MIGRATION

  • 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...
  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. "In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage....
  • 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...
  • Illegal migration from Bangladesh a national problem: Kiran Rijiju June 4, 2014

    Centre on Wednesday termed as "a national problem" the issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh and said action will be taken against those "infiltrators" staying in the Indian territory. "The issue of illegal migrants and infiltrators in the northeast, especially the issue of Bangladeshis, is a cause of concern for...
  • '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...
  • For droughthit states, ontrack monsoon may be too late April 24, 2013

    Jamwadi: India may be heading for another bumper grain harvest, if the first forecast for this year's monsoon proves correct, but the rain may be too little and too late for southern and western states already parched by the worst drought in four decades. Although 2012 monsoon rains were,...
  • CJI for early disposal of cases in village courts April 20, 2013

    Jaipur: The Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Friday said that work to dispense speedy and fair justice to common man through the 'Gram Nyayalaya' (rural court) is in the process of being implemented. Justice Kabir, who was in Sirohi district to inaugurate a 'Gram Nyayalaya' building, told reporters...
  • Severe drought forces mass migration in Maharashtra January 2, 2013

    Marathwada: As north India battles the cold, Maharashtra is facing a crisis of another sort. There is a severe water crisis in Marathawada, which is forcing entire villages to migrate in search of water and jobs. People migrating is a familiar sight today in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district which among the worst...
  • BSF to strengthen borders, monitor migration December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Border Security Force has identified specific spots along Bangladesh and Pakistan borders used for illegal migration and human trafficking and deployed additional manpower and special surveillance equipment at these places, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Mapping of IndoPak and IndoBangladesh borders is being carried out to...
  • Kochi Biennale: Afghan uses archaeology to show migration December 4, 2012

    Kochi: Archaeology has become a tool of interactive art for Afghan artist Amanullah Mojadidi, who is working on a multimedia land installation art at the KochiMuziris Biennale beginning on Dec 12. Amanullah has replicated an archaeological dig on an 8x10 sq ft plot of land at the Aspinwall...
  • North East students body calls bandh tomorrow September 5, 2012

    Guwahati: The North East Students Organisation (NESO), the apex student body of the region, has called a 12hour bandh in all states of the region, except Assam, on Thursday to protest against influx of migrant labourers and others into the region from other states. There will be bandhs in other states...
  • Celebrate rural achievements, says Kalam September 1, 2012

    Bangalore: Inclusive growth of rural areas must be facilitated and reverse migration must be enabled into our villages in which 70 per cent of Indians dwell, said former president A P J Abdul Kalam. Achievements of people in rural panchayats, be it in agriculture, craftsmanship or tourism need to be...
  • Ease pressure on Delhi, check migration: Dikshit August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Identifying migration as a major challenge facing Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday asked major states to develop infrastructure in their cities so people don't come to the national capital in search of job. Speaking at an interaction with top industry leaders, organised by CII, Dikshit also appealed...
  • New matrix for Kerala emigrants July 18, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: This may well be the beginning of the end for Keralas very special relationship with Gulf countries, where thousands of grocery and cafeteria assistants as also other menial workers invariably used to be from Gods Own Country. With most of the emigration centres in the state experiencing a slow...
  • Russia leads world in illegal migration June 29, 2012

    Moscow: Russia has the world's largest number of illegal migrants, accounting for almost seven per cent of the country's working population, according to a report by the Parisbased Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD). The 2012 International Migration Outlook said 960,000 temporary labourer migrants came to Russia in 2010, more than...
  • New UK visa curbs on foreign spouses June 11, 2012

    London: Only those British nationals or residents with an annual income of at least Rs 16 lakhs will be able to bring spouses from the Indian subcontinent and other countries outside the European Union from July 9, the government announced on Sunday. The new restrictions are part of the David...
  • We live in the age of migration: Salman Rushdie June 4, 2012

    London: Controversial writer Salman Rushdie, who was born in Mumbai and moved to Britain as a child and now lives in the United States, says his experiences led him to explore the issue of migration in his awardwinning books. Speaking at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Rushdie said:...
  • Kerala losing its woman brain power May 27, 2012

    Kochi: Kerala may be facing a unique kind of brain drain one of the educated, feminine ilk. As per the finding of the recentlyconcluded Kerala Migration Survey 2011 by the Centre for Development Studies, for every 100 women in the state, a significantly high 33 relocate to other cities. Out...
  • Another round of migration study in Kerala May 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre for Development Studies here has started the ground work for the seventh round of the comprehensive study on international and internal emigration from the state, says the study head. S. Irudayarajan, chief of the migration unit of the autonomous research institute, told IANS that the next round...
  • 10 mn Indians wish to move to US: Gallup poll April 25, 2012

    Washington: Around 13 per cent of the world's adults or over 640 million people would like to emigrate with roughly 150 million, including 10 million Indians wishing to settle in America. So suggests a new Gallup survey giving the US an undisputed title as the globe's most desired...
  • 'Migration a problem in checking crime in Delhi' January 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid concern over frequent incidents of crime against women in the capital, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Sunday that migration and "crisscrossing" of people through the city are the biggest hurdles in keeping a check on criminals. She said it was true that the environment is such...
  • Uttarakhand: Migration setting political fronts January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: In pollbound Uttarakhand, migration of youth has always been a major issue but these elections, even the top state leadership seems to be migrating away from the hills. They're contesting elections from the more comfortable Tarai region. Unlike the past, the Chief Minister BC Khanduri this time has...
  • Brand Bihar shines, migration figures drop November 18, 2011

    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...
  • Indian professionals oppose new UK visa move November 7, 2011

    London: A leading organisation espousing the cause of Indian and nonEU professionals has strongly opposed the recommendation of a key committee that the salary threshold for professionals seeking to permanently settle in the UK be raised considerably. Raising the threshold as recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will make thousands...
  • 3 lakh NRIs to return between 20112015: Survey November 1, 2011

    The survey claims job satisfaction levels in India will outshine the charm of overseas jobs within the next 23 years. ...
  • How to handle the Delhi's influx of migrants September 15, 2011

    In his awardwinning documentary 'Last Train Home', director Lixin Fan draws attention to the plight of migrant Chinese workers living in farflung 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....
  • New migration rules worry Indians in UK April 6, 2011

    London: The new immigration rules come into effect on Wednesday as part of the David Cameron Govt's efforts to reduce migration from nonEuropean Union countries. Several Indian professionals are to be adversely affected by Britain's new rules. Several measures taken by the British government to tighten migration these include a cap...
  • Pak legislator migrated to India willingly: PPP March 7, 2011

    Islamabad: A Hindu legislator of the Opposition PMLQ, who migrated to India last month from Pakistan, did so on his own free will, a ruling PPP leader has said adding that many people from the minority community in Sindh province have been moving to the neighbouring country. Pakistan People's Party (PPP)...
  • More Hindus in Pak want to migrate to India January 3, 2011

    Islamabad: Over 100 Hindu families in Pakistan's Balochistan province are making efforts to migrate to India after becoming the target of a campaign of kidnappings and extortion, according to a media report today. The Hindus of southwestern Balochistan have been hit hardest by incidents of abduction for ransom and extortion, with...
  • UK's proposed cap on migration may not work November 4, 2010

    London: There is some potential good news for Indians wanting to migrate to the UK. A parliamentary inquiry in Britain says that the proposed cap on migration will not work as it might damage their nation. The report by the parliamentary home affairs committee headed by Keith Vaz says the present...