illegal migrants

‘Town’ of illegal migrants found in Moscow


September 8th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS) Law enforcers in the Russian capital have discovered "a whole town" of makeshift cabins in Moscow, where about 2,000 illegal migrant labourers live, RIA Novosti reported.The ... Read more...

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Fear in Manipur after outsiders told to quite state


September 7th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 7 (IANS) Fear and panic have gripped people from outside the state who have taken up residence in Manipur, after separatist groups issued "quit notices" to all non-Manipuri ... Read more...

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Shutdown near total in northeast (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 6th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 6 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) in six northeastern states Thursday over various demands, including the entry of migrants into ... Read more...

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Nearly 150 Vietnamese migrants held in Russia


August 30th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia have discovered at least 142 undocumented migrant workers from Vietnam who were making clothes in the Moscow region, the interior ministry said.None ... 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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Britain to have database to track down illegal migrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Britain is setting up a computer database to track down around 150,000 people who are staying in the country illegally, a media report said Wednesday.Border officials ... Read more...

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BJP backs government on Pakistan-based elements stoking violence


August 20th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said it backed the government's stand that the violence in northeast India and the return of the region's ... Read more...

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Mumbai violence raised in Rajya Sabha


August 14th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The violence in Mumbai during a rally to protest Assam violence had its echo in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday with a Bharatiya Janata ... 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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Flesh-eating piranhas found in Greece river


August 9th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two flesh-eating piranha fish have been caught in a river separating Turkey from Greece.A Turkish fisherman caught an 18-inch piranha in the Evros river July ... 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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No data on illegal migrants: minister


August 8th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran said Wednesday it was not possible to maintain any data on illegal migrants as there was no record ... Read more...

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Assam violence unprecedented, government to blame: Advani (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday termed the violence in Assam "unprecedented" and said the central government was to blame for ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban threatens Myanmar over Muslim attacks


July 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban Thursday warned of taking revenge if Myanmar fails to stop the alleged killing and arbitrary detention of Muslims in that country.Right groups ... 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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33 Bangladeshi migrants held in Britain


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) At least 33 illegal migrants, including a number of students, from Bangladesh have been arrested in police operations launched across Britain.The illegal migrants were arrested by ... Read more...

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Russia leads world in illegal migration


June 29th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has the world's largest number of illegal migrants, accounting for almost seven percent of the country's working population, according to a report by the ... Read more...

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US worst human trafficker: Russia


June 26th, 2012 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has accused the US of being the world's biggest importer of trafficked humansThe Russian foreign ministry said Monday that the US which ... Read more...

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Indian, Bangladeshis held in Malaysia (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Eighty-one illegal migrants, including an Indian, two Pakistanis and 33 Bangladeshis, have been detained in Malaysia.In a joint operation by 12 Malaysian government agencies, 81 illegal ... Read more...

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Pakistani traffickers stealing British data


June 19th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Human traffickers in Pakistan are intercepting information from British-Pakistanis to forge documents to help illegal migrants settle in Britain, a daily said Tuesday.Several hundred people of ... Read more...

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70 arrested Chinese released in Nigeria (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Nigeria has released around 70 Chinese who were arrested for illegally living and working in the country, a Chinese foreign ministry official said Thursday.Ministry spokesman Hong ... Read more...

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45 Chinese arrested in Nigeria


May 24th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) A total of 45 Chinese have been arrested in Nigeria for their involvement in illegal textile trade, a media report said Thursday.The 34 men and 11 ... Read more...

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ULFA faction opposes Sonia’s Assam visit, calls for shutdown


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) The anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Tuesday called for a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk Assam shutdown May 26 to oppose the scheduled ... 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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Garo rebels pose challenge to peace: Governor


March 9th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 9 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Friday expressed concern over the spurt of violence unleashed by rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA)."This group (GNLA) poses a ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi influx: Assam NGO seeks Supreme Court intervention


February 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Alleging presence of names of illegal migrants in the Assam voters' list, Assam Public Works (APW), an NGO, has sought the Supreme Court's intervention in the ... Read more...

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UID can be security risk, warns BJP


January 21st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said inclusion of all residents of India in the Unique Identification number (UID) scheme would present a threat ... Read more...

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France to expel 35,000 illegal migrants


January 11th, 2012 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 11 (IANS) France will expel 35,000 illegal migrants from the country this year, French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said Tuesday.He was unveiling a government plan aimed at sending ... Read more...

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37 Pakistanis among dead in Indonesia boat accident


December 28th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Thirty-seven Pakistani youths were among those drowned in a boat accident off the Indonesian coast of Java about two weeks ago, the interior ministry said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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88 bodies retrieved after Indonesia boat disaster


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 22 (IANS) Eighty-eight bodies were retrieved by Thursday from a wooden vessel that sank six days ago with some 250 people on board off the Indonesian island of ... Read more...

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Hundreds missing as migrants’ boat sinks off Indonesia


December 18th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Some 300 people went missing after an overcrowded boat carrying illegal migrants, most of them from the Middle East, sank off Indonesia's Java Island Saturday, ... Read more...

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Russia threatens Tajikistan with import sanctions


November 21st, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday threatened to slap sanctions on vegetable imports from Tajikistan, a move that comes shortly after the jailing of a Russian pilot in the ... Read more...

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Indian-origin man held for helping illegal migrants


November 14th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) An Indian-origin man has been arrested in Britain for helping illegal migrants come into the country, get married or enter colleges.Bhavin Shah, 34, was secretly filmed ... Read more...

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Seven migrants dead in boat capsize off Indonesia


November 1st, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 1 (IANS) At least seven migrants -- reportedly from Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan -- died Tuesday, while 14 others were missing after their boat sank off the coast ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Tibetan refugee resettlement plan still in doldrums


September 8th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) Nearly six years after the then US president George W. Bush proposed to resettle in America around 5,000 Tibetan refugees, regarded as living in danger in ... Read more...

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