Hostels worldwide – Ostelli Della Gioventu Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:54:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hostels worldwide – Ostelli Della Gioventu 32 32 Union Minister Anurag Thakur Honored Guru Nanak Dev University Players Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:30:44 +0000

AMRITSAR: Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Sports and Youth honored the players (including 25 international players, holders of the positions of Khelo India University Games, Indian Interuniversity Championships and Khelo India Youth Games) from Guru Nanak Dev University with cash prizes worth more than 2.00 crore and trophies to top performing colleges.

These players have brought laurels to the University in various sporting disciplines at International, Khelo India and All India Inter-Varsity levels. The 52nd Annual Sports Awards Function was held at the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan University Auditorium of Guru Nanak Dev University.

Anurag Thakur said that the reputation of Guru Nanak Dev University precedes itself and it is one of the leading sports universities in the country. When we talk about developing a sports culture, it is these universities that lay the groundwork for that to happen. The United States of America, which has won the most Olympic medals in the history of the Games, has a prominent university sports culture and the reputation of Guru Nanak Dev University speaks for itself as it have won the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for recording 23 times. Not only the MAKA trophies, it has also produced 35 Arjuna, 2 Dronacharya and 6 Padma Shri laureates.

We have spent nearly INR 2758 crore to develop sports infrastructure in which we have sanctioned 300 projects across the country. He said that we focus more on female athletes – we run dedicated Khelo India Women’s Leagues in nine disciplines – Hockey, Archery, Weightlifting, Cycling, Boxing, Swimming, Wrestling, Volleyball and Judo – More than 23,000 female athletes will participate in these competitions.

While appreciating the work done by Guru Nanak Dev University and their colleges in the field of sports, Shri Thakur said that Guru Nanak Dev University finished a very honorable 4th in Khelo India University Games with 42 medals including 14 gold medals. He said that our government’s approach is citizen-centric and that we want to bring ease of life into the lives of all citizens. He said that sports culture must develop throughout the country and that the government is

While sharing memories of student life at Guru Nanak Dev University, he said it was his responsibility to provide necessary sports facilities and projects. He was proud to have been a student at this university which today has a name in many fields other than sports in the country and abroad. He said that the country can develop and prosper through sports culture and that at individual, family, societal and corporate level, everyone should also contribute to promote sports culture.

While welcoming the chief guest and other guests, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu said that this university needs many projects to strengthen the sprots infrastructure. Professor Sandhu said the University needs grants and projects regarding the replacement of the Astroturf, the establishment of synthetic tracks, the upgrading of the swimming pool and other facilities. He also thanked Sh. Anurag Thakur for his visit to the university.

Earlier, Dr. Karanjeet Singh Kahlon, Registrar, welcomed the guests and Dr. Kanwar Mandeep Singh, Head of Department of Physical Education (TA), Office of the Director of Sports, reported on sports achievements . Professor Sarabjot Singh Behl, Dean of Academic Affairs, presented a vote of thanks. Professor Anish Dua, Dean of Student Welfare, led the work of this function. On this occasion, GNDU Sports Committee (Men), GNDU Sports Committee (Women), Principals and Leaders of Colleges who have contributed maximum to University Sports and other officials and coaches were also present.

Various sports personalities who have obtained positions and participated in the Olympic Games, World Cups/World Championships/Asian Games/Commonwealth Games, World University Games/Championship/Asian Championship/Asian Cup/Commonwealth Championship/Other International, SAF Championship/Games or any other recognized championships, All India Inter-University/Khelo India University Games/Khelo India Youth Games/other recognized tournaments/championships at university level were awarded cash prizes on this occasion.

In the men’s section, Khalsa College won the 2021-22 Guru Nanak Dev Inter-College University ‘A’ Division Overall Championship Trophy (Men) with 12800 points while Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar remained runners-up with 10700 points and GNDU Campus, Amritsar finished third with 2700 points. In the Men’s Division ‘B’ SSM College, Dinanagar was the winner with 2300 points and GNPKS, Nadala and SBDS Khalsa College, Domeli were runners-up with 700-700 points.

Similarly, in women’s section, BBKDAV College, Amritsar won the Guru Nanak Dev University 2021-22 Inter-College ‘A’ Division Overall Championship Trophy with 8300 points while HMV College, Jalandhar is remained runners-up with 7600 points and Khalsa College, Amritsar finished third with 4500 points. In Hindu College Division “B”, Amritsar was the winner with 3500 points and DAV College, Amritsar and Doaba College, Jalandhar were joint runners-up with 1600-1600 points in the women’s category. The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Yadgari Trophy for the year 2021-22 has been won by Khalsa College, Amritsar. On this occasion, the principals, the personalities/coaches of the CdD of Physical Education and Sports were also honored by the guest of honor.

