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‘End Systemic Persecution Of Minorities, Blasphemy Laws Misuse’: India To Pakistan At UNHRC

New Delhi: India on Monday called upon Pakistan to end its "discriminatory" approach towards its minorities and ensure their safety. Indian diplomat Pawan Badhe urged Pakistan to stop targeting legitimate political activities in Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while he was speaking at the United Nations.  "India recommends Pakistan to end systemic persecution of minorities, misuse of blasphemy laws & forced convergence of minority community girls. Stop targeting political dissidents and legitimate political activities in Sindh, Balochistan and Khabar Pakhtunkhwa," said Pawan Badhe. #WATCH | Pakistan human rights record has deteriorated drastically. Muslim minorities in Pak incl Shias, Hazaras have been subjected to violence & systemic persecuti...
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EC concludes arguments in Shiv Sena dispute; verdict next | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The final written submissions in the Shiv Sena symbol dispute were made by the two rival factions -- one headed by Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and the other by his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray -- before the Election Commission on Monday, putting an end to hearing of arguments in the case. This has paved the way for EC to pronounce its judgement on which of the two factions is the "real" Shiv Sena.There is no clarity yet on the timing of the EC decision in the case that relates to the dispute between the two rival factions over the use of 'Shiv Sena' name and its reserved symbol ‘bow and arrow'.As of now the two factions are using separate party names and symbols allotted to them after the EC 'froze' the Shiv Sena name and party symbol until the dispute was decide...
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Undertook Yatra not for self or Congress but for people: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday called for unitedly standing against the ideology of the BJP and the RSS which he alleged was trying to destroy the foundation of the country, while also asserting he undertook the Bharat Jodo Yatra not for himself or the Congress but for people.Addressing a rally here to mark the culmination of the nearly five-month-long Bharat Jodo Yatra, Gandhi said his family taught him to live fearlessly and that is why he undertook a 'padyatra' in the Kashmir Valley despite security people advising against it.Gandhi said the people of J&K did not throw "hand grenades" on him but showered love.He also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and the RSS of "instigating violence" and said ...
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Republic Day: Uttarakhand tableau wins first prize; Punjab Regiment named best marching contingent | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The wildlife and religious theme tableau of Uttarakhand has been awarded the top prize at this year's Republic Day parade on Kartavya Path.Meanwhile, the Indian Army's Punjab Regiment has been adjudged the best marching contingent among the three services, the government said on Monday.Gujarat's tableau emerged as the numero uno in the popular choice segment.The Uttarakhand tableau showcased the state's wildlife and religious sites during the ceremonial parade on January 26.1/2074th Republic Day parade on Kartavya Path celebrates culture, diversity, valourShow Captions<p>Winners of Param Vir Chakra and Ashok Chakra at Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Thursday.<br /></p><p>The combined band and marching contingent of the Egyptian Armed Forces marched at Ka...
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Bharat Jodo Yatra not for winning elections but to counter hate: Congress chief Kharge | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra was not aimed at winning elections but to counter the hate spread by the BJP and the RSS in the country.Addressing a rally to mark the culmination of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, amid heavy snowfall, Kharge said Gandhi was determined to fight for the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir's statehood."The yatra was not for winning elections but against hate. BJP people are spreading hate in the country. Rahul Gandhi has proven that he can unite the country from Kanyakumari to Kashmir on issues such as unemployment and inflation," Kharge said at the rally here that was attended by several Opposition leaders.Kharge alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the RSS and the BJP were pursuing the polic...
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BJP against Dalits, afraid of conducting caste census: Akhilesh Yadav | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday alleged the BJP is against Dalits and backward classes, and afraid of conducting a caste census. The BJP government's policies are aimed at benefitting the capitalists and the poor are not on its agenda, Yadav said in a statement issued here. A caste census in Uttar Pradesh has been a long-pending demand of the SP. In its manifesto for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the party had promised to conduct a caste census in the state within three months if it was voted to power. "The BJP is against backwards and Dalits. It is not in favour of a caste census and is afraid of conducting it. The BJP does not want to give rights and respect to the backward classes, Dalits and the exploited. We will raise the issue of caste census ...
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Russia says documentary on PM Modi evidence of BBC waging information war on different fronts | India News – Times of India

