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Overseas Jagannath chariot festivals go online
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) The chariot festival of Hindu god Jagannath organised in various parts of the world will now go online with a regional television channel hosting a comprehensive report with visuals on its website, the channel news coordinator said Thursday.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:32:20 PM

The Indian migrant in the US isn't just from India
The Indian community in America is said to be the fourth largest immigrant community after the Mexicans, Filipinos and Chinese in the US but a sizeable number of immigrants of Indian descent were not born in India. About one in five immigrants of Indian descent list a country other than India as their place of birth indicating that the Indian diaspora in the US is a much more varied overseas community with different levels of linkages to India.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:59:44 AM

Indian-origin Harvard professor to join GVK Biosciences board
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) GVK Biosciences, a leading contract research organization, Tuesday announced the appointment of Tarun Khanna, a Harvard Business School (HBS) professor, to its board of directors.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:18:43 PM

Keralites in Kuwait agree to fund new Kottayam airport
Kottayam (Kerala), July 20 (IANS) A group of Keralites settled in Kuwait has come forward to fund the building of an airport near here, said former chief minister Oommen Chandy.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 4:03:06 PM

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

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