Wednesday, November 4, 2020

UK-US ties to remain strong regardless of who wins Prez polls: UK foreign secretary

UK Foreign Secretary Daminic Raab


London [UK], November 4 (ANI): UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday said that US-UK relations will remain strong regardless of who wins the Presidential elections.

Taking to Twitter, Raab said, "We need to be patient and wait and see who wins the US election. Important the process is given sufficient time to reach a conclusion. We have full confidence in the checks and balances of the US system to produce a result."

He further said that the UK-US relationship is "in great shape and we are confident it will go from strength to strength whichever candidate wins the election".

"Across trade, security, intelligence, defence, innovation and culture, no two countries do more together," he added.

The US presidential election has turned into a nail-biting battle as Democratic candidate Joe Biden is ahead of US President Donald Trump in Electoral College votes, having 227 votes to the Republican incumbent's 213.

While Biden needs 43 votes more to clinch the White House, President Trump needs to secure 57 more to win a second term as Commander-in-Chief.

Some 239 million people were eligible to vote this year. The mail-in ballots could take days to be counted, which would delay declaration of results. (ANI)

Virtual bilateral summit to be held between PM Modi, Italian PM on November 6

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New Delhi [India], November 4 (ANI): A Virtual Bilateral Summit would be held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte on November 6, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday.

India sees Italy as a significant individual from the EU and qualities its positive commitment in encouraging India-EU ties, the External Affairs Ministry said in an assertion.

As indicated by the assertion, India-Italy relations are set apart by standard elevated level trades which saw approaching visits by Italian Prime Ministers in 2017 and 2018. Reciprocal exchange remained at Euros 9.52 billion out of 2019. Italy is India's fifth biggest exchanging accomplice the EU, after Germany, Belgium, UK and France.

"A few government-to-government and private area arrangements/MoUs are under conclusion and will be finished up on this event," it said.

"The Virtual Bilateral Summit will offer a chance to the two chiefs to extensively audit the expansive system of the respective relationship and trade sees on major territorial and worldwide issues of common concern," the MEA said further. (ANI)

Foreign Secy Shringla calls on UK acting NSA David Quarrey, review India-UK growing cooperation

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla with UK's Acting NSA David Quarrey. (Photo credit: Twitter/India in UK)


London [UK], November 4 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla on Wednesday called on UK's Acting National Security Advisor (NSA) David Quarrey wherein they reviewed the progress of India-UK growing cooperation in several issues.

"Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla called on #UK Acting #NSA@DavidQuarrey. They reviewed progress of #IndiaUK growing cooperation in security sector, fight against international terrorism and new & emerging threats and challenges," India in UK tweeted.

Shringla had on Tuesday arrived in London to take forward the India-UK strategic partnership.

In a Twitter post, the Embassy stated that Shringla's visit was a part of India's continuing international engagement and diplomatic outreach in spite of COVID-19 limitations.

"Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla arrives in London to take forward IndiaUK Strategic Partnership. Visit to UK is part of India's continuing international engagement & diplomatic outreach in spite of limitations posed by Covid19," tweeted India in UK.

Last week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said India and UK had increased cooperation through several initiatives.

"India and UK have increased cooperation through the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and co-chaired by the UK," she further said. (ANI)

Nepali villagers confirm China seizing its territory since May

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London [UK], November 4 (ANI): Nepali residents have affirmed reports of China holding onto 150 hectares of their region, regardless of China's refusal and Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli-drove government's quiet on the issue.

As per a report by the UK-based The Telegraph, Chinese supposedly started holding onto Nepali land in five wilderness locale in May, sending individuals from its People's Liberation Army (PLA) across undefended zones of the outskirt.

In Humla locale, the PLA troops crossed the outskirt into Limi Valley and Hilsa, moving stone columns, which had recently delineated the limit, further into Nepalese domain prior to developing claimed army installations. The Daily Telegraph has pictures of the bases.

The PLA fighters additionally supposedly moved outskirt columns further into the Nepalese region in the region of Gorkha.

