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Norka-Roots to set up Rs.150 mn residential school in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) Fulfilling a long-standing wish of the Kerala diaspora, Norka-Roots, a state government organisation that caters to the needs of non-resident Keralites and NRK returnees, is expected to start a residential school here soon.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 4:32:28 PM

Only Indian to carry the Olympic torch is excited, proud
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The only Indian chosen to carry the Olympic torch is 'excited, happy, nervous' about the July 7 event and says she feels 'very proud' to represent India in China, a country where she lives and works.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 1:06:02 PM

OPIRA: a helping hand for Indian workers abroad (Feature)
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) The families of three Tamil fishermen in a jail in Saudi Arabia have appealed to Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to help them get their dear ones released.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:39:22 AM

Coca-Cola hands over houses to Tamil Nadu tsunami victims
Colachel (Tamil Nadu), June 30 (IANS) Coca-Cola and the Red Cross Society Monday handed over 41 houses built in the port town of Colachel in Tamil Nadu to families affected by the 2004 tsunami disaster.

Monday, June 30, 2008 8:56:58 PM

Musician in UAE, magician with a cause in Kerala
Kozhikode, June 25 (IANS) P.K. Ummer Bhai teaches music at a school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But back home in Kerala he dons the robe of a magician to tell children the truth behind superstitions and black magic.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 8:04:43 AM

Amritsar to get passport office
Amritsar, June 24 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar will have its own new passport office functional by this month-end with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) setting up a new facility here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:03:26 PM

Anil Ambani group launches FM station in Singapore
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG) Tuesday launched an FM radio station in Singapore that will broadcast Indian film music, news and other trivia in a joint venture with a local station - MediaCorp Radio.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 5:06:18 PM

NRI father blames son's suicide on ragging in seminary
Kottayam (Kerala), June 23 (IANS) The Dubai-based father of a seminary student, who committed suicide here in Kerala, Monday alleged that ragging in the theology college drove his son to take the extreme step.

Monday, June 23, 2008 5:29:57 PM

NRIs from Kerala to get identity cards, welfare scheme
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) A host of programmes are being worked out for non-resident Indians (NRIs) from Kerala, including a welfare scheme and issuing of identity cards, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan told the state assembly Monday.

Monday, June 23, 2008 3:34:53 PM

NRI's campaign to uplift widows bears fruit
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Illiterate and without a job to fend for herself and her four children, a broken Ravinder Kaur was entirely dependent on her relatives for survival when she became a widow at 35. Today, an optimistic Kaur seems more confident and secure about her and her children's future.

Monday, June 23, 2008 3:12:12 PM

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