Hindu – Hellven http://hellven.org/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:15:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hellven.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-2-32x32.png Hindu – Hellven http://hellven.org/ 32 32 The Way of Penance – The Hindu https://hellven.org/the-way-of-penance-the-hindu/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:33:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/the-way-of-penance-the-hindu/ We often talk about penance but how to understand its scope? Who really does penance? The term “tapas” refers to penance or asceticism, which is identified in the qualities of the heart such as sincerity, ahimsa, endurance, selfless service, etc., rather than in certain outward marks and lifestyles. In fact, Tiruvalluvar says that ‘thavam’, the […]]]>

We often talk about penance but how to understand its scope? Who really does penance? The term “tapas” refers to penance or asceticism, which is identified in the qualities of the heart such as sincerity, ahimsa, endurance, selfless service, etc., rather than in certain outward marks and lifestyles. In fact, Tiruvalluvar says that ‘thavam’, the Tamizh word for ‘tapas’ or penance, manifests itself in every individual’s desire to consciously practice these qualities and principles in daily life, Sri Nallur Sa Saravanan pointed out in a speech .

All beings are bound to reach God, whether they are aware of it or not. Each birth brings many opportunities to each individual trying to learn this quest. The time-tested rule, “learn and practice what is learned”, which helps to become mature and capable in any field or vocation is also relevant for those who wish to follow this path to achieve the ultimate goal. There is the possibility of improving one’s nature and spirit through penance. There is no time limit for this process.

Tiruvalluvar gives pride of place to endurance or tolerance which he says is reflected in the nature of people in two ways, the ability to accept whatever is one’s lot and also to refrain from harming other beings. More important is his observation that when one has the desire to do penance, one automatically directs one’s actions towards some worthwhile goal. The result is most beneficial as it makes him avoid all those acts that are irrelevant to him in life. The life of Ramalinga Adigalar is an example of how leading a life of penance can endow one with higher and subtler realizations. This saint, who lived among us, inspired many in the ways of satya and dharma by the way he lived his life rather than just speaking of these values.

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Wayanad tribal panchayat health center on the national radar https://hellven.org/wayanad-tribal-panchayat-health-center-on-the-national-radar/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/wayanad-tribal-panchayat-health-center-on-the-national-radar/ Noolpuzha FHC selected for national quality assurance certification for the second time Noolpuzha FHC selected for national quality assurance certification for the second time Noolpuzha Family Health Center (FHC), which handles health care for the second largest tribal grama panchayat in the state, has been selected for the National Quality Assurance Certification (NQAC) process for […]]]>

Noolpuzha FHC selected for national quality assurance certification for the second time

Noolpuzha FHC selected for national quality assurance certification for the second time

Noolpuzha Family Health Center (FHC), which handles health care for the second largest tribal grama panchayat in the state, has been selected for the National Quality Assurance Certification (NQAC) process for the second time consecutive.

The state government upgraded the healthcare facility to FHC in 2017. Since then, the hospital has been doing well in patient care, scoring 93% in the National Standards Assessment of quality assurance (NQAS) carried out by a group of two members. team of experts from the Ministry of Health and Family.

The hospital has achieved the highest accolade for meeting quality standards in service delivery, cleanliness, maintenance, and inpatient and outpatient care. A health facility had to pass more than 6,500 quality checkpoints to secure the honor, said vice president Dahar Mohammed, a doctor at the hospital. The Hindu.

Facilities abound

“We have set up various facilities for patients under the Noolpuzha grama panchayat with the support of the civic body. Among the projects in place are Gothra Sparsham, a comprehensive tribal health care project, and Pratheekhsha, a project to provide pre and postpartum health care facilities for tribal women,” said Dr Dahar. .

An e-health program has also been set up for which the grama panchayat has appointed a qualified engineer as an e-health technical engineer to maintain a server set up for this purpose. An electric rickshaw facility is also available at the hospital free of charge to pick up and drop off elderly patients living within a three kilometer radius of the hospital. Elderly corners have been set up under a huge banyan tree on site so that the elderly can spend free time together. A television set has also been installed in the neighborhood for them.

Telemedecine

A physiotherapy unit, dental department, gymnasium and fitness center were also established. There is also a telemedicine center, making the services of specialist doctors available to patients by videoconference.

No less than 13 public hospitals in the state have also been selected for recognition this year, including two new hospitals.

