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Vayalar Ravi leaving on tour of Caribbean
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi leaves Tuesday on a five-nation tour of the Caribbean, home to a large number of persons of Indian origin (PIOs).

Monday, May 28, 2007 7:12:20 PM

New trust to help overseas Indians invest in India
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government Monday launched an Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a one-stop shop to help overseas Indians invest in India.

Monday, May 28, 2007 4:02:48 PM

NRI saga goes back over 2,500 years (SPECIAL)
For most of the new NRI generation, the Indian migration started about 60 years or 100 years at the most. But this saga goes back over 2,500 years ago much before Biblical times to distant shores of Africa, South-East Asia and the Far East. Considering that they travelled by sailboats into uncharted seas in voyages that took months to the Far East, it remains a humongous achievement.

Monday, May 28, 2007 8:06:25 AM

Kerala to introduce pension scheme for NRIs
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) The Kerala government will soon introduce a contributory pension scheme for all non-resident Keralites (NRKs) - the first of its kind in India, state Labour Minister P.K. Gurudasan said here Saturday.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 5:29:12 PM

India celebrates Trinidad's Indian Arrival Day
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi inaugurated the celebrations in India to mark the arrival of the first batch of Indians in Trinidad & Tobago in 1845.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 12:55:02 PM

Next on list of India's exports to Trinidad - steelpan
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) With relations between India and Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) growing, India might just add one more item to its list of exports to the Caribbean nation in the days to come - the steelpan!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 12:26:46 PM

93.29 percent Gulf students pass CBSE Class 12 exams
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 students in Gulf countries have recorded a 93.29 pass percentage this year - a decline of 1.13 percent in comparison to 2006.

Friday, May 25, 2007 5:07:11 PM

NRI deposits grow to Rs.85 bn in Kerala bank
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) NRI deposits in Kerala's State Bank of Travancore (SBT) have grown by 9.14 percent to touch Rs.85.95 billion ($2 billion) in the last fiscal.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 2:19:27 PM

Overseas Indian citizenship for 36,000 Indians abroad: PM
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A total of 36,000 Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cards have been issued to Indians living abroad till the end of 2006, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:49:50 PM

'Slain Indian's body being flown from Italy, but wife to pay'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The central government Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it would fly the body of a slain Indian chef from Italy to the country, but only hand it over to his widow after she pays the Rs.300,000 expenses it would entail.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:46:58 PM

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