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Mumbai voted world's 2nd best city for men
Report dated 06/06/2012 @ 1:05 PM
According to a list compiled by male website AskMen.com and Renaissance Hotels, that asked men to nominate what they thought were the world's best cities for men to visit, London and Mumbai topped the list.
London led the list of 29 cities that made the final shortlists selected by the site's users. Mumbai came in at second place "because it's the adventure of a lifetime" and noted events such as the Sunburn Mumbai music festival and Mumbai International Film Festival offered some cultural spice.
The site's editors noted that London will host the Olympic Games this summer as well as a cultural festival, describing it as "the centre of the world this year." Washington DC came in third, Rio de Janiero, Brazil fourth and Shanghai China fifth.
IIT Delhi student bags dream job at Twitter
Report dated 06/06/2012 @ 1:04 PM
Swapnil Jain an IIT-Delhi student has been offered a dream package of Rs.80 lakhs a year by micro-blogging site Twitter. Swapnil is a computer science graduate from Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh and got the job during a placement in IIT-Delhi.
He will join Twitter in October as a software engineer. He says he wants to represent his country and make his family proud.
This is the first time in the last two years that Twitter has hired from India.
2.7 million Indian women migrate to work in the Gulf
Report dated 06/06/2012 @ 1:00 PM
According to a study entitled 'Migration of Women Workers from South Asia to the Gulf' by UN Women and the V V Giri Labour Institute, that analysed the situation in five countries of South Asia, India and Pakistan together account for 71% of international female migrants from South Asia to the Gulf countries. 2.7 million were from India and around 1.9 million came from Pakistan. The six major receiving countries were Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
A majority of these women migrate alone as domestic workers to support their families. The gulf region's demand for female domestic workers is high.
The lead author of the study said the impact of the migration of women workers is much broader than its immediate economic aspect. There is great potential of such migration to bring forth the social and political empowerment of women, and reshape gender power relations.
India sets up units in the Gulf to track NRI tax evaders
Report dated 04/06/2012 @ 12:07 PM
The Indian government has drawn up a plan to track suspicious financial dealings of NRIs, in cooperation with respective foreign governments. The Indian Revenue Service said some of the leading Gulf cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Doha are major financial centres that are increasingly attracting Indian money that is leaving Swiss banks and in many cases these funds reach the Gulf cities in the form of seemingly legitimate investments.
The government has already posted eight senior IRS officers in newly-created income tax overseas units in the US, UK and UAE as part of its efforts to trace illegal funds hidden away by Indians abroad. These tax officials will function from the Indian missions in Washington, London, Berlin, Paris, The Hague, Abu Dhabi, Cyprus and Japan.
Estimates by various sources say the total amount of illicit funds could be in the range of $2 trillion, a significant portion of which is believed to be in Switzerland.
With hundreds of thousands of NRI-owned businesses in the Gulf and Far East, tax evaders could use these businesses as conduits to escape the prying eyes of the tax authorities.
Goa family finally accepts compensation for custodial death of NRI
Report dated 04/06/2012 @ 12:06 PM
The family of NRI Cipriano Fernandes who died after allegedly being severely beaten when in police custody last year, has finally accepted the compensation of Rs.5 lakhs from the Goa government. Last year the National Human Rights Commission in Delhi ordered that the Goa government ensure a payment of Rs. 5 lakhs to the surviving next of kin.
Cipriano 38, a seafarer, was on vacation in Goa when he was arrested after his woman friend complained that he had threatened her with a knife at her residence. He was arrested and the following day was admitted to hospital where he succumbed to injuries that the post mortem found on his body.
A Special Investigating Team had earlier registered a case of murder and destroying evidence, against unnamed police officials.