Sharada Peeth is a ruined Hindu temple and ancient centre of learning located in the Neelum Valley of PoK. Now, Pakistan is damaging walls of cultural Heritage site ‘Sharda Peeth’ located in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. President of Dara Shikoh Foundation has written to DG of UNESCO demanding action against Pak Govt. Pakistan is deliberately damaging some walls of Sharda Peeth for expansion of a coffee house for soldiers inside PoK.
Mohammad Amir Rashid also mentioned another temple in his letter to UNESCO which has been systemically damaged. He demanded that UNESCO should take action and take rehabilitation and conservation work into its hand.Continue reading
In a display of regional unity and shared commitment to the Palestinian cause, ambassadors from various Arab nations gathered in India to express their unwavering support for the Palestinian people. This diplomatic event, held in anticipation of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, underscored the critical role India can play in fostering peace in the Middle East.
The meeting, convened at the Palestinian Embassy’s Arafat-Indira Cultural Centre, brought together envoys from Tunisia, Syria, Bahrain, Lebanon, Morocco, Yemen, Jordan, Sudan, Oman, Libya, Egypt, Kuwait, Algeria, Qatar (Chargé d’affaires), Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Djibouti. This comprehensive representation of Arab countries reflected the unwavering regional support for the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.Continue reading
The Indian Navy on the occasion of Navy Day on December 4 will display its operational prowess and capabilities through an operational demonstration covering a spectrum of Naval operations by the ships and aircraft at the iconic Sindhudurg Fort off the Maharashtra coast, an official said on Wednesday.
The Defence Ministry said that the event will witness participation of 20 warships along with 40 aircraft comprising Mig 29K and LCA Navy as major attractions along with combat beach reconnaissance and assault demo by the Marine Commandos (Marcos) of the Indian Navy. This is the first time that the Indian Navy would be organising a mega event which is not taking place at any major Naval station.Continue reading
India has voted in favour of a draft resolution in the UN General Assembly that expressed deep concern over Israel not withdrawing from the Syrian Golan. The Syrian Golan is a region in southwest Syria that was occupied by Israeli forces on June 5, 1967.
The 193-member UN General Assembly voted on the draft resolution The Syrian Golan’ under agenda item The situation in the Middle East’ on Tuesday. The resolution, introduced by Egypt, was adopted by a recorded vote with 91 in favour, eight against and 62 abstentions.Continue reading
The Indian Coast Guard Ship Sajag, an Offshore Patrol Vessel, arrived at Port Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman, on November 29, 2023, for a three-day visit as part of the overseas deployment of ICG ships to West Asia. The visit aims to strengthen long-standing diplomatic ties, enhance maritime cooperation, and promote interoperability with the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG) and other maritime agencies.
During the visit, a number of activities and interactions are scheduled including professional interactions such as onboard training and lectures, Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) and Maritime Search and Rescue (M-SAR), cross-deck visits, joint yoga sessions, planning conferences, and table-top exercises for Marine Pollution Response (MPR). There will be courtesy calls by the Commanding Officer on various dignitaries and government officials of Oman, including the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard.Continue reading
The US government has offered the Stryker armoured fighting vehicle’s air defence system version which can be deployed in high altitude areas to take out enemy aircraft to the Indian military. “The Americans have offered the Stryker armoured fighting vehicles equipped with air defence systems to the Indian military. They have offered to co-produce the vehicles with Indian entities,” defence officials told ANI.
During the 2+2 dialogue with India, the American side had pushed for the co-production of the Stryker armoured combat vehicle and was announced by their Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin as well.Continue reading
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that there is a need to produce high-quality, reliable & safe military systems for Armed Forces to deal with future challenges. He also called upon the Indian defence manufacturers to create a culture of quality in defence production, terming it as a prerequisite to compete in the international market.
