Indian Workers

  • Indian workers in Singapore tour ICGS Samudra Paheredar 2 days ago

    Singapore: Twenty-eight Indians working got a guided tour of a coast guard ship "Samudra Paheredar" as part of an outreach programme by the Indian mission. "The visit to the was part of the outreach programme of the High Commission of India," Ramesh Chaturvedi, Attache Welfare for the...
  • 25 Indian workers arrested in Kuwait on murder charges August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Reportedly, 25 Indians in Kuwait have been arrested on murder charges on Friday. The External Affairs Ministry has reacted to the situation stating that India's Mission has taken up problems with Kuwaiti authorities and will soon provide necessary assistance. The ministry has also said that all Indians in...
  • Indian workers in Iraq face wrath of locals June 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Forty seven Indian workers in Kurdistan in strife-torn Iraq are facing attacks from local workers as the Iraqis feel they are taking away their jobs, a Kerala worker said, adding they wanted to return to India. "Locals' attacks on us have increased ever since the strife in Iraq has increased....
  • US shipbuilder faces five more charges of enslaving Indian workers August 14, 2013

    Five more lawsuits accusing a US shipbuilder of luring 500 Indian guest workers to the US with false promises and forcing them to work under barbaric conditions have been filed in two states. Three of the new lawsuits against Signal International, which has shipyards in Mississippi, Texas and Alabama, were filed...
  • Enslaved in Saudi Arabia, 200 Indians seek help from embassy June 9, 2013

    Dubai: Nearly 200 Indians in Saudi Arabia, who had accused two Bangladeshi labour-recruiting agents of duping them, were allegedly beaten up by the duo after they complained about their situation to Indian officials. According to the victims, the duo visited their site and assaulted them for complaining to Indian Embassy...
  • Salman Khurshid on three-day visit to Saudi Arabia May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will pay a three-day visit to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia starting from Friday, 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. As many as 56,700...
  • 56,700 Indians face deportation from Saudi: Khurshid May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: As many as 56,700 Indians face deportation from Saudi Arabia in the next one-and-half months and ten officials have been dispatched to the kingdom to help the Indian mission prepare emergency certificates for their exit, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday. "As of now, 56,700 Indians have...
  • No need to panic over new Saudi work policy: Khurshid April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid worries that Saudi Arabia's new 'nitaqat' policy, which seeks to reserve 10 per cent jobs for Saudis, would affect thousands of Indian workers in the kingdom, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday said there was "no need to panic" and the Indian government was ready to...
  • Indian worker kills himself in Oman July 11, 2012

    Muscat: A 30-year-old mason from India, who was reported missing by his friends last week, was found hanging from a tree in Oman's southern town of Salalah, Gulf News reported on Tuesday. The body of Jisine Govindan was found on Monday at a garden behind the old Omantel building in Salalah,...
  • Guj youths thank Modi for safe return from Angola June 26, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Around 30 youths from Gujarat, who returned safely following the industrial unrest in the African country of Angola, on Tuesday called on Chief Minister Narendra Modi at Gandhinagar. "Following the industrial violence in Angola last month, around 1200 Indians were stuck in there and struggling for safe return. It was...
  • Britain may have to admit 12,000 Indian workers March 3, 2012

    London: Brussels has drawn up a plan that could force Britain to admit 12,000 workers from India despite soaring unemployment at home, the Daily Mail reported. The order is part of an EU-wide plan to boost trade with India. EU officials say that, in return for opening up the jobs market,...
  • EU forces Britain to take in 12,000 Indian workers March 2, 2012

    London: Brussels has drawn up a plan that could force Britain to admit 12,000 workers from India despite soaring unemployment at home, the Daily Mail reported. The order is part of an EU-wide plan to boost trade with India. EU officials say that, in return for opening up the jobs market, countries...
  • Seven Indian workers killed in Dubai blaze August 27, 2008

    Dubai: Seven Indian workers, all of them believed to be from Hyderabad, died while several others were reported missing after a massive fire destroyed an old building in Deira locality in Dubai on Tuesday. According to local reports, the fire started early on Tuesday morning but its real cause was not...
  • 3,000 Indian workers held in UAE for rioting July 8, 2008

    New Delhi: In Abu Dhabi, 3,000 Indian workers have been detained by the police at an undisclosed location for rioting on Friday. The workers were held in UAE for going on a rampage on the outskirts of the UAE capital. Working for a ceramic manufacturing unit in the emirate of...
  • Indian workers protest 'slave-like' treatment by US firm June 14, 2008

