Saturday, November 7, 2020

Telangana Minisiter inaugurates 500 MT waste recycling plant in Jeedimetla

500 metric tonne capacity building waste recycling plant at Jeedimetla. (Photo credit: Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao Twitter account )


Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], November 7: To handle the issue of development and destruction squander produced in the city, Telangana State Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao on Saturday initiated a 500 metric ton limit building waste reusing plant in Jeedimetla.

The plant has been created in open private association (PPP) mode to reuse the waste and make tiles/blocks, street metal, coarse sand to reuse in asphalts, development and so on.

Talking on the event, Minister Kalvakuntla Taraka Ramarao stated, "Exceptional cleaning program for the fluid waste, organic waste, fecal waste, development squander the board has begun as of now. The city gets 2,000 metric huge loads of development squander every day and will reuse 500 tons of development squander every day through the reusing plant set up at Jeedimetla."

He said that another 500-ton limit reusing plant would be set up at Fathullaguda soon.

"We have set up an extraordinary framework for development waste to be moved from a structure anyplace in the city, through a complementary number 1800-1200-72659," he said.

"The development squander plant dispatched at Jeedimetla is supposed to be the biggest and generally present day in South India. The city of Hyderabad is an ideal city in squander the board. A waste - to-energy plant with a limit of 6,000 tons of metropolitan waste would be authorized in Jawahar Nagar in a couple of days," the pastor added.

He further said that the city is releasing 2,000 million liters of wastewater for each day, of which 41 percent is treated by sewage treatment plants. (ANI)

Prostitution racket busted in Bengaluru, 5 held, 7 women rescued

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], November 7 (ANI): The crime branch busted a prostitution racket in Cottonpet area, arresting five persons and rescuing seven women, Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Bengaluru City Police, said on Saturday.

Two cases of cricket betting were also detected in the ongoing IPL season and Rs 12 lakh cash was seized.

"The City Crime Branch conducted three raids, in which two cases of cricket betting were detected and Rs 12 lakh seized. A prostitution racket was busted at a lodge in Cottonpet area. Seven women were rescued and five accused arrested," said Patil said in a tweet. (ANI)

Shahid Kapoor shares stunning glimpse from 'Jersey' prep

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], November 7 (ANI): Prepping for his forthcoming games dramatization 'Jersey', entertainer Shahid Kapoor on Saturday offered his fans a staggering picture from the cricket field.

The 'Padmaavat' star presented an image on Instagram, in which he is seen good to go to bat in the field. In the snap, which is by all accounts of a cricket rehearsing ground, Shahid is seen donning an all-dark clothing while he wears defensive rigging on his legs. The entertainer is by all accounts prepared to take the situation of a batsman as he holds a bat underneath his shoulder while wearing his gloves. Kapoor glances attractive in the dark troupe with his new haircut, and completely mature whiskers while he wears stout shades.

In full capacity to hit the field, the 'Poke We Met' entertainer subtitled the post as, "#jersey prep. . . De dhana dhan."

Big name supporters including Kanika Kapoor and in excess of 95 thousand fans preferred the post inside the initial 18 minutes of being posted.

'Jersey' is a Hindi-revamp of a Telugu film of a similar name helmed by Gowtam Tinnanuri. The Telugu form got a staggering reaction from the crowd and pundits the same.

After Vikas Bahl's 'Shaandaar', the games dramatization would see father and veteran entertainer Pankaj Kapur and child Shahid sharing screen space together.

Film 'Jersey' rotates around a dad named Arjun (Nani), a capable however bombed cricketer, who chooses to re-visitation of cricket in his late thirties due to his longing to speak to the Indian cricket crew and satisfy his child's desire for an Indian shirt as a blessing. How he becomes wildly successful regardless of being restricted by his age shapes the embodiment of the story. (ANI)

Biden clinches Pennsylvania, steps closer to White House

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Washington [US], November 7 (ANI): Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden would be the 46th President of the United States, CNN projected on Saturday, after he clinched the crucial state of Pennsylvania.

