India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile
India today successfully test-fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with several indigenous features. The test firing of the missile was carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO from Balasore in Odisha.
BrahMos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile features indigenous Booster and Airframe Section along with many other ‘Made in India’ sub-systems. Defence Ministry said, the BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8. It is one more major step in enhancing the indigenous content.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated all the personnel of DRDO and team BrahMos for the spectacular mission.
Mr Singh said, today’s successful launch has paved the way for the serial production of the indigenous booster and other indigenous components of the powerful BrahMos Weapon System realizing Atmanirbhar Bharat pledge.
Describing the trial conducted at 10.30 am as “successful”, Defence Research and Development officials said, all parameters were met during the flight test of the missile which has a strike range of more than 400 km.
The BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile was cruising at a top speed of Mach 2.8.
The successful trial of the state-of-the-art cruise missile is one more major step in enhancing the indigenous content.
BrahMos missile can be launched from land, sea platforms as well as fighter jets, defence sources said.
Jointly developed by the DRDO and NPOM, a leading aerospace enterprise of Russia, the BrahMos missile is a medium-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile capable of being launched from submarines, warships, fighter jets or land.
The sophisticated missile, already operational with the army, the navy and the air force, is regarded as the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world, the sources said.
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Going beyond the ‘Me Too’ movement. Efforts should be made to implement sexual harassment law while working on its inadequacies.
Recent allegations of sexual harassment against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap by actor Payal Ghosh have opened fresh debates on the ‘Me Too’ movement in India.
Many have raised concerns over the veracity of the allegations. With Mr. Kashyap’s colleagues, ex-employees and former spouses coming out in his support, questions arise as to whether ‘believing the survivor’ is a slogan reserved only for certain women.
While Ms. Ghosh has filed an FIR, Mr. Kashyap and other female actors named by her have initiated legal action at their ends.
However, criminal law is unlikely to be able to maturely handle the complex elements of sexual harassment at the workplace.Thindu
India, China hold 19th meeting of WMMC of India-China Border Affairs
India and China are holding 19th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC) of India-China Border Affairs today. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin confirmed this to media in Beijing.
Indian side is led by Joint secretary in East Asia Division, Navin Srivastava and Chinese side is led by Director General for Boundary and Ocean Affairs.
AIR correspondent reports that the meeting is significant in the wake of 5 point consensus reached in Moscow by the two Foreign Ministers. The two sides had agreed to resolve outstanding issues on ground and to ease the situation along the border.
Experts say that it’s a good sign that both the countries are continuing their talks despite the standoff along the LAC.
All accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case have been acquitted by a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Lucknow on Wednesday, judgment pronounced the court said that the demolition was not pre-planned.
LK Advani other top leaders acquitted in Babri Masjid demolition case. A special court acquitted 32 top leaders, including the former Deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani and former Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi from the BJP, for their alleged role in the demolition.
Court summoned 32 accused out of total 22 had arrived at the court premises to hear the court’s verdict.
While six others, including senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani, took part in it through video conferencing.
There were 49 accused in the case out of which 17 have passed away.
Former Dy PM BJP Leader LK Advani, who was acquitted by a special CBI court on Wednesday in the Babri mosque demolition case, welcomed the court verdict by chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’, and said it came in “footsteps of another order which paved the way for my dream of seeing a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya”.
Advani, who was the face of the Ram Janambhoomi Movement in 1992, was acquitted along with all other 31 accused in the case.
“It is a very important decision and a matter of happiness for us. When we heard the news of the court’s order, we welcomed it by chanting Jai Shri Ram,” Advani said in a video message.
Later in a statement, he said the “Judgment came in footsteps of another verdict which paved way for my dream of seeing a Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.”
After the court verdict, the 92-year-old BJP leader came out and greeted the media, gathered outside his house, by chanting the slogan of ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
He was seen watching the news in his residence while sitting with his family members and his daughter Pratibha Advani, who was holding his hands.
The case relates to the razing of the disputed structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.
Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi addresses media after the verdict by the special CBI court, in New Delhi.
Joshi on Wednesday said the decision proved that there was no conspiracy hatched for December 6 incident in Ayodhya.
“It is a historic decision by the court. This proves that no conspiracy was hatched for December 6 incident in Ayodhya. Our programme and rallies were not part of any conspiracy,” the senior leader said.
“We are happy, everyone should now be excited about Ram Mandir’s construction,” he added.
Mayawati’s BSP announces alliance with RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha
An electoral alliance with BSP that will contest all 243 Assembly seats. Mohd. Imran Khan.
RLSP,out ofMahagathbandhan, stitches new alliance ahead of Bihar polls with BSP, Janatantrik Party.
BSP, meanwhile, agreed to endorse RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha as the CM candidate, stating that the goal of this alliance was to provide equal rights to Dalits, Adivasis, and minorities.
BSP supremo Mayawati confirmed the news of the alliance while adding that her party will endorse Kushwaha as the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.
The objective of this alliance will be to provide equal rights to Dalits, adivasis, minorities, upper casts and the marginalised sections of society in politics, government and daily life, she said.
“Our party has decided to ally with RSLP in Bihar and its chief Upendra Kushwaha will be the Chief Minister of Bihar, if voted to power,” Mayawati said.
She said while a number of governments with alliances were formed in Bihar, none of them worked for the welfare of the poor and Dalits.
“As election approached, Centre and Bihar government which were sleeping for past five years have showered announcements but people understand everything. This time they (people) will not come under the influence of anyone,” she said.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said Bihar needs a government that follows the principle of “Sarvjan Hitay, Sarvjan Sukhay” (government for everyone’s interest and welfare).
