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Istanbul: Missing Journalist Khashoggi Killed In Saudi Mission



Istanbul: Missing Journalist Khashoggi Killed In Saudi Mission

In a major development, Turkish authorities have confirmed that the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared four days ago after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, has been killed.

According to the Reuters, a Turkish official said on Saturday, “The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate.”

However, a Saudi source at the consulate  has denied that Khashoggi had been killed at the mission saying that the accusations were baseless.

The Turkish official position was made public about the  suspected assassination four days after he entered the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday.

His fiancée Hatis, who refused to disclose her second name for security reasons, was waiting outside the consulate. She said that Khashoggi entered the building at 1.00 pm and never returned till the mission was closed at 5.00 pm. In panic she called her family and friends and also reported to the police and other authorities.

Istanbul: Missing Journalist Khashoggi Killed In Saudi Mission

Next day, Saudi consulate issued a statement telling that Khashoggi went missing only after his departure from the mission. However, it was told that Saudi authorities were investigating the incident.

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Earlier on Saturday, sources told Al Jazeera that a delegation of 15 Saudi officials arrived in Turkey the day Khashoggi, 59, disappeared.

Jamal Elshayyal, Aljazeera’s Istanbul correspondent quoted sources saying, “The Saudi officials flew into Istanbul on two different flights on Tuesday.” It was not clear if the Saudi delegation consisted of security or diplomatic officials.

Report from Istanbul says that Saturday’s revelations came as Turkey widened its investigation as Saudi Arabia failed to substantiate its claim that he left the consulate on Tuesday.

The mysterious disappearance of the Saudi journalist may create further tension between the two countries that are already at loggerheads on Qatar crisis. One of the Saudi Arabia’s demands was the withdrawal of Turkish forces from Qatar in the aftermath of severing ties last year. At present Turkey has been supporting Qatar with supplies and assured military support in case of any further adventure.

On missing of Jamal Khashoggi Turkey’s ruling party has asserted that it will “uncover” the details surrounding journalist’s vanishing, saying that the country’s sensitivity on the issue was at the “highest level”.

Istanbul: Missing Journalist Khashoggi Killed In Saudi Mission

Omer Celik, the spokesperson of the ruling AK party, while talking to the reporters at a summit chaired by President REcep Tayyip Erdogan, said, “The condition of the lost journalist, details on him and who is responsible for this will be uncovered.”

On Friday, Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Ankara over the issue.

Later that day, Saudi Arabia’s heir apparent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) said that he would allow Turkey to search its consulate.

He told Bloomberg TV Network on Friday, “We will allow them to enter and search and do whatever they want to do … We have nothing to hide.”

Mohammad al-Otaiba, the Saudi Consul General in Istanbul said, “I would like to confirm that…Jamal is not at the consulate, nor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the consulate and the embassy are working to search for him.”

Saudi Arabia has also invited a group of journalists into the Istanbul mission on Saturday, in an effort to show that Khashoggi was not on the premises.

Rights groups had called on Saudi Arabia to verify Khashoggi’s whereabouts, with Human Rights Watch calling on Turkey to deepen its investigation into the case, saying if Saudi Arabia had detained Khashoggi without acknowledging it, his detention would constitute an enforced disappearance.

Khashoggi, living in self- exile in the US for over a year, was one of the well known critics of the reforms being implemented under the stewardship of the Crown Prince MBS.

His regular columns published by Washington Post used to be critical of Saudi policies towards Qatar and Canada, the war in Yemen, and a crackdown on dissent and the media persons in the kingdom.

Khashoggi gained fame for his interview and by co-travelling with Alqaeda’s fugitive head Osama Bin Laden in 1987 and 1995.

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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.



Google Doodle

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.

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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.



Hardeep Nijjar killing row: Canada’s defence minister says ties with India important

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.

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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.



National Daughters Day

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.


  1. Daughters are special and highly valued, which demonstrates that they were sent from heaven above
  2. Daughters are special; once we have them, we can never live without them. Happy Daughters’ Day!
  3. Daughters are the pride of their parents’ hearts; from birth, they are beautiful
  4. 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!
  5. Daughters will soon be married and grown, then they may start a family of their own
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