NRI Digest

After around three months of consistent efforts, Mrs Sabiha, one of the two distressed women from Karnataka who were tortured by their sponsor for a prolonged period, finally touched down in India on Thursday July 22. She originally hails from Tumakuru district of Karnataka. Mrs Sabiha boarded the flight on Thursday at Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport bound to Cochin International

Dubai, July 23: An Indian expat from Tamil Nadu who lost his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is now planning to start his own cafeteria after winning Dh500,000 (approximately Rs 1.02 crore) in the latest ‘Mahzooz’ draw. 53-year-old Nazeer Ali, a former human resources executive who has been unemployed for some months, matched five out of the six winning numbers -- 7-12-31-35-39-43 -- during a

Karnataka Muslim Welfare Association (KMWA), Kuwait, a subsidiary of IMA Kuwait, will be organizing EID Cultural Get-Together on 22nd July 2021 at 9 pm. KMWA is also organizing various competitions exclusively for Karnataka origin children under 12. KMWA appeals to encourage kids to participate, the winners will be rewarded with fabulous prizes and a chance to present them at the live ZOOM program

Sharjah, July 4: A missing eight-year-old Non-resident Indian boy was found dead in a neighbour’s car in Al Nassiryah area in Sharjah following an “extensive” search for him. The boy’s family had lodged a missing person’s report with Al Gharb police station earlier in the day. The search led to a neighbour’s car where the boy was found dead. The car belonged to a woman, police said. The woman was

Udupi: Prabhakar Thonse, a 67-year-old man from Udupi living in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who was suffering from abdominal chronic disease, was sent back home with the help of Indian Social Forum Dammam team members through Vande Bharat repatriation flight. He had been working in Saudi Arabia for the past 40 years as a tailor in Dammam SECO area. His last visit to his family was 21 years ago in

Riyadh/ Bengaluru, June 22: After rigorous efforts by P A Hameed Padubidri, Riyadh based pro-bono lawyer, social worker and Saleem Kodangalluru Kerala, a social worker based in AlQurayath, and Yasin Kalaburgi, social worker, based in Dammam, for more than a month, finally Fairoza Banu, who was in Sakakah and then in AlQurayat, northern parts of Saudi Arabia, touched down in Kempegowda

Kochi, June 9: An Indian expat on death row in the UAE has returned home after languishing in jail for almost nine years in a road accident case. Becks Krishnan, a Keralite, faced capital punishment for causing the death of a Sudanese boy in September 2012. His release was secured following the intervention of LuLu Group chairman M.A. Yusuff Ali, who paid Dh500,000 as compensation in court

Riyadh, May 27: Two NRI women from Karnataka, who are reportedly being exploited by their sponsor in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for over a couple of years, are looking for help from the authorities. Davanagere’s Fairoza Banu and Tumakuru’s Sabiha were duped by Sikandar and Nayaz Ahmed of their localities respectively who sent them to Saudi Arabia through a Mumbai based agent after promising

Mangaluru, May 23: A one-year-old child who was severely injured when a family from coastal Karnataka met an accident in Saudi Arabia last week, passed away yesterday (22/5/2021) at the National Guard hospital in Riyadh. The mishap took place when NRI Adil, his wife and their two children - a daughter and a son - were returning to Dammam in their RAV4 Toyota car from Jizan city after spending

Dubai, Apr 15: The presence of mind exhibited by an Indian expatriate in Dubai helped foil a day-light robbery attempt. Jaffer Parapurath, 40, hailing from south Indian state of Kerala was at his uncle’s cafeteria in Deira’s Bani Yas, when he saw a man fleeing with a cover full of cash. He was being chased by a group of people yelling ‘thief’. As he saw the suspect run towards him, Jaffer extended