#DelhiDecides: 5 Reasons Losing Delhi Can Go Good With the BJP
- Kejriwal will have no honeymoon period; both media and voters will demand immediate results, at least on corruption, power tariffs, VAT (value added tax), health hotline and WiFi. A hostile government at the Centre will not help him either. This spotlight on Kejriwal will come as a huge relief for Modi.
- Now the media houses have 2 faces Modi and Kejriwal to criticize. BJP knows this will surely save Modi from being the only target of media & mass criticism.
- BJP knows that if they win Delhi, Kejriwal in Opposition will make their life hell and will criticize their every action if its not the best one.
- Now BJP can deploy numerous tactics to not let Kejriwal do what he wants thus proving him a failure in Delhi. BJP team knows that many of the promises by kejriwal are impractical and cannot be fulfilled and this will snatch his ‘Nayak'(Hero) image.
- Now the One-Man-Army AAP will not be able to spread itself in other states nationwide because the face(Kejriwal) of party will be busy managing Delhi for next 5 years. And there is no other mob-attractor face in AAP.
Though AAP winning, running a majority government in Delhi isn’t going to be an easy task anymore with Kiran Bedi, the potential opposition leader in Delhi assembly.
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Plane crash updates: PIA flight got crashed a few kilometres from the airport
The runway was empty for the flight to land but the pilot told the control room that they have lost the engine. Initially, the plane hit the mobile tower first and then was crashed over homes. 15 homes were damaged in this crash and the plane crashed just a few kilometres from the Airport. The engine caught fire before the plane was crashed.
On Friday afternoon, the Pakistani Airline Company PIA’s plane got crashed. It had 98 passengers on board including the crew members. The plane took off from Lahore around 1 pm and at 2.33 pm, it was around 275 feet high. Till now 57 deaths have been confirmed by the officials including a 5-year-old child and a senior journalist Ansari Naqvi. But the deaths are not confirmed to be of all passengers,i.e., some dead bodies may include local residents.
6 huge plane accidents in the past 10 years
1) 28 July 2010 – The private plane of AirBlue (AirBus 321) flew from Karachi and crashed in mountains while landing in Islamabad and all 152 people on board died.
2) 5 November 2010 – After taking off in a while, a twin-engine plane was crashed in which an employee of an Italian oil company was present. 21 people died in this crash.
28 November 2010 – The cargo plane of a Georgian airline was crashed in which 12 people were dead.
20 April 2012 – A Bhoj Airbus 737’s aeroplane was crashed in which 128 passengers including the crew members were dead.
5) 8 May 2015 – Pakistani Army’s helicopter was crashed in Gilgit in which 8 people died including the ambassadors of Norway, Philippines and Indonesia along with the wives of Malaysian and Indonesian Ambassadors.
6) 7 December 2016 – 48 passengers including crew members died when an aircraft from going to Chitral from Islamabad.
Plane carrying 90 passengers slammed near Model colony in Karanchi-Pakistan
A Pakistani aircraft carrying 90 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area near the Karachi Airport on Friday. It was reported that the plane crashed near the airport ground area as it was approaching to land.
Local television reports showed smoke coming from the direction of the airport. Ambulances were immediately sent to the site of accident
News agency PTI said Sindh’s Ministry of Health and Population Welfare has declared emergency in all major hospitals of Karachi due to the plane crash.
The flight PK 8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony. According to PIA chief executive officer Arshad Malik, the pilot had informed the control room of facing a technical issue and then decided to go around rather than land even though two runways were ready for landing. It was reported that the plane had attempted to land on the ground two or three times before the crash had occurred.
Imraan Khan said rescue and relief teams were on the ground and the unfortunate incident will be inquired about to get to know the minute details. He has also sent his condolences to the families of the deceased. As of now the number of casualties have not been confirmed.
“Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will be instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased.” Tweeted Pakistani PM Imran Khan.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to his twitter and offered his condolences and wished for the well-being of the families of the deceased.
“Deeply saddened by the loss of life due to a plane crash in Pakistan. Our condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishing speedy recovery to those injured.”
Social media has received some footages which show how smoke has filled out from the site of the crash. Ambulances and rescue officials are working to help residents. According to reports, several houses and cars have been damaged in the residential area that witnessed this incident.
