The union cabinet gave its approval to the signing of an agreement between India and Spain on doing away with the requirement of visas for holders of diplomatic passports on Wednesday.
The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The agreement will facilitate visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic passport of one country “while entering into, transiting through, exiting from or staying up to 90 days” in the territory of the other country, an official release said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will induct five new faces in the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet and has also decided to drop three ministers in the much-awaited coalition ministry reshuffle slated to take place on Monday.
Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Health Minister Bali Bhagat and junior Minister Priya Sethi will not be included in the new council, Top party sources said late Sunday.
“Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta will be the new Deputy Chief Minister. Nirmal Singh who will be named the new Sspeaker of the state Legislative Assembly,” the sources said.
“The other legislators who will be inducted into the cabinet today are Sat Sharma, Rajiv Jasrotia, Devender Maniyal and Shakti Parihar.
“Parihar will be sworn in as a junior minister while the other four will be of cabinet minister rank.
“Among the existing ministers, Sunil Sharma will be elevated to cabinet rank,” the sources added.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also inducting two new faces into the council.