Pravasi Bharat 


No-hangover beer
Beer-crazy Britons woke up to news that a new hangover-free beer invented by an Indian expert will soon hit the stands — spreading cheer particularly among those with beer-bellies. 
For, the beer, branded as the Ladybird Bio Beer, claims to cut cholesterol and eases conditions such as asthma and arthritis. But it will pack the same punch as any average beer available in Britain.
The beer, invented by Srinivasa Amarnath over 10 years, is said to contain ingredients to stop revellers getting a sore head the next morning. It also uses the usual ingredients such as barley, malt and hops. The vitamin-rich beer is 5 per cent proof and contains extracts of aloe vera and the herbs phyllanthus niruri and ashwagandha, which have medicinal qualities. Reports said the beer is already a massive hit in India, where it was launched last year.
Amarnath was quoted in reports here as saying: “Following extensive research Bio beer has outperformed in all areas including taste, smell and ingredients.”
NRI gifts Rs 200 mn college to Panjab University
A former constable of the Punjab Police, who went on to become a millionaire in the US, has gifted a technical college, complete with building and full infrastructure, to the Panjab University. 
Lajpat Rai Munger, 89, who hails from Bajwara village in Hoshiarpur district, gave away Rs.200 million ($4.5 million) campus spread over 11 acres to the university. The college in the village, in which the university will start various engineering courses, was built about five years ago as a goodwill gesture towards his home state.
The millionaire farmer from California has a turnover of $300 million a year. He migrated to the US in the 1960s after having served the Punjab Police as a constable.
For five years, Munger struggled with government bureaucracy. He alleged that technical education department officials demanded bribes to sanction the engineering courses. Pleas that he was opening the college for the benefit of Punjabi youth fell on deaf ears. 
Finally, Munger approached university vice chancellor K.N. Pathak and decided last month to gift the college to Panjab University, under whose academic jurisdiction the area falls.
The new engineering courses, including computer sciences, will start from the next academic session in July, university officials said.
NRI centres to open in five countries
India will create five overseas offices to look after the interests of expatriates and amend emigration laws to prevent unscrupulous agents cheating people seeking jobs abroad, said Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi.
“The ministry will soon set up at least four of the five overseas offices to look into the welfare of NRI,” the minister said. Ravi said the first overseas offices — which are likely to be called “Pravasi Welfare Offices — would be in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi, the US, Europe and Kuala Lumpur. “Labour attaches in the embassies and the high commissions have already been brought under the overseas Indian affairs ministry. The offices will deal with the legal aspects and cultural activities of Indians abroad,” he said. “It (the welfare office) will be a separate entity. While overall control would be by diplomats, administrative control will remain with the ministry,” Ravi said.
Dell to set up manufacturing unit in Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has invited US-based Dell Inc, the world`s largest maker of personal computers, to set up its manufacturing facility in this southern city. 
The chief minister urged Dell CEO Kevin Rollins to set up the proposed unit in Hyderabad and promised to extend all possible assistance.
The chief minister extended the invitation during the inauguration of the company`s new campus at Hitec City, a hub of IT companies on the city outskirts. 
Dell officials participating in the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland, had said on Saturday that the company planned to set up a manufacturing unit in India. The 500,000 square feet campus, which has come up on 6.6 acres of land, has state-of-the art training labs and employee amenities such as a cafeteria, recreation rooms and a gymnasium. 
The facility will house Dell’s customer contact centre operations and a global development centre for IT projects that enable the company to deploy technology for competitive advantage and expand its business worldwide. These operations are currently being conducted from Dell’s leased facility, also located in Hitec City, which opened in 2003.It is Dell`s second of the three such centres in India; the first was in Bangalore in 2001. In March 2005, Dell set up its third centre at Mohali. The $53-billion IT major employs about 10,000 people in India.