The brutal treatment of a father and son in Sathankulam police station of Thoothukudi district in Tamil Nadu, resulting in their death, exposed the ugly face of the police. It showed that the police are still relying on medieval methods in their day to day working and that custodial torture continues to be an area of serious concern. What was worse, the supervisory officers abdicated their responsibility and failed in their primary duty of registering a case against the delinquent police personnel and getting them arrested. It is a great pity that the high court had to step in and the case had to be handed over to the CBI. The situation could have been easily defused if the officers had risen to the occasion and ensured action under the law. We are now faced with the embarrassment of the UN Secretary General wanting the incident to be investigated.On top of that, we have an encounter in Kanpur where a criminal wanted for the murder of eight policemen was killed by UP Police under circumstances which have raised uncomfortable questions. These would hopefully be answered by a proper inquiry into the matter in due course. However, we need to go to the root of the problem.
NEW DELHI: Betting on viewership on large screens in the world s biggest market for movies, Hollywood studio Lionsgate has tied up for an with alliance with Reliance Jio to bring its streaming service to JioFiber customers. The association will give JioFiber customers access to Lionsgate Play s movie line up on JioTV .As the media landscape continues to evolve, Indian audiences are consuming more and more premium quality content including Hollywood movies on large TV and desktop screens.
Speaking at the Virtual Counter Terrorism Week, Mahaveer Singhvi Head of Indian Delegation said, "While the world is coming together to battle the pandemic, it is unfortunate that Pakistan, a state which sponsors cross border terrorism, continues to use every opportunity to peddle false narratives and make baseless, malicious and egregious allegations against India and interfere in our internal affairs. "The statement made during, " ”The global scourge of terrorism: Assessment of high risk threats and trends including the rise of violent extremism and hate speech in a pandemic environment ”, India called on the international community to ask Pakistan "to take sustained, verifiable and irreversible actions against terror outfits operating on the territory under its control. "
Today;s count is 4,015 new cases, which brings the total number of infections confirmed since March to 120,539. The Health Department today reported 46 new deaths, bringing that count to a total of 3,579.In West Hollywood the number of confirmed cases now is 300, an increase of eight from yesterday ''s report, according to today ''s Health Department announcement. However, the Health Department ''s COVID 19 dashboard, which it recently redesigned, continues to report 239 infections in West Hollywood and four deaths.
Various celebrities of Mumbai s entertainment world have since been at the receiving end of the backlash, alleging a nepotism driven culture that goes on to sideline the likes of Sushant, pushing them into grave depression.The Mohra actress, in a recent interview to Hindustan Times, said that people must think rationality, as it will be a great disservice to the poor boy who s gone if the sensationalisation of his death continues.
Paris based businessman Hadelin de Ponteves, 31, has achieved a lot at a young age. It s because of his relentless hard work and dedication that his online education business continues to flourish. So much so, that while the pandemic proved to be a bane for most businesses, Hadelin s endeavour only witnessed success.
A hosted, invitation only event will take place ahead of the 10 a.m. public reopening. MGM Springfield s amenity offerings initially will be limited and do not include hotel rooms at this time. Additional venues, as well as the hotel, will open in the coming weeks and months. This is a community that continues to overcome hardships by supporting and caring for one another, and it is a privilege to be a part of it, said Chris Kelley, President of the Northeast Group, MGM Resorts. When we reopen our doors, we do so with the health and safety of our guests and employees as our number one priority. The property will look a little different, but the great experience at MGM Springfield will remain the same. We look forward to welcoming our guests back.
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As per reports, created by the Chinese researchers, the new virus which spreads from pigs is capable of triggering another COVID 19 like pandemic.The Turbanator on Tuesday (June 30) took to his Twitter handle and expressed his anger as he hit out at China for preparing another virus. "While the whole world is still struggling to deal with COVID 19 they have made another virus ready for us..," he tweeted.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently tweeted that Mukesh Ambani s Jio is a clean telecom company perhaps because Reliance had committed to being a good telco and not using Chinese equipment for 5G.As the stand off at Galwan continues, there is one piece of advice that a PR practitioner like me can give to Chinese companies in India shut up and put up. Unlike what the People s Liberation Army is doing.
