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European Leaders Negotiating Brexit After Exit Polls

European leaders on Friday would charge EU negotiator Michel Barnier with negotiating a close trade deal with Britain once the PM Boris Johnson wins the election for an orderly Brexit. Exit poll results on Brexit predicted a workable parliamentary majority for Boris Johnson.

Brexit result awaited by European leaders

New president of the European Council Charles Michel was hopeful of a strong message about Brexit. He said that the council was ready for the next step and that they would see that the British Parliament accepted the Withdrawal Agreement and took a decision.

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen agreed but added that Brussels would congratulate the winner and look forward for post-Brexit trade talks.

France’s minister for European affairs, Amelie de Montchalin said the Brexit result would comfort President Emmanuel Macron who wanted London to leave the bloc on January 31 as planned.

Brexit text

The EU leaders had a Brexit text draft ready to adopt on Friday at the end of two-day summit at Brussels. According to latest draft, 27 EU leaders would reconfirm their support for Brexit and orderly exit of … Read the rest

Finland’s Sanna Marin Is The Youngest PM Of The World And She Heads A Young Coalition

Finland’s Sanna Marin Is The Youngest PM Of The World And She Heads A Young Coalition

Finland becomes the first nation to get the youngest prime minister of the world. 34-year old Sanna Marin is all set to swear in as Finland’s Prime Minster. And she will head a coalition government with four parties headed by women politicians and three of them are under 35.

Young women coalition partners of Finland

Sanna Marin (34)

A Master in Administrative Sciences from the University of Tampere, Sanna Marin boasts of rich experience in politics. She was the first Vice President of the Social Democratic Youth between 2010 and 2012. She was elected as the City Council of Tampere in 2012 and member of the Parliament of Finland in 2015. Today she is the youngest price minister in the world.

Li Andersson (32)

Born on 1987, Li Andersson has been leading the Left Alliance party since 2016. Earlier she was the head of The Left Youth of Finland from 2011 to 2015. She holds a bachelor degree in Social Services and has studied international law at Abo Akademi University. Presently she’s specializing in international human rights law and refugee law.

Maria Ohisalo (34)

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Why Pakistan Charges Rs. 200 From Each Muslim Devotee Of Kartarpur Sahib?

Gurudwaras are open to all but in Pakistan, Muslims are discouraged from visiting the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib. While the government has levied a charge of Rs. 200 for paying obeisance to Bana Nanak, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) doesn’t allow Muslims to visit the sanctum Sanctorum.

PSGPC on Muslims visiting the gurudwara

According to PSGPS president Satwant Singh, Muslims are kept out of the sanctum Sanctorum for fear of violations of Sikh code of religious conduct that makes it mandatory for visitors to remove socks, wash hands and cover head before entering the gurudwaras.

The president further said that since the staircase leading to the sanctum at first floor is narrow, the PSGPC had to prevent locals from entering the gurudwara to make way for visitors. He said that up to 5000 to 6000 visitors visit the gurudwara daily.

On the Rs. 200 charge levied on Muslims for paying obeisance to Bana Nanak, the president reasoned that had written to the government to waive the charge from Muslim devotees. But he said that Muslims should also follow the Sikh code of … Read the rest


Police Shots Dead The Suspect In London Bridge Killings

The suspect of the London Bridge incident has been identified as 28-year-old Usman Khan. He stabbed two people to deathnear the bridge on Friday. The incident happened in Fishmonger’s Hall at 2 p.m.

Who was Usman Khan?

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said that Usman Khan was earlier convicted for terrorist offences in 2012 but later released with an ankle monitor. He had been living in Staffordshire area after his release in 2018. Basu further said that the police weren’t looking for anyone else for the deadly London Bridge attack.

Usman Khan stabbed two people and injured at least three people in the incident. But he was soon caught but it was found that he had a fake bomb strapped to him. The police had to shot him dead in order to prevent further casualties.

What was the reaction of British PM Boris Johnson on the incident?

Boris Johnson advocated appropriate prison sentences for criminals while speaking at meeting of the government’s emergency response committee Cobra. He further said that it was a mistake to release serious and violent criminals from prison early. The … Read the rest


German Court Upholds Right To Be Forgotten Of A Murder Convict

A German court asserts people’s “right to be forgotten”in online searches while deciding a case related to a 1982 murder case. The man convicted for the murders was given life imprisonment but later released in 2002. But his name is still linked to that case.

What was the 1982 murder case?

The incident happened in Germany where a crew member of yacht Apollonia shot two people and injured third on board the yacht. Convicted for murder, he was sent to life imprisonment but released in 2002. But his name still appears in the search results of that 1982 incident and he has been fighting to distance his name and his family from that charge.

Where did his name appear?

A German news magazine Der Spiegel published three reports about the incident in 1999. These reports carry full name of the person convicted for the murders. But he came to know about the search results carrying his name in 2009. Surprised, he requested the court to remove his name from the Internet because it was prohibiting his personality development. But a federal court turned down his … Read the rest


Imran Khan Believes That Trees Produce Oxygen At Night

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said something that is very serious but ended up making a joke of himself. Whether it was a tongue-slip or lack of knowledge, he made people laugh throughout the night.

Why did Imran Khan say?

“Trees produce oxygen at night,” said Pakistan PM Imran Khan while highlighting the drawbacks of removing earth’s green cover. He said that trees clean air but soon after he made a blunder that went viral. Going with the flow, he said trees produced oxygen at night.

How was Imran Khan caught red-handed?

Pakistan journalist Naila Inayat shared a 15-seconds video of Imran Khan with the caption “Trees produce oxygen at night: Einstein Khan shows the minister addressing an audience.”

Twitterati were first to react and some of them even demanded Nobel Prize for Imran Khan. People made mockery of the knowledge of Imran Khan. One Twitterati uploaded a page from school book of 7th standard showing that trees don’t produce oxygen at night.

Recently Sheikh Rashid from Pakistan made headlines by explaining an explosion. He said the breakfast exploded and set fire to the gas … Read the rest