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India proposes to raise emergency coronavirus fund to SAARC nations to battle the pandemic outbreak
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India proposes to raise emergency coronavirus fund to SAARC nations to battle the pandemic outbreak

On Sunday, India proposed raising an emergency fund to battle the coronavirus pandemic in South Asia, with New Delhi offering $10 million, and urged SAARC nations to join in. Lately, the amount of affirmed cases in India rose to 100.

PM Narendra Modi urged to SAARC pioneers via video conferencing that “Any of us can utilize the fund to meet the expense for immediate action,” including that India would likewise offer fast response teams and other specialists to manage the emergency.

Modi stated there were less than 150 cases in nations spanning the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan, the Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. However, the situation before us is uncertain. He stated, “This is the reason it would be important for us all to share our perspectives,” Reuters reported.

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India’s Health Ministry reported on Sunday that the number of Covid-19 cases had ascended to 107, and increased around 23 from the day before, with a western state home to the nation’s financial capital the most severely hit.

“The number could rise as we are waiting for test reports of people who were in close contact with patients who have tested positive,” Health officials tested.

Delhi has reported 7 cases, Maharashtra 32, Kerala 22, Uttar Pradesh 12,
Haryana 14 respectively. Moreover, 234 Indian nationals have been evacuated from Iran on Sunday and have been brought to Jaisalmer and are kept under quarantine in the Indian Army Wellness Centre.

In Mumbai, the Bollywood film industry said that they would stop all work until March-end, the CEO of the Producers Guild of India, Kulmeet Makkar, told Reuters.

India has already taken steps to check the spread by suspended most visas to the nation and closing down schools, colleges, and theaters, and have urged people to maintain personal hygiene and avoid large social gatherings.

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Prime Minister of India calls for calm, after the number of clashes deaths raised to 20.
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Prime Minister of India calls for calm, after the number of clashes deaths raised to 20.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for calm after days of clashes between Hindus and the Muslim minority over the controversial nationality law, in some of the worst sectarian violence in New Delhi in decades. A doctor said 20 people were killed and nearly 200 wounded, and many suffered gunshot wounds.

Police and paramilitaries patrolled the streets in much greater numbers. “Peace and harmony are essential to the soul of the people,” Moody said. I appeal to my sisters and brothers in Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. ”

Sonia Gandhi, head of the opposition Congress party, called for the resignation of Interior Minister Amit Shah, who is directly responsible for imposing law and order in the capital. Clashes erupted between thousands demonstrating in support or protest of the new nationality law passed by the Moodi Hindu nationalist government.

The law makes it easier for non-Muslims to obtain Indian citizenship from some neighboring countries that are predominantly Muslim. Critics say the law is biased against Muslims and undermines India’s secular constitution. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has denied any prejudice against India’s more than 180 million Muslims.

Reuters witnesses saw crowds carrying sticks and stones walking in the streets in parts of northeast Delhi on Tuesday, as incidents of burning and looting were common. Black smoke billowed from a tire market, setting fire to the area, as fire trucks rushed to control the fire.

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East-Delhi violence has shaken the Delhi capital – 2 Special Investigation Teams formed to probe
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East-Delhi violence has shaken the Delhi capital – 2 Special Investigation Teams formed to probe

The chaotic north-east Delhi violence has shaken the Delhi capital. Since Sunday, Thirty-nine people died, and more than Two hundred were injured as per reports. The clash first broke out on Sunday between the pro-CAA and anti-CAA protesters.

Since months there have been debates and protests over the controversial bill called the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by the Parliament on December 11, 2019.

2 Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) has been shaped to probe the deadly violence. The SIT’s will be lead by two Deputy Commissioners who, with their teams, investigate the brutal clashes that spread in north-east Delhi.

As per NDTV news, an uncontrollable mob armed with stones, iron rods, and firearms have been roaming the lanes challenging police orders and vandalizing property, assaulting residents of the area. According to police sources, more than 50 cell phones seized from the accused showed that both groups of rioters might have utilized WhatsApp to organize and instigate violent clashes. On the contrary, there have been hate speeches by political leaders in the BJP, against whom activist Harsh Mandar has filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court.

On Wednesday, prohibitory mandates under section 144 of CrPC have been imposed in 10 violence-affected areas for a month, for example, Maujpur, Mustafabad, Jaffrabad, and Shiv Vihar, Seelampur – in north-east Delhi, which have witnessed deadly conflicts.

