Indian Diaspora

  • India-UK 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 two-way 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 7, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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 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 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. 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 Indian-origin 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 29, 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...
  • Canada jails Indian-origin couple for human smuggling May 18, 2009

    Vancouver: An Indian-origin couple in Surrey, Vancouver, was jailed in Seattle at the weekend for trying to smuggle people from Canada into the US. Forty-eight-year-old Jas Binning and 32-year-old Jagdeep Binning, who live near Peace Arch Park on the US-Canadian border, were arrested in December for trying to smuggle two...
  • Nanny trouble for 'hot' Indian-origin Canadian MP May 5, 2009

    Toronto: Indian-origin Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla, called the "third hottest" woman politician by Maxim magazine, has been accused of maltreating two nannies employed to treat her mother. Dhalla has represented the Indian-dominated constituency of Brampton-Springdale on the outskirts of Toronto since 2004. The nannies, who were hired to take care of Dhalla’s...
  • USA's best: Indian Americans top community February 20, 2009

    Washington: The 1.5 million Indian Americans in the US continue to top the US Census charts as the best-educated, highest-paid and top-placed community among the 38.1 million foreign-born population in the country. As per a fresh analysis of data on the foreign-born population from the 2007 American Community Survey, 74 percent...
  • Man charged with flatmate's murder in UK denied bail May 9, 2008

    Birmingham: An Indian student was murdered in the UK and her flat mate, also an Indian, Nalluri Nagraj Kumar has been charged with murdering her. When Samrajya Jyothirmayee Vempala was found dead in Birmingham on Tuesday, Nalluri Nagraj Kumar was found at the same residence badly injured. Jyothirmayee, a 23-year-old...
  • Man charged with killing Indian student denied bail May 9, 2008

    Birmingham: A court in Birmingham has denied bail to Nagaraja Kumar Nalluri, the Indian charged with murdering fellow Indian Vempala Samrajya Jyothirmayee. A heavily bandaged Nalluri appeared in court on Friday. The police claim Nalluri's injuries are self-inflicted and meant to mislead the investigators. Jyothirmayee, a 23-year-old medical student from Vijayawada, was...
  • UK cops charge 24-year-old for killing Indian student May 9, 2008

    Birmingham: UK Police have charged a 24-year-old man from Hyderabad with murdering Indian medical student Vempala Samrajya Jyothirmayee. Reports say he shared the apartment with her and may have inflicted injuries on self to mislead the police. Police in Birmingham have confirmed that the 23-year-old student found dead on Tuesday is...
  • Murder on Montague Road, Indian student dead May 9, 2008

    London: V S Jyothirmayee, who was from Vijayawada, was found dead in her rented house in Handsworth, Birmingham, on Tuesday evening. She was pursuing a Masters course in public health at the University of Wolverhampton ...
  • Indian held for Andhra student's murder in UK May 9, 2008

    London: An Indian national was on Thursday charged in connection with the murder of a student from Andhra Pradesh who was found dead in a Birmingham suburb. Nalloori Nagraj Kumar, 24, was arrested last evening and will be presented before the Birmingham Magistrate’s Court on Friday morning. Kumar is from Andhra...
  • Successful abroad, successful back home too April 27, 2008

    Indians working abroad sent over Rs 1.2 lakh crore rupees back home last year. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra send out the most number of migrants, but half of India's remittances come from Punjabis and Keralites. The bulk of the remittance money comes from Indians working as unskilled labourers,...
  • Sons, husbands fund the good life back home April 27, 2008

    Mahender Singh is a farmer and a very rich man who lives life big. Mahender survey his fields on horseback, he owns a cow flown in from Italy, a camel bought in Rajasthan, and a Great Dane from the US to guard his petrol pump. His opulent house and its swimming...
  • Remitted with love: Punjab, Kerala & migrant money April 26, 2008

    Appu P K worked hard as a worker abroad for 30 years to achieve his dreams: a big house, acres of land and the best education for his children. True, he is away from his wife and children for most of the year but his family would never have had a...
  • UK judge scraps rule, skilled Indian workers win April 8, 2008

    London: Thousands of highly skilled workers, many of them Indians, on Tuesday won the right to live and work in Britain after a court ruled that retrospective changes made to their visas were illegal. The landmark ruling by Justice Sir George Newman followed a legal challenge mounted by the Highly Skilled...
  • Helmets must, Sikhs lose challenge to rule in Canada March 7, 2008

    Brampton, Canada: A court in Brampton has ruled that Sikhs in Ontario province cannot drive motorcycles without helmets. Ontario Court Judge James Blacklock gave his ruling on Thursday while dismissing a challenge to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act by a local Sikh Baljinder Singh Badesha who was fined $110 in September...
  • Finding ancestral roots to become easier June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Tracing the ancestral roots for Indian Diaspora, whose forefathers left the country in the early flush of migration as indentured labourers under the colonial rule, is now going to be much easier and the chances brighter. The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is organising a five-day...