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Mumbai helpline counsels AIDS patients from Dubai, China (Feature)
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) 'I have tested HIV positive, how will I face my family?' asks a voice from Dubai on telephone. From a clean basement in a dingy building here, a counsellor answers the question.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 9:43:10 AM

Gulf NRIs make a beeline for Lucknow realty
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Saeed Anwar, an NRI from Dubai, wanted a house in his hometown Lucknow. He bought two plots for Rs.3.5 million ($880,000) in 2005, which are together worth Rs.30 million today. With returns as high as this, many Gulf NRIs are investing in the city's real estate.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 9:08:44 AM

Concerns conveyed to Malaysia over ethnic Indians' grievances: Mukherjee
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India has expressed concerns to Malaysian authorities on grievances expressed by certain Malaysians of Indian origin over their social conditions and religious rights, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told parliament Thursday.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:30:21 PM

Australian citizenship test not against Indians: Pranab
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The new citizenship test introduced by Australia 'does not adversely' affect persons of Indian origin, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told parliament Thursday.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:06:31 PM

CBI wants anti-Sikh riot witness to testify in India
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that Jasbir Singh, who claims to be a key witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, cannot testify via video-conferencing from the US, where he is based, and will have to come to India.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:37:59 PM

Special machines at airports to check passports
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The home ministry has installed state-of-the-art machines at all international airports to check the authenticity of passports so that human trafficking can be curbed.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:18:59 PM

Expat on death row pardoned, closer to reprieve
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) A Kerala youth facing death in Kuwait for murdering his co-worker moved closer to a reprieve Tuesday as the wife of the victim pardoned him on receiving Rs.1 million as compensation.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 6:51:40 PM

Two Afghan nationals of Indian origin held for drug peddling
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Two Afghan nationals of Indian origin have been arrested here along with four associates on charges of smuggling a psychotropic substance used in preparing heroin, police said Saturday.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 8:33:54 PM

Kerala youth may be saved from gallows in Kuwait
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) After months of suspense, a Kerala youth accused of murdering his friend may be saved from the gallows in Kuwait as the wife of the victim has agreed to pardon him in lieu of Rs.1.5 million ($37,500) in compensation.

Friday, February 22, 2008 8:07:31 PM

Government seeks to build bridges with diaspora in Canada
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government has sought the active participation of the diaspora in Canada in its effort to 'build new bridges' with Indian communities abroad.

Friday, February 22, 2008 6:35:21 PM

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