Migrants: News

16 Nov 2022


Mizoram: Death toll reaches 10 in stone quarry accident

Two more dead bodies were reportedly recovered from the debris on Tuesday night after a stone quarry caved in at Maudarh village of Hnahthial district in Mizoram on Monday, raising the death toll to 10.

10 Nov 2022

Fire Accidents

Maldives: 8 Indians among 10 migrant workers die in fire

At least 10 people including eight Indian migrant workers lost their lives in a fire in Male city of Maldives on Thursday.

18 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: UP migrant laborers killed in grenade attack; terrorist held

Two migrant laborers hailing from Uttar Pradesh were killed in a grenade attack in the early hours of Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, where terrorists earlier shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

27 Jul 2021


UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 presumed dead

A boat carrying African migrants capsized off Libya's coast Monday, leaving at least 57 people presumed dead, a UN migration official said.

25 May 2021


COVID-19 crisis: Man sets up community kitchen for slum dwellers

A man from Mumbai has set up a community kitchen from his savings for the poor migrant workers who are suffering due to the COVID-19-induced restrictions.

20 May 2021


War, climate displaced tens of millions in 2020: Study

A key group that monitors internal displacement said on Thursday that violence and disasters forced people to relocate within their countries more than 40 million times last year, the highest such tally in over a decade.

08 Apr 2021


Lockdown fear: Migrants leaving Gujarat amid COVID-19 surge

Fearing another lockdown in the wake of a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, migrant workers and their families have started leaving Surat and Ahmedabad, two of the state's most severely affected cities.

13 Apr 2019

Donald Trump

350 migrants 'break violently' into Mexico as new caravan arrives

A group of around 350 Central American migrants "broke violently" into Mexico yesterday, the country's immigration authorities said, as a new caravan of around 2,500 people arrived from Guatemala.

09 Jan 2019


#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday had passed, amid protests by the Opposition, the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

08 Jan 2019


UK visa costs increase significantly for Indians, non-EU migrants

The overall cost for a UK visa for Indians as well as non-EU citizens will increase from Tuesday after plans to increase the immigration health surcharge (IHS) were approved.

26 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

US: Two migrant children die in border detention camps

An eight-year-old Guatemalan child detained by US Customs and Border Protection died on Tuesday, marking the second death of an migrant child in government custody at the US-Mexico border this month.

18 Dec 2018


UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, only US, Hungary vote 'no'

The UN General Assembly yesterday adopted, by a wide majority, a Global Compact on Refugees aimed at improving efforts to manage large refugee movements but without the support of the United States and Hungary.

06 Oct 2018


Gujarat: 14-month-old's rape sets off attacks on UP, Bihar migrants

The rape of a 14-month-old, allegedly by a Bihari migrant in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat last week, has set off revenge attacks on migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, reports IE.

03 Oct 2018


Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage

Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants, in employment, a shot at staying, ministers said yesterday.

28 Sep 2018


Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals including 5 children arrested in Mathura

Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals, including five children, were taken into custody today in a village near Mathura, police said.

03 Jul 2018


Indians relieved after US misses another H-4 notification deadline

The Donald Trump administration has failed yet again to issue a notification for revocation of H-4 visas on time, bringing relief to lakhs of Indians.

27 Jun 2018


With dip in cost-of-living, Bengaluru now more attractive for foreigners

That Mumbai is the most expensive to live in for expatriates among all Indian cities is no surprise.

27 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

US-Federal-judge orders Trump administration to reunite migrant families within 30-days

A federal judge in San Diego issued a preliminary injunction to reunite separated parents with their children taken from them under Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.

08 May 2018

Donald Trump

Indians got 74.2% H-1B visas in 2017, China at 9%

Recent trends in US' H-1B visas reveal India still remains their largest subscriber: in 2016, Indians made up 74.2% of the total visas issued, which increased to 75.6% in 2017.

03 Apr 2018

H-1B Visa

Stricter H-1B norms forces companies to mull other options

The US' tighter restrictions on the H-1B visas, popular among highly skilled Indians looking to move abroad, have affected both applicants and prospective employers.

02 Apr 2018

Donald Trump

Application for H-1B visas opens today: All you should know

The toughest ever application process for the US' H-1B, considered the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins today.

24 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

H-1B visa changes: No place for Indians in Trump's America

Donald Trump's new policy on H-1B visa rules will make it more difficult for tech giants to import Indians to the US for work.

26 Feb 2018


Falling number of Indian students could impact US severely: Report

The US' tightening of immigration policies has taken a hit on international students, particularly from India.

22 Feb 2018

Pakistan News

Army Chief's comments about Assamese party condemned as political

Army Chief Bipin Rawat finds himself in the midst of a controversy after he spoke of how a political party in the Northeast was rising on the back of Muslim support.

02 Feb 2018


90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast

About 90 migrants are feared dead as an overcrowded boat capsized off the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

14 Jan 2018


Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over proposed passport changes

Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed the Modi government after the Centre suggested that passports may no longer serve as valid address proofs.

04 Jan 2018


US' curb on H-1B visas a golden opportunity for India?

The US' curb on H-1B visas might be bad news for Indians wishing to settle there, but it might turn out to be a golden opportunity for the Indian government.

01 Jan 2018


Assam publishes first draft of NRC on New Year

The first draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam has finally been published with 1.9cr names.

22 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Mexico: Authorities rescue 115 migrants kept in deplorable conditions

As Donald Trump is tightening immigration stipulations in the US, Mexican police is reported to have rescued 115 migrants including 41 minors from the Veracruz state in Eastern Mexico.

18 Aug 2017


Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours

As migrants continue to pour into Europe from North Africa and Syria, the Spanish Coast Guard claims to have rescued 600 migrants from Morocco within 24 hours!

29 Jun 2017


Migrant crisis: Is Italy gearing up to close its ports?

Pointing to an unsustainable situation with respect to African migrants coming in through the sea, Italy has threatened to close off its ports to boats carrying them.