Stamps Release, Meditation Mark Yoga Celebrations At UN

Stamps Release, Meditation Mark Yoga Celebrations At UN

United Nations: The UN has begun International Yoga Day (LSI) celebrations with the launching of stamps, shower puja and meditation for peace in the most diverse gathering of nationalities, religions and world races. More than 1,000 people, including permanent representatives from various countries, diplomats, personal yoga enthusiasts and the United Nations participated Tuesday in yoga class with yoga teachers at UN headquarters in before the third LSI. A unique element of this year’s event, which contributed to the soft power of India was the water puja ceremony led by Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagwati Sarawastiji of Paramarta Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh.

As the water poured symbolically into a balloon, the participants raised their hands to the sky praying for clean water for all and to recover the holy water, support of life and the relationship of humanity.

This is complemented by the commitment of the United Nations to the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDG) to improve people’s lives. The speakers emphasized instead of yoga to achieve them.

Peter Thomson, president of the General Assembly, said that yoga practice was the epitome of the phrase, “Healthy mind in a healthy body” and its role in social security is directly linked to the UN SDG.

Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chief of Staff of the Secretary General, said that the practice of yoga for millions contribute to sustainable development and peace.

The Permanent Representative of India, Syed Akbaruddin, said that yoga symbolizes the unity of humanity and that India shares with the world in an open and inclusive way.

Stephen Cutts, Secretary General of United Nations Central Support Services, issued a series of 10 stamps with IDY Thomson.

The stamps worth $ 1.15 each represent a different yoga poses along with a great OM dash in devanagari.

Bhagwati Sarawastiji called yoga “kudumbakam vasudeva” action and said he had the power to break the boundaries to bring peace and heal the suffering caused by separation.

Reflecting on the universality of the LSI Hana AlHashimi, an expert on sustainable development mission of the United Arab Emirates, UN celebrates the holidays, wore a hijab.

The resolution of the General Assembly in 2014 to create LSI was co-sponsored by 174 countries and was unanimously approved.

Seane Corn, a yoga specialist and social activist, conducted a meditation for peace and human rights and put an end to all forms of oppression.

As they inhale and do yoga, people should send a message to their leaders for peace, he said.

Love can lead to political change, instead of hatred and through yoga, people can express love at all to cause transformations, added corn.

Laterm a forum on yoga and health will be held at the United Nations with an international panel of swamis and yoga practitioners.

Sivadasananda Retreat House, Austria, Keith Mitchel, a yoga practitioner and former NFL star in the United States, Stanton Kawer, leader and activist American actor Anupam Kher are scheduled speakers.

Gunmen Attack Philippine Village Near War-Torn City: Military

Gunmen Attack Philippine Village Near War-Torn City: Military

MANILA: Hundreds of gunmen attacked troops in a southern Philippines town today in a bomb attack that may have been intended to help Islamic militants involved in a nearby urban war, authorities said.

Five civilians were used as human shields had disappeared, and soldiers pursued the attackers who were quickly withdrawn, military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told reporters in Manila.

Padilla said the gunmen attacked a military post at dawn in Pigcaguayan, an agricultural village about 100 miles from Marawi where combatants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group fought troops for a month .

The attack could be a distraction tactic to ease pressure on militants in Marawi, local police commander Chief Inspector Realan Mamon said.

Padilla said the attackers belonged to the Islamist bangsamoros freedom fighters (BIFF), one of the four armed groups in the Philippine region of southern Mindanao that analysts say have pledged allegiance to IS.

He said the armed men attacked the outpost slightly defended and exchanged arms with the troops.

“It is already resolved. The enemy withdrew … they failed,” said Padilla, adding that the troops were in pursuit of the militants.

Local authorities reported for the first time that the armed men had occupied a school before the arrival of the students.

But Padilla did not mention any incidents at school.

The area around Pigcaguayán consists of marshes, mountains and farmland.

Padilla said there were no confirmed victims, but the army had not yet located the five originally used as human shields.

The mayor of the city of Pigcaguayán, Eliseo Garsesa, said that 200 armed men were involved, while a police report indicated that there were around 300.

Padilla said the BIFF, a small insurgent group that would have a few hundred fighters, apparently tried to take advantage of the fact that the military is focusing on the Marawi war.

“In general, take advantage of the situation … we have a very slightly defended outposts and think our forces elsewhere in the province,” Padilla said.

Muslim rebels have been fighting for more than four decades from an independent or autonomous region in the mostly Catholic southern nation, the conflict claimed more than 120,000 lives.

Major rebel organizations signed or exercised peace accords with the government, but small strong line of groups such as BIFF. Pledged to continue fighting.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the southern region of Mindanao on May 23 immediately after marauding sailors fought for Marawi.

His assault on Marawi unleashed the unprecedented urban war that claimed hundreds of lives and Duterte warned part of an IS campaign to establish a base in Mindanao.

The fighting left Marawi, the largest Muslim city in the Philippines, largely ruined.

The activists involved in the fight against Marawi come mainly from Abu Sayyaf Maute and organizations that have joined the BIFF. Under the umbrella of the IS, according to the government.

