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NRI Booked for Threatening Eyewitness in Tank Murder Case January 21, 2020 10:52

A Non Resident Indian (NRI) has been booked by the police for allegedly threatening a prime eyewitness Gurjant Singh Janta, in the murder case of Bhim Tank which has taken place near Abohar.The statement of Gurjant Singh Janta had lead to life imprisonment of Shiv Lal Doda who is a liquor baron and also to 24 others.The followers and the supporters of Doda has killed Bhim and has grievously injured Gurjant Singh Janta who is a friend of Bhim, at his farmhouse in Ramsara village near Abohar on December 11,2015. A complaint has been filed by Gurjant which stated that, Ankush Chalana, who is a kin of a member of the core committee which has been constituted by Doda when he has contested as an independent candidate in the assembly elections from the constituency of Abohar in 2017, has threatened him in a post on the social media platform. The post read, “Janta, tera time a gaya” which when translated to English states Janta, your time is up. Rahul Bhardwaj, the deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of Abohar has been marked by the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Fazilka, for inquiring into the matter. Rahul Bhardwaj has ordered to register a case against Ankush, after the investigation of the matter has been done.The case has been filed against Ankush under Section 66 of the Information Technology(IT) Act, 2000, on Sunday. The police protection is being provided to Gurjant Singh Janta as he is suspected to be in danger and threat to his life, as he was the prime eyewitness in the murder of Bhim Tank and had also been attacked sustaining multiple injuries during the murder of Tank which had taken place in the year 2015, on December 11.By Shrithika Kushangi

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Billionaire Vinod Khosla has been Sued by the State of California January 09, 2020 12:36

The state of California has sued Vinod Khosla who is a billionaire venture capitalist as he has illegally restricted the public from entering into the beach. Khosla has denied the access to the public to a beach next to the property he owns in San Mateo County.The beaches in California are public land under the California Coastal Act objecting to which Vinod Khosla was sued by the state of California.According to the report in CNBC, Khosla has bought the land surrounding Martins Beach for $32 million in 2008 and has been fighting since then as he has restricted and locked the entry for public.It has been 12 years that Khosla has been fighting this battle as the under the California Coastal Act, the beaches in California are public land.TechCrunch has said that, Khosla has been fighting to “keep private a stretch of beach in front of an 89-acre property that the billionaire venture capitalist purchased in 2008.”The state of California has said in a lawsuit that Khosla has “improperly and illegally” restricted the entry of public to the beach. The suit has also added saying that Khosla will “continue to deny, impair and obstruct” the right of public to use the Martin’s beach, without the orders of the court.A statement has been made by Dori Yob Kilmer, a lawyer of Khosla, saying “the claims asserted in today’s lawsuit have been extensively litigated and repeatedly rejected by the courts in a prior lawsuit.”By Shrithika Kushangi

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Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy Responds to NRI’s Social Media Appeal January 08, 2020 14:11

Maneti Manoj, an NRI in Kuwait has posted in social media that he was cheated by the agent while being sent to Kuwait. He posted that he has been forced to do menial jobs and was not even given proper food.Manoj is a native of Balkonda mandal in Nizamabad district to whose social media post the Minister of Roads and Buildings Vemula Prashanth Reddy has responded. The Minister asked the NRI affairs section of the government in order to ensure the safe return of Manoj.The Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy has also asked Muralidhar Reddy and Vinay who are the NRIs in Kuwait to follow up Manoj and extend necessary help.By Shrithika Kushangi

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Widow Cheated By A Man Posing As An NRI January 07, 2020 12:31

