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UP invites NRIs to participate in state’s development
Report dated Today @ 2:58 PM
During the launch of "Swadesh" an NRI related initiative, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav urged UP NRIs to participate to the maximum in the development of the state, especially the health sector.
Yadav referred to the example of Karnataka where NRIs worked for the development of that state, and appealed to UP NRIs to assist similarly so people of UP can get quality services that the government will extend their support to.
He said the time has come to do a lot of work in the health and IT sectors, and confirmed that the major share of the State Budget is now spent on the two sectors.
Britain's oldest man is a Christmas loving NRI
Report dated 21/12/2014 @ 8:20 PM
Nazer Singh, 110, who was born in Punjab had not heard of Christmas until he moved to England in 1965.
An ex-labourer, Singh lives with his 61-year-old son Chain in Sunderland. He is planning to celebrate his Christmas this year with family, but he won't be seeing all his 9 children, 34 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren. Son Chain said they always give Singh warm clothes and whisky on the occasion.
Singh who is Britain's oldest man is the 3rd oldest man in the world after two 111-year old Japanese men.
Ex-Indian Dy. CG Devyani Khobragade stripped of her duties
Report dated 21/12/2014 @ 8:10 PM
Diplomat Devyani Khobagade who hit the headlines when as India's Deputy Consul General in New York she was arrested by the State Department and taken into custody before being released on a $250,000 bond after pleading not guilty, has now been stripped by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division, for making unauthorised statements in the media.
Khobragade has been placed under a 'Compulsory Wait'.
It is understood that a departmental inquiry into Khobragade acquiring US passports for her children without informing the ministry has been concluded and her actions were found to have violated conduct rules.
During the incident in America she was subjected to a humiliating strip search, was swabbed for DNA and kept in a cell with drug addicts after her arrest, before she was released on bail the same day. The incident caused a great deal of controversy between India and the US.
Khobragade said she will not resign and justified talking to the media, saying this was under the ambit of her service rules that provided for them as long as they were 'personal views'.
NRI dentist suspended after patient dies in US
Report dated 19/12/2014 @ 4:54 PM
Dr Rashmi Patel, a dentist whose patient died after developing complications while getting 20 teeth pulled and several implants installed, will not be allowed to work until after a comprehensive review of his practice.
The Connecticut State Dental Commission suspended the licence of Dr Patel, after finding that he did not properly care for two patients, including the woman who died in February.
Raj Shah announces leaving Obama Administration
Report dated 18/12/2014 @ 1:04 PM
The highest ranking NRI in the Obama Administration, Raj Shah, has announced he will step down as Administrator of USAID in February next year.
He said in a statement "It was with mixed emotions that I informed President Barack Obama and Secretary Kerry that I will step down as Administrator next February"
Thanking Shah who headed USAID for over five years, President Obama said in a statement that Shah has been at the centre of his administration's efforts to advance their global development agenda as the Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
His tasks have not been easy but Shah, the son of proud Indian immigrants has embodied America's finest values by proactively advancing development priorities including ending global poverty, championing food security, promoting health and nutrition, expanding access to energy sources and supporting political and economic reform in closed societies.