NRI

  • NRIs proud of Modi, pin their hopes to him to lead the country November 15, 2014

    The Indian community in Australia had been looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit while making lavish preparations for the same. ...
  • NRI billionaire pledges Rs 500 crore for Uttarakhand development November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A charitable organisation founded by billionaire NRI entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava has pledged Rs 500 crore to fund development activities in Uttarakhand. On the occasion of its fifth anniversary, the Hans Foundation, which works closely with NGOs by providing them financial assistance in 25 states, announced the decision at...
  • EC for proxy voting, e-ballots for NRIs, but not polling at embassies October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission favours proxy voting and e-ballot for NRIs but not voting in Indian embassies abroad. It says the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) does not favour voting in missions abroad. "We are not opposed to anything. But will do anything that can be feasible," Chief Election...
  • EC proposes e-voting, proxy vote for NRI electorate to SC October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) may be allowed to vote through proxies or the electronic voting machines. The Election Commission has submitted its recommendation to the Supreme Court on a petition filed by an NRI Dr Shamsheer Vayalil. One of the proposals to allow NRIs to vote is to...
  • UK-based NRI donates 250,000 pounds to University October 7, 2014

    London: A UK-based NRI has donated 250,000 pounds to the London South Bank University in support of its graduate entrepreneurship programme. The donation by Rami Ranger, Chairman and founder of Sun Mark Ltd and Sea, Air and Land Forwarding Ltd will be used to set up a fund for Enterprise Excellence...
  • TWTW: NRIs unperturbed to come back to India October 5, 2014

    Watch Cyrus Broacha's news spoof on NRIs supporting PM Modi's US visit. ...
  • Indian Americans have high hopes on PM Modi September 30, 2014

    Indian couple who run an NGO in the US are hopeful that with the help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they will be able to open a similar organisation back in India too. ...
  • Modi's US visit a historic moment for Indian Americans September 29, 2014

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a massive crowd of Indian Americans in New York's Madison Square, many NRIs called it a historic moment for them. ...
  • Day 3: Network18's comprehensive coverage of PM Modi's US visit September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his maiden visit to United States of America after assuming office as the PM, Network 18 brings you exclusive coverage of the events. After a powerful speech in the United Nations General Assembly, followed by an address at a rock concert in New...
  • Women have outnumbered men throughout history: Study September 25, 2014

    Berlin: Women have outnumbered men throughout human history and made a greater genetic contribution to the global population than males, according to a new study. The study compared the paternally-inherited Y chromosome (NRY) with maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of 623 males from 51 populations. The analysis showed that female populations...
  • Indian-Americans want strategic Indo-US relations September 22, 2014

    Indians in US want the Prime Minister to establish more strategic relations with US during his visit later this week. ...
  • Court denies NRI bail for Facebook post on Gujarat CM's relative September 3, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A local court denied a prearrest bail on Wednesday to a nonresident Indian (NRI) facing a case of allegedly posting a lewd message on Facebook about Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's granddaughter. Sessions Court Judge SJ Raje rejected the application of the accused Roshan Shah since the offence is...
  • Indian couple arrested in US; charged with abusing daughter August 6, 2014

    New York: An Indian couple has been arrested in New York and charged with subjecting their 12yearold daughter to "unspeakable physical abuse" for months by starving her and beating her with a metal handle and baseball bat, leaving her severely bruised and hospitalised for surgery. Rajesh Ranot, 46, and his...
  • NRI activist wants Centre to banish caste system June 26, 2014

    Kolkata: A Dubaibased Indian lawyeractivist, on a panIndian mission to abolish the caste system and who has served notice to the Centre, claimed on Thursday that the government would act on his plea by the end of this calendar year. NRI activist K.K. Sarachandra Bose, who originally hails from Kerala, has...
  • No house for Indians in Singapore, situation may get worse May 2, 2014

    Singapore: If you are an Indian in Singapore and looking for a house on rent, it is highly likely that you won't get one. Most Singaporean landlords don't rent their house to Indians and people from mainland China. According to local media reports, many landlords are open about it. The...
  • CJ Youngistan: NRIs demand their right to vote April 27, 2014

