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Abhishek Bachchan regrets being ‘underprepared’ for his debut Refugee

  • Abhishek Bachchan spoke about Bollywood debut Refugee and a regret he has. JP Dutta's Refugee featured Abhishek and Kareena Kapoor.
Abhishek Bachchan featured in Refugee with Kareena Kapoor.
Abhishek Bachchan featured in Refugee with Kareena Kapoor.
Published on Nov 26, 2021 02:15 PM IST
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Nearly 25,000 refugees have fled to Sudan as conflict rages on in Ethiopia

Over the past week, exhausted refugees have streamed across the border into Sudan after walking for two-days through searing heat, many of them barefoot. A Sudanese government source said up to 200,000 Ethiopians could seek shelter in Sudan.
Sudan has already said it would shelter thousands of Ethiopians fleeing the conflict at the Um Raquba camp, which in the 1980s hosted thousands of Ethiopian fleeing famine(REUTERS)
Sudan has already said it would shelter thousands of Ethiopians fleeing the conflict at the Um Raquba camp, which in the 1980s hosted thousands of Ethiopian fleeing famine(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Khartoum | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

The real reason Kareena Kapoor dropped out of Hrithik Roshan’s Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, chose Refugee instead

Did you know that Kareena Kapoor Khan had begun shooting for Hrithik Roshan’s Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, which was to be their film debut, before dropping out? Here’s what happened.
Kareena Kapoor Khan with Hrithik Roshan and Rakesh Roshan.
Kareena Kapoor Khan with Hrithik Roshan and Rakesh Roshan.
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Entertainment Desk

Kareena Kapoor gets a tonne of love from girl gang as Refugee turns 20, thanks ‘hottest friend’ Malaika, sends love to Sonam

As Refugee completed 20 years, Kareena Kapoor got best wishes from her girl gang including sister Karisma Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora and Sonam ad Rhea Kapoor.
Refugee starred Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor in prominent roles.
Refugee starred Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor in prominent roles.
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

30 years of Pandit exodus: Living as a refugee in one’s own country

In 1990, thousands of people were shouting these slogans on the streets of Kashmir, from its mosques all over, while baying for the blood of the minority Hindus.
A Kashmiri Pandit woman at a refugee camp.
A Kashmiri Pandit woman at a refugee camp.
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 08:05 AM IST
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ByRahul Pandita

PU global alumni meet: Once lived like a refugee, says CEC Arora

An IAS officer from the 1980 batch from the Rajasthan cadre, Arora did his postgraduation in English from the PU-affiliated Government College, Hoshiarpur, in 1976.
Chief election commissioner Sunil Arora at Hostel No. 1 on the PU campus, where he stayed in 1979.(HT PHOTO)
Chief election commissioner Sunil Arora at Hostel No. 1 on the PU campus, where he stayed in 1979.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 29, 2019 01:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Refugees in Bengal who came after ’71 war to get land rights

The state cabinet’s decision came on a day when assembly bypolls were held at Kaliaganj, Karimpur and Kharagpur Sadar assembly constituencies.
The West Bengal Cabinet on Monday decided to hand over land rights to those refugees, who came to the state for shelter after the 1971 Bangladesh War
The West Bengal Cabinet on Monday decided to hand over land rights to those refugees, who came to the state for shelter after the 1971 Bangladesh War
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 02:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens to open Europe gates for refugees

Erdogan held talks with Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- a rare EU ally -- in Budapest where several hundred people demonstrated over Ankara’s deadly military offensive in Syria, with placards calling the Turkish leader a “genocidal dictator”.
Erdogan has called on EU countries to provide more financial support for his plan to create the safe zone.(AP FILE)
Erdogan has called on EU countries to provide more financial support for his plan to create the safe zone.(AP FILE)
Published on Nov 08, 2019 07:36 AM IST
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Budapest | ByPress Trust of India

Difficult to convince refugees to go back to Mizoram as demands remain unfulfilled, says Bru leader

Bruno Msha, the secretary of the Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), which signed the July 2018 agreement with state governments of Mizoram and Tripura and the Centre, said it is difficult to convince people to go back.
Displaced Bru refugee families boarding a bus to return to Mizoram as part of a Home ministry sponsored rehabilitation package, in Agartala on September 2018.(PTI Photo)
Displaced Bru refugee families boarding a bus to return to Mizoram as part of a Home ministry sponsored rehabilitation package, in Agartala on September 2018.(PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2019 10:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati/Agartala | BySadiq Naqvi and Priyanka Deb Barman

SC should allow re-verification for a fair NRC: Assam minister Himanta Sarma

His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which rules Assam, separately said the government will bring in a legislation to safeguard the excluded Indian citizens if foreigners’ tribunals (FTs) deliver adverse judgments against their appeals.
The apex court in strong words earlier this month said the entire NRC exercise cannot be ordered to be re-opened on the basis of certain parameters.(HT image)
The apex court in strong words earlier this month said the entire NRC exercise cannot be ordered to be re-opened on the basis of certain parameters.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 01:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByHT Correspondent

