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Odisha first state to have migrant workers’ register

Posted by jaypee 128 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has become the first state in the country to launch special drives to register migrant labourers working in different states. The effort is aimed at covering the migrant labourers under different social security schemes of the state government.

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Domestic workers no longer drawn only from ‘lower’ castes: study

Posted by jaypee 136 days ago India
http://www.thehindu.com —

Domestic workers, who have become crucial to the smooth functioning of many city households, are no longer only from ‘lower’ castes; they are drawn from dominant castes as well. Though a majority of them belong to the Scheduled Castes, caste stigma is no longer attached to the occupation, a study has revealed. The study also pointed to a preference for workers belonging to the

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Pension plan for Kerala domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 136 days ago India
http://www.emirates247.com —

The Kerala Women’s Commission (KWC) will conduct a detailed study about the problems facing Indian women in the Gulf, especially the low-income earning domestic workers, as part of a long-term plan to introduce a contributory pension scheme for them, a member of the Commission has said.

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UN warns of uptick in clandestine migration

Posted by jaypee 169 days ago Pakistan
http://nation.com.pk —

UNITED NATIONS - More people are risking their lives to cross the Indian Ocean on smuggler’s boats despite the great risks involved, including the prospect of “horrific violence,” the United Nations refugee agency has warned.

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India eases visa rules for Pinoys, others

Posted by jaypee 174 days ago India
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

The Indian government has eased rules for foreign travelers, including Filipinos, who may now receive their tourist visa upon arrival in the country, reports said.

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Modi promises to deport ‘Bangladeshi migrants’ from Assam

Posted by jaypee 176 days ago India
http://bdnews24.com — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to take steps to “chase out Bangladeshi illegal immigrants” from Assam while reiterating that there will be no ‘compromise’ on the state’s security. Read More
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LankaWeb – Sri Lanka joins in measures to protect migrant workers at the Abu Dhabi Dialogue

Posted by jaypee 176 days ago Sri Lanka
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A series of initiatives aimed at boosting protection and improving conditions of employment for millions of foreign workers in the Gulf have been agreed upon at the Third Ministerial Consultative Meeting of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) comprising Asian countries sending and receiving labour, which concluded in Kuwait last week. The ‘Kuwait Declaration

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More than 600 Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Bangladesh

Posted by jaypee 189 days ago Bangladesh

People are lured into human trafficking circles by following fake promises of better jobs or life abroad, only to be sold as slave labor or into prostitution.

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