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  • NRIs can carry more gold soon: Minister moves ‘quantity rule’

    Travellers to India continue to strip themselves of gold ornaments as the country’s government is yet to announce any new amendment on customs duty. Currently an Indian law dating back to the 1960s states that women travellers are supposed to pay tax for carrying gold valued more than Rs20,000 (Dh1,379). For men the limit is… Read More »

    Nov 22, 2012
  • Germany sees jump in immigration from euro crisis Nations

    BERLIN: Immigration to Germany soared 15 percent in the first half of the year, thanks to an influx of people from European countries hit hard by the eurozone crisis, official figures showed Thursday. Germany registered about 500,000 new arrivals between January and June against 318,000 who left, preliminary figures from the federal statistics office Destatis. Germany registered about… Read More »

    Nov 16, 2012
  • Indian students pull back from US; China races ahead

    WASHINGTON: Fewer Indian students are studying in America these days. The number of students from India in the United States dropped for the second successive year even as there was a surge of Chinese students amid an overall increase of foreign students coming to America. The annual ”Open Doors” survey of international students in US released… Read More »

    Nov 15, 2012
  • For all its problems, India is still an attractive place for Canadians to do business

    MUMBAI, India — Playboy is opening a club by the beach next month in the predominately Christian Indian state of Goa. This development shows how much India has changed. And how much it hasn’t. The first of what may be many Playboy clubs in India will emphasize luxury and glamour rather than sexuality, according to a… Read More »

    Nov 6, 2012
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