Praja Foundation Invite: Launch of Report on ‘the State of Policing and Law & Order in Delhi, 2017’


Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:22:


Dear naresh,


Praja Foundation cordially invites you to the release of Delhi’s Annual Report on ‘The State of Policing and Law & Order in Delhi, 2017’

Event Details:
Venue:  Press Club of India, 1 Raisina Road, New Delhi -110001
Date: Thursday, 23rd November, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm

RSVP: Priyanka Sharma (+91 – 99308 11106)/ Anjali Srivastava (+91 – 8588063391)
Please find attached the invite for the same. We look forward to seeing you.

*Kindly note: Your attendance at the event will be deemed as consent for usage of event photos/videos for our website, reports and social media, etc.


Abdullah & U.S. Vice President Mike Pence hold talks

Abdullah and Pence  meet to lend fresh air to the political environment in Afghanistan. Further both leaders emphasized on expansion of bilateral ties between the two countries.

The Chief Executive office’s statement said, “Both parts focused on President Donald Trump’s South Asia strategy and its beneficial impact on the security situation in Afghanistan.”  Mike Pence commended the Afghan security forces for their bravery and sacrifices in fighting the insurgency and international terrorists, such as ISIS and al-Qaida. “ U.S. Vice President stressed the need for Kabul’s continued engagement and progress on necessary reforms, political inclusion, and preparations for forthcoming elections, all of which are critical to providing greater stability and opportunities for Afghanistan,” the statement added.

Afghan Chief Executive praised U.S. new strategy and assistances to Afghanistan.“The Afghan government and people support the U.S. new strategy toward Afghanistan and consider it a new opportunity for the country and the region,” CE said.

CE Abdullah also pointed at the terrorist hideouts and their supporters and stressed that the problem of terrorist safe havens is still a serious challenge and Afghanistan hopes that Pakistan cooperates in eradicating them.

Joint statement further added that the two sides also discussed about holding a transparent election in Afghanistan, economic situation, reforms, fight against corruption, elimination of terrorist safe havens and Afghan peace talks.

Centre hikes import duty on edible oils

Centre has raised import duty on crude palm oil to 30 per cent from 15 per cent and on refined oil to 40 per cent from 20 per cent in a bid to curb cheaper shipments and boost local prices for supporting farmers and refiners, according to a notification.

Import duty on soyabean oil, sunflower oils, canola/ mustard oils — both crude and refined format — has been raised, the notification released by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). Import duty on soyabean has also been increased.

An inter-ministerial group headed by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and the Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM) had examined the local price situation and suggested raising the import duties on edible oils and some oilseeds.

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) said import duty of crude palm oil has been doubled to 30 per cent, while the refined crude palm oil been increased to 40 per cent from 25 per cent.

Import duty on crude soyabean oil has been increased to 30 per cent from 17.5 per cent, while refined soyabean oil has been raised to 35 per cent from the current 20 per cent.

India imports palm oil mainly from Indonesia and Malaysia and a small quantity of crude soft oil, including soyabean oil from Latin America. Sunflower oil is imported from Ukraine and Russia.

India, France agree to deepen security co-operation

India and France have agreed to deepen security co-operation, bilaterally and in the multilateral fora, and strengthen strong commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Talking to reporters in New Delhi after holding delegation-level talks with Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean Yves-Le Drain, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, both countries have vowed to get rid of the menace of terrorism.

Mrs Swaraj also said, both countries have decided to further improve the defence and economic co-operation. She said, civil nuclear co-operation is an important pillar of the bilateral engagement.

In his press statement, the French Foreign Affairs Minister said, both countries are committed to save the earth through the Paris climate change agreement.

He said, France will continue its partnership with India in areas such as smart cities and renewable energy adding that French President Emmanuel Macron to visit India early next year.

China’s special envoy meets closest aide of Kim Jong Un

China’s presidential envoy, Song Ta, yesterday met with a close aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The head of the Chinese Communist Party’s international department, arrived in Pyongyang yesterday and held talks with Korean Workers’ Party Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae.

They are thought to have discussed the North’s nuclear and missile programs. Song’s meeting follows a US-China summit on 9th of this month.

The visit comes just days after US President Donald Trump’s tour of Asia, where he made North Korea one of his top priorities.

US President Donald Trump earlier expressed his hope on Twitter that China will use its influence on North Korea, calling the visit a big move. The outcome of the trip may influence a key decision Trump is about to make concerning whether to name North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.

EU hands British PM Theresa May new Brexit ultimatum

European Union President, Donald Tusk warned Britain that it had until early December to make much more progress on divorce terms in order to unlock Brexit trade talks by the end of the year.

In a press conference in Sweden yesterday, after his meeting with British Prime Minister, Teresa May, on the sidelines of an EU summit, Tusk said EU has been demanding for months that Britain make sufficient progress on its divorce bill, citizens’ rights and the Irish border in order to move on to talks about a future trade deal and transition period.

Tusk said, he made it very clear to Prime Minister May that this progress needs to happen at the beginning of December at the latest to allow time to prepare official guidelines for a summit in Brussels on December 14 when leaders will discuss Brexit. He said they will meet again on next friday to discuss the issue.

An earthquake hits Tibet’s Nyingchi prefecture

A strong intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale today hit Tibet’s Nyingchi prefecture, located close to Arunachal Pradesh border.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the quake struck at 6:34 a.m Beijing Time at a depth of about 10 Kilometre. It was followed by a 5-magnitude earthquake at 8:31 a.m Beijing time around the same place in the Tibet Autonomous Region. The second quake struck at a depth of about 6 kilometre. However, there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

Mild to moderate tremors were felt in most parts of Arunachal Pradesh early this morning especially in west siang, east siang and upper siang districts.

The police superintendent of west siang district said strong tremors were felt at district headquarter Along and others parts of the district around 4 am. Police said no report of any damage has been reported so far.

The tremor was also felt most in parts of Upper Assam. However, no damages to property or human lives have been reported as of now.