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A country that worships women, fails to keep them safe

Gender-based violence exists on a spectrum rooted in the same attitude and vision of women: as less than men. It is a fallacy to believe that this violence is the fault of individuals when embedded in the DNA of a patriarchal society and reproduced when the mechanisms of organizations or government agencies should consciously counteract misogyny.

But in the last few days alone, at least two incidents have shown that too much of what is being said about women’s rights and empowerment is lip service. Respecting women is a mantra elected leaders recite even when the actions of those around them undermine their words.

Just days ago, 11 men convicted of gang raping Bilkis Bano during the 2002 Gujarat riots were released early. Aside from the legal intricacies of how or why these convicts were released, it is the way their release was celebrated by the organization they belong to that belies the mantra. Rape in times of conflict was understood as a weapon to humiliate, dominate and instill fear in a community.

The conviction of the defendants was a victory for Bano, her community and the country as a whole, as it established that all have access to justice. The joy of their early release is an example of social entities undermining the justice provided by the state. Worse, it reiterates the message of fear and humiliation to the minority community while claiming that women’s bodies could be brutalized with approval for political and community reasons.

An example of how the mechanism in place to serve justice can run counter to justice is the order of a Kerala court awarding bail to a man accused of sexual molestation. While bail should be the rule rather than the exception in most cases, the judge not only allowed the defense to provide photographs of the victim in the clothes she was wearing at the time, but went on to say that there could be no sexual harassment, if the victim would be wearing provocative clothing. The takeaway from these two cases is that women in India are often not even seen as real human beings on an equal footing with their male counterparts. Empty reminders to respect women mean nothing when they are endlessly dehumanized by society and the state.

Chasing The Swirls Of Odissi: An Interview With Eminent Dancer Pushpa Panda

When it comes to different types of dances, our nation is diversified. Dance was employed as a form of mental and emotional expression throughout the prehistoric period when people preferred to communicate using gestures to convey their sentiments. Our country comprises age-old traditional dances in the form of folk, contemporary and classical- and Odissi is one of them.

The Natya Shastra has information on the genesis of the Odissi dance style, and the approximated historical period ranges from 500BCE to 500CE. Odissi was primarily performed by women to convey religious tales or spiritual ideas to Lord Krishna, also known as Jagannath, who was Lord Vishnu’s incarnation. Odissi originated in the east coast region of Orissa in India.

Interview Times spoke with Puspa Panda, a graceful Odissi dancer who displays one of India’s most well-liked classical dance forms and embodies the spirit of Odisha.

Firstly tell us about yourself. About your education, and your family. 

Well, I started dancing at the early age of 5 in Gunjan Dance Academy under the guidance of Guru Meera Das. I was born and brought up in Cuttack with my 3 siblings. My father has a medicine business and my mother is a housewife. I studied in Badambadi New Colony High School, Cuttack. I graduated from City College.

I have also completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts (Odissi) from Sri Sri University, Odisha. I am also a ‘B’ graded artist at Doordarshan Kendra and also has been rewarded with a Senior Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India & State of Odisha.

After 19 years of learning and 11 years of stage experience, I established myself as an individual entity. Right now, along with my practice and performances, I am also teaching Odissi to youngsters.

What made you peruse ‘Odissi Dance’ as your career? Who influenced you the most?

In my childhood, I use to dance around the house, and my mother noticed that I have that rhythm and art. And my family was always fond of music and art culture. My sister also used to take music lessons. So both my parents thought that I should be properly guided for dance. That’s how I got admission to Gunjan Dance Academy.

Even in the academy, among all my fellow students, my guru or any other senior students noticed me as a dancer. They will ask my name and tell me that I have that flow that an Odissi dancer should have. This gave me more boost to go to the class regularly and make my base stronger.

But because of my academics, taking time out for dance was difficult, so I couldn’t able to make it to the class. But my guru- Meera miss asked my father if she should pursue her career in this field as I have that potential and determination. After that it was like a continuing routine and looking back was not an option.

After my 10th, I performed on stage which gave me that new confidence in myself. Wearing that costume made me realise that I was born to be a dancer. Even personally this field gave me a new prospect in my life, as every day I learnt something new which gave me a better person.

Which dancer or dancers appeal to you most and what qualities would you like to adopt from them?

