SAD Snaps its Ties with BJP

Shiromani Akali Dal snaps its ties with BJP-led NDA over farm bills

Shiromani Akali Dal has snapped its ties with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal announced the decision after four-hour long meeting of the party’s core committee yesterday. Addressing a press conference in Chandigarh, he said, the core committee at its emergency meeting decided unanimously to leave the NDA on the issue of farm bills

India Sri Lanks bonds

India, Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in combating terrorism & drug trafficking

India and Sri Lanka have agreed to enhance cooperation to combat terrorism and drug trafficking. The Joint Statement on Virtual Bilateral Summit said both countries have decided to continue the fruitful and efficient development partnership in accordance with the priority areas identified by the Government and people of Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa held a Virtual Summit yesterday in which they discussed bilateral relations and regional and  international issues of mutual concern.

Mr Rajapaksa commended the strong leadership shown by Prime Minister Modi in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic based on the vision of mutual support and assistance to the countries of the region. Both the leaders agreed that the current situation presented a fresh opportunity to give added impetus to bilateral relations.

Both the leaders expressed happiness that India and Sri Lanka worked very closely in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed India’s continued commitment for all possible support to Sri Lanka for minimising the health and economic impact of the pandemic.

Both leaders agreed to work together to expeditiously complete construction of 10,000 housing units in the plantation areas.
They also agreed to deepen cooperation in renewable energy with particular emphasis on solar projects under the 100 million dollar Line of Credit from India.

PM:Reforms in UN needed

PM Modi says, reforms in United Nations is need of the hour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that reforms in the United Nations is the need of the hour. Addressing the 75th United Nations General Assembly session last evening  Mr Modi said, India is proud of the fact that it is one of the Founding Members of the United Nations. He said, people of India have been waiting for a long time for the UN reform process to get completed. He expressed Indian people’s concern whether this reform-process will ever reach its logical conclusion.

  Mr Modi asked where the United Nations is in the joint fight against the Corona virus pandemic. He sought to know where its effective response was. He said, there were several stellar achievements of UN over the last 75 years, but there were also several instances that point to the need for a serious introspection of the work of the United Nations. The Prime Minister informed:

Mr Modi said, India has lost the maximum number of soldiers in the course of maintaining peace. He said, every Indian aspires for India’s expanded role in the United Nations. He stressed that India has always worked for the interests of humankind and not been driven by its own interests.

Starting from January next year, India will also fulfil its responsibility as a Non-Permanent Member of the Security Council. Mr Modi said, India will always speak in support of peace, security and prosperity. He emphasized that India will not hesitate in raising its voice against the enemies of humanity like terrorism.

The Prime Minister said, India is moving forward with the vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. He stated that a Self-reliant India will also be a force multiplier for the global economy. He said, all efforts are being made to promote women entrepreneurship and leadership. Indian women, today, are biggest beneficiaries of world’s largest micro financing scheme. He said, the rights of transgenders are also being secured through necessary legal reforms. 

Snippets News

Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh dies at 82, PM Modi, Rajnath Singh tweet condolences

Karan Johar’s 2019 star-studded party video comes under NCB scanner

Kshitij ratted out five Bollywood stars & two producers to NCB; 6 places raided during grilling.

Chennai youth’s limbs give hands to Mumbai’s Monika M

Ladakh delegation meets Amit Shah over domicile issue

PEG owner, others booked by CBI in J&K rice scam

PM Modi, Rajapaksa virtual meet: India vows $15mn grant to promote Buddhist ties, discusses defence and trade ties

Bihar Assembly elections | Mahagatbandhan narrows down its seat sharing formula

Centre pushes for mother tongue as medium of teaching

Government nod for re-entry of Tibetans with return visas

Indian Premier Leauge 2020 | SRH elect to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders

Centre advances paddy procurement in Haryana, Punjab

How long will India be kept out of the decision-making structures of UN, asks PM Modi in address to General Assembly

As ties with India plunge, Chinese scholar calls for hard-line ‘reset’

Maithripala Sirisena should take responsibility for Easter Sunday attack: Ex-police chief

Visually-challenged brothers from Boden teach chess online

PM Modi delivers virtual speech at United Nations General Assembly | September 26, 2020

Madhya Pradesh High Court seeks to know steps taken by government on Order for hospitals

When SPB sang for A.R. Rahman.

Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Padma Bhushan, dies of cancer. She was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2009. She was the chairperson of think tank Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations ICRIER Wife of Montek Singh Ex Dy Chairman of Planning Commission

Lebanon’s prime minister designate quits.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) celebrates its 79th Foundation Day on Saturday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed concluding a pact with the United States against interfering in one another’s elections just weeks before the U.S. heads to the polls

Jaswant Singh died of cardiac arrest

PM Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh express condolences. PM Modi tweeted Spoke to Shri Manvendra Singh and expressed condolences on the unfortunate demise of Shri Jaswant Singh Ji.

Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi, issues a statement on former Union minister Jaswant Singh’s death:

‘Major Jaswant Singh (retd), former cabinet minister, passed away at 6.55 am today.
‘He was admitted on June 25 and was being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome.
‘He had a cardiac arrest this morning. His COVID-19 status is negative,’ the hospital said.  — ANI

 An armyman rose to national leader who held the positions of Finance, Defence and External Affairs Minister in governments headed by the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Jaswant Singh’s career was storied and eventful, reflecting much of India’s strategic turns in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Singh, a former Army man, had dabbled in politics in his native Rajasthan in the 1960s after leaving the army, but came into the limelight in 1980, being elected to the Rajya Sabha by the newly formed BJP, which had shed its old Jan Sangh avatar. He was also a close personal friend of Vajpayee and L.K. Advani. He was entrusted with many sensitive assignments on behalf of the NDA government, including negotiating with the United States for the easing of sanctions when India tested a nuclear device at Pokhran in 1998.

NCB quizzing bollywood stars

Drug cartel operating in Bollywood but because of nexus in system the cartel evaded crime punished.NCB is galvanised with Pandora box unbolted drug is heinious crime.

Nearly 30 bollywood star on quizzing list of NCB.

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Anyone in possession of drug other than medically prescribe for self consumption,comes under crime and incriminate ones for guilty for such crime, drug pedlar or the hoarder to be arrested and punished as per law of land.

Samsung owner in US jail, her laptop reveals she sold drungs woth 500 Cr.

Karan Johar other big name to be named by these preliminary ongoing investigation.

NCB quizzed bollywood Deepika grilled for five hours. Deepika admits drug chat with Karishma.

She leaves NCB sojourn office,the DRDO Guest house.

Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoorat NCB office for Qs. Sara admit, Sushant taking drugs.

NCB questioning Sara and Shraddha together.Kshijit arrested. Dharma Productions Dir Shitiz Prasad to be arrested by NCB in Drugs connection

#NCB arrests ex-#DharmaProductions employee #KshitijPrasad hence Karan Johar is in deep trouble to face wrath of his grilling by NCB.

Sara Ali Khan, Shradha finds heat of NCB understanding the drug peddlers intensity of crime and criminal involved.

Sara admitted Sushant taking drugs

Bollywood stars are soft targets to be quizzed to know the dynamics of drug moves in Mumbai from Kingpin to drug peddler and consumers.

More one is grilled proves authority being evaded nothing incriminate revealed.

Sara, Shradha,Karshima soft targets and NCB banking on their Qs.

NCB teams conducted raids in six different locations in Andheri and Versova as Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Anubhav Chopra were under investigation.

 Kshitij Prasad continues to be in the NCB’s custody as the agency and, as per top sources, has given names of five Bollywood celebrities and two producers in connection with the drugs angle enhancing heat of drugs investigation in bollywood.

India, Denmark sign MoU on IPR

Posted On: 26 SEP 2020

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here today, in the field of Intellectual Property Cooperation with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Kingdom of Denmark. Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary, DPIIT and Mr. Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark conducted a formal signing ceremony for the same.

The Union Cabinet in its meeting dated 15.09.2020 gave the approval for signing the MoU with Denmark in the field of IP Cooperation. The MoU aims at increasing IP co-operation between the two countries by way of:

a) Exchange of best practices, experiences and knowledge on IP awareness among public, authorities, businesses and research and educational institution of both countries.

b) Collaboration in training programmes, exchange of experts, technical exchanges and outreach activities.

c) Exchange of information and best practices on processes for disposal of applications for patents, trademarks, industrial designs and Geographical Indications, as also the protection, enforcement and use of IP rights.

d) Cooperation in the development of automation and implementation of modernization projects, new documentation and information systems in IP and procedures for management of IP.

e) Cooperation to understand how Traditional Knowledge is protected; including the use of traditional knowledge related databases and awareness raising of existing IP systems.

