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Ready to die for OROP, say ex-servicemen

Jalandhar: Major General (retd) Satbir Singh, chairman of the United Ex-Servicemen Front of India (UESFI), said they would not hesitate to make the supreme sacrifice to get the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme implemented. He said that equal pension for equal service was the right of each retired personnel and that they would not accept any dilution in the scheme. He said it was a ‘do or die’... 

HC disallows to amend selection criteria for NRI MBBS seats

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed the decision made by the Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, to revise the selection criteria for admissions to NRI MBBS seats. Two petitions had been filed by the four NRI candidates who had cleared the common entrance test. Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia set aside GMCH’s new selection criteria and asked the institute... 
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Probe NRI quota admissions in Pvt Med Colleges

Indore : Whistle Blower Dr Anand Rai once again lodged a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against private medical and dental colleges of the State for giving admissions to students under the NRI quota without following norms. He alleged that these colleges had given admissions to those students who were not NRI and they didn’t even take the MPPMT or DMAT. In his complaint,... 
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NRI woman held with 25 live cartridges at Amritsar airport

Amritsar: An American woman was arrested at the airport in Amritsar after 25 live cartridges were allegedly recovered from her baggage during checking, police said. The woman identified as Manjita Kaur Dhillon (52), whose grandparents hailed from Punjab, was arrested at Guru Ram Das International Airport (Rajasansi Airport) in Amritsar when she was preparing to board a Jet Airways flight to Delhi,... 

NAPA slam Pb police for bullying NRI families

JALANDHAR: North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) took a serious note of threats to NRI families of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa who is on hunger strike unto death and is demanding the release of Sikh Prisoners who have already completed their Sentence in different jails throughout the country. Dalwinder Singh Dhoot Chairman of the Association said that as per the information received in our office Bapu... 

We won’t allow to discontinue international flights from Amritsar: Badal

SAS Nagar: Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal today said that International flights would continue from Guru Ramdass International Airport at Amritsar at very cost. He said that these flights had immensely benefitted the NRI brethren of the state by providing them a direct connectivity to their motherland. So, Mr. Badal said that there was no question of discontinuation of these flights from holy city. Badal... 
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NRI jailed for 20 yrs on drug charge in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: An Indian businessman was today sentenced to 20 years in jail after a Malaysian court here found him guilty on a charge of possessing 3.2 kgs of Ketamine three years ago. High Court Judge Abdul Halim Aman ordered Kabeer Kather, 55, to serve the jail sentence from the date of his arrest on March 26, 2012. The charge under Malaysia’s Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 carries a maximum jail... 

NRI quota MBBS seats to be filled on merit

R SUJATHA: The Medical Council of India has issued circular advising medical colleges to admit students under the Non-resident Indian (NRI) quota based on merits through a common entrance test. The circular, dated January 16, available on the MCI website exhorts colleges to abide by the norm from the next academic year of 2015-2016. Since government-run medical colleges do not admit NRI students, the... 

Punjab to review policies concerning NRIs

Ludhiana: Acting on the suggestions received from NRIs during Sangat Darshans across the state, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced review of the state government’s major policies concerning the well being of NRIs. Addressing the NRIs on the final day of the event here, the Chief Minister said in order to facilitate the NRIs in early resolution of the problems related to Police... 

CM invites Pbi Diaspora to open NRI schools in Punjab

Jalandhar: In a move aimed at further cementing the bond of NRI brethren with their motherland, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today exhorted the Punjabi Diaspora to establish NRI schools across the state for connecting their future generations with their roots and glorious legacy of the state. Addressing the massive gathering here during the second NRI Sangat Darshan here today,... 

NRIs can now vote in Indian elections without coming here

Dhananjay Mahapatra: NEW DELHI: Non-resident Indians (NRIs) will soon be able to cast their vote through electronic-ballots or through their nominees residing in India but will not be able to exercise their franchise through the novel method during the coming Delhi assembly polls. The Union government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it had accepted Election Commission’s recommendation... 

Badal exhorts NRIs to invest in Punjab

Gandhinagar (Gujarat): The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today called upon the NRIs especially the Punjabi diaspora to make huge investments in the state as the Punjab Government has already   taken out- of- the- box initiatives to ensure hassle free and entrepreneur friendly climate. Addressing the NRI brethren at Gandinagar on the three day Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, the Chief Minister... 

Badal promises NRI cells in all Punjab districts

Moga: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the government would set up separate NRI cells in every district across the state to facilitate non- resident Indians in getting their administrative works done smoothly. Addressing a gathering of NRIs of Punjab origin, the Chief Minister said the deputy commissioners of every district would be asked to provide a separate room for NRI cell... 

