Celebration of 70th Independence Day of India

Published on Aug 16 2016 // Featured, Gulf
Celebration of 70th Independence Day of India
The 70th Independence Day of India was celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm on 15th August, 2016, in the Embassy of India, Riyadh. Ambassador Mr. Ahmad Javed hoisted the Indian National Flag, followed by rendition of National Anthem. Ambassador read out the President’s Message to the gathering...

President’s Message — We must take destiny in our own hands to build the India of our dreams

Published on Aug 15 2016 // Featured, Gulf, India, NRI, Special
President’s Message — We must take destiny in our own hands to build the India of our dreams
Pranab Mukherjee, President of India Fellow citizens: ON the eve of sixty-ninth anniversary of our Independence, I extend warm greetings to all my brothers and sisters in the country and abroad. As we celebrate our 70th Independence Day, I respectfully bow to the heroes of our independence struggle —...

Ambassador’s message — New thrust, renewed impetus in diversifying our relations

Published on Aug 15 2016 // Featured, Gulf, NRI
Ambassador’s message — New thrust, renewed impetus in diversifying our relations
Ahmad Javed, Ambassador of India TODAY we are celebrating the 70th Independence Day of our country. On this auspicious occasion, I have the pleasure to convey my heartfelt greetings and felicitations to all my fellow countrymen in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On this joyous day we must also remember...

Consul General’s Message — It’s our endeavor to provide expeditious services

Published on Aug 15 2016 // Gulf, NRI
Consul General’s Message — It’s our endeavor to provide expeditious services
Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh Consul General of India ON the occasion of the 70th Independence Day of India, it gives me immense pleasure to extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all Indian nationals, persons of Indian origin, friends and well wishers of India especially those living and working in the...

Saudi to send stranded Indian workers back at its own expense

Published on Aug 04 2016 // Gulf, India, NRI
New Delhi: In a diplomatic victory for India, Saudi Arabia has agreed to give exit visas to hundreds of jobless Indian workers there and will send them back home at its own expense. Making a suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Saudi Arabia has also agreed to...

Ambassador of India meets Governor of Najran Province

Published on Aug 03 2016 // Featured, Gulf, NRI
Ambassador of India meets Governor of Najran Province
H.E. Mr. Ahmad Javed, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called on the Governor of Najran Province H.H. Prince Jelawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed Al Saud today (August 2). Ambassador and Governor of Najran Province discussed issues of mutual interest and made special emphasis to strengthen...

Emirates plane crash-lands in Dubai

Published on Aug 03 2016 // Gulf
An Emirates plane with 300 people on board crash-landed and caught fire at Dubai airport on Wednesday, shutting down the busy airport, but there were no fatalities. The cause of the accident involving a Boeing 777 was not immediately clear, Dubai’s government and the carrier said. Footage on social...

87% complaints of ‘exploitation’ received from Indian workers from Gulf countries

Published on Aug 02 2016 // Gulf
As thousands of laid-off Indian workers in Saudi Arabia were said to be without food, 87 percent of complaints received from Indian workers at Indian missions across nine countries were from six Gulf countries, with nearly half of those from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, according to government data. As many...

VK Singh to leave for Saudi Arabia to take stock of situation of stranded Indians

Published on Aug 02 2016 // Gulf
Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) VK Singh will travel to Saudi Arabia today to assess the severity of the food crisis faced by nearly 10,000 Indians stranded in Saudi after being rendered jobless. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday assured the Rajya Sabha that the...

How oil crash, failing job market are ruining India’s Gulf stream of cash

Published on Aug 01 2016 // Gulf, NRI
The government plans to evacuate thousands of Indian workers who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia and cannot afford to pay for a flight home. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Monday the government is trying to arrange exit documents for those workers who wish to return to India. The workers...

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