Author: Editor's Desk, Tattva News

On June 4, 1989, hundreds if not thousands of peaceful protesters were killed by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Thousands were imprisoned. For the 33 years since Tiananmen Square, public remembrances have been criminalized in mainland China. Chinese authorities have over the past year stepped up the harassment and persecution of activists for commemorating the Tiananmen Massacre. Human Rights Watch said that the Chinese government should acknowledge and take responsibility for the mass killing of pro-democracy demonstrators. The Chinese government has long ignored domestic and international calls for justice for the Tiananmen Massacre, and some of the…

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Of the over 1,700 people who lost their lives to extreme weather events (lightning and thunderstorms, cyclones, floods, heavy rains and landslides) in India in 2021, 350 were from Maharashtra. Odisha followed with 223 casualties; and in Madhya Pradesh, 191 lives were lost. These figures are from the State of India’s Environment 2022: In Figures, the statistical compendium published every year by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down To Earth magazine. The e-report was released online recently to mark the approaching World Environment Day. The year had many more warning signs of the calamity that is confronting the nation,…

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In another major setback to the Congress party in Punjab, seven of its senior leaders including four former ministers, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in Chandigarh on Saturday. Two Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders also joined the saffron party. Raj Kumar Verka, Balbir Singh Sidhu, Gurpreet Singh Kangar, and Sundar Sham Arora are the four former ministers who switched sides to the BJP. Besides them, party leaders Kewal S. Dhillon, Kamaljeet S. Dhillon and Amarjeet S. Sidhu also joined the BJP. Amarjeet is the Mayor of Mohali. The SAD leaders who were inducted into the BJP are Bibi Mohinder Kaur…

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President Ram Nath Kovind said that Gita Press has played a very important role in taking the spiritual and cultural knowledge of India to the masses through its publications. Addressing centenary celebrations of Gita Press at Gorakhpur, he said that the intention behind the establishment of Gita Press was to make available Gita in pure form with right meaning and at low price to masses which were not easily available at that time. He said that it is a matter of great pride for all of us that a small initiative started from Kolkata is now well known for its work…

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The summer of 2022 — one of the hottest in history — has witnessed widespread ozone exceedance, making the air of Delhi-NCR more toxic, says a latest analysis released here today by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). While higher number of hot days usually record ozone levels exceeding the standards, this summer the spread of stations is much wider across the landscape. Among the six big metros, Mumbai is second in order followed by Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru – the last two have longer durations of exceedance despite lower frequency compared to the other metros. This has emerged…

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Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, called for fully exploring the complementarities and opportunities in economic ties with African nations to bring about quicker and sustainable mutual progress. He said that the principles of global “South-South cooperation” guided India’s warm and friendly relations with all African countries. He added that as India emerges as a key driver in global governance and global growth, African nations will continue to play a prominent role as India’s trusted partners and stakeholders in its prosperity. Naidu was addressing the gathering at the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal – one of the largest Universities…

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The Dutch documentary film “Turn Your Body to the Sun” that tells the incredible story of a Soviet Prisoner of War, has won the prestigious Golden Conch award for the Best Documentary Film at MIFF 2022. The top award of the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short Fiction and Animation Films was presented by the Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari at the valedictory ceremony held at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai this evening in the presence of Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Shri L Murugan and other dignitaries. The Award carries a Golden Conch, a Certificate and cash…

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More than 1.7 million Indians die every year due to diseases that can be attributed to dietary risk factors and weight levels, says the State of India’s Environment 2022: In Figures, the statistical compendium published every year by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Down To Earth magazine. The e-report was released online yesterday to mark the approaching World Environment Day.The report lists these diseases as respiratory ailments, diabetes, cancer, strokes and coronary heart disease. By dietary composition, it refers to diets low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and diets high in processed meat, red meat, and sugary drinks; the…

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Describing the inherent strengths of Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that nothing can stop the state from moving on the path of development. He attended the Ground Breaking Ceremony @3.0 of the UP Investors Summit at Lucknow on Friday. During the Ground Breaking Ceremony, he laid the foundation stone of 1406 projects worth more than Rs 80,000 crores. Prime Minister said that proposals that were entered into today will create new possibilities in Uttar Pradesh and reflect the growing confidence in the growth story of Uttar Pradesh. Speaking about the strides made in Uttar Pradesh after 2017, he…

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Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu emphasised the need for mutual respect among political opponents in democracy and termed debates, discussions and dialogues as the essence of the legislative process. Naidu, who is on a three nation tour to Gabon, Senegal and Qatar, made these remarks during the delegation level talks with the President (Speaker) of the National Assembly of Senegal, Mr. Moustapha Niasse in the capital city of Dakar. During the talks, he emphasised the need for all nations to work towards building peace. Terming peace as prerequisite for progress, Naidu underscored that India advocates peaceful resolution to all issues…

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