Saturday, October 24, 2020

Polish President Andrzej Duda tests positive for COVID-19

Poland President Andrzej Duda

Warsaw [Poland], October 24 (ANI): Poland President Andrzej Duda tested positive for the coronavirus, presidential spokesman Blazej Spychalski wrote on Twitter on Saturday, reported TASS.
"Yesterday, President Andrzej Duda was tested for the presence of coronavirus. The result was positive. The Pres
ident is feeling well. We are in constant contact with the relevant medical services," he wrote.

According to TASS, the Polish authorities had introduced a pandemic regime in mid-March, which is still continuing in the country.

In connection with the recent increase in morbidity, on October 10, a widespread mask regime was restored in the country, along with restrictions in the work of establishments, in holding mass events, and family holidays.

According to the latest data by Johns Hopkins University, Poland has reported a total of 2,41,946 COVID-19 cases and 4,351 deaths. (ANI)

Al-Qaeda mastermind killed by Afghan forces in Andar district

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Andar [Afghanistan], October 24 (ANI): Al-Qaeda mastermind, Mohsen Almisri, was killed in an operation conducted by Afghan forces in Andar district in Ghazni province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Saturday.

Almisri was operating as the terrorist group key member for the Indian subcontinent, Tolo News reported.

Earlier, the NDS had said that Almisri has succumbed to his injuries during the arrest.

Later, the Afghanistan intelligence and security service corrected its information and said Almisri was killed in Afghan forces operation in Andar district in Ghazni province. (ANI)

I voted for a guy named Trump, says US President after casting vote

US President Donald Trump.

Washington [US] October 24 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Saturday cast his vote in Florida ahead of his three rallies for re-election.

"It was a very secure vote, much more secure than when you send in a ballot. I can tell you that. Everything was perfect, very strict, right by the rules. When you send in your ballot, it could never be secure like that," the President said as quoted by CNN.

Trump told reporters that it was an "honor" to be voting in the state, where he held rallies on Friday. Florida is a key battleground state in the upcoming presidential elections as both the Trump campaign and Joe Biden's campaign have "put a lot of resources" in the state.

"I don't think there's ever been anything like this, this tremendous spirit. I hear we're doing very well in Florida, and we're doing very well, I hear, every place else," Trump said Saturday after voting.

When asked about who he voted for, he said, "A guy named Trump!"

Trump would be travelling to three Covid-19 hotspots for rallies on Saturday (local time) -- the battleground states of North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin, as reported by CNN.

The US Presidential elections are to be held on November 3. (ANI)

PML-N has 'broken the shackles of fear': Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president, Maryam Nawaz (File photo)

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 24 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday said that now was the best time to join her party, as it, along with 11 other members of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), have broken the shackles of fear.

"I feel this is the best time to join the PML-N because PML-N and 11 parties in the PDM have broken the shackles of fear," said Maryam Nawaz told party workers, as reported by Geo News.

"The truth is that despite being banned, Nawaz Sharif is the only Pakistani personality whose voice is echoing all over Pakistan," Geo News quoted Maryam.

She added that across the country, the people "can only see the face of one man" who they feel will resolve their problems.

This comes after Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid e Azam Group (PML-Q) leader Sheikh Jaffer Mandokhel had announced his decision to join PML-N.

This comes after a recently held anti-government rally in Karachi where political parties under the banner of joint opposition alliance---Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-- protested against the 'puppet' government of Prime Minister Imran Khan and demanded his resignation. Thousands of people participated in the rally in Karachi.

Following the rally, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz's husband Safdar Awan was arrested from his hotel room. Safdar has now been released on bail.

PML-N leader and spokesman for Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz's and former Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair said that the IGP Sindh was 'kidnapped' by Rangers who forced him to file an FIR for Safdar's arrest.

Almost all police officers in Sindh Police applied for leave in protest against the humiliation meted out to the Sindh IGP Mushtaq Mehr, during the PML-N leader Safdar Awan's arrest saga, The News International reported. (ANI)

China getting concerned about Quad, say analysts

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Beijing [China], October 24 (ANI): China is becoming more cautious about Quad after initially dismissing the strategic partnership between US, India, Japan and Australia, analysts have said.

Speaking at a press conference in March 2018, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi referred to the grouping as nothing more than "sea foam on the Pacific and Indian oceans" that would eventually dissipate.

However, two years later, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is steadily advancing cooperation between the four countries, with renewed interest in the grouping from India and Australia, which are each experiencing friction in their relations with China, says Laura Zhou in South China Morning Post.

The article quotes Wu Shichun, president of China's National Institute for South China Sea Studies, a government-backed think tank, as saying that Quad has recently become more focused on security with China as the potential rival.

"At the beginning, the [Quad] mechanism was not only about security, it also had an economic dimension in the Indo-Pacific region. But recently it has become more and more focused on security, with China as the potential rival," it quotes Wu as saying.

Laura further writes that Australia has accepted India's invitation to join next month's Malabar naval exercise, along with the US and Japan, which will be the first time the four countries will hold a joint military exercise of this size, which will likely dismay Beijing.

Lavina Lee, a senior lecturer in international relations at Macquarie University in Sydney, said the inclusion of Australia, which was currently at loggerheads with Beijing over trade, spy accusations and the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, certainly should make China less dismissive of the Quad.

Speaking on India's role in the Quad, Lee said New Delhi has realised that "China will continue to push to change the status quo on its border with India, and previous attempts by India to smooth over relations have not changed this aim".

