Tuesday, August 9, 2022

NRI Column

Banking blues in India

"How can they do this to me?" asked my angry friend Dildar Singh over the telephone from London. His bank account in India had been debited for not maintaining a minimum balance.

The dilemmas of a returning NRI

"May I have your attention please?" cooed the airhostess, "We have landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi...."

Non-resident Keralite's firm develops new campus software

Keralite businessman's firm has developed a new software which can, with the click of a mouse, handle all activities in an educational institution, including admissions and fees, and is being sought by several universities in India and abroad.

South African Indian Scientist is the woman of the year

An internationally acclaimed South African Indian palaeobiologist has been named Woman of the Year ahead of the National Women's Day Aug 9, celebrated as a public holiday.

India permits dual citizenship for its diaspora

India Thursday approved dual citizenship for members of its vast diaspora who immigrated after Jan 26, 1950 when the country became a republic. 

Indian American among 100 top US brokers

Merrill Lynch financial advisor Raj Sharma, who is of Indian origin, has been recognised as one of "America's 100 Top Brokers" by the Barron's magazine for a second consecutive year.

IBQ inks deal with HDFC Bank

Expatriate Indians can now make express remittances to India without paying any fees or commissions and avail of a full range of banking services back home

NRI teen author secures Rs. 2.2 cr. deal with American publisher

New York, April. 27 : A teenaged Indian-American girl, who is yet to make her literary debut, has secured a staggering Rs 2.2 crore two-book deal with a prestigious American publishing house.

NRI : Lakshmi Mittal named Britain's richest man

London, April. 3 : NRI steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, heads the list of Britain's richest people with a wealth of 14.8 billion pounds, quadrupling his fortune within a year.

ICICI Bank hikes NRI deposit rates

April 02, 2005 :  ICICI Bank has revised interest rates on non-resident external savings account and NRE fixed deposit by 0.61 per cent and 0.47 per cent respectively across various maturities

NRI is richest Asian woman in Britain

London, March 28: Non-resident Indian Rita Sharma has emerged as the richest Asian woman in London with a wealth of 95 million, 20 years after she set up her own small travel business.

NRI among Borlaug awardees

New Delhi, March 10 : Leading wheat scientist S Nagarajan, director of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), and soil scientist Rattan Lal have been conferred the prestigious Norman E Borlaug awards for 2005.

India grants dual citizenship to all expatriates

On January Seventh2005, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh extended the facility of dual citizenship to all overseas Indians who migrated from the country after Jan 26, 1950. Earlier, it was limited to Indians based in certain countries.