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Telangana and Kashmir not India’s part, we are not Indians by choice



Telangana and Kashmir not India's part, we are not Indians by choice

Indian lawmaker K Kavitha, who is member of Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament, has categorically stated that Jammu Kashmir and Telangana are not parts of India and New Delhi has forcibly occupied these territories.

Kavitha, who represents Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party in the parliament, during a newspaper said that Telangana and Kashmir were both separate territories but were forcefully merged into India after independence. “We need to come out clean on Jammu Kashmir. Few parts were not ours, we should agree, we should redraw the international lines, and move on,” she added.

Kavitha is daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandra Sekhar Rao. India’s Congress party took strong exception to certain ‘controversial’ remarks made by Kavitha on Jammu Kashmir and Telangana, which the party believes could inadvertently cast serious doubts on the integrity and legitimacy of the Indian union.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the stand of the Congress and even of parliament was that the (erstwhile) princely state of Kashmir in its entirety is an ‘integral, invisible, inalienable’ part of India, according to the ‘Accession Instrument’ of 1947. He asserted that it was important to clarify these things because the foreign leaders, institutions or bodies coming across such statements by an elected representative.

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  1. Sanjay Shah

    July 23, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    This kind of statement by an MP certainly cannot be accepted. There must be a law that probably strips these type of mischief makers of their position. Moreover, I have suspected this type of (or something else fishy) agenda from the TRS, ever since KCR suddenly became the prominent face of the Telangana movement. The government should investigate thoroughly if this man has a connection with a foreign intelligence agency. I think he does.

    • Anisor Rahman

      July 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      I am surprised why her membership from the parliament is not yet terminated. To more extent she should be arrested immediately on criminal charge for instigating the separatists who have been trying to disintegrate India and put in jail.

  2. Farooq papa

    July 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    For once and after along time an Indian member of parliament has stated truth

    • Farooq ke Dada

      July 27, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Oh really ??? Very soon there would be some members in parliament crying the same for Pornistan.

  3. Sinnasamy

    July 24, 2014 at 1:22 am

    F**king ideit go to hell from down to up Himalaya is own by India and same with Pakistan also . go back and read the history first not money at you face.

  4. ATS

    July 24, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Faroq– A true Indian will never write such absurd thing…

  5. Sridhar Pulluri

    July 24, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I had a good opinion about her and her family! Pity she proved to be a damn illiterate!! Does she know about Akhanda Bharatam?
    Smt.Kavitha garu can you bring back our Gandhara Desam[Afghanistan] and Taxila[Pakistan]…and please I plead you.. DARE NOT TALK ABOUT KASHMIR AGAIN with your HALF KNOWLEDGE!!!

    • reddy

      July 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      She faced civils interview dude.. U r halfminded.. Check any history books for 4 princely states who denied to join India.

      • Acchyut

        July 26, 2014 at 3:16 am

        What the heck are you talking Mr. Reddy. If you make these people (SHIT HOLES) AS LEADERS, You don’t exist in the end. If both the regions are not in India, then they would be in Pakistan now and Kavitha wouldn’t have born, because even her parent’s parents wouldn’t have been lived. So not just any education, a proper education is needed.

      • Acchyut

        July 26, 2014 at 3:25 am

        But you are totally mindless. Its not your mistake, it’s because of their brainwashing with the Telangana movement issue. The cause is really important, but don’t diminish the cause with your commonsenseless statements and supporting such statements from your idiotic leaders.

        Keep some respect to the real intellectuals of Telangana movement. All these current leaders don’t bother about you and me, they are only after money, power and fame.

        Want to blame other regions just blame, but please don’t support these non-sense.

        Before even Telangana is ruled by Nijams, it was ruled by Kakatiya’s with the greater territory then now. Don’t take history till what you need. You are totally going wrong side. You and your leaders wouldn’t have been lived if Telangana is not in India, all those Hindus during post-independence are dead in Pakistan

  6. satya

    July 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Frnds all these are politics for popularity. And coming to India and Pakistan we were brothers before independence and fought together with british. Only because of JINNAH and Jawahar lal Nehru’s fight for prime minister chair the country was divided into two. Leaders rasied the war between Hindus and Muslims for their good. And they made us to depend on them.

    Hydrabad was first under sathavahanas. After the decline of the Satavahanas, various dynasties, such as the Vakataka, Vishnukundina, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta and Western Chalukya, ruled the area. Then kakathiyas, delhi sulthanate, Bahmani sulthanate, Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi NIZAM.

    When India became independent from the British Empire in 1947, the nizam of Hyderabad did not want to merge with the Indian Union and wanted to remain independent under the special provisions given to princely states. The government of India annexed Hyderabad State on 17 September 1948 in Operation Polo.

    Between 1946 and 1951 CPI(COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA) led a revolution against the land lords((jagirdars and deshmukhs) and hyd king because of HARRASMENT from them. The violent phase of the movement ended after the central government sent in the army.

    coming to hinduism, its not a religion its the way of living which is called HINDU DHARMA

    ISLAM based on five pillars. 1.testimoney(no dietes are there, mohammad is a messanger of god), 2.prayer, 3. alms giving, 4.pasting, 5. piligrimage. ISLAM LAW also tells us the way of living

    Both of them were helpful for mankind to reach GOD.