Last month, China's deputy foreign minister Luo Zhaohui had described the alliance as "an anti-China frontline" or "mini NATO", which reflected America's "cold war mentality".

This comes at a time when China is facing global ire for trampling democracy in Hong Kong, human rights violations in Xinjiang, alleged breach of internet privacy in various countries and attempting to unilaterally change the status quo at the India China border violating all bilateral agreements and protocols.

Beijing is also displaying strong-arm tactics in the South China Sea and is being blamed by some quarters for the spread of COVID-19 globally which originated in its labs in Wuhan. US President Donald Trump has referred to COVID-19 as "Chinese virus".

The US had also imposed restrictions on Chinese diplomats in the country. India has also banned several Chinese apps and popular game Pubg and Indian Railways has cancelled Chinese investment. (ANI)

Reporter who obtained footage of Captain Safdar's arrest goes missing in Pakistan

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Karachi [Pakistan], October 24 (ANI): At a time when threats towards journalists are mounting in Pakistan, a senior reporter, Ali Imran Syed, went missing--he had gone to a bakery but did not return home on Friday evening, said Geo News.

The missing scribe was working as a senior reporter for Geo News. According to details, Ali Imran left home between 7pm to 8pm saying that he did not return home after hours despite telling the family that he would return in 30 minutes.

The journalist's wife said that his car was parked outside and he left his mobile phone at home. The family said that the police have been informed about the disppearance and a case has also been registered.

The police said that the scene would be thoroughly inspected and the CCTV will be obtained to probe further into the case. According to Geo News, the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah directed Inspector General of Sindh Police Mushtaq Mahar to ensure the safety of the journalist.

"Such actions against journalists are intolerable... I want a progress report on Ali Imran every hour,"said Murad Ali Shah as quoted by Geo News.

Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz said that the concerned federal agencies "have been directed to cooperate" with the Sindh government to ensure the recovery of the reporter.

"The Sindh government and police used all their resources for the recovery of Geo News reporter Ali Imran. In this regard, all concerned federal agencies have been directed to cooperate with the Sindh government. The protection of journalists is our responsibility," he wrote on Twitter (translated from Urdu).

"Federal Govt has taken notice of disappearance of journalist #AliImran Sec Int has spoken with IG Sindh for early recovery of the journalist and offered support/assistance of all federal agencies in this case and general safety of journalists in Sindh," said Advisor to Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior (Federal Minister Mirza Shahzad Akbar on Twitter.

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said that no one should disappear in a democracy and said that the country has 'strong laws including anti-terror laws'.

"No one should "disappear" in a democracy--we have strong laws, including anti-terror laws, to deal with those who are allegedly guilty of a crime. Arrest and charge," he tweeted.

Pakistan People's Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called the disappearance of the journalist an attack on the "freedom of expression".

"The process of suppressing voices must stop now," said the PPP chairman in a statement quoted by Geo News and added that such incidents involving journalists create a negative image of Pakistan globally.

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemned the disappearance of the journalist. The PFUJ president Shahzad Zulfiqar and General Secretary Nasir Zaidi appealed to the IG Sindh to release the CCTV footage of the incident, Geo News reported further. They also observed that the state was trying to suppress the press by 'creating panic among journalists'.

Senior journalist Nasim Zehra said that Ali Imran had obtained the CCTV video of PML-N leader Captain Safdar's arrest from a Karachi hotel. "Can't you question Ali Imran without kidnapping him?" she asked.

She also took to Twitter saying, "GeoReporter Ali Imran who released footage of Captain Safdar's arrest by SindPolice/Rangers, has disappeared-can't u (you) qn (question) Ali Imran without kidnapping him? Will kidnapping help 2 'reconstruct' widely known facts? Never. #BringBackAliImran.'

Editor-in-Chief for the Dunya Media Group, Kamran Khan said that the disappearance of the reporter "is a matter of extreme concern and shock."

"Disappearance of Syed Ali Imran an outstanding and very hardworking Geo News reporter is a matter of extreme concern and shock. The police should recover him without further delay and the Sindh Govt must break its silence on this horrific incident," he tweeted.

The Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) condemned the incident and said, "We demand the provincial and federal governments and all law enforcement and security agencies to make efforts and ensure a safe return of Ali to his family and journalist fraternity," said the group in a statement as quoted by Geo News.

Pakistan has witnessed a severe rise in threats and crimes against journalists and human rights activists in the country to which the United Nations Human Rights Council has also expressed concern on the instances of disappearances.

"We have followed with increasing concern numerous instances of incitement to violence - online and offline - against journalists and human rights defenders in Pakistan, in particular against women and minorities. Especially worrying are accusations of blasphemy - which can put accused individuals at imminent risk of violence," said a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville in a briefing in September.

In July, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a Paris-based non-profit organisation, has warned Pakistani authorities from targeting the country's journalists based abroad and if anything happens to them or their families, the authorities will be held responsible.

Pakistan is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in RSF's 2020 World Press Freedom Index, three places lower than in 2019. (ANI)

9 people killed in roadside bombings of Afghanistan's Ghazni

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Kabul [Afghanistan], October 24 (ANI): At least nine people, including eight civilians, were killed in two roadside bombings in Ghani city on Saturday, informed Wahidullah Jumazada, spokesman for Ghazni governor.

Jumazada said that the first explosion occurred in Rawza area in Ghazi, when a vehicle struck a roadside bomb, which killed eight civilians and wounded one person, reported TOLO News.

