human trafficking

13-year-old Delhi girl rescued from human traffickers


September 5th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 5 (IANS) Police Wednesday rescued a 13-year-old girl in Rajasthan's Alwar district and arrested two men who had brought her from Delhi to sell her, officials said.The two ... Read more...

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Teenaged girl helps nab traffickers on tip from TV serial


August 31st, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) A teenaged girl saved herself and another girl from the clutches of human traffickers in the Bihar capital after she sensed trouble, thanks to scenes she ... Read more...

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Panic post Assam riots exposes human trafficking in Goa mines (Goa Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
The North East Association of Goa (NEAG), which was cobbled together by northeastern migrants working here in the aftermath of the Assam riots, has managed to track down, with the help ... Read more...

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Woman held for trying to sell own baby


August 15th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman from Kyrgyzstan faces up to 10 years in prison in Russia after she tried to sell her four-month old daughter for 35,000 rubles ... Read more...

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Russian, Israeli tourists more of menace to Goa: Faleiro


August 14th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Tourists from Russia and Israel to India cause more menace than benefit to the tourism scenario in Goa, a former union minister of state for external ... Read more...

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Rajasthan woman sells son for Rs.40,000, held


August 9th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) A woman, her husband and two others were arrested Thursday for selling her new-born son for Rs.40,000 in Rajathan's Sriganganagar town, police said.Sandhya Devi sold the ... Read more...

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10 missing girl students found pushed into flesh trade


August 4th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) Ten of the 24 girl students of a government residential school in Bihar, who went missing five years ago, were pushed into flesh trade, police said ... Read more...

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Actress joins fight against people trafficking


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is joining forces with Latin American organizations to fight people trafficking in the region via a documentary that will be ... Read more...

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Woman rescued from human trafficking gang in Rajasthan


July 31st, 2012 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) A 30-year old woman was sent to a shelter home in Rajasthan's Dholpur Monday after she was rescued from a human trafficking gang which had sold ... Read more...

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Argentine province offers prostitutes airfare to go home


July 24th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 24 (IANS/EFE) The central Argentine province of Cordoba is offering prostitutes airfare to return home, even to other countries, after passing a law to close brothels as ... Read more...

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Italian imam held for human trafficking


July 18th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Venice, July 18 (IANS/AKI) A radical Muslim imam and three Syrian nationals were arrested in Italy Wednesday on suspicion of belonging to a human trafficking gang that smuggled illegal migrants ... Read more...

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‘Economic activities behind spurt in human trafficking’


July 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Human trafficking for purposes other than sex trade has been on the rise in the county. With the increase in the level of economic activities, the ... Read more...

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3,000 human traffickers punished in Pakistan in 2011


July 10th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) A total of 2,861 human traffickers were brought to justice in Pakistan last year, parliament was informed Tuesday.Minister of State for Interior Affairs Imtiaz Safdar Warriach ... Read more...

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Man held for human trafficking in Assam, 15 rescued (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With floods affecting almost all the districts of Assam, human traffickers are on the prowl to lure women and girls out of the state, police said.One ... Read more...

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Man held for human trafficking in Assam, 15 rescued


July 8th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With floods affecting almost all the districts of Assam, human traffickers are on the prowl to lure women and girls out of the state, police said.One ... Read more...

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Vietnam, Britain hold strategic dialogue


July 6th, 2012 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 6 (IANS) Vietnam and Britain Thursday held their strategic dialogue here, focusing on cooperation in defence, and tackling organised crime and terrorism.Vietnamese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen ... Read more...

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Asian Muslim brothers groomed teenage girls for sex


July 5th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Two Muslim brothers of Asian origin have been charged with grooming a pair of teenage girls for sex and persuading them to work as prostitutes for ... Read more...

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Canada to ban sex trade from hiring foreign workers


July 5th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 5 (IANS) The Canadian government has announced that it will no longer allow sex trade-related businesses from hiring temporary foreign workers.The federal Citizenship and Immigration Department will after ... Read more...

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UAE official addresses UNHRC on trafficking


June 25th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 25 (IANS/WAM) The permanent representative of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva has said his country has made great efforts to ... Read more...

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French minister seeks end of prostitution in Europe


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) French minister for women's rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem wants to organise a conference of experts on how to abolish sex trade and human trafficking in Europe, The ... Read more...

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IFS officer to be tried for human trafficking


June 9th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday framed charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption against an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and three others in a 2005 human ... Read more...

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Five jailed in Ranchi trafficking case


May 16th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 16 (IANS) Five people, accused of selling and buying a teenaged girl three years ago, were Wednesday sentenced to 10 to five years in jail by a local ... Read more...

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Recognise transgenders as separate gender group: Experts


May 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The recognition of transgenders and transsexuals as a distinct gender group is crucial for their emancipation, experts said Saturday at a public tribunal here on ... Read more...

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Crusader against trafficking gets ‘Man of the Year Award’


May 12th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The menace of human trafficking remains a major problem in India despite many policies and laws being in place, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at ... Read more...

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10 Pakistanis deported from Greece


May 11th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Ten Pakistani nationals have been deported from Greece for illegally entering the country, a media report said Friday.The men, who had illegally crossed into Greece after ... Read more...

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Indian held in South Africa for human trafficking


May 7th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 7 (IANS) Six people including an Indian have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of at least 47 victims in South Africa, a media ... Read more...

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Hillary meets trafficking victims, visits Victorial Memorial (Roundup)


May 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday spent the first day of her two-day trip to Kolkata, a city she returned to after about 15 ... Read more...

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Keep up the spirit: Hillary tells NGOs


May 6th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday met representatives of a number of non-government organisations working towards preventing human trafficking and offered help to them while ... Read more...

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UNHCR hails UAE’s humanitarian efforts


April 19th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has praised the efforts of the UAE to improve the humanitarian conditions of refugees around the world.May Kadkoy, ... Read more...

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Afreen, Falak and fair vaginas - when will it change for India’s women (Comment)


April 12th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Another baby girl killed before she got a chance at life, another father unable to contain his disappointment at begetting a daughter, another mother mourning her child and her helplessness. The ... Read more...

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‘Rogue Indians can destroy country’s reputation in Ghana’


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), April 3 (IANS) A few rogue Indians can destroy the image of their countrymen, widely well regarded in Ghana, say police officials of the west African country, citing ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly President Al-Nasser calls for end to ‘modern-day slavery’


March 27th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on Monday called for a comprehensive approach to end 'modern-day slavery,' which includes child labor, human trafficking and ... Read more...

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Sex trafficking rampant in Mexico, says lawmaker


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 23 (IANS/EFE) At least 47 sex-trafficking rings are operating in Mexico and the number of victims is more than 800,000 a year, including 20,000 children, lawmaker Rosi ... Read more...

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Indian, Bangladesh border guards to increase vigil


March 19th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Border guards of India and Bangladesh have decided to increase vigilance at sensitive border outposts and enhance interaction of commanders at the ground level to ... Read more...

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Battered baby Falak dies of cardiac arrest (Third Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Brutally beaten, bitten and her skull broken and limbs fractured, little Falak fought a bitter battle with life for nearly 60 days. But the two-year-old's ... Read more...

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