On this occasion, the minister also inaugurated sports hostels under the “Khelo India” program and visited sports facilities on the university campus.

Why Tunisia is the Intrepid Traveler’s Choice Over Morocco Sun, 18 Sep 2022 14:30:00 +0000

The three countries that make up the North African Maghreb are Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. These countries have ancient histories and their cultures are similar with many commonalities. Morocco is one of the most popular countries in the world to visit, while neighboring Algeria is effectively closed (or limited) to international tourism.

Tunisia is a friendly country with an ancient history and plenty to see and do. Only a few people bother to visit – everyone goes to Morocco instead, making it an ideal destination for the most intrepid of travelers. Tunisia is a great country to visit, but be aware that the summer months can be very hot. Tunisians are very welcoming towards international travelers.


What to know about visiting Tunisia

While Tunisia is visa-free, cheap, and backpacker-friendly, few people take the time to visit. It draws tourists from Europe — but these mostly go to all-inclusive resorts along the pristine Mediterranean coast, and few bother to explore the country.

  • Visa policy: Visa free for 3 months
  • Official language: English French

Tunisia is generally considered a safe country to visit. At the time of writing (September 2022) the UK Foreign Office has listed it as green (take normal security precautions) except for some border regions.

Tunisia is a country where English is not widely spoken, but enough people speak it to be able to get by quite well. Arabic and French are the official languages ​​of the country.

It is cheap and easy to get around the country if travelers are willing to use local transport (mainly van-buses which leave as soon as they are full). Alternatively, many choose to travel with an organized tour of the country – this is a great option for the less than intrepid traveler who wants to travel to an intrepid destination.

Another popular option is to rent a car and tour the country that way. Just be aware that driving in Tunisia is not like driving in western countries (expect to be cut off, lots of honking, people running red lights, etc.).

Related: North Africa’s Hidden Gem: Top 8 Things To Do In Tunisia

Top Attractions and What to Do in Tunisia

Some of the country’s main attractions include the ancient Roman Coliseum of El Jem, the country’s many beautiful beaches, the ancient ruins of Carthage, the old medinas and souks in each city, the national cuisine, the film sets of the ‘original. The Star Wars movies, and even the only hostel in the country that’s a real museum.

Top attractions in Tunisia:

  • The Coliseum of El Jem
  • Beaches in Bizerte & Sousse
  • Medinas in Hammamet, Sousse, Monastir and Tunis
  • Ruins of Carthage
  • Performances in Roman theaters
  • Star Wars movie set
  • Sahara Desert Tours

The Coliseum of El Gem (or the Amphitheater of El Jem) is just as impressive as the vaulted Colosseum in Rome and is equally impressive. It is worth visiting Tunisia on its own. While the Colosseum in Rome is (sometimes at least) filled with masses of tourists, the Colosseum in El Gem is nearly deserted.

Visitors are free to explore the huge amphitheater and explore its tunnels at their leisure without hindrance.

  • Colosseum entrance: 12 dinar ($4)

Plan your trip well and you can even catch modern performances in ancient Roman theaters like the Coliseum of El Gem and the ancient Roman theater in the capital Tunis.

Related: Monastir is one of the most amazing destinations in Tunisia

Hostel Auberge El Medina – Meet other intrepid travelers

Most backpackers in Tunisia will spend at least one night at the Auberge El Medina hostel. It is the only hostel listed on Hostelworld in the country and is a hub for the few intrepid backpackers exploring the country. The Auberge El Medina is located in the heart of the old town of the capital Tunis.

The hostel offers a selection of dorms and private rooms (with twin beds). It is a small hostel with four dormitories of four beds each and three private rooms. There are two male dorms and two female dorms.

  • Price: 50 Tunisian dinars ($15.00) per night – dormitory
  • Private room: $25.00

The Inn building is historic, having stood for around 700 years, and has seen many uses over the years.

Backpackers planning to explore Tunisia should plan to stay at this hostel. It’s a great place to meet other intrepid travelers from around the world. It is the favorite place for backpackers to meet and exchange notes and even organize trips together.

]]> Walking tours allow homeless people to show you their city Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:57:45 +0000

“I thought it was something we could do in Scotland,” says Moulaoui.

