Coronavirus: Modi “Living in a Fantasy World,” Says Opposition

In his third address to the nation, Prime Minster Narendra Modi urged Indians to switch off electric lights at 9 PM on Sunday for nine minutes, and light candles, earthen lamps, flash lights or lights from mobile phones while standing at their doorsteps or balconies. Opposition parties have strongly criticized Prime Minister Modi’s statements regarding the Coronavirus.

The Evolution of Women’s Cricket in India

The worldwide recognition of cricket as a sport needs no introduction. The global impact is beyond comprehension. Cricket is also a war of blood, sweat, and tears. Over the years, this game has evolved. 1970 is marked as the year when women officially stepped into the arena in India.

Timeline of the Rise in Women’s Cricket

It is common knowledge that even to this date in India, cricket remains a male-dominated sport. The Indian women cricket team rarely receive the accolades and recognition they deserve. Inspiring women to step out of their cocoons, in 1973, The Women’s Cricket Association of India was registered and Inter-state National Championships were being organized.

Coronavirus: India Under Lockdown, Spain Calls in NATO

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which will begin Wednesday. The lockdown, which began at midnight local time, will run for 20 days. In a televised address, Mr. Modi said “there will be a complete ban on travel outside the home.” Soon after the announcement, the country started buying necessities.

Coronavirus: 53 Indians Return from Iran

Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said 52 Indian students and one teacher had returned from Tehran and Shiraz, in Iran. The aircraft carrying the 53 passengers arrived at Jaisalmer Airport, in Rajasthan. All were rushed to the Army Wellness Center after a preliminary examination. Jaishankar said the Embassy officials and Iranian officials in Iran had worked very hard to get them back to India.

How to Get Insurance for iPhone in India?

According to Apple CEO Luca Maestri, as of January 2019, there were 900 million active iPhone users worldwide. Out of these, India accounted for less than 0.5% of users.

The premium pricing makes iPhones unaffordable for most individuals. Also, a large number of smartphone buyers resort to purchasing older models of iPhone when their prices decrease on the release of new generations. Even in these cases, the price tags of such iPhones are higher compared to their Android counterparts.

Coronavirus: Bangladesh Postpones Celebration, Modi’s Visit Deferred

Bangladesh has postponed the centenary celebrations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth anniversary out of fears of the deadly coronavirus. India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was to be the keynote speaker at the ceremony. His visit has been “deferred.” Many events around the world are being canceled due to the spread of the virus around the world from China.

India Announces Gold Discovery in Uttar Pradesh

Indian government officials said on Saturday that India had discovered gold deposits with reserves of more than 3,000 tons in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. India is the world’s second-largest consumer of gold, withdrawing two to three tons of gold each year, and relying on expensive imports to meet almost all local demand. Over the past decade, India has averaged 843 tons per year.

Best Destinations to Explore During Your Summer Trip in Maharashtra

Home to some of the most beautiful tourist destinations, travelers can experience a bit of each thing in the iconic state of Maharashtra. Summer is the ideal time for traveling around different places and spending your trips in Maharashtra will definitely be an exceptional one for sure! An easy to understand guide is a must for an enticing trip when you are traveling around an unknown destination.

BREAKING: Do Indian Lab Results Suggest Coronavirus is Biological Weapon?

Last week, I have written an article pertaining to the Coronavirus possibly leaking from the Biological Warfare lab in Wuhan. The hypothesis arose based on the fact that it was highly odd to have a virus that can adapt to both cold-blooded and warm-blooded hosts. Hence, could it be that China was testing it in their biological warfare arsenal and it’s just gone wrong or it was created in the lab and some type of contamination occurred? It is not a new phenomenon for totalitarian nations to sacrifice their own populous for the so called “greater good.”

Coronavirus: Russia Closes Border with China, Virus Spreads to India and Philippines

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has announced that the country will close its 4,300 kilometer border with China for fear of the spread of the new coronavirus to the country. “The corresponding order was signed today, and it started being implemented. We will properly inform everyone of the measures linked to the closure of the border in the Far East region, as well as other measures by the government [to prevent the spread of the coronavirus],” Mishustin said.

Indians Commemorate Republic Day with Celebrations, Demonstrations

Indians celebrated Republic Day “with a grand display of military prowess, vibrant cultural diversity and socio-economic progress” on Sunday. Thousands of military personnel and spectators gathered for the annual military parade, and to greet President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi. India also demonstrated its military strength with missiles, tanks, rifle jets, Chinook and Apache helicopters. Apart from this, the parade also featured traditional dances from Indian areas, attended by hundreds of men, women, and children.

