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NRI commission issues notice to Ludhiana police commissioner
Report dated 21/02/2013 @ 3:06 PM
The Punjab NRI Commission issued a notice to the Ludhiana police commissioner based on a complaint filed by Shivji Kumar a Holland NRI that alleged his family withdrew money from his late mother's account using forgery, in connivance with officials of UCO bank.
He alleged that his sister-in-law Neelan Sharma also transferred land in Habbowal in her name by providing a fake affidavit, and further said his complaint was made in 2007 and police took 4 years to registered an FIR against the accused, and even all these years later no charge sheet has been filed.
The NRI Commission has asked the Ludhiana police to submit a status report forthwith, explaining the reasons for the delays.
Jailed NRI designer Jon's kin plead for government help
Report dated 19/02/2013 @ 3:24 PM
Jailed fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander's mother Sashi Abraham and sister Sanjana Jon have pleaded to the Indian government to help to free 'their innocent relative' and bring him back home.
The plea was made at a press conference in New York after the court gave respite to Jon who pleaded guilty on a single count under a plea deal by which prosecutors dropped 48 other charges of sexually assaulting 9 models.
Sanjana said her brother is not guilty and the Indian government should act as Jon passed a lie detector test and a rape test was negative.
Swedish NRI judge swindled by bank officials in Delhi
Report dated 16/01/2013 @ 3:13 PM
An Indian origin Swedish judge has filed a complaint with police saying the 'officials' of a leading bank in Defence Colony, Delhi, cheated him by promising to invest his money in investment schemes only to dupe him of his savings.
The judge who has been living in Sweden for over 24 years said he went to the bank at Defence Colony to activate an old account opened at the bank's Chandigarh branch as he was interested in buying a flat in Delhi and wanted a flexible investment for the purpose.
Police have now registered an FIR and are investigating a case of forgery.
President Pranab urges NRIs to participate in economic growth of India
Report dated 11/01/2013 @ 3:40 PM
Addressing the valedictory session of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Kochi, President Pranab Mukherjee urged the Indian Diaspora to be active participants in helping India reverse the short-term deceleration in economic growth. He announced the nation's growth rate fell to 5.4 percent in the first half of this fiscal.
President Pranab told over 2300 delegates they are in a position to help with investment and also look at opportunities India offers in various fields.
CM Oommen Chandy inaugurated India's first Technology Business In-cubator (TBI) for NRI start ups set at an Info-Park in Kochi. A record number of delegates attended the Divas and over 700 meetings were held between NRIs and various state governments and business facilitating agencies.
NRI’s house forcibly demolished to open restobar
Report dated 07/01/2013 @ 2:35 PM
On the day Punjab government’s NRI Sammelan was launched with fanfare and some more promises, the kin of a US-based NRI held a press conference demanding judicial probe into role of NRI affairs Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia in a land grab case. The NRI’s house allegedly stood on the prime land, now worth over Rs. 50 crore, in January 2008 when a similar NRI sammelan was held by the Badal government.
Alleging that ‘The Hub’ restobar, courting controversies since the alleged attack on AIG (Intelligence) SS Mand in December, was grabbed with political patronage, the kin of NRI Hardayal Singh Hundal said Maninderpal Singh alias Sunny Johar (now arrested in the AIG assault case) tampered with documents, including the death registration certificate of the maternal grandmother, who had left the house to her grandchildren, more than three decades ago but also used his political clout to influence the Ludhiana SSP, MC officials and DC and victimise them by slapping false cases.