The region has been plagued by narco terrorism. The drug cartels have been very active in the region right from Mexico down to Peru. And this fight against transnational organized crime and drug trafficking has increased the region s requirement for modern protection equipment for their security forces. This makes it a potential market for military stores. Many of the countries and the police military forces of the region are engaged in the modernization of its forces which will give Indian companies the opportunity to exploit that market explained a top diplomat.On the list of systems that are likely to be exported include artillery systems, protected vehicles, electronic warfare, naval combat management system, military communications C4I solutions, small arms, night vision devices, and other related military equipment.In a major policy shift, the government in its first term had notified a new strategy for export of defence products that not only encourages the sale of military equipment to foreign nations.India Chile Defence Cooperation Later this year an Indian Naval Delegation is expected to travel to Chile to attend the EXPONAVAL 2020from December 1 4 at a naval base in that country. An invitation has been extended by the Commander of the Chilean Navy to Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and also for one of the Indian warships to attend an event at Valpariaso during their expo, sources have confirmed to Financial Express Online. Also, an invitation has been extended to M s BrahMos to participate in the event.As per the laws for supply any industrial or defence equipment in Chile, companies all over the world are required to register themselves with the Chilean Armed Forces and the Joint Staff.So far several Indian Companies with the help of the Indian Mission in Santiago have registered themselves with Chilean Armed Forces. Some Indian companies including M s Brahmos; M s Azista Industries;M s Reliance Naval Engineering; M s Goa Shipyard Ltd., are now registered. And registration of some companies including #8212; New Space India Limited; Neo Power; Hindustan Aeronautics Limited; Ordnance Factory Board; and BEML is under process.In March this year, the Chilean Navy has acquired an Anchor Handling Towing Supply and Standby Vessel (AHTSSV) ocean support vessel from Indian shipyard Larsen amp; Toubro Shipbuilding for a value of $ 11.5 million. This unit was part of an order for four supply vessels (PSVs) and two vessels specializing in towing and handling and anchoring of offshore platforms (AHTSSV) made in 2013 by Halul Offshore Services Co. WLL (HOSC) from Qatar to L amp;T Shipbuilding. The delivery of the AHTSSV, with around $ 20 million each, was cancelled by HOSC in 2016 due to the fall in demand for services from the oil industry. The acquisition of the ship, which has been carried out through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) modality of the United States Department of Defense, will be managed by the Naval Sea Systems Command (Navsea) and the pre delivery work is scheduled to be completed in Chennai, soon, an informed source told Financial Express Online.The Chilean Navy is undergoing modernisation. And India could offer Indian shipyards and industry for major Make in India initiatives. Also, there could be a possibility of co operation in the field of Scorpene Submarines. The Chilean Navy has been operating this class of Submarine since 2005 and has developed considerable operational and maintenance expertise. And from India s point of view, there could be cooperation in training, procedures, documentation, syllabi, maintenance and repair aspects including inventory management without the influence of the OEM, explained a source.What can India do in the region?Delegations from the armed forces can visit these countries. And the Indian government can offer specialized training for officers in Basic and Advanced Mountain Warfare Courses. There could be cross deputation of instructors at respective training establishments. Cross deputation of instructors at respective training establishments; Cross deputation of observers during multinational exercises.The focus markets will be Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Honduras and other countries in the region which are looking for body armour, plates, aircraft protection, naval protection, for homeland security bulletproof jackets, helmets, night vision devices, general munitions etc.MSME MKU Company based in the UP Defence Industrial Corridor has been perhaps the only one from India working in the region for a number of years now. And have been regularly supplying body armour for security forces of several of the Latin American countries.Shipbuilding prospects with the South American ShipyardsThree nations in the region have three best shipyards that currently exist in the South American region: COTECMAR Colombia; SIMA Per ; and ASMAR Chile. Though they already have full order books, Indian companies could look at joint ventures in shipbuilding.The attraction for BrahMos MissilesBesides Chile, countries like Brazil too had discussions with the BrahMos officials about the possibility of buying the missiles from India.
