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19 September, 2018 6:08 AM Germany plans tax incentives to encourage housing construction

The German government plans to back new tax incentives on Wednesday to encourage private developers to build new rental flats in a drive to tackle a drastic shortage of affordable housing aggravated by a record influx of refugees and migrants. More than one million asylum seekers have arrived in Germany since 2015, when Chancellor Angela Merkel opened 80

18 September, 2018 6:12 AM Donald Trump cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019: Mike Pompeo

The Trump administration slashed its annual cap on refugee acceptances Monday for the second year in a row, saying it would take only a maximum 30,000 in the fiscal year to come. That was down from a 45,000 limit in the year that ends on September 30 -- but higher than the actual number of refugees resettled in the past year, estimated at below 21,000. "The improved 48

7 September, 2018 11:35 AM Qatar emir plans 10 billion euros of investment in Germany

Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said in Berlin Friday his country would invest some 10 billion euros ($11.6 billion) in Germany, as he battles a policy of isolation by neighbouring states. "We are announcing Qatar's desire to invest 10 billion euros in the German economy over the coming five years," the Gulf state leader said as he opened 67

12 August, 2018 12:48 PM Amit Shah aims high ahead of Lok Sabha elections, tells BJP's UP unit to target 74 seats

Amit Shah has said that winning 74 seats in UP would be crucial for BJP to come out with flying colours in the crucial Lok Sabha elections of 2019. Meerut: BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit has hit the ground running ahead of Lok Sabha elections next year with Amit Shah setting a target of winning 74 seats here. Addressing a meeting attended by top state leaders 52

1 August, 2018 3:07 PM India's Sovereignty Is Not A Play Thing: Arun Jaitley On Assam List

Arun Jaitley said the principal duty of any governmen is to defend its borders, prevent any trespass and make the life of the country's citizens safe and secure. Union Minister Arun Jaitley today accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of playing with India's sovereignty on the Assam NRC issue, saying citizens 43

30 July, 2018 7:00 PM If Voted To Power, BJP Will Publish Citizens' List In Bengal: Dilip Ghosh

The Bengal BJP president also criticized Mamata Banerjee for her comments against the NRC in Assam. West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said on Monday that the National Register of Mr Citizens will be published in Bengal on the lines of the one in Assam if his party is voted to power in the state. Supporting the publication of the NRC complete draft 75

26 July, 2018 7:31 AM No Rohingya should possess Indian documents: Rajnath Singh

DELHI: The Centre has issued orders to all states to ensure that no Rohingyas possess Indian documents of any kind. Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh said that this would enable the government to speak to Myanmar over the refugee issue. "We've issued orders to all states that no Rohingya should possess Indian documents, so that we can talk to the government 87

6 July, 2018 2:22 PM UN View On The European Migrant Crisis? There Isn't One

Disputes over immigration have divided the European Union, with splits between and within governments. The European Union is not in the throes of a migration crisis, despite a "toxic narrative" and political spin, UN migration experts said on Friday. Disputes over immigration have divided the European Union, with splits between and within governments 56

6 July, 2018 8:34 AM Bangladesh gets $100-million ADB grant to boost facilities for displaced Rohingya

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a grant of $100 million to Bangladesh, the first half of an assistance package to develop basic infrastructure and services for refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, the bank said. Bangladesh faces a challenge in managing refugee camps in its southern district of Cox's Bazar, flooded by more than 700,000 people 90

25 June, 2018 4:42 PM EU leaders discuss migrant crisis

Germany and France pushed on Sunday for new solutions to the migration crisis as bickering among European Union (EU) leaders left boats carrying hundreds of African migrants adrift at sea. Sixteen of the EU’s 28 leaders held emergency talks in Brussels to find a way forward despite a long-standing deadlock over who should take in migrants and refugees 45