Duped With Tourist Over Work Visas, 14 Indians Stranded In Saudi Arabia

Twelve of the 14 stranded in Saudi Arabia are lodged in the jails of the nation (Representational) Shimla:  Fourteen Indians are stranded in Saudi Arabia with most of them in the country’s jails after two local travel agents allegedly sent them to work in the Middle East nation on tourist visas, police said. Now, their tourist visa has expired and they do not have work visas, they added. Of the 14 people stranded in Saudi Arabia, 12 hail from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district while two are from Punjab. Twelve of…

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Indians dumping cars in favor of Uber, Ola in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai: Reasons

Indians are now buying fewer cars in the bigger cities, and now there are numbers to support this. In the last 12  months between April 2017 and March 2018, car sales in Mumbai dipped by a whopping 21%, 11% in Bangalore and 4.5% in Chennai. In Delhi, which has India’s highest car penetration, sales grew by just 1.6%. So, why are Indians living in big cities buying fewer cars? Here are some reasons. Rise of Ola and Uber Cab aggregating apps such as Ola and Uber have made the second car…

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Five Countries Indians Can Travel to Without Worrying About Visa

Gone are the days when travelling abroad meant dealing with lots of paperwork, dreadful queues, visa applications and unprecedented stress levels – no matter where you were headed. Times have changed, with several countries now offering visa on arrival to Indians. All you need to do is to pick your location wisely, book your tickets and go! India ranks 75th on Passport Index’ Global Passport Power Rank 2018, which means Indians can travel to 24 countries sans a visa and 27 countries offer Indians visa on arrival. So, if your…

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For love or for god: Why Indians travel

Indians’ favourite travel destinations vary according to what they are seeking: religion or romance. Up to 97% of Indian respondents in a recent survey said they’d travel within the country for their spiritual needs. Yet four in 10 were most likely to choose foreign destinations for their honeymoons. The survey was conducted by online travel agent MakeMyTrip between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 and covered 3,000 respondents, all of whom had travelled within the previous six months. Overseas destinations closer to home are especially a hit among Indian newly-weds. Four…

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New law scholarship for Indians at Oxford

A new scholarship named after the late Ratanshaw Bomanjee Zaiwalla – one of the first Indians to qualify as an English solicitor in 1925 – has been set up at the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development based in Somerville College, Oxford. Instituted by his son, senior London-based lawyer Sarosh Zaiwalla, its first recipient is Shreya Prakash, who completed her undergraduate degree at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. She is enrolled for the Bachelor of Civil Law course. Zaiwalla said: “My aim to create the scholarship is…

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Spain to trap Indians thru movie tourism

Spain is encouraging Indian movie-makers to apply its fiestas, cities and historic monuments as settings for his or her movies, which will increase percentage of India’s outbound tourism market. The parent reviews that Madrid will host the once a year worldwide Indian film Academy awards, known as the “Bollywood Oscars”, this 12 months. a few of the stars who will attend the awards ceremony might be Hrithik Roshan, superstar of the 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which became produced in collaboration with the Spanish tourism promotion enterprise, Turespana. Indian…

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