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For Uganda NRIs: A grim reminder of Idi Amin's dark days (SPECIAL)
'The worst NRI nightmare is Idi Amin's Uganda,' recalled Shanti Lakhani in Leicester, UK. 'A glimpse of the same horror was repeated last week.' No matter where they live, all non-resident Indians (NRIs) recoil with panic at the brutal treatment by the Ugandan despot Amin. The recent violent demonstrations near Jinja and in the capital Kampala were a reminder of the dark days of the Amin era from 1971-1979 during which the dictator ordered all Indians to leave Uganda in 1972. This mass expulsion from their homes and businesses without taking any assets remains the ultimate disaster for all NRIs.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 10:01:27 AM

Norms eased for employing foreigners in media outlets
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian government Tuesday eased the norms for employing foreign and NRI media personnel, saying prior clearance for this was not necessary.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:53:27 PM

Shocked family to go to US for Indian professor's last rites
Erode (Tamil Nadu), April 17 (IANS) Slain Indian professor G.V. Loganathan, who was among the 33 killed in a gory shooting spree at Virginia Tech University campus, wanted to come back to India next year. Now, his parents and brothers, still reeling with shock over his death, are preparing to go to the US Wednesday to attend his last rites.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 6:53:52 PM

NRI arrested for wife's death in Bahrain
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) A non-resident Indian employed in Bahrain was Monday arrested in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam in connection with the death of his wife under suspicious circumstances.

Monday, April 16, 2007 4:18:04 PM

Indian killed in Uganda cremated in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, April 15 (IANS) Devang Rawal, a young Indian killed in mob violence in Uganda Thursday, was cremated in his hometown Ahmedabad Sunday evening amid emotional scenes.

Sunday, April 15, 2007 10:42:10 PM

India takes up issue of Indian's killing with Uganda (EVENING LEAD)
New Delhi/Kampala, April 14 (IANS) Two days after an Indian was stoned to death in Kampala by a mob protesting against a plan to set up a sugar factory in a virgin forest area, India Saturday took up the matter with Uganda and expressed concern over the security of Indians living in the East African country.

Saturday, April 14, 2007 6:03:33 PM

NRI, foreigner arrested in fake credit card racket
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A non-resident Indian (NRI) and a foreigner were arrested for allegedly cheating people of millions of rupees here, police said Friday.

Friday, April 13, 2007 10:27:34 PM

Bilimoria to expand Cobra beer operations, launch wines
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) After registering sales of one million cases of Cobra beer in India, London-based Lord Karan Bilimoria is setting up two new breweries in the country at an investment of $20 million and entering the wine business.

Friday, April 13, 2007 10:32:15 AM

India signs MoU with Kuwait to protect workers
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India has signed a labour pact with Kuwait to ease problems faced by its nationals working in that country.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 3:34:45 PM

Nepal ministerial group to quell Terai turmoil (LEAD)
Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) With less than three months to go before the election, the Nepal government Monday moved to quell mounting turbulence in the Terai region by forming a ministerial team to begin negotiations with protesting groups and reconstituted a commission to probe a massacre in which 29 people were killed.

Monday, April 09, 2007 8:21:59 PM

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