7 Indians who faced death row in Qatar return home
Seven out of eight Indian prisoners in Qatar
reached New Delhi on Monday .
MInistry of External Affairs in a statement
said that all eight prisoners have been released and they will all be in the country soon .
PM to visit Qatar
The release of Prisoners followed an
announcement by MEA that PM Modi will visit Qatar on Wednesday afternoon ,
after concluding his visit to UAE . PM
Modi will be on a two day visit to UAE on 13-14 February .
The whole episode :
Eight Indian Navy veterans have
been in Qatar custody since August 30 , 2022 .
October 26 , 2023 – The men were
given the death Penalty on charges of espionage and sharing important documents about Nuclear
Submarines to other parties .
December 28 , 2023 – Court of
appeals in Doha stuck down the death penalty , but charges were not dropped .
February 12 , 2023 – All 8 Navy Personal in prison were released .
NDA govt wins Bihar confidence vote ; opposition stages
NDA govt led by Nitish Kumar won the trust
vote in Bihar Assembly by getting 129 votes .
Three RJD MLAs voted in favor of NDA .
RJD , Congress and CPI(M ) , CPI were the
major parties voting against . .
A party required 122 out of the total 243
seats to form the government .
Ahead of voting , the speaker Awadh Chaudhary
was removed by 125 votes in favor of removing the speaker . Deputy speaker
Maheshwari Hazari was then chaired as the Rajya sabha Chief .
T.N. governor Ravi refuses to read our customary address
T.N. Governor R.N.Ravi on Monday refused to
read out the customary inaugural address of the legislative assembly 2024 .
Later in the evening , a Raj Bhawan statement said , the Governor “ with due regards to the
constitutional priorities expressed his inability to read the document as it
contained numerous passages with misleading claims and facts and reading them
would have amounted to Governor’s
address becoming a constitutional travesty .”
After the governor refused to read the
resolution , Speaker M Appavu read the prepared address in Tamil in the
Governor’s presence . The resolution then was
unanimously adopted .
Previous year also R.N. Ravi has declined to
read certain statements and later it was
read by the Speaker .
Retail inflation eased
3 month low of 5.1% , food prices sticky
inflation eased to a three month low 5.1% in January 5.7% .
price rise cooled from 9.5% previous
year to 8.3% previous year .
Talks with center breaks down , farmers set to march to Delhi
Second round of a meeting between Union Minister Piyush Goyal and
Samyukt Kisan Morcha Non Political ( SKM NP ) failed on Monday in Chandigarh .
With this farmers has decided for ‘ Delhi Chalo ‘ protests as planned on
The major contention of the talk was an
assurance in Guaranteed Minimum Support Price ( MSP ) ..
Delhi Police has imposed section 144 CrPC for
Multi Layered barricading was put in place on
Monday to seal the National Capital .
Bengal Governor visits Sandeshkhali , promises Justice for
Sandeshkhali is in news throughout this week
.On Wednesday Villagers started protesting against land grabbing and then
making men work without pay . Women also alleged the MLA and TMC workers of
harassing them .
On Monday West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose
visited Sandeshkhali , where women alleged molestation by TMC workers including
TMC MLA Sheikh Sahjahan .
Governor told the media that those involved in
such acts will be brought to justice .
During the day , Police stopped 67 BJP MLAs
led by Suvendu Adhikari to visit Sandeshkhali .
after the Protest Dhami says that police stations will be built on the land
recovered in Haldwani .
Political parties in Pakistan
wrangle over premiership
In Pakistan talks are going on PML- N and PPP
on who will become the next PrimeMinister . PML – N is backing Shabaz Sharif
while PPP is backing Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as PRIME Ministerial candidate for
the coalition government they form .
67 Palestinians killed , two
Israelis rescued in Gaza raid.
Israel intensified its operation in Rafah on
Monday , two Israeli hostages were rescued by Israeli Forces , and 67
Palestinians were killed in an Israeli strike .
Rafah currently has 1.4 million out of 2.3
million Palestinians residing .
The Unionist party pushes back
against the Irish Party referendum..
The leader of Democratic Union Party ( DUP )
has pushed back against any attempt to bring a referendum in Northern Ireland
before 2030 .
In the recently held Election Sinn Fihn party
won 27 seats while DUP won 25 seats . Sinn Fihn and the DUP emerged as two
largest parties .
This is the first time that any Pro Ireland
supporting party ( Sinn Fihn ) has won the maximum number of seats . Under the Good Friday Agreement Northern
Ireland can unite with Ireland if a referendum is passed in favor .
Rwanda army using surface to air
Missile in East DR Congo , says UN
recent report of the UN’s Peacekeeping force
accessed by AFP shows that the Rwandan Army has given surface to air
missiles to the M23 militant group .
Currently the M23 militant group is fighting
with the DR Congo government .
plan to build even larger atom Smasher by 2040
Leaders at the European Organisation at Nuclet
Research ( CERN ) said that planning is
on. Trackt to build an even bigger collider .
CERN currently hosts Large Hadron Collider (
LHC ) which was instrumental in search of Hoggs Boson .
The envisioned Future Circular Collider will
cost almost 17.2 billion dollars and will probably start its first phase in
The aim is to boost energy levels of Particle
collisions to 100 TeV ( Trillion election Volt ) .
LHC operates at 13.7 TeV
wide telescope confirms black hope’s shadow is real
The Event Horizon Telescope ( EHT ) in 2019 had produced the first image of
Black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy .
The image was hailed at the time as “ astonishment
and wonder “ for revealing a part of the universe that was “off limits “ .
A new paper published recently tells even more
about its event horizon and. “
shadow” . Earlier it was thought that ‘
shadow ‘ can be because of some error .
EHT is a world wide network of radio
telescopes that work together to study a single object in space . Many
countries jointly contribute to this .
Instability will follow any attempt to subvert
the mandate for Imran Khan
The editorial is about the political situation
in Pakistan .
Before elections Imran Khan was jailed , several of his
supporters and important leaders were jailed , several either quit the party or
joined another party . Pakistan. Tehreek
E Insaaf ( PTI ) was not allowed to use its election symbols in Poll , forcing
PTI candidates to fight election as independent candidates. .
Pakistan’s Army facilitated the arrival of
Nawaz Sharif to put him against Imran Khan .
Assembly seats in Pakistan is 265 . PTI backed independence won 101 seats , PML – N whose chief is Nawaz Sharif won 75 seats ,
Asif Zardari’s PPP won 54 seats , Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan ( MQM – P
) .won 17 . .
The Army Chief in a recent statement urged
parties to form a coalition government , a clear indication that PML- N and PPP
will form a coalition.
PTI supporters are on streets complaining
about rigging in election results .
The editorial says that any PTI’s challenge
from the streets could begin another cycle of instability and chaos in Pakistan
A governor who profoundly disagrees with state
govt should not stay in office
The editorial is about T.N . governor skipping
the readout at the start of the assembly session . The editorial criticizes
such moves by the governor as not good for federalism .
Even in this case the government found the content in the readout that was critical
to the central government . He should have read it .