China has deployed 60,000 soldiers to the Indian border: Mike Pompeo
China has amassed more than 60,000 troops on India’s northern border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said as he attacked Beijing for “bad behavior” and threats to the countries of the Quad.
“The Indians see 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border,”Pompeo told the Guy Benson Show in an interview on Friday after returning from Tokyo, where he attended the second quadruple ministerial meeting with his counterparts from India, Japan. and Japan. Australia.
- Once again, he repeated the claim on Fox News. “They stacked 60,000 soldiers against the North Indians. When Australians had the audacity to call for an investigation into the Wuhan virus and where it started, which we know a lot about, the Chinese Communist Party threatened them. They harassed them, ”he said.
- The foreign ministers of the United States, Japan, India and Australia met in Tokyo on Tuesday in what was their first in-person discussion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The family of the Hathras victim will appear in court on October 12 amid strict security measures
- The relatives of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being raped by four men in the Hathras neighborhood of Uttar Pradesh will appear before the court. High Court of Allahabad Court of Lucknow amid tight security measures on October 12.
- Hathras Police Commissioner Vineet Jaiswal said on Saturday that the Hathras District Judge had been appointed Nodal Officer for the appearance of the relative of the Hathras victim in High Court.
- The police and the district administration are working on a plan drawn up in this regard on how many family members will leave Hathras and when they will.
- Sixty members of the security personnel have been deployed and eight closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed at the home of the alleged gangrap victim in his village in the Bulgarhi region to ensure the safety of its family members, according to police. Hathras SP said that the police kept a visitor register at the entrance of the house.
- “Shocked” by the alleged gang rape and murder, Allahabad’s Lucknow High Court convened senior government officials on 1 October. A divisional bank of justice, Rajan Roy and Judge Jaspreet Singh, had ordered the additional chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, the state police chief and another police chief to appear before him on 12 October. to explain the incident. .
- “The incidents following the victim’s death on September 29, 2020, prior to her cremation, as claimed, shocked our conscience. Therefore, we are aware of the same, ”said the Bank in its order.
- The court also asked the relatives of the deceased to come to court to inform them of their version of the incident and ordered the Hathras district administration to organize their trip to court and facilitate their appearance in court.
- FIR must address allegations related to sex crimes against women, says Center to States
- The Center has directed all states and territories in the union to register cases of complaints related to sexual crimes against women. If a crime is committed outside the jurisdiction of a police station, a “Zero FIR” (First Information Report) must be recorded based on the information of that recognizable crime.
- In a circular to the chief secretaries issued on Friday, the Home Office (MHA) said that even with the strict provisions of the law and the various capacity-building measures taken, any non-compliance by the police with these requirements will not Mandatory law may not bode well for the administration of criminal justice in the country, especially in the context of women’s safety.
- “Such violations, if found, must be investigated and strict action must be taken immediately against the officials responsible for them,” he said.
- The MHA requested that instructions be given to all interested parties to ensure strict compliance with the provisions of the law and also to monitor the progress of the Sexual Offenses Investigation Tracking System (ITSSO) to ensure that action is taken. Proper follow-up of the guilt sheet in a timely manner.
Pakistani opposition parties accuse army of rigging 2018 election
- For the first time, Pakistan’s two main opposition parties openly opposed the country’s powerful army, accusing it of manipulating the 2018 elections that brought Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party to power.
- In the past, political leaders have only indirectly signaled the involvement of the military establishment in the country’s political affairs, but this is the first time that the leaders of the two main opposition parties, the Pakistani people (PPP) and Pakistani Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) – have openly criticized the military.
- Former Prime Minister PML-N and Supreme Sharif, who has been in London since November last year and faces several corruption cases, fired the first salvo at the inaugural meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance formed by opposition parties last month to oust Prime Minister Khan.
- Sharif alleged that the military rigged the 2018 election to bring Prime Minister Khan to power. His accusation sparked a furious reaction from Khan, who said Sharif was playing a very dangerous game by humiliating the military and intelligence services. He dismissed the fraudulent election charges as unfounded.
- After Sharif, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday accused the military of rigging the 2018 election. Bilawal warned that any interference in the upcoming Gilgit-Baltistan legislature elections would provoke a strong reaction from his party. , including a siege in Islamabad and a sit-in in the city.
- Pakistan announced that elections for the Gilgit-Baltistan legislature, once postponed, will be held on November 15, as India strongly opposes Islamabad’s decision to change the region’s status militarily busy.
- On September 20, the leaders of the 11 main opposition parties formed the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to launch a three-phase anti-government movement as part of a plan of action that began with public meetings at the nationwide, protest rallies. and rallies ahead of a long and decisive march to Islamabad in January 2021.
- The opposition parties will hold their first combined rally against the government led by Imran Khan on October 16 in the town of Gujranwala, in the province of Punjab.
Tamilnadu refutes accusations against Mullaperiyar dam panel in Supreme Court
- The Tamil Nadu government has refuted allegations made to the Supreme Court that the Mullaperiyar Dam Oversight Committee “waived its duties” to assess the safety of the structure and water levels. The state responded to allegations that the oversight committee set up by the higher court in 2014 “delegated” its functions to a subcommittee.
- In September, the court asked for a state response to a petition filed by Joe Joseph and panchayat officials from the Kothamangalam bloc in Kerala expressing concerns over the lack of adequate monitoring of water levels in the area over of a centenary. dam located along the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
- The state explained that the subcommittee is chaired by the executive engineer of the Central Water Commission (CWC), based in Kochi. It has members from Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
- The subcommittee periodically inspects the dam, collects seepage data, collects lake water and seepage samples, performs water quality tests, and reports details to the Monitoring Committee.
- The sub-committee only assists the Control Committee. This cannot be called the delegation of powers from the Oversight Committee, argued the affidavit.
The number of coronavirus cases reported in India stood at 70,41,131 at the time of this news summary, with a death toll of 1,08,355.
A prominent Indian scholar, Srikant Datar, has been appointed Dean of Harvard Business School, succeeding Nitin Nohria and becoming the second consecutive Dean of India to lead the prestigious 112-year-old institution. Datar, an alumnus of the University of Bombay and IIM, Ahmedabad, is Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Harvard Business School (HBS).