MIGRANT

  • Government will work to ensure peace, harmony in Assam: PM Modi November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to his party workers in Guwahati by saying that his government will do whatever it takes to ensure peace and harmony in Assam. On day two of his tour of the Northeast, he addressed a meeting of party workers in Guwhati. Modi...
  • Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast November 23, 2014

    Nicosia, Cyprus: About 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast, an official said on Sunday. Hasan Tacoy, transport minister of the Turkish Cypriot breakaway state in Cyprus' north, told The Associated Press that the migrants,...
  • 21 special polling stations in Jammu for Kashmiri migrants November 2, 2014

    Jammu: The Election Commission on Sunday said it has made provisions for 21 special polling stations in Jammu district to enable Kashmiri migrants to cast their votes in the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. "To facilitate voting by the Kashmiri Migrant voters, 21 special polling stations will be set...
  • Government to launch 'rental housing' scheme for migrants, poor November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to provide temporary shelter for migrants and homeless people, the government is firming up a new initiative to launch a rental housing project in the big cities to answer their accommodation needs. "We are launching a major initiative to promote rental housing on a large scale, for...
  • Pakistan Hindu migrants celebrate Diwali in Jodhpur, hope for better future October 23, 2014

    Jodhpur: The Pakistani Hindus who have migrated to India, fearing their persecution in Pakistan, celebrated their first Diwali in Jodhpur, their homeland as they believe. For these nowhere people living out of makeshift settlements in Jodhpur it's truly a special Diwali, for some it's the first that they are celebrating in...
  • Exodus of migrant workers to hit reconstruction work in the valley September 21, 2014

    Srinagar: The work of reconstruction in the floodravaged Kashmir could get delayed by at least six months due to the mass exodus of migrant labour force in the wake of the natural calamity that hit the valley causing huge damage to infrastructure both public as well as private. Even the...
  • More than 250 migrants may have died in shipwreck off Libya August 24, 2014

    Tripoli: More than 250 migrants may have died when a boat sank a kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, a coastguard official said on Sunday. "We believe there are still more than 250 bodies trapped underwater," coastguard official Mohammad Abdellatif told Reuters. "When we went underwater we discovered that...
  • UK: 'Indian' illegal migrant found dead in shipping container August 16, 2014

    London: One among the 35 people who were illegally trespassing into the United Kingdoms via waterways was found dead in one of the shipping containers on Saturday morning. UK media reports suggest that the illegal migrants including children could be from India. They were found in shipping container at Tilbury...
  • Stop Bihar, UP migrants from settling in Delhi: BJP MP Vijay Goel July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The inflow of migrants into Delhi needs to be stopped to solve the problems of the capital, BJP leader Vijay Goel said in the Rajya Sabha as the upper house debated the Delhi budget. "Every day more migrants come to Delhi... Most of them are from Bihar and Uttar...
  • SC pulls up Odisha government for the condition of bonded labourers July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over an incident in which arms of two migrant labourers were chopped off by contractors in January 2014. The court has ordered the Odisha government to file an affidavit outlining what efforts the state government is taking to prevent such incidents. Expressing concern...
  • US will deport child migrants July 8, 2014

    Washington: Most of the unaccompanied kids attempting to enter the United States through the southern border will not likely qualify for humanitarian relief and will be deported, the White House has said. "It's unlikely that most of the kids who go through this process will qualify for humanitarian relief, which...
  • Stop illegal Bangladeshis or Assam could turn into 'Bosnia or Kashmir': BSF exofficer June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Retired Indian security personnel must be allowed to settle along the Bangladesh border to be New Delhi's "eyes and ears" visavis illegal migration, a former BSF officer says. Retired Border Security Force (BSF) Additional Director General PK Mishra also warns that India's failure to stop the growing illegal...
  • Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities June 30, 2014

    Rome: About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat which was stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies reported on Monday, citing the navy and coastguard. The rescuers made the gruesome discovery when they boarded a fishing boat carrying around 590 refugees and migrants to...
  • More than 110,000 Cambodian migrants flee Thailand after coup June 15, 2014

    Phnom Penh: More than 110,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home in the past week, fearing a crackdown on migrant workers after last month's military takeover, an official said on Sunday. Labourers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar play a key role in Thai industries such as seafood, agriculture and...
  • Nitish Kumar slams Modi for his minister's remarks on Bihar migrants February 6, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took an indirect dig at Narendra Modi for remarks of a Gujarat minister linking migration from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to surge in the number of poor in state over the last decade. "I wonder what type of government will come up at the...
  • Nitish Kumar inaugurates Bihar Migrant Resource Centre January 31, 2014

