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India condemns missile attacks on Saudi Arabia


According to media reports, Saudi Arabia has announced that its forces had intercepted a number of ballistic missiles fired by Houthi rebels towards several locations in the kingdom.
“The UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Saudi Arabia in the face of serious national security threats. Those responsible must cease these dangerous & provocative actions”
 statement on the attempted missile attacks against SaudiArabia, 
Boris Johnson calls on the UN to investigate the origin of the missiles.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:
I was appalled by last night’s multiple Houthi missile launches at Saudi Arabia, which threatened civilian areas and resulted in at least one fatality. I offer my condolences to the families of those killed and injured. Building on the recent UN Panel of Experts report, we will be calling on the UN to investigate how these latest missiles found their way into Yemen in contravention of Security Council Resolutions.
The United Kingdom stands shoulder to shoulder with Saudi Arabia in the face of such serious national security threats. Those responsible must cease these dangerous and provocative actions. A return to political dialogue remains vital to ensuring an end to the conflict for the sake of the Yemeni people and regional security. British nationals in Saudi Arabia should continue to follow FCO Travel Advice.
In a statement the Saudi government also said that the Saudi air defence intercepted seven missiles, three of which were headed towards Riyadh.
An Egyptian resident was reportedly killed as a result of shrapnel – the first death in Riyadh since the country’s military campaign was launched three years ago in Yemen – while several others were injured.
India today strongly condemned the renewed missile attacks targeting civilian areas in the direction of Riyadh and other cities of Saudi Arabia. In response to a media query on the missile attacks in Saudi Arabia, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, New Delhi is deeply concerned about the escalating situation threatening the lives of innocent civilians. India reiterated its resolve to fight terrorism and violence in all its forms.


Slovak court orders Uber to suspend services nationally


A Slovak court has ordered Uber to suspend its operations in the country, responding to an action by taxi drivers who say the ride-hailing service represents unfair competition. The decision came into effect on March 6, but it was announced only on Tuesday and Uber services were still available in the Slovak capital Bratislava, according to Reuters. “The defendant is obliged to refrain from allowing people who do not meet legal requirements… to carry out taxi services in Slovakia,” court spokesman Pavol Adamciak said on Tuesday. The association of certified taxi drivers filed the lawsuit in January. It argued that Uber drivers do not meet the requirements for professional taxi drivers, and the cars do not meet the safety and regulatory requirements for professional transport services. Uber has faced regulatory and legal setbacks around the world amid opposition from traditional taxi services.

US EU to address China’s unfair trade practices


US President Donald Trump discussed trade practices with China in calls on Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the White House.
Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Emmanuel Macron of France statement said, President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France.  Both leaders expressed support for the West’s strong response to Russia’s chemical weapons attack in Salisbury, United Kingdom, including the expulsion of numerous Russian intelligence officers on both sides of the Atlantic.  President Trump stressed the need to intensify cooperation with Turkey with respect to shared strategic challenges in Syria.  The two leaders also discussed trade practices between the United States and European Union and the next steps in addressing China’s unfair trade practices.
It said Trump and Merkel also discussed “joining forces to counter” China’s economic practices and acquisition of intellectual property. Speaking with Macron, Trump pushed to intensify cooperation with Turkey on Syria, the statement said. The leaders of the US and France also supported the West’s “strong response” to Russia, including expulsion of Russian diplomats, after the UK’s chemical weapons attack accusations,according to media reports.

SMILE INDIA’s ‘GIFT A SMILE 2018’


SMILE INDIA’s ‘GIFT A SMILE 2018’ turned out to be a Starry Night out here in New Delhi
   Smile India’s ‘GIFT A SMILE’ meet and greet turned out to be a glitzy event, which took place in Radisson Blu, Airport Hotel. The event showcased its activities in the past 16 years and how they have grown in numbers from the year 2002 to 2017.Dr.Sushant Umre (Trustee, Smile India) and daughter, Dr. Ishita Umre (Director Smile India) run a dental NGO, the first of its kind in India, which serves the underprivileged with modern dentistry aids since 2002. Present at the event were many known personalities Ustad Shujaat Khan, supermodels Sonalika Sahay, Laxmi Rana, Anousha Chauhan, Fitness Instructor, Vesna Jacob and Blossom Kocchar along with daughter Samantha Kocchar who spoke about how a perfect smile is important in the present world. They judged the smile contest which was a super hit with the audience.
The event also witnessed a small skit presented by children of Salaam Balaak trust ‘Mareezmast,Dentistpast’ which was followed by a brilliant musical performance ‘ELIXIR’ by famous Smt.Shubha Mudgal and her band Aditya Balani, Gaurav Balani, Srijan Mahajan, Anil Chawla and audio engineer Nitin Joshi.
 The king of Bollywood-Shahrukh Khan’s personal dentist Dr.Sushant Umre is a well-known Cosmetic Dentist of North India and is in practice for 35 years with a focus on Aesthetic dentistry. Dr Umre along with daughter Dr. Ishita Umre head Smile India- the social face.
Smile India is an organization with a mission to make available latest and affordable dental care to the underprivileged masses and to provide young, upcoming dentists willing to do community service an opportunity to experience and learn.
The internationally acclaimed Indian musician and sitar player, Shujaat Khan while appreciating the noble cause of Smile India said “Dr.Sushant Umre and Dr. Ishita Umre with their team of competent professionals are doing a great job by taking advanced dentistry to those who would have never believed to afford it otherwise. Their high tech equipment and modern techniques are of international standards, constantly improving the ever-changing world of medicine.”
Gift a Smile is a program initiated to generate funds for sustaining and expanding the impact of this mission at multiple levels. Such programs have been organized in the past with great success.
“If it is to do with Teeth, I only know one person which takes wonderful care of mine and that is Dr.Umre and his team. Thank you so much for keeping me smiling”- SHAHRUKH KHAN