#Delhiviolence: The SC sent petition to file case against politicians on inflammatory statements
The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard the petitions filed in connection with the violence in the capital last week. The apex court sent a petition to the Delhi High Court for filing an FIR against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra, Pravesh Verma, Abhay Verma and Anurag Thakur, filed on behalf of the 10 violence victims. The Supreme Court asked the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to hear them on Friday (March 6). Meanwhile, the central government accused former bureaucrat Harsh Mander of making inflammatory statements. The Supreme Court asked for an affidavit from the Center to hear the case on its own.
While allegations and counter-allegations about Mander’s statement were continuing in the court, the bench asked Senior Advocate Colin Gonzalves, present there, whether Mander had made any statement against the government and Parliament? On this, Mehta intervened and said- Harsh Mander has given seriously objectionable statements. Mehta also referred to some of his statements before the court. At the same time, Gonzalves said that he was previously Mander’s lawyer, but now is advocating for the violence victims.
Hon'ble Supreme Court rightly took cognizance of this contemptuous speech of #HarshManderand sought his reply.
On being asked, the Counsel of Harsh Mander made a statement in open court that this speech was not given by Harsh Mander. But facts don't lie. pic.twitter.com/06SmTM945O
— Satya Ranjan Swain (@AdvSatyaRanjan) March 4, 2020
During the hearing, the bench asked Mehta to furnish the affidavit along with written details of the alleged inflammatory statements. The court also said that it would not hear any of their pleas before the judgment on the allegations of inflammatory statements against Mandar. Subsequently, the court continued hearing the petition for filing FIR against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra, Pravesh Verma, Abhay Verma, and Anurag Thakur, filed on behalf of 10 riot victims. Later, the apex court sent his petition to the High Court.
The Supreme Court also directed the Chief Justice of the High Court to hear the plea of the violence-affected as soon as possible and add other related petitions. The apex court asked the High Court to hear other petitions related to the violence in the capital after April.
Hong Kong Protest Movement Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement gets nominated for Nobel Peace prize 2020 by US Senator Marco Rubio and Representative James McGovern. China’s co-chair and chair of Congressional-Executive Commission sent the Nobel Peace Prize Committee a nomination letter for Hong Kong as the city was able to organize impressive and coherent protest movement without any leader yet being flexible. According to the letter, this prize would honour millions of people in the city who has bravely inspired the world with immense determination.
This pro-democracy movement began last June over a now axed extradition bill. The protest demonstrators still continue to demand an independent probe into the conduct of police as well as pardon for those who were arrested along with to stop characterizing protests as riots.
This nomination was also signed by Representatives like Chris Smith, Thomas Suozzi and Tom Malinowski, as well as Senators like Jeffrey Merkley, Steve Daines and Todd Young. The letter mentioned that Hongkongers were able to demonstrate civility in courage with extraordinary leadership and strong commitment to free Hong Kong and make it democratic state that would uphold law and order and fundamental human rights and freedom.
There were many like Liu Xiaobo who also made sacrifices to speak up for human rights and got sentenced for the same. His charges were that he was inciting subversion of state power. he was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment where he passed away in 2017. In 2010, he was even awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his long and non-violent protest for fundamental human rights in China. As he was absent, the prize was presented to an empty chair at the ceremony. Since his death, his widow Liu Xia was under house arrest for several years.
The letter even mentioned that the US and the UK have suspended the sale of police and crowd control equipment to Hong Kong which the government has been accused to use against peaceful protestors excessively and unnecessarily. Last year, Guri Melby who is a Norwegian lawmaker also nominated Hongkongers for the prize as a way to further encourage the movement.
Sri Lankan Government Finally Admits That 20,000 Missing Tamilians Are Dead
The new Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa finally admits that the 20,000 missing Tamilians who disappeared during the nation’s civil war are dead. At that time during the civil war, Mr Rajapaksa worked as the defence secretary and he led the government victory over Tamil soldiers but he and his forces were accused of carrying out mass executions and disappearances.
This is the first time that the government has publicly admitted the fact even though it is a complicated affair and the conflict ended in 2009. According to local media reports, this move is revealed as he is about to introduce legislation that would grant immunity to people who carried out abuses.
Mr Rajapaksa announced this during a meeting with the United Nations representative in Colombo saying that official death certificates would be issued. In his announcement, he said that this admission would bring closure to families hoping that Tamil politicians would not use this as a way to cause unrest. According to local media reports today, Mr Rajapaksa is all set to introduce laws that would grant immunity to members of the government who have been accused of human rights violations during the war.
