Category Articles: NRI

Cabinet has approved proxy voting for NRIs, amendment to be made for same in PRA: Sushma in Gujarat

October 14, 2017

Ahmedabad: Union External Affairs minister Smt Sushma Swaraj while speaking at Mahila townhall of Gujarat BJP here said Non Resident Indians(NRIs) will soon get right to vote in Indian elections. She said union cabinet has already approved proxy voting for NRIs. Amendment in People's Representative Act will be proposed to implement this. Sushma said, NRIs at present need to physically come to India to vote, but in future they will need to just send their authorization letter to their rel...Read More

Son of former CM Keshubhai Patel dies in US

September 09, 2017

Gandhinagar: Son of former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, Pravin Patel died in the US last night. PA to Patel Shetal Pandya today said that around 60 year old Pravinbhai, second among six children (5 son and a daughter) of Keshubhai used to live in Dallas where he died yesterday (around 2am Indian Standard time). Pandya said that according to primary information Pravinbhai died of heart attack. Notably, wife of Keshubhai had died in a fire incide...Read More

UK based Gujaratis collect 5 lakh pound for flood-hit Gujarat; Dolar Popat, Rushibhai Sachde handover cheque to CM

August 22, 2017
UK based Gujaratis collect 5 lakh pound for flood-hit Gujarat; Dolar Popat, Rushibhai Sachde handover cheque to CM

Gandhinagar: London based British Asian Trust today handed over five lakh pound (roughly over Rs 4 crore) cheque to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in capital Gandhinagar. This fund was collected in Morari Bapu's katha at Wembley in Britain recently for the flood affected people of Banaskantha and Patan districts of North Gujarat. Hotel Crown Plaza fame Lord Dolar Patel and host of Ram Katha Shri Rameshbhai Rushibhai Sachde today presented the cheque of fund to Chief Minister. The Chief Mini...Read More

Black looters shot at a Gujarati working in Departmental store in US

June 14, 2017

Patan: In yet another attack over people of Gujarati origin in the US for robbery purpose, unidentified two black looters shot at a Gujarati youth working in a Birmingham, Alabama last evening. According to the family members of the youth identified as Sameer Patel, a resident of Sander village in Patan district of North Gujarat, the looters ran away with cash box and some other items after the incident. Critically injured Sameer has been admitted to a local hospital...Read More

All around 4000 NRG’s in Bahrain safe, situation normalizing: Gujarat govt

May 26, 2017
All around 4000 NRG’s in Bahrain safe, situation normalizing: Gujarat govt

Gandhinagar: All the around 4000 non-resident Gujaratis (NRG's) in the West Asian nation of Bahrain, where violence had broken out after police firing on a religious meeting in Diraz near capital Manama, along with other Indian nationals there were safe, N P Lavingiya Additional Secretary and in-charge of the NRG department of the Gujarat government today said. He said that he was in touch with the Indian Embassy in Bahrain through union ministry of external affairs. Mr Lavin...Read More

Non-resident Gujaratis led Infostretch to double its Indian headcount to over 1,200 within 2 years

April 13, 2017
Non-resident Gujaratis led Infostretch to double its Indian headcount to over 1,200 within 2 years

Ahmedabad: Enterprise digital solutions provider Infostretch is planning to double its Indian headcount to over 1,200 in the coming two years. The technology solutions company is also expanding its Indian presence by setting up a new hi-tech IT facility in Bengaluru, India in 2017. Infostretch is an enterprise digital solutions firm set up by non-resident Gujaratis, Mr. Rutesh Shah and Mr. Manish Mathuria in 2004. Highly acknowledged and acclaimed, Infostretch has received multiple inter...Read More

Gujarat origin store owner in America catches robber

March 24, 2017

SEYMOUR (WATE) – A Connecticut man was arrested after an attempted robbery in Seymour Wednesday thanks to prompt action of Gujarati origin store owner Jay Patel who used stick to kick out the rober from his store in order to save his family members. Investigators say Eric Richard Hopkins went into the Speedway Market at 626 Maryville Highway around 8:08 p.m. The suspect grabbed an employee and demanded her to give him money from the cash register. “The guy just started walking around ...Read More

Gujarat-origin businessman Harnish Patel shot dead outside his home In US

March 04, 2017
Gujarat-origin businessman Harnish Patel shot dead outside his home In US

New York: With the nation still in shock from the killing of an Indian engineer in the US last week, another Indian-origin businessman has been shot dead outside his home in South Carolina, media reports said. On Thursday night, Harnish Patel had closed his shop at 11.24 p.m. and barely ten minutes later he was shot dead outside his house in Lancaster, a media report said. Patel's death comes two days after President Donald Trump had condemned as "hate and evil" the killing of Srinivas Ku...Read More

Keshod abduction and murder case: Junagadh police to seek Interpol assistance to nab NRI couple

February 16, 2017
Keshod abduction and murder case: Junagadh police to seek Interpol assistance to nab NRI couple

Junagadh: Junagadh police would seek the assistance of Interpol to nab the NRI couple wanted in the case of alleged abduction and murder of an adopted boy for allegedly get insurance money of over Rs 1.3 crore. SP Junagadh Nilesh Jajjadia today said that NRI Kawaljeet Singh and his wife Aarti Dhir who lived in London, and are the main culprit in the conspiracy of abduction and murder of 11 year old Gopal Sejani, whom they had adopted as son. He said that if the need be a re...Read More

Gujarati NRI teacher in US suspended over video showing water gun ‘assassination’ of Trump

January 30, 2017

Dallas, Texas: A Texas teacher is in hot water after a video taken inside her classroom spread online. In the video, officials say Payal Modi is shown pointing a water gun at an image of President Trump on the whiteboard and yelling “die.” Modi, who is an art teacher at Adamson High School, was placed on administrative leave following the video. “Today, we were made aware of a social media posting being circulated involving a teacher at W.H. Adamson High School,” the Dallas ...Read More

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