[New Delhi]BJP Cuts Sidhu,s Laugh For Hugging Pak General Bajwa
The BJP Tuesday accused Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu of demeaning India and speaking as an agent of Pakistan by attempting to “justify” hugging Pakistani Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and claiming that Pakistan is willing to allow Sikh pilgrims access to a gurudwara on its territory.
At a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also demanded a response from Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the issue, saying Sidhu has been speaking on the matter with his permission as Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already condemned him over his conduct in Pakistan during the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan recently.
He also accused Sidhu of meeting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj deceptively as she had given appointment to former Union minister M S Gill with whom, Patra alleged Sidhu tagged along.
The BJP spokesperson said Swaraj reprimand Sidhu in their meeting on Monday for his conduct in Pakistan.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday that Sidhu’s gesture of hugging Pakistan’s army chief impacted soldiers back home and asserted that the Punjab minister could have “avoided it”.
Sidhu had courted controversy by hugging Bajwa during his visit to Pakistan for the swearing-in of Imran Khan as Prime Minister. He had claimed that he did so as Bajwa told him that the Pakistan government was working for opening of the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from Indian state of Punjab.
Sidhu Monday met Swaraj and urged her to help initiate dialogue with Pakistan on the opening up of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.
Union minister and Akali leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, however, claimed that Swaraj “reprimanded” Sidhu for “messing up” the issue of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor dialogue and accused him of “misusing” the political clearance granted to him in visiting Pakistan recently.
[Washington] Donald J Trump Selects Bimal Patel for Treasury Department
Indian-American from Georgia, Patel, has been nominated to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. Currently, he serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
Patel earned his B.A. from Stanford University, M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
file photo of White House
[Dubai]Kohli Lost Test Scoring World’s Best Batsman Record in ICC
India captain Virat Kohli finished as the number-one ranked batsman in the world in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after the completion of the five-match series against England at London.
Kohli, who amassed 593 runs at an average of 59.3 in the series which the visitors lost by 1-4 margin, had started the series 27 points behind Australia’s Steve Smith and finished one point ahead of his closest rival.
Kohli had first reached the top of the world after the Edgbaston Test and then reclaimed the top spot after the Trent Bridge Test. He will now defend his number-one ranking in the two-Test home series against the West Indies, which starts on October 4.
[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.
[Islamabad,Pak]Imran Shows His Bowling Skill:Starts Austerity in Govt
Pakistan’s new government led by Imran Khan has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the president and the prime minister, as part of its austerity drive.
Govt Claims that even Army chief was not allowed first class travel and always used business class.
Discretionary allocation of funds by the prime minister and the president and other officials was also stopped by the Cabinet.
New Govt Alleges that previous govt of Nawaz Sharif used Rs 51 billion discretionary funds in a year.
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[New Delhi] Two Big Democracies Reiterate Their Commitment to Counter Terrorism
The US Ambassador to India Mr. Kenneth I. Juster along with other officials of the Embassy called on Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi
They reiterated the strong resolve of India and US to jointly counter the threats posed by terrorism to two of the world’s biggest democracies as well as the world peace.
In this regard, Mr. Kenneth Juster expressed his country’s keenness to continue the ongoing Homeland Security Dialogue between India and US for a concrete conclusion.
They also discussed measures to further strengthen Indo-US ties during the meeting.
The U.S. Ambassador to India, Mr. Kenneth I. Juster calling on the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju, in New Delhi on August 13, 2018.
[Chd,Pb]Imran Telephonically Also Invites Sidhu For Swearing Ceremony
Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Mr. Imran Khan has sent invitation ffor ormer cricketer and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu to his swearing in ceremony.
Apart from this, Mr. Imran Khan also extended personal invitation to Mr. Sidhu on phone which was accepted in all humility by the latter.