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India posts 25 percent increase in visas on arrival


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A total of 9,412 visas on arrival (VoAs) were issued till August compared to 7,514 during corresponding period of 2011, registering a growth of 25.3 ... Read more...

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Government mulling visa-on-arrival scheme for 10 more countries


September 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Friday the government was in the final stages of consultations on allowing visas on arrival to citizens of another ... Read more...

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17 Pakistanis fail to get visas for entrepreneurs meet


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Seventeen women entrepreneurs from Pakistan could not make it to an international conference which began here Monday as they could not get visas, the ... Read more...

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Infosys’ whistleblower Palmer to be benched


August 21st, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Infosys Ltd's American employee Jay (Jack) Palmer, whose lawsuit against the IT bellwether was dismissed by a US court Monday, would continue in the company but ... Read more...

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US judge throws out whistleblower case against Infosys


August 21st, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian information technology giant Infosys has won a lawsuit filed against it by a former employee who alleged that it illegally used foreign workers on client ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria hope to have direct flights


August 16th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 16 (IANS) India is set to review the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) with Nigeria so that airlines can operate non-stop flights to both countries.Indian High Commissioner Mahesh ... Read more...

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More foreign travellers opting for visa on arrival


August 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 941 visas were issued under the Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme in July 2012 as compared to 820 visas in July last ... Read more...

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Tight-lipped Pakistani Hindus enter India, say will return (Fourth Lead, correcting figure)


August 10th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 10 (IANS) Tight-lipped about their future, 119 Pakistani Hindus arrived in India Friday evening after promising authorities in Pakistan that they will return on completing their ... Read more...

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Tight-lipped Pakistani Hindus enter India, say will return (Third Lead, Changing dateline)


August 10th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 10 (IANS) Tight-lipped about their future, about 250 Pakistani Hindus arrived in India Friday evening after promising authorities in Pakistan that they will return on completing their ... Read more...

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Harassed Hindus flee Pakistan


August 10th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Hindus are fleeing Pakistan after their shops were looted, houses raided and women were converted to Islam, a media report said.Rehman Malik, advisor to Pakistani prime ... 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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New interview-less US visa process for some categories


June 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) To draw the maximum number of Indian tourists, the US has introduced a new visa programme for certain categories, which will allow an applicant ... Read more...

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Decline in Visas on Arrival in May


June 7th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) There was a decline of over 6 percent in Visa on Arrival (VoA) from 11 countries in May this year compared to the same period ... 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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Russian bikers held in Iraq for spying


May 24th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) Four Russian bikers travelling through Iraq have been arrested on charges of spying in the country, and face up to 10 years in jail if found ... Read more...

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US asks Chinese academics to leave country


May 24th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) The US State Department has ordered Chinese academics with visas that offer cultural and educational exchange programmes in America to leave the country in June, saying ... Read more...

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Indian couple jailed in British immigration scam


May 17th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) An Indian couple has been jailed in Britain for involvement in an immigration scam and to assist people in their illegal overstay in the country, ... Read more...

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China expels Al Jazeera correspondent


May 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) China has expelled an American journalist working for Al Jazeera, a move that prompted the television network to shut its bureau in Beijing.Al Jazeera closed its ... Read more...

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British, Japanese journalists held in Bahrain


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A British TV crew and two Japanese journalists were detained by the Bahraini police Sunday."We can confirm that our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller and ... Read more...

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34 percent jump in visas on arrival Jan-March


April 10th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The visas on arrival issued to foreign tourists from 11 countries saw a jump of 34 percent during January-March this year compared to the same ... Read more...

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British journalists held for spying in Libya


March 14th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) A Libyan militia has released a video of two British journalists held on suspicion of spying.Nicholas Davies-Jones and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson - working for Iran's English-language Press ... Read more...

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Fukushima survivor denied Indian visa: Greenpeace


March 7th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Alleging that the Indian government is attempting to stifle criticism, an NGO here said the government has cancelled a visa granted to Maya Kobayashi, a Fukushima ... Read more...

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12 Africans arrested in Thailand for drug racket


February 29th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 29 (IANS) Thai police, accompanied by US drug enforcement officers, Wednesday arrested 12 Africans on charges of drug dealing in Bangkok, a media report said.Crystal methamphetamine pills and ... Read more...

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370,000 migrants in Britain claim out-of-work benefits


January 20th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Over 370,000 migrants who were admitted to Britain to work, study or go on holiday are now claiming out-of-work benefits, the daily Telegraph reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Number of US visa applications rise in China, Brazil


January 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The number of applications for US visas that were processed in China and Brazil in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2012 increased more than ... Read more...

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Investing in India tough, say NRIs


January 8th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Many overseas Indians participating in the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas diaspora meet here have complained that investing in the country was difficult due to lack of ... Read more...

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Visa row: Indian military team’s China visit called off (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The visit of an Indian military delegation to China has been called off after Beijing refused a visa to an IAF officer who belongs to ... Read more...

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China sparks row, denies visa to IAF officer from Arunachal


January 6th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) China has denied a visa to an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer from Arunachal Pradesh, sparking a row close on the heels of a controversy ... Read more...

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Mexico deported nearly 50,000 migrants in 2011


January 4th, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 4 (IANS/EFE) Mexico deported nearly 50,000 Central American migrants in 2011, a government report said.A total of 46,716 Central Americans were deported between Jan 1 and Nov ... Read more...

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Canada issues first `super visa’


December 20th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Dec 20 (IANS) The first Parent and Grandparent Super Visa has been issued by the Canadian government, a minister announced Monday."We pledged to process the Parent and Grandparent Super ... Read more...

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US House approves faster green cards for Indian IT workers


December 1st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a move that may allow more highly skilled immigrants from India and China to obtain the so-called green cards faster, the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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Ukraine backs India for UN permanent seat


November 25th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Ukraine Friday declared support for India's bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and also agreed to fast-track a visa pact for ... Read more...

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The issue of stapled visas not sorted out


November 20th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The issue of stapled visas had not yet been sorted out but what was important was China's position on Jammu and Kashmir, informed sources ... Read more...

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Over 7,500 Pakistanis overstayed in India: RTI


November 14th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) As many as 7,691 Pakistanis and 32,644 Bangladeshis were found to be overstaying in India even after their visas expired, a Right to Information (RTI) ... Read more...

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Over 9,000 foreigners got Indian visa on arrival


November 11th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) As many as 9,739 foreigners from 11 countries opted for visas on arrival till October, with New Zealanders topping the list.In October, 1,234 Visas on ... Read more...

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