If I see something good and interesting, I try to adapt it and learn from it. I don’t particularly follow anyone or anything, I try to be open-minded and acclimatize to anything which I feel is worthy enough. And it is not necessary that you can only learn from the senior dancers or your guru, even from your colleagues, junior or even my students also. As we all know that every person is different, so you can learn something completely new from everyone. Like you can learn someone’s sincerity or dedication towards dance, or any movements.

Even in the era of social media, you can follow so many dancers and learn something new. Like I follow ‘Vijayan Sathpathy’, like at her age the way she is willing to share her knowledge. Because in that age, no other dancer is that open to sharing so much knowledge on social media. But I appreciate her activeness and enthusiasm towards her dance. Even I like Sharmila Biswas Ji who is also active on social media and shares some knowledge.

You have performed both nationally and internationally, which was your memorable trip. 

In 2016, I performed “Yahi Madhava, Yahi Krishava” from Geeta Govinda choreographed by Kelucharan Mohapatra in Bhubaneswar which was the most memorable. We had learned this particular dance item while in the workshop, and this was for the experienced dancer as it was a complete ‘Abhinay’. I find it difficult as we have to express the emotions of Radha who is waiting for Krishna all night. And eventually, when they met Radha figured it out that Krishna was with someone else, she could smell it. So, it was a complete Abhiyana where all you have to express your emotions.

And when I performed this for the first time, Meera miss was so emotional and she said that she was very proud because I performed it with so much grace and emotion. It was a very surprising moment for me.

With each performance what have you learnt or adapted so far?

And every artist learns something from their performance, I guess that is how we grow. Especially for female dancers, as we face a lot of challenges physically. Suppose we are on our periods, facing those painful cramps, but still, we have to perform with that grace and energy. So the more difficulties you face the more you grow.

We all have our difficulties and no one can tell us how to overcome them unless we figure that out. No matter what difficult circumstances come my way, I try to face them and learn something from them. Once or twice I have slipped on stage while performing. And I know how difficult it is when you are aware that so many people are watching and you just tripped out of nowhere. But I got up and performed with that elegance so that ultimately the audience will forget about that incident at the end of the performance.

 What are the difficulties you have faced till now and how did you face or overcome that situations? 

The one thing that I have faced is favouritism or as we say “Nepotism”. Initially, when I was facing these politics knowing that I am a good dancer, affected me mentally. I had to overcome that situation because ultimately, we are performing for ourselves and the audience. So, if I am a good dancer, then automatically audience will love it. I don’t need this pampering or buttering just to reach on top. I believe in my hard work and my sincerity.

And in my entire family, no one was or has any connection with art or dance. So, my father sometimes gets surprised that how come I am so good at what I am. So, I feel like I am blessed and I work hard. I believe in quality and not quality. I don’t want to do hundreds of programs in a year, rather I want to do a single program which will have a level of quality so that the audience won’t forget about it.

Another difficulty is when people don’t give enough credit for their hard work. Taking Odissi as my career is my personal choice and I was born for it. I give my time to myself so that I can learn, grow and improve myself. and this is my full-time job. And some people also do something else along with dancing and I appreciate that. But people give more importance and credit to them, depicting that because they are managing two things, they are more hard-working. That’s not true, people like me, who are full-time dancers are also working hard and we deserve that credit too.

Do you believe in preserving Odissi in its traditional form or do you think that we the changing time, it needs to be a little modernise? 

If I perform ‘Battu’ in every program, eventually the audience will get bored so as we. Our generation is very different as we like to adapt to different things. Now youngsters are trying everything which was very limited in our time. Not only the young dancers but even established dancers are preferring contemporary which is fine but don’t call it ‘Odissi Dance’. You can call it ‘Contemporary Dance’ or ‘Semi-classical Dance’ or ‘Fusion Dance’, but don’t mix up things and name it ‘Pure Odissi Dance’.

Even it is important to be aware of the Odissi dance theoretically also. There is limited material about the history of this dance form so we need to make sure that we are well educated about what we are doing. For example, we are performing on a certain item like say Gopabandhu, so before it is important that we need to know about Gopabandhu, we should read about his history and his contribution. The more we educate ourselves the more we will grow and we can present something different to the audience.

