Articles tagged under: America

Minimum investment for EB 5 visa likely to be more than doubled: former US Congressman Aaron Schock in Gujarat

October 24, 2018
Minimum investment for EB 5 visa likely to be more than doubled: former US Congressman Aaron Schock in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Former US Congressman and leader of the ruling Republican party, Aaron Schock, who was among the American leaders who had visited Gujarat and met the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as part of campaign to improve trade ties, today said that the minimum investment for obtaining EB-5 visa which gives green card and conditional resident status of his country to immigrant investors would likely be more than doubled from existing $500000 to anywhere from $1.2million to $1.5 million from next...Read More

Rupani invites US to consider joining as partner country in Vibrant Summit 2019

October 01, 2018
Rupani invites US to consider joining as partner country in Vibrant Summit 2019

Ahmedabad: US Ambassador to India Mr. Kenneth I. Juster paid a courtesy visit to Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani in Gandhinagar, today. During the courtesy meet, Mr. Rupani invited US to consider joining as a partner country in the forthcoming mega business global meet ‘Vibrant Summit – 2019’ of Gujarat Government. Those who attended the meeting included Chief Secretary Dr. J. N. Singh, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Kailashnathan, Principal Secretary...Read More

Number of Indian visitors to United States continues on positive trajectory

September 19, 2018
Number of Indian visitors to United States continues on positive trajectory

New Delhi: The number of Indians visiting the United States increased by 6.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO) released last week. Per the NTTO statistics, a total of 1,285,466 Indians traveled to the United States in 2017, up from 1,206,771 the year before. NTTO’s data are based on the numbers of individuals who passed through U.S. ports of entry, including airports. Reports of a decline in v...Read More

Trump nominates Patel to key administration position

September 15, 2018
Trump nominates Patel to key administration position

Mumbai: American President Donald Trump has nominated Indian American Bimal Patel of Georgia to the position of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. According to a PTI report, Patel currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council and prior to joining the U.S. Department of the Treasury, he was a partner and head of the Financial Advisory and Regulation practice of O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Washington,...Read More

AMC to launch MISAAL programme as per pact between Govt of India and USAID

August 08, 2018
AMC to launch MISAAL programme as per pact between Govt of India and USAID

Ahmedabad: The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) will celebrate its fourth year of completion on 2nd October 2018. SBM has now become a people’s movement and a quarter of urban lndia has become open defection free (ODF). Having achieved ODF the urban local bodies need guidance to sustain it and achieve ODF plus. The SBM program is also expected to improve tourism in India. In this context, the Government of India and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting, “Movi...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

Non Resident Gujarati shot dead in the US

June 10, 2018
Non Resident Gujarati shot dead in the US

Vadodara: A 51 year old Non Resident Gujarati living in Georgia province of the US was shot dead by unknown assailants yesterday. Family members of Harikrishan H Mistry alias Harry, who used to run a departmental store at a gas station near capital city Atlanta were intimated by the US police about the incident late last night. He was shot dead by unknown assailants in a car parking. He used to live in the US with wife and two children for past several y...Read More

Rupani asks NRGs in USA to support ‘Jal Sanchay Abhiyan’ in Gujarat

May 20, 2018
Rupani asks NRGs in USA to support  ‘Jal Sanchay Abhiyan’ in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani today reached out to Non-Resident Gujaratis (NRGs) settled in America through videoconferencing with an appeal to financially support Gujarat’s Jan Sanchay Abhiyan to conserve rainwater to last till next monsoon. He was linked to NRGs assembled in the USA to celebrate Gujarat’s Foundation Day. It was early morning here and evening in America. Congratulating all Gujarati families in America to mark Gujarat Gaurav Divas, Mr. Rupani lis...Read More

Another fake call center involved in duping citizens of US, Canada busted in Ahmedabad,, 4 nabbed

May 01, 2018
Another fake call center involved in duping citizens of US, Canada busted in Ahmedabad,, 4 nabbed

Ahmedabad: In yet another busting of a fake call center in Gujarat involved in duping citizens of US and Canada, police today nabbed 4 people from such a call center in Naroda area of Eastern part of Ahmedabad city. Police said that based on a tip off a raid was conducted on in Krishna Arcade near Naroda GIDC where the illegal call center was being operated. Computers, magic jacks, TV set and other equipment worth Rs 91 thousand were recovered from the spot and 4 people...Read More

Apply early for U.S. Visas this summer: The U.S. Embassy in India

April 17, 2018
Apply early for U.S. Visas this summer: The U.S. Embassy in India

New Delhi: The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi recommends travelers across India apply early for U.S. visas due to heavy demand. At this time, applicants across India may wait 30 days or more for a visa interview appointment to become available and the Embassy expects this wait time to continue for at least the next few months. Mission India’s nonimmigrant visa workload is one of the largest in the world, processing over a million visas a year. In the last five years, the demand for visas to trav...Read More

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