Indians living in New York and New Jersey states along with the officials of the diaspora organisation #8212; Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), raised slogans of #8216;Boycott Made in China;, #8216;Bharat Mata Ki Jai; and #8216;Stop Chinese Aggression; among others.The protesters, wearing face masks in view of the coronavirus pandemic, held placards that read #8216;We salute our fallen heroes '.
Taking to social media, Javadekar remarked, "The whole country has appreciated the decision of the @narendramodi govt to ban 59 Chinese Apps. This will give fillip to Indian Startups amp;amp; they will come up with better versions very soon. This is a right step towards #AtmaNirbharBharat". The Modi government on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser and Xiaomi'''s Mi Community over national security concerns amid strained India China relations after the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley clash with Chinese PLA troops in eastern Ladakh.
Politics5 hours agoAs the monsoon session of parliament is likely to begin soon, the Bharatiya Janata Party led Union government, which is battling criticism regarding its handling of the COVID 19 pandemic and dodgy statements about the recent Indo China face off, launched a concerted effort to drive the political narrative in its favour on Sunday.
India all rounder Vijay Shankar has recalled his World Cup debut which came in a high octane clash against Pakistan in Manchester last year. (More Cricket News)Talking on Bharat Army podcast during 'Cricket World Cup 2019 Rewind', Shankar also revealed how the Indian players were abused by a Pakistan fan before their group stage match against the arch rivals on June 16 at the Old Trafford.
India is considering opening up so called bilateral bubbles" tightly controlled international travel corridors with countries including the U.S., France, Germany and U.K., hours after President Donald Trump s administration threatened to restrict charter flights from the South Asian nation. As we move from controlled and managed aviation evacuation of our citizens in different parts of the world and foreign nationals from India, we are now looking at the possibility of establishing bilateral arrangements," India s civil aviation ministry said in a statement Tuesday. As we contemplate further opening up in response to demands, we are looking at the prospect of establishing individual bilateral bubbles."
Republic TV s Hindi news channel R. Bharat has become a trending topic on social media, courtesy its latest prime time debate. The channel s editor in chief Arnab Goswami invited a panel to represent India and Pakistan to discuss the Pulwama like tragedy that was averted in Kashmir on Thursday.However, things took a dramatic turn when Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, chairman of the All India Anti Terrorist Front and Engineer Iftikhar Chaudhry, Deputy Secretary Information, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) locked horns amid the virtual debate.
New Delhi India , June 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Tuesday said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s leadership, the country has bridged the development gap of 6 decades in just 6 years."During the UPA government, the Prime Minister never even met the Chief Ministers. PM Modi met with all Chief Ministers 6 times to discuss coronavirus situation and took suggestions from all. PM Modi has been able to bridge the development gap of 6 decades in 6 years," he said while addressing the Assam Jan Samvad virtual rally on Tuesday."Remember the year 2014 that was plagued with policy paralysis, there was an atmosphere of despair, the administration was in a poor state without any vision and India was counted among one of the most corrupt countries. Now, India is proudly one of the strongest nations of the world," he said.On the government''s initiatives to tackle the covid 19 situation, Nadda said "India did not manufacture a single PPE kit when the lockdown was announced. Now, we are producing 4.5 lakhs PPE kits per day. Before the lockdown, the doubling rate of cases was 3 days, now it is 17 days. Before lockdown, we had a testing capacity of 1500 samples, now we are testing 1.5 lakhs samples, daily.""Before the lockdown, we had not any dedicated COVID hospital, now we have 1000 COVID dedicated hospital, 2 lakhs beds, 30,000 ICU units. We have done all this during the lockdown time," he added.Nadda said BJP is now using digital tools to reach out to the people amid the situation arising due to coronavirus."Till now we have done 35 virtual rallies, and today we are organizing 36th rally in Assam. Crore of people directly connect to us using digital platforms," he said."When the lockdown was imposed, we all thought about how will activities of the party go on? how will we serve crores of people? Will the party also undergo a lockdown? But I am happy that party used digital medium to encourage lakhs of workers to serve crores of people," he added.BJP president lauded the decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against COVID 19."When Modi took the decision of lockdown, 'A bold step has been taken at the right time', said WHO about lockdown in India. PM Modi announced Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and United Nation said that it is one of the perfect packages has been given by PM Modi. World Bank said this is the right decision at right time. WHO said that PM Modi has taken care of the country on health and economic aspects," he added.Nadda further said that Prime Minister Modi has started the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan and give Rs 50,000 crore for it in which jobs will be given to workers who have returned to their homes 116 districts of the country. (ANI)
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Air India Ltd. has been making flights to repatriate its citizens during the travel disruptions caused by the Covid 19 outbreak, but also has been selling tickets to the public, the Transportation Department alleged.At the same time, U.S. airlines have been prohibited from flying to India by aviation regulators there, the DOT said in its order. The situation creates a competitive disadvantage for U.S. carriers, the agency said in a press release.
