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Why Germany is the favourite country for Indian asylum seekers

Of 8,363 Indians living abroad illegally, 8,000 have sought asylum in Germany because its lenient refugee laws make it an attractive destination.

Swede holds up a plane to stall Afghan’s deportation, and Macron speaks up

Recorded conversation with former lawyer raises uncomfortable questions for Donald Trump, and New Zealand wants its flag back.
Sushma Swaraj

Pakistani refugees will have to wait some more to get citizenship as bill is stuck in Rajya Sabha

The bill aims to provide citizenship to minority refugees, barring Muslims, from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
A Rohingya Family

More than 7,000 people from India filed for US asylum in 2017: UN report

Developed countries were the most affected by people forced to displace due to wars, violence & persecution, said the report.
Sheikh Haseena

प्रिय शेख हसीना, रोहिंग्या अगर हिंदू या बौद्ध होते तो क्या आप उन्हें शरण देतीं?

'आप रोहिंग्याओं के लिए आंसू बहा चुकी हैं लेकिन आपने मुझे शरणार्थी बना दिया. पिछले 24 साल से मैं एक देश से दूसरे देश भटक रही हूं.'
Sheikh Haseena

Dear Sheikh Hasina, if the Rohingyas were Hindus or Buddhists, would you give them shelter?

You have wept for the Rohingyas. But you made me a refugee. For the last 24 years, I have been roaming from one country to another.
The crisis in Myanmar has raised questions about India’s approach to refugees, specifically the 40,000 Rohingya that have entered the country in recent years.

India’s traditional refugee policy shows why it’s unlikely to give Rohingyas sanctuary

Over the years, the Indian government has provided assistance to the likes of Bangladeshis and Afghans fleeing war and persecution, but has created disincentives for them to stay on in India permanently.

Global Pulse: Hillary was ‘numb’ while calling Trump to concede, German ‘church asylums’

Hillary Clinton says calling Donald Trump to concede the 2016 election was the one of the strangest moments of her life.

Global Pulse: Trudeau’s open refugee invitation under attack, US Gen wants peace with Taliban

Justin Trudeau is being accused of reducing immigration system to ‘shambles’ as Canada scrambles to cope with asylum-seekers.

Partition 1947 – A lesson for 2017

Gurinder Chaddha’s film on partition has no real victors – all characters are taken over by a sense of defeat and betrayal. And just as well. Sanya Dhingra

On Camera

Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.