Passport

  • Sonia Gandhi declines to show US court her passport 08-04-2014 10:18 AM

    New York: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court, saying that government of India had denied her permission to do so. However, in a letter filed by her lawyer in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Gandhi "voluntarily" relinquished...
  • US court asks Sonia Gandhi to show passport 21-03-2014 10:04 AM

    New York: A US court has asked India's Congress party President Sonia Gandhi to provide a copy of her passport to show that she was not in the US between September 2 and September 9 last year. Gandhi had filed a motion in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York,...
  • Fresh trouble for Khobragade as daughters hold US, India passports 13-03-2014 10:54 AM

    New Delhi: While the United States has cleared Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade of the charges against her, there is trouble brewing for her back home. The Indian government has found that Khobragade's two daughters had American passports as well as Indian diplomatic passports. Holding dual citizenship is a crime under...
  • Malaysia releases pictures of 2 passengers with stolen passports on missing plane, says one is Iranian 11-03-2014 01:26 PM

    Kiev: The search for the missing Malaysian Airline flight MH 370 has made some headway as Malaysian officials have identified one of the passengers travelling with a stolen passport. They said, "We have identified one of the passengers travelling with stolen passport. He is a 19-year-old Iranian, Pouria Nour Mohammad...
  • Dozens of Indian passports stolen from San Francisco 11-03-2014 08:07 AM

    Washington: Several dozen Indian passports have reportedly been stolen from a private company, to which the Indian Consulate in San Francisco outsourced various visa and passport related services. The serious breach of security is being investigated by the San Francisco Police Department. Both the Indian Consulate and the local police...
  • Malaysia air probe finds scant evidence of terror attack: Sources 11-03-2014 07:42 AM

    Kuala Lumpur/Washington: Investigators in Malaysia are voicing skepticism that the airliner that disappeared early Saturday with 239 people on board was the target of an attack, US and European government sources close to the probe said. The fate of the Malaysian airliner that vanished about an hour into a flight...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: Stolen passports a common thing in Asia 10-03-2014 05:03 PM

    New Delhi: The stolen passports and the possibility of a passenger or some passengers using fake passports on the missing Malaysian airlines has triggered an alarm all over the World. Security and intelligence agencies fear that the flight may have been hijacked or bombed by the terrorists. No trace of...
  • Vietnam says it may have found missing Malaysian plane's door 10-03-2014 07:13 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777 on Sunday, while questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the ill-fated aircraft using stolen passports. Interpol confirmed it knew about the stolen passports but said no authorities checked its...
  • Four passengers on missing Malaysian plane had fake passports: Source 09-03-2014 09:41 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports, a security official said. Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia, said the official,...
  • E-passports will be introduced by next year: Official 07-02-2014 09:56 PM

    Hyderabad: The new generation electronic passport, which aims to secure the data and curb the menace of fake passports, is likely to be introduced by next year, a senior government official said on Friday. "A Task Force has been set up to look into the e-passport project, which has held...
  • Indian woman travels to Pakistan with fake passport to meet 'lover' 17-01-2014 05:02 PM

    Lahore: An Indian woman was deported from the airport here when she flew in from Doha using a fake Pakistani passport to meet a man she had fallen in love with after meeting on a social networking website. Nagita Ramesh, who is in her twenties and hails from Gujarat state,...
  • HC asks Adnan Sami to hand over his passport to police 19-12-2013 12:05 PM

    Mumbai: In more trouble for Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, the Bombay High Court has directed him to hand over his passport to police probing a harassment case filed against him by his ex-wife Sabah Galadari. Hearing Sabah's plea, Justice RP Sondurbaldota yesterday ordered Sami to give his passport to the...
  • Abu Salem jailed for 7 years in fake passport case 28-11-2013 11:44 AM

    Hyderabad: Underworld don Abu Salem has been sentenced to seven years in jail in the 2001 fake passport case by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Hyderabad. The court, which had convicted the extradited gangster in the case on November 18, pronounced the sentence on Thursday. Judge...
  • Charges framed against Ramdev's aide Balkrishna in fake passport case 31-10-2013 01:29 PM

    A special CBI court in Dehradun has framed charges against yoga guru Ramdev's close aide Balkrishna for obtaining a passport on the basis of fake documents. Designated CBI judge Pritu Sharma framed charges against Balkrishna and co-accused Naresh Chandra Dwiwedi under different sections of the IPC including cheating and forgery...
  • Fake passport: Court to frame charges against Ramdev aide Balkrishna 24-09-2013 08:19 AM

    Dehradun: A Special CBI court will frame charges against yoga guru Ramdev close aide Balkrishna in the fake passport case on Tuesday. He has been charged with forgery and violation of the Indian Passport Act. CBI claims Balkrishna obtained the passport on the basis of a fake date of birth...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah govt issues passport to US-bound Sufaira Nazir 06-08-2013 01:10 PM

