Joint operationIndian Intelligence agencies believe that Pakistan and China are acting in tandem. Additional Pakistani troops have been moved closer to the LoC in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir sector as well as near the Punjab and Jammu borders. The Chinese People;s Liberation Army, which was very active from May 1 to May 18, has massed troops at 18 locations near the LAC. In seven locations in Ladakh they had crossed the border, and of these, in five positions they moved 3 to 4 km inwards. The Chinese forward movement was accompanied by the building of huts, bunkers and roads. Since then there has been some pull back of Chinese forces.Bypassing chiefGeneral Bipin Rawat became the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in January this year. But since the post is newly created, the profile and duties of the CDS on a daily basis are still unclear. It is learnt that sometimes Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane is taken aback when General Rawat talks directly to Army officers on defence matters, going over his head.Waiting in wingsAttorney General K K Venugopal, 89, was keen to step down after his three year tenure ended earlier this year, due to his advanced age. But, he was persuaded to accept a year ''s extension. The government is in talks with senior counsel Harish Salve, currently based in London, to eventually take over the AG ''s post. Salve has impressed Prime Minister Modi after his legal victory on Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice. He charged a token fee of one rupee for the complex case. Salve has requested a grace period of eight months to decide on the offer, as he has some personal work to tie up first.Cup and lip slipThe Congress believed it had sewn up the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Manipur, and would also succeed in toppling BJP Chief Minister N Biren Singh, since it had persuaded a few disgruntled former Congress MLAs who has switched to the BJP to return to its fold. But there is many a slip between the cup and the lip. Thanks to some deft moves by Assam Deputy Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Biren Singh survived, at least temporarily. The Congress was so flat footed that it sent Ajay Maken and Gaurav Gogoi as election observers for the Rajya Sabha poll without first finding out the quarantine rules in Manipur. When the observers landed in the state, they were sent into quarantine since they had failed to book return tickets for the same day. The Congress also did not reckon that blood is thicker than water. Though Congress MLA Imo Singh is from an old Congress family, he is the chief minister ''s son in law and took full advantage of the relationship. Imo Singh jumped ship as did several other turncoats. The BJP may have won this round, but the question is how much longer Sarma will remain content to play second fiddle to CM Sarbananda Sonowal in Assam, considering he is the BJP ''s master strategist for the entire Northeast.Veteran ''s victoryWhen the 77 year old Lingayat leader B S Yediyurappa was appointed Chief Minister of Karnataka it was presumed it was a stop gap arrangement and the real power in the state would lie with BJP General Secretary (Organisation) B L Santhosh, who would eventually succeed him. But BSY ''s masterful handling of the Covid pandemic in Karnataka has silenced his critics. Even though Bengaluru is the third largest city in India, its Covid 19 figures and death rate are lower than all other metropolises such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Ahmedabad. The experienced BSY enlisted the cooperation of the Opposition and the minorities, in the all out war against the disease. The CM heeded the advice of medical experts and senior bureaucrats. Santhosh may have had his way in selecting non entities as BJP candidates for the three Rajya Sabha seats, but BSY remains boss of Karnataka. An impressed Amit Shah consulted the Karnataka CM for advice on how to tackle the pandemic in the National Capital Region.
Many in the Indian media say that some grand conspiracy is afoot between China and Pakistan in which the latter has amassed about 20,000 troops in Gilgit Baltistan and is frantically consulting with Chinese generals. Besides some in the Indian media, such a story is close to the heart of Pakistan s retired Lt General Asad Durrani.In a recent article, the former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief talked about a combined China Pakistan effort against India with the hope to solve the Kashmir issue. However, the article expressed a wish that the two countries should have collaborated before the launch of the crisis in Ladakh. But the fact of the matter is that there is no indication of any extraordinary movement by Pakistan at the Line of Control (LoC) or the northern areas. Of course, there are troops in Gilgit Baltistan in anticipation of any possible tension and to organise elections next month in August, in which the army will play its role of ensuring its favourite candidate wins, but not the kind of numbers that intelligence reports published in the Indian media present. In fact, given the tension in the area, it would be odd for Pakistan not to ramp up its security, but an aggressive intent is not visible.
