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From NRIs to BJP, Akalis under 'pressure' ahead of trust vote
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The ruling Akali Dal in Punjab is literally being pulled in all directions - by Non-resident Indians (NRIs) as well as by alliance partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - over the India-US nuclear deal, an issue on which the party has not been able to make its stand clear so far, and on supporting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a Sikh and a Punjabi.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 10:24:30 AM

A school chain which takes Sanskrit shlokas, Gandhi to the world
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The corridors of the school resonates with the chants of Sanskrit shlokas each day. Never mind the somewhat muddled and imperfect pronunciations, the spirit of the students, many of whom are not Indians, symbolizes the ideology of the Global Indian International School that offers global education with the Indian spirit.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 10:13:24 AM

Wives deserted by NRIs to get financial aid
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Help is now at hand for the wives abandoned by Punjabi non-residents Indians. The central government is extending financial aid to them so that they can fight their legal battles for their rights, an official said Thursday.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:52:54 PM

Kerala residents in Australia seek rice from home
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Kerala expatriates settled in Australia are seeking a particular rice variety from their state as its supply has virtually stopped, leading to skyrocketing prices.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 7:27:20 PM

IITians protest Dow sponsorship of golden jubilee celebration
Mumbai/New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Hundreds of former and present students, including many faculty members of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), have protested acceptance of sponsorship by an alumni group from US-based Dow Chemicals for a golden jubilee conference in New York July 18-20.

Monday, July 14, 2008 10:14:38 PM

NRI's kidnapped son found murdered in Punjab
Kapurthala (Punjab), July 13 (IANS) The seven-year-old son of a non-resident Indian (NRI), allegedly kidnapped by a Punjab police official, was found dead Sunday near this Punjab town.

Sunday, July 13, 2008 8:19:40 PM

Kerala-based B-school to get Rs.630 mn campus
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 (IANS) Oman-based Malayali businessman George M. Thomas, who is the patron of Kerala-based Asian School of Business (ASB), Friday announced an investment of Rs.630 million in three phases for a new campus in Pallipuram on the outskirts here.

Friday, July 11, 2008 8:19:35 PM

States asked to do more for overseas Indians
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) has asked the state governments to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate legal emigration and take stringent action against unscrupulous recruitment agents.

Thursday, July 10, 2008 8:13:06 PM

Indian wanted for niece's murder extradited to US
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India has extradited an Indian citizen to the US where he was accused of killing his niece eight years ago, an official statement from the US embassy said Thursday.

Thursday, July 10, 2008 6:51:44 PM

27-year wait has finally borne fruit: Indian engineer (To go with Indian gets $10,665 compensation after 27-year battle)
Kollam (Kerala), July 9 (IANS) Ajay Bhaskar has been physically challenged for 27 years after meeting with an accident in Saudi Arabia while he was working as a civil engineer there. He finally has a reason to smile after being awarded 40,000 Saudi riyals ($10,665) after a long-drawn legal battle.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008 9:28:41 PM

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