Syrian refugee in US arrested for plotting Pittsburgh church attack for ISIS

The suspect allegedly passed on documents about the construction and the use of explosives to a man he believed to be an IS group sympathizer, though he turned out to be an FBI employee.
A Syrian refugee in the US was arrested on suspicion of planning an attack against a Pennsylvania church in the name of the Islamic State group, the Justice Department said.(Reuters/Representative Image)
A Syrian refugee in the US was arrested on suspicion of planning an attack against a Pennsylvania church in the name of the Islamic State group, the Justice Department said.(Reuters/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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New York, USA | ByAgence France-Presse

International Women’s Day: For her, March 8 is one more day of helping other refugees

Lyinn narrates her journey across borders — she managed to reach Dhaka from?her hometown Maungdaw on a Myanmar passport. From there, she took a bus to the India border with her three children. From there, she and her children rode pillion on a motorcycle to Kolkata, from where she took a train to Delhi to join her husband who had arrived there a year ago.
A Rohingya refugee working as a translator at Vikaspuri in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A Rohingya refugee working as a translator at Vikaspuri in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 09, 2019 03:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPallabi Munsi

‘Don’t send me to Bahrain’: Refugee footballer pleads in Bangkok

A refugee footballer fighting an extradition request pleaded for his freedom Monday, saying “please don’t send me to Bahrain” as he arrived in shackles at a Bangkok court, which extended his detention by another two months.
Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi arrives at Thailand's Criminal Court to submit his evidence to fight his extradition, after a local prosecutor submitted Bahrain's extradition request for him, in Bangkok, Thailand February 4, 2019.(REUTERS photo)
Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi arrives at Thailand's Criminal Court to submit his evidence to fight his extradition, after a local prosecutor submitted Bahrain's extradition request for him, in Bangkok, Thailand February 4, 2019.(REUTERS photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 01:21 PM IST
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Bangkok | ByAgence France-Presse

Detained refugee wins top Australian prize for book written on his phone

Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian held in an Australian-run camp on a Papua New Guinea island, won the A$100,000 ($72,390) Victorian Prize for literature on Thursday with his book “No Friends but the Mountains”.
Boochani has been a prominent critic of the treatment of people under Australia’s hardline immigration policy.(@Behrouz Boochani/ Twitter)
Boochani has been a prominent critic of the treatment of people under Australia’s hardline immigration policy.(@Behrouz Boochani/ Twitter)
Published on Feb 01, 2019 01:43 PM IST
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Sydney | ByReuters

This art show will make you confront the ordeals of a refugee's life

An ongoing exhibition of installations in Delhi provides an immersive experience of the grief and distress that refugees go through.
Art installations at the exhibition depict a passage from home to conflict and an asylum.
Art installations at the exhibition depict a passage from home to conflict and an asylum.
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 12:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHenna Rakheja

Saudi teen is refugee, UN confirms, asks Australia to resettle

The United Nations has found that a teenage woman who fled Saudi Arabia to Thailand is a legitimate refugee and has asked Australia to take her in, officials in Canberra said Wednesday.
This handout picture taken and released by the Thai Immigration Bureau on January 7, 2019 shows 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun (2nd L) being escorted by a Thai immigration officer (R) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) officials at Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok.(AFP)
This handout picture taken and released by the Thai Immigration Bureau on January 7, 2019 shows 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun (2nd L) being escorted by a Thai immigration officer (R) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) officials at Suvarnabhumi international airport in Bangkok.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 09:34 PM IST
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Sydney | ByAgence France-Presse

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani says US sanctions may lead to ‘deluge’ of drugs, refugees and attacks on West

Donald Trump pulled the US out of a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sanctions on its oil industry. In 2012, Iran accounted for two-thirds of the world’s opium seizures and one-fourth of the world’s heroin and morphine seizures, a UN report published in 2014 showed.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani termed America’s withdrawal from the nuclear accord as ‘economic terrorism’.(AP)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani termed America’s withdrawal from the nuclear accord as ‘economic terrorism’.(AP)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 03:55 PM IST
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Dubai | ByReuters

Sikh NGO offers iftar food packets to over 5,000 Syrian refugees on Ramzan

UK-based Sikh NGO Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees in Lebanon and Iraq through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.
Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.(Khalsa Aid/Twitter)
Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.(Khalsa Aid/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 06:20 PM IST
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Maharashtra gives freehold of land rights to refugees from Pakistan

Sindhi and Punjabi refugees and their families live in around 31 colonies located across the state.
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByFaisal Malik, Mumbai

India increases aid to $5 million for Palestinian refugees

According to a ministry statement India made the announcement of this substantive increase in annual contribution at the extraordinary ministerial conference held in Rome on March 15 following a flash appeal made by the UNRWA
Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to a meeting at Hydrabad House in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to a meeting at Hydrabad House in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 08:21 PM IST
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