Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Facebook merges Messenger with Instagram's direct messages

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Washington [US], September 30: Photo-sharing stage Instagram on Wednesday began revealing the choice to associate Instagram direct messages with Messenger. It implies that one would now be able to send messages to Messenger individuals from Instagram, and the reverse way around.

As per Mashable, the new component, which will appear at certain clients when they open the application, the clients can even now keep their Messenger and Instagram DMs discrete on the off chance that they wish to do as such.

Nonetheless, if the client refreshes, the to some degree basic informing experience on Instagram will turn out to be fundamentally the same as Messenger. This implies Instagram clients will get highlights, for example, message sending and modifying talk strings with custom tones and epithets.

A lot of new highlights, including selfie stickers, Watch Together (which allows you to watch moving recordings with companions) and evaporate mode, which empowers you to set messages to naturally vanish after a specific time has likewise been added. Facebook said that a few highlights will hit Instagram first and show up on Messenger not long after that.

According to Mashable, the union makes it simpler for individuals utilizing only one of those stages to connect and contact individuals on the other stage, without the need to download a different application. Besides, the messages and calls from Instagram to Instagram clients will remain in the Instagram application.

In his comments from mid 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg referenced start to finish encryption as one of the critical advantages of blending the entirety of Facebook's informing stages together. (WhatsApp and Messenger as of now uphold start to finish encryption, however Instagram doesn't.)

Notwithstanding, Facebook didn't make reference to encryption as a feature of this update. As per Wired, the organization intends to add start to finish encryption to Instagram later on, yet there's no reasonable timetable yet.

Facebook will acquaint this update with clients throughout the following not many months. (ANI)

Mike Pompeo warns Italy PM of risks involved in doing business with China

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Pompeo Twitter)


Rome [Italy], September 30: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Wednesday cautioned Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte the dangers related with working with China.

During converses with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome, Pompeo featured the significant business and speculation ties between the United States and Italy and noticed the dangers related with working with the People's Republic of China (PRC), as per an authority explanation gave by the State Department.

Asking Italy to cooperate against the security dangers, Pompeo said that China should be considered liable for the COVID-19 emergency.

He said that the United States advocates for an energetic computerized economy worldwide that profits by the guarantee of 5G organizations, adding that nations should make a move currently to defend their arising 5G organizations against untrusted providers in light of the fact that the "stakes couldn't be higher".

The US Secretary of State encouraged the Italian government to consider the potential dangers that organizations with China may have later on.

"The United States encourages the Italian government to consider the dangers to its public security and the security and protection of its residents presented by giving organizations under obligation to the Chinese Communist Party admittance to information transmissions across Italian organizations," he said.

"The US Embassy to the Holy See discussion, "Progressing and Defending International Religious Freedom through Diplomacy," is a chance to feature the US government uphold for oppressed strict minorities, especially in China and the Middle East," he added.

The conference will likewise accentuate numerous ways the United States teams up with the Holy See and religious associations, and it will reaffirm US obligation to advancing and protecting strict opportunity all over, Pompeo said. (ANI)

Pakistan a death trap for journalists, human rights defenders,minorities: India at UNHRC

Indian Diplomat Pawan Badhe

Geneva [Switzerland], September 30: Slamming the "created words" introduced by Pakistan, India on Wednesday at the United Nations Human Rights Council featured that ceaseless endeavors on its part to defame India in all worldwide discussions won't change the way that many columnists and basic freedoms protectors pass on every year in Pakistan because of precise killings including extrajudicial ones.

Pawan Badhe, First Secretary at Permanent Mission of India to UN stated: "No manufactured words against India will change the way that Pakistan and regions under its influence are deathtraps for columnists, common liberties safeguards, social activists and strict and ethnic minorities."

Tending to the VP of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Badhe practicing India's 'Right of Reply' at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), stated, "Perpetual India slamming task of Pakistan in the UN framework is additionally not going to change the way that many columnists and basic freedoms safeguards kick the bucket every year in Pakistan because of methodical killings including extrajudicial ones."

"Unending endeavors to insulting India in all worldwide discussions won't change the way that huge number of minorities would not quit escaping Pakistan," he added.

Alluding to Pakistan's resolute concentration to censure India in the global gatherings, Badhe said that it exhibits its "own void with regards to responsibility and equity for persecuting those representing their privileges".

"The lamentable situation for writers and common freedoms protectors is notable when the underground government could cause conspicuous columnists to vanish without trying to hide at the core of Pakistan. We just could envision the destiny for those writers and basic liberties safeguards in domains under its influence," he said.

The First Secretary said that quiet is the adept word for those affected through upheld vanishings, murders, detainments, custodial passings and torment in Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Pakistan involved pieces of Indian Union Territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

In his UNHRC address, Badhe said that Pakistan is yet to comprehend the "genuine signifying" of present day laws, majority rule government and basic freedoms.

"While the world has advanced well, Pakistan is still at the junction to comprehend the genuine importance of current laws, majority rule government and basic freedoms. The language of responsibility, metro space, major opportunities, public support is yet to discover reverberation with the specialists of Pakistan," he said.

While finishing up, the First Secretary asked Pakistan not to make a joke of the UNHRC.

