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PM’s address at 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: Text

Here is the text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya divas 2017 held in Bangalore on sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. “Excellencies and friends, To begin with, let me offer our deepest condolences to the people and government of Portugal on the passing away of Shri Mario Soares, former President, Prime Minister, a great leader of ...

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Antibiotics Affect Brain, Cause Confusion, Hallucinations: Indian-Origin Neurologist

Indian-origin American researcher has found that antibiotics affect delirium in brain and cause confusion to brain function and leads to hallucinations and agitative mindset. “Delirium is a common and costly complication of hospitalization. Although medications are a known cause of delirium, antibiotics are an underrecognized class of medications associated with delirium,” said researchers in their article. They reviewed the clinical, ...

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Bollywood brouhaha rescues NRI escape conviction

An Indian stalker argued before the Australian court that Bollywood films encouraged him to excessively approach women, citing his "culture" as the handicap to escape the conviction but bringing shame to Indian myth about mentality. A judge in the Tasmania capital Hobart took into account "the cultural background" of 32-year-old Sandesh Baliga and let him go with a restraining order, ...

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President Promulgates Citizenship Ordinance, What it Means?

The President of India has promulgated the Citizenship (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 on Monday with immediate effect coinciding with the Gujarat Pravasi Bhartiya Divas amending the Indian Citizen Act, 1955. Here is a gist of what it exactly means: • At present one year continuous stay in India is mandatory for Indian Citizenship which is relaxed stating that if the Central ...

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Parchuri Balagopal, Andhra Man in South Carolina, Shot Dead by Robbers

A 42-year-old Indian American, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, was shot dead by unidentified robbers in South Carolina, his family members said on Saturday. Parchuri Balagopal, who was running a gas station in Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, was shot dead by assailants after snatching money from him. According to information reaching his family in his native village Chitturpu in Ghantasala ...

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Home robberies strike fear among Indian-Americans in New Jersey

A series of robberies in the homes of Indian-Americans in New Jersey since the start of Diwali festive season in October has stoked fears in the community, according to a media report. As many as five Indian-American families in Middlesex County have been robbed in their homes since Oct 20 with the latest coming on Saturday in Old Bridge, according ...

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Narendra Modi Visit Inspires Indian Diaspora in Australia

After wowing and wooing millions all over the world, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to cast his oratory magic on the Indian expatriates living in Australia. With few hours to go before the mega reception being hosted in Allphones Arena at Olympic Park in Sydney, the Indian expatriate community seems to be truly in the grip of ...

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Black Money Case: Dabur says, ‘Foreign Bank Account Legal’

After revealing the names of three account holders regarding the black money case today, Dabur India said in an official statement that Pradeep Burman’s foreign bank account was "opened when he was an NRI, and was legally allowed to open this account." Pradeep Burman is a member of the promoter family of Dabur India. "The Burman family is committed to ...

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TANA Donates $100,000 for cyclone Hudhud relief

Telugu Association of North America (TANA), the largest Telugu outfit outside India, said it would send an initial contribution of $100,000 for relief efforts for the victims of cyclone Hudhud, which has devastated Vizag and other coastal areas in Andhra Pradesh. Expressing shock at the unprecedented loss, TANA President Mohan Nannapaneni said the Telugu organization in the US would help ...

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Rs. 500-crore new temple in US beckons rich Hindus

Reminiscent of ancient Hindu kings who diverted funds for temples to display their wealth, the rich Hindu community in the United States has unveiled a huge Hindu temple built with Rs.500 crore but to survive for at least 1,000 years. The Swaminarayan temple neighbouring the Hollywood city in Los Angeles was built with carved stones and marble fittings, to withstand ...

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India announces new pension scheme for NRIs

The Pension and Life Insurance Fund (PLIF) for overseas Indian workers, which got the Union Cabinet’s nod on Wednesday, will only be valid for those who take proper immigration clearance before going abroad to work, according to Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vyalar Ravi. Speaking to the media at the curtain raiser for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, scheduled to ...

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Kerala needs a new development ‘model’

By Javad K. Hassan Ever since the Center for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram came out with a study highlighting Kerala’s accomplishments in the areas of its material quality of living, health and education some four decades ago, the phrase “Kerala model” has had a life of its own. An array of eminent academics and public intellectuals — most notably, Nobel ...

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