    A number of overseas Indians are disenfranchised because they haven't been able to vote as they are away from their home constituencies. In this report, a few Indian students at London School of Economics (LSE)are demanding that the government should make provisions for them to cast their vote. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show April 27, 2014

    On this week's edition, we get you the voices of commuters talking about the challenges they face on a daily basis and their expectation from the new government regarding their travel woes. Also, overseas Indians (NRIs) demand their right to vote. Plus, political spoofs, songs and much more. ...
  • LS polls: US-based NRIs land in India to campaign for Modi April 16, 2014

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has found supporters away from India, as a group of US-based non-resident Indians (NRIs), who had raised funds for Barack Obama during the 2012 US presidential elections, have come to India to root for him. A team of 650 NRI volunteers led by Bharat Barai...
  • 2 NRI find names missing in voter list, unable to cast vote April 10, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Shreya Dhoundial spoke to two voters in Ghaziabad who couldn't vote as their names were not on the electoral rolls. ...
  • EC exploring voting options through Internet for NRIs April 7, 2014

    Non-resident Indians may be able to cast their votes through Internet from overseas as the Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is exploring such a possibility. The Commission, however, told a bench headed by Justice K S Radhakrishnan that it is almost impossible to make any such...
  • Foreign tourists line up to witness festival of democracy April 7, 2014

    As the poll juggernaut rolls on, tourists from countries like the US, France, Nigeria and UAE have decided to witness the rough-and-tumble of polls in the world's largest democracy, especially the keen contest in the holy city of Varanasi. Notwithstanding the scorching Indian summer, many foreigners have registered for a USD...
  • Stock broker Ketan Parekh sentenced to 2 years jail March 3, 2014

    Ketan Parekh, an accused in several cases of stock market manipulation, has been convicted by a special CBI court in Mumbai for cheating and sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment. "The Special Judge for CBI cases, Mumbai has convicted Ketan Manharlal Parekh, share broker and sentenced him to undergo two years...
  • NRI on hunger strike in London over right to vote January 24, 2014

    An NRI IT consultant on Friday began a threeday hunger strike outside the Indian High Commission in London to protest the Indian government's failure to introduce absentee ballots for NRIs around the world. Nagendra Chindam is the cofounder of the Pravasi Bharat group set up in August 2012 to campaign for...
  • AAP sets trend as NRIs 'adopt a constituency' in Delhi polls January 13, 2014

    The surprise victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the recent Delhi Assembly elections has brought to the fore the crucial role played by the party's NRI supporters across the globe. Local country and city teams of AAP consisting of Non Resident Indians from across the world adopted a particular...
  • PM addresses at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, says not to despair about country's future January 8, 2014

    India's growth level this fiscal will probably remain at 5 per cent, as last year, and the country's economic situation will improve in the coming months, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday, telling a large gathering of nonresident Indians that "there is no reason to despair" about the country's...
  • BJP woos NRIs ahead of Lok Sabha polls January 7, 2014

    Reaching out to overseas Indians, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday promised that his party would create conditions to facilitate FDI by NRIs in the country if it comes to power in the upcoming general elections. Addressing an event organised by the Overseas Friends of BJP on the eve of the...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's home street world's second most expensive area November 20, 2013

    NRI steel baron Lakshmi Mittal's London residential address, Kensington Palace Gardens, is the second most expensive street in the world, where the average price per square metre is a whopping USD 107,000. According to the data from Knight Frank, published by Billionaire, a sister company of WealthX the world's leading...
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for shoplifting November 18, 2013

    A 52yearold US based NRI woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing three expensive shawls from a south Delhi showroom after the shoplifting act was caught on CCTV, police said on Monday. The woman, identified as Neetu Talwar, was arrested on Sunday from her brother's house in Greater Kailash CBlock. The...
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for allegedly torturing domestic help November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: An NRI woman has been arrested for allegedly torturing her domestic maid in the national capital. The 24yearold domestic help has alleged that she was kept in confinement, beaten up and dogs were let off on her. "She would say that you're here to work and hit me everyday....
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for torturing maid, beaten with iron rods November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: In yet another case of torture of domestic help, a 30yearold maid was allegedly beaten with hot iron rods and dogs were let loose on her by her NRI employer, who has been arrested. Umarwati (30) was employed by 45yearold NRI Arti Jain, residing in Mayur Vihar Phase1, four...