Articles about Dominican Republic

Mehul Choksi moves Dominica HC to quash proceedings against him

07 Jul 2021

Mehul Choksi moves Dominica HC to quash proceedings against him

Alleging that his arrest in Dominica for illegal entry was "dictated" by representatives of the Indian government, absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi has filed a case in the High Court of Roseau, Dominica, seeking to quash the proceedings against him, local media reported.

Mehul Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica

18 Jun 2021

Mehul Choksi remanded to state prison in Dominica

A magistrate court in Dominica on Thursday moved Mehul Choksi from police custody to state prison, his lawyer Vijay Aggarwal said, but added that he would continue to remain in hospital as his medical condition deteriorated.

Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica High Court

12 Jun 2021

Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica High Court

The Dominica High Court has denied bail to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi in the case of illegal entry into the island country, local Caribbean media reported.

LG K42, with Helio P22 chipset and quad cameras, launched

21 Sep 2020

LG K42, with Helio P22 chipset and quad cameras, launched

Expanding its portfolio of budget-range smartphones, LG has launched the K42 in the Dominican Republic.

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

06 Apr 2020

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

The United Nations Security Council will reportedly take up the issue of the coronavirus pandemic this week.

After UNSC's J&K meeting, India says matter 'internal', rebukes Pakistan

17 Aug 2019

After UNSC's J&K meeting, India says matter 'internal', rebukes Pakistan

On Friday, India reiterated that all issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, specifically the abrogation of Article 370, putting the state under lockdown, and dividing it into two union territories, were the country's internal matter, and Pakistan should stop terrorism to initiate dialog.

Indian students just won NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge

18 Apr 2019

Indian students just won NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge

A week ago, nearly 100 high-school and college student teams from different parts of the world took part in NASA's 25th Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

UN-Chief honors Hansa Mehta for Universal Declaration of Human Rights

07 Dec 2018

UN-Chief honors Hansa Mehta for Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UN chief Antonio Guterres has lauded the "essential" role played by Indian reformer Hansa Jivraj Mehta in shaping the landmark document on Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ensuring it contains a more gender-sensitive language.

50,000 Indians took US-citizenship in 2017; 4,000 more than 2016

19 Oct 2018

50,000 Indians took US-citizenship in 2017; 4,000 more than 2016

Over 50,000 Indians were granted American citizenship in 2017, 4,000 more than 2016, according to the latest official report.

HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

15 Sep 2018

HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India

On Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) report that saw India secure a rank of 130 out of 189 countries.

US: Over 100 illegal immigrants, including Indians, detained by border-officials

14 Aug 2018

US: Over 100 illegal immigrants, including Indians, detained by border-officials

Over 100 people, including some Indians, have been detained by the US Border Patrol and Immigration officials in separate enforcement actions for illegally entering and living in the United States.

Trump proposes ending visa lottery to clear green card backlogs

27 Jan 2018

Trump proposes ending visa lottery to clear green card backlogs

In a move which might favour skilled Indian IT professionals in the US, President Donald Trump has proposed to end visa lottery system in favour of reducing green card backlogs of highly skilled workers.

Category 5 Hurricane Irma reduces two Caribbean islands to rubble

07 Sep 2017

Category 5 Hurricane Irma reduces two Caribbean islands to rubble

The category five Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least nine people and reducing islands to rubble.

The Caribbean islands gear up for Hurricane Irma

06 Sep 2017

The Caribbean islands gear up for Hurricane Irma

The Caribbean islands are gearing up to face the strongest Atlantic Storm in 10 years, Hurricane Irma, which could be "potentially catastrophic".

Caribbean islands brace for category four Hurricane Irma

05 Sep 2017

Caribbean islands brace for category four Hurricane Irma

Several Caribbean islands have issued storm warnings as they brace for the category four Hurricane Irma.

CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal

02 Mar 2017

CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal

The CBI questioned Vipin Khanna, defence consultant, in connection with the $208mn Embraer jet deal.

CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal

08 Jan 2017

CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal

The CBI retrieved evidence from the US, where the Department of Justice is conducting its own investigation into Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer.

Demonetization: High deposits worry IT officials

09 Dec 2016

Demonetization: High deposits worry IT officials

Deposits of the demonetized notes have so far reached 70% of the total value of currency that was demonetized; financial analysts say this means black money hoarders may have found a way to re-introduce their cash into the system.

Old notes won't be accepted at railways after 10 Dec

08 Dec 2016

Old notes won't be accepted at railways after 10 Dec

In a surprise announcement, the government stated that demonetized Rs.500 notes will not be accepted at railways counters post 10 December.

