Australian Senator urges drastic cut in student visas

Canberra, Aug 15 : Senator Fraser Anning has sought a drastic cut in the number of student visas in Australia, where India is the second largest source of international students after China. In his maiden speech at the Senate on Tuesday, Anning targeted international students by asking for an “end to Australian-job-stealing 457 visas” and […]

Australian Senator compares Muslims with ‘poisonous jelly beans’

By Rekha Bhattacharjee Sydney, Aug 15 : Australian Senator Fraser Anning on Wednesday compared Muslims with “poisonous jelly beans”, following his “racist” maiden speech in the Senate seeking immigration restrictions based on race. Anning, from the conservative Katter’s Australian Party, advocated a return to White Australia policy and called for migration bans on Muslims in […]

Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone

By Nelson Renteria INTIPUCA, El Salvador, Aug 14 : Far from U.S. President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, the people of a small coastal town in El Salvador on Tuesday celebrated half a century of their links to Washington D.C. – joined by the capital’s mayor. Sigfredo Chavez and Elba Salinas, along with their […]

Israel opens visa centre in Kolkata

Kolkata, Aug 11 : In a bid to encourage more Indian travellers to visit Israel, the Middle East nation has opened a Visa Application Centre here that would cater to West Bengal and seven northeastern states. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura would come under the purview of the centre, which can […]

Nigerian arrested for obtaining fake passport

Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 : A Nigerian national has been arrested from Bhubaneswar on charges of obtaining a fake passport from Mumbai, police said on Saturday. The accused has been identified as Amadi Victor Blaze, a resident of Nigeria’s Imo state. The accused had obtained a fake passport from Mumbai’s Nalasopara area. He will be taken […]

Melania Trump’s parents become naturalised US citizens

New York, Aug 10 : US First Lady Melania Trumps parents became American citizens in a naturalisation ceremony here, completing a year-long immigration process even as President Donald Trump called for new laws to bar Americans from sponsoring parents and other relatives. Michael Wildes, an attorney for Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who had been living […]