TikTok said it continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law.Two persons died while four persons were admitted to hospital following benzimidazole gas leakage at the Sainor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, a pharma company located at the Jawahar Pharma City.
China s battle against the Covid 19 virus has become a battle to protect public health and wellbeing, safeguard global prosperity and development, and uphold international moral principles. As the virus continues spreading around the world, this struggle calls for joint international efforts. China will stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with the rest of the world. The outcome is of crucial significance for the future of mankind.China has achieved important success in controlling the epidemic at home and made great contributions to safeguarding global public health and wellbeing. China has engaged in international co operation openly, transparently and responsibly. China informed the World Health Organisation and relevant countries about the outbreak in timely fashion, shared its experience of prevention, control and treatment, and provided strong support and assistance to countries in need.
Over the last one week and more, public opinion, both globally and nationally, has grown against China. While the eyeball to eyeball confrontation between the armies of the two countries continues along the Line of Actual Control, or LAC, bordering Ladakh, domestically India has begun to tighten the screws on supply chains rooted in China. The sombre and angry mood of the nation was visible at the widely attended funerals of soldiers martyred in the bloody face off with Chinese troops in Galwan valley. The country is speaking in one voice: decouple from China.A fair assessment, given that the hegemonic intentions harboured by the Chinese have been unmasked. Not just in terms of what is playing out along the western LAC; their aggressive actions against neighbouring countries in the South China Sea, as well as the unleashing of wolf warrior diplomacy to target Australia when it called for an independent global inquiry into the origin of covid 19 pandemic in Wuhan, China, and its spread have raised similar red flags. If the global mood is any indication then the factory of the world is likely to face a contraction in demand; the Chinese economy estimated at around $12 trillion may be too big to fail, but not immune to shocks forcing it to rethink its unilateral ways.
All Lion;s dairy and juice sites are operational; and across many parts of the business customers are once again able to place orders and view their invoices online. Lion is working to get all of its customer ordering platforms operational as soon as possible.Despite this progress, the company still expects to see some further disruptions as it continues to restore systems. Lion will continue to work with its team of experts to complete this work as quickly as possible, minimising any further disruptions, including to supply.
It didn ''t come immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that required all states to grant same sex marriages. The fanfare after that historic decision ndash; the one bearing Obergefell ''s name ndash; lingered far longer than he could have expected. But eventually, things slowed down and life began to feel normal.Which meant Obergefell could finally grieve.
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.
He was my Vice Chancellor at Ahmadu Bello University in the late 70s and early 80s. Since then, he has been the Pro Chancellor of many university councils. We are now serving together on the Council of Bauchi State University, Gadau. He continues to contribute to the education of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians.Ango, as he is popularly known in Northern Nigeria, has never declined to speak on problems when they arise in this country.
NEW DELHI : India said on Friday its military standoff with China can only be ended if the Chinese stop erecting new structures in Indian territory, ratcheting up the pressure on Beijing as world opinion solidified against Chinese aggressions on India and other Asian countries.In an interview to news agency PTI, India s ambassador in Beijing, Vikram Misri, said China has to stop the practice of transgressing and trying to erect structures on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). India, on its part, has always carried activities on the Indian side of the LAC, he said refuting China s charges that it is India which transgressed into Chinese territory and obstructed Chinese patrolling, besides engaging in construction activities.
