Overseas

  • Indian diaspora requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant voting rights to NRIs -1732627259 minutes ago

    New York: Overseas wing of the BJP in the US has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider granting voting rights to non-resident Indians (NRIs) besides opening more consulates to facilitate the diaspora community. "NRIs should be granted voting rights. This can be done either by mail or by voting in...
  • Australia world's most expensive for international students, India cheapest September 11, 2014

    Sydney: Australia is the most expensive place for an international student to attend university, ahead of Singapore and the United States, with India the cheapest, a study showed. The research report by banking giant HSBC, which surveyed 15 countries, said an overseas student would need US $42,000 a year to meet...
  • BJP to open overseas office in Kenya, other African nations September 7, 2014

    Nairobi: Spreading its wings across the African continent where it did not have much of a presence till now, India's ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will be opening an overseas office in Kenya's capital Nairobi in the next fortnight. The party also has plans to launch offices in some other East...
  • Modi Ministers working hard, change in work culture: Ram Madhav August 14, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that India is resurging under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, BJP leader Ram Madhav has said the new government consists of young ministers who are working hard, bringing a qualitative change in the work culture. In his maiden address to the Indian Diaspora in New Jersey, Madhav said that...
  • SC seeks SEBI's response on Sahara's plea to sell overseas hotels July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked market regulator SEBI to respond to Sahara group's plead to permit it to sell its three overseas hotels to mobilise Rs.10,000 crore as a part repayment of investors money raised by its two companies a condition for the release of jailed...
  • Syndicate Bank mulls opening more overseas branches June 21, 2014

    Kannur: Staterun Syndicate Bank plans to open more branches abroad along with strengthening its presence in the country, CMD Sudhir Kumar Jain on Saturday said. The bank would be approaching RBI soon for permission to open branches in South Africa, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, China and Hong Kong, Jain told reporters...
  • Unsung Heroes: Journey of Indian Overseas Bank May 10, 2014

    Indian Overseas Bank has completed more than 75 years, during this period it has gone beyond banking by creating many unsung heroes. ...
  • Unsung Heroes: Journey of Indian Overseas Bank March 21, 2014

    Indian Overseas Bank has completed 75 years, during this period is has gone beyond banking creating many unsung heroes. ...
  • Budget 2014: MEA gets higher allocation February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs was on Monday allocated Rs 14,130 crore for 201415, which is an increase of 20 per cent compared to revised outlay of last year as more funds have been earmarked for India's overseas developmental projects. The allocation is up by Rs 2,337 crore from...
  • MS Dhoni now Indian captain with worst away Test loss record February 9, 2014

    India skipper MS Dhoni, the only captain to have won all three ICC limitedovers trophy to go with the Test mace, now holds the unfortunate record of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas. The 40run loss to New Zealand in the Auckland Test on Sunday was Dhoni's 11th away...
  • 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...
  • Anna Hazare, Vidya Balan lead biggest Indian Independence Day celebrations in US August 19, 2013

    Antigraft crusader Anna Hazare and Bollywood actress Vidya Balan led the largest Indian Independence Day celebrations overseas on Monday, with over two lakh people carrying the tricolour witnessing an impressive parade at New York which displayed the country's vibrant culture. Colourful floats, marching bands and convertibles made their way down Madison...
  • Law relating to overseas Indians passed by Rajya Sabha August 13, 2013

    A Bill seeking to remove a lacunae relating to overseas Indian citizens was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2011, provides for registration of "overseas Indian cardholders" instead of "overseas citizens of India". The Bill seeks an amendment to bring within the scope of citizenship a...
  • Govt redefines term 'control' to provide clarity to investors August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to provide more clarity to foreign investors, the government on Thursday approved a comprehensive definition of term "control" for the purpose of mergers and acquisitions involving overseas companies. As per the decision, 'control' will include "the right to appoint a majority of the directors or to control the...
  • Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora July 30, 2013

    The Overseas Friends of BharatiyaJanata Party (OFBJP) has launched its Canada chapter toconnect with the Indian diaspora in the country. The inauguration coincided with the one day forum ofOFBJP meeting organised under the auspices of GlobalCommunity Overreach Programme, said Rajesh Shukla, memberCentral Committee of OFBJP and Prabhari of Canada chapter. OFBJP delegates...
  • Tamil Nadu: Employees of IOB arrested for stealing money July 3, 2013

