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Election Commission to explore if migrants can cast votes remotely

The decision was taken during a meeting of the poll body on Tuesday under the chairmanship of chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar. Election commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey also attended the meeting.
The election commission has been considering the possibility of remote voting by allowing people to cast their votes from their place of work. (Sakib Ali /HT photo)
The election commission has been considering the possibility of remote voting by allowing people to cast their votes from their place of work. (Sakib Ali /HT photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2022 05:06 AM IST
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ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

For climate migrants in Bangladesh, town offers new life

Being forced by climate change to move, within borders or beyond, is a growing reality expected to accelerate in the decades ahead.
Workers walk to work at an export processing zone early in the morning after crossing the Mongla river in Mongla, Bangladesh. This Bangladeshi town stands alone to offer new life to thousands of climate migrants. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)(AP)
Workers walk to work at an export processing zone early in the morning after crossing the Mongla river in Mongla, Bangladesh. This Bangladeshi town stands alone to offer new life to thousands of climate migrants. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)(AP)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 11:38 PM IST
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AP | , Mongla

Greece: 13 dead, others missing in new migrant boat accident in Aegean Sea

The sinkings came as smugglers increasingly favor a perilous route from Turkey to Italy, which avoids Greece’s heavily patrolled eastern Aegean islands that for years were at the forefront of the country’s migration crisis.
Smugglers based in Turkey increasingly have packed yachts with migrants and refugees and sent them toward Italy.(AP | Representational image)
Smugglers based in Turkey increasingly have packed yachts with migrants and refugees and sent them toward Italy.(AP | Representational image)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 05:38 AM IST
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AP | , Athens, Greece

Afghanistan: Taliban leaders appeal for help as migrant crisis looms

The comments, at a special meeting to mark the UN's international migrants day, underlined the new Islamist Taliban government's push to engage with the world community, four months after they seized power in Kabul.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks during a function to mark International Migrants Day in Kabul.(AFP)
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid speaks during a function to mark International Migrants Day in Kabul.(AFP)
Published on Dec 18, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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Reuters | , Kabul

Migrants help Pope Francis celebrate 85th birthday

  • The migrants come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and Syria, among others, and are the first of 50 people from camps in Cyprus that the pope has pledged to provide for.
Pope Francis will provide for 50 migrants to resettle in Italy as part of a deal between Italy, the Vatican and Cyprus to commemorate his trip earlier this month to the Mediterranean island.(Reuters)
Pope Francis will provide for 50 migrants to resettle in Italy as part of a deal between Italy, the Vatican and Cyprus to commemorate his trip earlier this month to the Mediterranean island.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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