A 40 year old widow was conned by a man who cheated her for INR 3.9 lakh through a matrimonial site. The man claimed to be an NRI residing in the United Kingdom. He later contacted her on a matrimonial site where they came to know each other.The man told that he had to pay the penalty at the New Delhi Airport for carrying diamonds along with excess baggage with him. Understanding that she was stuck in a fraudulent situation, the victim lodged a complaint with the Adugodi police who have successfully arrested the accused. Arman Malik, the accused was taken into custody under the IPC Section 420 and are further looking into the case to get more insights.The woman clarified in her complaint that she created a profile on the matrimonial website, Jeevansaathi.com in December 2019 and came around to know Malik who posed himself as a well established NRI based out of UK. Malik also assured the victim that he would come visit India within 5 days and that the two would get married then.It was later on December 30, 2019 that Malik called the victim in a state of distress and panic claiming that the customs section in the New Delhi airport has caught him for carrying diamonds and excess luggage. He said that he needs to pay a penalty to get through the airport. Thinking that Malik was actually in trouble and was in need of urgent money, the victim transferred INR 2.7 lakh that day itself followed by INR 1.2 lakh the day after. Following that, she called Malik to get hold of him but found that his phone was switched off. Again on January 02, 2019, she received another call from Malik asking her to transfer another INR 85,000 to get the remaining packets that he left with the customs at the New Delhi airport. It was then that the victim realized that she had been conned and lodged a complaint with the police. The police then worked to trace the account and the accused for further progress into the case.The cases of fraudulency through the matrimonial websites have been on a rampant rise in recent times, especially with that of widows. The cases are increasing gradually with every passing year.By Somapika Dutta

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Expat Keralites Should be Included in the Ration Cards, Demands Arise at Loka Kerala Sabha January 04, 2020 10:47

A demand was raised at the Loka Kerala Sabha (LKS) in order to include the expat Keralites in the ration cards. It has also been demanded that, they should be provided with proper training and awareness which helps them invest in beneficial ways and ensure value-addition. Another demand has also been raised at the LKS regarding the special employment exchange for NRKs who have returned.The coverage of the insurance to the families of the NRKs and Kerala houses being set up in all the states, a Legal Aid Centre in order to ensure legal help to the divorcee women from abroad or the women who are subjected to domestic violence are the other requirements which were raised for discussion. Several matters that are related to expats which includes the opportunities for investment were discussed at the LKS.Writer Benyamin who was the moderator of Open Forum at the LKS said that the concept of Loka Kerala Sabha is special as it treats the NRKs as citizens and not as a mere source of money.Writer Manasi described Loka Kerala Sabha being a heavenly place for the NRKs who are deeply disturbed by the emotional trauma of migrating from their native place.P T Kunhu Muhammed gives the credit to the NRKs for the present prosperity of Kerala. He added saying that the efforts of the NRKs despite facing rejections from both their native place and the migrated land is the cause for the prosperity that Kerala is currently facing.Loka Kerala Sabha is described as the best platform by Muralee Thummarukudi, in order to collect funds as well as collecting the ideas from the NRI community.By Shrithika Kushangi

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NRI Businessman Criticizes Opposition at LKS January 03, 2020 13:24

M A Yusuff Ali, an NRI businessman indirectly criticized the opposition who boycotted the Loka Kerala Sabha (LKS). The LKS is a programme which is sponsored by the state government in order to utilize the expertise of Non-Resident Keralite for the development of the state.“ There was a controversy over the facilities arranged for the LKS. Bust most of the delegates who come here use facilities far better than this. These are all far less than the help provided by the NRI community. They deserve better,” said Yusuf Ali while speaking at the LKS delegates conference.A favourable environment for investments of NRI in Kerala has been made by the chief minister and the government. The investment authority of Abu Dhabi has expressed their willingness in stating a venture in Kerala so after the CM had discussed with them. He added saying that the new investments are being opposed by few officials and has put forth his opinion in making a law for ensuring the security to NRI investments as the demolishing of the Maradu flats caused loss to many NRIs.Dr. Ravi Pillai said that new job opportunities should be created basing e-commerce and Artificial- Intelligence and the language proficiency should also be focused along with the technical skills where as, Dr. Azad Moopen said that the major trouble that the NRIs face is the education of children as the children who study abroad are denied opportunities for various exams which can be resolved by setting up an NRI University.A proposal for a health care project utilizing technology has been handed over by Resul Pookutty to the chief minister as he intends to implement in Anchal as a trial basis. The chairman of Gokulam Group, Gokulam Gopalan said that NRI partnership companies should exists so as new ventures can be started.By Shrithika Kushangi