MOSCOW: Moscow said the banned BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi is another evidence of the BBC waging an information war on different fronts and it turns out that the BBC is fighting even within the British establishment.Russian Foreign Ministry's Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at MFA weekly press briefing in Moscow, commented on the BBC documentary and stated that the BBC is fighting even within the British establishment, acting as a tool of some factions against others.During the weekly press briefing, Zakharov said, "I'm not sure if that is a question for us. First of all, it should be commented on in Delhi. Our Indian friends have already made a comment on this situation. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that it is yet another evidence of the BBC waging an information...
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Rahul Gandhi skirts restoration of Article 370 as Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra ends in Jammu and Kashmir | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) came to an end on Monday with a rally in Srinagar, the capital of Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir. However, the party MP from Wayanad in Kerala repeatedly evaded questions on restoration of Article 370 for the UT.Rahul did reiterate the demand for restoration of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir but he was not at all emphatic about restoration of Article 370 and Article 35A which were nullified by the Narendra Modi government on August 5, 2019 through amendments piloted by home minister Amit Shah in the Rajya Sabha.Rahul’s stand on Article 370 has been consistently aligned to that of the party ever since Jammu and Kashmir lost the special status.Having started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, the B...
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See a ray of hope in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi: Former J&K CMs | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah said on Monday that they see a ray of hope in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. As the two leaders invoked Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary while praising Rahul for the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Abdullah also urged the former Congress president to undertake another 'yatra' from west to east of the country and promised to join the march "to spread the message of peace, brotherhood and love". "I welcome Rahul ji and others. Rahul ji said he has come to Kashmir to his home. Rahul ji, this is your home. "I hope that whatever has been taken from Jammu and Kashmir and this country, by (Nathuram) Godse's ideology, will be returned by a Gandhi, and not just to J-K, but to the whole country," Mufti, the chief of...
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Road transport ministry announces cash award for good Samaritans who save accident victims | India News – Times of India

PUDUCHERRY: The Union road transport and highways ministry has launched a scheme to provide cash awards to the good Samaritans, who save lives of victims of road accidents by offering them immediate assistance and admitting them to hospitals within the golden hour for medical treatment.The ministry will provide a cash award of Rs 5,000 to each good Samaritan. It would also present a 'certificate of appreciation' to them for every cash award, said Puducherry transport commissioner A S Sivakumar.The ministry has also proposed to present 10 national-level awards for the most-worthy good Samaritans and honour them with a cash award of Rs 1 each. It will select the 10 good Samaritans from people, who have been presented Rs 5,000 cash awards during the whole year. The transport department has...
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WHO maintains highest alert over Covid, but sees hope ahead | India News – Times of India

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that COVID-19 continues to constitute a public health emergency of international concern, its highest form of alert. The pandemic was likely in a "transition point" that continues to need careful management to "mitigate the potential negative consequences", the agency added in a statement. It is three years since the WHO first declared that COVID represented a global health emergency. More than 6.8 million people have died during the outbreak, which has touched every country on Earth, ravaging communities and economies. However, the advent of vaccines and treatments has changed the pandemic situation considerably since 2020, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said he hopes to see an end to the emergency this year...
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‘Some matters can’t be discussed, concerns security: Centre on discussion over Chinese intrusion in Parliament | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday said that matters regarding Chinese intrusion can't be discussed in Parliament as it concerns the security of the country.According to the sources, in the all-party meeting held on Monday, the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party raised the issue of the Chinese intrusion and asked for a discussion in the Parliament."To this, the Government responded by saying that some matters can't be discussed on the floor of the house as it concerns security," the source said.However, while talking to reporters, the Union Parliamentary Affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said that the government is ready to discuss all the issues."37 leaders from 27 parties participated in the all-party meeting today. Today's meeting went well. I seek the cooperation of the opposition to ru...
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Supreme Court to hear PILs on BBC documentary on 2002 Gujarat riots next week | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear pleas challenging the Centre's decision to block a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots on Monday next week.A bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud on Monday took note of the submissions of lawyer M L Sharma and senior advocate C U Singh, appearing for veteran journalist N Ram and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, seeking urgent listing of their separate PILs on the issue.At the outset of the proceedings, lawyer Sharma, who has filed a PIL in his personal capacity, mentioned the plea and sought urgent hearing."It will be listed on Monday," said the bench, also comprising Justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala.“People were being arrested. Please list it urgently,” Sharma submitted.“You can speak to social media from elsewhere. It will...
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Aim of Bharat Jodo Yatra is to save liberal, secular ethos of India: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the aim of his Bharat Jodo Yatra was to save the liberal and secular ethos of the country which, he claimed, was facing an assault from the BJP and the RSS."I have not done this (Yatra) for myself or for the Congress but for the people of the country. Our aim is to stand against the ideology that wants to destroy the foundation of this country," he said at a rally here to mark the culmination of the 136-day march.The rally went ahead despite heavy snowfall in the city. Gandhi said the RSS and the BJP were targeting the liberal and secular ethos of the country by inciting violence.Recalling the moments when he was informed about the assassination of his grandmother and father -- former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi --...
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All-party meet ahead of Budget: YSR Cong demands caste-based eco census to know status of backward castes | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The YSR Congress on Monday demanded a nationwide caste-based economic census at an all-party meet convened by the government ahead of the Budget session of Parliament.It is necessary to know the economic status of the backward castes who are "lagging behind" on social and development indicators, the party said.YSR Congress leader Vijaysai Reddy said backward castes are over 50 per cent of the total population and the census will help find their economic status.The ruling party in Andhra Pradesh has joined the likes of the JD(U) and the RJD, both of which have demanded a caste census.The grand alliance government in Bihar has rolled out a state-wide caste census.Reddy said his party also demanded the women quota bill for ensuring reservation for them in Parliament.Parties incl...
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Air Pollution: देश में वायु प्रदूषण का संकट वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

