Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

  • Modi addresses NRIs, mocks PM's 'good days will arrive' remark 09-01-2014 10:54 AM

    New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday took a dig at Manmohan Singh, saying that the Prime Minister is right when he said good days are ahead for the country. While hinting at BJP sweeping the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Gujarat Chief Minister said that it...
  • Trinidad & Tobago offers to host PBD 08-01-2012 09:31 PM

    Jaipur: Indian-origin Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar 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...
  • NRIs to get right to vote in Indian elections: PM 08-01-2012 09:24 PM

    Jaipur: Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India on Sunday said it would allow Non-resident 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...
  • 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...
  • Full text: PM's speech at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 08-01-2012 03:30 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke at the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Jaipur on Sunday. Following is the text of the Prime Minister's address: "I am very happy to welcome you all in this beautiful and historic city of Jaipur for this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Rajasthan represents Indian hospitality...
  • Indian economy expected to grow by 7 pc: PM 08-01-2012 11:06 AM

    Jaipur: Addressing the delegates on the second day of the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Jaipur on Sunday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the Indian economy is expected to grow by 7 per cent this financial year despite the adverse impact of global economic slowdown. "World is passing through...
  • PM to address Pravasi Bharatiya Divas delegates 08-01-2012 08:45 AM

    Jaipur: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to address the delegates on the second day of the 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Jaipur on Sunday. Around 1,500 NRIs from 65 countries are attending the three-day annual conference that aims at attracting overseas Indians to play a larger role in shaping...
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Jaipur from Saturday 06-01-2012 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the annual congregation of Non-resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin, will kick off in Jaipur on Saturday and discuss ways and means on how they can contribute in the country's inclusive growth. Over 1,300 delegates from 24 countries would participate in the annual event...
  • 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...
  • NRIs will get voting rights soon: Manmohan 08-01-2011 10:20 AM

    New Delhi: India has decided to merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and register non-resident Indians in the electoral rolls to let them exercise their franchise, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday. "We recently reviewed the Overseas Citizenship of India Card...
  • 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....
  • Convention of overseas Indians to start 06-01-2011 11:51 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly 1,300 overseas Indians will participate in the ninth edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) convention staring here Friday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the event. "Even without much effort on our part, 1,300 delegates have confirmed participation. We are expecting an enthusiastic participation," Minister for...
  • Indian-Americans complain of delay in visa 29-12-2010 02:14 PM

    Washington: The Indian-American community has complained of "inordinate" delay by the Indian embassy in issuance of visas, claiming that it is mainly due to imposition of new rules and acute shortage of staff at various consulates. The community, which staged peaceful protest demonstrations at various Indian consulates in the US...
  • NRI couple relives their Delhi date 11-01-2007 09:25 AM

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  • India 360: Just an NRI jamboree? 11-01-2007 01:54 AM

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  • NRI Fest: Not Really Important? 11-01-2007 12:40 AM

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  • Future perfect? Find out at NRI fest 09-01-2007 08:29 PM

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  • 'India monitoring Fiji developments' 07-01-2007 10:24 PM

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  • Overseas Indian docs may practise here 07-01-2007 08:49 PM

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  • PM tells diaspora to invest in India 07-01-2007 08:29 PM

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  • 'Let's make a Mauritius out of Bihar' 07-01-2007 08:16 PM

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  • PM thanks 'deal-maker' Diaspora 07-01-2007 06:23 PM

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