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North East

Assam woman declared Indian after 6 years following name mismatch in voter list

Silchar, October 14: A name mismatch in multiple voters' list had led to the declaration of a woman in Assam as an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh in 2017, only to be acknowledged as an Indian citizen based on circumstantial evidence six years later, officials said. Dulubi Bibi, 50, a resident of Udharbond area in Cachar district, was declared a foreigner by the Foreigners' Tribunal-3 of Silchar on March 20, 2017 during hearing of a 1998 case under Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act (which was later re-registered under Foreigners Tribunals...

Uzbekistan says distributors of contaminated Indian cough syrup paid bribe to skip health test

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 18: Distributors of the contaminated cough syrup produced by Noida-based Marion Biotech Limited had allegedly paid bribes to keep the drug in the market, said authorities from Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan state prosecutors alleged during a trial that $33,000 was paid by the distributors to skip the mandatory testing, reported Reuters. However, it is unclear whether the inspection was supposed to involve tests in Uzbekistan or a request for tests to be carried out by the producer in India. The case pertains to the deaths of 65 children in...

Indian illegal migrants making dangerous Channel crossing to UK surge: British Home Office

LONDON, MAY 5: More Indians than ever before are making the dangerous crossing across the English Channel in small boats to enter the United Kingdom illegally, according to the British Government. Indians have suddenly become the second largest nationality who have been detected attempting to cross the Channel which is one of the world's busiest seaways with frequently rough weather that makes the journey all the riskier. Britain's Home Ministry figures show that 675 Indians made the perilous crossing in the first 3 months of 2023. That was 18% of...

Indian, Chinese military commanders agree to maintain stability at LAC

New Delhi, December 22: Days after clashes between Indian and Chinese troops at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, top military commanders of the two countries held talks and agreed to maintain security and stability on the ground in the Western Sector. “The 17th round of India- China Corps Commander Level Meeting (between India and China) was held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Chinese side on December 20,” a joint statement issued by the two sides said on Thursday. It said that building on the progress made after the last...
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