Migrant

  • 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 ex-officer 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" vis-a-vis 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 video-conferencing, 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 'rat-infested' Patna October 17, 2013

    Having left Patna in his teens, US-based author Amitava Kumar has again rejuvenated links with his hometown with a "whimsical" and "rat-infested" account of the city, once the 'ancient capital' of India. Fifty-year-old Kumar has written a short non-fiction, 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 35-year-old 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, 14-year-old girl returns home September 23, 2013

    Separated from her parents during a train journey nearly three months ago, a 14-year-old 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 Middle-East, Border Security Force officials said in Jalandhar. In the last four-and-a-half 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 2011-12" 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 Dal-Secular (JD-S) in 2006, the state party on Wednesday sought to end the insider-outsider debate. "Once someone joins the Congress, there is no discrimination on the basis...
  • Khurshid to visit Saudi Arabia, Nitaqat to be discussed May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will visit Saudi Arabia on May 24-27, the first visit by an Indian foreign minister in the last five years, during which the kingdom's Nitaqat work policy, regional and international issues would be discussed. Then external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee had visited Saudi Arabia...
  • New migrants should not expect a home on arrival, says British PM March 26, 2013

    London: In a bid to cut down on immigration, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday announced a string of tough measures to over-turn the country's "soft touch" image, restricting new immigrants' rights to unemployment, health benefits and a "home on arrival". "Under the last government, immigration in this country was...
  • Maha drought: Land owners from villages migrate to Pune for jobs March 13, 2013

    Pune: Maharashtra's worst drought in decades is being felt on the pavements of Pune where migrants from drought hit districts are arriving in the hundreds. They come looking for water and jobs and say it's impossible for them to return home. Daily wage labourers gather every morning in the suburban...
  • 'Raj Thackeray's anti-migrant slur merits no attention' February 13, 2013

    Mumbai: A day after MNS president Raj Thackeray asked party workers to "teach migrants from other states indulging in crime a lesson", Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Wednesday said such provocation merits no attention. "Police have better tasks to do than to take note of the statements of such people....
  • India top recipient of migrant remittances in 2012 January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India was the top recipient of migrant remittances in 2012, according to a new report released by the World Bank. According to the report, India received $70 billion as migrant remittances in one year, followed by China with $66 million. The officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries...
  • Dikshit blames migrants for Delhi's woes December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Identifying "unbridled influx" of migrants into Delhi as a major challenge, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today blamed the burgeoning population for putting existing infrastructure under strain and sought help from the Centre to deal with the situation. In her address at 57th meeting of the National Development Council, Dikshit...
  • 22 Bangladeshi migrants sentenced to 2-year jail September 22, 2012

    Imphal: Twenty-two illegal Bangladeshi migrants, who had entered Manipur to work as labourers, have been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a local court. The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal East district (CJMIED) passed the order on Friday after hearing the case filed by Porompat Police station. The Bangladeshis were charge sheeted...
  • Modi attacks PM over FDI, illegal immigration September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had "re-defined democracy" by turning the Indian government into a "government for the foreigners, by the foreigners and of the foreigners". The Gujarat Chief Minister took on the PM over his government's decision to allow 51...
  • It's getting tough for migrants everywhere September 11, 2012

    United States On August 5, Micahel Wade Page killed six people inside a Sikh Gurdwara in Wisconsin, along with a police officer. Page was a supremacist, involved in underground music known as white power music or hate rock. FBI statistics show that since 2008, hate crimes towards African Americans have...