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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

GM plants could be next anti-cancer drugs: Indian-American scientist
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Can anti-cancer drugs be delivered to patients through genetically modified fruits and vegetables? Yes, says acclaimed Indian American researcher Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty, terming genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) the future of anti-cancer therapy and even preventive medicine.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:44:04 PM

Modi meets Silicon Valley tech honchos
Paolo Alto (California), Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his one-on-one engagement with the tech honchos of Silicon Valley with a 15-minute interaction with Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 6:38:03 AM

Kerala to have asset management company serving NRIs too
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) The Kerala State Planning Board is going to set up an Asset Management Company (AMC) in which Kerala's diaspora would be able to participate, its vice-chairman said here on Friday.

Friday, September 25, 2015 5:16:11 PM

Indian-origin entrepreneur launches photo sharing app
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Indian-origin entrepreneur Sachin Dev Duggal, based in San Francisco, on Friday globally launched a new photo sharing app "Shoto" here.

Friday, September 25, 2015 2:40:03 PM

Nalanda varsity gets $1 mn from Indian-origin couple
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Nalanda University, an international centre of learning coming up in Bihar, on Tuesday received a personal endowment of $1 million from an Indian-origin couple to support a Professorial Chair in the School of Historical Studies.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:56:18 PM

Argentina's Sikh policeman and other encounters of a globe-trotting Indian (Book Review)
Title: By Thumb, Hoof and Wheel: Travels in the Global South; Author: Prabhu Ghate; Publisher: Bloomsbury; Pages: 156; Price:Rs.299

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:34:03 AM

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