What do all the martyrs who were victims of brutal political assassinations in Lebanon and Iraq have in common? The answer is clear: they all rejected Iran and its armed militias meddling, prioritized their countries interests, and spoke the truth freely. The degree to which the scenes in Beirut and Baghdad resemble is incredible; we could almost go as far as saying that the two popular national movements that openly rejected Iran s interference and accused it of stealing the countries of their wealth are copies of one another.Their rhetoric stressed that things had gone too far, enough was enough; remaining silent was not an option. The accumulated suffering is too great, and the ruling political regimes are riddled with corruption, governing in accordance with their interests and those of their cronies and capitulating to foreign interests and dictates. Observers affirm that the circumstances, events, and the perilous nature of this period have led the Iraqis and Lebanese to prioritize their respective countries' interests over those of their sectarian groups and to push for independent decision making in both countries, to leave the Iranian orbit and redirect their compasses toward the Arabs. True, some parties and individuals inside Iraq and Lebanon are indeed neither inclined toward nor in favor of Arab rapprochement, and they often create obstacles to hinder this kind of rapprochement because they believe that it would threaten Iranian interests in both countries. However, it seems that things are not the same as they had been, as evidenced by the difficult and unenviable situation that the groups who subordinated their countries' interests to foreign directives find themselves in today.
Deaths in custody must include the entire process starting with the detention and interrogation prior to arrest, transport to a facility and during captivity, judicial or otherwise. Vikas Dubey was not the first to die in police or judicial custody, in transit or in lockup or jail. He certainly shall not be the last. Opacity shrouding other 'encounters' in which Dubey''s aides were eliminated, puts closure to the gangster''s possible links with police, politicians, government officials, including the judiciary. This also is not the first time that tongues which could wag, were permanently silenced.Police brutality, from the stage of apprehension to formal arrest and eventual transfer of accused to a judicial facility, is an accepted part of Indian consciousness. From television serials to popular cinema, the baton is shown as the most favoured weapon of the typical cop. Likeliest directives of seniors to subordinates during interrogation is koot dalo isko (bash him up) or similar phrases in other Indian languages. Majority of the people see such scenes without flinching, even endorsing police tactics by contending that there is no other way to get dreaded criminals to reveal dark secrets.
In India''s neighbourhood we have witnessed China''s determined bid to draw Nepal into its sphere of influence. There has also been an attempt to bring Bangladesh closer to China by dangling hugely attractive trade lollipops. In both cases, the targeting of India is apparent... Maybe the next time we hear of the Chinese Consulate in Kolkata bankrolling Dragon Dance troupes in West Bengal and organising junkets for MLAs, we may realise that Beijing s philanthropy isn t exactly purposeless. China s biggest attribute is its long term visionThere is a strong belief in India that China s territorial incursions in Ladakh are specifically aimed at showing India its subordinate place in a unipolar Asia. It is also suggested, not least by some China watchers in our country, that just as the 1962 conflict aimed at puncturing Jawaharlal Nehru s pretensions of being a symbol of post colonial Asian resurgence, this summer s tensions along the Line of Actual Control is calculated to tell Narendra Modi that he has to pay a price for being difficult on issues such as the Belt and Road scheme and India s membership of RCEP.
China s recent incursions in Pangong Tso and Galwan valley have proved the futility of engaging or appeasing China, making it amply clear that as long as CCP continues to exist, China will be revanchist, expansionist and India s adversary number one. That said, it would be irrational for India to trust China in the future. Keeping borders vague helps China in bogging down India as a continental power. Further, China needs roads in the border regions of the western sector to link them with BRI, Xi s flagship foreign policy initiative. India s infrastructure development in the border regions acts as a significant hindrance.Under Mao s reincarnate Xi Jinping, CCP has long term imperial ambitions of world domination. Hence, in the future, China s expansionist encroachments are highly likely to escalate in number, frequency, and magnitude, unless India abandons Dalai Lama, accepts a completely subordinate status, and acts accordingly, willingly surrenders Arunachal, Ladakh, and whatever new claims of sovereignty that will float from Beijing, as per their strategic interests. After all, a sub continental power in its backyard must accept its subordinate status and do as what they say yes, that is what the CCP thinks. However, China wants all that without a full blown war, which it fears. There lies the weakness, intended to be compensated by creating smokescreens of aggression and threats of war. Also, because, in China s understanding of India, the latter s political leadership is likely to display nervousness in the face of an aggressive force posture, maybe because of some fundamental problem with India s strategic sub conscious, China creates smokescreens of an impending war. Delhi must understand it is psychological and pay back in the same coin, i.e., by shaping China s perceptions making China believe that India is no more a good boy and willing to confront in a full fledged war with international support. An assertive force posture, if not aggressive, if it s too much to swallow for Delhi, on the diplomatic, military and economic front, avoiding escalation, is the road that India will have to tread on.
