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S African-origin Indians Disagree Over Plan for Memorial

South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province, home to about 70 per cent of the country's 1.4 million citizens of Indian-origin, is to erect a monument to commemorate the arrival of the first Indians in 1860 who worked as indentured labourers on sugarcane plantations.

Apr

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Ireland Inquest Into Death of Indian Abortion Woman

Ireland's strict abortion laws will come under scrutiny on Monday at the inquest into the death of a pregnant Indian woman who was allegedly denied a termination.

Apr

05

2013

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Lohan Pal and NY Hotel Magnate Vikram Chatwal in Florida Drug Bust

Airport security say they found loose white pills and a packet of cocaine in his jacket and a clear baggie hidden inside his pants that contained heroin, ketamine and marijuana.

Apr

05

2013

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Indian-American Hotelier Vikram Chatwal Released on Bond

Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal, arrested earlier this week at a Florida airport for allegedly carrying drugs, has been released on bond.

Apr

03

2013

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Anand Jon Gets 5 Years

An Indian-born fashion designer already serving 59 years to life in California for molesting would-be models was sentenced in New York on Tuesday to five years in a similar case.

Apr

02

2013

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Indian Drums and Music Resound in Distant Belize

It is said that the first group of Indians to be brought to Belize were former Indian soldiers, who were transported for life (exiled) after they rose against the British during the First War of Independence in 1857

Apr

02

2013

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Big Rush for Work Visas as US Economy Picks Up

Immigration experts predict employers will snap up all the available slots by 5 April for the application season.

Apr

02

2013

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A 1,118 Day-long Journey Back Home

Jay Kannaiyan traded his cushy American job for a life on the road for three whole years as he undertook an epic, solo bike jouney of 94,933 kms from Chicago, through 32 countries, to India.

Mar

31

2013

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Nelson Mandela Once Fell For an Indian

South Africa might have had an Indian-origin First Lady if Amina Cachalia had agreed to a proposal of marriage from the country’s first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela.

Mar

30

2013

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A Passage to Jackson Heights

There’s a whole other side to New York that you likely won’t find in guidebooks.

Mar

30

2013

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Indian-American Sentenced For Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

An Indian-American along with two others from Alabama have been sentenced for their roles in an identity theft and tax fraud scheme

Mar

29

2013

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Another US Bid to Curb H-1B Hiring

A new H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act 2013 that would require US companies to pay significantly higher wages to H-1B visa holders over their American peers with similar experience.

Mar

28

2013

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Lawsuit Accuses Founder of Yoga Empire of Misconduct

A former student has sued Bikram Choudhury, the millionaire founder of a wildly popular yoga franchise, accusing him of sexual harassment, discrimination and defamation.

Mar

28

2013

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Raising a Hindu Kid in New York

Throughout my childhood, Hinduism wasn’t something I formally learned; it was a natural part of my everyday life.

Mar

26

2013

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US-bound Docs to Submit Rs. 5L Bond, 2 Sureties

In the last three years, over 3,000 doctors went abroad for studies and did not return

Mar

26

2013

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US-bound Docs to Submit Rs. 5L Bond, 2 Sureties

In the last three years, over 3,000 doctors went abroad for studies and did not return

Mar

24

2013

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Hot Yoga Founder Bikram Choudhury Accused of Sexual Harassment

Choudhury claims to have taught yoga to presidents Nixon, Reagan and Clinton.

Mar

22

2013

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For Non-Resident Indians, using RTI just got easier

The Department of Posts and Telegraph finally launched the online system, which allows Indians living abroad to directly purchase Electronic-Indian Postal Orders (E-IPO) on the Internet.

Mar

17

2013

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The Indian-origin Noodle Seller Who Became a Billionaire

haudhary's wealth has ballooned largely because of foreign investments and operations - despite a Nepalese law that prevents its citizens investing abroad.

Mar

14

2013

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50% Rise in US Visas Issued to Indian Students

Getting an American university degree is back on the popularity charts following a two-year dip.

Mar

08

2013

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How Indian Women Have Climbed the American Corporate Ladder

Indian women have made steady progress over the past several years by ascending to senior positions in blue-blooded American companies.

Mar

07

2013

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Indian Girl in Einstein Club

A 12-year-girl has scored 162 in a Mensa IQ test — the highest possible score for someone under 18 — making her more intelligent than 99 per cent of the population.

Mar

07

2013

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Singapore to Become Hub for Indian Diaspora

Over 4,500 Indian-owned companies operate out of Singapore, making them the largest business community here.

Mar

07

2013

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Tax for NRIs Receiving Royalties/ Fees From India to Go Up

Budget 2013 saw a steep hike in the tax rate on royalties and fees for technical services that an Indian company pays to a Non Resident Indian or a Foreign Company.

