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NRI docs' healing touch for Bengal's poor
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Thanks to the initiative of around 20 NRI doctors, mostly from Britain and the US, a hospital is being set up here with the aim of providing quality healthcare at a low cost to the poor.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:00:17 AM

Indian workers can still take advantage of UAE amnesty scheme
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Indians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who could not take advantage of the amnesty scheme for illegal foreign workers before the Sep 2 deadline can apply for emergency papers in the one-month grace period that the government there has allowed.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:10:59 AM

Italy to build monument for Malta boat tragedy victims
Chandigarh, Sep 11 (IANS) Italy is to build a monument in memory of the 283 illegal South Asian immigrants, including many from Punjab, who were drowned in the sea off the coast of Malta on Christmas night in 1996 while trying to reach Sicily.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 10:42:23 PM

Model contract for overseas Indian workers finalised: minister
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) In order to safeguard the interests of overseas Indian workers, the government has finalised a model work contract that will be binding on both the workers and their foreign employers.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:18:36 PM

Flood situation in Assam still critical, 10 million hit
Guwahati, Sep 11 (IANS) More than three million people have been displaced in Assam over the past week as the Brahmaputra river inundated vast swathes of the region, a situation the government described as 'very critical'.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:16:32 PM

Indian missions to play lead role in protecting workers abroad (Lead)
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Indian missions abroad will get to play a statutory role in the protection and welfare of overseas Indian workers once amendments to the Emigration Act 1983 come into effect, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said here Monday.

Monday, September 10, 2007 1:59:17 PM

Policy framework for safeguarding overseas Indian workers soon
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The government is working on a policy framework for safeguarding the interests of overseas Indian workers, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said here Monday.

Monday, September 10, 2007 12:32:46 PM

Indian envoys to discuss protection measures for overseas workers
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is organising a conference here Sep 10-11 with Indian envoys in countries with significant Indian presence to discuss policy measures for safeguarding the interests of Indian workers abroad.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 10:26:20 AM

No emigration check for visits abroad: Minister
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Indians holding emigration check required (ECR) stamped passports need not seek ECR suspension (ECRS) clearance, while going abroad on visit visas, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi informed parliament Thursday.

Thursday, September 06, 2007 3:46:22 PM

Andhra team heads for UAE to help illegal immigrants return
Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) In an attempt to facilitate the return of thousands of immigrants stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Andhra Pradesh government is sending a five-member team to Dubai this week.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 6:23:59 PM

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