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Conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards Extended

PIO to OCI Extension

"The Home Ministry has decided to extend the date for submission of the application for registration as OCI card holder by the erstwhile PIO cardholders till December 31, 2017," an official said. 

This was for the fourth time the date for conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards has been extended since March 31, 2016. 

The PIO card was first implemented in 2002 as a benefit to foreign nationals who could establish at least a third generation tie to an Indian origin. The PIO card was valid for travel, work, and residence in India for a period of 15 years. 

London fire: Death toll rises to 17

Rescuers do not expect to find anyone else alive in the west London block of flats which was engulfed by a massive fire, the fire service says.

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said there were still "unknown numbers" of people in the smouldering ruins of Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington.

People have been desperately seeking news of missing family and friends, after 17 people were confirmed dead.

The Queen has said her "thoughts and prayers" are with families.

More than 30 people remain in hospital - 17 of whom are in a critical condition.

Modi's US Visit To Meet Trump on June 25-26 ; Main Discussion is Terrorism and H-1B Visas

rime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington in the last week of June, with terrorism emanating from Pakistan dominating the agenda, sources said on Sunday.

In his first meeting with Trump after the developer-turned-politician took over as the President in January, Modi is also expected to discuss India’s entry into the nuclear suppliers group, changes in the H-1B visa regime, defence ties between the two sides and China’s increasingly aggressive stance in east and south Asia.

India - Spain ; Call For Zero Tolerance To Terrorism

India and Spain on Wednesday stressed that there should be "zero tolerance" to terrorism and called on the international community to end "selective or partial" approaches in combating the menace which poses the gravest threat to international peace and stability.

The prime minister held wide-ranging talks with President of the Spanish government Mariano Rajoy at the Moncloa Palace and invited Spanish firms to invest in India which offers "many opportunities" for them in various fields.

Southwest Monsoon Reaches Kerala, Northeast On Time

This year, monsoon has arrived two days before its scheduled date.

The Southwest monsoon, which brings seasonal rain to the Indian subcontinent, hit southern Indian state of Kerala and the North East on Tuesday, two days before its normal onset date.

Director General of the India Meteorological Department K J Ramesh said monsoon has also hit the North East, thanks to Cyclone Mora, which aided the advancement of the seasonal rainfall.

The normal onset date for monsoon to hit the Kerala coast, which marks its official arrival in the country, is June 1.

India thanks Pakistan for Uzma's return ; Honoured Judiciary For Aid The Victims Back

In a mutual unerstanding, India thanked Pakistan's diplomats and judiciary after an Indian national returned to home.

The family of an Indian woman who claimed she was forced by a Pakistani man to marry him at gunpoint today said it never thought she would be back home.

Ransomware :Harmful Virus; what is Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that carries out the cryptoviral extortion attack from cryptovirology that blocks access to data until a ransom is paid and displays a message requesting payment to unlock it. Simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse. More advanced malware encrypts the victim's files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them. The ransomware may also encrypt the computer's Master File Table (MFT) or the entire hard drive.

Google Maps, tracks you; now, track other people too

Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family -- the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.

The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday in an update to the Google Maps mobile app, which is already installed on most of the world's smartphones. It will also be available on personal computers.

PEOPLE IN KERALA'S HIGH RANGES WAIT FOR FINAL ECOLOGICAL CALL

Western Ghats restive again?

The High Range of Kerala is becoming restive once again over the classification of the Western Ghats as ecologically sensitive area. Kerala has written to the Central Government urging it to exclude 886.7 sq km "non-forest land" from the area demarcated as Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) for preservation of the Western Ghats, one of the eight biodiversity hot-spots in the world.

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