While the Assembly elections are being seen as largely a contest between the NDA and the Grand Alliance, the state has been witness to mushrooming of “morchas” (fronts) which may queer the pitch for the lead players in a tight contest.
On Monday, Jan Adhikar Party founder Pappu Yadav announced a tie up with the Bhim Army of Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan.
A week ago, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had announced the formation of a front in which he was joined by Devendra Prasad Yadav, a veteran socialist leader who has formed his own party.
The three-phase Bihar Assembly polls are scheduled to be held on 28 October, 3 November and 8 November while the results will be announced on 10 November.
Spurned by the NDA and disowned by the RJD-helmed Grand Alliance, RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha on Tuesday announced another front ahead of the Assembly polls in Bihar, comprising Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and a non-descript Janatantrik Party (Socialist).
Khuswaha narration for poll in briefing.
Addressing a press conference in Patna, the former Union minister said that the yet to be named front will contest all 243 Assembly segments in the state with the promise of “abki baar shiksha waali sarkaar (this time a government for education)” which would usher in an era of growth and employment generation in the state.
Kushwaha termed the 15-year rule of Nitish Kumar and the preceding decade and a half when Lalu Prasad-Rabri Devi ruled the state as “two facets of the same coin”, neither of which did anything substantial to eradicate corruption and bring about improvements in health and education.
He defended his decision of joining hands with the RJD less than two years ago. The RLSP chief who recently burnt his bridges with Lalu Prasad’s party by opening a front against his son and heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav, said, “I had joined the Grand Alliance to help form an alternative government at the Centre. I was not helping the RJD form a new government in Bihar”.
On 24 September, when he was “authorized” by the party to decide its future course, it was an indication that the RLSP’s exit from the Grand Alliance was a mere formality.
Kushwaha had then said that he would continue in the Grand Alliance only if the coalition agreed upon a Chief Ministerial face other than Tejashwi Yadav who, according to him, was “no match to Nitish Kumar”.
Asked whether he was isolated on the issue within the coalition, Kushwaha said, “Not at all. Just look at the Congress, the second largest constituent. It is still sceptical on the question of Tejashwi. Moreover, only recently Jitan Ram Manjhi quit the coalition and walked over to the NDA because of differences he had on this very issue.”
Kushwaha evaded questions about talks he reportedly had with leaders of the NDA in Patna and New Delhi. “The Grand Alliance was unable to take a decision on leadership in time. Filing of nominations will begin from October 1. And we had to make a move for the betterment of Bihar,” he said.
Kushwaha said that his front now has the RLSP, BSP, and the Janatantrik Party (Socialist), a party based in Uttar Pradesh where it has a marginal presence.
The RLSP chief claimed that many more parties have evinced interest in joining his newly-formed front but he was tight-lipped when asked whether he would welcome Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which seems to be on a collision course with the JD(U)-BJP combine.
Tens of millions of people living in East Asian and the Pacific countries would have risen out of poverty this year. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.
This is according to “From Containment to Recovery,” the latest report from World Bank, which assesses the damage the pandemic has caused in the East Asian and Pacific (EAP) region and considers possible roads to recovery.
The results? Poverty in EAP countries is expected to go up for the first time in 20 years. Not only will millions remain in poverty who previously would have escaped it, but many who, before the pandemic, were not thought at risk are now also likely to join their ranks.
While outbreaks remain significant in Indonesia and the Philippines, the region has been relatively successful in containing the spread of the virus. At the same time, these countries were hit by what the World Bank has called as a “triple shock” consisting of the pandemic itself, the economic impact of shutdowns, and the resulting global recession.
The regional economy is now only expected to grow 0.9% this year, its lowest rate since 1967. Factoring out China, where early and strict containment measures have allowed a decent return to economic activity and an expected 2% growth in national GDP this year, the rest of the region can expect a contraction in GDP of 3.5% in 2020, the World Bank said.
The first US presidential debate quickly devolved from friendly greetings to chaos as Democratic challenger Joe Biden struggled to make his points while being interrupted incessantly by President Donald Trump.
At one point, as Biden tried to evade a question from moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would support adding more slots to the Supreme Court and eliminating the Senate filibuster rule if Democrats regain control, Trump badgered him with interruptions.
“Whatever position I take on that, that will become the issue,” Biden said. “The issue is the American people should speak. You should go out and vote. You’re in voting now. Vote and let your senators know how you feel.”
“Are you going to pack the court,”Trump interjected, before chirping: “He doesn’t want to answer that question.”
“I’m not going to answer the question,” Biden said.
When Trump again tried to interrupt again, suggesting that the Democrats would add “radical left” judges to the court, Biden lost his temper.
“Will you shut up man?” Biden said, his voice rising.
The debate turned into an all-out and personal brawl as they raced through issues from a Supreme Court vacancy to the coronavirus pandemic to the US health care system.
“Everything he´s saying so far is simply a lie. I´m not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he´s a liar,” former vice president Biden said.
Biden taking on a feisty, aggressive tone despite Trump´s taunts that he had low energy then told the US president: “Will you shut up, man?”
“It´s hard to get a word in with this clown,” Biden snapped at one point.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for Covid-19
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu who underwent a routine COVID-19 test today has been tested positive. Vice President’s Secretariat said, Mr Naidu is, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. Mr Naidu’s wife Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation.
Vice President who underwent a routine COVID-19 test today morning has been tested positive. He is however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Smt. Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation