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Kerala cultural extravaganza in London's Trafalgar Square
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 12 (IANS) The Trafalgar Square in London reverberated to the beat of the 'chenda' drums as the fluid movements of 'Kathakali' dancers mesmerised more than 50,000 people gathered there to witness a Kerala Tourism-organised performance, an official release here said on Monday.

Monday, October 12, 2015 7:42:17 PM

Mars colonisation still far off: Amitabh Ghosh
Mumbai, Oct. Oct 9 (IANS) NASA scientist Amitabh Ghosh said on Friday that though the discovery of liquid water on Mars opens up immense possibilities, colonization of the red planet is still a distant possibility.

Friday, October 09, 2015 9:24:03 PM

Sacked woman techie sues Wipro for discrimination in Britain
Bengaluru, Oct 7 (IANS) A sacked woman techie has sued IT major Wipro Ltd. in a British court, seeking one million pounds (Rs.10 crore) compensation for gender discrimination, unequal pay and harassment.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 9:52:13 PM

Sushma unveils memorial to indentured workers in Kolkata
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday unveiled a memorial here to honour thousands of Indian indentured workers forced to work as labourers in sugar plantations in Suriname.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 7:44:03 PM

Wipro sacks two techies over lawsuit in Britain
Bengaluru, Oct 7 (IANS) Wipro Ltd has sacked an Indian male and a female employee working at its development centre in Britain over a lawsuit filed by the latter, the global software major said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:28:04 PM

Swaraj unveils Suriname memorial honouring Indian indentured workers
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday unveiled the Suriname Memorial here, honouring the Indian indentured workers who migrated to the South American country as labourers for sugar plantations.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 4:06:04 PM

Government announces 'paradigm shift' in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas format
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) In a major departure from the past, the government on Tuesday announced a "paradigm shift" in the format of the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), its engagement with the diaspora, with the mega jamboree to be held every alternate year and an event "focused on outcomes" to be held every other year.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 7:10:03 PM

Futile hopes to escape past: The woeful life of immigrants (Book Review)
Title: The Year of the Runaways; Author: Sunjeev Sahota; Publisher: Picador India; Pages: 480; Price: Rs.599

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 8:32:06 AM

Merkel accorded ceremonial welcome, meets Modi
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is here on a three-day official visit, was accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the German leader ahead of delegational level talks between the two sides.

Monday, October 05, 2015 12:06:03 PM

Free flight home for Kerala diaspora away for long
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30 (IANS) The Kerala government on Wednesday assured free flights home to expatriates from the state working in the Middle-East who have not been able to visit their kin for a long time.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 5:28:03 PM

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