Articles tagged under: NRI

Vasna builder cheats NRI couple; relative files police complaint

May 14, 2024
Vasna builder cheats NRI couple; relative files police complaint

Ahmedabad: A Mumbai-based businessman filed a complaint with the Chandkheda police on Monday, alleging that his brother-in-law and sister, both residing in the US, were deceived by a builder from Vasna. Praful Maniyar (77) residing in Matunga (east) in Mumbai, stated in his FIR that his brother-in-law Deepak Shah and sister Meenakshi had engaged a builder named Narendra Gohil from Vasna in 2012 to purchase two flats in a residential project in Zundal. The couple paid Rs 36.80 lakh to Gohil on...Read More

10,000 rural school students to get tablets, wifi facility in Amreli

June 27, 2023

Amreli: About 10,000 school students from remote areas in Amreli district of Gujarat will get free tablets and WiFi facility under the Deep Shala project run by American India Foundation. The tablets will be loaded with educational content, including textbooks, videos, and interactive exercises. The Deep Shala project was launched at the hands of Amreli district collector. The donors of American India Foundation will provide free tablets and WiFi to 10 thousand students in the remote areas of...Read More

Gujarati boy Dev Shah wins National Spelling Bee in America; Gets USD 50,000 prize

June 02, 2023
Gujarati boy Dev Shah wins National Spelling Bee in America; Gets USD 50,000 prize

Ahmedabad: A 14-year-old, Indian-American boy of Gujarati descent Dev Shah, emerged victorious in the esteemed 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee, securing a $50,000 monetary reward after accurately spelling the 11-letter word "psammophile." Dev is from Ahmedabad. His paternal grandmother lives in New Vadaj. His maternal grandfather and grandmother live in the Bhuyangdev area of the city. Dev's father was a class-1o topper in Gujarat board exams. His mother is from Nadiad. Dev, an American ci...Read More

Canada confirms identities of four Gujaratis who died close to America border

January 28, 2022
Canada confirms identities of four Gujaratis who died close to America border

Gandhinagar: Manitoba Mounted Police in Canada has confirmed the identities of four Gujarati speaking Indian nationals who were found dead close to Canada - America international border. They are the same who left small village Dingucha in North Gujarat for tour of Canada.According to the statement of Manitoba Police in Canada, the four deceased died due to extreme cold. Following is the full statement of Manitoba RCMP: _______ Manitoba RCMP discovered four bodies, near Emerson, Manitoba, ...Read More

NRI couple donates Rs. 5 crore to Ganpat University in Gujarat

October 11, 2021
NRI couple donates Rs. 5 crore to Ganpat University in Gujarat

Mahesana: An NRI couple donated Rs 5 crores to Institute of Nursing of Ganpat University for establishing a nursing college equipped with ultramodern technology. The donors Bhupesh Parikh and his wife Kumud have been residing in the USA for ten decades. They are mainly from Kadi in Mehsana. Ganpat University will establish ‘Kumud And Bhupesh Institute of Nursing’ using the amount of donation. The college will have classrooms equipped with ultramodern and advanced technology, a labora...Read More

Vatan Prem Yojana to have dedicated portal, bank account

September 05, 2021
Vatan Prem Yojana to have dedicated portal, bank account

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government has decided to open a dedicated bank account and facility for payment of donation through a portal for Vatan Prem yojana which was launched recently by union home minister Amit Shah. The Gujaratis living abroad can contribute 60 per cent to development works in native village, while the State government will add 40 per cent amount to it under Vatan Prem yojana. Chief minister Rupani on September 4 chaired the first meeting of Governing body of the schem...Read More

Australia: 12-year-old Hindu soccer player sent off field for wearing kanthi mala

September 01, 2021
Australia: 12-year-old Hindu soccer player sent off field for wearing kanthi mala

Gandhinagar: A referee asked a 12-year-old Gujarat origin Hindu boy to leave the soccer field for wearing a Swaminarayan kanthi-mala in Brisbane, Australia. The referee had reportedly refrained a boy named Shubh Patel from playing soccer with kanthi mala in his neck. Shubh preferred to not play the soccer game rather than removing the kanthi. He said, “I would rather choose to follow my religion than break the kanthi just for the soccer game.” He also claimed that he is not stopped ...Read More

Oxygen plant, DG set inaugurated at public hospital in Mansa

June 12, 2021
Oxygen plant, DG set inaugurated at public hospital in Mansa

Mahesana: An oxygen plant sponsored by Mata Vaishnodevi Teerth Dham Mandir, Amdavad was inaugurated at a public hospital in Mansa, North Gujarat along with a 125 kva diesel generator set donated by NRI Gujaratis from Perth, Australia as Gujarat prepares for possible third wave of Covid-19. Read 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