[New Delhi]General J J Singh Retreats From Shiromani Akali Dal :Resigns
Former Army Chief J J Singh has resigned from Akali Dal citing personal reasons.
Singh, who also served as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, had joined the Akali Dal ahead of the Punjab assembly elections in early 2017 and had unsuccessfully contested against chief minister Amarinder Singh from the Patiala assembly constituency.
In his resignation letter to SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, he said he was resigning from the party for personal reasons.
Gen (retd) Singh was the first Sikh officer to become the army chief. He fought the 1965 and 1971 wars, apart from being among the architects of defeating Pakistani intruders in Kargil. He served as the 22nd Chief of the Indian Army from January 31, 2005, to September 30, 2007.
[New Delhi]General J J Singh Retreats From Shiromani Akali Dal :Resigns
[Hyderabad,India]India Shows Happyness but CAUTIOUSLY Refuses To Connect Kartarpur Corridor with Dialogue Pak
External Affairs Minister Of India Smt Sushma Swaraj Wednesday said the Kartarpur corridor initiative is not connected with the dialogue process with Pakistan and talks can start the moment Islamabad stops terror activities in India.
Smt Swaraj, who is campaigning here ahead of the Telangana elections on December 7, was addressing a press conference.
. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday has layed the foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur – the final resting place of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev – to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district.Punjab Cabinet Minister Novjot Singh Sidhu ,Centre Ministers Smt HarsimratKaur Badal ,HS Puri Also joined the Function .but Smt Sushma Swaraj declined Pak’s invitation She has also refused to join SAARC Meeting in Pakistan
Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine.
The Kartarpur corridor is expected to be completed within six months.
[Washington] Donald J Trump Ticks John Abizaid For Ambassador’s Post In Saudi Arabia
Californian John Abizaid, is a fluent Arabic Speaking US general from the Iraq war who has written his master’s thesis at Harvard University about Saudi Arabia
Trump has been slow in filling key posts amid his promises to shake up Washington. But the absence of an ambassador in Riyadh, nearly two years into his presidency, has become more glaring amid rising tensions between the countries.
Abizaid requires confirmation from the Senate, which would appear likely as the retired four-star general has long enjoyed respect in Washington.
Shortly after taking over as CENTCOM commander, Abizaid told reporters that US forces were facing a “classical guerrilla-type campaign” from remnants of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party.
[Bengaluru] Rahul Includes HAL In His Arsenal :”Rafale Deal”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today interacted with HAL employees and told that “Rafale is your right.”
He alleged that “temples of modern India are being attacked and destroyed; we cannot allow it to be done.”
“Rafale is your right; you are a 78-year-old company.
He said ,I understand that that you are hurt and I want to stand with you in your discomfort,”
Speaking to reporters after the event,Gandhi said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman talked about lack of experience of HAL, but had said anything about the lack of experience of Anil Ambani, “who has been never built a plane in his life.”
Gandhi had been saying that had HAL been selected in place of Reliance Defence, it could have generated employment to scores of unemployed youth in the state.
However, the BJP and Reliance Defence have dismissed all the allegations as false.
Modi had announced the procurement of 36 Rafale fighters after holding talks with then French President Francois Hollande on April 10, 2015, in Paris.
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[New Delhi] BJP Accuses Rahul Gandhi Of Playing In Pakistani Hands
The BJP on Saturday condemned as “shameful and irresponsible” Congress chief Rahul Gandhi remarks against P M Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, saying no president of any party has ever used such language against a prime minister.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Gandhi after the Congress president alleged that there was “clear-cut” corruption in the Rafale deal and asked the prime minister to clear his position on the issue.
He also ruled out a joint parliamentary committee probe saying it cannot be done to satisfy the ego of an “ill-informed leader”.
Prasad accused Gandhi of “playing into the hands of Pakistan and China” by seeking the details of the Rafale fighter jets.
He also alleged that there was pressure for extraneous considerations and “bribe” for not finalising the Rafale deal during the UPA rule despite holding negotiations for years.
He said Reliance and Dassault had entered into agreement as early as 2012 when UPA was in power.
[Jammu]Khattar Donates Salary for Baba Banda Singh Bahadur School
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday paid obeisance at the Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier in the day, Khattar laid the foundation stone of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur public school in Naushera sector near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.
He announced a donation of Rs 31 lakh from the Harayana government and said he will be contributing his one month’s salary and Rs 1 lakh for the school.
Khattar also lauded the efforts of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in reaching out to the border residents and extending all possible support to mitigate their problems.
[New Delhi]Top Court Lists PIL Against RAFALE Deal
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear next week a PIL seeking stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India with France.
A bench comprising
Chief Justice Dipak Misra and
Justices A M Khanwilkar and
D Y Chandrachud
considered the submissions of advocate M L Sharma that his plea be listed for urgent hearing.
In his PIL, Sharma alleged discrepancies in the fighter jet deal with France and sought stay on it.
[नयी दिल्ली] मोदी सरकार के राफेल सौदे को क्रेश करने के लिए कांग्रेस करेगी जनांदोलन
पार्टी अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी की अगुवाई में आज हुई महासचिवों, राज्य प्रभारियों, प्रदेश अध्यक्षों और विधायक दल के नेताओं की बैठक में राफेल विमान सौदे में कथित अनियमितता के मामले पर देश के सभी जिला एवं प्रांतीय मुख्यालयों पर धरना देने का निर्णय लिया गया|
बैठक के बाद पार्टी के मुख्य प्रवक्त रणदीप सुरजेवाला ने कहा,‘ मोदी सरकार के भ्रष्टाचार और राफेल को लेकर यह निर्णय किया गया कि जिला स्तर से लेकर प्रांतीय स्तर पर जनांदोलन शुरू किया जाएगा। कांग्रेस के सभी महासचिव, सचिव और दूसरे पदाधिकारी हर प्रांत में जाएंगे और हम यह सुनिश्चित करेंगे कि राफेल सौदे की सच्चाई का देश को पता चले।’’
सुरजेवाला ने कहा, ‘‘हम यह सुनिश्चित करेंगे कि इस मामले में निष्पक्ष जांच हो और संयुक्त संसदीय समिति (जेपीसी) जेपीसी की जांच हो।’’ उन्होंने कहा कि जनांदोलन का पूरा कार्यक्रम जल्द तय किया जाएगा।