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LS passes Citizen Act amendment to benefit PIOs 2.3.2015 deccanherald.com
The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to amend the Citizenship Act, to provide persons of Indian origin (PIOs) with many benefits, including lifelong Indian visa, a promise Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made during his visit to the US and Australia last year. The amendment bill stipulated merging of PIO and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes into one. The government had introduced the bill in the Lok Sabha in the previous session of Parliament to replace an ordinance promulgated by President Pranab Mukherjee to provide various benefits to PIOs, including exemption from appearing before the local police station on every visit. "It will give a status close to Indian citizenship (to PIOs, who will be issued cards under the amended law)," Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told the House, responding to members who asked whether the bill sought to give dual citizenship to overseas Indians. He said such people applying for citizenship would now be allowed a 30-day break if they have to ...
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Narendra Modi urges the Indian diaspora to become an extension of foreign policy 2.3.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Prime minister tells Indians who are living abroad to reconnect to their homeland while trumpeting its virtues Continue reading...
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Finally, a budget that will make foreign investors happy 1.3.2015 Rediff: Personal Finance
Budget will get a welcome reception from the international biz.
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Funds slashed for diaspora, neighbours 1.3.2015 Telegraph: Nation
India has slashed aid for neighbours and cut its budget for diaspora outreach days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on serial overseas visits to woo these two pillars of his foreign policy.
Boost for tourism sector 1.3.2015 Telegraph: Nation
The Narendra Modi government has increased the allocation for the tourism ministry by a whopping 33 per cent and promised a facelift for over two dozen Cultural World Heritage Sites in what seemed to be part of big plans for the sector.
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English rendering of the text of PM's reply to the debate on ‘Motion of Thanks’ to President’s Address in the Lok Sabha 1.3.2015 Govt of india: PIB
English rendering of the text of PM's reply to the debate on ‘Motion of Thanks’ to President’s Address in the Lok Sabha
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Govt to focus on heritage sites to boost tourism 28.2.2015 deccanherald.com
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday promised to clean up the core of Varanasi — the Lok Sabha constituency of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The "Varanasi Temple Town" will be incorporated in a list of Indias heritage sites, which will receive special attention from the Centre. Jaitley also announced extending visa-on-arrival (VOA) facility to 150 countries, apparently seeking to attract more foreign tourists. The government has so far extended the facility to 43 countries, which has resulted in a significant increase in foreign tourist arrival, contributing to the nation's foreign exchange earnings. "India has 25 cultural World Heritage Sites. These facilities are still deficient and require restoration, including landscape restoration, signage and interpretation centres; parking, access for the differently-abled, visitors' amenities including security and toilets, illumination, and plans for benefiting communities around them," said Jaitley while presenting the Budget in the Lok ...
Claude Smadja: Open for business, at last 28.2.2015 Opinion
Foreign investors cannot but appreciate the political thrust of the Budget
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Union Budget 2015: Boost to infrastructure, more tax for super rich as Jaitley provides 'something for everybody' 28.2.2015 Asian Age: Business
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Photo: videograb) New Delhi: “India is over the days of incremental change and is waiting for a quantum jump,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at the beginning of his Budget speech on Saturday as he read out the government’s first, full economic document that is being seen as a major test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stomach for free-market economics and his promises for a much-needed roadmap to reform. Jaitley did not disappoint as infrastructure got a boost of Rs 70,000 crore for this year. He made a few key announcements, among which were a second unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power station, five ultra mega power projects, a mechanism for self employment to support all aspects of a start-up business and a boost to UPA’s MNREGA of Rs 5,000 crore. He also put another Rs 1,000 crore in the Nirbhaya fund. He came out with a strict law to deal with the “menace of black money”, unfurling stringent punishment for defaulters. Undisclosed income would be taxed on ...
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Union Budget 2015: Boost to infrastructure, more tax for super rich as Jaitley provides 'something for everybody' 28.2.2015 Asian Age: Business
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Photo: videograb) New Delhi: “India is over the days of incremental change and is waiting for a quantum jump,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at the beginning of his Budget speech on Saturday as he read out the government’s first, full economic document that is being seen as a major test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stomach for free-market economics and his promises for a much-needed roadmap to reform. Jaitley did not disappoint as infrastructure got a boost of Rs 70,000 crore for this year. He made a few key announcements, among which were a second unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power station, five ultra mega power projects, a mechanism for self employment to support all aspects of a start-up business and a boost to UPA’s MNREGA of Rs 5,000 crore. He also put another Rs 1,000 crore in the Nirbhaya fund. He came out with a strict law to deal with the “menace of black money”, unfurling stringent punishment for defaulters. Undisclosed income would be taxed on ...
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Bill to merge PIO, OCI is tabled in Lok Sabha 28.2.2015 Asian Age: India
A bill seeking to merge person of Indian origin and overseas citizenship of India was introduced in Lok Sabha Friday amid resistance from a RSP member. Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju introduced the bill which he said will fulfil the promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York to Indian diaspora about the merger of the two schemes. The government had already issued an ordinance to this effect which the bill seeks to replace. The Government had on Thursday withdrawn the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2014, introduced in the Winter Session, from Lok Sabha, saying that a fresh legislation will be brought soon. “Since the PM had made a commitment, it is our duty to ensure that we follow upon it,” Mr Rijiju said as he introduced The Citizenship (Amendm-ent) Bill, 2015. While opposing the bill at the introduction stage itself, RSP member N.K. Premchandran termed it “imperfect and improper” and insisted that a bill on the issue is already pending in the Rajya Sabha. The government had ...
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Citizenship Bill Introduced in LS 27.2.2015 newindianexpress.com
A bill seeking to merge Person of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizenship of India was introduced in Lok Sabha amid resistance from a RSP member.
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PM responds to 'visa' jibe 27.2.2015 New Kerala: India News
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PM responds to 'visa' jibe 27.2.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked the opposition if it did not have any other issue to criticise him on in response to their jibe that he should be given a visa to come to parliament.
Modi govt withdraws Citizenship (Amendment) Bill from Lok Sabha 26.2.2015 FirstPost: India