Sri Lanka’s civil war began in 1983 and went on for 26 years till 2009 which is said to have claimed around 100,000 lives. The war was fought along ethnic and religious lines where the Buddhist Sinhalese majority government won over the Hindu Tamil minority which tried to fight for independence.
While atrocities were committed by both sides the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has reports of government troops carrying out unlawful killings, enforced disappearance and gender-based violence on the Tamil population. These abuses in the final year of the conflict have been considered a few of the worst human rights abuses in history.
There were footages captured in mobile phones showing government soldiers executing blindfolded civilians. There was even heavy artillery launched in the so-called no-fire zone killing around 70,000 civilians most of which were Tamilians. Human Rights Watch even documented disappearances of Tamil activists and journalists.
Thailand claims to cure corona virus with anti-Hiv drug cocktail
On Sunday, the health ministry in Thailand said that a Chinese woman who was infected with the infamous new coronavirus has shown drastic improvements after she was treated with a cocktail of anti-viral drugs that are used to treat both flu and HIV.
During the health ministries daily press briefing, Dr Kriengsak Attipornwanich said that the 71-year-old patient tested negative for the novel coronavirus 48 hours after the Thai doctors gave her the combination. He even said that along with her positive test turning negative in 48 hours, the patient was extremely exhausted but was able to sit straight 12 hours after the drugs cocktail was given.
This drug cocktail had a combination of the anti-flu drug oseltamivir along with anti-virals like lopinavir and ritonavir which are used to treat HIV. The health ministry is still awaiting proper research results to prove the findings.
This good news comes in as soon as coronavirus claims the first life outside China of a 44-year-old Chinese man in the Philippines while the number of deaths has crossed 330. As per now, Thailand had detected 19 confirmed cases of the virus which has said to have broken out from Wuhan city in China which now is under lockdown. The country seems to have the second-highest number of cases outside China after Japan with 20 people suffering from the novel coronavirus.
Till now only eight patients were able to recover and go back home while the remaining 11 still are in the hospital. According to the video released on Sunday, Anutin Charnvirakul who is the health minister of Thailand visited this patient from Wuhan who has recovered from the coronavirus. He chatted with her in Mandarin and she thanked him and the medical staff.
Thailand’s government is now battling public criticism that the country is lagging behind to evacuate several Thai citizens from the Hubei province which is the centre of the outbreak. According to Anutin Charnvirakul, the evacuation would take place on Tuesday and the people would be kept in quarantine for 14 days.
Coronavirus Kills First Patient Outside China
On Saturday, the Philippines confirmed that one of the men who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has died. This 44-year-old man was the second confirmed coronavirus case in the Philippines. According to the officials of the Department of Health in the Philippines, he was the companion of a 38-year-old woman who was the first confirmed case. They were among the 24 other patients who were tested for the virus but only they turned out to be positive.
Both of them were from Wuhan in China which is the epicentre of this outbreak. On Sunday, Chinese officials said that the virus has caused deaths of 304 people and infected around 14,380. Dr Rabi Abeyasinghe who is a World Health Organization representative in the Philippines said on twitter that this is first reported death outside China but however it is necessary to know that this person came from Wuhan China.
WHO Representative in the Philippines Dr Rabi Abeyasinghe said: This is the first reported case outside of China. However, we need to keep in mind that he came from Wuhan, China. pic.twitter.com/0VH6PvLE42
— World Health Organization Philippines (@WHOPhilippines) February 2, 2020
On January 25th the man was admitted to the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila after he showed symptoms of fever, cough and sore throat. According to the officials, this man had severe pneumonia because of viral and bacterial infections before stabilizing in his last few days. Yet, his condition kept deteriorating drastically in the last 24 hours leading to his death.
Francisco T. Duque III who is the Health Secretary said in his statement that we would like to let people know that this was an imported case and there is no evidence of local transmission as of now. They are currently working with the Chinese Embassy to ensure that his remains are managed respectfully according to national and international standards to contain the disease.
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that mostly infect animals. But some can evolve and spread to human beings as well. Symptoms in humans include fever, coughing and shortness of breath which can extend to pneumonia.
US Air Force Plane Crashes In Afghanistan, Taliban Claims Responsibility
On Monday, a small US Air Force plane crashes in Afghanistan’s Taliban-held area in the Ghazni province which lies south of Kabul. The number of people on board is yet to be disclosed but according to an Afghan official two pilots were found dead in the wreckage.
