World – NP News24 https://npnews24.com Latest News Update realtime on the move Wed, 20 Nov 2019 06:58:58 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 161264391 Sirisena urges citizens to vote in SL prez polls https://npnews24.com/2019/11/16/sirisena-urges-citizens-to-vote-in-sl-prez-polls/ Sat, 16 Nov 2019 06:15:05 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/16/sirisena-urges-citizens-to-vote-in-sl-prez-polls/

Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday urged citizens to cast their votes without fear as polling was on for the island nation’s eighth presidential election.In a statement, Sirisena said that maximum security had been provided across the country and thousands of police officers and tri-forces had been deployed on ground, […]

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Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday urged citizens to cast their votes without fear as polling was on for the island nation’s eighth presidential election.In a statement, Sirisena said that maximum security had been provided across the country and thousands of police officers and tri-forces had been deployed on ground, reports Xinhua news agency.”In a country where democracy has been strengthened it is a right and also a duty to vote for the person of their choice,” Sirisena said.

He asked people not be misled by rumours, and asked citizens to go to their polling stations.As voting began across the island country at 7 a.m., long queues were seen outside the polling stations.Voting will end at 5 p.m. local time.A record 35 candidates are contesting Saturday’s presidential elections which is being held after five years.Over 12,000 voting centres have been set up across the island country for an estimated 16 million voters out of the country’s 22 million population.Forty-three counting centres have been set up.The Elections Commission urged political parties to ensure a free and fair poll and said the winner was expected to be announced by Monday. –IANSksk/

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Israel-Gaza tension: Death toll rises to 15 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/israel-gaza-tension-death-toll-rises-to-15/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:15:07 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/israel-gaza-tension-death-toll-rises-to-15/ Israel
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Gaza, Nov 13 (IANS) Three Palestinians were killed on Wednesday in a fresh Israeli air strike on central Gaza Strip, bringing the number of Palestinians that have been killed since Tuesday up to 15, said doctors. Gaza Health Ministry said in a short text message sent to reporters that three Palestinian young men were killed […]

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Gaza, Nov 13 (IANS) Three Palestinians were killed on Wednesday in a fresh Israeli air strike on central Gaza Strip, bringing the number of Palestinians that have been killed since Tuesday up to 15, said doctors.

Gaza Health Ministry said in a short text message sent to reporters that three Palestinian young men were killed in an air strike that directly struck them near the Nusseirat Refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, Xinhua reported.Earlier on Wednesday, two Palestinians killed in two separate Israeli air strikes on central Gaza Strip and eastern Gaza city in the second day of tension between Israel and the Islamic Jihad, doctors said.

Gaza militants resumed on Wednesday launching rockets and projectiles from Gaza into Israel, where Israeli fighting planes continued air strikes on posts and facilities that belong to Islamic Jihad and other militants in Gaza.The new wave of violent tension broke out on Tuesday after Israel killed senior Islamic Jihad militant Baha Abu al-Atta and his wife in an air strike on his house in eastern Gaza.

The Islamic Jihad vowed revenge and launched barrages of rockets and projectiles into Israel in response to the killing.Meanwhile, a Palestinian source said that Egypt and the UN have moved to curb tension and prevent it from sliding into a broad confrontation similar to the 2014 war in which more than 2,000 Palestinians were killed.

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Modi arrives in Brasilia for BRICS summit, to meet Putin, Xi https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/modi-arrives-in-brasilia-for-brics-summit-to-meet-putin-xi/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:00:12 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/modi-arrives-in-brasilia-for-brics-summit-to-meet-putin-xi/ Narendra Modi
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Brasilia, Nov 13 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived in the Brazilian capital for the 11th BRICS summit.On Wednesday, he is scheduled to hold talks with the presidents of Russia, Brazil and China – Vladimir Putin, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, and Xi Jinping, respectively. He will also attend the BRICS Business Forum Closing […]

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Brasilia, Nov 13 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived in the Brazilian capital for the 11th BRICS summit.On Wednesday, he is scheduled to hold talks with the presidents of Russia, Brazil and China – Vladimir Putin, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, and Xi Jinping, respectively.

He will also attend the BRICS Business Forum Closing Ceremony, attend a cultural presentation and a welcome dinner hosted by the Brazilian president.

The theme of the 11th BRICS summit is “Economic Growth for an Innovative Future”.The BRICS comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.A large business delegation from India is also attending the BRICS business forum there.On November 14, the leaders would attend a restricted session, which would be a closed door session.