    Bihar Migrant Resource Centre (BMRC), which seeks to address the needs of migrants in the city, was on Friday inaugurated by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Kumar, who launched it via videoconferencing, asked the state's resident commissioner to promote the initiatives of the centre, which is aimed at reducing the "vulnerability"...
  • SC notice to Odisha, Andhra over labourers whose hands were chopped off January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports on two Odisha labourers whose hands were chopped off by a contractor from Andhra Pradesh in December last year. The top court issued notices to the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments over the incident. The hands of the two...
  • Suspected Bodo extremists kill migrant workers, protection demanded January 19, 2014

    Kokrajhar: Six migrant workers from Bihar have been killed by suspected Bodo militants on Friday night when Bodo militants opened fire at passengers in a bus coming from West Bengal to Shillong. The Bihar government has announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the relatives of the six people who have...
  • Delhi polls: Can the migrants' votes be a game changer? December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi is a city of opportunities, a city where thousands of people migrate from other states in search of jobs. It is this migrant population which all political parties are trying hard to impress before the city goes to polls on December 4. Chief Ministers of other states are...
  • Meghalaya: Social groups urge Pranab Mukherjee to implement ILP system October 20, 2013

    Shillong: Ten political and social groups in Meghalaya on Sunday claimed that illegal Bangladeshi migrants enter the state after obtaining proof of "Indian citizenship" from Assam and urged President Pranab Mukherjee to ask the state government to implement the inner line permit system. In an open letter to Mukherjee, ahead of...
  • Author gets back to his roots, writes on a 'whimsical' and 'ratinfested' Patna October 17, 2013

    Having left Patna in his teens, USbased author Amitava Kumar has again rejuvenated links with his hometown with a "whimsical" and "ratinfested" account of the city, once the 'ancient capital' of India. Fiftyyearold Kumar has written a short nonfiction, a narrative attempt to encapsulate the "character" of the city, balancing memoirs,...
  • Italy shipwreck: Tunisian man suspected of being ship captain detained; death toll 275 October 9, 2013

    Italy on Tuesday detained a 35yearold Tunisian man suspected of being the captain of a boat carrying African migrants that sank off the tiny island of Lampedusa. Divers, meanwhile, recovered dozens of additional bodies from the wreckage, raising the death toll to 275. Just 155 migrants, most if not all from...
  • Italy: 114 African migrants killed as ship catches fire, capsizes off Lampedusa October 4, 2013

    The rickety fishing boat was the third of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, overloaded with African migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Most never reached shore. After the boat started taking on water, someone on board set a fire to get the attention of...
  • Separated from her family at Katni railway station, 14yearold girl returns home September 23, 2013

    Separated from her parents during a train journey nearly three months ago, a 14yearold girl of Odisha's Nuapada district, who had to work as a maid in Gujarat before being rescued by an NGO, returned home, police said on Monday. The girl, Sunita of Fokatpada village, was brought by a team...
  • Raised building finances issue for pandits with Centre: Omar Abdullah September 6, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said his government has taken up the issue of enhancing financial aid to construct buildings for Kashmiri migrant pandits with the Centre from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. "The State Government has vehemently taken up the issue of enhancing building...
  • Heavily pregnant woman among 100 Syrians rescued off Italy July 5, 2013

    Rome: The Italian coastguard has intercepted a boat off the island of Sicily with 100 Syrian migrants on board, including 10 women, one whom was heavily pregnant. A police vessel accompanied the migrant boat into the port at Syracuse on Sicily's eastern coast, where medical checks were carried out on...
  • 'Illegal Bangla migrants using Punjab border to enter Pak' June 17, 2013

    Jalandhar: The international border with Pakistan in Punjab is slowly emerging as the preferred area for illegal Bangladeshi migrants to cross over into Pakistan as the first step towards finding employment in the MiddleEast, Border Security Force officials said in Jalandhar. In the last fourandahalf years, BDF has apprehended 72...
  • '80 pc migrant kids in Mahrashtra have little or no education' June 9, 2013

    Mumbai: As many as 80 per cent children of migrant labourers in the state either drop out of schools or have no education at all as they get sucked into the labour workforce, a study released here Sunday reveals. According to the study by a noted NGO, while Maharashtra government's Right...
  • India now the biggest source of migrants to Australia: Report June 3, 2013

    Melbourne: For the first time, India has become the leading source of permanent migrants to Australia, overtaking China, a government report said on Monday. The report titled, "Australia's Migration Trend 201112" was released on Monday by the immigration minister Brendan O'Connor. It said the number of permanent migrants from India stood...
  • Karnataka Congress for ending debate on 'migrant' members May 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Since Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is viewed in a section of the Congress as a "migrant" because he moved over from the Janata DalSecular (JDS) in 2006, the state party on Wednesday sought to end the insideroutsider debate. "Once someone joins the Congress, there is no discrimination on the basis...