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UK public wants Queen Elizabeth to pay on her own for palace repairs

LONDON: Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for Queen Elizabeth II to pay nearly 370 million pounds for repairs to Buckingham Palace from her own pocket instead of resorting to taxpayer funds. The “Make Royals Pay for Palace Renovation” was created on 38 Degrees campaign site and has gathered 88,389 signatures within days since the UK government ... Read More »

Massive ‘lake’ discovered under volcano in South America

Scientists have discovered a huge magmatic lake, 15 kilometres below a dormant volcano in South America, a finding that could unlock why and how volcanoes erupt. The body of water – which is dissolved into partially molten rock at a temperature of almost 1,000 degrees Celsius – is the equivalent to what is found in some of the world’s giant ... Read More »

Govt. plans to further liberalise visa regime: Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said the government is planning to further liberalise the visa regime for tourism, business as well as other areas shortly. “We plan to further liberalise our visa regime for tourism, business as well as other areas shortly. Visa was one of the areas of concern for foreigners and Indians living abroad. With the ... Read More »

India, US agree to resolve issues related to visa, totalisation agreement

India and the United States have committed to continue engagement to resolve issues related to visa, movement of professionals and totalisation agreement. These issues were deliberated upon during the meeting of Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Trade Representative Michael Froman. They met under the 10th India- US Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meeting on Thursday. “The US and ... Read More »

Rewriting the History of Jerusalem

This week in Paris, the executive board of Unesco, the United Nations entity charged with looking after matters related to education, science and culture, will vote on a resolution called “Occupied Palestine,” which attempts to redefine the capital of Israel as a supranational city to which Muslims, Christians and Jews have equal claim. Perhaps not coincidentally, an exhibition currently at ... Read More »

Five museums from India among top 25 in Asia: Report

Leh’s ‘Hall of Fame’ has topped the India list as a “must-visit” place by travellers in a survey. Five Indian museums feature among the best 25 in Asia while Leh’s ‘Hall of Fame’ has topped the India list as a “must-visit” place by travellers in a survey. The other top four most rated museums of India are — Bagore Ki ... Read More »

Goa gears up to go to town with vintage bike and car festival

More than 50 two-wheelers and automobiles will be on display next month Goa is gearing up to celebrate a day-long vintage bike and car festival on October 1. Over 50 vintage bikes and cars, including some dating back to 1921, will be driven around downtown as part of the fest. Visitors can treat themselves to a number of cars, including ... Read More »