Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Indian Ambassador meets Nepal Army chief, discusses issues of mutual interest

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra made a courtesy call on Nepal Army Chief of Army Staffs Purna Chandra Thapa on Wednesday. Photo/ANI

Kathmandu [Nepal], November 18: India's Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Wednesday met Nepal Army Chief General Purna Chandra Thapa and talked about issues of shared interest between the two countries.

The Nepal Army said in a delivery that such gatherings help extend the relations between the two nations.

"CoAS Purna Chandra Thapa and Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra talked about issues of common interest and shared relations between the two countries. The Nepal Army accepts that such a gathering on normal premise would help further reinforcing relations between the two nations just as extending them," said the delivery from Directorate of Public Relations and Information of Nepal Army.

The gathering comes almost fourteen days after the visit of Indian Army boss General MM Naravane who was presented the privileged position of General of Nepali Army.

Gen Naravane had additionally approached Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli during his three-day visit. (ANI)

Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief visits Jammu frontline base

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Jammu(Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov 18: Air Marshal VR Chaudhari, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Western Air Command visited the forefront airbase in Jammu on Wednesday and praised the focussed endeavors put in by the station in keeping up capability all jobs visualized.

According to an official delivery, on landing in the base in Jammu, the AOC-in-C was gotten via Air Commodore Ajay Singh Pathania, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Jammu, who notified him of the operational availability of the base and its capacity to embrace the appointed operational assignments under their order.

"The AOC-in-C additionally met and collaborated with air champions of the station and its guest units over the span of his visit. He praised the focussed endeavors put in by the station in keeping up capability in all jobs imagined and asked them to keep playing out their obligation with due persistence," it said. (ANI)

Spain authorizes Phase 3 clinical trials of Janssen's COVID-19 vaccine

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Madrid [Spain], November 18 (ANI/Sputnik): The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS) approved stage 3 clinical preliminaries of the COVID-19 immunization created by Janssen, an auxiliary of the Johnson and Johnson organization, the Spanish Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The immunization will be the first permitted to enter stage 3 preliminaries in Spain. The preliminaries, which will examine the wellbeing of the immunization, will be done in Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the US and South Africa.

In Spain, the preliminaries will be led in nine clinics that will start to enlist qualified volunteers, which incorporate the two individuals with no ongoing sicknesses and individuals with simultaneous diseases. 20% of the members will be under 40 years of age and 30% will be more than 60 years of age.

The Janssen organization is building up a recombinant immunization (Ad26.COV2-S)against Covid. In late September, the organization reported the beginning of stage 3 of the immunization's preliminaries. (ANI/Sputnik)

India had to take stand on RCEP as several key concerns were not addressed: S Jaishankar

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New Delhi [India], November 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday said that India decided to quit the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as various key concerns were not tended to.

During a virtual conversation at the Center for European Policy Studies, the outer issues serve talking on RCEP stated: "We saw that some of our key concerns were not tended to. We needed to accept a call then whether to enter an economic accord if our significant concerns are not tended to."

India on November 15 had quit the economic agreement, which was endorsed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries, including China.

In November a year ago, India chose not to join the RCEP understanding as its key concerns were not tended to. The critical explanations for New Delhi's choice to stay out of the world's greatest economic deal incorporate lacking insurance against import flood, deficient differential with China, conceivable circumvention of rules of cause, keeping the base year as 2014 and no believable affirmations on market access and non-levy boundaries.

Jaishankar additionally talked about the pressing need to change the UN, saying that the United Nations (UN) must mull over the deficiencies that are being called attention to by various nations.

"Various individuals in various pieces of the world are calling attention to the weakness and importance of the UN, is something that the UN should pay attention to. It is sound judgment. Everything requires refreshing," Jaishankar said.

"We can't let the interest of a couple of nations that need to freeze one snapshot of history for their unending addition. The more we let this gridlock proceed, it is hurting the UN," he said.

About the proposition for an international alliance (FTA) with EU, Jaishankar said the Indian government had discussed the need to continue dealings on one or the other India needs a "reasonable and adjusted FTA" with EU.

"After our administration came to control, we had spoken over and again about the requirement for exchanges. We need a reasonable and adjusted FTA. I perceive that a FTA with Europe isn't a simple arrangement. Discussions are on." (ANI)

Jimmy Kimmel unveils People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2020 with intriguing questionnaire by audience

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Washington [US], November 18 (ANI): American TV moderator Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday (neighborhood time) uncovered the cover star of People's hottest man alive rivalry after the crowd present at the show played a charming speculating game with the champ.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, the hottest man came into the studio of the much-adored television show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' completely concealed and masked in a yellow hazardous materials suit, while crowd individuals posed inquiries to sort out what his identity was.

