MEA official says illegal emigration cause of high suicide rate among Indians in Gulf; activists say there's more to it
In 2017 alone, 322 Indians committed suicide in four Gulf nations, higher than the 303 recorded in 2016. Loss of jobs and nationalisation are believed to the reasons behind this.
Kolkata's Chinatown was once home to a thriving community of over 20,000 ethnically Chinese Indian nationals. That number is now estimated to be as low as 2,000. Most of the inhabitants' ancestors moved to Kolkata in the early 20th century, setting up shops and businesses for families of Chinese origin. But of late, the younger generation of the community has been looking to move out of Chinatown, looking for better prospects and standards of living in countries like USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Does this spell the end for the once-bustling Chinatown in Kolkata?
Arresting the thirty men from UP for trying to leave the country on false visas and tickets seems excessive and harsh. They are just simple, poor people who got duped.
'Ate from garbage bins, worked more than 20 hours a day,' says Kerala woman who escaped from Saudi Arabia after 8 months
Manjusha Om, a 38-year-old woman from Kerala who fell victim of trafficking managed to escape her employer in Saudi Arabia after eight months
More than 20 years after the fall of communism, the wealth gap between the east and west of Europe persists, and countries from the Black Sea to the Baltic are shedding people at an alarming rate.