Foreigners

  • US sees dramatic surge in graduate applications from India 20-04-2014 12:50 PM

    Applications from prospective Indian students to US graduate schools surged dramatically while those from China slowed down a bit in 2013, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). A 32 per cent increase in applications from India, which accounts for 18 per cent of all...
  • Three UP men arrested with huge foreign currency cache in Nepal 19-04-2014 08:23 AM

    Nepal police have apprehended four Indians from Nepalgunj along the India-Nepal border Friday evening with a huge cache of foreign currency while they were trying to board a Kathmandu-bound flight at the local airport. The police confisticated 179,500 euros, $2,900 and 1,300 Thai bhats - accounting to more than NRs.24.59...
  • Rupee loses 10 paise against dollar 11-04-2014 11:10 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Friday lost 10 paise to end the day at 60.17 against the dollar in line with fall in local stocks, amid fresh dollar demand from importers. Dollar gaining strength in overseas markets also hit the local currency, forex dealers said. The dollar index was up by...
  • Rupee ends higher by 7 paise at 60.07 against the US dollar 10-04-2014 11:30 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Thursday gained 7 paise to settle the day at 60.07 against the dollar which quoted lower in overseas markets on hints that the Fed Reserve may keep interest rates low. Fresh selling of greenback by exporters and banks also aided the rupee to record gains, forex...
  • Rupee recovers 26 paise vs dollar in early trade 09-04-2014 09:56 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Wednesday appreciated by 26 paise to 59.85 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange amidst IMF's forecast of improved growth prospects for India. Besides, a higher opening in the domestic equity market and strengthening of other Asian currencies against the dollar overseas...
  • Foreign tourists line up to witness festival of democracy 07-04-2014 01:09 PM

    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...
  • Rupee up 29 paise against dollar in early trade 07-04-2014 09:52 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 29 paise to trade at 59.79 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday on selling of the American currency by banks. Forex dealers said sustained foreign capital inflows also supported the rupee but a lower opening in the domestic equity market and dollar...
  • Change India: How can we ensure a robust foreign policy? 05-04-2014 02:47 PM

    In the 14th and final edition of the 'Change India: An agenda for the next PM' series, panel of experts discuss ten policy initiatives that will enable the next Prime Minister to frame a more robust foreign policy which promotes and protects India's interests in the world. ...
  • French minister caught on film saying that food served at state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was 'disgusting' 29-03-2014 11:13 AM

    France's trade minister had to eat humble pie on Friday after she was caught on film saying that food served at a state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was "disgusting". President Francois Hollande and Xi were all smiles at the dinner Wednesday at the Elysee presidential palace. But Foreign...
  • Delhi HC finds BJP, Congress guilty of taking foreign funding 28-03-2014 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress and the BJP just ahead of the elections, Delhi High Court has held both the national political parties guilty of taking foreign funding and violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation (FCR) Act. The High Court found them guilty of taking donations from...
  • Rupee gains 34 paise to end at 8-month high against dollar 26-03-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: In line with rising local equities, the rupee on Wednesday firmed up by 34 paise to close at eighth-month high of 60.14 against the dollar on sustained capital inflows. Dollar selling by exporters and some banks also aided the rupee surge, a forex dealer said. At the Interbank Foreign...
  • Rupee up 23 paise against dollar in early trade 25-03-2014 10:39 AM

    Mumbai: Extending its rising streak, the rupee opened 23 paise up to trade at 60.54 against the US dollar today on heavy capital inflows. Dealers said sustained selling of the American currency by banks and exporters also supported the rupee but a lower opening of the domestic equity market and...
  • Congolese woman alleges gangrape by salesmen in Delhi 22-03-2014 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of crime against foreign nationals in the national campital, a Congolese woman has alleged that she was gangraped in South Delhi. The woman has alleged that she was gangraped by two men at her residence in a South Delhi locality. Police have registered a...
  • Finnish woman, whose gibberish talk video 'What languages sound like to a foreigner' is a viral hit, is Internet's new star 20-03-2014 01:17 PM

    A 19-year-old Finnish supermarket cashier with millions of Internet fans of her language imitation YouTube video is heading for America hoping her gibberish hit will open up a new career. In two weeks, Sara Maria Forsberg's 'What languages sound like to a foreigner' has drawn more than 9 million viewings,...
  • Rupee ends 24 paise higher at 60.95 against the US dollar 19-03-2014 09:46 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Wednesday appreciated 24 paise to close at a nearly one-week high of 60.95 against the dollar following selling of the US currency by exporters and some banks, amid sustained heavy capital inflows. The local currency that logged its best daily gain since March 6 seemed unperturbed...
  • Rupee up 22 paise against dollar in early trade 18-03-2014 09:39 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee gained 22 paise to 60.97 against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on increased selling of the US currency by exporters amid a higher opening in the domestic equity market. Besides, the WPI inflation that eased to a nine-month low...
  • Rupee down 18 paise, opens at 61.12 vs US dollar 12-03-2014 09:36 AM

