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Alert in J&K, likely impacts on coming all-party meet

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Alert in J&K

Introduction: 

The situation of Jammu and Kashmir remains precarious all the time. After the abrogation of 370 and 35a that conferred ‘special state’ status to Jammu and Kashmir, there have been several political upheavals. The state was bifurcated into two Union Territories, yet there has been no legislative assembly in Jammu and Kashmir’s newly formed Union territory. Amidst all these concerns, an all-party meet with Prime Minister was to be held in the state. But the region’s police have issued an alert in J&K region due to a series of terrorist attacks in the past several days. So in this article, we will tell you all the details of this all-party meet and the police alert. 

What does the police alert in Jammu and Kashmir say? 

police alert in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Police have issued an alert that says that certain anti-national elements may target the newly formed Union Territory. This alert came after there were several terrorist attacks on the region in the past several days. The alert warns that the terrorists might attack soft targets to create panic in the territory. 

The police told the media that a group of militants hurled a grenade on Wednesday and fired on security personnel. The attack took place in the CRPF Naka, SBI Rajpura Chowk branch in the south Kashmir district of Pulwama at around 8:50 pm. The police said that the militants started attacking the police and CRPF personnel.  Fortunately, there was no casualty. But the attack creates a tense situation. 

Besides this, there was an attack on a civilian in which militants of Habaddakal locality fired on the civilian and killed him. According to sources, the victim was a twenty-five-year-old boy named Umar. The police took him to the nearest SMHS hospital, but due to a gunshot in the chest, he could not survive. 

Amidst these concerns, the police havehe could not survive issued an alert and started searching for the attackers. 

All the details about the all-party meet

Under this all-party meet, several regional political parties of Jammu and Kashmir will hold talks with the hon’ble PM Narendra Modi. The meet was to take place on Thursday. The meeting will have 14 leaders, including four ex-chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, like Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Omar Abdullah, and Mehbooba Mufti. The meeting is in the limelight because it will be the first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and various politicians from Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of the special status. 

Interestingly the leaders did not decide on any particular agenda for the meeting. But the Gupkar alliance told the media that they will go with open mind and would like to know the center’s plans for Jammu and Kashmir. 

Closing words: 

In this article, we saw that the police had issued an alert in J&K just before the meet. Therefore, The alert in Jammu and Kashmir could mean the postponement of the all-party meet. So it will remain interesting to see whether the meeting takes place and if yes what will be the significant discussions. 

Till then, stay tuned for more such information.

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1st Cases In Andhra, Chandigarh; India’s Omicron Count Now 38: 10 Points

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Omicron

Omicron cases are increasing and there are cases of Covid-19 variant in Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. 

There are fresh Omicron patients risen to 38 as 1 each in Chandigarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. 

Top news related to Omicron 

There was the first case in Nagpur, Maharashtra. A 40-year-old man came back from South Africa via Delhi. He was tested positive at the airport on December 6.There was the 18th case of omicron on December 11 and 12.In Kerala’s Ernakulam, a patient returned from the UK via Abu Dhabi and tested positive for Omicron. Till then, he was home quarantined and his family members and other passengers were home quarantined. A 20-year-old who came from Italy tested positive. A man who returned from Ireland to Andhra Pradesh was tested positive for Omicron. Maharashtra has the maximum number of cases.The ICMR unit in Assam has developed a new testing kit to detect Omicron in two hours.The WHO warned the nations of the Asia Pacific region to boost healthcare capacity and full vaccinate their people.

Conclusion 

The Omicron strain is considered to be highly transmissible and it has spread to almost 59 nations.

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India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

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India's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu, a 21 year old from India, represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 which was held at Eilat, Israel. 

In 2000, Lara Dutta won the title of Miss Universe.

She was presented the crown by Andrea Meza,  the former Miss Universe of 2020 from Mexico which was live-streamed all across the world.

The first runner up was from Paraguay and second runner up was from South Africa.

About the Miss Universe event 

In the top three rounds, the contestants were asked what advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?

Harnaaz Sandhu answered this question amazingly. She said the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing,  is to believe in themselves.  To know that you are unique makes you beautiful.  Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide.  Come out and speak for yourself,  because you’re the leader of your life.  You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today. 

Conclusion 

Her powerful answer made the beauty top 3 of calling for less talk and more action.

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Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement

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Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement

The proposal from the government which addresses the pending issues has been accepted by farmer unions and the farmer union will be meeting the government on Thursday (9th December 2021) at noon.

Farmer union to meet the government and decide further movement

The farmer union, SKM (Samyukta Kisan Morcha) accepted the government proposal which addresses the pending issues of farmers.

It was on Tuesday (7th December 2021) when the central government sent the draft to the farmer union which is a five-member committee. Sources have indicated that once the final draft of the proposal agreed by both the parties is received by the union, the farmers’ protest which started on 26 November 2020 will end.

The issues listed in the draft were Surety on Minimum Support Price, withdrawal of the draft Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021, withdrawal of criminal cases against the farmers, and also compensation for the families of farmers who died during the protest.

The SKM said that they will be meeting the government at Singhu Border on Thursday at noon to come up with a formal decision and later end the protest.

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