Diaspora

  • US: Modi addresses Indian diaspora via video conferencing 13-05-2013 07:37 AM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Indian diaspora in the US via video conferencing. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's address comes on the occasion of 53rd Gujarat Day. Reaching out to the diaspora community, Modi lauded the Gujaratis for being cultural ambassadors of India...
  • Whistles in the dark

    Heat beat |  Oindrila Mukherjee
    The other day I wrote about a steady stream of service people ringing the doorbell all through the day at my parents' home in Gurgaon....

  • Loss of home

    From Heart to Heart |  H S Shivaprakash
    Because the trend of human migration has received a fillip in recent times, the problems of diaspora have begun to loom large the world over....

  • India needs to fully tap potential of NRIs: FM 08-01-2012 05:59 PM

    Jaipur: Citing example of China, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that India too needs to fully tap the investment potential of NRIs and their entrepreneurial skills and promote inclusive growth. "We have not yet reaped the full benefits of India's great diaspora. The most obvious area remains that...
  • Kerala cabinet clears sops for diaspora 16-11-2011 05:40 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday unveiled sops for the diaspora by clearing a special housing scheme for them and also lowered the minimum amount for equity in the proposed Kannur airport to allow mid-income diaspora to invest in it. Unveiling the new housing policy, Finance and Housing Minister K.M....
  • Co-founder of social network Diaspora dies 15-11-2011 09:01 AM

    California: Ilya Zhitomirskiy, a co-founder of the startup social networking site Diaspora that put an emphasis on privacy and user-control, has died, a company spokesman said Monday. He was 22. The cause of Zhitomirskiy's death in San Francisco wasn't immediately known, and neither the company nor the San Francisco Medical...
  • President asks diaspora to be more involved 09-01-2011 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: Highlighting India's economic resilience, President Pratibha Patil on Sunday invited the Indian diaspora to share their skills and finances in diverse sectors in the country including education and health and help it build a better future and ensure inclusive growth. Addressing the valedictory session of the Pravasi Bhartiya...
  • India not after NRIs' money: Montek 09-01-2011 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Sunday dispelled the impression that India was after NRI funds saying that more than 95 per cent of investment comes from domestic sources. "I think we can get rid of the notion that we are connecting with the NRIs (Non-Resident...
  • NRIs on electoral rolls soon: PM 08-01-2011 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: India will merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and soon register non-resident Indians in the electoral rolls to help them exercise their franchise, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday. He also announced setting up of India cultural centres in...
  • Village panchayats to have broadband: Pitroda 07-01-2011 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: All 250,000 village panchayats in the country will be connected with broadband by mid-2012 under a $4-billion project to take the benefits of technology to the poor, tech evangelist Sam Pitroda said on Friday. "I can assure you that in 18 months every village panchayat will have broadband....
  • PM urges scientists to work with diaspora 03-01-2011 03:54 PM

    Chennai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday stressed on attracting the young Indian diaspora through joint research projects while urging Indian scientists to "think big" and "out of the box" for scientific advancement and innovations in the country. "I would like to see more joint research projects between Indians in...
  • More Indians attacked 28-05-2009 05:12 PM

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  • 2 Indian athletes make it to baseball leagues in US 07-12-2008 11:36 AM

    India's national game involves a bat and a ball, but it's not baseball. ...
  • Man charged with flatmate's murder in UK denied bail 09-05-2008 11:08 PM

    Visakhapatnam: After an awful performance in the IPL 5 opener, defending champions Chennai Super Kings roared back into the competition on the back of a brilliant all-round display from their $20-million acquisition, Ravindra Jadeja. The allrounder's 48 off 29 balls was the highest score of Chennai's match-winning 193, and a...
  • Man charged with killing Indian student denied bail 09-05-2008 07:35 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria said on Friday he was in the dark about a disciplinary hearing in Britain over corruption that led to the jailing of an English county player. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday that the legspinner and his former Essex team-mate...
  • UK cops charge 24-year-old for killing Indian student 09-05-2008 04:21 PM

    Mumbai Indians innings: 20th over: 100 for 9 That's a big win for Pune against the more fancied Mumbai Indians. Dinda gets smacked for four by Harbhajan but replies by trapping the Mumbai captain lbw for 16 with a yorker on the base of middle stump. Two dot balls later,...
  • Murder on Montague Road, Indian student dead 09-05-2008 01:28 AM

    Chennai: Mumbai Indians' explosive batsman Richard Levi said Sachin Tendulkar provided the calmness he needed during his knock against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League opening game here on Wednesday. Levi, who hogged the limelight after hitting the fastest hundred in Twenty20 internationals for South Africa against New...