, Modi would attend the BRICS plenary where the leaders will discuss intra-BRICS cooperation for economic development of their societies, he added.MoUs would be signed between the trade and investment agencies, after which a BRICS joint declaration would also be issued.The five major emerging economies comprise 42 percent of the world’s population, having 23 percent of the global GDP and 17 percent of world trade.”I would be taking part in this year’s BRICS Summit being held in Brazil on November 13 and 14. The Summit’s theme is ‘Economic growth for an innovative future.’

I look forward to holding discussions with BRICS leaders on greater cooperation in a wide range of areas,” Modi said on Tuesday ahead of his departure.He said on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit, he would be addressing the BRICS Business Forum and interacting with BRICS Business Council as well as the New Development Bank. “Improving economic linkages augurs well for the BRICS nations,” he said.

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Film on Guru Nanak shown at prominent locations worldwide https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/film-on-guru-nanak-shown-at-prominent-locations-worldwide/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:30:11 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/film-on-guru-nanak-shown-at-prominent-locations-worldwide/ Guru Nanak
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New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) A film depicting the prominent teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, was shown at prominent locations in countries with a sizeable Sikh diaspora, including the US, UK and Canada, as part of celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh master. The LED video […]

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New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) A film depicting the prominent teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, was shown at prominent locations in countries with a sizeable Sikh diaspora, including the US, UK and Canada, as part of celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of the first Sikh master.

The LED video was shown at the Palazzo Senatorio in Rome, Maritime Museum in Sydney and Nanak Darbar Gurudwara in Dubai among other places.The film depicts the prominent teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, his inspiring quotes and also about the three pillars of Sikhism i.e. Nam Jap, Kirat kar and Vaaa Chakk presented in spectacular visual narrative using an animated and graphic visual.

The illustrations are based on scenes from the life of a common man and give a visual meaning to the application of Guru Nanak Dev’s teachings in daily life.UNESCO is also partnering in translations of Nanak’s teachings in many international languages for wider dissemination and outreach.As part of the 550th anniversary celebrations, Indian missions also unveiled special commemorative stamps issued by the Department of Posts and presented the same to foreign dignitaries.

The celebrations this year also coincide with the opening of the historic Kartarpur Corridor on November 9 to enable pilgrims from India and those holding Overseas Citizen of India cards to undertake visits to the historic Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.Guru Nanak’s teachings of love, peace, equality and brotherhood have universal appeal and convey the message of spirituality, humanity, devotion and truth, said a statement.

Earlier this year, to mark the celebrations of the anniversary, missions and posts abroad organised a large number of activities such as Baisakhi celebrations, photo exhibitions, seminars and talks, and screening of documentary films on the life of Guru Nanak.On October 22, around 90 resident Heads of Missions in New Delhi travelled to Amritsar on a special commemorative visit. ICCR also organised a visit by a team of Sikh diaspora youth to various places associated with Guru Nanak Dev in India and held an international youth seminar on the occasion in Amritsar.

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Hurriyat leader Geelani thanks Imran https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/hurriyat-leader-geelani-thanks-imran/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:30:10 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/hurriyat-leader-geelani-thanks-imran/ Imran Khan
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Islamabad, Nov 13 (IANS) Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has in a letter thanked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and the people of Pakistan for their support for the Kashmir cause. In his letter, the All Pakistan Hurriyat Conference Chairman also “appreciated the way Imran Khan spoke at the United Nations General Assembly […]

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Islamabad, Nov 13 (IANS) Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has in a letter thanked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and the people of Pakistan for their support for the Kashmir cause.

In his letter, the All Pakistan Hurriyat Conference Chairman also “appreciated the way Imran Khan spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in September in favour of the Kashmiri people and against the Indian decision to illegally change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir”, Pakistani media reported.

He pointed out that “India’s attempt to force this illegal decision on the people has seen a widespread curfew in the region”.India on August 5 abrogated special status for Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two union territories.

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Ordinance on registration of visitors with Meghalaya Guv https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/ordinance-on-registration-of-visitors-with-meghalaya-guv/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:30:08 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/ordinance-on-registration-of-visitors-with-meghalaya-guv/ Meghalaya Guv
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Shillong, Nov 13 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has sent the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 to Governor Tathagata Roy for his approval, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said on Wednesday. The state cabinet had approved the amendment to the Meghalaya Residents, Safety and Security Act (MRSSA), 2016 that requires registration of all […]

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Shillong, Nov 13 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has sent the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 to Governor Tathagata Roy for his approval, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said on Wednesday.

