Tag Archives: Overseas Indian

Mukherjee asks youth Diaspora to learn about India

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee asked the youth of the Indian Diaspora to learn about India, its traditions and thought process and to use the knowledge for the betterment of the global community at large. Speaking to a group of Indian youth Diaspora attending the ‘Know India Programme’ (KIP) of the ministry of overseas Indian

Remittances to India rose to $66.13 bn in 2011-12

New Delhi: Remittances to India surged to $66.13 billion in 2011-12 as compared to $55.62 billion in the previous year, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said Friday. Remittance flow has risen consistently in the last three years. In 2009-10, total remittance flow to India through private transfers was $53.63 billion, Ravi said in

New immigration law, online platform on the way: Vayalar Ravi

New Delhi: To transform the immigration process, the government on Friday promised to provide within a year an electronic platform to link Indian missions abroad and the concerned authorities to ensure seamless service for those heading abroad for jobs. “Within 52 weeks, we would be able to provide a common electronic platform for all concerned

Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh no more

Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh died yesterday morning at around 8 am. He was 70 years old. Jagjit Singh was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital on September 23 following brain haemorrhage and had undergone two surgeries. He had been under observation and was on life support system. But yesterday morning, his condition deteriorated. He was regarded