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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Sri Lanka, Kuwait to sign MoU for migrant workers

March 29th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kuwait to protect the rights of migrant workers in the country, an official said Thursday."There are ... Read more...

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“The Help” - Poignant, Gutsy, Topical and Important (IANS Movie Review -Rating:****1/2)

November 26th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Help", Director: Tate Taylor, Actors: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, Rating: ****1/2The history of the world is the history of the billions of brutalities perpetrated on millions ... Read more...

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Indian embassy in UAE raises minimum wages for workers

March 15th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi, Mar. 15 (ANI): India's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, M.K.Lokesh, has revealed that the mission has increased the minimum wage for 36 categories of skilled and unskilled Indian workers ... 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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Nanny shortage hits Chinese cities

January 6th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) With the holiday season round the corner, China is facing an acute nanny shortage! Even the promise of a decent salary is not enough to attract one.The house ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaysians seek brides from Vietnam, China

July 25th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 25 (IANS) Malaysian men are now hunting for brides from other countries like Vietnam and China, with many even asking women to undergo virginity tests before agreeing to a ... Read more...

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UAE apprehends 1,094 absconding housemaids

April 25th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 25 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates (UAE) has apprehended 1,094 housemaids, mostly foreign nationals, who had been absconding from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah emirates. The housemaids were apprehended ... Read more...

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Traditional hospitality served at Japan’s old inns

April 7th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) Nowhere is Japan's quiet luxury more evident than in its onsen ryokans - traditional inns with hot springs. Here, beauty lies in the depth of simplicity and comes ... Read more...

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Local Welfare in a Global Context: Slums and Urban Welfare in Karnataka’s Development

November 29th, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by admin
By Pushpa Achanta, CNSIn September 2006, CIVIC ( organized the above public meeting in Bangalore with Dr. Supriya Roy Chowdhuri, Professor ISEC, Bangalore ( and Mr. Narayanswamy, Joint Director, Karnataka Slum Clearance ... Read more...

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India sets up shelter for domestic workers in Oman: Faleiro

November 18th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Oman has set up a shelter in its premises for harassed domestic maids employed in Omani households, says former minister of state for external ... Read more...

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Malaysian court sets free Indian woman charged with murder

September 2nd, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 2 (IANS) S. Selvi, an Indian national working as a housemaid, walked free Wednesday after the Malaysian court of appeal absolved her of the charge of killing her employer. But ... Read more...

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Kuwait NRI’s unaffected by ongoing global meltdown

April 9th, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra SinghKuwait City, Apr 9 (ANI): Despite the economic recession in the Gulf, Indians working in Kuwait claim they are quite unaffected by it.In a population of 3.4 million people in ... Read more...

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When Aamir Khan doubted Amitabh Bachchan’s star ambition

January 4th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan may have a mutual admiration society and both may bond with each other superbly, but as a child the "Ghajini" star never thought ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka wants maids to go to Europe, avoid Gulf

August 17th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh Colombo, Aug 17 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government is seeking to encourage women migrants to look for jobs in European countries instead of in the Gulf because of persistent complaints ... Read more...

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Expatriate Indian population in Bahrain now 290,000

July 5th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) The number of expatriate Indians working and living in Bahrain has risen to a record 290,000, according to Indian Ambassador Balkrishna Shetty. During the course of the embassy ... Read more...

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Malaysia to continue with fewer foreign workers policy

March 20th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, March 20 (IANS) Malaysia will continue with the policy of reducing the number of foreign workers, new Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has said. Till recently Albar was the foreign ... Read more...

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