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कनाडा के रक्षा मंत्री हरजीत सिंह ने भी भेदभाव के दंश को झेला

[नई दिल्ली]कनाडा के रक्षा मंत्री हरजीत सिंह ने भी भेदभाव के दंश को झेला
कनाडा के भारतीय मूल के रक्षा मंत्री हरजीत सिंह सज्जन ने आज कहा कि उन्हें कनाडा की सेना में ‘‘भेदभाव का सामना’’ करना पड़ा क्योंकि वह ‘‘अलग दिखते’’ थे।
उन्होंने कनाडाई प्रधानमंत्री जस्टिन त्रुदू[JustinTrudeau] की पत्नी सोफी ग्रेगोरी त्रुदू[Trudeau] की मौजूदगी में यह टिप्पणी की।
उन्होंने कहा, ‘‘ मेरा जन्म भारत में हुआ था और जब मैं पांच साल का था, कनाडा चला गया… जब मैं 18 साल का था और वहां सेना में शामिल हो गया, मैंने भेदभाव का सामना किया क्योंकि मैं अलग दिखता था, हालांकि मैं एक कनाडाई हूं…।’’
सज्जन वैश्विक अभियान ‘शी विल ग्रो इन्टू इट’ की एशिया में शुरूआत के मौके पर यहां लोगों को संबोधित कर रहे थे।
सज्जन प्रधानमंत्री त्रुदू के साथ भारत की यात्रा पर आए हैं। कल वे लोग अमृतसर भी गए थे।
उन्होंने कहा, ‘‘ मैं एक छोटे गांव का रहने वाला हूं और कनाडा जाने से पहले साधारण जीवन जीता था।’’उन्होंने भारत में कुपोषण के शिकार महिलाओं का भी उल्लेख किया

Capt Raises Separatist Issue,PM Trudeau Denies Involvement

Canadian PM In Asr[ASR,Pb] Capt Raises Separatist Issue,PM Justin Denies Involvement
Justin Trudeau today assured Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh that Canada does not support any separatist movement:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday assured Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh that his country did not support any separatist movement in India or elsewhere.
Trudeau said he had dealt with such threats all his life and was fully aware of the dangers of violence, which he had always pushed back with all his might, the Chief Minister’s Media Advisor Raveen Thukral disclosed after the meeting.
During a 40-minute long meeting here between the two leaders, the Punjab Chief Minister handed over to Trudeau a list of nine Category `A’ Canada-based operatives alleged to be involved in hate crimes in Punjab by financing and supplying weapons for terrorist activities, and also engaged in trying to radicalize youth and children here.
At the meeting, at which Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Punjab Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu were also present, the Chief Minister raised the issue of Indo-Canadians believed to be involved in targeted killings in Punjab, urging him to take cognizance of the same and initiate stern action against such elements.
This was the first time any Punjab Chief Minister met the Prime Minister of Canada, Thukral pointed out. Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar and Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh also accompanied Captain
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The Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau signing the visitors’ book, during his visit to Golden Temple, in Amritsar on February 21, 2018.
The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, the Local Bodies Minister of Punjab, Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu and other dignitaries are also seen.

Now Rahul Gandhi Alleges ‘Scam’ in Rafale Deal

[New Delhi] Now Rahul Gandhi Alleges ‘Scam’ in Rafale Deal
Congress president Rahul Gandhi Returning the coin attacked the government for not making public the prices of Rafale fighter aircraft, and charged that there was a “scam” in the deal.
Gandhi’s attack came a day after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had refused to share the details of the deal on the grounds of security agreement signed between India and France.
Her response was to a written question in Rajya Sabha by Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agrawal, who had asked whether the government did not want to disclose in public domain the agreement between India and France for purchasing the aircraft.

US Prez Trump Reiterates His Stand for Merit-Based Immigration

[Washington,DC] US Prez Trump Reiterates His Stand for Merit-Based Immigration in his first State of the Union address
US President Donald Trump today used his first State of the Union address to push for a merit- based immigration system that admits skilled people, a proposal that could benefit technology professionals from countries like India.
n his nearly 80-minute long speech, Trump tried to shed his polarising image that has thwarted his ability to pass bipartisan legislations, calling upon Democrats to join him to work together for the benefit of Americans.
Trump proposed four pillars of immigration reform that include a pathway to citizenship for almost
1.8 million illegal immigrants — known as ‘Dreamers’ — who were brought in the US by their parents at a young age, border security, ending the visa lottery programme and limiting family-based migration.
The State of the Union address is a traditional annual speech of the US president to a joint session of Congress where he gives an account of the situation in the country.
Democrats, many of whom brought ‘Dreamers’ as guests to the president s speech, booed and hissed when the president mentioned his plans to slash the number of people who immigrate to the US through family connections a practice Trump has decried as “chain migration”.
The second pillar includes building a wall on the Southern border with Mexico.
Trump said the third pillar ends the visa lottery — a programme that randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit, or the safety of Americans.
Immigrants from any one country may not receive more than seven per cent of diversity visas issued annually through lottery.
Given that there are hundreds and thousands of Indian IT professionals waiting in queue to get their green cards because of the current country quota, the relocation of diversity visa numbers to green cards is expected to hugely benefit them.
Immigrants from 18 countries are not eligible for diversity visa because they sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the US over the previous five years combined.
The countries are Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea, the UK and Vietnam.
The fourth and final pillar protects the nuclear family by ending chain migration, he said, ruing that under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives.
Trump said in recent weeks, two terrorist attacks in New York were made possible by the visa lottery and chain migration.
In the age of terrorism, these programmes present risks we can no longer afford.