Govt waives service tax on credit/debit card transactions

08 Dec 2016

Govt waives service tax on credit/debit card transactions

In a move to bolster the transition to a cashless economy, the Centre has waived service taxes on credit/debit card transactions up to Rs.2000.

More measures to ease demonetization stress

07 Dec 2016

More measures to ease demonetization stress

The RBI stated that new 100 notes would soon be issued with additional security features; the old 100 notes would still be legal tender.

Toll plazas to accept old Rs.500 note till 15 Dec

06 Dec 2016

Toll plazas to accept old Rs.500 note till 15 Dec

Toll plazas across all national highways in India will accept payments through credit cards, debit cards, e-wallets; and old Rs.500 notes until 15 December.

New Rs.50, Rs.20 notes to be released

04 Dec 2016

New Rs.50, Rs.20 notes to be released

The RBI is set to release new Rs.50 and Rs.20 notes with enhanced security features; the old version of notes will still be valid.

Govt hardens stance as BJP worker caught with new notes

04 Dec 2016

Govt hardens stance as BJP worker caught with new notes

The government hardened its defence of the demonetization scheme kicking-off a Rs.16 crore campaign to counter claims made by the opposition.

ASSOCHAM, Bank Unions call upon Jaitley

04 Dec 2016

ASSOCHAM, Bank Unions call upon Jaitley

ASSOCHAM has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking the lifting of the cap on current account withdrawals for corporates; they contend that these transactions are documented and verifiable.

Govt pushing forward to resolve cash-crunch

02 Dec 2016

Govt pushing forward to resolve cash-crunch

The RBI said it has recalibrated 1.8 lakh ATMs which can cow dispense the new denominations of currency; it said the remaining 20,000 ATMs will be recalibrated in a week.

Embraer to pay $205 million settlement over corrupt deal

25 Oct 2016

Embraer to pay $205 million settlement over corrupt deal

To resolve the dispute over the corrupt 2008 Embraer aircraft deal, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer will pay $205 million in fines to the US Justice Department.

Embraer deal: CBI registers FIR against UK arms dealer

21 Oct 2016

Embraer deal: CBI registers FIR against UK arms dealer

The CBI has registered an FIR against a UK based NRI arms dealer, for allegedly receiving kickbacks from the 2008 Embraer Jet deal.

North Carolina struggles with floods after Hurricane Matthew

12 Oct 2016

North Carolina struggles with floods after Hurricane Matthew

North Carolina has received a record breaking 30 cm of rain in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, leaving several areas under water and forcing mass evacuations.

Matthew US death toll hits 15, downgraded to post-tropical cyclone

09 Oct 2016

Matthew US death toll hits 15, downgraded to post-tropical cyclone

The death toll from hurricane Matthew has reached 15 and storm has now been downgraded to a post-cyclone tropical storm.

Hurricane Matthew moves to US; 877 dead in Haiti

08 Oct 2016

Hurricane Matthew moves to US; 877 dead in Haiti

As reports started coming from the remote areas of Haiti that had previously been cut off by Hurricane Matthew, it was revealed that the death toll had surged to 877.

Hurricane Matthew to hit Florida, President declares state of emergency

07 Oct 2016

Hurricane Matthew to hit Florida, President declares state of emergency

Hurricane Matthew, after battering Cuba, Haiti and Bahamas, is currently heading towards South Carolina and Florida's Atlantic-coast.

CBI identifies Embarer middleman, may identify bribe recipients

29 Sep 2016

CBI identifies Embarer middleman, may identify bribe recipients

The CBI disclosed that it has tracked down an individual who was paid $5.5 million by Embraer to secure the 2008 defence contract with DRDO.

Embraer sets aside $200m for fines related to India case

11 Sep 2016

Embraer sets aside $200m for fines related to India case

As Brazilian prosecutors and the US Justice Department began investigations into the company's alleged shady deal in India in 2008, the company is said to have set aside $200m for possible fines.

Embraer Jet Deal under scanner for alleged kickbacks

10 Sep 2016

Embraer Jet Deal under scanner for alleged kickbacks

The $210 million Embraer's 'Jet deal' with India came under scanner by the U.S. authorities for the payment of kickbacks to secure the contract.

UN acknowledges role in Haiti's deadly cholera pandemic

19 Aug 2016

UN acknowledges role in Haiti's deadly cholera pandemic

The UN has admitted to having played a role in the deadly cholera pandemic that is still ongoing in Haiti for over six years.