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When a US billionaire also bows (PUNJAB POLL DIARY)
Chandigarh, Feb 11 (IANS) His profile reads something like this - a successful billionaire from Milwaukee in United States who rubs shoulders with President George W. Bush and other top leaders, owner of nearly 1,000 gas stations in the US, owner of swank cars including a Maybach. Despite this, Darshan Singh Dhaliwal has no airs as he quietly campaigns for his Indian millionaire brother and Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Surjit Singh Rakhra for Punjab's Samana assembly seat.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 12:08:20 PM

NRIs fly in - even first class - for Punjab polls
Jalandhar, Feb 9 (IANS) For a retired postmaster from Britain's Birmingham city, the temptation to be part of the Punjab assembly election was too big to resist despite the non-availability of seats on most flights coming to India.

Friday, February 09, 2007 8:47:22 AM

Dubai businessman swings Smart City project towards Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) Talks on the proposed Rs.15 billion ($340 million) Smart City project at Kochi has reached final stages after a team from Dubai met Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday along with a Dubai-based Keralite businessman.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007 4:58:05 PM

Indian American engineering services firm to double India headcount
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) US-based engineering services company QuEST is going to double its Indian headcount from the current 750 to 1,600 in the next two years to see more 'made by India' products in its range.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007 8:48:18 AM

NRI lodges complaint against Ram Janambhoomi trust head
Bhopal, Feb 4 (IANS) A religious trust in Madhya Pradesh headed by a US-based NRI has registered a police complaint against Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas acting president Ram Vilas Vedanti Maharaj for making wild allegations after being denied the desired remuneration for a puja.

Sunday, February 04, 2007 6:22:16 PM

Survey of non-resident Keralites to begin in March
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4 (IANS) A survey of non-resident Keralites (NRKs) is set to begin in March and will shed light on the number of emigrants from the state who are outside India.

Sunday, February 04, 2007 10:24:45 AM

Nobody wants to comment on Rahul
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Even as Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has filed a legal suit against a US-based website over what is said to be a scurrilous campaign against him, leaders of the ruling party are refusing to comment on the issue.

Saturday, February 03, 2007 12:46:14 PM

Indian fundamentalists abetting Nepal riots: Prachanda
Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) Prachanda, the chief of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas, Thursday said 'Hindu extremists from India' and other foreign forces were behind the violence in the Terai plains, causing terror to help King Gyanendra save his crown in the upcoming elections.

Thursday, February 01, 2007 9:56:09 PM

Diaspora body to build houses for poor in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) The Federation of Kerala Associations in North America (Fokana) has agreed to build 100 houses for the poor in Kerala.

Thursday, February 01, 2007 2:31:11 PM

Nostalgic Mittal visits hometown after 30 years
Jaipur, Jan 30 (IANS) London-based steel baron Lakshmi Niwas Mittal turned nostalgic and 'felt good' as he walked down the streets of his hometown, Sadulpur in Rajasthan, after a gap of 30 years.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 8:38:19 PM

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