"Pakistan ought not make a joke of this august discussion when it endeavors to self-crown as an enthusiastic ally of political nonconformists, columnists, social activists, minorities and common liberties safeguards. For that Pakistan has a long way to go," he said. (ANI)

415 Pakistani nationals stranded in India due to COVID restrictions return via Attari Wagah border

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Attari (Punjab) [India], September 30: A gathering of 415 Pakistani nationals who were abandoned in India because of COVID-19 limitations got back to Pakistan through Attari Wagah verge on Wednesday.

Addressing ANI, one of the Pakistani nationals Suresh Kumar stated, "I came to India 6-7 months prior to get therapy for malignancy however couldn't return due to Covid lockdown. Be that as it may, I confronted no bother and I am presently ready to get back serenely."

Communicating comparable assessments, another Pakistani resident Reshi, who came to India over two years prior leaving her better half back in Sindh, stated, "I feel glad to be getting back."

Jyoti, an understudy who breezed through her Class 12 tests in India, stated, "My visit in this nation was a decent encounter and like home. I will consider finishing my advanced education here. For the present, I wish to return to my family in Pakistan."

Aish Chawla, another mother came to India 16 months prior for her conveyance. "I am taking a blessing back home," she said.

A cop at the Wagah line, Arunpal Singh, disclosed the system to cross the line. "All Pakistani regular folks have shown up with their COVID-19 test reports and a group of specialists selected by the Punjab government will perform screening tests, customs and migration checks," he said. (ANI)

India, Australia discuss cooperation in energy sector

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan met Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Twitter)

New Delhi [India], September 30: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan held a gathering with Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell on Wednesday and examined about Australian organizations effectively banding together and putting resources into India's gas framework and in building up the hydrocarbon esteem chain in the nation.

They talked about a few parts of participation in energy area, which are vital to the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two nations, Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry said in a tweet.

"They examined about support of Australian organizations to effectively accomplice and put resources into India's gas foundation and in building up the hydrocarbon esteem chain in India," it said.

Pradhan evaluated the provisions of coking coal, LNG and other energy supplies from Australia.

"O'Farrell guaranteed Australia of being a solid accomplice in this unique circumstance, and the requirement for cooperating to guarantee secure and dependable stockpile chains, and in this setting alluded to the QUAD meeting at Foreign Ministers' level one month from now in Japan," the service said. (ANI)

Indian Embassy in Madagascar to become solar-powered on October 2

Ongoing installation work of solar panels at Indian Embassy in Madagascar


Antananarivo [Madagascar], September 30: On the event of the fabulous finale of the 150th birth commemoration festivities of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar will be the primary Indian Embassy to change to sun oriented force with the establishment of 8 KW of the sun based force plant on its housetop.

As per an authority proclamation gave by the Indian Embassy, "The sun oriented controlled 'spotless and green' Indian Embassy will be mutually initiated on October 2 by Raharinirina Baomiavotse Vahinala, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Madagascar, and Abhay Kumar, Indian Ambassador."

The occasion will be gone to by Marie Dimond, Resident Representative of UNDP (United Nations Development Program), Volatiana Rakotondrazafy, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) Country Representative, and Nanie Ratsifandrihamanana, Country Director of WWF (World Wide Fund).

The two India and Madagascar are individuals from the International Solar Alliance which expects to elevate sunlight based energy to battle environmental change, biodiversity misfortune and ecological contamination. (ANI)

IIT Roorkee and TSW to launch an online program on Data Science & Machine Learning

TSW partners with IIT Roorkee


Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 30: These days the eventual fate of work is being molded by some ground-breaking powers, to be specific computerized reasoning, information science and AI.

While a few positions will be lost, numerous others will be made because of them. Notwithstanding, one thing is sure... workspaces are advancing, and the manner in which we work and live is scheduled for a significant progressive change. The inquiry is - would you say you are prepared for that change?

For quite a long time, information science was a beautiful straightforward field. One found or assembled a dataset, and utilized different devices on it to figure out the information and get noteworthy bits of knowledge. As of late, notwithstanding, AI models are equipped for taking those gigantic datasets and figure out how to handle them all alone, which implies that information researchers later on should receive AI abilities on the off chance that they need to give their professions a forefront. It is no big surprise that Harvard Business Review has named a Data Science work as the hottest occupation of the 21st century, drawing in a great deal important to the field.

Foreseeing the rising interest for Data Science and Machine Learning experts sooner rather than later, TSW has dispatched a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Data Science and Machine Learning (PGCPDSML) in association with the lofty IIT Roorkee; that you can join from the solace of your home, through a live virtual study hall.

The program has been planned particularly for working experts with bits of knowledge from scholastics and industry specialists. PGCPDSML will be one of the numerous projects that IIT Roorkee and TSW will team up on.

This story is given by Mediawire. ANI won't be dependable in any capacity for the substance of this article. (ANI/Mediawire)

Islamic State expanding its presence in South Asia under Pakistan's patronage, say experts

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Geneva [Switzerland], September 30: After the fall of the caliphate in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is quick spreading its organization in South Asia, the district which as of now has countless psychological militant and radical gatherings. 

ISIS supporters, some of them previous Taliban authorities, have started dynamic enlistment drives to augment the presence of the gathering in the district. 

