[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Iranian leadership has blamed US and its Gulf monarchies for Saturday’s terror attack on a military parade in Ahvaz that killed 29 people and accused them of supporting separatist “al-Ahvazia” armed group, which claimed responsibility.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that the Saturday terrorist attack in Ahvaz was the continuation of plots hatched by US stooges in the region to create insecurity in the country and emphasised that intelligence services must swiftly find the accomplices of the “criminals” behind the attack.
According to Tehran based Press TV, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack. This was conveyed through a message from the leader to the nation.
Khamenei said that the “tragic and sorrowful” attack has once again exposed the cruelty of the enemies of the country. He further said that the savage mercenaries who opened fire on innocent civilians, including women and children, are linked with the same liars who claim to advocate human rights: a term generally refers to the US.
He emphasized that the perpetrators and their cohorts could not tolerate the display of national strength in the Iranian Armed Forces. Iranian forces held parades in different cities commemorating the Sacred Defence Week, fighting against Saddam Hussein’s imposed war (1980-1988).
The leader said, “Their crime is the continuation of plots [hatched] by the US-led governments in the region who aim to create insecurity in our dear country.”
Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that the Iranian nation would continue their honourable path and would “overcome all hostilities like in the past.”
Meanwhile, President Hassan Rouhani, while reacting to the terror attack on Saturday, said that his country will give a “crushing” response to the slightest threat against the country. He asked Iranian officials, “Those who are providing these terrorists with propaganda and intelligence support must be held accountable”.
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Ayatollah Khamenei, who is also former foreign minister, said that the “terrorist and brutal” attack killing defenceless people was another show of a “blind and vile measure” by criminals who have targeted Iran’s power.
On Sunday, according to official IRNA news agency, Iran summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain over the attack and “informed of Iran’s strong protests over their respective countries’ hosting of some members of the terrorist group” which carried out the attack.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a message to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, has expressed his “deepest condolences” denouncing the “bloody crime” and called for an “uncompromising” joint combat against terrorism in all its forms and “manifestations.”
According to Syrian official news agency SANA, Damascus has vehemently condemned the terror attack stressing that the terror adopters in the region will not be able to achieve their schemes through such crimes.
Iraq’s Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji has condemned the incident, saying it once again demonstrated the hostility of terrorists and arrogant elements towards Iran.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement headed by Hassan Nasrullah has said “The terrorist attack was perpetrated by satanic and malicious hands in a bid to destabilize Iran and punish the Islamic Republic over its sticking to be a fully sovereign state and rejecting subordination to the United States.”
In a related development, the Western and Saudi media have refrained from calling the deadly attack a terrorist act despite large number of civilian casualties. The alleged Saudi-backed al-Ahvazia group has claimed responsibility for the assault.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Associated France Press (AFP), US based Fox News and CNN reported the incident as merely an attack without calling it a terrorist attack.
According to Saudi Arabia’s official Al-Arabiya network, Yaquob Hurr al-Tisteri, the spokesperson of an Ahvazi political group known as “Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz” has refuted the claims that Daesh (IS) carried out the deadly attack. He was speaking in an interview with the Al-Arabiya News Channel.
He reportedly said that the attack was executed by national resistance individuals without specifying whether his group had any specific knowledge on which group carried out the attack.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Google celebrates its 25th birthday with a special doodle
Birthdays can also serve as an opportunity for reflection, even though we at Google are always looking to the future.
The world’s largest search engine, Google, is marking its 25th birthday today with a unique doodle. Although Google Inc. was founded on September 4, the firm has been commemorating its birthday on September 27 for more than ten years.
In order to commemorate this unique event, the organisation today took a walk down memory lane and displayed several doodles. The GIF accompanying today’s Google Doodle changes Google into G25gle. The IT company claimed that it was utilising today as a time to reflect while remaining focused on the future.
Google said in a blog post, the Doodle for today honours Google’s 25th anniversary. Birthdays can also serve as an opportunity for reflection, even though we at Google are always looking to the future. Take a trip down memory lane to discover how we were created 25 years ago.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page, two PhD students at Stanford University studying computer science in the late 1990s, developed Google. The two quickly discovered that they had similar goals for the World Wide Web, including making it more user-friendly. According to its blog, the duo put in a lot of effort from their dorm rooms to create a prototype for a better search engine.
