Efforts on to seek release of Andhra couple in Norway

Published on Dec 01 2012 // Featured, NRI
Efforts on to seek release of Andhra couple in Norway
Hyderabad: Indian authorities are making efforts to seek release of a couple from Andhra Pradesh who has been arrested in Norway for chiding their son. According to their family, an officer of the Indian embassy met Chandrashekar Vallabhaneni, who is in police custody, in Oslo Friday and assured him...

Bribes don’t always work, says NRI academic

Published on Nov 25 2012 // NRI
London, November 24:New research by an Indian-origin academic has shown that companies bribing their way to contracts underperform for up to three years before and after securing the work for which the bribe was paid. The research, by Raghavendra Rau, the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance...

UAE amnesty will help one lakh expats to return home

Published on Nov 21 2012 // Gulf, NRI, Uncategorized
No efforts by state to bring back the expatriates The UAE authorities declared amnesty for illegal expatriates in 2007 and all those who were staying illegally after their visas expired were allowed to come back to India. By Jameel-Ur-Rahman Hyderabad: The United Arab Emirates Government has declared...

Indian gold duty law to be updated at last?

Published on Nov 20 2012 // NRI
The Indian minister of overseas affairs hopes to change a local law unpopular with Indian expatriates which severely limits the amount of gold they can carry home. According to the law, a female passenger to India is only allowed to carry Rs20,000 (1,336AED) while a male passenger can carry just half...

NRI’s energy drink under scanner for 13 deaths in US

Published on Nov 17 2012 // Featured, NRI
NRI’s energy drink under scanner for 13 deaths in US
New York, November 16:A popular energy drink, produced by a company founded by an Indian-American billionaire, has come under the scanner in the US after reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to the energy shots. However, Lucknow-born CEO of ‘5-Hour Energy’, Manoj Bhargava dismissed the allegations...

Indian -American elected to US Congress for the first time

Published on Nov 08 2012 // Featured, NRI
Indian -American elected to US Congress for the first time
Washington, November 07:Tulsi Gabbard today created history by becoming the first Hindu-American to have entered the US House of Representatives, winning her Hawaii seat by trouncing her Republican rival in a one-sided contest. An Iraq war veteran, 31-year-old Gabbard defeated K Crowley of the Republican...

Indian killed in Bahrain blasts, tighter security sought

Published on Nov 06 2012 // NRI
New delhi, November 05:An Indian man was killed in a series of coordinated blasts and another hurt in Bahrain’s capital Manama Monday amid escalating political and ethnic unrest in the Middle East country that is home to around 300,000 Indian nationals. India’s Ambassador to Bahrain Mohan...

NRI Goans can now process OCI card in Goa

Published on Nov 04 2012 // NRI
Panaji, Nov 1 (IANS) Here’s relief for those hundreds of thousands from the Goan diaspora settled around the world. A move by the union ministry of home affairs (MHA) to streamline the overseas citizen of India (OCI) process will now ensure that those settled abroad can now visit their home state...

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013

Published on Nov 01 2012 // NRI
PBD 2013 will be held in Kochi, Kerala from 7-9 January, 2013. The venue for the event will be Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi. Prime Minister of India will inaugurate the event on 8th January, 2013 and President of India will deliver the valedictory address on 9th January, 2013.

NRI beautician convicted in 2010 drunken driving case

Published on Nov 01 2012 // NRI
Mumbai, November 01:NRI beautician Nooriya Haveliwala was today convicted by a special NDPS court for mowing down two persons, including a policeman, while driving her SUV under the influence of alcohol in 2010. The court, however, acquitted her of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS)...

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