Further additions happened in the Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk and Sankuwasabha areas after Chinese designers in the Tibet Autonomous Region redirected the progression of waterways going about as a characteristic limit and asserted the recently lowered Nepalese domain.

The Chinese unfamiliar pastor, notwithstanding, said that the charge of having an added Nepalese area is "totally unwarranted gossip."

The Telegraph cited a representative as saying, "(I have) an exact and clear response for you... that report did not depend on realities, that depends on unadulterated gossip."

Notwithstanding, on Tuesday, the locals from the Humla region affirmed to The Telegraph about the Chinese soldiers holding onto Nepali land.

"The land, which has been being used by the neighborhood individuals for quite a while, is presently heavily influenced by China. Obviously our territory has been caught," Paljor Lama (46) from the Limi Valley, was cited as saying.

Karmatandup Lama (65) from Hilsa, where China involved 70 hectares of Nepali land in June, likewise told the UK paper that the PLA had attached the domain close to the rough outcrop of Lamjhyang Hill.

Also, such Chinese strategy was found in June when the PLA troops entered India's an area in Ladakh.

Citing Dr Monika Chansoria, Senior Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, The Telegraph expressed that China's advantage in Nepalese domain is obvious as Beijing has since quite a while ago held expansionist points in South Asia.

"Review that Mao Zedong (previous executive of the People's Republic of China) had affirmed the 'Five Fingers' procedure for China following Tibet's addition in 1950, expressing, 'Tibet is the palm, which we should possess, at that point we will pursue the five fingers'... The first among these fingers is Ladakh, trailed by Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Maybe the ideal opportunity for Mao's words to happen as intended has shown up," Dr Chansoria said.

Notwithstanding the affirmation by the Nepalese townspeople, the legislature is yet to remark on the issue. (ANI)

Isayev to resign as Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary speaker and run for President

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Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan], November 4 (ANI/Sputnik): Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary speaker Kanat Isayev announced on Wednesday that he intends to step down from the role in order to run for president of the country.

"I need to resign as speaker of parliament," he said at a legislative session.

Isayev explained that the move comes after the Kyrgyzstan Party, which he heads, nominated him for the head of state in the upcoming January 10 presidential election.

Isayev will challenge acting interim President Sadyr Japarov, who saw a meteoric rise to power on the back of the unrest which swept through the country early in October.

Japarov went from being a jailed opposition figure to acting president and prime minister in about two weeks after a disputed October 5 parliamentary election led to mass riots and saw protesters storm key government institutions. (ANI/Sputnik)

Fire breaks out at godown in Ahmedabad, 4 dead

Visual from godown in Ahmedabad.


Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], November 4 (ANI): Four individuals died after a fire broke at the material godown on Piplaj Road here on Wednesday, police said.

Not long after the fire broke out, 12 individuals were protected from the godown, out of which, four capitulated to the wounds.

Further subtleties are anticipated. (ANI)

US Elections 2020: Trump alleges 'major fraud', says he will be going to Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump.


Washington [US], November 4 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Wednesday alleged "major fraud" in the 2020 presidential election and said he will be going to the Supreme Court over the same.

Addressing his supporters from the East Room in the White House, Trump said, "We want voting to stop."

"We'l
l be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don't want them to find any ballots at 4 in the morning and add them to the list... as far as I'm concerned, we've already won," said Donald Trump.

Voting has closed in the US and all eyes are on the vote counting to decide the race for the White House between incumbent President Trump and his rival, veteran Democrat Joe Biden.

Democratic presidential nominee Biden has garnered a lead of 220 electoral votes against Trump's 213 votes in the US presidential polls, according to current projections by CNN on Wednesday.

To win the presidency, either Trump or Biden must acquire over 50 per cent of the electoral college vote, which is 538 in total. Therefore, each candidate must get a minimum of 270 electoral votes to clinch the presidency.

Biden is projected to win Washington, Oregon, California, Illinois, New Hampshire and New Mexico.

California has one of the biggest shares in the Electoral College, with 55 votes, while Illinois also has a significant contribution with 20.

Biden is also projected to win Colorado, Connecticut, Vermont, Delaware, Washington, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

According to the projections, Trump is expected to win Wyoming, Missouri, Utah, and Kansas. (ANI)

UNGA adopts India-sponsored resolutions on nuclear disarmament

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New York [US], November 4 (ANI): The First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday embraced two goals supported by India which require the forbiddance of atomic weapons and decrease the dangers of coincidental utilization of atomic weapons on the planet.

The two goals were named 'Show on the Prohibition of the utilization of Nuclear Weapons' and 'Diminishing Nuclear Danger', under the 'Atomic Weapons' bunch.

These goals show India's responsibility towards the objective of atomic demilitarization.

The "Show on the Prohibition of the utilization of Nuclear Weapons" was postponed by India since 1982 in the General Assembly, which demands the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva to begin exchanges on a global show denying the utilization or danger of utilization of atomic weapons under any conditions.

The goal, which is upheld by a lion's share of UN individuals, mirrors India's conviction that such a multilateral, widespread and lawfully official arrangement would produce vital political will among States having atomic weapons to participate in dealings prompting the complete disposal of atomic weapons.

The goal on "Decreasing Nuclear Danger", postponed since 1998, causes worldwide to notice the dangers of unexpected or unplanned utilization of atomic weapons and underscores the requirement for a survey of atomic tenets. It calls for solid strides to diminish such dangers, including through de-cautioning and de-focusing of atomic weapons. (ANI)

Netizens are beaming with joy as they are winning IGI-certified natural diamonds and sharing smiles

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Mumbai [Maharashtra] November 04 (ANI/PRNewswire): It is a well- known fact that cricket is the glue that binds 1.3 billion Indians and keeps them hooked to their TV screens. It is a joy shared by Indians everywhere in the world.

International Gemological Institute (IGI) is right up there, playing its part to bring smiles to the face of every Indian. Its #IGIBillonSmiles contest is running concurrent to the on-going cricket season. In a very brief span, it has become all the rage.

Participation in the contest is increasing exponentially, and participants are hoping to win IGI certified billion-year-old natural diamonds in addition to enjoying lusty hitting and pulse-stopping cricket encounters.

The #IGIBillionSmiles contest is a hot and trending topic on all social media platforms. The format of the contest is really simple. Participants are called upon to predict winners, and they stand a chance to win a glorious diamond.

To add variety, participants can also share their favourite cricketing moments by uploading their photos. Unique entries are rewarded with IGI-certified natural diamonds.

"It's the cricket season and the spirit of the game calls for a celebration through these times among all Indians. With the IGI Billion Smiles Contest, we intend to keep the spirits of our fellow cricket lovers at a high, who are now uniting to spare a moment to appreciate the people who make their lives beautiful," said Tehmasp Printer, Managing Director and President, IGI.

#IGIBillionSmiles contest is a remarkably easy and exciting way to win a natural diamond. Be it stressed that a natural diamond is a wonder of wonders; it is at least a billion years old. There is no other joy comparable to wearing a natural, pre-historic diamond certified by IGI.

#IGIBillionSmiles contest allows billions of Indians to win an IGI-certified natural diamond every day. The contest is LIVE till November 10th, 2020. Till now, 53 winners have been announced and daily new winners get added to this list. The apex certification body is thus giving Indians plenty of reasons to smile and celebrate life.

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

US, India have strong relationship, won't be affected significantly by election result: Kamala Harris' uncle Gopalan Balachandran

Gopalan Balachandran, the ex-Director, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses and uncle of Democrats Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris. (Photo: ANI)


New Delhi [India], November 4 (ANI): The United States and India have a strong relationship, and it will not be affected in "any significant manner" by either Trump getting re-elected or Biden winning the Presidential election, Gopalan Balachandran, the ex-Director, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses and uncle of Democrats Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris, said here on Wednesday.

Talking to ANI, Gopalan presented his views on the US elections, saying he expects former vice president Biden to win the election, adding that the state of Florida holds significance in this election because if incumbent Donald Trump loses it he will lose the election.

"I expect Biden to get through. Florida's important because if Trump loses it he'll have to say goodbye. But it won't matter to Biden as he can win from other states," G Balachandran said.

