Indians tweet up for linguistic equality and against Hindi imposition

Indians tweet up for linguistic equality and against Hindi imposition
The language policy of the Indian Union has put millions of Indians from non-Hindi regions to disadvantage in their interactions with the Union government. Banks, post offices, railways, insurance, airways, passport – all departments operating under …
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Archaeological Survey of India Recruitment 2015 for Mechanic Post
The envelope containing all the relevant documents and passport size photograph should reach the office of Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Aurangabad Circle, Bibi-ka-maqbara, Aurangabad- 431004 by 30 days from the date …
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New Startup Tries to Create Mutual Fund Based on Art Collections
The collections range from “Emerging European” to “New York Artists Post-1950,” reports Business Insider's Nathan McAlone. … “There at the office, I received my passport back and verbal permission to say that my right to travel abroad was restored.”.
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Incentives for Indians to register with embassy database

Incentives for Indians to register with embassy database
After uploading the details, including the number of passport, residence visa and Emirates ID, emergency contact details, etc, a system generated user ID and password will be sent to the email of the individual. With this user ID and password, one will …

Are You Ready for June ICE? (In Case of Emergency)
Nearly twenty percent of survey respondents reported having a disability that would affect how they respond to an emergency situation, but only one in four had made arrangements specific to their disability to help respond safely in an emergency …
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PICA starts same-day passport service
Marsha Smith, who was the first person to collect her passport using the same-day express service, said the process was "simple and easy, and I am glad that they have (it). I needed this for an emergency. My ticket says 3:30 pm, and I got it at 3:30 pm …
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Ten days into dharna, family members of 40 Indians abducted in Iraq get little

Ten days into dharna, family members of 40 Indians abducted in Iraq get little
For the past 10 days, 36 family members of the abductees – all from low-income families in Punjab – have been sitting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, demanding some information about the government's attempts to bring back their loved ones. Of …

State of the nation address 2015: Foreigner voting rights an opportunity for
With the June 7 referendum in mind, the PM commented that “we are of the opinion that participation should not be limited to those people who have a Luxembourg passport, but must also apply to those, who live, work and reside her.” … of a 10-year …
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Emmanuel Sithole Is Dead
Standing in the queue you wonder what there is to prevent armed robbers from coming out of the dark and relieving us all of our $ 81 application fees and passports. Then the waiting begins. Outside, by the gate and facing the building is a paved, shaded …

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93 bodies of Indians waiting to brought back: Government
According to the Emigration Act, 1983, Emigration Check Required (ECR) categories of Indian passport holders need to obtain 'Emigration Clearance' from the office of Protector of Emigrants (POE) for going to 18 countries. The countries where ECR is …
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Separating sheep from goats in a tense Hong Kong
Much of that frustration centers on real estate, in a city where a 300 square foot apartment far from the center can easily sell for half a million dollars (U.S.) and anything even slightly bigger goes for at least a million. Recently, the government …
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Premji Invest backs California-based enterprise Co Zuora
The round was led by BlackRock, Passport Capital and Marc Benioff in which Zuora has raised $ 115 million, bringing the total amount of capital raised by the company to $ 250 million. Zuora had last raised $ 50 million from investors like Vulcan Capital, …
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Every district to have passport seva kendra: Sushma

Every district to have passport seva kendra: Sushma
"We will set up passport seva kendras in every district. There is only one passport seva kendra for every state which is why people living in other districts face problems in getting passports," Sushma Swaraj told the media here. By October 31 …
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Indians in Saudi Arabia asked to get machine-readable passports
India has decided to recall 60-page passport booklets bearing codes Z-000001 to Z-073000 with immediate effect due to administrative and technical problems in their usage. The holders of passports with these numbers can return them to their embassies …
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Indians overseas upset over government proposal to scrap PIO & OCI cards

Indians overseas upset over government proposal to scrap PIO & OCI cards
While a PIO card applicant has to be a person of Indian origin who is a citizen of any country, other than Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, China and Nepal; or a person who has held an Indian passport at any time or is the spouse …
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Passport issuing queues to ease
The department's head office and branch offices nationwide have been closed since Jan 13 by the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) rally led by Luang Pu Buddha Issara. About 4,000 people normally apply for passport services each working …
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Chiang Rai residents seek passport issuing venues
However, residents said the Chiang Mai office could only issue 200 passports a day. They have to wait in a long queue for days to apply for passports. They claim the government should therefore open more temporary offices nationwide in order to serve …
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Britain likely to hike visa fee from next month
The proposal to change the fee structure was announced by the UK government this week, and if approved by Parliament the new fees will apply from 6 April 2014, while some fees for premium services overseas will apply from 31 March 2014. In general, UK …
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Indians abroad seek more facilities and say (Comment, Special to IANS)

Indians abroad seek more facilities and say (Comment, Special to IANS)
Overseas Indians with Indian passports can also vote in elections but only in person. This was also announced at a PBD. Making a special trip to India to vote is too much for most NRIs. So they requested a postal ballot. With general elections coming …
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An ugly duckling no more
Kelly said they had to wait quite a while because of the school holidays as many people were applying or renewing their passports then. “It would be good if there were more seats,” she suggested. “And a shopping centre would be great too so that we can …
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