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Teenaged NRI boy abducted in Punjab
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) A non-resident Indian teenaged boy, who holds US citizenship, has been abducted in Punjab and his family has received a ransom demand of Rs.55 lakh for his release, police said Thursday.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:23:35 PM

Coming up in Kolkata, memorial for Indian indentured workers
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) An abandoned dock on the Hooghly river, once known as Demerara dock, is being spruced up to act as a link between the descendants of Indian indentured workers in the 19th and early 20th centuries and their ancestral homeland. The memorial will be a pilgrimage point for those persons of Indian origin (PIOS) around the world who cannot trace their ancestral homes in India.

Friday, August 06, 2010 1:10:21 PM

'Kin of political asylum seekers can visit India'
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The relatives of people who have left India and sought political asylum abroad can now easily return to their home country to attend family functions and other ceremonies, a Rajya Sabha MP who had lobbied for this, said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:47:53 PM

CBSE launches curriculum for schools abroad
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Giving an international face to Indian education, the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) Tuesday launched an upgraded international syllabus for its schools abroad.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:12:46 PM

BSF dubbed 'violent force', ex-BSF man denied visa
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) A retired Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was denied a Canadian visa after a diplomat accused the paramilitary force of 'war crimes' and being a 'notoriously violent force'.

Friday, May 21, 2010 8:44:00 PM

Families of Indians on death row in UAE optimistic about appeal
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The family members of 17 Indian youths on the death row in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are quite optimistic about the appeal against their conviction and sentence, slated for hearing Wednesday, and praying for a favourable outcome.

Monday, May 17, 2010 7:28:48 PM

Bengal may get memorial for indentured Indian workers
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Bhawanipore Depot in Kolkata was where almost a million intrepid travellers spent the last few days in their homeland. They left India and were taken abroad as indentured workers in the 19th and early 20th century. Now, a group of private individuals will set up a memorial there to commemorate those who left for the Caribbean, Mauritius, Fiji and South Africa.

Sunday, May 02, 2010 1:25:24 PM

Diaspora group to seek more migration quota for Indians
Gandhinagar, April 29 (IANS) The National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIAA) will seek an increased immigration quota for Indians at this year's Congressional luncheon and briefing at the White House in Washington May 18, its president C.K.Patel said Thursday.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:01:58 PM

Pakistan has assured speedy trial of 26/11 accused: India
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Ahead of a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Bhutan Thursday, the government told parliament that Islamabad has promised a successful conclusion of the Mumbai attack trial which is going on in Pakistan.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 8:50:53 PM

Over 500,000 Overseas Indian Cards issued: Ravi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The government has issued 576,000 Overseas Indian Cards (OICs) while 9,000 applications are pending, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said Thursday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:21:09 PM

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