Sunday, May 10, 2020

Bhopal Police make violators sanitise currency notes before taking challan money

To prevent themselves from contracting Covid-19, police in Bhopal made traffic violators sanitise currency notes before taking them as challan money.

A traffic violator sanitising currency notes before giving
 it to the police personnel in Bhopal. (photo:ANI)
Speaking to ANI, Bhopal Superintendent of Police (SP) Shailendra Singh said, "police personnel are taking all precautions to minimise the chances of contracting COVID-19." People here were seen rubbing the currency notes thoroughly with the sanitiser before handing it over to the cops.

The pen used to sign the challan is also being sanitised along with the currency notes. "We spare people who are sick or going to the hospital. We have prepared six to seven kinds of challans for the violators," Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Tiwari said.

So far, Madhya Pradesh has reported 3,614 COVID-19 positive cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
By: ANI.

Netizens in India, Nepal troll Beijing with '#BackOffChina' trend after fake claims on Mt. Everest

New Delhi (ANI): Beijing's state-run CGTN's tweet featuring Mount Everest 'located in China's Tibet Autonomous Region' sparked a row among the netzens of India and Nepal who trolled the Communist country for spreading fake news regarding its claims in the region with a '#BackOffChina' trend of Twitter.

"#backoffchina Stop Spreading false new Mt. Everest is located in Nepal not in china," said a Twitter user from Nepal.

Mt Everest. (Photo:ANI)
"This is our Mount Everest (8848ht) we don't want this to used and marked as yours. Nepal government should act upon this. This is unprecedented words that has beem used here. this is unacceptable. #backoffchina," tweeted another.

CCTN had on May 2 posted a tweet of an 'extrairdinary halo'over Mount Everest. However, the words claiming Mount Qomolangma was the world's highest peak 'located in China's Tibet Autonomous Region' have drawn aggression from people with some of them also unging the Government of Nepal to take strick action over the social media post.

Twitter users asserted that Mount Everest was in Nepal and not in China and that it will always be the 'pride of Nepalese'. Some even shared memes of China's President Xi Jinping and tagged Nepal's government to bring a spotlight on the claim.
"Dear@CGTNOfficial Mount Everest is in the Nepal. Not in china's Tibet. So Please stop spreading Fake News," said a user from Kathmandu.
"Mount Everest lies in Nepal, not China. Discard such false notions Xi. #FreeTibet," said another.
"#backoffchina Stop Spreading false new Mt. Everst is located in Nepal not in China," tweeted the third.

As per experts, Nepal and China had signed a border dispute resolution agreement in 1960 according to which it was decided that Mount Everest will be divided, and southern part of it will belong to Nepal and Northern part to Tibet Autonomous Region which China claims as its own.

Speaking to ANI about the CGTN tweet, Professor of Chinese studies at Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Srikant Kondapali, said "It is a not a new thing, China is trying to consolidate its claims on Tibet and Everest."

"The Everest on the Tibet side is treacherour and very less used by the Chinese side, there is no trace of tourism from that side, as it is very steep and also visa is an issue," Srikant added.

The Majority of tourism and expeditions on Mount Everest take place from Nepal, now with help of technology, China is also developing Tibet side of Everest and recent projection bny the official website clearly reflects the ambitious plans of China and this move may become a bone of contention between Nepal and China. 

China trying to consoliadte position in Tibet by highlighting Mt. Everest on Tibetan side, says expert

New Delhi (ANI): In a surprising move, the official website of China Global Television Network (CGTN) has published a tweet with pictures of Mount Everest stating that "An extraordinary sun halo was spotted Friday in the skies over Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, the world's highest peak located in China's Tibet Autonomous Region."

Mount Everest (File Photo). Photo: ANI.
As per experts, Nepal and China had signed a border dispute resolution agreenment in 1960 according to which it was decided that Mount Everest will be divided, and southern part of it will belong to Nepal and Northern part to Tibet Autonomous Region which China claims as its own.