Reacting on the remarks of Biden who said if he gets elected he would not differentiate between the Democrat and Republican states, Balachandran said: "The US is in very critical position today. What Joe Biden says, look we are not a separate place. But we can fight politically we will go to work together. That was not the case with Trump. God help America if Trumps's win four years more."

Election Day is underway in the US. The spotlight is on the race for the White House between President Trump, who is seeking a second term, and his rival, veteran Democrat Biden.

Joe Biden has garnered a lead of 205 electoral votes against President Donald Trump's 136 votes in the US presidential polls, according to current projections by CNN on Tuesday.

Biden is projected to win Washington, Oregon, California, Illinois, New Hampshire and New Mexico. California has one of the biggest shares in the Electoral College, with 55 votes, while Illinois also has a significant contribution with 20.

Biden is also projected to win Colorado, Connecticut, Vermont, Delaware, Washington, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. According to the projections, Trump is expected to win Wyoming, Missouri, Utah and Kansas. (ANI)

Odisha bans sale, use of firecrackers from November 10-30

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Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], November 4 (ANI): Considering the potentially harmful consequences of burning of crackers amid the Covid-l9 pandemic situation and approaching winter, the Government of Odisha has prohibited the sale and use of firecrackers from November 10 to 30 in the public interest.

"In some parts of our country and in the world, where Covid-19 appropriate behaviours have not been strictly adhered to, the resurgence of Covid-19 infection has been witnessed. A number of countries across the world have been compelled to reimpose the lockdowns and other extreme measures to contain the resurgence and further spread of the disease. The international experience shows that the coming winter season may see the further spread of the pandemic," Odisha government said.

"It is generally observed that elderly persons, children, persons with comorbidities and others develop respiratory problems during winter. Further, air pollution, a higher concentration of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) in the air aggravates respiratory problems," it added.

Odisha government further said: "It is a well-known fact that burning firecrackers releases copious amounts of harmful chemicals like nitrous oxide, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, etc, which have a severe impact on the respiratory health of vulnerable groups. Such pollutants can further aggravate the health conditions of Covid-19 positive persons besides persons staying in home isolation."

The state government further said that it has prohibited sale and use of firecrackers during the aforementioned period in public interest. It further said that Deepavali, the festival of lights, may be celebrated in the traditional way by lighting of earthen lamps (Mati Deepa/Diya), candles and other traditional lighting materials. (ANI)

Editors Guild condemns Arnab Goswami's arrest

Visuals from Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami's residence. (Source: Republic TV)


New Delhi [India], November 4 (ANI): The Editors Guild of India has condemned the arrest of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami by Mumbai Police on Wednesday and called upon Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that the journalist is treated fairly.

"The Editors Guild of India is shocked to learn about the arrest of Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV, in the early hours of Wednesday by the Police. Goswami was arrested from his Mumbai residence on reportedly an abetment to suicide case. We condemn the sudden arrest and find it extremely distressing," the Editors Guild of India's statement said.

"The Guild calls upon the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to ensure that Goswami is treated fairly and state power is not used against critical reporting by the media," it said.

Goswami was detained by Mumbai Police on Wednesday and alleged that he along with his mother-in-law, father-in-law, son and wife have been physically assaulted. Mumbai Police entered Goswami's residence today and allegedly physically assaulted his family members and him.

Republic TV channel telecast visuals of Mumbai Police entering Goswami's residence and what appears to be a scuffle. (ANI)

General MM Naravane to gift medical aid to Nepal during his 3-day visit

Army Chief General MM Naravane


Kathmandu [Nepal], November 4 (ANI): Army Chief General MM Naravane will gift medical equipment and medicines to Nepali Army during his three-day visit, an official said.

General Naravane, who is expected to arrive in capital Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon on the invitation of his Nepali Counterpart Purna Chandra Thapa, will hand over the medical aid during a closed indoor ceremony on Thursday.

"Aid includes different kinds of medicines and other medical equipment. With the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nepal, these medical aids are specially meant for them. It is the continued gesture and commitment of Government of India to help neighboring countries to fight the pandemic," a senior official from the Indian Mission in Nepal told ANI.

