Migrant Workers

  • Suspected Bodo extremists kill migrant workers, protection demanded January 19, 2014

    Kokrajhar: Six migrant workers from Bihar have been killed by suspected Bodo militants on Friday night when Bodo militants opened fire at passengers in a bus coming from West Bengal to Shillong. The Bihar government has announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the relatives of the six people who have...
  • Khurshid to visit Saudi Arabia, Nitaqat to be discussed May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will visit Saudi Arabia on May 24-27, the first visit by an Indian foreign minister in the last five years, during which the kingdom's Nitaqat work policy, regional and international issues would be discussed. Then external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee had visited Saudi Arabia...
  • Halt profiling of 'outsiders': TN activists March 10, 2012

    Chennai: The move by the Tamil Nadu police to enumerate migrant workers, students and tenants on the basis of their language is an affront to the constitutional freedom of an Indian to live and work anywhere in the country, said civil rights activists and trade union leaders here Friday. Following heists...
  • Watch: Debt woes grip Dubai, migrant workers December 15, 2009

    Migrant workers are facing a lot of trouble in the city. ...
  • UK to set more immigration curbs post market crash October 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Britain's new Immigration Minister, Phil Woolas has been quoted by a newspaper as saying that more curbs on immigration are needed amid fears that increased unemployment during the financial crisis will fuel racial tension. According to recent estimates, about 70 per cent of population growth in Britain over...
  • UK set to launch new visa regime for Indians April 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Britain will launch a new points-based visa regime on Tuesday for professionals and highly-skilled people from India wishing to migrate to that country. India will become the first country to get a taste of the new British visa regime, which will be extended to the rest of the...
  • Labour crunch hits Nashik industries as migrants flee February 12, 2008

    Mumbai: Despite the action initiated against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, north Indian migrant workers in Maharashtra are still living in fear. In fact, in Nashik, most migrant labourers have given up their jobs and started fleeing. The recent statements by Raj Thackeray targeting north Indian migrants have...
  • Militants kills 8 migrant workers in Assam August 9, 2007

    Guwahati: Eight Hindi-speaking migrant workers were killed and three seriously wounded on Wednesday by separatists in Assam, the latest in a string of attacks ahead of the August 15 Independence Day celebrations. A police spokesman said heavily armed militants late on Wednesday attacked Ampahar village in Karbi Anglong district, about 320...
  • Brit barriers coming for foreign docs July 5, 2007

    London: Indian doctors who want to work in the UK may find the going tough. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has ordered tighter background checks on skilled migrant workers, especially doctors. Brown gave the order after seven of the eight detained suspects in the failed plot to carry out terrorist...
  • Britain to tighten checks on migrant workers July 4, 2007

    London: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown ordered a review of recruitment to the National Health Service (NHS) on Wednesday after the arrest of several doctors in connection with an alleged bomb plot this week. Brown, who was faced with attempted attacks in London and Glasgow just days after becoming Prime Minister...
  • Debt-ridden farmers turn refugees June 20, 2007

    Bhutal Khurd (Punjab): Spiralling debts have made survival difficult for farmers and they are selling off their land, bit by bit and becoming refugees in other states. Bhutal Khurd has seen better days but now most houses have rooms that are permanently locked like the one belonging to Murti and...
  • Exodus Assam: Workers flee to safety June 16, 2007

    Guwahati/Patna: The Centre has rushed thousands of troops to Assam against the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) but migrant workers in the state are yet to feel safe. At the Dibrugarh raliway station, the exodus of migrant workers from the state can clearly be seen. More than 500 Bihari families,...