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09

2013

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Obama Appoints Indian-origin Fund Raiser to Key Post

President Barack Obama has appointed Indian-origin philanthropist Azita Raji, who reportedly raised more than $3 million in contributions for his 2012 re-election campaign, to a key administration post.

Sep

08

2013

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UAE Warns NRIs Against Taking Rupees Into India

UAE's Central Bank has asked all banks and exchange houses to advise their customers not to carry rupees into India.

Sep

07

2013

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Two Indians Shot Dead in United States

Two Indians have been allegedly shot dead by masked men at a convenience store in the US.

Sep

06

2013

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Indian-American Named Judge in California

Palo Alto, California, resident Kulkarni, 41 who since 2011 has served as a senior counsel in the litigation group at the University of California, was named to the new post by California governor.

Sep

05

2013

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H-1B Visas: Why Does the US Blame Indian Firms?

Indian and Indian-American (collectively “Indian” below) IT businesses are being scapegoated for abuse of the visa programme – using it for cheap, immobile labour – that actually pervades the entire industry.

Sep

03

2013

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India is the Place to be, Say Home-bound Doctors

After technology sector, it's the health sector in Bangalore that is witnessing a reverse brain drain.

Sep

01

2013

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As Rupee Tanks, Students Abroad Work Longer, Seek More Loans

The Indian rupee's free fall against the US dollar and the UK pound is turning out to be a major source of concern for Indian students returning to campuses after their summer breaks.

Sep

01

2013

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Thousands Expected at Hindu Festival Near Watford

Up to 70,000 worshippers are expected to have attended a landmark Hindu festival near Watford

Sep

01

2013

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As Violence Escalates, India Asks its Citizens to Leave Syria

India has asked all its citizens to leave Syria in view of escalating violence in the West Asian country.

Aug

30

2013

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British Sikhs to Oppose Narendra Modi's Visit to UK

British Sikhs have expressed opposition to any proposed visit by Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to the United Kingdom.

Aug

30

2013

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US Varsity Launches Celebration of India

The University of South Carolina launched CarolIndia, a year-long celebration of India.

Aug

29

2013

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Expats' Patriotism Elusive as Growth Fades

In a bid to attract funds, India liberalised bank deposit schemes and some banks raised rates for overseas Indians this month

Aug

27

2013

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Specialists Fly Out, Leave India to Battle Health Woes

the lack of specialist doctors is being widely felt across the country as only they, and not MBBS holders, can treat non-communicable diseases, which contribute 62% of the country's disease burden.

Aug

26

2013

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India-born Executive Could be Next Microsoft CEO

Microsoft Corp has set up a special committee to find a new chief executive after Steve Ballmer announced his retirement

Aug

22

2013

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Indians Accuse Indian Bank in US of Discrimination

A Michigan judge has ruled that an unusual lawsuit alleging discrimination against a bank set up by members of the local Indian and east Asian business community by two of its Indian customers can proceed.

Aug

21

2013

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Indian Workers Moving to Gulf Drops More Than 75%

The number of workers from southern India moving to the Gulf to find work has declined by more than three thirds since 2008

Aug

21

2013

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Biggest Brain Drains: India Gets Nearly Two-thirds of US H-1Bs

India gets the lion’s share of H-1Bs designed for skilled workers, the latest figure represents 64% of the total, up from 58% the year before

Aug

20

2013

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From 1908 to 2013: Stories of Unlikely Desi Activists in US

Every Independence Day it feels like we are one year further away from the age of heroes.

Aug

20

2013

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Now, NRIs Can Access Information From Their Overseas Homes

All central ministries have been asked to accept electronic postal orders enabling NRIs to apply under the RTI Act and pay the fee with a debit or credit card.

Aug

20

2013

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RBI's Capital Curbs Dashes Green Card Dreams of Rich Indians

Rich Indians planning to invest in a business or buy property in some foreign countries to gain permanent residency find their dreams shattered

Aug

19

2013

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Anna Hazare Leads Largest India Day Parade in US

Social activist Anna Hazare and Bollywood star Vidya Balan led America's largest India Day parade in Manhattan

Aug

12

2013

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Illegal Migrants Want to Leave Britain

People living as illegal immigrants in Britain are willing to return to their home country, a Sikh leader said.

Aug

12

2013

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Path to United States Practice Is Long Slog to Foreign Doctors

Thousands of foreign-trained immigrant physicians are living in the United States with lifesaving skills that are lying fallow because they stumbled over one of the many hurdles in the path toward becoming a licensed doctor here.

Aug

12

2013

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Indian IT Companies May Sponsor More Green Cards

Indian IT companies are likely to step up sponsorship of green cards once the US tightens H-1B visa rules, enabling more Indians to settle abroad.

