Overseas

  • SC seeks SEBI's response on Sahara's plea to sell overseas hotels 04-07-2014 09:09 AM

    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 21-06-2014 07:53 PM

    Kannur: State-run 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 10-05-2014 07:32 PM

    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 21-03-2014 09:26 PM

    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 17-02-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs was on Monday allocated Rs 14,130 crore for 2014-15, 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...
  • MS Dhoni now Indian captain with worst away Test loss record 09-02-2014 11:05 AM

    India skipper MS Dhoni, the only captain to have won all three ICC limited-overs trophy to go with the Test mace, now holds the unfortunate record of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas. The 40-run loss to New Zealand in the Auckland Test on Sunday was Dhoni's 11th...
  • HC issues notice to Central Government on plea 25-10-2013 07:47 AM

    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...
  • India is the largest functional democracy, says Pranab Mukherjee 18-09-2013 06:14 PM

    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...
  • Anna Hazare, Vidya Balan lead biggest Indian Independence Day celebrations in US 19-08-2013 02:29 PM

    Anti-graft 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...
  • Law relating to overseas Indians passed by Rajya Sabha 13-08-2013 11:05 PM

    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...
  • Govt redefines term 'control' to provide clarity to investors 01-08-2013 09:09 PM

    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...
  • Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora 30-07-2013 09:07 PM

    The Overseas Friends of BharatiyaJanata Party (OF-BJP) has launched its Canada chapter toconnect with the Indian diaspora in the country. The inauguration coincided with the one day forum ofOF-BJP meeting organised under the auspices of GlobalCommunity Overreach Programme, said Rajesh Shukla, memberCentral Committee of OF-BJP and Prabhari of Canada chapter....
  • Tamil Nadu: Employees of IOB arrested for stealing money 03-07-2013 03:02 AM

    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 25-06-2013 07:16 PM

    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 30-04-2013 09:22 AM

    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, multi-purpose life-long visa for visiting India, in many cases its holders...
  • Box Office: Barfi, Raaz 3 are back-to-back hits 17-09-2012 12:07 PM

    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 21-08-2012 01:13 PM

    New Delhi: ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-owned 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...
  • US cautions citizens against travel to India 19-07-2012 01:11 PM

    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...
  • RBI hikes overseas investment limit in govt bonds 25-06-2012 09:49 PM

    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...
  • India partially lifts ban on emigration to Libya 16-06-2012 03:12 AM

    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 11-06-2012 05:52 PM

    Chennai: Breaking a 15-year 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 Overseas Bank recruiting 551 specialist officers 07-06-2012 05:55 PM

    Indian Overseas Bank, a leading public sector bank with headquarters in Chennai and branches all over India and abroad invites on-line 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 21-05-2012 09:59 AM

    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...
  • Overseas Ministry gets Rs 114 cr in Budget 16-03-2012 07:31 PM

    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...
  • UK clarifies 'Overseas Citizen of India' status 16-03-2012 12:59 AM

    London: Responding to concerns of British citizens holding the status of 'Overseas Citizen of India' (OCI), the UK Foreign Office has clarified that when such citizens are in India, they will continue to be treated as British citizens and offered consular assistance if required. A large number of people of...