Expat India News
Latest 10 news items tagged India
10 Jun at 9 AM 2015
Expatriate workers in the oil-rich Gulf states sent home over US$100bn in remittances in 2014, according to a recent economic report.
In a strong indication of growth, the figure marked a two-fold increase since 2010, said Kuwait Financial Center (Markaz) head of economic research Raghu Mandagoathur.
About 25 million expats reside in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations of United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, which roughly equates to the same number of locals in the states.
The report, which...
4 Jun at 6 PM 2015
Expat workers in Saudi Arabia will receive a three-year ban from the kingdom if they fail to return before their exit-reentry expires.
The entry ban, which requires expatriates to be back in the country at the latest on the visa’s re-entry date, will only be applicable to workers.
However, many expats have admitted they were shocked by the decision, claiming that sometimes circumstances meant they had no option other to overstay at times.
IT profession explained that his father travelled to India
but was unable to...
21 May at 6 PM 2015
A Saudi Arabian family received the shock of their lives when their daughter informed them that she had fallen in love with an Indian
labourer and wanted to wed him.
A report in the Gulf state said that the angry girl’s father went straight to the Indian
’s employer in an attempt to get him to deport him but was unsuccessful.
The Saudi woman, 23, informed her parents that she was intent on marrying her lover, who works in the capital, Riyadh, as a delivery driver for a store in a shopping centre. She told them she first met him...
11 May at 6 PM 2015
A recent survey from ECA International has revealed that expatriates living in Japan earn the highest pay and receive the best benefit packages in the whole of Asia, with expat managers generally expecting to receive a package totalling nearly US$375,000.
The MyExpatriate Market Pay Survey which was carried out by ECA looked at expatriate pay levels across the globe and also included information regarding tax treatments, benefits, salary calculation methods and allowances. The survey ranked Japan top amongst the 14 countries in the...
27 Apr at 4 PM 2015
New Zealand is becoming more and more popular with expats from all over the world, with the most recent data showing a rise in the number of work, visitor and student visas issued.
Visitor arrivals to the country hit a record high for March, a rise of 15 per cent on the same month last year and eight per cent greater than in 2013, according to the statistics. The Cricket World Cup coupled with an earlier Easter were the main reasons for such a large increase, noted the manager of New Zealand Statistics, Vina Cullum.
The yearly net...
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015
The US, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Russia are the five most popular countries for expat workers, according to the latest data from the World Bank.
The bank’s Migration and Development Brief also showed that the top five nations in terms of the amount of remittance received were India
, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria.
More and five million Indians are said to be working in the Gulf states, making them the largest group of migrant workers in a region that is home to in excess of 20 million workers...
9 Apr at 2 PM 2015
IT entrepreneur, Javed Farooqui, has made it possible for Indians to post comments online and tweet without the fear of getting arrested.
Mr Farooqui, one of mouthshut.com’s founding directors who is based in Dubai, got his company to file a writ petition contesting Section 66A contained in the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 to the Supreme court. This act was deemed to suppress free speech online.
According to Javed Farooqui, this is a victory for the common man to have his voice heard. He is proud that he was among the...
6 Apr at 9 AM 2015
A recent survey from an educational online consultancy has revealed that in the UAE, companies pay school fees for over 16 per cent of expatriate’s children.
According to the survey, UK/IB schools are least likely to have everything paid for by families whereas families who send their kids to Indian
school eternally received the least help from employers.
Consultancy co-founder, James Mullan, said that the expat package has proved to be resilient, and has even shown an increase of three per cent, from the years 2013 to 2015...
31 Mar at 9 AM 2015
When it comes to the treatment of expat labourers, Bahrain is the best in the region according to a top diplomat.
On Friday, Dr Mohan Kumar, India
’s Ambassador, spoke at the embassy based in Adliya. The current joint secretary of Indian
External Affairs Ministry, Alok Kumar Sinha, will replace Dr Mohan Kumar when his tenure finishes next month.
Dr Mohan said that he was very sorry to leave Bahrain and that he thought any envoy who had spent time in the country would feel the same. He went on to say that without the support of...
25 Mar at 3 PM 2015
A minister from the government said that, from Monday 23rd March, expatriate Sri Lankans would be able gain dual citizenship due to a new administrative procedure. Those able to take advantage of the new procedure will be those who have emigrated to Canada, the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, France and Switzerland.
On Monday, John Amaratunga , the Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs, said there would be a Rs. 50,000 – 250,000 fee for the application procedure.
Those wanting to be...