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'Pravasi Friend' launched in Kochi to provide services for NRIs
Report dated 02/08/2013 @ 2:37 PM
Former Ranji Trophy cricket player and selector of the Kerala cricket team, S Manoj, and businessman P R Ganesh have launched 'Pravasi Friend', an organisation that provides a range of services for NRIs and NRKs.
Manoj said NRIs who go home on vacation have a problem completing a long list of mandatory tasks, from government departmental services, legal and medical services, spiritual needs and real estate issues.
Pravasi Friend has been launched to help those people by buying, renting out or maintaining their properties, providing documentation, investigations, home security services, admissions for children in schools and colleges in the state, and helping with medical doctors and health care requests.
NRI anti-smoking campaigner dies of lung cancer in Dubai
Report dated 02/08/2013 @ 2:36 PM
Abraham Samuel, 53, who campaigned against smoking, including confronting strangers in public places and pleading with them to quit smoking, has died of lung cancer in Dubai. He was popularly known as the 'cigarette snatcher'.
Samuel who smoked two packets a day for 35 years was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010. He then began his campaign of pleading with strangers in public places to quit smoking. His campaign worked as a number of people really did choose to take his advice and stop smoking.
Samuel who worked in a stationery was admitted to hospital two weeks before he succumbed to the disease, as he had refused to go to India for treatment. He is survived by his wife and two daughters aged 22 and 20.
NRIs file complaint against murder victim for land sale
Report dated 02/08/2013 @ 2:36 PM
US NRIs Amarjeet Singh and K K Ratan have filed a complaint with the Economic Offences Wing of police against murdered BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj and his family, alleging they duped them by illegally selling their land.
The NRIs claim they gave the authority to Bhardwaj to take care of their property, but he instead sold their land by using fake papers. Singh said he purchased some 3 acres in south Delhi where he wanted to build a hospital after he returned from America, but the land was illegally sold. Ratan had bought two acres in Samalkha, Haryana that was also sold by Bhardwaj who was killed by two gunmen at his farm house in south Delhi in March.
A case has now been registered against Bhardwaj's family and some other persons.
Indians lead foreign investors in Dubai's real estate market
Report dated 01/08/2013 @ 11:47 AM
According to an official report Indians are at the top of the list of foreign investors in Dubai's real estate market with transactions worth over Rs.132.6 billion made by them during the first half of 2013.
Arab investors contributed to approximately Rs.82.7 billion and other foreign investors registered a 73 percent increase in investment. Pakistani investors spent over Rs.49.7 billion and British investors spent Rs. 66.3 billion.
The Director General of the Dubai land department said that strategies launched by the department are aimed at attracting more investment to the market, by offering support to the development of mega projects and advertising lucrative investment opportunities.
'Smurfs' to dance to Bollywood music !
Report dated 01/08/2013 @ 11:45 AM
Animated Hollywood movie 'The Smurfs 2' will have an Indian song in it, titled "Na na na" featuring Chennai based singer Adhi who belongs to Hip-Hop Tamizha and was behind the YouTube hit 'Club le Mabbu le'. He will be joined by the top nine contests of Sony Entertainment TV's popular prime time show 'Indian Idol Junior'.
The film's international soundtrack also features Britney Spears, Right Said Fred, and LMFAO.
The sequel is to hit theatres in 3D, in English and Hindi and Sony Music will make the song available across all digital platforms. The sequel for the live action/animated family blockbuster 'The Smurfs' was directed by Raja Gosnell and produced by Jordan Kerner.