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Nearly 1.41 lakh Indians left Saudi Arabia in April-November last year

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 19:38

Around 1.41 lakh Indians left Saudi Arabia with emergency certificates and passport during and after seven-month grace period following the enforcement of Nitaqat law, government said on Thursday.

Saudi may restrict expats` stay to eight years

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 17:16

Saudi Arabia might restrict foreign workers` stay in the country to a maximum of eight years under a proposed law to create jobs for its citizens, a move expected to affect a large number of Indians.

India, S Arabia sign accord for protecting Indian workers

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 21:29

"It is indeed very satisfying to see that we could finalize the cooperation agreement and sign it today. This agreement will go a long way in protecting the interest of the workers. It is time now that the standard employment contract should also be finalized at the earliest," Ravi said.

Fresh drive to help illegal Indian workers in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 16:29

Saudi Arabia is the world`s largest oil exporter and has the Arab world`s largest economy with a bilateral trade of more than USD 43 billion with India.

Kerela Govt to help returnees from Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 18:22

Kerala government has worked out schemes to help expatriates who return from Saudi Arabia due to implementation of new labour law `Nitaqat` which mandates companies to hire locals, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday.

Around 6,000 Indians secure regular jobs since Saudi amnesty

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 22:18

Saudi Arabia announced the amnesty in April this year and extended it by four months in July allowing foreign workers to regularise their documents.

Labour crisis hits 36% of construction projects in Saudi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 14:08

There were 250,000 registered construction project contracts in Saudi Arabia before the first grace period to legalise expatriate workers ended on July 4.

Saudi Arabia regularises status of 40 lakh expatriate workers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 13:34

Saudi Arabia has completed regularisation of nearly four million foreign workers in the last four months as part of its `Nitaqat` programme, with 1.18 million expats choosing to change their profession.

Saudi extends grace period for illegal workers

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 19:02

Saudi Arabia extended an amnesty for illegal foreign workers in the country by four months who are yet to regularise their documents.

`Nitaqat` law: Centre, states should intervene, says Karuna

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 17:16

M Karunanidhi said the Central and state govts should take steps to ensure the livelihood of Indian expatriates being sent back from Saudi Arabia to TN as a significant number of people were affected by `Nitaqat` law.

Saudi `Nitaqat` law may restrict remittances to Pak: Report

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 15:50

Nawaz Sharif may face a major economic challenge when more than 50,000 illegal Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia would be deported after the July 3 amnesty deadline set by the Gulf Kingdom expires.

Nitaqat law: Karuna seeks intervention of Centre, state govts

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 12:21

The `Nitaqat` law, meant to regularise foreign workers, makes it mandatory for local companies to hire one Saudi national for every 10 migrant workers.