Badal holds special Sangat Darshan for NRIs

Moga: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today held a ‘Sangat Darshan’ (people meeting exercise) here for Non Resident Indians to redress their grievances speedily. NRIs hailing from eight districts — Moga, Bathinda, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Mansa, Muktsar and Barnala participated in the first ever Sangat Darshan programme (people meeting exercise), said an official release here. Earlier,... 

NRI among four killed in road accident

Moga: Four persons were killed in a collision between a tractor-trolley and a Swift car near Singhawala village of Moga district Saturday morning. The accident was caused by poor visibility due to dense fog in the region. The deceased, including an NRI, belonged to Gholian Kalan village of Moga district.  Read More →

NRIs can turnaround India through investments

Singapore: Cash-rich NRIs, who can invest in India for up to 20 years, are critical components for the transformation of the country and developing its economy, a top executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers said here today.  NRIs should take part in the development of Indian economy over the longer-term and provide their wealth and technology knowhow, Shashank Tripathi, executive director at PricewaterhouseCoopers... 

After cancelling ‘NRI Samellan’ Pb govt plans ‘Sangat Darshan programmes’

Chandigarh: Punjab Government will host “NRI Sangat Darshan Samellans” at Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Moga on the demand of NRIs in December and January and Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal will preside over the Samellans to redress their grievances on the spot. Announcing this NRI Minister Jathedar Tota Singh said that he had recently visited Canada and United Kingdom where Punjabi Diaspora... 

Akali Dal leadership dare not face the NRIs: Manpreet

Chandigarh: People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Singh Badal on Tuesday said the decision of Punjab government to do away with the annual NRI sammellans betrayed the moral bankruptcy of the ruling Akali Dal leadership to face the global Punjabis in the wake of the utter failure to keep up any of the promises made during these earlier functions.   In a statement, Manpreet said it was for... 

Punjab doing injustice with NRIs by taxing foreign remittances: Bhattal

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress today said the decision to charge service tax on foreign remittances fee was a “grave injustice” to NRIs and questioned Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s “silence” over it. “The NDA government led by Modi this year started charging a service tax of 12.36 per cent on foreign remittances fee which is a grave injustice to NRIs,” former Punjab chief minister... 

Withdraw more tax on NRI remittance: NAPA

JALANDHAR: North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has said that Indian Diaspora is upset over India’s decision to impose service tax on their remittances. Satnam Singh Chahal executive, director, NAPA said that it is surprising that when many countries are offering incentives for legal fund transfer, India is imposing tax on NRI remittance to India and this tax will not only discourage to... 

Punjab to review cases of NRIs declared POs during terrorism

Chandigarh: The Punjab government will re-examine all cases of NRIs who had been declared proclaimed offenders (POs) in previous years for their involvement in various cases of terrorism and other crimes.  Punjab’s NRI Affairs Minister Tota Singh said Wednesday the state government was collecting complete data of proclaimed offender NRIs to re-examine their cases. “The mechanism is being... 
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A rare genius NRI who invented e-mail

WASHINGTON: Email turned 32 today but how many of us know that this quick method of message transfer was invented by Indian American VA Shiva Ayyaduraj when he was just 14. In 1978, Ayyadurai created a computer programme, which he called “email,” that replicated all the functions of the interoffice mail system: Inbox, Outbox, Folders, Memo, Attachments, Address Book, etc. These features... 

NRI couple back after stashing 1million dollar in visa fraud

MELBOURNE: An Indian woman, a former employee of the Australian immigration department who reportedly fled to India along with her husband with over one million dollars, was involved in running an illegal migration racket in the country, according to a media report today.  Reetika Ajjan and her spouse Jeetender fled with the money three days after their home was raided by Australian authorities... 

NRI with Punjab background becomes Mayor in Britain

LONDON: A Punjab-born Councillor has been elected as mayor in Erewash ward in Britain’s Derbyshire, a media report said. The Conservative Party’s Councillor for Wilsthorpe, Kewal Singh Athwal, became the first Erewash mayor to be elected by a casting vote at a meeting at Long Eaton Town Hall in Derbyshire, Nottingham Post reported Tuesday. The outgoing mayor, Councillor Val Clare, cast... 

NRI jailed for life for cold-blooded murder of wife

Shyam Bhatia: LONDON: Cold and calculated murder of a young bride from Nawanshahr has resulted in her NRI husband being jailed for life by a British court. Local media reports have focused on how bank employee Jasvir Ram Ginday (29) killed his wife because he was afraid that she would expose his homosexual preferences. But little has been told about the promising future that beckoned for 24-year-old...