Tag: repatriation programme

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  • 76 Sri Lankan refugees to return from India

    76 Sri Lankan refugees to return from India

    Seventy-six Sri Lankan Tamil refugees currently residing in India are scheduled to return under a UN facilitated voluntary repatriation programme, authorities said on Friday.  The refugees will arrive on September 29 in two batches, Xinhua news agency reported.  Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan had a discussion with the …

    September 23, 2016
  • Rafale deal: All details fixed, IGA being finalised

    Rafale deal: All details fixed, IGA being finalised

    The much anticipated contract for 36 Rafale fighter jets is likely to be sealed soon as both the countries have finalised the details for the deal which will cost about Euro 7.87 billion. Government sources said the cost, offsets and service details have been finalised and the work is being done on the Inter Governmental …

    September 14, 2016
  • Overdue honour

    Overdue honour

    For the past few years something has been “missing” at the special investiture ceremony on 29 August at which the national awards for excellence in sport are presented by the President. The date is significant, National Sports Day is observed on the birthday of the “magician with a hockey-stick” — the void is created by …

    September 2, 2016