Jaishankar assures 'all possible assistance' to kin of Sikh community members killed in Indianapolis shooting
Saturday, 17 April 2021 External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday assured that the Government of India will provideall possible assistance to the families of the victims who were killed in a mass shooting in the US city of Indianapolis on Thursday (local time).
Union External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar attended a virtual conversation, called 'Global Dialogue Series'on May 05. On current relations between India and China, he said, "The relationship is going through a very difficult phase because in violation of agreements and understandings of many years, the Chinese have deployed a very large part of the military on/close to LAC without explanation. We have been very clear with the Chinese that peace and tranquillity on the border and border areas absolutely essential to the development of our relationship. I can't have friction, bloodshed, intimidation on the borders and then say let's have a good relationship in other domains." He further said, "India and China have made some progress in some areas. We haven't come to the de-escalation part of it which will follow after disengagement is done. Last conversation with China was focused on COVID and the Chinese Foreign Minister also said the same to me. During the conversation with the Chinese Foreign Minister, I told him that the best way you could help would be to look into the difficulties being faced by some of our companies that are ordering stuff from China. After our conversation, things immediately moved."
India’s foreign minister has been forced to pull out of attending the G7 meeting in London in person after two positive coronavirus cases were detected in the country’s travelling delegation.Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was participating virtually in the event after coming into contact with the suspected cases, although he has not tested positive.
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Union External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar attended a virtual conversation, called 'Global Dialogue Series' on May 05. He said, "There's increase in demand (medical oxygen) and it's my obligation as government to meet it. I have to move heaven and earth but I have to meet it in some way. We have encouraged businesses to change their production practices to free up industrial oxygen and convert it into medical oxygen. We are running trains so that oxygen comes to population centres as production centres are very distant. We have been trying to purchase tankers from abroad." He further said, "That is what my Missions are doing, they are looking for cryogenic tanks, for generators, concentrators. IAF is picking up empty tanks, flying them back so that we save driving time. It's a difficult crisis but I can tell you we are giving everything we have and more."
The U.S. Supreme Court took up an appeal by two gun owners and the National Rifle Association, an influential gun rights group closely aligned with Republicans, to New York state's restrictions on people carrying concealed handguns outside the home in a case that could further undermine firearms control efforts nationally. This report produced by Chris Dignam with analysis from Reuters SCOTUS Correspondent Andrew Chung.
A gunman who opened fire at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis has been identified as a former employee. Eight people were killed and several others were wounded before the gunman took his own life, police said. CNN’s Jason Carroll reports.
Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID care centre in Delhi is all set to begin operation from today with 400 beds. All the beds are supported with the supply of medical oxygen. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee took the initiative to set up the COVID care centre. The facility will fulfil all medical requirements of patients including doctors, nurses and medicines. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president, Manjinder Singh Sirsa said, "The facility has 400 beds to mark the 400th anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur. It will have all facilities, complete with oxygen concentrators, doctors, paramedics and own ambulances. No money will be charged from patients, all medicines, oxygen and food would be free." He further added, "I thank Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution of Rs 2 crores to the facility. He also said 'Sikhs are Legendary'."
With the Coronavirus pandemic putting up many challenges in front of the authorities, feeding the hungry remains a tough one. Extending a helping hand in such a scenario are the members of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee who are preparing 'Langar' or free food for Covid-19 patients and families that are facing a crisis of food scarcity. Volunteers, including both men and women, are preparing and packing food on a mass scale in the kitchen of New Delhi's Famous Sikh Shrine, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara to distribute them among the needy people. The members of the Committee have also issued a toll-free helpline number where the patients could contact and get free food after producing the COVID-19 positive report. At present, when the whole country is in the grip of the pandemic, in such a situation, a number of people cutting across the religious lines are coming forward and extending their helping hand to those in need.
On the special occasion of 400th Parkash Purab, devotees virtually witnessed the beautiful decorations and fireworks at Golden Temple on May 01. Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth Guru of the Sikh religion. Today nation is celebrating 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur.
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on May 09 slammed Central government over COVID vaccines exported to other countries. He said, "Govt of India exported COVID vaccines to 93 countries in last 3 months. It gave 6.5 crore doses to them. Around 1 lakh people have died of COVID during the second wave in India. If not exported, these vaccines could have saved the lives of these people." "Was it (export of vaccines to other countries) done just to improve the image of Central government?" he asked.
Amid oxygen crisis across the country in wake of COVID-19 second wave, Government of India (GoI) is planning to use gaseous oxygen for medical purposes from the industries. While addressing a press conference over COVID situation in the country, Joint Secretary of Union Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal on May 03 informed, "We're planning to use gaseous oxygen for medical purposes. Industrial units that make oxygen which is suitable for medical purpose and are near cities, we're planning to make temporary COVID care centers with oxygenated beds around them."
[NFA] Half of the eight workers shot to death at an Indianapolis FedEx facility belonged to the Sikh religious community, leading the New York-based advocacy group, Sikh Coalition, to urge a probe of..