Service tax on remittances is an‘unjust cost’, says UAE exchange group

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago India
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The proposed service tax on the fee on foreign remittances to India is an ‘unjust cost’ on financial institutions that facilitate the remittances, says Adeeb Ahamed, CEO of the Abu Dhabi-based Lulu International Exchange Group.

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Ship carrying over 600 illegal migrants seized in Bay of Bengal - cares nothing but accuracy

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Bangladesh
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Dhaka – Bangladesh naval forces on Monday intercepted a ship carrying more than 600 passengers attempting to travel illegally to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

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Remittances up

Posted by jaypee 107 days ago Pakistan
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Overseas Pakistanis remitted an amount of $6077.82m in first four months of current fiscal year (FY15), showing an impressive growth of 15.21pc compared with $5275.61m received during the same period of the last fiscal year (FY14).

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Slash cost of remittances: India to tell G20 leaders

Posted by jaypee 114 days ago India
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India will push for a reduction in the remittance costs of non-residents at the Group of 20 leaders’ summit in Brisbane, Australia, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sherpa Suresh Prabhu on Thursday.

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3,000 Lankan illegal immigrants missing in Britain

Posted by jaypee 119 days ago Sri Lanka
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At least 3,000 Sri Lankans are among 50,000 illegal immigrants whom the British Immigration authorities have lost track of.

The shambles in the British Border Agency, which was brought directly under the Home Office after a series of scandals rocked the institution, were exposed last week in a report by the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons.

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Domestic workers unaware of their legal rights

Posted by jaypee 122 days ago India
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Islamabad: The domestic workers are still unaware of their legal rights and most of them continue to work under highly uncongenial working environment where the owners are believed to be exploiting them due to non-implementation of existing laws.

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No legal protection for domestic workers, unnatural death high

Posted by jaypee 126 days ago Bangladesh
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Lack of legal protection has left domestic workers in the country vulnerable to abuse by their employers, most of which remain undocumented and, in many cases, result in their untimely death.

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Over half of migrant workers from Tarai

Posted by jaypee 133 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, OCT 19 - More than half of 2.2 million Nepalis leaving the country for foreign employment in the last six years were from Tarai districts, according to a government report.

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