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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to participate in the World Climate Action Summit, in Dubai on December 1. This summit will bring together leaders from sectors including heads of state, civil society, business, youth, frontier communities, and science to discuss and plan strategies for advancing climate actions. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed the Prime Minister’s attendance at the 28th Conference of Parties in a statement released on Sunday.

According to the statement, Prime Minister Modi has been invited by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi to join the UN climate talks. He will visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on November 30.

The World Climate Action Summit is part of the Conference of Parties (COP 28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which is being chaired by the United Arab Emirates from November 28 to December 12, 2023.

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During this summit taking place til December 12 discussions will revolve around scaling up climate action with participation from heads of state and government representatives from civil society organizations, business leaders, youth groups people organizations, frontier communities well as scientific experts, across various fields.

Bhupendra Yadav, the Minister of Environment, for the Union, is also set to take part in events and roundtable discussions during the 28th session of the annual climate talks (COP28). These discussions will cover topics such as financing for climate objectives reducing emissions adapting to climate impacts and transitioning, towards an economy. This inclusive approach was reported by PTI on Friday.

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'Black day for Congress', Assam minister lashes out at grand old party for its stance on Muslim Marriage Act

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Assam Cabinet Minister Slams Congress for Opposing Child Marriage Bill

Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) – Assam Cabinet minister Pijush Hazarika criticized the Congress party for opposing the government’s move to end child marriages in the state. Hazarika called it a “black day for the Congress” as they objected to repealing the Muslim Marriage Act on the floor of the Assembly.

Hazarika took to social media, expressing his disappointment with the Congress’ stance. He wrote, “Today is a black day for the Congress in the Assam Assembly, they opposed a bill that prevented Qazis from registering any marriage with underage girls.” He also added, “A party – that prided itself on being ‘liberal’ – has been reduced to backing child marriages for its survival!”

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma affirmed the state government’s commitment to eradicating child marriage within the next two years. Sarma proclaimed, “I will not let child marriage happen in the state. Till Himanta Biswa Sarma is alive here, child marriages cannot happen in Assam.” The government has devised an action plan to eliminate child marriage by 2026.

During a discussion in the Assam Assembly, Sarma criticized AIUDF legislators and vowed to shut down any business involving Muslim children. He emphasized the need to repeal the outdated Assam Muslim Marriage Act, which had provisions for child marriages aged five to six years. The act was scrapped by the state government in a recent decision.

The long-standing Assam Muslim Marriage & Divorce Registration Act of 1935 was officially repealed by the state government in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The move signifies the government’s firm stance against child marriage and commitment to social reform.

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Nepali man in Gurugram kills wife, attributes death to illness

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A 24-year-old Nepali man, Tapras Joshi, was arrested after killing his wife, Shanti, in Gurugram. He initially claimed her death was due to illness, but autopsy revealed she was strangled. The couple had moved to Gurugram just 15 days prior and resided in a PG in Sector-53.

According to the police, Joshi confessed to strangling his wife after an argument turned violent, leading to her death. He then took her to the hospital, pretending she was ill. The hospital contacted the police after noticing signs of strangulation on the body.

Inspector Rajender, SHO of Sector-53 Police Station, stated, “The medical examination confirmed the cause of death as strangulation. The accused husband admitted to the killing, and a murder case has been registered against him based on a complaint from the deceased’s family.”

The incident has shocked the residents of Gurugram, highlighting the importance of addressing domestic violence and seeking help when facing such situations. The police have taken swift action in this case, ensuring justice for the victim and her family.

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Sandeshkhali unrest: Women stage fresh stir against another Trinamool leader

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Sandeshkhali unrest: Women stage fresh stir against another Trinamool leader

Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Local women in Sandeshkhali staged a protest in front of Trinamool leader Shankar Sardar’s residence, blaming him for illegal land grabs and other offenses. They accused him of supporting the ruling party leaders involved in the crisis. The protest was fueled by anger over alleged injustices.

The women, armed with sticks and brooms, demanded the arrest of Shankar Sardar, whom they accused of illegally seizing ‘barga’ land and handing it over for pisciculture farms. Barga land is cultivated by someone other than the owner, with a share of the produce going to the owner. The women claimed Sardar also interfered with government schemes like MGNREGA and PMAY.

“He also used to snatch our job cards under MGNREGA as well as the cards for the government housing scheme under PMAY. If anyone protested, they were beaten up. They even stopped supply of food from the fair price shops,” said a protesting woman. The Superintendent of Basirhat district police, Hossain Mehdi Rehman, intervened to calm the situation, and the protesters dispersed peacefully.

In response, Shankar Sardar denied the allegations, suggesting villagers were seeking excuses to target him. Police presence has been increased outside his residence to prevent further incidents. The Sandeshkhali crisis continues to unfold, with tensions running high among the community members involved in the dispute.

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