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Malaysia's Hindraf leader opposes 'only Indians' deal
Chennai, March 24 (IANS) Malaysia's interest in signing an agreement with India to protect Indian workers is a diversionary tactic intended to keep the latter quiet on the rights of Malaysians of Indian origin, a leader of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) said here Monday.

Monday, March 24, 2008 7:27:10 PM

Khalistan forces trying to stir sectarian violence
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Three prominent sect leaders in Punjab - Ashutosh Maharaj, Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh and Baba Piara Bhaniarewala - are on the hit list of Khalistan separatist forces that are trying to regroup with the help of overseas funds and the Pakistani intelligence agency, say Indian security officials.

Friday, March 21, 2008 9:41:42 AM

Cabinet clears pact with Malaysia on labour welfare
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a significant development, the Indian cabinet Thursday approved a pact with Malaysia to facilitate the employment of workers in both countries.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 10:51:06 PM

NRIs urged to raise 'blood money' to save Indian's life
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The ministry of overseas Indian affairs has urged non-resident Indians in the Gulf to raise Rs.2 million to be paid as 'blood money' to save the life of an Indian on the death row in Kuwait.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:11:15 PM

Indians trapped in Malaysia to return home soon
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Seven Indian workers, who have allegedly been cheated by their sponsors in Malaysia and left in the lurch, have found help from the Indian mission in Kuala Lumpur. The labourers will reach home by an Air India flight soon, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said Thursday.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:37:30 PM

NRIs urged to raise 'blood money' to save Indian's life
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has urged non-resident Indians in the Gulf region to make monetary contributions to pay Rs.2 million as 'blood money' to save the life of an Indian on the death row in Kuwait.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 11:29:14 PM

Mauritius company to hire 500 Bihar youths
Patna, March 19 (IANS) A Mauritius based company plans to hire 500 youths from Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in Bihar.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 4:51:19 PM

Kerala approves welfare bill for NRKs
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) Kerala's V.S. Achuthanandan government Tuesday approved the Pravasi Kerala Welfare Bill 2008, aimed at reaching out to thousands of people from the state settled elsewhere in the country and abroad.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 9:30:05 PM

India for linking minimum wages with rising prices for workers abroad
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India does not want to impose a minimum wage for its overseas Indian workers but is hopeful of persuading Gulf countries to introduce a system to link it to the rising cost of living so that workers are able to save enough to send back home.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 11:04:12 AM

Not a happy homecoming for indentured workers (Book Review)
Review of two books: 'The First Crossing'; Edited by David Dabydeen, Jonathan Morley, Brinsley Samaroo, Amar Wahab; Publisher: The Derek Walcott Press. 'Finding the West Indies in India'; Author: Nalini Mohabir, INGCA Diaspora Cultural Resource Centre.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:25:22 AM

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