Indian Government to merge OCI, PIO cards

The Indian government has announced that it will merge the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to provide more effective and efficient services to the Indian Diaspora and remove existing disparities. Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi told the delegates attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Kochi (Kerala) on January 8 that while…

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Corruption elsewhere challenges Kiwi businesses

This is a good year to examine the question of standards of governance in the corporate sector. New Zealand enjoys an enviable position at the top rating level with regard to absence of corruption. Transparency International, whose headquarters are in Berlin, Germany, published the regular Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on December 6, 2012 following the most recent study. Considerable information…

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The little known world of Justices of the Peace

Contrary to popular belief, not every person willing can become a ‘Justice of the Peace,’ and the process is stringent, David Grove, President of the Auckland JPs Association has said. He said that candidates, who are successful in the selection process (including written tests and training programmes), would be required to satisfy a number of other criteria before being appointed…

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New research helps fight against cancer

An on-going research on cancer has led to an exciting stage, which may allow scientists to develop more effective treatment drugs. The work of a Spain-based team has just been published in ‘Science,’ the prestigious international magazine that promotes research, researchers and their discoveries. It is a matter of pride for the Wellington-based Victoria University that Jessica Field, its young…

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