The CBSE board exams have been deferred in the impacted zones. The violence left a few neighborhoods consumed and ravaged.

Following three days of brutality, on Wednesday, PM Narendra Modi broke his silence and tweeted and addressed people to maintain “harmony and brotherhood.”

As per the Delhi Police, Over 130 people have been arrested, and 48 FIRs have been recorded regarding the brutality. The situation is now under control, says the Delhi Police. Delhi Police is under harsh criticism for deferring from taking swift action in filing FIRs.

As per the latest news, the Home Ministry in an announcement stated, Curfew in northeast Delhi zones will be lifted for 10 hours today – 4 am to 10 am, and 4 pm to 8 pm.

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‘America Loves India’ says Trump on his first visit to India

‘America Loves India’ says Trump on his first visit to India

On Monday, At the world’s biggest cricket stadium, around 125,000 people accumulated to greet U.S. president on his first visit to India alongside the PM Modi at a rally named “Namaste Trump.”

On Monday evening, The function was arranged at Ahmedabad in Modi’s home state of Gujarat, was the zenith of Trump’s visit to India and a stage for the two leaders to display their friendly relationship. The U.S. president was welcomed at the gigantic new Motera stadium, with Indians who cheered and were wearing cardboard Trump face masks and “Namaste Trump” cap to greet him. While Prime Minister Modi gave his welcome speech, the crowd joined to greet President Trump with chants of ‘Namaste India’ and ‘India-US friendship, long live, long live.

The two leaders were equally enthusiastic in praising each other. “India-US relations are no longer merely another relationship, it’s a far more prominent and closer relationship,” expressed Prime Minister Modi. Trump revealed in his discourse, “America loves India, and respects India,” and “India gives hope to all humanity.” He included promising “an incredible trade accord” at his most significant rally abroad.

While President Trump is facing the U.S. Presidential elections and Prime Minister Modi, who also has been facing a series of protests against the controversial citizenship amendment act (CAA). Trump’s 36-hour visit is exceptionally crucial for both the countries as it will boost their bilateral and trade relations.

Trump declared that a deal had been made for India to buy $3bn of U.S. military helicopters however said in his discourse noted that they were still just in the “beginning stages of the discussion.” It’s a fantastic trade deal; perhaps the greatest ever trade deal” between India and the US, Trump included. Further developments that have come out of the visit are relied upon to be announced in Delhi later today. The grand ceremonial welcome in Delhi was held early morning at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, and then, President Trump visited Mahatma Gandhi’s samadhi to pay homage at the Raj Ghat.

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First official visit in India for US president Donald Trump
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First official visit in India for US president Donald Trump

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, arrived in India on Monday morning for his first official visit to the country and was greeted by a large crowd.

The U.S. President’s plane landed at Ahmedabad International Airport in western India, where he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A busy schedule of appointments for Trump: is expected in Agra to visit the Taj Mahal in the absence of the sun, before going to New Delhi, where he will hold bilateral meetings between American and Indian officials on Tuesday.

This visit will be an opportunity to review the relations between the American President and the Indian Prime Minister, while highlighting the personal compatibility between them in light of the tension between the two countries following the protectionist policies adopted by both.

“We are not getting good treatment from India, but it is fortunate that I greatly appreciate Prime Minister Modi,” Trump said this week before his visit to India. “We are ready to come to India, we are on our way, we will be meeting everyone in a few hours,” he tweeted this morning in the Hindi language before he landed. Modi tweeted in response: “The guest is God”.

According to Al-Arabiya quoting Indian officials, India and the United States have built close political and security ties and Trump’s two-day trip is a sign of their converging interests, including a way to counter China’s rise as a superpower.

During his two-day visit, accompanied by the First Lady Melania, Trump and Modi will participate in a rally in Ahmedabad on Monday with over one hundred thousand people in the largest cricket stadium in the world which will be inaugurated on this occasion.

Modi called this meeting “Namaste Trump”, a greeting to Trump in local dialect, in response to a similar festival held by the American president in Houston, Texas, last September under the slogan “Hoody Modi”. People were carrying Indian flags, many roads were blocked off in Ahmedabad, shops shut and police stationed on rooftops and balconies. School children boarded buses bound for the stadium shouting “We love Trump.”

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