To examine the arising danger of the Islamic State in South Asia, Amsterdam-based research organization, European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) facilitated an online class on Monday named - 'Ascent of ISIS in South Asia' - uninvolved of the 45th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. 

The occasion was directed by Junaid Qureshi, Director EFSAS, and basic liberties activists, NGO delegates and researchers in the field of psychological oppression and South Asian legislative issues. They pondered upon the roots of the Islamic State of Khorasan territory, its fundamental territories of activity and surveyed its number of warriors generally having a place with Pakistani beginning. 

Timothy Foxley, an autonomous political and military specialist, flow EFSAS Research Fellow and previous Senior Analyst for the British Ministry of Defense, the Swedish Ministry of Defense and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), examined top to bottom the eventual fate of the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISKP), in the setting of the US-Taliban 'Harmony Talks' and the US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan. 

He said recently, the United Nations in July surveyed that there may be around 2000 ISKP warriors. 

"So there is some sort of agreement in the quantity of powers accessible. They are a blend of ethnicities battling inside ISKP, many came initially from the Tehrik-I-Taliban Pakistan, TTP - the Pakistani Taliban. A portion of these have been in Nangarhar territory for quite a long while from around 2010. As per US military sources, upwards of 70% of the ISKP contenders are Pakistanis," he said. 

Dr Paul Stott, EFSAS Research Fellow, essayist, scholastic and scientist on psychological warfare and radicalisation, British Jihadism, Islamism and International security, talked about the jihadist triangle of Islamic State, Britain and South Asia. 

He contended that ISIS means to speak to Sunni Muslims around the world, conjuring feelings of saw bad form and nearby complaints in different settings, including the locale of South Asia, which has brought about the improvement of a non-touching Islamic State, at any rate in idea. 

Stott further expressed that an expected number of 800-1000 Britons have gone to join ISIS. 

The Islamic State of Khorasan area has been blamed for doing assaults for the Haqqani organization and the Lashkar-e-Taiba in Afghanistan and India. 

Different reports propose that the Pakistani covert government is pushing the Haqqani Network to expand its stake in ISKP to hold its influence on Afghanistan. 

Scientists in the EFSAS online class drew likenesses between the business as usual of ISIS in Pakistan and the Haqqani Network, contending that frequently the two gatherings gained weapons and ammo from comparable sources, which infers that the ISI keeps ISIS as an open choice to be used for vital profundity later on. 

Malaiz Daud, previous Chief of Staff of Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, Research Fellow at the Barcelona Center for International Affairs and Research Fellow at EFSAS, thought upon the presence of ISIS in Pakistan and the area of Jammu and Kashmir. 

He guaranteed that with regards to Pakistan, the quantity of ISIS partners is obscure, yet the vast majority of them are previous TTP, Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JuD) and Al-Qaeda individuals, while solitary wolves with no connection to other fear bunches additionally establish part of their positions. 

"The issue is in the event that you converse with the Afghan security officials, they will all highlight the signs of the assaults of ISIS, and state it is fundamentally the same as the assaults by Haqqani Network. They state that ISIS is absolutely an alternate face now. At the point when Taliban or the Pakistan ISI might want to direct an assault, simply accusing ISIS, they state that they are not supporting however they are the ones doing it. We have not seen any proof. In any case, once more, the revolt, the scene is so liquid, material, individuals, and assets are shared broadly and widely," said Daud. 

The entire conversation in Afghanistan is that the ground for this has been made by the Pakistani ISI and they are keeping ISIS as an alternative against the Taliban. 

Throughout the long term, Pakistan has acquired the standing of being a fear reproducer and culprit and is presently considered as a real part of the feared not many for spreading commotion across South Asia and the globe. 

It not just gives assets and assets to fear expansion yet additionally political support to permit them to release their wicked procedures in their own style. (ANI)

India, Finland Explore Opportunities To Collaborate In Emerging Technologies In Efficient Energy Production

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas holding meeting with Steel Dharmendra Pradhan and Finland Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronda. (Photo credit: Ministry of Petroleum twitter)

New Delhi [India], September 30: Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan and Finland Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde on Wednesday held a gathering to investigate occasions to work together in arising innovations in perfect and proficient energy creation.

In a progression of tweets, the Ministry stated, "Pastor Pradhan had conversations with Ambassador of Finland to India Ritva Koukku-Ronde and investigated occasions to team up in arising advances in clean and effective energy creation."

During the gathering, Pradhan and Koukku-Ronde explored the advancement of finish of 2G Ethanol plant in Numaligarh utilizing bamboo as the feedstock, the first of its sort on the planet, worked under JV among NRL and Finnish organizations Chemopolis and Fortum.

"The Petroleum Minister likewise featured the tremendous speculation openings in India's growing clean energy market and urged Finnish organizations to put resources into the advancement of clean powers, including under waste-to-energy model," read another tweet. (ANI)

Terumo India introduces new phygital model of Terumo India Skill Lab to advance medical and clinical skills

Terumo India introduces new phygital model of Terumo India Skill Lab to advance medical and clinical skills. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi [India], September 30: Terumo India, the Indian arm of Terumo Corporation, a worldwide innovator in clinical innovation, today reported the dispatch of eTISL, a 'phygital' form of its profoundly effective activity, Terumo India Skill Lab (TISL).

