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    More than 56,000 Indian expats have left Oman amid Covid-19 pandemic: Indian Embassy

    More than 56,000 Indian expats have left Oman amid Covid-19 pandemic: Indian Embassy

    The Covid-19 pandemic has forced over 56,000 Indian expats to leave Oman after years of residing in the Gulf country. Unemployment has been the chief reason for migrant workers to leave the country amid pandemic…

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    What does President Trump’s suspension of H-1B visa mean and how will it impact Indians?

    What does President Trump’s suspension of H-1B visa mean and how will it impact Indians?

    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump’s announcement in July, to suspend H-1B visas, which came as a shock for Indian IT experts, alongside other foreign visas for the rest of 2020.  President Donald Trump called…

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    Petition filed in Supreme Court to repatriate Indians in Kuwait after Indian Embassy to Kuwait turns down the amnesty scheme

    Petition filed in Supreme Court to repatriate Indians in Kuwait after Indian Embassy to Kuwait turns down the amnesty scheme

    Velinda Vazh Tamilar Nala Sangam – association of Tamils living abroad – has filed a petition with the Indian apex court to bring back the stranded Indians in Kuwait and other countries. The plea has…

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    United States and Australia discuss new military cooperation, Covid-19, and China

    United States and Australia discuss new military cooperation, Covid-19, and China

    On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne met and had high-level discussions on coronavirus pandemic, new military cooperation, China. They likewise agreed to restore and reinforce a unified…

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    Nepal issues new guidelines to repatriate stranded workers

    Nepal issues new guidelines to repatriate stranded workers

    The cabinet has said the government will sponsor air tickets for those whose companies haven’t come forward to send them back home. With the pandemic grinding economies to a halt, it is expected that countries…

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    Nepali migrants not as severely impacted as anticipated: Nepali Embassy

    Nepali migrants not as severely impacted as anticipated: Nepali Embassy

    As the Covid-19 crisis struck the world, Nepali embassies in Malaysia and Middle East witnessed a large number of enquiries by the migrant workers in these countries. As the crisis worsened, so did the number…

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    COVID-19. Embassy of Pakistan in Japan announced new border security measure at Narita International Airport

    COVID-19. Embassy of Pakistan in Japan announced new border security measure at Narita International Airport

    In early July, the Embassy of Pakistan in Japan announced new border security measure at Narita International Airport under COVID-19 pandemic, applied to all travellers from Pakistan to Japan regardless of nationality. On May 27,…

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    Thousands of seasonal migrants from Moroccan stuck in Spain

    Thousands of seasonal migrants from Moroccan stuck in Spain

    The migrants, mostly women, who come to Huelva every year for the strawberry harvest season are unable to go back home due to pandemic-related travel restrictions. Every year thousands of migrants from Morocco land up…

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    UN agencies call for Pacific states to cater to migrant workers’ basic needs

    UN agencies call for Pacific states to cater to migrant workers’ basic needs

    The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) urged the Pacific States to cater to the basic needs of migrant workers, including basic healthcare and minimum income support to help…

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    Sri Lankan expatriates infected with Covid-19 are thrice the number of local cases

    Sri Lankan expatriates infected with Covid-19 are thrice the number of local cases

    Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated that around 1000 migrant workers are tainted with Covid-19 who had returned from abroad, and are undergoing treatment in hospitals or quarantine centers. The coronavirus positive cases in…