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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is a celebratory day observed on 9 January by the Republic of India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915. 

Connected to India covers PBD extensively making sure Indians abroad are kept abreast of what goes on at the biennial event. 

Tatkal passport to be issued on same day as application, announces Indian consulate in Dubai

The Consul General said that same day issuance service for tatkal passports can be availed only if the application is submitted before noon.

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Indian diaspora in Singapore, US, UK and 5 other countries interact with Jaishankar on Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

To mark Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on Thursday, India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar held an interactive group digital...

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EAM Jaishankar to interact with Indian diaspora today on the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2020

Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will be interacting with Indian Diaspora across the globe through a digital video...

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Need for more reforms to increase India’s engagement with its Diaspora

India's federal and state governments have been endeavouring to strengthen relations with the Indian diaspora numbering about 30 million,...

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Will set up institutional mechanism for diaspora if voted to power: BJP Manifesto

Unveiling an exclusive to-do list on the foreign policy front, Bharatiya Janata Party has promised to set up an institutional mechanism to...

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Pravasi insurance settles 812 claims to the tune of INR 633 million

As many as 812 insurance claims of deaths and disabilities among the Indian professionals emigrating to various countries have been settled...

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Singapore NRI's PBD yatra: great hospitality steeped in Indian tradition

My plan to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention came by due to my love for travel and seeing new places. The programme of...

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Kiwi-Indian businessman among the recipients of top diaspora award

Indian government has conferred the highest Indian diaspora award-Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards (PBSA) on 30 NRIs this year. It includes...

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You are a living bridge between India and the World, President tells diaspora

The three-day long PBD 2019 concluded today with conferring of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on 30 Indian diaspora members, with President...

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Modi moots start up mentoring, defence production for NRIs

Exhorting NRIs and Indian diaspora to become an active partners in India's growth story, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government...

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Help is just one tweet away, Sushma tells Indian diaspora

Reiterating that her government stood firmly behind the Indians in distress overseas, the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj told...

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Varanasi decked up, welcomes Indian diaspora to PBD 2019

NRIs, diaspora, and people of Indian origin from round the world converged in the ancient city of Varanasi today to mark the start of...

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Uttar Pradesh to showcase investment opportunities during PBD 2019

The Yogi Adityanath government will showcase investment opportunities in Uttar Pradesh to NRIs from the state on the first day of Pravasi...

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PM Modi to award medals to 'Bharat ko Janiye' quiz winners at PBD: Sushma Swaraj

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will award medals to the winners of the ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ quiz on January 22 during the Pravasi...

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Four floating terminals set up for Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj Sangam

For safe and smooth movement of the pilgrims and passengers during three month long Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj, the Inland Waterways Authority...

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Ahead of Kumbh, Modi opens new airport, integrated command & control centre at Prayagraj

Ahead of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a state-of-art integrated command and control...

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In Pics: 71 mission heads inspect Kumbh preparations, satisfied

Mission heads from 71 different countries visited Prayagraj and made a first-hand assessment of the preparations for upcoming Kumbh Mela on...

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Rijiju exhorts diaspora youth to attend Varanasi PBD, explore India

The Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has exhorted the diaspora youth to attend the upcoming Pravasi Bhartiya Divas at...

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PBD 2019 to link with Kumbh Mela, Republic Day celebrations: Sushma Swaraj

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the Uttar Pradesh state government are both gearing up for the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas...

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ASEAN cultural groups to stage Ramayana in Indian cities from January 20 to 25

After the two-day India ASEAN Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Singapore, cultural groups from the 10 member-nations of the Association of...

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Indian-American Neeraj Bhatia honoured with Hind Rattan award 2018

A certified public accountant and a leading Indian-American tax consultant, Neeraj Bhatia has been honoured with the prestigious Hind Rattan...

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Indians abroad assimilate fast, but have mother country in their hearts: Sushma Swaraj

Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj drew a huge crowd to the Marina Bay Sands yesterday for the gala dinner marking the...

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In Pics: Cultural ties that bind India and South East Asia at PBD 2018

With the theme of ‘Ancient Route, New Journey’, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) marked the contribution of overseas Indian community in...

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Indian community an important strand in rich tapestry of multi-racial society in Singapore and Southeast Asia: Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

India and ASEAN can benefit greatly from greater economic integration and greater openness, especially with our economies and our people. We...

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In Pics: Day 2 at PBD, Sushma Swaraj touches 'Bharatiya' chords of Indian diaspora

After the full-house attendance on the Day 1 of ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) yesterday, Day 2 opened with much more galore....

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