Planned as a crossover of physical and advanced interfaces, eTISL expects to quicken clinical training for cardiovascular medical services experts (HCPs) in India. The new stage was initiated at a virtual occasion by the Charge d'affaires Embassy of Japan in India, Toshihide Ando, within the sight of the worldwide President and CEO of Terumo Corporation, Shinjiro Sato, President of Terumo's Cardiac and Vascular Company, Toshi Osada, prominent doctors and medical care experts, aside from different individuals from the Terumo authority group.

"I praise Terumo India for making eTISL to scale-up its clinical instruction reach and effect. I accept this dispatch of eTISL in the present circumstance is ideal, and is another commitment to Indian culture through medical services. Likewise, it will prompt improving respective connection among Japan and India," said Toshihide Ando, while conveying his feature address, Charge d'affaires, Embassy of Japan in India.

Agreeing with Terumo Corporation entering its 100th year since initiation, eTISL expands on the fruitful excursion of the Terumo India Skill Lab and is a fitting accolade for an association whose beginning stage and perpetual corporate mission has been 'Adding to Society through Healthcare.' Over the previous two years, TISL has conveyed excellent projects to more than 7000 medical services experts (HCPs) through 175 workforce, on assorted points relating to cardiovascular wellbeing. Presently, the move to a 'phygital' model will permit the activity to dramatically build its range and effect.

"One of the special manners by which we at Terumo convey an incentive to our clients is by giving high caliber and significant clinical training. With the reach and profundity of assets arranged in eTISL, I have most likely that it will be a significant ally for cardiovascular medical services experts in India," said President of Terumo's Cardiac and Vascular Company, Toshi Osada, while talking on the event.

The TISL activity was initially planned with a yearning to additional clinical and clinical aptitudes of medical services experts in India. The new real factors post the COVID-19 pandemic quickened its turn to the advanced stage.

The eTISL project is intended to incorporate live occasions, advanced colloquium and patient assets covering different themes, for example, more secure cardiovascular techniques, bifurcation, various vessel sickness, complex PCI, trans-outspread mediation, complex CTO and perfusion innovation.

"On this World Heart Day, we devote the eTISL activity to all cardiovascular medical care experts, who keep on serving patients with compassion and responsibility in spite of the difficult occasions we are in," said Managing Director of Terumo India, Shishir Agarwal, while making the declaration.

"We feel blessed to serve the local area and propelling the guidelines of care through spearheading scholarly activities," said Regional Representative for India and Asia Pacific, and Chairman of Terumo Asia Holdings Pte Ltd, Probir Das, while talking on the event.

Dispatched in 2018, the Terumo India Skill Lab (TISL) is outfitted with best in class reproduction preparing offices, which furnish specialists and clinical technologists with virtual preparing of cardiovascular medical procedure and heart mediation.

The eTISL stage supplements this ability by permitting doctors and associated medical care experts the upside of independent learning through a rich bank of important assets including live and recorded online classes, logical introductions by clinical specialists, intelligent online assets, interdisciplinary accumulations of diary articles, item showings, notwithstanding quiet assets.

This story is given by BusinessWire India. ANI won't be dependable in any capacity for the substance of this article. (ANI/BusinessWire India)

India, Netherlands sign Statement of Intent to support decarbonisation

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New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): NITI Aayog and Embassy of the Netherlands, New Delhi, signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) on 28 September 2020 to support the decarbonization and energy transition agenda for accommodating cleaner and more energy.

The SoI was signed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Ambassador of the Netherlands to India Marten van den Berg. Through this collaboration, NITI Aayog and the Dutch Embassy seek a strategic partnership to create a platform that enables a comprehensive collaboration among stakeholders and influencers, including policymakers, industry bodies, OEMs, private enterprises, and sector experts.

The focus of the partnership is on co-creating innovative technological solutions by leveraging the expertise of the two entities. This will be achieved through an exchange of knowledge and collaborative activities. Key elements include i) lowering the net carbon footprint in industrial and transport sectors ii) realise the target potential of natural gas and promote bio-energy technologies iii) adopt clean air technologies from monitoring to reducing actual particulates iv) adopt next-generation technologies, such as hydrogen, carbon capture utilization, and storage for sectoral energy efficiency v) financial frameworks to deliver and adopt climate change finance.

Speaking during the event, Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, said, 'Both India and the Netherlands have ambitious sustainable energy targets and face similar issues in realizing cleaner energy transition goals. I am sure India's expertise in deploying high-tech solutions in a cost-effective manner, combined with Dutch expertise in low carbon technologies, will further solidify Indo-Dutch collaboration, and we will successfully work towards achieving the decarbonization and energy transition agenda.'

Marten van den Berg, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, said, 'As both India and the Netherlands continue to transform their energy sector, we are committed that initiatives under this SoI will help both the countries to move towards becoming climate-resilient economies. Working with India is also important to meet its twin objectives—generating economic growth and ensuring it safeguards the environment for future generations. In the field of energy, there is a huge room for cooperation between the two countries, as we both have ambitious sustainable targets. This SoI will encourage more collaboration. It will not only boost the economies of the two nations but also achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.'