The battleground state was worth 20 Electoral College votes. With Pennsylvania, the former vice-president's vote reached beyond the 270 Electoral College-vote mark.

Biden now has 273 votes to Trump's 213 Electoral College votes.

Biden has argued that the "soul of the nation" is at stake, and has promised that he would seek to heal a country fractured by Trump's presidency, the American media network reported.

Meanwhile, his running mate and California Senator Kamala Harris would be the first woman vice-president of the United States, if he wins. (ANI)

She's beautiful...but spent taxpayers' money to fix herself: Pak minister on Maryam

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Islamabad [Pakistan], November 7 (ANI): In a "misogynist" remark targetting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday, Pakistani Federal minister Ali Amin Gandapur said that her "beauty" was due to several "surgeries she got using taxpayers' money".

"She is beautiful, I will speak the truth. But listen to this as well -- she spent tens of millions on surgeries during Nawaz Sharif's two governments, using your tax money to fix herself," Gandapur said while addressing a rally in Gilgit-Baltistan's Shigar, as quoted by Tolo News.

Soon, the Federal minister's sexist remarks drew widespread condemnation from the Opposition as well as the public.

PML-N's Rana Sanullah said that the "selected lot" is in fear of an "unarmed girl".

"A single girl has shaken the entire vote-stealing government," he said, adding that one can expect this "dirty mentality" from a "rotten system's rotten minister".

"To (make) personal attacks is proof of their political failure and moral bankruptcy," Sanullah said further.

Social media in Pakistan too did not spare the Federal minister, terming him a "disgrace".

"How do people tolerate Amin Gandapur?" tweeted one user, while another tweeted that the minister must be ashamed of himself."

Another user asked whether the Federal human rights minister would condemn the behaviour and tweeted, "Ali Amin Gandapur, a Federal Minister objectifies Maryam Nawaz. Disgusting and misogynist remarks. What a disgrace PTI has chosen for itself. Will Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari at least condemn this?" (ANI)

After last week's violence against minorities, India has taken up the issue with Bangladesh: MEA

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava


New Delhi [India], November 7 (ANI): Following vandalisation of houses, having a place with a minority network in Bangladesh, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka and Posts in the neighboring nation are in close contact with the nearby government, said the Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday.

"We have seen reports of an occurrence of brutality coordinated against the minority network in the Muradnagar upazila of Cumilla in eastern Bangladesh," Anurag Srivastava, representative of the service, said in an assertion.

"Our High Commission and Posts in Bangladesh are in close contact with neighborhood experts in the Government of Bangladesh who have taken this occurrence, and all different episodes identifying with endeavors to stir social and shared strains, truly," he said.

He added India had been educated that law requirement specialists are researching the flare-up of viciousness. "They keep on staying watchful to forestall any untoward aggravation," the representative said further.

As indicated by media reports, a week ago houses were vandalized after a Bangladeshi public - who lives in France - purportedly applauded President Emmanuel Macron for taking rulings against "unfeeling philosophies" after an educator in Paris was decapitated for demonstrating exaggerations of the Prophet. (ANI)

2 killed, 4 injured as bus collides with train in Bangladesh's Gazipur district

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Gazipur [Bangladesh], November 7, (ANI): At least two people were killed and four were injured after a bus collided with a moving train in Bangladesh's Gazipur district in the wee hours of Saturday.

According to Dhaka Tribune Dhaka-bound Nilshagar Express was passing Gazipur's Kaliakair when a bus collided with it. "The train pushed the bus for about half a kilometer before coming to a halt, killing two passengers sitting on the front row seats of the bus on the spot," it quoted officials.

The injured people have been admitted to Kaliakair Upazila Health Complex located near Ghazipur city, 25 km away from the national capital, Dhaka.

The railway services from Dhaka to the northern regions were disrupted following the accident.

"After nearly 5 hours, all operations have been resumed," said the station master of Joydebpur railway station, Gazipur. (ANI)

ICG apprehends boat near Andaman & Nicobar Islands with Myanmarese crew

The suspicious boat near Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Saturday. (Photo/ANI)


Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar) [India], November 7 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard apprehended a suspicious boat near Andaman and Nicobar Islands with 12 Myanmarese crew members on Saturday.

According to officials, the boat was spotted first by a helicopter and is now being brought to Port Blair for the interrogation of its crew.

Further investigation is underway. (ANI)

Azerbaijan's casualties in Karabakh conflict escalation tops 7,500

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Yerevan [Ajerbaijan], November 7 (ANI/Sputnik): The overall number of Azerbaijan's casualties in the recently escalated conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has surpassed 7,500, the Armenian Unified Infocenter run by the Armenian government said on Saturday.

As of Saturday, the losses of Azerbaijan include 262 drones, 16 helicopters, 25 aircraft, 749 armored vehicles, six heavy flamethrower systems, as well as 7,510 people, the info center wrote on Facebook.

Over the past 24 hours, five UAVs and 13 armored vehicles have been destroyed, and 105 people killed, the info center added.

The decades-long conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which dates back to 1988, escalated afresh on September 27, with Yerevan and Baku accusing each other of starting the military action.

The international community urged the parties to solve the dispute through negotiations. Three internationally-brokered humanitarian ceasefires had been announced since then, but hostilities have not ceased. (ANI/Sputnik)

Resolve stand-off over farmers' agitation or Pakistan can foment trouble: Congress MPs to Amit Shah

Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla speaks to reporters in New Delhi after meeting Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday. (Photo/ANI)


By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi [India], November 7 (ANI): Amid the stand-off between the Centre and Punjab over farm laws and disruption in goods train services, the Congress MPs from the state held a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday, apprising him of their concern that Pakistan can use the tension to foment trouble in the border state.

Several MPs pointed out that the tension in the region due to non-operation of goods trains and farmers' agitation can be used by the enemy intelligence outfit ISI.

"When the situation between the Centre and any state becomes tense, bad elements like Pakistan's ISI take advantage of it and can mislead youngsters. Punjab is a peaceful state and should remain so," said Congress MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla.

The MP added that Shah told them that he is mindful of the situation and is aware of the neighbouring country's intention regarding Punjab.

"Punjab is a border state and there could be a serious problem if things aren't resolved soon. Home Minister Amit Shah assured us that he is taking stock of Punjab and we will resolve the issues soon," he added.

Another MP Jasbir Singh Gill said that the meeting took place in a healthy and positive environment. Rail services are expected to be resumed soon as the disruption has affected the economy of the state, he added.

"We want the atmosphere in Punjab improves. The tussle between the Centre and Punjab needs to be resolved soon. We requested that issues like rail should be looked at priority as we are on verge of a blackout. There will be an interruption in the water supply. Emergency services are already hit," Gill further said.

He added that Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal was present at the meeting and he asked them to get the tracks free of the protesting farmers.

"We told the minister that tracks have been vacated. After a technical report on the health of the tracks come, the rail services will be resumed," he said.

Apart from Aujla and Gill, MPs Preneet Kaur, Manish Tewari, Choudhary Santokh Singh, Amar Singh, Ravneet Singh and Mohammad Sadique attended the meeting.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had earlier this week held a dharna in the national capital alleging power crisis and shortage of essential supplies in the state after the Centre's refusal to allow movement of goods trains due to the farmers' agitation.

Last month, Punjab passed a resolution rejecting the recent farm laws brought by the Centre and cleared four Bills to counter the central laws. (ANI)

Austria to close mosque in wake of Vienna terror attack

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Vienna [Austria], November 7 (ANI): The Austrian government will close mosques after the savage psychological oppressor assault in Vienna not long ago, said the Ministry of the Interior on Friday (local time).

A service representative said more subtleties would before long be given in a news meeting with Interior Minister Karl Nehammer and Integration Minister Susanne Raab, detailed Al Jazeera.

Four individuals were killed in a shooting on Monday, Austria's first significant dread assault in quite a while. The one who started shooting in Vienna was distinguished as a 20-year-old Austrian resident, Kujtim Fejzulai, who was executed by police during the attack, Al Jazeera further said.

An assertion from the authorities of Austria said in "conversation with the important specialists, we are shutting one mosque" as it represented a danger to public security.

Fejzulai had ventured out to Syria to join the Islamic State, however he was delivered ahead of schedule from jail in December. Since his delivery from jail, he had over and again visited two mosques. The two mosques were in Vienna's western rural areas. One called the Melit Ibrahim mosque in the Ottakring region and the other Tawhid mosque in the Meidling territory. (ANI)

Chinese agents in Pakistan, Turkey target Uyghurs overseas, alleges scholar

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Delaware [US], November 7: Chinese national security personnel much of the time work in Pakistan, Dubai, Turkey, and Cairo and fight back against Uyghur Muslims living abroad, uncovered a Uyghur researcher Abduweli Ayup.

In a meeting with Radio Free Asia, Ayup, a researcher living in Norway, has uncovered the Chinese government network which targets Uyghurs living external China.

Ayup's companion Yusufjan Amet, a Uyghur who claims he had to keep an eye on individuals from his ethnic gathering living estranged abroad in Turkey for China's legislature, was killed by a shooter in Istanbul on Monday.

Ayup uncovered that he had known Amet for a long time. Amet educated him regarding his experience of being compelled to fill in as a Chinese government operative, so he urged Amet to break the news to the media.

In 2018, he acquainted Al Jazeera columnists with talk with Amet. Out of the blue, soon after the

the program was communicated in January a year ago, Amet revealed to him that he had been threatened by the previous supervisor of the Chinese Communist Party Guoan.

"His manager in Karamay, Xinjiang, reached him and stated, "You have gotten popular in Turkey, you have become a saint, however you ought not imagine that Turkey will secure you and Western nations will ensure you," Ayup said.

"It isn't remarkable for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) to screen and even fight back against Uighurs abroad. Ayup brought up that Chinese public security work force much of the time work in Pakistan, Dubai, Istanbul and Cairo," he added.

Ilshat H. Kokbore, overseer of the Chinese Affairs Department of the World Uyghur Congress, brought up in a meeting with Radio Free Asia that the CCP endeavored to shoot and kill Uyghurs, which was the first occasion when that this occurred in Turkey.

This case is extremely stunning. "This shows that the CCP is currently forceful, and it is starting to connect with nations like Turkey," Kokbore said.

China's abominations on Uyghur Muslims living in Xinjiang are known to the world. In June, archives were spilled from the territory indicating that across Europe, ousted Uyghurs report observation by Beijing and dangers of damage to their family members in the area on the off chance that they make clamor about Chinese restraint.

As indicated by the Hill, the spilled archives from Xinjiang show the Chinese government's purposes behind keeping a few hundred Uighurs.

The Karakax list contains individual information on in excess of 300 people with family members abroad.

The Chinese government has hailed "individuals who leave the nation and don't return" as a security danger in Xinjiang, due to their potential connections to banished bunches regarded as "separatists" by Beijing. (ANI)

5 yrs of OROP: PM Modi salutes soldiers for courageously protecting nation

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New Delhi [India], November 7 (ANI): On the "pivotal" event of five years of One Rank One Pension (OROP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saluted fighters for boldly securing the country. 

"Today, five years prior, India made a notable stride towards guaranteeing the prosperity of our incredible fighters, who boldly ensure our country. #5YearsOfOROP is a groundbreaking event. India hung tight for OROP for quite a long time," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. 

"I salute our veterans for their striking assistance!" he added. 

The Center has dispensed over Rs 42,700 crore to 20.6 lakh resigned Defense faculty under the OROP plot since its beginning, the Defense Ministry had said on Friday. 

