Members of the Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) party have said there should be less apology for Germany;s Nazi past and other periods of its history should be celebrated instead. German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks in front of the main railway entrance to Birkenau as she visits the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland on December 6, 2019. (John MacDougall AFP) Nothing can bring back the people who were murdered here. Nothing can reverse the unprecedented crimes committed here. These crimes are and will remain part of German history and this history must be told over and over again, she said. ;Remembering the crimes ... is a responsibility which never ends. It belongs inseparably to our country,; Merkel said. ;To be aware of this responsibility is part of our national identity, our self understanding as an enlightened and free society, a democracy with rule of law,; she said. Merkel said Auschwitz ;demands that we keep the memory alive;. She expressed Germany;s enduring ;deep shame in the face of the barbaric crimes committed by Germans here; in Auschwitz Birkenau, where a million Jews lost their lives between 1940 and 1945. ;There are no words to express our sorrow,; she said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel commemorates in front of the death wall during a wreath laying ceremony in the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau in Oswiecim, Germany, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Merkel attend an event in occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Auschwitz Foundation. (Photo Markus Schreiber via AP) Addressing Holocaust survivors present, she added: ;I bow my head before the victims of the Shoah.;The chancellor also addressed a rise of anti Semitic and other hate crimes in Germany in recent years, saying they had reached an "alarming level ".
As the crypto market has stagnated, all eyes have fallen on Bitcoin, not Ethereum or Litecoin, as the leading cryptocurrency;s next large move will likely determine in which direction this entire industry heads for the next couple of months.While yes, Bitcoin ''s price action is the most important when trading digital assets, one analyst has noted that traders may be remiss not to take note of ETH, for the popular altcoin is showing signs of an impending upward breakout.
New Delhi (India), Dec 6 (ANI): In a bid to ensure that children in tribal areas are not deprived of quality education, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government will put in place an extensive network of more than 400 new 'Eklavya Model residential schools' by 2022 across the country."We are developing an extensive network of 'Eklavya Model residential schools in the country. By 2022, more than 400 such new schools will be opened," said Prime Minister Modi in his address to the Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan, Gujarat, through video conference."The Central government is working for the education of tribal children with special emphasis on their skill development. The scholarship schemes for the tribal children have been made more transparent and more opportunity is provided to them for their education," he added.The Prime Minister said that small things are being taken care of in these schools, which are meant for tribal students."We are paying attention to every small thing like holidays are granted in these schools on tribal festivals. As a result, the drop out rate has decreased and the tribal children are also happy," he said."These schools are also being developed to provide them with modern sports facilities," said Prime Minister Modi.Stressing on the need for the government and the society to strive collectively to make the schemes a success, Prime Minister Modi said: "In my view, the government efforts alone are not sufficient. The government and society should collectively strive for making such schemes a success."Prime Minister Modi also shared the idea of pairing private and public schools wherein students from the rural background will learn from their urban counterparts and vice versa, thus boosting the idea of 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat'. He also congratulated Ekal Vidyalaya Sangathan for spearheading the 'Ekal School Abhiyan' which aims to promote the education among rural and tribal children, and appreciated the Sangathan volunteers for their role in nation building by imparting education and awareness to more than 2.8 million rural and tribal children who reside in the remotest locations across India and Nepal.Congratulating the Sangathan on reaching the figure of 1 lakh schools across India, the Prime Minister said that working with passion, dedication, and commitment turns an impossible goal into an achievable one. He highlighted the fact that the Sangathan has been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize due to its commitment towards social service and for being an inspirational role model for the whole country.The Prime Minister noted that the Union Government is also working enthusiastically for better education and skill development in India. Schemes like scholarship for scheduled tribes' children, Poshan Abhiyan, Mission Indradhanush, and school holidays on the occasion of tribal festivals, etc., have helped not only in checking the school dropout rates but also promoted the holistic development of children.The Prime Minister remarked that as India completes 75 years of Independence, the success of Ekal Sangathan will help in realising Mahatma Gandhiji''s ideals of Gram Swaraj, social justice of Dr BR Ambedkar, 'Antyodaya' of Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Swami Vivekananda''s dream of a glorious India.Ekal Vidyalaya is a movement involved in the integrated and holistic development of rural and tribal India and Nepal. The main activity undertaken in this movement is to run one teacher schools, known as Ekal Vidyalayas, all over India, in the remotest rural and tribal villages to take the education to every child. (ANI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Indian banking sector is much stronger" than before as a result of the government s moves to merge and recapitalize banks. Three four decades earlier when banks were nationalized, there was a lot of celebration. We found that (having) so many banks has its disadvantages. We needed strong banks, not so many in number," Modi said in his inaugural address to the 17th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
A Rajya Sabha member introduced a private member''s bill in the House on Friday seeking punishment of seven years for insulting Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters, days after BJP MP Pragya Thakur''s controversial remarks praising Nathuram Godse.The bill titled "Prevention Of Insult To The Father Of The Nation And Other Icons Of Freedom Movement Bill" was introduced by Javed Ali, a Samajwadi Party MP in the upper house.
Outer space is unfriendly to humans. Astronauts can only exist in a contained environment with its own air supply, so that means working in very close quarters. Zero gravity means things do not stay where you put them. Despite these constraints, astronauts on the International Space Station must be highly productive on a very tight time schedule.IBM and Airbus designed the first cyborg companion for the ISS last year only for CIMON to refuse following instructions and even accuse crew members of being ”mean ”.
