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Students of Shanti Niketan Vidyapeeth attended the 5 days workshop of the Dep..

Students of Shanti Niketan Vidyapeeth attended the 5 days workshop of the Department of Science and Technology Ministry of Science and Technology, Government Of India named “INSPIRE” and got the certificates of participation. Students got excellent opportunity to interact with the Speakers/Mentors from IIT/NITs professors, researchers, scientists from DRDO/ ISRO and experts and updated their knowledge. They also presented their presentation to show the Mentors about their learned skills.

Students of Shanti Niketan Vidyapeeth attended the 5 days workshop of the Dep..

Students of Shanti Niketan Vidyapeeth attended the 5 days workshop of the Department of Science and Technology Ministry of Science and Technology, Government Of India named “INSPIRE” and got the certificates of participation. Students got excellent opportunity to interact with the Speakers/Mentors from IIT/NITs professors, researchers, scientists from DRDO/ ISRO and experts and updated their knowledge. They also presented their presentation to show the Mentors about their learned skills.

‘आखिर क्या हालात थे जो कोठे पर जा पहुंची महिला इंस्पेक्टर’?

मेरठ : शुक्रवार को दिल्ली की एक सामाजिक संस्था की शिकायत पर कार्यवाही करते हुए एंटी ह्यूमन ट्रैफिकिंग सेल और कई थानों की पुलिस ने कबाड़ी बाजार के रेड लाइट एरिया में छापा मारा। पुलिस को देख कोठों पर हड़कंप मच गया और कई युवक कपड़े संभालते भरे बाजार भागते नजर आए। पुलिस ने एक कोठे पर छापा मारकर बंधक बनाई गई एक युवती को मुक्त कराते हुए कोठा संचालिका को गिरफ्ता किया है।
दरअसल, दिल्ली की फ्रीडम फर्म नाम की एनजीओ ने मेरठ के अधिकारियों से शिकायत की थी कि कबाड़ी बाजार में राधा के कोठे पर दूसरे राज्यों की युवतियों को बंधक बनाकर उनसे जबरन जिस्मफरोशी कराई जा रही है। अधिकारियों के निर्देश पर शुक्रवार की दोपहर एंटी ह्यूमन ट्रैफिकिंग सेल की एसएसआई रश्मि चैधरी ने संस्था की पदाधिकारी संतोष देवी को साथ लेकर ब्रहमपुरी और कोतवाली पुलिस के साथ कबाड़ी बाजार के रेड लाइट एरिया में छापा मारा। पुलिस की गाड़ियों के हूटर सुनते ही बाजार के कोठों में हड़कंप मच गया। कई कोठो से युवक कपड़े संभालते हुए भागते नजर आए तो कई कोठा संचालिकाएं कोठो पर ताला जड़कर फरार हो गईं। पुलिस टीम ने राधा के कोठे पर छापेमारी करते हुए मध्यप्रदेश निवासी राधिका को मुक्त कराया। वहीं कोठा संचालिका राधा को भी हिरासत में ले लिया। एंटी ह्यूमन टैªफिकिंग सेल की एसआई रश्मि चैधरी ने बताया कि बरामद युवती का मेडिकल कराया जा रहा है। वह कोठे तक कैसे पहुंची इस विषय मंे उससे पूछताछ की जा रही है। कोठा संचालिका के खिलाफ भी कार्यवाही की जा रही है।

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Panamagate: Pak SC orders JIT to probe corruption charges against PM Nawaz Sharif

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe PM Nawaz Sharif and his family’s involvement in corruption in the Panama Papers case.

In a split judgement, the court cited insufficient evidence to outright convict and remove Sharif from office.

A five-judge bench, comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, delivered the landmark judgement after examining arguments presented in the case. The 540-page verdict was split 3-2 among the bench, with two dissenting notes in the judgement by Justice Khosa and Justice Gulzar, who said that Sharif should be disqualified.

Further, the court directed Sharif and his two sons – Hasan and Hussain – to appear before the JIT, which would consist of officers from different agencies. The investigative team has been given two months time to complete the probe into alleged corruption by the Sharif family.

The JIT will present its report before the bench after every two weeks.

The case was launched on November 3 and the court held 35 hearings before concluding proceedings on February 23.

The case was based on several identical petitions by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and others about alleged illegal assets of Sharif’s family+ in London.

The assets surfaced when Panama papers – a collection of leaked documents – showed that they were managed through offshore companies owned by Sharif’s offspring.

The petitioners had asked the court to disqualify 67-year-old Sharif under Article 62 and 63 of the constitution because he was involved in corruption.

Sharif ‘s supporters hailed the decisions as a victory of justice.

“We have been vindicated as Prime Minister had last year asked to set up a probe commission to investigate Panama leaks scandal,” said Khawaja Asif, defence minister and close ally of Prime Minister Sharif .

Earlier, the area around the Supreme Court, located in Islamabad’s Red Zone, was put on ‘red alert’, with around 1,500 police, Rangers and Frontier Constabulary personnel deployed for security and maintaining peace.

Asif Ali Zardari, the co-chairman of Pakistan People Party (PPP), in an interview with a private TV channel had asked Sharif to resign in case the decision went against him.

“We did not resist when the Supreme Court disqualified [then premier] Yousaf Raza Gilani. We chose another prime minister. Nawaz should do the same,” said Zardari.