"Accomplish you work in film?" was the primary inquiry. He addressed "yes." The subsequent inquiry was "are you an Avenger in motion pictures," to which the applicant addressed "no." Then came, "are you hitched?" Again, "No."

The "no's" continued coming. Do you have a big name kin or parent? "No." "Have you ever been in a sentimental relationship with Taylor Swift?" "No."

At last, a "yes" came when a crowd of people part inquired as to whether he had more than 5 million Instagram adherents. She at that point speculated Channing Tatum, which was inaccurate.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, in the wake of affirming that the hottest man didn't play 'Aquaman' (precluding Jason Mamoa), doesn't have youngsters, and isn't known for being amusing, a group of people part speculated 'Michael B. Jordan.' That was right.

Jordan has gotten the honor this year, passed on from 2019's victor John Legend.

After the business break, Jordan arose out of the hazardous materials suit and in his customary garments, spruced up for the event.

On being inquired as to whether he feels more weight since he is the hottest man, Jordan stated, "Only somewhat, yet it's a cool title to have."

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Jordan stated, he discovered in the vehicle with a family companion, when his marketing specialist and administrator called him. Quickly his companion teased him, on the grounds that being the "hottest man" is cool for any individual who doesn't have any acquaintance with you, clarified Jordan, however for any individual who does - it's something to have a giggle about.

The entertainer, who says he had kept on working all through isolate, is presently planning for the film 'Diary for Jordan', which is being helmed by Denzel Washington. (ANI)

Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine trial complete, cites shot is 95 per cent effective

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Washington [US], November 18 (ANI): American medication monster Pfizer on Wednesday said that end-product from the late-stage preliminary of its Covid antibody was discovered to be 95 percent viable and had no genuine results on more established individuals.

The discoveries depend on two dosages given to in excess of 41,000 individuals around the globe, said the US drugmaker adding that it would apply for crisis US authorisation soon, raising expectations that a working antibody could before long turn into a reality.

This comes after Pfizer and its accomplice German biotechnology firm BioNTech had a week ago distributed information that their antibody offered 90% assurance from the disease when contrasted with fake treatment saline shot.

The discoveries follows the declaration by US biotech organization Moderna, which had on Monday delivered starter information from late-stage clinical preliminaries for its antibody, which it said end up being 94.5 percent powerful.

In an assertion today, Pfizer and BioNTech said they hope to create around the world up to 50 million immunization portions in 2020 and up to 1.3 billion dosages before the finish of 2021.

The antibody forestalled gentle and extreme types of Covid and it was 94 percent viable in more seasoned grown-ups, who are more helpless against creating serious Covid-19 and who don't react firmly to certain kinds of immunizations.

The discoveries depended on assessing 170 instances of Covid-10 in volunteers, with only eight in the gathering given the immunization and the excess being managed a fake treatment shot of saltwater.

Dr. Albert Bourla, Pfizer's CEO, said in an assertion, "The examination results mark a significant advance in this noteworthy eight-month excursion to present an antibody equipped for assisting with finishing this staggering pandemic."

As indicated by an assertion by Pfizer, "the viability was predictable across age, sexual orientation, race and nationality segment. The noticed adequacy in grown-ups more than 65 years old was more than 94 percent."

The most well-known genuine antagonistic occasion was weariness, with 3.7 percent of volunteers announcing sleepiness after they took the subsequent portion. Two percent of volunteers revealed a cerebral pain after the subsequent portion. More established grown-ups detailed less and milder results.

Furthermore, Pfizer said it was prepared to submit to the FDA two months of wellbeing information that the office had suggested. The FDA will audit the information and request an external board from antibody specialists to say something regarding the application, a cycle that could take weeks, the New York Times said.

"The antibody must be put away at less 94 degrees Fahrenheit, colder than some other immunization being developed. Pfizer will dispatch the immunization in extraordinary boxes of 1,000 to 5,000 portions that are loaded down with dry ice and outfitted with GPS-empowered sensors. Pfizer's antibody can be put away in ordinary coolers for as long as five days, or in the uncommon coolers for as long as 15 days, as long the dry ice is recharged and the containers are not opened more than two times per day. Moderna's immunization should likewise be put away in a cooler long haul, yet at less 4 degrees Fahrenheit," NYT further expressed. (ANI)

UP rape victim who attempted self-immolation dies in Delhi hospital

Santosh K Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) (Photo/ANI)

Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) [India], November 18 (ANI): An assault survivor who purportedly endeavored self-immolation subsequent to being pressurized by the denounced's family to pull out her protest in Uttar Pradesh's Jahangirabad, died at an emergency clinic in Delhi on Wednesday.

