immigrant communities

Sikh Americans show solidarity after gurdwara tragedy


August 7th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Deeply shocked by the killing of six Sikh worshipers in a gurdwara in Milwaukee, the anguished community has sought concrete action to ensure that ... Read more...

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British police to be trained to spot sorcery


April 28th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) British policemen are all set to receive special training following a rise in witchcraft murders and attacks on children by their families and loved-ones across the ... Read more...

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South Asians seek rejection of tough US immigration law


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) As the US Supreme Court began a hearing on Arizona State's tough immigration law, a South Asian umbrella organisation asked the apex court to reject the ... Read more...

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US cities witness population growth with influx of Hispanics, Asians


April 6th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.6 (ANI): More than 50 percent of United States'100 largest cities have seen a growth of population over the past decade with the influx of Hispanics and Asians, according to the ... Read more...

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Canada gets its first Muslim mayor


October 20th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Calgary, Oct 20 (IANS) Canada has created history by electing its first Muslim mayor.Naheed Nenshi, a Harvard-educated Ismaili Muslim, defeated two white candidates to become the mayor of Calgary Monday night.A Conservative ... Read more...

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India, US sign MoU for cooperation on migration issues


September 16th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) The Indian Council of Overseas Employment (ICOE) has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Washington think tank for cooperation on migration policy issues like the ... Read more...

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Indian Canadian expert says ‘honour killings’ should not be treated as taboo


July 13th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, July 13 (ANI): An Indian Canadian social worker is spearheading a campaign to keep the issue of "honour killings" alive, and not let it slip into oblivion out of political correctness ... Read more...

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Football team tackles German perceptions of integration


July 7th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Helen Maguire Berlin, July 7 (DPA) At this year's World Cup, Germany has been enraptured by a national football team in which almost half the players are from an immigrant background.Eleven of ... Read more...

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Immigrants’ contribution to UK entrepreneurialism revealed


June 13th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): Groundbreaking research has revealed the huge and positive entrepreneurial impact that Britain's immigrant communities have had on the country.According to The Guardian, the findings raise significant questions ... Read more...

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New York City Council and other advocates denounce new Arizona Immigration Law


April 30th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – The New York City Council, including city-wide leaders and other advocates, denounced the new Arizona Immigration Law on Thursday.City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she is ... Read more...

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Janet Napolitano: the Justice Department to review Arizona immigration law


April 28th, 2010 - 2:25 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Tuesday said that the Justice Department will review the recently passed Arizona anti-illegal immigration law, the American Civil Liberties Union ... Read more...

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Indians to benefit from 30 new parliamentary seats in Canada


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 3 (IANS) The fast increasing population of Indian and other immigrant communities has forced the Canadian government to raise the number of MPs from 308 to 338.The Conservative ... Read more...

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Leader of immigration benefit fraud sentenced


February 10th, 2010 - 4:54 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – A man from Florida was sentenced Tuesday for leading an immigration benefit fraud, U.S. Department of Justice said today.Victor Abreu, 45, of Sunny Isles, Florida was sentenced ... Read more...

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Rocket-shaped minaret, giant arches outside London’s mosque sparks controversy


December 14th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14(ANI): A huge rocket-shaped minaret and two giant arches in the style of Muslim headscarves outside London's Brick Lane Jamme Masjid has sparked off a controversy, as community leaders believe ... Read more...

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There is nothing honorable about honor killing


November 30th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
AVANTIKA HARI, whose maiden directorial venture Land Gold Women won a nomination recently at the Singapore Film Festival tells JYOTHI VENKATESH that religion is used as a scapegoat to kill, whether ... Read more...

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Is Al-Qaida’s central leadership weakening?


September 11th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11(ANI): Al-Qaida, known for its rigorous training camps for terrorists to carry out attacks around the World, is now undergoing a massive change as tales from six captured Al-Qaida ... Read more...

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70,000 Arab graduates migrate for overseas jobs annually


September 6th, 2009 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 6 (IANS) Some 70,000 Arab university graduates migrate annually to foreign countries for jobs, while 54 percent of Arab students studying abroad do not return to their native places, resulting ... Read more...

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New York Police uses cricket to bond with communities


June 29th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 29 (ANI): The New York Police Department has chosen cricket as a way to foster relationships with newer immigrant communities.The Police Department established a cricket competition for young ... Read more...

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US Library of Congress launches collection of Sikh history


June 22nd, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 22 (IANS) The US Library of Congress has launched a Sikh Collection Initiative to bring together a wide range of literature and other research material on Sikh history ... Read more...

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Indian origin director creates a bit of Bollywood in Austria


February 9th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian origin Sandeep Kumar is being feted for bringing a bit of Bollywood into the lives of movie buffs in Austria. He is the producer, director and lead ... Read more...

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Pakistanis, Bangladeshis most involved in forced marriage cases in the UK


November 22nd, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): Doubts are being expressed in British Government circles about a new law that will see the minimum age at which foreigners can come to Britain to get married ... Read more...

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Canada urged to admit more immigrants, refugees


October 26th, 2008 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 26 (IANS) Even as the Canadian government implements the new tighter immigration law, the independent Conference Board of Canada says more immigrants are needed to meet looming labour shortage. Canada ... Read more...

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Asians, Latinos could change course of US election: Report


October 24th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (DPA) A large and growing, but underestimated, voter bloc of Asian and Latino immigrants could play a pivotal role in the presidential elections, which are often decided by very ... Read more...

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Immigrant kids from poor countries academically outdo those from developed nations


October 1st, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Immigrant children from countries with lower levels of economic development have better scholastic performance than comparable children who emigrate from countries with higher levels of economic development, ... Read more...

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Canadians favour continued immigration


June 5th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 5 (IANS) Even as their government tries to tighten immigration controls through legislation in parliament, Canadians say immigrants are important for the future and the government should be ... Read more...

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Canadian secret squads to track marriages of convenience(Lead)


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:17 am ICT by admin
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 22 (IANS) With increasing cases of foreigners coming to Canada through marriages of convenience and then dumping their partners, the Canadian government has reportedly sent secret squads to ... Read more...

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Canadian wedding spies abroad to track fake marriages


May 22nd, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 22 (IANS) With cases of foreigners coming to Canada through marriages of convenience and then dumping their partners piling up, the Canadian government has reportedly sent secret squads ... Read more...

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Immigration changes bad for Canada: opposition


April 5th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, April 5 (IANS) Criticising the Canadian government for introducing a bill that gives it sweeping powers on immigration, the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) has proposed amendments in it before the ... Read more...

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Pro Indo-Canadian party to block immigration changes


April 1st, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 1 (IANS) The Canadian parliament is heading for a vote on a crucial immigration law amendment, which if passed will give the government sweeping powers to decide who ... Read more...

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Ujjal Dosanjh says Canadian bill ‘anti-immigrant’


March 21st, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, March 21 (IANS) Ujjal Dosanjh, a top Indian-origin politician who has served as Canada's health minister, has flayed the Conservative government for introducing an immigration amendment bill that may hit immigration ... Read more...

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Britain rejects former generals’ view on multiculturalism


February 15th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 15 (IANS) The British government and senior Asian MP Keith Vaz have strongly rejected a report that is said to reflect consensus by a group of retired ... Read more...

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UK defence think tank blames government for soft touch for home grown terrorists


February 15th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.15 (ANI): The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a body of the country's leading military and diplomatic figures, has claimed that Britain is experiencing a loss of values and national identity, ... Read more...

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‘EU militants training in Pakistan to strike in the West’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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