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What leads to a steady increase in cases of monkeypox https://hellven.org/what-leads-to-a-steady-increase-in-cases-of-monkeypox/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/what-leads-to-a-steady-increase-in-cases-of-monkeypox/ Sustained transmission in the heterosexual population is unlikely in all scenarios studied Sustained transmission in the heterosexual population is unlikely in all scenarios studied As of June 15, a total of 1,882 cases of monkeypox have been laboratory confirmed in more than 30 countries around the world. With 1,158 confirmed cases in 22 countries, Europe […]]]>

Sustained transmission in the heterosexual population is unlikely in all scenarios studied

Sustained transmission in the heterosexual population is unlikely in all scenarios studied

As of June 15, a total of 1,882 cases of monkeypox have been laboratory confirmed in more than 30 countries around the world. With 1,158 confirmed cases in 22 countries, Europe has reported the highest number of cases to date, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. The United States has reported 83 cases in 19 states as of June 16.

While monkeypox is endemic in a dozen countries in West and Central Africa, the virus is not endemic in humans. “Nearly all” outbreaks of monkeypox in these countries are due to the virus crossing the species barrier from animals to humans.

Sustained human-to-human transmission in endemic countries has been ‘rare’, write Dr Christian Happi of the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Redeemer University, Nigeria and others in a report published in virology. org.

Epidemics in endemic countries in Africa have seen only a “limited” proportion of cases spread among humans, with sustained transmission observed only up to seven generations. And the basic reproduction number (R0) for monkeypox in endemic countries has been less than one, even among populations that have not been vaccinated against smallpox. The basic reproduction number being less than one would mean ‘epidemics would die out without continued animal introductions’, tweeted Dr Akira Endo of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London.

In contrast, the current epidemic in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Australia has shown a clear pattern of sustained spread among people, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM). Prior to this outbreak, there had been around 100 cases of monkeypox outside of Africa, with the outbreak in the United States in 2003 being the largest with over 70 people infected with the virus. But all 70 cases were due to exposure to imported animals with no reported human-to-human transmission at the time. In the past, outside of Africa, the virus had spread to a single healthcare worker and two household contacts, a far cry from the sustained human-to-human transmission currently being reported.

modeling exercise

To explain the very different pattern of spread to large numbers of people in the month after the UK’s first case was reported on May 7, Dr Endo and others used a mathematical model based on data from the sexual partnership in the UK, to explain the epidemiology of the current outbreak. The results of the modeling exercise have been published in medRxiv preprint server; preprints still need to be peer-reviewed.

Increased virus importation, undetected community spread, virus evolution, and increased susceptibility to monkeypox virus infection due to the end of smallpox vaccination decades ago could be possible reasons for the current outbreak outside of Africa. The researchers point out that most of these factors are “not strongly supported by external (if indirect) evidence” nor able to explain human spread primarily among men who have sex with men (MSM) and not widespread in the general population of the community.

The driver

The researchers found that a “small fraction of individuals who have a disproportionate number of partners” must be responsible for the sustained human-to-human transmission of the virus among men who have sex with men.

This is the largest epidemic, primarily among men who have sex with men. In Nigeria, higher prevalence and lesions in the genital area were recorded in a recent outbreak.

“Our model suggests that the MSM population may have always been at risk of a sustained outbreak. The reason we haven’t seen an outbreak among MSM before could be that the virus hadn’t reached that network given how few cases there were overall,” Dr. Endo tweeted.

The researchers explain this in more detail in the preprint when they say that the monkeypox virus has always had “substantial transmission potential in the MSM community” even in the past, but the small number of imported cases outside from Africa probably prevented the virus from spreading to that community. network resulting in large-scale transmission.

The researchers also modeled sexually associated epidemics in MSM and non-MSM populations. They considered various hypotheses regarding the risk of transmission between sexual partners in these two groups.

Unlike a small fraction of MSM individuals who have a large number of partners, thus increasing the spread of the virus to many people in the MSM community, the researchers found that sustained spread in the non-MSM population was ‘unlikely’ due to the lower probability of a few. individuals with multiple sex partners. But “10-10,000 additional cases may be observed if a significant number of infections are introduced into the non-MSM sexual contact network,” they write.