    Srinagar: Just a day after CNN-IBN highlighted the bureaucratic hassles faced by a 15-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir in getting her passport, the state government has issued the document to Sufaira Nazir on Tuesday. Sufaira got admission for a US exchange programme but was denied verification because her uncle...
  • J&K: CID clears verification to help US-bound Sufaira get passport 06-08-2013 09:56 AM

    Srinagar: Just hours after CNN-IBN highlighted the bureaucratic hassles faced by a 15-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir in getting her passport, the state CID has acted on it. Sources said on Tuesday that the CID has cleared the verification to help Sufaira Nazir get a passport and the case...
  • J&K: Sufaira Jan will not be denied passport because of her uncle's terror links, says Omar 05-08-2013 10:31 PM

    Srinagar: Just hours after CNN-IBN highlighted the bureaucratic hassles faced by a 15-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir in getting her passport, this even as she had won a scholarship to the US under the youth exchange program, the state government has acted. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah...
  • J&K girl gets US scholarship, but uncle's terror links means no passport 05-08-2013 01:12 PM

    A 15-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir has been denied passport to travel to the United States as her uncle is a former terrorist. Sufaira Nazir, who lived in an orphange since she was six years old, has won a scholarship under the youth study programme in the US. But...
  • Soon, apply for passport through smartphones 25-07-2013 03:47 PM

    Hyderabad: Applicants will soon be able to apply for passports through their smart phones, a senior official said today. "Applicants can fill details on passport applications through mPassport Seva App. We are working on this and are hopeful it will be launched in next few months," Joint Secretary (Passport Seva...
  • Indian Catholic priest faces sex charge in US 16-07-2013 01:10 PM

    Washington: An Indian Catholic priest, who was arrested in the US on charges of engaging in sexual contact with a child under 13 years of age, has been released on a bail of USD 75,000. Father Leo Koppala, from Andhra Pradesh, faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison...
  • Punjab: Fake visa racket busted, two arrested 26-06-2013 01:48 AM

    Amritsar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a fake visa racket following the arrest of two youths allegedly involved in duping several people with fake visas and passports to Singapore. Balbir Singh and Ranjit Singh used to charge Rs 30,000 and above for Singapore visa with work permit and...
  • Adopt citizen-centric role, Khurshid urges passport officers 25-06-2013 05:22 AM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday urged passport officers to adopt a citizen-centric role and for measures that facilitate speedier and courteous service. Inaugurating a two day Passport Officer's Conference at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhavan, Khurshid declared June 24 as "Passport Seva Divas", as the Passport...
  • US revokes NSA leaker Snowden's passport 24-06-2013 12:02 AM

    Washington: The United States has revoked the passport of former national security contractor Edward Snowden, an official source familiar with the decision said on Sunday. It was not immediately clear how Snowden was able to travel, and the official offered no details. An aircraft thought to be carrying him landed...
  • Now pay before you book your appointment for passport 20-06-2013 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: To reduce non-availability of appointments and to check "no-shows" of applicants at Passport Seva Kendras, the government has made prior online payments compulsory for booking appointments at more centres, including in the NCR, with effect from June 21. Reviewing the operations over the last one year, it was...
  • Karnataka: Passport verification on sale, IAS, IPS officers indicted 22-05-2013 10:01 AM

    Bangalore: A passport scam has now surfaced in Karnataka. The state Lokayukta has indicted six senior government officers of taking bribes in return for issuing verification on passports. Over 1,000 such verifications were issued over a period of five months. The state anti-corruption unit in its report alleges that the...
  • TN: 2 persons held with 71 fake Indian passports 02-05-2013 12:46 AM

    Rameswaram: Two persons who were planning to send several Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to Germany using fake Indian passports were on Wednesday arrested and 71 counterfeit passports seized from them at Naripaiyur in Ramanathapuram district, police said. Cash to the tune of Rs 11.5 lakh was also seized from the...
  • Passports should end doping system disaster: Berdych 21-04-2013 11:52 PM

    Monte Carlo: Current anti-doping measures in tennis are a "disaster" and the introduction of biological passports can only improve matters, world number six Tomas Berdych said. "The system right now... I don't know how it works with the others but with me, it does not work at all," the Czech...
  • Patna court rejects Hasan Ali Khan's bail plea 12-04-2013 03:46 PM

    Patna: A local court in the district rejected the bail application of Pune-based businessman Hasan Ali Khan in a fake passport case. Judicial Magistrate Sunil Kumar passed the order summarily rejecting Khan's bail plea on Friday. The police had last week submitted a chargesheet in the court hearing the fake...