Zardari’s handpicked Prime Minister Gilani stepped down in 2012 when the Supreme Court convicted him for disobeying court orders.

Zardari chaired an important meeting of the PPP yesterday and also called another meeting today after the court decision to assess the political situation.

Sharif’s nemesis Imran Khan+ and his party announced it would launch a movement for the next election irrespective of the decision.

Khan held a meeting of party leaders yesterday and asked them to remain in Islamabad to decide the further course of action.

(With inputs from PTI)

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American industry leaders hammer Trump’s H-1B order

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is getting hammered by critics for what they say is his dubious commitment to the “Buy American, Hire American” policy that he is promoting on faulty premise, even as his hardline nationalist supporters are in raptures that he is putting “America First.”

From pointing out that the product line from his own companies are made abroad (including Made in India sports coats) to taunting that his properties, estates, and businesses employ a large number of immigrants, detractors eviscerated the US President for double standards after he went on a blue-collar road show on Tuesday to expound American First vision. He promoted it with an executive diktat aimed, among other things, at reforming the H1B visa program that has helped grow the Indian IT industry.

That vision is faulty, industry leaders both in manufacturing and services said, echoing similar views from Trump’s political opponents and academics with expertize in the matter, all of whom argued that foreign workers actually contributed to the US economy and rejected the claim that they took over “American jobs.”

While industry leaders said Trump’s executive order to “Buy American” will simply bump up the cost of the $1 trillion infrastructure spending (or yield less from it) that he has proposed, analysts such as Linda Lim, a University of Michigan scholar who studies political economy, warned that it will also result in foreign governments enacting similar strictures against American products, throwing sand in the global trade engine.

“Think Boeing airplanes and Microsoft software, both of which currently have large global market share,” she cautioned, even as Trump kept up his refrain about American infrastructure projects having to use American steel, foregoing cheaper steel from countries such an China and India.

In fact, the United States Chamber of Commerce pointed out whenever the government has enacted domestic sourcing rules in the past, “the resulting experience has been higher overall construction costs, increased compliance burdens, reduced competition, and disruption of supply chains without significant American job creation.”

Trump’s diktat to “Hire Americans” by demonizing the H1B program also met with a similarly measured response from NASSCOM, the Indian software industry body, which, while sounding sanguine about its effect on the Indian companies, said restrictions on guest worker visas would “hurt thousands of US. businesses and their efforts to be more competitive by hindering access to needed talent.”

“In general, we believe that the current campaign to discredit our sector is driven by persistent myths, such as the ideas that H-1B visa holders are ‘cheap labor’ and ‘displace American workers’ who train their replacements, none of which is accurate,” Nasscom said. “The H-1B visa system exists specifically because of the persistent shortage of highly-skilled domestic talent in the United States.”

But claiming that the “American people voted to end the theft of American prosperity,” Trump, who lost the popular vote in the 2016 Presidential election, threw out the red meat of “America First” to his base, even as reports suggested some of his more hardline supporters are starting to get disillusioned that he is not nationalistic enough.

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Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real into Champions League semis

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to send Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-2 extra-time win and 6-3 aggregate success against 10-man Bayern Munich in controversial circumstances.

Football fan pushed to his death at match in Argentina

An Argentine football fan died Monday after being pushed from a stand at a derby match by an angry crowd who thought he was a rival supporter, officials said.

Athletes Shubham, Rajshree race to glory in Ambedkar Doud

Nav Maharashtra Krida Mandal athletes Shubham Meshram in the men’s and Rajshree Padamgirwar in the women’s reigned supreme in the Babasaheb Ambedkar Doud, organized by Nagpur District Athletics Association, at Sanvidhan Square.

U-17 World Cup: AIFF requests Fifa to allot India’s matches to Delhi

As per the current schedule, Delhi will be hosting one match of Group A comprising A2 and A3 teams, five Group B matches and two Round of 16 games.

'Pakistanis themselves give a bad name to Pakistan and Islam,' says Malala Yousafzai

NEW DELHI: Referring to the recent mob-lynching of a university student for ‘blasphemy’, Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, in a strongly-worded video message, said no one but Pakistan is to blame for the poor image it has in the world.

“We talk about Islamophobia and how people give a bad name to our country and our religion. No one is giving a bad name to our country or our religion. We are doing that all by ourselves. We are enough for that,” Yousafzai said in the video message.

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On Thursday, Mashaal Khan, a 23-year-old journalism student in Pakistan was murdered by a screaming lynch mob+ on his university premises. The mob said Mashaal posted ‘blasphemous’ content on his Facebook account. Not only did the lynch mob beat to a pulp and then shoot dead Mashaal, it then continued to pound the boy’s lifeless body with sticks – all of this in the clear light of day.

Yousafzai said that she spoke to the murdered student’s father and said his message was that peace and tolerance should prevail despite the horrific incident.

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“This incident was not just about the death of Mashaal. It was also the death knell of the message of Islam. We have forgotten our religion…we have forgotten our values and decency,” the young Nobel Laureate said, not mincing any words.

Yousafzai said Pakistanis need to study their religion carefully+ because it preaches tolerance and peace.

“It is the right of every Pakistani to live safely and peacefully. If we keep wantonly murdering people… no one is safe,” she said.

Yousafzai concluded by urging Pakistani lawmakers and all political parties to not allow such incidents to happen and to bring justice to Mashaal’s surviving family.

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