"We have gathered all proof from the scene. Five of the seven denounced have been captured. Endeavors are on to grab the other denounced," said Santosh K Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).

A nearby court has sent the five denounced to 14-day legal care, after they were captured before today.

The lady on Tuesday endeavored to set herself ablaze here after she was purportedly pressurized to pull out her grievance against a man who was captured for supposedly assaulting her.

Addressing columnists, SSP Bulandshahr had stated, "Casualty endeavored self-immolation as she was pressurized to go in for bargain with respect to the case by a relative of charged."

The SSP stated, "A data was gotten in Jahangirabad police headquarters with respect to an assault episode in the period of August. The charged was captured and shipped off prison. The blamed is an inhabitant for an unexpected town in comparison to that of the person in question." (ANI)

Abraham Accords created huge excitement among Israel business community

Ze'ev Lavie, Vice President of International Relations and Business Development at the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (Photo credit: Ze'ev Lavie's LinkedIn)

Tel Aviv [Israel], Nov 18: The marking of the Abraham Accords made gigantic fervor among the Israel business network almost two months after the memorable arrangement was secured between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said Ze'ev Lavie, Vice President of International Relations and Business Development at the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce.

Talking during a virtual association with Lior Haiat, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Lavie said the Israeli organizations before were obstructed from working with the organizations in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

"Prior, the Israeli needed to have an unfamiliar identification to have the option to work with unfamiliar organizations. We were impeded by UAE and the GCC individuals. Notwithstanding, with the marking of the Abraham Accords, an entirely different world has opened for us," Lavie said.

He further expounded, "The Accords has enabled Israel to get to the UAE markets and comparatively the UAE to get to Israeli business sectors."

This conversation comes in front of the three sided Bahraini-Israeli-US meeting that will occur on Wednesday in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif container Rashid Alzayani and his US partner, Michael Pompeo will be partaking in the gathering.

The primary ever business departure from Bahrain to Israel arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport at 10:30 am neighborhood time (08:30 GMT), Sputnik revealed.

Refering to Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, Sputnik revealed that the gatherings are because of sign a progression of joint participation arrangements among Israel and Bahrain in different fields, including the kickoff of conciliatory missions and the usage of non-stop trips between the two nations.

The noteworthy arrangement was endorsed on September 15 between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE. US President Donald Trump had packed away the arrangement.

The arrangement broke a long term business as usual where Arab states have stayed joined against Israel on its treatment of the Palestinians.

The arrangement was marked after King Hamad container Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain on September 11 authoritatively consenting to standardize relations with Israel, in a three-dimensional telephone discussion with US President Donald Trump and Netanyahu.

The move came after the UAE and Israel consented to standardize relations in August. The initial two Arab nations to perceive Israel were Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. (ANI)

India congratulates Sri Lanka Air Force on first commissioned women pilots

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], November 18 (ANI): India on Wednesday saluted Sri Lankan Air Force officials - ADPL Gunarathne and RT Weerawardana - on turning into the main female officials charged as pilots by the Sri Lanka Air Force.

"Pleased second for #SriLanka and for ladies all over the place! Our Congratulations to ADPL Gunarathne and RT Weerawardana on turning into the first ladies to be appointed as Pilots in.

@airforcelk We are particularly glad as they are the two graduated class of Indian Air Force Academy Hyderabad @IAF_MCC," the High Commission of India in Colombo tweeted.

The appointing occurred on November 16.

The High Commission of India said that the dispatching of the flying officials involves extraordinary pride and bliss prominently for Sri Lanka yet in addition for India.

Both the officials were prepared in the 204th pilot course of the Indian Air Force Academy at Hyderabad from July 2018 to June 2019, as indicated by a public statement.

Preparing has been perhaps the most grounded mainstay of respective protection participation among India and Sri Lanka. The greater part of military preparing openings in India for outside nations are given to Sri Lanka.

Every year, more than 1200 faculty from Sri Lankan Armed Forces go through preparing in India. Of these, almost 250 are from Sri Lanka Air Force. The joint preparing teaches brotherhood and readies the bedrock for participation among India and Sri Lanka to protect our regular security interests and add to local harmony and security, the delivery further added. (ANI)

India establishes air bubble arrangement with Ethiopia for travel

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New Delhi [India], November 18 (ANI): The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has set up a different respective air bubble plan with Ethiopia for activity of extraordinary global traveler trips between the two nations.

