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New Delhi: Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister of India, while making a visit to Egypt on August 25, last year, met six Indian seamen who were being held there on the charge of drug-trafficking. And it is known that she did raise the issue with the Egyptian Foreign minister.

These men were en route from UAE to Egypt while being employed on a Greek-owned ship, named Callisto.

In February 2014, the Captain and the rest of the crew were accused of being smugglers and were arrested near the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt.

The seamen remained jailed for two whole years and were finally released on this Wednesday.

They again met up with Swaraj on their return, as MAE spokesperson, Vikas Swarup tweeted with a picture of them:

“Continuing help to Indians in distress abroad. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets 6 seamen who have returned from Egypt.”

With the help of the government, these people were able to return to India. They thanked the ministry of External affairs to intervene and get all of them safe back to India.(Input from agencies)

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India and Hong Kong on Monday signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion.

India’s Ambassador to China Gautam Bamabwale and Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo signed the treaty.

A former British colony, Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China which enjoys a high degree of autonomy under which it has an independent taxation system.

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The agreement is “for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income”, the Indian Embassy in Beijing said.

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“This agreement will stimulate the flow of investment, technology and personnel from India to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and vice versa, prevent double taxation and provide for the exchange of information between the two contracting parties,” the statement said. “It will improve transparency in tax matters and will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance,” it added. IANS

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