Chief of the Defence Staff Sir Nick Carter said a ”new age of alternative weapons ” including energy, bribes, corruption, cyber attacks, assassination, fake news, propaganda, soldiers in unmarked uniforms and deniable private military and security companies posed a huge threat to pace. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph he said: ”The character of politics and warfare is evolving rapidly, driven by the pervasiveness of information and the rate of technological change.
iOS 13 now supports all 22 of India s official languagesApple has added 15 new Indian languages in its iOS 13.1.2 update for iPhones and, what is more, Siri even talks back to you in an Indian accent.
Over 2,300 people have been arrested since JuneHong Kong pro democracy activists and riot police clashed in chaotic scenes around the city on Sunday with police in full riot gear chasing protesters through crowds of horrified lunchtime shoppers.
Feminist poet Kamini Roy spent her sunset years in this small townOn Saturday, when the ubiquitous search engine Google gave a doodle tribute for its Indian users to poet, educator and feminist Kamini Roy on her 155th birth anniversary, few realised her Jharkhand connect.
Today we need to ask ourselves whether savagery and violence have become the normSir India recently celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was not only a revered icon of India s struggle for freedom but also a towering figure of the 20th century. Even today, Gandhi continues to be symbolic of India s struggle against imperial domination in the world. His contributions were arguably greater than those of his contemporaries. Gandhi s devotion to non violence as a method of resistance was exemplary.
Kamal Haasan appealed to Modi to act as a pioneer and put an end to the banner culture Madras High Court on Thursday allowed the central and Tamil Nadu governments to install banners to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to an informal meeting here next week.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh condemned the killing of the officerA trailblazing Indian American Sikh police officer, who made national headlines when he was allowed to grow a beard and wear a turban on the job, has been shot and killed in an "ambush style" attack in a "ruthless, cold blooded way" in the US state of Texas, a senior official said on Saturday.
Twitterti demand apology from the government and an inquiry into finding those responsibleDr. Kafeel Khan, a pediatrician who was jailed for the alleged death of over 60 children in Gorakhphur, has been given a clean chit in the case by a Uttar Pradesh government appointed inquiry team.
The 16 year old girl moved the apex court after her marriage under Mohammedan Law was annulled by Allahabad High CourtThe Supreme Court on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to produce before it the 16 year old Muslim girl, who is presently being kept at a children's home in Lucknow after her marriage was declared void by the Allahabad High Court, and also pulled up the state for not instructing its lawyers on her appeal.
The BJP led government is trying to divert attention from its failure to bring about any developmentSir Within days of having claimed that Hindi should be accepted as a common language by all Indians, the home minister, Amit Shah, has now said that he does not mean to impose the language on anyone. However, this is hardly believable ( Tongue twist , Sept 17). If the Bharatiya Janata Party never had the intention of pushing for Hindi as the primary language in India, then what was the need of introducing numerals on the new currency notes in Devanagari script or trying to make Hindi compulsory in schools? It seems that Shah was testing ground with his push for Hindi. His clarification is by no means a consolation.
;Zahra Billoo has been removed from board membership effective immediately,; the board posted Wednesday on Twitter. ;We found some of her public statements incompatible with the values and mission of the organization. Women;s March will continue to build an inclusive and effective movement that holds space for all women.;Billoo is a lawyer who serves as executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American Islamic Relations,
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said he will visit Kashmir if requiredTerming the allegations that people are finding it difficult to approach the Jammu and Kashmir High Court as "very very serious," the Supreme Court on Monday requested the chief justice of the state to file a report on the matter.
However, the government has refused to budge on its demand for traceability of messagesFacebook global executive Nick Clegg has proposed a "prospective" mechanism for messaging platform WhatsApp to act on cases flagged by law enforcement agencies, but the government has refused to budge on its demand for traceability of messages.
Hiring is currently in progress and the centre will move to its permanent location a 60,000 square footIT services major Infosys has set up a technology and innovation centre in Arizona, USA, and plans to hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2023.
Court to decide whether minor Muslim girl can enter into wedlock The Supreme Court has decided to examine the question whether a Muslim girl who has reached puberty can marry a person of her choice under Mohammedan law even if she is below 18.
Perhaps denial is Narendra Modi's idea of solving an old problem in a new wayOne hundred days may not be a long time in politics. Nonetheless, such a time period, it is believed, can offer an assessment of the initial performance of an elected government. It can be argued that having been returned to power with an overwhelming mandate, the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party had been exposed to several steep challenges in the course of its first 100 days in office. Even the prime minister, who seldom acknowledges the enormity of some of these problems, tacitly admitted in a speech in Haryana that India, facing a diverse set of problems, is now demanding new solutions. Indeed, some of the solutions offered by Mr Modi and his government have been quite unprecedented. Article 370, which granted certain special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir, has been abrogated in the name of fuller integration of the region with the nation and two Union territories carved out of the erstwhile state. This step Mr Modi s political opponents have been vocal in their criticism of the unitary nature of this intervention has been accompanied by a severe clampdown in Kashmir which, much like the repealing of Article 370, remains unrivalled. The road to economic prosperity has been strewn with even sharper thorns. India s growth curve has slipped to a six year low figure of five per cent. Nearly every sector, the automobile industry and agriculture being the obvious examples, is in distress. Concurrent job losses have coincided with sluggish demand as well as shaky confidence among investors. The Centre s response in the face of such a crisis has remained unmatched. One of Mr Modi s colleagues recently insisted that India s economy remains on a strong footing . Wearing blinkers so as not to notice a fire has not the National Democratic Alliance government been stubborn in its denial of the slowdown? is perhaps Mr Modi s idea of solving an old problem in a new way.