There is clairvoyance in Indo Pak relations about Pakistan s anti India agenda that is difficult to obfuscate. Its support to anti India activities is well documented and well recognised. The latest in a series of such hostile actions are bizarre accusations of False Flag operations against itself that merits attention. The reasons given for India to launch false flag operations are equally bizarre and keep changing every time it makes the bogey of false flag.The first reference to false flag operations by India against Pakistan was made by its Prime Minister Imran Khan in a Twitter post on 23 August 2019 when he attributed the reasons for his fear as Indian accusations for some terrorists from Afghanistan having entered J amp;K for terrorist activities. He also claimed that the operation would be launched to divert international attention from Indian actions in J amp;K.Thereafter the accusations of false flag operations became too frequent and reached its nadir during from May 2020 beginning again with a Twitter message again by its Prime Minister on 06 May 2020 which stated as follows "I have been warning the world about India ''s continuing efforts to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting Pakistan. Latest baseless allegations by India of infiltration across LoC is a continuation of this dangerous agenda. This time the reasons for false flag had changed; terrorists from Afghan to infiltration across LoC.False flag operations by India seems to be the pet theme of Pakistani establishment to imply that India would resort to false flag actions every time there has been a terrorist related incident to accuse Pakistan to send across a message to internal and external audiences.From making such calls once or twice a year earlier, Pakistani establishment from Prime Minister to Foreign Minister, Railway minister and Inter Services Public Relation spokesman have made several calls of an impending false flag operation by India.In the latest message of false flag attack by India it ''s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated on 24 June that "India ''s mood is clear as it wants to divert attention from its border dispute with China to Pakistan, ", adding that India was finding excuses to launch a false flag operation against Pakistan. Incidentally the statement was made in the aftermath of India s decision to cut diplomatic strength from in one another s countries by half.As is amply clear the reasons for false flag threat keep changing and are reflective of a confused and regressive mind set aimed at appropriating insinuations to India without any basis of facts.Pakistan leadership s false flag syndrome is an outcome of uncertainty and fear psychosis emanating from lack of confidence in their own capabilities to govern. It is also an outcome of the baggage of the past, having nurtured and supported non state actors as part of state policyThe concept of the false flag comes under the domain of conspiracy theory wherein an operation conducted by one party or government is made to appear as though it were sponsored by another party or government.False flag operations have been a part of statecraft since ancient times. But times have changed and no country, especially a democratic one, with an ever alert fourth estate will resort to such an agenda. Although authoritarian and monotheistic states have never shied away from such operations if it furthers their interests. Without naming any state we have witnessed plenty of false flag operations in the recent past.Pakistan itself has been a practitioner of false flag operations since long. Due to a long history of having nurtured state (read Pakistan Army) controlled proxies it has conducted and continues to conduct false flag operations with impunity in its own, restive areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Its earlier such operations in Sind against MQM and East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, are well known and documented.Pakistan s desperation has been growing since 2019 when India laid out clear red lines and demonstrated its will to execute its policy statements with actions like trans border surgical strikes and airstrikes like at Balakote. The Pakistan Deep State and chiefly its Army has been at their wits end trying to come up with an effective counter to pursue their policy of "bleeding India with a 1000 cuts ".Today Pakistan stands discredited in world fora due to pursuing an unstable anti terrorism narrative. It continues to actively provide support and safe sanctuaries to terrorist outfits heavens such as Haqqani network and its affiliates having direct linkages with Al Qaeda. On the other hand, it portrays itself as a victim of terrorism, little realising that these are an outcome of its own devious outlook and game plan has gone horribly wrong. International opinion is against Pakistan and even its most trusted friend, China has not been able to get it off from the FATF grey list due to its continued support to terrorist funding.No country takes Pakistan seriously when it tries to project itself as a victim of terrorism. Similarly, it is unlikely it will be taken seriously when it tries to portray itself as a victim of false flag operations. Pakistan is desperate and it reflects in its statements and actions of peddling half truths and lies. Never the less India needs to sit up and take notice of a false and malicious agenda being pushed by Pakistan against India and its entities.(The author is an Indian Army Veteran. Views expressed are personal.)