Aug

09

2013

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Obamas Chose Indian Restaurant for Birthday Date

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle chose Rasika, an Indian restaurant owned by a New Delhi born restaurateur to celebrate the President's birthday.

Aug

08

2013

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Indians in US Vital for Transformation

Despite constituting less than 1% of the US population, Indian-Americans form 3% of the country's engineers, 7% of IT workers and 8% of physicians and surgeons,

Aug

08

2013

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Over 12 lakh PIOs Have Overseas Indian Cards

The largest group of overseas citizens of India is in the US, which boasts of 5.2 lakh card holder

Aug

07

2013

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Infosys Faces Lawsuit Over Discrimination in US Hiring

A US-based IT worker alleges that Infosys favours workers from South Asia over US job applicants

Aug

07

2013

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NRIs Join Campaign to Keep Political Parties Under RTI

NRIs settled in the US initiated a unique Call—A—Thon to Indian MPs, requesting them to save the RTI Act.

Aug

04

2013

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Indian-American Docs to Bring Affordable Healthcare to India

The Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) would like to make a positive and meaningful impact on the healthcare in India

Aug

02

2013

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India Eases Foreign Investment Rules in Retail Sector

India has eased key rules on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail in an attempt to attract foreign firms as it looks to boost economic growth.

Aug

02

2013

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The Un-model Minority : Desi, Queer and Undocumented in America

When it comes to immigration, the South Asian story is not just about H1-B visa quotas.

Jul

31

2013

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Queen's Kolkata Footman, who Posted Prince's Birth, Returns to India

The Indian footman at Buckingham Palace who helped announce the birth of new British heir - Prince George - has left Britain after the expiry of his temporary work visa.

Jul

29

2013

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Prominent Indian Academicians Who Have Headed Major US Universities

Even as Indians make their presence felt globally over a wide spectrum o fields ranging from science, technology and innovation to administrative roles, many academicians are making a mark for themselves in major universities

Jul

29

2013

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UK Says No Final Decision on Visa Bond as India Protests

Britain’s controversial £3,000 visa bond scheme proposed for visitors from certain “high risk” countries, including India, could take weeks to finalise after a high-level meeting here last week

Jul

27

2013

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Obama Names Indian-American Judge in California

resident Barack Obama has nominated yet another Indian American legal luminary, Vince Girdhari Chhabria, to a key judicial post in California.

Jul

26

2013

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Indian-American Lawmaker Co-chairs Problem Solvers Group

Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American Democrat member of US Congress, has become co-chair of a bipartisan group of lawmakers

Jul

26

2013

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Another Dodgy University Shut in US, Indians Stranded

Another dodgy US university that attracted hundreds of Indian students who wanted a fasttrack route to America has been shut down.

Jul

25

2013

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A Sikh American Soldier's Battle for the Turban

If the militaries in Canada, England, India and progressive nations allow Sikhs to serve in turbans and beards, then why can't the US

Jul

24

2013

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Suicide Among Indian Americans: Who’s Listening

http://www.firstpost.com/living/suicide-among-indian-americans-whos-listening-977183.html?utm_source=hp-footer

Jul

19

2013

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BJP President Reaching Out to US Audiences

The BJP plans to reach out to American political and business leaders and Indian audiences with party president Rajnath Singh slated to visit the US from Saturday.

Jul

19

2013

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Nisha Biswal Nominated for Key Post in Obama Govt

US President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American woman for the key post of Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia.

Jul

18

2013

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Illegal Workers Discovered at Indian Restaurant in Ely

An Indian restaurant in Ely faces fines of up to £20,000 after immigration offenders were found working there.

Jul

18

2013

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Diwali Postage Stamp Petitions Submitted to US Postal Service

It is time the USPS issue a stamp in honor of Diwali, a major and important holiday to millions of Americans in this country.

Jul

18

2013

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Body of Casino Royale Actor Paul Bhattacharjee Found

British police on Wednesday (July 17, 2013) said they had found the body of an actor who appeared in James Bond film Casino Royal, who went missing in London last Wednesday (July 10, 2013).

Jul

18

2013

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Rajat Gupta Banned, Fined $13.9 Million

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director Rajat Gupta was ordered to pay a $13.9 million civil penalty and banned from serving as an officer or director of a public company

Jul

17

2013

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Couple Sentenced for Racially Abusing Sikh Taxi Driver

A couple has been sentenced by an Australian court to nine months in jail for a racial attack in which a Sikh taxi driver's turban was ripped off.

Jul

16

2013

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Indian American Youths Trace Vivekanada Footsteps in US

A group of Indian American youths including students and young professionals are marking the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda by visiting places in US that is associated with the spiritual leader.

Jul

16

2013

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White House Celebrates 100 Yrs of Sikh Contribution

The White House has acknowledged the contributions of the Sikh community to the US as it celebrates 100 years of their achievements and the immigrant success story in America.

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