From there she approached charities and social enterprises in Edinburgh, mobilizing people. The first tour started in the summer of 2016. Now, Invisible Cities is targeting three other cities: Cardiff, Liverpool and Norwich.

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“By next summer, we should be in seven cities.”

Recruited through city organizations – inns, soup kitchens or even the Big Issue – participants receive training, with no obligation to eventually become a guide.

“A lot of people will use it to gain confidence, learn new skills, make new friends. The training is open to anyone, regardless of their background,” says Moulaoui.

Tour guides offer their own itineraries – sharing their stories and passions. Image: Invisible Cities

Those who become guides offer their own tours. They have a choice of route and content, including how much of their personal story to include.

Some guides are very historical and stick to the facts. A guide, a former construction worker, will share the secrets of Edinburgh’s buildings. Others will talk about the social composition of a city.

“All of our circuits are a mix of history, which you would have on any other circuit and you would say that it doesn’t matter who tells you about it,” adds Moulaoui. “In Edinburgh you could learn about the Royal Mile, Greyfriar, all of that. But they also have local knowledge and personal stories. People put a part of who they are into their tours.

“We want the visits to be a positive experience because homelessness is such a dark and dismal issue. Although we talk about the reality of homelessness, it is also positive. We highlight where people can seek support, community spirit in certain areas or what they want to happen.

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Touring makes a huge difference, says Moulaoui. For those taking part in the training, it is important to build confidence – people who may not even see work as an option are getting started.

It also helps guides to belong in their cities. “Our cities belong to all of us, but when you’ve had a negative experience in the city, you might feel like you don’t belong there,” she adds.

Leading a walking tour turns the tables – you become a representative of the city, sharing your own story. This, in turn, helps to change people’s perception of homelessness and see people who have been through it as whole persons.

“The message we want to convey when we talk about homelessness is that people are people in all circumstances,” says Moulaoui.

“No two people are the same, and we should think of them as such and not just think that every homeless person is in some way. We want the tours to break the stigma of homelessness by giving the priority to people.

Ukrainian universities refuse to hand over papers unless students return to war-torn country | News from India – Times of India Wed, 14 Sep 2022 21:47:56 +0000
MUMBAI: The standoff for medical students returning from Ukraine seems endless. While Indian authorities have allowed them temporary academic mobility to medical schools around the world, their main university in the host country refuses to part with original certificates and documents unless certain conditions are met – they asked candidates to return to war-torn countries. Ukraine to collect documents.
Several Ukrainian university deans have hinted to students that unless they return borrowed books to the library and hand over hostel laundry, their original documents will not be made public. Most of the students say they left everything behind in their hostels when they were evacuated in February.
Universities like Uzhhorod National Medical University and Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University are asking students to return to class on campus, saying everything is safe there. They even refuse to authorize a transfer.
Urvisha Lalwani, who enrolled in Zaporizhia State Medical University, has now hired a local Ukrainian agent to transport his documents to the Polish border from where they will be shipped to India. “Despite appointing the agent to act on my behalf, the university has not released my documents.” Like her, many hired agents and paid them between $500 and $800 to do the job.
Umesh Gurjar, who advises students wishing to pursue medical studies abroad, said the process was long and could lead to re-admissions as most European medical schools started their academic year on September 1. ” he said.
But getting documents from institutes like Kharkiv National University is proving almost impossible. “There is no water or electricity. All documents such as original Class XII brand cards, credit records, etc. are in buildings without electricity. Once the electricity is restored, they will transfer the documents to the other university where the student will be admitted. But all of this is going to take time,” the consultant said. Madhukant Kaushik.

]]> Chennai school under scanner for forced religious conversion, NCPCR calls for action Sat, 10 Sep 2022 08:42:00 +0000 The National Commission for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (NCPCR) requested that the report on the measures taken be submitted within three days.

The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) wrote a letter to DGP of Tamil Nadu Sylendra Babu and Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu on Friday September 9 to take action against Girls’ Higher Secondary School CSI Monahan to Royapettah for the alleged forced conversion of daughters. to Christianity.

The Tamil Nadu State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (TNSCPCR) recently formed a team to carry out inspections to check hostels attached to schools in the state. The team found that the Child Care Institution (CCI) attached to the CSI Monahan School was not registered when inspected on September 6 and also found that the school housed girls from backgrounds economic poor who were then forced to follow Christianity. The probation officer, immediately after the inspection, instructed the District Child Protection Unit (DCPO) and Child Protection Committee (CWC) to rescue the girls.

