Shiv Sena MP probes govt on Rohingya links to Pak terror groups

Government of India was today quizzed on whether it has been able to establish links between Rohingya refugees in India and Pakistan-based terror groups. In a written question, Lok Sabha Member for Mumbai South Rahul Shewale asked the Union home ministry “whether the Government has established Rohingyas’ link with various Pakistan based terrorist groups”. The […]

Did Satya Nadella really support illegal immigration into India?

Satya Nadella, the Indian-born CEO of Microsoft, has found himself at the center of a citizenship-related debate in India after he reportedly compared his situation in the US to that of Bangladeshi immigrants in India. However, a careful reading of Satya Nadella’s comments reveal that he did not support illegal immigration into India, but did […]

63,959 people declared foreigners by Foreigners Tribunals in Assam

A total of 63,959 people have been declared as foreigners through ex-parte proceedings by Foreigners’ Tribunals in Assam as of February this year, minister of state for home affairs said today. Ex-parte proceedings refer to those cases where the person does not turn up to contest the initial finding, and is therefore declared as a […]

2,00,000 Indians abroad forced to return home in four years

Even as the United Arab Emirates prepares to ship thousands of undocumented Indian workers home, numbers from the external affairs ministry reveal that a total of about 1.7 lakh Indians have been forced to leave the Gulf Cooperation Council countries alone since 2014. Another 30,000 have been forced to return from other countries, taking the […]

Before leaving, Emmanuel Macron leaves a ‘Thank You’ message for Indians

Unlike other foreign leaders feted by Indian in recent years, French President Emmanuel Macron left a message directly to Indian people before stepping on to the plane back home. In a video message posted on Twitter, Macron sounded less like a politician and more like a ordinary person as he thanked everyone for making possible […]

Police arrest biggest group of illegal Bangladeshis in Kerala; 35 nabbed

Police in Kerala have arrested 35 people in Malappuram district on suspicions of being illegal Bangladeshi citizens staying in India. The arrests were made in Edavannapara in the Muslim-dominated district. Police sources said that the arrests are likely to lead to an acceleration in investigations into illegal Bangladeshis staying in Kerala. Kerala has millions of […]

Rijiju backtracks on ‘2 cr Bangladeshi immigrants living in India’ claim?

Two weeks after claiming that around 2 cr illegal Bangladeshi immigrants are living in India, minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju seems to be backpedaling on the claim. “There is no confirmed data with regard to number of Bangladeshi citizens illegally residing in the country..” he told the Lok Sabha today, two weeks […]