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Malaysia And Turkey To Face Import Restrictions For Their J&K Stand

India is mulling over import restrictions on some products from Malaysia and Turkey over their official stand on J&K. These countries criticized New Delhi for removing Article 370 and 35A from Kashmir.

What did Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad say about J&K?

Speaking at UN, Mahathir Mohammad angered New Delhi by calling India’s action in Kashmir as “invaded and occupied”, the Modi government is contemplating serious action to reveal its displeasure over the Kashmir stand of Malaysia.

What import restriction would Malaysia face in India?

The government is planning to limit the import of palm oil from Malaysia. A discussion held by the commerce and industry ministry suggested restriction over palm oil import on Malaysia. India buys more than 9 million tons of palm oil annually from Malaysia and Indonesia.

How would the import restrictions affect Malaysia?

India imports the largest amount of edible oils and the palm oil accounts for close to two-thirds of its total import of edible oil. In the first nine-months of 2019, India emerged as the biggest buyer of palm oil from Malaysia. India is looking at Indonesia, Argentina and Ukraine … Read the rest

HDFC Chairman Voice Concern Over Common Man’s Money In PMC Bank Fraud Case

The RBI swung into action after it found irregularities in loan disbursement to real estate developer HDIL. It was found that the bank’s exposure to the realty firm was exceeding to the regulations. Also, the lender hid the NPAs of HDIL.

HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh voiced concern over PMC bank case

HDFC Chairman called the crisis at the Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) brutally unfair. There are regular loan waivers and corporate write-offs but no financial system protects the savings of common man. RBI’s capping the withdrawal limit for PMC bank at Rs. 25,000 has affected thousands of PMC bank customers whose money is stuck in the brank fraud and they all are common people.

HDFC Chairman highlighted stood for common man

Mr. Parekh further said that there was no sin in finance bigger than the misuse of the savings of the common people. He revealed his concern about absence of a robust system to protect the honest savings of common people. He stressed that trust and confidence were the backbone of any financial system and the power of ethics and values should be … Read the rest

Ravana Effigy Went Into Flames While Setting In Vidhsha, MP

In a freak incident in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, an effigy of Ravana burnt to ashes after colliding with electricity powerline. The incident happened just a day before Dusshera celebrations.

How Ravana effigy burnt before Dusshera?

It happened in Sironj area of Vidisha district. At the time of incident, the effigy was being installed at a predetermined place. The authorities were trying to setup the Ravana near a bus stand to celebrate Dusshera when the mannikin hit the 132 KV power line passing over it. Soon the Ravana was in flames and came down heavily in the form of ashes. The persons holding the effigy became mute spectators to the flames.

How tall was Ravana effigy?

It was a 33-feet tall Ravana stuffed with firecrackers of different shapes and sizes. As soon as it touched the high-tension electric line, it burst into flames with the firecrackers setting off the effigy. It was a horrific scene as the area was packed with audience gathered to see the effigy being set for Dusshera festival. Also, there were passerby who stopped hearing the sound of firecrackers. But luckily there … Read the rest

IAF Gets The First Rafael Jet On Its 87th Birth Anniversary

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhaduria inaugurated the 87th birth anniversary of the Air Force at a grand event at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad. The day becomes more important with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh receiving the first multirole fighter jet Rafael in France today.

What did Air Chief Marshal say in his address?

RKS Bhaduria highlighted the need to remain on high alert on the security front citing “present security environment in the neighborhood.” He was addressing a huge gathering including air force warriors and their families. He called all air force warriors to serve the country with great integrity at all times.

Air Chief Marshal remembered Pulwama attack

Bhaduria referred to the suicide attack in Pulwama to remind the press the need for defense installations to remain on high alert at all times. He projected the security environment in the neighborhood as a very serious cause of concern.

Highlights of the speech of IAF Chief

  • Focus on training for pilots and technicians
  • Promotion of Indian firms in fleet assistance
  • Air force warriors to remain in combat mode
  • Providing relief and rescue operations during
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Tamil Nadu Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy CM And Other Leaders Extend Greetings For Ayudha Pooja And Vijayadasami

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit extended his greetings for Ayudha Pooja to countrymen. Also, the Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam extended their greetings for Ayudha Pooja on the eve of the festival of Viajaydasami started on Monday.

What did the governor say in his greetings?

Banwarilal Purohit said that Ayudha Pooja marked the triumph of the good forces over evil. He further elaborated that the concept of Durga as a protector of human race was embodied in Navarathri celebrations. He said that people chant hymns of Durga’s victory over evil forces.

The Raj Bhawan greeting message states that the governor extends his best wishes to the people of Tamil Nadu to promote communal harmony, diversity and creatively offer opportunities for civic pride and improve their standard of living.

What did the CM say in his greetings?

CM K Palaniswamiwith his Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam extended best wishes of Ayudha Pooja and Vijayadasami to the people of Tamil Nadu. They said the ritual is performed to honour the tools people use and pray for their businesses to flourish.Amma MakkalMunnetraKazhagam leader … Read the rest

The Second US Presidential Candidate Sounds Concern Over Kashmir

US Senator Elizabeth Warren voiced concerns over the communication lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir after the center revoked the Article 370 and 35A and bifurcated Kashmir into two Union Territories on August 5.

What did Ms. Warren say?

Elizabeth Warren is the second presidential candidate for the Democratic Party to raise the Kashmir issue. Her statement came almost a month after the fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders expressed concerns over Kashmir.

An influential American politician, Ms. Warren said that India-US ties were rooted in their shared democratic values and that she was concerned about the recent events in Kashmir leading to restrictions and continued communication blackout.

One of the fiercest critics of US President Donald Trump, the Massachusetts senator often accused Trump of undermining democracy through his acts.

What did Senator Bernie Sanders say?

Bernie Sanders said he was deeply concerned about the Kashmir situation at a campaign rally last month. He said that the communication blockade must be lifted immediately and the US government must speak boldly in support of international humanitarian law and UN backed peaceful resolution.

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