They transferred the operation to Google’s first workplace, a rented garage, as they made significant headway on the project. The formal founding date of Google Inc. is September 27, 1998, it stated.
The company further said that although a lot has changed since 1998, its goal has not changed, to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google said in a statement that it was grateful to users for evolving with us over the past 25 years and added, we can’t wait to see where the future takes us, together.
Google’s current CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a letter to commemorate the company’s birthday last month. He reflected on the company’s history, its contribution to the transformation of technology, and the way ahead. He expressed his appreciation for the customers, staff members, and collaborators who contributed to Google’s success. He also expressed gratitude for the commitment of both former and current Google employees as well as the ongoing challenge to innovate.
Hardeep Nijjar killing row: Canada’s defence minister says ties with India important
The Defence Minister further mentioned that if the allegations are proven true, there is a very significant concern that Canada will have with respect to the violation of our sovereignty.
Canada’s defence minister Bill Blair said that his country’s ties with India are important. HIs statement amidst a diplomatic standoff between both the countries. However, he also added that his country wants a thorough investigation into the allegation.
The escalating tensions between both the countries began after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asserted that his country’s security agencies were investigating a link between the Indian government and the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Defence Minister Bill Blair noted that they understand this can be, and has proven to be, a challenging issue with respect to their relationship with India. However, at the same time, they have the responsibility to make sure that they carry out a thorough investigation and get to the truth, he added.
The Defence Minister further mentioned that if the allegations are proven true, there is a very significant concern that Canada will have with respect to the violation of our sovereignty. On the other hand, India rejected the allegation as absurd and motivated.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs remarked that Canada has shared no specific information regarding its charges, flagging politically condoned hate crimes and criminal violence in that country. Furthermore, the foreign ministry has advised its nationals in Canada and those contemplating travelling there to exercise utmost caution.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also claimed that such credible allegations were shared with India weeks ago. He added that they want to work constructively with India and hope that New Delhi engages with them so that they can get to the bottom of this very serious matter.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said that Washington is deeply concerned about the allegations and that they want to see accountability in the case.
Khalistani terrorist, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, was shot dead outside a gurdwara in Canada’s British Columbia in June. He was chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Force and reportedly one of India’s most wanted terrorists.
National Daughters Day 2023: History, significance, theme and wishes
The purpose of National Daughter’s Day is to serve as a reminder that girls should be given equal chances, including access to education, practical life skills, and sports participation, among others.
In India, Daughter’s Day is observed on the final Sunday in September, which falls on September 24, 2023. India is the only big nation with a higher mortality rate for females than boys, according to UNICEF.
At birth, there are 900 females for every 1000 boys in the nation. In the world, boys are 7% more likely than girls to die before the age of five. In India, though, the figures are dismal, with 11% more girls dying before turning five.
Given these troubling numbers, it is crucial to invest in the wellbeing of girls in order to empower them. The purpose of National Daughter’s Day is to serve as a reminder that girls should be given equal chances, including access to education, practical life skills, and sports participation, among others.
The first National Daughters Day was observed in India in 2007, which is where the holiday’s origins can be found. Daughters have frequently been overlooked in a society where males have long been regarded with awe. The noble goal of this day is to inspire parents to show their admiration for their daughters.
In certain cultures, having daughters has been seen as more of a burden than a blessing. With the goal of reversing this perception, National Daughter’s Day exhorts parents to acknowledge the extraordinary gift that their daughters are.
The significance of National Daughters Day can be found in our ever-changing society. It’s a day set aside to gleefully acknowledge the daughters in our lives. Falling on a Sunday presents a chance for parents and daughters to spend quality time together, cherish one another, and have intimate life-related dialogues. It’s a day for giving, caring, and fostering the cherished relationship between mothers and daughters.
- Daughters are special and highly valued, which demonstrates that they were sent from heaven above
- Daughters are special; once we have them, we can never live without them. Happy Daughters’ Day!
- Daughters are the pride of their parents’ hearts; from birth, they are beautiful
- My darling daughter, my baby you will always be, no matter where you are. You are a little part of me, whether near or far. Happy Daughters’ Day!
- Daughters will soon be married and grown, then they may start a family of their own