The state cabinet had approved the amendment to the Meghalaya Residents, Safety and Security Act (MRSSA), 2016 that requires registration of all non-residents, including tourists visiting the state”We have sent the ordinance to the Governor for his approval,” Tynsong said.

Stating that the ordinance is yet to be implemented in the state as the government is still waiting for the governor’s approval, he said the ordinance will be regularized in the next session of the state Assembly.Tynsong said the state government will also have to redraft the rules for implementing the ordinance.Though, the amendment has led to major concerns among tourists planning to visit Meghalaya, Tynsong, however, said the ordinance is not to restrict people from entering the state but is done for the interest and safety and security of all those who visit the state.

Noting that the amendment was not like the Inner Line Permit (ILP), Tynsong said the Ordinance is aimed at making registration mandatory for non-residents entering Meghalaya.However, permanent residents of Meghalaya both tribals and non-tribals, as well central government employees and paramilitary forces are not exempted from the registration process.

“But person who is not a resident of Meghalaya and intend to stay more than 24 hours in the state will have to furnish information to the government. This is done for the interest and safety and security of all those who visit the state,” he said.The Deputy Chief Minister said that the rules will be circulated to hotels, guest houses and home stays to ensure that people visiting the state are registered with the government.Maintaining that the ordinance is not to restrict people from entering the state, Tynsong said that people who intend to visit the state as tourists or for other purposes, should come with the knowledge of the government.

Earlier, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had also allayed fears and apprehensions about any harassment which may arise out of the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019.Sangma said the registration process would be designed keeping in mind the convenience of the tourists.”We intend to make this registration process a very simple process.

There will be four to five to maximum six phases that a person need to enter and once he does that on a mobile phone he will receive a QR code that’s the registration process,” the Chief Minister said.He said the system of registering may take an individual less than a minute.

“It is as simple as a person getting down in the airport and by the time he reaches his vehicle he receives the QR code. Hotels will simply scan the QR code. There is no question of standing in line or going to the Deputy Commissioners office to get the different type of papers. Everything will be done online,” the Chief Minister said.

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Schumacher’s wife hiding his condition: Ex-Manager https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/schumachers-wife-hiding-his-condition-ex-manager/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:15:11 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/schumachers-wife-hiding-his-condition-ex-manager/ Michael Schumacher
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London, Nov 13 (IANS) Michael Schumacher’s wife is hiding about Formula One legend’s condition, claims his former manager Willi Weber.Schumacher, who gained seven FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Championships and 91 race victories, suffered a skiing accident on December 29, 2013 which resulted in a brain injury that has caused him to be bedridden and […]

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London, Nov 13 (IANS) Michael Schumacher’s wife is hiding about Formula One legend’s condition, claims his former manager Willi Weber.Schumacher, who gained seven FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Championships and 91 race victories, suffered a skiing accident on December 29, 2013 which resulted in a brain injury that has caused him to be bedridden and unable to speak for the past five years.

Speaking in a German documentary ‘The Michael Schumacher Tale’, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Schumacher’s first World Championship in 1994, Weber has claimed that he has made numerous requests to see Schumacher — only for them to be refused by wife Corinna, reports mirror.co.uk.

I know that Michael has been hit hard, but unfortunately I do not know what progress he makes,” Weber said.”I’d like to know how he’s doing and shake hands or stroke his face,” he added.Weber also stated that Corinna fears the truth about Schumacher’s condition entering the public domain. “But unfortunately, this is rejected by Corinna. She’s probably afraid that I’ll see right away what’s going on and make the truth public.”In August 1995, Michael married Corinna and the couple has two kids.

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Prince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in UK https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/prince-charles-hails-contribution-of-sikhs-in-uk/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:00:11 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/prince-charles-hails-contribution-of-sikhs-in-uk/ Prince Charles
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New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Britain’s Prince Charles, who arrives on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to India, has hailed the “inspiring” principles of Sikhism and the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK. The Prince of Wales, who is to visit a Gurdwara in New Delhi to mark the 550th birth anniversary […]

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New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Britain’s Prince Charles, who arrives on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to India, has hailed the “inspiring” principles of Sikhism and the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK.

The Prince of Wales, who is to visit a Gurdwara in New Delhi to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, posted a personal message on the Clarence House Instagram page.”As I depart for India, on my tenth official visit, I just want to convey my warmest best wishes to all of you in the Sikh Community in the UK, and across the Commonwealth, on the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji,” he said.

“The principles on which Guru Nanak founded the Sikh religion, and which guide your lives to this day, are the ones which can inspire us all — hard work, fairness, respect, and selfless service to others. In embodying these values, Sikhs have made the most profound contribution to the life of this country, and continue to do so, in every imaginable field, just as you do in so many other places around the world.””

