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Emigration Rules, 1983 amended

Dated 12th December, 2017 | Copy of | External Affairs Notification Sl.31 In exercise of the powers conferred by section 43 of the Emigration Act, 1983 (31 of 1983), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Emigration Rules, 1983, namely:1. Short title and commencement: (1) These rules may be called the Emigration (Amendment) Rules, 2017. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. 2. In the Emigration Rules, 1983, in rule 7 (2), for the brackets and words [fee of twenty–five thousand rupees], the brackets and words [fee of twenty-five thousand rupees in cases covered under Rule 8 (a) and ten thousand rupees in cases covered under Rule 8 ...

Passports Rules, 1980 amended.

Dated 30th October, 2017 | Copy of | External Affairs |  In exercise of the powers conferred by section 24 of the Passports Act, 1967 (15 of 1967), the Central Government, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Passports Rules, 1980, namely:– 1. (1) These rules may be called the Passports (Amendment) Rules, 2017. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. 2. In the Passports Rules, 1980, in Schedule III, in Part I,– (a) in section IV, in paragraph (A) relating to “Passports”, in sub-paragraph (1), in item (a) relating to “Proof of address (attach one of the following)”, for the words “parent’s passport copy in case of minors”, the words “parent’s passport copy in ...

Implementation of Security Council Resolution of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

Dated 31st October, 2017 | Copy of | External Affairs | 

ASEAN occupies central place in Asia-Pacifics security architecture: VK Singh

The Dollar Business Bureau Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh said on Sunday that ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) occupies a central position in the Asia-Pacific region’s “security architecture” and has the distinctive ability to reflect the greater interests of world.  From the Indian perspective, ASEAN occupied a central place in the security architecture of the Asia-Pacific region, Singh said while speaking at the 15th meeting of ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers in Manila. In the last five decades, the regional intergovernmental organisation had put behind it several post-decolonisation discussions of the region and steered away adeptly from the Cold War to enter in a new era of higher economic growth that act as an example to others, he said. “Surviving ...

Govt to further relax visa norms to boost tourism: Swaraj

The Dollar Business Bureau In order to attract more businesses and tourists to India, the Government on Sunday said that it is planning to further ease the visa norms shortly. “We plan to further liberalise our visa regime for tourism, business as well as other areas shortly,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said at the Global Investors Meet in Indore. She further said that the issues related to visa were one of the concerns for foreigners and the Indians who are living abroad, and the government has already taken measures to address the concerns. In November 2014, the government started the e-visa scheme for more than 100 countries. This was further extended to 37 countries in 2016, taking the overall number to 150. Swaraj said ...

India seeks investment from BRICS partners

Source: PTI India on Tuesday asked BRICS partners to invest in its flagship programmes including ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ while making a strong pitch for removal of structural impediments for increasing trade engagement amongst members of the group. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, while speaking at a meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Ministers of Industries, said the government has laid down a clear roadmap for lowering corporate taxes and that there is huge opportunities in India for trade and investment. “India's medium term growth prospects have significantly improved following several policy initiatives. The FDI limit in railways, defence and insurance sectors have been liberalised. Coal and mining sectors are witnessing a revival. We are working ...

Connectivity seen as key to increase India-ASEAN trade to $100 billion by 2015

The Dollar Business Bureau | @TheDollarBiz   Leaders from India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) hope that the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway will pave the way to economic prosperity for over 1.8 billion people in the region and help meet the targeted $100 billion trade between India and ASEAN by 2015 and then double it to $200 billion by 2020. For India, ASEAN is not just at the core of the Look East policy, but also the key to economic prosperity of the North East. In 2012, India and ASEAN leaders fixed the target for ASEAN-India trade at $100 billion by 2015. India has also signed various Trade Agreements including the ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement, the ...