Def Accts Deptt Gets Part Timer Vigilance Officer In HariHar Mishra

[New Delhi]Def Accts Deptt Gets Part Timer Vigilance Officer In HariHar Mishra
Defence Accounts Department Gets PartTimer Vigilance Officer In HariHar Mishra
Hari Har Mishra [IDAS] Has been appointed as part time Chief Vigilance Officer.Chief Vigilance Commission has Approved this Appointment .Sh Mishra Is Jt CGDA In Controller General Of Defence Accounts[CGDA]New Delhi

Modi Warns Against “Artificial Distinction” Of ‘Good Terrorist’

[Davos]Modi Warns Against “Artificial Distinction” Of ‘Good Terrorist’ : WEF
Narendra Modi became the first Indian prime minister to address the World Economic Forum (WEF) here today during which he talked about “serious” challenges and “grave concerns” facing the world, including terrorism.
Climate change and terrorism are grave concerns before the world, Modi said, while asserting that terrorism is dangerous but what is equally dangerous is the “artificial distinction” made between ‘good terrorist’ and ‘bad terrorist’.
He also said India’s position on the menace of terrorism is well known and he would not like to elaborate on that.
The prime minister, who arrived here yesterday, said issues of peace, security and stability have emerged as serious global challenges.
He also noted that the last time when an Indian prime minister came here in 1997, India’s GDP was a little more than $ 400 billion, but now it has increased more than six-times.
Referring to WEF’s theme of ‘Creating a shared future in a fractured world’, he said the Indian philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family) has become more relevant in today’s time to address fissures and distances in the world.
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Alain Berset and the Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab, in Davos on January 23, 2018

India+Israel Ink 9 Pacts; So No Titanic Lover’s Hug

[New Delhi]India+Israel Ink 9 Pacts; So No Titanic Lover’s Hug
India and Israel today inked nine pacts to boost cooperation in key areas, including
cyber security, Gas Oil Etc
Modi also invited Israeli defence companies to India for co-production
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu held extensive talks to strenthen ties in the strategic areas of
defence and
counter- terrorism.
India and Israel will strengthen the existing pillars of cooperation in areas such as
agriculture,
technology and
security, Modi said at a joint media event with Netanyahu.
On his part, Netanyahu described Modi as a “revolutionary” leader.
“You are revolutionising India and also relations between India and Israel,” Netanyahu said, addressing Modi.
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, at Hyderabad House, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on January 15, 2018.

USA&Norway Appreciate Each Other’s Investments

USA&Norway Appreciate Each Other’s Trade+Investments
President Donald J. Trump welcomed Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg to the Oval Office In White House yesterday.
The two NATO leaders talked security+NATO, +trade + investment between the United States and Norway.
They are closest ally inside NATO,
She and the President also emphasized Norway’s importance as a major customer of American-made defense and technology products.
“In the last years, there has even been a surplus from the U.S. to Norway on the economic side,” the Prime Minister said. “So you must be making good products.
Visiting PM said,You know, Norway contributes too. I think we have estimated it — up to 470,000 jobs in the United States by our investment

CISF Takes Over UIDAI Data Centres For Security Cover in Bengaluru

[New Delhi]CISF Takes Over UIDAI Centre For Security Cover in Bengaluru
An armed squad of 80 CISF commandos has taken over full security of the all-important and sensitive UIDAI data centre in Bengaluru, the repository of the Aadhaar data, to protect it against any possible terror strike or threat.
The CISF has been guarding the facility since December 2014 as part of a temporary duty and the government has now regularised its deployment and granted it the status of a full unit under protection.
Bengaluru is the hub of major electronic and Information Technology (IT) companies of the country and is always under constant threat from anti-national elements,
The December 2005 terror attack on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru was an example of these kinds of serious security threats to various establishments in the region

P M Salutes 1971’s Martyres On Vijay Diwas

[New Delhi]P M Salutes 1971 Martyres On Vijay Diwas
The Prime Minister Of India Narendra Modi has saluted the soldiers who fought 1971 War, on the occasion of Vijay Diwas.
P M Modi said “On Vijay Diwas we salute the unflinching courage of all those who fought in 1971 and protected our nation diligently. Every Indian is proud of their heroism and service”,