Refugee

  • India's internal refugees: Whose voters are they anyway? 08-04-2014 03:59 PM

    Within an electorate as vast as India's, certain categories might get overlooked within bigger, more 'newsworthy' statistics. But when they are internal refugees uprooted by civil unrest and denied basic amenities, denying them the right to vote makes a mockery of our democratic institutions. The current Lok Sabha elections are...
  • Lalu will become political refugee after LS polls: Nand Kishore Yadav 24-03-2014 08:26 PM

    BJP on Monday flayed Lalu Prasad for calling LK Advani a "Pakistani refugee" and said the RJD leader would himself become a "political refugee" after his party's "humiliating" defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "Lalu Prasad seems to be in awe of using the word refugee nowdays... He called...
  • 10 lesser known cool things Abhishek Bachchan has done in his career that you have forgotten 05-02-2014 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan turned 38 today. He was born on February 5, 1976 to Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan. He debuted as a hero in the year 2000 with JP Dutta's 'Refugee'. Since then, he is constantly under the watchful eyes of film journalists, and there are very...
  • Watch: Wedding salon helps Syrian refugees in Jordan reclaim normalcy 03-02-2014 10:18 AM

    A wedding salon is just amongst a few things at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan being run by Syrians for Syrians to help them reclaim normalcy after facing decades of conflict. ...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Relief camps lack basic amenities 12-12-2013 07:53 PM

    Shamli: The Supreme Court has taken cognizance of a report on IBN which pointed out to the death of over 50 children due to cold weather in the relief camps set up for Muzaffarnagar riots victims. According to reports, riot victims live a very miserable life and find no help...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SC pulls up UP over children's death 12-12-2013 03:14 PM

    New Delhi: Supreme Court has expressed concern over media reports pointing to the death of over 50 children due to cold weather in the relief camps set up for Muzaffarnagar riots victims. Directing the Uttar Pradesh government to take immediate steps to look into allegations of inadequate facilities for the...
  • Mizoram polls: Election officials reach Bru refugee camps 18-11-2013 06:30 PM

    The polling party on Monday reached the six relief camps for Bru refugees in North Tripura district and would supervise polling by Bru voters on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Mizoram Assembly elections to be held on November 25. The 11,612-strong Bru electorate in Tripura would be exercising franchise through...
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  • Over 755,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon 25-09-2013 08:19 PM

    Beirut: The UN's refugee agency said Wednesday that the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has crossed 755,000 after an increase of about 14,000 refugees in a week. More than 650,000 refugees were registered in Lebanon while more than 105,000 are still waiting for their registration process to be completed,...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 13 babies born at refugee camp, but no medical aid 19-09-2013 10:44 AM

    Ghaziabad: In the past eight days, 13 babies have been born at the refugee camp for riot victims from Muzaffarnagar. But as IBN7 reports, there is no medical help that is reaching the victims. In the past eight days, three women have had a miscarriage due to lack of medical...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 13 babies born at refugee camp, but no medical help for them 18-09-2013 07:46 PM

    Ghaziabad: The political leaders are trying to gain political mileage from Muzaffarnagar riots in Uttar Pradesh. More than 40 people losat their lives and over thousands were displaced. In the last eight days, 13 babies have been born at the refugee camp for riot victims, but there is no medical...
  • Saif is liberal, not possessive: Kareena Kapoor 07-09-2013 01:56 PM

    Mumbai: Off-screen or on-screen, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan make for one of Bollywood's most romantic couples. But whether she romances other actors in films or sizzles in saucy item numbers, Kareena says she makes sure she never gives her 'liberal' husband a chance to be 'possessive'. "Saif is...
  • Arunachal MP urges Centre to take note of crime 07-09-2013 01:09 PM

    Lok Sabha member from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy has urged the Centre to take note of crimes allegedly committed by Chakma refugees inhabiting in the state. Sanjoy called on Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami at New Delhi on Friday and discussed the present status of the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue, official...
  • Married to TV, cinema is my girlfriend: Sudesh Berry 05-09-2013 04:10 PM

    Mumbai: Sudesh Berry is returning to the small screen after two years, and that too with two shows. The actor, who keeps oscillating between films and TV, says he feels he is married to television, while cinema is his girlfriend. The actor has earlier been part of shows like 'Andaaz',...
  • Turkey spends over $700 million for Syrian refugees 30-08-2013 03:15 AM

