Senior pro-freedom Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani passed away after a long illness in Srinagar on Wednesday (1 Sept 2021) night.
Addressing a conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Dushanbe on Wednesday India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh referred to ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ (CAH).
In an important development, the U.S. has formed a Quad with Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Beijing has substantially expanded its economic involvement in Afghanistan since 2014. China’s investment in the country has been aimed at tapping its rich natural resources. As far back as 2007, for example, Beijing secured exclusive rights to extract copper from the Mes Aynak mine in Logar. Chinese companies have also shown interest in investing in Afghanistan’s energy sector. In 2011, the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) won a $400 million bid to drill three oil fields in the Amu Darya basin for 25 years. These fields are thought to contain 87 million barrels of oil.
Stan Swamy, who was 84, was jailed last October on terrorism charges which UN Special Rapporteur highlighting the work of human rights defenders worldwide, Mary Lawlor, insisted were fabricated.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cautioned that bad loans of the banking system are expected to hit 11.22 per cent of the advances under a severe stress scenario. The central bank also warned about the incipient signs of stress among medium and small units, notes a report in The Indian Express.
While referring to the recent escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India has accused China for ‘disturbing’ peace and tranquility in the border areas.
Agriculture and Environment Center is calling for paddy reduction in Punjab in order save ground water. The Center is holding Water Awareness March and meeting environmentalists, agriculture experts and successful farmers practicing natural farming, or using farming techniques which save water.
Bhai Mandhir Singh, one of the directors of Agriculture and Environment Center, said that Jal Chetna Yatra will start on 7th of June from Darbar Sahib, Sri Amritsar. No end date is announced for conclusion of the Yatra. He said that if restrictions on gatherings etc. are lifted then a Jal Panchayat (Water Assembly) could be organized after the conclusion of this yatra.
An Indian Air Force pilot was killed in a MiG-21 fighter jet crash at Langeana village of Punjab’s Moga district in the wee hours of Friday. The pilot has been identified as IAF MCC Squadron leader Abhinav Chaudhary and he was on night training when the accident happened, reports the Indian Express.
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Blaming the Delhi police for committing human rights abuses, the Dal Khalsa strongly condemns its personal for abducting and torturing Lakha Sidhana’s cousin Gurdeep Singh, who is a law student.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that it was the need of the hour to optimally utilize these platforms of the modern era to publicize and promote the policies of the Punjab Government. The spokesperson said that news channels which were being run on the social media platforms of Facebook and Youtube would be covered under this policy.
“The Holocaust did not start with the gas chambers, it started with hate speech against a minority”, warned Fernand de Varennes, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues.
Punjabi and Sikh diaspora will be holding a demonstration outside Indian Emabassy in New Jeresry in support of ongoing farmers protest in India. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other regions of India are demonstrating on the outskirts of India’s capital city demanding rollback of new farming legislations passed by the Government of India.
Nodeep Kaur of Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan was arrested by Sonipat police on 12 January 2021 from Kundali Industrial Area (KIA).
Labour Activist Nodeep Kaur was released from Sonipat jail on Friday after she was granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court earlier in the day.
Since early February 2021, police have used metal barricades, cement walls and iron nails to block the roads leading to Tikri, Singhu, Ghazipur, the three main borders where the farmers have assembled. They have done so to prevent any vehicles from these areas entering Delhi. The barricades have also served to deny male and female farmers and their families, including children, consistent access to water and sanitation facilities. The protests at these sites over the past two months are reported to have been peaceful.
The Indian government must immediately stop its escalating crackdown on protesters, farming leaders and journalists, amid ongoing nationwide demonstrations against three recently introduced farm laws, Amnesty International said today. The organization also called for the immediate and unconditional release of those arrested solely for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
Dal Khalsa president Harpal Singh Cheema today strongly condemned the framing of farmer leaders and Sikh activists in fake cases by Delhi Police.Next Page »