India Passes Citizenship Bill Discriminating Against Muslims

India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narenda Modi, passed a bill called the Citizenship Amendment Bill which gave citizen rights to Hindus and other minorities but not to Muslims. Two hundred thousand Muslims live in India and have citizenship but they are only 20% of the population. They want equal rights and are demonstrating against this bill. Through this bill India controls immigration to prevent the nation from becoming Muslim.

“Extremely Horrific” New Delhi Factory Fire Kills 43

At least 43 people were killed Sunday in a fire in a factory in central New Delhi, the capital city of India. The fire, which began at 5:30 AM (GMT), has already been controlled in an operation that, according to the local Fire Department, mobilized 25 vehicles. Police in the capital of India are investigating the cause of the fire. According to the latest balance, at least 16 people have been hospitalized so far, and 62 others have been rescued from inside the factory.

India Rape Victim Burned Alive by Gang of Men

A 23-year-old rape victim has died following injuries she sustained when she was set ablaze on her way to a court in the city of Unnao, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, authorities said on Saturday. The 23-year-old woman was heading to court to testify against her rapists when a group of men, including two of the suspects, attacked her and set her on fire. She had been threatened on several occasions since she reported the incident.

Sudan Factory Fire Kills 23, Injures 130

At least 23 people have been killed after a fire broke out when a gas tanker exploded in a ceramics factory in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. More than one hundred people were injured and are being treated in various local hospitals with most of them suffering from burns. Confirming the incident, the northern Khartoum’s Bahri district police director, Brigadier General Hassan Abdullahi, said that six of those wounded were in critical condition. It is therefore feared that the death toll could rise.

Global Space Economy and Russian Corruption

Roskosmos and Russian space programs have been experiencing certain difficulties for some time. The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities is a state corporation responsible for the wide range and types of space flights and cosmonautics programs for the Russian Federation. Russia is unfortunately known for corruption and theft.

Recently, construction of the new Vostochny Cosmodrome resulted in the theft of 11 billion roubles ($171.3 million). This was confirmed by Russian press secretary Dmitriy Peskov, a Russian diplomat, translator and Turkologist. Since 2012, Peskov has been the Press Secretary for the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

Role of Putin’s Russia and BRICS Summit 2019

The 11th BRICS Summit will be held in Brasília, Brazil on November 13-14, 2019. This year’s BRICS slogan is “Economic Growth for an Innovative Future”. BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This year there will be two distinct differences:

1) Hightened security measures due to the unrest in South America. During the summit, the Brazilian military will be deployed to the area.

2) The partners from other nations will not be invited. Usually, partners are invited to the summit to ink trade deals and engage in additional open dialogue.

Cyclone Bulbul Kills 20, Displaces Millions

At lеаѕt 20 people died and mоrе thаn 2 mіllіоn spent оvеrnіght іn ѕhеltеrѕ аѕ a rеѕult of Cyclone Bulbul, which hіt thе соаѕtѕ of Indіа аnd Bangladesh with strong wіndѕ and hеаvу rаіn. Thе winds hіt 120 kіlоmеtеrѕ реr hоur Saturday nіght, forcing authorities tо сlоѕе роrtѕ аnd аіrроrtѕ іn both соuntrіеѕ. In thе state оf West Bеngаl, tеn реорlе died, according to tо the Press Truѕt, іnсludіng twо реорlе who wеrе kіllеd bу trees fеll оn thеіr homes, whіlе another dіеd of fаllіng brаnсhеѕ іn Cаlсаtа.

Narendra Modi Jets to Saudi Arabia to Talk Trade

Indian Prіmе Mіnіѕtеr Nаrеndrа Mоdі is gоіng tо Saudi Arabia оn a two-day tоur. He will rеасh Riyadh оn Oсtоbеr 28 and will mееt Sаudі Kіng Sаlmаn on October 29. The Prime Minister wіll also аddrеѕѕ thе Futurе Invеѕtmеnt Inіtіаtіvе Fоrum оrgаnіzеd bу the Sаudі Arаbіаn Gоvеrnmеnt Invеѕtmеnt Fund Agency, Sovereign Wеаlth Fund.

Bangladesh Forces Kill Indian Border Guard, Investigation Launched

An investigation has been launched from a high-level Bangladesh Border Guard on Friday, one day after an Indian border guard was killed in a shootout between the BGB and India’s Border Security Force (BSF). The shooting took place in the Padma River, in Bangladesh’s Rajshahi border. Officials say people across the border on the Padma River have been given the message that they have no reason to panic.

