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US Immigration Bill Clears Key Senate Hurdle

As a major immigration bill that would give over 11 million people, including some 260,000 Indians, living illegally in America a path to citizenship, it received a full endorsement from President Barack Obama.

Jun

12

2013

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Guadeloupe's Haunted House: Witness to Indian Immigrants' Travails

Legend has it that Maison Zevallos, a large colonial mansion once part of one of the biggest sugar estate on Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean, is haunted by the ghosts of murdered Indian workers.

Jun

11

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H1B Visa Norms: What’s Good for IBM is Not Good for American Engineers

Some of the proposals are good for its big tech firms, but are they good for American engineers?

Jun

11

2013

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Indian Expatriates Cash in on Rupee’s Record Low

Indian expatriates who were sending money back home had smiling faces yesterday as the struggling Indian rupee hit a record low against the US dollar.

Jun

10

2013

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Re-engineering Dosas to Please American Palate

Two former investment bankers are convinced that the dosa has what it takes to help Indian cuisine enter the big league in the West.

Jun

10

2013

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Guadeloupian Indians Keen to Renew Links With India

With Europe and France hit hard by the financial crisis, the small Indian community of Guadeloupe is keen to renew cultural and economic ties with a resurgent India

Jun

10

2013

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India's Virtual Widows' Suffer as Husbands Seek Work in the Gulf

Many young Muslim brides in India's southern state of Kerala are left behind by their husbands who go to the Gulf in search of jobs, causing a lot of worry in the community. BBC Hindi's Salman Ravi reports from Karumbil village in Kerala.

Jun

09

2013

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Enslaved in Saudi Arabia, 200 Indians cry for help

The workers said they had invested their life's savings to go to Saudi Arabia and never imagined they would end up as beggars.

Jun

06

2013

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FBI to Track Hate Crimes Against Sikhs, Hindus

Ten months after six worshippers died in the gurdwara shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will begin formally tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus and Arabs.

Jun

06

2013

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Amul to Make Paneer, Ghee at NRI's Dairy Plant Near New Jersey

The large Gujarati and South Asian community settled on the US East Coast will soon be able to savour 'The Taste of India.'

Jun

06

2013

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Indian Student in Cornell University Hacks Into ICSE, ISC Database

A 20-year-old Indian student from Cornell University hacked into the database of ICSE (Class X) and ISC (Class XII) school exam results, exposed glaring anomalies in the marking system and went on to merrily write about his exploits in an online post.

Jun

05

2013

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Indians Advised to Avoid Visiting Three Nigerian States

Indians have been advised to avoid visiting three states in Nigeria where emergency has been declared to combat militancy.

Jun

03

2013

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India Now Biggest Source of Migrants to Australia

India has become the leading source of permanent migrants to Australia for the first time, ahead of China.

Jun

02

2013

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Some Say the Spelling of a Winning Word Just Wasn’t Kosher

If nothing else, the dispute is a window into the cultural stews that languages like Yiddish, not to mention English, become as people migrate and assimilate.

May

31

2013

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Track Hate Crimes Against Hindus, Sikhs: US Lawmaker Tells FBI

An influential US lawmaker asked the FBI to start tracking and quantifying hate crimes against Hindus, Sikhs and Arab-Americans residing in the country.

May

31

2013

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Indian Diaspora's Painful Past on a Beautiful Island

They came from distant India to verdant Gudaeloupe, a group of French islands in the French West Indies, with dreams in their eyes, only to end up being exploited for endless years.

May

31

2013

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NRI Hotelier Gets Pride of India Award

NRI hotelier Joginder Sangar has been conferred with the prestigious 'Pride of India' award for his outstanding contributions towards promoting art and culture of India in the UK.

May

31

2013

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Indian-American Boy Wins Spelling Bee

Thirteen-year-old Arvind Mahankali of New York won the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee

May

30

2013

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7 Prominent Legal Eagles of Indian Origin in the US

Srinivasan is not the only famous person of Indian origin who has made it to the top ranks in US judicial system.

May

30

2013

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15 Indian-American Students Qualify for Spelling Bee Semis

A total of 15 Indian-American students, including six girls, have made it to the national Spelling Bee semifinals, making it almost one-third of the total 42 candidates who have qualified.

May

28

2013

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1845 Ship of Indian Labourers is Big Draw in Trinidad

As Trinidad and Tobago prepares for the 168th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of 231 Indians to the West Indies, the toast of the celebrations is the first ship of migrants -- the Fath-Al-Razak.

May

27

2013

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American Indian Veterans Honored at Valley Event

Although it's not always recorded in history books, American Indians have fought for the cause of freedom going back to the revolution.

May

27

2013

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Lakshmi Mittal Puts Palatial London Home Up For Sale

The credit crunch seems to be taking its toll on one of the world's richest Indians Lakshmi N Mittal, who has put up one of his mansions in central London up for sale.