Zabihullah Mujahid, who is a spokesperson for the Taliban said that they shot down “an American invader jet” killing many officers. He further claims that the plane had high-ranked CIA officers on board. But none of the above claims was verifiable.
Arif Noori who is the provincial government spokesperson said that the aircraft seemed to be flying around 321 kilometres between Kandahar in the south to Kabul in the north. Noori further added that bodies of two pilots were found amid the crash debris and said that the plane is completely destroyed but he mentions no other casualties.
Though it has been reported that only two bodies were found, locals claim to have seen around five bodies in total. On the other hand, the Afghan government initially claimed that a passenger jet crashed that had more than 80 people on board but they later retracted.
There are several unverified images of the crash circulating through social media which includes a tail end of a crashed aircraft that had the US Air Force insignia. The US Air Force uses the E11A, which is made by Bombardier. It has a twin-engine made for flying command as well as a communications hub.
It is not surprising if the Taliban claims to shoot down this plane as it has been reported from time to time that the Taliban possesses anti-aircraft weapons which are claimed to have been supplied by CIA to fight 1980s Russian occupation. In 2007, a British Chinook helicopter was suspected to have been shot down by the Taliban using a shoulder-mounted surface to air missile.
REPUBLIC DAY 2020: Amazing Facts You Should Know About Indian Constitution
Republic Day is celebrated every year in India on January 26 to honour the Constitution of India replacing the Government of India Act (1935). On November 26, 1949, the Indian Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly but was legally enforced only after two months on January 26, 1950, with a democratic government system and has now survived 7 decades.
Even after Independence on August 15, 2020, India was depended on the Government of India Act 1935 which is a modified version of the British law. Then just after 2 weeks later only, August 29, 1947, the drafting committee was appointed where Dr B R Ambedkar was the chairman.
This year, 2020, India will be celebrating its 71st Republic Day!
Here we have shared some amazing facts you should know about the Indian Constitution.
Indian Constitution is the Longest Constitution in the World
The Indian Constitution is the longest written constitution of any country on earth that sets out fundamental rights, directive principles, and the duties of citizens. At about 145,000 words, it had 450 articles which are divided into 22 parts and 12 schedules. It started with 395 articles and 8 schedules.
Dr Ambedkar, Father of the Indian Constitution, Was Ready to Burn It
Father of the Indian Constitution, Dr BR Ambedkar told this in the Rajya Sabha on September 2, 1953, while debating how a Governor in the country should be invested with more powers.
“My friends tell me that I have made the Constitution. But I am quite prepared to say that I shall be the first person to burn it out. I do not want it. It does not suit anybody. But whatever that maybe if our people want to carry on they must not forget that there are majorities and there are minorities and they simply cannot ignore the minorities by saying, “Oh, no. To recognize you is to harm democracy.” I should say that the greatest harm will come by injuring the minorities”
The Whole Constitution is handwritten!
The original Constitution is handwritten by Prem Behari Narain which took 6 months. It was neither Typed nor Printed. He used 254 pen-holder nibs of NO.303 and followed Raizada, italic style with beautiful calligraphy.
Prem Behari Narain didn’t even ask for any remuneration. Just requested to write his name on every page of the constitution and on the last page, the name of his grandfather with his name.
The Constitution of India has a Preamble
The constitution has a preamble also known as “FACE OF THE CONSTITUTION”. The preamble sets out the aims and aspirations of the people of India that declares India to be Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic, and secures to all its citizens Justice, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.
Constitution has been amended 104 times
There have been 104 amendments as of January 2019 in Indian Constitution since it was first enacted in 1950. In the first 62 years, only 94 times the Constitution was amended.
Each Page of Constitution Was Decorated By Artists from Shantiniketan
The artwork of the Constitution was decorated by artists from Shantiniketan including Nandalal Bose Beohar and Rammanohar Sinha, along with his students.
Acharya Nandalal Bose in Kala Bhawan, Shantiniketan, painted the major images and guided his students in designing other artwork.
The preamble was decorated by one of Nandalal Bose’s student, Beohar Rammanohar Sinha.
Time Taken To Write Indian Constitution
It took almost three years (two years, eleven months and seventeen days) constitution to draft the constitution with the help of 389-member assembly which got reduced to 299 after the partition of India. The assembly holds eleven sessions over a 165-day period where 2,473 amendments were moved, discussed and disposed of out of a total of 7,635.