"Consideration voyagers! An air travel plan has been set up among India and Ethiopia. Assigned transporters of the two nations are allowed to work trips between the two nations. It would be ideal if you plan your movements in like manner," the Civil Aviation Ministry tweeted.

MoCA has gone into air bubble game plans with different nations despite the fact that customary global flights stay prohibited inferable from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under an air bubble settlement between two nations, exceptional global traveler flights can be worked by their carriers into one another's regions.

Planned global flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the Covid episode. Nonetheless, uncommon global traveler flights have been working in India under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under two-sided air bubble plans shaped among India and different nations since July. (ANI)

Karnataka Police arrests 25-yr-old hacker for breaking into govt sites

Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police at a press conference in Bengaluru. (Photo/ANI)

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], November 18 (ANI): The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Karnataka Police on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old hacker for breaking into government websites.

"CCB has arrested Srikrishna alias Shreeki, aged 25 years, adept at computer programming and had done his Bachelors in Computer Science. He hacked many websites, online gaming portals, and made illegal gains. He also tried to hack into government websites," said Kamal Pant, Commissioner of Police, during a press conference.

The accused was known to hack online poker games to win money and bitcoins online. He reportedly also confessed to hacking the e-procurement website of the Karnataka government in 2019.

As per Pant, the accused lived in the Netherlands from 2014 to 2017. (ANI)

Meghalaya CM seeks Sitharaman's support to release share of central taxes

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam on Wednesday. (Photo/Twitter)

New Delhi [India], November 18 (ANI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam here in the national capital to seek her support for releasing the share of central taxes and the relaxation of the strict timelines for implementation of reforms.

In a tweet, Conrad Sangma said, "Met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Ji and sought her support to release the share of central taxes and the relaxation of the strict timelines for implementation of reforms and allow 1 per cent tied borrowing in a flexible manner."

Earlier in September, Sangma had requested Sitharaman to prioritise the setting up of new bank branches in rural areas to increase the reach of the banking system in the state. (ANI)

Thousands of Pakistani labourers protest in Karachi against China's unequal wages for locals

Labourers protesting against China in Karachi.

Islamabad [Pakistan], November 18 (ANI): Thousands of workers on Wednesday arranged a dissent against China in Sindh's Karachi grumbling about inconsistent wages got by them when contrasted with their Chinese comrades.

Prior, The News International detailed that the Chinese staff enrolled by the Punjab Mass Transit Authority for Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) venture was getting immense pay rates in contrast with their Pakistani representatives.

The immense divergence in the pay rates is affecting the spirit of the Pakistani staff, who are additionally given an alternate evaluation framework than the Chinese. Plus, even as the Chinese staff is being paid in Yuan, local people are getting their compensations in Pakistani rupees (PKR).

"On Wednesday, the estimation of 1 CNY against 1 PKR was equivalent to Rs 24.02. As per the information of the pay rates of 93 Chinese working at the OLMT venture, the Chinese staff is generously compensated. In the event that the compensations of Pakistani authorities taking a shot at the equivalent/identical seats are contrasted and those of Chinese staff, the Pakistan representatives are getting simple peanuts. As indicated by information, a Chinese-cause vice president boss/CFO/chief with grade L2 is being paid 136,000 CNY every month which is equivalent to over Rs 3.26 million. There were three positions and all were loaded up with Chinese. No Pakistani was recruited on this assignment," The News International expressed.

Giving another case of the divergence in pay rates, The News International said while 12 individuals of Chinese inception dealing with the space of train dispatcher/train team are getting 57,000 CNY each, equivalent to Rs 1.36m, the privately enlisted representatives chipping away at the OLMT venture are getting a lot of lower compensations.

The Pakistani representatives have requested a compensation climb from the public authority as per the compensation of their Chinese partners.

In the interim, Beijing has stopped undertakings that are essential for the USD 62 billion CPEC, a lead task of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the COVID-19 pandemic, continuous political agitation and unfamiliar obligation limits have brought about an easing back of Chinese interests in Pakistan.

As per sources, Pakistan in 2017 had chosen to cut the compensations of legally binding representatives answerable for executing different undertakings in the CPEC. Pakistan's money service had would not pay the representatives according to the arrangement.

Then, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning and Development on Tuesday cleared the CPEC Authority Bill 2020 with lion's share in spite of individuals having a place with resistance groups emphatically restricting the bill, revealed The News International.