  7. Reader

    July 29, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I thing she is not a Member of Parliament(MP). She is Member of Pakisthan.

  8. Punna

    July 30, 2014 at 7:33 am

    May be the statement given by devil of the state.

  9. hari

    August 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Ask kavitha, is she not originated from vizianagaram district, of andhra pradesh? Now, making the people fools.

  10. leela

    August 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    someone should shut her mouth as she does not know how to close it…the caucus…kcr, ktr, harishrao, this stupid kavitha…close relatives entered into politics foir personal gains…must be thrown forthwith…they spewing venom…making andhra and telangana like india pakistan…will anyone arrest her and throw her in dungeon?

  11. Sandeep

    August 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

    It’s highly unfortunate to see pure Indian Citizens make such diabolically stupid comments!

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COVID-19: Plasma therapy positive result on critical Corona Virus patient: Max Hospitals



COVID-19: Plasma therapy positive result on critical Corona Virus patient: Max Hospitals

New Delhi: The Max Hospital in Saket has administered plasma therapy on a critical coronavirus patient and it’s showing positive results with the patient being taken off ventilator support, the hospital said on Monday.

The 49-year-old man became the first patient to be administered plasma therapy at the Max Hospital (East Wing) here, the hospital said in a statement.

In convalescent plasma therapy, the antibodies of a person who has recovered from the virus are taken and transfused into a sick person (having the virus) to help boost the person’s immune system.

The patient from Delhi had tested positive for Covid-19 on April 4 and was admitted on the same day to the coronavirus facility at the Max Hospital with moderate symptoms and a history of fever and respiratory issues.

“His condition deteriorated during the next few days and he soon required external oxygen to maintain saturation. He also developed pneumonia with Type I respiratory failure and had to be put on ventilator support on April 8,” the hospital said.

When the patient showed no improvement, his family members requested the hospital to administer plasma therapy on compassionate grounds, a first of its kind treatment modality that is being used for the disease in India.

“The family came forward to arrange a donor for extracting plasma. The donor had recovered from the infection (confirmed by two consecutive negative reports) three weeks ago and again tested Covid-19 negative at the time of donation along with other standard tests to rule out infections like Hep B, Hep C and HIV,” the hospital said.

The critically ill patient was administered fresh plasma as a treatment modality as a side-line to the standard treatment protocols on the night of April 14, it said.

“After receiving the treatment, the patient showed progressive improvement and by the fourth day, he was weaned off ventilator support on the morning of April 18 and continued on supplementary oxygen thereafter,” it added.

The hospital said the man has been shifted to a room with round-the-clock monitoring facility.

“He has started taking oral feed since Sunday and is faring well,” it said.

Speaking on the success of the first case administered under plasma therapy at the hospital, Sandeep Budhiraja, Group Medical Director, Max Healthcare, and Senior Director, Institute of Internal Medicine, said the case opened a new treatment opportunity during these challenging times.

“We are delighted that the therapy worked well in his case, opening a new treatment opportunity during these challenging times. But it is important that we also understand that plasma therapy is no magic bullet. During the patient’s treatment at the Max Hospital, other standard treatment protocols were followed and we can say that plasma therapy could have worked as a catalyst in speeding up his recovery,” Budhiraja said.

He also said the recovery cannot be attributed 100 per cent to the therapy.

“We cannot attribute 100 per cent recovery to plasma therapy only, as there are multiple factors which carved his path to recovery,” he said.

He further added that in a country like India, a therapy of such kind has a good potential to help Covid-19 patients who have disease severity, which fits into moderate to severe categories.

“Government regulations should work towards making it more accessible for hospitals across the country to be able to use it. One donor can donate 400 ml of plasma which can save two lives, as 200 ml is sufficient to treat one patient,” Budhiraja said.

So far, 47 people have lost their lives due to coronavirus in Delhi.

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This Week In Punjab Was All About Justin Trudeau Visit



For the past few days the visit by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation has been much in the news in the Indian media in general and the Punjabi media in particular.  The main emphasis of this visit has been the close links between the two democracies.

The  progress made by the Indian Diaspora in general and Sikhs in particular in Canada  has been a matter of great pride not only in Canada but also in India. In Canada the proportion of people of Indian origin is 1.4% . This is quite close to the Punjabis in India at 1.9%. The clout of Sikhs in particular in every area in Canada is often the topic of discussion here. This is more so at this time .

It was interesting to note that a prominent Indian journalist Harih Khare wrote a very insightful article in The Tribune as a tribute to Canada  on the eve of the current visit by the Canadian Prime Minister. Titled “Welcome Justin Trudeau”, Khare quoted former governor general David Johnston ‘ s treatise: The Idea of Canada. This is a beautiful illustration of Canadian values. Khare also quoted extensively from Justin Trudeau’s Common Ground: Political Life. Both of these works highlight Canada’s diversity, multiculturalism and inclusiveness. All of this makes Trudeau’s visit more relevant and meaningful for the people of India. Incidentally, Canada has become one of the most popular countries in India in general and Punjab in particular.

