People stranded in Dubai who decide to leave to return to their home countries receive a special sticker on their passports.
The mowing down of 16 migrant workers by a goods train in Maharashtra last week turned the spotlight on a massive human tragedy enacted in the wake of the ill-planned coronavirus lockdown.
Advent of the Age of Information, attributed to the success of the IT revolution, was defined by an instant connectivity across geographical boundaries that created a new kind of economic globalisation where business would be conducted with unprecedented speed. The new ‘knowledge economy’ therefore, mandated that all relevant information needed for decision-making had to be quickly accessed and acted upon for achieving a competitive advantage.
Over the last couple of months, headlines like “Sonu Sood offers his Juhu hotel for healthcare workers,” “Sonu Sood distributes food among the underprivileged,” “Sonu Sood to feed over 25,000 migrants during Ramadan” have grabbed people’s attention.
For the first time since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power six years ago, signs are emerging that his seemingly unshakable hold over legions of migrant workers may be slipping.
In yet another kind gesture, Sood arranged an Air Asia flight to send 180 Assamese migrants to return home after they were stranded when Cyclone "Nisarga" hit Mumbai last week.
It will ease foreign workers’ contractual restrictions, including freedom to change jobs, the kingdom's deputy minister for human resources Abdullah Bin Nasser Abuthunain said on Wednesday.