The army said foreign fighters, including those from Chechnya, Indonesia and Malaysia, have also joined the Malawi conflict.

Move Tanneries, Set Guidelines For Ganga's Ghats, Uttar Pradesh Is Told

Move Tanneries, Set Guidelines For Ganga’s Ghats, Uttar Pradesh Is Told

Move Tanneries, Set Guidelines For Ganga’s Ghats, Uttar Pradesh Is Told

In its latest move to protect the Ganges, the country’s upper green courtyard banned the release of any type of waste within 500 meters of the river; Any person caught in the river will be charged Rs. 50,000.

He also called on the government of Uttar Pradesh to move polluting tanneries and apply guidelines – with the state of Uttarakhand hills – for religious activities organized in the ghats of the river and its tributaries.

The Ganges is one of the dirtiest rivers in the world, with tons of sewage and industrial waste poured daily.

It starts as a crystalline river in the icy Himalayas, but pollution and overuse transform it into toxic sludge as it passes through booming cities, industrial centers and millions of devotees passed by.

Less than a quarter of the approximately 4.8 billion liters of wastewater flowing daily in the river 1,570 miles from major cities are treated.

Sliding under the bridge in the industrial city of Kanpur, the color of the water turns dark gray. Industrial waste and wastewater flows from open drains, when the foam clouds float on its surface. In a sense, the river turns red.

Near there, tannery workers carry buffaloes soaked with chemicals in large drums. The second dirty return in the river, which is a destination for waste generated by 760 industrial units described “extremely polluting” by experts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has pledged to build more treatment plants and move more than 400 tanneries near the river, but the $ 3 billion cleanup plan is far behind schedule.

The Green National Court said today that the Government of Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh had six weeks to reinstate the tanneries of Jajmau Unnao or any place it deems convenient. There are about 450 tanneries in the state that go back to the river. Only 14 were closed in March.

Much of the money allocated to PM Modi’s flagship initiative to clean the river is not disappointed, officials at the National Cleaner Mission (NMCG) said, a government agency responsible for overseeing the project, the Reuters news agency in April .

The report said the $ 3.06 billion allocated for cleanup in the five years to 2020, a presentation on the project in January showed that only $ 205 million had been spent between April 2015 and March 2017.

The Green National Court in February, states that “no drop of Ganga has been cleaned so far” accusing the government of spending public money

Congress reaches out to Nitish Kumar as questions linger over Bihar grand alliance

Congress reaches out to Nitish Kumar as questions linger over Bihar grand alliance

Congress reaches out to Nitish Kumar as questions linger over Bihar grand alliance

At a time when questions are being asked about the longevity of the “great alliance” in Bihar, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have advanced rapidly in the past two days to join the prime minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. This is despite criticism of Nitish Kumar by top congressional leaders.

Congressman Kumar by telephone Wednesday morning and thanked him for Janata Dal (states) or JD (U) support for the common opposition candidate to the vice presidential election. Kumar heads the JD (T).

According to JD (T) sources, Rahul Gandhi also phoned Bihar CM Tuesday night after the meeting of the 18 opposition parties have decided to appeal to former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi as a candidate for vice president.

Congress vice president also proposed Kumar to comply. Kumar will be in New Delhi on July 22 and 23 to attend the national executive meeting of his party and is likely to meet with opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi.

In New Delhi, Congress and JD (T) leaders also tried to rule out speculation that the JD (U) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance in Bihar was on the verge after Kumar and his party have asked Son of chief Lalu Prasad RJD MP and Bihar CM Tejaswi Yadav, to protect himself from corruption charges against him and expose his case to the public.

Tejaswi Yadav calls the corruption case against him “Farzi (false)” and shouted “political revenge”.

The JD (T), however, is not satisfied with the response and said “expected more” RJD Scion young.

“I did not even have a mustache in 2004. How can a child of 13 to 14 do all this?” The CBI FIR is the Farzi (false) and part of political revenge BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party ) President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a conspiracy against me and family members for political reasons, “Tejaswi told reporters after leaving a cabinet meeting.

The young RJD leader also highlighted his achievements as a minister in the state and has insisted that he still practices a policy of “zero tolerance for corruption.” Yadav has responsibility for road construction, building construction and well-being delayed and extremely late castes in the Nitish cabinet.

“No one can join hands in my mandate as a minister in [the state]. During my tenure, the maximum number of roads was built.

I have done nothing wrong to provide accountability. From the first day I took office, I joined zero tolerance for corruption. Because of my work for the weakest and most disadvantaged sections of society, I am focused, “said the deputy CM.

He also added that the great alliance will remain intact in Bihar. “They (BJP) are trying to break, but they do not succeed.” Mahagathbandhan remain intact, “he added.

However, its leader Nitish Kumar was not surprised when the young boss’s explanations. His party, the JD (T) has made it clear that he expects “more”.

“At most, it was a political response,” said party spokesman, Neeraj Kumar, a standard business. “The CBI filed a personal FIR from him. We therefore hope he has a timely response.”

“We want to respect the dharma of the coalition to the last breath. We do not compromise throughout our policy of zero tolerance for corruption.” Woh nahi Bhasha, bhaw by Dhayan de (meaning must be understood, we do not just read lines) Top leader JD (U).

