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Why PM Modi’s visit to the UAE could be among his most significant so far

This will be Modi’s maiden visit to an Islamic country — and the first by an Indian PM in 34 years to the UAE, a country in which over 2 million Indians live and work, and send home an estimated $ 12 billion every year

Modi effect: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas shifted from Delhi to Gandhinagar

The event will be held in Modi’s home state to coincide with the celebration of 100 years of Mahatma’s return, at the iconic Mahatma Mandir.


Allow only registered immigrantion agents to function: HC

In an attempt to curb the innumerable immigration frauds,the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed Punjab,Haryana and Chandigarh to allow only registered immigration agents to function.

Briefly Nation : India should take up deserted wives cause: UK MP

Varinder Sharma,who originally hails from Jalandhar,told mediapersons: “With this approach,justice can be provided to these deserted wives.”

Rescued Indians return

Cruise mishap: 72 back,remaining to reach today

Centre issues show-cause notices to four recruiting agents

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has issued show-cause notices to three unregistered and one registered immigration agent,all from Chandigarh,for “illegally” sending youths to foreign shores.


No hike in Budget allocation for OIA Ministry

The Ministry was alloted Rs 81 crore in 2010-2011 but it could spend only Rs 73 crore.

Three helplines,but not much help

Why Indians working in Dubai are not banking on the new 24-hour helpline

For distressed Indians in UAE,helpline to bring succour

The UAE has 1.75 million Indian population,the largest expatriate community in this country.

‘2+ crore illegal immigrants in India’

Over two crore illegal immigrants are living in India,most of whom are from the sub-continent,the Government said today.