Immigrants

  • 4 IndianAmericans honoured in US on Independence day July 5, 2014

    Washington: Four IndianAmericans were among 40 people who were honoured for their contributions to the US in the annual Great Immigrants tribute in New York on the country's independence day. Microsoft Corp chief executive Satya Nadella, Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi, Carnegie Mellon University president Subra Suresh and former president...
  • Immigration in America's DNA, Obama says July 5, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday called America's legacy as a country of immigrants part of the nation's "DNA," as members of the military community were sworn in as citizens at the White House. At a Fourth of July event marking the 238th anniversary of American independence, Obama praised the newly...
  • Indian Jewish couple reunite in Israel after seven years May 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: In an emotional reunion, an Indian couple separated more than seven years ago since their engagement have been reunited in Israel after a group of Bnei Menashe Jews from Manipur immigrated to the Jewish state. Edna, a young woman whose fiance Gamliel had migrated to Israel in 2007, had to...
  • TMC complains to EC against Modi over Asansol speech May 5, 2014

    Kolkata: In more trouble for the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against him for a campaign speech he made in Asansol in West Bengal. The TMC alleged that Modi was seeking votes in...
  • Born in India to Pakistani parents, infant denied entry to Pakistan April 28, 2014

    Jaipur: An infant is caught between borders and international laws in India over his place of birth. The child, Sohail Khan, whose parents are Pakistani citizens was born in India and has now been denied entry to Pakistan. But when the parents tried to return to Pakistan, the authorities reportedly...
  • AAP activists caught in an immigration test fraud in UK: BBC February 11, 2014

    London: The Aam Aadmi Party is yet again in the news for wrong reasons. Some AAP activists have been caught in an immigration test fraud in United Kingdom. The AAP leaders in UK have admitted to the association of the two men with the party. However, they have denied that...
  • India to extend visaonarrival facility to tourists from 180 countries February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India will extend visaonarrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday. "We have decided to extend the visaonarrival facility to tourists from 180 nations. It will take 56...
  • Obama lays out goitalone approach in State of Union speech January 29, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave his sixth State of the Union address saying that China is no longer world's number one place to invest, US is. He said that the US economy is poised for breakthrough. Obama urged Congress to work together on an overhaul, but he tempered...
  • Indian couple arrested for illegally taking workers to US December 4, 2013

    New York: An Indian couple in Kentucky has been arrested for illegally bringing Indians into the US and making them work long hours for low wages at their fast food restaurants. Federal prosecutors have charged Amrutlal Patel and his wife, Dakshaben Patel, both 46, with housing, transporting and employing illegal...
  • No limit on Indian students in UK, but need to watch immigration, says David Cameron November 14, 2013

    Seeking to allay the concerns of students looking to pursue education in the UK, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said there was no limit on the number of Indian students in his country, although he did add that they needed to keep a tab on immigration. "There is no...
  • Nigerian murder case: Second accused arrested by Goa police November 10, 2013

    Panaji: Goa Police has arrested the second accused in connection with the murder of a Nigerian national, which had sparked protests by his fellow countrymen, who had created ruckus and blocked a national highway. Superintendent of Police (North) Priyanka Kashyap confirmed that accused Praveen Manohar Mandrekar was arrested on Saturday...
  • Goa Police justifies crackdown against Nigerians November 10, 2013

    The Goa Police has justified its crackdown against Nigerians saying that out of 51 Nigerians arrested last week, only one has a valid passport. Only 8 to 10 people have photocopies of their passport and visa. Only 19 Nigerians are registered with Goa FRRO. Police figures show arrest of 116 Nigerians...
  • Saudis round up thousands of illegal immigrants November 6, 2013

    Dubai: Saudi authorities rounded up thousands of illegal foreign workers at the start of a nationwide crackdown ultimately aimed at creating more jobs for locals, media reported on Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of workers have already left the kingdom following a grace period of seven months during which authorities told expatriates...
  • 'Zinda Bhaag' to represent Pakistan at the Oscars November 2, 2013

    'Zinda Bhaag', a lighthearted comedy about illegal immigration will represent Pakistan at the Oscars. It is first Pakistan to make it to the Oscars in 50 years. The movie is a tribute to Lahore film industry is 70s, 80s. ...
  • Separatist leader Yasin Malik denied immigration check to Nepal October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Separatist group Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was on Monday detained for some time at the Indira Gandhi International airport in the national capital. Sources say that Malik was headed to Nepal and his passport had expired. Therefore, he was denied an immigration check. He has...
  • Search for victims of Sicily migrant wreck postponed October 5, 2013

