India, UK Fail to Ink Pact on Return of Illegal Immigrants

first_imgIndia and the United Kingdom have put off signing the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two countries regarding returning illegal immigrants. The two nations were supposed to ink the deal during the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Kingdom during the Commonwealth leaders meeting in April.Talks had been going on since months and one of the reasons for the failure to sign the pact was said to be May’s government getting embroiled with an immigration row regarding its treatment of the citizens of the Commonwealth, reported Hindustan Times.Modi, during his visit to the United Kingdom from April 16 to 18 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting London 2018, was supposed to sign the deal with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.“The MoU would have added to the government’s problems, which was still grappling with the Commonwealth-Windrush immigration issue. It will happen later after the process, wording and conditions are conducive for both sides,” a senior official said, the Hindustan Times reported.May had said in 2016, during her first India visit as the prime minister of the United Kingdom that the visa deal could be improved “if, at the same time, we can step up the speed and volume of returns of Indians with no right to remain in the United Kingdom”.The May-led government was embroiled in a controversy over their treatment of commonwealth immigrants. The scandal has come to be known as the Windrush controversy because of a ship called HMT Empire Windrush, a ship, on which West Indian people came to England after the WWII. In a bid to reduce undocumented immigrants in the country, the government had pressurized those West Indian who had come to the United Kingdom between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados when the country had severe shortage of labor after the WWII to leave.  May had apologized and said that the Windrush generation immigrants will be compensated for the trauma.“When you discuss an MoU or an agreement, there is a process which is involved. And sometimes, the process takes a bit of time before it can be concluded. But unfortunately, on this occasion, the process could not be completed in time for it to be ready, this is not the end. I think there will be occasions where it can be done,” an official from the Ministry of External Affairs was quoted as saying by HT.The MoU’s text was finalized during minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju’s visit to London in January this 2017 and was initialed by the UK minister for immigration Caroline Nokes. According to the MoU, authorities will have 70 days to verify and confirm the identity of suspected illegal Indians. Related Itemsillegal immigrantsUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

Johnson who has now been with the team for a litt

first_imgJohnson, who has now been with the team for a little more than a week, noted the situation does have a silver lining. The time off has helped him focus on learning the team’s playbook.But nothing can replace on-field reps, and Johnson said he’d like to get some in during the preseason in order to feel ready for Week 1.“I feel like I need preseason games,” he said. “I always like — every preseason I like to get in there, get a couple carries in, and just get the feel for it.” – / 30 Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arians called Johnson’s status day-to-day and Wednesday said it’s possible he will return by the end of this week. Following practice, which Johnson did not take part in, the running back said his hamstring is feeling pretty good.“We’re working towards getting back out there this week,” he said. “One of these days this week.”The Cardinals are scheduled to have two more days of practice — Thursday and Friday — before hitting the road for a Sunday preseason matchup with the Oakland Raiders.Johnson said it is frustrating that he suffered the injury on the final play of practice. He said it happened while he was making a move during a run. He stopped running as soon as he felt the pain.The running back doesn’t feel like he needs to be on the field to prove what he can do, though as a player who has missed just one game in seven NFL seasons, missing time doesn’t sit well with him.“I think they know what I can do already, but it’s just the type of player I am, I want to be out there practicing with my teammates,” he said. “I’ve never been a guy that really missed games or practice or anything like that. It’s a situation where it’s just frustrating just watching practice, like, I know I need to be out there practicing.” GLENDALE, Ariz. — Leading into last Saturday’s preseason contest with the San Diego Chargers, many were excited to see new Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson.Signed to a one-year deal earlier in the week, head coach Bruce Arians talked about how the former Tennessee Titan and New York Jet would get roughly five to six carries in the game. Unfortunately, Johnson hurt his hamstring on the final play of Thursday’s practice and has not been on the field since. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more