Immigration
No US visa for immigrants who can't pay for health insurance

WASHINGTON —US President Trump has issued a proclamation, effective Nov. 3, ordering consular officers to bar immigrants seeking to live in the United States unless they “will be covered by approved health insurance” or can prove that they have “the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs.”

Aadhaar for NRIs on arrival with passport as a identity

NRIs with Indian passport can now apply for biometric ID on arrival or by scheduling a prior appointment. The passport will be accepted as proof of identity, proof of address (PoA) and date of birth document.

Standard of Pakistan’s manpower is linked to the country’s education model

On 3 September, the Lahore School of Economics (LSE) held a symposium on behavioural economics at The Pearl Intercontinental Hotel, discussing how the quality of Pakistan’s manpower has affected the country’s economy and its management.

312 “debarred” Sikhs living abroad removed from list, can visit India

 At least 312 Indian-origin Sikhs living in foreign countries have been removed from a Ministry of Home Affairs “adverse list”, enabling them to apply for Indian visa and visit the country, a senior Ministry official said on Friday. Only two persons from the list have been excluded.

NRI’s Passport to be impounded in case of non-registration of marriage

Non-Resident Indians who marry an Indian citizen or a fellow NRI abroad have to compulsorily register their marriages within 30 days or face the prospects of their passports being impounded or even revoked, according to a bill introduced in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Equal playing for Indians for UK immigration post-Brexit

British officials are set to test India’s reaction to proposals for a new post-Brexit immigration system unveiled in December. Home Office officials are set to meet with counterparts in India next week, as well as others, for discussions on the ‘Immigration White Paper’ unveiled by Home Secretary Sajid Javid last year, a senior Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) official has said.

Indians number highest among ‘overstayers’ in U.K.

India accounts for the largest number of individuals staying in the U.K. illegally, and the number of those subjected to forced returns to India has fallen by 50% in three years, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said.

Britain set to impose restrictions on migrating workers including Indians

 Indian citizens and other non-EU citizens would have the same immigration rights as EU citizens in the U.K., under a system that will give priority to high-skilled workers.

Inreasing numbers of asylum seekers in Canada

Sukhnam Singh, an asylum seeker, has been putting up at the dormitories of Humber College in Toronto for the past few months. He fled the US after Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants. As students return after vacations, Singh and many like him coming from different ethnicities will have to make way for them.

Jinnah’s romance that ends in tragedy

No one in Pakistan would accept that Ruttie committed suicide, rather than live in a defunct marriage with a man deep in the inferno of communal politics. But this book dwells on her illness and, thanks to sources Reddy digs out, reveals how Ruttie died, aged only 29.

Air India pilot grounded for testing alcohol

An air India pilot was grounded for three months on Saturday when he reportedly arrived at Delhi airport in a tipsy condition to operate a flight to the Gulf. The pilot was currently on deputation with AI Express and was to operate the budget airline's flight to Dubai.

Soon Aadhaar or passport must for flying within India

In the next two to three months, you will need to give either your passport or Aadhaar number to fly even within India. Ministry sources say that passenger identification has become mandatory because it is looking to put four levels of offences — graded in terms of seriousness — in its proposed nofly list.

I-T department freezes Jan Dhan account milkman’s wife with Rs 40 lakh

Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted Jan Dhan account holders not to refund the money of the corrupt who had deposited their ‘black money’ into the bank accounts of the poor, the Income Tax Department here froze the account of one such beneficiary Sitara Devi of Ara in Bihar’s Bhojpur district.

MoD not to accept from Johar Rs 5 cr as it accepts only voluntary donations

The Ministry of Defence has decided not to accept Rs 5 crore which film producer Karan Johar had been asked to deposit in the armed forces’ battle casualty fund in lieu of his movie  ‘Ai Dil Hai Mushkil’ being allowed to be released. MoD sources said the battle casualty fund accepts only voluntary donations.