#ConsGenOfIndiaToronto; #India; #FarmLegislations; #IndiaAgriculture; #LettersToFarmers
India/Canadian-Media: The enactment of three farm legislations issued by the Government of India to bring greater productivity and prosperity to the agricultural sector in India is part of the government’s promise to the people of India to double the income of India’s farmers, Consulate General of India Toronto office said.
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In this context an open letter hand been written by the Minister of Agriculture addressed to farmer brothers and sister where he has clarified the points of confusion and allayed the fears of farmers.
The copy of the letter (in English, Hindi & Punjabi) being attached in which he gave assurances including Government is willing to provide a written assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP); Indian states/provinces could be permitted to levy taxes on private markets outside of APMCs; The farmers will have the option of approaching the courts for resolution of any dispute; Indian states/provinces will have the authority to register agricultural contracts; Farmers’ land cannot be taken by anyone, as the law does not permit any type of transfer, sale, lease or mortgage of the land; Contractors cannot make any permanent alterations to the farmers’ land; Contractors are not permitted to provide any loan for any temporary construction on farmers’ land; The law does not provide any scope for seizure of farmers’ land under any condition.
The copy of the letter (in English, Hindi & Punjabi) are as follows
#Kathmandu; #Nepal; #ParliamentDissolved
Kathmandu/Canadian-Media: At the recommendation of Nepal's Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli's cabinet, Bidhya Devi Bhandari Nepal’s president dissolves Parliament more than a year ahead of schedule, media reports said.
Bidhya Devi Bhandari. Image credit: Wikipedia
Bhandari also announced that general elections would be held in April and May,2021.
Oil's surprise decision to dissolve the House of Representatives was taken at a cabinet on morning meeting on Dec 19 after talks with party co-chairman and dissident leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda failed.
“The prime minister has lost the majority in the parliamentary party, central committee and the secretariat of the party,” said Bishnu Rijal, an NCP central committee member.
“Instead of seeking a compromise within the party, he chose to dissolve Parliament,” Aljazeera News reported.
Dozens of protesters gathered near the prime minister’s office, calling the move unconstitutional.
“PM Oli chose to betray the people’s mandate for stability, development and dignity,” former diplomat Dinesh Bhattarai tweeted.
#Iraq, #ISIS, #IslamicState; #InternationalCoalition
Iraq/Canadian-Media: 42 members of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) were killed by Iraqi army in south of the city of Mosul in the country's north, Yehia Rasool, the spokesman for the country's commander-in-chief, said on Sunday, media reports said.
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Although the Iraqi government had declared victory over the Islamic State in 2017 after three years of fighting against the group, still some pockets of militants remain in certain areas of the country.
According to the spokesman, the operation was backed by the international coalition.
#China; #UnprovenCovid19VaccineShots; #NondisclosureAgreement; #WHO
China, Sep 27 (Canadian-Media): Thousands of high-risk Chinese population including staff of state-owned companies, government officials, vaccine company staff, and teachers are being injected on an emergency basis with unproven Covid-19 vaccine shots, still under trail, and are also made to sign a “nondisclosure agreement”, implying they can’t talk about it to the news media, media reports said.
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While questions were being raised by the global health experts if their consent had been taken into consideration before taking this action, China said that their experimental coronavirus vaccine programme, which started in July was supported by World Health Organization (WHO).
Zheng Zhongwei, a Chinese National Health Commission official had told Reuters that China had informed WHO in June, Hindustan Times News reports said.
Use of medical products can be approved by countries within their own jurisdiction in the current emergency situation, said WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan, but only as a “temporary solution,”Hindustan Times News reports said.
With currently 11 vaccines in clinical trials and four in Phrase 3 trials, two of the later being developed by state-backed China National Biotec Group and one by Sinovac Biotech.
Another experimental vaccine was developed by CanSino Biologics, which was approved to be used in the Chinese military in June.