Spread the epidemic

They note that a “very small number of sexually associated transmissions” in the MSM community is enough to cause a large outbreak. In contrast, a large number of non-sexually associated imported cases are required for the virus to gain a foothold in the MSM community and then spread to large numbers of people through sexually associated spread. And that may be why the virus has not reached the MSM community in the past through imported non-sexual cases. They note that better surveillance in endemic countries might be needed if the current outbreak outside of Africa in the MSM community was due to a few sexually associated cases imported from endemic countries.

“Without sufficient interventions, we could see continued growth of MSM. The Monkeypox virus can infect anyone; the non-MSM population will also be affected if we fail to contain them. Personalized, non-stigmatising message/support for those most at risk would be key to early containment,” Dr Endo tweeted. Targeted messaging is necessary for prevention and early case detection among MSM who have multiple partners, the authors write.

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As a Hindu NRI, here is why the Nupur Sharma incident pains me https://hellven.org/as-a-hindu-nri-here-is-why-the-nupur-sharma-incident-pains-me/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 05:12:29 +0000 https://hellven.org/as-a-hindu-nri-here-is-why-the-nupur-sharma-incident-pains-me/ The suspension, death threats and protests against BJP leader Nupur Sharma of the party have fueled a national debate over the correlation between freedom of expression and religious sentiments. I would like to take this opportunity to express two similar incidents possibly related in some way and discuss my perception of life as an NRI, […]]]>

The suspension, death threats and protests against BJP leader Nupur Sharma of the party have fueled a national debate over the correlation between freedom of expression and religious sentiments. I would like to take this opportunity to express two similar incidents possibly related in some way and discuss my perception of life as an NRI, particularly as a Hindu, over the past seven years.

The first incident I faced after the Kathua rape case in 2018. Many Indians regardless of their religious beliefs protested this incident on social media and also on the streets of India. I was living in the capital of the province of Alberta in Canada at that time. Suddenly, a notification popped up on Facebook that a rally was being held in the city to condemn the reprehensible incident in Kathua. While the heinous incident in Kathua should be condemned in the strongest words, the event itself surprised me greatly. I found this event offensive as the organizer attempted to portray Muslims as being oppressed by Hindus in India and this led me to comment on this post to debunk their baseless claim with the fact that the percentage India’s Muslim population has grown steadily while Pakistan’s and Bangladesh’s Hindus are being wiped out through ethnic cleansing.

As a result, I received a death threat on Messenger. Consciously, I contacted the local police station at that time to avoid any trouble. I was advised not to pursue this further. Thanks to their advice, I stopped my case there and moved on, because it was extremely difficult for me to fight against this force as an international student.

The second incident took place after the landmark verdict of the Honorable Supreme Court of India on Ram Janmabhumi. I went for a coffee during my lunch break and suddenly a group of students from one of our neighboring countries called me for a chat. They had known me before and we had a friendly relationship despite the fact that they belong to a different religion. That day, they suddenly started asking my opinion on Ram Janmabhoomi’s verdict. I said very clearly that I was extremely satisfied with the judgment.

They started telling me it was unfair to them. I tried to shut up and ignore them, and afterwards they started abusing Lord Rama and Lord Krishna to provoke me. I kept smiling all the time and tried to dispel their doubts. Before leaving, I politely explained to them that to make a baby you need a sperm from the male and an oocyte from the female, so it is not possible to give birth to a child if the sex of this person remains unknown. I further asked them to explain this inconsistency according to their religious beliefs. For this comment they filed complaints in many places against me. Again, I was advised not to agitate other students based on religious issues as this could lead to drastic actions against me. So, I continued with a smile.

I have no fault with my government when I had to remain silent abroad after my friends from another religion deliberately abused my religious beliefs, but when a Hindu woman in India is forced to keeping silent to react to abusive comments about one’s religious beliefs really hurts! Reiterating Swamiji’s notion of being a Hindu, I believe that every religion is true. Also, being a scientist, I believe that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Nupur Sharma’s comment on the Prophet Mohammad was a reaction to recalcitrant comments on Hindu beliefs made by a Muslim panelist on that show. Therefore, it makes no sense to leave her alone and fight against the system that killed Kamlesh Tiwari in India or Charlie Hebdo in France. Nupur Sharma’s suspension from BJP should not be a matter of concern for us, but those who use Nupur Sharma’s backlash to capitalize on political mileage should be identified as traitors to the nation. Being the homeland of Hindus, in India, we should have the freedom to use our freedom of speech meaningfully to criticize those who held faith in the medieval mentality with a lack of common sense, respect and gratitude.