India U16 Mens Team finalized U16Asian


India U16 Mens Team all set to compete at the FIBA U16 Asian Championship    

Bengaluru, 27th March 2018: The Indian U16 Men’s Basketball Teams will depart on 30th March 2018 for FIBA U16 Asian Championship that will be held between 2nd to 8th April 2018 at the Lingan Pearl Gymnasium, Foshan, China. This event was scheduled to take place in 2017 but was later rescheduled. The 16-team tournament will serve as Asia’s qualifier for the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2018, with the top four finishers booking their tickets for the world spectacle in Rosario and Santa Fe, Argentina from June 30-July 8, 2018.
“We are proud of your achievements so far and expect a lot more from you in the coming days. It as an incredible achievement to represent the country at such a young age but we hope that all of you keep on learning and improving so that in future we can see you representing the Senior team as well. I wish you all the best and hope that you make the country proud.” BFI President, Mr. K Govindaraj addressed the young stars at the colour distribution ceremony.
The 16 teams qualified to compete are hosts China, reigning champions Korea, Australia, Bahrain, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines and Saudi Arabia.  Thirteen (13) teams will be divided into three (3) groups (A, B, C) of three (3) teams each and one (1) group (D) of four (4). The best placed Team in each group will qualify directly to the Knock-out stage starting with the Quarter-Finals. 2nd and 3rd placed Teams will proceed to the Play-Offs Round. The 4th placed team in group D will be eliminated.
India is placed in Group D alongside Korea, Japan and Lebanon.
Preliminary Round:
Schedule: India Vs Korea (2nd April)
India Vs Japan (3rd April)
India Vs Lebanon (4th April)
The final rosters for the Team is:
INDIAN U16 MEN’ S TEAM
Sr. No.NAMESSTATEPosition
1Prashant TomarKarnatakaSG/PG
2Jerome PrinceKeralaPG/SG
3Rajveer S BhatiRajasthanF
4Nitish BeniwalDelhiC/F
5Vigneshwar UpadhyayTelanganaPF
6M Mani KantaA.P.F/SG
7Divya Raj S RathoreM.P.SG
8Harshvardhan Tomar(Captain)M.P.C/F
9PriyanshuU.P.F
10Princepal SinghPunjabC
11AjmerChandigarhF
12Vibhor Bhriguvanshi (Head Coach)
14Babu Davis (Asst. Coach)
15Navaneeth (Physiotherapist)
16Ajeet Singh Rathore (Manager)

Kim Jong-un & Xi Jinping held talks


Kim Jong-un and  Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, have held talks in Beijing, in Kim’s first foreign trip since taking office. Kim’s wife reportedly accompanied him.
Both Chinese and North Korean state media have confirmed that Kim is on a state visit to China. Kim arrived at the invitation of the Chinese president, and stayed for an unofficial four-day visit.
The visit comes ahead of the highly anticipated talks between Kim and US President Donald Trump, which are expected to be held by the end of May. The exact date has not been set yet, and it was feared that the denuclearization issue, a long-standing stumbling block in US-North Korea relations, will be an unsurmountable obstacle on the way to a potential breakthrough.
The  high level negotiations with Xi, Kim indicated that Pyongyang may be ready for compromise.
“It is our consistent stand to be committed to denuclearization on the peninsula, in accordance with the will of late President Kim Il Sung and late General Secretary Kim Jong Il,” he said in a stark contrast to some of North Korea’s previous statements, as cited by Xinhua.
He went on to imply that North Korea will be poised to get rid of its own nuclear arsenal, provided the US and its ally, South Korea, cooperate.
“The issue of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula can be resolved, if South Korea and the United States respond to our efforts with goodwill, create an atmosphere of peace and stability while taking progressive and synchronous measures for the realization of peace,” he said.
Last September, North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test, which was followed by a series of missile launches in September and November. However, starting from the Winter Olympic Games, that saw a high-ranking North Korean delegation arriving in South Korea, Pyongyang has shown it is willing to seek mutual rapprochement with the West and its neighbors, primarily South Korea.
In late February, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the North Korean delegation at the Olympics indicated in talks with South Korean officials that they were willing to hold direct negotiations with the US. RT news



