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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Chennai in Jan 2009
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the seventh Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Chennai in January next year. Its theme will be the role of overseas Indians in India's emergence as a global power.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 7:06:23 PM

Global economic crisis created by bankers: Swraj Paul
New Delhi, August 11 (IANS) The present economic crisis that has hit most of the countries across the world has been created by the investment bankers, Britain-based NRI businessman Lord Swraj Paul said Monday.

Monday, August 11, 2008 10:09:49 PM

India to sign bilateral accords for workers' welfare
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India will sign labour agreements with Malaysia, Oman and Bahrain related to the protection and welfare of Indian emigrants.

Friday, August 08, 2008 10:11:25 PM

Ansari calls for more research on West Asia
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Underlining India's multi-faceted economic and cultural engagement with West Asia, Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday called for more funds for focused research on the region, which is home to over 4.5 million-strong Indian diaspora.

Friday, August 08, 2008 8:21:06 PM

Create roll of honour for NRI Olympians (Commentary)
Some non-resident Indians who have become citizens of the countries of their residence have excelled in sports and achieved a berth in Olympic teams for many such tournaments since the 1960s. Field hockey was one of the first such sports in which NRIs represented their countries like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Malaysia, among others. During the 1960s and 1970s, when India played in Kenya, it was difficult to tell the two teams, as the Kenyan team was predominately made up of local Indians, especially Sikhs. During one match between the two countries, a total 17 'Singhs' were in the field - 11 in the Indian side and six in the Kenyan squad!

Monday, August 04, 2008 11:12:07 AM

Indian chilled meal regina eyes world market
London, Aug 3 (IANS) An Indian home maker who now runs a multi-million pound ready-food empire in the UK is looking to enter the international market with her chilled Indian meals.

Sunday, August 03, 2008 12:09:04 PM

Free from captivity in Sudan jungles, Abhilash reaches home
Kochi, July 31 (IANS) His mother hugged him tearfully but P.K. Abhilash managed to maintain his composure Thursday when he reached home after 74 days in captivity in the jungles of Sudan.

Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:45:21 PM

Making NRIs feel guilty with 'emotional blackmail' (Commentary)
A mountain of mail at the doorstep confronts most NRIs in the US on returning from their summer holidays in July-August. 'Sorting out the mail and throwing away junk mails is a massive job that I hate,' said Manohar 'Manny' Sharma in New York. 'The highest number of letters is for 'special offers' for all those things that we don't need,' he added, 'Then there are the appeals for charity as if we have billions of dollars to spare!'

Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:22:49 PM

Poetry and lyrics are my first love: London-based broadcaster
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Can an NRI get by in Britain or the US by writing poetry? Yes, if he or she has some other income to fall back on, says Chamal Lal 'Chaman', a London-based poet, lyricist and radio broadcaster.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:22:02 AM

Nooyi is top earning woman CEO: Forbes
New York, July 29 (IANS) India-born PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi has topped the list of the highest paid female chief executives, who have collectively defied the trend of falling CEO pay at the 500 largest US firms.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:33:54 PM

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