ISLAMABAD, Aug 04 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday unveiled a political map of Pakistan at a ceremony here, saying the whole political leadership of the country, Federal Cabinet and the Kashmiri leadership fully endorsed it.Speaking on the occasion, he said the new map clearly showed the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) as a disputed territory whose fate should be resolved only through the implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions, guaranteeing the Kashmiris their right to self determination.
Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday floated a weird theory linking the recent development of some key BJP leaders contracting coronavirus to the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, scheduled to be held on August 5.
As the auspicious day of Bhoomi pujan of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya approaches, some of the Congress leaders, which until now were known for appeasing minorities, have decided to make a flip flop and woo the Hindu voters. For a party which denied existence of Lord Ram, Gandhi scion and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi;s sister Priyanka Gandhi issued a statement welcoming the Ram Mandir. In addition to Priyanka Gandhi, Former MP chief minister Kamal Nath and erstwhile Union Minister Manish Tewari also took to Twitter and conveyed their subtle support for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Gandhi scion And UP General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra extended her support for the Bhoomi pujan ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. She issued a statement on the event, claiming it to be a cause for national unity, brotherhood and cultural congregation.
Members of Congress and the public paid tribute to the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D Ga.) this week at the U.S. Capitol in both a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, where his American flag draped coffin was placed, and on the steps outside the East Front of the Capitol, where members of the public also paid their respects to the civil rights legend.Lewis, who was serving his 17th term in Congress, died July 18 at the age of 80 from complications associated with pancreatic cancer.
State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh told ThePrint that there is no lockdown on Eid (1 August) and Muharram (29 August), but on the bhoomi pujan ceremony day of the Ram temple, which will be held on 5 August. The whole lockdown decision is arbitrary and only to punish Bengali Hindus. What is the basis of choosing and omitting certain dates? There is no pattern. In a certain week, you choose lockdown on Thursday, but next week, you remove Thursday. They include Wednesday in some week, and Sunday in another. The only constant is Saturday because Bengali Hindus do puja on Saturday, he said.
History has taught us that in the name of development partnerships, nations were forced into dependence partnerships. It gave rise to colonial and imperial rule. It gave rise to global power blocks. And, Humanity suffered, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, taking a subtle dig at the predatory lending practices of China.Modi was speaking through video link at a ceremony to mark the inauguration of the new building of the Supreme Court of Mauritius at the capital of the Indian Ocean nation, Port Louis, on Thursday. He joined Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth to virtually inaugurate the building, which New Delhi helped build with a grant of $ 28.12 million.
Rawalpindi In a bizarre turn of events, a man allegedly kidnapped four transgender persons from Rawal Road by luring them to perform at a wedding ceremony and kept them at a deserted place where he along with his unknown accomplices stripped them naked and tortured them to take revenge of humiliation he had to meet at the hands of transgender persons.Reportedly, the man sexually assaulted one of the four transgender persons. Police booked the man identified as Arslan Satti, hailing from Kotli Sattian and residing at Nilour Factory Area, along with 25 other unknown accomplices under kidnapping and sodomy charges and began investigation. However, no arrest was made so far. According to details, a man namely Arslan Satti visited a mansion of transgender persons located somewhere in Islamabad where he allegedly sodomised a transgender person.
GovernmentMediaPoliticsReligion16 hours agoNew Delhi: The foundation laying ceremony for the Ram temple at Ayodhya will be telecast live on state owned public service broadcaster Doordarshan.
Mehendi artist Jigna Mehta shared many inside pictures from Nithiin and Shali''s pre wedding ceremonies. In one picture, the soon to be bride can be seen flaunting her Mehendi. Another picture showed her enjoying the special moment with actor Nithiin. Pictures of their family members getting henna designs on their hands have also gone viral. Check out the pictures here
In an advisory, the Home Ministry said COVID 19 warriors like doctors, health and sanitation workers should be invited in the ceremony as a recognition of their noble service in the fight against the pandemic.Superstar Rajinikanth travelled from his Chennai home to his farmhouse in another district amid restrictions on inter district movement due to the coronavirus pandemic.
FILE In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2002 file photo, President Geroge W. Bush signs legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington. On Friday, July 24, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that former President Barack Obama signed the law authorizing federal agents to snatch protesters off the streets in Portland, Ore. The White House says 40 U.S Code 1315, under the Homeland Security Act of 2002, gives the Trump administration the authority to send armed federal agents to confront protesters in Portland. It was signed into law by President George W. Bush.A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
Indian hockey has a rich history in the Olympics, having won an unprecedented eight gold medals, besides one silver and two bronze medalsIn an advisory, the Home Ministry said COVID 19 warriors like doctors, health and sanitation workers should be invited in the ceremony as a recognition of their noble service in the fight against the pandemic.
