Briefly World:No final decision on £3000 visa bond for Indians: UK

The UK has conveyed to India that there was no final decision on imposition of the hefty £3000-pound visa bond for Indians.

Published: August 14, 2013 12:32 am

No final decision on £3000 visa bond for Indians: UK

New Delhi: The UK has conveyed to India that there was no final decision on imposition of the hefty £3000-pound visa bond for Indians. Noting that the matter was taken up with the UK delegation during the India-UK Foreign Office Consultation last month after reports of such a pilot scheme being considered by Britain appeared in the media,spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs said India was told that no final decision had been taken at that stage. PTI

Nikki Haley announces re-election campaign

Washington: Indian-American Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley Tuesday announced that she would run for the post again. She will formally launch her re-election campaign on August 26,which will be attended by a host of top Republican leaders including Louisiana’s Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal. PTI

Nigeria 1st African nation to ratify arms treaty

Lagos: Nigeria’s foreign minister said his was the first African country to sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty marking “resolute and unyielding” efforts to deny arms to terrorists,pirates and bandits. Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru in a statement Tuesday said Monday’s signing in New York City represents his country’s deep commitment to controlling the trade. AP

Pakistani woman kills her three children

Lahore: A woman in Pakistan’s Punjab province allegedly poisoned to death her three minor children after a quarrel with her husband,police said Tuesday. The incident occurred Monday in Khanewal district,350 km from Lahore. A murder case has been registered against the mother Rukhsana. PTI

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