The two sides will draw up Biennial Work Plan to implement the MoU which will include the detailed planning for carrying out of the co-operation activities, including the scope of action.

This MoU will go a long way in fostering the cooperation between India and Denmark, and provide opportunities to both countries to learn from the experience of each other, especially in terms of best practices followed in the other country. It will be a landmark step forward in India’s journey towards becoming a major player in global innovation and further the objectives of National IPR Policy, 2016.

Ukraine AF freight plane crash

The cadets were from the Kharkiv University of Air Force, which is run by the defence ministry.

A military transport plane carrying air force cadets has crashed and burst into flames near a highway in north-eastern Ukraine, killing at least 22 people on board, officials have said

Ukraine Air Force freight plane An-26 crashed near #Kharkov (203rd Air Brig) during training, with 5 crew members and 18 trainees on board.

The Antonov An-26 aircraft crashed while trying to land during a training exercise, Rusland Khomchak from the General Staff of the Armed Forces said in a statement.

Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing.

Video posted by Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko on Facebook showed the plane in flames lying near a road and smoke billowing upwards in the night sky

One pilot reported failure in the left engine of the twin-engined plane, said Oleksiy Kucher, the governor of the Kharkiv region, according to Interfax Ukraine, adding this would not have been a critical situation for an experienced pilot.

Citing preliminary information, Mr Kucher said that some of the people on board managed to jump out of the plane when it was at low altitude.

An eyewitness who was driving along the road towards Chuhuiv told Reuters he saw a man in flames running from the plane after it crashed.

“Another car stopped behind us. We took a fire extinguisher and ran with another driver to help him,” said Yaroslav, who gave only his first name.

“Another man came from the plane. He had a cut on his head. We pulled him to the opposite side (of the road). The one who was on fire, we put the fire out.”

The crash happened around 2 kilometres from a military airport, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine said in a statement. It said 28 people had been on board the plane.

Media agencies

Victoria HM resigns

Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has resigned amid growing pressure over her role in the state’s coronavirus hotel quarantine program.reports local media

Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has resigned in the wake of Premier Daniel Andrews’ testimony to the hotel quarantine inquiry in which he said she was responsible for the program.

In a statement posted to social media Ms Mikakos said she had written to Victoria’s Governor to resign as minister, and will also be resigning from the Parliament.

But she defended her handling of the pandemic, and said she disagreed with parts of Mr Andrews’ statement to the inquiry.

“I am deeply sorry for the situation that Victorians find themselves in,” she said.

“In good conscience, I do not believe that my actions led to them.”

Delhi Riots Encase Salman

Anti-Hindu Delhi Riots: Salman Khurshid, Prashant Bhushan, Kavita Krishnan named in the disclosure statement of the accused

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid has been named in the latest chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in the Delhi riots case for giving ‘provocative speeches’.

The 17,000-page chargesheet, filed on September 17, contains a statement from a witness saying: “Umar Khalid, Salman Khurshid, Nadeem Khan… they all used to give provocative speeches (at anti-CAA/NRC sit-ins in Delhi) and people used to get mobilised.”

The police have not mentioned the exact nature of the alleged provocative speeches. The identity of the witness has been concealed by the police (known as a protective witness). The police claims the witness was part of the core team of conspirators accused of plotting the riots.

Delhi Police have named various senior Congress, CPM leaders as well as lawyer-activist like Prashant Bhushan in the charge-sheet filed in connection with Anti-Hindu Delhi riots.

According to the reports, former Union Minister Salman Khurshid, CPM leader Brinda Karat, Prashant Bhushan was among the ones who gave provocative speeches during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), said the Delhi police in the charge-sheet. Addition to these names, far-left ‘protestors’ Kavita Krishnan, Kawalpreet Kaur, Gauhar Raza have also been named mention in disclosure statements of accused persons in a charge-sheet filed by the Delhi Police.

The name of Congress leader Salman Khurshid was mentioned in the disclosure statements of accused Khalid Saifi as well as former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan. The disclosure statement of Saifi mentioned that to keep the protest going and sustaining it for long, he and former Congress leader Ishrat Jahan had invited the likes of Khurshid, to deliver “provocative speech”.