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  • 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 12-year-old 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 Dubai-based Indian lawyer-activist, on a pan-Indian 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 28, 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...
  • Stock broker Ketan Parekh sentenced to 2 years jail March 3, 2014

    Ketan Parekh, an accused in several cases of stock market manipulation, has been convicted by a special CBI court in Mumbai for cheating and sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment. "The Special Judge for CBI cases, Mumbai has convicted Ketan Manharlal Parekh, share broker and sentenced him to undergo two years...
  • NRI on hunger strike in London over right to vote January 24, 2014

    An NRI IT consultant on Friday began a three-day hunger strike outside the Indian High Commission in London to protest the Indian government's failure to introduce absentee ballots for NRIs around the world. Nagendra Chindam is the co-founder of the Pravasi Bharat group set up in August 2012 to campaign for...
  • AAP sets trend as NRIs 'adopt a constituency' in Delhi polls January 13, 2014

    The surprise victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the recent Delhi Assembly elections has brought to the fore the crucial role played by the party's NRI supporters across the globe. Local country and city teams of AAP consisting of Non Resident Indians from across the world adopted a particular...
  • PM addresses at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, says not to despair about country's future January 8, 2014

    India's growth level this fiscal will probably remain at 5 per cent, as last year, and the country's economic situation will improve in the coming months, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday, telling a large gathering of non-resident Indians that "there is no reason to despair" about the country's...
  • BJP woos NRIs ahead of Lok Sabha polls January 7, 2014

    Reaching out to overseas Indians, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday promised that his party would create conditions to facilitate FDI by NRIs in the country if it comes to power in the upcoming general elections. Addressing an event organised by the Overseas Friends of BJP on the eve of the...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's home street world's second most expensive area November 20, 2013

    NRI steel baron Lakshmi Mittal's London residential address, Kensington Palace Gardens, is the second most expensive street in the world, where the average price per square metre is a whopping USD 107,000. According to the data from Knight Frank, published by Billionaire, a sister company of Wealth-X - the world's leading...
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for shoplifting November 18, 2013

    A 52-year-old US based NRI woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing three expensive shawls from a south Delhi showroom after the shoplifting act was caught on CCTV, police said on Monday. The woman, identified as Neetu Talwar, was arrested on Sunday from her brother's house in Greater Kailash C-Block. The...
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for allegedly torturing domestic help November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: An NRI woman has been arrested for allegedly torturing her domestic maid in the national capital. The 24-year-old domestic help has alleged that she was kept in confinement, beaten up and dogs were let off on her. "She would say that you're here to work and hit me everyday....
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for torturing maid, beaten with iron rods November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: In yet another case of torture of domestic help, a 30-year-old maid was allegedly beaten with hot iron rods and dogs were let loose on her by her NRI employer, who has been arrested. Umarwati (30) was employed by 45-year-old NRI Arti Jain, residing in Mayur Vihar Phase-1, four...
  • Indian-origin doctor gets prestigious US award November 9, 2013

    Washington: An Indian-origin doctor has been selected for prestigious "Outstanding American by Choice" award for his valuable contribution to US health sector. Eminent transplant surgeon and philanthropist, Rahul Jindal, will be honoured by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at...
  • NRI doctor death case: Kunal Saha's long wait gets finally over October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement in a case of medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday enhanced compensation paid to US-based NRI Dr Kunal Saha from Rs 1.73 crore to Rs 5.96 crore for the death of his wife at the age 36 in a Kolkata hospital due to...
  • NRI doctor medical negligence case: Dr Kunal Saha's long fight October 24, 2013

    Kolkata: It has been a long fight for Dr Kunal Saha, who lost his wife Dr Anuradha Saha 15 years ago due to medical negligence by a Kolkata hospital. Dr Kunal Saha and wife Anuradha had come to India from America for a holiday back in 1998. 36-year-old Anuradha developed...
  • NRI student death: Interim bail of four extended for 15 days October 22, 2013

    A Delhi court on Tuesday extended by 15 days the interim bail of four out of the six arrested youths in connection with the death of NRI student Anmol Sarna, observing that even Investigating Officer of the case does not claim any incriminating material against them. Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar...
  • Delhi polls: NRIs come out in large numbers to support Kejriwal's AAP October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is getting massive support from the NRIs. Many NRIs have come to India and joined the AAP election campaign in Delhi while several others are supporting Kejriwal through social media. The NRIs believe that Delhi is ready for a change under Kejriwal's leadership. One of...
  • Lord Paul praises handling of cyclone Phailin, to contribute Rs 25 lakh October 13, 2013

    Lord Swraj Paul on Sunday praised the Indian authorities for their superb handling of Cyclone Phailin and announced a contribution of Rs 25 lakhs for relief and rehabilitation of the affected people. "The efforts of the state and central authorities, including the defence forces, to limit the casualties was truly amazing. I...
  • NRI student death: Two accused move court for bail October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Two of the six accused arrested in connection with the death of NRI student Anmol Sarna after a party at a friend's house, on Saturday moved a Delhi court seeking bail. Madhav Bhandari and Pranil Shah, both Anmol's friends, moved a plea before Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar Shastri...
  • NRI student's death: Six accused sent to judicial custody September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Six accused arrested in connection with the death of NRI student Anmol Sarna and drug abuse were on Monday denied bail by a Delhi court and sent to judicial custody till October 14. The court denied the accused bail saying the probe was at an initial stage and the allegations...
  • NRI student's death: Court denies bail to two guards September 24, 2013

    A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed the bail pleas of two security guards arrested in connection with the death of NRI student Anmol Sarna. Metropolitan magistrate Deepak Wason rejected the bail application of Surender Bali, 40, and Naresh Mishra, 60, saying the probe was at an initial stage and the allegations...
  • NRI student death: Delhi court grants bail to two men who sold drugs September 22, 2013

    Two men, arrested for allegedly helping friends of NRI student Anmol Sarna get the drugs consumed during a party here after which the 21-year-old student died, were on Saturday granted bail by a Delhi court. Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Wason granted bail to Bhuwan Sharma and Nehul arrested in connection with the...
  • Family of kidnapped Kelala man in Oman gets ransom calls September 21, 2013

    The family of an Indian worker kidnapped in Oman two days ago has received ransom calls demanding a huge amount for his release, according to a media report on Saturday. The man, identified only as Haneefa from Kerala, went missing two days ago when he had gone to meet some friends...
  • Delhi: Court dismisses bail plea of four friends of murdered NRI September 20, 2013

    A Delhi court on Friday dismissed the bail pleas of the four friends of murdered NRI student Anmol Sarna who were arrested in connection with the case. Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Wason rejected the bail applications of Shivank Gambhir, Madhav Bhandari, Pranil Shah and Ritham Girhotra, who are in Tihar jail till...