Welcome Steps to Improve Efficiency of India’s Markets, Says US on Farmers' Stir But Backs Peaceful Protests
Recognising that peaceful protests are a hallmark of a thriving democracy, the US on Wednesday said it welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract greater private sector investment. ”In general, the United States welcomes steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract greater private sector investment,” a State Department spokesperson said, indicating that the new Biden Administration is supportive of the Indian government’s move to reform the agricultural sector that attracts private investment and greater market access to farmers.
Bangladesh's Rohingya Influx Fear, Internet Shutdown Ends in Rakhine: How World is Reacting to Myanmar Coup
Since the dawn army raids that took Aung San Suu Kyi and her government's top ministers into custody on Monday, outrage, reactions have simmered over the sudden end to a fledgling democracy. The coup was a dramatic backslide that highlighted the extent to which the generals have ultimately maintained control in in the Southeast Asian country.
Don't Need Miya Muslim Vote, They are Very Communal, Says Himanta Sarma Ahead of Assam Polls
Ahead of the assembly polls in Assam, state health, education and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that the BJP does not need votes from the Bengali-origin Muslim community in the state elections, often referred to as the ‘Miya’ Muslims to win the elections. The state minister also went on to say that the community is ‘openly challenging Assamese culture and language and the composite Indian culture”.
Participating in Protests, Social Media Posts Can Now Cost You Govt Job, Passport in Bihar, Uttarakhand
The police in Bihar have issued an order saying those participating in violent protests and demonstrations will find it difficult to get government jobs or passports. The order said that they would also not be given loans of grants from the government. A report said that participation in protests would affect police verification for nine services. They include passport, character certificate, contractual jobs in government, work contracts in government departments, boards and commissions, licences for petrol pump and gas agency, passports, government grant, bank loans.
Can't Presume Couple Found Inside Locked Room Are in Immoral Relationship, Rules Madras HC
In a landmark ruling, the Madras high court has stated that a man and a woman found inside a locked house cannot be presumed to be involved in an immoral relationship. As per a report by The Times of India, the ruling came as an armed reserve police constable was subjected to termination of service on the ground of 'moral turpitude' because he was found inside a locked room with a woman constable.
6 Men Rape 16-year-old Tribal Girl, Stone Her to Death in Chhattisgarh; Father, Relative Also Killed
A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped and smashed to death with stones in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. The accused allegedly also killed the girl's father and his four-year-old granddaughter, who were along with her, they said. The incident occurred near Gadhuproda village under Lemru police station area on January 29, but came to light on Tuesday, following which six accused were arrested in this connection, Korba Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena said.
Head of Tokyo Olympics Faces Storm Over Derogatory Comments About Women
Derogatory comments about women made earlier in the week by Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee and a former prime minister, could force him to resign. It’s one more problem the postponed Tokyo Olympics don’t need as organizers and the International Olympic Committee try to pull off the games in the midst of a pandemic. They are to open on July 23.