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21 June, 2018 10:49 AM Global refugee count highest ever in 2017: UN report

The number of refugees worldwide registered an annual increase of 13% to reach 25.4 million in 2017, the highest known total to date, according to a UNHCR report. Most of the refugees were from Syria and Afghanistan, while neighbouring Turkey and Pakistan hosted the most number of refugees. If internal displacement figures were considered, one person 58

8 June, 2018 4:23 PM Nine New Battalions To Be Raised In Jammu And Kashmir Says Rajnath Singh

Two women battalions each will be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir divisions and five 'Indian reserve battalions' will be raised. Jammu: Nine new battalions will be raised to take stock on ground, in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. Out of these nine battalions, two will be dedicated to border areas and will be known 67

6 June, 2018 4:20 PM Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal dismisses rumours about National Register of Citizens

It will not be the end of the road for those left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) being updated in Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday. The final draft of the Supreme Court-monitored NRC is scheduled to be published by June 30. Of the 32.9 million applicants, the names of 19 million figured in the first 71

6 June, 2018 4:09 PM AIUDF ready to back non-BJP government in Assam

Offer comes a day after Congress asks CM to quit BJP The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has said that it had no qualms about supporting an alternative government in Assam without the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) The AIUDF offer came a day after Congress Legislature Party leader Debabrata Saikia asked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to live up to his reputation 95

22 May, 2018 8:04 PM ‘Rohingya entering India through Bengal’

The police in Manipur have said that Rohingya refugees, displaced from Myanmar’s Rakhine region, are increasingly entering India through human trafficking corridors along the West Bengal-Bangladesh border. More than 300,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar and taken refuge in Bangladesh. The Manipur police came to know about the trafficking routes after 94

15 May, 2018 2:07 PM Seven migrants killed as boat sinks off Turkish coast

Istanbul: At least seven people, including two children, drowned when a boat carrying migrants to a Greek island sank off Turkey's Aegean coast. The boat was carrying at least 20 refugees to the Greek island of Lesbos late Monday when it capsized near Ayvacik district of Turkey`s Canakkale province, the Haberturk daily said on Tuesday. The Aegean Sea was once a main route 127

11 April, 2018 4:30 PM Sweden charges Chinese man with spying on Tibetans

The man was identified in the charge sheet as Dorjee Gyantsan Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday charged a 49-year-old Chinese man with espionage for allegedly gathering intelligence on Tibetan refugees in Sweden and Norway for China. The man, identified in the charge sheet as Dorjee Gyantsan, is accused of infiltrating the Tibetan community to pass information 89

11 April, 2018 4:11 PM Myanmar Minister visits Rohingya camp

Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye tours one of the Bangladesh camps to take stock of the situation A Myanmar Minister on Wednesday toured one of the Bangladesh camps struggling to provide for some one million Rohingya Muslims, the first such visit since a Myanmar Army crackdown sparked a massive refugee crisis. Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye met with Rohingya 43

6 April, 2018 10:12 AM Facebook Pressed Over Role in People Smuggling

A United Nations migration official called Thursday for Facebook to police its site and its WhatsApp messaging subsidiary for use by abusive human smugglers. Leonard Doyle, director of media and communication at the UN International Organisation for Migration, said that Facebook and WhatsApp have become the media of choice for people smugglers in the Middle 63

3 April, 2018 6:08 PM Actor Chetan seeks apology from BJP

Party had branded him as leader of ‘Naxal-inspired’ struggle in Diddahalli Actor and social activist Chetan on Tuesday objected to his name appearing in the “chargesheet” released by the BJP against the Congress, in which he has been branded as the leader of “Naxal-inspired” struggle. Speaking to presspersons, Mr. Chetan said: “I’m working for the rehabilitation 49