Immigrants

  • AAP activists caught in an immigration test fraud in UK: BBC 11-02-2014 08:34 PM

    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 visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 countries 05-02-2014 11:24 PM

    New Delhi: India will extend visa-on-arrival 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 visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations. It will take 5-6...
  • Obama lays out go-it-alone approach in State of Union speech 29-01-2014 08:54 AM

    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 04-12-2013 07:15 AM

    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 14-11-2013 06:16 PM

    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...
  • Nigerian murder case: Second accused arrested by Goa police 10-11-2013 09:52 AM

    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 10-11-2013 08:00 AM

    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...
  • Saudis round up thousands of illegal immigrants 06-11-2013 08:34 AM

    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...
  • 'Zinda Bhaag' to represent Pakistan at the Oscars 02-11-2013 02:18 PM

    'Zinda Bhaag', a light-hearted 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 07-10-2013 11:27 AM

    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 05-10-2013 11:03 AM

    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...
  • UK authorities clear Ramdev after second round of questioning 21-09-2013 09:51 PM

    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...
  • Indian doctor taken into custody by Immigration Dept in Australia 09-09-2013 12:29 PM

    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...
  • Bangladeshi woman gets back her 5-year-old jailed son 14-08-2013 09:22 PM

    Balurghat (West Bengal): A Bangladeshi woman, who approached the Calcutta High Court for the release of her five-year-old 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,...
  • CJ Impact: IndoPak Couple Reunited After Turning CJ 11-08-2013 11:53 AM

    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 09-08-2013 11:40 AM

    After 30 years of struggling with her passport paperwork, Pakistan-born Nuzhat Jahan was finally released by the Indian government and allowed to reunite with her India-born husband Gulfam. The two have been living in Old Delhi for 30 years. Gulfam previously turned citizen journalist to plead for his wife's case...
  • US celebrates 100 years of Sikh community 16-07-2013 02:12 PM

    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...
  • Democrat predicts House will pass Senate immigration bill 01-07-2013 03:07 AM

    Washington: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will bow to political pressure and pass the immigration bill approved by the Democratic-led 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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on politics over Uttarakhand floods 30-06-2013 08:14 PM

    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 28-06-2013 10:37 AM

    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 28-06-2013 07:28 AM

    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 Democratic-controlled Senate...
  • Weak rupee not good for Indian economy: Nasscom 27-06-2013 01:59 PM

    Mumbai: As rupee has breached the 60-mark 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 54-56 range is good which we had kind...
  • India seeks details from UK on hefty visa bond proposal 26-06-2013 09:23 AM

    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...
  • Obama meets Indian-American business leaders on immigration 25-06-2013 07:59 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama met a group of top business executives, including two Indian-Americans, 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 25-06-2013 07:45 AM

    Washington: US senators have signalled their support to a landmark comprehensive immigration bill as they voted 67-27 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...
  • US Secretary John Kerry meets Salman Khurshid 24-06-2013 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday. Kerry is in New Delhi for his first strategic dialogue with India after taking office. He is co-chairing a strategic dialogue with Khurshid on various issues including India's relations with Pakistan. Kerry will also...
  • US: Historic immigration bill clears early test vote 12-06-2013 06:43 AM

    Washington: The US Senate voted on Tuesday to begin debate and amendments on a historic immigration bill, burying a procedural roadblock that opponents regularly use to delay or even kill legislation. With November's election results indicating broad support for updating the country's immigration laws, even some senators who have expressed...
  • Parl delegation meets US lawmakers over H-1B visa 05-06-2013 07:55 AM

    Washington: Indian Parliamentarians met top American lawmakers to raise India's concerns over the immigration bill, in particular those related to the H-1B visa issues. A delegation of seven MPs under the banner of India-US Forums of Parliamentarians of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), included Biju...
  • Sweden's capital hit by worst riots in years 22-05-2013 04:44 PM

    Stockholm: Hundreds of youths have set fire to cars and attacked police and rescue services in poor immigrant suburbs in three nights of rioting in Stockholm, Sweden's worst disorder in years. On Tuesday night, a police station in the Jakobsberg area in the northwest of the city was attacked, two...
  • US: Senate passes landmark immigration reform bill 22-05-2013 12:16 PM

    Washington: The landmark immigration bill, which offers a path to citizenship for more than 11 million - including over 260,000 Indians - undocumented immigrants and increasing H-1B visas today passed its first legislative test. The Senate Judiciary Committee on the fifth day of its deliberations that included 300 amendments to...