PBD

  • Gandhian philosophy still relevant: Sam Pitroda January 8, 2012

    Jaipur: Gandhian philosophy and thoughts are relevant in today's changing world and can help in finding the solution to any problem, adviser to the Prime Minister, Sam Pitroda said on Sunday. "Gandhian philosophy and thoughts are relevant in the changing world of today and can help in difficult time, and...
  • Trinidad & Tobago offers to host PBD January 8, 2012

    Jaipur: Indianorigin Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla PersadBissessar on Sunday expressed readiness to host the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in her country, saying it would help in sharing "new understandings" and developing appreciation for the diaspora. Bissessar, the Chief Guest of the 10th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Jaipur, said small...
  • NRIs to get right to vote in Indian elections: PM January 8, 2012

    Jaipur: Fulfilling the longstanding demand of its diaspora, India on Sunday said it would allow Nonresident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process. He also listed the number of initiatives undertaken by the government like voting rights for NRIs and the new Pension and Insurance Scheme among others....
  • Investing in India tough, say NRIs January 8, 2012

    Jaipur: Many overseas Indians participating in the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas diaspora meet have complained that investing in the country was difficult due to lack of facilities and red tape. Many delegates said that while the government promises all amenities to NRIs for investing in India, the implementation is lacking. They added...
  • 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...