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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

When Punjab and its NRIs meet, chaos reigns
Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) Thanks to a plethora of uninvited guests, chaos reigned as a two-day meet for non-resident Indians called by the Punjab government got underway here Saturday.

Saturday, January 05, 2008 6:01:04 PM

British NRI pledges Rs.5 mn for Punjab village school
Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) London-based non-resident Indian (NRI) Raj Loomba Saturday announced that he would give a grant of Rs.5 million for the renovation and upkeep of a state-run school in his native village in Punjab.

Saturday, January 05, 2008 5:28:00 PM

Diaspora will help India become developed by 2020: Shekhawat
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The Indian diaspora is working in areas that will enable India become a developed nation by 2020, former vice president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat said while conferring the third Bharatvanshi Gaurav Sanman upon Thomas Abraham, chairman of Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (Gopio) here.

Saturday, January 05, 2008 4:59:46 PM

Jet becomes first Indian private carrier to launch Gulf operations
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Jet Airways Saturday became the first Indian private carrier to operate in the Gulf sector, launching four daily direct flights from India to Kuwait and Bahrain.

Saturday, January 05, 2008 12:42:15 PM

Indians safe in Kenya, assures government
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) The Indian government and the honorary Kenyan consul general reiterated Friday that Indians had not been targeted in Kenya and there were no fatalities among Indians in the east African nation that has been engulfed in violence following the presidential polls.

Friday, January 04, 2008 10:21:59 PM

Apex court rejects NRI mother's plea for baby's autopsy
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a non-resident Indian mother's plea for conducting an autopsy on her five-month-old baby who died in Britain in 2000 after British medical authorities allegedly decided to let her die because she was diagnosed as terminally ill.

Friday, January 04, 2008 10:21:34 PM

PIO university awaiting cabinet nod
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The ministry of overseas Indian affairs is awaiting the approval of the union cabinet to set up a university for Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs).

Friday, January 04, 2008 10:17:10 PM

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