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BREAKING: #BNNFrance Reports.

The French ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenain (@FranceinIndia), claimed that France would like to partner with India in co-producing movies because India has one of the world's largest film industries. #France #Indian #social
On Monday, Lenain joined the French consul general in Mumbai, Jean-Marc Sere-Charlet, and the head of the French Institute in India, Emmanuel Lebrun Damiens, at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
Lenain stated: "We want to collaborate and co-produce films because India has the world's largest film industry. We will make every effort to encourage collaboration." Because France is the...
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بٹلر پیلس (لکھنؤ، بھارت)
Butler Palace (Lukhnow, India)__1915
Groundbreaking: 1st Feb. 1915
ہریالی کے بیچوں بیچ کھڑا، ماہر تعمیرات سردار ہیراسنگھ کا تعمیراتی جنون جو کبھی تہلکہ مچانے والا ایک محل تھا آج وقت کے خاموش ہاتھوں خستہ حالی کاشاہکار!
1915 میں اودھ کے ڈپٹی کمشنر سپنسر ہارکورٹ بٹلر (DC Spencer Harcourt Butler) کے لیے محمود آباد کےمہاراج محمد علی محمد نے تعمیر کروایا. یہ محل برطانوی رہائش گاہ اور پھر کنگ محمودآباد کے وارث کی ذاتی ملکیت کےطور پر کام کرتاتھا.
نوابوں کا شہر، تحریک آزادی 1857 کے آغاز کا شہر اور اردو
کے مسکن کے حوالوں سے پہچانے جانے والے شہر لکھنؤ میں بعض یادگاریں ایسی بھی ہیں جنہیں زیادہ پذیرائی نہیں ملی حالانکہ وہ تاریخی ورثہ کہلانے کی مستحق ہیں۔ بٹلر پیلس لکھنؤ میں ایک ایسی ہی یادگار ھے۔
کبھی بٹلر پیلس منشیات کے عادی افراد کے گھر کے طور پر استعمال ھوا،
کبھی 1965 کی جنگ میں
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#Kenyan / #British / #Indian twitter - please boost! A Kenyan Asian family were evicted from their #Nairobi home (now demolished!) by a group of men who flashed a court order and threw belongings outside, #stealing some, after beating up the guard. Thread 🧵 #KenyaLandGrab
A British citizen who has lived in Kenya for 50 years was evicted suddenly from his home in suspicious circumstances on 4th November 2022, with valuable items being stolen. The house has been demolished now too! #KenyaLandGrab
An auctioneer by the name of Baraza + 30 people carrying crow bars and machetes descended on the property situated in Westlands at around 12:30pm. They broke in, climbing over the gate and through the neighbours fence and entered the compound. #KenyaLandGrab
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🚨#BREAKING: Reports that a pedestrian Cable bridge broke up and had collapsed in #Morbi, #Gujarat region in #India , about 400 people fell in the river, many feared to have drowned.
🚨#UPDATE: Local news in #Morbi, #Gujarat region in #India , is now reporting of at least 50 people dead, 43 injured many other people missing possible drowned. after a pedestrian Cable bridge that broke up and had collapsed in the river.
🚨#UPDATE: Video footage hours before the pedestrian Cable bridge collapsed into the river in #Morbi, #Gujarat region in #India
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J&K LG @ManojSinhaOffc releases book - The Two Kashmirs by author @sheikhkhalid Jehangir,
Secretary General of International Centre for Peace Studies.
@Vitastapublish @india_narrative @Aditijan @sunandavashisht @AshaKhosa Image
The third book by the author, it compares #development indices of the two Kashmirs - POK and J&K. #education #health #income
The book says #Indian #Kashmiris have fared much better than #Pak #Kashmiris.
@KinraMark @drvivekkaul @KroenerJess @InsightGL @PatilSushmit @rajivchuni Image
@manojsinha_ said good #governance has restored the confidence of #Kashmiris. He added that propaganda by the #Western #media and by #Pakistan has been busted. Corruption has been controlled to inspire confidence among people.
@abhikyogi @AdityaRajKaul @KhalidBaig85 @Amana_Ansari Image
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What #Savarkar got was not a 'stipend' or 'pension,' as Congress alleged, but an allowance from the British Raj. Others who got such an allowance from the British Raj were the Bose brothers Subhas & Sarat Chandra, Mahatma Gandhi & so many other Indian freedom fighters. A small 🧵
When the #British imprisoned #Indians or held them as detenus or internees, usually in cases where there were no charges & no trials (as when Savarkar was interned in Ratnagiri from 1924 to 1937), they paid a monthly allowance to them for 'loss of income' so they (in terms of..
food etc) and/or their families could maintain themselves. Govt statue allowed them to have money from the public purse for this purpose. When the Raj, in the early 1930s, decided to drastically cut these allowances, Subhas Chandra Bose...
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Stay tuned for live updates on the thread below.

