16,000 Indians lost jobs abroad
Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that 16,000 to 20,000 Indians had returned after losing their jobs abroad.
He said that up to 2 lakh people return each year, and the government was seeking reports from embassies to understand the trend. The Indian diaspora is 2.5-crore strong.
A study by the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram, is comforting. The survey of 15,000 households in Kerala, from June to December 2008, showed that the trend is almost the same as in 2007. Kerala sends India’s largest contingent of workers to the Gulf.
“Indian emigrants to the Gulf have a social network of Indians… So it is not easy to get rid of them,” said Irudaya Rajan, professor at CDS.
The accused, Ashu, a resident of Panipat’s Nara village, killed the victims, reportedly his friends, between 8pm and 4am and travelled around 60km from the first crime scene in Matlauda of Panipat to Titawi in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The victims are Sonu, 26, who was working with a private contractor in a cement factory, and his two friends -- Monu, 25, of Nara village and Rakesh, 27, of Bhalsi village.
The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.
While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the MLAs were informed about the election process for upcoming election for Speaker’s post. “They were told that the election will be held through a voice vote or they may have to stand up to vote for their candidate if asked,” said Mungantiwar.
The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.