Monday, November 2, 2020

Meet the youngest Mayor of Raipur Aijaz Dhebar who is transforming the city

Aijaz Dhebar, Mayor of Raipur. 

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], November 2 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Aijaz Dhebar, the youngest Mayor of Raipur has launched an ambulance facility with free ventilator in all the 70 wards to deal with the crisis of Corona pandemic. His youthful and progressive thinking has been benefitting the Raipur city in the times of pandemic.

Aijaz Dhebar has reformed the heritage site of 'BudhaTalaab' through his efforts. Telibandha is being made smart. Kotwali police station is being made high-tech. Along with this, he has launched an initiative to create a world-class sports center in Raipur. Ambulance facility with ventilator has been started covering free of cost facility in all the 70 wards of Raipur.

He has rejuvenated the historic heritage of Chhattisgarh by giving it a new identity. With his efforts, a boat has been started in BudhaTalaab, which is benefiting the tourists.

"The development works in the city of Raipur are being done under the leadership and guidance of the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel. We are carrying forwards his vision of development in the city of Raipur," said Mayor Aijaz.

Initiatives are being taken to make the city's famous pond smart that will benefit various facilities like amphitheatre, food zone, meditation hall and selfie zone.

Along with the initiative of Aijaz, efforts are being made to make Hind Sports Ground Lakhenagar a world-class sports complex. The Kotwali police station of Raipur is being made hi-tech, which will provide a big relief to the people of Raipur.

About 25 to 30 tonnes of compost manure is being prepared daily from the wet waste by the Municipal Corporation Council Raipur, this great achievement has been appreciated by all.

Under the Mission Amrit Yojana, new pipelines are being replaced by the old pipeline that will provide clean drinking water to thousands of families in 8 habitations. Government English Medium Schools has been established for school children, where children will be able to have high quality and high-tech education.

For the convenience of residents of Raipur, a plan for e-number plate installation in every household has been introduced. It makes all the civic amenity grievances a click away.

This story is provided by BusinessWire India. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article. (ANI/BusinessWire India)

Fifth Hong Kong opposition lawmaker Ted Hui arrested

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Hong Kong, November 2 (ANI): Hong Kong's Democratic Party lawmaker Ted Hui was arrested on Monday over the chaotic Legislative Council meeting in May that descended into shouting and scuffles for which seven people -opposition leaders and activists- had been previously detained.

South China Morning Post quoted the Democratic Party as saying that he was held when he reported to Western Police Station that morning for a separate matter.

He has been charged with two offences under the Legco (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance - contempt and interference with the legislature's officers.

On Sunday, seven Democratic lawmakers were arrested -- Wu Chi-wai, Helena Wong Pik-wan and Andrew Wan Siu-kin; Labour Party chairman Kwok Wing-kin; lawmaker Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung; and former lawmakers Eddie Chu Hoi-dick and Raymond Chan Chi-chuen.

The pro-democracy camp has condemned the arrest of lawmakers during the controversial House Committee session in May, saying they amount to political oppression, Hong Kong Free Press reported.

The national security law imposed by Beijing on Hong Kong criminalises any act of secession (breaking away from China), subversion (undermining the power or authority of the central government), terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with punishments of up to life in prison. It came into effect from July 1. (ANI)

Kenyan defence forces chief meets General Naravane, discusses bilateral defence cooperation

General Robert Kibochi, Chief of Defence Forces of Kenya, on Monday met Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane. (Photo credit: Twitter/ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY)

New Delhi [India], November 2 (ANI): General Robert Kariuki Kibochi, Chief of Defence Forces of Kenya, met Army Chief General MM Naravane here on Monday and discussed defence cooperation between the two countries.

During his five day visit, the CDF will be meeting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, the service chiefs and senior officials from the Ministry of External Affairs at New Delhi.

"General Robert Kariuki Kibochi CDF Kenya Army, who is on a five day visit to #India from 02 to 06 Nov 2020, interacted with General MM Naravane COAS today and discussed aspects of bilateral defence cooperation," the Army said in a tweet.

A Defence Ministry release said that India is the first country being visited by CDF Kenya outside Africa after he assumed command in May earlier this year.

He will visit Agra, Mhow and Bengaluru during his visit.

General Kibochi did his Signal Officers Degree Telecommunications Engineering Course in India at the Military College of Telecommunications Engineering Mhow from 1984 to 1987 as a young officer.

The visit comes at a time when the bilateral relationship between India and Kenya is poised for deeper engagement, the release said.

It said that the ongoing areas of defence cooperation include capacity building, counter-terrorism, UN Peace Keeping Operations, medical health care and cybersecurity.

"Considering that India and Kenya are mature democracies and have professional Armed Forces there is a lot of convergence of thought between the two nations. The visit will cement the already strong bilateral ties between the two countries and the two Armed Forces," the release said. (ANI)

Gunmen storm Kabul University following explosion near campus

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Kabul [Afghanistan], November 2 (ANI): An explosion and gunfight took place near Kabul University, following which three gunmen even barged into the institution, while the inauguration of a book exhibition was underway on Monday, said sources.

According to the sources quoted by Tolo News, Afghan and Iranian officials were inaugurating the book exhibition at the university when the explosion and gunfight happened, forcing the students to vacate the area.

Police said that security forces have been sent to the area, as reported by Tolo News.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier today, a security force member and a civilian were injured in a magnetic IED blast in Kabul city, said the police.

The police, according to Tolo News, said that the blast happened around 7.35 am in Khwaja Sabz Posh area in PD16 of Kabul city.

It was further reported that no group claimed responsibility for the attack. (ANI)

3 killed, 7 people wounded in attacks in northern Afghanistan

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Kunduz [Afghanistan], November 2 (ANI): Three Afghan Border Force individuals were killed and seven individuals were injured in two separate assaults in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz region late Sunday, sources affirmed.

In one episode, senior ABF authority Daud Nijrabi and two ABF officers were executed and two fighters injured after their vehicle was struck by a Taliban aggressors' extemporized unstable gadget (IED) in Khan Abad area, locale boss Hayyatullah Amiri told Xinhua.

Nijrabi was going in his vehicle from neighboring Takhar region to Kunduz before the IED assault, the authority added.

In the subsequent assault, five cops were injured after a Taliban mortar shell arrived in the commonplace lead representative office's compound, neighborhood government representative Esmatullah Muradi told Xinhua.

He denied reports gave by informal sources that four individuals were slaughtered and eight injured in the shelling.

Kunduz and neighboring Takhar territory have been the location of substantial conflicts between Taliban aggressors and government security powers as of late. (ANI)

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