Previous priest for arranging Ahsan Iqbal contradicted the bill and introduced seven explanations behind resistance to the formation of the CPEC authority. Notwithstanding, subsequent to directing a warmed discussion, the NA board passed the CPEC authority bill with a larger part.

"Production of CPEC authority is pointless and superfluous," he said. "Service of arranging has released the job persistently and adequately before."

The public obligation of USD 80 billion on account CPEC will undoubtedly represent a peril to the power of Pakistan in coming years; as has been the CCP system in various immature nations.

The occurrences unmistakably portray the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) center intention, which is utilizing the CPEC venture to transform Pakistan into a 'Chinese settlement'.

As Imran Khan states China as an 'all-climate' companion, till at that point, the CCP will keep up a veneer of Pakistan-China kinship while proceeding to abuse Pakistan and market obsolete things from its enterprises to Pakistan. Pakistan's obligation trouble is additionally being pushed up by the CCP on each accessible chance. (ANI)

Police chief, among 5 personnel, killed in Afghanistan's Faryab bomb blast

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Faryab [Afghanistan], November 18 (ANI): At least five security staff, including Safar Mohammad Bidar, the police head of Qaramqul area in Faryab, were killed in a side of the road bomb impact in the territory on Wednesday, Tolo News announced refering to common police.

No gathering, including the Taliban, has guaranteed duty regarding the assault yet.

Abdul Karim Yourish, representative for the Faryab police boss stated, The episode occurred when the police boss was headed to help security powers who were "under Taliban assault" in a zone in the area.

Viciousness has heightened in the nation in the midst of progressing endeavors for harmony. Taliban assaults have increased in Faryab as of late. On Monday, the gathering assaulted Qaisar area, as per police.

Their assault was trailed by a vehicle bomb blast at a market in Qaisar region that left three police officers injured, Tolo further announced citing the common police. (ANI)

China increases movement as rifts develop in Nepal Communist Party

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli and Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Kathmandu [Nepal], November 18 (ANI): With an expanded break inside Nepal Communist Party, the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on late Tuesday night and held talks for around two hours.

Sources inside the PM habitation and Secretariat affirmed that Ambassador Yanqi met Oli late on Tuesday night and had a conversation for around two hours.

"Chinese Ambassador was here last late night and had conversation with Prime Minister Oli for almost two hours," an authority from PM Secretariat affirmed ANI on the state of namelessness.

Another source inside Baluwatar affirmed that Yanqi and Oli had a conversation about the unification cycle of the decision gathering and understanding progressing issues inside the gathering.

"They had a conversation about the gathering matters to keep the gathering unblemished and government in structure. Minister Yanqi pushed to proceed with arrangement to settle down the questions and arrive at agreement," another source inside Baluwatar known with the discussions about gathering affirmed ANI.

Disappointment inside the decision Nepal Communist Party has expanded indeed with two seats partitioned over passing on the Secretariat meeting of the gathering which is planned for Wednesday evening.

Oli has sent a proposition to co-seat Pushpa Kamal Dahal to delay the gathering while Dahal has stayed firm in clutching the gathering later in the early evening.

Out of the Nine-membered Secretariat of the decision NCP, five individuals in particular Dahal, Madhav Nepal, Jhal Nath Khanal, Bamdev Gautam, and Narayan Kaji Shrestha are proceeding for the gathering.

In the interim, Bishnu Poudel, Ishwar Pokhrel, and Ram Bahadur Thapa alongside Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli are loggerheaded to delay the gathering. To turn away the gathering booked for 1 pm (Local Time), Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called a bureau meeting to skirt the secretariat meeting.

"I have been educated to arrive at PM habitation before 1 pm this evening to go to the bureau meeting. As the gathering couldn't meet on Monday because of Tihar it has been called for now," a priest in Oli drove bureau educated mentioning not to be named on the primary spot.

Oli had made endeavors to drop Wednesday's Secretariat Meeting for which he had sent Bishnu Poudel to persuade Dahal and pull out his political report.

In the past round of Secretariat meeting, Dahal had introduced a record where he named Oli's exercises as "unpardonable" and again requested his abdication from both the posts naming him wrong for the post.

Claiming Oli has documented over his guarantees and arrangement prior marked and expedited Dahal further has guided Oli of falling flat toward manage the pandemic leaving everybody in hopelessness and anguish.

The 19-page report drifted by Dahal has coordinated Oli to make the penance for the constitution, gathering, and country for being not able to keep his words by resisting party choices, political decision pronouncement, and disregarding great administration.

