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India plans digital passports by 2016

India plans to start issuing e-passports to its nationals by 2016, a top official has been quoted as saying. The government is in the process of tendering for the new passports and orders in this regard have been issued, said Mukt

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Dutch firm wins Algeria interior ministry order

Netherlands-based IAI industrial systems said it has won a new order from the Algerian Ministry of the Interior for supply of passport personalisation systems. The Algerian Ministry of the Interior has ordered two IAI BookMaster O

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Bahrain plans law against passport custody

Bahrain is set to introduce new rules to tackle the problem of employers withholding the passports of foreign workers, said a top government official. The new system will end the need for employers to keep people's passports,

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ME human trafficking figures hit 600,000

Around 600,000 men, women and children are trafficked in the region annually - most of them in the Gulf, said a United Nations expert. The massive number of expatriates seeking work in the region made foreign jobseekers vulnerable

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Bahrain warns on withholding of passports

Employers in Bahrain who withhold passports of foreign workers on the pretext of protecting their rights have been condemned by a senior government official. "Employers should safeguard their rights by drafting clear employme

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Bahrain warns on withholding of passports

Employers in Bahrain who withhold passports of foreign workers on the pretext of protecting their rights have been condemned by a senior government official. "Employers should safeguard their rights by drafting clear employme

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Indian passport services firm to expand

Octic International, a Bahrain company that offers Indian passport and visa services, plans to open more branches soon, said its general manager. The company, which has just celebrated its first anniversary, has issued around 29,000 passpo

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Indian passport services firm to expand

Octic International, a Bahrain company that offers Indian passport and visa services, plans to open more branches soon, said its general manager. The company, which has just celebrated its first anniversary, has issued around 29,000 passpo

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Indian embassy services boost

Octic International has opened a new branch in Bahrain's East Riffa as part of efforts to extend consular services for Indians living in Hamad Town, Sanad and surrounding areas. Indian Ambassador Mohan Kumar inaugurated the office, whi

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Smart cards to make GCC travel easy

GCC citizens could soon travel between the six member countries with just electronic identity cards, instead of passports, it has emerged. They will be able to use smart cards issued by their own countries to pass through electronic gates

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