PoliticsSecurity16 hours agoNew Delhi: The Congress party appears to be upping the ante against the Bharatiya Janata Party led Central government ''s handling of the dispute with China over Galwan Valley and deaths of 20 Indian soldiers. Both former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ex party president Rahul Gandhi made statements highlighting how they thought the Narendra Modi government is not being transparent on the matter and is letting China have the upper hand.
"Prime Minister said no body intruded and no body has occupied our territory, but the satellite images show clearly that China near Pangong lake has occupied the holy land of Bharat Mata," tweeted Rahul.
Prime Minister Modi, addressing the all party meet, said, Na vahaan koi hamaari seema mein ghus aaya hai aur na hi koi ghusa hua hai, na hi hamaari koi post kisi doosre ke kabze mein hai . This was said in the context of the confrontation at Galwan Valley where 20 soldiers of the 16 Bihar regiment laid down their lives.Simply put, Modi was saying that neither was any intrusion allowed nor is there any intruder within our territory. Further, none of our posts has been taken over by anyone. Modi did not say that there was no intrusion attempt. He clearly said, in the same speech, that brave sons of the soil had rebuffed those who dared to challenge Bharat Mata.
While Shah as the Home Minister stepped in only after the apex court'''s unambiguous rap, calling the handing of the situation "horrendous, horrific, pathetic", this all party meeting comes after the one convened by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. According to sources, the Delhi unit of the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be represented at the meeting. Senior officials of the Delhi and the central governments will also be present.
Addressing the 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) through video conference, Modi outlined the reform measures undertaken under the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' economic package.'The NE region can be turned into an organic capital. If members of the ICC can think on this line it can snowball into a huge organic movement with a global identity. People centric and planet friendly development has always been the key priority of our governance. We have empowered our farmers to a great extent. We need to take benefit of the present situation,' Modi said.
New Delhi, Jun 11 (UNI) The government on Thursday launched the third phase of Vande Bharat Mission to bring back the stranded Indians overseas.New Delhi, Jun 11 (UNI) A team of National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, led by its Member Jyotika Kalra, visited the LNJP hospital in Delhi on Thursday for an on spot assessment of the facilities for COVID care in view of the allegations that despite beds, the patients were being denied admission and treatment.
LG Baijal first overruled the controversial decision of the Kejriwal government making it mandatory for the Delhi run and private hospitals here to treat the residents of Delhi only and then went on to overrule the order of the government that no asymptomatic patients will be tested in the national capital. LG ''s decision didn ''t go down well with the AAP government. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing petty politics by pressurising the LG.
NEW DELHI : Home minister Amit Shah on Sunday accused Opposition parties in Bihar of deliberately misleading migrants, who returned home during the over two month long lockdown, and urged them not to believe in the allegations levelled by these parties.Shah was addressing the first virtual public rally, which could be seen as the soft launch of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) s campaign for the Bihar assembly elections expected to take place in October November.
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The spirit of collaboration between the states and the Centre the glue that keeps the Indian federal structure together has been missing in the case of MaharashtraCooperation between states and the Centre can be a deterrent against a pandemic. Sadly, this spirit of collaboration the glue that keeps the Indian federal structure together has been missing in the case of Maharashtra, which is bearing the heaviest burden of Covid 19 cases in India. The friction is such that the chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray, was forced to underscore the need for constructive consultations between the Bharatiya Janata Party led Central government in Delhi and the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress are its constituents that rules Maharashtra. Mr Thackeray has complained of being kept in the dark on a number of crucial decisions taken by the Centre; the imposition of the lockdown and, later, the resumption of flights are among them. Mr Thackeray s point about the mismanagement of the migrant worker crisis in the absence of such cooperative federalism would have many takers, especially among his peers in Opposition ruled states. The Bengal chief minister has been critical of the railways ministry for its mismanagement of Shramik Special trains.