The aid will be handed over during the close-in-door-ceremony held in Nepal Army Headquarters on Thursday morning, the official confirmed.

General Naravane would be accorded the rank of honorary General of the Nepali Army by Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari during the ceremony on Thursdayafternoon.

General Naravane also will pay homage at the Martyr's Memorial in the Army Pavilion, receiving a guard of honor in Army Headquarters and also hold meetings with his Nepali Counterpart Purna Chandra Thapa.

The Indian Army chief is also set to address student officers at the Army Command and Staff College, Shivapuri. He will also call on Nepali Prime Minister as well as incumbent Defense Minister KP Sharma Oli during the visit.

Conferring the highest rank to the chiefs of each other's militaries is a tradition that has been followed by Nepal and India since 1950 after then Indian Army chief General KM Cariappa visited Nepal.

Ahead of his visit, General Naravane said that his visit to Nepal will go a long way in strengthening the "bonds and friendships" that the armies of the two countries cherish.

Speaking to ANI, he said that it is going to be a great honor to be conferred with honouring rank of 'General of the Nepal Army' by Nepal President Bhandari. (ANI)

Rajasthan IPS officer ML Lather assumes DGP charge

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Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], November 4 (ANI): Mohan Lal Lather, an IPS official of 1987-batch, has been appointed as new Director-General of Police (DGP) of Rajasthan. 

Prior, he was filling in as the DGP wrongdoing branch. 

According to an official delivery, the administration of Rajasthan has selected Mohan Lal Lather for a time of two years (fixed-term) or until his retirement whichever prior. 

"IPS Manohar Lal Lather named as DGP (Head of Police Force), Rajasthan for a time of two years (independent of his date of superannuation) or until additional requests, whichever is prior," the Rajasthan government said. 

The new DGP hails from Haryana, he was granted President Police Medal in 2016, the Police Medal in 2003, and President Police Medal for Gallantry in 1997. (ANI)

US Elections 2020: Hundreds 'march to the polls' in North Carolina's Graham

The march was carried out on the day of the highly divided US Presidential election. (Photo: ANI)


Carolina [US], November 4 (ANI): Hundreds of individuals from across North Carolina walked unobtrusively a few squares to two surveying areas on Tuesday (nearby time), days after law requirement organizations utilized pepper shower to break the primary walk.

The walk was driven by Reverend Greg Drumwright. Local people walk upon the arrival of US official decisions for a few squares, prior to advancing toward the focal square, where a Confederate landmark stands, Al Jazeera announced.

"Without trust, what do we have?" Drumwright told the group as they brought their clench hands up noticeable all around.

"Hence we stick to trust today," he added. "I need you to stick to change today; I need you to accept that this is a moving and a turning and an unfolding of another zone; that things won't remain the equivalent; that racial domination will descend; that prejudice will descend; that adoration will be lifted up."

The walk was completed upon the arrival of the profoundly partitioned US Presidential political race. As indicated by CNN projections, Joe Biden is right now driving President Trump in North Carolina with 8 percent of the assessed vote in, yet in some large Democratic regions, it is generally early votes.

There are nine constituent votes in question in South Carolina. It takes 270 appointive votes to win the 2020 official political race.

In the interim, social equality bunches in North Carolina are suing law requirement in Alamance County over the police's pepper-showering of individuals in a walk to the surveys a weekend ago, charging the move was made to scare electors.

Last Saturday, around 200 individuals walked from a congregation in Graham to the town hall in a function called "I am Change March to the Polls."

Police said they requested individuals to scatter since they were impeding the street and sent pepper shower when they wouldn't agree.

A portion of the marchers were captured, including the coordinator, the Rev. Gregory Drumwright, who is named as an offended party in the claim documented by the ACLU and the Lawyers' Committee. (ANI)

Arnab Goswami detained by Mumbai Police, alleges his family has been assaulted

Republic TV Editor Arnab Goswami being taken in a police van by Mumbai Police on Wednesday. (Photo: ANI)


Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], November 4 (ANI): Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was detained by Mumbai Police on Wednesday and alleged that he along with his mother-in-law, father-in-law, son and wife have been physically assaulted.