    Lampedusa: Choppy seas prevented divers on Friday from recovering more bodies of migrants who died in a shipwreck off Sicily that has killed an estimated 300, in one of the worst disasters of Europe's immigration crisis. Rescue teams have so far recovered 111 bodies and expect to find more than 100...
  • UK authorities clear Ramdev after second round of questioning September 21, 2013

    London: Yoga guru Ramdev was on Saturday cleared by UK authorities following a second round of questioning at Heathrow Airport in London, a day after he was detained and quizzed by customs officials for over six hours on landing in Britain. Though UK immigration cleared Ramdev and allowed him to carry...
  • Indian doctor taken into custody by Immigration Dept in Australia September 9, 2013

    An Indian-origin doctor, who had served 18 months in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting one of his patients in Australia, has been taken into custody by the Immigration Department. Suhail Durani, 36, who had his permanent residency revoked four months ago after serving the jail term has been fighting...
  • Bangladeshi woman gets back her 5yearold jailed son August 14, 2013

    Balurghat (West Bengal): A Bangladeshi woman, who approached the Calcutta High Court for the release of her fiveyearold son from a local jail where he was lodged with his father, on Wednesday was reunited with him after almost six months. At the instruction of South Dinajpur District Magistrate Tapas Chowdhury, Balurghat...
  • CJ Impact: IndoPak Couple Reunited After Turning CJ August 11, 2013

    Former CJ Mohd Gulfam reunites with his wife of 30 years, Nuzhat Jahan. Gulfam is an Indian citizen while Nuzhat is Pakistani. Because of complications over her visa paperwork, she was held by the government in a beggar home for the past several weeks. ...
  • When Borders Define A Life: IndoPak Couple Reunited August 9, 2013

    After 30 years of struggling with her passport paperwork, Pakistanborn Nuzhat Jahan was finally released by the Indian government and allowed to reunite with her Indiaborn husband Gulfam. The two have been living in Old Delhi for 30 years. Gulfam previously turned citizen journalist to plead for his...
  • US celebrates 100 years of Sikh community July 16, 2013

    Washington: The White House has acknowledged the contributions of the Sikh community to the US as it celebrates 100 years of their achievements and the immigrant success story in America. The occasion was an event last week to mark the centenary of the arrival in July 1913 of Bhagat Singh Thind...
  • Democrat predicts House will pass Senate immigration bill July 1, 2013

    Washington: The Republicancontrolled House of Representatives will bow to political pressure and pass the immigration bill approved by the Democraticled Senate by the end of the year, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer predicted on Sunday. Schumer, a member of the bipartisan Senate group that crafted the immigration measure, said House Republicans who...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on politics over Uttarakhand floods June 30, 2013

    On this episode of The week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on politicians over Uttarakhand floods, illegal Indian immigrants and much more. ...
  • CEOs of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft hail US immigration bill June 28, 2013

    Washington: CEOs representing top American technology companies including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco has hailed the passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill by US Senate, arguing that this would give a big boost to the economic growth and attract high skilled workers. "In passing this legislation on a strong...
  • US Senate passes sweeping immigration legislation June 28, 2013

    Washington: The US Senate approved a landmark immigration bill on Thursday that would provide millions of undocumented immigrants a chance to become citizens, but the leader of the House of Representatives said the measure was dead on arrival in the House. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Democraticcontrolled Senate...
  • Weak rupee not good for Indian economy: Nasscom June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: As rupee has breached the 60mark against the dollar, the apex body of IT and software services industry said it would like the Indian unit to be more stable as it is in the interest of overall economy. "We think the 5456 range is good which we had kind...
  • India seeks details from UK on hefty visa bond proposal June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: There is growing tension between India and the UK over the 3,000 pound visa bond for high risk visitors including Indians, Nigerians, Sri Lankans and Pakistanis. India is asking for more information on the bond. Sources in the British High Commission say that it's not a policy decision yet,...
  • Obama meets IndianAmerican business leaders on immigration June 25, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama met a group of top business executives, including two IndianAmericans, to discuss with them the comprehensive immigration reform. Addressing this small group of nine top American CEOs in the Roosevelt room of the White House on Monday, Obama said that immigration reform would be a...
  • US immigration bill headed for Senate passage June 25, 2013

    Washington: US senators have signalled their support to a landmark comprehensive immigration bill as they voted 6727 to advance a border security amendment to the legislation. The amendment paves the way for the final passage of the bill later this week, which if signed into law would provide path to citizenship...