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Law giving voting rights to NRIs comes into force
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Non-resident Indians can now get their names registered in the electoral rolls, with the amended legislation coming into force Thursday.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:19:06 PM

NRI raped on pretext of marriage
Zirakpur (Punjab), Feb 8 (IANS) A man from Haryana has been arrested for repeatedly raping an NRI teenager after promising to marry her and even leaving her pregnant, police said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:20:50 PM

Punjab's passport office to keep check on 'holiday marriages'
Jalandhar, Feb 7 (IANS) Thousands of women in Punjab have fallen prey to 'holiday marriages', duped into marriage by non-resident Indians visiting India and then dumped. The passport office in Jalandhar has formed a women's grievance cell to deal with such complaints and take action against the accused husbands.

Monday, February 07, 2011 9:43:37 AM

Very sensitive towards fake varsity issue: US ambassador
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The US is 'very sensitive' to the issue of the Indian students deceived by a fake university in California and would not allow them to be mistreated, the country's ambassador to India said here Sunday.

Sunday, February 06, 2011 6:09:08 PM

Indian firm gets court nod for Islamic banking concept
Kochi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Thursday gave the green signal to a company registered under the tenets of sharia to start operating a financial institution based on the principles of Islamic banking with the participation of a state-run firm.

Thursday, February 03, 2011 4:27:47 PM

One of last survivors of indenture system dies in Rotterdam
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) One of the last survivors of the Indian indenture system in the Latin American country of Suriname is no more. Ninety-eight-year-old Goeroepersad Girbaran died in the Netherlands without being able to fulfil his lifelong dream - visiting the country of his forefathers.

Thursday, February 03, 2011 12:55:00 PM

One of last survivors of indenture system dies in Rotterdam
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) One of the last survivors of the Indian indenture system in the Latin American country of Suriname is no more. Ninety-eight-year-old Goeroepersad Girbaran died in the Netherlands without being able to fulfil his lifelong dream - visiting the country of his forefathers.

Thursday, February 03, 2011 12:55:00 PM

CPI-M targets PM for US radio-tagging Indian students
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday condemned the US for using radio tags to keep track of Indian students and took potshots at Prime Ministyer Manmohan Singh, saying the victims were reaping the 'dividends' for his 'love for the US'.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 8:53:10 PM

Fiji - where the heart still lives in India (Comment)
Despite having visited many places from Suez to Bali that showed the influence of Indian culture and cuisine, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the depth of India's impact on a few islands located in the Pacific Ocean. On my recent Air Pacific flight from Sydney to Nadi in Fiji, the friendly airhostess brought a tray of drinks and a bowl of besan ke sev, a popular savoury in India. It was a reminder that the distance of 13,000 km did not prevent the commencement of links with India in the 19th century, which continue to flourish even today.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 11:22:41 AM

Fiji - where the heart still lives in India (Comment)
Despite having visited many places from Suez to Bali that showed the influence of Indian culture and cuisine, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the depth of India's impact on a few islands located in the Pacific Ocean. On my recent Air Pacific flight from Sydney to Nadi in Fiji, the friendly airhostess brought a tray of drinks and a bowl of besan ke sev, a popular savoury in India. It was a reminder that the distance of 13,000 km did not prevent the commencement of links with India in the 19th century, which continue to flourish even today.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 11:22:41 AM

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