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South African Indians Must Not Abdicate Role in Democracy

Indian-origin South Africans, some in the seventh generation now, must not abdicate their role in the democracy that their forebears fought so hard for.

India And US Deepen Strategic Collaboration in Africa

The Indian and US militaries are partnering in the training of African officers to lead and train troops deployed on UN, and potentially African Union-sponsored, “peacekeeping” missions.

A Trim, a Shave And a Chat

The barbershop has made itself into a unique Indian institution. Apart from the usual business of shaving and hair cuts, it also serves other social purposes.

Indian-origin Lawyer Among Controversial UK Peerages

The elevation of a human rights lawyer of Indian origin to the House of Lords as a Labour peer on Friday caused a controversy after the party's deputy leader criticised the timing of her nomination.

Malaysia companies Betting Big on Indian States

In one of the most widely promoted and grandly organized celebrations of PM Modi's two years' governance, by Overseas Friends of BJP, the theme of 'Transforming India,' saw another upshot of this growth story grabbing attention in Kuala Lumpur.

South Africa Eyes Taking Bilateral Trade Volume With India to $20 Billion

South Africa is targeting to increase bilateral trade volume with India to $20 billion by 2018 from the current $10 billion with focus on ITC, pharmaceuticals, automotive, mining and agriculture sectors.

India’s Next Free Trade Partner: Peru

India and Peru look to cement a rapidly growing trade relationship with a free trade agreement.

4 Indian-Origin Persons Among US' Top Wealth Advisors

Four Indian-origin persons have been named among America's top wealth advisors by Forbes on a list of 200 members who collectively manage USD 675 billion.

Brief Encounters

Bertrand Russell in a Rajendra Kumar film, SRK in one written by Arundhati Roy—the 40 most memorable Hindi film cameos.

India's GST is One of The World's Most Complex Tax Reforms

Will India, a $2 trillion (£1.5tn) economy with 1.3 billion consumers, now become a truly single market?

Kodela Urges NRIs to Embrace Swagrama Seva

Taking forward the initiative of the Andhra Pradesh Government to boost public-private partnership model in school education sector, Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao is going around American cities to mobilise NRI investments.

BJP's NRI Grievance Cell Provides Timely Succour

The NRI grievance cell functioning in the state BJP office has become a source of relief for the Keralites abroad in distress situations.

Indian-origin Cancer Expert Warns of Brexit Impact

An Indian-origin cancer expert who was recently knighted by Queen Elizabeth II today warned against London losing out on scientific talent in the wake of Brexit.

Taxing times: GST Hurt Malaysia, Australia. Will India's Euphoria Last

Apart from India, at least 160 countries implemented GST. In recent years, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia have introduced, but only to realise that it's no magic potion to bring economic prosperity.

African Medical Students to Get Training in Indian Hospitals

Medical students from African countries will soon get training in Indian hospitals, under an initiative designed to strengthen India-Africa relations.

What Lies Behind Asia's Advance Into Africa

While the U.S. and Europe still dominate, Asia has emerged as an important force in the African development landscape, strengthening relations and providing much needed assistance.

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Help Stranded Workers

Saudi Arabia has agreed to assist thousands of laid-off Indian workers stranded in the kingdom without money or food.

Singapore Model For Gurgaon

the Haryana government may introduce a new governing model for Gurgaon on the lines of Singapore or Greater London.

Indian-Origin Girl Named Child Genius 2016 In UK

A 10-year-old Indian-origin girl has been crowned Britain's brightest child after she won a popular television quiz competition in the UK.

India Has Expressed Concerns Over Changes In UK Visa Rules

India has expressed concerns regarding changes in UK visa rules and taken up the matter with the British authorities.

Pokemon Go Release Date In India

The game may come to India in the next few weeks as it has been added to the server list and "Unblocked" in geo-block status.

India May Gain Usd 80 Billion Per Year On Relaxing Visa Regime

If India moves to tighten visas for Chinese, it would mean a loss of billions of dollars in income every year.

Africa Spends $1 Billion A Year On Outbound Medical Tourism Mainly to India

Africa is estimated to lose over $1billion a year on medical tourism abroad, according to World Bank statistics for 2015. Africa is exporting money and patients to the East, especially India.

Saudi Vows Urgent Action For Stranded Indian Workers After Layoffs

Saudi Arabia has promised "urgent" action to resolve the plight of some 2,500 Indian workers stranded without money in the kingdom after a plunge in oil prices sparked construction layoffs.

A Crisis Called Rahul

It isn’t just politicians who hold such a dim view of the Congress leader. After the historic 44-seat low that India’s grand old party hit in May 2014, the historian William Dalrymple described Rahul as ‘the very bottom of the Nehru Gandhi barrel.

The Chennai Woman Who Runs A Hindu Crematorium

Praveena Solomon is challenging tradition and winning hearts by taking on the traditionally male role at Chennai's busiest funeral ground.

Malayalees Refuse To Return From Oman

Even though efforts are on to secure exit visas for them to ensure their safe return from Oman and Saudi Arabia, many of them are simply refusing to leave unless they are paid their dues.

Low Oil Prices Shrink Gulf Gobs For Indians, Hit Remittances

The government may have firmed up plans to evacuate 10,000 Indians stranded in Saudi Arabia, but it faces an equally worrying and more intractable problem of declining remittances from the Persian Gulf region.

India May Move WTO as US Fails to Abide by Verdict on Steel Import Duty

Move comes close on heels of US dragging India to WTO for alleged failure to scrap curbs on US poultry.

Handwoven Fabrics of India

A campaign to support Indian weavers and their products has gone viral with around 3,700 shares 3604 and 6,772 likes in less than 24 hours.

Dalits in Narendra Modi's India Are Angry

Anger among Dalits in Gujarat has been mounting in recent weeks.

India, West Indies to play T20s in U.S.

The Indian cricket team, for the first time, will be playing an international match in the United States of America.

Changes to India-Mauritius-Singapore Tax Treaties

The double tax avoidance arrangement (DTAA) between India and Mauritius was amended through the protocol released last month.

Market Watchdog Sees India Rivaling U.K. For Investor Protection

India could rival the U.K. for strength of minority shareholder protection by setting up an independent watchdog to oversee standards at company auditors.

India Legally Bound to Enforce UK Tribunal's Decision on Tata

NTT Docomo dragged the Indian government into its dispute with the Tatas, saying it is New Delhi's responsibility to enforce the $1.17 billion arbitral award which the local group needs to pay to its Japanese partner.

Malaysia Reluctant to Arrest Businessmen And Send to India

Malaysia today made public its reluctance to handover two of its businessmen to India in connection with Aircel-Maxis probe being carried out by the CBI, saying the two countries did not have "any such (legal) agreement" for execution of an arrest warrant.

India To Bring Back Thousands Of Starving Citizens From Middle-East

The external affairs ministry has stepped up efforts to bring back its citizens in Saudi and Kuwaiti who have been without food after they lost their jobs.

After Merger With Didi, India to Become Uber's Main Battleground

Uber and China's Didi Chuxing have struck an unexpected trans-Pacific partnership which signifies the American company's capitulation in the Middle Kingdom and portends an intensification of its drive to conquer India.

Tech Giants Google, Microsoft to Soon Provide Desi Email Addresses

If the Indian government has its way, American tech giants Google, Microsoft and homegrown providers like Rediff could soon be signing you up for email addresses in the desi language of your choice.

Foreign Media on Sushma Swaraj's Effort to Rescue Stranded Indians

Large numbers of Indian workers have lost their jobs in recent months and have neither the money nor the required exit visas to leave Saudi Arabia.

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