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Narendra Modi woos NRIs at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:18

BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday sought to woo NRIs, asking them to do something for their native land, including by encouraging foreigners to visit India.

Diaspora members mob Narendra Modi, cheer him

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 16:09

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was Thursday mobbed by enthusiastic Indian diaspora members as they crowded around him, tried to get themselves photographed with him while many placed silk scarves around his shoulder.

Narendra Modi takes a jibe at PM Manmohan Singh, says good times are ahead

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 09:49

Taking a dig at Dr Manmohan Singh, Bharatiya Janata party`s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said he backed the Prime Minister for saying that good times are ahead.

Govt steps have helped reduce problems of NRIs in Gulf: Vayalar

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 21:40

With an aim of addressing problems faced by Indian workers in Gulf countries, the government has taken measures and as a result complaints of exploitation have come down significantly, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said on Wednesday.

Will the `pardesi` return to Indian cinema? (Jan 7-9 is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas)

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 15:39

Time was when Bollywood films revolving round `pardesi` heroes, heroines or families ruled the roost.

Malaysia seeks Indian support in education, biodiversity

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 13:56

Malaysia wants to collaborate closely with India in the areas of biodiversity and education, said Malaysia`s Minister for Natural Resources and Environment G Palanivel.

PM Manmohan Singh appreciates Saudi Arabia`s help to expats

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 13:54

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his gratitude to Saudi Arabia for addressing the problems of over a million Indian workers after that country adopted a new labour policy.

Use of digital tools enriching our democracy: PM Manmohan Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 13:51

The use of digital tools in political campaigning and the active participation of youth in politics are enriching India`s democracy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

Country heading towards better times, no reason to despair: PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 12:02

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday sought to dispel apprehensions of the Indian diaspora on the state of the economy, saying the country was heading towards "better times"

`Domestic violence rampant among Indian community in Canada`

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 11:50

Violence against women, wife battery, honour killings and even foeticide among the Indian diaspora in Canada are a cause of worry, say Indo-Canadian delegates at a diaspora meet here.

Reunion Island Indians connect with `Mother India`

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 11:44

French is their mother tongue and they have been born and lived for four generations far away from India, but a thirst to know more about the land where their forefathers came from draws them to India regularly.

No reason to despair or worry about future: PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 10:40

Despite perceptions in some quarters outside that India is losing its momentum of growth achieved in the past decade, there is no need to worry, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.