जनवरी 2019 में, पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय ने देश में वायु प्रदूषण संकट से व्यापक तरीके से निपटने के लिए नेशनल #CleanAir प्रोग्राम शुरू किया. चार साल बाद, जानिए NCAP ने कैसा प्रदर्शन किया है और विशेषज्ञों का क्या कहना है? Source link
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All-party meeting ahead of Parliament’s Budget 2023 Session under way | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An all-party meeting, being convened by the Centre ahead of the Budget Session is under way in Delhi.The government is likely to seek cooperation from the Opposition for a smooth running of the Parliament.Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi has convened the meeting which will be held at noon in Parliament Annexe Building.During the meeting, the Opposition parties are likely to raise issues concerning them that they intend to raise in the Parliament.A meeting of NDA floor leaders will also be held on January 30 afternoon to strategise floor cooperation.The Budget Session, which is heavy with the government's financial agenda, will be held in two parts.It will begin with President Droupadi Murmu's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament. Econ...
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NSA Ajit Doval to hold crucial talks with top American leadership | India News – Times of India

WASHINGTON: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will hold crucial talks with the top US leadership including his counterpart Jake Sullivan on the first high-level dialogue on Initiative for Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET).Officials, academicians and industry experts believe the talks could be the “next big milestone” in the India-US relationship after the India-US nuclear deal.Doval will arrive here on Monday for the talks.Officials on both sides remained tightlipped on the details of the ambitious iCET meeting, the deliverables of which are expected to be announced after the conclusion of the meetings of the two sides at the White House on January 31.Both sides expect that the dialogue would lay the foundation for developing a trusted partner ecosystem between the corporate ...
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Controversy over Ramcharitmanas aimed at benefitting SP, BJP: Mayawati | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: BSP president Mayawati on Monday alleged that the recent controversy over Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya's remarks on the 'Ramcharitmanas' was aimed at benefitting his party and the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh electorally.Maurya, a prominent OBC leader in Uttar Pradesh, kickstarted a controversy on January 22 when he alleged that certain verses in the 'Ramcharitmanas' -- a popular version of the Ramayana penned by Tulsidas -- "insult" a large section of society on the basis of caste as he demanded a ban on those passages in the text.In a series of tweets, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said BJP's designs at creating new controversies for political gains is well known, but the Samajwadi Party (SP) is also doing the sam...
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Imran Khan to contest all 33 parliamentary seats in upcoming bypolls | India News – Times of India

LAHORE: Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan will contest all 33 parliamentary seats in the bypolls to be held in March, his party has announced. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday evening, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice-chairman and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the decision was taken during the party's core committee meeting. "Imran Khan will be PTI's sole candidate in all 33 parliamentary seats. The decision was taken in the party's core committee meeting which was presided over by Khan at Zaman Park Lahore on Sunday," Qureshi said. On Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced that bypolls to 33 seats of the National Assembly will held on March 16. Khan's party had quit the National Assembly, the lower house of Pakistan parl...