VHP Dares Mamata for trying to turn Bengal into Bangladesh


New Delhi March 27, 2018 The Vishva Hindu Parishad congratulates the Hindus of Bengal for taking out more than 700 processions (Shobha Yatras) with participation of more than 30 lakh people on the occasion of Ram Navmi.
The international joint General secretary of VHP has said that the Hindus of Bengal have proved that they will not tolerate anti-Hindu and anti-national activities in the name of secularism. It will give a befitting reply to all the attempts of dividing and terrorising Hindus of Bengal.

Vishva Hindu Parishad warns Mamta Banerjee to stop committing atrocities on Hindus in her greed for Muslim votes. She had last year asked if there was a need for Ram in Bengal? The Hindus of Bengal gave a befitting reply to her by organising Shobha Yatras all over the state. Mamta Banerjee even went to the extent of creating confusion among the Hindus when her party decided to celebrate Ramotsav. But the Bengali Hindus rejected Mamta’s false Ram-bhakti and accepted the saffron flag instead of the blue. It had proven that now even in Bengal, the politics will revolve on Hindu issues.

Mamta’s frustration at failing to stem the Shobha Yatras has led her to restart her atrocities against Hindus.The stage of Shri Ram was damaged in Burdwan by her goons and attacks were carried out on Ram Bhakts. One Ram Bhakt was killed in the incident. This is what once again encouraged the Jehadi Muslims to attack Ram Navmi shobha yatras. Many places including Raniganj and Purulia became the centre of such attacks on Hindus. The shops and residences of Hindus were broken open, bullets fired on them, bombs hurled at them and Hindu temples were attacked. One police officer had to lose his hand in the incident. The Jehadi Muslims could carry out such dastardly attacks riding on the back of Mamta’s anti Hindu policies only.

Despite the arson and attack on the Bengali Hindus, Mamta has the temerity to ask if Ram used to carry guns and swords? Vishva Hindu Parishad challenges Mamta Banerjee to ask the same question of Paigambar Mohammad during Moharram, does she have the guts to? The Hindu in Bengal will not take things lying down anymore, it won’t be beaten up and then again trampled upon by the CM.

Through the Press statement issued by the VHP National spokesperson Vinod Bansal the VHP leader asked ‘Is the Hindu a second class citizen in Bengal’?. Or does Mamta want to convert West Bengal into Bangladesh where Hindus observe their festivals under the fear of Islam? The VHP again warns Mamta Banerjee that if the atrocities against Hindus continue like this, then the Bengali Hindu will be constrained to take things into their own hands to protect themselves and their Dharma.

  “Land Laws, Land Acquisition, and Scheduled Areas in India”.

CPR Land Rights Initiative 
Dear all,
 
Thanks to all those who participated in our Fourth Annual Conference on “Land Laws, Land Acquisition, and Scheduled Areas in India”. To those, who couldn’t make it to the conference, we will be sharing with you recordings of the conference proceedings in the near future. We are grateful to all of you for your continued support for and encouragement of our work. 
 
Please find listed below some highlights from the conference. 
 
A. Launch of CPR Land Rights Initiative Report
 
The conference featured the launch of the CPR Land Rights Initiative Report on “The Legal Regime and Political Economy of Land Rights of Scheduled Tribes in the Scheduled Areas of India”. In addition, the conference featured presentation of findings from two of our ongoing research projects on “Land Acquisition Disputes in India” and “Mapping Land Legislation in India”. These presentations included findings from our previous Report on “Land Acquisition in India: A Review of Supreme Court cases from 1950 to 2016”, which was launched at our Third Annual Conference on “Land Rights, Land Acquisition, and Inclusive Development in India” in 2017. The conference and the CPR LRI Reports and findings were extensively covered by print and television media. 
 
B. Newspaper coverage of CPR Land Rights Initiative Conference, Projects and Reports 
 
1. Land Acquisition Disputes
 
Dr. Namita Wahi was interviewed by Live Law, a legal news portal, in which she spoke about the recent controversy in the Supreme Court with respect to the interpretation of Section 24 of the Right to Fair Compensation, and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act, 2013.
 