May

27

2013

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US Immigration Bill: Why Tech Industry is Winner

More than any other group, the high-tech industry got big wins in an immigration bill approved by the Senate

May

25

2013

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Expat Indian CEOs Charm With New Moves

Indian-born CEOs in the West have come a long way from the 1980s, when they were seen as geeks and nerds barely capable of making it to the top job.

May

25

2013

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Over 1 lakh Indians Face Arrest in Saudi Arabia

After having failed to regularise their work status, these people have applied for emergency exit certificates to leave the country by July 3, the deadline set by Saudi Arabia for deportation

May

24

2013

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56,700 Indians Face Deportation from Saudi Arabia

As many as 56,700 Indians face deportation from Saudi Arabia in the next one-and-half months.

May

24

2013

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Long Wait For a Green Card Could be Ending

The bill would make it much easier for science, math and engineering graduates of US universities to become permanent residents.

May

23

2013

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Start and Sell: India’s New Valley Success Stories

This breed thrives by soaking up the Valley's can-do culture, and by turning ideas into startups that attract the attention of the big fish.

May

23

2013

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12-year-old Indian-origin Boy Wins National Geographic Bee Contest

Indian-American children have dominated both the geography bee and the Scripps National Spelling Bee in recent years.

May

22

2013

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Indian Guest Workers Sue US Company

Put simply, plaintiffs had been deceived into taking on life-altering debt for something that was never going to happen

May

22

2013

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For the Elderly in US, Poetry Blunts the Pain of Isolation

Some senior immigrants refer to their life in the US as living in a "golden cage" attributable to their ignorance of the language, lack of mobility and social contacts.

May

21

2013

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Indian-American Invents Device That Can Charge Phone in 20 Seconds

n 18-year-old Indian-American girl has invented a super-capacitor device that could potentially charge a cellphone in less than 20 seconds.

May

20

2013

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Hindi To Be Included in Australian School Curriculum

The report argues for the inclusion of Hindi in Australia’s school curriculum, saying it should be an essential part of the Commonwealth’s Asia policy.

May

20

2013

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Gupta Wedding Scandal

The affair - dubbed "Guptagate" has transfixed South Africa since the private flight landed at Pretoria's Waterkloof Air Force base.

May

20

2013

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Indian Embassy Sarts Delivering Exit Papers in Saudi Arabia

India started verification and issuance of emergency certificates allowing its citizens to leave Saudi Arabia following concerns over a new labour policy in the Gulf Kingdom.

May

18

2013

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More Hindus Migrating to the US Than Ever

The number of Hindus migrating to the US every year has more than doubled in the last one decade, with an overwhelming majority of them coming from India

May

18

2013

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US: Indian Sentenced to Three Years for Human Trafficking

In support of the conspiracy, Thakkar and others recruited individuals in India who were willing to pay up to USD 60,000 to be smuggled into the US.

May

15

2013

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Asian Egg Donor Shortage in UK Forcing Couples Abroad

An increasing number of childless Asian couples are travelling to India for fertility treatment because of a shortage of south Asian egg donors in the UK.

May

15

2013

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Four Indian Americans Charged With Healthcare Fraud

Four Indian Americans, including a physician and three co-owners of a health clinic from Chicago area, have been charged with healthcare fraud estimated to be running into millions of dollars.

May

14

2013

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Indian American Surgeon to Discuss Obamacare Impact on India

Noted Indian American surgeon Mukesh Hariawala will discuss the business implications of President Barack Obama's second term on the Indian healthcare system

May

13

2013

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Indians Lobby Hard For a Slice of Immigration Pie

rom corporate America to Indian techies to Indian-Americans with family ties to their native land - all are lobbying hard to influence changes in the proposed immigration law

May

13

2013

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The Posture Guru of Silicon Valley

Esther Gokhale, a posture guru in Silicon Valley believes that people suffer from pain and dysfunction because they have forgotten how to use their bodies.

May

10

2013

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India, a Source of Immense Frustration for American Parents

Expressing concern over increasing "abduction" of American children to India, an influential lawmaker has said that the country has been a source of immense frustration and grief for parents in the US.

May

09

2013

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Hindus to Break Ground for Temple

Followers of one of the world's oldest religions, Hinduism, are finally building a temple in one of California's oldest and diverse cities.

May

09

2013

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Over 18,000 Indians Want to Leave Saudi Arabia

India could witness large-scale reverse migration in the coming months.

May

07

2013

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He is Fulfilling His Dream of Building Houses For Poor

He is the brain behind several world-class and award-winning buildings that include airports and hotels in the US.

May

07

2013

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Indian-origin Surgeon Faces Re-trial in Australia

The Jamnagar, Gujarat, born Patel had a controversial tenure in the hospital from 2003 to early 2005, during which over 80 deaths were linked to him and 30 patients died in his care.

May

07

2013

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American Bill Threatens Indian Outsourcing Companies

A new American immigration bill threatens the future of Indian outsourcing, Indian companies say, because it will limit the number of foreign workers they can bring to the United States.

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