One of the largest trade shows in India, IIJS has been recognized globally over the years and has had visitors from over 80 countries and up to 800 cities in India. The show has witnessed over 1300 domestic and international participants for the event and attracts close to 40000 visitors year after year. GJEPC chairman, Colin Shah reportedly said that, the premiere is organized every year in the first week of August, however the lockdown measures not only in India but across the world differs and therefore the jewellery fraternity is finding it hard to collaborate, thereby the postponement. He also said the fraternity will be discussing with the government to come up with safety norms along with ensuring that businesses can start to operate normally. Further he added that IIJS will remain the most awaited events in the jewellery industry for its unique buying experiences and that the team is working on a new format to organize the event without having to compromise on anyone s safety.While Vipul Shah, the Vice chairman of GJEPC said that tentatively they are expecting the situation to normalize by January 2021 in the hope that international delegations and visitors will be able to be a part of the premiere. He also pointed out that 2021 is going to be the ultimate wedding season as a lot of weddings had to be postponed due to the pandemic, which will further cater to the increase in demand for the jewellery and would serve as an opportunity for their retailers to restock their inventory for the post Covid 19 season.
The range and diversity of countries at the receiving end of Chinese belligerence should put an end to India s self referential debate on Beijing s motivations for the Ladakh aggression. Assuming that India s move to alter the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir last year in August and Delhi s expanding ties with Washington provoked Beijing, does the CCP have the right to use military means to redress its disputes with India? The self absorbed Indian debate fails to understand the dramatic changes in China s worldview under Xi. The CCP now wants to redeem its territorial claims wherever they are whether it is in the East and South China Seas or the Great Himalayas. China believes it is strong enough to violate the formal commitment to the principle of one, country two systems in Hong Kong and threaten to annex Taiwan through force. China also believes that it can punish any state that questions its policies, with economic sanctions. Beijing s diplomacy, celebrated until recently as the paragon of sophistication, now drips with arrogance and condescension.Most Asian nations affected by the CCP s expansionism appreciate the massive asymmetry of military power vis a vis Beijing and the deep economic interdependence with China. America and Europe have no territorial disputes with Beijing but have huge economic stakes in China. Washington and Brussels know that China is too powerful to be contained in the manner that the Soviet Union was in the last century. If no nation, not even the US, is in a position to limit Chinese power on its own, the case for an international coalition that can persuade the CCP to abide by international law presents itself. But building coalitions, even among nations that share a common threat, is not easy. Most members would hope to get better terms through separate deals with Beijing. Bilateralism with China has indeed been India s preferred approach until the current showdown in Ladakh. While a credible coalition is a long way off, it is time India raises its voice against Chinese aggression, not just on its northern frontiers, but wherever it takes place. There was a time when Delhi used to speak up against hegemony in Asia. It is time India recovered its voice.
It was April, and I was in Augusta, Georgia, preparing for the Masters. Back home in Virginia, my wife Audrey, felt like she was coming down with a bad cold. But her temperature didn''t relent after two days, her blood pressure had dropped and her heart was beating 140 times a minute. Normal is between 60 and 100.We rushed her to the hospital as she was unable to breathe on her own. Doctors feared, and ultimately confirmed, that she had sepsis, which is essentially blood poisoning. It happens when an infection you already have somewhere else starts a chain reaction throughout the body.
Expect to see more information come in August.Posted By Landon Wright On 01st, Jul. 2020 Under News
Expect to see more information come in August.Posted By Landon Wright On 01st, Jul. 2020 Under News
When Article 370 was revoked last August, a strict lockdown and communication blackout was imposed all over Jammu and Kashmir to prevent any backlash against the move. Operations against militants were also suspended. In contrast, after lockdown was imposed early this year to tackle the Covid 19 pandemic, 59 militants were gunned down by security forces. Those killed include senior commanders of the Hizbul Mujahideen like Riyaz Naikoo and Junaid Sherri, Lashkar e Taiba commander Haider, Jaish e Muhammad commander Qari Yasir and Burhan Koka, commander of Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind (AGH), an Al Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir.Such has been the pace of anti militancy operations during the lockdown that 23 militants were killed in the first 24 days of April. Meanwhile, 15 civilians and 20 security personnel lost their lives in encounters, targeted killings by militants and shelling by Pakistan this year till June 15. Since February, a new militant group called The Resistance Front (TRF) has been quite active in Kashmir. Security forces say TRF is LeT in disguise and has been formed to mislead the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which has threatened to blacklist Pakistan for supporting terrorism. According to Kashmir inspector general of police Vijay Kumar, TRF has members from the LeT and the Hizbul Mujahideen. He said the hunt for Naikoo, who was Hizb s chief operations commander, was intensified after security forces suffered setbacks in north Kashmir.
