Articles about Dominican Republic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.