The second explosion occurred when a security forces vehicle struck another roadside bomb as they arrived at the scene of the first explosion.

This happens amid high violence in the country despite ongoing peace negotiations in Doha.

According to TOLO News, the figures disclosed by the Ministry of Interior Affairs show that the Taliban have conducted 356 movements over the last week. Two suicide attacks and 52 explosions were part of the movements, the data shows.

The data also indicates that 51 civilians were killed and 137 more were wounded in the Taliban attacks over the last week. (ANI)

Pakistan opposition stages walkout from National Assembly, says session not being run properly

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Islamabad [Pakistan], October 24 (ANI): Pakistan's opposition lawmakers on Friday staged a walkout from the House in protest against the chair of the National Assembly not running the session in an appropriate manner.

When the session began, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) member Naveed Qamar said that the opposition could not become a part of the House because it was being run in an inappropriate manner, reported The Dawn.

He said that the house was not properly representing the people of the country.

"Therefore, we are staging this walkout," said the PPP leader, following which the opposition lawmakers left the house.

Following the opposition's walkout, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said the manner in which the opposition was protesting and surrounding the speaker's dais was against parliamentary norms.

According to The Dawn, the opposition's walkout and the poor presence of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and allied parties' lawmakers in the house created the quorum problem forcing National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar to adjourn proceedings of the house till Monday.

It was the third consecutive session of the lower house which had to be adjourned because of lack of quorum and the opposition's walkout. (ANI)

1 security personnel killed, another injured in exchange of fire with Naxals in Chhattisgarh

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Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh) [India], October 24 (ANI): One security person was killed while another sustained injuries in an exchange of fire with Naxals in District Narayanpur, as per Superintendent of Police (SP) Narayanpur Mohit Gang on Saturday. The Naxals had ambushed the District Reserve Guard (DRG) team and opened fire on them. The incident took place at Tadur, approximately eight kilometers from Orchha.

The injured security personnel was shifted to Narayanpur and his condition is said to be stable. As per SP Mohit Garg, the Naxals also suffered injuries and their camp was destroyed in the operation.

Further details are awaited.

Nigerian President acknowledges loss of lives during protests

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. (File Photo)

Abuja [Nigeria], October 24 (ANI): Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday acknowledged that "many lives have been lost" during protests in the country in the past few weeks.

However, Buhari failed to denounce the killing of peaceful protesters by armed security forces, reported Voice of America.

After a meeting with former heads of state on how to address some of the country's most intense violence in years, Buhari said: "In the mayhem that ensued, many lives had been lost and there are a number of public and private properties completely destroyed or vandalised... The mayhem has not stopped. Through all the disturbances, security agencies observed extreme restraint."

"The government will not fold its arms and allow miscreants and criminals to continue to perpetrate these acts of hooliganism," Voice of America quoted Buhari.

Although he did not clarify how many people were killed, Buhari, after the meeting, said in a written statement that 51 civilians, 11 police officers and seven soldiers were killed during the confrontations.

The #EndSARS rallies across Nigeria ignited after numerous claims implicated the country's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) police unit in acts of killings, torture and blackmail. The department was disbanded by the authorities and replaced with the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) squad. Nonetheless, the protests continued against other forms of police violence.

On Wednesday, Nigerian security forces opened fire on protesters in the southwestern city of Lagos, killing several people and leaving many others wounded. Many international organisations, including the United Nations, condemned the use of military force against protesters. (ANI)

Capt Amarinder Singh launches Phase-II of urban improvement program

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh (File Photo)

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], October 24 (ANI): Phase-II of the Rs 11,000 crore Urban Environment Improvement Programme (UEIP) was kickstarted on Saturday in Chandigarh by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh with a virtual foundation-laying ceremony. As per a statement, the CM also announced a one-time settlement (OTS) scheme of pending VAT assessment to promote economic activity in urban areas.

While launching the Rs 700 crore Phase-II project across all 167 urban local body towns of the state, the CM also said that the Department of Excise and Taxation would soon notify the scheme that had been initiated after businesses expressed concern that issues related to their VAT assessments and grievances were not been redressed speedily. Along with this, he also asked Industries and Taxation Departments to work out a more user-friendly system to ensure that businesses, industry, and traders do not have to go from one office to another, considering cities were also centers of economic activity, with a focus on trade and industry.

The CM further urged cities to segregate domestic solid waste, underlined the need to ensure the cleanliness of towns, and appreciated Nawanshahr for its consistently good performance in the Cleanliness Surveys of the Government of India. "The UEIP schemes, of which Rs 3000 crore worth had been completed in the first Phase, will help the state make a significant improvement in the infrastructure of the cities and lives of its urban people. It will enable the development of state-of-art urban infrastructure and efficient service delivery systems," the statement quoted Capt Singh.

"Despite the acute financial crunch, the state government has succeeded in securing finances for these projects, connected digitally to over 45000 people at 940 locations," he added. Canal-based water supply in the four big cities of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala, with work in Jalandhar will be launched on Saturday and the foundation stone for Patiala will be laid on Sunday.

For sewage facilities, works had been completed in 51 out of 116 towns, and the rest will be completed next year. (ANI)

Pakistan Senate questions the lagality of CPEC Authority

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Islamabad [Pakistan], October 24 (ANI): Pakistan's Senate on Friday questioned the legal status of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority after the expiry of the extended term.

"Under which provision of the law the CPEC Authority is operating," PPP leader and former chairman of the Senate Senator Raza Rabbani asked while speaking on a call-attention notice, reported Dawn.

