'China working on stapled-visa issues'
China has not issued stapled visas to residents of Jammu and Kashmir in the last few weeks after India raised the issue with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao last month.
But the issue is far from settled, officials said in New Delhi on Friday.
"We have not seen Kashmir-related stapled visas during the last few weeks," a senior official said.
"Our embassy in Beijing has been in touch with the consular department of the foreign ministry in China and they have said they are working on a solution, that they are dealing with the problem. It should no longer be a problem once they are done dealing with it," the officials said.
However, the officials stressed that India does not see the issue as "settled".
On the arrests of three Chinese nationals on the charge of spying, the officials said the accused were in judicial custody in Uttar Pradesh.
They had been found taking pictures of prohibited places.
One of them had worked in Gurgaon and later went to Nepal.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his government has prepared a plan to promote natural farming on 50,000 acres of land. He said that farmers having land below 2.5 acres will be provided 50% subsidy for buying indigenous cows if they voluntarily adopt natural farming. Haryana agriculture minister JP Dalal said that 700 agriculture development officers will be recruited soon to provide better assistance to the farmers.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched state narcotics control bureau's 'Mission Drug Free Haryana' on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking. He said that to keep youths away from drugs, 1,100 sport nurseries will be set up in the state and Haryana will soon emerge as a sports hub of the country with 1,000 coaches and yoga teachers.
One person was killed and Sandeep Kumar's mother got injured in an accident that led to a pileup in Fatehabad on Sunday, said police. The accident took place when Sandeep Kumar along with his mother Maya Devi was going to Fatehabad.
Reiterating its demand to revoke Agnipath scheme, the Congress on Sunday said the new recruitment policy was yet another ill-conceived disruption by the Centre that will create new problems for India's national security. “This government acts first, and then starts thinking. Many amendments have already been made in the last few days, but the youth of the country are demanding its complete rollback,” said Ranjeet Ranjan, Congress' Rajya Sabha MP, in a news conference here.
Nearly a year after farmers of Punjab and Haryana unitedly led an agitation against the three contentious farm laws, a war of rhythm and notes on SYL canal waters has taken the two states by storm, bringing the issue back in focus and evoking a huge response from both sides. Haryanvi singer Masoom Sharma has released a song titled 'SYL-Haryanvi', which talks about Haryana's 50% share in the SYL water.