NRIs

  • NRIs from USA campaigning in Gujarat for Narendra Modi April 14, 2014

    Vadodara: Around 700 Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from USA have landed in Gujarat and other parts of the country to campaign and vote for BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. The NRIs are visiting various towns and villages urging people to vote for Modi, Asian American Store Owners' Association (AASOA) Executive...
  • WB, NE a hotbed of investment frauds: probe April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid a raging controversy over alleged cheating of gullible investors by Saradha group, the regulators have found that West Bengal and Northeastern states have become a hotbed of such frauds and NRIs from these regions account for a large chunk of defrauded people. While the Centre has announced...
  • Watch: Kejriwal's online interaction session with supporters November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India Against Corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday interacted with netizens and answered their questions on Google+ Hangout. The one-hour session began at 8 pm India time and was aimed at interacting with non-resident Indians (NRIs) in particular. Members of the IAC said on Saturday that they had been...
  • Durga idols hit international markets online, target NRIs October 9, 2012

    Kolkata: With the internet expanding exponentially, can Kolkata's traditional idol makers stay behind? Certainly not! Plans to launch a community website for Kumartuli, the colony of the city's traditional idol makers, so that they could reach potential overseas buyers of Durga idols failed to take off two years ago. However,...
  • After Hangout success, Modi live chats with NRIs September 2, 2012

    Ahmedabad: After the success of his first live chat with millions of people via Google Plus Hangout, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached out to NRIs in the US via web conference. The CM chatted with NRIs from across 12 American cities. On Friday, he had spoken in favour of...
  • Kochi: Made for each other by internet July 14, 2012

    Kochi: Gone are the days when non-resident Indians had to travel thousands of miles to meet their prospective spouses. Internet- enabled technologies have changed the way in which arranged marriages are organised nowadays, especially for the NRI population who still prefer arranged marriages. However, the traditional ‘initial meeting’ between...
  • NRIs to face trial for trafficking Indian for sex June 12, 2012

    London: Four NRIs and two Ghana citizens of Indian origin, who were charged by Scotland Yard on May 18 for allegedly trafficking an Indian woman from Hyderabad for sex, will now face trial in October. The six London-based individuals were produced before the Westminster Magistrates Court last week and no pleas...
  • US hikes H-1B visa fee; move to hit Indian IT cos March 29, 2012

    Washington: In a move that is expected to hit Indian IT companies majorly, the US government has decided to hike H-1B visa fee from next fiscal even as the maximum number of applications for fiscal year 2013 has been retained at 65,000. In a statement, USCIS listed out the details...
  • NRIs fear DTC taxing properties in India: SICCI March 23, 2012

    Singapore: Non-Resident Indian (NRI) industrialists in Singapore have expressed apprehensions about the proposed Direct Tax Code (DTC), which may tax their properties and foreign currency deposits in India. "Such new taxes will discourage NRI's participation in the Indian economy," said R Narayanamohan, chairman, Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI)...
  • Goa expats want total change of political blood March 1, 2012

    Panaji: Goan expats across the continents of Europe, Australia and America are calling for a "total change of blood" in Goa's political system ahead of assembly elections on Saturday. Members of the Goan diaspora are beseeching their counterparts back home to vote for Goa's ecology and identity, especially when their...
  • India needs to fully tap potential of NRIs: FM January 8, 2012

    Jaipur: Citing example of China, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that India too needs to fully tap the investment potential of NRIs and their entrepreneurial skills and promote inclusive growth. "We have not yet reaped the full benefits of India's great diaspora. The most obvious area remains that...
  • Kerala cabinet clears sops for diaspora November 16, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday unveiled sops for the diaspora by clearing a special housing scheme for them and also lowered the minimum amount for equity in the proposed Kannur airport to allow mid-income diaspora to invest in it. Unveiling the new housing policy, Finance and Housing Minister K.M....
  • Team Anna reaches out to Indians in Japan November 4, 2011

    Mumbai: In an effort to reach out to NRIs, a core Team Anna member met Indians settled in Tokyo to increase awareness about the anti-corruption movement, said an organiser. Team Anna's core committee member Kumar Viswas, who was in Tokyo, met activists on Wednesday and explained to them Hazare's thoughts and...
  • NRIs celebrate Chhat pooja on American shores November 2, 2011

    Washington: The ancient Hindu festival 'Chhat', dedicated to worshipping Sun, which attracts millions of people in India, has reached the American shores too. More than 200 people - mostly Indian American - had gathered on Monday evening on the banks of the historic Potomac river in Sterling, Virginia, a suburb...
  • 3 lakh NRIs may return; Karnataka top choice November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid uncertain job market conditions overseas, as many as 3,00,000 Indian engineering professionals are expected to return home during the five-year period from 2011-15, says a survey. Global workforce solutions provider Kelly Services India has said that more Indians working abroad would migrate back to India within the next...
  • 3 lakh NRIs to return between 2011-2015: Survey November 1, 2011

