OCI cardholders require special permit to undertake missionary, 'Tabligh' activities, say new MHA rules
The notification issued on Thursday added that activities like mountaineering and media reportage will also need special permission from the ministry
Special international passenger flights have been operating in India under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under bilateral air bubble arrangements formed between India and other countries since July
Centre relaxes visa restrictions; except for tourism, all categories of foreigners allowed to enter India
Under this graded relaxation, the government has decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic visa, tourist visa, and medical visa, the MHA said in a statement
All visas for foreign nationals and the OCI card visa-free travel for Indian-origin people, who are not in the country, remain suspended till the restrictions on international travel to and from India are in place, the Indian embassy here said on Wednesday
Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt suspends existing visas to foreigners, temporarily bars travel by OCI card-holders
In a separate order, the Union Home Ministry also said it has extended on 'gratis' basis the visas of foreigners stranded in India due the lockdown.
OCI cardholders facing major problems travelling to India, forced to return mid-way, prominent Indian-American tells Ambassador
As a result, a large number of Indian-Americans are being forced to cancel their trips to India and in many cases they have been forced to return mid-way from places like Dubai
In the afternoon, the home minister will introduce the Bill to amend the six-decade-old Citizenship Act and later in the day, it will be taken up for discussion and passage, according to the Lok Sabha's List of Business for Monday.
Online registration for Kartarpur pilgrimage delayed due to Pakistan's demand of $20 fee, say officials
The online registration of devotees visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur could not be started as Islamabad insists on charging $20 from each pilgrim.
MTech students in IITs to pay more after IIT Council approves fee increase; needy students to be supported by DBT, educational loans
The needy students should be supported directly by the government through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) or arranging educational loans
LIC launches tech-term insurance plan, offers financial protection; all you need to know about product
The tech-term plan will be available through online application process only and no intermediaries will be involved, it says.
Narendra Modi inaugurates Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, says working towards building world's largest startup ecosystem
Startups and non-resident Indian (NRI) mentors will be brought soon on one platform.
Stefan Kaye, who has been accused of violating visa norms, speaks to Firstpost about the time he spent in Tihar Jail and how he can't imagine resettling in the UK
Indian-origin businesswoman flies from Manchester to Delhi on husband's passport, airline launches inquiry
An Indian-origin businesswoman managed to travel from UK's Manchester to New Delhi via Dubai on her husband's passport before the serious security lapse was picked up in India, prompting the Emirates Airline to launch an investigation into the incident.
Around 90,000 Indians evacuated from war zones, natural disasters abroad 'in past few years', senior MEA official says
Around 90,000 Indian nationals have been safely brought back from foreign conflict zones, countries affected by natural disasters and other challenging situations in the last few years, a senior MEA official said
NRIs and PIOs are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said on Friday
Indians in Israel, especially Jews, have expressed joy with Narendra Modi 'surpassing' their expectations in addressing some of their key concerns and making them feel proud of their roots
People of Indian origin in Israel will get the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards even if they have undergone the compulsory army service in Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Wednesday.
The Centre has extended for six months the last date for applying for conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards to 31 December this year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian diaspora all the world as he addressed people at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2017 in Bengaluru.
As the Home Ministry took the decision to grant her OCI card, Agha met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, apparently to express her gratitude for the gesture.