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visiting NRIs: Homing in on troubles?
For Non Resident Punjabis (NRPs),
coming home to Punjab is always special. But things don't stay that rosy
if they return to find their land illegally grabbed or their investments
gone down the drain. We look into the NRI issues and redressal forums
like the Mohali-based NRI wing & how effective they really are. A
special story. Watch video
|A chamber to foster enterprise & exchange
Manipal Dhariwal, the chapter president of the Sikh American Chamber of Commerce, speaks to The Tribune, on the newly-established chamber here, aiming to foster entrepreneurial exchange between the NRI investors in the US & the Indian investors, besides helping start-ups both in India as well as the US & guiding students going to the US for studies.
Two-day NRI Sammelan kicks off at Anandpur Sahib
The two-day NRI Sammelan 2014, kicked off at Sri Anandpur Sahib on Friday with over 400 delegates from more than 15 countries attending. Day One saw delegates present only on invitation. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir S Badal & NRI Affairs Minister Bikram Singh Majithia were among those who addressed the large audience that had gathered in the Virasat-E-Khalsa auditorium. Day Two, at Bath Castle, Jalandhar, is set to be an open house.
takes a dig at the PM
the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra
a dig atPrime
Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's
statement at the ongoing 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, assuring the
Indian diaspora of better days ahead for the Indian economy. Modi also
says that the NRIs aren't just about foreign investment but their work
ethics are equally valuable. Watch video
|NAPA director speaks
about NRI marriages, illegal immigration
the eve of the NRI sammelan (Jan 10-11), across Anandpur Sahib &
Jalandhar, The Tribune speaks to Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director
of the North American Punjabi Association (NAPA). Chahal is known to
raise several issues of the Punjabis and Sikhs across North America. Watch
Slump yes, but better times ahead: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while admitting to the worrying slump in the Indian economy, has assured NRI investors and entrepreneurs that there is no reason to despair and there are better times ahead.
His inaugural speech at the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, on in New Delhi touched upon inclusive development and path breaking legislation, upholding a clean and transparent governance. The Divas is set to see over a thousand delegates from 7th to the 9th of January.
NRI Sammelan 2014:
Bikram Majithia unplugged
On the eve of the
two-day NRI Sammelan 2014, set to kick off at Anandpur Sahib before
concluding at Jalandhar, Punjab NRI Affairs Minister Bikram Singh
Majithia talks to Punjab Bureau Chief Sarbjit Dhaliwal and lists out the strides taken in its context, besides detailing
us on facilities like an interactive website for NRIs, the NRP card, the
must-touted fast track courts & more, but not without reacting to
questions on NRIs reportedly not being too fond of the present
government! Watch video