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Family tax imposed by Saudi govt applicable to relatives of Indian workers: MEA

AMN India today said family tax being imposed by Saudi government will be applicable to relatives and friends visiting Indian workers in the gulf nation. Responding to a query on this tax which will come into effect from 1st of next month, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said India will take up the issue with the … Continue reading Family tax imposed by Saudi govt applicable to relatives of Indian workers: MEA

Air India, Jet Airways to operate additional flights to Qatar ahead of Eid

  AMN India today said all steps necessary for timely movement of Indian citizens from Qatar capital Doha will be ensured in view of Eid as there is a ban on Qatar carriers by some middle-eastern nations. In a series of tweets, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said he and External Affairs Minister Sushma … Continue reading Air India, Jet Airways to operate additional flights to Qatar ahead of Eid

US Vice Prez lauds contribution of Sikhs

US Vice President Mike Pence has lauded the contribution of Sikhs in America and asked them to continue to give back by serving in the military and public offices at local, state and federal levels. A Sikhs Political Action Committee, SikhsPAC, media release said During the meeting with the SikhsPAC in Indianapolis Pence said that … Continue reading US Vice Prez lauds contribution of Sikhs

Nirupama Rao appointed public policy fellow to US think-tank

AMN Former Indian envoy to the US Nirupama Rao has been appointed public policy fellow to a Washington-based think-tank. She will work on a project on the Sino-India ties for the top American think-tank. Ms Rao will be affiliated with the Wilson Centre’s Asia programme.Beginning in June 2017, she will spend three months in residence … Continue reading Nirupama Rao appointed public policy fellow to US think-tank

Indian students abroad can get their CBSE certificates e-attested

AMN / New Delhi In a bid to overcome inconvenience to thousands of Indians abroad, the CBSE certificates of class X and XII can now be e-attested and this has been made possible with the integration of its portal with e-SANAD launched by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) last year. The integration of the … Continue reading Indian students abroad can get their CBSE certificates e-attested

Italian court upholds ban on Sikhs carrying knives

  Supreme Court in Italy, has ruled against a Sikh migrant who wanted to carry a ceremonial knife in public. It said that migrants who choose to live in Italy must respect Italian laws prohibiting the carrying of weapons even though many Sikhs regard ceremonial knives as sacred. The court acknowledged that diversity in a … Continue reading Italian court upholds ban on Sikhs carrying knives

Indian national pleads guilty to call centres scam in US

WEB DESK A 28-year-old Indian national in the US has pleaded guilty for his role in a multi-million dollar scam in which individuals from call centres located in India impersonated US tax and immigration officials to defraud victims across America. Harsh Patel, who most recently lived in New Jersey, is the third Indian national to … Continue reading Indian national pleads guilty to call centres scam in US

Indian workers held captive by Saudi Arabian Company

AMN A group of Indian workers have been held captive by a company in Saudi Arabia over salary-related disputes, prompting the Indian Embassy in the gulf country to make efforts for their repatriation. The Embassy intervened in the matter after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought help from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the … Continue reading Indian workers held captive by Saudi Arabian Company

Prez Trump nominates Indian-American Neil Chatterjee for key position in FERC

AMN / US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American Neil Chatterjee to a key administration position in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Commission is charged with overseeing America’s power grid and deciding on multi-billion dollar energy projects. The While House said, Mr Chatterjee will be made a member of FERC for the term … Continue reading Prez Trump nominates Indian-American Neil Chatterjee for key position in FERC

Sushma speaks to Indian Envoy over killing of Sikh Man in US

AMN External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has spoken to Indian ambassador in the US Navtej Sarna in the wake reports of killing of a Sikh man in a suspected hate crime. Her response came after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh brought the incident of the killing of the Sikh man to Ms Swaraj’s notice. She … Continue reading Sushma speaks to Indian Envoy over killing of Sikh Man in US

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...