;Paranomral Survivor; is a Canadian produced paranormal docuseries that airs on The Travel Channel and Netflix. The show premiered in 2015 and just wrapped its sixth season. One of many paranormal realty shows, ;Paranormal Survivor; doesn;t rely too much on gimmicks with teams and equipment investigating haunted locations. Instead, ;Paranormal Survivor; shows real people describing past experiences with the paranormal. Actors partake in re enactments and while there are some spooky gimmicks for affect, the stories can be interesting to hear. Here are 10 things you didn;t know about Travel Channel;s ;Paranormal Survivor:;Paranormal docuseries and "ghost hunter " shows have been popular throughout the past two decades. Series like "Ghost Hunters " and "Paranormal State " and "Ghost Adventures " are just some of the first to air that show teams of ghost hunters going into haunted sites, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence of the paranormal. Other popular shows like "A Haunting " and "Paranormal Witness " focus more on telling the stories of paranormal phenomena people have experienced and re enacting events from the past. "Paranormal Survivor " falls into to the last category.
;I actually really liked Papa;s (Boney Kapoor) perfume, so as a kid I would enter his wardrobe and put on his perfume. I like men;s perfume a lot, actually. At night, I like to mix men;s perfume with women;s perfume to make a mix of little tangy and little formal,; said the actress, who was announced as the global brand ambassador of United Colors of Benetton Fragrance.The brand claims that it wants to spread the message of love through its products. Asked what her definition of love was, Janhvi said: "I think it ''s the only thing you can ''t describe in words. I really can ''t describe but it ''s a feeling. I think it is bigger than all of us.
SpaceX has launched a Dragon spacecraft with more than 2,585 kg of NASA cargo and science investigations, including studies of malting barley in microgravity, the spread of fire, and a group of 40 genetically enhanced "mighty mice" to study bone and muscle loss. Launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 12:29pm EST (10:59pm IST) on Thursday, the spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at the orbital outpost on December 8.
Unnao, Dec 7 (UNI) Following the Unnao rape victim''s death in New Delhi''s Safdarganj hospital after she was set ablaze by the five accused, the Hindunagar Bhatan Khera village in the Bihar area here wore a deserted look.Srinagar, Dec 7 (UNI) Taps, drains and water bodies near banks, were frozen in summer capital, Srinagar, where people witnessed coldest night of the winter so far at minus 3.
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Some of the excitement about the tariff hikes announced by telcos this week is wearing off. After Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd announced its new tariffs, shares of Vodafone Idea Ltd and Bharti Airtel Ltd have given up more than two thirds of their gains for the week. Jio s revised tariffs are at a meaningful discount to those announced by Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel. Earlier in the week, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel s combined market capitalization surged by 12,300 crore after they raised tariffs by up to 50%. After Jio s tariff hikes, the gains for the week have fallen to around 3,800 crore.Jio s unlimited plans in the one month category are priced about 16 20% lower than its rivals, and about 7 14% lower in the three month category. This means the company s fast pace of market share gains can be expected to continue. Jio has priced its base plan 20% cheaper than the comparable plans of both the companies. The quantum of the hike is lower for base packs and shorter duration packs, underscoring Jio s continued aggression to continue garnering subscriber market share," say analysts at Emkay Global Financial Services Ltd in a note to clients.
WhatsApp is once again in the news after it was noticed that Kashimiris (specifically, those people living in Kashmir) have started disappearing from group chats on the platform. Many users reported their concerns on social media given the current situation in the valley that has no Internet for over four months. WhatsApp has acknowledged the development in a statement to Gadgets 360, clarifying that the disappearance is due to the long inactivity of WhatsApp accounts. Some of the affected users are likely to permanently lose their account data, including chat logs, images, and videos, if they aren''t able to back up the data in 30 days from the deactivation.Many people this week began reporting that their Kashmiri contacts were suddenly leaving their WhatsApp groups en masse. This struck them as strange since Internet services are inaccessible in the Kashmir valley thanks to a blockade since the night of August 4, raising the question of how they were able to access the Internet to leave groups.
NASA has been accused of a major cover up over an archive photo which some claim shows an ”organic alien craft ”. Scott Waring presented photographic and video ”proof ” of alien activity captured by the NASA astronauts during the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS 115) mission.Speaking on his etdatabase.com blog, Waring said: ”I found an organic UFO which I believe to be a living animal recorded with a digital still camera by astronaut Daniel Burbank.
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia''s prime minister in waiting Anwar Ibrahim has been slapped with fresh allegations of homosexuality and alleged sexual misconduct by his former assistant, potentially the third formal sodomy charge against the 72 year old leader since 1998.Muhammad Yusoff Rawther, a former researcher working out of Anwar''s private office, revealed on Wednesday that he made a statement under oath dated Nov. 19 alleging that the former deputy prime minister requested sexual favors and attempted to attack him in the latter''s home in Kuala Lumpur.
The Board of Gavi announced during a meeting in New Delhi, India, that an expanded stockpile of Ebola vaccines will become available in 2020.This announcement on December 5, 2019, said an estimated investment of $178 million dollars will be needed through 2025 to fund this new Ebola vaccine program.