Abroad

  • Tamil Nadu: Police seek information on 900-year-old idol of Lord Nataraja abroad September 6, 2014

    Chennai: Alerted about a 900-year-old idol of Lord Nataraja, said to have been smuggled abroad and bought by an art gallery for a princely sum, Tamil Nadu police sought information from public as well as officials to help them trace it. Releasing a picture of the idol, police announced a...
  • Indian in Saudi Arabia banned from going abroad without paying bill July 20, 2014

    Riyadh: An Indian in Saudi Arabia has been banned from travelling abroad when he failed to pay his telephone bill of over Rs 3 lakhs from SIM cards he claims have been registered falsely under his name. Shamsuddin Ansari, who works as a driver, is trying to get his name...
  • Pakistan court allows Musharraf to travel abroad June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: A Pakistan court on Thursday accepted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's request to leave the country, media reported. The Sindh High Court(SHC) ruled that Musharraf's name should be removed from the exit control list, which has barred him from travelling out of Pakistan, Dawn online reported. A two-judge bench of the...
  • Subrata Roy cannot leave country: Supreme Court January 28, 2014

    Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy will not be allowed to leave the country with the Supreme Court on Tuesday refusing to relax its order restraining him from going abroad till his company furnishes details of refunding Rs 20,000 crore of investors money. A bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and J...
  • Students who wish to study abroad bear the brunt of the falling rupee August 28, 2013

    Chennai: The rupee reached a new low of 67 vs US dollar on Wednesday, witnessing its biggest fall in 18 years. Bearing the brunt of the falling rupee are students who wish to study abroad. "It's like choosing to work for two years in between has become a punishment for me....
  • Indo-American pleads guilty to bribing officials for contract June 29, 2013

    Washington: An Indian American contractor has been pleaded guilty to the charges of bribing government officials for bagging a contract, the Department of Justice has said. 42-year-old Hitesh Desai, a resident of Jersey City in New Jersey, faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and fine of $...
  • India seeks details from UK on hefty visa bond proposal June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: There is growing tension between India and the UK over the 3,000 pound visa bond for high risk visitors including Indians, Nigerians, Sri Lankans and Pakistanis. India is asking for more information on the bond. Sources in the British High Commission say that it's not a policy decision yet,...
  • With false promises, fake mercantile institutes send students abroad June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A major overseas job racket has surfaced. Documents available with CNN-IBN show how fake mercantile institutes are duping hundreds of students. Agents and companies send students abroad on fake visas and there they are forced to work as labourers. Glossy ads, a salary in dollars and an exciting...
  • Budget: India's overseas developmental projects to suffer February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the hike of nearly 16.5 per cent in the budget allocation for Ministry of External Affairs for 2013-14, India's overseas developmental projects are expected to take a hit with the budgetary assistance falling short of actual demand. The budget presented by Finance Minister P Chidambaram allocated Rs...
  • Salman Khan: Now I will go abroad for treatment February 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Salman Khan said that he would undertake a long-delayed trip abroad for treatment, which he had put off because of his acting schedule and the blackbuck poaching case in court. "I had to delay going due to the acting schedules and the court cases. But now I will...
  • London varsity crisis hits 'Brand Britain' abroad September 3, 2012

    London: Amidst much hand-wringing, the revocation of London Metropolitan University's licence to admit and teach Indian and other non-EU students has caused a "high level of concern" in various countries from where students come to study in the UK. LMU's board of governors were scheduled to meet later on Monday to...
  • Indian taxi driver attacked, abused in Australia June 18, 2012

    Melbourne: An Indian taxi driver was attacked, abused and his car was smashed, as a group of baseball bat wielding youth went about attacking and robbing cab drivers in Melbourne suburbs. The gang ambushed and robbed five taxis in separate incidents in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Attackers wearing balaclavas and armed...
  • Students studying abroad worst-hit by rupee slump June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The depreciating rupee has no doubt cast a cascading effect on the economy but the worst-hit are Indian students studying abroad or those planning for higher studies in foreign universities as they have to shell out more money compared to what it was required a year ago. As the...
  • Indian language literature goes to Frankfurt Book Fair October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: In a first showcase of Indian indigenous writing, a literary panorama featuring works by over 30 language writers will be on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair in a pilot exhibition for readers and publishers from Europe, the US and other countries. The literary panorama, initiated by the union...
  • Oz closes college with over 450 India students June 23, 2010

