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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.  
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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.
Kiran and Jyoti Matharoo | @jyotimatharoo Instagram handle

The Indian-Canadian ‘Kardashians’ whose desire for the glam life landed them in jail

Jyoti & Kiran Matharoo dated a slew of Nigerian billionaires, but despite a run-in with international law, The New York Times reports that the sisters continue to flaunt their extravagant lifestyles.
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NRIs can ease liquidity crunch in India

The surest way to ease India’s financial crunch would require tapping Indians living overseas
A bus conductor displays Indian bank rupee notes for a photograph in Coonoor

Lured by falling rupee, NRIs are going to send a record $76 billion to India

India is expected to receive remittances of about $76 billion in 2018, 10 per cent more than in the previous year, according to estimates by EbixCash.
Indian two thousand and five hundred rupee banknotes|: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt considers tapping overseas Indians to support rupee

Govt. has raised import tariffs while the central bank allowed companies to raise more money abroad and eased norms for foreign investment in local bonds. Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is considering tapping Indians living overseas to lure foreign exchange flows and prop up a sagging rupee, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Officials from the finance ministry and the central bank are discussing a plan to raise money from non-resident Indians, the people said asking not to be identified as the information is not public. An announcement regarding the method may come as early as this month, they said, without providing further details. India is seeking to boost flows to support its currency that has declined more than 14 percent against the dollar this year making it Asia’s worst performer. The risk of a widening current-account deficit left the rupee vulnerable to the rout in emerging markets amid...

Discontent in AAP goes global, members of disbanded NRI units slam Delhi leadership

AAP's NRI members accuse the Delhi leadership of adopting 'use and throw policy', say they will now directly work for betterment of Punjab.
Rahul Gandhi in Germany | @INCIndia/Twitter

How many light bulbs does it take to change Rahul Gandhi?

A self-goal by the Congress party’s social media team is all the BJP wants.
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Modi govt’s proxy vote bill for NRIs will lead to misuse and fraud: Shashi Tharoor

The govt has succumbed to myopic political benefits in a bid to garner NRI votes by hastily passing a poorly drafted bill.

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Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
space laws

When it comes to space activities in India, are no laws better than bad laws?

The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha. 

Defence

Convoys to Kashmir can’t be stopped even if aircraft are available, top CRPF officers say

CRPF officer says nearly 4,000 personnel needed to be moved from Jammu to Srinagar due to a backlog caused by weather. Not all could’ve gone by aircraft.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.