Diaspora

NRI voter registration doubles in numbers

NRI voter registration doubles in numbers

December 30, 2017

The number of NRIs voting in India has doubled, as per government reports; however, a major chunk of the Indian diaspora continues to shy away from voting due to the inability of being physically present in India at the time of elections. Although measures like proxy voting are t...

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India tops in number of migrants abroad

India tops in number of migrants abroad

December 26, 2017

India has become the largest country of origin of international migrants, with the numbers doubling lately. Here is an account of the rapid immigration taking place to and fro several countries and how India is at the helm of it.

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India to be the ‘Guest of Honour country’ at Abu Dhabi Festival

India to be the ‘Guest of Honour country’ at A...

December 4, 2017

India will be the ‘Guest of Honour Country’ in the Abu Dhabi Festival (ADF) 2018 and is set to showcase its diverse cultural hues to the world as well as the large Indian diaspora settled in UAE.

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Help reaching Indians in Bali as volcano alert rises

Help reaching Indians in Bali as volcano alert ris...

November 28, 2017

After the volcano alert was raised to the highest level in Bali, the Indian Mission there is providing aid to Indians in trouble.

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West Bengal CM unveils Sister Nivedita’s plaque

West Bengal CM unveils Sister Nivedita’s plaque

November 14, 2017

On her 150th birth anniversary, Sister Nivedita gets a permanent place in the history of UK

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Hoboken city in New Jersey gets its first Sikh Mayor

Hoboken city in New Jersey gets its first Sikh May...

November 8, 2017

Ravinder Bhalla served the city council for seven years, yet had to fight malicious callings against him before he could be finally titled as Hoboken city's first Sikh mayor.

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The plight of Indian workers in the Gulf

The plight of Indian workers in the Gulf

October 31, 2017

Infamous for ill-treating Indian workers, the Gulf continues to stand in bad light as some migrants return back to the country after facing fraud and torture, and some families weep over the demise of their loved ones.

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Resolution on Diwali tabled in US Congress

Resolution on Diwali tabled in US Congress

October 23, 2017

In a first, many Congressmen celebrate the festival of lights at the US Capitol, while US Congress tables resolution on Diwali for Indian-Americans.

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Ministry of Tourism organises ‘Paryatan Parv’

Ministry of Tourism organises ‘Paryatan Parv’

October 11, 2017

To encourage the Indian diaspora to visit India, with special focus on Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) who have never visited the country, the Indian Ministry of Tourism is hosting ‘Paryatan Parv’ (Tourism Fest) from October 5-25 this year.

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Durga Puja celebrations in London

Durga Puja celebrations in London

October 6, 2017

The Bengali community in London is celebrating Durga Puja, just the way their peers are back home. From traditional food to classical performances, the festive fervour is familiar, and grander than ever before.

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