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NRI Tabloid wins UK Award
Report dated 30/04/2012 @ 7:33 PM
A Manchester based fortnightly 'Asia Lite' that focuses on British Asian events and issues, edited by Anasudhin Azeez, was judged the best of eight journals, and won the top prize in the newspaper category in the How-Do-Awards, that celebrates the best in the media industry in the north of England.
Azeez who hails from Palakkad in Kerala said the award will inspire his editorial team to stick with its policies to bring back the missionary values of journalism, that is more than just a business but is an attempt to serve the community better. He follows a strict advertising policy to protect readers from psychics and the sex industry.
Asia Lite is five years old and was praised by the awards committee for bucking trends in declining sales and circulation by developing innovative solutions to identify new models and revenue streams.
Delhi Court ignores NZ court order, denies NRI kids' custody
Report dated 29/04/2012 @ 1:12 PM
The Delhi High Court refused to give an NRI custody of his two minor children who are living in Delhi with their mother, his estranged wife, even though the New Zealand Court passed an order asking the mother to place both children in its custody.
The Delhi Court stated the welfare of the minor is a paramount consideration in such a case and denied the husband custody also taking into account the past records of his misbehaviour with the children and their mother, saying it was not safe for the children to live with him in a foreign land.
The Court also said the principle of comity of courts simply requires consideration of any such orders issued by the foreign court and not necessarily their enforcement.
Indian origin schoolboy kidnapped in Malaysia
Report dated 29/04/2012 @ 1:12 PM
Nayati Shamelin Moodliar 12, who is of Indian origin and is a Dutch national, was on his way to his school just 200 metres away when he was kidnapped by two men who looked Indian. They drove away with the boy in a black car.
He was on his way to the Mont Kiara International School whose students are mostly expatriates, including several Indian nationals. The school went into lock down because of the abduction of the Grade VII student. All the other students are safe and accounted.
Though the number plate of the car was noted, police say the registration of the vehicle was fake. Police have not yet found the boy and have issued an Amber Alert.
Swedish authorities take son from NRI mother
Report dated 29/04/2012 @ 1:11 PM
Shortly after a similar incident in Norway, now Swedish authorities have taken away Domenic Johansson 13, the son of Nirmal Kumar Bhanos who is married to Swede Christer Johansson.
The mother Nirmal who now goes by the name Annie Johansson is now fighting the European nation's authorities to wrest the custody of her son. She holds an Indian passport.
Annie has written to a Kolkata based NGO asking for help. Annie is now desperate and very depressed. Both she and her husband have lived in Visby, Sweden since 2000. Annie was told that her son is in foster care.
It is believed that authorities in the West often fail to understand the Indian way of bringing up a child.
India becomes world's 3rd largest economy
Report dated 27/04/2012 @ 3:15 PM
According to the Ipsos economic Pulse of the World Survey, India is the second most economically confident country and its economic confidence jumped by 5 points to 79 percent in the month of March compared to the previous month, to retain its rank as second most economically confident nation title after Saudi Arabia.
India has overtaken Japan to become the third largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity and is heading for accelerated growth following the RBI cutting the repo rate by 50 bps and inflation moderating to acceptable levels.
The Ipsos Economic Pulse of the World survey was conducted in March 2012 among 18,775 people in 24 countries.