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Trafficking of Thai women in Goa salons


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) The Goa Police is on the trail of an international trafficking gang which has been "supplying" young Thai women to work as masseurs and hair-stylists and ... Read more...

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16 rural passport centres proposed


August 21st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) For timely and transparent passport-related services in rural areas and the northeast, the external affairs ministry will set up 16 Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLKs) by ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan not cooperating in return of Kashmiri youths’


July 28th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 26 (IANS) Pakistan's "non-cooperation" was the only road block in return of the Kashmiri youths who were stranded in training camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir or were living outside ... Read more...

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Assam NGOs against Bangladeshis’ deportation allowed to amend PIL


July 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday permitted two Assam-based NGOs to include West Bengal and Meghalaya as parties in their PIL seeking to restrain the central and ... Read more...

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Court stays trial of Italian marines till July 30


July 24th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 24 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday stopped till July 30 the trial of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February.The fishermen were ... Read more...

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Two Nigerians held in Goa for overstay


July 14th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Two Nigerians found living in India beyond their stipulated visa period have been arrested in Goa, police said Saturday.Okeyie Nwachukwu, 27, and Egika Obinna Nichlas, 29, ... Read more...

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Kolkata boys gear up for ASEAN Cup challenge


July 12th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) With dreams in their eyes, only 11 fit boys from Kolkata representing Yamaha India want to do their country proud as they take the field ... Read more...

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78 Indian workers left high and dry in Saudi Arabia


July 4th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Seventy-eight Indians, working for a private firm in Saudi Arabia, have been left stranded without food and water after their employer reneged on paying their ... Read more...

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2G case trial resumes


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The second generation (2G) spectrum allocation case trial resumed in a special court here Monday after a gap of three weeks.The proceedings were adjourned soon ... Read more...

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Passport offices to work on weekend


June 28th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With the surging demand for passports and glitches in online applications, the external affairs ministry Thursday announced that passport offices will remain open this weekend ... Read more...

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No compromise on trial of Italian marines: Krishna


June 27th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday said it will "not compromise" on its stand that the two Italian marines held in Kerala over the killing of two fishermen ... Read more...

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Theft spoils Lopez’s Argentina show


June 24th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 24 (IANS) Jennifer Lopez's Argentina show was marred by a theft backstage. But the singer didn't lose anything.The incident took place at the G.E.B.A stadium in ... Read more...

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Passport offices manpower increase mooted, says official


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs B.K. Gupta said Saturday that manpower issues in passport offices were on the government's agenda."In 1992, we ... Read more...

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Eight suspected Taiwanese arrested in Himachal (Second Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Eight foreigners, suspected to be Taiwanese, who have been arrested for illegally staying in Himachal Pradesh, were sent to three days police custody by a ... Read more...

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Italian marines ‘unjustly’ held in India: President


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 8 (IANS) The two Italian marines held in India are being detained "unjustly", Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Friday. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone have been charged with ... Read more...

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British police arrest three soccer hooligans before they leave the country for Euro 2012


June 5th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
West Midlands, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems like the British police are determined to keep the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament as trouble-free as possible. They have already gone ahead and arrested ... Read more...

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34 held for selling bogus Chinese IDs


June 1st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 1 (IANS) Thirtyfour people have been held in China's Fujian province on charges of selling fake identification certificates to Chinese seeking to cross the border illegally, authorities here ... Read more...

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Italian marines get bail (Lead, Changing dateline)


May 30th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 30 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday granted bail to two Italian marines in the Feb 15 fishermen shooting case.The marines, Latorre Massimillano and Salvatore Girone, were granted ... Read more...

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Italian marines get bail


May 30th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvanthapuram, May 30 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday granted bail to two Italian Marines in the Feb 15 fishermen shooting case.The Marines, Latorre Massimillano and Salvatore Girone, were granted ... Read more...

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Angola workers crisis: Bihar asks PM to intervene


May 19th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Concerned over the safety of over 1,100 Indian workers, including those from Bihar, facing trouble in Angola, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sought Prime Minister ... Read more...

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British woman caught having sex in taxi in Dubai


May 17th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) A British businesswoman, who allegedly had sex in a taxi in Dubai while being drunk, faces up to three years in jail.Rebecca Blake, 29, and Conor ... Read more...

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Andhra seeks safe return of workers from Angola


May 15th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has urged the central government to ensure the safe return of 300 workers from the state currently stranded in Angola.Chief Minister N. ... Read more...

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Intending underpant bomber was British double agent


May 11th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The man who aborted the plot of killing hundreds of passengers on a US-bound jet with an underpants bomb was a British double agent, The Sun ... Read more...

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Shanghai woos foreign educated natives


April 26th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Shanghai natives returning to their home town for work, after having completed their overseas education, are being offered privileges in the city's schools for their children ... Read more...

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Schengen visa processor VFS expands operations


April 18th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 18 (IANS) Leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, VFS Global, has expanded its operations in India's tech hub to process applications for Schengen visa to ... Read more...

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Passport Seva Kendra opens in Guwahati


April 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A passport service centre opened in the city Tuesday to handle the growing number of applications from the northeastern region.The Passport Seva Kendra, set up by ... Read more...

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Expedite passports for Haj pilgrims, UP urges centre


April 11th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has asked the central government to expedite the process of issuing passports to Muslims seeking to go for Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.In a letter ... Read more...

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‘Qatar needs to ensure better protection of Indian workers’ (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Doha, April 7 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Qatar, constituting nearly one-third of the Gulf country's population, has called for better protection of their interests, especially of low ... Read more...

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‘Qatar needs to ensure better protection of Indian workers’


April 7th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Doha, April 7 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Qatar, constituting nearly one-third of the Gulf country's population, has called for better protection of their interests, especially of low ... Read more...

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Britain fears issuing passports to terror suspects


April 6th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Britain could find itself compelled to issue passports to suspected foreigners unless secret court hearings were allowed, a media report said Friday.Home Secretary Theresa May and ... Read more...

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70 percent Russians never left ex-Soviet Union


April 6th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than two-thirds of the Russian population -- 70 percent -- has never been to countries outside the former Soviet Union, independent pollster Levada has ... Read more...

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13 Passport Seva Kendras launched in Kerala


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of External Affairs S.M.Krishna Monday launched 13 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) in Kerala and said he will ensure that a few more are sanctioned when ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 seek Spanish citizenship


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 2 (IANS/EFE) A total of 503,439 people, most of them in Latin America, have requested Spanish nationality by virtue of a law according to which the descendants of ... Read more...

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Government working to get information on black money: President


March 12th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government had taken steps to open channels for wider information on black money from foreign countries, President Pratibha Patil said Monday and stressed ... Read more...

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LeT now targets local youths with passports: Police


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) Changing its strategy, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrilla outfit has been trying to engage local boys, holding passports, after its foreign cadres started coming under pressure from ... Read more...

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