    The survey claims job satisfaction levels in India will outshine the charm of overseas jobs within the next 2-3 years. ...
  • Govt to introduce new PAN form for NRIs November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Income Tax Department will introduce a separate permanent account number(PAN)application form for non-residents in which NRIs, PIOs and entities having interest in India will have to provide additional information to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). The new form - 49AA - will help the department gather...
  • US credit card fraud: 13 NRIs among 111 charged October 8, 2011

    New York: At least 13 persons of Indian origin are among 111 people charged in the busting of a $ 13 million global crime ring, the biggest in US history involved in forged credit cards and identity theft. Announcing the uncovering of the ring on Friday, Queens county district attorney Richard...
  • Job growth to slow down in non-IT sectors: report September 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Growing economic uncertainty may slow down hiring activities in a host of sectors, but the IT space is likely to remain unaffected and NRIs returning home due to the gloom in Western markets might emerge as an attractive talent pool, experts believe. Companies in the telecom, financial services, construction...
  • NRIs continue their pro-Anna rallies in US October 12, 2011

    Washington: In cities across the US, a large number of Indian Americans turned up for rallies and protest march being held in support of anti-corruption agitation launched by social activist Anna Hazare, whose fast entered the sixth day on Sunday. Expressing dissatisfaction over the "lackluster response" from the Indian government, participants...
  • NRIs on electoral rolls soon: PM January 8, 2011

    New Delhi: India will merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and soon register non-resident Indians in the electoral rolls to help them exercise their franchise, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday. He also announced setting up of India cultural centres in five...
  • NRIs will get voting rights soon: Manmohan January 8, 2011

    New Delhi: India has decided to merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and register non-resident Indians in the electoral rolls to let them exercise their franchise, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday. "We recently reviewed the Overseas Citizenship of India Card and...
  • Hope for Indians on death row in Sharjah April 7, 2010

    Sharjah: A lawyer, appointed by the Indian government, is expected to file an appeal on behalf of the the 17 Indians on death row in Sharjah on Wednesday. Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur had earlier met their families in Patiala, assuring them of all possible support. The convicts...
  • PM 'working' to get Indian diaspora voting rights January 8, 2010

    New Delhi: NRIs will be able to cast their votes by the time the country holds its next general elections, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday. "I recognise the legitimate desire of Indians living abroad to exercise their franchise and to have a say in who governs India," he told...
  • NRIs to build Taj Mahal replica in New Zealand October 20, 2009

    Auckland: A group of Indians has drawn up a $20 million plan to build a replica of the Taj Mahal in this New Zealand city. The miniature version of the monument to love is planned to be built at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre in New North Road, in the Auckland suburb...
  • Attacks on Indians 'fact of urban life': Aus PM June 10, 2009

    Sydney: The unending attacks on Indian students in Australia are a "regrettable fact of urban life", Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Wednesday, warning Indians not to avenge the assaults on them. "The truth is, in our cities right across the country, there are acts of violence every day," Rudd...
  • 4 arrested in Vancouver for attacking Indians June 10, 2009

    Vancouver: Four white Canadians were on Tuesday charged with a racial assault on a group of Indians at Langley on the outskirts of Vancouver. According to police, the six Indian-origin men were playing tennis at the weekend when the four suspects approached them and started shouting "racially based expletives.'' The assailants, who...
  • More Indians attacked May 29, 2009

    Melbourne: An Indian student, who was robbed and stabbed in Melbourne, had pleaded with his attackers who just laughed at him, a media report said. Baljinder Singh had left a railway station on Monday when two men carrying weapons approached him and demanded money. As he searched through his bag to...
  • Australia: Gang beats up Indian for refusing cigarette May 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Police in Australia have released images of an Indian student being beaten up by “a gang of thugs” after he refused to give them a cigarette in a Melbourne train. Sourabh Sharma, 21, was attacked by a group of seven men. The Herald Sun reports on its website that...
  • Nanny trouble for 'hot' Indian-origin Canadian MP May 5, 2009

    Toronto: Indian-origin Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla, called the "third hottest" woman politician by Maxim magazine, has been accused of maltreating two nannies employed to treat her mother. Dhalla has represented the Indian-dominated constituency of Brampton-Springdale on the outskirts of Toronto since 2004. The nannies, who were hired to take care of Dhalla’s...