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US Killings in 2019, Highest than any other Year from 1970s December 30, 2019 12:06

The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University compiled a database which shows that, there were more killings in 2019 than any other year from the 1970s.The first one was where a man killed four family members which includes his infant daughter with an axe and this occurred just 19 days after entering into the new year. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a shooting which took place in a workplace in Virginia. The incident at a Walmart in El Paso witnessed twenty two people being dead in August.It was found that, more than 41 mass killings took place where in four or more people are killed with perpetrator being excluded. Of the 41 mass killings, 33 were mass shootings and more than 210 people were killed.In the majority of the killings, the incidents took place involving the people knew each other as in family disputes, drug or gang violence or as anger being showed at co-worker or relatives.The very first incident that took place in Oregon was one of the 18 mass killing which involved family members and one of the six that had no involvement of a gun. According to the AP/USA Today and Northeastern database, the second most killings prior to 2019 was 38 in 2006.James Densley, a criminologist and professor at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota said that, "What makes this even more exceptional is that mass killings are going up at a time when general homicides, overall homicides, are going down.” he added saying that, “as a percentage of homicides, these mass killings are also accounting for more deaths.”He believes that the mass shootings can be a by product of an “angry and frustrated time” and he mentioned that crime tends to go in waves with number of serial killers in the years 1970s and 1980s, school shootings in 1990s and child abductions and concerns of terrorism dominated the early 2000s.By Shrithika Kushangi

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Executive Committee for TRS NRI Canada Unit Announced December 30, 2019 10:37

Mahesh Bigala, coordinator of TRS NRI wing announced the full-fledged executive committee for the Canada unit of TRS NRI on Sunday after consulting K Kavitha, honorary advisor and former MP. Krishna Kumar Komandla has been appointed as the president of TRS NRI wing of Canada and the general secretary will be Sairama Krishna.The other executive committee members include Prabhakar T as the vice-President, Chetan K as joint secretary, Satish V as treasurer and the other members Lalith A, Sumanth G, Saicharan G, Uday A, Ramachandra T, Madhusudhan P, Vineesh M, Sandeep M, Lokesh R and the advisors as Karunakar P and Srinath K.All the newly appointed members took a vow in working for the victory of TRS in the result of municipal polls through the social media campaign and they thanked K Chnadrashekar Rao, TRS president and Chief Minister, the working president KT Rama Rao and the wing advisor of TRS NRI K Kavitha for providing them an opportunity to serve people of the state of Telangana.By Shrithika Kushangi

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Andhra NRI society announces 50 teacher posts in the US December 26, 2019 15:22

The applications for 50 teaching posts of Mathematics and Science in the US are invited by the Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugu Society (APNRTS) which has tied up with Acclaim Global Education India Private Limited (AGE) which is a subsidiary of Star Tech Group (STG) of the US for the recruitment process from where the candidates who are selected will be placed in Ector County Independent district and Kermit Independent district.Venkat S Medapati, president of APNRTS said that 26 teachers were appointed by the STG from the State in August this year at Ector County Independent School district and Kermit Independent School district of Texas. The educational qualifications required is BEd/MEd with a minimum of five-plus years experience in Primary/High school/ Colleges and the teachers who are selected will travel to USA under J1 visa (3+2).An orientation programme will be held at the APNRTS office for all the teachers before the departure in order to familiarize will teaching techniques, protocols and the syllabus that will be followed in the schools in the US. In order to clear the visa, a minimum score has to be obtained in the TOEFL exam i.e., 22 in reading, 22 in listening, 24 in speaking, 21in writing. This has been a part of the ‘Global Placements Programme’ which provides a platform for teachers dreaming of global teaching experience. says Venkat S Madepati.The candidates wishing to apply can do it online at HereBy Shrithika Kushangi

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Ignorant to Oci Card Provisions Leads to Indian-Americans being Stranded December 23, 2019 13:05