Talking about the future, some children are opting for Odissi dance but I am concerned about the purity of the dance. It is an individual responsibility to carry on this. Like when I teach my students, I make sure that they know the boundaries and learn the difference between ‘Pure Dance’ and other adapted forms of dance.

Talking about the pandemic, how did this scenario change your life personally and professionally? How did you utilize your time during these lockdowns and shutdowns? 

Covid is a nightmare- for everyone. It is like if you have faced it then only you will understand the pain it gives both physically and mentally. When the lockdown started it was shocking for everyone because most people are socially very active but now they have to stay at home. But I thought why not take this as an opportunity and make a routine because due to our busy schedule it is difficult to maintain a routine in our life. Like I gave more time to meditation or non-reading books or watching some good dance-related movies. And these things enhanced my creativity in dance which gave me the idea to make reels or videos.

There are so many dance reality shows, but all we see is jumping, hopping, stunts and less dance. I haven’t seen any of the contestants performing an authentic classical dance. What are your thoughts on that?

The reality show isn’t reality anymore. The definition of dance now has been completely different. Doing stunts while calling it a contemporary dance is so wrong, if you are doing a stunt then say it as a stunt, don’t say that this is dance. And it is shocking to see the judges giving a standing ovation to such a thing is so upsetting.

One of my students, who is an excellent dancer went to the audition in Super Dance held in Bhubaneswar. And the people who were taking the audition appreciated her dance but asked her to do some stunts. But she refused and said that she is a classical dancer, not a stunt performer. But still, the organiser asked her that she should come next year with some experience in stunts. This is the reality of our reality dance shows. From that day I stopped sending my students for this kind of audition because clearly, they need some stunt performer, not a dancer.

Lastly, tell us your thoughts on the current situation of Odissi dance in Odisha. Any suggestions for any changes? 

First dancers who take this profession as their full-time job should be appreciated more than people who do this 50-50 work. Like I said earlier people doing 5-9 jobs and then dancing is commendable but considering them as the most hard-working and dedicated than us is wrong. I fully dedicate my time to dance, and for me, this is my job and profession. And in this field, we are not paid enough, not even close but still, I love doing this. But people who are doing other jobs and earning while dancing is given more preferential credit is wrong.

Secondly, there should be more materials available for Odissi so that the coming generation should have something to learn about. They should always know the authenticity and history of our culture so that they can pass on that. And thirdly our people from Odisha should promote our culture like other states. No doubt all Odias are proud of their culture and values, but in the world of social media, we have that platform to promote it to a wider audience.

Follow Pushpa Panda at-

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/puspa.panda.9

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/puspa__panda/

Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/user/Puspapanda

Interview By – Dikhya Mohanty 

‘Buy from trusted sources only’ DoT tells Telecom Operators, ahead 5G Deployment

A huge storm for Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers prior to 5G deployment, the center ordered telecom companies on Monday to procure equipment only from “trusted sources” to extend or upgrade existing networks.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) issued a corresponding notice on Monday to strengthen the rules for telecommunications licenses.

The main objective of this move is to prevent Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE from providing telecommunications equipment for future 5G services to Indian carriers.

“From June 15, 2021, License may only include trusted products in its network and has competent authority to upgrade or extend its existing network with telecommunications equipment that is not designated as a trusted product, “stated the DoT notice

The government has clarified that these instructions will not affect the ongoing annual maintenance contract or software renewal of existing equipment.

In 2021, DoT made changes to its telecom licensing standards, adding “defense” and “national security” as parameters for purchasing reliable telecommunications products. The competent authority can then ask the telecommunications company not to use products that are considered unsafe. In the latest notice, DoT has added the word “expansion” to the license terms. Chinese tech giants have not yet done the paperwork to get approval for a “trustworthy source” as per which they are not safe for use.

“We have found that these Chinese telecom gears are not safe at all. It is dangerous to use these devices,” said an official with the telecom ministry.

Before, operators blocked the uses of Huawei devices in several countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Sweden, for security concerns. Also, Canada have accused Huawei of spying for the Chinese government.

The government’s action plan at the forefront of telecommunications seems to be highly valued and awaited by central security and intelligence agencies.

