NRI AWAAZ

Saudi grants exit visas to 450 stranded Indian workers

  AMN / JEDDAH Authorities in Saudi Arabia, have granted exit visas to 450 stranded Indian workers and their repatriation will begin soon. This was announced by India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed yesterday on the occasion of Iftar to share the meal with the workers. He added that the Indian Embassy is … Continue reading Saudi grants exit visas to 450 stranded Indian workers

UAE to issue equivalency to all Indian degrees

AMN / Abu Dhabi The United Arab Emirates UAE government has decided to issue equivalency to all Indian degrees that match the set criteria, a move that comes as a huge relief for expats having difficulty in getting jobs in the Gulf country. A press release issued by the Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi today … Continue reading UAE to issue equivalency to all Indian degrees

Indian-origin Jagmeet creates history, becomes an MP in Canada

TIA NEWS DESK Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh has created history in Canada as he made his debut in the House of Commons as the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in the country. The arrival of the turbaned leader, as the leader of the New Democratic Party into the house on Monday, cheered by … Continue reading Indian-origin Jagmeet creates history, becomes an MP in Canada

Indian-Americans protest at Pakistan Consulate in Huston

HUSTON A large number of Indian-Americans held a protest in front of the Pakistan Consulate at Houston. They condemned the terror attack against Indian security forces in Pulwama. The protestors demanded swift action against Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed and its leader Masood Azhar. The Indian community drove from across Texas, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and … Continue reading Indian-Americans protest at Pakistan Consulate in Huston

Govt approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI     The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019, for creating more accountability and offering more protection against exploitation of Indian citizens, mostly women by their NRI spouses. Details: The Bill provides for … Continue reading Govt approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019

Govt approves MoU between India and Kuwait on recruitment of domestic workers

  AMN / NEW DELHI Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Kuwait for cooperation on the recruitment of domestic workers. It provides a framework for cooperation on matters related to domestic workers deployed in Kuwait and provides safeguards for them. The MoU is initially valid for a period … Continue reading Govt approves MoU between India and Kuwait on recruitment of domestic workers

3 Indian expats from the UAE win Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award

  AMN / VARANASI Three Indian expats from the UAE were among those who were awarded with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award the highest honour conferred on Indian diaspora. President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the award on Girish Pant, Surender Singh Kandhari and Dr Zulekha Daud and other awardees at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas … Continue reading 3 Indian expats from the UAE win Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award

Indian expats from all over the world arrive in Varanasi to be part of PBD 2019

300 Indian expats from UAE to participate in the 15th edition of PBD AMN I VARANASI I UP a large number of Indian diaspora from different parts of the world have arrived in Varanasi to join Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 which is going to kick-start today. The first day of PBD will be dedicated to … Continue reading Indian expats from all over the world arrive in Varanasi to be part of PBD 2019

Indian-American takes oath as Fort Bend County Judge in Texas

WEB DESK Indian-American KP George has been sworn in as the Fort Bend County Judge, becoming the first person from the community to hold the office of one of America’s most diverse counties. George, 53, a Democrat and Fort Bend Independent School District Board trustee, defeated Republican Judge Robert Hebert in November polls. In the … Continue reading Indian-American takes oath as Fort Bend County Judge in Texas

UK: Police officer jailed for causing death of Indian-origin shopkeeper

WEB DESK A police officer in United Kingdom, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by a local court for causing the death of an Indian-origin shopkeeper. Balvinder Singh was driving his vehicle in Wolverhampton when he was hit head-on by a car driven by Staffordshire Police officer Jason Bannister. Singh was rushed to … Continue reading UK: Police officer jailed for causing death of Indian-origin shopkeeper

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ELECTIONS

It is Modi Lahar again…NDA is leading in 327

  Our Correspondents / agencies Counting of votes for the 17th Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in ...

Reports of EVMs replacement completely false: EC

AMN / NEW DELHI The Election Commission on Tuesday termed the allegations of EVM replacement as "completely ...

63 % polling recorded in the final phase of Lok Sabha polls

Voters have already exercised their franchise for 483 out of the total 542 parliamentary seats in previous six ...

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SPORTS

Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

Boxing: Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa enter semis at 2nd India Open

HSB / Guwahati Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) and Asian Championships bronze medallist Shiva ...

Football: Sethu FC overpower Manipur Police to win Hero Indian Women’s league

  By Harpal Singh Bedi Riding on Sabitra Bhandar's brace Sethu FC (Madurai) overcame Manipur Police ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...