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Priyanka Slammed Over Sikkim ‘Insurgency’ Comment, Apologizes…….

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has produced a Sikkimese film, came under attack after calling the hill state insurgency-troubled. She has apologized to the Sikkim government, which wants another apology in more “clear-cut terms”.

Netizens on Thursday slammed and trolled Priyanka for being “politically illiterate” after she spoke of Sikkim in an interview, on the sidelines of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). She was discussing ‘Pahuna: The Little Visitors’, her Sikkimese production which premiered at the gala.

Sikkim Tourism Secretary C. Zangpo Bhutia said: “We have received an apology note from Priyanka Chopra for her comments, where she has written ‘I tender an apology’. But we are not satisfied. We have asked her to send us another letter in more clear-cut terms.”

Asked what the Sikkim government felt about Priyanka’s comments, he said: “Whatever she said is totally unacceptable. This has tarnished the image of our state. So we asked her to take back her statement and apologize to us. But as we are not satisfied with her first letter. We are waiting for a fresh note from her.”

Priyanka, who now divides her time in the US and India, is yet to issue an official statement.

Her film ‘Pahuna…’ is about three Nepalese children who get separated from their parents, escape the Maoists in Nepal and flee to Sikkim.

Talking about the movie, Priyanka said: “This is a Sikkimese film. Sikkim is a small state in the northeast of India which never had a film industry or anyone who made films from there. And this is the first film ever that’s come out of that region because it’s very troubled with insurgency and troubling situations.”

 This remark was widely slammed.
 Directed by first-timer Paakhi A. Tyrewala, the ‘Pahuna…’ was launched as an association between Priyanka and her mother Madhu Chopra’s banner Purple Pebble Pictures and Ministry of Tourism Sikkim.
The National Award winning actress, a former Miss World, is a known face globally courtesy American television show ‘Quantico’.
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The Indian Army could soon get a new ally to counter stone-pelting and Militant attacks in the Kashmir Valley: Robots…..

The Indian Army could soon get a new ally to counter stone-pelting and Militant attacks in the Kashmir Valley: Robots.

A report in Greater Kashmir has stated that robotic weapons could be introduced by the Defence Ministry which will help security forces in counter-insurgency as well as counter-terror operations. This move might be taken in order to reduce the number of injuries the soldiers suffer when faced with armed militants or even stone-pelting protesters.

An army proposal, projecting a requirement of 544 robots, has been approved by the defence ministry, according to reports.

For the past eight months, CAIR, a DRDO lab leading India’s research in artificial intelligence, has been working on this project. This will equip India’s armed forces with a host of robots that can work as a team in collaboration, TOI had reported earlier this year.

These robots are being built keeping in mind the current military scenario which demands operations in different conditions—environmental and terrain. Besides, the robots will also be able to work in indoor conditions, enabling deployment at various key establishments.

After failing to Repay Loan a Man sells his Daughter……….

 

A man handed over his eight-year-old daughter to an elderly landlord as a mortgage after failing to pay him back Rs100,000 loan in Tando Bago town.

The shameful deal came to light when Ms Soomri Machhi approached Tando Bago police station and complained that her husband Achar Machhi had sold off her daughter Nazia, 8, to an old landlord Ali Murad Chandio in Pathan Water village near the town.

Police raided the village to recover the girl and returned her to her mother who accused his husband of having sold the girl for Rs100,000.

Tando Bago SHO Ali Anwer Leghari confirmed the girl had been sold and said further investigation was under way.

Achar Machhi told journalists that he had handed over his daughter as mortgage after having failed to pay back the loan he had taken from the landlord.

Police did not register an FIR nor made any arrest in the case. 

Bangladesh National Arrested In Tral, Was Wandering to Meet Zakir Mossa to Join Militant Ranks………..

A Bangladesh national identified as Noman was arrested by the security agencies at Tral on Friday.Noman had allegedly crossed the border illegally and was wandering to contact militants of any outfit to join jihad.

Sources said he tried to meet new Al Qaeda Kashmir commander Zakir Musa in Tral area of South Kashmir.During questioning, he told interrogators that he wanted to join the jihadis in Afghanistan, and local militants would help him.Earlier this month, an Afghan national living illegally in Baramulla district was arrested by the security forces.

He wanted to return to Afghanistan via Pakistan by crossing the Line of Control. (PTK).  

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Condemns Attack on Militant’s Family……….

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen has said that the attack on the family members of the militants will not break the resolve of the freedom loving people.

In a statement to news agency CNS, Hizbul Mujhadeen Deputy Chief Saifullah Khalid condemned the attack of government forces on the family members of Hizb militant Tawseef Ahmed.

