India, Gulf Cooperation Council to launch free trade pact negotiations on Thursday

The Gulf Cooperation Council, (GCC), is a union of six countries in the Gulf region -- Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain.

published on : 23rd November 2022

India, GCC group to launch free trade pact negotiations on November 24

India's exports to the GCC grew by 58.26 per cent to about USD 44 billion in 2021-22 against USD 27.8 billion in 2020-21, according to data from the commerce ministry.

published on : 17th November 2022

Areca: Gulf-returnee couple makes a global mark with eco-friendly palm leaf business

Subsequently, the couple decided to start an eco-friendly business here. “Since I knew the technical side of machines, the initial plan was to start a machinery production unit,” says Kuriakose.

published on : 13th November 2022

A beacon of hope for distressed Gulf migrants in Hyderabad

There are 7,710 Indian migrants in jails across the world, of whom more than 4,000 are in Gulf countries. Most are imprisoned for petty offences.

published on : 6th November 2022

India, Gulf Cooperation Council group likely to start free trade pact negotiations next month

According to experts, the GCC region holds huge trade potential and a trade agreement would help in further boosting India's exports to that market.

published on : 30th October 2022

Mohanlal's 'Monster' to have delayed release in Gulf

Although it is unclear as to why the film has been banned, sources claim the ban may be due to the LGBTQ content and scenes in the film.

published on : 19th October 2022

1 lakh building workers to be trained in Telangana

The plan is to create at least one lakh labourers from the State and employ them at various construction sites in Hyderabad and other districts.

published on : 17th October 2022

Tamil Nadu coral reefs in chokehold of exotic seaweed

Centre scheme promotes cultivation of ‘invasive species’ in State’s coastal villages

published on : 3rd October 2022

Five lakh pearl oyster spats released into Gulf of Mannar

Pearl fishing activities carried out from time immemorial along the coast of the Gulf of Mannar came to a grinding halt in 1961 after the oyster stocks waned.

published on : 17th September 2022

World Cup fans will only get beer outside stadiums

The issue is important for FIFA as beer-maker Budweiser has been a major sponsor for three decades while foreign fans have also questioned what to expect at the November 20-December 18 tournament.

published on : 4th September 2022

8 AP women landed in Kerala jail after agent cheated them

At least eight women from the State landed in jail in Kerala after an agent cheated them offering jobs in Gulf countries.

published on : 31st August 2022

Plantain leaves in high demand in Gulf, thanks to Onam

With the Onam celebrations commencing among the expatriate Kerala communities in the Gulf and Europe, there is an increase in demand for banana leaves from the state.

published on : 25th August 2022

Dubai seeks 50,000 more India-UAE seats for their planes, airlines in India alarmed

The UAE wants India to allow Amritsar, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Kannur, Goa, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati and Pune to become additional points of call for Dubai carriers.

published on : 24th August 2022

Six flights bound for Kozhikode diverted to Kochi due to inclement weather

Flights of Air Arabia from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, Gulf Air from Bahrain, Air India Express from Abu Dhabi, Qatar Airways from Doha and Indigo airline from Doha were re-routed to Kochi airport.

published on : 5th August 2022

Offering jobs in Gulf, drug rackets target youths, warn police

The modus operandi of the rackets came to light after a 23-year-old youth, Yashwanth P of Varappuzha, landed in the custody of enforcement agencies in Qatar for carrying drugs. 

published on : 1st August 2022

Telangana man falsely accused and issued travel ban gets stuck in Saudi for 14 years

The family members allege that the company management told the Saudi Arabian law enforcement authorities that Komuraiah owed money to the firm, resulting in a travel ban.

published on : 25th July 2022

US accounts for 23 per cent of remittances to India; share of Gulf region decline

while Maharashtra has emerged as the top recipient state surpassing Kerala. The report shows Maharashtra now accounts for almost 35% of the total remittances in 2020-21.

published on : 18th July 2022

UK warship seizes Iranian missiles bound for Yemen pointing to Tehran’s support for Houthi rebels

Iran’s mission to the United Nations did not respond to a request for comment.

published on : 7th July 2022

Domestic helps lack safety in Gulf countries

Domestic helps, mostly women, have been left in the lurch, citing that domestic work cannot be regulated without violating the privacy of the employers’ household and the honour of their family.

published on : 28th June 2022

Denmark still in talks to set up wind farm in Gulf of Mannar

According to the proposal document accessed by TNIE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners has initially planned for a 1GW offshore wind farm which requires 80 wind turbines and foundations.

published on : 23rd June 2022
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