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US lawmakers want Diwali holiday in New York schools

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Washington, Feb 21 -- Noting that Diwali has been gaining increasing recognition in the US, six US lawmakers have urged New York City's education department to include the Indian festival of lights among new public school holidays.

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02/21/14
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Indian man wins 250,000 pounds in British TV game show

London, Feb 13 -- A Sikh man in Britain has become only the second male contestant to win a popular television game show, getting 250,000 pounds (around $416,000) in the process.

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02/21/14
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Indian-American community honors Congressman Joe Crowley

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New York, Feb 4 -- Indian American community in Jackson Heights and broader Queens area of New York has honoured Joe Crowley, Democratic member of the US House of Representatives for his efforts on behalf of the community.

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02/04/14
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France offers to help Indian diaspora get PIO cards

Paris, Jan 19 -- France has offered to collaborate with India to resolve the question of persons of Indian origin not getting their PIO or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards for want of the necessary documents demanded by the Indian government.

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01/19/14
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PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL PEACE PLAZA IN METRO BIRMINGHAM TO HONOR GANDHI

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Birmingham, Alabama (January 17, 2014) - As the nation prepares for the national holiday honoring the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation (AACF) in Birmingham, Alabama, announced the plans to name a proposed Peace Plaza in metro Birmingham for Dr. King’s primary mentor,  Mahatma Gandhi.  

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01/17/14
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NRI award winner of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman to expand healthcare business in India

New Delhi, Jan 14 -- Shamsheer Vayalil Parambath, one of the youngest winners of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, India's highest award recognising achievements of overseas Indians, says he has big plans for expansion of his healthcare business and India is on top of his list.

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01/14/14
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Indian activist launches anti-dowry matrimonial service

Dubai, Jan 13 -- A prominent Indian social activist in Saudi Arabia has launched a matrimonial website to help South Asian expatriates, who are against the dowry system, find suitable matches.

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01/13/14
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India-born doctor acquitted of sexual assault charges

London -- An Indian-origin doctor in Britain was cleared of sexual assault charges after a tribunal found the alleged victim's evidence unreliable.
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01/12/14
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India 360: AIR feature to connect listeners with world

New Delhi, Jan 12 -- When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comes Jan 26 as the special guest for the Republic Day Parade, the visit would also see state-run news broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) launch a special programme on connecting its millions of listeners with the world - India 360.

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01/12/14
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Diaspora meet PBD in New Delhi sees greater footfall, but little communication

New Delhi, Jan 12 -- People who came from across the world to attend the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the annual gathering of the Indian diaspora that concluded here Thursday, say, though the event is gaining steam every year, they found a lack of communication among the participants.

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01/12/14
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