NCPCR President Priyank Kanoonga mentioned that the female students are accommodated in a hostel which is not registered and also requested the DGP and Chief Secretary to evacuate the female students within 24 hours. They were also asked to file an FIR against the school because the manager of the hostel abused students at the school and the school forced parents to give consent for their children to continue studying at the school. ‘hostel.

In the letter, the commission mentioned “however, some girls of the said CCI called TNCPCR on 09.09.22 to inform them that they have not yet been rescued from the CCI and are currently being abused by the caretaker They further shared that now their parents have been asked to come and give their consent to the school management for their children to stay in a hostel.”

“The TNCPCR further advised that state authorities are not responding to their appeals at this time and that they have learned through a staff member that Department of Social Defense officials are supporting the management of the CSI school while preventing rescue operations from taking place,” it reads further.

The commission then ordered that the girls be brought before the Child Protection Committee to record their statements about forced religious conversion and give them counseling in accordance with the Juvenile Justice (Care and Screening) Act 2015 . Priyank Kanoonga also requested arrangements to rehabilitate the students either in their own homes or in other appropriate facilities as required by law. In addition to an FIR (First Information Report), the NCPCR has also demanded to take legal action against the school as it operates hostels without proper registration and expects the report on action taken to be submitted within three days. When TNM spoke with Saraswathy Rangasamy, who led the TNCPCR team to inspect the schools, she said that action should have been taken immediately, but the government has yet to take action against this. school. We would have to wait until Monday to know the government’s response, she added.

Her Majesty the Queen Thu, 08 Sep 2022 19:49:44 +0000

Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Expressions of sympathy and appreciation were shared around the world, including our local municipal leaders.

Statement by HM Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Andrew Blackman

“Her Majesty The Queen gave her whole life in service to the nation. Her commitment to duty during a 70-year reign is unparalleled and we mourn her deeply.

“Expressions of sympathy and appreciation are shared around the world, and I know that Her Majesty has also touched the lives of many of us here in East Sussex. I look back on her visits to the county and to the joy and pleasure they brought.

“My heartfelt condolences go out to the Royal Family. I hope that in this time of grief and loss they can find comfort in the deep admiration and affection in which we all held Her Majesty. Her deep faith and her unshakeable spirit endure among us.”

Statement from the Mayor of Brighton & Hove

Speaking about the announcement, Councilor Lizzie Deane, Mayor of Brighton & Hove, said:

“I am saddened to learn from the Palace that Her Majesty The Queen has passed away. The Queen has been an icon of public service for decades.

“I add my recognition and appreciation for her lifelong dedication to the country we live in. Queen Elizabeth II found herself in the international spotlight from a young age and experienced great changes.

“In this historic time, we can reflect on the past and build the future for the good of all in this country and beyond.”

Joint statement by the leaders of the council’s political groups

“We join people around the world in noting with sadness the Palace’s announcement. Queen Elizabeth II was our country’s longest-reigning monarch and has shown remarkable dedication as the head of the state for many decades.

“The Queen came to the throne before any of us four were born and that’s true for most people in our city. It’s a historic moment that people will look back on, remembering when and where. they heard the news.

“Queen Elizabeth II gave a life of dedication and service. As elected politicians. we recognize that many people will be saddened by the news and wish to pay their respects.

“On behalf of Brighton & Hove, we send our condolences to the Royal Family and all those affected by this sad news.”

Advisor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Leader of the Council and animator of the Green group

Councilor Carmen Appich, co-leader of the Labor group

Councilor John Allcock, co-leader of the Labor group

Councilor Steve Bell, Conservative Group Leader

The queen in our town

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the city several times during her lifetime.

October 31, 2013
The Queen opened the Keep, a world-class archive center comprising the local history collections of the Royal Pavilion and museums, based near Falmer, Brighton. Earlier today, the Queen visited nearby West Quay Fisheries in Newhaven, South Downs YHA (Youth Hostel Association) and Harveys Brewery in Lewes.

March 8, 2007
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited for the 200th anniversary of the Theater Royal. During the visit, the Queen toured the Jubilee Library and the Duke attended a workshop at the Pavilion Theatre. The royal couple also attended a reception at the Dome followed by lunch at Brighton Racecourse as well as visiting community projects in the afternoon.

March 29, 2001
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met children from Goldstone Junior School, Knoll Infant School, Hill Park School (called Hillside at the time) and Aldrington Church of England Primary School.