#SriLanka #SLNews #LKA
President @RW_UNP addresses @ParliamentLK.
@ADB_HQ has agreed to provide #SriLanka a loan of US $500 million.

#SLNews #LKA #EconomicCrisisLK
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எதற்காக இந்துக்களின் அடையாள அழிப்பில் மட்டும் முயற்சி செய்கிறார்கள்? இந்துக்களுக்கு எதிராக வன்மத்தை கக்குவதால் என்ன அரசியல் லாபம் இவர்களுக்கு..

இல்ல இந்துக்களுக்கு உண்மையிலேயே வரலாறு இல்லையா? இஸ்லாம் கிறிஸ்தவம் மட்டும் perfect பெயர்க்காரணங்களா?
மாற்றுமத படையெடுப்புகளுக்கு முன்னால வர இந்து = இந்திய தான்.

Indos/Indica/India/Indu/Hind/Hindu/Yindoo etc
All these are synonymous & meant #Indian only

ஏன்.. பைபிளிலும் குரானிலும் இந்திய/ஹிந்த் குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. ImageImage
ஏப்ரஹாமிய மதங்களை போல் இல்லாமல் பூர்வீக மதங்கள் தேசிய பெயரொட்டியே இருக்கும். கிரேக்க/ரோமானிய/பாரசீக(பார்ஸீ) போல இந்துமதமும் இந்திய இன நாகரிகமாக கண்டறியப்பட்டது

இன்று இந்து நாகரிகம் மட்டுமே படையெடுப்பு இனப்படுகொலைகளை கடந்தழியாது நூறு கோடிக்கும் மேற்பட்ட மக்கள் பின்பற்றுகிறார்கள்.
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1/2 🚨 Complete story: #Iranian aircraft faced bomb threat over #Indian Airspace:

A Mahan Air aircraft had taken off from Tehran, and was headed to Guangzhou in #China when it received a bomb threat.
While in Indian airspace- Mahan Air contacted Delhi airport ATC after it…
2/2… received bomb threat. Delhi ATS suggested the aircraft to head to Jaipur, which the pilot refused to do. IAF’s Su-30MKIs had to be called in to scramble the Mahan Air aircraft. The aircraft is now headed to China.
Mahan Air aircraft is close to Myanmar- China border now. 👇The circles it made in the sky in India— flights usually take such circles when waiting for landing permissions.
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On #Cheating, time to recall a moment in #Indian #Chess:
Prominent players led by @DibyenduBarua submitted a complaint about IM DP Singh, who played Turin Olympiad 2006 for the country.
In Ol prep camp, he couldn't even solve basic positions.
Coach GM Ubilava was clueless and
We submitted our proof with games anlysis to #AICF.
I was told by an office-bearer: we were making the complaint because of 'jealousy' abt a new talent.
When I asked him - he was once a prominent player too - if he saw our games file, he said 'no'.
AICF constituted
...a 3 member fact-finding committee.
It never submitted a report.
Meanwhile, Singh's associate Umakanth Sharma was caught red handed, and banned from playing #Chess by AICF for 10 years.
Sharma (peak 2484!) gained 495 Elos in 6 months, Singh (peak 2523) 250 points in a yr.
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How fake news has been deployed by the Pak and Islamists in #Leicester to generate the victim-hood narrative, while simultaneously unleashing violence on others over the past few weeks.

Leicester: A case study
First Claim: The narrative of how ‘Racist Hindus’ provoking Muslims, was widely shared on social media by several Islamist handles.

Fact: Videos circulated on social media were of a mob shouting ‘Allah hu Akbar’.

Second Claim: Racist Hindu mob raised anti-Islam slogans on streets was widely shared by Islamists & local media (without any evidence).

Fact: Mob was shouting slogans of ‘Vande Mataram’ & ‘Jai Shri Ram’ to protest the violence against them, indicating no communal angle.

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1. My #SamarkandSummit orientalist🧵on its toponym and etymology. Incorrect is #Wikipedia's #Samarkand etymon entry and false analogy to #Tashkent. Both #Samarkand, like neighbouring #Bukhara, remain extensively debated in eastern #MiddleIranian #philology.
2. #Samarkand, contra #Wikipedia, is not 'stone city'. The first element /sm’r/ remains unexplained. On #Sogdian sm’rknδh [Ancient Letters], cf. Chin. Samojian 颯秣建 Gr. Μαρακάνδοι, scholarly consensus exists only on second compound, #Sogdian 'town, city'.
3. #Sogdian knδh 'town, city' > #Christian #Sogdian qθ; /sm’r/ element unmentioned in Gharib 1995 [Sogdian #Dictionary], @iranicaonline, or EI2 [Enc. of #Islam) entries. See @Brill_ME_Africa EI2, VIII/1995: 1031-032, s.v. #Samarkand Schaeder (rev. Bosworth).
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-Pravin Sawhney wrote a book Last War
-I don't know how much he understands #ArtificialIntelligence but I agree AI is most profound #technology humanity ever developed
-Future wars will depend upon AI
-For me nothing is above nation so I attempt honest review where #India stands
-#India’s overall ranking 17
-Small countries like #Singapore & #Ireland are ahead
-#Infrastructure & Govt Strategy are 2 areas where we lack
-Notice we are No 2 in talent

-It all starts from #University and Institute
-Number of citations
-Number of PhDs
-#Indian universities do not figure in top unvivsities who are doing research

@ARanganathan72 @sushantsareen #ArtificialIntelligence
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#SupremeCourt was hearing a PIL asking that govt forms have option of 'Indian' against religion and caste columns

SC: those who do not want take benefit under law or constitution, need not disclose it, then you indicate it and leave the space blank.But if you want to take ...
benefit then you will have to write the caste. Put a dash!

Justice Rastogi: the school make theirs own format. These certificates are required if you want to take the benefits and then it has to be filled.

Lawyer requested Bench to issue notice authorities to ...
...Explain how he was forced to write his caste.

SC: let the concerned person file or child come to us if that is the case. These cartificates are only required only if you want benefit. this we won’t entertain. There is nothing here. People only file petition for satisfaction.
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Some Armour Vehicles used by #Indian Army& Paramilitary Forces 😎🔥🇮🇳

#India use many armour vehicle in diff area for diff requirements.

Most R indigenous #MadeInIndia & some Licenses Produce.

Thread 🧵 👇👇
@DfIlite @Sandeep_Mave @Kunal_Biswas707 @DefenceDecode
1) Kalyani M4 MRAP 😎

⭐ 16ton Beast with all Armament
⭐ 18Kg TNT blast under Hull,10kg for tyre & 50Kg frm side.
⭐ 2.3Ton Payload capacity,4×4
465HP Engine Power.
⭐ 10People's (8 crew+2 in Front)
⭐ 800Km range with Internal Fuel.

Deployed against #China 🇨🇳
Made in India 🇮🇳 by TATA Group

⭐ 14 Ton Beast with 2ton Payload
⭐ 240 HP Engine
⭐Stanag Level 4 Protection,14 Kg Blast under Hull.
⭐ 360° Turret on Top
⭐14 Crew Capacity
⭐ Run Flat Tyre
Deployed against #China 🇨🇳 in Ladakh & Sikkim.
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#Indian #CEMENT Stocks: When #NARRATIVE turns 180 deg SOUTH

Trigger: CCI Investigations (This time ITS DIFFERENT)

... A thread.. You will Enjoy it... its almost "fictional"
1/ For Years starting 2012, there have been accusations that the Indian Cement Industry worked as a "Cartel" given how resilient Cement Industry Margins were despite sharply falling UTILIZATION levels - The NARRATIVE that supported lofty Valuations given resilient Cashflows
2/ In 2016, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a $800mn fine on 10 companies for fixing prices, including the Holcim units and UltraTech, but the decision has been challenged since then at the Supreme Court (SC).
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@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 1. #Partition1947 counterfactuals aren't counterintuitive. #Partition ended a zero sum game among the same stale set of interlocutors conducting a dialogue of the deaf #Simla, June '45 onwards. #CabinetMissionPlan's devolution did NOT solve #India's impasse.
@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 2. #Jinnah accepted the #CabinetMissionPlan for an embryonic #Pakistan was assured, and permitted to secede, come 1957, if the #confederation was not to the #MuslimLeague's liking. Routinely overlooked by #Nehru's #Indian and #Pakistani baiters.
@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 3. To iterate: #CabinetMissionPlan was a pilot project to be reviewed decadally. Just how was #India and #Nehru to embark on #economic #planning and consolidate a #democratic #union of disparate elements riven by #regionalism, #casteism and #sectarianism?
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Mahadaji Shinde (1730 – 1794) was a Maratha general and Raja of Ujjain (later Gwalior). He was also the architect of Maratha revival in northern India after Panipat.
He was the youngest of five sons of Ranoji Shinde, founder of the Scindia dynasty. Mahadji came into prominence following the deaths of his older brothers in Maratha campaigns in northern India 1750-61.
Mahadji provided the muscle (and troops) for Peshwa Madhavrao I and his adviser Nana Fadnavis political ambitions.
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-Deputy head of #Taiwan defence ministry's research & development unit Ou Yang Li-hsing, leading missile production, found dead in S Taiwan hotel
-Traitors are in every country
-Reminds me of various #Indian scientists killed under mysterious circumstances

-8 Jun 2009:, 47-year-old senior scientific officer at the Kaiga Atomic Power Station in Karwar, Karnataka, L. Mahalingam went on a morning walk & never returned
-5 days later, his highly decomposed body was found Kali river.
-A DNA test confirmed his identity
-24 Nov 2009: Tritium was mixed in drinking water at Kaiga Atomic Power Station
-More that 20 staff fell ill
-Over 90 staff received treatment
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On August 5 Indian Parliament revoke two key constitutional provisions Article 370 & 35A that give the IOK a host of special rights.
Article 370 granted special status and limited autonomy to Jammu & Kashmir 1949
#KashmirBleedsGreen Image
Article 35 provided the state the authority to define "Permanent Residents" and grant special rights to permanent residents of J&K, including employment and acquisition of immovable property in the state. The J&K now bifurcated into 2 states and under
#KashmirBleedsGreen Image
the control of #NewDelhi
Modi called it "un-shackling of Kashmiris". The unilateral decision of scrapping the Articles is symptomatic of the authorization bent of the Modi govt.
These articles in short, say that in matters outside the instrument
#KashmirBleedsGreen Image
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Your trusty ‘ol #EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation) has decided that they need more #equity in their investment #portfolio. This matters because of the sheer size of the corpus at EPFO’s disposal. (1/6)
Increasing allocation to equities will allow EPFO subscribers to participate in the #stockmarket materially. The large corpus under the EPFO will also raise the demand for equity and bring in added #liquidity. This is good for #Indian investors’ equity wealth. (2/6)
Currently, the EPFO can invest between 5% to 15% of their investible deposits in equity or equity-related instruments. They want to bring this number up to 20%. (3/6)
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-Balancing act against #CCP
-#Quad already has #India #Japan #Australia #USA
-5th missing link is #SouthKorea
-Notice how these 5 nations can take on #China in a certain future war, militarily & economically
-That’s the reason Japan & SK being urged to overcome their differences IISS
-Now look at the troops balance
-#India #Japan #SouthKorea encircle #China with external help from #USA & #Australia
-Even #Vietnam & #Indonesia could be good partners
-On the other hand we have #Pakistan #NorthKorea who could lean towards China

@LevinaNeythiri IISS
-Conventionally powered sub force of #Quad+ nations also confirm similar balance
-However if #India has to lead from front then #IndianNavy need to do much more
-As of today pace of capacity & capability building of #Indian submarine arm isn’t optimal

@subnut @indiannavy IISS
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1/11 It is important to note that with the Queen’s recommendations, there is NO insistence on “card’s only” in #indigenous verification processes. In fact there is an acknowledgment that institutions need to develop processes that DO NOT rely on what some refer to as “colonial”…
2/11..And/or “race-based” cards. So why are some folks suggesting that there is? Perhaps they are more put out that the report suggests that it isn’t ethnical to go back to “native ancestors” born centuries ago and that a person taking up an #indigenous position should at…
3/11..Least have a grandparent who lived as an Indigenous person? But what I don’t get is the rhetoric that is supporting the notion that Indian status/status card = colonized = bad. Let’s pause for just a second and consider that Indian status…
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As an aspiring #Artist , I love to Paint/Sketch my own perspective & observations of things that inspires me. I've been doing this for a decade & would love to share it on this platform.

Hence, I am starting this thread where I'll add my couple of #artwork everyday. Let's go...
"Under the same moon, Let's watch it together, tonight."

This is made with Soft Pastel on Black sheet.
Follow on #Instagram for more:

#StarryNight #moon #night #NightSky #Sketching #sketch #art #artwork #artistsontwitter #Artists #Artist #artistsupport Image
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