NRI News

India tax returns: Two important changes NRIs should note this year


As always, July is the time for filing tax returns in India. As a Non Resident Indian, you would typically need to file a tax return in India if you have income that arises in India. ....more »

Obamas share their love for spices with Indian-origin kid


US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle expressed their love for spices and food, with the First Lady telling an Indian-origin kid and her mother that she is a big fan of Indian cuisine. ....more »

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal spells out three point formula to immigration reform


Bobby Jindal, Indian-American Louisiana Governor, has come out with his three step formula for immigration reform - securing the border, guest worker visas and increasing legal immigration - as he opposed the comprehensive immigration reform passed by the Senate. ....more »

Indian realty to gain sheen among NRIs


The sharp depreciation of rupee against dollar, euro and pound is likely to push up the demand for Indian real estate among the NRI community. ....more »

Indian pays Rs 36 lakh to rescue compatriot in Saudi Arabia


A Saudi-based Indian businessman has secured the release of a compatriot serving a jail term in the Gulf kingdom for killing a local resident in Jeddah by paying blood money to the family of the victim. ....more »

South African Indians raising funds for Uttarakhand


Indian community in South Africa has launched a fund raising drive to contribute to the relief efforts in flood-hit Uttarakhand. ....more »

US, India conclave to boost business ties


Government and business leaders from India and the US are meeting here this week to explore ways to remove investment barriers and deepen their commercial ties to achieve the full potential of their relationship. ....more »

Kirat Raj Singh makes a mark in UK politics


Don't mistake him to be singer Rabbi Shergill.Since landing in Ludhiana, his maternal grandparents' place, Kirat Raj Singh had to convince local residents that he is not Shergill. ....more »

Shrien Dewani extradition hearing concludes in UK


The 33-year-old is accused of plotting to kill his Swedish-born Indian wife, Anni, in South Africa in November 2010 and is wanted there to stand trial. ....more »

Amitabh Bachchan joins hands with Hollywood biggies for Charlie Chaplin


Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne, George Lucas and George Harrison have joined hands with Amitabh Bachchan and National Awardwinning director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur for a cause. ....more »

Milkha Singh honoured at Britain's House of Lords


Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh was honoured for his services to sports at a special event at the House of Lords. ....more »

Indian team takes sea route to fight flab


Imagine being able to melt your fat away as you sip your cola or bite into a juicy burger. Dr K George Chandy, professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of California Irvine, US, thinks he may have found the answer to a question 12 per cent of the world’s population is asking — how to fight obesity. ....more »

92,000 emergency exit certificates issued to Indians in Saudi Arabia


Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia has issued as many as 92,000 emergency exit certificates by end of the first phase of grace period for those affected by labour law 'Nitaqat'. ....more »

Indian boy missing in New Zealand, parents worried


Ankur Sharma, 23, has been in New Zealand since February this year on a student visa and was currently on a work visa after the completion of his course. ....more »

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag goes international


Farhan Akhtar’s 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and a UK based entrepreneur firm DVK Global Entertainment Investment, have partnered with the filmmakers for their UK tour. ....more »

USA, Norway returned also in fray for the post of sarpanch


The hotly fought panchayat elections in Punjab not only takes the locals by stride but even the NRIs take keen interest to elect the village heads. ....more »

Non-resident Keralites help sought for rehab of Saudi returnees


The non-resident Keralites affairs department (Norka) is seeking the help of NRK businessmen for rehabilitating Saudi returnees. ....more »

Saudi extends grace period for illegal workers


Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has extended the amnesty period meant to regularise foreign workers in the country to November 4, state media reported. ....more »

Helen Mirren in DreamWorks Indian drama


Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren and Indian-American actor Manish Dayal will star in DreamWorks Studios' drama "The Hundred-Foot Journey", which revolves around the face-off between an Indian and French restaurant. ....more »

Indians in Saudi fear arrest as deadline to return nears


Thousands of Indian nationals are in a quandary with the July 3 deadline for them to leave Saudi Arabia under the Nitaqat (naturalisation) labour law fast approaching. ....more »

Sigh of relief among Hindu, Sikh communities in UK


There is a sigh of relief among Hindu and Sikh communities of UK after sentencing of seven Pakistani men by a court in United Kingdom for indulging in sexual grooming of minor girls. ....more »

Indian student in New Zealand goes missing


A 23-year-old Indian student has gone missing in New Zealand, prompting police to seek help from public to trace him. ....more »

Indian businessman helps free hapless inmates in UAE jails


Moved by their plight, an Indian businessman in the UAE has helped nearly 3,700 prisoners from several nations who had served their sentences but remained in jails in the country for lack of money, by paying off their debts and buying them air tickets for home. ....more »

Does Kerala have a new cultural capital?


Looks like Trivandrum has beaten Thrissur to don the mantle as the cultural capital of the state. ....more »

Special UK premiere of 'Bombay Talkies' at LIFF


A special UK premiere of "Bombay Talkies", the anthology tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema, will be the highlight of the 4th annual London Film Festival commencing here. ....more »

Riot of colour


Colaba galleries to exhibit works of Godhra riot-affected women at the end of decade-long project with Baroda artist. ....more »

Indians in Saudi Arabia asked to get final exit visa


The Indian embassy in Riyadh said that it has completed the process of issuing emergency certificates to all those applicants who have verified their personal particulars with the mission. ....more »

NRI set to launch new bank in London


A Singapore-based NRI is launching a bank in London on Sunday to provide latest services to its customers in the UK. ....more »

Indian scribe publishes real life stories from Gulf region


A Dubai-based Indian journalist has published a random collection of his stories that have been printed in different newspapers across the Gulf region. ....more »

NRI remittances: Get the most bang for your buck


In volatile times like these, even a few paise in exchange conversion can make a difference to your remittance amount. So let's take a look at how you can get the most bang for your buck. ....more »