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CtoI News Desk December 31st 2019 UK

CAA: What NRIs have to say about the contentious issue

The BJP government’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) controversy has had an extremely divisive effect in India, with Opposition political...

NRI Stories

Relief for OCI cardholders as Indian government extends renewal deadline till June 2020

Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders who are either below 20 years or above 50 years of age and have renewed their passports without...

NRI Stories

Victoria government announces AUD 3 million grant for Indian community

The Victoria state government in Australia announced an AUD 3 million grant to help the state’s Indian diaspora renovate and revamp its...

Global

Are you an OCI cardholder planning a trip to India? Here’s what you need to know

With Christmas and New Year’s holidays approaching, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders across the world are travelling to India...

Global

Indian-American Indra Nooyi inducted into Smithsonian Portrait Gallery

Former Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi has been inducted into the prestigious Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery along with Amazon CEO Jeff...

USA NRI Stories

Over 12,000 Indians have died in foreign countries in last 17 months: RTI report

A Right To Information (RTI) reply given by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) revealed that 12,223 Indian nationals have died in...

Global

Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh among 260 celebrities urging Indian government to restore Aatish Taseer’s OCI card

Over 260 prominent personalities across the world, including best-selling authors Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Amitav...

Global

Kamala Harris wants to lift country cap on employment based Green Cards if elected

According to Harris’s presidential campaign, policies like country caps on green cards penalise immigrants for their country of origin.

USA

Punjab CM promises NRIs that he will look into settling cases of those declared offenders in absentia

Speaking before NRIs in Jalandhar, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh assured them that he would initiate the process of setting up...

NRI Stories

Temporary relief as US court allows spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in America

A three-judge bench of the US Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday sent the case back to a lower court.

USA

Indian-origin Dean of Harvard Business School to step down next year

Indian-origin Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced that he will step down in June 2020, concluding 10 years of service as the...

USA

Spat between NRI and security guard captured online goes viral in Singapore

Eight Riversuites condominium had been in media spotlight over the past week after a JP Morgan employee Ramesh Erramalli was captured on...

Singapore

Indian-American doctor given White House honour

Indian-American interventional gastroenterologist, Amit Sachdev is among an exclusive group of 15 people appointed to the prestigious...

NRI Stories

Punjab government to approach NRI sponsors for state’s smart schools programme

The Punjab government announced it will seek help from non-resident Indians (NRIs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)  to develop...

Global

Modi invites NRIs to promote ‘festival tourism’ in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a special Diwali edition of his signature Mann Ki Baat series on Sunday, pitched the idea of...

Travel

Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated across the world

Glimpses of celebrations from across the globe marking the Indian festival of lights, Diwali.

Festivals

Kerala CM reveals plans for diaspora bonds to spur NRI investment

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the state government is planning to float diaspora bonds to source NRI investments to...

NRI Stories

Indian Supreme Court asks J&K authorities to reply to plea for detained NRI businessman

Hearing the case of an NRI businessman who has been detained in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) following the abrogation of provisions of Article...

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Indian economy on shaky ground, says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel-Prize winning Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee said on Monday that the Indian economy is on shaky ground.

NRI Stories

Indian nurses in the UAE may lose jobs due to new qualification requirement

The rule has already affected over 200 nurses holding diploma certificates, who have lost their jobs with several others having been...

UAE

In Pics: Durga Puja, Navratri celebrations across the world

Across the world the Indian community is coming together to celebrate and rejoice in the festivities that lead up to Dussehra and Diwali.

Festivals

Trump signs proclamation that denies entry into the US to immigrants who can’t afford healthcare

The proclamation will also apply to spouses and parents of US citizens, which could impact those trying to bring their parents to the US.

USA

Madras High Court directs medical colleges to submit details of filling vacant NRI quota seats

Hearing a petition alleging irregularities in the admissions process, the Madras High Court directed 10 private medical colleges in Tamil...

NRI Stories

Indian government receives over 4,700 complaints from spouses abandoned by NRIs

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma said that more than 4,700 complaints of women who were abandoned by their NRI...

NRI Stories

Modi’s request to NRIs: Send five non-Indian families as tourists to India every year

The prime minister also unveiled the plaque of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Eternal Gandhi Museum.

Global