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Hong Kong was under British rule until 1997, when the territory was given to China under the condition that it retains some autonomy, including its economic system, for 50 years. As the Chinese firewall took hold, several technology companies were shut out, including Google and Facebook.But with the quasi independence afforded by one country, two systems , Hong Kong was integrated into the global Internet. Global technology companies were able to operate close to China without being subject to the country s laws.
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.
Civil rights lawyer David Lane, who is representing Paramjit Parmar, said he is preparing a federal lawsuit against the city claiming that an Aurora police officer used excessive force when he held a pistol in front of Parmar'''s face, the Sentinel reported over the weekend. Lane believes the incident was racially motivated, KUSA TV reported.
The Pink Dot rally has been held since 2009 under stringent public assembly laws at a park in Singapore, where gay sex between men can be jailed for up to two years under a law that is rarely enforced.Like many other cities emerging from a lockdown to curb the novel coronavirus, the pride event will be marked online this year in a livestream that would feature some 35 drag queens.
Posted by TheGuardian Jul 5, 2020 BLM MKE, Syndicated Police in America s biggest cities are failing to meet even the most basic international human rights standards governing the use of lethal force, a new study from the University of Chicago has found.
Newest First Oldest First 4:50 PM, 30 Jun I urge all of you to look after yourself. Wear a mask or face cover and ensure social distancing PM Modi said in his concluding remarks. 4:50 PM, 30 Jun We will further economic activities. We will become vocal for local and become self reliant, the PM also said. 4:43 PM, 30 Jun Prior to the address many had anticipated that the PM would speak about China amidst the ongoing tensions at the Line of Actual Control. However, there was no mention of the China. 4:42 PM, 30 Jun During this fight against the pandemic we have provided free food. Scores of needy families across the country have been provided for, the PM also said. 4:42 PM, 30 Jun It is a season now for fever and cold. In such a situation, I urge all to take care of themselves. Do not let your guard down, the pandemic is not yet over says PM Modi. 4:42 PM, 30 Jun PM Modi emphasises on the use of masks. Everyone must wear it as this is the way to protect the entire population of the country. No one is above the law says PM. 4:37 PM, 30 Jun The discussion between the two foreign ministers came after India and France exchanged views at the foreign secretary level on regional and global issues of mutual interest. 4:04 PM, 30 Jun Address to nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins 3:50 PM, 30 Jun An India ban on dozens of Chinese apps following a border clash between the two nations has possibly derailed a billion India expansion plan of China''s ByteDance, while also sparking an uproar from users of its popular TikTok video app. 3:38 PM, 30 Jun An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said that "China has been adamant and will never change", and the need is to forget the past, tackle the fresh crisis and create a new future for the country. 3:29 PM, 30 Jun Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Secretary General of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, Francois Delattre, via a video link on Monday discussed the COVID 19 pandemic and reviewed the progress of their multi faceted cooperation. 3:24 PM, 30 Jun Following the meeting the Ministry of External Affairs had said that both sides would continue both military and diplomatic contacts to resolve the issue. The MEA said that the talks had taken place in a cordial atmosphere. 3:14 PM, 30 Jun The Shiv Sena today said people were fed up of the war of words between the BJP and Congress over the border standoff with China, and the government should focus on handling the row with the neighbouring country and the coronavirus crisis. 3:06 PM, 30 Jun China is strongly concerned, verifying the situation: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on India banning Chinese apps 2:57 PM, 30 Jun The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country''s Han majority to have more children. 2:48 PM, 30 Jun Almost all the companies, ranging from Maruti to Hyundai to Mahindra Mahindra and Tata Motors, will be impacted and so would be two wheeler makers like Hero Moto. 2:44 PM, 30 Jun Indian and Chinese militaries on Tuesday held another round of Lt General level talks with a focus on finalising modalities for disengagement of troops from several friction points in eastern Ladakh. 2:34 PM, 30 Jun The Chinese side seems to have come prepared for the deployment as their troops deployed in the Galwan river valley bed are wearing water proof clothes which allows them to step in the icy water there. 2:24 PM, 30 Jun As the water flow has increased in the Galwan river, the Indian Security forces are now feeling the need for specialised waterproof clothing for the troops deployed there in a standoff position with China. 2:19 PM, 30 Jun The government has begun consultations at the highest level to decide on the use of 5G technology. 2:14 PM, 30 Jun The scheduled telephonic talk between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and American Defence Secretary Mark Esper not to be held today. It is being rescheduled for a later date: Defence Ministry Officials 1:59 PM, 30 Jun We want to stress that Chinese government always asks Chinese businesses to abide by international and local laws regulations. Indian government has a responsibility to uphold the legal rights of international investors including Chinese ones: Zhao Lijian, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson 1:46 PM, 30 Jun Chinese short video making app TikTok and Helo said they are in the process of complying with the government''s order. 