Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey join hands to fight migration


Sofia: Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey agreed on Monday to set up a common border police and customs centre to combat a surge in illegal migration.

Rescuers save 469 boat people off Indonesia`s Aceh: Official

Rescuers Sunday saved 469 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh who were stranded in waters off northern Indonesia, an official said.

Thai police detain almost 200 migrants in trafficking crackdown

Nearly 200 migrants have been detained in a single southern Thai province ever since a network of jungle prison camps run by people smugglers was uncovered there, police said Saturday.

China seeks new wave of migrants for restive Xinjiang

 Newly employed as a hotel receptionist in Xinjiang, Fang Lihua is a foot-soldier on the front line of a demographic contest for the mainly Muslim region`s identity as China opens it up for migration.

Three Thai officials, Myanmar man held over migrant deaths: Police

Three local Thai officials and a Myanmar national have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after the remains of 26 migrants were found in a mass grave in southern Thailand, police said Monday.

'Surkhaab': Film on illegal migration to release on May 22

"Surkhaab", a cinematic tale of a woman who has to face unexpected events when she illegally migrates to Canada to be with her younger brother, will have a limited release in India on May 22, courtesy PVR Director's Rare.

Should Jews apologise to Germans, questions Anupam Kher on Kashmiri Pandit issue
Should Jews apologise to Germans, questions Anupam Kher on Kashmiri Pandit issue

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has expressed his anger after Jammu and Kashmir MLA Engineer Rashid made controversial remarks that Kashmiri Pandits should apologise to the majority community for having migrated from Kashmir.

Britain`s UKIP leader pledges 90 percent immigration cut

 The head of the UK Independence Party on Tuesday promised to slash net migration into Britain by 90 percent as he unveiled an election poster showing escalators riding up the White Cliffs of Dover.

Livelihood opportunities being created to stop migration: Harish Rawat

Underlining poverty alleviation as the state government's topmost priority, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said a number of steps are being taken to create livelihood opportunities for locals which will also help in stopping migration from the hills.

Sea rise, salinity force Sunderbans inhabitants to migrate

A rapid rise in the sea level, salinity and overall climate change in the Sunderbans has triggered migration of inhabitants from several blocks in the forest to other parts of the country.

'Climate change, migration burdening urban areas in Bay of Bengal'
'Climate change, migration burdening urban areas in Bay of Bengal'

Rising urban population following forced migration from rural areas is a result of climate change and poses a burden upon urban risk-reduction efforts, aver experts from Bay of Bengal countries.

Spain rescues 28 migrants, searches for missing

 Spain`s coastguard said on Friday it had plucked 28 migrants from a ship in the Mediterranean Sea and were looking for other passengers from the vessel who may have gone missing.

David Cameron under pressure as net migration to UK surges

Net migration to Britain rose by more than 40 percent in the year to June, official data released Thursday showed, putting pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to demand EU migrant curbs.

When Arjun Mathur's sexuality became a talking point
When Arjun Mathur's sexuality became a talking point

Damaging as it may sound, Arjun Mathur started his career with two back-to-back gay parts that quickly became a talking point in the film industry about his sexuality.

France, Tunisia pledge to act against jihadists

France and Tunisia will cooperate in attempts to prevent citizens joining thousands of their nationals fighting alongside jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria, Paris` interior minister said Monday.

Congress condemns migration of its MLAs to TRS

Condemning the "defection" of some of its MLAs to TRS, the main opposition Congress in Telangana on Monday attacked the ruling party.

Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens

The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing the island`s economic crisis and political gridlock in search of jobs.

No special provision for citizenship to Hindus from Pakistan

Hindus who have migrated to India from Pakistan will have to go through the usual process to get Indian citizenship and no special provisions are being made for this, the government said.

Deputy British PM calls for limits on EU migration

Migration to Britain from countries joining the European Union should be restricted, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg urged.

China says to ensure `orderly` rural-urban migration

China will ensure "orderly" migration of some 100 million rural workers into cities by 2020, supported by expanded social welfare and more job opportunities, the government said on Wednesday, as part of plans to push its urbanisation programme.