Overseas Indian Affairs

  • HC issues notice to Central Government on plea October 25, 2013

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday ordered issue of notice to the Union Government on a petition seeking a probe into the mysterious death of one Anbarasu belonging to Salem in Tamil Nadu and praying for a direction to authorities to bring back his body from Dubai. Justice KK Sasidharan...
  • India is the largest functional democracy, says Pranab Mukherjee September 18, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said India was the largest functional democracy in the world, with its own strength which manifests itself whenever the situation demands. "It is necessary for us to know about our roots and the place from where we originated," he said, interacting with participants of the 25th...
  • India partially lifts ban on emigration to Libya June 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Friday partially lifted the ban on emigration to Libya more than a year after the country was hit by violence and internal strife. Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi announced the partial lifting of the emigration ban to Libya. The ban on going to Libya...
  • Overseas Ministry gets Rs 114 cr in Budget March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The allocation for Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs for 2012-13 was on Friday increased by nearly 40 per cent to Rs 114 crore in the Union Budget as against the last year's Rs 81 crore. Out of the total allocation, Rs 55.37 crore has been given to the Ministry...
  • Spare Indians from new Aus visa regime: India June 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Around 15,000 Indian students in Australia could be forced to return home under a revised skills list that is set to become the mandate for visas and permanent residency to that country from July 1. Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has urged Canberra to exempt existing...
  • Vayalar Ravi hospitalised in Liberia after accident February 4, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi, now on an African tour, has been hospitalised in Liberia after a "small car accident". According to a personal aide of the minister, Ravi was involved in a "small car accident" about noon in Liberia. He has been hospitalised in the...