Mar

05

2013

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Provisional Waiver for Illegal Migrants in US

The new provisional process is for individuals who seek a waiver of "inadmissibility" only for unlawful presence.

Mar

05

2013

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Indians Among Top 4 Sources for Business Studies in US

Business-related programmes are the most popular single field of study among international students in the US

Mar

04

2013

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Lakshmi Mittal Prepares for Court Clash in UK with India-born Tycoon

The case, which begins on Tuesday, has created a stir here as it is likely to offer a rare glimpse into the workings of one of Britain's largest business empire.

Feb

28

2013

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52 Indians Killed Abroad in 2012

A total of 52 Indians living outside the country were killed while another 50 committed suicide during 2012 in foreign lands.

Feb

27

2013

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NRI Education Pioneer, Sugata Mitra, Wins $1 Mn TED Prize

An NRI education pioneer, known for his innovative "hole-in-the-wall" experiment to give computer education to slum children, has been awarded with the prestigious USD 1 million TED prize.

Feb

27

2013

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Shakti, the Religious Student from California

Why do millions of people, from entire Indian villages to urbane middle managers to foreign tourists, brave the crowds at the Kumbh Mela?

Feb

26

2013

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Rajat Gupta Asked to Repay $6.22 Million to Goldman

Gupta, 64, is appealing his June 15, 2012 conviction and two-year prison term for feeding confidential information he had learned at Goldman board meetings to Raj Rajaratnam.

Feb

26

2013

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TCS to Pay $30 Million to Settle Wage Dispute in California

The country's largest IT services provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has settled a wage dispute in California with two of its former employees.

Feb

26

2013

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Why India Remains Top of Remittances League

Indians working abroad continue to send more money home than their counterparts from other countries.

Feb

22

2013

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Hyderabad Millionaire's Son Dies After Weight-loss Pills

An 18-year-old Indian student has died in the UK after apparently taking 'lethal' bodybuilding pills to help him lose weight.

Feb

21

2013

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8.2% Indian Americans Live Below Poverty Line

More than eight percent of the nearly three million Indian Americans are living below the poverty line in the US.

Feb

18

2013

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More Andhra Migrants Return From Gulf

Another group of migrants from Andhra Pradesh granted amnesty for overstaying in the United Arab Emirates returned home on Sunday.

Feb

16

2013

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Fashion Designer Anand Jon Pleads Guilty to Sex Charge

Currently serving 59 years to life in California, the plea deal to Anand Jon, who has appeared on "America's Next Top Model," would spare victims the pain of testifying, prosecutors said.

Feb

17

2013

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Chinese Lose Millions in US Visa Scheme

More than 250 investors have been allegedly cheated by an American, Anshoo R. Sethi, who led them to believe their investment could boost their prospects of US citizenship.

Feb

17

2013

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Indian-American Lawyer Convicted in US For Lies in Britain

An Indian-American lawyer, who lied about her work experience and shaved nearly 20 years off her age in an effort to be admitted to the British bar, has been convicted by a New York judge.

Feb

07

2013

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International Credit Fraud Scheme Stole $200m

Eighteen people have been charged with stealing at least $200m (£127m) in a credit card fraud ring, possibly one of the largest in US history.

Jan

26

2013

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Indian Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investers of Over USD 2.3 Million

An Indian-origin investment adviser from California has pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of more than USD 2.3 million, and now faces the prospect of 20 years in jail along with a hefty fine.

Jan

22

2013

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Indian Americans Ring in Obama Inauguration, Signal Big Plans

It was yet another desi stamp on the American firmament — the first ever presidential inaugural ball organised by Indian Americans to welcome Barack Obama’s second coming and loudly register the community’s presence.

Jan

22

2013

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How NRIs Can Benefit From India’s Growth

Despite slowing growth and deficit challenges, India remains a destination for global investment.

Jan

21

2013

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Indians Among Immigrants Paying to Flee Britain

Indians are reportedly among thousands of illegal immigrants willing to pay human smugglers up to £1,500 to flee the UK.

Jan

20

2013

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Indian Americans Having a Ball for Obama Inauguration

President Barack Obama may not be there, but Indian-Americans are nevertheless going to have a ball Saturday night to mark the second-term inauguration of the man the community voted overwhelmingly for.

Jan

20

2013

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US Honour for Indian Space Scientist

Distinguished space scientist and former ISRO chairman U.R. Rao will be inducted into the 'Satellite Hall of Fame' in Washington March 19 in recognition of his contribution to space technology.

Jan

18

2013

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U.S. Hindus Hear the Call of India

It is possible that there are many American Hindus who are not troubled enough by their cultural displacement to get too worked up about religion, India or myths of identity.

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