Migrants

  • Nitish Kumar slams Modi for his minister's remarks on Bihar migrants 06-02-2014 07:55 AM

    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...
  • Nitish Kumar inaugurates Bihar Migrant Resource Centre 31-01-2014 11:04 PM

    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...
  • SC notice to Odisha, Andhra over labourers whose hands were chopped off 27-01-2014 11:57 AM

    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...
  • Delhi polls: Can the migrants' votes be a game changer? 02-12-2013 08:56 AM

    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...
  • Meghalaya: Social groups urge Pranab Mukherjee to implement ILP system 20-10-2013 10:50 PM

    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...
  • Author gets back to his roots, writes on a 'whimsical' and 'rat-infested' Patna 17-10-2013 12:25 PM

    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...
  • Italy shipwreck: Tunisian man suspected of being ship captain detained; death toll 275 09-10-2013 09:02 AM

    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...
  • Italy: 114 African migrants killed as ship catches fire, capsizes off Lampedusa 04-10-2013 01:32 PM

    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...
  • Separated from her family at Katni railway station, 14-year-old girl returns home 23-09-2013 10:53 AM

    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...
  • Raised building finances issue for pandits with Centre: Omar Abdullah 06-09-2013 04:57 PM

    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...
  • Heavily pregnant woman among 100 Syrians rescued off Italy 05-07-2013 05:28 AM

    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' 17-06-2013 03:31 AM

    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' 09-06-2013 08:50 PM

    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...
  • India now the biggest source of migrants to Australia: Report 03-06-2013 01:15 PM

    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...
  • Karnataka Congress for ending debate on 'migrant' members 23-05-2013 04:58 AM

    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...
  • Khurshid to visit Saudi Arabia, Nitaqat to be discussed 14-05-2013 11:40 PM

    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...
  • New migrants should not expect a home on arrival, says British PM 26-03-2013 05:09 PM

    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...
  • Who speaks for the migrant worker in India?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    Jagmohan Chaudhuri used to live in village Sandesh of Bhojpur District of Bihar. He was married to Bijanti Kunwar, and had five children. It was...

  • Migrant ship sinks off Indonesia, 222 missing 18-12-2011 09:12 AM

    Indonesia: Rescuers searched for survivors on Sunday after a wooden ship carrying about 250 asylum seekers, many of them from the Middle East, sank off Indonesia's main island of Java. Only 33 people have been rescued so far, an official said. Four fishing boats searched for the more than 200...
  • Brand Bihar shines, migration figures drop 18-11-2011 06:28 AM

    New Delhi: A sudden spurt in employment opportunities in Bihar is posing a peculiar problem for the rest of the country. More than 50 per cent of Bihar's labour force which usually migrates to other states is choosing to stay back for jobs. Till a few years back, Ram Vilas...
  • Migrant birds enter Bangalore 14-11-2011 08:55 AM

    BANGALORE: Rare species of migrant birds, some from other parts of the world, have entered the city. These birds are seen in Puttenahalli Lake on the outskirts of the city. S K Srinivas, a pharmacist who is an avid bird watcher has captured around 40 species of birds near the...
  • UK to again insist on bonds for Indian migrants? 10-10-2011 09:19 PM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday revived the idea of immigrants from India and other non-EU countries furnishing financial bonds before being allowed to come to Britain, a move that has been promptly opposed. In a major speech setting out how his government intended to curb immigration, he...
  • How to handle the Delhi's influx of migrants 15-09-2011 11:30 AM

    In his award-winning documentary 'Last Train Home', director Lixin Fan draws attention to the plight of migrant Chinese workers living in far-flung industrial cities and the strain they inflict on the country's infrastructure when some 130 million of them make their annual journey back home for the Chinese New Year....
  • Italy finds 25 dead bodies on Libya refugee boat 02-08-2011 02:03 AM

    Rome: The Italian coast guard found the bodies of 25 men who were apparently asphyxiated by motor fumes on a small boat crammed with African migrants that arrived on an Italian island from Libya on Monday, officials said. The boat arrived on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa after a three-day...
  • Raj Thackeray blames migrants for terror attacks 19-07-2011 07:13 AM

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray has once again targeted north Indians, saying that migrant influx is responsible for the rising terror attacks in Mumbai. Coming down heavily on migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the MNS chief said that it was imperative to monitor people coming to the city from...
  • 197 migrants feared drowned off Sudan: Report 06-07-2011 02:20 AM

    Khartuom: A ship carrying African migrants bound for Saudi Arabia has caught fire and 197 people are feared drowned off Sudan's northeastern coast, a semiofficial news agency reported on Tuesday. The Sudan Media Center said three of the migrants were rescued. The ship had launched from the Red Sea State...