The United Nations has complained to South Sudan and demanded an explanation after four local UN staff were prevented from taking a plane and had their passports confiscated.
The issue of national identity cards for citizens has been prioritised by the government which Wednesday asked officials to bring proposals in this regard for approval at the earliest.
Two persons were arrested with a haul of fake voter identity cards, seals and scanned signatures of officials from different places.
Pakistani authorities have assured the Supreme Court that computerised national identity cards will soon be issued to all members of the minority Hindu community.
The government is working on a proposal to issue multi-purpose smart identity cards to all adult citizens by the end of 2013.
Primary school teachers in this coastal district of Kendrapara will be shortly issued identity cards in an effort to stop the large-scale practice of `proxy` teaching.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash
Singh Badal today said there was no need to issue identity
cards to Sikh voters for upcoming SGPC elections.
UK`s new coalition
govt has begun scrapping ID cards and destroying the National Identity Register.
Britain will scrap the proposed multi-billion dollar identity-card programme within 100 days, the government announced on Thursday.
President Barack Obama's speech at Siri Fort auditorium
Day in Pics: 27th January
Showbiz World - January 27, 2015