India opposes introducing a 'special envoy' to combat Islamophobia at UN
India has opposed the establishment of the post of “special envoy” on a special religion at the United Nations. Calling India “a proud champion of pluralism,” India's Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj opposed the move. This comes as the UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution on “Measures to Combat Islamophobia” which, inter alia, calls for the appointment of a UN Special Envoy to combat Islamophobia.
India Bans Some Famous Pet Dog Breeds. Calls Them Dangerous
The India government has directed states to ban the sale and breeding of 23 breeds of ferocious dogs, including Pitbull Terrier, American Bulldog, Rottweiler and Mastiffs, amid rising instances of people dying due to pet dog attacks. The directive issued to states and Union Territories bars people from keeping as many as 23 breeds of dogs as pets.
Canada Caps Student Visas To 364,000 Max
Canada has announced a two-year cap on new international student permits after explosive growth in recent years aggravated the housing shortage. Last year Canada issued nearly one million study permits, about three times that of a decade ago, according to government data, and the new proposal will cut the intake by nearly a third.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the consecration on Monday of a grand temple to the Hindu god Lord Ram on a site believed to be his birthplace, in a celebratory event for the Hindu majority of the world's most populous nation.


Thousands of men queued in India's northern state of Harayana during a recruitment drive to send workers to Israel, where the offensive in Gaza, now in its fourth month, has caused a shortage of labour.
Dense Fog Disrupts Flights, Trains In India’s Capital Delhi
Flight and train services were disrupted in India's capital New Delhi for the second day running on Monday as dense fog and cold enveloped large swathes of the northern part of the country.