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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.

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.

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 `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.

Indian embassy in Saudi to process 12,000 exit papers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 20:49

The verification and delivery process for a third batch of 12,000 applications for Emergency Certificates will start at India`s Embassy in Riyadh from Monday.

`Saudi taking steps in Indian workers` interest`

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 19:54

In a bid to allay India`s concerns over the controversial `Nitaqat` labour law, Saudi Arabia`s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal on Saturday said "procedures" were being taken in the "best interest of Indian workers".

Salman Khurshid arrives in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 12:55

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived in Saudi Arabia on an official visit during which he will hold talks on a range of issues.