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The decision was taken during a meeting of the poll body on Tuesday under the chairmanship of chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar. Election commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey also attended the meeting.
Being forced by climate change to move, within borders or beyond, is a growing reality expected to accelerate in the decades ahead.
The sinkings came as smugglers increasingly favor a perilous route from Turkey to Italy, which avoids Greece’s heavily patrolled eastern Aegean islands that for years were at the forefront of the country’s migration crisis.
The comments, at a special meeting to mark the UN's international migrants day, underlined the new Islamist Taliban government's push to engage with the world community, four months after they seized power in Kabul.
- The migrants come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and Syria, among others, and are the first of 50 people from camps in Cyprus that the pope has pledged to provide for.
Reuters | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi