New Delhi, Jan 26: The national capital is on a state of very high alert as the farmers get ready to take out a tractor parade. The Intelligence Bureau has warned that pro-Khalistan elements backed by Pakistan’s ISI would look to hijack the protests and disrupt peace in Delhi.
On Monday, the Delhi Police said that over 300 Twitter handles had been traced to Pakistan that were created to sabotage the rally. The proscribed outfit, Sikhs for Justice has been threatening strikes and has even tried to influence the farmers’ protest on several occasions.
New Delhi, Jan 26: A couple of days back the proscribed terror group Sikhs for Justice which is batting for a separate Khalistan state had offered a reward for Punjab farmer to hoist a Khalistan flag at the India Gate.
On India’s Republic Day, those protesting against the farm laws stormed the Red Fort and hoisted a flag and it was not the Tricolour. The SJF which has been trying to infiltrate the protests had announced a reward of USD 2,50,000 for hosting the Khalistan flag in New Delhi. The Centre had cited this claim, while supporting its claim regarding the presence of separatist elements.
New Delhi, Jan 26: The farmers protesting at the three borders said that they decided to adhere to the route agreed upon during their meetings, but some groups of protesters started the rally and drove on prohibited routes within Delhi.
The early hours of the protests have been marred with reports of farmers clashing with the police. Reports also said that the police had to use water cannons and tear gas shells to disburse the farmers.
New Delhi, Jan 26: India’s military and cultural might will be on display during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations. This year the celebrations would be different owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the parade would follow all the preventive protocols.
The parade will begin at 9.50 am from Vijay Chowk and would proceed towards the National Stadium. The tableaux will start from Vijay Chowk and proceed to the Red Fort Ground.
New Delhi, Jan 25: On Monday, Twitter users said that President of India, Ramnath Kovind had unveiled the poster of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, but it turned out that the portrait was of well known actor, Prosenjit Chatterjee.
Chatterjee had played the character of Netaji Bose in the movie called Gumnami directed by Srijit Mukherjee. Trinamool Congress MP, Mahua Moitra tweeted, ” after donating Rs 5 lakh to the Ram Temple, President honours Netaji by unveiling a portrait of Prasenjit, the actor who played him a biopic.
New Delhi, Jan 25: Colonel Santosh Babu who was martyred while fighting the Chinese PLA at Galwan Valley will be awarded the Maha Vir Chakra posthumously on Republic Day. All the other brave hearts who were martyred in action will also be get gallantry awards.
The names of 20 Indian Army personnel, who were killed while valiantly fighting Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, were inscribed on the National War Memorial ahead of the Republic Day, official sources said.
New Delhi, Jan 25: The Indian Army has clarified that there were several queries regarding a face off between the Indian Army and the PLA troops in the Sikkim border.
It has been clarified that there was a minor face-off at the Naku La area of Northern Sikkim on January 20th. The same was resolve3d y the local commanders as per established protocols, the Army clarified.
New Delhi, Jan 25: Bangladesh turned to India for the supply of the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine, after Beijing asked Dhaka to share costs of clinical trials of Sinovac.
India is clearly gaining the edge over China when it comes to vaccine diplomacy. Free shipments containing the first batch of Covishield which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India have already reached many nations. 2 million doses were supplied to Bangladesh, while 1 million was given to Nepal as a gift under the Neighbourhood First Policy.