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‘Town’ of illegal migrants found in Moscow


September 8th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS) Law enforcers in the Russian capital have discovered "a whole town" of makeshift cabins in Moscow, where about 2,000 illegal migrant labourers live, RIA Novosti reported.The ... Read more...

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Nearly 150 Vietnamese migrants held in Russia


August 30th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia have discovered at least 142 undocumented migrant workers from Vietnam who were making clothes in the Moscow region, the interior ministry said.None ... 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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CPC elects younger delegates to national congress


August 14th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected younger and more grassroots-level delegates to attend its upcoming national congress, a senior party official said here Tuesday.About ... Read more...

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Chinese premier warns of `complicated, grim’ job situation


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Premier Wen Jiabao has warned of new employment pressures amid China's economic slowdown, saying the country will face a more complicated and more severe situation in ... Read more...

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Indian migrant workers to get skills training


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Four major projects to help build Indian migrant workers' capabilities to move up the value chain and to position India as a preferred source of ... Read more...

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Russia leads world in illegal migration


June 29th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has the world's largest number of illegal migrants, accounting for almost seven percent of the country's working population, according to a report by the ... Read more...

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Kerala to form panels to protect workers in Middle East


June 25th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) The state's Non-Resident Keralites' Affairs Department (NORKA) will set up advisory committees in the Middle East to protect the rights of migrant kerala workers, a minister ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to help Myanmarese migrants in Thailand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 30 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has vowed to help migrant workers from Myanmar.The Nobel Laureate is in Thailand on her first trip outside her homeland ... Read more...

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Myanmar ’slaves’ rescued in Thailand


May 19th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 150 Myanmar migrant workers locked up inside a shrimp factory near Bangkok have been rescued by Thai police.Kyaw Thaung, a spokesperson for the Burmese Association ... Read more...

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Myanmarese living abroad again allowed to import vehicles


May 15th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 15 (IANS) Myanmar has again allowed its people living abroad to import vehicles, said official sources Tuesday.Car import for Myanmar migrant workers was temporarily suspended in the past, ... Read more...

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PM assures justice for dead northeast students


May 10th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday assured a delegation from the northeast of maximum efforts by the government to deliver justice in the death of ... Read more...

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Shanghai faces labour crisis


April 26th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China's Shanghai city is facing a shortfall of migrant labour. The city's human resource watchdog says it is happening mainly due to the rising cost of ... Read more...

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Toll in Jalandhar factory accident rises to 23


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 22 (IANS) With rescue teams recovering more bodies Sunday, the death toll in the blanket factory collapse in Jalandhar has risen to 23.A majority of those killed in ... Read more...

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Close ASEAN cooperation urged to promote growth (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 3 (IANS) Cambodia, the current ASEAN chair, has called for stronger financial cooperation among its member countries to promote economic growth.Prime Minister Hun Sen told the visiting ... Read more...

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17 killed in Moscow fire (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 17 people died in a fire that swept through a market warehouse in Moscow early Tuesday, Russia's emergencies ministry said.The fire began around ... 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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Nepal PM sacks labour minister


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday sacked Labor and Transport Management Minister Sarita Giri, a media report said. The prime minister's decision came after Giri's defiance ... Read more...

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CPI-M blasts rail fare hikes


March 14th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday denounced the proposed rail fare hike, saying it will "adversely impact millions of rural migrant workers" and ... Read more...

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Chennai activists demand halt on profiling of ‘outsiders’


March 9th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) The move by the Tamil Nadu police to enumerate migrant workers, students and tenants on the basis of their language is an affront to the constitutional ... Read more...

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China faces huge employment challenges


March 7th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China faces huge employment challenges in 2012 brought about by a large number of job seekers and unbalanced job market, a minister said Wednesday.Chinese cities and ... Read more...

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Urban Chinese per capita income grows 8.4 percent


January 17th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) The per capita income of China's urban residents rose by 8.4 percent to 21,810 yuan ($3,434) in 2011 from a year earlier, the government said Tuesday.Meanwhile, ... Read more...

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Beijing post offices sell train tickets


January 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Post offices in Beijing are selling train tickets to help cope with the Spring Festival travel rush faced by the railways.Twenty-four post offices in the city ... Read more...

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160,000 Britons lost jobs to migrants in five years


January 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Over 160,000 Britons have lost out on jobs to migrants in the past five years, an official report has revealed.One British worker misses out for every ... Read more...

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Delhi to provide shelter to migrant workers


January 8th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The thousands of migrant workers engaged in various projects in the national capital would soon be provided temporary accommodation in dormitories being constructed in north ... Read more...

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Migration to Britain to fall in 2012


January 1st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Migration to Britain will fall in 2012 by almost a third from its record high figures, a think-tank has said.The Institute for Public Policy Research said ... Read more...

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China added 12 mn new jobs in 2011


December 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China created more than 12 million new jobs this year and kept the registered urban unemployment rate below 4.6 percent, a minister said Thursday.Speaking at a ... Read more...

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Myanmar allows banks to handle remittances from abroad


December 24th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 24 (IANS) The Myanmar government Saturday allowed its banks to handle remittances from Myanmarese living in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, the official media reported.The banks, including Cooperatives Bank, ... Read more...

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China to create more jobs for people in cities


December 18th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) The Chinese government now seems to be focussing on employment opportunities in urban areas, as it has decided to keep its unemployment rate among registered city ... Read more...

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Labour in Communist China suffer exploitation


December 15th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) Three-fourths of construction workers in China's big cities are suffering exploitation for working without labour contracts, a situation that offers an advantage to their employers in ... Read more...

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Maldives’ rubbish island ‘overwhelmed with garbage’


December 8th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Thilafushi, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An artificial island in the Maldives which the country has reserved almost exclusively for the dumping of rubbish has been overwhelmed with garbage. The country has subsequently ... Read more...

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Russia threatens Tajikistan with import sanctions


November 21st, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday threatened to slap sanctions on vegetable imports from Tajikistan, a move that comes shortly after the jailing of a Russian pilot in the ... Read more...

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Foreigners grab 12,000 jobs monthly in Britain


November 17th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Foreigners took more than 12,000 jobs a month in Britain while 1.2 million British youngsters sat idle at home, a media report said.The crisis of jobless ... Read more...

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Don’t politicise Rahul’s migrant workers statement: Congress


November 16th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday urged rival political parties "not to play politics and inflame passions" over party general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remarks about migrant workers ... Read more...

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Trust crises between officials, people: Chinese daily


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) Cases of "trust crises" between local officials and people could undermine the Communist Party of China's (CPC) ability to govern, warned the People's Daily, the Communist ... Read more...

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