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President of the Republic of Cyprus pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades paid on Thursday tribute to the Father of the Indian Nation during a visit he paid at the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination (Gandhi Smriti), in New Delhi.

The President, who pays a state visit to India, signed the visitors` book noting that “Mahatma Gandhi was guided by the virtues of truth, peace and the principle against violence”.

According to a press release by the Press and Information Office, the Cypriot President wrote in the book that Gandhi was “a visionary leader who always struggled against violence, based on truth and peace. A Great Soul that not only led India to freedom but also inspired the whole world. ”

In New Delhi, the President will be officially welcomed by the President of India at a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace and will hold official talks with the Prime Minister of India.

The President, heading a Cypriot delegation, including the Ministers of Finance, Energy, Transport, Agriculture and the Government Spokesman,will also be the keynote speaker at a business forum organised by the business associations of Cyprus and New Delhi.

Frequency of accidents at work increased by 17.4% in Cyprus

The frequency of accidents at work increased by 17.4% in Cyprus, the Secretary General of SEK said on Thursday, during a ceremony held by the union on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

The …

Cyprus granted asylum to 1420 individuals in 2016, of which 1155 from Syria

The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 710 400 asylum seekers in 2016, more than double the number of 2015. In addition to these, the EU Member States received over 14 000 resettled refugees,

Cyprus surpasses national targets on tertiary education attainment and early school leavers

Cyprus increased its share of persons attending tertiary education from 36.0% in 2002 (35.9% male and  36.1% female) to 53.4% in 2016 (43.7% male and  62.1% female), surpassing with a wide margin its national target of 46.0%, according to Eurostat.

Islington Council: £500 funds for neighbours to arrange summer get-togethers

Community groups, friends and neighbours are being encouraged to arrange tea parties, picnic lunches or just a good old chinwag as Islington embraces the Great Get-Together this summer.

The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours, is this year …

Richard Branson endorses the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Directory on World IP Day

New website will bring brands and law enforcement together to tackle the global threat from IP crime

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit yesterday launched, Wednesday 26 April 2017, launching The IP Crime Directory.

The initiative is …

Are you registered to vote? Deadline 22 May 2017

The deadline for applications to join the register in time to vote on 8 June is 22 May 2017. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Please note, if you are already on the register of electors (e.g. you were registered to vote at …

Residents duped by gardening conmen in Hertsmere who advertised tree services

Jewellery and thousands of pounds worth of cash have been stolen from residents in Hertfordshire who contacted a bogus gardening service company called Benson’s Tree Services or Lambert’s Tree Services.

The four victims, mostly elderly, each called the fake company …

Tottenham fan, was assaulted, after he was mistaken by other Tottenham supporters as a Chelsea fan

Detectives investigating an unprovoked attack on a football fan following the Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea FA Cup semi-final match at Wembley have released images of his injuries as they appeal to the public for help in identifying the suspect. 

Michael …

Hooded men kidnap child outside Nicosia nursery

Police in Cyprus are on high alert after a four-year-old girl was snatched and taken from her mother by two men wearing hoods on Thursday morning in Nicosia.


Investigators say that the two or three men kidnapped the child …