Mumbai Police entered Goswami's residence today and allegedly physically assaulted his family members and him.

Republic TV channel telecast visuals of Mumbai Police entering Goswami's residence and what appears to be a scuffle.

Goswami had earlier been booked in two cases related to his alleged provocative remarks and defaming Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi in a television debate on Palghar mob lynching incident and Bandra station crowding incident report at NM Joshi Marg police station and Pydhonie police station respectively.

The two cases were registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including provocation with intent to cause riots, defamation, statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes, criminal intimidation, and criminal conspiracy.

On June 30, the Bombay High Court stayed two FIRs registered against Goswami.

The Supreme Court, on October 26, adjourned for two weeks the hearing on an appeal filed by the Maharashtra government challenging the Bombay High Court order, which stayed the investigation against Arnab Goswami in connection with his alleged comments on his show over the Palghar lynching case.

In April this year, Goswami and his wife Samyabrata Ray were allegedly attacked when they were driving back home from the Republic TV Headquarters in Worli. (ANI)

Pakistan's action in Gilgit Baltistan illegal, unconstitutional: PoK activist

Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) activist Shabir Choudhry. (Photo: ANI)


London [UK], November 4 (ANI): Calling the Pakistan government's choice to make Gilgit Baltistan a fifth region 'illicit and illegal', Pakistan involved Kashmir extremist Shabir Choudhry said individuals of the PoK ought to figure suitable arrangements to retaliate Pakistani colonialism.

Stating that Islamabad is tricking individuals for the sake of advancement, Choudhry, a London-based author, on Tuesday said that if Prime Minister Imran Khan had any compassion for the individuals of Gilgit Baltistan, at that point he might have announced to annul Schedule four, which limits crucial privileges of the individuals; and other enemies of individuals laws which permit mystery offices to check key privileges of the individuals.

He added that Imran Khan might have pronounced to deliver every political detainee, similar to Baba Jan and many others detained for requesting principal rights.

"Taking into account the approaching danger, the Prime Minister of alleged Azad Kashmir needs to figure suitable strategies, and may consider visiting Britain where more than 1,000,000 residents of Azad Kashmir dwell," said Choudhry.

"On the off chance that they needed to enable the individuals of Gilgit Baltistan and do advancement programs, they might have done that in 73 years of their occupation. To build up an area, one needn't bother with sacred changes. What is needed for advancement and to engage individuals is a spotless heart and will, which is missing," he added.

Choudhry comments came days after Imran Khan had declared the allowing of temporary commonplace status to Gilgit-Baltistan, Geo News revealed.

This comes following Saudi Arabia eliminating PoK and Gilgit Baltistan from Pakistan's guide.

Huge fights have been occurring against the Imran Khan-drove government over the issue of Gilgit Baltistan.

This declaration is probably going to start monstrous shock as it will have a lot more extensive ramifications which will establish the pace for intensifying strains, that are as of now being happened in the east along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the India-China fringe.

The extremist said that Pakistan has completely uncovered itself by announcing Gilgit Baltistan an area.

"Individuals of Gilgit Baltistan and Pakistani involved Jammu and Kashmir should observe this and plan proper arrangements to retaliate Pakistani government," he said.

"What enduring individuals of Jammu and Kashmir have suffered since 1947, and particularly after 1988, that is as a direct of wrong strategies of Pakistan, and we have to gain from that," he added. (ANI)

Kangana Ranaut opens up on her weight management journey for, after 'Thalaivi' shoot

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New Delhi [India], November 4 (ANI): Talking about the delight that she got from assuming the function of political sturdy J Jayalalithaa flawlessly in her film 'Thalaivi,' entertainer Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday opened up on her excursion of weight the board for and after the consummation of the film.

The 'Sovereign,' entertainer took to Twitter to post an image of herself from her ongoing exercise meetings and an image of herself depicting the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in her film.

She proceeded to pen down a short note about her weight the executives venture for the film.

