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..

Noted Scholar Omar Khalidi is no more

BOSTON: Noted scholar and human right activist Dr. Omar Khalidi died here in road accident on November 29. He was 57. Dr. Khaldi had worked at Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Nigar Khalidi, and daughter, Aliya. He had thousand of ..

Prez for strengthening ties with UAE

ABU DHABI: President Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil India has sought to re-define and strengthen India’s bilateral economic and social ties with the United Arab Emirates, UAE. Addressing members of the Indian community at the India Social and Cultural Centre the President asked the captains of ..



3000-year-old relics found in Saudi Arabia

Jarash, near Abha in saudi Arabia is among the most important archaeological sites in Asir province Excavat ...

Instagram co-founders quit

WEB DESK The 2 co-founders of Instagram have resigned, reportedly over differences in management policy with ...