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Chinn to answer on Australia’s comment on ‘dumb of wars’
China, Conflict

Chinn to answer on Australia’s comment on ‘dumb of wars’

Beijing, China: Australian Home Affairs Secretary Mike Pezzullo said "drums of war" are beating in the region. Agfetr which China has hit back at it.Beijing has accused Canberra of operating with a "Cold War mentality" against China.In his Wednesday press conference Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian called Australia's politicians the "real troublemakers" and declared Australia's hyping of a China threat "unethical", Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported.He also said Australia had long benefited from its relationship with China, which in recent times has deteriorated since Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne called for an investigation into the origins of COVID-19."As a country that has long benefited from cooperation with China, it is unethical for Australia ...
Celebration of Panchen lama’s birthday could be seen across Russia
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Celebration of Panchen lama’s birthday could be seen across Russia

Moscow, Russia: Today Tibet community across the Russia is celebrating the 32nd birthday of 11th Panchen Lama Gedun Chokyi Nyima. It was supposed it be a joyus day but his birthday is of mixed feelings as he was abducted by chines Government when he was 26.The 11th Panchen Lama Gendun Chokyi Nyima was born on April 25, 1989 in Lhari County, Tibet. On May 14, 1995, the Dalai Lama XIV made an official statement and named the new reincarnation of the 1st Panchen Lama, a six-year-old boy named Gendun Chokyi Nyima. Three days later, on May 17, the little lama and his parents disappeared without a trace.Since 1995, the Chinese government has withheld information about the fate of the Panchen Lama, despite repeated requests and statements about Gendun Chokyi Nyima made by the world public and po...
Jammu and Kashmir back in the most desired tourist places in India
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Jammu and Kashmir back in the most desired tourist places in India

NEW DELHI — Result of sincere efforts being made by the Indian federal government could be seen, the in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. As it is back in the list of most desired tourist destinations in the country, especially for the domestic travel enthusiasts This season, the increase in the domestic tourist inflow in the valley is quite surprising despite the surge in coronavirus cases. However, the region still awaits the footfall of international tourists due to the coronavirus-related travel restrictions. Tourism is a vital lifeline for Kashmir’s economy, contributing nearly 10 percent to the region’s GDP and generating employment for more than one hundred thousand people. It also caters to all
Doubts about Taliban’s reliability: US general
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Doubts about Taliban’s reliability: US general

WASHINGTON: United States is about to remove all its troops from Afghanistan and focus on diplomacy. Regarding this top US general said on Tuesday that he is in grave doubts about the Taliban’s reliability as a negotiating partner.Last week President Joe Biden said all US troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan starting on May 1, to end America’s longest war, rejecting calls for them to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that nation’s grinding internal conflict.“I have grave doubts about the Taliban’s reliability … but we need to see what they’re going to do here,” Marine General Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, said in a House Armed Services Committee hearing.“If they want any form of future international recognition for Afghanistan … they’re going to have to keep
China tried to attack India through Cyber routes: Military Chief Bipin  Rawat
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China tried to attack India through Cyber routes: Military Chief Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Army, said in a virtualdiscussion at the annual Raisina Dialogue that China’s creation of “disruptive technologieswhich can paralyze systems of the adversary” had emboldened Beijing and made it assertive.In June last year, amid the stand-off, at least 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number ofChinese troops were left dead following the first fatal clash between the two countries indecades. Rawat’s comments came in a discussion with Australian military chief GeneralAngus Campbell, his Japanese counterpart Koji Yamazaki, as well as Tim Cahill, senior vice president of arms manufacturer Lockheed Martin, at the dialogue organised jointly by India’sMinistry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation, a New Delhi-b
China warns ASEAN countries to be alert to ‘external forces’ interference in Myanmar
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China warns ASEAN countries to be alert to ‘external forces’ interference in Myanmar

As the military in Myanmar faces international criticism for its violent crackdown on the citizens,China has called on Southeast Asian nations to be on alert against external interference in Myanmar.Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi accused external forces of provoking “trouble and intensifyingdivisions” in Myanmar. The remarks have come amid rising tensions between China and westerncountries over a slew of issues.Wang made the remarks while wrapping up his week-long series of meetings with his counterpartsfrom Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines in Fujian.“We are aware that we have to be alert to some external forces infiltrating Myanmar with ulteriormotives, provoking trouble and intensifying divisions, which makes the situation more complicated,”Wang told Chinese state me
India, Bangladesh exchange MoUs; recognise Dec 6 as ‘Maitri Diwas’
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India, Bangladesh exchange MoUs; recognise Dec 6 as ‘Maitri Diwas’

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday said that December 6, the day on which India formally recognized Bangladesh, will be celebrated as ‘Maitri Diwas’.The decision came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Bangladesh on his first trip to a foreign country since the Covid-19 outbreak, held one-on-one talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina held talks in Dhaka on Saturday.According to a joint statement issued after their talks, Prime Minister Modi said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, one of the greatest leaders of modern times, will be remembered for his courage and indelible contribution to Bangladesh’s emergence as a sovereign country.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thanked India for conferring Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2020 on Ba
China aggressively building new villages in disputed borderlands in Himalayas: Report
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China aggressively building new villages in disputed borderlands in Himalayas: Report

China is aggressively building many new villages in disputed borderlands in the Himalayas to extend or consolidate its control over strategically important areas that India, Bhutan, and Nepal maintain fall within their national boundaries, according to a report by Center for Policy Research.In an article titled ‘China’s Himalayan salami tactics’, Brahma Chellaney, professor of strategic studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research said that the strategic implications of China’s drive to populate these desolate, uninhabited border areas is its major buildup of new military facilities.The new installations range from electronic warfare stations and air defence sites to underground ammunition depots.“China’s militarised village-building spree has renewed the regional spotlight on
Compulsory Arabic can lead to more conflicts in Pakistan
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Compulsory Arabic can lead to more conflicts in Pakistan

The Imran Khan government’s decision to make Arabic compulsory subject in primary schools is yet another step in Pakistan’s march towards becoming a theological Sunni state, contrary to what its founding father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, had envisioned. Jinnah’s Pakistan was for all hues of Muslims and minorities who had the courage to adopt the land of their birth as their nation. But that is not the Pakistan what the mullahs and military wanted—they wanted a Sunni state where other sects and religion had no place. The process of making this happen began within years of Jinnah’s demise. First the Ahmadis and then the Bengali speaking Muslims from east Pakistan became the `other`. The state actively discouraged and marginalised countless dialects in a bid to create a uniform linguistic i
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How Sri Lankan Muslims are suffering and Pakistan has nothing to say

At the beginning of this New Year, in January 2021, a team of UN Human Rights activists fervently appealed to the Sri Lankan government to scrap its policy of forced cremation of bodies of coronavirus victims belonging to Muslim/ other minorities. The Sri Lankan Government was requested to abstain from actions that were seemingly in contravention to the established practices of different religious groups. The decision of the authorities was seen as a catalyst capable of fomenting prejudice, intolerance and violence in an already divided society that is yet to put its pieces together post the LTTE conflict. In Geneva, Special Rapporteurs Ahmed Shaheed, Fernand de Varennes, Clement Nyaletsossi Voule and Tlaleng Mofokeng claimed that there was no medical or scientific evidence provin...