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More than 90,000 Indians repatriated during last 2 years, including 60,500 from Nepal

In the last 2 years, over 90,000 Indians have been repatriated, including 60,500 from Nepal, the Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday.

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Amb Rizali,& delegates of National Resilience Institute met Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Retd) V.K Singh. Twitter

New Delhi, December 8, 2016: In the last 2 years, over 90,000 Indians have been repatriated, including 60,500 from Nepal, the Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday.

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According to PTI, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said in a written reply, “From time to time, Indian Missions/Posts in various countries are approached by overseas Indians with request for assistance including in matters relating to transportation of mortal remains to India, repatriation of Indians in distress abroad, non-payment of salaries/dues by employers, cheating by recruiting agents, He said government has facilitated repatriation of 92,211 Indians nationals during 2014-2016. “

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The minister added that apart from Nepal, the other countries from where Indians were repatriated include Iraq (7,925), Yemen (4,748), Saudi Arabia (4,570), Oman (4,043), Libya (3,775) and the UK (1,305).

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“The Ambassador has already met the distressed of M/s ETA Engineering Services. It has been taken up with the employer and Qatari Government authorities by the Mission. They have been assured that all the issues being faced by the workers would be sorted out at the earliest,” Singh added

prepared by NewsGram team with PTI inputs

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As part of its “2019 Brand Content Survey”, the software major found that two-third of those surveyed were using two devices at the same time constantly or frequently.

Over 400 million millennials in India choose trustworthy brands that respect their privacy primarily, the findings showed.

“Brands that can strike the right level of personalisation will forge stronger connections with their customers, resulting in brand loyalty and growth,” said Sunder Madakshira, Head, Marketing, Adobe India.

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“It is not surprising that online review sites, social media networking sites and video channels were voted as critical cogs of pre and post purchase interactions, especially in the younger age groups,” added Madakshira.

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Online news sources emerged as the second-best method to source and share information for the mobile-friendly Indians. (IANS)