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Building the next generation of South Asian leaders in US

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New Delhi, June 20 -- The Washington Leadership Program (WLP), the premier leadership development program for young South Asian Americans, has started its sixth year with ten more summer scholars who will intern Capitol Hill.

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06/23/14
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‘Phoren’ dreams and big-buck hopes end in Iraq misery

Chandigarh/Jalandhar, June 22 -- Promised a good life in rich havens like Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuwait and Jordan, hordes of gullible youth from Punjab and Haryana are allowing themselves to be trapped by travel agents in the state and their links in these countries and to work in miserable conditions in conflict-torn Iraq.

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06/23/14
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Now a heritage scam in Chandigarh?

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Chandigarh, India -- An iron manhole cover bearing the master plan of Chandigarh by its founder-architect Le Corbusier was sold as "junk" for a paltry Rs.100 ($1.70) by the authorities here. It fetched a whopping $21,000 (Rs.830,000) at a Christie's auction in New York in 2007.

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06/01/14
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Modi victory: Congress ‘communalism’ derailed UPA

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By Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar heads the Art of Living Foundation

"What appears is not and what does not, is." This ancient saying aptly describes the Indian political scenario.

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06/01/14
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The ‘donkey route’ to Britain: Hair-raising tales of illegal immigration

New Delhi -- Hell-bent on entering Britain, a group of young Punjabis board a container truck in Amritsar for their tough journey to jobs and riches. Freezing and bouncing, they arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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03/25/14
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Indian-American student at Cornell develops 3-D printed loudspeaker

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New York -- Led by an Indian-American student Apoorva Kiran, scientists at Cornell University here have 3-D printed a working loudspeaker - seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts - and ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer.

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02/04/14
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India-born Satya Nadella named Microsoft CEO

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Washington, Feb 4 -- The search is finally over. Software giant Microsoft has named Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella as its new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer, making him perhaps the most powerful Indian-born tech executive in the world.

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02/04/14
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Shhh!! the gods are meditating here!

Goshal (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 14 -- Shhh!! don't make noise as the gods are meditating.

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01/14/14
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Rashtrapati Bhavan guest house ready to host after 19 years

New Delhi -- Believed to be last functional almost two decades ago, when former South African president Nelson Mandela stayed here, the 14-room guest wing of the Rashtrapati Bhavan has been renovated and is all set to host Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Ashi Jetsun Pema, who will be staying there during their four-day visit from Monday.

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01/12/14
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014: Reviving the French Connection

Paris -- As the Indian diaspora from around the world are gathered in New Delhi this week for the 12th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, as usual the limelight is on the diaspora members from the US, Canada, Britain and Southeast Asia. But few people realise that nearly 20 percent of all delegates participating in the event hail from the Francophone world - the French-speaking nations around the world which number over 55.

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01/07/14
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