With Oli putting forth attempts to defer the Secretariat meeting, Dahal on Tuesday had met President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to settle down the issue. (ANI)

Massive protests continue in Gilgit-Baltistan against rigged elections by Imran Khan's PTI govt

Thousands of people protesting against vote-rigging in Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly elections.

Gilgit-Baltistan [PoK], November 18: With the outcomes apparently for Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Gilgit Baltistan, monstrous fights proceed in the illicitly involved locale charging survey fixing in the Legislative Assembly races.

The decisions were hung on Sunday in Gilgit-Baltistan in 24 electorates of the Legislative Assembly.

A great many individuals turned up in the city, conveying banners to challenge the manipulated surveys.

While addressing his allies, Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) director Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated: "Your order has been taken. The votes of Gilgit-Baltistan have been taken."

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) VP Maryam Nawaz Sharif was additionally observed tending to a horde of nonconformists.

One of the dissenters stated: "Whoever mistreats us, we will face them and kick the bucket battling. Today, through pre-survey fixing our order has been taken. Till our requests are not met, we will keep dissenting."

In the interim, basic liberties lobbyist Amjad Ayub Mirza said that the Gilgit-Baltistan races were a 'trick'.

"There has been a trick in the Gilgit-Baltistan races. From three territories, the surveying boxes were taken, thus, the two major heads of Pakistan, Bilawal and Maryam, have wouldn't acknowledge the result of the decisions. Bilawal has additionally expressed that if the three seats, which were recently won by PPP however later lost through a trick, are not returned, he won't leave Gilgit-Baltistan," said Mirza.

As per sources, a large number of individuals had rioted in Skardu and Gilgit regions against vote-fixing in the decisions on Monday, with occurrences of a few tires being determined to fire and numerous streets obstructed for quite a long time were accounted for in the area.

Bilawal had affirmed fixing in three bodies electorate. Tending to a protest in Gilgit, he said fixing was made to grab the command of PPP in Gilgit 1, Ghizer 3 and a voting demographic in Skardu.

Sunrise cited Bilawal as saying at a question and answer session that outcomes were controlled "overnight" for decisions on seats that the PPP was winning and the gathering was proclaimed to have lost them during the day.

Likewise, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif asserted that Imran Khan's PTI won a couple of seats in Gilgit Baltistan's decisions through 'fixing', 'harassing', and with the assistance of turncoats.

Maryam, on her Twitter, composed that Imran's PTI neglecting to accomplish a flat out greater part in the northern district (unlawfully involved) is a "disgraceful annihilation" for the officeholder government, the News International announced.

Races were held in the midst of determined dissent by the individuals of Gilgit Baltistan against the Pakistan government's "unlawful occupation" in the locale.

India has hammered Pakistan for its choice to hold decisions in Gilgit-Baltistan and said any activity to modify the status of the militarily-involved area has no legitimate premise. (ANI)

India rejects Chinese professor's claim of China using 'microwave weapons' against Indian forces

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Washington [US], November 18 (ANI): India on Tuesday excused cases by a Chinese teacher expressing that China was utilizing microwave weapons to overcome Indian powers in a supposed outskirt conflict in the contested Ladakh district.

As indicated by Indian authorities, China is cultivating a 'phony report's tied in with utilizing microwave weapons, alluding to a Beijing-based teacher's declaration that Chinese powers 'transformed the peaks into a microwave' during an ongoing conflict with India that permitted Beijing to recover two key ridges in the contested fringe district, detailed Washington Examiner.

"It's unadulterated and helpless psyops from China," said an Indian authority.

The Indian military gave a refusal on Tuesday and noticed that they stay in charge of the high ground.

"The cases refered to by these media reports are phony," a realistic tweeted by the Indian Army says. "No such occurrence has occurred in Ladakh."

As indicated by Washington Examiner, the Beijing-based teacher guaranteed that Chinese powers utilized the weapons to battle while respecting a decades-old understanding that the two atomic equipped neighbors would not utilize guns in the fringe debates.

"Quickly, those involving the ridges all started to vomit.... They couldn't stand up, so they fled. This was the manner by which we retook the ground," said Renmin University teacher of worldwide relations Jin Canrong, according to a UK paper.

The teacher guaranteed that the assault occurred on August 29, however the Indian authority said that never occurred.

"On the off chance that they got us out of the statures, for what reason is China actually requesting that India pull out from these statures?" the source answered. "Our fighters and tanks/hardware still there, and we have not descended from statures."

Indian authorities had recognized toward the beginning of September that Chinese powers had taken a 'provocative' step on August 29, nonetheless, the Chinese authorities at the time appeared to recognize that India stayed in charge of the territory, revealed Washington Examiner.

