Passport

  • Ebola scare: Should Indian doctors in Nigeria return? 1 week ago

    Amid the Ebola outbreak that has claimed 1,000 lives in west Africa, five Indian doctors are still stranded in Nigeria. The doctors desperate to return home, say that their passports have not been returned to them by the hospital authorities. They have also alleged the hospital authorities of threatening to...
  • Stranded Indian doctors in Ebola hit Nigeria plead Indian government to arrange return 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Amid the Ebola outbreak that has claimed 1,000 lives in west Africa, five Indian doctors are still stranded in Nigeria. The doctors desperate to return home, say that their passports have not been returned to them by the hospital authorities. They have also alleged the hospital authorties of...
  • Supreme Court dismisses Abu Salem's plea in fake passport case August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed gangster Abu Salem's appeal against his conviction and seven-year jail term in fake passport case. The underworld don was sentenced to seven years in jail in 2013 in the 2001 fake passport case by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in...
  • Fake passport racket busted; six Sri Lankan Tamils arrested June 23, 2014

    Chennai: Police on Monday claimed to have busted a fake passport and visa racket with the arrest of six Sri Lankan Tamils residing here. Police said they were on the lookout for persons who had obtained the fake travel documents. The gang, which charged Rs 30,000 per 'passport', was nabbed...
  • Hyderabad: 2 Nigerians arrested for allegedly trying to sell cocaine June 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The city police arrested two alleged Nigerian cocaine peddlers today from the Maredpally area and seized 17 grams of cocaine from them, a senior police official said. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police N Koti Reddy of the Commissioner's Task Force (North Zone) said that sleuths apprehended the two Nigerian...
  • Visa, passport services in US: Delhi HC issues notice to Centre May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on a plea of a visa and passport service provider challenging a contract awarded to another firm to provide visa services in the Indian Embassy and all consulates in the US. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul...
  • AirAsia to use Interpol system to check passports May 13, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Top Asian budget carrier AirAsia said on Tuesday that it will become the world's first airline to check the passports of all its passengers against Interpol's global database of 42 million stolen or lost travel documents by end of this month. The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370...
  • Young athlete may miss Bangkok event due to delay in passport issuance May 8, 2014

    Nashik: Nashik-based 16-year-old athlete Kisan Tadvi, who recently won a gold medal in 3,000 metres running event at the 11th Youth National Athletic Championship in Goa, is struggling to get his passport ready to participate in an international championship in Thailand this month. Tadvi, a student of Bhonsala Military School, told...
  • Indian Embassy in US outsources visa, passport services to new firm May 8, 2014

    Washington: The Indian Embassy in the US has announced to outsource its passport and visa related services to a new company for all its diplomatic missions in America following complaints against the current service provider. Cox & King Global Services Ltd will replace the existing BLS International Limited and would...
  • Bombay HC tells passport office to decide on Kaskar's application April 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has directed the Regional Passport Office to decide the application of Iqbal Kaskar, brother of wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, seeking fresh passport. The direction was passed on Wednesday by a division bench of Justices PV Hardas and AS Gadkari, which was hearing a petition filed...
  • Born in India to Pakistani parents, infant denied entry to Pakistan April 28, 2014

    Jaipur: An infant is caught between borders and international laws in India over his place of birth. The child, Sohail Khan, whose parents are Pakistani citizens was born in India and has now been denied entry to Pakistan. But when the parents tried to return to Pakistan, the authorities reportedly...
  • Sonia Gandhi declines to show US court her passport April 8, 2014

    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 March 21, 2014

    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, seeking...
  • Fresh trouble for Khobragade as daughters hold US, India passports March 13, 2014

    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 the...
  • Malaysia releases pictures of 2 passengers with stolen passports on missing plane, says one is Iranian March 11, 2014

    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...
  • Mystery deepens around the missing Malaysian airlines plane March 11, 2014

    Mystery is deepening around the missing Malaysian airliner. Reports now suggest that the Thai travel agency that booked tickets for two passengers with stolen passports had been asked to do so by an Iranian middleman. ...
  • Dozens of Indian passports stolen from San Francisco March 11, 2014

    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 have...
  • Malaysia air probe finds scant evidence of terror attack: Sources March 11, 2014

    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 to...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: Stolen passports a common thing in Asia March 10, 2014

    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 March 10, 2014

    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 vast...
  • Four passengers on missing Malaysian plane had fake passports: Source March 9, 2014

    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, who...
  • E-passports will be introduced by next year: Official February 7, 2014

    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' January 17, 2014

    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, arrived...
  • HC asks Adnan Sami to hand over his passport to police December 19, 2013

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 28, 2013

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  • News 360: Tejpal misses deadline, Goa police to arrest him November 28, 2013

    Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal is likely to be arrested by the Goa Police after he failed to meet the 3 PM deadline set by it for questioning in a sexual assault case involving a woman journalist. ...
  • Abu Salem jailed for 7 years in fake passport case November 28, 2013

    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 MV...
  • Charges framed against Ramdev's aide Balkrishna in fake passport case October 31, 2013

    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 after...
  • Fake passport: Court to frame charges against Ramdev aide Balkrishna September 24, 2013

    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...