Sunday , February 18 2018

Tag Archives: india

Poor tax collections weigh on budget – Health spending hike set

NEW DELHI, Jan 18, (RTRS): India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister’s demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents. Health Minister JP Nadda sought …

Read More »

‘India’s orange passports discriminatory’

India’s plan to introduce orange-coloured passport jackets for some migrant workers is discriminatory and could increase the vulnerability of workers often duped by middlemen who promise them jobs, said legal experts and campaigners. The Ministry of External Affairs said last week migrant workers who need emigration clearance — those who …

Read More »

India plans changes in passport’s last page – Workers’ problems to be solved: Kumar

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: The Government of India has decided to do away with the last page of the passport which carries names of the spouse, parents and address of the passport-holder and change the color of the ECR (Emigration Check Required) passports, largely availed by unskilled workers seeking employment …

Read More »

Nation of generosity, ethics – ‘Respect workers’

My relationship with Indians started at an early age when my father thought in 1955 that it was time for me to learn English from someone who had mastered the language, but the experience was not successful as I have mentioned earlier. Ten years later, I worked at the Gulf …

Read More »

Tillerson to highlight US strategy – Terror dominates talks

NEW DELHI, Oct 25, (Agencies): Combating terrorism and India’s role in war-torn Afghanistan dominated talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Indian counterpart Wednesday as the US official highlighted the Trump administration’s new strategy for South Asia. India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India had agreed …

Read More »

‘Black money’ crackdown – India ups scrutiny of shell firms

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, Aug 16, (RTRS): When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned high-denomination currency bills in a surprise move late last year, authorities noticed a surge in shell companies depositing cash in banks, seemingly in a bid to hide who owned that wealth. The moment, said a top aide to …

Read More »

‘India will fight threats’ – Reject violence in name of religion: Modi

NEW DELHI, Aug 15, (Agencies): India is strong enough to defend its borders against any threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech as the nation faces a frontier showdown with China and aggravated tensions with Pakistan. “Security is our top priority,” Modi told thousands packed into …

Read More »

Thousands march for quota in government jobs in India

MUMBAI, India, Aug 9, (Agencies): Tens of thousands of people waving saffron flags marched through Mumbai on Wednesday demanding quotas in government jobs and education for the underprivileged Maratha community in western India. The marchers covered a distance of more than five kms (3 miles) silently with no speeches or …

Read More »

7 decades into Indian democracy – Royal palace continues to thrive

JODHPUR, India, Aug 8, (AP): In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent sandstone edifice that dominates the skyline in India’s northwestern city of Jodhpur. It was the last of its kind. Three years later, India was free from British …

Read More »
Translate »