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COVID-19 screening at the India-Pakistan border in Attari, Punjab (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Preacher who was Punjab’s 1st Covid-19 death could have been a ‘super-spreader’

Health officials in Punjab suspect three people, including a religious leader and the preacher, who defied quarantine advice may be ‘super-spreaders’.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Union Budget 2020 documents outside the Ministry of Finance in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Modi govt to redefine who qualifies as NRI, tax those not paying tax in other countries

Tightening the residency norms, the Budget 2020 proposes reducing the period of stay in India to 120 days from 182 days.
Bhagat Singh Thind | www.bhagatsinghthind.com

Bhagat Singh Thind’s story is a harsh lesson for NRIs in US supporting CAA

In light of the hardships faced by non-white immigrants for citizenship, the support of Indians in US for the CAA is rather ironic. 
Aadhaar Card

NRIs holding Indian passport can now apply for Aadhaar on arrival

NRIs, who were earlier required to wait for a period of 182 days, can now apply for an Aadhaar number on arrival or by scheduling a prior appointment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Abu Dhabi,

Political stability makes India an attractive investment destination: PM Modi

Addressing a group of NRIs from the business community in Abu Dhabi, Modi urged them to invest in J&K.
Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference, in New Delhi | PTI

Modi govt looks to catch NRI tax evaders with retrospective change in Black Money Act

Changes proposed target individuals who were Indian residents while acquiring their undisclosed property overseas and earning unaccounted income.

Wealthy Indian didn’t throw money in air in New York over Modi win, it’s a fake video

Video claims an Indian gave away $100,000 in total in Manhattan to celebrate the electoral win of PM Modi, but it actually features a US artiste.
An Air India aircraft lands at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Guide for NRIs resettling in India after Trump throws them out

Do not mention Bobby Jindal, Mehul Choksi or Vijay Mallya. Their stock is seriously down these days.
Indian wedding

Abandoned by NRI husbands, women move SC to restore strict anti-dowry law provisions

Eight women file plea on behalf of '40,000 abandoned brides', want immediate arrest, impounding of passports and quicker legal action.  
Representational image | Pexels

Beware of fake marriage scams, Australian High Commission warns Indians

Australian Border Force recently busted an elaborate contrived marriages syndicate involving a 32-year-old Indian national in Sydney.

On Camera

Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold marathon meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.