1:37 PM, 30 Jun Today, the talks are being held in Chushul on the Indian. The Indian side will tell the Chinese to pullback its troops from the various friction points. India would also demand the restoration of status quo ante. 1:27 PM, 30 Jun While there has been no violent clash or any skirmish since the June 15, Galwan Valley incident, tensions are high. In fact that there has been no disengagement and officials familiar with the matter in New Delhi, tell OneIndia that baby steps are being taken. 1:24 PM, 30 Jun The major talking point between the military commanders of India and China is around disengagement and physical distancing. 1:22 PM, 30 Jun The Navy has increased its surveillance missions and beefed up operational deployment in the Indian Ocean region in the wake of India''s seven week bitter border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the development said. 1:10 PM, 30 Jun As TikTok grew in popularity in India and other markets, the app also drew a lot of criticism, mainly from the lawmakers. Several controversies rocked the social media app in the market. In 2018, TikTok was banned in Indonesia for containing pornography, inappropriate content and blasphemy . 12:59 PM, 30 Jun The Punjab government will check on the involvement of China in an Indian firm selected to deliver smartphones to be given to youths as part of the Congress poll promise before taking a final call on whether or not to proceed with it, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said. 12:53 PM, 30 Jun The reason why TikTok is banned in India but not PUBG is because the game was developed by an arm of South Korean video game maker Bluehole. It was only after the game''s popularity that Chinese giant Tencent Holdings became its distributor. READ MORE 3:14 PM, 16 Jun The Indian Army officer killed the clash was the commanding officer of a battalion at Galwan. 3:14 PM, 16 Jun There was no firing. Apparently the two sides clashed with stones and rods. 3:14 PM, 16 Jun There are various accounts on the number of casualties on the Chinese side. Some accounts suggest 5, while the others say it is 3. However there is no official word on the same. 3:14 PM, 16 Jun The visit by Army Chief General M M Naravane to Pathankot has been cancelled. 3:14 PM, 16 Jun National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said if the Chinese can "shoot dead" three Indian soldiers during the 'de escalation process', one can imagine how serious the situation must have been in the first place. Earlier in the day, the Indian Army said an officer and two soldiers were killed in a violent confrontation with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh''s Galwan Valley on Monday. 3:15 PM, 16 Jun Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be discussing the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a short while from now. Singh has already met Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar. 3:16 PM, 16 Jun We will eventually learn about the details of what happened in Ladakh. That is our right. But right now, we must grieve with stand by the families of our martyred soldiers. And stand solidly in support of our armed forces.
NEW DELHI: India is seeking the extradition of a top Pakistan militant suspected to have planned the 2008 Mumbai attacks after the United States said last week he was living freely in Pakistan, government officials said on Sunday. India and the United States have both indicted Sajid Mir of the Pakistan based Lashkar e Taiba group for the three day attacks on hotels, a train station and a Jewish center in which 166 people were killed including six Americans. While Pakistan took action against the Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed last year, it continued to provide safe harbor to other top militant leaders, the US State Department s 2019 country report on terrorism said. One of them was Sajid, the project manager of the Mumbai attack, believed to remain free in Pakistan, the US report said. An Indian official said the government has repeatedly asked Pakistan to hand over Sajid who is charged with serving as chief planner of the attacks, directing preparations and reconnaissance and was also named as one of the Pakistan based controllers during the attacks. We have asked before, and are demanding again, he needs to be handed over, the official dealing with regional security issues said. Pakistan s foreign office did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Pakistan has repeatedly rejected US allegations that it is a safe haven for militants and said it has prosecuted the leadership of several proscribed groups. Another Indian official said the lack of action against Sajid was in conflict with Pakistan s assurances to international organizations including the Financial Action Task Force, the global watchdog on terrorism financing. Pakistan is trying to get off the FATF grey list of offending nations. The FBI has posted a reward of $5 million for information leading to the capture of Sajid who is also wanted for a 2008 2009 plot against Denmark s Jyllands Posten newspaper to avenge its publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that enraged many Muslims. LONDON: Police in the UK are investigating whether the head of a campaign group broke terrorism laws when he gave a speech praising Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
Readers' Speak: Call for tighter laws for art restoration in Spain; custodial deaths of P. Jayaraj and J. Benicks have shaken the conscience of Indians across the countrySir Conservationists in Spain have called for a tightening of the laws covering restoration work after a copy of a famous painting by the Baroque artist, Bartolom Esteban Murillo, became the latest in a long line of artworks to suffer a damaging repair. India, given its rich artistic heritage, should consider passing a similar legislation. But first, art that is languishing in neglect in the storage of museums and all over the country should be assessed for damages. Courses must be started on art restoration, bringing in experts from around the world. Once lost, there is no recovering these treasures.
