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Over 10,000 workers got emigration clearance for Iraq in 3 yrs

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:57

Government had issued emigration clearance to over 10,350 workers for Iraq in the last three years which was discontinued last month following wide-spread violence in the oil-rich Gulf country.

India among top 6 mkts for contingent workforce globally

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 18:24

India is among top six markets for contingent workforce engagement across the world largely owing to high availability and cost efficiency, says a ManpowerGroup report.

Kin of Indian workers in jail in S Arabia meet Swaraj, seek help

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 22:10

Family members of some Indian workers who are in jail in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to seek the government`s intervention in securing their release from the Middle-Eastern country.

Sushma Swaraj to meet again with the kins of stranded Indian workers in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 22:45

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swarajwould be meeting again with the Family members of stranded Indian workers in Iraq who are likely to hold a protest in New Delhi on Monday, June 30 to mount pressure on the Centre for safe return of their wards to their homes.

Indian workers in Iraq face wrath of locals

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 16:11

Forty seven Indian workers in Kurdistan in strife-torn Iraq are facing attacks from local workers as the Iraqis feel they are taking away their jobs, a Kerala worker said, adding they wanted to return to India.

Efforts on to secure release of abducted Indians in Iraq: Govt

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 18:57

India said it was in constant touch with International Red Crescent in Iraq, countries of the region and all other concerned who can offer help in securing release of 39 Indian construction workers who were kidnapped from Mosul, the second largest Iraqi city seized by Sunni militants.

Two of 40 Indian workers kidnapped in Iraq are from Himachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 23:16

Two of the 40 Indian workers kidnapped in the Mosul town of strife-torn Iraq hail from the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, a senior official said on Thursday.

Efforts on to repatriate bodies of Indian workers

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 14:38

Authorities are trying to speed up process to repatriate the bodies of the nine Indian workers who were killed in a road accident here, officials said.

Indian unpaid women workers sent home from Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:13

A group of Indian women workers, who were not paid their salaries for the past nine months by their employer here, have been repatriated after the Indian Embassy mediated with their contracting company for their final exit.

Dedicated wing in UAE`s Indian missions to address grievances

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:21

The government said it has set up a dedicated “community affairs wing” in Indian missions in the United Arab Emirates to deal with the redressal of grievances of Indian nationals.

Indian workers will not be affected by new bill: Singapore

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 15:43

Singapore has assured Indian workers they will not be affected by a new bill that gives special powers to police in Little India, the scene of the country`s worst riots in over 40 years.

Indians in ECR countries to benefit from pension-insurance scheme

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 17:49

Indian workers residing in Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries will soon be able to avail life insurance and pension benefits under a government scheme.