The Haryana cabinet earlier in the first week of May had approved introduction of Hindi in subordinate courts in the State. The Vidhan Sabha had passed the Bill to pave way for implementation of the decision. 78 MLAs, Advocate General and hundreds of advocates, had expressed their interest to get Hindi language authorized for use in the courts so that the citizens of Haryana can understand the entire process in their own language and can easily put their views before the Courts.The relevant portion of amendment is reproduced as under:
Key point: Thanks to the introduction of better fighters and the use of aggressive, realistic offensive fighter doctrines, American airmen attained not the air superiority they sought, but total air supremacy over the whole of western Europe. The popular conception of the struggle in the air over northern Europe during World War II is of squadrons of sleek fighters racing over the German heartland to protect contrailed streams of lumbering bombers stretching beyond sight. This is as it was during the second half of America s air war against Germany, but it was as far from the truth as it is possible to get at the start of that great aerial crusade. It took until late 1943 nearly two years after the United States entered World War II before the United Kingdom based Eighth Air Force mounted strategically significant bombing missions against targets in occupied northern Europe. The fault for this lay partly in the availability and slow development of the equipment, but it is also a fact that the two men at the top of the Eighth Air Force command structure stubbornly clung to old and discredited theories that stunted the effectiveness of the strategic bombing effort and cost thousands of their countrymen their freedom or their lives. In the beginning, the fighter was a short legged creature whose role of protecting the bombers was eclipsed by its role of guarding friendly territory and installations. The difference, which is crucial, was the product of technology range and the power of aircraft engines and intellect. Until late 1943, surprisingly late in the war, the use of the fighter as an offensive weapon was stunted by the defensive mind set of the pursuit acolytes of the interwar decades. The pursuit airplane had evolved over the fixed battlefields of Western Europe during World War I. Pursuit aircraft had been developed to prevent enemy reconnaissance airplanes from overflying friendly lines and to protect friendly observation airplanes from enemy pursuits while the observers overflew enemy lines. The pursuit was conceived as a tactical and a defensive weapon, and it was limited to these roles both by conception and by the technologies of the day. The Army Air Corps Between the world wars, the development of American pursuit aircraft was hobbled by budgetary restrictions that for many years slowed or obviated altogether the creation of new technologies or even methodical experimentation with new tactics. The U.S. Marine Corps did advance the use of the single engine pursuit as a nascent close support weapon to bolster the infantry, but the interests of various intra Army constituencies prevented similar advances in what had come to be called the Army Air Corps. To the degree that it developed at all, the Air Corps saw increasingly heavy and longer ranged bombers in its future. And, as the limited available research and development dollars were expended on speedier bombers, the pursuits of the day were increasingly outranged and outrun. Inevitably, American bombers of the late 1930s were designed to be self defending because they could fly much farther and at least somewhat faster than could the pursuits of the day. The pursuits, which were being developed at a much slower pace, were relegated to a point defense role guarding cities, industrial targets, and air bases. When World War II began, the Air Corps shortly to be renamed the Army Air Forces was divided into two distinct combat arms, fighters and bombers. And, by virtue of the fighter s stunted development, there appeared little chance that the two would spend much time working together. As soon as the Army Air Corps was pulled into World War II it became focused on the defense of American coastal cities, several Caribbean islands, bases in Greenland and Iceland, and on the strategically indispensable Panama Canal. There were few airplanes of any type to devote to these defensive missions, and those that were deployed defensively also had to serve as on the job trainers for hundreds of the raw young pilots emerging from the Air Forces burgeoning flight schools. Through the first half of 1942, all of the very few pilots and airplanes that could be spared from the defense of the U.S. coasts and sea lanes were rushed to defend Australia and the South Pacific. Dozens of precious airplanes and pilots were lost in the pathetic defense of Java, in the Netherlands East Indies, and many more were lost in the early defensive battles around Port Moresby, New Guinea, but Army Air Forces training commands were able to catch up with combat and training losses as well as with the heavy burden imposed by the formation of new fighter, bomber, and other type groups. And better fighters with a higher probability of survival began to reach operational air groups. Committing to American Air Power Fortunately, the United States could afford to be a bit late off the mark in her war against Germany. German efforts in 1940 to bring Great Britain to her knees all had failed miserably and, by the end of 1941, the bulk of Germany s air and land forces were mired in a frightful war of attrition deep inside Russia. The British had the situation in northern Europe reasonably well in hand, though they would have collapsed had not vast infusions of weapons and supplies from the United States sustained them. British forces in Egypt and Libya were teetering on the edge of defeat, but there was little the United States would be able to do for many months to influence the outcome assuming the British held on that long. So, while the Army Air Forces devoted the bulk of its limited expendable resources to defensive measures against Japan, new air