(Weekly Newsletter of Patriots’ Forum)
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Dear Enlightened Readers,
- Let us first pay our humble tribute to the great author called Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya, who had given the country “Vandemataram”, the “war call” for the freedom-fighters, on his 117th birthday on June 26, 2014.
- The situation over Iraq remained tenuous.
- There are indicators of the Ukraine problem easing.
- Planning Commission’s financial powers cut.
- Gujarat decides 33% reservation for women in its police force – a first time measure in India.
- Hinduism Encyclopaedia released.
- US House of Representatives opens (June19) with India’s Gayatri Mantra.
Thanking you & with regards,
(On behalf of the Patriots’ Forum) +919811995693
US May Send Special Force To Iraq: This will be to advise the Iraq army in its defence of Baghdad, instead of airstrikes requested by Iraq. (Agence France-Press, The Hindustan Times, June 20, 2014)
Putin Dials Maliki (Iraqi Prime Minister), Pledges Full Support: This was a healthy sign. Putin said this on
Friday June 20, 2014. (Agencies, The Hindustan Times, June 20, 2014)
Obama Stands Firm On Political Solution In Iraq: That complicates or makes it difficult for Iraq to defend itself on their own against the Sunni insurgents rushing towards Baghdad.
(The Sunday Pioneer, June 22, 2014)
Top Shia Cleric (Spiritual Leader) Calls For New Effective Govt. In Iraq: This was announced on Friday
(June 20, 2014). (AP, The Indian Express, June 21, 2014)
Putin, Obama To Discuss Ukraine, Iraq: Kremlin. This was said by a top aide to Putin on June 20, 2014.
(Agence France-Press, The Statesman, June 21, 2014)
Baghdad and Around
ISIS took control of Iraq’s border crossings with Jordan & Syria.
The Sunni militants are closing down on a vital dam near Haditha, threatening to disrupt country’s power grid.
ISIS have captured a key airport in northern town of Tal Afar.
US secretary of state, John Kerry in Baghdad pledges “intense support” to the Iraqi government. Judge who ordered Sadam’s death is executed by ISIS.
ISIL are sending children to war.
Jordan fears fighting may spill over to there.
(Various Agencies, All Press, June 24, 2014)
Save Iraq, Kerry Urges Kurd Leader: This shows the desperate situation prevailing in Iraq. Meanwhile Iraqi forces held off assaults in which 32 were rebels were killed. (All Press, June 19, 2014)
Ukraine: Russia gives up intervention right. Ukraine is set to finally sign EU Deal that had sparked the so-called revolution. (Reuters, AP, AFP, The Asian Age, June 26, 2014)
Gujarat Decides 33% Women in State Police: An innovation not done in any other state so far.
(All Press, June 25, 2014)
13 Dead, Cops Hunt In China P.S. Attack: On Saturday (June 21) morning in northwest China’s Xingjian
Uygur autonomous region. (The Sunday Statesman, June 22, 2014)
Foreign Islamist Fighters Urge Muslims to Join Jihad in Iraq, Syria: Five Islamist fighters identified as Australian & British nationals have called on Muslims to join the war in Syria in a video released by the Islamic
State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). (Reuters, Dubai, June 21, 2014)
SIMI Now Regrouping across India says Intel. According to the study, there is an aggressive regrouping and resurgence of this outfit happening across India. (The Times India, June 23, 2014)
US Identifies JuD as Lashkar Alias, Names Two New Global Terrorists: The US on June 25, put two new leaders of Lashkar-e-Toiba on its list of ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorists’ and named Jamat-ud-Dawn among four aliases of the Lashkar. (The Indian Express, June 26, 2014)
Financial Powers Gone, Planning Commission Stares At Shutdown: It is said the moving of financial powers out of Yojana Bhawan formalises the end of the role of the Planning commission, often considered at the dumping ground for non-wanted IAS officers, and marks the biggest change in the Indian fiscal space in decades. (The Indian Express, June 21, 2014)
Indian’s Money Rose By 43% Last Year To 2.03 Billion Swiss Dollars. Two Swiss bank have 2/3rd of Indian’s money. This was according to the latest official data disclosed by Switzerland’s Central Banking Authority SNB (Swiss National Bank). (PTI, The Statesman, June 21, 2014)
Swiss to Share Black-Money Info, Drawing Up List Of Account Holders: The official, however, refused to disclose further information at this stage. (PTI, The Hindustan times, June 23, 2014)
Prez To Get Hinduism Encyclopaedia Copy: The Encyclopaedia of Hinduism is a project by Rishikeshbased India Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF), It contains 7000 entries from 1000 esteemed scholars. The handing over in a ceremony will be done at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday June 23, 2014).
(PTI, The Asian Age, June 21, 2014)
Delhi Cantt Schools Teach Sanskrit To Muslim Kids: In a surprise finding, all Muslim students studying at seven schools run by the Delhi Cantonment Board, are being taught Sanskrit, as these schools do not have provisions to teach Urdu. There is a total of 69 Muslim students.
(The Asian Age, June 23, 2014)
The US House of Representatives in Washington DC Opens With Hindu Prayer. This happened on June 19, 2014. The House started with Gayatri Mantra. A detailed mail has been circulated on this episode.
(Confirmed from a friend in the US on internet)
Pak SC Orders Special Security To Protect Minorities: This was an action by the Chief Justice on Thursday (June 19) after a spate of attacks on their religious places. (The Hindustan Times, June 20, 2014) Four Killed, As Train Derails In Bihar, Maoist Lands Suspected: 22 others were injured when 12 coaches of Dibrugath (Assam) bound Rajdhani Express derailed near Chapra in Bihar’s Saran district on June 25, 2014.
(All Press, June 26, 2014)
16% Maratha, 5% Muslim Quota in Maharashtra. In a regressive mode, the Maharashtra government resorted to these reservations for garnering votes in the coming State Assembly election, due in October, 2014.
(All Press, June 26, 2014)
The Shia-Sunni Clash In Iraq Has Reverberations In UP: A rush for registering for going to Baghdad in joining the Shias is in notice in parts of UP. This can have rather adverse effect on Indian’s security in the long run.
(The Times of India, June 26, 2014)
(R.K. Ohri, June 20, 2014)
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