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Chandy to inaugurate two-day Kerala diaspora meet
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the two-day Global Non-Resident Keralites (NRK) meet in Kochi Friday, said a state minister.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 5:54:04 PM

Mauritius keen to become bridge for India to Africa: Indian-origin minister (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Mauritius is keen to become a "real bridge" for India to invest and connect with the rest of Africa and with Europe, said Showkutally Soodhun, the new vice prime minister of the Indian Ocean island who is of Indian descent and who is proud of his "Hindi roots".

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:44:03 PM

Enable voting by NRIs in eight weeks, SC tells government
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the government to take steps, within eight weeks, for implementation of e-voting by NRIs after being told the government has accepted the poll panel's recommendation to this effect.

Monday, January 12, 2015 6:40:05 PM

Gujarat a cultural crossover to the world: Ban Ki-moon
Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Sunday said Gujarat could also be a crossroad for a new era of sustainable development while it has long been a cultural crossover to the world.

Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:58:03 PM

A president, politicians, businesspersons among 15 diaspora members honoured
Gandhinagar, Jan 9 (IANS) The list of 15 diaspora members honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman here Friday includes a president, politicians, prominent businesspersons and scientists who have all worked for the Indian diaspora community in their respective countries.

Friday, January 09, 2015 11:00:04 PM

Indian diaspora organisations playing crucial role, says PIOs
Gandhinagar, Jan 9 (IANS) Indian diaspora organizations have been totally transformed over the years and are playing the role of advocacy and lobbying bodies in countries where they serve, said Ashook Ramasaran, president, Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) International at the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here Friday.

Friday, January 09, 2015 10:42:15 PM

Mumbai celebrates centenary of Gandhiji's 'ghar wapasi'
Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) Mumbai Friday celebrated the centenary of the homecoming of young barrister-at-law Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from South Africa to the then Bombay port and upcoming commercial capital of India.

Friday, January 09, 2015 9:26:13 PM

13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas ends, 15 diaspora members honoured
Gandhinagar, Jan 9 (IANS) The three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, attended by around 4,000 diaspora members, came to an end with the conferment of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards by Vice President Hamid Ansari to 15 prominent diaspora members.

Friday, January 09, 2015 9:14:03 PM

All PIOs are now overseas citizens of India: Government
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The government Friday announced that all Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card holders will be deemed to be Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card holders.

Friday, January 09, 2015 9:06:08 PM

Gulf returnees voice concerns at PBD
Gandhinagar, Jan 9 (IANS) The issue of higher education for children of expat Indians, skill development of Gulf returnees, the plight of overseas Indians in jail and safety of fishermen from Tamil Nadu were some of the concerns raised by diaspora members at the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention here Friday.

Friday, January 09, 2015 7:36:18 PM

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