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Malaysia to evacuate citizens from Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 22 (IANS) Malaysia is removing its citizens from Syria following the fast deteriorating security situation in that country, according to Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman.In a ... Read more...

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Goan expats want state to host mini-NRI football World Cup


July 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Football crazy Goan expats are rooting for the state to host a mini non-resident Indian (NRI) football 'World Cup'.The idea, which was first mooted in ... Read more...

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78 Indian workers left high and dry in Saudi Arabia


July 4th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Seventy-eight Indians, working for a private firm in Saudi Arabia, have been left stranded without food and water after their employer reneged on paying their ... Read more...

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Air India forms search committee to find new COO


June 14th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Air India has constituted a search committee to select a chief operating officer (COO), more than a year after the last incumbent resigned.About 35 candidates ... Read more...

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Compulsory disclosure of overseas assets irks taxpayers


June 7th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Filing of income tax returns has become more complicated from this year for those having bank accounts or any other assets overseas. The government has ... Read more...

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Indian firm to construct Sri Lanka’s tallest building


May 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 28 (IANS) An Indian company will construct a 68-storey residential tower in Colombo that is set to become the country's tallest building.The 400-apartment condominium, to be built at ... Read more...

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ISB signs MoU to provide executive education in Middle East


May 17th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) The Indian School of Business (ISB) Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) Group of Oman, to provide executive education ... Read more...

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Bangladesh encourages inward remittances with new banks


April 4th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's central bank has approved a proposal to set up three new commercial banks to boost inward remittances from its citizens living and working abroad.The board ... Read more...

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Salvadoran remittances rise


March 24th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, March 24 (IANS/EFE) Remittances to El Salvador rose 10.1 percent in the first two months of this year compared with the same period in 2011, the nation's central ... Read more...

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Syria ’surprised’ by Qatar’s call to send Arab troops into the country


January 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DAMASCUS (BNO NEWS) -- The Syrian government on Tuesday said it was surprised to learn that the Emir of Qatar has voiced his support for Arab troops to be send into Syria ... Read more...

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US doesn’t have permission for drone strikes: Gilani


October 30th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has categorically said no permission has been given to the US to launch drone strikes inside Pakistan's territory."There is ... Read more...

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Bangladesh keen to send workers to Libya


October 24th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) The Bangladesh government is keen to send thousands of workers to Libya after the death of Muammar Gaddafi, a minister said."We've already made contact with the ... Read more...

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Chandy to help end expatriates’ passport woes


September 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday assured the assembly that he would take up with the central government passport-related problems faced by expatriates at state airports.Indian ... Read more...

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India, Canada agree to enhance investment


September 24th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) India and Canada have sorted out all the issues related to two agreements which will help in flow of investments and also provide social security ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda-linked group bans English in Somali schools


September 10th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) Al Qaeda-linked militant outfit Al Shabab has banned the teaching of English in schools in Somalia, and has ordered teachers to replace it with Arabic, a ... Read more...

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No economic success without political stability: Gilani


August 9th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) No country can achieve economic prosperity without political stability, says Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Addressing the Pakistan Investors Forum at Jeddah, Gilani said Pakistan ... Read more...

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Rights body cautions Dhaka over sending women workers to Saudi Arabia


May 8th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) A global human rights body has cautioned Bangladesh against sending women workers, particularly as domestic help, to Saudi Arabia where it says they are abused by ... Read more...

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Qatar Keralites to release film on elderly


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Mar.23 (ANI): The expatriate Keralite community in Qatar will release a short film on elderly people for the Qatari audience.The film entitled Nanama Niranja Umma, meaning 'Virtues of a Mother', is ... Read more...

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Around 200 Pakistanis return from strife-torn Libya


March 18th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): Around 200 Pakistanis have reportedly been evacuated from Tripoli, and reached Islamabad to avoid unrest in Libya.The Dawn quoted the expatriates, who were flown from Tripoli and ... Read more...

