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19 Mar 2018, Edition - 979, Monday


  • The eminent CEO panelists gathered to discuss the growing power of digital economy at the Innovation Summit.
  • Bhagalpur clashes: FIR filed | Mantri’s son accused of displaying arms; allegedly took out procession, sans permission
  • Kolkata: Mamata-KCR meet ends | We made a good beginning today, says Telangana CM KCR
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched a direct hotline to mark the occasion of completion of one year of his government
  • Panjim: Massive protest by mining workers, after SC ordered ban on mining activity, mine workers go on a strike
  • Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election, receiving 76.67% of the vote
  • Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reacts on his & Kejriwal’s apology to Nitin Gadkari & Kapil Sibal
  • Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao meets West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata to discuss Third Front
  • Faced with defamation suits, Arvind Kejriwal Delhi CM now apologises to Gadkari
  • A day after Pakistan killed 5 innocent Indians, J&K CM pushes for talks with Pakistan


German Consulate Chennai to issue 20,000 visas this year

Covai Post Network

Consulate General of Germany in Chennai is expected to issue nearly 20,000 visas this year, as against 18,000 in 2014, including 1,300 student visas, a top diplomat said today.

The Consulate is expecting an increase of 15 per cent, particularly trade and business visas, Martin Rojek, Consular Attache, Visa Section, told reporters here tonight.

Tamil Nadu, with 70 to 75 per cent, topped in issuance of visa, even as the Consulate, covered the States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry, he said.

Mr. Rojek was in Coimbatore to explain about the visa process to a gathering. He said that the Consulate would launch its Roll Out region 20 in India on November 2, by which finger prints will be mandatory for visa processing.

The finger print will be valid for five years and there was no need for taking it for each trip, he said. Replying to a question on opening a finger print centre in the city, the Attache said that though there was no immediate plan, efforts would be taken to set up a centre.

On ensuring security to students going to Germany, Mr. Rojek said that 15 per cent of foreign students in Germany helped creating a good environment and were adjusting themselves.