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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......
May day! May day! for the Marxists
The Marxists are heading for their worst debacle in many elections. How will May 16, 2014 affect India's Communists? T V R Shenoy surveys the landscape. The first of May -- Labour Day -- is a red......
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......
92,000 emergency exit certificates issued to Indians in Saudi
Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia has issued as many as 92,000 emergency exit certificates by end of the first phase of grace period for those affected by labour law 'Nitaqat', Ambassador to the......
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......
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,"......
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......
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