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Don’t charge recruitment fee on nurses: India Govt

This post was originally published on 2 June 2015. The Indian government has asked agencies and employers recruiting nurses not to charge any recruitment fee on them. Nurses travelling to other countries for jobs will now require prior emigration clearance from Protector of Emigrants’ Offices in India, effective from yesterday. However, the age restriction of …

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India launches online recruitment of nurses for foreign jobs

This post was originally published on 1 June 2015. India has launched an online system for recruitment of Indian nurses for foreign employment. With effect from Monday (June 1), foreign employers, who seek to recruit Indian nurses need to register in the eMigrate system (www.emigrate.gov.in) of the Government of India, according to the Indian Embassy …

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Two NRIs offer to build 1,200 houses in Nepal

This post was originally published on 3 May 2015. Two billionaire NRIs have offered to build 1,200 earthquake-resistant houses in quake-affected villages of Nepal immediately, Nepal’s embassy in London has said. Mukesh Kumar Sehgal, managing director of Britain-based SISMO Company that is well known for its building technology, met Nepal’s Acting Ambassador to Britain, Tej …

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After trying for 15 years, Indian grocery worker gets lucky in DSF draw

This post was originally published on 12 January 2015. V. Tharuvai, a 50-year-old Indian national working at a grocery store in Bur Dubai, has finally reaped the fruits of patience, with the life-changing prize offered by Dubai Shopping Festival in the Infiniti Mega Raffle. A true optimist at heart, Tharuvai was completely confident about winning …

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Indian expats honoured with Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

This post was originally published on 11 January 2015. Two expatriates from UAE were among 15 prominent Non-Resident Indians who received their home country’s highest honour on Friday. An Indian social worker in the UAE who has helped repatriate nearly 2,000 dead bodies from here, and another who boosted Indo-UAE relations in business and championed …

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NRIs urged to come, connect, celebrate and contribute

This post was originally published on 7 January 2015. Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on the diaspora youth to “come, connect, celebrate and contribute” to be part of the “momentous transformation taking place in the country”. Speaking at the inauguration of the 2015 Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), Sushma …

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Punjab govt. to set up NRI cell in every district

This post was originally published on 1 January 2015. Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said the government would set up separate NRI cells in every district across the state to facilitate non-resident Indians in getting their administrative works done smoothly. Addressing a gathering of NRIs of Punjab origin, the chief minister said the deputy …

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