Saturday, May 20, 2017

LIBYA ATTACK KILLS 141 PERSON

Libya, an attack on an airbase in south of Tripoli has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, a spokesman for his forces said. Members of the Third Force militia loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli yesterday attacked the base used by Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA).
LNA spokesman Ahmad al-Mesmari late yesterday said the victims included civilians who worked at the Brak al-Shati airbase or were in the nearby area, also reporting that summary executions took place.Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement late yesterday that a commission of inquiry had been set up to investigate the attack.
It said it has decided to suspend its Defence Minister, al-Mahdi al-Barghati, and the head of the Third Force from their duties until those responsible were identified. Both the GNA and defence ministry earlier condemned the assault and said they had not ordered any such action. The LNA does not recognise the authority of the GNA, and instead supports the rival authorities based in the east. The UN envoy to Libya yesterday voiced alarm at reports of the attack on the base.
The incident at the base in Wadi al-Shati district comes a month after an attack by the LNA on the Tamenhant airbase controlled by the Third Force near the south’s main city of Sebha.

MILITARY INTELLIGENCE & STATE ATS NAB SUSPECTED ISI AGENT

Rajasthan, the military intelligence and state Anti-Terrorism Squad have caught a suspected ISI agent from Kunjaladi village in border district Jaisalmer last night. According to military intelligence, the accused Hazi Khan, resident of Kunjaladi village was working for the Pakistan’s ISI agency and was sharing the defense related secret information with his counter part across the border. Both the agencies are interrogating him.

INDIAN COMPOUND ARCHERS CLAIM MEN’S TEAM GOLD AT WORLD CUP

Indian men’s compound archery team today won the gold medal at the season’s first World Cup in Shanghai, beating Colombia in the final. The team comprising Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh prevailed 226-221 against the Colombians.
Indians grabbed a slender lead in the opening set by clinching it 58-57 and built on it in the next three to emerge triumphant. The Indian team made the final after beating US team in a closely-fought semifinal.
India is seeded fourth in the tournament. This is the first major competition after last year’s Rio Olympics.

ANTI-DUMPING DUTY IMPOSED ON CHINESE CHEMICAL, ALUMINIUM FOIL

India has imposed anti-dumping duty on a Chinese chemical used in pharma industry and aluminium foil to protect domestic industry from cheap imports.
While an anti-dumping duty of up to 1.63 US Dollar per kg was imposed on aluminium foil, up to 8.71 US Dollar per kg duty was slapped on imports of amoxicillin, used in pharmaceuticals.
The duty on both the products would be effective for a period of five years, the finance ministry has said in separate notifications.
The commerce mi
nistry’s investigation arm, Directorate General of Anti dumping and Allied Duties, DGAD in the separate probe had concluded that these products were dumped into India and that has caused material injury to the domestic industry.

EFFORTS ARE ON TO OPEN RISHIKESH-BADRINATH HIGHWAY

Uttarakhand, efforts are on to reopen the Rishikesh-Badrinath highway, which was blocked near Vishnuprayag following landslides from Hathiparwat in Chamoli District.
The BRO personnel are engaged in clearing the debris so that the highway could be reopened for vehicular traffic at the earliest possible. The Chamoli district administration has provided the hundreds of stranded pilgrims with free boarding and lodging and other necessary facilities.
Meanwhile, in view of the safety of the pilgrims, the Rudraprayag District administration has been directed not to allow Badrinath bound devotees to travel beyond Rudraprayag till the highway is reopened.

BOLLYWOOD’S NEW AGE OF OFFICIAL HOLLYWOOD FILM ADAPTATIONS



A number of Hollywood films have remade by Bollywood filmmakers without getting official permissions.

But lately, Indian filmmakers are progressing in the right direction. Official remake permissions or adaptation rights are being applied for. Films like Dobaara, Tubelight and Chef are official adaptions of Hollywood films Oculus, Little Boy and Chef.

Bollywood is not only getting official permissions but also giving credit to the original film makers.

The original filmmaker of the film Oculus, Mike Flanagan, has supported and loved the content of the film from day one. He has agreed to go all out and promote the film.
Produced by B4U Motion Pictures in association with Zahhak Films, the film stars Huma Qureshi, Saqib Salim, Lisa Ray, Adil Hussain, Madalina Bellariu and Rhea Chakraborty. The film is slated slated for 2nd June 2017 release.

INDIA’S EXPORT SECTOR PERFORMS WELL

India’s export sector performs well because global crisis making awakening from stagflation and the reports from global upcale on move which has its impact on India being the chief producer of many  goods and commodities. Wait for the quarter for further details.However Minister of Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, India’s export sector has performed well despite the global slowdown. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on key initiatives taken by her Ministry during the last three years, Ms Sitharaman said, notwithstanding global headwinds, exports have shone in last 6 months.
Ms Sitharaman said, number of mandatory documents required for exports and imports have been reduced to three each. The Minister said, forms related to imports and exports have also been simplified.
The Minister said, Government e-Market place is a remarkable step towards fighting corruption and ensuring transparency in Government transaction.
She said, there is an increase in exports from special economic zone in the last three years. Exports were valued at 5.23 lakh crore rupees in 2016-17.

FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY TO TESTIFY

United States, sacked FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before a Congressional committee in an open session about alleged Russian interference in the US Presidential polls last year. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said, a date of this open hearing will be scheduled after the Memorial Day.
Senator Richard Burr, chairman of the Committee, said, the Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former FBI Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.
Comey’s abrupt sacking by President Donald Trump triggered a political firestorm with an angry opposition calling for an appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged Russian influence in the general elections.

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