India seeks development partnership with NRIs

The Indian government is keen to engage the Indian Diaspora in projects and programmes that are designed to foster economic growth, industrial development and social progress, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said. Inaugurating the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (the annual conference of people of Indian origin) at Kochi in Kerala on January 8, 2013, he said that the overseas Indian…

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Awards recognise contributors to community

The Queen’s New Year Honours List contains nine persons of Indian origin who have been recognised for their contributions and services in various areas of interest, broadly termed, ‘Business’ and ‘Community.’ Indian Newslink took pride and pleasure in contacting them to convey the compliments of our readers and assessing their reaction. Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit Queen…

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Safety depends on proactive people

New Zealand Police follows the ‘Prevention First’ strategy and have taken a series of steps to reduce crime in the society. Public support and cooperation is vital to make this strategy work. It is also important that various non-governmental organisations, associations, formal and informal groups and individuals offer their expertise and support in making this strategy successful. We have often…

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Lockwood Smith to head our London Mission

The Government has appointed Parliamentary Speaker Dr Lockwood Smith as the country’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Based in London, he will also be accredited to Ireland and Nigeria, respectively as non-resident Ambassador High Commissioner. Appointment of non-career diplomats is considered a good turn and expression of appreciation by political parties of their prominent members. The Labour government…

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