"The yearly repeating consumption because of OROP is about Rs 7,123 crore and for around six years, beginning from July 1, 2014, the absolute repeating use worked out to roughly Rs 42,740 crore," the Ministry said. 

The OROP plot has been successful since 1 July, 2014. Under the plan, the military work force resigning in a similar position with a similar length of administration gets the uniform annuity, paying little mind to their date of retirement (ANI)

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake recorded over 600 miles southeast of Tokyo

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Tokyo [Japan], November 7 (ANI/Sputnik): A 6.2 magnitude earthquake was registered on Saturday near the Japanese island of Chichijima in the Ogasawara archipelago over 600 miles southeast of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 10 kilometers (more than 6 miles).
No tsunami alert has been declared. There is also no information about any damages and victims due to the earthquake.

Japan is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. The 2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the following tsunami killed over 15,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. (ANI/Sputnik)

White House chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus

White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows


Washington [US], November 07 (ANI): White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, Washington Post reported citing an administration official.

The diagnosis comes a month after President Donald Trump and other members of his family and inner circle tested positive.

The White House declined to comment.

On Friday, the US reported a record increase in new coronavirus cases for the third straight day with at least 121,337 new infections. (ANI)

3 killed including journalist in Kabul explosion

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Kabul [Afghanistan], November 7 (ANI): Three individuals including a writer were killed in a blast in the capital of Kabul on Saturday morning, Tolo News revealed refering to police.

The writer murdered has been recognized as Yama Siawash, who had worked with Tolo News.

Kabul police said the blast occurred at around 7:30 am on Saturday morning. No gathering has so far assumed liability for the assault.

The blast was an attractive IED impact that focused a vehicle conveying the previous writer and two others, as per police. (ANI)

2 women injured as shooter fires pellet guns at pro-Trump rally

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Florida [US], November 7 (ANI): Two ladies endured wounds after a shooter released a pellet weapon into a horde of President Donald Trump allies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, RT news detailed.

The aggressor supposedly discharged his weapon from a moving vehicle.

The occurrence occurred on Friday night as favorable to Trump demonstrators rushed to the zone outside the Coral Ridge Mall. The presume shot a few rounds from "an obscure sort of pellet firearm," Newsweek detailed, refering to a police explanation.

While nearby media announced that the shooter seemed to have focused on the convention, police said that "the thought process behind the occurrence is obscure at that point."

The episode occurred as the including of the votes in the high-stakes US Presidential political race are in progress.

At present, Joe Biden is extended to have won 253 discretionary votes and President Donald Trump 214. The race goes to the competitor with 270 votes.

Fights emitted over the US as Americans restlessly anticipate consequences of the US Presidential decisions as voting form including in the last milestone states proceed, with certain demonstrators requesting each vote to be checked and others requesting an end on tallying. (ANI)

Explosion reported in Kabul's Makrorayan-e-Char area

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Kabul [Afghanistan], November 7 (ANI): An explosion took place in Kabul's Makrorayan-e-Char area on Saturday, Tolo News reported.

Sources say the explosion happened in the Makrorayan-e-Char area in Kabul's PD3.

No casualties have been reported yet.

Further details are awaited.

This blast comes days 
after terrorists attack rocked Kabul. As many as 20 people were killed and 40 injured in an attack at Kabul University on Monday. (ANI)

China opposes United States' move to remove ETIM from terrorist outfit list

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Beijing [China], November 7 (ANI): China blamed the United States for applying 'twofold norms' after the express office's transition to eliminate the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from its rundown of fear based oppressor associations.

Chinese unfamiliar service representative Wang Wenbin communicated Beijing's "solid disappointment and fearless resistance" to the move during an ordinary press instructions on Friday, revealed Liu Zhen for South China Morning Post.

"ETIM is a globally perceived fear based oppressor association that truly compromises the wellbeing of China and the world....The US backtracking on its assignment shows twofold guidelines - they are utilizing the psychological militant association to advance their own advantages and keeping down worldwide participation on counterterrorism," said Wang.

A Chinese investigator said that the move could energize assaults against China.

Li Wei, a counterterrorism master from China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, a legislature supported research organization in Beijing, named the move 'untrustworthy'.

"Against the current setting of expanding psychological oppressor assaults in Europe, the US is applying twofold principles here....Not just is this choice reckless for worldwide counterterrorism endeavors, but at the same time it's flighty as far as its own public security," SCMP cited Li.

The counterterrorism master likewise conjectured that the US move would make an impression on ETIM and energize its exercises against China.

Beijing has blamed ETIM for doing various savage dread assaults across China and in different nations and asserted that it has attaches with al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Liu composes that the gathering has been on the United Nations Security Council's rundown of psychological oppressor associations since 2002, and it has been boycotted by the European Union, Britain, and Turkey among others.

Prior, the US government had taken out the ETIM from its rundown of fear based oppressor associations after almost twenty years that has prompted the debilitating of China's enemy of dread guise for a draconian crackdown on Uyghurs in its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that the gathering had been eliminated from the rundown of Foreign Terrorist Organizations as per the Immigration and Nationality Act, as per a request gave on October 20 unveiled on Thursday.

"I thusly disavow the assignment of the Eastern Turkestan Islamic Movement, otherwise called ETIM, as a 'psychological militant association,'" the request peruses, as cited by Radio Free Asia.

The US move comes in the midst of overall judgment of China's arrangements in Xinjiang, where a huge populace of Muslim minorities is kept in re-training camps.

Around seven percent of the Muslim populace in Xinjiang has been imprisoned in an extending organization of "political re-instruction" camps, as per US authorities and UN specialists.

Be that as it may, China consistently denies such abuse and says the camps give professional preparing. Individuals in the internment camps have said they are exposed to constrained political inculcation, torment, beatings, and disavowal of food and medication, other than being denied from rehearsing their religion or communicating in their language. (ANI)

PoK's Gilgit-Baltistan court orders PTI ministers to leave within 3 days

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Gilgit-Baltistan [PoK], November 7 (ANI): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's administrative priests and authorities on Friday were requested by the Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court to leave the district in the following three days in front of the forthcoming races.

A two-part seat involving Justice Malik Haq Nawaz and Justice Ali Baig had declared the decision on a writ request documented over infringement of the set of accepted rules in front of the forthcoming surveys, detailed The News.

The court additionally coordinated Gilgit-Baltistan's Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Raja Shahbaz Khan, Chief Minister, and Chief Secretary to actualize the choice right away.

Prior, Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) pioneer Sherry Rehman had asserted that Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government pastors had disregarded the discretionary implicit rules by running political missions and asked the CEC to pay heed.

"The leader and a government serve are running the mission of their gathering illicitly in Gilgit-Baltistan, which is an away from of the set of accepted rules of the decisions and a pre-surveying fixing," The News cited Rehman.

PPP had likewise presented a grievance letter to Gilgit-Baltistan's CEC blaming Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur for supposedly abusing the discretionary set of accepted rules by battling in the races for the PTI.

In the interim, the individuals across Gilgit-Baltistan are quite agitated against Islamabad's choice of coordinating the unlawfully involved locale with the remainder of Pakistan.

In the approach the gathering decisions in this purported self-ruling locale, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan as of late reported that the area will turn into a temporary territory of Pakistan- - a statement that has drawn gigantic judgment.

Activists wonder regarding how a possessing state which has no locus standi over the locale can accept a call of subsuming it with the remainder of Pakistan. (ANI)

Watchman arrested for molesting COVID patient in Mumbai hospital

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], November 7 (ANI): A guard of a private medical clinic in Mumbai's Malad was captured on Friday for purportedly attacking a female COVID-19 patient.

"We are cross examining the charged. A test is in progress," said Babasaheb Salunkhe, Senior Police Inspector, Kurar Police Station.

"The occurrence happened on November 5 out of a private emergency clinic. We got a call illuminating that a gatekeeper entered inside a COVID-19 patient's room and attacked her. We quickly raced to the clinic and recorded the casualty's assertion," he added. (ANI)

India garners big victory as its candidate secures position to key UN committee

Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra (File photo)


New York [US], November 7 (ANI): In a tightly contested election at the United Nations in New York, Indian diplomat Vidisha Maitra was elected to the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) on Friday.

Maitra was India's candidate for the only post in the committee from the Asia Pacific Group. The other candidate was from Iraq. Maitra clinched victory by a 126-64 vote count.

India has been a member of the committee since its inception in 1946. The committee is one of the most coveted in the United Nations system as it controls the financial and budgetary purse of the UN. India's win in this prestigious committee is crucial as India will also be in the Security Council as a non-permanent member for the next two years.

ACABQ performs several functions including the examination of the budget submitted by the UN Secretary-General to the General Assembly and advising the Assembly on administrative and budgetary matters referred to it. The ACABQ is a crucial component in ensuring that resources of the Member states are used to good effect and that mandates are properly funded.

Members are elected by the General Assembly, consisting of 193 member states, on the basis of broad geographical representation, personal qualifications, experience, and service for a period of three calendar years. Members serve in a personal capacity and not as representatives of Member States.

Maitra is a career diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service and currently posted as First Secretary in Permanent Mission of India to the UN in New York. She has served in various capacities in New Delhi, Paris, Port Louis, and New York over the last 11 years.

She has extensive work experience in strategic policy planning and research, formulation and implementation of development assistance and infrastructure projects, defence acquisition matters, international taxation issues, investment, and trade promotion. (ANI)

US imposes sanctions on Lebanese politician Gebran Bassil over corruption

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Washington [US], November 7: The United States has endorsed Lebanese government official Gebran Bassil over supposed debasement, the Department of the Treasury said in a delivery on Friday.

"Today, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) authorized Gibran (Bassil), the President of the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) ideological group and Member of Parliament (MP), as per Executive Order (E.O.) 13818, for his part in debasement in Lebanon," the delivery said.

The Treasury Department clarified that Executive Order 13818 expands on and actualizes the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which targets debasement and genuine denial of basic freedoms around the globe.

The Treasury Department brought up that Bassil has held a few elevated level posts in the Lebanese government - including the post of the Minister of Telecommunications, Minister of Energy and Water and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants - and his work has been set apart by huge charges of debasement.

"In 2017, Bassil reinforced his political base by naming companions to positions and buying different types of impact inside Lebanese political circles," the delivery said. "In 2014, while Minister of Energy, Bassil was engaged with favoring a few tasks that would have guided Lebanese government assets to people near him through a gathering of front organizations."

The Treasury Department likewise said that Bassil was assigned for being a current or previous government official, or an individual representing or in the interest of such an official, who is liable for or complicit in debasement, including the misappropriation of state resources, the seizure of private resources for individual addition, defilement identified with government contracts or the extraction of regular assets, or pay off. (ANI/Sputnik)

US Elections 2020: Legal proceedings are just the beginning, warns Trump

US President Donald Trump


Washington [US], November 7: US President Donald Trump on Friday (local time) cautioned that legitimate procedures were 'only the start', and furthermore said that his Democratic adversary Joe Biden ought not 'illegitimately' guarantee the President's office.

"Joe Biden ought not unfairly guarantee the workplace of the President. I could make that guarantee moreover. Lawful procedures are a few seconds ago start!" said Trump in a tweet.

In another tweet, the President guaranteed that he had a major lead in certain states, which had "marvelously" vanished.

"I had such a major lead in these states late into political decision night, just to see the leads marvelously vanish as the days passed by. Maybe these leads will return as our lawful procedures push ahead!" Trump tweeted.

Prior, in an assertion, the President had pledged to keep seeking after the way toward checking of "unlawful voting forms" through each part of the law.

