Category Archives: Migrant Workers

Sikh soldiers guard Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has switched bearskin hats for turbans outside Buckingham Palace, where Sikh soldiers have begun guarding the monarch and her treasures, Britain’s defense ministry said Friday. Signaler Simranjit Singh and Lance Cpl. Sarvjit Singh are the

Saudi pardoned 500 Indians wait for deportation

RIYADH: A frail, mentally disabled man and another worker suffering from advanced-stage tuberculosis are among over 500 Indian workers currently held in the Somaishi Deportation Center in Riyadh. Every Ramadan, the Saudi Arabian king offers clemency for nonviolent offenders of

Story of India’s ‘nowhere people’ revealed

TIMES NOW reveals the story of India’s ‘nowhere people’, finds more than 60 Indians trapped on a desolate Island of the coast of Spain. It is the story of more than sixty Indians protesting, demanding that they fulfill their dreams

Nearly 5000 Indians in Spain could soon be legalized

Those Indians expatriates in Spain seeking extension to reside but could not extend their stay because they couldn’t obtain “legislation” may soon be legalized. The Ministry of External Affairs and the Spanish Authorities have choked out a solution to a

Recession fails to dent flow of remittance into Kerala banks

Thiruvananthapuram: Recession is a good time for banks in Kerala as the flow of remittance is increasing. While the number of emigrants from Kerala rose by 19% to 21.9 lakh during 2003-08, remittance rose by 135% (Rs43,300 crore), according to

Tamil Nadu migrants lead in exiting UAE

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has earned the dubious distinction of having the most of number of illegal emigrants in the UAE, who desperately apply for an emergency certificate to return to their homeland. An emergency certificate is a one-way travel document

Saudi Arabian Shura Council Passes Domestic Worker Protections

Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council passed a bill on July 8, 2009, to improve legal protections for the estimated 1.5 million domestic workers in the country, but the measure still falls short of international standards, Human Rights Watch said today. The

Joseph Chacko Arrested for cheating 500 crore from NRIs

BANGALORE, Jun 18: Joseph Chacko, a resident of Bangalore, who allegedly cheated about 100 Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) of Rs. 500 crore has been arrested by the city police in Kolkata.  Chacko and three others were accused of luring NRIs from

HRW Charges Abuse of Workers in Abu Dhabi

Migrant workers building a $27-billion “Island of Happiness” in the United Arab Emirates are being abused and exploited, a human rights watchdog revealed on Tuesday. More than 2,000 workers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other South Asian countries have been

Migrants detained without reason in Rajasthan

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) on 8 May had issued a statement exposing the controversial steps taken by the Rajasthan state government in the excuse of ensuring security in the state. The statement also highlights the misuse of Section