Thiruvananthapuram: Unleashing scathing criticism on the opposition Congress and BJP, CPI(M) said the nexus between the two parties will be identified by the people. As the investigation over the gold smuggling case was undertaken by the NIA, both parties are creating confusion among the public.The press note released by CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishanan over the reported involvement of Chief Minister ''s office in the gold smuggling case, said the opposition parties are playing politics by burnt offering the lives of people during the time of COVID . The party secretary said people will identify BJP and Congress who are trying to win heinous political targets.
Students from countries as diverse as India, China and Brazil told The Associated Press they are scrambling to devise plans after federal immigration authorities notified colleges this week that international students must leave the US or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall.Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit this week to block the decision, and now California and Washington state are seeking injunctions against enforcing the new visa policy. "Shame on the Trump Administration for risking not only the education opportunities for students who earned the chance to go to college, but now their health and well being as well,? California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Thursday.Some said they may return home, or move to nearby Canada. "I 'm generating research, I 'm doing work in a great economy, " said Batuhan Mekiker, a Ph.D. student from Turkey studying computer science at Montana State University in Bozeman. He ''s in the third year of a five year program. "If I go to Turkey, I would not have that, " he said. "I would like to be somewhere where my talent is appreciated. " Mathias, a Seattle based student who spoke on condition his last name not be used for fear of losing his immigration status, said he is set to sell his car, break his lease, and get his cat Louis permission to fly back to his home in Paris in the next two weeks. "Everyone ''s very worried, " he said. "We have our whole lives here. " Seven students from China and Germany who attend universities in California sued Friday to block enforcement, alleging potential threats to their health and financial calamity. " The policy treats them as pawns for the president ''s politically motivated decision, " Mark Rosenbaum of nonprofit Public Counsel, which filed the suit, said in a statement.Many American universities have come to depend on the revenue from more than 1 million international students, who typically pay higher tuition. President Donald Trump has insisted they return to in person instruction as soon as possible, alleging that schools are being kept closed to harm the economy and make him look bad.The guidance was released the same day Harvard announced it would keep all undergraduate classes online this fall. Harvard said the new Trump directive would prevent many of its 5,000 international students from remaining in the US.The University of Southern California sent a letter to students and faculty, saying it is "deeply troubled " and that the the policy could negatively impact countless international students. " Like other universities, USC said it was pushing back and working to ensure students ' academic careers aren ''t harmed, while exploring ways for students to safely study in person if they wish.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said the directive could inflict significant harm on colleges, students, the business community and the economy. A U.S. State Department press release said the policy provides greater flexibility for non immigrant students to continue their education in the United States, while also allowing for proper social distancing on open and operating campuses.A day after Harvard sued, the university notified the court that immigration authorities appear to be already enforcing the policy. A lawyer for Harvard urged the judge to suspend the rule, saying that a first year student from Belarus was turned away from his flight at a Minsk airport. There is another hearing Friday. "This is very dangerous and cruel, " said Jessie Peng, a Chinese graduate student in analytics at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. "We have nowhere to go, " said Peng, 27. "Either risk our lives and go to school or we risk our lives flying back to China. " Jasdeep Mandia, a doctoral candidate from India studying economics at Arizona State University, said he has breathing problems that could worsen if he gets sick from COVID 19.Mandia, 35, originally planned to conduct all his fall studies online. He says the Trump directive puts the shaky standing of international students on display. "It has never been a level playing field, " he said. "But this makes it more apparent. "At Indiana University, American scholar Dakota Murray wrote in the school newspaper about his uncertainty over how the guidance would affect him and his wife, a fellow doctoral candidate who is from South Korea. Murray, 27, said he and his wife had discussed going to live in South Korea or maybe Canada, where she has relatives. He spoke on condition that his wife ''s name not be used because she is trying to obtain a green card that will let her work and reside in the U.S. after she finishes her studies.Vanderbilt University student Safa Shahzad went home to Manchester, England, for a visit in March but got stuck there when the U.S. imposed travel restrictions to slow the spread of the virus.Still in England, the 19 year old, who is double majoring in politics and computer science, completed her freshman year from afar after the university transitioned online. Although Vanderbilt has said courses will be a hybrid of online and in person this fall, Shahzad cannot travel to the U.S. until the Trump administration lifts the travel restrictions. "I 'm just kind of waiting, " she said.
On the evening of April 27, 1962, patrolmen Frank Tomlinson and Stanley Kensic stopped Monroe X Jones and Fred X Jingles as they unloaded clothing out of the back of a Buick by the Nation of Islam s mosque in South Los Angeles. The ensuing altercation with police, dubbed a blazing gunfight and a riot by the Los Angeles Times, ended with seven unarmed Muslims in jured and one dead. William X Rogers was left paralyzed, and mosque secretary Ronald X Stokes was killed, shot through the heart as he walked toward officer Donald Weese with his palms raised toward the sky. Weese later told an all white coroner s jury that Stokes came towards me, chanting. He put his hands out I thought he was going to choke me. As the other men lay on the ground, handcuffed and bleeding, they held hands and chanted Alla hu akbar, God is most great. In August that same year, twelve Muslim men at Folsom Prison were holding a meeting in the prison yard when a sergeant began snapping photographs of the gathering. As the officer approached, one of the men proclaimed, They want to take our picture, so let s give them a good one. Another suggested that they face the east and pray to Allah. The group lined up with their hands raised waist high, palms facing up, and prayed.In both instances, Muslims in the Nation of Islam (NOI), confronted with police violence and state surveillance, responded with nonviolent protest in the form of prayer. Where do such stories fit within our narrative of the civil rights era? These episodes demonstrate that challenges to policing and prisons were central to the postwar Black Freedom movement, and the Nation of Islam was at the forefront of that struggle. They show Black Nationalism as an ideological current of Black politics, which continued to gain strength in the years between the dissolution of the United Negro Improvement Association in the interwar period and the rise of Black Power in the late 1960s, a period portrayed as Black Nationalist decline.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is currently responsible for leading his country through three separate, though interrelated, once in a lifetime crises of health, economics, and politics hellip; The initial returns have been far from promising.How the U.K. got here:
ICM Partners is the latest firm to join an effort to make this year #39;s presidential election date, Nov. 3, a paid holiday.The agency will allow staffers to take time off to vote and the politics division of the Hollywood company will distribute voting information to employees.
