Articles tagged under: NRI

3 Gujaratis among 5 PIOs confirmed dead in New Zealand shootings

March 17, 2019
3 Gujaratis among 5 PIOs confirmed dead in New Zealand shootings

Gandhinagar: The Indian High Commission in New Zealand has confirmed the death of five Persons of India Origin including three Gujaratis in the deadly terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch that in all had left at least 49 dead and more than 40 injured. In a tweet the High Commission said that Mehboob Khokhar (aged around 64 and resident of Juhapura in Ahmedabad city), Asif Vora (58) and his son Ramiz (28) (both residents of Memon Colony in Vadodara) have died. The ot...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

Swaminarayan Hindu temple vandalized in Louisville, America

January 31, 2019
Swaminarayan Hindu temple vandalized in Louisville, America

Washington: In a hate crime, a Hindu temple has been vandalised in the US state of Kentucky by miscreants who sprayed black paint on the deity and walls, and left a knife stabbed into a chair in the main hall. The incident happened between Sunday night and Tuesday morning at the Swaminarayan Temple in Louisville.   According to local media report, vandalism resulted in deity image sprayed with black paint, broken windows, walls spray-painted with inappropriate messa...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

Gujarati boy’s videos on life in Canada go viral on social media

August 09, 2018

Gandhinagar: Couple of clips captured and released by Gujarati boys from Canada have gone viral on social media platforms. One of Gujarati boys captures the video while the other in his typical Kathiawadi dialect speaks about life in Canada in funny tone. The video captures a boy carrying a packet of flour on shoulder and making roti. The boy recalls his days in Gujarat when he would ride on Access two-wheeler to take something home from shop or would order for roti and insist perfectness ...Read More

Gujarat Congress leader Himanshu Vyas appointed as AICC Secretary in charge of NRI wing of party

July 21, 2018
Gujarat Congress leader Himanshu Vyas appointed as AICC Secretary in charge of NRI wing of party

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has appointed Gujarat Congress leader Himanshu Vyas as Secretary of All India Congress Committee(AICC), the national organisational body of Congress party. Vyas has been assigned to Indian Overseas Congress, the NRI wing of Congress party. Vyas is considered close to Sam Pitroda who may have recommended Vyas's elevation to national team. Vyas had contested from Surendranagar assembly seat unsuccessfully in the past. He has been State Congress's spokespe...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

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