This is indicated by a message published by the famous Chinese insider Digital Chat Station. Previously, he had proved the reliability of his leaks many times. For example, at the beginning of the year, Digital Chat Station correctly predicted the presence of embedded single cameras in the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro models. Apparently, Xiaomi has already really brought the technology to mind and is ready to present it in the near future. Perhaps even tomorrow.According to rumors, the announcement of the first Xiaomi smartphone with support for charging with a power of 100 W can take place in August, but the model will go on sale in the fall. Xiaomi will have to compete with Oppo - the vice president of the company, Shen Yiren: he already commented on Weibo the news with the words So who will be the first to launch mass production and offer a commercial smartphone with 100 W charging? . So the struggle in this segment promises to be no joke, but this is good because, in the end, the user will win.
Tim Cahill brought his sterling career to an end following a stint with the Jamshedpur FC in the 2018 19 season of Indian Super League (ISL)The orders, which are being circulated on social media, have fuelled anxiety and as it is reminiscent of orders issued by the government ahead of operation Balakot in February 2019 and revocation of Article 370 on August 5 last year.
NEW DELHI: The worldwide release of big Hollywood flicks has now been pushed to August, a move the Indian audience would cheer, given there is no clarity here yet around reopening of theatres. Warner Bros has delayed Christopher Nolan s Tenet a second time. It will now be released on 12 August.Disney too has delayed the theatrical release of its action drama Mulan again and is now slated for 21 August launch. Warner has also delayed the re release of Nolan s sci fi blockbuster Inception, in honour of its 10th anniversary, from 10 July to 31 July.
Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to MessengerMessengerMessenger Share to TelegramTelegramTelegram By AuthorAFP Published: 27th Jun 2020 2:06 pmParis: Cycling;s Tour de France should have embarked from the Mediterranean city of Nice this weekend, but the two month coronavirus delay will heighten the drama on a ;unique edition;, race organiser Christian Prudhomme said. The breathtaking vistas, raucous pop up campervan villages straddling mountain summit finishes and charming French chateaux will all still be on the menu for global television audiences, as will the party atmosphere for the millions of roadside fans when the race starts at the end of August.While the French custom of kissing in greeting will be barred, and social distancing still practiced, the delay has shaken up the format adding a dose of the unknown to an already cut throat three week race. Proof of the race ''s domestic popularity can be detected in the fact that France put a swift end to its rugby and football seasons, but the general and political will to go on with the cycling saw the Tour survive.
There is clairvoyance in Indo Pak relations about Pakistan s anti India agenda that is difficult to obfuscate. Its support to anti India activities is well documented and well recognised. The latest in a series of such hostile actions are bizarre accusations of False Flag operations against itself that merits attention. The reasons given for India to launch false flag operations are equally bizarre and keep changing every time it makes the bogey of false flag.The first reference to false flag operations by India against Pakistan was made by its Prime Minister Imran Khan in a Twitter post on 23 August 2019 when he attributed the reasons for his fear as Indian accusations for some terrorists from Afghanistan having entered J amp;K for terrorist activities. He also claimed that the operation would be launched to divert international attention from Indian actions in J amp;K.Thereafter the accusations of false flag operations became too frequent and reached its nadir during from May 2020 beginning again with a Twitter message again by its Prime Minister on 06 May 2020 which stated as follows "I have been warning the world about India ''s continuing efforts to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting Pakistan. Latest baseless allegations by India of infiltration across LoC is a continuation of this dangerous agenda. This time the reasons for false flag had changed; terrorists from Afghan to infiltration across LoC.False flag operations by India seems to be the pet theme of Pakistani establishment to imply that India would resort to false flag actions every time there has been a terrorist related incident to accuse Pakistan to send across a message to internal and external audiences.From making such calls once or twice a year earlier, Pakistani establishment from Prime Minister to Foreign Minister, Railway minister and Inter Services Public Relation spokesman have made several calls of an impending false flag operation by India.In the latest message of false flag attack by India it ''s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated on 24 June that "India ''s mood is clear as it wants to divert attention from its border dispute with China to Pakistan, ", adding that India was finding excuses to launch a false flag operation against