Malaysian police busts human trafficking ring

The Malaysian police have reportedly busted a human trafficking network, which was involved smuggling in of Bangladeshi migrants and Rohingyas across Malaysian-Thai border.A Malaysian police team from the Kuala Lumpur headquarters identified three businessmen as being the kingpins of the network after arresting more than 70 of their runners.

Bangladeshi migrants fraudulently make millions in UK, 13 held

 

London: Italy-based Bangladeshi migrants are accused of making millions of pounds by misusing the UK's taxpayer funded welfare schemes, prompting authorities to arrest 13 people following a probe.

Each claimant is said to have received an average of 9,000 pounds (USD 13,868).

Bangladesh may punish illegal migrants repatriated from SE Asia

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for strict punishment to migrants, who illegally leave Bangladesh and set out towards Southeast Asia by sea, and the human-traffickers who assist them, media reported on Monday.

Deadly carnage on foundering Asian migrant boat

 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants on board a foundering vessel off Indonesia fought with axes, knives and metal bars in vicious clashes that left at least 100 dead, survivors said as they recovered from their ordeal. 

Malaysia seeks Myanmar help on migrant 'catastrophe'

Malaysia's prime minister said on Saturday he would seek help from Myanmar to address the unfolding "humanitarian catastrophe" involving a wave of boatpeople flooding to Southeast Asia, thousands of whom are ethnic Rohingya fleeing oppression in the mainly Buddhist country.

1,000 South Asian migrants reach Sumatran shores

Some 1,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshi migrants arrived safely in Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday after receiving help from fishermen, officials reported.

Bajrang Dal accuses Agra administration of sheltering Bangladeshis

Bajrang Dal on Monday accused the Agra administration of sheltering illegal Bangladeshi migrants in the district.

Religious extremism preached at three madrassas: Govt

A probe into the blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district has found that religious extremism and indoctrination was being preached in three madrassas controlled by illegal Bangladeshi migrants, government on Tuesday said.

HC slams govt over 'inaction', says Bangladeshi migrants major perpetrators of crime

The Centre has been rapped for "not taking firm and resolute" action against over three crore illegal Bangladeshi migrants by a Delhi court which expressed concern over their involvement in large number of crimes like robberies, dacoities, murder and rape in the national capital.

Sahmat terms Modi`s Bangladesh migrants comment fascist

The Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat) Thursday condemned BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s remarks about sending back illegal Bangladeshi migrants if he comes to power, calling it a "fascist" approach.

Assam attack toll rises to 36, curfew relaxed Kokrajhar

Two more bodies were found in trouble-torn districts of Assam, taking the toll in the mayhem unleashed by ultras there to 36, even as the curfew clamped in the area was relaxed today as no fresh violence was reported from anywhere.

BJP for action against illegal migrants from Bangladesh: Rajnath Singh

BJP President Rajnath Singh on Sunday said people who came from Bangladesh after 1971 and settled in Assam or elsewhere in the country should be treated as illegal migrants and necessary action be taken against them.

Delhi`s poll officer gets notice over Bangladeshi voters

A court issued notice to Delhi`s chief electoral officer (CEO) on a plea that said Bangladeshi migrants and people from other states have enrolled in Delhi`s voters lists.

Maharashtra to crack down on illegal Bangladeshi migrants: Patil

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday assured the Assembly that it will crack down on illegal migrants from Bangladesh and said care will be taken to ensure that Indian citizens from West Bengal are not harmed.

Gogoi slams opposition for raking up illegal migrants` issue

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Asom Gana Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing them of raking up the illegal Bangladeshi migrants` issue for political advantage.

Assam riots: ‘Govt acted late, BJP’s statements dangerous`

The CPI(M) on Sunday blamed the state government for not acting on time to prevent the ethnic clashes in lower Assam and accused BJP leaders of making "communal statements."

Court raps govt over illegal Bangladeshi migrants

The Union government was on Thursday severely pulled up by a Delhi court for its failure to act against three crore illegal Bangladeshi migrants.

Political parties caution Meghalaya govt against influx

Political parties and student bodies have asked Meghalaya government to pre-empt any possible influx of Bangladeshi migrants into the state.

`25,000 B`deshis do not return from India every year`

Every year, some 25,000 Bangladeshis
entering India with valid visas do not return home while many
more travel there illegally, raising security concerns for New
Delhi, the Indian envoy to Dhaka said on Monday.