The CPEC Authority ordinance was promulgated last year and was extended by the National Assembly in January for 120 days on October 8, 2019. Therefore, the extended life of the ordinance came to a close in June.

The ten-member CPEC Authority was tasked to expedite projects related to the multi-billion-dollar road and rail networks that link Chinese territories to the Arabian Sea through Pakistan.

The authority was given the mandate to find new drivers of economic growth and unlock the potential of the interlinked production network and global value chains through regional and global connectivity reported Dawn.

"CPEC Authority has its own funds and bank accounts and how are these operated to pay salaries to employees and make other payments," said Senator Rabbani.

The CPEC projects in Pakistan have been mired with controversies and facing stiff resistance from Baluchistan, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Hunza valley creating a civil-war like situation in the country. (ANI)

India will uphold interests of developing world at UNSC: EAM Jaishankar

EAM S Jaishankar

New Delhi [India], October 24 (ANI): Reformed multilateralism has become an imperative and India will uphold the interests of the developing world to strengthen the global consensus on the key contemporary challenges, said External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Saturday.

"As @UN marks its 75th Anniversary, reformed multilateralism has become an essential imperative. India will enter UNSC in January 2021 as a non-permanent member," Jaishankar tweeted.

"We will uphold the interests of the developing world and seek to strengthen the global consensus on a key contemporary challenge," he said in a subsequent tweet.

On Wednesday, Jaishankar had said that multilateralism is in serious danger today as the bigger countries are focused on their own interests.

"Multilateral is in serious danger today as bigger countries are focused on their own interest," he had said at a book launch.

Calling for reforms at the United Nations, he had said the UN needs to be reformed. (ANI)

Pakistan invasion in 1947 brought in its wake killing of thousands, plunder: Expert

People protesting against Pakistan's invasion of Jammu and Kashmir on October 22, 1947, in front of the Pakistan Embassy in Tokyo on Thursday.

New Delhi [India], October 24 (ANI): Pakistan invaded Kashmir on October 22, 1947, and brought in its wake horrifying stories of mass plunder and vandalism, killing thousands of men, women, and children mercilessly, said Dr Ashok Bhan.

He made these remarks during a webinar titled "Pakistan Army's Game Plan in J&K: India's Response," which was organised by Kashmir (Policy and Strategy) Group.

The event was held to mark the anniversary of Pakistan's invasion of J-K, where Dr Bhan recalled how on October 26, 1947, "Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of accession and acceded the state to India. Following the accession, troops were airlifted to Srinagar to repel the tribal invasion."

He added that 1947 was in fact the beginning of first Indo-Pak war. Camouflaged as a tribal invasion, it was supported by the regular Pakistan army troops. He said the consequences of these watershed events are still affecting the country and that the conflict is still present.

Speaking on the subject, Lt. Gen. GS Katoch (Retd.) referred to Brig. Rajinder Singh's efforts to fight against the tribals. He made a mention of the valiant fight made by the fighters against the tribals. He also referred to the scattered attacks of Pak Army and also the vicious communal propaganda spread in the state.

While condemning the invasion of J&K in 1947, Prof. Javed Kakroo said that there are stories too of saving the lives of other communities and local Muslims. He added that despite being a Muslim majority state, J&K acceded to India.

European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS), in a recent commentary, called October 22 as the "darkest day" in the history of Jammu and Kashmir when Operation Gulmarg was launched in a bid to seize the territory. According to a European think tank, the tribal invasion had left between 35,000 and 40,000 residents dead.

"The planners and perpetrators of the tribal invasion were, and remain, without doubt, the foremost enemies of the Kashmiri people. The day the invasion began on October 22, 1947, has to be the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir," the European think tank said. (ANI)

The first app to celebrate Indian festivals 'Celebr8'


New Delhi [India] October 24 (ANI/PRNewswire): announced the launch of the first app in India that will allow users to enjoy this festive season with an innovative and immersive way of celebration through visual experiences with Celebr8.

Star Indian Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan launched the app earlier today on his Instagram handle with a Reel. "It's a different festive season for all of us this year. But, I'm sure, with the Celebr8 app, everyone will enjoy the festivities in a unique way," said Shikhar, who is exclusively managed by the talent arm of IMG-Reliance.

As one adjusts to the new normal, with online engagement taking over physical meetings, the festivities aren't complete if not enjoyed together.

Keeping this in consideration, Celebr8 provides a digital platform to retain the nostalgia of the festive season while sticking to social-safety norms - where you not only connect but also celebrate together.

"With the onset of festive celebrations, we are excited to launch the app right before Dussehra and Diwali. With restrictions on celebrating festivals across the globe due to COVID-19, we feel thrilled to be able to curate a platform like Celebr8 which lets the spirit of bonding around festivities continue in a safe and environmental-friendly manner. Going forward, we aim to become the go-to app for all festivities, large and small - making Celebr8 the global station for festivities and celebration," said Nikita Singh Gautam, Co-Founder at Celebr8 sharing her excitement.

On the evening of Dussehra, a lifelike 3D Raavan will burn in everyone's Celebr8 app, hosted in an environment near them. People will not have to gather in crowds, and can enjoy Raavan-Dahan on October 25th, 7 PM IST in an AR environment from home, and at the same time share this experience with friends and family via social media.