"From the earliest starting point, we have said that all lawful polling forms must be tallied and all unlawful voting forms ought not be checked, yet we have met protection from this fundamental guideline by Democrats every step of the way. We will seek after this cycle through each part of the law to ensure that the American public believe in our administration," he composed on Twitter.

As per CNN, Biden had prior taken lead over Trump in the landmark conditions of Pennsylvania and Georgia, taking him closer to the 270 discretionary school votes he needs to win the US official political decision.

Biden drives Trump with 253 constituent school votes to 213 votes, according to the most recent updates. (ANI)

India's relations with US based on strong foundations: MEA

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava


New Delhi [India], November 7 (ANI): The relations among India and US depend on solid establishments, which include each conceivable circle, said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) representative Anurag Srivastava said during his week by week media instructions on Friday.

"India-US relations lay on solid establishments, and our relations include collaboration in each conceivable circle, stretching out from key to safeguard to speculation, to exchange, to individuals to-individuals ties," he said

In the US official races, Srivastava said that like every other person, India was likewise anticipating the political decision results.

He further said that the exhaustive worldwide key organization had solid bipartisan help in the US, and progressive presidents and organizations had raised the degree of this relationship much higher.

Srivastava's assertions come following inquiries on how India sees relations with the US following the official races.

In the interim, previous US Vice President Joe Biden has taken lead over President Donald Trump in the milestone conditions of Pennsylvania and Georgia, taking him closer to the 270 constituent school votes he needs to win the US official political race.

Biden at present leads Trump with 253 appointive school votes to 213 votes, according to the most recent updates by CNN. (ANI)

India, China continue maintain close communication to achieve complete disengagement along LAC: MEA

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava


New Delhi [India], November 7: India said on Friday that it will keep on keeping up an exchange with China to show up at a commonly adequate answer for the current circumstance along the LAC in eastern Ladakh.

Outside Affairs Ministry representative Anurag Srivastava said on Friday that the different sides keep on keeping up correspondence at the military and conciliatory levels to accomplish total separation along the LAC.

"As passed on before, the two sides keep on keeping up close correspondence at the military and discretionary levels to accomplish total withdrawal along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)," he said.

"The different sides are guided by the pioneers' agreement to together shield harmony and serenity in the outskirt zones. We will keep on keeping up the exchange with the Chinese side to show up at a commonly satisfactory answer for the current circumstance along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh," he added.

India and China on Friday held their eighth round of Corps Commander-level talks in Chushul in Eastern Ladakh to address the continuous military stalemate on the Line of Actual there.

The Indian side was driven by 14 Corps Commander Lieutenant General PGK Menon.

India and China have been secured a deadlock along the LAC for as long as a half year. While China started storing up gigantic military quality along the LAC, India reacted with a befitting develop. On August 29-30, India involved statures along the northern and southern bank of the Pangong Lake which incorporates overwhelming positions disregarding the Chinese military sent around there.

The Chinese have been requesting that India pull out soldiers and tanks first from the southern bank yet India has been requesting a conversation and withdrawal from all the rubbing focuses. (ANI)

Indian Army Chief calls on Nepal PM Oli

Army Chief General MM Naravane


Kathmandu [Nepal], November 6 (ANI): Indian Army chief General MM Naravane on Friday paid a courtesy call on Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday.

According to the Himalayan Times, PM Oli talked about the age-old distinct ties shared by the two countries.

The Prime Minister expressed his bel
ief that the existing issues between the two friendly nations can be resolved via dialogue, said the Prime Minister's secretariat.

The visiting Army Chief was decorated with the honorary rank of General of Nepali Army by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday. On the same day, he held bilateral talks with Nepali Army Chief at the Bhadrakali Headquarters.

Earlier today, Army Chief General Naravane and his wife and Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) President Veena Naravane met Indian Army's Gorkha veterans and war widows in Nepal.

"He, along with President Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) Veena Naravane, thanked the Nepal Army for their warm hospitality before departing for Delhi," the Indian mission tweeted. (ANI)

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