Progressive activist Mitchell Stollberg died at the age of 66, following a struggle with cancer and other health issues. Born in the Bronx in 1954, Stollberg became an activist, like so many gay men, in response to the AIDS epidemic of the 80s and 90s. His involvement in LGBT activism and progressive politics only intensified after he moved to South Florida. In his last decade Stollberg served in many political committees and activist groups and was an unsuccessful candidate for Oakland Park City Commissioner in 2016.
The driving force behind the decision of the ailing 90 year old, who has influenced Kashmir politics for decades, to quit the separatist group Monday has divided Kashmir observers in the Indian political and security establishment, central and state officials responsible for dealing with Hurriyat affairs told ThePrint.Officials who have dealt with the separatist conglomerate in the past are also divided along the same lines.
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India on Monday announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps. The government''s intentions were made clear: the time for pussy footing around the China problem is over. Even if the Chinese were to restore status quo ante and return to the positions they held in early April, the rupture will be impossible to mend for years at least. Trust has been broken and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hard pressed to ask the Indian public to not take the Chinese at their word ever again. Geopolitics is changing forever, and so, it appears, is Indian foreign policy.On Tuesday, the third round of talks takes place between the Indian and Chinese military commanders. The first one was on 6 June, when the Chinese made commitments and broke them, leading to the deadly clash on 15 16 June. A further meeting on 22 June saw a similar agreement but it is clear that the Chinese have not moved back to where they came from. What is the point of the third meeting if not for the sake of just talking? Both sides know that the talks at the military level are for the sake of form. For substance, look at what Prime Minister Modi has been saying he has called out China as an aggressor and a force of evil. Mod s utterances are the words of a man betrayed. Which is why a military agreement alone will not suffice.
He states that while there is ;a general consensus in Delhi that the Galwan encounter has produced a discontinuity in India s China policy;, skeptics point out that structural constraints would limit dramatic changes in policy once the heat of the moment dissipates.Rajamohan argues that the potential direction of the Sino Indian relationship is likely to depend on how the current military confrontation in Ladakh is resolved .
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.
In an interview with news agency ANI, Home Minister Amit Shah said that Rahul Gandhi should introspect if his hashtag of #39;Surender Modi #39; is being encouraged by Pakistan and China. He said that the government was fully capable of handling anti India propaganda but it was painful when a former President of such a big political party indulges in shallow minded politics at a time of crisis. "Yes we are fully capable of handling anti India propaganda but it does pain when a former President of such a big political party does "ochi rajiniti (shallow minded politics) at a time of problems. It is a matter of self introspection for him and Congress that his hashtag is being taken forward by Pakistan and China. It is not for me. It is a matter of concern for Congress that hashtag of their leader is being encouraged by Pakistan and China. You say what China and Pakistan like. And at this time of crisis, " added Amit Shah.
Lalu Prasad Yadav, former Bihar CM, post Mandal leader and fodder scam convict was born on June 11, 1948. A talented orator, his era in Bihar was known as the Jungle Raaj with absolute no law and order.These days his son Tej Pratap Yadav is more in the news for dressing up as Krishna and Radha. There was a time when Lalu was at the epicentre of Bihar politics to the extent that the saying went: Jab tak rahega samosa mein alu, tab tak rahega Bihar mein Lalu. While Bihar residents might not have a very fond memory of the Bihar CM s rule, his rustic raconteur act found great favour with Delhi journalists.
Congress accuses BJP of quarantine politics By TNM NewsDesk On Jun 24, 2020 63SHARESShare on WhatsAppShare on FacebookLet''s Tweet Congress in Assam on June 24 accused the BJP of indulging in quarantine politics during the COVID 19 pandemic, alleging the ruling party of going for selective quarantine of political leaders.
Kohima, Jun 25 (UNI) As on today in Nagaland, the total number of COVID 19 positive cases in the State stands at 355, out of this, the total active cases are 195 and 160 have recovered.Kolkata Siliguri, Jun 25 (UNI) At least three people were killed when lightning struck them in Malda district this afternoon even as rains have been lashing major parts of north Bengal as predicted by the MET office early today.Official sources said, while two people died at Baishnabnagar, another died at Chachol in Malda district when lightning struck them and rains and thunder made life out of gear in major parts of north Bengal districts.
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Diplomacy3 hours agoI still remember the horror I felt when I first saw a large scale map of India hanging on a wall in a US classroom. I was in my first semester of graduate school, the class was on comparative politics. The map in question showed the northwestern and northeastern extensions of what I had always known as the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir to belong respectively to Pakistan and China.
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.