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Kenyan Indians want to sing 'Hakuna Matata' (Special)
After over a month of violence and unrest, Kenyan Indians desperately want to sing the famous song 'Hakuna Matata' - 'no worries' or 'no problems'. This hit number from Disney's blockbuster 'The Lion King' became a global sensation in 1994 and has been very much alive on stage in the Broadway musical playing in London since 1999.

Saturday, February 09, 2008 9:28:02 AM

Britain offers to set up visa centre in Punjab
Chandigarh, Feb 5 (IANS) Britain Tuesday offered to set up a visa centre in Punjab to curb the illegal immigration from the state to that country.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 6:12:13 PM

Team led by Indian compiles online protein encyclopaedia
Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) An international team led by an Indian biologist has pioneered an online encyclopaedia of human proteins that will help accelerate biomedical research and drug discovery.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 10:38:10 AM

Kuwait work visa stalemate may end soon: minister
Kozhikode, Feb 2 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed is hopeful that the stalemate over a Kuwait work visa for Indians will end soon and the Kuwaiti authorities will find the new guidelines submitted by India acceptable.

Saturday, February 02, 2008 6:25:23 PM

From memorial gates to schools: NRI philanthropy in Punjab (Commentary)
As one drives down one of the rural roads in Jalandhar district, or almost anywhere in the Doaba region of Punjab, it will not be long before one comes across a towering gate on the outskirts of a village. Large memorial gates built in memory of one's parents or some other similarly deserving people have been one of the hallmarks of NRI (non-resident Indian) contribution to the home village. But in recent years, NRI contributions have moved from the ubiquitous memorial gates dotting the countryside and sports festivals to developmental projects like schools, hospitals and village infrastructure.

Friday, February 01, 2008 7:50:55 AM

Gulf Air to expand India operations
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) After inking a bilateral civil aviation pact with India here, Bahrain's flagship carrier Gulf Air Thursday announced daily flights from Hyderabad and upgrading flight frequency to daily on its Kochi and Kolkata routes.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:29:26 PM

'Middle East boom will continue for another decade'
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31 (IANS) Middle East-based business tycoon Ravi Pillai, who won India's highest award for overseas citizens early this month, has said that the Gulf boom will continue for another decade.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:51:02 PM

India has aviation pacts with Oman, Bahrain
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) After concluding a major bilateral civil aviation pact with Saudi Arabia, India Thursday announced similar agreements with Bahrain and Oman to give more choice to the four million Indian diaspora in the Gulf region.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 6:44:09 PM

Don't call me an Indo-Anglian author: Kunal Basu (Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Based in Oxford, he has been churning out 'what if...' stories that have set the literary fraternity abuzz. Kunal Basu, author of 'The Japanese Wife' , who insists he does not write about the diaspora, likes to work with the element of the unknown.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 10:15:01 AM

Deported from Gulf, they face bleak future back home
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) 'Any sum you give me for my mobile phone and TV will help me reach home. Not only am I broke, but also have returned penniless after spending a year in prison,' a man deported from Dubai said at the airport here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 8:49:14 PM

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