West Bengal Elections 2021: Views misinterpreted says Bengal minister

Kolkata, Jan 17: Amid speculations over his next political move, disgruntled Bengal minister Rajib Banerjee on Saturday said some of his colleagues “misinterpreted” his intention when he tried communicating the problems faced by grassroot workers to the party’s top brass. 

Banerjee, during a Facebook Live session, said he was patiently waiting for the time when his grievances, “solely concerning the wellbeing of people”, would be redressed. 

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Sikhs For Justice case: NIA to examine role of many including UK based TV journalist

New Delhi, Jan 17: The National Investigation Agency has asked several persons including a farmer union leader and a television journalist to appear before it for questioning in connection with the Sikhs For Justice case.

On Saturday, the NIA summoned Baldev Singh Sirsa, the president of the Lok Bhalai Insaf Welfare Society, one of the unions taking part in the talks with the government over the new farm laws for questioning.

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Will solve own problems, won’t allow external interference says Nepal’s foreign minister

Pradeep Gyawali

New Delhi, Jan 17: Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali has said that his country will not accept any foreign interference.

He said that some countries have expressed concerns about the current political situation in Nepal after Parliament was dissolved. However, we will not accept interference by any foreign power in Nepal. 

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Farmer unions want new members on SC appointed panel

New Delhi, Jan 17: A farmer union requested the Supreme Court on Saturday to remove the remaining three members of the committee it had set up to resolve the impasse over the three contentious farm laws, and select people who can do the job “on the basis of mutual harmony”. 

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NIA summons farm union leader for questioning in Sikhs for Justice case

New Delhi, Jan 16: Baldev Singh Sirsa, the president of the Lok Bhalai Insaf Welfare Society, one of the unions taking part in the talks with the government over the new farm laws has been summoned for questioning by the National Investigation Agency.

The NIA summons is in connection with a case registered against a leader of the proscribed Sikhs for Justice (SJF). Sirsa has been summoned as a witness in the case.

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India’s intent on offensive operations showcased by Army’s drone swarms

New Delhi, Jan 16: The Indian Army on Friday carried out a live demonstration of Drone Swarming capability using 75 indigenously designed and developed drones which executed an array of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled simulated offensive missions and close support tasks during the Army Day Parade held at Delhi Cantt on 15 January 2021.

The Army Day parade in Delhi saw 75 small to medium size drones execute several Artificial Intelligence enabled simulated offensive and combat support operations. These ranges from Kamikaze strikes to paradrop and hover and drop missions.

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How the pro-Khalistan Sikhs For Justice is influencing the farmers’ protest

New Delhi, Jan 15: In the backdrop of the Attorney General of India, K K Venugopal telling the Supreme Court that the Khalistanis have infiltrated the farmer protests, the Sikhs For Justice (SJF) has announced a reward for anyone hoisting the Khalistanis flag on Red Fort on Republic Day.

Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, chief of the pro-Khalistan, SJF said, ’26 January is coming and on the Red Fort there is an Indian Flag. Remove the Tricolour on January 26 and replace it with a Khalistan flag. 

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Farmers doubtful even as Centre willing to hold next round of talks

New Delhi, Jan 14: With the Supreme Court staying the farm laws, there is a shadow over the next round of talks between the farmers’ unions and the Centre scheduled to take place on tomorrow. 

While there is no official word as yet on the next round of talks, some unions feel that there is no point in having parallel round of talks in the wake of the Supreme Court setting up a committee to hear the grievances of the farmers. 

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For long lasting pace need to rein in on terror groups: Doval in Kabul

New Delhi, Jan 14: National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval during his talks in Afghanistan spoke about jointly combating terrorism. He also said that no part of Afghanistan should be used to perpetrate violence particularly by Pakistan backed terror groups.

During his two day unannounced visit to Kabul, Doval expressed concerns about the activities of international terror groups. He said that these could mar efforts for long lasting peace in the region. 

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Killing of Hindu: NIA charges arms suppliers of Khalistan Liberation Front

New Delhi, Jan 13: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against an arms supplier of the Khalistan Liberation Front, involved in the killing of Amit Sharma.

The supplementary chargesheet was filed against Ashish Kumar, Javed Ali and Arshad Ali. The case relates to the killing of Hindu leader Amit Sharma President of Sri Hindu Takht, Ludhiana in the year 2017. 

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