This week, as Sikhs everywhere honour the founder of your faith, my wife and I wanted you to know just how much your community is valued and admired by us all, and that our thoughts are with you at this very special time,” Prince Charles added, signing the note, “HRH The Prince of Wales.”Prince Charles is arriving on what will be his 10th official visit to India, to celebrate enduring British-Indian ties, with a focus on shared global challenges like sustainability and climate change.

His engagements in the national capital, include a bilateral meeting with the President Ram Nath Kovind. He will present a Commonwealth ‘Points of Light’ award to an Indian winner for her exemplary contribution to the field of social development that involves upliftment of disabled children, family counselling and therapy sessions, a British High Commission statement said.Prince Charles will participate in a discussion on how to strengthen disaster resilience and tackle the effects of climate change at the Indian Meteorological Department.

He will visit a Sikh temple to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak and mark the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK.He will attend a military service to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers from India, the UK and across the Commonwealth in World War One and World War Two.He will also attend a discussion with influential Indian business leaders to seek their advice and input on sustainable markets.Prince Charles is travelling alone to India, but will be meeting up with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall in Auckland.The couple will embark on a week-long tour of New Zealand.

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Trump impeachment: Next round of public hearings announced https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/trump-impeachment-next-round-of-public-hearings-announced/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:00:08 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/trump-impeachment-next-round-of-public-hearings-announced/ Donald Trump
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Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) The US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has unveiled the schedule for public hearings of eight more witnesses as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine. Schiff, a California Democrat, announced on Twitter on Tuesday that the testimonies of the eight witnesses, all […]

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Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) The US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has unveiled the schedule for public hearings of eight more witnesses as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine.

Schiff, a California Democrat, announced on Twitter on Tuesday that the testimonies of the eight witnesses, all of whom had testified previously behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, will be held over three days next week, Xinhua reported.Specifically, Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence on Europe and Russia, and Alexander Vindman, a Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, will testify Tuesday morning.

Kurt Volker, the former US special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a National Security Council aide, will appear on Tuesday afternoon.The lawmakers will hear the narration of events from US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on Wednesday morning, and from Laura Cooper, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, as well as David Hale, the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, in the afternoon.

Former White House Russia expert Fiona Hill will testify on November 21.As has been announced by Schiff, William Taylor, Charge d’Affairs of the US Embassy in Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, are scheduled to testify publicly on Wednesday. Former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s public hearing is slated for Friday.

Among the witnesses who will show up next week, Morrison, Volker and Hale were requested by Republicans, who were given the right to call witnesses by a resolution passed in the Democratic-controlled House in October. The Republican-proposed witnesses, however, have to be signed off by Democrats, according to the rules set in the resolution.

The Democrats have rejected Republicans’ request for the whistleblower — whose revelation of the Ukraine controversy triggered House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment effort — and former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter — against whom Trump pursues an anti-corruption investigation from the Ukrainian government — to testify.Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee said in a statement that they “accepted all of the Minority requests that are within the scope of the impeachment inquiry”.

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El Chapo’s wife to make debut on show ‘Cartel Crew’ https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/el-chapos-wife-to-make-debut-on-show-cartel-crew/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 06:45:10 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2019/11/13/el-chapos-wife-to-make-debut-on-show-cartel-crew/ Emma Coronel Aispuro
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Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of convicted druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, will make the first of several appearances on the network’s docuseries “Cartel Crew” on November 18, network VH1 confirmed. The series, now in its second season, goes inside the lives of descendants of the cartel life as they navigate […]

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Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of convicted druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, will make the first of several appearances on the network’s docuseries “Cartel Crew” on November 18, network VH1 confirmed.

The series, now in its second season, goes inside the lives of descendants of the cartel life as they navigate adulthood and the effects the legacy has had on their upbringing. Michael Blanco, youngest son of “Cocaine Godmother” Griselda Blanco, stars on the show, reports deadline.com.

The network said Aispuro “opens up about her life after El Chapo and her upcoming business venture” – likely an El Chapo-inspired clothing line she announced earlier this year. El Chapo, the leader of the murderous (and still active) Sinaloa cartel, is serving a life sentence after his conviction in July on charges of drug trafficking, firearms and money laundering.

He had twice escaped from prisons in Mexico before being extradited to the US.New York Police and others were on high alert outside and around the Brooklyn courthouse when El Chapo was convicted; authorities held an active-shooter drill the previous day to prepare for the verdict.

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