New Delhi sources have stated that during a visit comprising many firsts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a record crowd of NRIs on February 11, on his forthcoming trip to West Asia between February 9 and 12. Accordingly the PM will address a historic community program in Muscat, Oman, on the evening of February 11. Meanwhile the interaction is scheduled to be held at Muscat's Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, which is the largest of its kind in Oman.
Government sources said "There is immense enthusiasm in Oman for the community programme and people are looking forward to hearing PM Modi". Meanwhile PM Modi has always been at the forefront of positive engagement with this diaspora. He sees them as the 'Rashtradoots' of India," the source added. 'Rashtradoot' means 'country's ambassador'.
Presently the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has only
one temple for Hindu worshippers and that is in Dubai and moreover the UAE
government announced it was allocating land in Abu Dhabi to build a temple
during Modi's first visit to the Emirates in 2015. It allocated 20,000 square
metres of land in Al Wathba. The temple is being funded privately.
Bangladeshi diplomat accused for labor trafficking Sources from New York have stated that a high ranking Bangladeshi diplomat based in New York, accused of forcing his servant to work for up to 18 hours a day without pay, was charged on Monday with labor trafficking and assault. Shahedul Islam, Bangladesh’s Deputy Consul General in New York, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
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