    Melbourne: Careers of over 450 Indian students in Australia has been jeopardised following closure of an Adelaide-based college after it failed audits of the government on standards of education it was offering. The South Australian Government cancelled the registration of the Adelaide Pacific International College (APIC) which failed audits this year. State...
  • IIMs win more autonomy, can set up shop abroad October 17, 2009

    The top B-school Indian Institute of management (IIM) had been pressing for a demand since long which has now been agreed to by the Centre on the eve of the Diwali festival. The IIMs can now establish campuses abroad. The Government has agreed to let IIMs set up shops abroad as...
  • 'Steamy' movie haunts Canadian MP of Indian origin March 14, 2009

    Toronto: Ruby Dhalla, Canadian MP of Indian origin, who was featured in Maxim magazine as one of the world’s sexiest politicians, is in the centre of a controversy. Dhalla, MP from the Brampton-Springdale constituency on the outskirts of Toronto, is in a legal battle to stop distribution of DVDs of a...
  • Squeeze maximum out of your rupee on a trip abroad December 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The weakening of the rupee to Rs 50 levels against the US dollar has made your foreign holiday costlier. How, you ask? If you were planning to spend USD 1,000 on shopping, local sight seeing, it would have cost you Rs 40,000 a few months back. But, today, the...
  • Judges' wings clipped, diktat curbs travel abroad October 24, 2008

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN's expose on judges who used foreign trips for extended holidays has had the desired impact. The expose forced the government to sit up and not just take note but also to act on the issue. Fresh guidelines from the government are now being put in place to curb the...
  • Obama fans woo Americans in India to vote online July 17, 2008

    New Delhi: An Obama delegate living in Delhi is making sure that not a single vote from his camp goes a waste. Obama supporters are busy wooing Americans at home and those living abroad and one such campaign is underway in India as well. Carolyn Sauvage Mar, a hard-core Obama fan is...
  • Mira Nair is India Abroad Person of the Year March 29, 2008

    New York: Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair has been honoured with the 'Person of the Year' award by a leading newspaper in the US in recognition of her work. The award by India Abroad newspaper was presented on Friday evening to the Oscar-nominated director by PespiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who herself...
  • Women under 30 yrs can't work abroad: Centre September 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre has decided to restrict all women under 30 years of age who have not completed high school from being permitted to work abroad. The new measures also require all employment contracts to be drawn up directly between the worker and employer and not with any recruiting agent....
  • India 360: Do IITians help India? December 29, 2006

    Mumbai: IIT Mumbai’s festival Mood Indigo and conference bring together alumni from across the world. This time the occasion was also time for soul searching, as President P J Abdul Kalam said IIT graduates are not giving back enough to the country. Is that true? That is the big question...
  • RBI lets, scopes forbid to invest abroad November 8, 2006

    Mumbai: In its midterm monetary policy review, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has brought in three measures that directly affect individual investors. Here's a synopsis of the same. Liberalised remittance scheme of $25,000 for resident individuals. Limit now raised to $50,000 per calendar year. The RBI has announced that...
  • Flush with funds, Indians fly out August 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Willing to go places and having the required money in their pockets, Indians are going to spend on their travel abroad as never before. According to the Master Index of Consumer Lifestyles Survey, in the next 12 months, on an average, Indians will spend between 26 per cent to...
  • Air scare hits high-flying students August 30, 2006

    New Delhi: Twenty-year-old Irfan Ali is an undergraduate. Though he wants to go abroad for higher studies, he has several misgivings about the whole idea. After the recent detention of the 12 Indians in Amsterdam on the basis of suspicion, students travelling abroad are now a little scared. "We can't think...