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US-based Indian author debuts with record advance
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Sarita Mandanna, a US-based Indian author, has created ripples in the publishing world as her 'Tiger Hills' has received the largest advance Penguin India house has so far paid for a debut novel.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 6:36:58 PM

Antwerp's diamond industry reels from recession
Antwerp, March 29 (IANS) With a whopping $43 billion of rough and cut diamonds passing through Antwerp, home to some 300 Indian families mainly hailing from Palanpur in Gujarat that are engaged in the trade, this Belgian city's diamond market is dangerously overdrawn and reeling from the financial meltdown.

Sunday, March 29, 2009 1:15:04 PM

Samy Vellu told to name successor to curb infighting
Kuala Lumpur, March 24 (IANS) Malaysian Indian Congress president S. Samy Vellu, who retained his post for the 11th term last Sunday has been urged to name his successor to prevent infighting.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 12:18:29 PM

Andhra college girl attempts suicide after being ragged
Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) A girl studying in a college in Andhra Pradesh was allegedly forced to strip and dance by her seniors and has attempted suicide, the victim's family said Friday.

Friday, March 13, 2009 5:09:27 PM

NRI woman from Vancouver shot dead in Punjab village
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), March 5 (IANS) A day before she was to fly back to Canada, an Indian woman based in Vancouver was Thursday shot dead by unidentified assailants at her village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, the police said.

Thursday, March 05, 2009 10:07:36 PM

TRS promises rehabilitation of 'Gulf victims'
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) will promise rehabilitation of 'Gulf victims', migrant workers in Gulf countries who have returned after losing jobs in the current meltdown.

Thursday, March 05, 2009 1:31:39 PM

Dubai-based Kerala businessman gets bail in airport brawl case
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) A court here Tuesday gave conditional bail to Madathil Reghu, an influential Dubai-based businessman, for allegedly manhandling a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) trooper at the airport early this month.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 4:08:30 PM

Malayali diaspora buys lottery tickets worth Rs.100,000
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) An association of the Malayali diaspora in Australia Saturday purchased Rs.100,000 worth of lottery tickets to chip in for a Kerala government welfare fund for artistes from various fields.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:13:46 PM

NRIs annual conference a 'picnic':Nitish Kumar
Patna, Feb 15 (IANS) Disillusioned at no response from NRIs to investing in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday described the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas as a 'picnic'.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 8:37:11 PM

NRIs come forward to support kids in Bihar
Patna, Feb 10 (IANS) A seven-year-old boy who was forced to earn and take care of his two younger cousins in a Bihar village is now being offered help by a number of non-resident Indians.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 12:58:11 PM

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