From February 2, get Schengen visa 6 months in advance
February 2 onwards, one will be able to apply for a Schengen visa for a trip to Europe up to six months in advance of the proposed travel date, instead of the present three months. According to an EU spokesperson, the new rules will provide faster procedures particularly allowing for applications to be lodged up to 6 months, and no later than 15 days.
Greta Thunberg says US Treasury Secretary's 'economics' jibe has no effect on her
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World's smallest gold coin features Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue, valued at Rs 18.50
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Donald Trump says he would prefer longer impeachment trial with witnesses
"I'll leave that to the Senate," Trump told a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, adding that he would watch the proceedings after leaving the summit. "I'd rather go the long route."
Trump gets Swiss army security as climate protesters trek to Davos
Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish activist, is due to address the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) gathering of global business and political leaders, where US President Donald Trump is the headline speaker. The 50th edition of the meeting sees the return of Trump after he pulled out in 2019.
Davos meet: Karnataka to open 'Centre for Internet of Ethical Things'
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa who is attending the WEF meet at Davos made the announcement regarding a “Centre for Internet of Ethical Things” at the opening of the Karnataka Pavilion in the presence of WEF managing director Morat Sonmez. Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar, and Chief Secretary T. M. Vijaybhasker were present on the occasion.
Amit Shah’s Karnataka visit prolongs suspense over cab expansion
The CM left for Davos on Sunday on a six-day trip to attend the world economic summit amid an uneasy lull. While Yediyurappa has said he will expand his ministry after his return, it has meant little by way of a message. Sections of BJP leaders are intrigued as to why the party leadership is not letting the CM go ahead with the much delayed expansion .
Commerce minister Piyush Goyal to lead Indian delegation to WEF 2020 in Davos
Goyal will also participate in an informal WTO Ministerial gathering being held in Davos during this period, the commerce ministry said in a statement. The union minister will hold bilateral meetings with ministers of Australia, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Korea and Singapore.
The Indian market is a very tough one for premium cigars because the taxes are so outrageous: Rocky Patel
“The Indian market is a very tough one for premium cigars because the taxes are so outrageous. The government does not differentiate between other tobacco products such as cigarettes and beedis which are addictive and very harmful and premium cigars which are luxury products, smoked occasionally and not inhaled,” Patel said.
New Oman ruler sworn in
Haitham bin Tariq Al Said has been chosen as the new ruler of Oman, succeeding his cousin Sultan Qaboos who has died at age 79 after almost half a century at the country’s helm.
Cabinet okays 'Protocol to Amend' India, Switzerland air services agreement
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved signing of the protocol to amend the air services agreement between India and Switzerland, which will allow ...
India adds checks to rice exports to European Union
The commerce and industry ministry on Thursday amended the export policy for Basmati and non-Basmati rice from ‘free’ to outbound shipments subject to certificates issued by Export Inspection Council (EIC).
Cabinet expansion in about a week to 10 days: B S Yediyurappa
With Yediyurappa making it clear that 11 of the disqualified JDS-Congress MLAs who got re-elected in the December 5 bypolls on BJP tickets will be made ministers, lobbying has been on within the party for the remaining ministerial berths. Currently there are 18 ministers, including the Chief Minister, in the cabinet that has a sanctioned strength is 34.
Cabinet approves signing of protocol to allow more airlines to operate between India and Switzerland
"It will provide enabling environment for enhanced and seamless connectivity while providing commercial opportunities to the carriers of both the sides ensuring greater safety and security," said a government press release.
Swiss oppose drive to end free movement of EU citizens
The referendum drive reflects unease with the influx of foreigners, who now account for a quarter of the Swiss population. But imposing limits on EU citizens would violate bilateral accords that enhance Swiss access to the EU single market, the lifeblood of the export-led Swiss economy. A binding referendum is expected in May.
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