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An Australian artist pays tribute to Sikh community
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) He makes portraits of Sikh youths who study in Australia and drive taxis to earn their living. With his brush strokes, Daniel Connell tries to bring the community closer to Australians in difficult times.

Saturday, January 15, 2011 11:28:56 AM

Indian students' flow to Australia radically down: Envoy
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) The flow of Indian students to Australia for higher studies has substantially reduced but it could be due to the stringent migration policies than incidences of attacks on Indian students there, the Australian envoy said Friday.

Friday, January 14, 2011 4:36:57 PM

Gulf-based Hindu builds mosque in Kerala
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A Qatar-based Hindu businessman is constructing a mosque in Kerala with the aim of promoting communal harmony. He claims it will be the first mosque to be built in the state by a Hindu in over 1,200 years.

Friday, January 14, 2011 3:07:17 PM

Modi kicks off conclave that fetches Gujarat mega-billions
Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the state's 5th biennial global summit Wednesday, confident of pulling investment commitments larger than the $243 billion attracted by the previous edition.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:18:32 PM

India to host next mini-diaspora conclave in Toronto: Vayalar Ravi (Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Toronto is the venue for India's next mini-Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in June to connect with its 27 million-strong diaspora in over 150 countries. It would focus on the aspirations of the new generation of Indian youth worldwide and the universal cultural draw of Bollywood, said Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:05:52 PM

Story of Indian indenture migration forgotten: South African playwright
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) South African playwright-director Rajesh Gopie has returned to India with his new production, 'Coolie Odyssey', about Indian indenture migration to Natal in the 19th century. He says it is a forgotten part of history and so there is a need to tell the story.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 10:40:00 AM

India for early conclusion of trade pact with southern Africa
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India is keen to conclude a preferential trade agreement with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) as this will significantly boost bilateral trade, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 10:14:33 PM

Gulf NRIs seek differential tax treatment
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The proposed changes in the new direct tax code, which makes NRIs liable to pay tax if they stay in India for over 60 days a year, has led to some distress among the Indian diaspora in the Gulf region as they tend to spend a longer time in India due to their different socio-economic background, prominent NRIs from that region say.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 5:23:46 PM

Gulf NRIs seek exemption under new direct tax rules
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The proposed changes in the new direct tax code, which makes NRIs liable to pay tax if they stay in India for over 60 days a year, has led to some distress among the Indian diaspora in the Gulf region as they tend to spend a longer time in India due to their different socio-economic background, prominent NRIs say.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:33:29 PM

Mahatma always had time as a grandfather: Ela Gandhi (Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Just like Mahatma Gandhi always shared stories with her, grownups must take time out to listen to their children seriously, says the iconic leader's granddaughter Ela Gandhi who lives in South Africa and wants to revive the community settlement, Tolstoy Farm, as a Gandhian retreat.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:49:46 PM

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