Similarly, on Diwali, through augmented reality, the Celebr8 app will display a variety of digital firecrackers like phooljhadi, rockets, anaar, chakri, splendid sky lanterns, and more along with various combinations of rangolis and diyas in several colours and designs, making it the safest way to celebrate the festival of lights.

Following the joyous Indian festive season, the app will cater to small and big personal celebrations too, like weddings, birthdays, and global festivities like New Year's as well.

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Bronchiofly, an ayurvedic cough syrup from Butterfly Ayurveda helps with respiratory health and protection

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Gurugram (Haryana) [India] October 24 (ANI/PRNewswire): One of India's leading Ayurvedic medication developers, Butterfly Ayurveda, recommends people to require care of their metabolic process health with Ayurveda and keep ready for the continued fall and approaching winter season. because the month of Gregorian calendar month approaches its finish, the matter of pollution has started looming over people living within the NCR region and different elements of northern India. 

Because the dry fall winds re-evaluate the fields of geographical region and Haryana, it brings the ash and pollutant-filled air pollution arising from plant material burning over and ends up in issues of cough and respiration. 

Tons persistently it's allergic cough. the matter gets severe as winter spreads its wings and harmful particles within the air keep constant because of its cold surroundings. augment this, the pollution returning from vehicles, factories and construction work, that makes up a potent air killer. Now, the question is however will one defend themselves from such unbreathable air (not to miss the lofty issue of the pandemic)? despite what percentage masks, face covers, shades and gloves one could amendment, fighting on a microorganism level wants a strong aide. now and then like these, human bodies square measure additional liable to cases - at par with severity like coronavirus - that have an effect on the metabolic process health. to beat these factors from touching one's health, there's trendy medicines that offer remedial satisfaction. 

However, square measure they helpful within the long-haul? Do they take away the basis reason for the problem? this can be the realm wherever various kinds of medication like Ayurveda steps in. Ayurveda, not solely provides curative solutions, however additionally suggests life style changes and residential remedies which will facilitate in hindrance of infections and diseases. 

Ayurvedic ways recommend remedies like applying some copra oil within the nasal openings that makes a bio film on high of the nasal skin and helps stop the entry of bacterium. in addition, doing steam inhalation everyday for many minutes helps make sure that all the dirt, bacterium or any foreign particles within the nose square measure pushed out, and additionally helps with sinus infection and acute cold. Gargling with Haldi or Turmeric predicament helps keep the throat clean, healthy, and infections cornered. several such suggestions have additionally been listed by the Ministry of Ayush which will be enclosed in our daily life style. 

Drinking heat herb tea or Ayush Kwath is another great way to spice up metabolic process health and stand back from infections. However, daily exposure to poor air crammed with waste product particles degrades one's lungs' health, and may weaken the metabolic process tracts. Excessive accumulation of phlegm, constant dry and wet coughing, irritation and cutaneous sensation of the throat, square measure a number of the issues that seem at first. 

Moreover, because of poor life style and intake habits, excess secretion formation also can get tormented by AN infection, which might influence be extremely damaging to metabolic process health. To combat such problems, Butterfly Ayurveda recommends exploitation Bronchiofly, that is decoction-based Ayurvedic cough relief sweetener and additional. what's Bronchiofly? Bronchiofly is polyherbal decoction-based sweetener, scientifically developed and developed on the essential ideas of Ayurveda. Its multiple actions defend the lungs from varied infections, toxins and clears the higher and lower metabolic process tracts. It works as a dry cough sweetener, wet cough sweetener, improves raw throat, throat pain, allergic cough, bronchitis, helps relieving inflammation of the bronchioles, and gruffness of the voice. It additionally works as AN medicine and may be administered to each adults and kids. It also can run to people with polygenic disorder, since it's a sugar-free cough sweetener. What square measure the key advantages of Bronchiofly? one. Bronchiofly may be a natural safeguard for the systema respiratorium. 2. Effective all told sorts of cough (wet, dry and allergic cough). 3. useful just in case of a raw throat and pain within the throat. 4. Bronchiofly sweetener helps with management of bronchi health, works as AN medicine, and helps improve gruffness of voice. 5. All the ingredients of Bronchiofly like Vasa, Tulsi and Mulethi are terribly potent & effective for metabolic process diseases. 6. Protects lungs internally from toxins within the air. 7. most significantly, there are not any aspect effects of this medication, once taken throughout the time of want, with the dose counseled. What square measure the ingredients utilized in Bronchiofly? Bronchiofly is formed from Ayurvedic herbs like Tulsi, Khatmi, Mulethi, Vasa, Gojhiva, Kantakari, Kali Mirch, Pippali, Shunthi, Pushkara, and Banaphsa they're additionally noted for showing effectivity just in case of hypersensitivity reaction and respiratory disease. Mechanism of actions of the varied herbs in Bronchiofly includes: one. Vasa and Kali mirch work as an excellent medicine. 2. Khatami, Pushkarmool, and Mulethi offer a soothing result to the throat and even have medicinal drug properties. 3. As an efficient medicament Vasa, Mulethi, and Kantakari facilitate guarantee traditional respiration. 4. because it is sugar-free it's safe for Diabetics, and appropriate for youngsters and adults. 5. All the ingredients utilized in the formulation square measure safe and individual therapeutic effectivity is additionally reportable in ancient literature of Ayurveda largely within the management of Kasa (cough) & Swas (asthma). 6. It also can be taken aboard medical aid antibiotics, because it is free from alcohol, thus no somnolence effects are captured. 7. Ingredients like Khatmi, Tulsi and Gojhiva facilitate with infections caused because of bacterium and different microorganisms. This story is provided by PRNewswire. ani won't be accountable in any means for the content of this text. (ANI/PRNewswire)

U.S. Naval aircraft crash, 2 crew members killed

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Washington DC [US], October 24 (ANI/Xinhua): 2 crew members of a U.S. naval aircraft were killed as their plane crashed friday in the southern U.S. state of Alabama. The doomed jet was a T-6B Texan II coaching craft, that crashed at concerning five p.m. civil time (2200 GMT) in Foley, Alabama, a city close to the seashore, the U.S. service Air Forces same in an exceedingly statement.