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Google updates email notifications for Google Calendar invitations https://hellven.org/google-updates-email-notifications-for-google-calendar-invitations/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 05:50:55 +0000 https://hellven.org/google-updates-email-notifications-for-google-calendar-invitations/ Google is updating email notifications for Google Calendar invitations by updating the layout of emails sent from Google Calendar, making key event details more accessible. “This update lets you quickly find and act on an event’s most important information,” Google said in a post. Additionally, when a user receives an email notifying them of a […]]]>

Google is updating email notifications for Google Calendar invitations by updating the layout of emails sent from Google Calendar, making key event details more accessible.

“This update lets you quickly find and act on an event’s most important information,” Google said in a post.

Additionally, when a user receives an email notifying them of a change in an event, they will be able to see both old and new information such as a change in time or location.

This updated overview will be available to all Google Workspace customers, former G Suite Basic and Business customers, and users with personal Google Accounts.

Google Meet Update

Separately, it also updated Google Meet to improve audio.

“In addition to filtering out background noise like typing, Google Meet will now remove reverberations from sound recorded by your microphone,” he explained in a blog post.

Its de-reverb function will automatically filter out echoes created by spaces with hard surfaces, such as a basement or kitchen.

This feature will be available for Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Education and Learning Upgrade, and Frontline customers.

It will not be available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, nonprofits, and former G Suite Basic and Business customers.

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Explained | What are SEBI’s concerns regarding crypto assets? https://hellven.org/explained-what-are-sebis-concerns-regarding-crypto-assets/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 21:25:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/explained-what-are-sebis-concerns-regarding-crypto-assets/ Why did the market watchdog say it was difficult to regulate these currencies? Where is the invoice? Why did the market watchdog say it was difficult to regulate these currencies? Where is the invoice? The story so far: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the watchdog that regulates the securities and commodities market, […]]]>

Why did the market watchdog say it was difficult to regulate these currencies? Where is the invoice?

Why did the market watchdog say it was difficult to regulate these currencies? Where is the invoice?

The story so far: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the watchdog that regulates the securities and commodities market, reportedly told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance led by Jayant Sinha that regulating crypto assets would be difficult given the nature of the technology supporting them. . It was reported last month that the Reserve Bank of India had also shared its concerns about cryptocurrencies with the committee.

What exactly did SEBI tell the committee?

Essentially, SEBI pointed to regulatory issues with crypto assets, as they “are kept in decentralized distributed ledgers, which are nested in computing nodes distributed around the world.” Crypto-assets are generally used as an umbrella term to encompass cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin, Ether) as well as non-monetary tokens such as utility tokens (which provide some utility in an ecosystem) and non-fungible tokens (which help establish ownership of unique pieces), among others. The underlying technology of crypto-assets is the same: distributed ledgers that are not controlled by any entity.

What else did SEBI say?

According to media reports, SEBI elaborated on the possible need for different regulators to deal with different aspects of a crypto asset market. Crypto exchanges, for example, are one such aspect. These exchanges, in the case of a cross-border transaction, in effect make it possible to use a cryptocurrency as a gateway to convert the official currency of one nation to another. These exchanges, SEBI suggested, could be brought under the regulatory control of the RBI. The idea is to put in place what are called KYC/AML/CFT (Know Your Customer/Anti-Money Laundering/Combating of Financing of Terrorism) standards. For some years, the RBI has implemented a set of these guidelines in the regulation of banks to prevent them from being used by criminal elements.

Another important part of the market are subscribers or customers of crypto assets. SEBI suggested that the Consumer Protection Act 2019 be invoked to ensure their interests are protected. He also investigated whether cryptocurrencies can be legally classified as securities. Right now they are not. According to media reports, SEBI said crypto assets are not part of the definition of what constitutes securities under the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act of 1956, also known as SCRA. It should be noted that what constitutes securities under the SCRA is what is used under the SEBI Act.

Why is this important?

In December 2021, it was widely reported that the government was seeking to get SEBI to regulate crypto assets by passing legislation at that time. Although such legislation – the Cryptocurrency and Official Digital Currency Regulation Bill, 2021 – has not materialized at this time, the rhetoric that the government wants to deal with cryptocurrencies as digital assets, rather than currencies, has not diminished. Ajay Tyagi, former chairman of SEBI, had said in March this year that the regulator had made several representations to the government regarding the regulation of cryptocurrencies since November last year.

