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India to sign Hague Convention on private law
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) In an attempt to tighten the laws preventing fraudulent overseas marriages by non-resident Indians (NRI) and to expedite the settling of inter-continental marital disputes, India will soon be a signatory to the Hague Convention on Private International Law, said Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi Wednesday here.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 6:16:42 PM

NRIs to be urged to invest in rural sector
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) In an attempt to pull in India's 25-million strong diaspora to assist in rural development, the sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) will focus on education, healthcare, empowerment of rural women and knowledge economy.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 4:22:55 PM

British cop takes education to Punjab villages
Seham (Punjab), Nov 7 (IANS) A top British cop came visiting Punjab six years ago and so appalled was he at the quality of education in rural areas that he took on the task of raising funds for building proper schools.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:55:59 AM

Three Tamils kidnapped in Nigeria return home
Tirunelveli, Nov 2 (IANS) The three Tamil workers kidnapped in Nigeria by militants last week and freed on Tuesday, flew back home Friday.

Friday, November 02, 2007 11:02:54 PM

Efforts on for release of Indian workers in Nigeria: minister
Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has said that all efforts are on to ensure that the four Indians abducted in Nigeria are released soon.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 10:22:58 AM

Worried families await release of Indians abducted in Nigeria
Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), Oct 30 (IANS) Worrying constantly, the families of three men from Vadakankulam village in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district -- among the six oil sector workers abducted by a militant group in Nigeria -- are waiting for an Italian firm to pay the ransom so that the men can come home.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 9:49:44 AM

4 abducted Indians in Nigeria are safe
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The government Monday said Nigeria has assured it of the safety of four Indian workers kidnapped by Nigerian militants last week, barely a fortnight after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited the west African nation.

Monday, October 29, 2007 8:20:40 PM

Indian Americans become conduit between PM, BJP
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) A group of Indian American lobbyists came here to learn more about the India-US nuclear deal, but ended up becoming a conduit between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Sunday, October 28, 2007 3:43:02 PM

Orissa seeks Rs.10.94 billion for flood relief
Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 (IANS) The Orissa government has sought Rs. 10.94 billion from the centre to carry out restoration work in 12 districts of the state that were hit by floods five times this year.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 3:08:59 PM

Indian American in White House! Why not?
While celebrating the election of Bobby Jindal as the governor of Louisiana, many Indian Americans are beginning to ask, 'Why not an Indian American in the White House?'

Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:42:08 PM

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