ALL News Headlines 2020 February 23RD

Safe Haven Assets

Sonbhadra Gold: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has rejected claims of around 3000 tonnes of gold deposits in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district, saying the estimated reserve is 160 kg. GSI Director General (DG) M Sridhar told PTI in Kolkata on Saturday evening that, “The mineralised zone having an average grade of 3.03 grams per tonne of gold is tentative in nature and the total gold which can be extracted from the total resource of 52,806.25 tonnes of ore is approximately 160 kg and not 3,350 tonnes as mentioned in the media.

Kashmir: The US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit of India has caused fear psychosis and panic among the Sikhs of Kashmir Valley as they are reminded of the ‘horror’ of the night of March 19, 2000, when as many as 35 members of the minority community were massacred by gunmen in Chattisinghpora village of southern Anantnag district during the then President Bill Clinton’s official visit of the country. Stating this, Jagmohan Singh Raina, chairman of All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC), an amalgam of J&K’s Sikh organisations, said that the Sikhs of the Valley have to face such fearful situation whenever a high profile foreign personality, especially, that from the USA visits India.

Happyness Class without Kejriwal

The US embassy issued a clarification on Sunday over Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s omission from the list of dignitaries invited for US first lady Melania Trump’s Tuesday visit to a Delhi government school to witness a ‘happiness class’ in motion, said news agency ANI.

Bahubali Trump: U.S. president Donald Trump on Saturday said he was looking forward to being with his “great friends” in India next week as he retweeted a short video in which his face was superimposed on the hit movie-character Bahubali, showing the president as a great saviour bringing peace to his kingdom.

Lanka: Sri Lanka shall withdraw from co-sponsoring a 2015 UN Human Rights Council resolution on accountability for war crimes during his address at the council’s session on Wednesday, according to his office. Sri Lanka co-sponsored the resolution along with 11 other countries, including the US and Britain, calling for an investigation into alleged human rights violations during the island nation’s civil war, which ended in 2009.

Presidential Banquet: President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet for visiting US President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Eight chief ministers from Odisha, Bihar, Maharashtra, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telengana and Karnataka for the presidential banquet.