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Passport applicant can’t endorse spouse of same sex

A letter, issued by the Joint Secretary and Chief Passport Officer, Ministry of External Affairs, mentioned that the ministry had received a few references from its missions/posts abroad for extending passport facilities with endorsement of a spouse of the same sex as that of the applicant.

Passport applicant can’t endorse spouse of same sex

Generally, every married couple writes the name of their spouse while applying for a passport as per the law.


Explained: Is India likely to have a multipurpose national ID card?

The Multipurpose National Identity Card (MPNIC) was first suggested by a 2001 report on “Reforming the National Security System” by an empowered Group of Ministers during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Lost your passport? For Americans in Austria, any McDonald’s can help

Lost your passport or cellphone abroad? Just stroll through the doors of one of any of the 194 McDonald’s in Austria, and staff members will provide a 24/7 hotline number for the US Embassy and a phone to call there if needed, according to the partnership announced on Facebook last week.

Passport online application: How to apply for passport online

For the documents, applicants can submit their Aadhaar card, birth certificate, PAN card with date of birth or transfer/school leaving/matriculation certificate with their DoB as a proof of their birth date.

UP goverment writes to Delhi RPO: Impound sugar mill owner’s passport

Union Minister Satya Pal Singh had also sought seizure of Umesh Kumar's passport, fearing that he may leave the country before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as he owes sugarcane farmers Rs 462 crore in dues.


Chandigarh Court acquits 10 of stealing passports

As per the prosecution, the case dates back to 2006. An FIR was registered on the complaint of A K Sapra, the then superintendent, Regional Passport Office, Sector 34, Chandigarh, on October 31, 2006.

12 Bengal youths stranded in Iran likely to return tomorrow

“A few days ago, under the leadership of A K Singh from Indian Embassy, the youths were rescued from Chabahar and brought to Tehran. They will be returning to India on Wednesday,” said Sk Jinnar Ali, chairman of NATC.

Afghan national in Pune, who managed to get Aadhaar card and Indian passport, sent back

Qadiri had come to India on a student visa in 2014 and lived in Kondhwa area, said police sources. His details were registered with the Foreigner Registration Office of Pune City Police.

Passport application online: Here is a list of documents you need

There are various documents which applicants might be required to submit while applying for passport online.

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News in Numbers: India’s busiest passport office.

#NewsInNumbers How much work the busiest passport office in India does. (PS: It’s Lucknow which was recently in the news over an inter-faith couple’s complaint.

Planning To Apply For A Passport? Here Are The New Rules That You Need To Know

The government has made a number of changes in passport rules over the past year with the objective of making registration of passports easier. The Ministry of External Affair, which handles the issuing of passports in India, released new passport rules in December 2016. Few changes have followed afterwards as well. We look at all […]


Release of Anup Chetia to give impetus to peace process in Assam

Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): On November 24, ULFA general secretary Golap Baruah alias Anup Chetia was released from Guwahati central jail after 18 years of incarceration in Bangladesh and prisons in India. The court had granted him bail in the last of the four cases registered against him. Soon after the release, Chetia apologized for the 2004 Independence Day blast in Dhemaji, Assam. Thirteen people, including 10 school children, died in the incident. Chetia has pledged to never to take up arms and said he will join the ongoing peace process. The ULFA general secretary was detained in Bangladesh in 1997 for illegally entering the country using a forged passport, and was found in possession of arms and foreign currencies. On November 11, 2015, Bangladesh handed over top ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India's Central Bureau of Investigation and he was brought to Guwahati on a transit remand. The release is seen as breakthrough in the ongoing talks between Ulfa, the Centre and state government. However, Paresh Baruah, who is the head of military wing of ULFA, is continued to oppose to any peace talks. Experts believe the exclusion of the Baruah faction hinders the peace process. In the last few decades, Assam has witnessed violence perpetrated by Ulfa.

Best Smartphones of 2014: The Express Top 5

At No 1 is the Lenovo Vibe X2, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3, BlackBerry Passport and Micromax Canvas Knight in that order.