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee declined in early trade on Wednesday. It opened lower by 18 paise at 61.12 per dollar as against 60.94 a dollar Tuesday. Rohini Malkani of Citi said continued compression in current account deficit (CAD) coupled with a pick-up in capital flows has created a constructive balance...
  • Rupee closes down by nine paise against US dollar 11-03-2014 09:46 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee closed down by nine paise against the US dollar on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the rupee strengthened by 20 paise to trade at over seven-month high of 60.65 against the US dollar on Tuesday on heavy capital inflows amid a higher opening in the equity market....
  • Rupee closes 22 paise up, at 60.85 vs US dollar 10-03-2014 10:31 AM

    Mumbai: Rising for the fifth day in a row, the rupee on Monday appreciated 22 paise against the US dollar to end at an over seven-month high level of 60.85 on heavy capital inflows into equities that surged to a fresh record. Sustained dollar selling by exporters and some banks...
  • Rupee hits over one-month high, ends 10 paise up vs US dollar at 61.75 05-03-2014 08:59 PM

    Mumbai: The rupee on Wednesday rose to its highest level in over a month and closed 10 paise up at 61.75 against the dollar following sustained selling of American currency by exporters and some banks, amid firm local equities. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the local currency commenced...
  • Rupee down 11 paise against dollar in early trade 04-03-2014 09:44 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee lost 11 paise to 62.15 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market due to appreciation of the American currency against the euro and other currencies overseas. Downbeat figures of December quarter GDP data and increased demand for the dollar...
  • Oscars 2014: ' The Great Beauty' wins best foreign language film 03-03-2014 08:37 AM

    Los Angeles: 'The Great Beauty,' an Italian film hailed as an ode to Federico Fellini's 1960 film 'La Dolce Vita,' has won the Oscar for best foreign language film. The movie, heavily favored since winning awards from the Golden Globes and British Academy, follows Jep Gambardella, who at age 65...
  • Karnataka SHRC orders probe after police beat up foreign tourists 22-02-2014 12:39 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission has ordered a probe after reports of the police brutality in the tourist town of Gokarana. A Facebook campaign launched by tourists from 26 countries complained of police atrocities on Valentine's Day. SHRC member Meera Saksena said, "We call for a report from...
  • K'taka: 200 foreign tourists 'beaten up' by police on Valentine's Day 21-02-2014 06:01 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission on Friday took a suo motu cognizance after a Facebook campaign launched by tourists from 26 countries complained of police atrocities on Valentine's Day. The complaint, signed by around 82 people, spoke of brazen assault on nearly 200 tourists by "drunk policemen" at...
  • DGCA to carry out surprise safety checks on foreign aircraft 10-02-2014 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has set up technical teams to carry out sudden safety checks on the aircraft of foreign airlines and charter firms and penalize them if discrepancies are found, official sources said on Monday. Foreign aircraft flying to India could face extensive safety checks when they land...
  • Rupee falls 15 paise to end at 62.43 vs US dollar 10-02-2014 05:44 PM

    Mumbai: Falling for the first time in three days, the rupee on Monday erased initial gains to end 15 paise lower at 62.43 against dollar on fag-end demand of the US currency from banks and importers, amid a tepid stock market. The rupee resumed higher at 62.15 per dollar as...
  • UPA's foreign policy a failure, says Mulayam Singh Yadav 10-02-2014 09:01 AM

    Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said that policies of Congress-led Central government have failed both at the national and international levels and alleged that the party does not follow any policy and its sole aim is gaining power. "Countries which had gained freedom with India are far...
  • Indian rupee slips 11 paise, opens at 61.67 vs US dollar 20-01-2014 09:15 AM

    Mumbai: Indian rupee declined in the early trade on Monday. It has opened lower by 11 paise at 61.67 per dollar as against Friday's closing value of 61.55. Agam Gupta of Standard Chartered feels dollar-rupee will open higher at around 61.70 level mainly reflecting dollar strength overnight. He expects exporters...
  • HC defers hearing in petition on UP ministers' foreign tour 17-01-2014 03:11 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Friday fixed January 21 as the next date of hearing in a PIL on foreign tour of 17-member delegation including eight UP ministers. The Lucknow division bench comprising Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and DK Upadhyay fixed the date on a petition filed by social worker Nutan...