"No civilians were contusioned on the bottom," the Baldwin County Sheriff's workplace same on Twitter. Foley fire-eater Joey Darby told native news retailers that responders encountered a "large volume of fire" from a home, and firefighters were able to create "a fast stop on the hearth." (ANI/Xinhua) 

Joe Biden says, always felt deeply connected to Indian American community

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden 

Washington DC [US], October 24: I even have perpetually felt deeply connected to the Indian yankee community attributable to the values weshare that were passed down from my Irish ancestors WHO risked everything for a more robust life in America, aforesaid Democratic presidential politico Joe Biden.In associate op-ed for Indiawest, Biden aforesaid he "always felt deeply connected to the Indian yankee community attributable to the values we tend to share: duty to family and elders, treatingpeople with respect and dignity, self-discipline, service, and diligence."

 "For me, these values were passed down from my Irish ancestors WHO risked everything for a more robust life in America,and they have formed ME as a son, brother, husband, father, grandad, and a person of religion and a long employee," he said.

He any talked concerning the stories he has changed with Indian yankee workers over the years, concerning their families' sacrifice."And I've seen however those shared values, that migrator story, solid my lasting relationship with Indian yankee constituents in Delaware and with Indian yankee workers each within the UnitedStates Senate and within the Obama-Biden Administration, wherever we tend to'd exchange stories of our families' sacrifice and marvel that solely in America would we be living their dream," he said.On her campaigner Kamala Harris, Biden aforesaid that she "is good, tested, and ready.But another issue that creates Kamala therefore exalting is her mother, Shyamala Gopalan.

We feel Kamala's pride once she talks concerning her.She was from city, wherever her father, Kamala's grandad, was active within the fight for Indian independence." Slamming USA President Donald Trump, he aforesaid "President Trump does not share our values.

As a result, today's America does not desire the America of our dreams." "We worth education, courage, and resilience.But Janus-faced with the deadly pandemic, Donald Trump frightened.He does not believe science or respect consultants like Dr. Fauci.His negligence has value lives and livelihoods and also the pandemic is worsening with Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing across the country." the ultimate discussion between Trump and Biden tookplace at the Curb Event Center at Belmont Park University in state capital, Tennessee on Fri.(ANI)

Justin Bieber shares trailer of upcoming 'Next Chapter' documentary

Justin Bieber

Washington [US], October 24: Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber debuted a trailer on Friday (local time) for his forthcoming documentary, 'Justin Bieber:Next Chapter' that chronicles Bieber's life in his search non secular solace in addition as his personal growth throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Fox News, the trailer shows the 26-year-old pop star receiving a COVID-19 take a look at and displays several confessionals regarding the link he is designed with spouse Hailey Baldwin andclose friends probability the Rapper and manager Scooter Braun.'Next Chapter' is that the second project Bieber has discharged on YouTube Originals as he premiered 'Justin Bieber: Seasons' in March.

The pop singer additionally brought cameras into his point North American country for his Facebook Watch series, 'The Biebers,' that additionally ventilated within the spring.In 'Seasons,' the 'Yummy' singer talked regarding his past drug use and depression.He admitted to victimisation MDMA, mushrooms and prescription cough sweetener to urge high, that Baldwin same she viewed as a self-medication manoeuvre so as for Bieber to address anxiety.Bieber same via voice-over at the time, 

"The initial time I smoke-cured weed was in my curtilage here -- got super-stoned.And then i noticed I liked weed a great deal.That's once my want to smoke weed started, then I started smoking weed for a moment." "And then started obtaining extremely smitten by it, and that is once IIt's simply that on behalf of me, it are often a dependency," he additional same within the series.

Recently, Bieber discharged the singles 'Holy' and 'Lonely,' a record regarding his kid high status.As reportable by Fox News, throughout the YouTube series, Bieber additionally confessed that he reached some extent wherever he felt that he was "dying," and his security team would'Justin Bieber: Next Chapter' is slated to start streaming for free of charge on YouTube on Oct 30.(ANI)

Heavy rains likely over Northeast today

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New Delhi [India], October 24 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said that the depression over central Bangladesh and neighbourhood moved north-northeastwards and weakened into a well-marked, low-pressure area. Light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls is likely over south Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

"Depression weakened into a well-marked, low-pressure area over Bangladesh and lay centred over the same region at 05:30 hrs IST on October 24," IMD said.

"Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 KMPH gusting to 60 KMPH would occur over Northeast Bay of Bengal along and off southeast Bangladesh and adjoining Myanmar coasts during next 12 hours," according to an official statement.

IMD also said that the sea condition will be rough to very rough over Northeast Bay of Bengal along and off southeast Bangladesh and adjoining Myanmar coasts during next 12 hours. (ANI)

Important to work with like-minded partners given China's aggressive behaviour: US State Dept

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Washington DC [US], October 24 (ANI): Given China's increasingly aggressive behaviour across the India-Pacific from the Himalayas to the South China Sea, it's more important than ever that we work with like-minded partners such as India, said US State Department on Friday.