Plea To CJI Ramana Looks for Pre-Ponement Of Hearing On Eco Reservation In NEET-PG Course

A city-based lawyer today, wrote a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana seeking preponement of the hearing in matters related to the economic reservation in NEET-PG course in the apex court and initiate day to day hearing.

Highlighting the ongoing protests of the resident doctors for the last several days led by the Federation of Resident Doctors Association of India (FORDA) and threat for mass resignation, the letter petition by Adv Vineet Jindal stated that the mass protest has resulted because the Union Health Ministry has not taken any concrete steps to expedite NEET-PG counseling.

The plea also sought directions to the Centre to form a committee to address the issues related to doctors concerned and the Delhi Police Commissioner to initiate an inquiry and take stern action on culprits into the incident of physical assault on the protesting doctors by the cops.

Jindal points that “With doctors as our frontline warriors against this war with Covid, it is imperative to address the issues of resident doctors at the earliest to resolve their demands and to call off the strike as soon as possible,”

He further added, “Already, the second wave of Covid-19 has left an indelible impact on lives of people due to the massive death toll, and now we are again facing a crisis of the third wave and are in extreme need of best health care services owing to the current situation of the outbreak of omicron virus,”.

Abiding by the constitution of India under Article 19 and 21, the responsibility of securing the life and liberty of the protesting doctors and every citizen of this country lies in the hand of the apex court, the plea read said.

Recently, the protest against delayed NEET PG counseling has been supported by doctors from five states -Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh.

The doctors have been striking work over delays in NEET-2021 PG counseling, which is now pending the outcome of a batch of petitions over economic reservations, being heard in the Supreme Court will take up on January 6, 2022, by the apex court.

The strike started with doctors boycotting work in out-patient clinics, which was later escalated to boycotting of all routine work such as care of admitted patients and routine surgeries when they didn’t receive any assurances from the Union health minister.

Initially, the delay of NEET-2021 PG examinations was due to the second wave of Covid-19 and it was further delayed due to the petitions filed and pending for hearing before this court over reservation issue, it said.

The FORDA has pointed out the “acute shortage” of resident doctors across the country as the counselling of NEET-PG 2021 batch has already been delayed by eight months. On December 9, the agitation was suspended by the resident doctors called by the FORDA for a week following the health ministry’s assurance to expedite court hearing and subsequently fast-track the counseling process.

However, FORDA wrote to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, informing him that it was resuming the strike from December 17, the plea included.

Indian Herbs – The secret medicine of health


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The new organic trend is now becoming so famous amongst the youth of today. People are accepting the need to take care of their body and look perfect and in shape.  While we search for the several ways of staying fit and keeping ourselves healthy . Let us remind ourselves of  some herbs that has been tradiional used as an age old medicine in India and are very healpful. The first herb which is considered the secret ingredient to health is Turmeric / Haldi.  Haldi has been used as an antiseptic for quite a long period in India now. It was an age old custom to provide Haldi paste on wounds as an antiseptic and people used to consume haldi with milk when they fell ill. Turmeric  rich in antiseptic properties. Moreover turmeric helps to preserve brain functions by increasing BDNF ( Brain dervied neutrophic factor)


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The next commonly used herb is cardamon . Cardamon is also termed as Elaichi .  One of the best reasons to include cardamom in your diet is to reduce blood pressure . People nowadays have a an issue of high blood pressure that affects their daily lifestyle . Thus Elaichi is used to reduce blood pressure in people. Moreover it has other properties which helps to increase oxygen uptake in the lungs.


Tulsi is one of the most common herbs consumed in India. It is mainly consumed during the winters with a tinge of honey for curing issues like Cough and cold. It is also fed to babies to make their immunity strong . Tulsi also has anti ageing properties in it . Tulsi powder is also mixed with tea leaves and consumed as herbal tea.



The next herb which is  commonly found in India and is great for consumption is ” Ashwagandha”. Ashwagandha is known to reduce levels of cortisol . Cortisol is a hormone that is released due to stress by the Adrenal glands . It is also prescribed by mental health professionals and can be consumed as a juice.


Coming to the last yet not the least herb from the list “Brahmi”. Brahmi is easy to spot and is commonly found in India. It is a great herb that can improve your cognitive skills. Moreover Brahmi is prescribed to people with poor self control . People who are impulsive and famm prey to anxiety and stress can be releived by consumption of Brahmi. Thus India has several medicinal herbs in abundance which can be used to have a healthy lifestyle.

