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Norwegian fund excludes Vedanta on ethical grounds
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Citing ethical reasons, Norway has directed its government pension fund to sell shares of metals and minerals major Vedanta Resources Plc, owned by an Indian-born, and not to invest in it further.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 10:33:12 AM

Campaign warns Punjabis against immigration, marriage frauds
Chandigarh/Jalandhar, Nov 15 (IANS) In Punjab, where the ambition of nearly half the population is to go abroad, the government has started an advertisement campaign warning against immigration, marriage and job frauds being carried out by unscrupulous travel agents.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 7:16:58 AM

NRI held in Haryana for bigamy
Hissar (Haryana), Nov 14 (IANS) A US based non-resident Indian (NRI) has been arrested here by the police for bigamy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:38:17 PM

NRI from Britain booked for wife's murder
Chandigarh, Nov 11 (IANS) The Punjab Police are on the lookout for an absconding non-resident Indian who is alleged to have murdered his wife, an employee at London's Heathrow airport, while the couple was on a visit to Ludhiana for Diwali.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 3:44:34 PM

Lebanon pays $13,000 compensation to Orissa widow
Kendrapada, (Orissa) Nov 8 (IANS) The Lebanese government has paid $13,000 to a woman in Orissa as compensation for the death of her husband who was killed in an Israeli air raid last year.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 8:57:23 PM

Overseas Indians' help sought in nation's social progress (Lead)
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) With investments not forthcoming, the Indian government will now seek its 25-million strong diaspora's help in the social development of the country, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vyalar Ravi said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 6:48:35 PM

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

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