illegal migrants

India hits back at UN over Rohingyas, says 'illegal migrants could pose security challenges'

India hits back at UN over Rohingyas, says 'illegal migrants could pose security challenges'

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein had said on Tuesday had flayed any attempts by India to deport Rohingyas to Myanmar.

Sep 12, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

SC dismisses plea against Bangladeshi migrants

The Supreme Court has junked a PIL seeking action against illegal Bangladeshi migrants whose influx, the petitioner claimed, has affected the sovereignty and integrity of the country.

Apr 02, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

Manipur Assembly elections 2017: What all are the burning issues in this crucial electoral battle

With Manipur going to polls on March 4 and 8, political parties have a host of issues to contend with.

Jan 31, 2017, 17:12 PM IST
Turkey's Erdogan threatens to open borders to migrants

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to open borders to migrants

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, threatened to throw open Turkey's borders to illegal migrants, after the European Parliament voted to back a freeze in membership talks with Ankara.

Nov 25, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

EU should deport all illegal migrants: Hungary PM

Hungary's Prime Minister said the European Union should round up and deport all illegal immigrants and assemble them in EU-supervised refugee camps beyond the bloc`s borders where they can then file for asylum.

Sep 22, 2016, 16:00 PM IST
EU, Turkey strike deal to send back migrants

EU, Turkey strike deal to send back migrants

European Union leaders concluded a controversial deal with Turkey on Friday intended to halt illegal migration flows to Europe in return for financial and political rewards for Ankara.

Mar 18, 2016, 22:50 PM IST

Australia no to settling people coming illegally by sea route: Consul-General to South India

Australia on Monday made it clear that people who attempt to travel illegally to the country by sea would not be allowed to settle there.

Sep 28, 2015, 23:59 PM IST

Sri Lanka Navy arrests illegal immigrants to Australia

Sri Lanka Navy on Friday arrested 78 people, including 59 Tamils, for attempting to illegally migrate to Australia by boat.

Jun 26, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

Europe spends €11.3 bn deporting migrants since 2000: Study

European countries have spent EUR 11.3 billion in the last 15 years on deporting illegal migrants and another EUR 1.6 billion on border control around "Fortress Europe", journalists said in a study published on Wednesday.

Jun 18, 2015, 09:02 AM IST

Tunisia rescues migrants boat carrying 350 from Libya to Italy

Tunisia`s navy rescued more than 350 illegal migrants off its coast and was searching for hundreds more on Wednesday after they tried to sail from neighbouring Libya to the Italian island of Lampedusa, the local Red Cross said.

Jun 11, 2015, 09:08 AM IST

Greek coast guard picks up 216 migrants in eastern Aegean

Greek authorities say the coast guard has picked up 216 people in the Aegean Sea who entered the country illegally by sailing from the Turkish coast to nearby islands overnight, raising the total this week to more than 1,500.

May 28, 2015, 15:39 PM IST

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.

May 25, 2015, 17:12 PM IST

Libya rejects EU military action against migrant ships

Libya's internationally recognised government rejected today any military operation against ships carrying illegal migrants after EU nations approved plans for a naval mission starting next month to fight human traffickers.

May 19, 2015, 00:30 AM IST

Bangladesh detains ship with 116 Malaysia-bound migrants

 A joint patrol team of Bangladesh coast guards and navy detained a trawler in the Bay of Bengal Tuesday after it was cast adrift with 116 Malaysia-bound illegal migrants on board, a coast guard commander said.

May 12, 2015, 18:28 PM IST

Algeria arrests hundreds of illegal migrants

Algeria on Sunday said that about 500 illegal migrants from various African countries were intercepted by the government troops in Tamenrasset province.

Apr 06, 2015, 07:12 AM IST

Malaysia deports Indonesian illegal migrants

 Malaysia on Tuesday deported nearly 500 undocumented Indonesian workers, in what analysts said was part of a push to clamp down on illegal labour as the economy starts to slow.

Dec 23, 2014, 13:38 PM IST

Finish fencing work along Indo-Bangla border in 3 months: SC to govt

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to complete fencing work along the Indo-Bangla border within three months to check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladesh nationals into Assam and streamline the process to deport them back.

Dec 17, 2014, 23:51 PM IST

Mamata accuses Centre of laxity in manning international borders

 Drawing flak from BJP over the Burdwan blast and the alleged involvement of a Bangladesh-based terror group, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the Centre of being lax in manning international borders.

Nov 22, 2014, 23:20 PM IST

French minister suggests UK officials should be sent to Calais

British officials should be sent to the French port of Calais to deter a tide of illegal migrants hoping to cross the English Channel, France`s interior minister suggested Wednesday.

Nov 05, 2014, 18:35 PM IST

At least 24 drown in migrant boat sinking off Istanbul: Reports

 At least 24 illegal migrants drowned on Monday when a boat taking them towards European Union waters sank in the Black Sea just off Istanbul, Turkish media reported.

Nov 03, 2014, 17:11 PM IST