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Remittances to India rose to $66.13 bn in 2011-12


September 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Remittances to India surged to $66.13 billion in 2011-12 as compared to $55.62 billion in the previous year, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi ... Read more...

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Uflex assigns $250 mn for growth, eyes $2-bn revenue by 2015


September 6th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 6 (IANS) With over a quarter of a billion dollars earmarked for greenfield projects and capacity expansion over the next couple of years, home-grown flexible packaging major Uflex ... Read more...

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Four held for sending Nepali women to Gulf on fake papers


August 29th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Four people, three Nepali nationals and an Indian, have been arrested in the capital for sending women from Nepal to Gulf countries on fake passports ... Read more...

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Ban on Nepal women migrants denounced


August 14th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) The Nepali government should revoke its new ban on women under the age of 30 from working in Gulf countries, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.Instead, ... Read more...

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No service tax on foreign remittances: Government


July 10th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The government said Tuesday remittances sent from overseas will not be liable for service tax charge, putting to rest the confusion that had arisen ... Read more...

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UP plans special cells for NRIs


July 10th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up an NRI cell for people from the state to track their growth and safety and also look ... Read more...

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Shed fear, invest in Afghan opportunity: India (Roundup)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India Thursday unveiled its vision of promoting economic rejuvenation and stability of Afghanistan by asking companies from the region to invest in that country in ... Read more...

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India bats for investments in Afghanistan (Factfile) (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
* India June 28 hosted the first regional investment summit in New Delhi to promote Afghanistan's economic rejuvenation and stability by encouraging private sector investment from across the region. External Affairs ... Read more...

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India pushes Afghanistan’s economic rejuvination (Factfile)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
* India June 28 hosted the first regional investment summit in New Delhi to promote Afghanistan's economic rejuvenation and stability by encouraging private sector investment from across the region. External Affairs ... Read more...

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Cochin to host next annual Indian diaspora meet


June 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The 11th edition of the annual diaspora conclave -- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 - will be held in Cochin, Kerala's commercial capital, Minister of Overseas ... Read more...

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Reselling the India story: road shows kick off in the Gulf


June 9th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai/New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Road shows highlighting India's growth potential to attract sovereign funds and other investors kicks off in five Gulf countries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab ... Read more...

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Policy needed for South Asian women migrants, says UN report


June 4th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With South Asia contributing over six million international women migrants, a report Monday said lack of information and proper documentation has been hindering their ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi varsity to promote multicultural harmony


May 30th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabhi, May 29 (IANS/WAM) Students from Abu Dhabi University and 16 countries will give traditional performances Thursday as part of the annual Global Day celebrations.The performances will feature traditional ... Read more...

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Mango exports from Pakistan goes down


May 26th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Exports of mangoes from Pakistan will suffer this year as production has been low compared to last year.Pakistan annually produces 1.7-1.8 million tonnes of mangoes. But ... Read more...

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Arab-India trade meet begins Tuesday


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 22 (IANS/WAM) The Third Arab-India Partnership Conference begins here Tuesday.The two-day conference whose focus is on development through trade and investment is being organised by the ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism to hold first-ever road show in Saudi Arabia


May 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Kerala Tourism is holding its first-ever road show in Saudi Arabia from Sunday in a bid to attract more tourists from the Gulf kingdom to the ... Read more...

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Demand for Indian domestic workers abroad: Ravi


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) There is demand for Indian workers of various skill sets such as housemaids and home nurses abroad, including in the Gulf countries, Malaysia, Singapore and ... Read more...

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Remittances to India rose to $64 billion in 2011: World Bank


April 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India remains the top recipient of money from diaspora as total remittance flow to the country is estimated to reach $64 billion in 2011, almost ... Read more...

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Ramdev launches products in open market


April 4th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Wednesday launched 800 Ayurvedic products that will be sold in open market via a chain of retail outlets and "super distributors" ... Read more...

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Dubai exported products worth $800 mn in 2011


March 1st, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS/WAM) The total value of exports from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), crossed three billion dirhams (over $800 million) in 2011.The largest share of exports ... Read more...

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‘India diversifying sources to reduce dependence on Iranian oil’


February 29th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India will increase imports of crude oil from Africa and Latin American countries to reduce dependence on Gulf countries, especially Iran which is facing sanctions ... Read more...

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Yemen’s Saleh hands over power to new president


February 27th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 27 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Monday marked the end of his 33-year rule in the Middle East nation by formally handing over power to newly-elected president ... Read more...

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India asks Saudi Arabia to hike crude oil supply


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In a move seen to fill a possible cut in supplies from sanctions-hit Iran, India Thursday asked Saudi Arabia to raise supply of crude oil ... Read more...

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Netherlands recalls ambassador from Syria


February 8th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 8 (IANS) The foreign ministry of the Netherlands Tuesday recalled its ambassador from Syria, following similar steps by several nations to ramp up pressure against Damascus, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Muslim migration up in Kerala, Christians lose (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) More and more Keralites are going abroad for jobs, and the highest migration increase is among Muslims.The number of migrants abroad in 2011 was estimated at ... Read more...

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Migration from Kerala growing steadily, shows study


January 13th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) There has been a slow but a steady migration from Kerala, and remittances from migrants form more than 60 per cent of the state's revenue, reveals ... Read more...

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Sify unveils undersea cable landing station in Mumbai


January 11th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 11 (IANS) Leading IT services firm Sify Technologies Ltd Wednesday unveiled an undersea cable landing station in Mumbai for providing communications links to telcom service players and enterprises ... Read more...

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India pushing Gulf countries for liberal labour laws


January 8th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) India will enter into bilateral agreements with the Gulf countries to curb exploitation of Indian labour in the region and ensure a decent working environment ... Read more...

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India seeks diaspora investment in energy, healthcare


January 7th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) India Saturday asked its 30 million strong diaspora spread across over 130 countries to contribute in the development of healthcare, energy and infrastructure sector.Almost 1,500 ... Read more...

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Overseas Indian workers to get pension, life insurance


January 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) The Indian government Saturday launched a special pension and life insurance scheme that would benefit over 5 million unskilled and semi-skilled workers employed overseas mostly in ... Read more...

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Gulf migration took toll on children’s education in Azamgarh


January 1st, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 1 (IANS) For 25 years, Mohammad Ikram worked day and night in Saudi Arabia to fund the education of his four sons back home here, waiting ... Read more...

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Africans replacing Indian workers in Gulf?


December 25th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) In a trend that may work adversely on remittances to India and the region, Gulf nations are now increasingly hiring Africans over Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis ... Read more...

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India to increase personnel in missions in Gulf countries


December 7th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) With West Asia meeting over 70 per cent of its energy needs and hosting a six-million strong Indian diaspora, India Wednesday underlined its high stakes ... Read more...

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Indian migration remains high despite economic crisis


December 4th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India not just continues to rank first in terms of remittances from its diaspora, just short of $60 billion in 2010, but has also seen ... Read more...

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Kerala will push low-cost airline, Islamic banking: Chandy


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Kerala will pursue with the central government its proposal to start an airline, mainly to extend low-cost option to its vast diaspora in the Gulf ... Read more...

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