LAC Showdown : Rajnath categorically conveys India’s position to his Chinese counterpart
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh “categorically” conveyed India’s position to China on developments along the Royal Line of Control (LAC), at their meeting with his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe in Moscow, the Defense Ministry announced on Saturday. On the other hand, in a statement issued by Chinese state media, General Wei reportedly said that India was “totally” responsible for the border tensions and that China would not yield “even an inch of its territory.”
“The Defense Minister made it clear that Indian troops have always taken a very responsible approach to border management, but at the same time there should be no question about our determination to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India,”he said the Ministry
- He also noted that the actions of Chinese troops, including the accumulation of large numbers of troops, their aggressive behavior and their attempts to “unilaterally change the status quo” violate bilateral agreements.
- The two ministers met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting on Friday night and spoke for more than two hours.
- They had “frank and in-depth discussions” about developments in the border areas, as well as about India-China relations.
- The meeting, the first between defense ministers since the fighting began in eastern Ladakh in early May, took place amid a major escalation off the southern coast of Pangong Tso last week.
- Singh added that the current situation must be handled responsibly and that neither party should take any further action that could complicate the situation or worsen the problems in the border areas.
“The Chinese defense minister suggested that the two sides maintain communication at all levels, including between the two ministers,”the ministry said.
For the first time, the government allows the Covid-19 test on demand: The Union Ministry of Health published on Saturday an updated notice for the Covid-19 test, simplifying the process and giving more flexibility to state authorities to facilitate one of the easiest tests.
“An entirely new section, ‘On Demand Testing,’ has been added to the notice that, for all practical purposes, removes a prescription from a licensed physician, although state governments are free to decide on the simplified modalities.”ministry said
- As part of the new addition, testing will be provided to all individuals traveling to countries / states in India that require a negative test for Covid-19 at the point of entry, as well as anyone who wishes to be tested.
- Testing laboratories must ensure follow-up and contact tracing mechanisms by notifying public health authorities, the ministry said.
- Giving details on the frequency of testing, a senior health ministry official noted that, according to the advisory, a single positive RT-PCR / TrueNat / CBNAAT / Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) test should be considered confirmatory, no repetition, the proof.
NCW leader calls for arrest of Shiv Sena MP for allegedly threatening Kangana Ranaut
- President of the National Commission for Women, Rekha Sharma, demanded on Friday the arrest of Shiv Sena MP for allegedly threatening Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut.
- Referring to reports that Shiv Sena’s deputy Pratap Sarnaik was threatening Ranaut, Sharma said he was suo motu learning about the case.
“Must be arrested immediately @CPMumbaiPolice. Taking suo motu, ”she said in a tweet.
- In a letter sent to Maharashtra DGP S.K. Jaiswal, Sharma, said the Commission had taken serious note of the “hatred and threats” that people in positions of responsibility send to a woman on social media.
- Sarnaik, in a tweet, had demanded that Ranaut be charged with sedition for comparing Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
- Her comments come after Ranaut accused Shiv Sena leader Raut of threatening her. She also claimed, in a tweet, that Mumbai now feels like Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Akhilesh Gundecha resigns from Dhrupad Sansthan amid sexual harassment allegations
- Dhrupad Sansthan in Bhopal said he has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Akhilesh Gundecha, a pakhawaj player and a music teacher, who had been voluntarily withdrawn from all activities of the organization which promotes the Dhrupad style of Hindustani classical music.
- The Gundecha brothers, Umakant, Ramakant and Akhilesh, are eminent classical Hindustani musicians and singers.
- In a statement issued on September 3, the chairman of the organization, Umakant Gundecha, said: “We have established an internal committee for the prevention and remedying of all problems. This committee will be the main point of contact for all matters related to women’s safety. The committee will review complaints made to it and “strive to do justice without prejudice.”
- Former students have also made similar accusations on Facebook against the late Ramakant Gundecha, a member of the Gundecha Brothers duo with Umakant. Passed away last year.
- The organization, located on the outskirts of Bhopal, houses a hostel that invites students from all over the world. A Facebook post shared four days ago accused the two brothers of different forms of abuse over the years.
“We, men and women; from all over the world: India, Europe, Asia and America; adults but also minors; witnesses and victims are gathering to testify about the psychological, physical and sexual abuse committed by Akhilesh and Ramakant Gundecha, ”the publication said.
Claiming that they had been “prisoners of this silence” for fear of reprisals, the publication claimed the brothers were not afraid to sexually harass them during individual lessons and told many students to force them if they wanted a career in music.
In addition, he claimed that the organization was contaminated by “psychological, physical and sexual assault; for the abuse of power by Ramakant and Akhilesh Gundecha ”, and“ today they have found the strength to break the silence ”.
The number of reported coronavirus cases in India was 40.95,906 at the time of publication of this NEWS summary, with a death toll of 70,609. In response to India’s Covid-19 tally which crossed the 40 lakh mark on Friday, former Union finance minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday that the country could hit the 65 lakh mark. ‘by the end of September. In a series of tweets, Chidamabaram analyzed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that he won the battle in 21 days and claimed that India was the only country that could not benefit from the blockade.
Parliament has met to pass “ordinances that will further undermine democratic rights,” Yechury says: CPI (M) Secretary General Sitaram Yechury criticized the BJP-led government in the Center, saying he followed the policy of “Atma Samarpan Bharat” on behalf of “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” by privatizing all government entities and PSU. He also said the Center was trying to silence opposition voices by using draconian laws and imposing sedition charges on them.
Speaking at a virtuous closed-door meeting of the State’s ICC (M) committee on Friday night, Yechury to express apprehension that the next session of parliament has been called to pass “some ordinances that will further undermine democratic rights of the people ”. The criticism of the government’s foreign policy is to “make the country a subordinate ally of the United States,” to reaffirm the importance of a peaceful dumping to resonate the border crisis with China.
- Andhra Pradesh retained the first place in the ranking of States and Union Territories (UT) on the basis of the setting in view of the Business Reform Action Plan, it was a report issued on behalf of Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman.
- Uttar Pradesh and Telangana have been rated second and third in Ease of Doing Business for 2019 respectively, prepared by the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
- Complete with areas such as who allow you to build, principal-work regulations, recording environment, access to information, land availability and one-stop-shop system.