding.
Jan 17, 2007 - 7:41:26 AM


In cricket, I root for India: Rushdie
New Delhi, Jan 16 - Internationally renowned author Salman Rushdie says his personal identity remains wedded to India and he always roots for the Indian team's win in a cricket match.
Jan 16, 2007 - 11:28:39 PM

India Diaspora
Goan diaspora makes a mark worldwide
Panaji, Jan 14 - From coaching top football clubs in Moscow to fighting racial discrimination, from becoming Telugu film stars to heading $100 million tech firms, the Goan diaspora is notching up a range of achievements worldwide.
Jan 14, 2007 - 8:54:45 AM

India Diaspora
Varsity for overseas Indians in two months: Ravi
New Delhi, Jan 14 - A university to serve the long-felt needs of people of Indian origin around the world will be established within a couple of months, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has said.
Jan 14, 2007 - 8:22:36 AM

India Diaspora
Many overseas Indians' work still going unrecognised
There was a time when Indians who left India and settled abroad were considered as not only contributing to the phenomenon of brain drain but also selfish. It was considered that they utilised the subsidised educational and other opportunities in India and then left the country to enrich themselves without paying any compensation or regard to the country.
Jan 13, 2007 - 9:24:04 AM

India Business
Rs.2 trillion investments promised at Gujarat expo
Ahmedabad, Jan 12 - Indian entrepreneurs, including Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Friday committed investments and projects in Gujarat totalling Rs.2.1 trillion - over the next four-five years at the Gujarat business expo.
Jan 12, 2007 - 7:21:34 PM

India Diaspora
Community directors to be appointed at Indian missions overseas
New Delhi, Jan 12 - India will soon appoint community directors at its missions overseas, especially in the Gulf, to address the problems of its expatriates, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has said.
Jan 12, 2007 - 12:08:49 PM

India Business
Africa is waiting to emulate India: Pheroze Nowrojee
New Delhi, Jan 12 - India, like Brazil, is developing on its own and Africa is closely watching it so that it can emulate the model, says Kenya-based Pheroze Nowrojee, winner of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2007.
Jan 12, 2007 - 8:43:59 AM

India Diaspora
India looks colourful from space: Sunita Williams
New Delhi, Jan 11 - Space is an amazing place where there are no borders, said Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams in a live chat from her home among the stars, her hair waving upwards and necklace floating about her neck in the zero-gravity room.
Jan 11, 2007 - 12:21:50 PM

India Diaspora
India looks beautiful from space: Sunita Williams
New Delhi, Jan 10 - India looks beautiful from space, Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams, part of the crew aboard International Space Station -, said Wednesday in a chat.
Jan 10, 2007 - 11:34:12 PM

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Indian-American doctors to build emergency medical system
New Delhi, Jan 10 - Indian American physicians will build an emergency medical system in the national capital to help patients reach hospitals within 10 minutes in an emergency and thus reduce fatalities.
Jan 10, 2007 - 4:50:47 PM

India Business
Indians outpace others in founding US tech firms
Bangalore, Jan 10 - Indians have founded more engineering and technology companies in the US in the past decade than immigrants from Britain, China, Taiwan and Japan combined. Of all immigrant-founded firms, 26 percent have Indian founders.
Jan 10, 2007 - 9:01:20 AM

India Diaspora
From English lecturer to oversight of Toronto cops
New Delhi, Jan 10 - From being a lecturer in English at the Shri Ram College of Commerce here to heading the civilian arm of the Toronto police, it has been a long journey for Alok Mukherjee.
Jan 10, 2007 - 8:24:12 AM

India Business
Facilitation centre for overseas Indians coming up this year
New Delhi, Jan 9 - A facilitation centre that will serve as a single window for overseas Indians in getting investment advisory services will be opened within a year.
Jan 9, 2007 - 10:37:31 PM

India Diaspora
President urges overseas Indians to help transform India
New Delhi, Jan 9 - Outlining his vision of a developed India by 2020, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam called upon Indians across the world to join in the mission of taking the country into the league of advanced nations in the next decade.
Jan 9, 2007 - 7:55:16 PM

India Diaspora
President honours 15 overseas Indians
New Delhi, Jan 9 - Fifteen distinguished overseas Indians, including Indian American publisher Gopal Raju, were honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the concluding day of the 5th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here Tuesday.
Jan 9, 2007 - 7:09:58 PM

India Business
Technology key driver of India's development: experts
New Delhi, Jan 9 - The use of technology has been a key driver in India's development and can be used to solve problems in sectors like education, water and health, experts told the fifth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Tuesday.
Jan 9, 2007 - 4:06:50 PM

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