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Category Articles: NRI

Govt of India announces further relaxation in visa and travel restrictions

October 22, 2020
Govt of India announces further relaxation in visa and travel restrictions

New Delhi: In view of the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India had taken a series of steps to curtail the inward and outward movement of international passengers since February, 2020. A decision has been taken to make a graded relaxation in visa and travel restrictions for more categories of foreign nationals and Indian nationals who wish to enter or leave India. The Government has today announced its decision to permit all OCI and PIO card holders and all ...Read More

Gujarati couple murdered by Pakistani man in Dubai

June 24, 2020
Gujarati couple murdered by Pakistani man in Dubai

Dubai: An Indian couple from Gujarat was found murdered and their teenage daughter brutally injured by a Pakistani national here last week during a break-in and robbery bid. Dubai Police have arrested a Pakistani man. The couple -- Hiren Adhiya and Vidhi Adhiya, both in their 40s were killed on June 18. A Pakistani, accused of their murder was arrested in less than 24 hours. The Adhiyas were residing at a villa in Arabian Ranches. Their two children, aged 13 and 18, were at home when the ...Read More

1958 Gujaratis return to motherland in special flights under Vande Bharat Mission

May 27, 2020
1958 Gujaratis return to motherland in special flights under Vande Bharat Mission

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today said, as many as 1958 Gujaratis returned to mother land under Vande Bharat Mission so far from 11 countries including UK, Kuwait, Philippines, Australia, France, Indonesia, Singapore and others. Special flights were operated during 12-17 May. The Government said, 1869 Gujaratis will return to motherland during 29 May to 9 June from UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, UK and USA. Vande Mataram Mission was launched on May 7 to facilitate return of Indians...Read More

List of flights planned by MEA to Gujarat under Vande Bharat Mission

May 14, 2020

New Delhi: Presented here is a dynamic list released by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and it is bound to undergo changes based on operational, technical and other considerations. The list should not be considered as final and is only for the purpose of information. This list cannot be quoted for any legal claims. All visitors are advised to counter-check with Air India for confirmation of the flights, timings, dates, destinations and other details. Gujarat Sin...Read More

Indians start arriving at SVPI airport from locations abroad

May 12, 2020

Ahmedabad:Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport here for the first time saw such a scale of passenger traffic during over month long period of nationwide lockdown. Passengers arrived at SVPI airport from foreign locations in special flights operated by the Central government to bring back stranded Indians. After health screening, the passengers were given options of going to a 14-day quarantine in either Govt facility or in paid facility in hotels. Quarantine facilities for incoming pas...Read More

Govt of India to facilitate return of Indian Nationals stranded abroad from May 7 in phased manner

May 04, 2020
Govt of India to facilitate return of Indian Nationals stranded abroad from May 7 in phased manner

New Delhi: Government of India will be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad on compelling grounds in a phased manner. The travel would be arranged by aircraft and naval ships. The Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) has been prepared in this regard. Indian Embassies and High Commissions are preparing a list of distressed Indian citizens. This facility would be made available on payment-basis. Non-scheduled commercial flights would be arranged for air travel. The travel wo...Read More

3 NRGs among total 7 NRI’s missing after terror attack on New Zealand mosques: NRGF

March 16, 2019
3 NRGs among total 7 NRI’s missing after terror attack on New Zealand mosques: NRGF

Gandhinagar: Non Resident Gujarati Foundation (NRGF) of Gujarat government today said that only 3 NRGs were missing after the terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch city of New Zealand yesterday. Mamlatdar Utsavbhai Bhatt said that as per the official information received from the Indian High Commission in New Zealand, a total of 7 NRI's were in the missing list of which 3 were NRG's. Bhatt said that due to the local police rules and on going investigation procedure ...Read More

NRI Gujarati lady from Germany gives up ancestral land for Gujarat Bullet Train Project

December 01, 2018
NRI Gujarati lady from Germany gives up ancestral land for Gujarat Bullet Train Project

New Delhi: An NRI octogenarian from Germany handed over her ancestral land in Gujarat for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, making it the first stretch of land to be acquired by the national transporter in the state for the project, an NHSRCL official said on Friday, reports PTI. Savita Ben, who runs an Indian restaurant in Germany, is originally from Chansad village and she shifted abroad 33 years ago after getting married, the official told PTI. She had around 71 acres of land ...Read More

PM Narendra Modi addresses Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj of USA via video in Gujarati

July 06, 2018
PM Narendra Modi addresses Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj of USA via video in Gujarati

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today morning (Indian Standard Time) addressed Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj in America via live video for 25 minutes. The Prime Minister urged each NRI member to send at lest five foreign tourists to India. He also asked Motel Patels to showcase India in TV sets of hotel/motel rooms. Among those present in the function in America was BJP MLA from Ahmedabad Vallabhbhai Patel. Following are highlights of PM's Gujarati address: Foreigners who know ...Read More

NRIs, NRGs can apply and make payment for Gujarat Card online: State govt

June 21, 2018
NRIs, NRGs can apply and make payment for Gujarat Card online: State govt

Gandhinagar: Non Resident Gujarati Pratishthan has so far issued 20,975 Gujarat cards, of which 2,033 are NRI Gujarat cards while 18,972 are NRG Gujarat cards. 612 associated organizations offer discount on products/services to Gujarat card holders. These details were shared by the Gujarat government today. Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja claimed, Gujarat card holders are given weightage over others in local government offices. He said the card is available for Rs 225 or 5 USD, the amount wh...Read More

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