The government on Thursday withdrew the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2014, introduced in the winter session, from Lok Sabha saying that a fresh legislation will be brought soon seeking to merge Person of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizenship of India schemes apart from other issues.

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Government withdraws Citizenship (Amendment) Bill from Lok Sabha 26.2.2015 DNA: Recent Columns
Government on Thursday withdrew the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2014, introduced in the winter session, from Lok Sabha saying that a fresh legislation will be brought soon seeking to merge Person of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizenship of India schemes apart from other issues. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the bill has to be withdrawn since an ordinance was issued in January merging the PIO and OCI schemes. "The ordinance was issued after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that OCI and PIO cards would be merged by January 7," Rijiju said amidst protest from opposition leaders, including TMC leader Saugata Roy. Roy objected to the government withdrawing the bill and sought an explanation for it.The ordinance was promulgated on January 6 aimed at giving PIOs benefits like life-long visa and exemption from appearing before the local police station on every visit. The ordinance fulfils Modi's assurance in New York to Indian diaspora whom he had promised a merger of the two schemes. ...
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You Face Threat From Within, Not Us: Azad to Modi 26.2.2015 newindianexpress.com
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You Face Threat from Within, Not Us: Azad to Modi 26.2.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Spouses of H-1B visa holders can work in US from 26 May: Why this is a human rights victory 25.2.2015 FirstPost: World

Today, the US government made a significant announcement that will affect scores of Indian women (and some men). Spouses of H-1 B visas will be allowed to work in the country starting 26 May, 2015.

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Spouses H-1B visa holders can work in US from 26 May: Celebrate this human rights victory 25.2.2015 FirstPost: World

Today, the US government made a significant announcement that will affect scores of Indian women (and some men). Spouses of H-1 B visas will be allowed to work in the country starting 26 May, 2015.

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