Just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was getting ready for a group picture at the G7 summit, US President Joe Biden made his way to the Indian leader, tapped him on the shoulders, and the cameras captured the moment and the camaraderie on display between the two leaders as they greeted each other.
The video showed Joe Biden walking up to PM Modi, who was happily chatting away with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Prime Minister turned around and the two were seen greeting each other. The smiles were a bonus.
At the Quad summit in May, the two leaders agreed to continue their useful dialogue and pursue their shared vision of taking the India-US partnership to a higher level.
India is among the five partner countries invited to attend the G7 Summit in Germany.
Besides Biden, PM Modi was seen interacting with the prominent leaders of the group including French President Emmanuel Macron.
On the second day of the summit in Elmau, the main focus of the G7 heads of state and government will be continued support for Ukraine.
Besides the G7 event, PM Modi will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of some of the participating countries on the sidelines of the Summit.
Uttrakhand, India: Bhagwati Products Ltd, a mobile manufacturing company based in Udham Singh Nagar’s Sidcul Pantnagar, closed the plant in 2018 and fired 303 employees. Since that time the employees were fighting for their rights. Regarding this matter, the Labour Department has sent a notice of more than 7 crores to the company. The Labour Department has given this notice to clear the dues of the employees working there since 2018. If the company does not pay the employees, then the department will take further action.
In Sidcul Pantnagar of Udham Singh Nagar, three hundred and fifty employees of indigenous mobile company Bhagwati Products have got hope of justice. The Labour Department has sent a notice of more than 7 crores to the company management to get the outstanding salary to the agitated employees for three and a half years. Bhagwati Company, which makes mobile, LED, tablet in SIDCUL Pantnagar, laid off 303 employees in 2018 as well as laid off 47 employees and suspended 1 employee. After this, the workers had run the movement for two and a half years. After which the Industrial Tribunal declared the retrenchment illegal and ordered to give benefits to all the employees.
The High Court also upheld the notice
The employees say that even after the order of the court, they are not getting justice. After the decision of the same court, the Labour Department has started the process of getting the salary of the employees from retrenchment till now. A notice has been given to the company for this. Assistant Labour Commissioner Arvind Saini said that the claims given by these workers unions have been deposited in the office. In relation to which the letter has also gone to the employer, which information is sent in Form 2 and Form 3. Time has been given for the advance action on him, so that he gives his answer on those information. After that advance action will be taken on that too.
Uttrakhand,India: A lot has changed in the world since the start of the Russia-Ukraine War. From wheat to crude oil and natural gas prices skyrocketed. But there is also a city in India whose luster like ‘diamond’ is being lost in the dust cloud raised by this war. The effect is that for about 20 lakh people working in this city, a crisis of livelihood has arisen.we are talking about Surat (India’s Diamond City), the war between Russia and Ukraine has provided livelihood for about 20 lakh diamond artisans engaged in diamond polishing work in this city. crisis has arisen. AFP has told the tragedy of many such laborers in one of its reports.
The reason for this crisis in Surat is the international economic sanctions imposed on Russia. These restrictions have made it difficult for India to import diamonds and other gems from Russia, while Russia is the largest supplier to India in this case.
The traders of Surat were importing about 27 percent of the rough diamonds from Russia, but due to the war, now this quantity is not reaching the diamond units of Gujarat. Due to this the work is getting affected. Before the war, Gujarat used to import about 30 percent of the total rough diamonds for polishing from the Russian diamond mining company Alrosa. Of the diamonds cut and polished in Gujarat, 60 percent are of Russian origin, most of which are small diamonds.
Uttarakhand: India logged 11,739 fresh Covid-19 cases, showing a 26 per cent dip from yesterday’s tally of 15,940 cases, the Union health ministry data showed on Sunday morning. As many as 25 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 5,24,999, the ministry stated.
The health ministry said that the active cases comprise 0.21 per cent of the total infections, while the country’s recovery rate topped 98.58 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.59 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 3.25 per cent, according to the data. Meanwhile, the Covid fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.
India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crossed 197 crore landmark milestone on Saturday, according to Press Information Bereau. More than 11 lakh Vaccine doses administered on Saturday till 7 pm.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said the country has successfully spearheaded the fight against covid-19 pandemic under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The country also developed a “robust and strong mechanism to counter the public health issues,” he said. “The country has emerged successfully in the management of the pandemic,” the Health and Family Welfare minister added.
Uttrakhand, India: Corona cases continue to rise in India. In the last 24 hours, 17,336 new cases have been reported in the country. In such a situation, there is a jump of about 30 percent in new cases compared to yesterday. At the same time, 13 people have also died due to the epidemic during this period. In such a situation, the total number of people who died of corona in the country has increased to 5 lakh 24 thousand 954. This information was given by the Ministry of Health on Friday morning.
According to the Ministry of Health, there has also been an increase of 4294 in active cases. In such a situation, the total active cases in the country have gone up to 88284. At the same time, 13,029 people have also been cured of the disease in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, more than 196 crore (1,96,77,33,21) doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country. In this, 13 lakh 71 thousand 107 doses have been applied in the last 24 hours. At the same time, ICMR said that more than 4 lakh corona tests have also been done in the last 24 hours.
Uttrakhand,India: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the plea filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging the clean chit given to the then chief minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots by Special Investigation Team (SIT).
