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Attacks on Sri Lankan monks were isolated incidents: Indian high commissioner

Attacks on Sri Lankan monks were isolated incidents: Indian high commissioner

| April 26, 2013 | Reply

COLOMBO: India has said that the recent attacks on Sri Lankan Buddhist monks in Tamil Nadu were isolated incidents and did not reflect the strong people-to-people bonds. “These were isolated incidents and did not reflect the strong people-to-people bonds that have been an integral part of the close historical, cultural and civilisational ties between the [...]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

| December 29, 2012 | Reply

New year comes to give us a fresh hope, For a better future and success New Year gives us dream for that We will face challenges with confidence On this new year may your dreams and hopes Succeed with the blessings of god Happy New Year and Seasons greetings HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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11th PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS 2013 Convention

11th PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS 2013 Convention

| December 23, 2012 | Reply

The 11th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention, the flagship event of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, will be held in Kochi (Kerela) on 7-9 January 2013.  The Prime Minister of India will inaugurate this annual event of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs on January 8, and the [...]

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Education

Scholarship program for Indian expats

Scholarship program for Indian expats

| April 25, 2013 | Reply

Nearly 100 scholarships are being offered to children of Indian expatriates for undergraduate courses in several disciplines. These include engineering, architecture, technology, humanities, liberal arts, commerce, management (BBA/BBM), journalism, hotel management, agriculture/animal husbandry, science, law, etc. Launched in 2006-2007, these schemes are available under the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs scheme called the Scholarship Program [...]

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Professional qualifications for wedding planning

Professional qualifications for wedding planning

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

  ADAMAS School of Weddings has teamed up with Open University Malaysia’s (OUM) School of Lifelong Learning to offer vocational students, budding entrepreneurs and aspiring wedding planners the opportunity to obtain professional qualifications in weddings and events management. Under the agreement, both institutions will jointly offer three certification courses; the Career Certificate in Weddings Management [...]

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Education Blueprint Will Include Students With Special Needs

Education Blueprint Will Include Students With Special Needs

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

The Star Online GOLD COAST, 19 NOVEMBER 2012- Students with special needs will be taken into account under the 2013-2025 Malaysian Education Blueprint, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin, who is Education Minister, said the blueprint would include a chapter on such students following feedback obtained after the launch of the preliminary [...]

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Business

Malaysia Companies Explore Second Tier Cities In India

Malaysia Companies Explore Second Tier Cities In India

| April 25, 2013 | Reply

NEW DELHI, April 24 (Bernama) — Malaysian companies are exploring opportunities in sectors such as automobile and pharmaceuticals in second tier cities in India, namely, Indore, Madhya Pradesh and Ahmedabad, in Gujarat. About ten representatives from seven Malaysian companies are participating in a four-day marketing mission to the cities from today, and coordinated by the [...]

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Building Indian Companies for the Global Market

Building Indian Companies for the Global Market

| April 25, 2013 | Reply

Last year, Anil Kumar, a technology executive who spent more than 11 years working at Microsoft and other technology companies in Seattle, returned to India to live. He said he wanted to be closer to his family, and to take advantage of how much cheaper it is to start a company in India than in [...]

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A Malaysian Delegation Calls on Prof. K.V. Thomas

A Malaysian Delegation Calls on Prof. K.V. Thomas

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

A Malaysian delegation led by Mr. Datuk Seri Noh Bin Omar, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Malaysia called on Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas. Welcoming the Malaysian delegation, Prof. K.V. Thomas, referred to the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and good cooperation and strategic partnership in different [...]

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Economy

Bilaral trade between India, Malaysia at 8.9 bn in Jan-Sept

Bilaral trade between India, Malaysia at 8.9 bn in Jan-Sept

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

Bilateral trade between India and Malaysia is on an upswing with investment flow between the two countries rising despite global slowdown, Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Vijay Gokhale said today. The envoy urged Malaysian companies to invest in India as the country has opened up FDI in retail and aviation. Bilateral trade between the two [...]

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Malaysia aims to conclude Asean-India FTA next month

Malaysia aims to conclude Asean-India FTA next month

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) — Malaysia aims to conclude the Asean-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in the services and investment sectors by early December, says Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. The participating countries are working on the purpose solutions, he said, adding that there is commitment by all leaders [...]

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Indian innovations relevant in Europe now, says Unilever CEO Paul Polman

Indian innovations relevant in Europe now, says Unilever CEO Paul Polman

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

BENGALURU: Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods corporations, said innovations that have marked its growth in India, are now more relevant than ever, in recession hit parts of the world such as Europe. “Learnings” from India such as lower price points for products in smaller packages or sachets, [...]

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Global Indians

“Human Computer” Dies: Indian Savant Was 83

“Human Computer” Dies: Indian Savant Was 83

| April 26, 2013 | Reply

A woman who was nicknamed the “human computer” for her incredible math skills has died of respiratory illness. She was 83. Shakuntala Devi became famous as a child while traveling with her father’s circus, astounding the people of India with her ability to calculate large sums in her head. Her father had discovered her talents [...]

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Using Evernote to Plan an Indian Wedding

Using Evernote to Plan an Indian Wedding

| April 26, 2013 | Reply

  Name: Abhishek Baxi Profession: Independent consultant, technology columnist, speaker, and blogger Location: New Delhi, India Twitter: @baxiabhishek Bio Abhishek Baxi is a personal technology columnist for Hindustan Times and liveMint, a social media enthusiast and a podcaster. He is also a contributing author on Techie-Buzz. I use Evernote, Everywhere: Windows Desktop Windows Phone I [...]

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Zuma to honour eight Indian-origin South Africans

Zuma to honour eight Indian-origin South Africans

| April 25, 2013 | Reply

Veteran Indian diplomat Enuga Reddy and seven Indian-origin South Africans will receive the National Orders for contributing to democracy and prosperity of the nation. The honours will be given by President Jacob Zuma on April 27, the Freedom Day, that marks the day when Nelson Mandela was installed as South Africa’s first democratically elected President [...]

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Conferences

11th PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS 2013 Convention

11th PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS 2013 Convention

| December 23, 2012 | Reply

The 11th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention, the flagship event of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, will be held in Kochi (Kerela) on 7-9 January 2013.  The Prime Minister of India will inaugurate this annual event of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs on January 8, and the [...]

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Other Recent Posts

How we fail the Malaysian Indian poor

How we fail the Malaysian Indian poor

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

By Anas Zubedy After 54  years as a country, it is unfortunate that a lot of non Indian Malaysians do not yet know the Indians. For example, a lot of Malaysians still do not know the difference between Punjabis and Bengalis, and in some instances in recent years this confusion has been the topic of [...]

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Indian Youth Gangsterism, a source of concern in Malaysia

Indian Youth Gangsterism, a source of concern in Malaysia

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

A “high-powered” commission of inquiry is needed to address the issue of gangsterism involving Malaysian Indian youths, said DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang. He said the commission – involving all sectors of Malaysian society – is needed to highlight the causes and solutions to the problem. “The problem of (Malaysian) Indian youth gangsterism has [...]

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School dropouts graduated from MySkills Foundation

School dropouts graduated from MySkills Foundation

| November 23, 2012 | Reply

KUALA LUMPUR: Sixty-five Indian school dropouts and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) underachievers proved society wrong yesterday when they graduated in training courses in various skills organised by MySkills Foundation. The “transformed” boys and girls who were considered “a lost cause” by their parents and teachers graduated from three different skills training courses – electrical, mechatronic [...]

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