    Turkey has spent about $736 million to shelter Syrian refugees, whose number has exceeded 200,000, the government statistics have revealed. According to the data released by the Prime Ministry 's Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate, Turkey has spent the money on medical services, food and other types of humanitarian aid...
  • Madras HC extends status quo on deportation of Lankan Tamil refugee 27-08-2013 05:59 PM

    The Madras High Court on Tuesday extended the status quo on deporting Sri Lankan Tamil refugee R Senthuran residing in Pammal at Chennai till September 3. A division bench, comprising Justice V Dhanapalan and Justice C T Selvam, extended the order passed by it on August 23. Senthuran, currently living...
  • US-based Hindu group donates tents to Pakistani refugees 04-08-2013 02:24 AM

    A US-based Hindu community organisation has donated tents as part of relief efforts for Pakistani Hindu refugees who are camping at Jodhpur in Rajasthan after fleeing persecution in Pakistan. Hindu Maha Sabha of America (HMSA) donated a total of six tents providing accommodation to eight out of 33 families residing...
  • Pakistan extends stay of Afghan refugees till 2015 26-07-2013 05:12 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to extend the stay of Afghan refugees in the country till 2015, officials said. The legal stay of nearly 1.6 million Afghan refugees expired June 30, and the federal cabinet decided to extend the period for another two and a half years, Xinhua reported. "The cabinet...
  • Abhishek Bachchan completes 13 years in Bollywood, calls it a fun ride 30-06-2013 03:51 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan took a ride down memory lane and recalled his first release 'Refugee', the buzz around his debut movie and the nervousness that he felt at its premiere 13 years ago. The 37-year-old made his debut with J.P. Dutta's 2000 movie 'Refugee', which also marked Kareena Kapoor's...
  • Indian couple that fled country wins right to stay in Australia 15-06-2013 06:00 PM

    Melbourne: An Indian couple from Punjab have won the right to stay in Australia after applying for refugee status on the grounds that they may be subjected to honour killing in India for an inter-caste love marriage. The couple's plea for refugee status was rejected by Australian immigration and refugee...
  • More than 7,000 Syrian refugees return from Iraq 03-06-2013 07:22 AM

    Baghdad: More than 7,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq have crossed back to the rebel-held Syrian border town of Albu Kamal in recent weeks due to better security there, an Iraqi official said on Sunday. The reverse flow coincides with a lull in battles and air raids by Syrian President Bashar...
  • Syrian refugees exceed 1.5 million: UNHCR 18-05-2013 10:59 AM

    Geneva: The number of Syrian refugees, who are either registered or awaiting registration, has surpassed 1.5 million, while the actual number is much higher, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The increasingly widening gap between needs and available resources is a growing challenge, reported Xinhua citing UNHCR's spokesperson Dan...
  • 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...
  • Pakistani Hindus hope for a home in India 12-04-2013 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistani Hindu refugees, who have escaped the country fearing violence are hoping that India will provide them an asylum. They are hoping that their children will get a chance at a better life in India. Fifteen-year-old Ramkali's fate has dealt many cruel blows. A refugee from Pakistan, she...
  • Relief for Pak Hindus, visas extended by a month 10-04-2013 07:09 PM

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN highlighted the plight of 400 Pakistani Hindus seeking asylum in New Delhi, there may be some immediate relief in store it seems. Their visas have now been extended for a month by the Indian government. Sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs have indicated...
  • Fresh batch of Pak Hindus will not be deported, say MHA sources 10-04-2013 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN highlighted the plight of 400 Pakistani Hindus seeking asylum in New Delhi, there may be some immediate relief in store it seems. The government seems to have finally stepped in to reassure them of being able to stay. Sources in the Ministry of Home...
  • Should Pak Hindu refugees be given Indian citizenship? 09-04-2013 11:44 PM

    Rising extremism in Pakistan is forcing Hindu families to flee the country and seek refuge in India. Their visas have expired, but the refugees are too scared to return. The Ministry of External Affairs has given them an extension of one month, but the question is whether that is enough....
  • Pakistani Hindus seek refuge in India, refuse to return 09-04-2013 09:05 AM

    New Delhi: Rising extremism in Pakistan is forcing Hindu families to flee the country and seek refuge in India. Their visas have expired, but the refugees are too scared to return. The Ministry of External Affairs has given them an extension of one month, but the question is whether that...
  • Syrian civil war: Two years on, over 1 million refugees 07-03-2013 10:05 AM

    Syria's civil war is pushing more people than ever to flee the country. Over the past few months, the exodus has accelerated and now the UN is reporting a dramatic milestone. The number of refugees from the conflict has passed the one-million mark. ...