Pakistan. Incidentally the statement was made in the aftermath of India s decision to cut diplomatic strength from in one another s countries by half.As is amply clear the reasons for false flag threat keep changing and are reflective of a confused and regressive mind set aimed at appropriating insinuations to India without any basis of facts.Pakistan leadership s false flag syndrome is an outcome of uncertainty and fear psychosis emanating from lack of confidence in their own capabilities to govern. It is also an outcome of the baggage of the past, having nurtured and supported non state actors as part of state policyThe concept of the false flag comes under the domain of conspiracy theory wherein an operation conducted by one party or government is made to appear as though it were sponsored by another party or government.False flag operations have been a part of statecraft since ancient times. But times have changed and no country, especially a democratic one, with an ever alert fourth estate will resort to such an agenda. Although authoritarian and monotheistic states have never shied away from such operations if it furthers their interests. Without naming any state we have witnessed plenty of false flag operations in the recent past.Pakistan itself has been a practitioner of false flag operations since long. Due to a long history of having nurtured state (read Pakistan Army) controlled proxies it has conducted and continues to conduct false flag operations with impunity in its own, restive areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Its earlier such operations in Sind against MQM and East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, are well known and documented.Pakistan s desperation has been growing since 2019 when India laid out clear red lines and demonstrated its will to execute its policy statements with actions like trans border surgical strikes and airstrikes like at Balakote. The Pakistan Deep State and chiefly its Army has been at their wits end trying to come up with an effective counter to pursue their policy of "bleeding India with a 1000 cuts ".Today Pakistan stands discredited in world fora due to pursuing an unstable anti terrorism narrative. It continues to actively provide support and safe sanctuaries to terrorist outfits heavens such as Haqqani network and its affiliates having direct linkages with Al Qaeda. On the other hand, it portrays itself as a victim of terrorism, little realising that these are an outcome of its own devious outlook and game plan has gone horribly wrong. International opinion is against Pakistan and even its most trusted friend, China has not been able to get it off from the FATF grey list due to its continued support to terrorist funding.No country takes Pakistan seriously when it tries to project itself as a victim of terrorism. Similarly, it is unlikely it will be taken seriously when it tries to portray itself as a victim of false flag operations. Pakistan is desperate and it reflects in its statements and actions of peddling half truths and lies. Never the less India needs to sit up and take notice of a false and malicious agenda being pushed by Pakistan against India and its entities.(The author is an Indian Army Veteran. Views expressed are personal.)
Xiaomi It will not stop launching new products this summer. The company is preparing to launch in the coming weeks in Spain the My TV Stick, in addition to a new 75 inch Smart TV model. However, many new products have been leaked in the new catalog for July and August.The catalog leak comes from the Philippines, where Xiaomi sells hundreds of products. Among them, the arrival of some has been confirmed, such as the My TV Stick, which has already leaked to an unboxing in its Full HD version. We also find other minor products that we will see below.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a major step forward in the ongoing struggle for Civil Rights in the United States and around the world. BLM was founded in 2013, following the acquittal over what organizers describe as 17 year old Trayvon Martin s murderer, the gated community watchman, George Zimmerman. The organization came to international attention in July 2014, after its response to the suffocation to death of 43 year old Eric Garner in New York by Officer Daniel Pantaleo and others, and in August of that year over the murder of 18 year old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.BLM is also fighting against federal and local spies, infiltrators, and provocateurs. Fascist groups have also joined the fight in an effort to accelerate their imagined, apocalyptic race war.
Netflix is losing a truckload of quality content next month, to the point where I actually had some trouble figuring out what I should leave off of this list. Sure, I could have expanded it to include more than 10 movies, but where ''s the fun in that? Anyway, the story of this month, as it has been almost every month since Disney first launched, is that more Disney movies are disappearing from the Netflix library. In July, we 're losing Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ant Man and the Wasp, and The Incredibles 2. Speaking of incredible, starting in August (unless it renews a license or two), Netflix will no longer have a single Star Wars or Marvel Studios movie on its entire service.
