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Bhatkal: Tightened Saudi rules - families returning to hometown in droves


Daijiworld Media Network - Bhatkal (SP)

Bhatkal, Jul 9: After new rules which laid emphasis on favouring the locals were enforced in Saudi Arabia about six months back, Indian families are finding it hard to comply with them. Several families have been shifting their bases back to their hometowns. During the last one week, ten families from the town have come back from Saudi Arabia.

As per an estimate, about 5,000 persons from here live in Saudi Arabia. Most of them are pursuing non-technical employment and their earnings are limited. A majority of them have settled down in Al Khobar, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Al Jubail etc. While many of them have taken their families along, there are many who have gone alone and their families, which are dependent on the income of these people, live here.

Saudi government has tightened rules as per which businesses like jewellery, textiles and some others cannot be run by people from other countries. Every foreign national in Saudi has to pay monthly fee of 200 riyals, and identity cards for foreigners, which cost 550 riyals in the past, now cost 5,500 riyals. Hence, not only the employees but those who have started their own businesses there are finding it impossible to continue and therefore returning to India permanently.

The returning families are now looking at the government here to come to their rescue as they find it hard to find an employment or settle down here after losing all contact for many years.


Comment on this article

  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    @Rakesh Pune,Would like to correct you.Congress never forced people to go to Gulf.It was their own wish to go out of India to earn better and support family.Were you too forced to go to Pune or went with own wish?Now that you are telling people to come to your fields to work?First start working self there to show others a example.Dont moke people who just lost job .I saw just few days back a history about SA.and was astauned what is SA today and was.Today oilfields are not earning much as before,they have to see future ,and their own people.Thatswhy is this rules.I dont want to say much.But when I hear now the new rules about familys and taxes,it is really hard.Anyway every country has its own way to rule.Now Gulf countrys have learnt to tighten .When someone is good in technic ,and learnt ,there is a chance in Germany now even in IT branch,Nursing too.

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  • Sunil, Dubai

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    In Udupi every second person is a real estate agent...starting from rickshaw driver to lawyer and even CA...If this is development that Pakoda wallah claims, then India is also going the GCC way of continously raising taxes everywhere.

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  • ashok, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    it is not about for one person or one community, it will impact to our coastal belt economy .....

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    2014 SE BHARATH MATHA KO KISI KI BURI NAZAR LAG GAYI...

    SAB PANVATI HI PANVATI HO RAHA HAI...

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  • PEDDA GUNDA, MANGALURU

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Where money matters there is religious lose its significance

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  • Girish, Karkala / Riyadh

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    there are few people writing comments without knowing ground reality... Here nobody working as slaves. every one doing their duties and getting salary in return. Yes there is some changes in the rules in order support local population. it is affecting some expatriates. But Mr. Rakesh Pune, gulf indians are hard working people they dont have forefathers property like you. Thanks for your offer. I wish you prosper and be in position to employee more people in your paddy field.

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Those silly comments are from the one who failed in medical test to go to gulf country. Remember the "Sour grape" story.

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Girish, I have worked in the Gulf Countries for 35 years & I know the situation there very well.
    Some commentators r using some words like slaves, bar dancers etc. without knowing the difference in the profession these students were involved with when they were in foreign countries to earn their pocket money.They do not realise that it reflects their own character & upbringing.

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    dont worry my dear brother who return from gulf ..........
    next year feku modi out all problem will solve .
    the feku king pin modi & his challas out and
    congress will rule India again , and we all Indians will have jobs , peace in society and harmony ...........

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  • diago, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    60 years is not enough for PAPPU PARTY

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    5 years r more than enough for Feku party!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    After 2014 the entire World is Suffering ...

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    ATTRACTION TO GO TO GULF IN SEARCH OF EMPLOYMENT IS REALLY DECREASING BECAUSE OF GOOD SCOPE IN INDIA

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Acche din aagaye

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Ten more months to go, before the current rot will be thrown out. Acche Din of UPA era will return and employment and better days will be there for all. Under 4 years of this government even the majority is insecure and scared. This will all change from May 2019 when peace and security and good will return to the country. Five years of curse will end. Bhakts better start looking for pakodas.

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  • bharath1953, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Sathya aap ki Gaadi dusra patri men chal rahi hai . Sahi patri men chalo .