"I played the primary super humangirl on Indian screen, on account of my body an uncommon blend of humble yet solid looking, in my 30's I needed to increase 20 kgs for Thalaivi n do Bharatnatyam,it left my back seriously harmed however no greater satisfaction than to assume a part flawlessly," she composed.

"Excursion back to my fit body wasn't simple, I feel great yet even in seven months not ready to accomplish my prior endurance and nimbleness back and those last 5 kgs arnt moving, there are snapshots of gloom and afterward my chief Vijay sir shows me Thalaivi film and all appears to be fine," she wrote in a different tweet.

The 33-year-old entertainer had prior in October wrapped up the go for 'Thalaivi' in Hyderabad. (ANI)

Trump takes lead over Biden in Ohio with nearly 75% of votes counted - Results

US President Donald Trump


Washington [US], November 4 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Donald Trump is driving Democratic up-and-comer Joseph Biden by under 2 focuses in the territory of Ohio in the 2020 official race, official outcomes appeared.

Trump leads 50.2-48.5% with 72 percent of votes tallied, official outcomes posted by FOX News uncovered on Tuesday.

Prior, Biden drove 50.8% to 47.9% with 62 percent of the vote counted. Pre-political decision surveying had the two up-and-comers in a virtual connection the basic rust-belt state, which Trump won in the past political race. (ANI/Sputnik)

Indian Embassy in US to accept online applications for visa, passport, OCI services through VFS Global

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Washington [US], November 4 (ANI): The Indian Embassy at Washington DC will acknowledge online applications for visa, Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI), renunciation, identification and Global Entry Program (GEP) administrations through another specialist co-op, VFS Global, with impact from November 4.

As per a public statement, a help expense of USD 15.90 (comprehensive of all duties) per application will be charged notwithstanding appropriate Government of India expenses for these administrations.

Candidates were exhorted not to send any applications by post to VFS prior to making an online application on November 4 on the site of VFS, according to the delivery.

"It might likewise be noticed that because of the progressing Covid pandemic, there will be no stroll in administration at VFS Global until additional notification. All applications will just be managed by post," it added.

On October 10, the Embassy had declared that the administration place Cox and Kings Global Services (CKGS), which gave redistributing administrations to Visa, OCI, Renunciation, Passport and GEP would close down its procedure on October 14.

In a public notification, the Embassy had said that it would offer direct restricted types of assistance just in the event of crises, following the closure of CKGS. (ANI)

India's Indo-Pacific strategy depends on ensuring all stakeholders' prosperity: Shringla

Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla 


London [UK], November 4 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla on Tuesday said India's Indo-Pacific strategy depends on securing end-to-end supply chains in the region and ensuring prosperity for all stakeholder nations without disproportionate dependence on a single country.

Delivering a speech on 'India's Vision of the Indo-Pacific' at the Policy Exchange think tank, he said, "This aspiration depends on securing end-to-end supply chains in the region; no disproportionate dependence on a single country; and ensuring prosperity for all stakeholder nations. An Indo-Pacific guided by norms and governed by rules, with freedom of navigation, open connectivity, and respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all states is an article of faith for India."

While talking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of the Indo-Pacific, the Foreign Secretary said, "India's Indo-Pacific strategy as enunciated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a speech in Singapore in 2018 as the SAGAR doctrine. In Sanskrit, among other Indian languages, the word 'sagar' means the ocean. The Prime Minister used it as an acronym for "Security and Growth for All in the Region."

He further spoke on India's role as a net security provider in the Indo-Pacific region.

"We have sought to strengthen security and freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific by becoming a net security provider - for instance in peacekeeping efforts or anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. Sharing what we can, in equipment, training, and exercises, we have built relationships with partner countries across the region. In the past six years, India has provided coastal surveillance radar systems to half a dozen nations - Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. All of these countries also use Indian patrol boats, as do Mozambique and Tanzania."

"In the area of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), India has not only built robust capacities it has also established itself as an instinctive and unstinted early responder and a credible friend," he added.