LONDON: A body has been found in the search for a missing Syrian refugee who got into difficulty swimming in the River Thames. Eyad Alryabi went into the river to try and help his friend who had been struggling in the water, but got into difficulty himself, UK newspapers reported. Alryabi went missing on Tuesday in a stretch of water called Lulle Brook in Cookham, Berkshire. The brook is connected to the River Thames. The body of a man in his 30s was discovered at about 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Thames Valley Police said. Formal identification has not yet taken place. His next of kin are being supported, the police force added. The death is being treated as unexplained and not suspicious. Police were called to the area on Tuesday after reports that two men had been swimming in the water and had got into difficulty. A man aged in his 30s, thought to be Alryabi s friend who he was trying to help, was brought to safety from the water, and taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. A third man who had entered the water to assist left unharmed. Our thoughts are with both men s families during this very upsetting time, Thames Valley Police said. LONDON: A London based Syrian refugee is using food to spread awareness of the plight of people in her home country. Majeda Khoury, 49, is originally from Damascus and arrived in the UK in 2017. Two years later, she set up her own company that enables her to combine her two passions: Food and human rights activism. She launched The Syrian Sunflower in August 2019 with the support of The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN), a social enterprise that supports refugee entrepreneurs in the creation and development of their businesses.
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.The intervention comes after Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister revoked the autonomy of the disputed Kashmir region in August. Relations in that region of the world have been tense since border clashes last week between India and China further north. Sun Shihai, an expert on South Asian affairs at Sichuan University, told South China Morning Post: ”The already tense India Pakistan relations are on the course of a risky cycle of escalation towards violence and conflict. ”
In an interview to PTI on Tuesday, Al Mason, co chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee, asserted that due to the aggressive outreach of Trump, there are indications of a sizable swing of the community away from the Democratic Party they have traditionally supported and voted for. "More than 50 per cent of Indian Americans in the battleground states, who have been voting for Democrats thus far, are crossing over to support President Trump, in his re election bid, " he said.The US presidential election will be held on November 3. Trump, a Republican, is expected to be challenged by former US vice president Joe Biden, who is set to be nominated by the Democratic Party in August.Mason said his analysis is based on the findings of his team at the grassroots level in some of the key battleground states like Michigan, Florida, Texas, Virginia and Pennsylvania.There is an estimated four million Indian American population of which about 2.5 million are potential voters in the November 2020 presidential election. "These 50 per cent of the Indian Americans (switching away from Democrats), which constitute 50,000 to 60,000 additional votes for President Trump in each of the battleground states, will make a big difference, " Mason asserted.In Michigan, Mason claimed, 45,000 of the 70,000 Indian American voters who vote for Democrats, will switch sides in favour of Trump #8212; giving him a total of 65,000 votes. Similarly, in Florida, his study revealed that 50,000 of the 110,000 Indian Americans who vote for Democrats will switch sides in November, he claimed.According to Mason, 50,000 of the 200,000 voters in Texas, 40,000 of the 110,000 voters in Pennsylvania and 45,000 of the 100,000 voters in Virginia who vote for Democrats are expected to switch sides in favour of Trump in the election.Political pundits have identified Michigan, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania as the top key battleground states. While Michigan has 120,000 potential Indian American voters, Florida has 190,000, Texas 470,000 and Pennsylvania 170,000.Mason said there are substantive reasoning and influencing factors for the probable mass exodus of Indian American voters from the Democrats camp to the Trump side. Majority of the Indian Americans, he said, highly approve of Trump ''s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as all prudent steps he has taken for the revival of the US economy. "But there is also a major factor in play #8212; Respect. Indian Americans feel respected and acknowledged for the first time by a US president #8212; President Trump. They notice that the India US relation has never been better, as it is now under Trump, " Mason said in response to a question. "Right from the start of his presidency, Trump has been the best friend of India and Indian Americans. Therefore, they value the genuine friendship between President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi #8212; giving Trump credit for the same, " he said.Responding to a question, Mason exuded confidence that the recent temporary suspension of the H 1B visa is unlikely to have any impact on this swing. "No amount of temporary suspension on H 1B, H 4 visas, which is most sought after among Indian IT professionals, will ever affect the existing great relation between India and the US, " he said.Mason noted that Trump has directed his administration to reform the H 1B visa system and move in the direction of merit based immigration. "These reforms, the White House said, will prioritise those workers who are offered the highest wage, ensuring that the highest skilled applicants are admitted. Such a move was long due and is not only a win win situation for the US and India, but also Indian Americans because IT professionals in India and Indian Americans offer the biggest and highest skilled applicants talent pool in this sector, " he said.