“Thrashing and torturing the kids and the sisters of Tawseef is unpardonable and those involved will face the music. Tawseef and other militants will continue to pursue their objective despite this incident,” Khalid said.

Expressing sympathies with the family of Tawseef, the Hizb Deputy Chief assured them that their sacrifices will not go waste. “It is shocking that a country that is claiming to be a global power is scared of militants and targeting their families,” he said.

Free Service of Reliance Jio Can Extend up to March 2018……………

According to experts’ opinion, Reliance jio could extend all offer of free up to December 31, 2017.

Reliance jio’s free calling up to 31 December and Data Welcome Offer has started a prize war between telecom companies.

Meanwhile, experts have suggested another possibility that listening to Reliance jio customers will not be happy. Reliance Jio is exploring the possibility of expanding its offer of free delivery until March 31, 2017.

That is, you can get all the free till March 2017.

Target to 10 million customers

Let me tell you that Mukesh Ambani started with jio, that his target was to create 10 million customers.

Experts believe that the company can offer this to reach its target. At present, Mukesh Ambani has also said that Reliance Jio has made 1 crore 60 lakh customers in less than a month. It is hoped that he will soon fulfill his target.

Jio No. 1 in the world

At present, people are complaining about the speed of the Internet, but they will be surprised to know that currently Reliance jio has become the world’s largest Internet user sim.

About 16,000 TB of data is used everyday on the network of Reliance jio. Second is China’s mobile, in which 12,000 TB data is used.

Vodafone is at number three with 6000 TB of daily consumption. 

Army Claimed to have killed three militants near LoC in north Kashmir……….

Army on Thursday claimed to have killed foiled an infiltration bid by killing three militants in Gurez valley of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A Srinagar-based defence spokesman, Col. Rajesh Kalia said three militants were killed after army foiled an infiltration bid in Gurez.

He said the operation was in progress.

An official said that a group of 3-6 militants tried to sneak into this side of LoC last night.

“Army’s 13 Sikh regiment guarding the LoC near Bagtore area of Gurez noticed their movement.

The militants opened fire after they were challenged. During the operation, three militants were killed,” he said

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM today, RJD supporters block Mahatma Gandhi Setu in protest………

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM at today, RJD supporters block Mahatma Gandhi Setu in protest

Nitish Kumar will on Thursday take oath as Bihar Chief Minister at 1. He unexpectedly resigned yesterday, but hours later joined hands with the BJP to reclaim the government in a stunning political manoeuvre that relegated his alliance partner RJD to the opposition.

Manzoor Khan Supported the Recent Statement of Former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah…………..

Manzoor Ahmad Khan (Political Leader Anantnag J&K) today in his press statement supported the statement of Former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah regarding Hurriyat Conference.

Farooq Abdullah in his recent statement has said that the arrests would reveal the extent of their involvement in influencing militant activities in Kashmir.

“Even we’d get to see the extent of their involvement. Everyone in the Valley will get to know from where the money came and how was it put to use,”.

Abdullah’s statement comes in the wake of arrests made by the NIA in the valley. Those arrested NIA claims were recipient funds from Pakistan which they used to fund protests across the valley.

Manzoor Khan backed Farooq Abdullah and said that NIA Should deeply investigation in this case so that people of Jammu and Kashmir will get to know what is truth and what is not.

Machhil Fake Encounter Case: Military Court Suspends Life Sentence To Five Army Personnel…………

Five Army personnel convicted by a general court martial in the Machhil fake encounter case had a sigh of relief as a military court suspended their punishment of life imprisonment, India Today reported on Wednesday.

According to the report the armed forces tribunal also granted them bail in the case related to the death of three civilians in Kashmir Valley in 2010 where the accused were dismissed from service and given jail terms.

Colonel Dinesh Pathania, Captain Upendra, Havildar Devender Kumar, Lance Naik Lakhmi, Lance Naik Arun Kumar from 4 Rajput Regiment and rifleman Abas Hussain of the Territorial Army were convicted in 2014 for human rights abuse.

“The armed forces tribunal bench headed by Justice VK Shali suspended the punishment awarded to these personnel and granted them bail in the case,” Major Anand Kumar and Major SS Pandey, the two lawyers of five Army personnel in the case, told Mail Today.

“The suspension of punishment means that the troops would be out of jail while the court would continue to hear the case on the trial conducted by the force against them.”

There was a public outcry after photographs of those killed in the alleged encounter were released, as relatives and neighbours of the slain persons claimed that the three men were framed and killed in a stage-managed gunfight and they were not connected with militancy in any way.