Sep

25

2013

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Indian Origin Businessmen Suffer Heavy Losses in Nairobi Mall Attack

Kenyan businessmen of Indian origin are emerging as the biggest losers of the Nairobi mall terror attack

Sep

25

2013

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US Bar Displays Pictures of Sikh Gurus

Pikey Bar agreed to take down the pictures of Sikh Guru after community members lodged a protest with the pub owners.

Sep

25

2013

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Kenya Terror Attack: 20 Gujarati Children Missing

Eyewitness accounts of bodies of children lying strewn around the mall added to the anxiety of the families

Sep

24

2013

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India-born Prem Watsa Bids $4.7 Billion to Acquire BlackBerry

As an investor, Fairfax Chief Executive Prem Watsa is often described as the Canadian Warren Buffett because he also takes the long view.

Sep

20

2013

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No Move to Finalise Visa Bond for Indians in UK Soon

Britain has indicated to India that there is no move to finalise the controversial 3,000 pounds visa bond scheme for Indians soon

Sep

20

2013

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UK to Open 8 Sikh Faith Schools to Inculcate Tolerance

The objective is to arrest the problem of racism and intolerance for other religions.

Sep

19

2013

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Indian-American Physicians Want a Say in Immigration Reform

An influential group of Indian American doctors has sought a say in the immigration reform bill, arguing that the pending legislation does not take into account the huge shortage of physicians in the US.

Sep

17

2013

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Angry Tweets Question Miss America Indian-origin Winner Racism Exposed

Miss New York Nina Davuluri is the new Miss America, but a barrage of racist tweets quickly greeted the crowning of the first winner of Indian descent.

Sep

17

2013

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Washington Shooting: Indian-American Among Those Killed

Indian-American Vishnu Pandit was among the 12 individuals killed by a gunman at a highly secure Navy Yard in the American Capital.

Sep

16

2013

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Asian American Students in New York Schools Bullied

Nearly half the Asian American students in the New York City school system surveyed by two civic rights groups have said they've been bullied

Sep

16

2013

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Miss NY Becomes 1st Indian-American Miss America

Nina Davuluri became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant Sunday night.

Sep

10

2013

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Sikhs Widely Misidentified in US

The study confirmed widespread fears in the community that many in the United States falsely associated Sikhs with Osama bin Laden or other radical Muslims.

Sep

09

2013

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Indian Cinema Theme of First Seychelles India Day

Indian cinema will be the theme of the first Seychelles India Day that will be celebrated in this picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands during Oct 4-6.

Sep

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

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