"We encourage India to carefully train its fringe troops, stop all incitements on the double, quickly pull out all staff who unlawfully intruded across [the informal limit of the contested area], and quit making any moves that may raise pressures or confound matters," Chinese Foreign Ministry representative Hua Chunying said toward the beginning of September.

It isn't clear why the Chinese teacher would make such a case.

"It could either be simply grandiosity or the stage to use to dispatch the psyops," the Indian authority said.

The Chinese and Indian soldiers are occupied with a stalemate since early May along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

The circumstance along the LAC disintegrated in June following the Galwan Valley conflict in which the two sides endured losses.

Twenty Indian fighters lost their lives in the savage go head to head on June 15-16. It occurred because of an endeavor by the Chinese soldiers to singularly change the norm during the de-acceleration in eastern Ladakh. (ANI)

Trump fires Homeland security cyber chief for refuting 'election fraud'

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Washington [US], November 18 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Tuesday terminated Christopher Krebs, the digital head of the Department of Homeland Security, who has openly dismissed Trump's cases of boundless political decision extortion.

Krebs, a previous Microsoft chief, was designated in 2018 by Trump as the main overseer of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, which is known as CISA.

Trump reported Krebs' end on Twitter, expressing that his assertion on the security of the 2020 political race was 'exceptionally wrong'. Be that as it may, Twitter hailed the two tweets with notice names saying, "This case about political decision extortion is questioned."

"The ongoing assertion by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was exceptionally incorrect, in that there were huge indecencies and extortion - including dead individuals casting a ballot, Poll Watchers not permitted into surveying areas, "glitches" in the democratic machines which changed..." he tweeted.

"...votes from Trump to Biden, late democratic, and some more. Along these lines, from this point forward, Chris Krebs has been ended as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency," he said in another tweet.

Trump additionally said that however his organization assumes acknowledgment for making the political race invulnerable by unfamiliar forces, the Democrats and Dominion Voting Systems were more fruitful.

"The main thing secure about our 2020 Election was that it was essentially impervious by unfamiliar forces. On that, the Trump Administration assumes incredible praise. Lamentably, the Radical Left Democrats, Dominion, and others, were maybe more effective!" he said.

Prior, Krebs had said that few political race specialists had concurred that the claims of control of surveying frameworks were "unconfirmed or are in fact disjointed".

"ICYMI: On charges that political race situation were controlled, 59 political race security specialists all concur, "for each situation of which we know, these cases either have been unverified or are actually unintelligible," tweeted Krebs.

Krebs' flight adds to a developing rundown of Trump organization authorities who have been terminated or ventured down in the wake of the overall political race, with Trump terminating Defense Secretary Mark Esper and peering toward giving up Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray, as per The Hill.

Since President-elect Joe Biden has been proclaimed the victor of the US Presidential races, Trump has kept on guaranteeing broad elector misrepresentation in the surveys, and has vowed to legitimately challenge the outcomes. (ANI)

PM Modi, Joe Biden had 'very warm conversation', exchanged views on healthcare, Indo-Pacific: Envoy Sandhu

Indian envoy to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu

Washington [US], November 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President-elect Joe Biden had a "very warm conversation" during which they exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific region and the role of healthcare, pharmaceuticals and particularly vaccines, said Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu on Tuesday.

Speaking to ANI, Sandhu said PM Modi congratulated Biden on his election and the president-elect extended warm Diwali greeting to the Indian leader and people of India.

"PM Modi and president-elect Joe Biden had a very warm conversation. The PM congratulated him and the president-elect extended warm Diwali greeting to the PM and people of India. They exchanged views on global strategic partnership and Indo-Pacific area and discussed the problems that both US, India and the world are facing vis-a-vis COVID," the envoy said.

"They discussed the role of healthcare, pharmaceuticals and particularly vaccines. They also discussed climate change and environment and in that the role of renewables and solar energy," he added.

Prime Minister Modi and Biden on Tuesday had a telephonic conversation wherein they agreed to further advance the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and discussed their priorities, including containing the Covid-19 pandemic and Indo-Pacific region, according to a statement by Prime Minister's office.

During the telephonic conversation, Prime Minister Modi warmly congratulated President-elect Biden on his election, describing "it as a testament to the strength and resilience of democratic traditions in the United States", the statement added.

