Indian woman's Italian 'not good enough' for citizenship: Mayor

In an 11th hour hitch, a 56-year-old Indian woman in Italy has been barred from gaining citizenship by a mayor who said her language skills are not good.

Dual citizenship of people of Goa to be resolved soon: Govt

 The dual-citizenship issue that has been haunting thousands of people of Goa for sometime now may be resolved "very soon" with the Centre on Friday saying that the matter would be sorted out without further ado.

5,223 Pak, 1,481 Afghan nationals given citizenship since 2003

As many as 5,223 Pakistani and 1,481 Afghan nationals have been granted Indian citizenship since 2003 to November this year, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Gadkari meets Rajnath on visa, citizenship issues

A delegation of Sindhi and Bengali communities accompanied by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and submitted a memorandum to highlight their plight on visa and citizenship related issues.

Assam protests infiltration of Bangladeshis in India

Various activist groups, including tribal organisations and the All Assam Students Union, staged a protest in Assam against the state government for its inability to stop Bangladeshis from infiltrating into the state.

Germany eases dual citizenship rules

Germany has adopted a new law that allows dual citizenship for the children of immigrants, a step that will benefit mainly young people from the country`s three-million-strong Turkish-origin community.

Traore to quit A-League for Europe

Defender Adama Traore has rejected a contract offer from Melbourne Victory to pursue a playing opportunity in Europe next season, the A-League club said on Monday.

Russia to make citizenship easier for native Russian speakers

Russia is making it easier for native Russian speakers who have lived in Russia or the former Soviet Union to get citizenship, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

Canada weighs revoking citizenship of convicted terrorists

Canadian government proposed sweeping changes to the country`s immigration laws, including a provision that would strip citizenship from persons convicted of terrorism or spying.

BJP promises to resolve dual citizenship woes of Goans

In one of its pre-election promises, the BJP has assured lakhs of Goans to help them get reprieve on the dual citizenship front, if the party is voted to power at the Centre.

Indian may lose Aus citizenship after ID fraud conviction

An Indian-origin businessman could be stripped of his Australian citizenship and deported after he was convicted of identity fraud, a media report said on Tuesday.

Canada offers Malala honorary citizenship

Canada will offer honorary citizenship to Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai.

SC issues notice to Centre, states on migrant issue

Supreme Court sought responses of Centre and states on PIL seeking citizenship or refugee status to thousands due to their alleged religious persecution in Bangladesh.

Cook admits England `knows nothing` of Oz`s `Ashes probable` Ahmed

England captain Alastair Cook has admitted that his team knows nothing about former Pakistani asylum seeker Fawad Ahmed, who is increasingly being touted as a likely inclusion to Australia`s Ashes squad.

240,000 illegal Indian immigrants on path to citizenship in US

Over 240,000 illegal Indian immigrants in the US could be soon on their path to obtaining citizenship under a "big deal".

105-year-old Nepali widow receives citizenship

A 105-year-old widow living in a remote village in Nepal has finally received her citizenship certificate.

Grant citizenship to Tamils: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said it was India`s responsibility to see that on "humanitarian" grounds the Lankan Tamil refugees get their due rights.

BJP demands citizenship for people displaced from Pak

The Madhya Pradesh BJP executive committee Wednesday adopted a resolution demanding not to send back displaced persons to the Pak.

Canada to revoke citizenship from 3,100 people

The Canadian government says it has begun the process of revoking citizenship from 3,100 people it says obtained it fraudulently.

Bombay HC seeks docs on Supriya Sule`s citizenship

Bombay HC issued a Letter of Request to the Consulate General of Singapore, seeking documents regarding alleged citizenship status of Supriya Sule.