Eight lakh Indians may be forced to leave as Kuwait approves expat quota bill

A total of eight lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait as its National Assembly committee has approved a draft expat quota bill seeking to reduce the number of foreign workers in the Gulf country. The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee has determined that the expat quota bill is constitutional. According to the bill, Indians should not exceed 15% of the population. This could result in 8,00,000 Indians leaving Kuwait, as the Indian community constitutes the largest expat community in the country, totalling 1.45 million, the Gulf News…

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No change in J&K situation despite demonetisation, Article 370 move: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Friday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government over the “status quo” in the security situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The BJP ally-turned-rival questioned how the government’s bid to bifurcate the erstwhile state into two union territories — J&K and Ladakh — last year following the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution and demonetisation in 2016 to wipe out terror financing has backfired on it. The Sena took a dig at the “strong” government at the Centre for unabated terror…

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Tamil Nadu is the only state who created detention camp for foreign Tablighi Jamaat members

Families claim they have not spoken to their relatives detained in a detention camp in Tamil Nadu since April 11. Rights advocates say this detention is unconstitutional. In the first week of March, 25-year-old Mukhtar and his wife Fhedya had traveled from Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, to India’s capital, New Delhi. The couple had planned to spend a few days at the ongoing Tablighi Jamaat gathering, organised at its global headquarter in the Nizamuddin Markaz, before heading down south to Tamil Nadu. The couple was to return…

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After China, Pakistan, Nepal now Bhutan started hassling India

After China, Pakistan and Nepal, now Bhutan has also started hassling India. Thimphu has stopped releasing channel water for irrigation along its border with India near Assam, affecting thousands of farmers in 25 villages of the region. Since the pushback from India to the Chinese aggression in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, where 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops were killed in a violent faceoff on June 15, Beijing has been using its diplomatic heft through its regional allies to put pressure on…

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US shifting military to face Chinese threat to India and Southeast Asia: Mike Pompeo

The Chinese threat to India and Southeast Asia is one of the reasons the United States is reducing its troop presence in Europe, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday in response to a question at the Brussels Forum virtual conference. Pompeo was asked why the US had reduced the number of troops it has based in Germany. The US Secretary of State said that if US troops were no longer there, it was because they were being moved to face other places. The actions of the Chinese Communist…

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Border tensions between India and China continue, PLA opens a new front in Depsang Bulge

Around 30 km south-east from the important airstrip of Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO), the Chinese army has moved and deployed in large numbers up to a place called Y-junction or Bottleneck on the Depsang plains. As India and China grapple with rising tensions in the Galwan Valley, Hot Springs and Pangong Tso on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Chinese army has crossed the border in another strategic area to the north, the Depsang plains. This intrusion is seen as another attempt by the Chinese to shift the LAC…

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Post deadly clash on LAC, India’s Prime Minister denies Chinese incursion

Prime Minister’s remarks came after talks with party heads, with opposition leaders raising the issue of intelligence failures India’s prime minister has said the country is “hurt and angry” at the killing of 20 soldiers by Chinese forces in a disputed Himalayan border region but appeared to downplay the incident in a public address, denying there had been any incursion into Indian territory. “Nobody has intruded into our border, neither is anybody there now nor have our posts been captured,” Narendra Modi said in a televised speech on Friday after…

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India-China border tension: A new flashpoint in South Asia

At least 20 Indian soldiers have been killed after a violent confrontation with Chinese troops in the Himalayan region of Ladakh in the deadliest clash in nearly 50 years, with experts warning of a new geopolitical flashpoint in South Asia. New Delhi blamed Beijing for Monday’s clash in Galwan Valley near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where the Chinese and Indian troops have been engaged in a standoff since early last month. The heightened tensions between the two nuclear-armed countries have drawn international concerns, with the UN urging both…

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‘84% Indian households suffered a decrease in monthly income since lockdown’

The economic distress in India caused by lockdown imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus is dire. Nearly 84% of Indian households is seeing decreases in income since the lockdown began. Nearly a third of all households will not be able to survive beyond a week without additional assistance. This was stated in a study, titled “How Are Indian Households Coping Under the Covid-19 Lockdown? 8 Key Findings”, carried out by experts at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and the Mumbai-based Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE). “Direct…

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‘Ram Baan’ New India has a solution to all its problems – Blame the Muslim

The ‘Muslim’ angle ensures that the otherwise silent Modi ministers turn into overnight activists, and the social media ‘warriors’ are never short of an issue to let their bigotry out. By -Jyoti Yadav New India has a new solution — a Ram baan, if you may. If you have a problem or are caught in a difficult situation, you only need to find a Muslim to put the blame on. Not only can you effectively manage the situation, but you can also activate Hindu ‘warriors’ on social media, and drive the police…

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