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Cell phones, fixed salaries for Indian workers in the Gulf
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) In a bid to combat trans-national human trafficking, employers have been asked to provide a mobile phone and fixed minimum wage to Indian domestic workers going to Gulf countries, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 4:57:52 PM

Young Microsoft director harbours high hopes for IT
Nagpur, March 4 (IANS) The next twenty years will be revolutionary in IT history and what lies ahead for humanity should be best left to the wonderful ingenuity of mankind, says Rajesh Munshi, one of the youngest directors at Microsoft Corp, on a visit to his hometown here.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 4:43:55 PM

India not to prescribe minimum wage for its workers abroad
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India has no intention to prescribe a minimum wage for Indian workers abroad, Bahrain in particular, a senior official said here Monday.

Monday, March 03, 2008 5:09:52 PM

Are Afghan drug syndicates using Indians as couriers?
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) In a development that has spread alarm among security agencies, Afghans of Indian origin are found to have been used by powerful drug syndicates in Afghanistan to procure raw materials from India to make narcotics.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 10:00:03 AM

Mumbai helpline counsels AIDS patients from Dubai, China (Feature)
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) 'I have tested HIV positive, how will I face my family?' asks a voice from Dubai on telephone. From a clean basement in a dingy building here, a counsellor answers the question.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 9:43:10 AM

Gulf NRIs make a beeline for Lucknow realty
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Saeed Anwar, an NRI from Dubai, wanted a house in his hometown Lucknow. He bought two plots for Rs.3.5 million ($880,000) in 2005, which are together worth Rs.30 million today. With returns as high as this, many Gulf NRIs are investing in the city's real estate.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 9:08:44 AM

Concerns conveyed to Malaysia over ethnic Indians' grievances: Mukherjee
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India has expressed concerns to Malaysian authorities on grievances expressed by certain Malaysians of Indian origin over their social conditions and religious rights, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told parliament Thursday.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:30:21 PM

Australian citizenship test not against Indians: Pranab
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The new citizenship test introduced by Australia 'does not adversely' affect persons of Indian origin, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told parliament Thursday.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:06:31 PM

CBI wants anti-Sikh riot witness to testify in India
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that Jasbir Singh, who claims to be a key witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, cannot testify via video-conferencing from the US, where he is based, and will have to come to India.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:37:59 PM

Special machines at airports to check passports
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The home ministry has installed state-of-the-art machines at all international airports to check the authenticity of passports so that human trafficking can be curbed.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:18:59 PM

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