Amitabh Kant, the CEO, NITI Aayog, said, 'We are committed to reducing emissions' intensity by 33%–35% by 2030. With the focus on the carbon intensity of products sold across the world, low carbon industrialization is the next huge opportunity for India. Apart from the ongoing emphasis on renewable energy, India stands committed to the rapid adoption of electric vehicles. Given the enormous potential the partnership holds, the thematic areas within the broad topic of energy transition and climate change, the partnership with the Netherlands in the spirit and action, will help both the countries derive natural synergies to achieve sustainable development goals.'

Dr Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, said, 'Clean energy is critical for achieving sustainable development and is at the forefront of the global agenda. The co-operation between the two countries can solve a range of challenges in obtaining, adapting and effectively using technologies for sustainable development, not to mention in building productive capacity.'

The Netherlands and India share a long history of trade and investment. It is India's sixth-largest EU trading partner—as much as 20% of India's exports to the European continent goes through the Netherlands, making it India's 'gateway to Europe'—and one of the top five investors in the country. It is also the third-largest source of Foreign Direct Investment for India.

The Netherlands is keen to intensify its business relations with India to emerge as the country's hub for doing business with Europe. Both the countries complement each other and by working together can combine forces to find new solutions to shape the future and tackle societal challenges, especially in the energy and climate sectors.

Powerful blast heard in Paris, source unclear

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Paris [France], September 30 (ANI/Sputnik): A powerful explosion was heard in the French capital of Paris on Wednesday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

According to media reports, the blast was heard all over the city.

The source of the explosion remains unclear. (ANI/Sputnik)

Bangladesh FM AK Abdul Momen 'expressed satisfaction' over JCC meeting with Jaishankar

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], September 30 (ANI): Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the recent meeting of Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC), according to Indian High Commission here.

Outgoing Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das made a farewell call on Momen. Das congratulated Momen for the successful conduct of 6th JCC and bilateral steps taken to strengthen cooperation.

"HC Smt. Riva Ganguly Das (@rivagdas) made a farewell call on Hon'ble FM Dr. AKA Momen today. HC congratulated FM for successful conduct of 6th JCC & bilateral steps taken to strengthen cooperation. FM expressed satisfaction over JCC & wished HC for her next assignment in Delhi," India in Bangladesh tweeted.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart Momen on Tuesday co-chaired the 6th meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission during which the two sides reaffirmed their shared commitment to a peaceful and secure border.

During the meeting, both countries reviewed the expanding connectivity in the road, rail, inland waterways and ports and agreed to expedite progress in ongoing projects besides. (ANI)

Barco's RGB laser rear-projection video walls for control room portfolio

Barco's RGB laser rear-projection video walls. (Photo: ANI)


New Delhi [India] September 30 (ANI/NewsVoir): Barco India, a global leader in professional visualization technology, launched its new generation RGB laser rear-projection video walls, powered by ODL-Series GEN2 engine, enabling sustainable control rooms.

Featuring the latest innovative technology, the video walls strengthen the value proposition of rear-projection technology as a reliable, sustainable, and long-lifetime visualization solution, reinforcing Barco's commitment to the mission-critical control room segment.

Powered with the latest laser technology, Barco's RGB laser rear-projection video walls deliver unseen brightness levels and vibrant colors, while offering a very low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Barco's tenth generation of rear-projection video walls ensures 25 per cent increase in light source lifetime (vs Gen1) in both Normal and Eco modes, longer lifetime of uninterrupted operation in 24X7 mode, and 25 per cent less power consumption at higher brightness levels. The next-generation laser engine introduces new laser banks which increase the laser light source lifetime to 125.000 hours in both Normal and Eco modes.

Improved image performance
* 50 per cent higher brightness combined with the longest lifetime
* Superior color saturation, focus, and contrast
Upgraded customer experience
* Seamless & risk-free upgrade
* 25 per cent less noise ('library' noise level)
* Redundancy of critical components
* 50 per cent less effort required for installation
"Barco specializes in control room visualization solutions, and we have always focused on ergonomics to allow the operator to make better informed and faster decisions. Barco has always been at the forefront of the rear-projection cube market and, with the launch of the latest RGB Laser ODL series, we reiterate our commitment to enabling bright outcomes in future-ready control rooms. The new design offers sustainable video walls with enhanced lifetimes, extremely reliable visualization, and a significantly lower environmental footprint," said Rajiv Bhalla, Managing Director, Barco India on the occasion.

Environmentally adaptable solution
The high-brightness RGB Laser engine allows control rooms to operate in optimal conditions for end-users. The unique SenseX calibration system automatically and continuously adjusts brightness and color over the complete wall, during the entire lifetime, making sure the displayed images reduce eye fatigue in 24X7 applications.

Additionally, no heat is radiated out of the screens, which further optimizes the ergonomics for the operators and simplifies the room temperature control systems.

The guaranteed ten years of maintainability secure the system for the future, which is instrumental for mission-critical control rooms. The accompanying WallConnect software has further evolved, improving the user experience during setup, configuration, operation, and maintenance.