Prime Minister Modi warmly recalled his earlier interactions with Biden, including during his official visits to the United States in 2014 and in 2016. Biden had chaired the Joint Session of the U.S. Congress that was addressed by the Prime Minister during his 2016 visit

"In 2014, when PM Modi came for his first official visit to the US, it was the then VP Biden who hosted an official lunch for him. Again in 2016 during PM Modi's address to the US Congress, it was VP Biden who presided over the joint session of US Congress. So they very warmly recall those interactions," Sandhu said.

Sandhu said the prime minister also extended warm congratulations for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

"During the interaction, PM Modi also extended warm congratulations for VP-elect Harris. This is a proud moment for Indian-Americans in the US. She is a source of inspiration and India is also very proud of her achievement," he said.

Meanwhile, Biden-Harris Presidential Transition team said that Joe Biden looks forward to working closely with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on "shared global challenges", including containing COVID-19 and maintaining a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. (ANI)

EU must impose sanctions on Turkey, Pakistan amid rising terror attacks: French MEP

French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jordan Bardella

Brussels [Belgium], November 18 (ANI): Concerned over terrorism emanating from countries like Turkey and Pakistan, French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jordan Bardella has called for "real financial or trade sanctions" against Ankara, Islamabad, Kuwait city and Doha in order to make "European solidarity tangible".

The calls for sanctions by Bardella comes as the rift between France and Muslim countries has widened. France in last one month has witnessed several terror attacks after Charlie Hebdo announced the republishing of controversial caricature of Prophet Muhammed and French President Emmanuel Macron refused to criticise it in early October.

Protests erupted in Muslims countries over the incident. Social media users in many Muslim countries joined calls to boycott French goods.

On October 16, a terrorist beheaded a secondary school teacher Samuel Paty who used controversial cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo in his classes. On the morning of October 30, another terrorist attack occurred when a man stabbed three people to death and wounded several others in a church in Nice.

On November 2, an Islamist terrorist went on a deadly rampage in Vienna shooting dead four people and injuring more than 20 others in the city centre before he was killed by police.

"Ongoing tragedy and terrorism continues on European soil and Europe struggles to find a common solution to the constant killings of innocent victims at the hand of the terrorists and extremists," the European Chronicle reported.

In light of this, on 28 October 2020, French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jordan Bardella posed a parliamentary question to the European Commission. Following his own statement "over and beyond feeble statements concerning the Turkish President's 'unacceptable' comments," MEP Bardella requested to know if the Commission is "planning to adopt any real financial or trade sanctions against countries such as Turkey, Pakistan, Kuwait and Qatar, in order to reassert our common values and make European solidarity tangible?"

Over recent months and weeks, European parliamentarians have raised increasing concerns regarding terrorism and extremism emanating from countries like Turkey and Pakistan.

The European Commission is expected to answer the questions of MEP Bardella in the coming weeks.

French Member of European Parliament (MEP) Nicolas Bay has also asked European Union (EU) to stop "showering" Ankara and Islamabad with subsidies and customs facilities and instead put sanctions against them.

"During the European Parliamentary plenary of November 11, French MEP Nicolas Bay from the Identity and Democracy Group had strong words against European aid to Pakistan and Turkey in light of threats coming from both countries. MEP Bay's comments were made in the context of a debate on the 'fight against terrorism, freedom of expression and education'," a press statement read.

Speaking to the European Commissioner Ylva Johansson responsible for Home Affairs, Nicolas Bay was critical of the support being given by the European Commission to the countries of concern.

"You are showering countries like Pakistan and Turkey with subsidies and customs facilities. We want to sanction them!"Linking terrorism threats to migration, MEP Bay gave the stark warning that the latest terrorist attacks in Paris had all been committed by migrants arriving in Europe. (ANI)

Jaishankar, Canadian counterpart express confidence in growth of India-Canada ties

EAM S Jaishankar

New Delhi [India], November 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Candanian counterpart Francois-Philippe Champagne on Tuesday discussed India-Canada strong commercial and investment relationship and expressed confidence in the further growth of the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

The two leaders participated in the third India Canada Track 1.5 Dialogue during which they underlined how closely Ottawa and New Delhi are cooperating in global affairs.

"Delighted to participate in the third India-Canada Track 1.5 Dialogue with my counterpart FM @FP_Champagne. Both of us expressed confidence in the further growth of our bilateral relationship. Underlined how closely India and Canada are cooperating in global affairs," Jaishankar tweeted.

"Today, I participated in the Canada India Track 1.5 Dialogue alongside @DrSJaishankar. We discussed our strong commercial & investment relationship, with record numbers in 2019 of more than $10B in bilateral trade. We'll continue to work together to bring it to its full potential!" Champagne tweeted. (ANI)

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