Passports would now be in both Hindi and English, instead of just English, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced today. Top 5 trending stories of the day
Sushma Swaraj: Passports would now be in both Hindi and English
Passports would now be in both Hindi and English, instead of just English, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced today. In changes aimed at easing the process of getting a passport, the minister also announced 10 per cent reduction in passport fee for applicants who are under eight and over 60 and said ration cards could be submitted while applying for tatkal passports. Giving the option of submitting submit a ration card would greatly help people in rural areas who do not have a PAN card. Personal details in passports are now printed only in English and Swaraj said she had received several complaints about it.
Police officer stripped and stoned to death outside mosque in Srinagar
A deputy superintendent of police was stripped naked and stoned to death by an irate mob after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people, who caught him clicking pictures near a mosque in the downtown area in the early hours today. The police officer identified as Mohammed Ayoub Pandit was on duty when the mob attacked him, a police spokesman said.
NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential elections and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country’s top constitutional post. Kovind, 71, filed the papers in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies as well as parties backing him.
China still says no to India’s NSG membership
China again said today that there is no change in its stance on the admission of non-NPT states into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), marking India’s chances of entering the elite club at its crucial meeting currently underway in Bern. “As for non-NPT counties being admitted to the group, I can tell you there is no change to China’s position,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a media briefing.
Manufactured facts cannot alter reality: India on Jadhav’s new confessional video
Hours after Pakistan’s Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement in which it said that a mercy petition has been filed by alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa against his death sentence, India has said that it brings out the lack of transparency and farcical nature of proceedings against the Indian national on concocted charges.