B.R. Ambedkar studied the constitutions of about 60 countries
As a wise constitutional expert and also known as Father of Constitution of India, B.R. Ambedkar has studied the constitutions of about 60 countries.
Fundamental Rights Guaranteed by the Indian Constitution
Part III of the Constitution of India guarantees the ‘Fundamental Rights’ to all the citizens of India that includes:
- Right To Equality – Articles 14, 15, 16,17, 18
- Right To Freedom- Articles 19, 20, 21, 22
- Right To Exploitation- Articles 23 and 24
- Right To Freedom of Religion- Articles 25 to 28
- Cultural And Educational Rights- Articles 29 and 30
- Right To Constitutional Remedies- Article 32
When And Where Constitution was Published
The Indian of the constitution was published in Dehradun and photolithographed by the Survey of India. It became the law of India on January 26, 1950. The final session was convened on January 24, 1950, where two copies of the constitution were signed by each member, one in Hindi and the other in English.
A ‘Bag of Borrowings’: Constitution of India
The Constitution of India is often known as “Bag of Borrowings” as the provisions are borrowed from various foreign constitutions. This includes:
- The Ideals of Liberty, Fraternity, and Equality came from the French Constitution.
- Five year plans concept came from the Constitution of USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).
- The “procedure established by Law” was borrowed from the Constitution of Japan.
- During the Emergency rule, the fundamental rights will be suspended: concept came from Weimar Constitution of Germany.
- “We the People”: the concept is taken from the US Constitution’s Preamble.
- Freedom of Trade, Concurrent list, and Service within Country” are inspired by the Australian Constitution.
- Powers of the federal jury and Office of the Governor are taken from from the Govt. of India Act 1935.
- Elections of the President of India, Directive Principles concept are taken from the Irish Constitution.
The Lion Capital of Ashoka was adopted on the same day
On January 26, 1950, India adopted the Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath with the wheel, horse and bull as the National Emblem of India.
The day when the Constitution was signed
It was drizzling outside on the day when the Constitution was assigned and was interpreted as a sign of good omen.
November 26, is not only the date
Every year the Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26 to spread the importance of the constitution and spread thoughts and ideas of Ambedkar. It was declared by the Government of India on November 19, 2015, as Constitution was adopted on the same date on 1949.
January 26, is not only the date
The date of January 26, was chosen because it coincided with Purna Swaraj’s anniversary (January 26, 1930).
Harsh Weather Delays Nepal Avalanche Rescue Missions
On Friday after a heavy snowfall, an avalanche occurred at an altitude of about 3,230 metres close to the Annapurna base camp. Around four South Koreans and three Nepalis still remain missing while 200 people have been rescued after the avalanche hit.
Trekkers were en route on a Himalayan mountain near a base camp when the avalanche struck. There were four South Korean volunteer teachers and two Nepali guides missing. Heavy snowfall of about five metres(16ft) at the scene has delayed the rescue operations on Saturday.
According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reports, rescue operations were set to resume on Sunday with helicopters and 10 more police officers are expected to join the search on Mount Annapurna which is one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas. The avalanche has said to have occurred in an altitude of 3,230m (10,600ft) about 150 km from northwest of the country’s capital Kathmandu.
According to South Korean foreign ministry, the missing trekkers include two women in their 30s and 50s and two men in their 50s who are teachers staying in Nepal for volunteer work. Other five South Korean members of the group took shelter in the lodge before being they were airlifted to safety. According to Sandesh Pandey of Janbogo Tour Nepal who helped organize the trek said that the four missing people were part of 11-member team from South Korea.
안나푸르나에서 실종된 선생님들과 현지 가이드의 신속한 구조를 국민들과 함께 간절히 기원합니다. 설 명절을 일주일 앞두고 생사의 갈림길에서 사투를 벌이고 계실 실종자들과 가족들을 생각하니 애가 탑니다.사고수습이…
On Friday, they began their descend as heavy snowfall prevented them from going higher. The five were brought to safety and the remaining two did not go up in the trek. The South Korean government have dispatched an emergency team to assist rescue efforts and help those who are affected. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said in a statement on Facebook that he would do his best to find the missing trekkers. He also said that his thoughts were with the families of the missing trekkers who have flown down to the city fo Pokhara and are waiting for further updates.
Hundreds of foreigners visit Nepal to climb one or the other 14 highest mountains in the world including Mount Everest. Such fatal accidents are normal as was in October 2018 where nine climbers died as a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp.
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