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  • Sanjay Sherra, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Do you think Mr. Manoranjan Gandhi! Can beat Modi?

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  • Sowmya, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Selling pakoda is better than working like slaves in other countries. Don't under estimate pakoda sellers. MM Mithaiwala, Shree Krishna Vada pav in Mumbai are the millionaire pakoda sellers. Most of the people who works in gulf are went from India when cangress was in power.

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  • Chandu, Karkala

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    @Sowmya, Mumbai
    Are you saying that all those people who left India after 26th May 2014 to middle east or to other parts of the world are gone only for sight seeing and tours. None has left the country for job.....what a joke !!!

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  • sk, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Sathya ....Sullu paatherodchi....

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    GCC life for Indian subcontinent expats is near to end now. Even in Bahrain we have seen different types of price rises, higher penalties for silliest traffic offenses etc. Believe it or not, I had paid 450BD (around 81500 INR) last year alone just for crossing 100 speed limit area by 10 to 20%. The electricity bills are going higher month by moth, now the Tax is about to launch in Bahrain as well. Now its impossible for us to save money like 10 years ago I/we used to do.

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  • Luv, Mlore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    GCC workers are not NRI's . They are migrant contract workers without job security. smart people work and save accordingly and prepare for eventual return from gulf sooner or later.

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  • Rajesh, Mulky

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    But as per FEMA rules once you have a residency stamped on you passport and you stay more than 6 months and more then you are an NRI. Even if you save less than your friends in india still you are considered a rich guy...and if with so much difficulty you manage to keep your family with you then eventually your kids have to pay NRI category fees equal to what rich businessmen and industrialists pay here...

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  • Sachin Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    This had to happen one day. The lesson to the new generation is that even if the salary is less in India its better to work here and get experienced. after you learn the trade you can make money anywhere.

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    The silver lining in this sad state of affairs to our fellow countrymen is for Pakistan, it is getting even harder. All their mulla bulla is going to stop when poverty is going to hit their economy.

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  • RAVINDRA, KARKALA

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Our govt not responsible in this case. But blaming Modi in every news has become fashion for some

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    THESE PEOPLE BLAMED MODI GOVT FOR EVERY NOW AND THEN..NOW THEY ARE BEGGING FOR THE EMPLOYMENT.WHAT A TRAGEDY . I WISH MODI WILL HELP THESE PEOPLE .

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  • Fayaz, Mangalore /Dubai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    These people were earning and giving huge amount of foreign exchange
    Which India requires badly to import crude oil
    So when they come back it's govt duty to see that they get good job
    What feku can give he could not give bakths only
    SO THINK AND WRITE MESSAGE

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    These people will now be jumping from the frying pan into the Fire ...

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    I want buy your fields.
    Send me a quotation and where abouts
    Never rejoice on others difficulties. What selfish attitude ?
    Even King of good times is suffering.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    @ Alwyn, Canda

    Were you working for ABK - Kuwait in the past ?
    I just wanted to clarify.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Ache din in the making. Future is very bleak all over GCC countries.
    For the new commers and those who are having limited income with families is a touch time ahead. (I do not fall into such category)
    Vote for Modi
    Employment and other benefits would be offered by our government.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    It is a sad case.

    For over 30 years, for many Indians, the GCC had become an extension of India. With better income, of course.

    In some cases, a whole generation has been born and grown in GCC, with India as just an occasional holiday destination.

    The GCC is on a significant course change. This will eject many from the region, and they will find it difficult to adjust to the new realities.

    My recommendation: do not wait for any help from the Government. Instead, join some technical schools to learn motor mechanics, plumbing, electrician trade, etc.

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  • Rakesh, Pune

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    I need people to work in my Fields in Udupi. If interested please contact

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  • Aravind Shetty, Mangalore/Riyadh

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    yeck, what a sick mentality. Finding happiness in others difficulties. God bless you dear and wish God will keep you always lifelong happy as looks like you are not familiar with hard time.

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  • GIBBS, Udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    You want people to work in your fields in Udupi and you yourself digging others fields in PUNE.
    What a Chamtkar!!!!!