groups were created, and new and better combat aircraft began rolling off newly created assembly lines. Finally, in the spring of 1942, it was decided in high Army Air Forces circles to commit American air power to northern Europe. At first, the commitment would be little more than a meager show of force masking an advanced combat training program overseen by the Royal Air Force (RAF). Only later, when training bases and factories in the United States had caught up with the planning, would the U.S. Army Air Forces take on a strategic air campaign against the German industrial heartland. Brigadier General Ira Eaker arrived in England on February 20, 1942 to establish the headquarters of the new VIII Bomber Command. He opened his headquarters at High Wycombe, England on February 23, 1942, but the VIII Bomber Command had no combat airplanes to its name; they would not be available for several months. Rather, it fell to Eaker to argue with his British hosts in favor of an independent role for the forthcoming Army Air Forces in Europe. The RAF and the British government wanted America s commitment to the air war in Europe to be subordinate to or an adjunct of the British Theatre air war. The Americans, however, felt they deserved an independent role, and it was Eaker s job to win the British over to this viewpoint. The American notion was strongly bolstered in argument, at least by the fact that the Army Air Forces had developed over many years a theoretical strategic air doctrine that was quite different from the RAF s experience based strategic doctrine. The Americans favored and had equipped their bomber force to wage a precision daylight bombing campaign against industrial targets hundreds of miles inside enemy territory. The RAF was the only other air force in the world that had developed long range, four engine, heavy bombers, but its doctrine the result of bloody experiences early in the war favored area bombing at night. Doctrinal arguments aside, the British victims of the Nazi Blitz of 1940 1941 were less squeamish than their American Allies about bombing German civilians. Besides, the RAF had few long range heavy bombers to its name, and thus felt it needed to co opt the promised infusion of American heavies. For the time being, Eaker s arguments with the RAF hierarchy were moot. There would be no American air combat units in the United Kingdom for several months, and then there would not be enough of them to make a dent in Hitler s Fortress Europa for many more months. A Symbolic Commitment between Allies The first VIII Bomber Command unit to arrive in England on May 10, 1942 was the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group, which was equipped with Boeing B 17 Flying Fortress four engine heavy bombers. This was a symbolic commitment, for the 97th had been activated in February 1942 and thus had not had time to be adequately trained to fly combat missions over heavily defended European targets. It would be months before the 97th saw any live action. Around the time the 97th Heavy Bombardment Group became the first nominal combat unit to join Eaker s VIII Bomber Command, Brig. Gen. Frank Monk Hunter arrived in England to establish the headquarters of his VIII Fighter Command, also at High Wycombe. Unlike Eaker, Hunter, a rather flamboyant World War I ace, quickly came to terms with British beliefs and aspirations regarding the employment of forthcoming American fighter groups. The RAF had opted for powerful, short range, point defense fighters that could defend friendly air bases and attack nearby enemy air bases, and its doctrine appeared to have proven itself during the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. Hunter, who had spent most of his career arguing the point defense case for the U.S. Army s fighters, was eager to augment the British fighter plan. 1 2 3 4 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
While details regarding Bischoff 's departure were initially scant, the latest rumors allege that he didn 't get along with his subordinates and didn 't have a clearly defined set of responsibilities as executive director. This was revealed by Bryan Alvarez on Tuesday 's edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, as seen in this clip from his own Figure Four Weekly YouTube page.About one minute and 40 seconds into the above video, Alvarez cited backstage sources, who claimed that Bischoff was barely visible in his role during his time in SmackDown, to the point where he would sometimes be found hanging out in catering. The Wrestling Observer Radio co host then stressed that based on what he 's heard, he isn 't quite sure what exactly Bischoff 's role entailed, but is sure of one thing ndash; the former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) president wasn 't very popular with the people he worked with.
The US Commerce Department said on Monday it was putting 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies including video surveillance company Hikvision on a US trade blacklist over Beijing s treatment of Uighur Muslims and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities.Those added to the so called Entity List include the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region People s Government Public Security Bureau, 19 subordinate government agencies and eight commercial firms, according to a Commerce Department filing. The companies include Zhejiang Dahua Technology, IFLYTEK Co, Xiamen Meiya Pico Information Co and Yixin Science and Technology Co.
The actual shooting is supposed to have lasted only about 10 minutes. Soldiers from the Baluchi, Gorkha and Rajput regiments fired a little over 1,650 rounds and killed at least 379 people by official count, wounding perhaps a thousand more. Few bullets seemed to have been wasted. For maximum impact, the soldiers shot at the densest parts of the crowd. As the famous sequence in Richard Attenborough s film Gandhi suggests, when the British officer Gen. Reginald Dyer saw some men trying to flee the park by trying to scale a wall, he ordered his men to aim in that direction, killing more.Should we warn them first? a subordinate had asked the general earlier.