India has also promoted and contributed to infrastructure, connectivity, economic projects, and supply chains in the region, always prioritising the needs of the host community, the Foreign Secretary said.

In an apparent dig at China, he also said that the world needs to be careful "not to embrace constructs that themselves create dependencies and skewed arrangements."

"We must not forget that many countries of the Indo-Pacific have suffered a history of colonialism, some of the wrinkles of which are still with us and still need to be ironed out. While doing so, and while moving ahead purposefully, we need to be mindful not to embrace constructs that themselves create dependencies and skewed arrangements," Shringla said.

"Whatever the navigation map, the fact that the Indo-Pacific is the 21st century's locus of political and security concerns and competition, of growth and development, and of technology incubation and innovation is indisputable," he added. (ANI)

US Elections 2020: Polls closed in 25 states

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Washington [US], November 4: As the US Presidential surveys gravitate toward an end, a few states have shut their surveying stations on Tuesday.

The surveying stations in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee shut on 8 pm ET (6:30 pm IST), announced CNN.

Prior, surveying stations shut in the initial six states in the United States at 7 pm EST (5:30 pm IST). Surveys have shut in South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Vermont, and Virginia. In the interim, most surveying stations in Florida and New Hampshire likewise shut simultaneously.

Electors are settling on US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, alongside each of the 435 seats of the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate.

About 239 million individuals are qualified to cast a ballot this year. The mail-in voting forms could take days to be tallied - which means a victor probably won't be proclaimed in the hours after surveys close on Tuesday.

Bill, Hillary Clinton cast votes for Biden, Harris in US Presidential election

Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton out to cast their ballot for US presidential elections on Tuesday. (Photo credit: Bill Clinton)


Washington DC [US], November 4 (ANI): Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic official applicant, and her significant other Bill Clinton, the previous US President, projected their polling form on political decision day on Tuesday.

"Hillary and I just gladly cast our voting forms for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. They will work eagerly to recuperate our divisions and assemble a superior future for us all. On the off chance that you haven't done so as of now, vote today," the previous president composed on Twitter.

Hillary too shared the news on the microblogging webpage however didn't indicate who she decided in favor of. "Just casted a ballot. Felt better," the previous Democratic up-and-comer tweeted.

Hillary had won the well known vote in the 2016 races against Donald Trump, in any case, that was insufficient to win in the Electoral College.

All through the official decisions, Hillary has pummeled Trump and said that the 2020 official surveys are the "most essential of our lifetimes".

Prior today, United States First Lady Melania Trump casted a ballot in Florida.

Almost 100 million individuals have just casted a ballot and a few states, for example, Pennsylvania, will report the in-person vote tally prior to traveling through the non-attendant voting forms.

Somewhere in the range of 239 million individuals are qualified to cast a ballot this year. The mail-in voting forms could take days to be checked - which means a victor probably won't be pronounced in the hours after surveys close on Tuesday. (ANI)

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Washington DC [US], November 4 (ANI): Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic official up-and-comer, and her better half Bill Clinton, the previous US President, projected their voting form on political decision day on Tuesday.

"Hillary and I just gladly cast our polling forms for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. They will work vigorously to mend our divisions and assemble a superior future for us all. In the event that you haven't done so as of now, vote today," the previous president composed on Twitter.

Hillary too shared the news on the microblogging webpage however didn't indicate who she decided in favor of. "Just casted a ballot. Felt better," the previous Democratic competitor tweeted.

Hillary had won the mainstream vote in the 2016 decisions against Donald Trump, notwithstanding, that was insufficient to win in the Electoral College.

All through the official races, Hillary has pummeled Trump and said that the 2020 official surveys are the "most significant of our lifetimes".

Prior today, United States First Lady Melania Trump casted a ballot in Florida.

Almost 100 million individuals have just casted a ballot and a few states, for example, Pennsylvania, will report the in-person vote tally prior to traveling through the non-attendant voting forms.

Exactly 239 million individuals are qualified to cast a ballot this year. The mail-in voting forms could take days to be checked - which means a victor probably won't be pronounced in the hours after surveys close on Tuesday. (ANI)

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