A priest has resigned as a parish pastor after he performed a same sex civil union ceremony in the town hall of the Italian town of Sant Oreste. The priest is not expected to return to ministry for at least a year.On July 11, Fr. Emanuel Moscatelli officiated at a ceremony in which two women, friends of the priest, contracted a civil union, in a ceremony described in the Italian media as a wedding.
We have got a confirmation that Prime Minister Modi will be coming to Ayodhya on 5 August to attend the bhoomipujan (foundation stone laying) ceremony of the temple. Because of security concerns, his itinerary is not being made public,; said a senior member of the Trust.Soon after the ceremony, the construction work on the temple will officially start. The trust has set a 2024 deadline to complete the work.
A silver slab, weighing about 40 kilogram, will be placed in the sanctum sanctorum of the proposed grand Ram temple in Ayodhya during the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony, scheduled to be held in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5.The three day rituals will begin from August 3 and culminate on August 5. According to spokesman of the temple trust chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Kamal Nayan Das said the rituals will be conducted by priests from Varanasi who also supervised the shifting of the Ram Lalla idol to a new structure in March.
AYODHYA : The construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya will be completed within 3 3.5 years from the date its construction starts, said Champat Rai, General Secretary, Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust said on Saturday.Raisaid they have written a letter inviting the Prime Minister to conduct the 'bhumi pujan' at the foundation laying ceremony.
Ram Janmabhoomi Trust offers PM Modi two dates for temple lsquo;bhoomi pujan'The Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust on Saturday decided to offer Prime Minister Narendra Modi two days for the lsquo;bhoomi pujan ' (ground breaking ceremony) for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Members of the Trust said that PM Modi can choose to come on any of the two days convenient to him. Read More
According to Prof Rajan Kumar, School of International Studies, JNU, Delhi, China at one point of time started issuing stapled visa to people from Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. Recently, China objected to India s division of Jammu and Kashmir and the creation of Ladakh as a Union Territory to be directly administered by the Centre. This was interpreted as interference in the internal issues of India. Just a couples of months earlier, Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan participated in the virtual swearing in ceremony of Taiwan President Tsai Ing wen on May 20. All of this are indications of a strategic change in diplomatic position of New Delhi. It has begun to drop the pretence of being civil and polite and is trying to pay China back in the same coins. In the coming months, one is likely to witness renewed diplomatic posturing and assertiveness from both sides. South China has already been on the radars of India. Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong may not be very far, Prof Rajan opines.In his view, New Delhi must stress that even when it supports one China policy, it cannot endorse a regime which violently suppresses human rights of the minority in the regions which were promised autonomy earlier. Such values have transcendental appeals, and many countries of the West will support that position of India. But this is also a double edged sword. Beijing may also engage in diplomatic offensives on the issues of Kashmir and Arunachal. Sharing his view, Prof Rajesh Rajagopalan, School of International Studies, JNU, says, It is definitely interesting. This is probably an indication of the irritation that New Delhi feels with China, but at the same time, an extremely cautious move. India, of course, has a form of diplomatic representation with Taiwan, under the mask of a not fully diplomatic posting. So, on the one hand, this is not anything new. But by suggesting that his is a special appointment, in some way or the other, India is attempting to send a very subtle message. The problem is that this is only likely to suggest to Beijing that India is afraid to do anything of substance, and will limit its action to such fairly limited and ultimately somewhat pointless signals that Beijing will ignore, Prof Rajagopalan adds.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday said that the "country will have to learn to live with coronavirus as there are no options".Yediyurappa made the remark after paying tribute to Babu Jagjivan Ram, on his death anniversary, at a ceremony in Vidhana Soudha.
After the 2013 legalization of same sex marriage in California, where the show took place, season 5 opened with Cam and Mitch deciding to get married after hearing about the news. Then, after a season of going through the motions of preparing for a wedding, Cam and Mitch finally said ”I do ” in the season finale, ”The Wedding. ” In typical Modern Family fashion, the two part episode saw the couple scrambling with last minute problems, including a wildfire threatening to destroy their venue, before ending with a romantic cliffside wedding. There, Mitch was walked down the aisle by his father, Jay after overcoming his own homophobia about the couple''s marriage as his brother in law, Phil, presided over the ceremony.