illegal immigrants

58 dead after boat sinks in Turkey


September 7th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Sep 6 (IANS) At least 58 illegal immigrants, including nine children, trying to enter Europe, drowned Thursday when their boat sank off western Turkey, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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Meghalaya forms panels on influx, tenancy laws


September 5th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Wednesday decided to form two committees to study the problem of influx and illegal immigrants and review the tenancy laws.Making a suo moto ... Read more...

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Democrats woo middle class, say Romney out of touch


September 5th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Democrats wooed the middle class with Michelle Obama calling the first family a testament to the American dream as others attacked President Barack Obama's Republican ... Read more...

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Meghalaya organisations demand permit system for visitors


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) Several social organisations in Meghalaya Monday staged a sit-in, demanding immediate implementation of inner line permit (ILP) to restrict entry of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to the ... Read more...

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Manipur pushes back 60 suspected Bangladeshis


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 2 (IANS) Authorities in Manipur have pushed back into Assam 60 suspected Bangladeshis, an official said Sunday.Manipur Police have launched a crackdown in several parts of the state ... Read more...

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49 illegal immigrants arrested in Manipur


August 31st, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Manipur Police Friday arrested six more illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and rounded up over 400 suspected immigrants for verifying their nationalities, police said.With Friday's arrest, the number ... Read more...

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Manipur continues to crackdown on illegal immigrants


August 31st, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Manipur Home Minister G. Gaikhangam Friday said the crackdown to detect illegal Bangladeshi and Myanmarese nationals would continue in the state.On Thursday, Manipur police arrested 43 ... Read more...

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43 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants detained in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) Manipur Police Thursday detained 43 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants while over 300 other suspects were rounded up during a combing operation, police said.Police conducted a combing operation ... Read more...

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Meghalaya plans tough measures against illegal immigrants


August 30th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said the state would have a "more stringent institutionalised mechanism than the inner line permit (ILP)" to restrict influx of ... Read more...

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CPI wants policy on illegal immigrants


August 28th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 28 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Tuesday demanded a national policy to detect illegal migration of foreigners into India."The illegal immigrant issue is a serious problem ... Read more...

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Blame illegal immigrants for northeast tensions: Gadkari


August 24th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 24 (IANS) Illegal immigrants were to be blamed for triggering the mass exodus of northeastern people from southern states, BJP president Nitin Gadkari has said."The attacks on northeastern ... Read more...

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Meghalaya groups want check on illegal immigrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Entry permits should be introduced in Meghalaya to restrict the influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, social organisations demanded Wednesday.The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), along with eight ... Read more...

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Indians among illegal immigrants seek relief from deportation


August 16th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Thousands of young, undocumented immigrants including Indians have began applying for relief under President Barack Obama's mini DREAM Act that allows them to work without ... Read more...

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Illegal Asian migrant dies crossing English channel


August 14th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The body of an illegal Asian migrant wearing a wetsuit who tried to swim across the Channel to Britain has been found on a beach in ... Read more...

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Congress importing illegal migrants in Assam: Jaitley


August 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley Thursday accused the government of treating the Assam violence as a law and order problem and said the ruling Congress was ... Read more...

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Fence entire Bangladesh border, opposition says (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The BJP and some other opposition parties Wednesday demanded immediate steps to complete fencing on India's border with Bangladesh to check infiltration.Taking part in ... Read more...

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Fence entire Bangladesh border, opposition says


August 8th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The BJP and some other opposition parties Wednesday demanded immediate steps to complete fencing on India's border with Bangladesh to check illegal infiltration.Taking part ... Read more...

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Outages, blasts, Assam… no end to government’s woes (Comment)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
As if low growth, high inflation and a poor monsoon were not enough trouble for the Manmohan Singh government, it faced further problems with an outbreak of ethnic and communal ... Read more...

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Peace hangs by a thread in ethnically-volatile Assam (News Analysis)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) The recent ethnic flare-up in Assam that killed 58 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people not only shook the governments in both the ... Read more...

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Bhutan refugees from Nepal seek India’s help


July 14th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Representatives of Bhutanese refugees from Nepal and human rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Saturday urged India to help 1.3 lakh people allegedly ... Read more...

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Kenyan police nab over 130 immigrants


July 10th, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 10 (IANS) A total of 133 foreigners, including two Pakistanis and a Briton, have been arrested by Kenyan police in a major security swoop, as the east ... Read more...

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Olympic torch making firm faces penalty over Indian immigrants


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) A firm involved in making Olympic torches has been suspected of employing illegal Indian immigrants right under the noses of Games security staff in Britain.Crown Polishing ... Read more...

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Rude flight attendants could be good thing, for a change (The Funny Side)


June 29th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
As we begin our descent, all passengers should stow their tray tables and shut their stupid mouths. A Japanese low-cost airline offers something truly unusual: rude flight attendants. The customer relationship ... Read more...

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Obama leads in three swing states: poll


June 28th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) President Barack Obama leads over his likely Republican rival in the November presidential poll in three critical swing states even as voters are divided on ... Read more...

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60 Somalis, Ethiopians feared dead in Malawi


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Lilongwe (Malawi), June 22 (IANS) Police in northern Malawi have found bodies of some 48 of the 60 Somalis and Ethiopians who were drowned in Lake Malawi earlier this week. ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka detains 113 on way to Australia


May 28th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 28 (IANS) The Sri Lankan police Monday arrested 113 people as they attempted to set sail to Australia illegally.Six human smugglers were also arrested in the pre-dawn operation ... Read more...

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UAE arrests illegal immigrants


April 15th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 14 (IANS/WAM) The UAE authorities have arrested 41 illegal immigrants from different parts of the country, it was announced Saturday.One group of immigrants, mostly Asian origin, was ... Read more...

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Britain wastes millions on deporting migrants


April 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Britain's border control agency has wasted millions of pounds on chartering half-empty flights to deport illegal migrants, including Pakistanis and Sri Lankans, a media report said ... Read more...

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Britain mulls moving out foreign criminals


April 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Foreign criminals, using human rights laws to stay in Britain, are likely to be booted out under new measures being taken by the government, a top ... Read more...

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Myanmarese nationals get jail for entering India illegally


March 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 24 (IANS) Two poverty-stricken Myanmar nationals were Saturday sentenced to two years in jail by a local court here for illegally entering India, a police official said.A sub-divisional ... Read more...

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CBI gets list of Mujibur Rahman’s killers


March 13th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has received a list of six Bangladeshis suspected to have killed Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had mentored the country's ... Read more...

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Sarkozy calls for Schengen reform


March 12th, 2012 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 12 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday said that Europe's border-free Schengen agreement should be rethought and re-founded.Sarkozy was addressing some 60,000 supporters in a reelection campaign in ... Read more...

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Delhi policemen suspended


February 16th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A Delhi Police team of eight men has been suspended for raiding Jamia Nagar here in search of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, police said Thursday.Police ... Read more...

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Putin opposes visas for former Soviet states


February 7th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Tuesday defended the country's immigration policy, saying the introduction of visas for the former Soviet republics would finally push them away ... Read more...

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Dominican Republic shipwreck toll rises to 16


February 6th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the shipwreck off the northeastern Dominican Republic has risen to 16, a navy spokesperson said Sunday."We have recovered five bodies, four men ... Read more...

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