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Chidambaram to decide on US historian’s visa Monday


March 31st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram ordered a review of the decision on cancellation of the visa of US historian Peter Heehs, living in Puducherry, and ... Read more...

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Delhi cops told not to harass Northeasterners and Ladakhis


March 29th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Delhi Police not to harass people from the Northeast and Ladakh because of their facial similarity with Tibetans ... Read more...

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Immigration racket busted, three held in Delhi


October 23rd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) An immigration racket involving the use of fake rubber stamps was busted with the arrest of three people at the international airport here Sunday, police ... Read more...

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Crime trail leads to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, 140 deported


May 26th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) "I was born and brought up in Midnapore in West Bengal. I have come here to earn a living. I am not a Bangladeshi," pleaded ... Read more...

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Indian missions asked to give long-term visas to PIOs


August 10th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) Indian missions have been advised to issue long-term extendable visas, and not short duration tourist visas, to Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) who are keen on visiting ... Read more...

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11 Africans on hunger strike against detention freed (Lead)


June 6th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Eleven Africans who had gone on a hunger strike to demand their release from detention centres have been freed but now face uncertainty over their stay ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for e-visa, immigration project (Lead)


May 13th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a Rs.1,011 crore e-project to streamline and integrate the visa, immigration and foreigners registration and tracking process and enable information sharing across ... Read more...

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Cabinet’s nod to e-visa, immigration project


May 13th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved an over Rs.1,000 crore e-project to streamline and integrate visa, immigration and foreigners registration and tracking process. The core objective of the ... Read more...

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Police rapped for not releasing Pakistani national


March 10th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Taking exception to the fact that a Pakistani national who was acquitted by a trial court three months ago is still languishing in the foreigners detention camp, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Arrested US national has no terror links, says home ministry


February 12th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) US national Winston Marshall, who was detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport late Wednesday after a knife was found in his baggage, does not seem to ... Read more...

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US national detained, terror links being probed (Second Lead)


February 11th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Investigating agencies are probing if a US national detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport late Wednesday with a knife blade in his luggage had any terror ... Read more...

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US national detained at Delhi airport, investigations on (Lead)


February 11th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A US national was detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here after a knife was found in his baggage, officials said Thursday. After finding from his ... Read more...

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Delhi Police sends report to home ministry about terrorist escape


January 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Delhi Police Monday submitted its report to the home ministry about three Pakistani terrorists awaiting deportation escaping from a city hospital, police commissioner Y.S. Dadwal said. "We submitted ... Read more...

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Magisterial inquiry into escape of terrorists in Delhi


January 4th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): Delhi Lt. Governor Tejinder Khanna on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the escape of three Pakistani terrorists from the police custody.Three Pakistani terrorists -- Abdul Razzaq, ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Pakistani terrorists’ escape (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


January 3rd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Delhi's Lt. Governor Tejinder Khanna Sunday ordered an inquiry into the dramatic escape of three Pakistani terrorists from a hospital here Saturday even as police announced a ... Read more...

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Reward offered for escaped Pakistani terrorists’ capture (Lead)


January 3rd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Left red faced after three Pakistani terrorists gave police a slip Saturday, the Delhi government Sunday ordered an inquiry into the incident and announced a cash reward ... Read more...

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Police offer cash for capture of Pakistani terrorists


January 3rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Delhi Police Sunday released photographs of the three Pakistani terrorists who escaped from a city hospital and announced a cash reward of Rs.50,000 each for information leading ... Read more...

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Delhi on Red Alert as 3 terrorists flee from police custody


January 2nd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Delhi has been put on Red Alert as three Pakistani militants, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the December 2000 attack on Red Fort, escaped ... Read more...

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Three Pakistani terrorists escape from Delhi hospital


January 2nd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Three Pakistani terrorists who have already completed their sentences and were soon to be deported home Saturday escaped from a city hospital after giving immigration officials the ... Read more...

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India revises tourist visa rules, but keeps them flexible


December 24th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Allaying concerns of the US and Britain over the new tourist visa regulations in India, the government has balanced security concerns with the convenience of ... Read more...

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Headley case: Tight security for foreigners travelling to India


December 14th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Still investigating how US terror suspect David Headley managed to visit India, investigating agencies have now become more watchful and have decided to keep a tighter surveillance ... Read more...

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Foreign missions, visa offices to be linked for information sharing


December 1st, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The government has decided to interlink all offices issuing visas to foreigners for real time sharing of information following the controversy over issuance of the travel ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama visit: No permission yet to foreign journalists


November 7th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The government has yet to grant permission to foreign journalists to cover the Dalai Lama's week-long visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh that begins Sunday, saying ... Read more...

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Planning Commission approves Rs.1,011 crore for Mission Mode Project on IVFRT


October 30th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30(ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said the Planning Commission gave in-principle approval for Rs.1,011 crore for the implementation of the Mission Mode Project on Immigration, ... Read more...

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Special Operations Group to secure Delhi airport for Games


October 20th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A month before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a crack team of commandos, civil aviation personnel and others will take care of security at the capital's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Court took 8 years to uphold 35 days jail term


October 13th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Tara Singh, an Afghan national, had to wait eight years for the Delhi High Court to hear his appeal against a 35-day imprisonment for illegal entry into ... Read more...

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Why detained Pakistanis, others, not deported, asks court (Lead)


October 4th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has pulled up the government for detaining many foreigners, particularly Pakistanis, without proper detention order, and wanted to know why these people have ... Read more...

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Court asks government on status of people awaiting deportation


October 4th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Expressing concern over the status and living conditions of foreigners, many of them Pakistanis, detained in camps for years, the Delhi High Court has asked the central ... Read more...

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Malaysian spiritual seeker who ‘went through bad karma in India’ leaves for home


September 12th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 11 (ANI): A Malaysian spiritual seeker, who landed in a Varanasi jail for violating Indian immigration laws, has finally left for home in Johor.After being released from jail on ... Read more...

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Palestinian with fake Indian voter ID card arrested in Delhi


September 4th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A Palestinian, who arrived in India in 1996 on student visa, has been arrested for fraudulently obtaining an Indian voter identity card from the Election Commission of ... Read more...

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Court worried over foreigners in deportation camps


September 3rd, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday voiced concern about foreigners languishing in two deportation camps here and asked the government to reveal their number and the reasons for ... Read more...

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Growing demand among NRIs to become overseas citizens of India (Diaspora Watch)


March 24th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Kul Bhushan Regular NRI visitors to India are increasingly switching from a five-year visa to either a PIO (Person of Indian Origin) Card that allows them visa-free entry for 15 years ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladeshi aliens deported, but no decision on divided family


January 14th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) At least 82 illegal Bangladeshi migrants were deported by authorities even as there was no decision on a Bangladeshi woman who faces a cruel separation from her ... Read more...

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Government pulled up for poor facilities at deportation camp


December 11th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the city government's social welfare department for failing to provide basic facilities in the foreign nationals' deportation camp here.A division ... Read more...

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Court summons bureaucrat over deportation camp’s dirty state


December 4th, 2008 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday summoned the secretary of the social welfare department of the Delhi government for not complying with its orders to remove the lack ... Read more...

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