Month: February 2019

India Strikes After Pulwama Terror Attack, Hits Biggest Jaish-e-Mohammed Camp In Balakot

India carried out the strikes in Balakot across the Line of Control (LoC) two weeks after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. IAF Balakot Strike: Indian Air Force jets dropped bombs on terror camp in Balakot across the LoC Indian fighter jets crossed the Line of Control before dawn on Tuesday and carried out “non-military, pre-emptive air strikes” within Pakistan to target a training camp of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, in the biggest escalation between the two countries in decades. Two weeks ago, the Jaish-e-Mohammed had killed 40 soldiers in Pulwama, in the deadliest attack on security...

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Yatra Holi Sandhya commemorates Holi at twilight (Sandhya)

YATRA Holi Sandhya commemorates the Indian festival of Holi at twilight (Sandhya) in celebration of victory of good over evil. As part of Brisbane City Council’s BrisAsia Festival 2019, Yatra brought together the passion and energy of various artists to produce dance and music that engages the heart and mind. With close to 20 musicians and dancers on the night  of Raag (Melody), Rang (Colour) and Ras (emotions), Yatra took the audience through a journey of the world, since the beginning of time, by depicting stories across various time periods with music and...

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Thousands protest against anti-Semitism in France

Thousands of people have joined protests across France against a spate of anti-Semitic attacks. The demonstrators marched under the slogan “That’s Enough” at the Place de la République in the capital Paris and other cities. Figures from across the political spectrum, including former Presidents François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, joined too.France rallies after anti-Semitic attacks Just hours earlier Jewish graves at a cemetery were desecrated. In a tweet last week, Olivier Faure, first secretary of the Socialist Party, first called on people to gather in Paris for a protest on Tuesday. The event was later organised with the endorsement...

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in India for state visit: Updates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday received at the airport in New Delhi Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, signifying importance India attaches to the visit by the leader of the powerful Gulf nation. During their talks on Wednesday, Modi and Salman are also expected to look at ways to enhancing defence ties, including having a joint naval exercise, official sources said. Official sources said there has been a “change” in the way Saudi Arabia looked at relations between India and Pakistan and that the powerful Gulf nation has a better understanding of the cross-border terrorism. The sources...

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