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US President Trump turns down India’s invitation for Republic Day

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Oct 28  : A major setback to Narendra Modi’s diplomacy as U.S. President Donald Trump has turned down India’s invitation to be the chief guest at the 70th Republic Day celebrations in 2019. The decision has been communicated in writing to National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval by US authorities , as per reports.

The letter received by Doval reportedly do not specify the reason for tuning down India’s request But Trump has to deliver the State of the Union Address to the joint session of the US Congress, around the same time.This shows that India-US ties are not in good shape, despite the good rapport of PM Modi with President Trump.

But the fact of the matter is, Washington is upset after India inked a USD 5 billion deal to purchase S-400 Triumf air defence system from Moscow. The mega deal was sealed in New Delhi during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

President Donald Trump has said “India will soon find out. Aren’t they?” about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions after India signed a USD 5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russia.”India is going to find out, he reiterated on Wednesday in response to India specific question. Asked when, he said, “You will see. Sooner than you think.

Under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA sanctions, which was amended early this year, only Trump has the authority for the presidential waiver to India on weapons deal with sanctions-hit Russia.

Moreover, India has asserted that  despite US sanctions on Iran and New Delhi will continue to buy oil from oil-producing country.

 White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in August had confirmed that Trump has received an invite to visit India. “I know that the invitation has been extended, but I do not believe that a final decision has been made,” Sanders told reporters then.

US in August said that it got an invitation from the Indian authorities but a decision was not taken then. However, the decision was communicated to Indian authorities recently with only three months left the ceremony.

But now New Delhi will have to look for another foreign dignitary  to find a chief guest for the R-day ceremony.

By Arti Bali

 

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Crowd swells at Delhi-UP border with arrival of over hundred tractors

In the morning, when the farmers had blocked the expressway, Gayendra Singh, SP (City), Ghaziabad, had said that the police were hopeful that the blockade will end soon on the key road leading to Delhi.

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Even as the talks between the government and the agitated farmers are underway, crowd swelled at the border connecting Delhi to Uttar Pradesh in Ghazipur on Thursday after hundreds of tractors entered the area to put pressure on the government to repeal the three contentious farm laws.

Thousands of farmers protesting against the farm laws have laid siege at the Ghazipur border road and on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway in a bid to enter the national capital. Pawan Khatana, Bharat Kisan Union’s Delhi-NCR President, arrived with hundreds of tractors to the protest side at noon.

“There is no law and order situation till now. If they try to commit any mischief, we will also use force. Right now, the situation is peaceful. We are merely observing it,” a senior police officer told IANS on condition of anonymity.

The border points in the area continue to remain under heavy police cover with multilayered barricades in place.

In the morning, when the farmers had blocked the expressway, Gayendra Singh, SP (City), Ghaziabad, had said that the police were hopeful that the blockade will end soon on the key road leading to Delhi.

All eyes are now on the ongoing fourth round of talks between the farmers’ unions and the Centre. The third round talks had failed to break the deadlock on Tuesday.

The farmers have been sitting on protest for the last eight days at Delhi-Haryana and Delhi-Uttar Pradesh borders. Thousands of farmers have been camping at the Singhu border, while several other groups have blocked entry at the Delhi-Haryana border in Tikri, the Delhi-UP border in Ghazipur and the Delhi-UP border in Chilla.

The farmers are demanding that the three farm laws passed by the Parliament in September be repealed, expressing apprehension that they would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system, leaving them at the mercy of the big corporates.

The government has, however, maintained that the laws will provide farmers with better opportunities. It has also accused the opposition parties of “misleading” the farmers.

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SC moved against UP, Uttarakhand’s ‘love jihad’ laws

Citing the landmark Kesavananda Bharti case, the plea said “the court held that the Parliament can amend the Constitution but the Parliament cannot change the basic structure of the Constitution”.

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New Delhi: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court challenging the The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance, 2020 and the Uttarakhand Freedom Of Religion Act, 2018.

The plea moved by advocates Vishal Thakre and Abhay Singh Yadav and law researcher Pranvesh, states that the UP ordinance disturbs the basic structure of the Constitution. “The most important issue was whether the Parliament has the power to amend the fundamental rights enshrined under Part III of the Constitution,” said the plea.

The petitioners contended that the Parliament has no power to amend the fundamental rights, and if this ordinance is implemented, it will harm public at a large and will create a chaotic situation in the society.

“It is also pertinent to mention herein that the ordinance is passed by the state government/s of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is against the provisions of Special Marriage Act, 1954 and it will create fear in the society who is/ are not part of Love Jihad… they can be falsely implicated in the ordinance,” the plea said.

Citing the landmark Kesavananda Bharti case, the plea said “the court held that the Parliament can amend the Constitution but the Parliament cannot change the basic structure of the Constitution”.

The petitioners contended they are aggrieved by the ordinances passed by the state governments and prayed before the top court that the law passed by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand should be declared ultra vires and null and void, as they “disturb the basic structure of the Constitution and also are against the public policy and society at large”.

“This ordinance can become a potent tool in the hands of bad elements of the society to use this ordinance to falsely implicate anyone,” it argued, adding that there are probabilities of “falsely implicating persons who are not involved in any such acts and it will be a grave injustice if this ordinance is passed”.

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Farmers Protest: Diljit Dosanjh slams Kangana Ranaut for her tweet against elderly Sikh woman

Kangana had earlier posted a picture on Twitter claiming that it was Bano who was being bribed with Rs 100 a day to participate in the ongoing farmers’ protest.

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Actor-Singer Diljit Dosanjh slammed actor Kangana Ranaut for misidentifying an elderly Sikh woman during the farmers’ protest. While Kangana soon deleted her tweet, it did not go down well with several actors and the lady Mahinder Kaur herself. The actor, now also faces a legal notice for her Twitter fiasco.

Sharing a video interview of the elderly woman, whose name is Mahinder Kaur, Diljit tagged Kangana’s Twitter account, showing her the proof. “Respected MAHINDER KAUR JI Ah Sunn La Ni With Proof @KanganaTeam Banda Ena V Ni Anna Hona Chaida.. Kush v Boli Turi jandi aa ..(Listen to this proof, @KanganaTeam. One should not be this blind. She keeps says anything),” he wrote in his tweet.

Calling him Karan Johar’s lackey, Kangana tweeted in Hindi, “The same dadi who was protesting for her citizenship at Shaheen Bagh, Bilkis Bano, was also protesting with the farmers. I have no idea who Mahinder Kaur (sic) is, so stop creating unnecessary drama. Stop this right now.”

Diljit responded asking Kangana whether by her tweet she was implying that one becomes a sycophant to whomever they work with. “In that case, wouldn’t you have a long list of masters to answer to?” he tweeted.

“These people are not from Bollywood. They belong to Punjab. You can say whatever you like but we won’t be perturbed. You are well-versed in lying and manipulating people’s emotions,” he added.

Kangana had earlier posted a picture on Twitter claiming that it was Bano who was being bribed with Rs 100 a day to participate in the ongoing farmers’ protest. However, the woman in the photograph was 73-year-old Mohinder Kaur, a resident of Bathinda’s Bahadurgarh Jandian village. The tweet has since been deleted.

In response to this tweet, Diljit posted a clip of a BBC interview with Mohinder and tweeted in Punjabi: “Here’s your proof @KanganaTeam. Nobody should be so blind as to go around saying anything they like.”

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