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Snowfall hampers road links in Himachal Pradesh
Agencies, Shimla
Road links in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday were hampered a day after widespread snow and rain, blocking highways and link roads, while hundreds of commuters were stranded across the state, officials said.
Snow hit vehicular movement beyond Shimla town, while traffic on the Pathankot-Chamba highway was also badly hit. The entire Kinnaur district is cut off. However, there was no loss of life.

EU pushes for crackdown on 'golden visas'
AFP, Brussels
The European Union will urge member states Wednesday to crack down on schemes to grant "golden visas" to foreign investors, warning they bring corruption and money laundering in their wake.
Officials told AFP the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, will publish its first report urging members to curb the practice of giving wealthy foreigners - often Chinese, Russians and Americans - residency or citizenship in return for investment.

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