Has SEBI also reported issues with celebrity endorsements?

Yes. He proposed to the committee that celebrities should not be allowed to endorse cryptocurrencies. A Hindu BusinessLine The report quoted a source as explaining SEBI’s position thus: “Since crypto products are unregulated, prominent public figures, including celebrities, sportsmen, etc., or their voices should not be used to endorsement/advertisement of crypto products.” It was also mentioned in this report that they should be held accountable for any endorsements of crypto products.

What did the RBI tell the committee?

According to a report by PTI, senior RBI officials told the committee that cryptocurrencies can lead to the “dollarization” of part of the economy. This, they said, was against India’s sovereign interest. “Almost all cryptocurrencies are denominated in dollars and issued by foreign private entities, this could eventually lead to the dollarization of part of our economy, which would be contrary to the sovereign interest of the country,” said the responsible. They linked this to possible damage to RBI’s ability to regulate the money supply in the economy.

What was the government’s position?

In recent years, the government’s position has definitely changed. But there is still ambiguity around what he really wants to do. A bill that was due to be introduced last year signaled its intention to ban cryptocurrencies outright. However, it did not see the light of day.

The idea that the administration does not consider cryptocurrencies desirable has cropped up on and off for a few years now. It started with statements in the budget, but then an interdepartmental report recommended an outright ban. These currencies were and are considered problematic because they can easily escape official scrutiny, circumvent and weaken the monetary system, and fuel illegal trade. At that time, an RBI circular sought to ban banks from trading these currencies, only to have the Supreme Court strike it down.

The cryptocurrency industry saw a window of hope earlier this year when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman imposed a tax on crypto assets for the first time. The tax, at 30%, was first perceived as settling the question of the legality of these currencies. But, Ms. Sitharaman, in a television interview, indicated that taxation was an issue that should not be linked to legitimacy.

Read also | Not in favor of an outright ban on Crypto: CII chief

Legislative clarity is still expected. Meanwhile, the Sinha-led committee has had extensive conversations in recent months with financial regulators, who being statutory bodies report to parliament. Last November, the committee also met with representatives from the crypto industry. The bill seeks to put in place a facilitating framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the RBI.

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Efforts to increase the number of beds at Vimukthi drug rehabilitation center https://hellven.org/efforts-to-increase-the-number-of-beds-at-vimukthi-drug-rehabilitation-center/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:01:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/efforts-to-increase-the-number-of-beds-at-vimukthi-drug-rehabilitation-center/ After a hiatus of more than two years when it was converted into a front-line treatment center in the fight against the pandemic, the Excise Department’s Vimukthi Detoxification Center operating out of Muvattupuzha General Hospital has resumed inpatient (IP) service benefits. This decision takes on significance in the wake of the increase in Narcotic Drugs […]]]>

After a hiatus of more than two years when it was converted into a front-line treatment center in the fight against the pandemic, the Excise Department’s Vimukthi Detoxification Center operating out of Muvattupuzha General Hospital has resumed inpatient (IP) service benefits.

This decision takes on significance in the wake of the increase in Narcotic Drugs and Psychoactive Substances (NDPS) cases in the district and the reopening of schools given the increasing vulnerability of young people to drugs. The detox center service had been reserved for outpatients (OP) only since the start of the pandemic.

Since the resumption of IP services last Saturday, three people had been admitted, two of whom had since been released. “We now have 10 beds at the centre, two of which are reserved for minors. Efforts are underway to increase the number to 20, although space constraints remain an obstacle,” said Faris Basheer, a physician at the center.

The center follows a 21-day treatment protocol for inpatients depending on the severity of the problem. It starts with a psychological education to analyze the patients’ problems followed by a 10-day detox. Psychological therapy begins once the patient calms down, followed by a relapse prevention session.

“We have noticed an increase in problems caused by MDMA, a premium synthetic drug, in addition to cannabis. We deal with approximately 12 to 24 cases per month in the OP section. Prior to the suspension of inpatient services, we were receiving 10 to 12 cases per month,” Basheer said.

Shijo Antony, an adviser to Vimukthi, said that while the state undoubtedly remains in the grip of the drug threat, a clear picture of the situation worsening with the reopening of schools could emerge from a few months here.

“It was only recently that we had two tenth standard students who turned to ganja under the influence of a peer group a few months ago. In the past, young people started to smoke cigarettes clandestinely, but now ganja seems to have replaced it. The danger of drug rackets using children as peddlers on the grounds that they could escape harsh punishment because of their youth remains an obvious danger,” he said.