The tour also included a trip to the Brighthelm Center to welcome St. John Ambulance volunteers and Big Issue vendors.

May 31, 1979
The Queen officially opened Brighton Marina when she and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Brighton for the first time in 17 years. They also strolled through historic shopping streets during the trip.

November 13, 1964
The Queen has officially opened the main library of the fledgling University of Sussex

July 16, 1962
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh launched the George Street renovation scheme in Hove and also visited Brighton College.

May 18, 1951
Princess Elizabeth visited Brighton & Hove as part of a Sussex tour, also passing through Hastings and Lewes. She visited Brighton Palace Pier, the Royal Pavilion and Hove Town Hall.

December 4, 1945
Princess Elizabeth visited Preston Manor, Brighton, after inspecting the troops at King Alfred, Hove, which was a Royal Navy training site at the time.

Millions of Ukrainians have fled the war, but many have found themselves in what they consider ‘enemy territory’ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 12:44:23 +0000

The Narva border crossing in Estonia is only a few hundred meters long, but for the hundreds of Ukrainian refugees who authorities say still cross it every day, it’s the culmination of a long journey . This includes not only fleeing a war zone, but also crossing into Russia, a vast country that many Ukrainians consider enemy territory.

Estimates of the number of Ukrainians who have ended up in Russia since the invasion vary. Russia says more than 2.4 million people were taken in as part of a humanitarian mission, while Ukrainian officials say 1.2 million of its citizens were forcibly deported to Russia or occupied territory by Russia, such as Crimea, since the end of February.

In July, the US State Department concluded that between 900,000 and 1.6 million Ukrainian citizens had been forcibly deported to Russia. According to researchers with Human Rights Watchthere were reports of refugees being threatened, aggressively searched and held against their will in several detention centers known as “filtration camps”.

“We passed through enemy territory,” said Dariya, who is from Kherson Oblast and had to cross Russia-annexed Crimea to eventually reach Estonia.

We spoke Russian on purpose not to draw attention to ourselves, as we don’t know how the situation is.”

In many cases, after passing through checkpoints, Ukrainians were put on buses and trains and taken to 55 regions of Russia. Many chose to get into the vehicles and head west because there was little other choice when it came to fleeing eastern Ukraine.

Here are some of their journeys.

“We miraculously survived”

Igor, 49, is a retired worker from the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works: the same fortress-like factory in Mariupol that attracted international attention this spring when Ukrainian units, including the Azov Regiment, defended for three months before surrendering in May.

Igor attempted to flee Mariupol with his family on March 17, but it took them months to reach the EU. When the city was first besieged in late February, Igor, who asked to be identified only by his first name for his safety, said he took shelter in the basement of his building with his wife and two children.

The building came under heavy attack. He says he knows at least two of his neighbors who died. A video of his house was posted online which showed his building partially collapsed and completely blackened by explosions.

“Miraculously we survived,” he said. “Then for another week we hid in the basement of the house next door.”

Igor’s family currently lives on a cruise ship that was previously used for passengers traveling from Riga, Latvia to Stockholm, Sweden. It currently hosts over 1,800 Ukrainian refugees in Tallinn, Estonia. (Briar Stewart/CBC)

At that point they decided they had to get out, he said, and since there were no safe corridors to the east they were forced to head for Russia.

But as they were leaving town, Igor and his family were stopped at a Russian checkpoint. When soldiers discovered a tattoo of a Ukrainian trident under a ring on that left hand, he said he was arrested and his family refused to leave Mariupol without him.

The trident is a symbol of Ukraine and associated with the country’s military. He said he got a tattoo while serving in 1991. According to Ukrainian refugees and a video released by Russian state media, Russian soldiers frequently check tattoos as they research military affiliations and any symbol that the government says it associates. with “Nazism”.

From flight to detention

Igor did not want to specify what exactly happened during his detention, but he was questioned. He said he was taken to a number of detention centers before being sent to a military barracks in Russian-occupied Donetsk, where he slept on the floor on a wooden pallet. He said government employees and volunteers from Ukraine’s territorial defense unit were being held alongside him.

“I had no way of contacting my family,” he said. “I couldn’t get in touch and they didn’t even know where I was.”

Igor spoke to CBC News on August 31 in Tallinn, Estonia, where he is currently staying on a cruise ship with 1,800 other Ukrainian refugees. At one point during the interview, he removed his ring to show a mutilated piece of skin underneath.