Speaking to ANI about the CGTN tweet, Professor of Chinese studies at Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Srikant Kondapali, said, "It is a not a new thing, China is trying to consolidate its claims on Tibet and Everest."

"The Everest on the Tibet side is treacherous and very less used by the Chinese side, there is no trace of tourism from that side as it is very sleep and also visa is an issue, Srikant added."

The experts are more concerned about the installation of 5G network at the Everest. Srikant Kondapalli said, "However, now they have mounted 5G at their side of the Everest, it is a controversial move as they can beam through the Himalayan range, there is a military component in 5G network, it is mounted 8000 metres above the sea level. They can snoop in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, post-Dalai Lama they will have leverage with this technology at the Himalayas."

The majority of tourism and expeditions on Mount Everest take place from Nepal, now with help of technology, China is also developing Tibet side of Everest and recent projection by the official website clearly reflects the ambitious plans of China and this move may become a bone of contention between Nepal and China.
By: Naveen Kapoor, ANI.

Google Duo gets new feature can make group video calls in Chrome

New Delhi, (ANI): To make the video calling experience more seamless, Google has introduced a new feature to its video calling service, Duo, which will soon let you make group video calls on the web. The feature is rolling out as a preview in Chrome in the coming weeks, The Verge reported.

In the Duo's upcoming feature, there will be a 'family mode', which lets you draw on the screen in real-time and apply Snapchat-like masks and effects on yourself.

'Family mode' is available if the user is using Duo while signed in with their Google account.


By:ANI.

Cabinet Secretary to hold meeting with Chief Secretaries, Health Secy's today on Covid-19

New Delhi [India] (ANI): Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba will hold a video conference over containing COVID-19 with senior officials of all states and Union Territories on May 10.

Chief secretaries and principal secretaries (Health) from states will join the meeting scheduled for 10 am tomorrow,The meeting will also be attended by members of NITI Aayog, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Secretary, Information and Broadcasting (IB) and Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

By: ANI.

Hizbul chief's video contradicts Pakistan PM Imran Khan's claim of an imminent "false flag operation" by India

In a recent video from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Hizbul Mujahideen chief and United States Department of State-designated 'Global terrorist' Syed Salahuddin was seen holding a condolence meet for Hizbul terrorist Riyaz Naikoo, who was killed by Indian security forces in Kashmir on May 5.

Latest Hizbul chief's video contradicts Pakistan PM Imran Khan's
claim of an imminent "false flag operation" by India. ANI.
In the video, Syed Salahuddin can be seen lamenting the loss of his protege Riyaz Naikoo who was appointed as the Hizbul commander in Kashmir. In the two-minute-long video, Syed Salahuddin also claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Handwara that killed 5 Indian Army personnel and a Jammu and Kashmir policeman.

Syed Salahuddin's admission on camera is significant as it seemed to have contradicted the urgent pleas made by Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan of a "false flag operation" by India. A "false flag operation" as defined by military experts is usually a military operation carried out to appear as if it was executed by another party.

"I have been warning the world about India's continuing efforts to find a pretext for a false flag operation targeting Pakistan. Latest baseless allegations by India of "infiltration" across LoC are a continuation of this dangerous agenda." tweeted Imran Khan, afew days after the Handwara terror attack.

However, Syed Salahuddin's latest video admitting that Riyaz Naikoo was a Hizbul Commander and taking responsibilityfor the Handwara terror attack contradicts Imran Khan's claim that India had a role in any "false flag operation".

In the grany video shot by one of the attendees of the Riyaz Naikoo condolence meet in PoK, Syed Salahuddin is seen admitting that even though Naikoo and his Hizbul associates had managed to inflict some damage to Indian forces, the advantage still lay with India. "The reality is that the enemy (India) still has the advantage, this is due to our weak policies," lamented Salahuddin.

Five Indian army personnel and one J&K policeman were killed by terrorists on May 3 in Jammu and Kashnmir's Handwara. On May 6, in an operation launched by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora, the Hizbul operations chief in the valley Riyaz Naikoo was shot dead.
By: ANI.

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