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Characters most familiar: The Indian diaspora in fiction (Column: Bookends)
Politicians, business magnates, sports stars - the Indian diaspora has done well for itself in its new homes around the world and, on a literary basis, crossed another test of acceptance with their depiction in fiction as regular, non-stereotypical characters. From police inspectors to businessmen to cooks in nearly half a dozen countries across four continents, overseas Indians are increasingly figuring in a range of splendid tales by a number of non-Indian writers.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 9:04:02 AM

Body of missing NRI hotelier found in Punjab forest
Chandigarh, May 30 (IANS) The body of British hotelier of Indian origin Ranjit Singh Power, missing since May 8 while on a business trip to India, has been recovered in a Punjab forest, police said on Saturday.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:20:03 PM

Student Visa Day attracts over 4,000 at US missions
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Over 4,000 Indian students who had applied for visas to pursue education in the United States were interviewed at various US missions across India on the occasion of its annual Student Visa Day, an official said here on Thursday.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:10:03 PM

Indian students bring US, India closure: Envoy Verma
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) US Ambassador Richard R. Verma on Thursday said Indian students played an important role in helping build closer ties between the two countries.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:32:14 PM

NRI hotelier missing in Punjab still untraceable
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Punjab Police have booked a UK-based NRI for the mysterious disappearance of a British hotelier of Indian origin Ranjit Singh Power, who has been missing from the state since May 7, an official said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:52:17 PM

Investment policy for overseas Indians tweaked
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The union cabinet on Thursday approved certain amendments to the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy to make investments by overseas Indians in the country easier and simpler.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:04:03 PM

FDI by overseas Indians made easier
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The union cabinet on Thursday approved review of the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy to make investments by overseas Indians easier.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 7:56:19 PM

US ambassador Verma walks down memory lane in Punjab
Jalandhar, May 21 (IANS) It was a trip down memory lane for US Ambassador Richard R. Verma, whose visit to his maternal grandmother's house in Punjab turned emotional on Thursday.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 7:52:18 PM

Chandy praises Modi's help in evacuating Keralites
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) Politically he doesn't agree with the prime minister but Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is happy that Narendra Modi helped evacuate Keralites from troubled spots in the Middle East.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:12:10 PM

Iraq survivor says ISIS killed 39 Indian hostages
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) A man from Punjab who escaped from the clutches of the ISIS in June 2014 claimed on Thursday that 39 Indians taken hostage have been killed.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:44:02 PM

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