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Indians on holiday prefer shopping to exploring
Report dated 03/06/2013 @ 2:30 PM
According to a recent survey conducted by a Singapore based digital agency, Indian holiday-makers are more keen on shopping rather than exploring their holiday destination. The survey was conducted among young people in the age group 18 to 35, in 9 Asian countries including India.
The findings say compared to their counterparts from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Indians are lowest on the list as far as exploring is considered. Indians however, score high on luxury experiences and the use of credit cards for shopping. They also prefer South Asia because of the ease to shop.
Some Indians say if they travel to Europe or the US, then sightseeing is high on their agenda.
Mumbai dabbawalas to feature in Gulf Cooperation Council conference
Report dated 03/06/2013 @ 2:26 PM
The legendary Mumbai lunch box carriers aka dabbawalas will feature in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Conference to be held in Dubai on June 4 and 5.
Spokesman of the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers' Trust, Arvind Talekar, said he would represent the 5000 dabbawalas at the Third GCC Government Organisations Third and Fourth Line Leaders' Development Conference, where he will share their mantra for success. He will also speak on time and supply management and accuracy in delivery.
A case study on their history and day-to-day operations with a focus on the aspect on 'On time delivery, every time', will also be presented.
The Conference will highlight innovation in leadership that involved advanced decision-making and execution skills to obtain cross-functional responsibilities needed to drive excellence as multi-faceted leaders.
The event aims to forge and build strong relationships among the governments, businesses, communities, media, leaders and professionals from all over the world to meet and partner to build strong global relationships and expand opportunities in an era of massive globalisation.
US NRI named 2013 Philanthropist of the year in Arizona
Report dated 03/06/2013 @ 2:25 PM
Kuldip Verma, a successful businessman and generous philanthropist has been presented the Philanthropist of the Year Award, which is a part of the Arizona Real Estate Achievement Awards.
For this award a panel of industry experts honours the state's best and brightest companies, bankers, home builders, as well as individuals who give back to the community. Also recognised are business people whose careers have left an indelible mark on the community and industry.
Kuldip Verma is known to be helpful, pious, and a fair individual who has always supported philanthropy and religious causes.
Verma said he learned philanthropic efforts from his father, who has an active charitable foundation in India.
Saudi Arabia has hosted Indians for over 4 decades
Report dated 02/06/2013 @ 2:14 PM
Indian workers began heading for the shores of Saudi Arabia over 40 years ago, realising the potential of a future as the Kingdom launched an unending drive for development. In the late 1970s Saudi emerged as the biggest host to foreign workers who found employment and better prospects there.
Of late Saudi Arabia has decided to cut down its indigenous unemployment levels among its youth, by pushing out foreign workers and downsizing the labour market for foreigners, thereby saving on the massive outflow of money that is seen as an avoidable strain on its economy. Saudi Arabia is currently host to the largest number of Indian passport holders outside India.
And now the end is near, the deadline of July 3 for Indians and other expats to either meet legal requirements to continue stay on in the Kingdom or leave, approaches rapidly. No extension is in sight.
Of some 2 million Indians in Saudi at least 100,000 are 'illegal aliens' living under the radar, in contravention of immigration and labour laws. In the process 20,000 Saudi employers have returned the passports of their runaway workers to the Indian missions, and the missions are now receiving hundreds of applications each day for emergency travel documents.
The largest number of Indians whose documents are not in order are from Uttar Prades, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.
Sadly the Andhra Pradesh government, despite being a recipient of billions of dollars of remittances from its workers from Saudi Arabia has done nothing to help them. Unlike Kerala, it has sent no support teams to Saudi Arabia nor appointed a cell or officer to take a toll of the numbers of workers returning home. Obviously most of the returnees will be from the lower economic strata with almost no savings to fall back upon.
The indifference of the government to the impending socio-economic woes of the returnee is extraordinary. While the workers were being tapped for remittances all was well. Now the desperate people who have worked so hard and so long, away from their kith and kin, must again find ways and means to keep starvation and destitution from the door.
Indian court acquits NZ NRI Manpreet Singh of terrorism
Report dated 01/06/2013 @ 11:16 AM
Manpreet Singh a member of the Supreme Sikh Council, New Zealand, and the All India Sikh Students Federation, who was arrested at Delhi Airport by Sangrur police two months ago on terrorism charges, has been acquitted by a district sessions judge on the grounds the police failed to provide any strong evidence against the man. This despite police producing 19 witnesses before the court.
Manpreet of Bhiwanigarh, was allegedly involved in terrorist activities and went abroad after he jumped bail in 1999. He was declared a proclaimed offender after he jumped bail in a case of attempted murder in 1987.
When asked whether the police will approach a higher court, police authorities said the case will be discussed with the prosecution to assess if it will move the higher court or not.
For his part, Manpreet Singh said he and his family have complete faith in the Indian judicial system, and he also thanked the New Zealand authorities for pleading with the Indian government to speed up proceedings.