The de-addiction centre, launched in 2018, has since tended to have 6,300 in the OP section in addition to 169 admissions. Alarmingly, over 300 children under the age of 15 and over 350 children between the ages of 15 and 18 have been treated at the centre.

The center has a staff of 10, including a psychologist and a psychiatric social worker. OP operates between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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Saina and Kashyap withdraw from Indonesia Open https://hellven.org/saina-and-kashyap-withdraw-from-indonesia-open/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 05:16:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/saina-and-kashyap-withdraw-from-indonesia-open/ While India’s first Olympic medalist decided to jump citing workload management, Kashyap is still recovering from a hamstring injury. While India’s first Olympic medalist decided to jump citing workload management, Kashyap is still recovering from a hamstring injury. Saina Nehwal and P. Kashyap along with Indian Thomas Cup hero HS Prannoy withdrew late from the […]]]>

While India’s first Olympic medalist decided to jump citing workload management, Kashyap is still recovering from a hamstring injury.

While India’s first Olympic medalist decided to jump citing workload management, Kashyap is still recovering from a hamstring injury.

Saina Nehwal and P. Kashyap along with Indian Thomas Cup hero HS Prannoy withdrew late from the Indonesian Open Super Series 500 event starting in Jakarta on June 7, 2022.

Saina cited workload management as Kashyap is yet to regain his fitness. Prannoy has retired to focus on the next four Tour events.

“I had injured my hamstring right before the tryouts and it took seven weeks to heal, then I had an ankle problem,” Kashyap told PTI.

I’m fine now. But I have to get my fitness back. I hope to play some of the next four events.

“Saina pulled out because there are so many tournaments that she thought it was better for her to play next week and skip this one. She’s fine,” Kashyap added.

Prannoy, who played a key role in India’s historic Thomas Cup triumph last month, has also stepped down to focus on the next four Tour events.

“I’m going to skip this event in Indonesia. I’ll play the next one. I’m in good shape. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks,” Prannoy said.

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Major news developments in Karnataka today https://hellven.org/major-news-developments-in-karnataka-today/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 05:27:00 +0000 https://hellven.org/major-news-developments-in-karnataka-today/ Major news developments from Karnataka on 5th June 2022 Here are the major news developments to watch from Karnataka today: 1. The Department of Forestry, Ecology and Environment is organizing a World Environment Day Celebration and Karnataka State Environment Award Ceremony. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will inaugurate the program at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, premises of […]]]>

Major news developments from Karnataka on 5th June 2022

Here are the major news developments to watch from Karnataka today:

1. The Department of Forestry, Ecology and Environment is organizing a World Environment Day Celebration and Karnataka State Environment Award Ceremony. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will inaugurate the program at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, premises of Central College, Bangalore University, Palace Road.

2. Namma Whitefield is organizing a campaign to save Lake Pattandur by forming a human chain around Lake Pattandur Agrahara.

3. The V. Sommanna Foundation is celebrating World Environment Day and will also congratulate students who achieved distinction in the SSLC 2021-22 exam. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will inaugurate the event at MC Layout, Vijayanagar.

4. Bangalore Lalithakala Parishad and Ramasudha Charitable Trust will host a performance of Bharatanatya by Satyanarayana Raju and his team at Jayanagar 7th Block.

From North Karnataka:

1. Transport Minister B. Sreeramulu and MP for Ballari Y. Devendrappa will address the media in Ballari on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 8 years in office.

2. Higher Education Minister Ashwath Narayan will address a party campaign meeting for the Legislative Council elections.

From Mysore:

1. The Forestry Department will hold a seed sowing festival starting today as part of World Environment Day across the district to increase green cover; Yaduveer Wadiyar will release tree census data from ward number 48 where the exercise was conducted on a trial basis.

2. The Chief Minister will hold a meeting to review the preparations for the Yoga Day.

From Mangaluru:

1. D. Vedavyasa Kamath, MLA, Mangaluru City South inaugurates the “Miyawaki” urban forest developed by the Syngene-Biocon Foundation on the side of the national road near the Padua high school

2. Udupi District Administration celebrates World Environment Day by cleaning Uppunda beach and hosting a reception later.

