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The declaration form will have to be submitted at specified branches of the Reserve Bank while depositing the junked currency.
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Several Indians and Indian- Americans have been indicted on charges of a U-Visa fraud and arranging fake marriages for the purpose of entering the US, authorities said. Investigating authorities said...
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or the 'Non Resident Indian Day' is celebrated on 9 Jan every year to acknowledge the contribution of Indians living abroad in the development of India. To mark this event, here are the stories of some inspirational Indians, who worked to make a change in India despite being separated by distance and time zones.
More than seven million Indians currently live and work in the oil-rich Gulf nations. The vast majority of them are in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait while the others are spread across Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar. Unfortunately for them (and their families), foreign lands have not ensured a brighter future. A recent IndiaSpend analysis has highlighted some rather dark and gloomy drawbacks associated with working in the Gulf region.
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Parties I go to, I get tired of the intense questioning I'm subjected to. Where you live? What kind of car do you drive? How much do you make annually? These questions are employed to find out enough so that you can be placed in the category of rich (winner) or poor (loser). It's not a subtle investigation. Basically, they want to want to know "Tumhare paas kya hain?"
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There is hardly a month when a friend doesn't call to whine about his hectic life in the States. "I hate travelling to work in the snow every day," one says. Another complains about the expensive health insurance plans. My father smugly reminds them that they chose to live the American dream--which seems to have evaporated in the recent years.
People surely deserve a government that cares for them, even when they are abroad. Crimes by the US police on an Indian citizen are unacceptable. But what about the daily crimes by the Indian police and security forces against Indian citizens?
I just want my fellow Indians in India to know that I haven't run away from roots and culture. I do care. And I know I will come back one day to give them the immense amount of love they have given me during the few years that I lived there. I can't wait to return and be coloured in saffron again.