(Image credit: Disney Plus) Recently, another writer at TechRadar highlighted 'When You Dish Upon a Star' as being one hint of The Simpsons decline, and he ll get no complaints from me. He offers up a handful of other examples from Seasons 9 12, and again, I agree: the episodes in question have gaping flaws. Personally, I d even argue the rot goes back even further, to Season 8 s 'My Sister, My Sitter'.
Bayer CEO Werner Baumann called it the right action at the right time. Along with the cancer lawsuits, Bayer will also pay a billion dollar settlement over separate lawsuits involving a second weedkiller suspected of killing farmers healthy crops, and toxic chemicals dumped in various water supplies in the United States.
Zero day flaws in widespread TCP IP library open millions of IoT devices to remote attack 19 vulnerabilities some of them allowing remote code execution have been discovered in a TCP IP stack library used in hundreds of millions of IoT and OT devices deployed by organizations in a wide variety of industries and sectors.Data Protection Officer independence: Ethical and practical considerations In light of recent regulator action regarding Data Protection Officer (DPO) independence, this article considers the ethical and practical considerations surrounding the appointment of a DPO.
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Zillow analyzed the typical cost of buying a home in states, cities and counties with laws in place to protect LGBT buyers from housing discrimination. These protections include safeguards against eviction, from being denied housing and or from being refused the ability to rent or buy housing based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Typical home values in those jurisdictions with legal protections are about $127,000 higher than home values in places without those laws #8212; about $328,575 compared to $201,462. And because high home values generally correlate with high rents, LGBT renters also feel the effects of the price premiums.National housing and employment non discrimination laws protect classes including sex, race, age, color, religion and national origin. The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed job protections for people who identify as LGBT, but explicit protections against housing discrimination do not exist at the federal level, and vary significantly based on local jurisdictions. Currently, only twenty two U.S. states and the District of Columbia offer statewide laws explicitly prohibiting housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Punjab s political scene is heating up over the Central Government s agricultural reforms by passing three ordinances. While the state s ruling party, Congress, on Tuesday decided to launch a statewide mass agitation from June 19 against the amendments in the Agricultural Marketing Act, the state s principal opposition party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded to convene a special Assembly session on ordinances passed by the Union Government.Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar, while presiding over a meeting of Ministers, MPs, MLAs and other office bearers, said that the Centre had recently enacted three new laws regarding marketing of crops and all tantamount to locking up agriculture once they are implemented .
The justices ruled 6 3 on Monday that federal employment law safeguards gay and transgender employees from discrimination but failed to resolve some related legal questions. One of them is whether the court, which has 5 4 conservative majority, will expand the ability of individuals, businesses and organizations to cite religious beliefs when contesting government actions such as enforcement of anti discrimination laws.US top court in landmark ruling to protect LGBT workers r n r nIn their next term, which starts in October, the justices will decide whether Philadelphia violated the US Constitution''s First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and religion in how it dealt with an organisation that is part of the city''s Roman Catholic archdiocese. City officials barred Catholic Social Services from participating in Philadelphia''s foster care program because the organisation barred same sex couples from serving as foster parents, a violation of its anti discrimination policies.