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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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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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Deported German dabbled in semi-political protests: Chidambaram (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India Wednesday justified the deportation of a German national for raising funds for the anti-Kundankulam nuclear plant protests in Tamil Nadu, with Home Minister ... Read more...

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Work shortage hits London airport


February 26th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) The Heathrow airport is in for trouble as more than 30 officials are reporting sick and have failed to turn up for work the past few ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s Park Street rape case: Police find discrepancies


February 16th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Days after an Anglo-Indian woman alleged she was "raped at gun point" inside a moving car in the city's upmarket Park Street, the police Thursday ... Read more...

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Australian navy intercepts 119 asylum seekers


January 8th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 8 (IANS) A boat carrying 119 asylum seekers has been intercepted by the Australian Navy off the country's west coast, the immigration department has said.The HMAS Maryborough, operating ... Read more...

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Indians hit as Australia axes 15,000 student visas


October 25th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 25 (IANS) Immigration authorities in Australia have cancelled 15,066 foreign student visas in the last one year, and the worst hit are Indians.Of the total, 3,624 students lost ... Read more...

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Australia to end IELTS monopoly for student visas


October 17th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 17 (IANS) Australia will end the monopoly enjoyed by International English Language Testing System (IELTS) from Nov 5.Other English language test providers have now been allowed to gain ... Read more...

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New Zealand amends student visa terms


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hamilton, June 2 (IANS) The immigration department of New Zealand has announced major changes to the conditions for a student visa that would enable the "best students" to stay on ... Read more...

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Ramdev refuses to call off fast against corruption (Roundup)


June 1st, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev Wednesday vowed to go ahead with his planned hunger strike to demand urgent steps to curb corruption and bring back black ... Read more...

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Indonesian golf caddies ‘nabbed for prostituting themselves to golfers’


April 17th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, April 17 (ANI): The Malaysian Immigration Department has arrested 26 female Indonesian golf caddies from a resort in Kulai for providing sexual services to golfers.The women were aged between 21 ... Read more...

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Malaysian men getting hitched to foreign women for a price


February 20th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (ANI): Some Malaysian men are being paid to marry women from China, Vietnam and other neighbouring countries so that these women can obtain visas to stay longer in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Malaysian men hire themselves out as husbands


January 28th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (ANI): Many Malaysian men have been busted for hiring themselves out as husbands to foreign women who need a pass to remain in the country.It appears the men, ... Read more...

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China provokes India again, issues stapled visa to Arunachal sportsmen


January 12th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Itanagar, Jan 12: Despite strong protest by India against stapled visas issued to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, China has expanded its stapled visa regime to Arunachal Pradesh.It has issued ... Read more...

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Indian in Malaysian jail threatens to kill himself


January 4th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 4 (IANS) An Indian man languishing in a Malaysian prison for over 36 months, though he was sentenced only for four months, now wants to end his life, a ... Read more...

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Seven kids among dead in Australia boat capsize (Lead)


December 16th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) Seven children - including four babies - were among the dead after a boat carrying about 70 Asian asylum seekers crashed into the rocks Wednesday at Christmas Island ... Read more...

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Kids cry for help as 27 die in Australia boat capsize (Second Lead)


December 15th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 15 (IANS) Children as young as three years old screamed for help as they clung desperately to pieces of wreckage after a boat carrying about 70 Asian asylum seekers crashed ... Read more...

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Myanmar deports two Australian journalists


November 12th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 12 (IANS) Myanmar has deported two Australian journalists who were working in the country on a documentary on independent media in southeast Asia, media reports said Friday.A report by Australia's ... Read more...

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Thailand To Jail Overstayers


September 24th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by admin
BANGKOK (thaivisa.com): -- Allegedly tired of overstaying foreigners arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport with a valid air ticket and the maximum fine of 20,000 Baht in their hands, the Immigration Department is ... Read more...

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Mugabe bans S. African music group over ‘chicken’ song


September 11th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.11 (ANI): The Zimbabwe Government has banned South African band Freshlyground over a Spitting Image-style music video which portrays its ageing president Robert Mugabe as a chicken afraid to relinquish ... Read more...

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Students wait for fee refund from closed European varsity


August 12th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Twenty-nine students from different towns of Punjab and Haryana are waiting for the refund of their tuition fees, amounting to Rs. 87 lakh, from a Dutch university that ... Read more...

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Many Malaysian-born denied citizenship


July 21st, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 21 (ANI): Many Malaysian-born "citizens" have complained that their citizenship have been revoked in the country after they were discovered to be registered voters in India.According to The Star, ... Read more...

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Indian students getting Australian visas has dropped by a fifth in a year


July 16th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16 (ANI):Indian students are shunning Australia in the wake of the government's crackdown on the international education industry.The biggest drop involved students from India. The figure has dropped by ... Read more...

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Nepal airport to be connected to Interpol


July 8th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 8 (ANI): Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is set to be connected to the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)'s database link.The move would help security personnel and Immigration ... Read more...

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Malaysia to make visa access easier for Indian tourists


July 8th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 8 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said that he has instructed the Immigration Department to facilitate the issuance of visas easier for Indians visitors.Najib said the ... Read more...

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Malaysian woman loses citizenship after her name appears in Indian voters list


July 5th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Jul 5 (ANI): A Malaysia-born woman has been living in limbo for the past eight years, after losing her citizenship when her name appeared in a voter registration list in ... Read more...

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Woman loses Malaysian citizenship as name in India voters’ list


July 5th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 5 (IANS) A Malaysia-born woman has become stateless after her citizenship was cancelled on the ground that her name appeared in a voter registration list in India. Mageswari Koothan, ... Read more...

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Malaysian sex syndicates offering China dolls to customers via MMS


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 3 (ANI): It has emerged that sex syndicates in Malaysia, which are trying to evade constant raids by the authorities, are offering China dolls to customers via the multimedia ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Malay-Indian business body chief seeks reduction in window period for foreign labour


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 3 (ANI): The Malaysian Associated Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MAICCI) has appealed to the government to decrease the current three-month window period for the return of foreign ... Read more...

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India biggest source of migrants to Australia


May 27th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 27 (IANS) The Indian population in Australia has doubled in six years, and India has become the biggest source of migrants to the country, latest statistics show. In 2007-08, the ... Read more...

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Malaysian Govt offers amnesty to illegal workers


May 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
May 21 (ANI): The Malaysian Government is offering illegal foreign workers a chance to return home without facing action. Authorities have, however, said they will increase the levy based on the number ... Read more...

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Nepal’s passport deal with India taken to court


April 7th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 7 (IANS) The growing controversy in Nepal following the government's decision to award a sensitive passport contract to an Indian company continued to snowball with two individuals now challenging the ... Read more...

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Student Visa Fraud Ring King-Pin Brought To Court


March 9th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Santa Ana, March 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Finally, the immigration officials have been able to put the culprit involved in the F-1 visa fraud ring before the Federal magistrate, at the ... Read more...

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Australian vocational colleges witness 38 percent drop in student visa applications


February 3rd, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb. 3 (ANI): In the aftermath of a series of racial attacks on Indian students, Australia's vocational colleges are set to bear the brunt of the damage to the country's reputation ... Read more...

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