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Bangladeshis say being forced to take part in Bahrain pro government rally


March 18th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Mar.18 (ANI): Bangladeshi expatriates in Bahrain say they have been forced to take part in pro-government rallies, which has provoked attacks from a majority of the Shia population of the country ... Read more...

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Bangladesh business chambers pledge jobs to Arab-returnees


March 11th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 11 (IANS) Bangladesh's business chambers have pledged jobs for thousands of workers being repatriated from Arab countries in an effort to ease the blow to the economy that ... Read more...

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No charge on money transfer to Egypt from UAE


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates branch of the Bank of Egypt has waived money transfer charges for Egyptian expatriates sending money home, it announced Wednesday.Regional Manager ... Read more...

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Pakistan to evacuate citizens from Libya


February 28th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Pakistan has announced it will evacuate its citizens from violence-hit Libya where a mass protest is raging to end the authoritarian rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. ... Read more...

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Pak taking steps to evacuate its nationals from Libya: Foreign Office


February 28th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 28(ANI): The Pakistan government is taking steps to evacuate its nationals stranded in trouble-ridden Libya, a Foreign Office spokesperson has said.Tehmina Janjua said that a special task force has been ... Read more...

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Kuwait’s Indian embassy sets model to help workers in distress


February 27th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood Kuwait City, Feb 27 (IANS) It is a model that other Indian embassies in the Gulf region could emulate while dealing with problems of Indian workers, particularly women, in distress.The ... Read more...

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Pak Govt has no plans yet to bring back Pakistanis stuck in turmoil-hit Libya


February 27th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 27(ANI): The Pakistan Government has no immediate plans to bring back Pakistanis living in Libya, citing fears that efforts to evacuate them may further endanger their lives.Libya has been in ... Read more...

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France, Egypt send planes to Libya to evacuate people


February 22nd, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) France and Egypt sent armed forces' aircraft Tuesday to evacuate their nationals from Libya, after fighter jets bombed parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli where furious anti-government protesters ... Read more...

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Growing discontent over Chinese maids results in popularity of Filipino maids


February 11th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The growing general discontent in China over the services provided by local house maids has resulted in a rise in popularity of Filipino maids, who are often ... Read more...

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Three Asians jailed for forcing women into prostitution in Oman


January 30th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Muscat, Jan 30(ANI): Three Asian expatriates have been sentenced to 15 years in jail each for forcing women, recruited as housemaids, into prostitution in Oman.According to Oman's Public Prosecution Department, the Muscat ... Read more...

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Ernst & Young to expand Kerala operations


January 11th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) Ernst & Young Global Shared Services Tuesday announced plans for a major expansion of its Technopark operations here, including increasing its staff strength from the present 700 to ... Read more...

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Goa eyes expats as resource for educational institutions


December 7th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) Goa government wants to tap men-of-letters of Goan origin in Europe and other parts of the world to be resource persons for its educational institutions, an official said ... Read more...

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Lack of opportunity prompts four million Italians to live abroad


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 3 (IANS/AKI) More than four million Italians, or about seven percent of Italy's population, live abroad in search of a work, according to a new report presented Thursday in Rome ... Read more...

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Chinglish signs being rewritten in Shanghai


November 17th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 17 (IANS) "The lift is being fixed. During that time, we regret that you will be unbearable". This and several other confusing signs in Shanghai are being rewritten during a ... Read more...

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Musharraf seeks Pak-Americans’ support for political comeback


November 1st, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Orlando, Nov 1(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reached out to his country's expatriates in the United States in his effort to stage a political comeback.Addressing a crowd of about ... Read more...

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Now, Japan, Sweden warn citizens against al-Qaeda Mumbai-style terror attacks in Europe


October 5th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Oct 5 (ANI): In the latest development, Japan and Sweden have now joined the US and Britain by issuing travel warnings of a Mumbai-style attack on major transport hubs or tourist ... Read more...

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