A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar and also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheswhwari and C T Ravikumar, was hearing Jafri’s appeal challenging the October 5, 2017 Gujarat High Court order upholding the Ahmedabad Metropolitan Magistrate Court’s decision to accept the SIT’s closure report, which gave a clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Modi and 63 others in riots-related cases.
Ehsan Jafri, a former MP, was among 68 killed at Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002, a day after a coach of the Sabarmati Express was burnt at Godhra, killing 59 people and triggering riots in the state.
On February 8, 2012, the SIT had filed a closure report giving a clean chit to Modi, and 63 others, including senior government officials, saying there was “no prosecutable evidence” against them.
In 2018, Zakia Jafri filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the High Court’s October 5, 2017 order rejecting her plea against the decision of the SIT. The plea also maintained that after the SIT gave a clean chit in its closure report before a trial judge, Zakia Jafri filed a protest petition which was dismissed by the magistrate without considering “substantiated merits”.
Her plea also said the Gujarat high court “failed to appreciate” the petitioner’s complaint which was independent of the Gunbarrel Society case registered at Meghaninagar Police Station. The high court, in its October 2017 order, had said the SIT probe was monitored by the Supreme Court.
Maharashtra Politics crisis: The clouds of crisis are hovering over the Thackeray government of Maharashtra. The Maharashtra government has faced a crisis due to the rebellion of Shiv Sena’s veteran leader and minister Eknath Shinde. Shinde claims that he has the support of more than 40 MLAs. It has MLAs from Shiv Sena, Independents and other parties. All these MLAs are camping at the five star Hotel Radisson Blu in Guwahati.
According to media reports, the seven-day tariff for Radisson Blu Hotel rooms is Rs 56 lakh. Apart from this, the daily cost of food and other services is Rs 8 lakh. The hotel has 196 rooms. Apart from the 70 rooms booked for MLAs, the management is not accepting new bookings. Apart from this, restaurants and banquets are also closed.
Some rebel MLAs have said that the Shiv Sena should forge an alliance with the “natural ally” BJP to form the new government. The MLAs have booked hotels in Guwahati for a week, which shows that they are ready to stay here for a long time.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that we are ready to walk out of the MVA government in Maharashtra, but the party rebels should return to Mumbai (from Guwahati) in 24 hours. He said that the rebel MLAs should discuss the issue with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. They should not write letters on Twitter and WhatsApp.
European Union leaders on Thursday granted Ukraine the coveted status of an official candidate to join their 27-nation club, a bold geopolitical step hailed by Kyiv and the EU itself as a “historic moment”. Although it could take Ukraine more than a decade to eventually join the bloc, the decision to officially accept it as a candidate is a symbol of the EU’s intention to reach deep into the former Soviet Union.
Meanwhile, the United States will send another $450 million in military aid to Ukraine, including some additional medium-range rocket systems, to help push back Russian progress in the war, officials announced. The latest package includes four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, which will double the number they have now. All four were prepositioned in Europe, and training on those systems has already begun with the Ukrainian troops who will use them, said Marine Corps Lt. Col. Anton Semelroth, a Pentagon spokesman.
According to the British and Ukrainian military officials, the Russian military expanded its grab of territory in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. It has captured two villages and is vying for control of a key highway in an offensive that could cut supply lines and encircle some frontline Ukrainian forces
Russia has launched fresh rocket attacks on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv in recent days, signalling a possible shift in tactics by Moscow. Ukraine said at least 20 people were killed on Tuesday and Wednesday in the country’s second-largest city, which lies near the Russian border. Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said in a video address that the aim of the strikes is to “terrorise the population” of the city.
He also claimed the attacks are an attempt by Russia to divert Ukrainian troops from the key Donbas region where massive air and artillery strikes are in progress.
More than 1,000 people have been killed and at least 1,500 injured. Unknown numbers are buried in the rubble of ruined, often mud-built homes.
South eastern Paktika province has been worst-hit and the UN is scrambling to provide emergency shelter and food aid
Rescue efforts are being hampered by heavy rain and lack of resources.
Survivors and rescuers have told the BBC of villages completely destroyed near the epicentre of the quake, of ruined roads and mobile phone towers – and of their fears that the death toll will rise further.
Afghanistan is in the midst of a humanitarian and economic crisis, and Abdul Qahar Balkhi, a senior Taliban official, said the government was “financially unable to assist the people to the extent that is needed”.
Aid agencies, neighbouring countries and world powers were helping, he said, but added: “The assistance needs to be scaled up to a very large extent because this is a devastating earthquake which hasn’t been experienced in decades.”
The head of the United Nations, António Guterres said the agency had “fully mobilized” over the disaster. Health teams, medical supplies, food, and emergency shelters were en route to the quake zone, UN officials said.
Russia-Ukraine war Update: Today is the 119th day of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Russian forces rained rockets on Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv and surrounding areas on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. At least 15 people were killed and 16 were injured due to this. It is being told, Russia’s intention behind this attack is to force the Ukrainian army to protect the citizens by withdrawing from the main battlefield.
At the same time, Microsoft has claimed in a report on Wednesday that since the start of the war with Ukraine, Russia has intensified hacking attempts against Ukraine and its supporting countries. Russia is also targeting the US and its state-run computer network.
According to Microsoft, Russia has gathered intelligence from 42 countries through the alleged hacking. The report said that Russia was successful in hacking attempts 29% of the times. In these attempts, it has succeeded in stealing data 7.25% of the times.