Nitish to get Award in Qatar

DOHA (QATAR): Indian Association for Bihar and Jharkhand (IABJ) Doha-Qatar and Bihar Foundation, a Patna based NGO have jointly decided to confer Maulana Mazhar-ul-Haque Award 2011 to chief minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar.

Experts for steps to check fraud in NRI marriages


NEW DELHI: Experts at a seminar here called for necessary amendments in the Hindu Marriage Act to ensure protection to the rights of the victims of failed marriages, particularly those relating to the non-resident Indians (NRIs) and Indians settled abroad.

Indian students should not be victimised: EMA

NEW YORK: (AMN) External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has asked the US authorities not to victimise Indian students.

Voting made easy for NRIs

TIA special correspondent
NEW DELHI: India has simplified the process of voting for overseas Indians. Now the NRIs can get enrolled in the voter list simply by sending a self attested form to the concerned officials at their respective constituencies.

NRIs can cast votes in home constituencies

NEW DELHI: Non-resident Indians (NRIs) can now cast votes in their home constituencies.  The Centre has notified rules in this regard.  NRIs would have to register as voters and be physically present with their passport on polling day to exercise their franchise.

Pravasi Divas to showcase North-East India

NEW DELHI: In the beginning of circa 2011, the government has planned to market the potential of the resource-rich north-east India before millions of Overseas Indians and allure them to invest in this region.
The land-locked and remote north-eastern region of the country consists of Arunachal ..

NRIs have a major role in Indian economy

DUBAI: Indian Consul General for Dubai, Sanjay Verma, has said that Expatriate Indians in the Gulf have a significant role to play in India’s vibrant economic growth story. Addressing the inaugural session of the Indian Investment Seminar and Meet in Dubai, he said, India’s economic model that ..

Countering clash of civilizations

RIYADH: The new book “Children of Abraham at War” by Indian Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad was hailed as an unbiased counterpoint to Samuel Huntington’s “The Clash of Civilizations” at its launch Tuesday in Riyadh.
Ahmad worked on the book for more than five years. “Its origins lay in the concern that, ..

Govt to simplify processes for NRI investment

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has set up an Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) as a not-for-profit-trust, in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to promote investment amongst the overseas Indians. The center is a ‘One Stop- Shop’ for serving the ..

UAE introduces new system to regulate jobs

DUBAI(AMN) In a move that is poised to help expatriate workers including Indians, the Labour Ministry of the United Arab Emirates has introduced a new firm classification system to regulate the job market. UAE Ministry of Labour, has issued a resolution laying out new regulations and criteria for..



SC slams Centre for ‘lethargy’ over upkeep of Taj Mahal

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today criticised the Central Government and its authorities for their, wh ...

India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting ...