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@USIRCOnline rebukes the recent hit job made against #India in the New York Times @nytimes from a coalition of groups, which includes the @IAMCouncil & @Hindus4HR.

We want to rebut each one of their points (1/9):
1. There is no systematic discrimination against minorities in states led by @BJP4India. In fact, the BJP leads governments in states with large Christian populations like #Goa & #Manipur. India's top corporate titans are minorities from the Jain & Parsi communities (2/9)
2. The Citizenship Amendment Act (#CAA) is a humanitarian gesture that gives citizenship to refugees from nations that neighbor India. Those refugees are non-Muslim precisely because they are fleeing Muslim-majority countries with a record of persecution against them (3/9)
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Short #Thread:

Though heavy rainfall is the trigger, our construction practices of where and how are the biggest causes behind some of the most devastating landslides that are costing both lives and money for us.

Image shows a relatively well vegetated hill slope in #Manipur in 2009
When a railway line was built along the slope (alongwith many roads), lots of slope cutting, vegetation clearances took place in the region.

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#landslide videos from South Garo Hills...
Rain is just the trigger. If you notice the trees are mostly #Plantation trees, Betel Nut... Once these hills were thickly covered with multi species trees.
But with new plantation economy, illegal coal mining, rampant boulder quarrying and topped with obsessive road making - these hills are scarred and destabilise.
Whether it is Haflong railway station or now Manipur - in the name of bringing empire of development - hills are being bulldozed through. These are not acts of God but acts of deliberate destruction
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Projects into considerations:
1. A proposal for a #golf course and resort in the #ecosensitive zone of Keibul Lamjao National Park in #Manipur
2. Denotification of 292.39 ha revenue land from National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary in #MadhyaPradesh
3. In the Western Ghats region, there is a proposal to divert 7.8991 ha of land from default #ecosensitive zone (ESZ) or 10km radius around #Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary for a stone crushing unit in #Kerala s Kozhikode district at a distance of only 2.56 kms from the sanctuary. 2/5
4. The NBWL is also considering a proposal to divert 4.606 ha from default #ecosensitive zone of Periyar #Tiger Reserve for a stone quarry in Kerala’s Idukki district, about 8.61 km from the boundary of the tiger reserve. 3/5
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1/2 Thread on beautiful pictures from #Manipur.
Clicked during #LaiHarouba festival which means—Festivity of Gods.
The festival celebrates the creation of the universe and life. 😊🙏

Manipur is a land of stories and Gods, and stories about Gods. @Spearcorps
2/2 More pictures from Lai Haruba.

Lai Haraoba is one of the important festivals of Manipur.

These pictures are reminiscent of chapter in #Mahabharat where #Arjun finds his beautiful wife Chitrangada in MANIPUR.
More performers from Lai-Haraoba. It’s week-long festival, celebrated in April or May and showcases vibrant dance performances. #Manipur
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As only 145 days left to celebrate 75th anniversary of Indian Independence and I am starting an an initiative of #Dekhoapnadesh with #philately on the ocassion of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
"Rashtrapati Bhawan,New Delhi- Official Residence of President of India #indianstamps Image
#DekhoApnaDesh (see the India) with #philately to celebrate #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav
Day 2 : Kayang - A folk dance from Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh,India #indianstamps #indianphilately Image
Day 3 :Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or"Toy train" runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal which is one of the iconic mountain railways of India and in 1999,it was declared as UNESCO world heritage site
#DekhoApnaDesh with #philately #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav Image
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#Onthisday, Naga spiritual and political leader from #Manipur, #RaniGaidinliu died in 1993. She was known for leading an armed revolt against the British and for her social reform work.
Gaidinliu was just 16 when she led the Heraka movement, which aimed to revive Naga tribal religion. She took charge from her cousin Haipou Jadonang after he was hanged by the British in 1931.
Gaidinliu frequently invoked the name of Mahatma Gandhi and connected the Heraka movement with the Indian freedom movement. She began her own non-cooperation movement under which tribal areas stopped paying taxes to the British.
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#Incharts: Employment rate has fallen in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab since the last polls

Among the states going to elections next month, Manipur is the only one that is not reeling under unemployment, shows data.…

(Via @FactCheckIndia)
#Incharts: Many people in the state lost jobs & the number of those employed dropped to 5.49 crore in May 2020-Aug 2020.

While the employment rate fell in the state, the rate of unemployment also dipped from 16.82% in mid-2016 to 4.83% by the end of 2021.… Image
#Incharts: In Aug 2016, over 1 crore people were employed & the working-age population was more than 2.31 crore.

Dec 2021, the working-age population increased by 11.7% but the employment rate decreased from 43.4% to 36.86%.

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#AssemblyElections2022 | Election dates for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa being announced. #ElectionsWithNDTV

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#AssemblyElections2022 | "With this reduction of voters at a station, we have to increase our polling stations to 30,330. Total number of polling stations is now 2,15,368": Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra #ElectionsWithNDTV

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#AssemblyElections2022 | "At least one polling booth in each assembly constituency will be exclusively managed by women personnel to encourage women voters": Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra #ElectionsWithNDTV

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What really happened in the #Manipur ambush? (thread)
The attack took place between Behiang Sialsi and S. Sekhen village in Churachandpur district at around 10.30 a.m.
Jubilee Moi, the 50-year-old lady chief of Behiang rushed to the spot when no one else was willing to. She carried the wounded in two trips to PHC Behiang in her own vehicle.
After the ambush a few tarpaulin sheets were found on the slopes of the Tuivai river, indicating that the insurgents would have been hiding there since last night.
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#Cheer4India | @mirabai_chanu wins silver in Weightlifting Women's 49kg category, India open tally at #Tokyo2020 Olympics.
PM Narendra Modi: Could not have asked for a happier start to @Tokyo2020! India is elated by @mirabai_chanu’s stupendous performance. Congratulations to her for winning the Silver medal in weightlifting. Her success motivates every Indian. #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020
WATCH: #MirabaiChanu (49kg) becomes first Indian weightlifter to win silver medal in #TokyoOlympics.
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@SpaceX backed Starlink @SpaceXStarlink #Broadband #Service could debut in #India in 2022:
#SpaceX, venture by #BILLIONAIRE #ElonMusk @elonmusk aims to launch company's own #Satellite #internet service. #Aerospace company listed multiple Indian locations on website.
#Thread #tech
Services will be available on first-come-first-serve criteria. Starlink as concept is collection of tiny internet satellites orbiting closer to #Earth surface, at altitude of 550km, which, when compared to larger navigation and #communications satellites operate from medium Earth
Orbit of around 2,000 to 35,000 km or, at times geosynchronous orbit, usually operates from beyond 35,000 km. Potential users can pre-book Starlink services in India on website for refundable amount of $99 or Rs 7,265.
Due to proximity to planet's surface, Starlink and other...
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Justice DY Chandrachud led bench of #SupremeCourt to hear a plea by the father of Manipuri activist Erendro Leichombam, who was booked under the National Security Act (#NSA) for a @Facebook post on the state BJP chief’s death from #Covid19, challenging his son's detention order
The plea states that the detention of the activist is a reprisal for his criticism against Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for advocating cow-dung and cow-urine as cures for COVID
@BJP4India #covid19
Advocate Shadan Farasat appears for the Petitioner.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta Appears for the Government
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24 November 2020: #Weather Warning

Source: @Indiametdept

Heavy to very #rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over #Tamilnadu, #Puducherry & #Karaikal and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Coastal #AndhraPradesh & #Yanam and #Rayalaseema.
24 November 2020: #Weather Warning

Source: @Indiametdept

Dense #fog very likely at isolated places over #Nagaland, #Manipur, #Mizoram & #Tripura and Moderate fog at isolated places over #Odisha, #ArunachalPradesh and #Assam & #Meghalaya.
24 November 2020: #Weather Warning


(1) Squally weather (wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph) likely to prevail over Southwest & adjoining Westcentral #BayofBengal
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19 Nov: #India crossed 9M reported #COVID19 cases & 132202 deaths. 4.4L active cases
👉1M new cases & 12.1K deaths added in the past 23 days. The previous 1L cases were added in 18 days.

*⃣Follow this data thread to know important trends national, state & district level*⃣
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👉Cases growing at 0.44% (it was 0.57% at 8M)
👉Steady fall in 7-day avg. daily new cases seem to have halted for now
👉Daily active cases still in -ve territory
👉Daily tests averaged 9.3L past 7 days (down from 10.5 at 8M)
👉Daily deaths ~500 (It was 511 at 8M)
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👉Growth of tests slightly above that of cases now
👉Daily TPR at 4.2% and has been <5% level for 30 days now.
👉only 5.88 (45.4%) of the 12.96 crores tests so far are RT-PCR
👉Testing (whether RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen) need to increase significantly
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Press briefing on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on #COVID19 to start soon

📍National Media Centre, New Delhi

🕓4.00 PM


@MoHFW_INDIA @ddsahyadrinews @airnews_mumbai @airnews_nagpur @airnews_arngbad @airnews_pune
Recovered cases in #India cross 76 lakhs - Highest in the world

More than 11 crore tests conducted in more than 2000 labs around the country

Recovery rate approximately around 92%

- Secretary, @MoHFW_INDIA Image
India is still counted amongst the countries having Lowest Cases per million population in the World, at 5991

Deaths per Million Population is also amongst the Lowest in the World, at 89

Continuous decline in average daily new deaths for last 7 weeks

- Secretary, @MoHFW_INDIA Image
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Making a #thread of my series on the handlooms weaves of India - #9Days9Weaves series on @zindagiwidricha with @richaanirudh, so people can access it easily. First three episodes are about #jamdani #kanchipuram and #gadwal
Episode 1 - #jamdani. Do watch as I talk about the history, specialty, price points and places to source an authentic #jamdani of Bengal. Do watch and share widely. #9Days9Weaves

Episode 2 of #9Days9Weaves. Know all about the beauty of the regal #kanchipuram saree. 9 days 9 weaves - Kanchipuram/Kanjivaram via @YouTube
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#Thread How a weak EIA affects the fragile #Himalayan ecosystem? Missing from mainstream discussions, #mountains need a strong EIA policy. Sharing our first case study (with @ReDraftEIA2020) on rampant limestone and chromite mining in Mizoram.
Over a period of last 3-5 yrs, the hill state of #Manipur has witnessed a steep increase in state-sponsored #mining activities for #limestone and #chromite. The state has been assessed to be holding large reserves of these minerals. #DraftEIA2020 #HimalayanWatch
Further, the NDA govt's Act East policy has given a huge thrust to industrial activities in the entire NE region. In Manipur, several private and government players are now operating for mining of limestone and chromite minerals. The issue is, most of them are flouting EIA norms!
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When an economist writes on the fudging of Forest survey data, it is an indication of a situation having gone from bad to worse. However, Ajit Ninan also falls into the trap of assessing ‘forests’ as land with tree growth. ⁦@moefcc⁩ ⁦1/n…
What of #grasslands which can #sequester #carbon quite as rapidly and sustaining side ranging biodiversity? What of #coastal #sand #dunes, which apart from protecting us from the fury of cyclones, also provides an amazing diversity of niche spaces for aquatic beings,. @E_S_G 2/n
... whilst supporting #paan #kethis, as in #Orissa? What about deserts, which play an incredible role in drawing the monsoon into India, whilst also being amazing ecosystems? What about fresh water wetlands like #Loktak in #Manipur &Saltwater mixing zones as in #Chilika,.. 3/n
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Plastic waste is growing at a rapid rate. With cities being flooded with single-use plastic, Himalayan region is facing a similar crisis. A quick look at where all the Himalayan states stand with respect to plastic waste management. Follow this #TwitterThread!
@WasteAid @aplastic_planet @WorldResources @Anoopnautiyal1 @down2earthindia @CPCB_OFFICIAL @icimod @IMI_Info The estimated plastic waste generation in #ArunachalPradesh is approx. 3787 T/Y during 2018-19. There are no plastic manufacturing or recycling units in the state. There is a partial ban on the use of plastic carry bags in East Siang, Tawang, Leparada Changlang, Kameng & Tirap.
@WasteAid @aplastic_planet @WorldResources @Anoopnautiyal1 @down2earthindia @CPCB_OFFICIAL @icimod @IMI_Info @ChintanIndia #HimachalPradesh: The estimated plastic waste generation is approx. 3672 T/A during 2018-19. Statewide ban on plastic carry bags. Door to door waste collection system & the collected plastic waste utilized in WTE plants, road construction & co-processing in cement kilns.
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In the last week of September, Yengkhom Ibomcha, a Human Rights Defender from #Manipur, received a threatening phone call from an inspector who is currently serving in the Manipur Police. 1/6
Ibomcha had shared a chargesheet from an investigation conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a case of an extrajudicial execution in Manipur on a WhatsApp group. This chargesheet named the said inspector. 2/6
The inspector asked Ibomcha to apologise for circulating the message or face dire consequences. He even called the court ordered CBI investigation "illegal". 3/6
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
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Though I am really glad that #arsenic contamination of #groundwater in India, and specially #WestBengal is getting the attention it deserves, there is a major issue that needs wider discussion.
There is a simplistic argument that arsenic naturally occurs in the #Gangetic belt, the author uses the term “#geological curse”. If this is the case, why is heavy #arsenic contamination being reported from #Jharkhand and #Chattisgarh in Central India?
A possible answer to that may be traced to this MIT paper that was published in @NatureGeosci on #anthropogenic influence on #groundwater #arsenic contamination in #Bangladesh…
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