Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicIllegal immigrants

Topic: Illegal immigrants

Not just Mexicans, more and more Indians are entering Donald Trump’s US illegally

As Modi heads to Houston for a Howdy Modi! blitzkrieg, there is a new wrinkle in Trump’s anti-immigrant politics.

Illegal immigration was always an issue & Modi govt’s pan-India NRC is a timely move

Home Minister Amit Shah has repeatedly argued that no other country allows illegal immigrants to settle.

New book captures Assam’s struggles with immigrants since landmark 1985 accord

Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty’s book ‘Assam, The Accord, The Discord’ traces the genesis of National Register of Citizens, the rise of ULFA and more.

Assam agitation hotbed shows why NRC is nothing but a National Recipe for Chaos

In Mangaldoi, where push for NRC came during a 1978 bypoll, there’s barely any family that has not been split by the citizenship exercise.

Will Assam NRC list bring closure to fear-mongering over illegal Muslim immigrants?

The final National Register of Citizens for Assam will be published Saturday. CM Sarbananda Sonowal has asked people not to panic and security deployment has increased across the state.

Modi govt sets norms for ‘model’ detention camps to ensure dignity of ‘illegal foreigners’

The ‘Model Detention Centre/Holding Centre/Camp Manual’ prepared by the Modi government was circulated to all states and UTs in January 2019.

How Indians get to US illegally — visa-free trip to Ecuador, trek through forest drug den

The use of illegal backdoor routes into a country is known as a 'donkey flight', a popular escape path for Indians hoping to immigrate to the US.

97% Indians have Aadhaar, Assam is lagging behind due to ‘illegal immigration’ issue

Of 36 states and UTs, 25 record a 100% coverage; Modi govt has made Aadhaar the basis of all its welfare schemes.

Amit Shah’s ‘termite’ jibe: Human Rights Watch draws Nazi Germany, Rwanda parallel

Issue of Bangladeshi immigrants has been central to BJP’s agenda, and helped party score its first win in the northeast in 2016 Assam assembly elections.

Modi government adopts shrill note on NRC, says similar exercise for Rohingyas underway

Corrupt fugitives will soon join their comrades in Ranchi jail, says BJP.

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.