Education loan camp

Various bank functioning in the district will conduct a special education loan camp at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School on December 28. A meeting of the bankers to discuss about the successful holding of the camp was held at the collectorate here recently. M. Asia Mariam, District Collector, presided over. The banks will receive loan applications from students who have completed Plus Two during the last academic year and are pursuing various courses in colleges, at the camp. After spot scrutiny, loans will be disbursed to all the deserving…

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Mali suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in Gao military camp

A suicide bomber in a vehicle full of explosives has attacked a camp in northern Mali, killing at least 50 people and wounding dozens of soldiers and former fighters. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion quickly fell on Islamic extremist groups operating in the area. The attack marks a significant setback for efforts to achieve peace in the region. The blast hit the joint operational mechanism base in the city of Gao, home to Malian soldiers and hundreds of former fighters who had signed a peace agreement…

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French riot police fire teargas as Calais camp evictions set to resume

Overnight clashes at ‘Jungle’ refugee camp after police confront people throwing stones at demolition teams Migrants and refugees at the makeshift “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais are braced for another chaotic day, as demolition teams protected by French police resume clearing part of the camp. Riot police fired more teargas overnight after an operation to dismantle hundreds temporary shelters sparked clashes on Monday. Demolition teams returned to the site on Tuesday morning, after police fired teargas at about 150 people who were throwing stones at demolition teams.Video footage from a…

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