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Trump’s Jerusalem move: Our position on Palestine is independent, says India

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Amid worldwide condemnation to US President Donald Trump’s announcement of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instruction to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the city, India has taken cautious approach. In its first reaction New Delhi has said on Thursday that its position on Palestine is independent and not determined by any third country.

Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, while responding to a question, said “India’s position on Palestine is independent and consistent. It is shaped by our views and interests and not determined by any third country.”

Several countries criticised Donald Trump even before formal announcement about recognition of Jerusalem and his instructions to Department of State to initiate proceedings for moving US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Among those who denounced or condemned the Trump’s move include US closest allies in Europe and Middle East. UN, EU, France, Germany, Saudi Arbia, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, andTurkey have condemned the move. Many of them believe that US will not be able to mediate in the Israel-Palestine dispute.

Palestinian Authority Mehmoud Abbas,  in a televised speech, said that Trump’s move will “serve the extremist groups’ agenda” and drag the region into ‘an endless war.” PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat believes that the move has closed the doors for negotiations saying, “Trump tonight disqualified the US to play any role in any peace process.”

Saudi Arabia, one of the closest allies in the Middle East, also chose to denounce the Trump’s announcement. A statement issued through official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said, “The Kingdom expresses its denunciation and deep regret that the administration has taken this step, as it represents a great bias against the historic and permanent rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem.”

According to CNN, two senior White House officials have acknowledged that Trump’s decision could temporarily derail the Israel-Palestinian peace process. A senior White House official was quoted saying, “Were prepared for derailment-temporary, I hope. Pretty sure it will be temporary.

India has historically supported the Palestinian cause and India used to refer to the East Jerusalem as being the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

But in recent times India has dropped mentioning East Jerusalem in its statements. Earlier this year, when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited India, PM Modi stressed on India’s support for an independent Palestinian state in a joint statement without mentioning about East Jerusalem.

India formally recognised Israel in 1950. Soon thereafter, the Jewish Agency established an immigration office in Mumbai. It was later converted into Trade Office and subsequently into a consulate. Embassies were opened in 1992, when full diplomatic relations were established.

The bilateral relations have witnessed steady progress in recent years. Modi became the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel in June this year.

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DGCA fines Go First Rs 10 lakh for leaving behind 55 passengers at Bengaluru airport

The incident took place on January 9 at 5:45 am when the passengers were about to board Go First flight G8-116 from Bengaluru to New Delhi.

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Friday fined Go First Rs 10 lakh for leaving behind 55 passengers at the Bengaluru airport earlier this month and violating the rules.

The incident took place on January 9 at 5:45 am when the passengers were about to board Go First flight G8-116 from Bengaluru to New Delhi. Reports said a total of airbuses were sent to pick up the passengers for the aircraft. While the first two buses went ahead, the other two were left behind.

Following the incident, the DGCA issued a show cause notice to the responsible manager of the airlines and directed them to take enforcement actions against Go First for the dereliction of their regulatory obligations.

Replying to the DGCA, the airline released a statement saying the airline had launched an inquiry into the matter assuring it is being investigated. The airlines also offered a free ticket for travel on any domestic route to all the affected passengers.

A senior DCGA official reacted to the reply and said the airline failed to provide adequate ground arrangement handling, flight dispatch and passenger and cargo handling, and preparation of load and trim sheet.

DGCA further enforced action and penalised Rs 10 lakh for violation of CAR Sections 3, Series C, Part II of the Air Transport Circular 02 of 2019, reports said.

Sharing her inconvenience through a tweet, an affected passenger called it her most horrifying experience with Go First airlines. She shared her ordeals on Twitter and called the incident the heights of negligence.

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Earlier a similar incident took place wherein Singapore-bound Scoot Airlines left behind more than 30 passengers at the Amritsar Airport. The DGCA sought a report of the incident and also slammed the airlines.

In a reply to DGCA, the airlines informed that the passengers were updated about the rescheduling of the flight, however, their travel agents failed to convey them. The airlines also offered free tickets to all the affected passengers.

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Who is Suhani Shah? Everything you need to know about the internet sensation

Shah entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s youngest magician at the age of seven.

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If you are an avid social media user, you might have come across the name, Suhani Shah. The 32-year-old is hogging headlines for her ability to read people’s minds. Prime Time news channels couldn’t stop covering her and tagging her as a Jadu Pari or a magician.

Shah came into the limelight amid the Bageshwar Dham row. The mentalist ripped off the 26-year-old Dham Trust chief Dhirendra Shastri’s false claims about magic and divine power.

Who is Suhani Shah?

Shah is not just a mentalist but also a social media sensation. She has a verified Instagram account with 1.2 million followers and her bio reads ‘Mentalist.’

Apart from being the cover story of magazines like Be Attractive, L’utopia, Fashion Herald, and others, she has collaborated with several Bollywood stars like Kareen Kapoor Khan, Rajkummar Rao, Boman Irani, and others.

Shah entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s youngest magician at the age of seven. An illusionist, a clinical hypnotherapist, an author, a corporate trainer, and a mentalist, she has been honoured with several awards and the title Jadoo Pari by the All India Magic Association.

Shah also owns a YouTube channel where she keeps uploading videos on mentalism, magic, vlogs, and others. Other than her social media appearance, she also runs a web shoe That’s My Job wherein she invites guests. Public figures like Zakir Khan, Triggered Insaan, Munawar Faruqui, Tanmay Bhat, Samay Raina, Nischay Malhan, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, and several others have been a part of her web show.

Born in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, Shah discontinued school in Class 2 to pursue her passion for magic. As she started her career at the age of seven and toured across the world, she was home-schooled.

In 1997, she performed on the stage for the first time at Thakorbhai Desai Hall in Ahmedabad and up until now has done over 5,000 shows in and across India.

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Madhya Pradesh: Four men creep into coal mine to rob scrap iron, die of asphyxiation

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Four men, who crept into a coal mine to allegedly steal scrap iron from the place, died of asphyxiation inside in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh, reports said.

According to reports, the now-deceased men broke into a closed coal mine in Kalri under Dhanpuri police station to rob scrap iron by stripping junked machines, while one of their partners stood outside to stand guard.

However, the man standing guard became anxious when his gang members didn’t return for a long time and there was silence from inside. The man fled the spot and fearing the worst, returned back and informed his friends and family of the incident.

Reports said police got wind of the incident, and sent a rescue team inside the mine who managed to pull out the bodies of the four thieves.

Police said that four men were already when the rescue team found them inside the mine.

The deceased have been identified as Raj Mahto, Hazari Koul, Rahul Koul and Kapil Vishwakarma, police said, adding that they suspect the men died due leakage of methane gas inside the coal mine.

The mine had been shut since 2018 and the four men had reportedly dug a tunnel to get inside the coal mine.

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