Around 16 Indian-Americans experienced miserable moments at the John F Kennedy airport on Sunday as they were not carrying their old passports along with the new passport and the valid OCI card. The Indian-Americans are said headed to New Delhi from the US and as the Air India which is a national carrier was not able to process their boarding passes as they were not carrying their old passports which were canceled, said officials.The new temporary rules were made where in the passengers were requested to carry their old rejected passports whose number is mentioned in their Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card. The OCI card gives lifelong visa to the card holder and under its provisions, the individuals below 20 years and above 50 years of age has to renew their OCI cards each time they get their passports renewed. Though the provisions were extended till June 30, 2020, the OCI cardholders were asked to carry their old passports with them in order to fly to India.The passengers were allowed to board the Air India only after an email was written to Air India by Chakravorty at the JFK Airport just minutes before the scheduled take off."I believe there are 16 Air India passengers who are not carrying their old passports. However, they are carrying valid US passports and valid OCI cards. You may please allow for boarding the aircraft. Indian immigration will allow them to enter the country," as written by Chakravorty wrote in the email. People not being completely aware of the provisions regarding the OCI card leads to increase in the problems being faced by the India-Americans for their journey to India in the recent weeks.By Shrithika Kushangi

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UAE Based NRI Held for Cheating Students, Denied Bail December 19, 2019 18:01

The bail of an NRI who was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir crime branch for cheating students of Rs. 1.53 crore in order to make them get admission to the Ramaiah Medical College in Bengaluru, has been denied by the Jammu court. The magistrate of Jammu chief judiciary denied bail to Sudip Syama Chakrabarty, a native from Uttar Pradesh and currently resides in UAE as he has been evading arrest for long.As the court rejected Mr Chakrabarty’s bail, said that the case is at a crucial stage and the possibility of the accused hampering the probe, tempering with the evidence or influencing witnesses cannot be ruled out.The case has been lodged by several parents who aspired that their children would get educated in various prestigious institutions. They filed a complained accusing the NRI of introducing himself as an admission counsellor of various private medical colleges and tricking them by asking a whole sum of Rs 1.53 Crore in order to get their children into the medical colleges.Based on the prosecution, Mr Chakrabarty had fled abroad which lead the police of Jammu and Kashmir to issue a look out circular against him.However, Chakrabarty was arrested last week just minutes later he landed at the International Airport in Mumbai as the Jammu crime officials were waiting for him at the airport on the basis of a tip off about his return.Sudip Syama Chkrabarty is currently in the judicial custody.By Shrithika Kushangi

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Indian-American Entrepreneur to Run for the US House of Representatives December 17, 2019 18:27

Krishna Bansal, an Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist will enter the race for the US House of Representatives.Mr. Bansal launched his campaign as he was about to enter the race from 11th Congressional District from Republican Party which was attended by more than 20 officers who were elected, leaders of Indian-American and the members of his constituency.Krishna Bansal says that, the reason behind running for Congress is that, he loves the country and will be promoting or defending the country against several threats which may occur from socialism, career politicians and taxes being out of control.“I am running for Congress because I love our country. I will promote and defend her against the threats from socialism, career politicians, and out of control taxes and spending,”Mr. Bansal said.Mr. Bansal added saying that, the nation has fulfilled his dream and that it is his chance now, to fulfill the dream of the American nation.“I believe in this great nation, its values and its constitution in the entirety. This great nation has given me a lot ,made my dream real. Now I want to work to keep this American dream real…for all of us,” said Mr. Bansal. He mentioned his issues of policy being free enterprise, fiscal discipline, family values and a firm foreign policy.Darlene Senger, Former Naperville State Rep. and Illoinois State Comptroller Republican 2018 nominee, mentioned this being an easy win in the race for Mr Bansal.Senger said that, Bansal would win as he had already earned 47 per cent against Democratic incumbent Bill Foster five years ago.Demetra DeMonte, Republic National Committeewoman praised his business acuity, community service and leadership skills and announced to endorse him.By Shrithika Kushangi

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