Speaking at the Washington Foreign Press Center, a US administration official said that, "And as the United States, Japan, Australia, and India (QUAD) are getting together to cooperate on one issue or another, if there are other countries that want to participate in those discussions or those activities, the door is always open."

"Secretary Pompeo and Minister Jaishankar, along with their Japanese and Australian counterparts, met in Tokyo on October 6th for the second Quad meeting of foreign ministers. Given China's increasingly aggressive behavior across the India-Pacific from the Himalayas to the South China Sea, it's more important than ever that we work with like-minded partners such as India."

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is the informal strategic dialogue between India, USA, Japan and Australia. Earlier this week, India had announced the participation of Australia in the upcoming Malabar exercise alongside the US and Japan.

Talking to media persons, the State Department official said the foundational concept behind the Quad is one of the vibrant democracies working together towards a common vision of a free and open India-Pacific region.

The official further said that Quad is not an alliance and there's no reciprocal obligation among the countries who are involved.

"Well, on the Quad, I should tell you it's not an alliance. You mentioned that - you said it was an alliance and I want to push back on that. There's nothing about the Quad that is an alliance. It doesn't have - it is not formalized. There's no reciprocal obligation among the countries that are involved. It's not an organization that solicits membership," the official said. (ANI)

Students body condemns police brutality on Pakhtuns protesting at Peshawar University

Pakhtun Students Federation (PSF), an allied student wing of Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) who were arrested by the police on Friday. (Photo: ANI)


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa [Pakistan], October 24 (ANI): Pakhtun Students Federation (PSF), an allied student wing of Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) has strongly condemned the police baton charge over a peaceful protest in the Peshawar University campus on Friday.

According to the student's body, hundreds of PSF workers were severely injured in baton charge, and hundreds arrested after students demanded basic rights at the university campus.

"The police administration should immediately release the @PukhtoonSF workers and take action against the real culprits who have polluted the environment of educational institutions and have now resorted to open terrorism," Samar Haroon Bilour of the Awami National Party tweeted.

Samar further said PSF workers the police while providing legal cover to Insaf Student Federation (ISF) is the official student wing of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

"The arrest of innocent @PukhtoonSF operatives by the police while providing legal cover to ISF thugs is a very dictatorial move, making it clear that the provincial government is using the police to fulfil its political ambition."

She also condemned violence caused by the ruling party's student wing.

"I strongly condemn the ISF firing and violence on @PukhtoonS workers at the University of Peshawar. ISF goons are openly displaying weapons under the umbrella of the government and promoting violence. The attitude of the police towards the PSF workers is also deplorable," she said.

The Pashtuns, also know as Pakhtun are facing genocide in the hands of the Pakistan army as a large number of civilians are killed and many are victims of enforced disappearances. They allege that Pashtuns are becoming victims in the hands of the Pakistan army and the terrorists in the region. (ANI)

2+2 ministerial dialogue to focus on four themes including regional security cooperation, defence trade

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Washington [US], October 24 (ANI): The upcoming India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue will focus on four themes -- regional security cooperation, defence information sharing, military-to-military interactions and defence trade, said the US State Department on Friday (local time).

Speaking at a press conference, the department said that the 2+2 ministerial meeting will lay down next steps for the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership.

"First, regional security cooperation; second, defence information sharing; third, military-to-military interactions; and fourth, defence trade," one of the administration officials told reporters while informing about the themes that will be discussed in the 2+2 ministerial meeting.

"Regional security cooperation is that we're working to enhance maritime security across the Indian Ocean region by coordinating security cooperation and building partner capacity with regional countries," one of the officials said.

Speaking on the second theme, the official said: "We have made significant progress towards concluding the last foundational defence enabling agreement, the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, or the BECA. This agreement will allow for expanded geospatial information sharing between our armed forces. We are also seeking to expand secure communication capabilities between our respective militaries as well as between our foreign and defence ministries, and that too figures prominently on what we are trying to accomplish in the information-sharing space."

As per the US State Department, with respect to military-to-military engagement, both India and the US are working to build greater interoperability by increasing the sophistication of their combined exercises.

"Over the past year, we have placed a US liaison officer at the Information Fusion Center-Indian Ocean Region. That is India's maritime domain awareness fusion centre that they host. And an Indian liaison was placed at US Central Command, which both of these have enhanced coordination and information sharing between our navies. We also hope to confirm two additional Indian liaison officer placements in the near term to expand counterterrorism cooperation," the official further said.

"We are also looking to increase mil-to-mil cooperation in emerging technologies. We held an inaugural Defense Cyber Dialogue in September, this last September, and are looking - we are looking to have a defence space dialogue in the coming year, most likely in early 2021," the official added.

Stressing on the defence trade, it said the US is seeking to advance sales for several other defence platforms, to include fighter aircraft and UAVs.

US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper will have a packed schedule during their India visit.

They will participate in third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on October 27 and will also have bilateral meetings with their counterparts.

They will also be meeting NSA Ajit Doval and will jointly call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)

Delhi: People's health likely to be affected as AQI deteriorates to 'severe' category

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New Delhi [India], October 24 (ANI): Delhi's air quality index (AQI) on Saturday deteriorated to the 'severe' category, which is likely to affect people's health, according to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee data (DPCC).

The AQI in Alipur was at 432 while it stood at 427 and 409 in Mundka and Wazirpur, respectively.

