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OCI cardholders require special permit to undertake missionary, 'Tabligh' activities, say new MHA rules
India

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

India and Nepal to resume flight services under air bubble arrangement, sources say
India

India and Nepal to resume flight services under air bubble arrangement, sources say

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
India

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

Coronavirus Outbreak: All visas, OCI cards for foreign nationals outside India remain suspended
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Coronavirus Outbreak: All visas, OCI cards for foreign nationals outside India remain suspended

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
India

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
India

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

Amit Shah to table Citizenship Amendment Bill for discussion and passage in Lok Sabha on Monday
India

Amit Shah to table Citizenship Amendment Bill for discussion and passage in Lok Sabha on Monday

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
India

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
India

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
Business

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.

British musician Stefan Kaye on being asked to leave India: 'My family, friends, work are here'
India

British musician Stefan Kaye on being asked to leave India: 'My family, friends, work are here'

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
India

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
India

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, PIOs don't need to link their bank accounts and PAN with Aadhaar, says UIDAI
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NRIs, PIOs don't need to link their bank accounts and PAN with Aadhaar, says UIDAI

NRIs and PIOs are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said on Friday

Narendra Modi in Israel: Indian Jews hail PM's move to provide OCI cards despite army service
World

Narendra Modi in Israel: Indian Jews hail PM's move to provide OCI cards despite army service

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

Narendra Modi's Israel visit: PM simplifies rules for Indian-origin Israelis to obtain OCI cards
India

Narendra Modi's Israel visit: PM simplifies rules for Indian-origin Israelis to obtain OCI cards

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.

Centre extends deadline for Indian diaspora to turn OCI into PIO cards till 31 December
India

Centre extends deadline for Indian diaspora to turn OCI into PIO cards till 31 December

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.

Narendra Modi at Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas: Govt changing 'brain drain' to 'brain gain'
India

Narendra Modi at Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas: Govt changing 'brain drain' to 'brain gain'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian diaspora all the world as he addressed people at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2017 in Bengaluru.

Govt to grant Salma Agha status of overseas citizen of India
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Govt to grant Salma Agha status of overseas citizen of India

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.