The People’s Daily – India shuts down airports in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Amritsar amid escalating tension with Pakistan

New Delhi – India, 27 February 2019. (Xinhua) Indian authorities Wednesday ordered closure of airports for civilian aeroplanes in Indian-controlled Kashmir and Amritsar of Punjab state in wake of the growing tension with neighboring Pakistan, officials said.

“The air traffic of civilian flights in all the airports here including Srinagar and Jammu have been suspended,” an official in Srinagar said, adding that “the civilian aeroplanes that are parked here will not be allowed to take off until further orders.”

Earlier on Wednesday a pilot and a co-pilot of Indian Air Force (IAF) were reported to be killed after an Mig-17 jet crashed in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Pakistan army said its air force shot down two Indian fighter jets inside Pakistani airspace, adding one of the aircraft fell inside Pakistan-administered Kashmir while the other fell inside Indian-controlled Kashmir.

On Tuesday, Pakistani army said Indian fighter jets violated the Line of Control (LoC) and released payloads in the Pakistani side.

India claimed that its air force had targeted a camp of Jaish-e-Muhammad group in Tuesday’s attack. The group was blamed for the 14 February suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed some 40 Indian paramilitary troopers.

Private airlines have issued statements about cancellation of flights after the decision to shutdown the airports.

http://en.people.cn/n3/2019/0227/c90000-9550569.html

The News – India denies visa to Pakistani chefs participating in food-festival

Lahore – Panjab – Pakistan, 23 September 2018. Six Pakistani chefs had their visas rejected by the Indian government on Saturday, restricting them from participating in the World Heritage Cuisine and Food Festival that will be held in October in Amritsar.

The rejection of the visas came in the middle of the intensifying pressures between the neighboring countries after the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj pulled out from making dialogue with Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi, earlier this week.

The visas to the Pakistani chefs were denied on the basis of the political tensions between the countries, stated the Indian government.

The food festival is initiated by World Cultural Culinary Heritage Committee of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChef)- a global network of chef associations in the French capital of Paris.

It was reported by Geo News that the chefs who were denied the visa have registered an official complaint regarding the matter in opposition to the Indian government, to the WorldChef’s secretary general.

The event is scheduled to be held from October 12 to 14, featuring representation through chefs of over 40 countries.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/372125-india-denies-visa-to-pakistani-chefs-participating-in-food-festival

23 September 2018. Six Pakistani chefs had their visas rejected by the Indian government on Saturday, restricting them from participating in the World Heritage Cuisine and Food Festival that will be held in October in Amritsar.

The rejection of the visas came in the middle of the intensifying pressures between the neighboring countries after the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj pulled out from making dialogue with Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi, earlier this week.

The visas to the Pakistani chefs were denied on the basis of the political tensions between the countries, stated the Indian government.

The food festival is initiated by World Cultural Culinary Heritage Committee of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChef)- a global network of chef associations in the French capital of Paris.

It was reported by Geo News that the chefs who were denied the visa have registered an official complaint regarding the matter in opposition to the Indian government, to the WorldChef’s secretary general.

The event is scheduled to be held from October 12 to 14, featuring representation through chefs of over 40 countries.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/372125-india-denies-visa-to-pakistani-chefs-participating-in-food-festival

The Tribune – Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa met Sikhs for Justice members in UK: Ex-Speaker

Amritsar, 25 August 2015. Former Vidhan Sabha Speaker and SAD leader Nirmal Singh Kahlon alleged that Cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa had met Sikh for Justice (SFJ) leaders Gurpatwant Singh Pannu and Avtar Singh Pannu in London during his visit from August 5 to 7.

Avtar Singh Pannu is the coordinator of the SFJ in the USA. His brother Balwinder Singh Pannu is a close associate of Rural and Urban Development Minister Bajwa, said Kahlon in a press conference here on Saturday.

Kahlon alleged that Bajwa had helped in generating funds for the ongoing Bargari protests though Gurpatwant Pannu and Avtar Pannu.

The former Speaker showed pictures of Balwinder Pannu and minister Bajwa with other senior Congress leaders.

“The objective is to create unrest. The minister is hand in glove with people trying to create mischief,” he said.

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/bajwa-met-sfj-members-in-uk-ex-speaker/642982.html

Golden Kitchen, nice short film by Phillippe Witjes and Valérie Berteau from Brussel, Belgium

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGif4PWNFMc

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Man in Blue

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