    Tiruchirappalli: Two contract employees of the Indian Overseas bank were on Tuesday arrested for allegedly stealing Rs nine lakh, meant to be used for loading in the ATM machine, police said on Tuesday. The two employees, Arif Mohammed Abdullah and Karuppiah, were engaged to repair the machines through an agency...
  • SEBI approves overhaul of foreign investment rules June 25, 2013

    Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approved an overhaul of rules for foreign investors, including easing registration procedures and simplifying categories, in a bid to attract vital flows needed to narrow a record high current account deficit. The SEBI approved the rules at its board meeting on...
  • Indian Embassy issues fresh guidelines for OCI April 30, 2013

    Washington: The Overseas Citizens of India card holders, while travelling to India, must carry the OCI booklet and their passport having 'U' visa sticker, the Indian Embassy has said. While the OCI card provides its holder a multiple entry, multipurpose lifelong visa for visiting India, in many cases its holders...
  • Kochi: 11th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas to end today January 9, 2013

    Kochi: The 11th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas will end on Wednesday in Kochi with a valedictory address from President Pranab Mukherjee. The president will also present the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards. According to the estimates, over 2,000 delegates participated in the threeday event that was inaugurated by Prime Minister...
  • Box Office: Barfi, Raaz 3 are backtoback hits September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Even with a limited release, Barfi did "remarkable" business in its opening weekend and collected approximately Rs 34.20 crore nett, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said. This is the breakup of the Barfi business: Friday 9.20 crore, Saturday 11.50 crore, Sun (estimated) Rs 13.5 crore. "Barfi was released...
  • ONGC keen on stake in Russia's Arctic oil and gas fields August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of stateowned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), is eyeing stake in Russia's ambitious Arctic Ocean oil and gas projects with US supermajor ExxonMobil and Italian energy giant ENI. OVL on May 4 wrote to Russian state oil company Rosneft expressing interest in...
  • US cautions citizens against travel to India July 19, 2012

    Washington: The United States has issued a fresh travel advisory on overseas travel to its citizens, including India which "continues to experience terrorist and insurgent activities". "India continues to experience terrorist and insurgent activities which may affect US citizens directly or indirectly," the State Department said in its new worldwide travel alert...
  • RBI hikes overseas investment limit in govt bonds June 25, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: In a bid to prop up the battered rupee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday hiked the limit of overseas investments in government bonds and announced a few other measures to improve market sentiments. The limit of overseas investment in government bonds has been raised by $5...
  • 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...
  • Emigrant workers: UP, Bihar surpass TN, Kerala June 11, 2012

    Chennai: Breaking a 15year trend and indicating a change in social profiling, the number of emigrants with ECR (Emigration Check Required) endorsement from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar has since last year surpassed Kerala and Tamil Nadu, so far the largest feeders for overseas employment. According to the Ministry of Overseas Indian...
  • Indian Overseas Bank recruiting 551 specialist officers June 7, 2012

    Indian Overseas Bank, a leading public sector bank with headquarters in Chennai and branches all over India and abroad invites online application from Indian citizens for 551 vacancies for various Specialist Officers positions. Registrations start from May 29, 2012 and continue up to June 12, 2012. The vacancies are in...
  • Falling rupee: Pay more to study abroad May 21, 2012

    Mumbai: The depreciating rupee has been giving nightmares to not only the businessmen but to students also, especially those who are hoping to study abroad. For Pune's Pranaav Jadhav, a second year communications student in the US, the rupee's downfall has been a terrible blow. The higher exchange rates mean he...
  • High ticket sales show IPL success, says Shukla May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Franchises will earn unprecedented revenue through gate collections in this edition of the IPL, which has seen a remarkable transition from pass culture to ticket culture among fans, says the Indian Premier League's boss Rajeev Shukla. Shukla said that he has been surprised by the league's "roaring success" and...
  • England extend qualifying period for overseas players April 30, 2012

    London: England, who regularly include several overseasborn cricketers in their Test team, have extended the qualifying period for players from four to seven years. Players who start living in England or Wales after their 18th birthday will now need to complete a residence period of seven consecutive years, the England and...