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Saudi Arabia regularises 40 lakh expats under Nitaqat

Saudi Arabia has completed regularisation of nearly four million foreign workers in the last four months as part of its 'Nitaqat' programme, with 1.18 million expats choosing to change their......

Relief to expats as Saudi extends Nitaqat deadline by 4 months

Saudi ruler King Abdullah extended the ‘Nitaqat’ deadline by four more months and has given undocumented expats time till November 4, 2013, to have their status corrected. The decision......

'We are over-reacting to Saudi Arabia's Nitaqat crisis'

'The problems faced by migrants remain the same for the last 20, 30 years -- salaries not being paid properly, exploitation by agents, etc. This is the biggest problem and not what the Saudi......

Khurshid arrives in Saudi; 'Nitaqat', terror to be discussed

Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Friday arrived in Jeddah on an official visit during which he will hold talks with Saudi Arabia's leadership on a range of issues, including the......

Can Pakistan afford to antagonise the Gulf kingdom?

How long can Pakistan remain neutral in the Saudi Arabia-led Yemen conflict? Embroiled in controversies over presstitutes, dahi misal and vada pav, Indians have missed the......

Khurshid to discuss Nitaqat law on his Saudi Arabia visit

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday left on an official visit to Saudi Arabia for talks on a range of issues, including the controversial 'Nitaqat' law, energy security and......

Gulf jobs shrink for Indian workers, a blow to remittances

Despite difficult working conditions, Indians are still seeking jobs in Gulf countries Remittances from the Gulf countries have been falling for the past three years, owing to difficult work......

'Saudi Arabia still offers lot of opportunities for Indians'

"Saudi Arabia continues to be a land of opportunity for Indians. Indians have benefited the most from the amnesty scheme as 1.4 million people got their residency and work status legalised,"......
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New Saudi scheme brings cheer to expat workers

Businesses can employ expatriates after paying special fee to govt. A support scheme for the Nitaqat (Saudi-sation of the workforce), introduced... ...
World Bank projects 5% slide in remittance to India in 2016

Remittances to India will drop by 5% in 2016 vis-à-vis the year-ago period, the World Bank predicts, sending a worrying signal to the country that... ...
IS operatives are heavily influencing Non Resident Keralites?

KOZHIKODE: Intelligence agencies opened another front in the fight against terror outfit Islamic State (IS) as they have started to scan all the... ...
Deadline ends today

Kochi: With Nitaqat coming into force in the mobile phone retail sector in Saudi Arabia on Friday, more Keralites are preparing to return home amid... ...
Fall of Remittance Economy ?

By * The South Indian state of Kerala is often slated for its low level of industrialisation and deteriorating agriculture sector, subduing... ...

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