Devices that aid India’s disabled people are already hard to come by. GST will make it worse

Devices that aid India’s disabled people are already hard to come by. GST will make it worse

The government again failed the large community of disabled people in India, this time writing the goods and services tax. Many assistance devices for people with disabilities and disability services will be taxed between 5% and 18% depending on the GST, which should come into effect on July 1. The new tax rates show government apathy to the needs of people with disabilities such as the lack of consultation with…

How Pakistan is trying to rewrite the history of its Sufi shrines to wipe traces of Indian links

How Pakistan is trying to rewrite the history of its Sufi shrines to wipe traces of Indian links

At the entrance of a sanctuary, there was a plaque with the supposed history of its patron saint. “He is a martyr and martyrs never die,” he said. “He put his life in helping the Muslims of this region against the Hindu Marathas. And now even the birds come to the shrine to pay homage to the holy martyr. There was no mention of a period of time or the…

The big news: Sensex hits an all-time high, and nine other top stories

The big news: Sensex hits an all-time high, and nine other top stories

Other titles: Three suspected LeT militiamen were shot dead in Pulwama and Thane farmers took to the streets to protest a proposed Naveli airport. The great news: Sensex reached a historic high and nine other main stories Sensex rises to 31,450, skillful life approach a note of 9700: profit was attributed to positive trends in other Asian markets and reforms announced by the Indian Stock Exchange Board. Three alleged LeT…

France will intensify the fight against militant Islamist revival in northern and western Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help the region's tinderbox, said President Emmanuel Macron on his first trip out Europe Friday. Visiting Mali a few days after taking office, Macron has promised to keep French troops in the Sahel region until there is no more "Islamic terrorism." He said operations would intensify in response to signals that militant groups would come together and join. "It is vitally important today that we are accelerating." Our armed forces do their best, but we must accelerate efforts to secure the Sahel, said he was at a press conference in Gao, Mali, where he met with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and spoke with some of the 1,600 French soldiers based there. The expansion of economic development in the impoverished Sahel is also part of its strategy, he said. "We have to win the war and win together in peace." The early Macron trip in Mali has made a campaign promise, highlighting the importance it attaches to the fight against militants in the Sahel, who said it could threaten Europe. France has been particularly affected by Islamist violence, with more than 230 people killed in the last two years. The Sahel, a politically unstable measure, all desert stretching from Mauritania in western Sudan to the east, houses several jihadist groups and is seen as a springboard for attacks against European targets. Macron ALIADOS I want to launch IN EUROPE While France will continue to shoulder the burden of military fighters in North Africa and the West, Macron has said Germany and other European countries could do more to help both military aid and development aid. He said he had discussed Monday with the Malian minister of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and the two decided "to strengthen our cooperation to help countries in the region. "We need a helicopter and the latest generation of armored vehicles. It is within this framework that increased cooperation with Germany can make us more efficient." Macron said he would participate in a meeting of the G5 Sahel - Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania - all former French colonies in the coming weeks. He told the French soldiers: "I do not risk your life for anything ... but my determination of whether the action is total." Macron later said he had promised to give them the equipment they needed. France stepped in in 2013 to expel militants linked to al Qaeda who took over northern Mali last year. Since then, about 4,000 soldiers have been deployed, called the Barkhane force throughout the region to lead the Islamists. This paved the way for the UN to deploy its MINUSMA peacekeeping force of more than 10,000 people in the West African state. In January, Germany's Cabinet approved the deployment of eight helicopters and 350 more soldiers to Mali as part of the UN peacekeeping mission, which has extended the German force to about 1,000 soldiers. However, MINUSMA lacked equipment and resources, making a political settlement between the Tuareg rebels and the increasingly fragile Mali government and allowing Islamists and human traffickers to operate a vacuum in the northern countries. For all the latest news in the world, download applications now Indian Express

President Emmanuel Macron vows to step up French fight against Islamists in Africa

President Emmanuel Macron vows to step up French fight against Islamists in Africa France will intensify the fight against militant Islamist revival in northern and western Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help the region’s tinderbox, said President Emmanuel Macron on his first trip out Europe Friday. Visiting Mali a few days after taking office, Macron has promised to keep French troops in the Sahel region until there…

Delhi: Woman dies after husband stabs her 35 times suspecting an affair

Delhi: Woman dies after husband stabs her 35 times suspecting an affair

A case of murder has been registered against the accused, and the knife used in the attack has been seized. Delhi: Woman dies after husband stabs her 35 times suspecting an affair Google Maps A 43-year-old man from Delhi’s Dilshad Garden area was arrested for stabbing his wife at least 35 times with a knife on Wednesday morning, after which she succumbed to her injuries, reported Hindustan Times. Vinod Bisht…

Behind the MGR seduction, an image as carefully scripted as his films

Behind the MGR seduction, an image as carefully scripted as his films

MGR was considered a god on earth. Once, a farmer from Pondicherry insisted that MGR seems to be from his country, saying: “Your feet should touch my land”, as it would bring you prosperity. Such was the faith among the non-educe himself. Although the combination Kalaignar-Sivaji Ganesan has elevated the dialogues of the film and its delivery to a new level, the fans have never confused Sivaji Ganesan with the…

Markets end in green for 2nd straight week, Sensex up 277 points

Markets end in green for 2nd straight week, Sensex up 277 points

Markets end in green for 2nd straight week, Sensex up 277 points Before the end of the week at 30 464.92, a gain of 276.77 points or 0.92 percent. He earned 606.12 points or 2.03% in two weeks. NPE 50 NSE also increased 27 points or 0.29 percent to close the week at 9,427.90 after reaching a high of 9,562.60. The Nifty also gained 142.60 points or 1.54 percent two weeks….

Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 states, claims US Department of Homeland Security

Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 states, claims US Department of Homeland Security

By 2016, Arizona and Illinois have confirmed their voter registration systems had seen cyber attacks. Russian hackers have attacked electoral systems in 21 states, according to the US Department of Homeland Security. The electoral systems of 21 states in the US Have been attacked by Russian hackers in the presidential race in 2016, a US National Security official in Congress said Wednesday. “We have evidence that election-related systems in 21…

MP: Police drop sedition charges against 15 Muslims accused of shouting pro-Pakistan slogans

MP: Police drop sedition charges against 15 Muslims accused of shouting pro-Pakistan slogans

The decision came after the families of the men had approached the president and the human rights and minority commission. MP: Police charged with sedition against 15 Muslims accused of shouting slogans in favor of Pakistan Madhya Pradesh police withdrew charges of sedition against Wednesday 15 Muslims for shouting slogans and crackers pro-Pakistan after Pakistan’s victory over India in the final of the Champions Trophy ICC June 18 The 15…

The big news: Civilian killed in clashes with security forces in Pulwama, and nine other top stories

The big news: Civilian killed in clashes with security forces in Pulwama, and nine other top stories

Other titles: The opposition has denied reports that Meira Kumar is the vanguard, and farmers protested against a proposed airport near Thane. The big news: civilians killed in clashes with security forces in Pulwama and nine other big stories Three suspected LeT militants were killed in a meeting in Pulwama district: a civilian was killed in clashes between local residents and security forces. Left deny the rumor that Meira Kumar…