PM Modi hit out at the opposition over their protest against the agriculture bills, which have now been signed into law by the President. PM Modi said that the parties that did nothing for farmers when it was in power is now opposing the reforms brought in by the Modi govt. PM Modi said that the opposition parties are resorting to lies to create panic among farmers over the reforms. PM Modi also said that these people have opposed all big reforms I the past including digital payments, the introduction of GST and so on. PM said that the opposition has not stood with farmers, youth or jawans of India. PM Modi said that these parties had also opposed the One Rank One Pension implemented by the Modi government and sought proof of the surgical strikes on terror camps in PoK. PM Modi also said that the defence forces were ignored by these parties when in power and they opposed the Modi government’s acquisition of Rafale jets as well. Watch the full video for all the details.
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As tension between India and China persists despite talks at various military and diplomatic levels, the Indian Army is ensuring that it is prepared for all eventualities even as the severe Ladakh winter approaches. To complement increased soldier deployment, tanks like the T-90 and the T-72 have reportedly been made operational in the area, along with infantry combat vehicles. These tanks can reportedly operate at temperatures as low as minus 40 degress Celsius. Chief of Staff of the Leh-headquartered 14 Corps, Major General Arvind Kapoor, gave a briefing about the Army's efforts to ensure that soldiers are able to function at optimum levels while battling the extreme chill along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. He listed equipment like special winter clothing, special tents, and heaters, which are being provided to soldiers, along with preparation of special living quarters - some of which can even be moved with helicopters. Meanwhile, tension at various friction points along the LAC continues. Soldiers of both sides are eyeball-to-eyeball at Finger 4, Rezang La-Rechin La ridgeline, and Gogra Hot Springs. Watch the full video for more.
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Minister of State for Minority Affairs and for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju over the meeting of Ladakh delegation with Home Minister Amit Shah said that the delegation has agreed to withdraw its call for the boycott of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council elections. Rijiju informed, "Government of India is open to discuss protection available under Sixth Schedule of Constitution of India while looking into issues related to Ladakh people. Delegation has agreed to withdraw its call for the boycott of the ensuing election."
Anti-China protests are now intensifying in Kathmandu against illegal construction by the Chinese in Nepalese territory. Members of the Nepal Students union held protests in front of the Chinese embassy against Chinese construction in the northern Nepal district of Humla. Protesters were carrying banners asking China to return to their territory and raised slogans against China’s expansionist designs. The Nepalese foreign ministry had rejected reports in local media about illegal construction by the Chinese in the Humla district. The opposition has lashed out at the government for making comments even before a team of government officials visited the area and filed a field report on the developments. The release from the Ministry further claimed that the same sort of issue was raised in 2016 which turned down the earlier claims. Local media and since last week been carrying reports of land encroachment by China, which had illegally constructing 9 buildings in the Lapcha Bagar area of Humla District. This comes as China has been trying to change the status-quo in Ladakh as well. Watch the full video for all the details.
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