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Work permits soon for skilled overseas Indians: Vayalar Ravi
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) In a bid to draw on the knowledge base of its diaspora, India will allow qualified overseas Indian professionals to work in the country, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 11:49:11 AM

New advisory council to tap diaspora's wisdom: PM
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced a new advisory council to draw upon the knowledge and wisdom of the Indian diaspora that today numbers over 25 million in some 130 countries.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 11:35:38 AM

On return home, no happy endings for indentured labourers (Feature)
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) In a small Tamil Nadu village is India's only living link to a certain colonial past - born in Guyana, 64-year-old C.G. Naresh was a passenger on the last ship that returned home to India with indentured labourers more than five decades ago.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 10:57:26 AM

Pricking the 'immigrant's dream' with a pen
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Immigrant specialist and social worker Anu Peshawaria has proposed an international law to check the abuse of Asian brides in inter-state marriages.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:16:18 AM

Sunita Williams, Bilimoria among diaspora awardees
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams and Lord Karan Bilimoria of Britain are among 13 overseas Indians to be conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards at the conclave for the Indian diaspora here Wednesday.

Monday, January 07, 2008 6:24:48 PM

Sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to start Tuesday
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The sixth annual jamboree of the global Indian family kicks off here Tuesday with representatives of an estimated 25 million diaspora spread across the world brainstorming with officials and leaders of business and society to look for ways to contribute to the Indian growth story.

Monday, January 07, 2008 4:12:38 PM

Indian American president possible in 10 years: Jay Goyal (Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) It may sound fantastic now, but Jay Goyal, a 27-year-old legislator from Ohio, is confident that an Indian American will be in the race for the US presidency in another 10 years or so .

Monday, January 07, 2008 9:39:11 AM

The art of philanthropy and the Indian diaspora (Commentary)
Indians have a long tradition of charitable giving that flows from the concept of 'daan' as a religious obligation, and many Indians who have gone abroad to make their fortune also want to do something for their homeland. IIT alumni associations have set up foundations that have collected substantial funds, which have been used to upgrade facilities, add to the infrastructure and set up new schools in the alma mater.

Monday, January 07, 2008 7:48:24 AM

A mother seeks probe in India to baby's death in Britain
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The doggedness of an Indian woman in Britain to get the death of her five-month-old baby in a hospital there in 2000 probed in India has legal circles in a quandary.

Sunday, January 06, 2008 11:36:25 AM

Haneef may dump Australia for Middle East
Bangalore, Jan 5 (IANS) Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef, wrongly accused of terror links by the Australian government, says his family is against his return to Australia and he may consider working in the Middle East.

Saturday, January 05, 2008 6:03:32 PM

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