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Hindu bank manager shot dead in Indian-controlled Kashmir https://hellven.org/hindu-bank-manager-shot-dead-in-indian-controlled-kashmir/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:18:37 +0000 https://hellven.org/hindu-bank-manager-shot-dead-in-indian-controlled-kashmir/ Placeholder while loading article actions SRINAGAR, India – Assailants shot dead a Hindu bank manager in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, police said, who blamed activists fighting against the Indian regime for the attack. Police described the shooting in the southern district of Kulgam as a “terrorist incident” and launched a search operation for the attackers. […]]]>
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SRINAGAR, India – Assailants shot dead a Hindu bank manager in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, police said, who blamed activists fighting against the Indian regime for the attack.

Police described the shooting in the southern district of Kulgam as a “terrorist incident” and launched a search operation for the attackers. The bank’s manager, Vijay Kumar, from the Indian state of Rajasthan, died in a hospital after the shooting.

CCTV footage circulating on social media shows a masked assailant entering the bank and firing shots at Kumar with what appears to be a handgun.

The Muslim-majority region has seen a series of targeted killings in recent months. They come as Indian troops have continued counterinsurgency operations in the region amid a crackdown on dissent and press freedom, which critics have likened to a militaristic policy.

On Tuesday, suspected militants, also in Kulgam, shot dead a Hindu schoolteacher, Rajini Bala.

After the killing, Hindu government workers staged protests in several areas, demanding that the government move them from Kashmir to safer areas in the Hindu-dominated Jammu region. They accused the government of making them “scapegoats” and “cannon fodder” to show normality in the region and chanted slogans like “The only solution is relocation”.

Hundreds of Hindus who had returned to the region after 2010 under a government resettlement plan that provided them with jobs and housing fled the Kashmir valley after Bala’s murder, according to Hindu activists in the Cashmere. Some 4,000 Kashmiri Hindus, locally known as pandits, have been recruited for government jobs under the scheme.

These employees have been on strike since May 13 after a Hindu tax clerk was killed in an office complex in the city of Chadoora.

In the aftermath of the clerk’s murder, hundreds of pundits – around 200,000 of whom fled Kashmir after an anti-Indian rebellion broke out in 1989 – staged simultaneous street protests in multiple locations across the region for the first time to demand better security.

“We were made to believe that the government was rehabilitating us under an employment program,” said Jyoti Bhat, a local Hindu teacher who joined the program seven years ago. “It turns out to be a death parcel.”

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan and both claim it in its entirety. Most Muslim Kashmiris in the Indian-controlled part support the rebels’ goal of uniting the territory, either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country.

When Kashmir became a battleground in the 1990s, attacks and threats from militants led to the departure of most Kashmiri Hindus, who supported the Indian regime, with many believing the rebellion was also aimed at wiping them out.

Most Muslims in the region, long unhappy with Indian rule, deny that Hindus were systematically targeted and say India helped them relocate or allowed them to flee in order to label the Kashmir struggle as Islamic extremism .

These tensions reignited after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 amid a sharp rise in communalism in India, and the Indian government continued with a plan to house returning Hindu migrants from Kashmir in new townships.

Muslim leaders have described the plans as a plot to create communal division by separating the population along religious lines, particularly after India stripped the region’s semi-autonomy in 2019 and removed inherited protections on the land and jobs during a months-long lockdown and communications blockade.

Last year, suspected rebels killed a minority Sikh and several Hindus, including migrant workers from Indian states, in a wave of targeted shootings in the area.

The killings came after India enacted a series of changes in 2019, such as issuing “domicile certificates” to Indians and non-residents, entitling them to residency rights and government jobs. Many Kashmiri see the moves as aimed at bringing about demographic change in India’s only Muslim-majority region.

Many village councillors, policemen and Muslim civilians were also killed in targeted fire during the period.

“It is a disastrous situation. It’s not just the (Hindu) employees who are freaking out. We have all been living in constant fear since 2019,” said Sanjay Tickoo, a local Kashmiri Pandit activist, who like some 800 other Pandit families did not migrate from Kashmir in the 1990s but chose to stay to live. with its Muslim neighbours. He said New Delhi’s 2019 changes in Kashmir had brought the “demons of hatred and division” back to the fore.

“The killings in Kashmir are happening as communalism is growing rapidly in India,” he said. “If there is another large scale migration (of minorities) from Kashmir to other parts of the country, it will create more hardship for the Muslim minorities in India. Minorities are vulnerable everywhere.

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