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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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