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  • Lok Sabha elections: List of documents required to cast vote
    India NewsLok Sabha elections: List of documents required to cast vote

    India will celebrate the country's biggest event, 'Election 2019' in a few days to come. The first phase of voting for Lok Sabha elections will start on April 11. In order to give vote, it is necessary for all the citizens of India to verify their voter identification at the time of polling. Voter’s ID or the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Election Commission of India is compulsory during the document-verification process.

    6 months ago
  •  New smart card passport goes viral: Here's the truth
    Travel New smart card passport goes viral: Here's the truth

    Lately, an image of a passport has gone viral in social media platforms including Facebook and Whatsapp. The picture shows a chip-smart card and the passport seems to have been issued by the Republic of India. Also, the information of the card holder is mentioned very clearly.

    6 months ago
  • Modi govt to introduce chip-based e-passport: Here's how it will work
    TravelModi govt to introduce chip-based e-passport: Here's how it will work

    After series of rumours about government claims of introducing smart passport, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech in the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) said that India will soon replace its traditional paper passports with chip based e-passport.

    8 months ago
  • Aadhaar enough for Nepal and Bhutan tours; no visa required
    TravelAadhaar enough for Nepal and Bhutan tours; no visa required

    The Ministry of Home Affairs in India has reportedly approved Aadhaar as a valid ID proof for travelling in Nepal and Bhutan. The 12-digit unique identification number will act as official document for Indians below the age of 15, and senior citizens above 65.

    8 months ago
  • Mehul Choksi surrenders Indian passport in Antigua
    India NewsMehul Choksi surrenders Indian passport in Antigua

    Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi surrenders his Indian citizenship and passport to Antigua. His shocking move seems to be an attempt to avoid extradition to India, where he is wanted by multiple agencies for loan fraud.

    8 months ago
  • Ministry of External Affairs ask new bids for passport seva programme
    CompaniesMinistry of External Affairs ask new bids for passport seva programme

    A recent development claims that the Ministry of External Affairs is looking proposal for 10 year tender to operate its passport issuance programme handed over to Tata Consultancy Services until 2020. The passport seva programme has been flagship technology implementations in the history of Indian citizen services.

    1 year ago
  • How to apply for a Indian passport online
    Tech NewsHow to apply for a Indian passport online

    Gone are those days when there was a headache of applying for passport first, followed by submission of documents, paper verification, police verification, seeking help from passport agent, paying handful of money and so on. Now, applying online for passport is very easy, though the process is still long and despite the online application you will have to go to the passport office. The most important change is that you will not need an agent and extra money to conduct the process. To make passport online, please follow the following steps carefully:

    1 year ago
  • Choksi's passport issued without police verification: Mumbai Police
    SourcesChoksi's passport issued without police verification: Mumbai Police

    Mumbai Police on Saturday said the Regional Passport Office (RPO) here had issued a passport to the absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi, one of the prime accused in the PNB fraud, after granting him a no ‘Police Verificiation Required (PVR) status.

    1 year ago
  • MEA clarifies on police clearance certificate issued to Choksi (Lead, Correcting intro)
    SourcesMEA clarifies on police clearance certificate issued to Choksi (Lead, Correcting intro)

    The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said the police clearance certificate (PCC) issued to Mehul Choksi -- wanted in the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank fraud and who has now taken citizenship in Antigua -- by the Regional Passport Office, Mumbai, "was as per extant instructions".

    1 year ago
  • MEA clarifies on police clearance certificate to Choksi
    SourcesMEA clarifies on police clearance certificate to Choksi

    The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said the police clearance certificate (PCC) issued to Mehul Choksi -- wanted in the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab and Sind Bank fraud and who has now taken citizenship in Antigua -- by the Regional Passport Office, Mumbai, "was as per extant instructions".

    1 year ago