Articles tagged under: Saudi Arabia
November 29, 2018
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Argentina to participate in G20 summit today. According to sources, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings on 29th November with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and the UN Secretary General.
The UN Secretary General has reached out to the PM for the second time in two months. This outreach comes just a week before COP24 in Katowice, Poland. It reflects the respect in which PM and his initiatives are held globally to take the lead on issues...Read More
November 18, 2018
Vadodara: Imtiyaz Ali Syed from Vadodara, Gujarat and his son Uzair Ali, on visit to Saudi Arabia for Umrah were detained by Saudi Police for displaying Indian tricolour at Makkah. They were later released thanks to timely intervention of Government of India through Indian embassy in Jeddah.
Both father son were detained in Haram area where display of flags is banned. With immediate and timely intervention in court proceeding, Imtiaz arrested in Makkah was released. Earlier his son was also ...Read More
July 16, 2018
An aircraft of Saudi Airlines going to Dhaka in Bangladesh from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia had to make emergency landing at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here tonight.
The plane landed here due to a medical emergency.
Airport Director Manoj Gangal said, ' Saudia Airline flight SV804 from Riyadh to Dhaka requested Ahmedabad ATC for diversion to Ahmedabad as a passenger named Nazir Ahmed Runa, Male, 38 yrs was unconscious. Diversion was immediately app...Read More
May 05, 2018
Gandhinagar: According to a report in the Indian Express Alfanar, a Saudi Arabia-based firm which had recently bagged the 300 MW wind project from the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd, will be setting up a 300 megawatt (MW) windmill project covering 131 wind turbines at 50 km, north-east of district headquarters Bhuj in Kutch district of Gujarat that will help electrify over 2.9 lakh households.The project is slated to be commissioned within 18 months from the signing of the PPA (Power Purc...Read More
January 11, 2017
Gandhinagar: Gujarat govt arm Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizer Corporation(GNFC) and Saudi Arabia today signed Rs 455 crore Memorandums of Understanding(MoUs) to set up two power projects at coastal Dahej town in Central Gujarat. While one power plant will be 40 MW, the other will be 100 MW. MoUs worth Rs 540 crore were signed with Saudi Arabia in animal feed and IT sectors. Another Rs 6000 crore pacts were signed in petrochemicals sector.
According to Gujarat govt note issued here, total...Read More
September 05, 2016
From K J M Varma
Hangzhou: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman here and held discussions on UNSC reform and on enhancing bilateral ties in various areas including energy and maritime security.
In the meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Modi said the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince has been a "strong friend of India", sources said.
"They held a detailed discussion on UN Security Council reform, with both leaders emphasising t...Read More
August 23, 2016
New Delhi:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today appealed to the Indian workers, who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia, to return to India by September 25 failing which they have to make their own arrangements for boarding, lodging and return journey.
"@Gen_VKSingh visited Saudi Arabia twice to resolve the problems of Indian workers rendered unemployed due to closure of companies there.
"My advice to all such Indian workers is that they should file their claims and return home by...Read More
August 18, 2016
File photo: VK Singh With IAF plane
New Delhi:Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh has again gone to Saudi Arabia to help thousands of laid-off Indian workers either to return to India or seek alternative employment in the Gulf nation which is faced with severe economic slowdown that has forced companies to retrench work force.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said purpose of Singh's visit was to resolve issues being faced by Indian workers wanting to come b...Read More
August 14, 2016
Bhuj: A youth from Kutch in Gujarat stuck in Saudi Arabia will return back to India thanks to local Lok Sabha MP and Prime Minister office's help.
About two and half years ago, a youth Vinod Ramji Maheshwari had gone to Saudi Arabia due to attractive opportunity showcased by an agent here. However Maheshwari when reached Saudi Arabia was pushed to work in jungle area located 70 km away from Najran city. His Passport was snatched. He was suffering great difficulty for proper two-time meals....Read More
August 08, 2016
Jeddah: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered authorities to address "once and for all" the grievances of distressed foreign workers, especially Indians and the Filipinos, stranded in the Kingdom after not being paid for months.
The King, in a series of directives yesterday, ordered the Minister of Labour and Social Development to take necessary measures, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance, to oblige companies who have contracts with the government to pay the salaries of their empl...Read More
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