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The mobile internet services would be blocked to prevent the possible use of unfair means through the hi tech methods, said a senior police official, adding that the decision to suspend the service has been taken by the divisional commissioners for the areas where this measure is required.Rajasthan Public Service Commission will be conducting the #8216;Rajasthan State and Subordinate Combined Competitive Exam 2018 ' at more than 1,400 centers tomorrow.
”Since some have bizarrely misconstrued my statement on the BJP seeking to turn India into a Hindu Pakistan, a short explanation of what the term means: I have said this before and I will say it again. Pakistan was created as a state with a dominant religion, that discriminates against its minorities and denies them equal rights. India never accepted the logic that had partitioned the country. But the BJP RSS idea of a Hindu Rashtra is the mirror image of Pakistan a state with a dominant majority religion that seeks to put its minorities in a subordinate place. That would be a Hindu Pakistan, and it is not what our freedom movement fought for, nor the idea of India enshrined in our Constitution. ”Earlier, Tharoor further said that the saffron party will write a new constitution which will turn the country into Hindu Pakistan.
Trump s proposed #8216;space force; responds to the quandary of how the US can best protect American assets in space.On June 18, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the establishment of a space force as the sixth branch of the United States military, separate but equal to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), which has overseen U.S. military space operations. Some have compared it to the moment when the USAF itself was established in September 1947, as a separate entity from the U.S. Army, of which it was, until then, a subordinate part.
Srinagar: In a bid to prevent weapon snatching, the police have banned use of smartphones by its sentries during duty time, an order issued by Additional Director General of Police Armed J amp;K, Srinagar, AK Choudhary said. The sentries have also been asked to wear BP jackets and chain their weapons with belts. ;It has been observed that recent weapon snatching incidents have occurred due to the reason that sentries on duty remain engaged with their smartphones for most of the time thereby compromising with their legitimate duty. This tendency has considerably increased and resulted in weapon snatching killing of Police cops in the state, particularly in the Valley,; the order said. The order further said that the tendency not only lowered the image of Police organization but also compromises with personal security of the individual. This speaks volumes about lack of supervision and sensitization of lower subordinates with inputs and overall security situation in and around a particular area. ;No sentry shall carry with him any smartphone during duty hours under any circumstances. All sentries, particularly on guard duty, shall wear BP gear and chain their weapons with their belts properly. All the guards shall introduce improvised alarm system. All the guard personnel shall remain available round the clock in their respective guard rooms in a state of alertness and in proper uniform during day time,; the order said. The order further reads that unit duty officers shall take hourly situation report from all company commanders. All guard personnel shall ensure compliance of the standing drill in letter and spirit. They shall have liaised with nearest district Police installations security force;s (SFs) pickets. ;All the commandants of JKAP IR Battalions and supervisory officers concerned are enjoined upon to ensure implementation of the directions in Letter and spirit. They shall ensure that all the officers officials of their respective units are briefed adequately in this regard for better results on the ground. In case of any delinquency, the concerned commandants and other supervisory officers shall also be held responsible,; the order added. (GNS)
Although the fact that snow monkeys bathe more often during winter suggests that they use the hot spring to stay warm, to date no physiological data had been collected to support this idea. Takeshita and her colleagues studied twelve adult females during the spring birth season, from April to June, and winter mating season, from October to December. They determined how much time the monkeys spent in the hot springs, and which monkeys bathed the most. The researchers also collected faecal samples during times of extreme cold and analysed the concentration of faecal glucocorticoid (fGC) metabolite present. This was done because thermoregulatory stress and the management of a body temperature is known to influence concentrations of glucocorticoids, which belong to the family of steroid hormones.The results confirmed that female snow monkeys use the hot spring more often in winter than in spring, and especially during colder weeks. Dominant females benefited from their status and spent longer time bathing, but they were also involved in more aggressive conflicts, resulting in higher energy expenditure than subordinate females. But taking a spa reduced stress hormone levels in those females. So high social status in this group of snow monkeys has a trade off between the costs of high rank position and the benefits from a hot spring, which is advantageous for conserving energy by reducing loss of body heat, and lowering stress levels.
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The Brong Ahafo Fire Command has been directed by the Chief Fire Officer to suspend one of its officers who allegedly sexually assaulted one of his female subordinates.The officer in question, Eric Ansah, the Municipal Commander at the Techiman Fire Station, is believed to have attempted to rape his 27 year old subordinate on Friday at her residence.