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New York rolls out COVID-19 digital vaccination passport for cultural, sport events

March 31, 2021 12:46 pm

Major venues in the Empire State — including 20,000-seat Madison Square Garden in New York City and the 17,500-seat Times Union Center in Albany — are already planning to utilise the technology.

UK defends Hong Kong passport rights against China

March 26, 2021 3:14 pm

China and the pro-Beijing Hong Kong government on Thursday told 14 countries to stop accepting the British National (Overseas) passports (BNO) that have been made available to residents of Hong Kong in line with the 1997 handover agreement.

Bombay HC allows 10-year passport renewal of pilot accused in domestic violence case

March 08, 2021 10:59 pm

A division bench of Justice S S Shinde and Justice Manish Pitale passed the ruling on a writ plea filed by the pilot, who was working with Jet Airways, through advocates Racheeta Dhuru and Amruta Athavale.

DigiLocker now supports passports: Here are the details

February 21, 2021 9:18 am

The Digilocker app is officially recognised as a paperless alternative to Aadhaar Cards and Driving Licenses. Now the app will support passports as well, eliminating the need to produce the original documents.

This country has the most powerful passport in the world

January 08, 2021 1:25 pm

India ranks 85 on the list, and shares its spot with Tajikistan. The passport holders of these countries can access 58 countries in the world without a prior visa

Rising demand for passports in Pune, reports Regional Passport Office

December 06, 2020 11:52 pm

Initially, at each passport centre, a lot of only two hundred appointments was released as the focus was on maintaining physical distancing norms. However, in phases, the number of appointments rose to 700 in July.

China may not recognise British-issued Hong Kong passports

October 23, 2020 8:25 pm

China's foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that Britain had "violated its promises" and "played up" the issue of the British National (Overseas) passports.

This country's passport is the most powerful in the world; know where India stands

October 13, 2020 3:14 pm

Despite the ongoing pandemic, New Zealand has managed to secure a global spot and has taken apposite measures to keep its citizens safe, thereby emerging as a strong and competitive global player

New Taiwan passports to emphasise distinction with China

September 02, 2020 5:05 pm

The passport redesign was mandated in a resolution passed by the legislature in July, which also called for a change in the logo of Taiwan's government-owned China Airlines, sometimes confused with Chinese flag carrier Air China.

Here's how ancestry plays a role in getting you a second passport

August 07, 2020 6:44 pm

While it depends on the country, some select nations offer citizenship and passport by descent to people who have got parents, grandparents (even great grandparents) who came from there


News in Numbers: India’s busiest passport office.

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

#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.

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

January 11, 2016 3:36 am

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

December 24, 2014 12:15 pm

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.