According to experts, the severe category affects the health of people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases.

An AQI between 0-50 is marked good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 is moderate, 201-300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor and 401-500 is considered severe.

Amid the rise in pollution levels, people are having problems with breathing and some children have started facing throat problems due to contaminated air.

Recently, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) submitted before the Delhi High Court that it has issued directions to implementing agencies including State Pollution Control Boards, construction agencies, municipal bodies, traffic police and transport department of Delhi and NCR for strict action against air polluting activities.

On Friday, a plea sought filed in Delhi High Court sought directions to the Delhi government and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to issue fresh orders and instructions at the earliest putting a strict ban on bursting firecrackers and burning of effigies to prevent further air pollution.

It also sought directions to the Department of Environment, Delhi Government, and the Union Ministry of Environment to come up with eco-friendly ways of celebrating Dusshera.

The petitioners urged the court to direct appropriate departments to take immediate and appropriate steps to ban burning of effigies and fire-crackers in Delhi on the festival of Dussehra in light of COVID 19 pandemic. (ANI)

'US Coast Guard looking to expand presence in Pacific to counter China's activity'

National Security Advisor Robert C O'Brien

Washington [US], October 24 (ANI): The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is looking to expand its presence in the Pacific region amid China's "harassment of vessels" in the exclusive economic zones of other countries in the Indo-Pacific, said National Security Advisor Robert C O'Brien on Friday (local time).

"The United States is a Pacific power. The People's Republic of China's illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and harassment of vessels operating in the exclusive economic zones of other countries in the Indo-Pacific, threatens our sovereignty, as well as the sovereignty of our Pacific neighbours and endangers regional stability. Efforts of the United States Government, including the USCG are critical to countering these destabilising and malign actions," said O'Brien.

He further said, "The USCG is strategically homeporting significantly enhanced Fast Response Cutters, built in a proven Louisiana-based shipyard, in the western Pacific."

The new generation of Fast Response Cutters will conduct maritime security missions, such as fisheries patrols, enhance maritime domain awareness and enforcement efforts in collaboration with regional partners who have limited offshore surveillance and enforcement capacity, and ensure freedom of navigation.

With the aim to increase the US' capacity and presence in the Indo-Pacific region, in Fiscal Year 2021, the USCG is planning to evaluate the feasibility of basing Fast Response Cutters in American Samoa.

"If the survey is favourable, the United States could further expand its presence in the South Pacific. Enhancing the presence of the USCG in the Indo-Pacific ensures the United States will remain the maritime partner of choice in the region," he said.

The relations between China and the US have also deteriorated in recent times due to various reasons including Indo-Pacific and coronavirus pandemic. (ANI)

Deployment of peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh being discussed: Armenian Foreign Minister

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Yerevan [Armenia], October 24 (ANI/Sputnik): Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said that possible deployment of peacekeepers in Azerbaijan's crisis-torn region of Nagorno-Karabakh was on the agenda of settlements talks.

Earlier this week, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that Baku did not reject the deployment of peacekeepers and observers to Nagorno-Karabakh but would put forward its own conditions someday.

"Peacekeepers on the ground is the way in which we need to consolidate [our efforts], address any risks against the sustainability of ceasefire, and that has been a part of the story for a very long time ... The peacekeeping question is exactly one of the critical questions in our discussions," Mnatsakanyan said.

The fighting on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh started on September 27. The sides have accused each other of starting the firing. The international community strongly condemned the escalation and called on parties to settle the differences via dialogue, while Turkey has pledged its full support for Azerbaijan.

Yerevan and Baku have signed two ceasefire agreements, but both of them collapsed soon after entering into force. Within the past several days, the Azerbaijani troops managed to make significant achievements on the southern flank. (ANI/Sputnik)

Argentina prolongs coronavirus-linked restrictions until November 8

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Buenos Aires [Argentina], October 24 (ANI/Sputnik): Argentina decided to prolong the restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic until November 8, President Alberto Fernandez said.

The Latin American country introduced restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic on March 20.

"We will prolong the cur
rent restrictions for 14 days more," the president said on late Friday.

Fernandez added that the number of new cases in the capital of Buenos Aires was decreasing, but the increase in the number of infected people was still very high.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 42 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 1.14 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Argentina has confirmed 1,05 million COVID-19 cases so far, with about 28,000 fatalities. (ANI/Sputnik)

Ready to even talk to UK PM for Nawaz Sharif's deportation: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 24 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he is even ready to initiate talks with his British counterpart Boris Johnson to get Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif deported from London.

Citing an interview of Khan on ARY News broadcast on Friday, Dawn quoted Prime Minister Khan as saying that since getting Nawaz extradited from Britain would be a "long process", his government was pushing for him to be deported "which can happen immediately".

"We are in regular contact with their officials. We are making full efforts to get him deported," the Pakistani Prime Minister said.

"If I have to, I will go and talk to Boris Johnson," he added.

This comes weeks after the British government had informed the Pakistani officials that they will not get involved in "its internal politics".

For over nearly a month, the Pakistan government has made several attempts to get Sharif's arrest warrant signed.

The News International reported that the country's diplomats stationed in London also asked the British government to help execute the arrest warrants of Nawaz, however, the government bluntly refused.

Last month, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) came down heavily on the Imran Khan-led government for allowing Sharif to go abroad without informing the court and it was up to the dispensation to take steps for ensuring the latter's return to the country. (ANI)

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