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Venezuela‬ has abolished entrance visas for Palestinians, the Palestinian ministry of foreign Affairs said on Wednesday

Venezuela has abolished entrance visas for Palestinians, the Palestinian ministry of foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. “The Venezuelan authorities have issued a decision on Wednesday exempting Palestinian passport holders from entry visas,” the ministry said in a statement. The statement added that “the decision comes as part of an agreement signed between the Palestinian and […]

David Cameron: ‘Britain will take in thousands more Syrian refugees’

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Speaking during a visit to Portugal, the PM said Britain would act with “our head and our heart” in the resettlement of refugees. He added that the UK was already “providing sanctuary” to around 5,000 refugees from the camps, and has given around £900 million in aid. Cameron said Britain had a “moral responsibility” to […]

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PM Modi attends RSS-BJP meet even as Opposition raises hackles

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New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended a meeting between Sangh Parivar outfits and the government on the third and final day of the first of its kind deliberations where a broad range of issues have figured. Several top ministers of Modi government have participated in the deliberations on key issues including internal […]

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Five killed, 15 lakh hit in Assam flood fury

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Guwahati, Sep 4 – Five people have died in continuing flood fury in Assam as the authorities said on Friday that over 15 lakh people continued to be marooned in 21 districts. The five deaths took place in the last 24 hours, including one in Morigaon district and two each in Dibrugarh and Goalpara districts, […]

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Aptitude certificates to replace character certificates: PM Narendra Modi on Teacher’s Day

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New Delhi(PTI): Aptitude certificates would soon replace the school leaving character certificates to help students realise their potential and chart their future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Noting that he wants to bring a “small change” with the initiative, Modi said the character certificate has become a ritual which is awarded to everyone […]

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Not Modi govt’s remote control, only giving inputs: RSS

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New Delhi(PTI): After a three-day “coordination” meeting with the top brass of the government and the BJP, the RSS on Friday said the Modi government was moving in the right direction with commitment and dedication and rejected criticism hat it was acting like a “remote control”. The Sangh Parivar’s founthead said it was not reviewing […]

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Poachers kill rhino in Assam

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Guwahati, Sep 4 – Poachers have killed a one-horned rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and taken away its horn, park officials said on Friday. Park director M.K. Yadav said a rhino carcass had been recovered from the park. This is the 13th one-horned rhino to be killed in the park this year. An operation […]

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‘Consider Swedish collaboration in Digital India’

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Kolkata, Sep 4 – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative could become a potential area of collaboration between India and Sweden, a Swedish diplomat said here on Friday. That is something we should also look into more because we have competence in that area (IT) too so that could become a potential area of […]

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Assam government refutes minister’s claim on flood aid

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Guwahati, Sep 4 – The Assam government has refuted union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal’s statement that the Centre has released Rs.207 crore as flood relief for the state this year. In a statement on Friday, the state government said the Rs.207 crore released by the Centre this year was […]

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2008 Malegaon blasts case: SC judge UU Lalit recuses from hearing plea

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New Delhi(PTI): A Supreme Court judge on Friday recused from hearing a plea against removal of Special Public Prosecutor by NIA in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, saying that he had represented certain accused in the matter. The prosecutor had recently stirred a controversy by alleging that an officer of NIA had told her to […]

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