Embassy offers list of lawyers

Members of the Indian community have been warned against hiring lawyers without consulting their embassy. Indian Ambassador Dr Mohan Kumar yesterday said scores of his nationals have been duped by lawyers, who take their money without following through with the cases in Bahrain’s courts. Continue reading

Free medical camp for 250 workers

MORE than 250 workers are expected to benefit from free medical checks being organised by the Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF) tomorrow.

Examinations will be given from 7pm at the labour accommodation of Mohammed Ahmadi Company, in Buquwara, by senior medical consultants who will also provide health awareness and safety tips. Continue reading

Help this man!

Posted on » Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I refer to the letter “Family reunion by worker” (GDN, April 22). Apart from Indian Embassy officials, I would request the Ministry of Labour and LMRA to come forward to help the person, enabling him to leave the kingdom since he has not seen his family for six years. Please ensure that he gets all his dues from his previous employer. B G Dhar

Embassy launches passport home delivery service

Bahrain’s first passport home delivery service has been launched by the Indian Embassy. Consular, visa and passport services at the Indian Embassy have been outsourced to Octic International’s headquarters near the Kuwaiti building, Gudaibiya. Continue reading

Difficult stay ends with easy exit

Vaisamma Mathew, an Indian expat living here on an expired visa, finally decided to opt for the easy exit scheme on December 31.Ms Methew, who was promised a waitressing job in a hotel here, moved to Bahrain in 2009 on a housemaid visa that cost her Rs50,000 (BD 425). Continue reading

Agency closed over jobs scam

A RECRUITING agency which allegedly conned people out of money to apply for nearly 300 bogus jobs in a Bahrain hospital is being shut down by Indian authorities. Police from Karnataka’s District Crime Intelligence Bureau (DCIB) arrested two men from Mangalore for allegedly operating a fake visa racket to recruit people to Bahrain. Continue reading