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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) condemns the continued arrest and imprisonment of journalists in Myanmar, and urges the military authority to release all media persons detained, arrested or imprisoned in fake cases across the southeast Asian nation. The global media safety and rights body also demanded the Burmese military rulers to withdraw the notorious electronic transactions law, under which a large number of scribes and human rights activists have been punished since the military coup in February 2021. Media reports from Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar reveal that the military junta controlled judicial machinery imprisoned outspoken political columnist U…

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Mandi: Coalition governments at the Centre have failed to deliver, leading to the world casting a doubt on India’s ability, therefore stability was vital for keeping the pace of development going. This was stated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi while virtually addressing the Yuva Vijay Sankalp Rally organized by the State BJYM held at Paddal Ground Mandi today. The Prime Minister had to cancel his visit to Himachal’s Mandi due to inclement weather. Prime Minister said India has been immensely benefitting from the enthusiasm and skills of the youth of Himachal Pradesh. He said that the Government was committed to…

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Geneva, Switzerland: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, has expressed its concern over the relentless arrest and imprisonment of working journalists in Myanmar (also known as Burma and Brahmadesh) since last year’s military coup and urged the authorities for ensuring fair trials to all the detained journalists. Media reports from Yangon, the former capital of the southeast Asian nation, reveal that a freelance news presenter for BBC Burmese was imprisoned on 15 September  for three years with hard labour by a military court in Insein prison. Htet Htet Khine was arrested on 15 August last…

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Guwahati: Realizing that each individual has an inherent engineering mind irrespective of their adopted professions, All Assam Engineer’s Association (AAEA) greets everyone on the auspicious occasion ofEngineer’s Day, which is celebrated on 15 September in India. The forum of graduate engineers wishes a productive life for every professional engineer across the country, even after their retirementsfrom professional work. The auspicious day marks the birth anniversary of India’s finest civil engineer Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya, who was honoured with Bharat Ratna in 1955. Born on 15 September 1861 at Muddenahalli village in Karnataka, Vishweshvaraya completed his graduation in civil engineering from Pune Science…

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Guwahati: Understanding the concern of millions of automobile users in India following the death of a high-profile entrepreneur in a recent road accident, All Assam Engineer’s Association (AAEA) bats for more advanced safety features in the vehicles, particularly those run with 80 (or above) kilometer per hour speed. The issue of seatbelts in the rear seat of a vehicle has been discussed aggressively, but the forum of graduate engineers emphasises on installing speed data recorders in the vehicles designed to move faster on the highways. The engineer’s forum also urges the concerned company (Mercedes Benz) that manufactured the vehicle and…

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Geneva, Switzerland: One more journalist of Pakistan named Muhammad Younis was shot dead by unidentified assailants on 27  August 2022 in Jhang district of Punjab province. Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body expresses serious concern on the relentlessmurder of journalists in the south-Asian nation and demanded stringent actions against the culprits so that it can work as a deterrent. It may be mentioned that  Younis, who was  associated with Urdu language daily newspaper Express, was targeted by two gunmen while he was riding his two-wheeler. The president of Shorkot Press Club died on the spot,…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, while expressing relief over the release of senior television personality Ammad Yousaf  on 11 August 2022 by a Karachi-based civil court, urges the Pakistani military authority to maintain respect to media persons. The director (news) of popular ARY News was arrested on Wednesday over an anti-Pak army comment. The energetic newsman was picked up by a group of armed personnel in plainclothes from his residence in the southern port city of Pakistan during night hours. Allegations framed against Yousaf were based on a news item, telecast by ARY…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, demands justice to Myanmar photographer Aye Kyaw, who died in military custody recently. The pro-democracy activist used to document the anti-military protest-demonstrations, spread across the southeast Asian country (also known as Burma and Brahmadesh) after the military dictators made a coup on 1 February 2021 to grab power ousting the democratically elected Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in Naypietaw. Aye Kyaw (48), the second journalist to succumb to  junta atrocities, used to own a photography studio in Sagaing city, was detained by the military junta in late night…

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Mandi: While inaugurating 22nd Sub-Junior National Wushu Championship 2022 at Paddal Sports Stadium in Mandi organized jointly by Wushu Association of India and Himachal Pradesh Wushu Association, Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar stressed the need to promote Wushu sport in a big way. Besides improving physical ability, this game was also helpful in developing a sense of discipline, he added. Arlekar said that the talents of juniors were really inspiring. He said that there were many problems in the society due to lack of discipline but the discipline shown by these players were inspiring. “There are many problems in society and I…

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Geneva: Journalists continue to be the victim of violence in Bangladesh as the police recovered a partially decomposed body of Hashibur Rahaman Rubel on  7  July 2022. The young scribe went missing five days back and his body was found under a bridge on Garai river in Kumarkhali locality. Rubel was  associated with Dainik Khustiar Khabar and Amader Notun Samay, both are Bengali newspapers, and used to editonline portal Crimevisionbd. Press Emblem Campaign the global media safety and rights body, has demanded an authentic probe into the incident as Rubel’s body carried severe injury marks. PEC also extends moral support…

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Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today laid foundation stones of four development projects worth Rs. 55 crore which includes Rs. 19.82 crore Sabzi Mandi at Darni Ka Bagicha (Shimla), Rs. 9.82 crore flyover at Khalini Chowk, Rs. 7.62 crore foot over bridges phase-II and III near Vikasnagar and Rs. 17.18 crore Bus Stand, Transport Office, Workshop and Commercial Complex, Dhalli in Shimla town. While addressing public meeting at Dhalli, Chief Minister said that all the projects foundation stone of which were laid by him today would not only prove to be a landmark of Shimla town, but would also facilitate…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the Geneva-based global media safety and rights body, has demanded adequate punishment to perpetrators who were involved in the murder of Pakistani journalist Iftikhar Ahmed on Saturday last. Iftikhar becomes the 74th media worker to be killed this year, whereas globally 79 media persons lost their lives to assailants in the entire year of 2021. Associated with Pakistan’s influential Express Media Group for many years, the talented journalist was shot dead in his own Shabqadar locality of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on 2 July 2022. Pakistan has alreadylost three media workers namely Hasnain Shah, Murtaza Shar and Athar…

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Guwahati: A year long celebration of 100 years of sports journalism in Assam begins coinciding the day while the first ever news related to a football competition was published in Asomiya (a weekly news magazine mentored by Chandra Kumar Agarwala) on 1  July 1923. Assam Sports Journalists Association (ASJA), which is affiliated to Sports Journalists Federation of Indian (a national affiliate of International Sports Press Association) has taken the lead in celebrating the occasion that will culminate on 1  July next year. On Saturday, flags of ASJA and the centenary celebration were hoisted by ASJA’s founder president Balendra Mohan Chakraborty…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, has been appalled by the large number of journalists killed in the first six months of 2022. The year-on-year increase is 100% with 72 victims in 18 countries since January compared to 36 deaths in the same period last year. By 2021, 79 media workers were killed and 92 by 2020 for the whole year. “There must be no impunity. All these crimes must be fully investigated without exception. In light of this very worrying deterioration, PEC has renewed its call to the United Nations for the adoption…

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Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, expresses concern over the police inaction to nab the killers of  Dhaka-based television journalist Abdul Bari, who was found dead on the bank of Hatirjheel lake in Gulshan  area of the capital city on 8 June. Journalist Bari (28), who was associated with private channel DBC as a news producer, faced severe stabs by miscreants on his stomach and neck. Hailing from Sirajganj Sadar, Bari earlier worked for Mohona Television. “PEC is alarmed at sharp increase in the number of journalists affected by violence this year, where Ukraine…

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