Pak slams strikes by Iran , recalls envoy
Pakistan recalled its ambassador to Tehran on Wednesday , a day after Iran launched air strikes on Pakistan .
Iranian ambassador , who was visiting Tehran when the attack took place , not to return . Iran immediately did not acknowledge Pakistan’s decision .
Mumtaz Zahra Baloch , the spokesperson for Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said “ Last night’s unprovoked and blatant breach of Pakistan’s sovereignty by Iran is a violation of international law and the purposes and principles of the charter of the UN “ she said in a televised address .
On Tuesday Iranian state media had reported that Iran’s Parliamentary Revolutionary Guard targeted bases belonging to militant group Jaish e Adl . Later Jaish e Adl acknowledged the Iranian strike in a shared online statement. . The group said that the attack killed two children , two women and a teenage girl .
Jaish e Adl is a Sunni separatist group .
It seeks independence from Balochistan and has spread across Afghanistan and Iran .
The group has claimed responsibility for several attacks against Iran’s military . The group cooperates with Sunni separatist group in Iran .
India defends Iran , cited its position on no compromise on terrorism
India has backed Iran citing its missile strike in Balochistan as “ self defense “ .
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson in a statement said “ Insofar as India is concerned , we have an uncompromising position of zero tolerance towards terrorism . We understand the action that countries take in their self defense “ .
The strike came a day after EAM S. Jaishankar visited Iran and met his counterpart ..
Crack down on hate speech , incitement to violence , says SC
The Supreme Court on Monday said that authorities need to be “ cautious that no incitement of violence and hate speech are permissible “ . The court underscored it while ordering Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh police and local authorities to keep an eye on public events planned by Hindu Janjagruti samiti .
The court has ordered authorities to keep a close eye on incitement to violence , hate speech in coming events by a few Hindu Organisations .
96.SC will hear appeal filed by Uddhav camp on January 22
The Supreme Court on Wednesday listed for January 22 , hearing of an appeal filed by the Shiv Sena ( UBT ) by faction against the Maharashtra assembly ‘s decision to dismiss disqualification proceedings against CM Eknath Shinde and MLAs supporting him .
Earlier Maharashtra Assembly speakers called Shiv Sena of Eknath Shinde as the real Shiv Sena . And rejected any move to disqualify there MLAs .
PM inaugurated three infrastructure projects worth ₹4000 crore in Kochi
PM Modi launched infrastructure projects totalling ₹4000 crore in Kochi .
A new dry dock , an International shipment Repair Faculty ( ISRF ) and an LPG import terminal of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd .
Dry dock – It would enable vessels to dock here for repair .
ISRF would transform Kochi to South Asia’s largest ship terminal .
LPG import terminal would meet the LPG needs of Kochi , Kozhikode , Coimbatore , Erode , Salem , Madurai and Trichy .
PM Modi on this occasion said that turnaround time for ships in India has decreased .
Disproportionate act : CPR on FCRA license cancellation
The Center for Policy Research ( CPR ) , foreign donations to fund “ protests and legal battles against developmental projects “ and misutilised foreign contribution to “ affect India’s economic interests “ , a government said on Wednesday .
The government said that CPR was producing current affairs programmes using foreign funds , which is a violation under Section 3 of FCRA act .
CPR in its statement said “ We remain steadfast in our belief that this matter will be resolved in line with Constitutional values and guarantees .
9The Indian Navy to have mixed marching contingent at Republic day Parade
The Indian Navy will have a mixed marching contingent this year .
The contingent this time on Republic Day will consist of 144 men and women . This is the first time that the Women contingent of the Navy will participate along with male in the R Day Parade World
Why did Iran carry out strikes in Iraq , Syria and Pakistan ?
96.cember 15 ,2023 – A Police station in Rask in Iran’s Sistan province was targeted by Jaish Al Adl ( the army of Justice ) . 11 Iranian Security personnel died .
December 25 ,2023 – Brigadier General Sayyid Razo Maussavi , a senior advisor of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s corps (IRGC ) was killed in an airstrike ,in a southern suburb of Damascus . Tehran blames Israel for this , Israel neither confirmed nor denied its role .
January 3 , 2024 – 94 people were killed in a memorial blast in Karman in Iran in twin blasts .
The Islamic State – Khorasan , the Afghanistan based branch of Islamic state claimed it’s responsibility .
On January 15 – 16 , Iran launched three attacks in Iraq , Syria and Pakistan and claimed to have carried out retaliatory strikes against all the three previously discussed strikes .
Israel escaltes Gaza strike after medicine for aid deal
Israel stepped up strike on the south of war torn Gaza , on Wednesday ,ahead of expected delivery of medicines for hostages in exchange for humanitarian aid under a newly brokered deal . The deal was brokered by Qatar and France .
Under the deal 45 Israeli hostages with Hamas will get medicines in exchange for humanitarian aid for Palestinian civilians .
China’s population falls for second straight year
The. decline in population reflects decline in birth rate . The decline in fertility rate is a long term economic and societal challenge for China . Experts expect the population decline to continue for decades , even if fertility rates rebound .