Morning news brief: Israel launches airstrikes, UK visa for Indians and more

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Jan 02, 2022, 09:57 AM IST

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Here are some of the top stories to start off your day: On New Year, Israel and Gaza Strip seem to be celebrating the moment with a pinch of rocket fire. After Gaza Strip fired rockets a day earlier, Israel's military launched strikes against militant targets in the Hamas-ruled territory early on Sunday. In other news, a media report has stated that UK is planning to  to ease immigration rules for Indian citizens by planning to offer cheaper visas as part of the upcoming trade talks that is set to take place in New Delhi.  Meanwhile, three people were killed and four others were injured during a party during an indiscriminate shooting at a New year's Party in US.  

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According to the Israeli military, the attacks looked to destroy a rocket manufacturing facility and a military post of Hamas.   The military also blamed the militant group for any violence emerging from its territory. 

At the party, several people had gathered. The incident occurred just minutes before the end of 2021.  At the Gulfport New Year's party shooting, no arrests have been made till now. The investigators are still going through the chaotic scene.   

UK International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan will be travelling to Delhi this month for formal negotiations on the proposed India-UK free trade agreement (FTA). According to the Times newspaper, Trevelyan will be using the visit to open the prospect of relaxing immigration rules for Indian citizens — a key demand from Delhi.

The French authorities say that there has been a drop in the number of cars torched this New Year’s Eve due to the Covid pandemic. Compared to the 874 cars burnt at the end of 2021, 2019 New Year’s Eve witnessed 1,316 cars being torched, the Interior Ministry said.

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