DIASPORA

  • Indian diaspora becoming vulnerable to terror attacks: IB chief November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Describing ISIS and al-Qaeda as serious security challenges for India, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim on Sunday said the Indian diaspora has become increasingly vulnerable to elements having allegiance to terror groups. Addressing a conference of DGPs and IGPs, Ibrahim said al-Qaeda and ISIS pose serious security challenges for...
  • PM Narendra Modi fever grips Sydney ahead of Indian diaspora event November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: The Indian diaspora in Australia will seek to recreate the Madison Square Garden magic when they will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney in the country's largest indoor arena. Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit Australia in 28 years after Rajiv Gandhi, will leave for Sydney...
  • TWTW: Australian Indian community plan rockstar welcome for PM Modi's visit November 9, 2014

    After the grand welcome arranged by the American Indian community to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his last visit to the United States, the Australian Indian community is planning on a similar royal welcome. ...
  • It is time to come to India: Sushma Swaraj tells Indian Diaspora October 17, 2014

    London: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday made an emotional plea to the Indian Diaspora in the UK to invest in their motherland, saying "now is the time" to come to India to tap the "immense opportunities" awaiting them. Swaraj, while launching the two-day Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, said she...
  • Indian diaspora requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant voting rights to NRIs September 28, 2014

    New York: Overseas wing of the BJP in the US has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider granting voting rights to non-resident Indians (NRIs) besides opening more consulates to facilitate the diaspora community. "NRIs should be granted voting rights. This can be done either by mail or by voting in...
  • India committed to bring back growth: Sushma Swaraj September 6, 2014

    Manama: India is firmly committed to bring back growth and have clear policies, which will facilitate business environment, transparency and speed, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday. "The result is there before you in just 100 days: GDP growth is showing early signs of recovery. Indian economy has bounced...
  • Diaspora to help Indian nurses reach home July 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: RootsNorka, the state agency for the Kerala diaspora, will transfer the 46 nurses returning from Iraq on Saturday from the Cochin airport to their homes, the government said on Friday. The nurses was freed on Friday afternoon by Sunni insurgents and handed over to Indian diplomats on the IraqKurdistan border. An...
  • IndiaUK trade grows by 6.6 pc in 2013 May 13, 2014

    London: Trade between India and the UK has registered a 6.6 per cent growth in 2013 touching 16.4 billion pounds, according to latest figures released. The UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows that the total value of twoway trade of goods and services between the UK and India...
  • US: Modi addresses Indian diaspora via video conferencing May 13, 2013

    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 abroad....
  • India, Kuwait hold talks on boosting economic ties March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Kuwait on Monday discussed opportunities for Kuwaiti investment in refineries in India and also matters relating to the welfare of the large Indian diaspora in Kuwait. The talks were held between External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and visiting Kuwaiti Minister of Amiri Dewan Affairs' Sheikh Nasser Sabah...
  • Need to be secular and patriotic, Congress tells Modi March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his "India First" definition of secularism and said there was need to be both patriotic and secular. Asked about Modi's remarks to the Indian diaspora in North America on Sunday that secularism for him was...
  • People will forgive 'mistakes' if govt serves them well: Modi March 10, 2013

    Washington: Denied a visa to visit US and smarting under a Wharton snub, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his idea of secularism is "India First" and people will forgive "mistakes" of a government if it serves them well. "My definition of secularism is simple: 'India First'. Whatever...
  • After Wharton snub, Modi to address Indian diaspora in USA March 5, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After the 'snub' from Wharton, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the Indian diaspora in the states of Edison, New Jersey, Chicago, Illinois, of USA through a video conference facility. "Narendra Modi live speech, Edison, New Jersey, Chicago, Illinois on March 09, 2013 from 7 to 9...
  • Full text: PM's address at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas January 8, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday addressed over 2,000 delegates at the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Kochi. Below is the full text of his speech: "On the occasion of this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, it is my honour to welcome our Chief Guest, His Excellency Rajkeswur Purryag, President of the...
  • Another round of migration study in Kerala May 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre for Development Studies here has started the ground work for the seventh round of the comprehensive study on international and internal emigration from the state, says the study head. S. Irudayarajan, chief of the migration unit of the autonomous research institute, told IANS that the next round...
  • Goa expats want total change of political blood March 1, 2012

    Panaji: Goan expats across the continents of Europe, Australia and America are calling for a "total change of blood" in Goa's political system ahead of assembly elections on Saturday. Members of the Goan diaspora are beseeching their counterparts back home to vote for Goa's ecology and identity, especially when their...
  • 'Kerala diaspora can partner in development' February 15, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani on Tuesday said successive state governments have failed to put to productive use the massive remittances sent in by over two million diaspora but this time it could well be different. He said several innovative ideas have been put forward in the prebudget discussions...
  • India needs to fully tap potential of NRIs: FM January 8, 2012

    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 November 16, 2011

    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 midincome diaspora to invest in it. Unveiling the new housing policy, Finance and Housing Minister K.M....
  • Cofounder of social network Diaspora dies November 15, 2011

    California: Ilya Zhitomirskiy, a cofounder of the startup social networking site Diaspora that put an emphasis on privacy and usercontrol, 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 January 9, 2011

    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 Divas...
  • India not after NRIs' money: Montek January 9, 2011

    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 (NonResident Indians)...
  • NRIs on electoral rolls soon: PM January 8, 2011

    New Delhi: India will merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and soon register nonresident 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 five...
  • Village panchayats to have broadband: Pitroda January 7, 2011

    New Delhi: All 250,000 village panchayats in the country will be connected with broadband by mid2012 under a $4billion 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. It...
  • PM urges scientists to work with diaspora January 3, 2011

    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 India...
  • PM 'working' to get Indian diaspora voting rights January 8, 2010

    New Delhi: NRIs will be able to cast their votes by the time the country holds its next general elections, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday. "I recognise the legitimate desire of Indians living abroad to exercise their franchise and to have a say in who governs India," he told...
  • Attacks on Indians 'fact of urban life': Aus PM June 10, 2009

    Sydney: The unending attacks on Indian students in Australia are a "regrettable fact of urban life", Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Wednesday, warning Indians not to avenge the assaults on them. "The truth is, in our cities right across the country, there are acts of violence every day," Rudd...
  • 4 arrested in Vancouver for attacking Indians June 10, 2009

    Vancouver: Four white Canadians were on Tuesday charged with a racial assault on a group of Indians at Langley on the outskirts of Vancouver. According to police, the six Indianorigin men were playing tennis at the weekend when the four suspects approached them and started shouting "racially based expletives.'' The assailants, who...
  • More Indians attacked May 28, 2009

    Melbourne: An Indian student, who was robbed and stabbed in Melbourne, had pleaded with his attackers who just laughed at him, a media report said. Baljinder Singh had left a railway station on Monday when two men carrying weapons approached him and demanded money. As he searched through his bag to...
  • Australia: Gang beats up Indian for refusing cigarette May 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Police in Australia have released images of an Indian student being beaten up by a gang of thugs after he refused to give them a cigarette in a Melbourne train. Sourabh Sharma, 21, was attacked by a group of seven men. The Herald Sun reports on its website that...