Telangana to unveil policy to address migrant workers' woes

Telangana government plans to unveil a detailed policy to address problems faced by the workers from the state working overseas, Infotech and Panchayat Raj Minister KT Rama Rao said here on Monday.

Migrant workers among seven dead in Libya air raid

Seven people were killed, including five African migrant workers, as pro-government forces carried out air strikes Tuesday on the coastal city of Zuara in western Libya, an official said.

Soccer World Cup hosts Qatar still failing migrant workers: Amnesty International
Soccer World Cup hosts Qatar still failing migrant workers: Amnesty International

Qatar`s efforts to prevent the abuse of migrant workers have been "woefully inadequate" since the Gulf state pledged to confront exploitation following an outcry over the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Germany says UK reaching `point of no return` on EU: Report

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned British Prime Minister David Cameron he is approaching a "point of no return" with the European Union over his immigration proposals, a report Sunday said.

Over 250,000 Cambodian migrant workers flee Thailand

More than 250,000 Cambodian migrant workers, mostly undocumented, have fled Thailand fearing the military junta`s crackdown on illegal foreign workers, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday.

More than 110,000 Cambodian migrants flee Thailand: official

More than 110,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home in the past week, an official said Sunday, amid fears of a crackdown on migrant workers after last month`s military takeover.

Singapore plans centres outside city for migrant workers: Report

Singapore plans to build more recreation centres in the suburbs to draw migrant labourers away from the city after a rare riot in the congested Little India district last year, a report said Monday.

40,000 migrants among voters in Jammu

As many as 40,000 migrants from Pakistan are part of 1.7 million people who are eligible to cast their vote Thursday in the Jammu parliamentary constituency. These migrants, however, can`t vote in the assembly polls. The 40,000 migrants are among nearly 100,000 refugees from Pakistan who could affect the electoral fortunes of the candidates in this constituency.

Chinese migrants quit coastal cities to save money, be nearer home

More migrant workers deserted China`s coastal regions last year, as lower living costs and proximity to home trumped higher wages, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said.

Second Indian national jailed for rioting in Singapore

A second Indian national was jailed for 15 weeks for his involvement in Singapore`s worst riots in 40 years.

Riot-hit Singapore insists migrant workers treated respectfully

Singapore denied that a riot last month by South Asian migrant workers in the city-state was triggered by discontent over their wages and living conditions.

ILO, EU to support welfare of migrant workers of South Asia

Seeking to promote the welfare of "vulnerable migrant workers" from India, Nepal and Pakistan to the Gulf countries, the ILO and EU today launched a joint 2.41 million euros project here.

Over 600 migrant workers rescued in Odisha

Over 600 migrant workers, including 170 children, were rescued in Odisha in a crackdown launched after the brutal torture of two labourers in the state three days ago, an official said on Friday.

Singapore riots: 52 Indians to be deported, 28 charged

Singapore on Tuesday said 52 Indians will be deported and it will pursue criminal charges against 28 alleged rioters who actively participated in the country`s worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years, sending a tough message to trouble-makers.

Unprivileged girls falling victim to sexual assaults in China

Unprivileged girls from migrant workers` families in China are more likely to fall victim to sexual assault, a new study has revealed.

Chinese migrant workers exceed 260 mn by 2012

The number of Chinese migrant workers, the mainstay of its cheap labour force continue to grow as their total touched 262.61 million last year.

TN to provide education to children of migrant workers

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a new scheme to provide primary education to children of migrant workers residing in the state.

Maoist`s arrest triggers panic among migrant workers

: The arrest of a suspected Maoist here seems to have triggered panic among some migrant workers, particularly from Bihar and Odisha, who are heading towards their hometowns, apprehending trouble.

330 migrants living in one Moscow apartment

Prosecutors established that the 333 migrants from Central Asia were registered to live in a 480-square-feet apartment.

Toll in Jalandhar factory accident rises to 23

With rescue teams recovering more bodies Sunday, the death toll in the blanket factory collapse in Jalandhar has risen to 23.