Monday , 22 October 2018

World News

India pledges $5 million for UN Palestinian aid agency

PTI   UNITED NATIONS India has pledged USD 5 million in assistance to the UN agency working for the welfare of Palestinian refugees to help bolster its “severe funding crisis” following US’ cut in its annual aid to UNRWA. A total of 20 countries, including India, announced contributions to the 2018 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency ... Read More »

Nigeria: 86 killed in fresh herder-farmer violence

AFP   Jos (Nigeria) Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive centre of the country. The grim discovery in the Barikin Ladi area of Plateau state came after days of violence apparently sparked by an attack by ethnic Berom farmers on ... Read More »

36 dead in militia attack on village in central Mali: Group

AP   Bamako A community militia killed 32 civilians in an attack on a village in central Mali then returned shortly after Malian soldiers left and killed four more, the head of the West African nation’s largest ethnic Fulani association has said. Mali’s government earlier in the day confirmed the first attack and said 16 people were killed, as the ... Read More »

Indian students to benefit from relaxed Canadian visa procedures

PTI   Toronto Students from India and three other countries will get faster visas to study in Canada as it has introduced major changes in visa procedures to reduce the processing time, according to Canadian immigration authority. According to official figures, over 100,000 Indian students study in Canada and education is a key area of collaboration between the two countries. ... Read More »

Railway connectivity important document of China visit: Oli

Kathmandu: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli Sunday said his visit to China has further enhanced the friendship and bilateral cooperation between the two countries in wide-ranging areas including cross-border rail and road connectivity. Please like & share: Read More »

War, wine and wonders: vie for UNESCO heritage list

Manama: Inuit hunting grounds, World War I cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai and Italy’s wine-producing Prosecco hills are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO’s famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets from Sunday in Bahrain. Please like & share: Read More »

World gathers to tackle climate change challenges

Da Nang (Vietnam): World leaders and officials from over 100 nations,  including India, top heads of UN agencies and multilateral financial institutions, scientists and  activists gathered in this Vietnamese city on Sunday for the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF)  Assembly to tackle global climate change challenges. Please like & share: Read More »

Pak rejects allegation of preventing Indian envoy from visiting Gurduwara 

Islamabad: Pakistan Sunday rejected the allegations that Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria was denied access to a famous Sikh Gurduwara near here, saying the diplomat had agreed to cancel his visit following the protests by the Sikh pilgrims against the release of controversial movies in India. Please like & share: Read More »

Indian students visa policy: London Mayor condemns UK

PTI   LONDON London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will continue to lobby the UK government to change its rules around immigration as he branded the exclusion of Indians from an easier student visa application regime as “offensive” and a “wasted opportunity”. Dismissing UK government claims over visa overstayers from India, Khan said the evidence did not back up ... Read More »

Trump’s treatment of migrants crime against humanity: Indian-origin Senator

IANS   WASHINGTON Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has accused the Trump administration of committing “crimes against humanity” after she visited an immigration and detention facility in California and met migrant mothers separated from their children. Harris joined hundreds of protesters along the San Diego border with Mexico on Friday to denounce Trump for his zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has separated ... Read More »