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UK NRI couple say social services has taken their son
Report dated 09/04/2013 @ 2:29 PM
An NRI couple living in Oxford has accused the social services of taking their five-year-old son on suspicion that he was being sexually abused and improperly touched by his father.
They have taken the child from his parents alleging that the child is a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of his parents.
The parents blame the cultural differences between the countries for the misunderstanding. The parents were allowed to see their child thrice in the last month.
The couple, originally from Jalandhar, Punjab have now turned to the Indian government for help.
Not a single NRI registers to vote in Karnataka elections
Report dated 26/03/2013 @ 3:32 PM
Ever since the Union government allowed NRIs to vote in elections back home, NRIs are conspicuous by their absence on the voter registry, as no one has come forward to register as overseas voters. The Karnataka assembly elections are barely a month away.
NRIs say new medical admission system in India discriminatory
Report dated 26/03/2013 @ 3:30 PM
Several US based NRI organisations have called the new entrance system in India discriminatory to NRI students because the new MCI entrance text for medical admission adopted by some state governments will hamper NRI students applying for admission in India because there are no test centers in the US, Europe and other countries with large NRI/PIO populations.
The announcement was made in January leaving not enough time for NRI students to prepare for the exams in the current academic year. Also, US and European 12th grade finals exams are scheduled at the same time period as the MCI entrance exams making it impossible for NRI students to attend as it is mandatory to attend classes for their High School diplomas.
The Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) said the Kerala Government is the latest state to adopt the new MCI admission test for medical and dental admission. Some other organisations have written to the central and state authorities to implement the new requirement for NRI students in a timely stage of two years and maintain the status quo till then, failing which most NRI students would not be able to appear for the examination.
Right-to-Information access made easier for NRIs
Report dated 23/03/2013 @ 2:22 PM
The Department of Posts and Telegraph has launched an online system, which allows NRIs to directly purchase Electronic-Indian Postal Orders (E-IPO) on the Internet, making it easier for Indians living abroad to file Right to Information or RTI applications, as Postal Orders are the required payment accompanying an RTI query.
After completing a one-time registration, RTI NRI applicants can use credit or debit cards to purchase an E-IPO which will generate a unique E-IPO number which applicants can print out and quote in their RTI application.
High Court directs Punjab police to respond to NRI’s allegations
Report dated 19/03/2013 @ 6:41 PM
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Director General of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar to respond to allegations made by Canadian NRI Sukhdev Singh Dhaliwal, 61, that the state police were slow in acting on a cheating complaint because of pressure for a local politician.
Dhaliwal said he has been duped of several hundred crores in Punjab by his 'business partners' whom he made directors of his firms White Rose Estate and Investment Pvt Ltd and White Rose Pharma Chem Ltd. He also accused the directors of forgery and banks of colluding with them. Accusations were also made against a Cabinet Minister at whose behest police are back pedaling on the case.
The High Court has now given the Punjab police four weeks to respond to the petition.