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Vol 12 Issue 42

Post Date: February 21, 2020

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More Indians getting permanent residency in Canada


Washington: Disenchanted by the restrictive visa policies in the US, the number of Indians getting permanent residency in Canada increased by 105 per cent in the first 11 months of 2019 alone, the Virginia-based National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) said in a report. The NFAP analysis of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees data in Canada...

China hiding asymptomatic cases, Coronavirus epidemic bigger


New York: In yet another report claiming that China may not be reporting actual figures in the Coronavirus ourbreak, scientists have questioned China's decision not to report symptom-free coronavirus cases and excluding those from the official list. The report in the prestigious scientific journal Nature on Thursday claimed that China's official reports on the number...

Rahul Gandhi to return as Congress President in April


New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is set to return as party President in April, party sources told the media here in New Delhi on Thursday. It is expected to be after the Budget Session and might coincide with Baisakhi, the harvest festival. The Congress is mulling on calling a plenary session in April just to formalize...

Hardeep Puri will be Donald Trump’s minister in waiting


New Delhi: Hardeep Puri, the career diplomat before he made the switch to politics, will be the minister in waiting for US President Donald Trump’s visit to India next week. The job means that the 68-year-old civil aviation minister will accompany the presidential delegation to all of their official engagements in India, reports The...

India spruces up Taj city ahead of Trump’s Agra visit


Agra: Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Taj city on February 24, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has mounted a massive image makeover of the city, which people say is unprecedented. More than 900 cusecs of water have been released by the state irrigation department, after the sorry plight of...

UK unveils new points-based visa system


London: UK Home Secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday announced the launch of Britain’s new points-based visa system with effect from January 1, 2021. “Today is a historic moment for the whole country. We’re ending free movement, taking back control of our borders, and delivering on the people’s priorities by introducing a new UK points-based system,...

Residential lockdowns cover half of China’s population


Beijing: More than half of China's population now faces some form of restrictions due to the country's ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), say reports based on analysis of government announcements. According to a report in The New York Times over the weekend, about 760 million people are dealing with restrictions that may vary...

Ram Mandir: Modi’s ex-aide Nripendra Mishra gets leading role


New Delhi: Former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nripendra Mishra has been appointed chief of temple construction committee while Mahant Nritya Gopal Das was named Chairman of Ram Mandir Trust at the first meeting of Ram Janmabhoomi Tritha Kshetra Trust held here on Wednesday. Champat Rai, the international Vice President of the Vishwa...