NRI

  • Expectations in Toronto University ahead of PM Modi's visit 6 days ago

    Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit, students at Toronto University say they have high expectations. "We are very excited to see him here but we are also very interested to see what he can do for us. As of now I am still an Indian citizen and still don't have...
  • RBI notifies hike in FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent April 8, 2015

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Wednesday notified government's decision to raise foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the insurance sector to 49 per cent. "The extant FDI policy for insurance sector has since been reviewed and further liberalised. Accordingly, with immediate effect, FDI in insurance sector shall be permitted up to...
  • Government may soon take a decision on relaxing FDI norms for NRIs February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The government may soon take a decision on liberalising foreign direct investment norms for NRIs and overseas citizens of India as it aims to increase capital flows into the country. A decision in this regard is expected to be taken at the highest level soon, sources said. In order...
  • AAP foreign funding not in contravention of law: Government to Delhi High Court February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday informed Delhi High Court that nothing has been found against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its probe regarding allegations that it had received offshore funds in violation of FCRA provisions. The counsel appearing for the Home Ministry told a bench, comprising Chief Justice G Rohini...
  • SC asks Government to implement steps for NRIs to cast e-votes January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to "do at the earliest" the necessary amendments in the law to enable non-resident Indians (NRIs) to cast postal and e-ballots in polls in India. A Bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu said extending voting rights to NRIs was...
  • Accept EC's recommendation to extend voting rights to NRIs: Centre to SC January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Election Commission's (EC) recommendation to extend voting rights to NRIs through postal ballots have been accepted in letter and spirit. Taking note of the submissions, a bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and AK Sikri asked the Centre...
  • World looking at India with hope, says Modi at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas January 8, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Reaching out to the Non Resident Indians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the times have changed and several opportunities in the country are waiting for the Indians living abroad. "The world is seeing India with immense hope and optimism. The rich and the poor nations are...
  • Live: India waiting for NRI's with open arms, says PM Modi at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas January 8, 2015

    The three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 celebration, an annual meet of visiting NRIs and tourists, started on Thursday at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. ...
  • Solution to voting by NRIs without coming to India to be found: Sushma Swaraj December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas next month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday voiced confidence about finding a solution to voting by NRIs without coming to India. The Election Commission was considering the issue, she said. "The Election Commission could not take a decision so far. There...
  • 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...