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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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