Addressing the plenary session of DRDO Quality Conclave on the theme ‘Quality Odyssey for Self Reliance in Defence Products’ in New Delhi, he stated that only quality products create global demand, and it will help in realising vision of making India a global manufacturing hub and a net defence exporter.Continue reading
India has accused Pakistan of attempting to conceal casualties suffered during a recent cross-border firing incident along the shared border. The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) retaliated to unprovoked firing by Pakistani Rangers, resulting in the death of one BSF jawan and injuries to several civilians.
Indian agencies, supported by substantial evidence, believe that Pakistan is attempting to downplay its casualties. Surveillance cameras along the border captured footage of ambulances and emergency medical facilities rushing towards the Pakistani side after India’s retaliatory fire. Additionally, BSF troops deployed at the border reportedly heard prayers being offered for those who died in the firing.Continue reading
French nuclear operator EDF announced on Tuesday it was signing a series of cooperation agreements with Canadian, Czech, Indian and French partners to secure local supply chains and suppliers essential for future nuclear projects.
EDF signed a letter of intent with Ontario Power Group (OPG) at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris to launch a joint assessment for the potential development of EPR technology in the province of Ontario and other Canadian regions.Continue reading
India has constituted a high-level inquiry committee to probe allegations relating to a conspiracy to kill a Sikh extremist on American soil. The Financial Times, citing unnamed sources, last week reported that US authorities thwarted a plot to assassinate Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, and issued a warning to the Indian government over concerns it was involved in the plot.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Wednesday that India constituted a high-level inquiry committee on November 18 to look into all the relevant aspects of the matter.Continue reading
US space agency NASA will train an Indian astronaut for a mission to the International Space Station by the end of 2024, said the organisation’s administrator Bill Nelson during his Delhi visit. Terming India as a “great future partner”, Nelson said that US would be open to collaborate on an Indian Space Station. The Prime Minister called on Isro scientists to set up an Indian Space Station by 2035 and send an Indian to the moon by 2040.
“We are going to de-orbit our space station in 2031. We expect by that time to have commercial space stations. If India wants us to counsel or collaborate with them, of course we would be willing to,” he said.Continue reading
The Indian Army and the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) held a Joint Final Planning Conference at Suratgarh Military Station to finalize preparations for their first-ever joint military training exercise, scheduled to take place in January-February 2024.
During the conference, representatives from both armies discussed various aspects of the exercise, including the agenda, training objectives, and logistical arrangements. A protocol for the smooth conduct of the exercise was also signed.Continue reading
Home Minister Amit Shah asserted today that the Central government will implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and no one can stop it. Addressing a big rally here to launch the party’s Lok Sabha campaign, Mr Shah launched a blistering attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issues of appeasement, infiltration, corruption and political violence and urged people to throw out her government and elect the BJP in the next assembly polls.
Lauding the turnout at the rally, he said this indicates the people’s mood and claimed that the BJP will come to power with two-third majority in the state in 2026.Continue reading
In a grand ceremony held at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) today, ISRO commemorated the 60th anniversary of its maiden foray into space with the launch of the Nike-Apache sounding rocket from the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station on November 21, 1963.
The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for the Ministry of Science and Technology, who inaugurated the program. Shri S Somanath, Chairman of ISRO and Secretary of the Department of Space (DOS), presided over the function, while Shri V Muralidharan, Minister of State for the Ministry of External Affairs, addressed the gathering. Notable dignitaries, including Shri G Madhavan Nair, former Chairman of ISRO, directors from various ISRO centres (VSSC, LPSC, SDSC, HSFC, IPRC, and IISU), former directors of VSSC, veteran employees who served during the initial years, and senior officials of ISRO centres, attended the grand celebration.Continue reading
SOURCE: HUM NEWS
In a strategic move, Pakistan has enforced a ban on the import of wheat from India and Israel, signaling a shift in its global trading dynamics. Additionally, wheat procurement has been restricted from nations facing international sanctions, including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, as well as Ukrainian territories controlled by Russia, including Crimea.
Global trading entities have been issued a stringent condition not to supply wheat sourced from India and Israel. This diplomatic maneuver of wheat ban, as outlined in an official document, underscores Pakistan’s careful considerations in shaping its international wheat trade partnerships.Continue reading