Along with the ODL-series' motorized 7-axis alignment, this makes the installation process smoother and simpler. The system is also futureproofed and ready for remote management and monitoring, optimizing the availability and lifetime within the mission-critical environments.
A wide portfolio of laser engines

The new engine is available within the full RGB Laser portfolio, covering 70" to 80" sizes and supporting both FHD and SXGA+ resolutions. Multiple screen options are available to deliver the optimum result depending on the application, control room environment, and budget.

Furthermore, existing customers can upgrade their installed base of lamps & LED cubes, which means a complete technology refresh can be accomplished while keeping the mechanical structure and screens.

This not only lowers the cost and timeframe of the refurbishment but also reduces waste and can often be accomplished without any operational interruption. Being able to upgrade video walls (running already for more than ten years) with the latest projection technology at a reduced cost, for another ten years of service, is a key advantage of rear projection.

Reducing the environmental footprint
The ODL series received the 'Barco Eco Product label A' as it reduces the environmental footprint significantly. Barco's stringent eco-scoring technique grades energy efficiency, material usage, packaging/logistics, and end-of-life processes in line with the ISO14021 standard.

As a broad visualization solution supplier, Barco offers rear-projection, LCD, and LED indoor video walls, allowing them to optimize the visualization outcome - depending on the specific application and customer needs. For mission-critical control rooms, rear-projection remains a key visualization technology especially for mid- to large-size control rooms that work with dashboards and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) content typically within the utilities and rail transportation markets.

Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences.

Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions).

In 2019, we realized sales of 1.083 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

For more information, visit us on: www.barco.com.
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Crown Prince sworn-in as new ruler of Kuwait

Kuwait's new Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.


Kuwait City [Kuwait], September 30 (ANI): Kuwait's Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday took the constitutional oath before the country's unicameral parliament as the new ruler of the Persian Gulf monarchy, the State-run TV reported.

His appointment as the new leader was declared after the government's emergency meeting on Tuesday following the news on the death of Emir Sabah IV, Sputnik reported.

According to Kuwait's legislation, heir to the throne automatically becomes the country's new ruler after the death of the previous one.

However, his powers enter into force only after swearing-in before the National Assembly.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in the United States. He was 91.

According to Sputnik, the news of Emir's demise was confirmed by the minister responsible for his affairs on Tuesday.

He became Kuwait's Emir in January 2006 after the death of Sheikh Jaber al-Sabah. (ANI)

Hockey India and Aaroogya conduct a session for women's players to raise cancer awareness

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New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): With October being the breast cancer awareness month globally, Hockey India and the non-profit organization Aaroogya for women cancer Research and Prevention conducted a session via Zoom with the members of the Indian women's hockey team about the early detection and prevention of breast, cervical and oral cancer on Wednesday.

The Co-Founders of Aaroogya - Dr Priyanjali Datta and Dr Dhruv Kacker spoke about how to conduct self-examination for the detection of cancer, the common symptoms of cancer and the advantages of early detection of cancer.

Dr Datta emphasised the fact that women should not expose themselves to mammograms before the age of 45 in case they show symptoms of cancer. They should opt for an ultrasound scan instead.

They also made the Indian women's team players aware of the causes of cancer such as poor lifestyle, consumption of junk food, tobacco, alcohol and most importantly stress, which is one of the major causes of cancer.

They said that the best way to prevent cancer is to have a good lifestyle by regularly exercising and following a healthy diet, and they also lauded the Indian Women's Hockey Team for possessing the right representation of a good lifestyle.

The Indian women's team captain Rani, on behalf of the entire team, said that they will pass on the knowledge they attained during the session to their family members.

"The session on the awareness about cancer was very helpful for us. It was great to be made aware of the common symptoms and causes of cancer and the steps to detect it early which makes it critical, I am sure that this session will help us. Hopefully, Aaroogya can reach out to many more women and help them understand the early detection steps and preventive measures for cancer. We can also pass on the knowledge we have attained today to our own family members and friends," said Rani.

Aaroogya has transformed the way of prevention and early detection for reducing death rates and has provided on-ground data for precision new drugs and better treatment for the population of the Indian subcontinent, in partnership with government and private partners.

"We lose around 600 women everyday in India due to the late detection of cancer. And if we don't address the growing concerns of cancer, around 130 million people could be diagnosed with cancer in India by 2030. Around 2000 women are detected with cancer everyday. We primarily work in the prevention and early detection of Breast, Cervical and Oral Cancer. It's very important to conduct self-examination for symptoms of cancer regularly as early detection of the disease will give one a better chance to recover," emphasised Dr Datta and Dr Kacker.

Speaking on the session, Gyanendro Ningombam, Officiating President, Hockey India said, "While we are living in the midst of a pandemic, it's important to note the dangers of the rising number of cancer cases in India as well, especially breast, cervical and oral cancer. It was very important for the members of the Indian Women's Hockey Team to know about how to detect cancer and the preventive measures that need to be taken. We are absolutely delighted that the non-profit organization Aaroogya conducted a very informative session with the Indian women's hockey team players." (ANI)

Mike Pompeo to Travel to Japan, South Korea, Mongolia From October 4-8 - State Department

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.


Washington [US], September 30 (ANI/Sputnik): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia from October 4-8, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a press release.

"Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Tokyo, Japan; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Seoul, the Republic of Korea (ROK) October 4 to 8," Ortagus said in the release on Tuesday.

In Tokyo, Ortagus said, Pompeo will attend the second meeting of the Quad Foreign Ministers of Australia, India, and Japan on October 6. Pompeo will also meet with his Japanese counterparts to discuss issues of mutual concern, Ortagus said.

Pompeo will visit Ulaanbaatar on October 7 and Seoul on October 7-8 to meet with senior officials, Ortagus said without providing details of the talks. (ANI/Sputnik)

Special judge said Babri Masjid demolition not pre-planned, done by anti-social elements: Lawyer Prashant Singh

Advocate Prashant Singh Atal talking to reporters in Lucknow on Wednesday. Photo/ANI


Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 30 (ANI): The special CBI court held that the Babri Masjid demolition was done by anti-social elements and it was not pre-planned, said advocate Prashant Singh Atal on Wednesday.

The counsel for Sakshi Maharaj, Prashant Singh Atal, added that the court had acquitted all accused as there was not enough evidence against them.

"Today the Special CBI judge acquitted all 32 accused, it held that the accusations by CBI were wrong, it also held that the evidence against the accused was not adequate. The court commented that the demolition was done by anti-social elements, VHP or Sangh had no hand in it. The leaders had tried to stop the incident from taking place. The involvement of the accused, direct or indirect, was not found," Prashant Singh Atal told reporters here.

"About the photographs, the court said that the negatives were available but the CBI could not produce the negatives. Also the video recordings were fabricated and tampered with. CBI did not follow the provisions of 65 Evidence Act, that is why all accused were acquitted on the basis of lack of evidence," he added.

Another lawyer for the defendants, further said that the court had opined that "karsewaks who had assembled in Ayodhya were there for karsewa, it was not pre-planned. Further, the BJP leaders assembled there had tried to stop it from happening."

All accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case have been acquitted by the Special CBI court in Lucknow on Wednesday.

Earlier today, 26 of the 32 accused had arrived at the court premises to hear the court's verdict while six others, including senior BJP leader LK Advani, took part in it through video conferencing.

There were 49 accused in the case out of which 17 have passed away. Therefore, the court pronounced its judgement on the rest 32 accused, who had been asked to be physically present in the court.

Some of the high-profile personalities in the case included senior BJP leaders such as Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharati, Kalyan Singh, among others. Apart from them, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Champat Rai, and others were also accused.

There were two cases registered in connection with the Ram Janmabhoomi temple-Babri Masjid dispute. The first was a title suit, whose judgement was pronounced by the Supreme Court on November 9, 2019, paving way for the construction of the Ram temple at the spot.

The Supreme Court had earlier extended till August 31 the tenure of special CBI Judge SK Yadav and directed him to complete the trial and deliver the judgment in the case by that time.

The apex court had later granted another month to the special CBI judge to pronounce the judgment in the case. (ANI)

UKPNP to organize webinar on Pak's arbitrary plan to annexe Gilgit-Balitistan tomorrow

The webinar is being organised by the United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP).


Zurich [Switzerland], September 30 (ANI): Activists Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, Muzaffar Shah and Misfar Hassan are among the speakers that are scheduled to address the virtual conference on Pakistan's arbitrary plan to annexe Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth provinces despite opposition by local residents.

The webinar is being organised by the United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP). Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, Chairman UKPNP; Muzaffar Shah, Jammu Kashmir Awami National Conference (JKANC) vice president; Misfar Hassan, Ex.Labor Councillor /President Jammu & Kashmir Liberation League UK & Europe Zone, will address the gathering.

Besides them, Junaid Qureshi Executive Director European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EMS); Ghulam Hussain, Exiabor Councillor/ Senior Vice President Jammu Kashmir Freedom Movement; Mahmood Kashmiri, Chairman Jammu Kashmir National Independence Alliance JKNIA, will also speak during the event.

Pakistan has decided to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to the status of a full-fledged province, according to a Pakistani minister quoted in a media report.

The Express Tribune quoted Minister Ali Amin Gandapur today said that the government has decided to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) to the status of a full-fledged province.

The move has been opposed by people of the region and several political parties.

This move is said to be planned by Pakistan's military establishment. The key opposition leaders such as Maryam Nawaz Sharif have questioned the military's right to take such decisions when a 'democratically' elected parliament is in place.

It was reported that Pakistan opposition parties have decided to boycott a meeting of the country's parliamentary leaders convened by their National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Monday to discuss the impending elections in the military occupied region of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

According to the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS), the move to change Gilgit Baltistan's status and turning it into the province by giving it representation on all constitutional bodies is being seen as a "belated response" to India's moves to nullify Articles 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir.

In response to Pakistan's decision to usurp Gilgit Baltistan, India had responded strongly saying that "any action by Pakistan to alter the status of the militarily occupied so-called 'Gilgit-Baltistan' has no legal basis whatsoever and is totally void ab-initio. Our position has always been clear and consistent. The entire territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have been and are an integral part of India and would remain so. Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on India's internal matters". (ANI)

Over 2,300 Armenian soldiers killed, wounded in clashes, claims Azerbaijani defence ministry

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Baku [Azerbaijan], September 30 (ANI): Over 2,300 Armenian servicemen were killed and wounded in the continuing clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijani defence ministry claimed on Wednesday.

