Tag - human trafficking

11 US-bound Indians rescued in Nepal, paid gang Rs 45 lakh each


Kathmandu: Nepal Police recently rescued 11 US-bound Indians who were held hostage by a gang in Kathmandu. The police raided a house in Ratopul area where the hostages were kept for about a month. The gang had taken large sums of money from each person, promising to help them reach the US. However, they...

8 states, 55 raids, 44 arrests: NIA cracks down on human trafficking


New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided over four dozen locations across 10 states and arrested 44 people as part of its probe into a human trafficking syndicate involved in the infiltration, and settlement, of Rohingya in India through the Indo-Bangladesh border, officials said. The anti-terror probe agency took over the probe into the alleged...

House of Commons in UK passes controversial migration bill


London: British lawmakers on Wednesday approved a sweeping bill that will dramatically curb migrants’ ability to seek asylum in the U.K., despite critics’ allegations that it breaks international law. Members of the House of Commons voted by 289 to 230 to back the Illegal Migration Bill, which the Conservatives government says will deter tens of thousands of...

House of Commons in UK passes controversial migration bill


London: British lawmakers on Wednesday approved a sweeping bill that will dramatically curb migrants’ ability to seek asylum in the U.K., despite critics’ allegations that it breaks international law. Members of the House of Commons voted by 289 to 230 to back the Illegal Migration Bill, which the Conservatives government says will deter tens of thousands of...

Australian immigration system in state of disrepair: Minister


Canberra: Australia's Home Affairs Minister, Clare O'Neil said the country's immigration system is broken and being exploited by criminals. O'Neil, who has served in the key ministerial portfolio since the Labor Party won May's election, blamed her predecessor, Peter Dutton, for the issues, reports Xinhua news agency. Responding to a series of reports about organized crime...