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UAE's 90-day amnesty programme gets robust response on first day with debt-laden foreign workers lining up

DATE: 03-Aug-2018 Reported By: Bikram Vohra, First Post

Over 15,000 Indian citizens in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) illegally will hopefully take advantage of the 90-day amnesty window as of 1 August. Special air-conditioned tents have been set up for them. These are largely people whose passports were taken by their companies, folks cheated by agen...

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Domestic workers seek social security law

DATE: 04-Aug-2018 Reported By: ARYAN D’ROZARIONEW, The Hindu

Demand withdrawal of the Central government’s proposed labour code
Shouting slogans, hundreds of domestic workers marched from Mandi House to Parliament Street on Thursday demanding withdrawal of the Centre’s proposed labour code and introduction of a comprehensive law granting s...

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UAE launches amnesty program for foreign workers overstaying permits

DATE: 03-Aug-2018 Reported By: Business Standard

Overstaying residents have the option to exit the country without paying fines or facing jail or getting banned or they can rectify their status by getting a new-sponsored valid visa

The UAE on Wednesday launched a landmark three-month visa amnesty programme which will benefit hundreds of i...

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Some Rohingya Migrants Involved In Illegal Activities: Kiren Rijiju

DATE: 01-Aug-2018 Reported By: NDTV

The government also made it clear that Rohingyas do not have the status of "refugee" but are "illegal migrants".

Some of the Rohingya migrants living in India have been involved in illegal activities, the government informed the Lok Sabha today.

The government also...

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Centre tells States to count Rohingya migrants

DATE: 01-Aug-2018 Reported By: The Hindu

The Union Home Ministry has sent an advisory to State governments to enumerate, observe and collect biometric data of Rohingya migrants living in India, and told the Lok Sabha that the government had received reports of their involvement in illegal activities. The government also made it clear th...

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Punjab Woman Cancels Dubai Travel After Cops Tell Her About Cheat Agent

DATE: 01-Aug-2018 Reported By: NDTV

Addressing a press conference, Inspector General, Border Range, Amritsar, S S Parmar said Simranjit Kaur was promised a job as domestic help there by her travel agents.

All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: July 31, 2018 12:27 IST

A woman, who was soon going to take up a job of ...

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Drug peddlers’ role suspected in youths’ confinement

DATE: 31-Jul-2018 Reported By: The Hindu

SIT files statement in High Court
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which probes the allegation by four women that their sons who are undergoing imprisonment in the Gulf were entrapped by visa agents, on Monday told the Kerala High Court that drug peddlers were involved in the case.

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Malayalis in UAE to be repatriated

DATE: 31-Jul-2018 Reported By: New Indian Express

Steps will be taken to bring people who avail amnesty in the UAE to Kerala, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Steps will be taken to bring people who avail amnesty in the UAE to Kerala, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. NoRKA-Roots, the agency which plays a key role in the welfare o...

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Maid in Kuwait - Trials and travails of Indian domestic workers in Kuwait

DATE: 24-Aug-2018 Reported By: Sreelatha Menon, Governance Now

Can you guess the connection between Kuwait and the remote villages in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh? Hint: Wealth lures poverty. 
 
Kuwait has money and jobs, while the villages in AP abound with people who have no hopes of ever making it good. Whatever they may do, the...

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UAE amnesty 2018: Nine centres to help fix residency status of illegal expatriates in UAE

DATE: 31-Jul-2018 Reported By: Anwar Ahmad, Gulf News

Amnesty-seekers can choose to regularise residency status or leave the country without paying fines.

Nine centres for amnesty seekers have been set up across the UAE where overstayers can regularise their residency status or leave the country without paying fines, the Federal Authority for ...

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