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The Army Chief had visited forward areas in Eastern Ladakh for reviewing the prevailing security situations

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Saturday said that the Chinese troops have been deployed in "considerable numbers" across all eastern Ladakh and northern front, right up to India's eastern command." The Army Chief had visited forward areas in Eastern Ladakh for reviewing the prevailing security situations and India's operational preparedness there he noticed the increase in Chinese troop deployment in the forward areas. He acquired a detailed briefing about the overall situation in the region at the headquarters of the 14 Corps, popularly known as the 'Fire and Fury Corps. He said that China's military developments remain a matter of concern for India.

The Army chief said, "We're regularly monitoring all their (China's) movements. Based on the inputs we get, we're also carrying out matching developments both in infrastructure as well as in terms of troops that are needed to counter any threat…At the moment, India is well poised to meet any eventuality." The development comes ahead of the 13th round of talks that is to be held in the second week of October between the two countries on the Ladakh standoff and disengagement of military forces.


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The Army Chief said that he's hopeful that in the 13th Round of talks both the countries will be able to discuss things out with each other and will be able to reach a consensus on how this disengagement will take place. The Army Chief reassured that "by and by, all the friction points will get resolved". He said "even when the talks had started, people were doubtful whether talks will resolve anything", and mentioned that he was of the "firm opinion that we can resolve our differences through dialogue, and that is what has happened over the last few months."

China and India held a talk on 4 September 2020. India and China have been involved in a military standoff in eastern Ladakh for almost 17 months.Wikipedia

India and China have been involved in a military standoff in eastern Ladakh for almost 17 months now after China and India held a talk on 4 September 2020. The two sides had disengaged from most friction points, including Galwan Valley, north and south banks of Pangong Tso, and Gogra Post. After the new developments, the Indian army has deployed the first K9-Vajra self-propelled howitzer regiment in the Ladakh sector along the Line of Actual Control with China for the extreme outcome the country might have to face.

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Elaborating on the ceasefire agreement with Pakistan, which the Directors-General Military Operations (DGMO) of Indian and Pakistani armies had reaffirmed in February, Army Chief General Naravane said the situation is now considerably declining. "Ceasefire understanding was reached towards the end of February. Till end-June (or) beginning (of) July, there were no ceasefire violations whatsoever. But of late there have been increased infiltration attempts that weren't supported by ceasefire violations. In the last 10 days, there have been two ceasefire violations." He informed that he has conveyed through a hotline message & DGMO level talks that take place every week that Pakistan should not give support to terror-related activities.

Keywords: Indo-China, Army, military troops, 13th round of talks


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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed Pak TV channels to stop airing what it calls indecency and intimacy in dramas, Samaa TV reported.

A notification issued by the authority states that it has been receiving numerous complaints from viewers who believe that the content being depicted in dramas does not represent the "true picture of Pakistani society".

"PEMRA finally got something right: Intimacy and affection between married couples isn't 'true depiction of Pakistani society and must not be 'glamourized'. Our 'culture' is control, abuse, and violence, which we must jealously guard against the imposition of such alien values," said Reema Omer, Legal Advisor, South Asia, International Commission of Jurists.

"Hugs, caress scenes, extramarital affairs, vulgar and bold dressing, bed scenes and intimacy of married couples are being glamourized in utter disregard to Islamic teachings and culture of Pakistani society," PEMRA stated, as per the report.

The authority added that it has directed channels time and again to review content with "indecent dressing, controversial and objectionable plots, bed scenes and unnecessary detailing of events".

Most complaints received by the PEMRA Call Centre during September concern drama serial "Juda Huay Kuch is Tarah", which created quite a storm on social media for showing an unwitting married couple as foster siblings in a teaser for an upcoming episode. However, it only turned out to be a family scheme after the full episode aired, but by that time criticism had mounted on HUM TV for using the themes of incest to drive the plot, the report said. (IANS/JB)

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Dozens of female high school and university students in Afghanistan have joined vocational centers to learn tailoring and cosmetology

Dozens of female high school and university students in Afghanistan have joined vocational centers to learn tailoring and cosmetology as the women and girls have been banned from school and university since the Taliban took over the country, Tolo News reported.

According to these girls, sitting at home is very difficult for them, therefore they are willing to learn a profession.

"It has been a couple of months that we are at home since schools and universities were closed. We have to learn a profession or a job because we can't sit like this at home," said Samira Sharifi, a student.

"I want to learn a profession for my future to help my family, we want our schools to be opened so that we can carry on with our education," said Mahnaz Ghulami, a student.

Most of the trainees in the vocational centres are students of high schools and universities.

After the closure of high schools and universities across Afghanistan, Herat female students have started gaining vocational training in the province.

"We have decided to learn tailoring along with our education," said Shaqaiq Ganji, a student.

"It's necessary for every woman to learn tailoring to help her family and her husband, especially in this bad economic situation," said Laili Sofizada, a teacher.

Due to the closure of schools and universities, the number of students in vocational centers doubled compared to recent years, the report added.

"Our classes had the capacity of 20 to 25 students but we increased it to 45 students, because most of the students have lost their spirit, and their schools and universities have closed," said Fatima Tokhi, director of technical and professional affairs at the Herat department of labour and social affairs.

The Labour and Social Affairs department of Herat said the department is working to provide more opportunities for Herat girls and women to learn vocational training.

"The art and professional sector and the kindergarten departments have started their activities, we support them and supervise their activities," said Mulla Mohammad Sabit, head of the labour and social affairs of Herat.

During the past two months, most of the women and girls who worked in state and private institutions lost their jobs and are trying to learn handicrafts and vocational training. (IANS/JB)


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