Igor, 49, shows the burn mark and remnants of his tattoo that he tried to burn off while in a detention center in eastern Ukraine. He got a Ukrainian trident tattoo when he was in the army in 1991. (Janis Laizans/CBC)

While in custody, he grabbed a piece of coal from a potbellied stove used for heating, he said, and pressed it against his skin. He was trying to burn off his tattoo so that no more Russian soldiers would see it.

The blue outline of the trident is still partially visible.

Igor was released after 30 days, but he said Russian soldiers kept his passport. All he was given back was a photocopy with a stamp of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”. The self-proclaimed separatist government, backed by Russian forces, has ruled an occupied area of ​​eastern Ukraine since 2013, but remains unknown to most of the world.

Once back in Mariupol, Igor and his family boarded a bus bound for Taganrog, Russia, and upon arrival his daughter connected with volunteer groups on social media to offer help.

Igor, who is temporarily living on a boat in Tallinn, was detained for 30 days when he first tried to leave Mariupol. (Corinne Seminoff/Radio-Canada)

A non-profit organization called ‘Helping to Leave’ helped them with accommodation and transportation, but when his family tried to cross the Russian border into Estonia in May, he said border guards would not wouldn’t let him out because he didn’t have his passport.

He and his family tried another way. They headed south and were able to leave via Belarus, before finally crossing Latvia and then Estonia.

“I breathed a good sigh of relief,” he said. “I didn’t think I would get out of it.”

The four of them are currently sleeping on bunk beds in a bedroom on the cruise ship in Tallinn. They would like to settle in Estonia, he said, and his children have enrolled in school, while he looks for work.

“There are people who hate us”

Human Rights Watch researchers say there is no public data on how many Ukrainian refugees have remained in Russia, but Natalya and her 17-year-old daughter are part of a group that has decided to stay, at least for the moment.

Natalya, who also asked to be identified only by her first name for her safety, spoke to CBC News from Ryazan, Russia, located about 200 kilometers southeast of Moscow.

She, too, fled Mariupol after spending three weeks in a bomb shelter with several other families.

Natalya fled Mariupol and currently lives in Ryazan, Russia. She said it was difficult at first because she was unaware of her rights once she lived in the country, but it gradually got easier. She hopes to be able to return to Mariupol once it is rebuilt. (Submitted)

On March 23, after the nearby building was hit, she said she and others started running.

“People were freaked out,” she said. “People were even stepping over corpses.”

She says she then met a group of Chechen soldiers who gave them bread and showed them the way to go. They marched to the coast and began heading west along the Sea of ​​Azov. She said when she turned to look behind her, all she could see was her city on fire.

She estimates they walked 15 kilometers before a bus picked them up.

WATCH | Why some Ukrainians choose to return home:

On board a refugee train with Ukrainians returning home

Despite the risks, some Ukrainian refugees are returning to the war-torn country, each with their own reasons. They board trains heading east to war-torn regions, hoping to reclaim what is left of their country.

When they finally crossed the border into Russia, she said she felt a sense of relief. At a reception center they were given tea and sandwiches, but she said some Russians were openly hostile.

“There are people who hate us. They don’t hide it.”

Natalya decided to stay in Russia because she doesn’t know what to do next, she said. She has no permanent place to live and divides her time between family and hostels.

“Everyone wakes up thinking they’re going home,” she said. “We want to return to a peaceful life.

Choose to enter Russia now

While the majority of Ukrainian refugees entered Russia in the first weeks after the invasion, others are now fleeing after living through the war for months.

On August 30, CBC News visited a temporary hostel in Narva, Estonia, which was used to house Ukrainian refugees. Dariya, 28, and Viktoria, 43, who also asked that their surnames not be published for their safety, recently arrived and were staying there with their husbands and children.

The families, from Kherson Oblast, spent months living through the explosions before deciding to leave. There are fears that fighting in the region could escalate dramatically as Ukraine announced the launch of an offensive to retake occupied territory.

Dariya, left, and Viktoria, right, spoke to CBC in late August in Estonia, after leaving Ukraine via Crimea. (Briar Stewart/CBC News)

In order to leave the country, the two families headed south through Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014. Going through checkpoints, Viktoria says she was careful to speak Russian and not Ukrainian.

Before leaving, all of the group members deleted photos and some contacts from their phones because they expected to be searched, which they said. Both of their husbands were taken aside, checked for tattoos and questioned.

