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Rohingya crisis: India must take more initiatives, says Bangladesh

The latest Rohingya refugee crisis sparked by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state is a major security concern and India should take more initiatives to find a solution to this, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on Monday.

Rohingya issue also comes up at BSF, BGB DG-level talks

Curbing movement of Rohingya refugees, smuggling of fake Indian currency notes, narcotics and human trafficking were among the issues discussed on the first day of Director General-level border talks between Border Security Force (BSF) and the visiting delegation of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) here on Tuesday, sources said.

Eight Manipuri trafficked girls return home

Eight Manipuri girls, who were being trafficked to Singapore by members of an international gang, were rescued in Myanmar and brought home, officials said on Sunday.

Some Rohingyas are linked to ISI, Pakistani terrorists: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court not to interfere in the Rohingya issue as the move to deport them was a policy decision in the country's larger interests and that some of them were linked to Pakistani spy agency ISI and terrorist groups.

DCW forms committee for rehabilitation of trafficking victims

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has constituted a 16-member expert committee to facilitate rehabilitation of female victims of trafficking and commercial sex rackets, officials said on Friday.

Over 7,000 Indian kids trafficked a year: Satyarthi hopes Modi will act

NEW DELHI: With about 7,000 children trafficked in India every year, child rights activist and Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who set out on Monday on a Kanyakumari-Delhi "Bharat Yatra", to focus attention on the issue, hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will bring in stringent legislation to curb the menace.

Khaira takes dig at Capt Amarinder, says his government for the babus, of the babus and by babus

CHANDIGARH: The Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Friday took a jibe at Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for being absent from the state and for failing to address the issues of not only the people but even his own party MLAs.

BRICS declaration names Pakistan-based terror groups

 In a big win for India's campaign against terrorism emanating from Pakistan, the BRICS countries on Monday named the Pakistan-based groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) while calling for a comprehensive approach to combat terrorism

Wildlife trafficking is world's fourth largest illicit trade

NEW DELHI : Standing tall at $20 billion annually and still growing, the wildlife trafficking has become the world's fourth largest illicit trade, said World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on Saturday -- the Global Tiger Day.

Haryana police busted flesh trade racket in Gurugram, 10 girls arrested

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
CHANDIGARH : Haryana Police has busted a flesh trade racket being run under the guise of Spa in Gurugram and arrested 11 people, including 10 girls from three different Spa Centres. 

1,500 Delhi children missing till May this year - some will never return

By Sanjeev Pal 
NEW DELHI: The capital has lived up to its fearful reputation of disappearing kids with over 1,500 children -- mostly between 6 and 15 -- reported missing in the first five months of this year, according to police figures.

Microsoft moves court as several Xbox accounts hacked

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Microsoft has filed a complaint in a federal court saying that, since 2015, a Chinese gaming website has been hacking Xbox accounts and selling the proceeds in the open market.

Travel agents must obtain licenses or face stern action: DC JalandharPunjab News Express/ SK.Vyas

Punjab News Express
JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma has said that Travel agents, Immigration consultants and Ticket agents across the district must obtain licenses for their work and also warned that the district administration would initiate a stern action against the persons working without licenses.

Nambardars won't stand witness in bail cases involving drug peddlers

Punjab News Express
JAGRAON : Anti Drug Campaign, initiated by Ludhiana (Rural) Police got success when the Nambardar Union of Jagraon announced to support the campaign and assured that they will not extend support to drug peddlers in cases. To give this assurance Nambardar Union of Jagraon(Police District) presented a memorandum to Surjeet Singh IPS, SSP, Ludhiana (Rural) extending their support to the Police department regarding campaign against drug trafficking. 

SLSA Chandigarh hikes income limit for legal aids

Punjab News Express/Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : While cost of justice is slipping out of the hands of common man, the legal conscious, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), Chandigarh, came to the rescue of more people those find it difficult to seek justice. The Authority has decided to take legal free services to the common man who has been on the sideline of justice all these years. In a bid to bring more and more people under its ambit of free legal services, the Authority has hiked three-time income limit for seeking legal aids. It has amended the income limit and hiked the income limit from Rs one lakh to Rs three lakh. 

Rayat Bahra Ropar Campus Organized Model United Nations Conference

Punjab News Express
ROPAR : Rayat-Bahra Ropar Campus organized ‘Rayat Bahra Group Model United Nations Conference-2017. More than 80 delegates from various prestigious institutes of north India participated in this symposium. This innovative initiative is encouraged by the United Nations itself.

Bhajans by Anita Lerche nominated for One World Music Awards 2016

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : Album Bhajans, containing eight devotional Hindu songs sung by Danish Punjabi singer/dance/actress Anita Hjorth Lerche of Indianapolis has been nominated for the One World Music Awards 2016 in the category of "Best World/Global Fusion Album of 2016. 

UT amends Chandigarh Victim Assistance Scheme-2012 to speed up assistance

Punjab News Express.Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Administration has incorporate two amendments in the UT of Chandigarh Victim Assistance Scheme-2012 by issuing two notifications. The attempt of the Administration seems to speed up the disbursement of assistance to victims under various categories.

Don't trust Mamata government: BJP on child racket arrest

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : In the wake of BJP leader Juhi Chowdhury's arrest in a child trafficking racket in West Bengal, the party's General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday cast aspersions on police action and called for a central agency probe.

UNO picks up Satinder Sartaaj for its campaign against Human Trafficking

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
LOS ANGELES: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has picked up Indian artist Satinder Sartaaj under its project ‘Blue Heart Campaign’ against human trafficking. The other Indian artists are AR Rehman and Sonu Nigam. More than 30 artists around the world have united against human trafficking and released an album ‘Music to Inspire’ by label Rukus Avenue who launched this album, says a press release.

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