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Conflicting judgments, absence of guidelines, litany of documents: India's citizenship conundrum is a mess
Politics

Conflicting judgments, absence of guidelines, litany of documents: India's citizenship conundrum is a mess

Multiple conflicting judgments have only deepened the confusion rather than solving it.

Home ministry issues notification making Aadhaar mandatory for benefits under scheme for civilian victims of terror, communal violence
India

Home ministry issues notification making Aadhaar mandatory for benefits under scheme for civilian victims of terror, communal violence

Aadhaar will be required for getting benefits under a central government scheme for providing financial assistance to family members of victims of violence perpetrated by terrorists or Naxals, and communal riots

MHA 'fact-checks' report suggesting Aadhaar or passport required for NPR, but confusion over 'voluntary' furnishing of ID prevails
India

MHA 'fact-checks' report suggesting Aadhaar or passport required for NPR, but confusion over 'voluntary' furnishing of ID prevails

The Union Home Ministry on Thursday clarified that the authorities will not ask for any documents during the house-to-house survey for updating the National Population Register and that information provided by individuals would be accepted and recorded.

Passport dept seeks MEA nod to prosecute activist Medha Patkar for concealing details of pending criminal cases in application
India

Passport dept seeks MEA nod to prosecute activist Medha Patkar for concealing details of pending criminal cases in application

The Mumbai Regional Passport Office has sought the external affairs ministry's nod to prosecute Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activist Medha Patkar for not disclosing criminal cases against her in her passport application

Kartarpur Corridor: Amarinder Singh demands waiver of passport condition for devotees visiting Pakistan gurdwara
India

Kartarpur Corridor: Amarinder Singh demands waiver of passport condition for devotees visiting Pakistan gurdwara

In a letter written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Amarinder requested that the condition of mandatory passport for devotees, seeking to cross the Kartarpur Corridor, be waived to facilitate pilgrimage to the historic gurdwara in Pakistan.

India defers controversial ECNR registration: NRI backlash forces Big Brother to back down, but bitter aftertaste lingers
India

India defers controversial ECNR registration: NRI backlash forces Big Brother to back down, but bitter aftertaste lingers

85 percent of these 11 million NRIs — where emigration clearance is required — are blue-collar workers with little or no access to computers

Indian missions across world to issue passports in less than 48 hours to citizens abroad, says VK Singh
India

Indian missions across world to issue passports in less than 48 hours to citizens abroad, says VK Singh

Addressing a gathering after launching the 'Passport Seva' project at the Indian Embassy in Washington on Saturday, he said the passport offices at Indian missions have been digitally linked with the data centre back home, which would speed up the process of issuing passport.

Venezuelan migrants fleeing country's economic crisis pour into Peru before new passport rule come into force
World

Venezuelan migrants fleeing country's economic crisis pour into Peru before new passport rule come into force

Peru doesn't share a border with Venezuela, but migrants try to reach it by going through Ecuador or Colombia, hoping to find a job or obtain legal status.

Sushma Swaraj comes to rescue of Indian citizen in US, who lost his passport days before his wedding
India

Sushma Swaraj comes to rescue of Indian citizen in US, who lost his passport days before his wedding

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday night assured help to an Indian man in the US who lost his passport in Washington just days before he was to travel for his wedding mid-August.

PNB fraud case: Gitanjali Gems boss Mehul Choksi moves to Antigua on local passport after fleeing potential arrest in India
Business

PNB fraud case: Gitanjali Gems boss Mehul Choksi moves to Antigua on local passport after fleeing potential arrest in India

The CBI has booked Mehul Choksi, uncle of his alleged partner in crime Nirav Modi, in two cases related to the scam and filed charge sheet against him

Passport Seva app is fully secure with advanced security features: Sushma Swaraj
News & Analysis

Passport Seva app is fully secure with advanced security features: Sushma Swaraj

The minister said that in three weeks of app's launch, MEA received 67,500 applications via the app.

Apply for passport from anywhere in India from your chosen RPO: Sushma Swaraj launches Passport Seva app
India

Apply for passport from anywhere in India from your chosen RPO: Sushma Swaraj launches Passport Seva app

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday launched a new scheme under which a person can apply for a passport from anywhere in India irrespective of the place of stay.

Sushma Swaraj trolled: Abuse abominable but don't let it distract from asking govt tough questions on passport row
India

Sushma Swaraj trolled: Abuse abominable but don't let it distract from asking govt tough questions on passport row

Sushma Swaraj has been subjected to some vile and abominable insults from abusive handles on the Lucknow passport officer controversy

Lucknow passport officer transferred after shaming woman for marrying Muslim man, asking husband to 'convert'
India

Lucknow passport officer transferred after shaming woman for marrying Muslim man, asking husband to 'convert'

A married couple from Uttar Pradesh were in for a rude shock when an official at the Passport Sewa Kendra in Lucknow on Wednesday allegedly questioned the woman for marrying a Muslim man and asked him to "convert" to Hinduism.

CBI says Nirav Modi managed to travel despite Interpol flashing info on revocation of passport
Business

CBI says Nirav Modi managed to travel despite Interpol flashing info on revocation of passport

Absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi managed to travel across several countries even after information about his passport being revoked by the Indian government was flashed in the Interpol central database on 24 February, the CBI said

Govt officers facing criminal or corruption charges to be denied clearance for passport
India

Govt officers facing criminal or corruption charges to be denied clearance for passport

Government officers facing criminal or corruption charges will be denied vigilance clearance for the grant of passport.

Banks collecting passport details of those borrowing over Rs 50-cr a possible precursor to change in passport rules
Business

Banks collecting passport details of those borrowing over Rs 50-cr a possible precursor to change in passport rules

Section 10 of Passport Act empowers authorities to revoke one’s passport in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India.

MEA says it is probing how 1993 Mumbai blast accused Farooq Takla renewed passport despite red corner notice
India

MEA says it is probing how 1993 Mumbai blast accused Farooq Takla renewed passport despite red corner notice

After reports emerged of Farooq Takla getting a passport in 2011 despite being issued a red-corner notice, the External Affairs Ministry on Friday has called it a 'serious issue'

'I am being threatened by individuals with whom I have a business relationship' says Mehul Choksi to CBI, full text of letter
Business

'I am being threatened by individuals with whom I have a business relationship' says Mehul Choksi to CBI, full text of letter

Fugitive jeweller Mehul Choksi, accused of causing fraud worth crores of rupees to the Punjab National Bank, has said it was "impossible" for him to return to India because his passport has been suspended

PNB scam: MEA suspends passports of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi after receiving 'no response' to ministry's notice
India

PNB scam: MEA suspends passports of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi after receiving 'no response' to ministry's notice

The passports of diamantaire Nirav Modi and owner of Gitanjali Gems Mehul Choksi, the main accused in the Rs 11,400 crore PNB scam, have been revoked