Although most men between the ages of 18 and 60 are prohibited from leaving Ukraine, men can leave via Russia. In its report, Human Rights Watch said some of the Ukrainians interviewed said they evacuated via Russia because it meant the whole family could leave together.

Dariya said his biggest fear was that families would be separated or that some of them might have their documents seized.

You Just understand that if something happens, I just have no way out, you have to stay in Kherson,” she said.

When the guards asked where they were going, they answered St. Petersburg and did not mention that they hoped to reach Sweden. Viktoria said they asked them to register there and collect Russian passports.

It’s like they’re recruiting,” Viktoria said. “It’s like the banners they put up in Kherson. Russia and Ukraine are one.

Servicemen of pro-Russian troops stand guard at a checkpoint in the besieged port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, March 24, 2022. (Alexander Ermoshenko/Reuters)
UK asylum seeker deal leaves residents of Rwandan home homeless | Rwanda Tue, 30 Aug 2022 21:42:00 +0000

Former residents of a hostel in Rwanda who were forced out under a controversial deal to house asylum seekers from the UK say they were left homeless and destitute as the property remains unused.

The men, who are all survivors of the Rwandan genocide, had lived at Hope Hostel in Kigali for eight years. But they have been told to leave the country two days after Priti Patel, the UK Home Secretary, signed a £120million deal to send refugees arriving in the UK in small boats to the country from ‘East Africa.

Some former residents of the hotel were still students who say they lost their families in the genocide and have nowhere to go. The British government has so far not sent a single asylum seeker to Rwanda.

An eight-year-old former resident said, “We don’t know what to do. In public, government officials say they will help us, but no further help has come. We are very worried but we suffer.

“It hurts me to see this [the hostel] is still empty when we are homeless, on the street.

He told the Guardian that the government gave him money, which lasted for a month after he was asked to leave the hotel, but that he had not received any additional funds in the last three month. He says he has little work and has since been sleeping over with friends.

“I was one year old when the genocide happened and all our relatives died. I came to this hostel as a gesture of kindness to give me some hope. Now I have nowhere to go,” he said.

A second former resident said he had since dropped out because he had no money for rent or food.

“We face many challenges, including hunger and lack of housing. Many families have become fragile after the Covid-19 pandemic, so it is difficult to ask friends to host one of us. The government says we are already adults and we should find solutions, but how can you find solutions when you have no work? ” He asked.

“If this problem is solved, we can thank God. We need help, but we also risk our survival by telling the truth.

Residents asked not to be named for fear of reprisals. The Rwandan government has been criticized by Amnesty International for suppressing freedom of expression.

Hope Hostel in the Kagugu district of Kigali was built by Rwandan donors to house up to 190 survivors of the 1994 genocide when hundreds of thousands of people, mostly from the Tutsi minority, were murdered over three months of massacres.

Formerly known as the Association of Student Genocide Survivors (AERG) hostel, residents said there were around 40 people, mostly men, living there when Patel signed the agreement.

Boris Johnson has promised that tens of thousands of asylum seekers who have crossed the Channel and arrived in the UK by irregular means will be sent back to Rwanda, but so far none have been sent back following legal challenges. The first legal review of the policy, brought by asylum seekers, two charities and a union representing Border Force personnel, will begin in September.

Patel visited the hostel in April, but the genocide survivors living there were sent on a day trip to prevent them from disrupting his visit.

Priti Patel visiting a refugee shelter in Kigali, Rwanda on April 14. Photography: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

His visit was carefully managed by both the Rwandan authorities and the Ministry of Interior to present the plan in the best possible light.

The Rwanda-UK deal, which was signed in April, has been widely condemned as inhumane, illegal, unworkable and prohibitively expensive.

The British government said it had paid £120 million to the Rwandan government to implement the plan, but will have to pay additional costs for accommodation, food and travel.

Rwandan government spokeswoman Yolande Makolo said occupancy levels at the hostel had dropped before the agreement was signed with the UK government and government funds continued to be offered to genocide survivors, including those who lived in Hope Hostel.

“Former residents of Hope Hostel who are not yet self-sufficient continue to be supported with rent and living allowances, as well as capital to start small businesses, both by the association and through the Fund. for the survivors of the genocide”.

Audace Mudahemuka, the chairman of AERG, said the use of the hostel by genocide victims was already being closed before the government leased it for the UK contract.

“Only a small fraction of the hostel’s beds were used, and maintaining the facility was expensive. We were delighted when the government offered to lease the property as the funds we receive from this contract enable us to provide support to thousands of genocide survivors,” he said.