Article by Subhechcha Ganguly

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Paid period leave: A repudiated pivotal component, yet!

Paid period leave has been a long awaited discussion in a nation like India, where period is as yet an untouchable theme. Employers, associations and organizations are on the way to terms with the way that menstrual awareness is of most extreme significance in their work environments. The term ‘work environment’ is normally characterized as an “area where somebody works for their manager or a position of business; it can go from a home office to an enormous place of business or manufacturing plant.” The work place, generally, is a various levelled space, packed with social delineation with an authority of cis-gendered heterosexual males.

The work environment can be a brutal space to explore for sexual orientation minorities, attributable to the unmitigated sexism, misogyny, queer phobia, and systematic hierarchies of importance in such spaces. A level of these oppressed gender identities personalities are menstruating people who are silenced and minimized in the work space.

Denied paid period leave and disgraced for bringing this interest up of paid period leave in the working environment, menstruators get insignificant help from their colleagues and managers. However, this is only a hint of something larger. From messy washrooms and absence of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) offices, to the absence of accessibility of reasonable and suitable menstrual materials, menstruators in the working environment face a few impediments and occasions of provocation inside this environment.


To make menstrual awareness in working environments, one should look past the paid period leave talk and draw in with different issues nearby. Admittance to clean washrooms and affordable sanitary products ought to be viewed as a central ideal for all menstruating people. To battle this inconsistent hole, one should initially acknowledge that the meaning of working environment is distinctive for various individuals.

From brick furnaces, construction sites, mills, manufacturing plants, and factories, which overwhelmingly include hefty difficult work, to houses with domestic help, cooks, cleaners, and washerwomen; from commercial centres and shops to office desk areas, menstruators work in an assorted scope of work places. Obviously, introducing clean washrooms in place of business is a lot simpler than giving admittance to comparative offices in a farm or a building site.

Also, menstruators working in farms, manufacturing units or building areas are financially in reverse, in contrast with their partners working in workplaces. This pivotal component of class, accordingly, should not be ignored while tending to menstrual awareness in the ‘work environment’.

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To accomplish the objective of paid period leave, there ought to be awareness and sensitisation drives in working environments

Not exclusively should the feminine offices be hygienic and affordable, they should likewise be available to people with disabilities. To accomplish the objective of paid period leave, there ought to be awareness and sensitisation drives in working environments. There ought to be severe conventions against discrimination towards menstruators and the work environment should endeavour to be a libertarian, comprehensive, and delicate space where menstruators feel comfortable to work.

Paid period leave has been examined many occasions, yet the disgrace and untouchable around it makes the person who is taking it awkward too. They may be looked downward on and disliked. The leaves ought to be a decision since certain people don’t feel outrageous inconvenience during their menstrual cycle, while others do.

People ought to likewise be provided with emergency menstrual products at their work environment, alongside sanitised and clean washrooms. Notwithstanding these materialistic prerequisites, solid help towards menstruation and destruction of shame around periods ought to be taken up as a duty.

The subject of menstrual awareness in working environments, subsequently, goes past the typical subject of paid period leaves which can frequently be utilized to tokenise menstruators to score inclusivity pats on the head by organizations. The significant issues that should be brought up are the issues of availability, affordability, cleanliness, acknowledgment, and sensitivity. Working environments should be period-friendly so that menstruators can work in a space where they feel good, imaginative and appreciated.

G-7 summit to be held today

Today is the powerful G-7 summit. The meeting will be chaired by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

This is part of the G-7 meeting to be held next June. U.S. President Joe Biden will attend the meeting. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to attend the meeting. The countries will discuss about various matters such as Covid vaccine provide, economic situation etc.

(L-R) The President of the European Council Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker pose for a family photo during the G7 Summit in in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS / AFP) (Photo credit- GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

In addition, Prime Minister Modi will highlight the current state of the world economy during the epidemic. India has been invited as a guest at the meeting. China is excluded from this group of the world’s seven richest countries.

Even if China does not attend the meeting, the dragon will keep a close eye on it. Beijing has been at loggerheads with the United States and the European Union over the South China Sea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. At the same time, China’s border dispute with India, which has been invited as a guest, is at an all-time high, so China will monitor the approach of India and other prosperous countries.

Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan’s parliamentary address

The Pakistani media is now buzzing over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Sri Lanka. This is the first foreign visit by the Pakistani prime minister since the Covid-19 epidemic. However, the Pakistani media is now looking at the changes in the scheduled schedule in connection with India-Sri Lanka relations. .

Imran will tour Sri Lanka on February 22. He was also scheduled to address the Sri Lankan parliament, among other things. According to Narendra Fernando, a member of parliament, the Sri Lankan parliament is not scheduled in Imran’s visit.

The Pakistani media is now looking at the information from the Colombo Gazette website. Imran is the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka since Covid-19. During Imran’s visit, he will meet with the President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka. However, according to the Sri Lankan newspaper ‘Express’, Parliamentary Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abayavardhana has expressed interest in canceling Imran’s address in Parliament over Covid-19, Foreign Secretary Jayant Colombez said.

Pakistan’s leading media outlet “Dawn” has said that there are many theories in Sri Lanka that does not want Imran to address the parliament. They want relations with India not to be bad. Relations between the two countries have recently been strained due to the cancellation of the East Continent terminal agreement. So Imran’s address to the Sri Lankan parliament could be strained,” he said.

Pakistan continues to make Kashmir an international issue. In it, Imran will definitely raise the issue of Kashmir in the context of his speech. The Pakistani media has speculated that the Sri Lankan government may feel that India is outraged.

Imran’s Islamic policy could also be another reason. Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country where Islam is a minority. The government is also speculating that the government’s biased policies on the issue of Islamic persecution and the issue in the country by a large number of Buddhists could be the issue of Imran.

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China gives up; withdraws it’s army from Ladakh

The Dragon Army has removed its tent. It has even removed large quantities of weapons and tanks deployed at the border. A major statement has been made by the Indian Army. In response to the Indian military’s response to the August 24-30 attack, China said it had given up.

“Since February 10, China has been withdrawing from the Pangang area,” said YK Joshi, a lieutenant general of the Indian Army. The armies of both countries will meet it in four processes. In the third phase, the ground forces will be removed at Kailash Ranger Rezang. Army officials from both countries are in talks. China failed in the face of the Indian military’s prowess in August.

He added that in the first two phases, tanks and military trucks were removed. Both sides have removed the tank. In the fourth phase, the infantry will be removed. China was not expected to back down so soon. But the response from the Army to the LAC on the night of August 30 was a turning point.

“The Indians have not left an inch of land,” he said. Both countries agreed. China will fall behind Finger 4 and Finger 8. Finger 8 is India’s claim line. China is lagging behind Finger 8. China is destroying all houses built between Finger 4 and Finger 8. This is a great achievement for India.

Notably, on August 29-30, the Indian Javanese occupied the Rezan Mountains. The Indian tank was deployed. The Chinese tank was watched by Indian telescopes. The Indian army wes patient and did not shoot. However, more than 50 Chinese Javanese were taken in vehicles during the Galwan War. They were injured or killed. So it’s hard to say how many chinese troops died. Recently, the Russian news agency TASS reported that 45 Chinese soldiers had been killed in the Galwan clash

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Reports Death Of Over 289 Deaths Of Birds Reported In Maharashtra

The death of birds has been reported from various parts of Maharashtra have now reached more than 289, and the death toll of birds reached 18,700.

As per reports, out of 289 dead birds were from poultry while the rest included other birds like Herons, Parrots and Crows. The samples of these birds have been delivered to a laboratory in Bhopal so that they could able to know whether they were infected with avian influenza disease or Bird Flu.

Even around 51,090 poultry birds, eight ducks, 38,798 eggs and 55,476 kg of poultry fodder have been destroyed in the infected areas in Maharashtra so far. Poultry birds have been started killing, destroying eggs, dropping manure, fodder, and within one kilometre around infected hen farms. 

The culling of birds is done to prevent the spread of the domestic poultry birds such as chicken and ducks such as bird flu. Culling of birds in the infected area is also done where the mass slaughter of poultry birds is brought out to restrain the bird flu spread. In this process, the birds are slaughtered and then buried, and the whole area of the farm is sanitised.

Earlier last month, massive outbreaks of bird flu were confirmed in some districts of Maharashtra.

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