    Washington DC: Indian workers in the US are protesting against what they call modern-day slavery and they have a top American Congressman to support them. The workers want their employers convicted. After a 29-day hunger strike, and protest rallies in Washington DC, the Indian workers have now won the backing of...
  • Indian worker goes missing in Afghanistan April 22, 2008

    Herat: Two employees of a US security company have gone missing in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, a company official said on Tuesday. The Indian and Nepalese workers were travelling in a rented taxi when they went missing in Adraskan district on Monday evening, the official said, adding the driver had...
  • Five Indian workers arrested in Dubai April 15, 2008

    Dubai: Five Indian workers in Kuwait were arrested after about 525 contract workers went on strike at a labour camp, accusing their company of going back on its contractual obligations. "The five workers were not given any reason for their arrests as the police came to the camp and whisked...
  • 'Abandoned' Indian workers in US seek UN help April 9, 2008

    New York: Accusing the Indian government of "abandoning" them to their fate, Indian dock workers from Mississippi who claim to be victims of modern day slavery have now sought the help of the United Nations. The workers, who claimed they were tricked into coming to the US under the H2B guest...
  • Two Indian workers beaten up by Dubai employers April 10, 2008

    Dubai: Two Indian workers from Kerala suffered severe head injuries after they were allegedly beaten up by their sponsor in Bahrain for demanding annual leave and other dues. T Raji and T Manikandan suffered severe head injuries and fractured their arms after their Bahraini sponsor allegedly beat them with a wooden...
  • Indians march to White House to return H2B visas March 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Nearly 100 Indian workers in the US are marching up to the White House and will be returning their H2B visas. This is a symbolic rejection of the Guest Workers Programme that they claim was used to traffic them to the United States. These workers quit their jobs after complaining...
  • Mississippi protest: Indians sue American employer March 28, 2008

    Washington: After marching through five US cities, protesting Indian workers reached the Indian Embassy in Washington DC with personal stories of abuse. The workers, mostly welders and pipe-fitters, allege their American employer Signal International lured them into the country with promises of a US Green Card and permanent residency in...
  • Dubai Diwali bonanza: Wage review for migrant workers November 6, 2007

    New Delhi: After weeks of violent protests by 4,000-odd construction workers from the subcontinent demanding better wage and working conditions, the United Arab Emirates has ordered a wage review for all migrant workers. The UAE cabinet has asked the Ministry of Labour to prepare a proposal examining a wage increase. Meanwhile,...
  • UAE orders wage review for migrant labour November 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The United Arab Emirates has ordered a wage review for its migrant workers with the Cabinet asking the ministry of labour to prepare a proposal examining a wage increase. The decision comes a week after violent protests by 4,000 construction workers from the subcontinent, demanding better pay and...
  • 4,100 arrested Indian workers in Dubai let off October 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The 4,100 Indian workers in Dubai who had been arrested on charges of vandalism were released on Wednesday afternoon. The workers had been striking for better pay in the Jebel Ali industrial area when the arrests took place. The protesters were demanding wages higher than the current Dh 600,...
  • 4,100 Indians jailed in Dubai for demanding better pay October 31, 2007

    New Delhi: Around 4,100 Indians working in the Jebel Ali Industrial area in Dubai have been jailed for allegedly protesting violently for better pay. The Indian Consul for Labour and Welfare has confirmed that none of the workers have been deported yet. He said the management of the company have...
  • UAE amnesty scheme is relief for illegal workers July 5, 2007

    Dubai/ Chennai: Thousands of Indians working illegally in the UAE are on their way home. They are taking advantage of a three-month amnesty scheme of the UAE government allowing them to regularise their status or to leave the country without penalty. Says an Indian worker in Dubai, “If you have less...
  • 3 Indian workers kidnapped in Nigeria May 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Suspected militants armed with dynamite and machine guns kidnapped three Indian petrochemical workers from their residence in Nigeria's oil capital Port Harcourt on Saturday, the army said. The gunmen originally seized 10 workers, all employed by Indonesia's Indorama, but soldiers engaged them in a gunfight and rescued seven,...
  • Indian tortured to death in Malaysia April 28, 2007

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian worker has died in Malaysia after being beaten and starved for eight months in one of the most harrowing cases of migrant worker abuse in years, a newspaper said on Saturday. R Ganesh, 28, from Tamil Nadu, died on Friday in a hospital in northern Kedah state,...
  • Indian worker found dead in Bahrain October 5, 2006

    Dubai: Police in Manama, Bahrain, are looking for at least four Indians after the body of an unidentified Indian worker was found near his apartment there. Police suspect the victim had fallen from his two-storey apartment block near the Royal Hotel, Gudaibiya, a Gulf daily news report said. The victim’s apartment...