The Home Office has been approached for comment.

Rs 5,000 Fine students for watching or posting India-Pak game: Srinagar College issues order Mon, 29 Aug 2022 06:28:08 +0000

A notice issued by the Dean of Student Welfare at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar had ordered students to stay in their assigned rooms during the India-Pakistan match on August 28. The instructions further advise students not to watch the game. in groups or even post any content related to it on social media platforms.

Strict measures such as the imposition of fines were put in place after the clash that broke out in the NIT in 2016 following the India-West Indies T-20 World Cup semi-finals. The recent notice was then released to ensure that the match did not result in further disciplinary action or the closure of the institute.

Prevent repeated conflict

According to the notice issued by the administration of NIT Srinagar, students have been urged to enjoy the sport as a game and not take the cue to cause chaos and indiscipline in the institute or hostel. The August 28 match was one that many were looking forward to, and it would also inevitably have caused clashes over either team’s victory. To avoid such repeated incidents, students were asked to stay in their assigned rooms and not allow other students to enter their rooms to watch the game as a group.

If found to have violated the said instructions, the students could be barred from the institute’s hostel accommodation and even fined at least Rs 5,000. NDTV also reported that the students were barred from even posting match-related material on their social media platforms.

The clashes of 2016

In 2016, NIT Srinagar made headlines for clashes that broke out between the resort’s students and local students after West Indies defeated India in the semi-finals of the T-20 World Cup. The students attacked each other and the very next day the institution saw hundreds of non-local students burning flags and protesting against Kashmiris chanting “Bharat Mata ki Jai”, “Hindustan Zindabad” and “Pakistan Murdabad”. In similar retaliation, Kashmiri students reportedly chanted “Hum Kya Chahte Azadi”.

The incident prompted police forces to keep the situation under control. After charging students with batons and tear gas shells, the facility was forced to close until normalcy returned.

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Kejriwal inaugurates Delhi Government Armed Forces School Sat, 27 Aug 2022 10:42:00 +0000

August 27, 2022 4:12 p.m. STI

New Delhi [India], Aug 27 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hailed his deputy Manish Sisodia for being the best education minister as he inaugurated a school that would help prepare students for the armed forces. The school was inaugurated by CM in the village of Jharoda Kalan, Najafgarh.
“Manish Sisodia is the best education minister in the world. Today the first Shaheed Bhagat Singh Army Preparatory School opened in Delhi. Children who want to join the armed forces had no official place to go. they could be trained. They used to prepare on their own. Now we have this. Even the poorest of the poor can come and get admitted,” Kejriwal said.
He also pointed out that around 18,000 applications for admission to the school had been received.
“The school is completely free, it is a boarding school. There is a hostel for boys and girls. It has the best facilities. The competition is tough, 18,000 children applied and around 180 were selected. They are working hard and they’ll be ready for uniformed services,” he added.
The head of state pointed out that the school is named after the late freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
Earlier on Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of toppling the elected government in the states.
Speaking at the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Kejriwal said: “They have overthrown several governments in the country till date – Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya. There’s a serial killer in town who’s committing one murder after another. People choose a government, they overthrow it.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will present the motion of confidence in the House on Monday to prove that no MPs from the party have defected and for this purpose the special session of the Delhi Assembly has been extended by one day.
“They say they separated a number of MPs. I got phone calls, people asked me if everything was okay. I would like to present a motion of confidence in the House to show people that not even one is gone, that BJP Lotus operation became ‘Operation keechad’ here,” Kejriwal said.
During the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raid on Sisodia’s residence over Delhi’s excise policy, Kejriwal said the central agency could not find a single penny.
“The raid continued for 14 hours but not a single penny was found. No jewelry was found, no money was found, no land or property documents were found and no incriminating documents were found – nothing was found. It was a fake raid,” Delhi’s chief minister said.
He alleged that the Center would fabricate false cases against the AAP leaders ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
“All the anti-national forces have gathered against the AAP government in Delhi, ours is the most popular government. These forces want to break us but all our MPs are together. They will fabricate fake cases against us until the elections in Gujarat,” Kejriwal said.
“We calculated that 277 MPs came to their party (BJP), now if they had given Rs 20 crore to each MP, they would have bought MPs worth Rs 5,500 crore. That is why , there is inflation because they are all using the money to buy off MPs at the expense of the common man,” he added.
His remarks came following reports that AAP MPs were unreachable ahead of a crucial meeting at Chief Minister Kejriwal’s residence. (ANI)