Muizzue sets deadline for India to withdraw troops
Maldivian President Mohammad Muizzue has asked India to withdraw it’s troops from the island nation by March 15 , a top official said on Monday . Abdullah Nazim Ibrahim , the Principal secretary of Abdullah public policy said on Sunday .
The announcement was made as India – Maldives high level core group made when PM Modi met President Muizzue had its first meeting. .
A statement by Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA ) made no mention regarding withdrawal of troops . Instead it noted “ both sides discussed “ finding workable solution to enable continued operation of Indian aviation platform , that provide humanitarian and medvac ( medical Evacuation ) services to the people of Maldives “
According to the Maldives govt , India has 88 soldiers stationed in Maldives New Delhi has maintained that most of them are technical staff , maintained predominantly in maintaining aircraft gifted by India .
Muizzue’s election campaign was based on “ India out “ .
Rahul vows to restore peace as he starts Yatra in Manipur
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi started Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra on Sunday .
The 6713 km Yatra , covering much of the distance by bus , was flagged by Mallikarjuna Kharge at Thoubal , The Yatra will conclude in Mumbai on March 20 .
The Congress leader earmarked on the Yatra with a promise of bringing peace and harmony in the violence hit state .
Rising sea , shrinking sanda erodes the vibrancy of Ganga Sagar Mela
GangaSagar Mela is celebrated every year at Gangasagar coast in West Bengal .
Gangasagar is a point at the confluence of Ganga and Bay of Bengal . The fair is held every year at KapilMuni’s Ashram on 14 and 15 January .
Gangasagar Mela is second largest Hindu fair ( after Kumbh Mela ) . In 2023 , 51 lakh devotees gathered in the Mela .
West Bengal govt is separately seeking a “ national fair “ status for the annual religious congregation .
The Mela is facing challenges with regard to raising sea level , erosion in front of Kapil Muni Ashram . Erosion is a main concern here , tetrapods has been installed by the Ministry of irrigation to avert this , still work needs to be done to protect the auspicious fair .
Ban goes unneeded as rooster fight get huge patronage in Andhra Pradesh during Sankranti
Roosterfight or cockfight is generally part of Makar Sankranti celebration in East Godavari district .
The practice is widespread in coastal district of Andhra Pradesh including Krishna , Godavari , East Godavari and West Godavari despite being illegal in India .
The fight is banned by Supreme Court under Prevention of Cruelty against Animal Act .
Despite this ban it is draws huge audience every year , with many from different districts visiting for this .
Israel strikes South Central Gaza , as war enters 100 th day .
Israel tanks and aircraft hit targets in central and southern Gaza on Sunday and there were fierce gun battles in some areas as. war reached 100 days since the October 7 attack .
Fighting was concentrated in the southern city of Khan. Younis .
Debmark’s king Frederick X , accessed to the throne on Sunday, ushering in a new era after his mother queen Margrehte Abdicated .
Taiwan tells China to ‘ face reality ‘ after election results
Taiwan tells China to “ face reality “ on Sunday as voters chose pro sovereign candidate Lai Ching Te as President , as Beijing issued the fresh warning .that a new independence , moves for island will be “harshly punished” .
China’s Foreign minister Wang Yi , said “ Of anyone on the island of Taiwan thinks of going for independence , they will be trying to split China , and will certainly be harshly punished by both history and law “
N.Korea fires missile into sea , Foreign minister to visit Russia .
North Korea fired an apparent intermediate range missile into the South China sea on Sunday . The missile fell outside Japan’s exclusive economic zone ,the Japanese Foreign Ministry said .
Meanwhile North Korea’s Foreign Minister Chie shoe Hui will visit , Russia from Monday to Wednesday .
.Frederick X ascends the throne of Denmark as queen abdicates after 52 weeks .
Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts more than 150 people evacuated .
Mount Merapi on the Indonesian Island Sumatra erupted again on Sunday morning. , promoting more than 150 people to evacuate .