In this context it was only natural that Justin and his delegation have received A very warm welcome everywhere. His visit to Taj Mahal in Agra, Hamandar Sahib in Amritsa and every other place like Ahmedabad, Bombay and New Delhi have been great success.  In a sense this has been a memorable milestone in Canada – India relations.

On another front, my family and friends had an opportunity to visit Rajasthan for a few days. This visit included spending a few days in the Pink City of Jaipur. It is a beautiful city . The Amber Fort is just amazing. It is home to the world’s largest cannon. In addition to that it has great artefacts from the past.  Built on  steep hillside it is a marvel of engineering. Jaipur is also home to the impressive Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal City Palace and much more.

From Jaipur it was on to visit Dhanda Bhagat’s  Gurdwara about two hours drive from Jaipur. This is a very spacious Gurdwara in the memory of Dhanna Bhagat whose 600 th anniversary was celebrated with great deal of enthusiasm last year. From there we moved on to Ajmer, home of a sacred Dargah. After paying our obeisance at the Dargah , we moved on to nearby Pushkar, one of the holiest places for the Hindus. Pushkar is reported to have 326 temples and has the only temple devoted to Lord Brahma. Also, Pushkar had the honour of visits by Guru Nanak Dev ji and Guru Gobind Singh ji. The Gurdwara here is also  very impressive.

After spending a few days in Rajsthan it was time to head home. On our way home we thoroughly enjoyed our visit in Delhi. It was an honour for us to pay our obeisance at the historic Bangla Sahib and Raquab Ganj  Gurdwaras. From Delhi we moved on to another historic place called Paunta  Sahib in Haryana.  There are a number of Gurdwaras here. Guru Gobind Singh ji stayed here for more than four years. Here he successfully turned back the attack by a number of hill chieftains at Bhangani. There are a number of Gurdwaras around here dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh ji ‘s stay in this area.

After taking a short break my family and friends plan to visit a few more places of interest. The weather so far has been great. It is a welcome change from the cold and snow of Metro Vancouver.       -Balwant Sanghera .

Balwant Sanghera  is a retired School Psychologist and Community Activist.  He is currently on a family vacation in India.


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Walmart In Talks To Buy Large Stake In Flipkart At $20-23 Billion Valuation



NEW DELHI – American retailer Walmart Inc may end up taking a large stake in Flipkart Ltd at a price that could value India’s largest e-commerce firm between $20 billion and $23 billion, three people close to the development said. If it goes through the deal will pit Walmart against Amazon in India, mirroring the fight between the two companies in the US.

Walmart has expressed an interest in buying Flipkart Ltd but a buyout is unlikely to go through as a key Flipkart investor SoftBank Group is opposed to a sale, the three people added on condition of anonymity. “Softbank is not willing to cash out this early as they see themselves as a long term investor in Flipkart,” one of the three people mentioned above said.

The talks are in the early stages and the companies haven’t finalized the final details, the people said. Walmart is expected to invest fresh capital in Flipkart as well as buy shares from existing investors including Accel Partners and Naspers, they added.

Any deal is likely to make Walmart the largest shareholder in Flipkart, they said.

Walmart is not the only suitor pursuing Flipkart. Search giant Google has also offered to invest in the e-retailer at a valuation of $15-$16 billion, said a fourth person close to the development. Flipkart is also talking to other investors, this person said, without naming the investors.

Flipkart’s biggest backer and key board member Lee Fixel of Tiger Global was in Walmart’s headquarters last week helping put together the deal, this person said.

Flipkart and Walmart declined to comment. Google and Softbank did not respond to emails seeking comment.

The Economic Times newspaper reported on 31 January that Walmart is in talks to buy 15-20% of Flipkart.

In August 2017, Flipkart received a commitment of $1.4 billion in fresh capital from Japan’s Softbank Group valuing the company at about $14 billion.

Launched in 2007, Flipkart has thus far raised more than $6 billion.

The current valuation offered by Walmart includes Flipkart’s fashion businesses Myntra and Jabong, ebay India, as well as mobile payments firm PhonePe.

Walmart has eyed India’s retail sector for years but the existing foreign direct investment (FDI) policy does not allow the retailer to serve have a meaningful presence in the country.

It does operate in India’s B2B (business to business) retail and e-retail segment but has stayed away from direct retail. Walmart has stayed away from joining hands with any other Indian retailer since it’s partnership with Bharti Enterprises ended in 2013.

New potential investors are willing to value the company at a much higher price partly because Flipkart has shown that it is holding its own against Amazon, which has been unable to unseat its local rival as the country’s largest online retailer despite outspending Flipkart, say analysts. Additionally, Flipkart is seen as the one of the most attractive assets in the global Internet economy, benefitting from the long-term potential ascribed to India’s internet market by investors.

Walmart and Google held funding talks with Flipkart in late 2016 but those discussions didn’t lead to deals.


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