CPEC, Kashmir on Khan’s Agenda in China

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Beijing on a visit to China. It is his third visit to the country since becoming Prime Minister. Hours before reaching the capital of China, a spokesman for the Pakistani military tweeted that Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached a meeting with the Chinese military leadership. In the tweet, it was written that Bajwa will also attend the meeting of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang with Imran Khan.

FM Qureshi Says Pakistan Meeting Money Laundering, Terrorist Funding Parameters

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan had made an unprecedented effort to implement guidelines and suggestions from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering, and hoped that Pakistan would be satisfied with the FATF by presenting its stand at the next meeting. It is to be noted that earlier, the report of the FATF, and sub-organization Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), was issued by Pakistan to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. The actions taken have been reviewed.

Signed! India and Bangladesh in Memorandums on Water, Gas

On the third day of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Delhi Sunday, Hasina inaugurated a drinking water project which will be supplied to Sabruma town in Tripura from Feni river water. However, the issues that many have been pressing in Bangladesh— such as India’s greater support for the Teesta river water sharing or Rohingya repatriation— have not seen signs of significant progress.

Secret! India & Bangladesh Refuse to Discuss Radar Memorandum

India and Bangladesh signed a series of memorandums of understanding Saturday, one of which will  jointly launch a ‘coastal surveillance’ system. Although no details have been provided by the two countries, it is initially known that India will help establish a modern radar system in the coastal areas of Bangladesh according to this agreement. The move is also said to ensure maritime security in the Bay of Bengal.

Indian Engineers, Afghan Taliban Commanders Freed in Prisoner Exchange

The Afghan Taliban said that three engineers belonging to India have been released in exchange for the release of several top Taliban commanders. The release includes ten key commanders and one member of the Haqqani network. Three Indian engineers, who were rescued on Sunday, were among seven engineers abducted last year in northern Afghanistan along with their driver.

Chinese President Xi to Visit India— Kashmir Not on Agenda

Notice of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India is expected to be made within the next 24 to 48 hours. According to The Indian Express, Xi will visit India for an informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the next 5 days. Experts said that in the upcoming visit to India, the Chinese side will not mention much of the long-standing tense disputes, but will instead focus on cooperation.

Pakistani Prime Minister Warns of War with India

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has warned of a massacre and the threat of war over Indian-administered Kashmir. Khan has said that there are 900,000 Indian soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir, and warned of a massacre once a military curfew is lifted. He urged the international community to play its part in resolving the issue. “For 50 days, the people of Kashmir have been locked down by 900,000 soldiers,” Khan said.

UN General Assembly: Macron Plays Matchmaker, Trump Offers to Mediate

French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to arrange a meeting between the US and Iranian leaders continued in New York on Tuesday. Hassan Rouhani described Mr. Macron’s efforts to lift US sanctions against Iran as a success, but Donald Trump said in a speech at the UN General Assembly that sanctions would not be lifted as long as Iran’s threatening behavior continues. Mr. Macron first met with Mr. Rouhani on Monday night. He said on Tuesday evening that Mr. Rouhani was accompanying British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to meet with the British Prime Minister.

“Howdy, Modi!” Trump and Modi to Meet in Houston

It’s been five years since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last stepped on American soil. At Madison Square Garden in New York City, Modi was treated like a rock star, after being barred from entering the United States for nearly a decade. On Sunday, the Indian leader will address an even bigger crowd of supporters in Houston, Texas, along with President Trump.

The Ultimate Air Purifier Buying Guide for India

If the growing health problems are to be controlled, the pollution of all kinds must be brought under control. While the government puts in its efforts for the external environment, the home environment is very much under the control of the owners. Along with controlling the causes of pollution, you also need to reverse the effects of pollution. You can use air purifiers to bring this into effect.

Pakistan Rejects India’s Statement on Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir

Pakistan has said that it rejected the Indian Foreign Minister’s provocative and irresponsible statements regarding himself and  Kashmir. Earlier, the External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, had said that the abolition of Article 370 was an internal matter of India and part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and would fall under the sovereignty of India.

Let There Be “Peace” – Can India and Pakistan Be More Friend, Less Foe?

Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s Poem Where the mind is without fear is a pre-independent poem in which the poet seeks complete freedom, a political and spiritual freedom:

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by Thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that Heaven of freedom, my father, let my Country awake!