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  • RonRon, udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Im ready my friend. Specialist in Paddy farming. Total experience is 15 years. Salary expectation: INR 3 Lakhs

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  • Spectator, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    @Rakesh. Why cant you work yourself in your Fields rather than working in Pune. You are making fun of other fellow Indians. One day difficult time will hit you.

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  • Alfria, Mumbai/Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Rakesh: than why are you a burden on Maharashtra, you are earning double you might be taking your commission from the fields also, be human. Sick mentality grow up Rakesh don't show off your wealth.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Cry everywhere. Western nations gives welfare but in india you can cry as much as you want but without working no welfare. That is the beauty of india. West don't give welfare then all of them cry human right and descriminations but in INDIA no one gives a shit without working no free lunch. Guys go and do your living and stop asking money from govt. Shame

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  • chris, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Hi Alwyn,

    For your information ,In Europe countries if you have pay tax you get social benefit or other benefits from the govt , But In India you just pay tax and the politican class become richer and richer ,
    In India best job is becoming a Politican

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  • Deepak, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    And how many pay tax?
    3%?
    Is it enough?

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    WRONG INFORMATION....
    PEOPLE ARE COMING BACK BECAUSE OF PERSONAL TAX....FAVOUR TO LOCALS WAS THERE BEFORE ALSO....

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  • RonRon, udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    write comment only if you know the fact.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    FRIST TIME IN 70 YEARS...NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH...

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  • RonRon, udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Its not freedom of speech , talking without proper knowledge. Im working in KSA since 4 years, know much better than you whats going on here.

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  • Sainik, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Congress will get votes in future.

    Think positive

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  • hindu, Kudla

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Advantage CON gress
    future vote bank and welfare recipients
    non-patriotic and anti-India-but want to live here?
    why not go somewhere else- a place that fits their ideology and mindset
    Alwyn-Canada was right - welfare society and giving freebies for votes is not the way to go- WE need GST and equal rights for all humans.

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  • Sainik, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    RSS is not patriotic.
    They killed the father of our nation.
    So don't type nonsense just because god has given you 10 fingers.
    Desh drohi who log hain jho apne desh waiyon parr shakk karthe hain.
    Asthin ke saamp.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    I hope Modi will not tell them to sell Pakoda's ...

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  • kiran, udupi

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    No jossy,Bar dancer will tell

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  • Harish, Manipal

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Bar dancer with 15 pakodas

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Are you referring to the MP who Sang & Danced on Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi ...

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    He is referring to Yale auntie turned bar dancer and another bar dancer who danced on Gandhi's samadi.

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  • Narayan, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Kiran- Dont get frustrated your self- This is the fact and thatz what our PM did earlier

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  • Rakesh, Pune

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    They are welcome to Raul Vincy's Comedy Team... They can start working with Raul Vincy and Sonia Maino

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    FEKU's team will be Excellent ...

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Rakesh sitting in Pune and passing comments does not suit you if you are an educated. Loosing a job is not good as there may be many people who are dependent on the earning member. Do you know how much India is loosing in foreign currency. Tomorrow you fate may. Be the same then you will realise.

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  • Rakesh, Pune

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Rehna, Becoz Congress 70 Years of ruling forcing people to go Gulf countries and live their as slaves. Don't worry let them come back we will train them appropriately and get them jobs. Under Modi+BJP rule Patriots will not go hungry. I am not giving guarantee if they are Anti Nationals.

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  • Ashraf, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Mr. Rajesh,
    It's a joke for people like you. Dnt make mockery about those who lost their joke. Modi is only concerned about touring abroad. He doesn't know whatz happening in India.
    Only his chelas are benefiting not others.
    He might be selecting the country to live in future with his fugitive reltves who looted India and bidding in other country.

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  • Truth Teller, Karnataka

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    A very crude comment! Can't understand how one human being can be so much of a stone hearted over other people's problems!? Are you enjoying their situation Rajesh!?

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  • Sunil Padival, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Jossey, Raul Vinci Khan the president of the Vinci Congress has advised the returnees
    1. to sell 'Shikanje' so one day they will be Coco Cola sellers
    2. open a ' roadside Dhaba' so they become Mc Donalds one day.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Pakoda's is BJP's National Dish ...

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    BAIL GAADI AND TEAM IN FULL FORM

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  • Sanjay Sherra, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 9 2018

    Ivan says Sanna and Dukramass is the right choice 😎

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