"From September 27 and up to this morning, around 2,300 enemy fighters were eliminated and wounded; around 130 tanks and other armoured vehicles, over 200 artillery, missile and mortar launchers, around 25 air defense weapons; six command and control and observation posts; five ammunition depots; around 50 armour-defeating weapons, and 55 automobiles were eliminated and brought out of action," the Defence Ministry told Sputnik.

On Sunday morning, an escalation unfolded along the contact line of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian-majority autonomy that proclaimed independence from what then was the Soviet Azerbaijan Republic in 1991.

Azerbaijan launched what it described as a "counteroffensive," while the Artsakh authorities accused Azerbaijani forces of opening fire against civilians and civilian infrastructure in its capital of Stepanakert.

The armed hostilities continue at this point. (ANI)

India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, it can hit targets at over 400 km range

BrahMos Missile


New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile which can hit targets at over 400 kilometre range.

Congratulating the team of scientists involved in today's successful test, DRDO chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy said that this will lead to adding "more indigenous content" to the supersonic cruise missile.

The test-firing was carried out under the PJ-10 project of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), under which the missile was launched with an indigenous booster.

The missile was launched from a land-based facility in Odisha.

This is the second test-firing of the extended range version of the missile which has an indigenously developed airframe and booster.

The BrahMos is a ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, fighter jets, or land.

The missile has been developed as a joint venture between the DRDO and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia. (ANI)

Kangana Ranaut expresses 'immense faith' in UP CM in Hathras case

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New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Expressing her "immense faith," in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, actor Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday said she wants that the Hathras rapists to be executed in the same manner, in which the Priyanka Reddy's rapists were punished.

She took to Twitter to give her opinion on the case and said she wants an "emotional, instinctive and impulsive justice," for the Hathras rapists.

"I have immense faith in @myogiadityanath ji, just how Priyanka Reddy rapists were shot dead on the very spot they raped and burnt her alive we want the same emotional, instinctive and impulsive justice for #HathrasHorror #HathrasHorrorShocksIndia," she tweeted.

Priyanka Reddy was a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad who was gang raped and murdered in November 2019.

The 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, died on Tuesday morning, at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.

The woman was gang-raped in Hathras on September 14, 2020, and was admitted to Delhi's Safdarjung hospital for better healthcare facilities.

All the four accused involved on September 14 gang-rape have been arrested. (ANI)

US Presidential debate: Biden calls Trump puppy of Putin

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump.


Washington [US], September 30. (ANI): Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized US President Donald Trump for failing to confront Russia over several issues including Moscow offering the Taliban bounties to kill US troops and termed Trump as a "puppy" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden makes the case for why the American people should vote for him instead of President Donald Trump, saying "under the president (Trump) we have become sicker poor, more divided, more violent".

"Under this president, we become weaker, sicker, poor, more divided, and more violent. When I was Vice President, we inherited a recession. I was asked to fix it. I did," he said

"We left him a booming economy, and he caused the recession with regard to be weaker. The fact is that I've gone head to head with Putin and made it clear to him we're not going to take any of his stuff. He's Putin's puppy. He still refuses to even say anything to Putin about the bounty on the heads of American soldiers," he added.

Trump interrupted Biden multiple times during his answer and moderator Chris Wallace had to intervene.

Biden was referring to June reports that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Trump administration faced criticism after it was revealed that Trump and the White House's National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March but did not take any actions.

Today's presidential debate turned chaotic as Trump was intent on interrupting Biden on nearly every question. The former vice president wasn't above name-calling, calling the President a "clown" and telling him to "shut up."

Biden also called Trump a "racist" during a heated exchange over issues of race and protests against law enforcement.

"This is a President who has used everything as a dog whistle to try to generate racist hatred, racist division," Biden said during the first presidential debate. He argued that Trump "pours gasoline on the fire" to stoke his base over racial issues.

Biden said there's "systemic injustice" in law enforcement, but also said the blame lies simply on individual "bad apples" in the system.

During the debate, Trump refused to explicitly call out white supremacists for inciting violence at anti-police brutality demonstrations across the country, saying during the debate that the violence wasn't an issue caused by the right and telling one far-right group to "stand back and stand by."

"Sure, I'm willing to (tell them to stand down), but I would say almost everything I see is from the left-wing, not from the right-wing. I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace," Trump said.

"Who would you like me to condemn?" Trump asked moderator Chris Wallace. "Proud Boys -- stand back and stand by. But I'll tell you what. ... Somebody's got to do something about Antifa and the left because this is not a right-wing problem."

In the end, Wallace asked Trump and Biden as to how can they reassure Americans that the next president is the legitimate winner of the election.

Biden urged people to vote. Trump sought to incite fear about the legitimacy of the election.

Biden pushed Americans to vote either by mail or in person. "You have it in your control to determine what the country is going to look like these next four years," he said. "He cannot stop you from being able to determine the outcome of this election."

Biden said he will accept the outcome of the election whether he wins or loses.

Trump used his response to complain about a "coup" he says was waged against him ever since he began running for president. (ANI)

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