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Fake University Sting: Embassy of India issues an advisory for Indian students

Following the US authorities’ sting operation last month which led to the arrest of 129 Indians enrolled at a fake university run by...


India retains top position of world’s largest recipient of remittances

Indian diaspora spread worldwide has created another record by sending a whopping USD79 billion (SGD106.89 billion) as remittances back home...


Airbnb buys into hospitality unicorn OYO in Series E investment round

Global homestay major Airbnb has invested nearly USD200 million in Gurugram-headquartered hospitality unicorn OYO. This raise is part of the...


Mission Shakti: US expresses concern over space debris

While India is stating it is a moment of utmost pride, the United States is tracking over 250 pieces of space debris from Mission Shakti.


Queen of England hails 'vibrant diaspora', Indian origin NHS doctors in meeting with HCI Ghanashyam

Highlighting the extensive employment of Indian origin doctors in the UK and the 'vibrant Indian diaspora', the land's monarch interacted...


India now a space superpower, says PM Narendra Modi after Anti-Satellite missile test

“In the journey of every nation, there are moments that bring utmost pride and have a historic impact on generations to come,” tweeted...


Tollywood icon Mahesh Babu gets wax figure at Madame Tussauds Singapore

Flown in especially from Madame Tussauds Singapore, renowned Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu unveiled his wax figure in his prestigious AMB...


India's lightest warplane Tejas to debut at LIMA'19 Malaysia

India-minted lightest warplane Tejas is all set to participate in aerial displays at Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition...


Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress asks state chiefs to choose ‘NRI coordinators’ for campaign

The Indian National Congress has asked its state units to appoint a person to interact with NRI supporters who are keen to help the party in...


EC binds social media platforms to report and take down abuse

In a bid to curb abuse of social media during general elections, the Election Commission of India has fixed the onus of reporting and...


Cricket fans across the world gear up for IPL 2019

IPL 2019 schedule, facts and other details. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is about to kick start the 12th edition of the...


One of seven abducted Indian national brought back from Afghanistan

One of the seven Indian nationals who was kidnapped in Baghlan province of Afghanistan in May 2018 has safely returned to India.


Meet the Mini Maestro: 13-year-old winner of US reality show ‘The World’s Best’

Lydian Nadhaswaram, a 13-year-old Indian pianist from Chennai, emerged as the final winner in the American reality show The World’s Best....


Global investments in Indian start ups cross 11.5 billion mark

The global investment flows into the Indian start ups has crossed 11.5 billion US dollars, underscoring the growing confidence of investors...


Five Indians among victims killed in New Zealand mosque shootings

Five Indians are among the 50 people who were killed in Friday's shooting incidents in two New Zealand mosques, the Indian High Commission...


In Pics: Stunning scenes from 'Kesari' featuring Akshay Kumar

This Holi, gear up for the Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari, a biopic featuring one of Indian soldiers’ most heroic last stands at the Battle...


Barbie doll based on Dipa Karmakar unveiled in Singapore

Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar is among 20 female icons chosen by Mattel for a special edition Barbie doll series to celebrate the 60th...


UK refers Nirav Modi's extradition request to court, says ED

Following an expose by a leading UK daily newspaper, the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi is once again in the limelight.


Singapore playwright Tanuj Khosla's school admissions satire to be staged in New Delhi

Poet, playwright, lyricist and, incidentally, investment professional, Tanuj Khosla is set to make his stage debut in India’s capital.

Global NRI Stories

The NRI Guide to Voting in 2019

There are an estimated 31 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). With roughly half of them eligible to vote in India, and at a median...

Global Analysis & Commentary

ARtists help STB, St+art India bring Singapore streets to New Delhi

Singaporean street and modern art was the overarching theme during the Lodhi Art Festival last weekend. With extensive displays at Kona and...

Past Events

India-based ‘Period. End Of Sentence’ makes history, wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject

An India-based film on menstruation, titled Period. End of Sentence, has won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the...


Saudi Crown Prince orders release of 850 Indian prisoners

As a goodwill gesture to toward the deepening ties with India, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has ordered the release...


Sops, tax exemptions for start-ups up to INR 250mn, NRIs excluded

To provide a momentum to investments in start-ups, the Indian government has cleared a proposal that exempts a start-up from paying income...


Which service do you use to transfer money for personal use to India?

  • Bank Transfer
  • Remittance services
  • Paypal
  • Wire Transfer services like Western Union, Remit2India
  • International Money Order
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