2. Land Laws Database
The Sunday Guardian in a piece titled “Database for land laws being created” reported findings from the CPR LRI  “Land laws” database of 556 laws from seven states of India, including, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, and Telangana.
3. Land Rights in the Scheduled Areas 
The Wire in a piece titled, “Scheduled Areas may be generating mineral wealth, but it’s not going to STs” reported extensively from the CPR LRI Report on why despite constitutional protections, the STs remain the most vulnerable and impoverished groups in India.
C. TV coverage of CPR Land Rights Initiative Work
1. In a Lok Sabha Television Show called  ‘अस्तित्व: देश का बढ़ता भू संघर्ष’, Dr. Namita Wahi shared findings from CPR Land Rights Initiative reports and ongoing research on the reasons for extensive and growing conflict over land in India. 
2. Go News reported on findings from the CPR LRI “Scheduled Areas” report as well as the “Land Laws” database, and “Land Acquisition” report.
We will be in touch soon with the recordings of the conference proceedings. In the meantime, you can follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages .
 
As always, we look forward to your feedback and continued support. 
 
 
 
Best wishes,
 
CPR Land Rights Initiative Team 
CPR LAND RIGHTS INITIATIVE
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri | New Delhi 110021
  


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CPR: Unpacking India-China Relations


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CPR is pleased to invite you to a discussion on
Unpacking India-China Relations
A conversation between Ambassador Shyam Saran, Srinath Raghavan, and Zorawar Daulet Singh
Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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The full discussion will be streamed through Facebook live on CPR’s Facebook page.
As the dust settles from the last year’s Doklam Standoff between India and China, relationship between the two neighbours has entered a state of flux. Even as domestic political priorities have come to the fore in both countries, India and China are discovering new spots of friction and struggling to evolve a sustainable framework of cooperation. Against the backdrop of the latest diplomatic efforts by both sides to put the relationship on an even keel, our in-house experts on Chinese and Indian foreign policy will consider the geopolitics, strategy and economics underpinning this new conjuncture in India-China relations and its implications for the two countries, for Asia and beyond.  
Ambassador Shyam Saran, senior fellow at CPR, is a former foreign secretary and has served as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change, chairman of the National Security Advisory Board, and chairman of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries. He is currently a member of the governing board of CPR, Life Trustee of the India International Centre, a trustee of the World Wildlife Fund (India), a member of the National Executive of FICCI, and an independent director at the Press Trust of India.
Srinath Raghavan is a senior fellow at CPR. He is also a senior research fellow at the India Institute at King’s College, London. He works on contemporary and historical aspects of India’s foreign and security policies. His most recent book India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia, 1939-45 featured among the top non-fiction bestsellers, was chosen as Book of the Year by the Financial Times, and received glowing reviews both nationally and internationally. He is a regular columnist and commentator on international and strategic affairs. Prior to his academic career, he spent six years as an infantry officer in the Indian Army.
Zorawar Daulet Singh is an author and foreign affairs analyst. He is a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. He is also an Adjunct Fellow with the Institute of Chinese Studies and a Visiting Fellow at the Forum for Strategic Initiative. Zorawar’s research interests include India’s foreign policy, various dimensions of India China relations, Eurasian geopolitics, and, international political economy. His recent books include India China Relations: The Border Issue and Beyond and Chasing the Dragon: Will India Catch up with China? Zorawar is currently working on a comparative study of Nehru and Indira Gandhi’s regional policies through an examination of six major crises during the Cold War.
Please RSVP at president.cpr@cprindia.org. Seating is limited and will be on first come first serve basis.

‘ITA TUNNELING AWARDS 2018’

China invites international tunneling and underground engineering competition : t
Dear All,
The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association is launching a new edition of its worldwide competition of tunnel engineering and underground construction, the ITA Tunnelling Awards !
Since 2015, the international competition “the ITA Tunnelling Awards” seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and underground space utilization. 
The 2018 edition will take place on 7 November, in Chuzhou-Nanjing during the 20thChinese Tunnel and Underground works Conference (CTUC) from 5 to 6 Nov. followed by technical visits on Nov.8 in Nanjing, Chuzhou and Shanghai.
After editions in Switzerland, Singapore and Paris, the fourth ITA Tunnelling Awards will return to Asia for the 2018 event. The three previous editions of the ITA Tunnelling Awards received more than 240entries and 110 nominations, rewarded 30 projects and personalities and gathered more than 750 attendees.
The application process is now open and candidacies can be registered until May 31st, in the ITA Tunnelling Awards website through 9 categories : https://awards.ita-aites.org/ 
You can access the full press release by clicking the links at the bottom of the e-mail.
I remain at your disposal for further informations, 
Diane LOTH, ITA Press Officer, + 33 6 47 27 74 29, d.loth@giesbert-mandin.fr 

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