Amit Shah urges Delhi's migrant population to choose BJP

 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday urged the city`s migrant population from Madhya Pradesh to spread the party`s "message of development in all corners" and ensure that the party wins the Feb 7 assembly polls.

Migrants abused by French police: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday condemned police abuse of migrants living in makeshift camps in France`s northern port city of Calais, from where they hope to cross to Britain.

Migrants from Pak are living in healthy condition: Delhi HC told

 The Centre on Wednesday told Delhi High Court that Hindu migrants from Pakistan were living in shelters in the national capital and getting "healthy food and water".

SC seeks EC's reply on plea seeking voting rights for migrants

Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Election Commission on a plea seeking to enable migrants within the country, including those who have left their constituencies for jobs, to cast their votes from their places of residence.

Rohingya woman suffocates in migrant truck in Thailand

 A Rohingya woman has died after suffocating in a truck packed with migrants from the Myanmar Muslim minority group as they travelled through southern Thailand, police said Monday.

150 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in several days

Almost 150 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift boats have been rescued off the coast of Spain in less than a week, officials said on Sunday.

Italy ghost ship migrants paid up to $8000 each to traffickers
Italy ghost ship migrants paid up to $8000 each to traffickers

Italian authorities disembarked 360 cold and hungry migrants from a ship left adrift by its crew off the country's coast, with some having paid up to USD 8,000 to traffickers for the perilous journey.

100 migrants scale fence to enter Spain's Melilla

More than 100 migrants on Tuesday managed to scale the six-metre fence surrounding the Spanish exclave of Melilla to enter the territory while around 40 remained perched on the barrier, officials said.

Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in Thailand

A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified.

Dozens of migrants drown in shipwreck off Yemen: Govt

The UN refugee agency said Monday 21 bodies have been recovered after Yemen reported dozens of Ethiopian migrants drowning when their boat sank near the entrance to the Red Sea.

Seventy Ethiopian migrants drown off Red Sea coast of Yemen

At least 70 Ethiopians drowned when a boat used by smugglers to transport illegal migrants to Yemen sank in the Red Sea in rough weather, security authorities in the western part of the country said on Sunday.

Barack Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants
Barack Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants

US President Barack Obama today used his executive power to announce a series of administrative measures to provide legal status to more than five million illegal immigrants in the country, including those from India.

Myanmar migrants retract British tourist murders confession

Two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a pair of British tourists on a Thai island have retracted their confessions and alleged they were tortured, lawyers said on Wednesday.

Syria refugees disembark from cruise liner in Cyprus

Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean disembarked in Cyprus on Friday, after hours of refusing to budge and demanding to go to Italy.

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast: Libya Navy

A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.

Italy finds 19 boat migrants dead, saves over 3,500 since Friday: Navy

Italy`s maritime search and rescue service saved 3,500 migrants and found 19 corpses in the Mediterranean Sea since Friday as thousands attempted to cross to Europe by boat over the weekend, the Italian navy said.

Arunachal to request for `Hinterland Highway` to control migration

Arunachal Pradesh will soon request the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to construct a "Hinterland Highway" to arrest migration of people from border areas near the Line of Actual Control to urban centres.

Hundreds of migrants try to enter Spain

Spain rescued Tuesday nearly 500 African migrants trying to enter the country by boat while hundreds more tried to scramble over a border fence into the Spanish territory of Melilla.

Spain rescues 267 migrants from small boats

Spain`s coastguard today said it had rescued 267 sub-Saharan African migrants, including 39 women and three children who were among those trying to reach Spanish soil on a flotilla of small boats.

Italy rescues nearly 100,000 migrants at sea this year

The Italian navy said today it had rescued more than 2,000 migrants over the weekend from boats in the Mediterranean, bringing the number it has brought ashore this year to nearly 100,000.