Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the whole world
is coming together in the fight against terrorism and India is getting
support of big nations against countries like Pakistan for global peace.
Addressing a seminar in New Delhi today, Mr Singh said, recently
the impact of collective diplomatic pressure on Pakistan was seen. He said,
until Pakistan is held openly accountable for creating safe haven for terrorism,
it will continue the policy of duplicity and deceit. The Minister said,
terrorists like Hafiz Saeed, who used to get VIP treatment in Pakistan, are now
behind bars, but that is not enough against this menace.
Mr Singh said, Balakot airstrike conveyed India's clear message
that infrastructure across the border could not be safe haven for terrorists. He
said, the Balakot airstrikes have forced rewriting of doctrines across the
border and showed our resolve and capability.
He said, security scenario has completely changed in last few
years and Kargil and incidents of cross border terrorism are examples of new
kind of warfare.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief of Defence Staff General
BipinRawat said, deterrence comes from keeping every personnel trained and
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister NitinGadkari
has said that the vision of achieving 5 trillion dollar economy will only be
possible when 29 percent share of MSMEs to national growth will reach fifty
Speaking after conferring upon National MSME Awards to awardees
in New Delhi today, Mr.Gadkari said, only MSME sector can resolve the problem of
unemployment in the country and his Ministry is ensuring that banks provide all
necessary assistance to the sector to grow.
The Minister said, government has determined to increase the
contribution of MSME in the national export to a significant level which is
currently at 45 percent.
On the occasion, Mr Gadkari conferred 50 National MSME Awards
upon awardees for their outstanding performance and contribution in the
development of MSME sector.
Our Correspondent reports that these awards are given every year
in seven different categories to give recognition and honour entrepreneurs to
felicitate their outstanding performances. The awards were given away to the
various departments of the State and Union Territories for promotion and
development of MSME sector in their jurisdiction.
Britain put the prospect of a chaotic Brexit back on the
table on Thursday as it set out its red lines for trade talks with the
In its mandate for the negotiations that will start on Monday,
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government rebuffed EU demands for common trading
standards and continued fishing rights.
And it warned it could walk away from the talks if a “broad
outline” of a deal is not agreed by a meeting planned for June.
This would see Britain’s currently seamless trading arrangements
with the EU, forged over half a century, abruptly end after a post-Brexit
transition period expires in December.
The European Commission, which is negotiating on behalf of the
EU’s 27 member states, said it was preparing for all scenarios.
Brussels wants to maintain the right of its fleets to fish in
U.K. waters, warning that failure to agree on this could scupper the wider trade
talks. But Mr. Gove warned: “We will take back control of our waters as an
independent coastal State and we will not link access to our waters to access to
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on
Thursday said she “regretted” the new government’s “very different approach”
to commitments that Sri Lanka previously made to the Council.
Urging Sri Lanka to implement the 2015 resolution, which drew
from domestic processes, including those initiated by former President
MahindaRajapaksa, Ms.Bachelet said the measures in it were “essential” for a
peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka.
The High Commissioner’s remarks came a day after Sri Lanka’s
Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena officially notified the Council on
Wednesday that Sri Lanka was withdrawing from co-sponsoring the UN resolution on
post-war accountability and reconciliation, instead promising a process that was
“domestically designed and executed”.
Further, underscoring the need for independent institutions, she
said she was “troubled by the recent trend towards moving civilian functions
under the Ministry of Defence or retired military officers, and renewed reports
of surveillance and harassment of rights defenders, journalists and victims.