Category Articles: NRI

Dr. Ashok Patel (30) becomes the younger Vice Chancellor of Indian origin abroad

July 18, 2021
Dr. Ashok Patel (30) becomes the younger Vice Chancellor of Indian origin abroad

Gandhinagar: 30-year old Dr. Ashok Patel from Mehsana in North Gujarat has set a record for being the youngest Vice Chancellor of Indian origin, as certified by India Book of Records. Dr. Ashok Patel was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Armenian-Russian International University ‘Mkhitar Gosh’ in Armenia on January 21st this year. Dr. Patel has completed his MBBS from Tver State Medical University, Russia and his post-graduation from Orenburg State Medical University, Russia. In...Read More

Gujaratis in America to send 1,000 oxygen concentrators to home-state through VUF

May 05, 2021
Gujaratis in America to send 1,000 oxygen concentrators to home-state through VUF

Gandhinagar: Vishwa Umiya Foundation (VUF) USA's Trustees and donors have decided to send 1,000 oxygen concentrators, five ventilators and other medical equipment to Gujarat. The first consignment of 100 oxygen concentrators is likely to arrive at Sardar Patel airport in Gujarat by upcoming weekend. According to VUF, each week 100 oxygen concentrators will arrive in Gujarat as per the guideline of the U.S. government. VUF - USA team will spend Rs. 9 crore on this account. DeshGujaratRead More

Kutchi origin Republican Niraj Antani elected to Ohio State Senate

November 04, 2020
Kutchi origin Republican Niraj Antani elected to Ohio State Senate

Washington: America born Niraj Antani, a 29-year-old Kutchi Gujarati origin Republican has become the first Indian-American to be elected to the Ohio state Senate. Antani, currently the State Representative, defeated Mark Fogel of the Democratic Party. A political science graduate Antani's parents came to the US in 1987 from Gujarat in India and settled in Washington township. Later, they moved to Miami. Antani was elected at the age of 23, to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2014, becom...Read More

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

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