The Centre today said no ransom amount was paid to abductors for the release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil and underlined that the Ministry of External Affairs “works quietly without noise, but ultimately gets the work done”.
After aggressively advocating interlinking of rivers for years, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today remarked that it was only a “temporary phenomenon”, but revival of rivers was the permanent solution.
BJP president Amit Shah today had lunch at the house of a BJP worker in north Kolkata’s Cossipore. Shah was given a warm welcome by residents of Lockgate area who blew conch shells, showered petals and performed ‘aarti’ as he negotiated a narrow lane to reach the house.
BSP supremo Mayawati has urged the Centre to adopt a humanitarian approach towards thousands of Rohingya families seeking asylum in India. The government, she said, should also hold talks with governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to resolve the problems of Rohingya Muslims.
North Korea today vowed to accelerate its weapons programme in response to the “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council after its latest and most powerful test.
Eight Afghans expelled from Germany arrived in Kabul today as Berlin resumed deportations of rejected asylum seekers from the war-torn country months after a huge truck bomb hit the Afghan capital.
The UN has appealed to the international community to keep aside politics and support the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has visited US-based electric car major Tesla and a solar research centre in California to understand the implications of renewable and clean energy for India.