NRI NEWS – UKMALAYALEE

OCI card holders approach Supreme Court to allow them enjoy freedom of speech

NEW DELHI April 15: Eighty Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) cardholders, residing in India, have challenged Supreme Court in regards to not being able to freely express their views on the Indian government, Times of India reported. The petitioners said that section 7D of the Citizenship Act allows the Centre to cancel the registration of OCIs over violation of any law or for showing disaffection to the constitution of India.
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Foreigners married to Indians cannot enjoy OCI status after divorce

NEW DELHI April 9: Foreigners registered as Overseas Citizens of India or OCI cardholders because of their marriage to Indian nationals cannot continue to enjoy that status after their divorce, the Centre has told the Delhi High Court.
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UK launches new post-study work visa for Indian students

File Picture: Deepak Dominic Chevidan, a Keralite living in London, graduated from BPP University London and was also awarded the Best Outstanding student award.

LONDON March 4: A new post-study work visa that offers international students from countries like India the opportunity to stay on for work experience after completing their course in the UK will formally open for applications from July 1, the UK Home Office said on Thursday.
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Restrictions on international passenger flights to India extended till March 31: Emergency travel allowed

NEW DELHI Feb 27: The restrictions on international passenger flights have been extended till March 31, Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA said in a statement on Friday.
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Indian High Commission in London resumes normal Consular Services with prior Online Appointment

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON March 4: The Indian High Commission in London has resumed normal Consular Services with effect from 1st March 2021, said a notification from the High Commission.
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Census 2021: Best opportunity for Keralites in UK to influence govt decisions: Complete these columns

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON March 5: Participating in Census is very important for the Malayalee community in the UK. The data collected will determine how we as a collective number can influence the decision makers and vice versa.
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Passengers travelling outside UK need this form: Download the form in Word and PDF Here

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON March 6: Passengers travelling internationally will be required to carry the form that will be checked before they can board either at check-in or the departure gate. Passengers who do not have a valid form may be denied access to their booked service.
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British Council scholarships for Asian women in STEM: Apply to UK universities by March 2021

LONDON Feb 15: The British Council has launched a STEM scholarship programme with 19 UK universities, to assist women in pursuing their scientific careers. There are now fully-funded scholarships for Southeast Asian women from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
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Departing, arriving or connecting Heathrow airport: Here is step-by-step guides to help you

LONDON Feb 15: Whether you are departing, arriving or connecting, Heathrow airport has published step-by-step guides to help you through your essential travel at Heathrow.com/FlySafe.

Please note that passengers are not permitted to travel for holiday and leisure reasons, and must have a legally permitted reason to travel (such as for work). More information can be found on the Government website.

Air Corridors with certain countries mean you are no longer obliged to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK. To find out which countries are included check the Government website. Otherwise you will need to self-isolate for 14 days – to speed up the process you can pre-register your details with the Government.

Many UK returnees gave wrong or incomplete details, remain untraced in India

NEW DELHI Dec 30: In an ongoing district-level drive to contact and test UK returnees, many untraced cases have been found which furnished wrong or incomplete addresses and details like mobile phone numbers, officials said on Wednesday.
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