The CM had also given a cold Tejaswi deal during the cabinet meeting, which lasted about half an hour. It was the first time Tejaswi met Nitish Kumar after CBI raid on his Patna house on Friday.

Palestinians hold local elections in West Bank but not Gaza

Palestinians hold local elections in West Bank but not Gaza

Palestinians held municipal elections on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, a first democratic exercise in years, but one that has also raised tensions between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements.Les Palestiniens ont tenu des élections municipales samedi dans la Cisjordanie occupée, un premier exercice démocratique en années, mais qui a également soulevé des tensions entre les mouvements rivaux du Fatah et du Hamas.Los palestinos celebraron elecciones municipales el sábado en la Cisjordania ocupada, un primer ejercicio democrático en años, pero que también ha levantado tensiones entre los movimientos rivales de Fatah y Hamas.Los palestinos sufrieron las elecciones municipales en la Cisjordania ocupada, Démocratique en années, mais qui aussi soulevé des tensions entre les mouvements rivaux du Fatah et du Hamas.

Sin embargo, en el caso de Hamas islamiste, los palestinos no son partidarios de la guerra.Palestinians held municipal elections on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, a first democratic exercise in years, but one that has also raised tensions between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements.Les Palestiniens ont tenu des élections municipales samedi dans la Cisjordanie occupée, un premier exercice démocratique en années, mais qui a également soulevé des tensions entre les mouvements rivaux du Fatah et du Hamas.Los palestinos celebraron elecciones municipales el sábado en la Cisjordania ocupada, un primer ejercicio democrático en años, pero que también ha levantado tensiones entre los movimientos rivales de Fatah y Hamas.Los palestinos sufrieron las elecciones municipales en la Cisjordania ocupada, Démocratique en années, mais qui aussi soulevé des tensions entre les mouvements rivaux du Fatah et du Hamas.

Sin embargo, en el caso de Hamas islamiste, los palestinos no son partidarios de la guerra.

Soulignant le schisme politique, environ 800 000 palestinos votan por los representantes en 145 consejos locales en Cisjordania, pero no en la banda de Gaza.

Desmemoria de las controversias políticas y jurídicas sobre las elecciones de samedi. L’Autorité palestinienne d’Abbas, qui gouverne en Cisjordanie, et le Hamas, qui gère Gaza, se reprocha de ne pas se tenir dans la petite enclave côtière.

Sin las elecciones legislativas o presidenciales, la votación municipal es vista como una prueba de popularidad para el presidente respaldado por Occidente, Mahmoud Abbas, y su partido Fatah, atrapados en una profunda ruptura con el islamista Hamas.

Al subrayar el cisma político, se esperaba que unos 800.000 palestinos votaran por representantes en 145 consejos locales en Cisjordania, pero no en la Franja de Gaza.

Meses de disputas políticas y legales precedieron a las elecciones del sábado. La Autoridad Palestina de Abbas, que gobierna en Cisjordania, y Hamas, que dirige Gaza, se culparon mutuamente de que el voto no se celebrara en el pequeño enclave costero.

Sans élections législatives ni présidentielles, le scrutin municipal est considéré comme un test de popularité pour le président de l’Ouest soutenu Mahmoud Abbas et son parti Fatah, pris dans une faille profonde avec le Hamas islamiste.

Soulignant le schisme politique, environ 800 000 Palestiniens devraient voter pour des représentants dans 145 conseils locaux en Cisjordanie, mais pas dans la bande de Gaza.

Des mois de débats politiques et juridiques ont précédé les élections de samedi. L’Autorité palestinienne d’Abbas, qui gouverne en Cisjordanie, et le Hamas, qui gère Gaza, se reprochèrent de ne pas se tenir dans la petite enclave côtière.

With no legislative or presidential elections in sight, the municipal ballot is seen as a popularity test for Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party, caught in a deep rift with Islamist Hamas.

Underlining the political schism, about 800,000 Palestinians were expected to vote for representatives in 145 local councils in the West Bank, but not in the Gaza Strip.

Months of political and legal wrangling preceded Saturday’s elections. Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, which governs in the West Bank, and Hamas, which runs Gaza, blamed each other for the vote not being held in the small coastal enclave.

Soulignant le schisme politique, environ 800 000 palestinos votan por los representantes en 145 consejos locales en Cisjordania, pero no en la banda de Gaza.

Desmemoria de las controversias políticas y jurídicas sobre las elecciones de samedi. L’Autorité palestinienne d’Abbas, qui gouverne en Cisjordanie, et le Hamas, qui gère Gaza, se reprocha de ne pas se tenir dans la petite enclave côtière.

Sin las elecciones legislativas o presidenciales, la votación municipal es vista como una prueba de popularidad para el presidente respaldado por Occidente, Mahmoud Abbas, y su partido Fatah, atrapados en una profunda ruptura con el islamista Hamas.

Al subrayar el cisma político, se esperaba que unos 800.000 palestinos votaran por representantes en 145 consejos locales en Cisjordania, pero no en la Franja de Gaza.