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India Celebrates: Qatar Releases 8 Navy Veterans After Lengthy Detention

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India Celebrates: Qatar Releases 8 Navy Veterans After Lengthy Detention

On Sunday in Doha, eight Indian naval veterans who had been detained by Qatar since August 30, 2022, were freed. Early on Monday morning, seven out of the eight former death row inmates were taken by Indian officials to New Delhi via passenger airplane. The news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Qatar on Wednesday afternoon en route to his home country from the United Arab Emirates, where he will spend two days on a visitation between February 13–14, came next. “We are glad to see seven of those Indian citizens return. The eighth Indian has also been freed, and Vinay Mohan Kwatra, the foreign secretary, stated, “We are still collaborating with the Qatari government to determine how soon he can return to India.”

Both Indian officials and the media were kept in the dark about the specifics of the case that led to the men’s detention, citing the issue as “sensitive.” A lower court in Qatar sentenced the men to death on October 26, 2023, a decision that shook India. A Doha court of appeals subsequently overturned the death penalty on December 28.

Since their arrest in August 2022 and the reason for their detention never being made public, the case of the eight Indian naval veterans has kept relations between Qatar and India on edge. The men had previously filed an appeal against the death penalty imposed by a Doha lower court, which was later modified to a sentence of different lengths for the eight people. Mr. Kwatra expressed gratitude to the Qatari authorities for their decision to free the Indians, stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “personally supervised all developments.”

There had been earlier hopes that Qatar would release the eight men before Ramzan or Id. On February 13–14, Mr. Modi will visit the United Arab Emirates for two days; nevertheless, the news was made just one day earlier. Mr. Kwatra revealed Mr. Modi’s travel to Qatar during a special media event conducted here, even though the visit to the United Arab Emirates was already announced.

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Major energy supplier

At least eight lakh Indians are employed in Qatar, a key energy provider to India and a significant source of foreign remittances that support the Indian economy. Economic relations have continued to progress despite the case surrounding the eight Indian naval veterans. Most recently, a $78 billion LNG deal was struck by the two countries, extending their current arrangement to provide liquified natural gas (LNG) until 2048. “Our robust energy partnership, trade and investment ties, political ties, and ties in the fields of culture, education, and security are just a few of the many aspects of the bilateral relationship between India and Qatar that has been steadily growing,” Mr. Kwatra continued. During his visit, Mr. Modi will engage in formal talks with UAE leaders and take part in a devotional ceremony at the BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.

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Lok Sabha Elections: KKR Mentor Gautam Gambhir Votes in Delhi Ahead of IPL 2024 Final

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Lok Sabha Elections: KKR Mentor Gautam Gambhir Votes in Delhi Ahead of IPL 2024 Final

Gautam Gambhir, the mentor of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), was spotted on Saturday practicing his entitlement to cast a vote in the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi. For the equivalent, Gambhir flew from Chennai, where his club is getting ready to play the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2024 last on Sunday at \MA Chidambaram Stadium.

“All I need to say is that everybody ought to emerge and vote in large numbers. This is our power, this is our vote based system. The Govt has worked for advancement over the most recent 10 years,” Gambhir said in the wake of making his choice.

Gambhir is the sitting Individual from Parliament (MP) from the East Delhi Lok Sabha body electorate. He was chosen from that point in the 2019 general decisions. The previous worldwide cricketer had crushed the then-Congress up-and-comer Arvinder Singh Wonderful overwhelmingly of 3,91,224 votes. He had earned 55.35% of the absolute vote share.

Gautam Gambhir Steps Back from Politics to Focus on IPL

However, Gautam Gambhir openly declared his choice not to challenge in the continuous Lok Sabha surveys before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delivered its most memorable rundown of applicants in Spring. In an explanation on his authority X handle, Gambhir said, “I have mentioned Hon’ble Party President @JPNadda ji to free me from my political obligations with the goal that I can zero in on my forthcoming cricket responsibilities. I genuinely say thanks to Hon’ble PM @narendramodi ji and Hon’ble HM @AmitShah ji for offering me the chance to serve individuals. Jai Rear!”

This choice comes as Gambhir gets ready for his job as a tutor for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2024 Last. The BJP has since supplanted Gambhir with Unforgiving Malhotra, who will currently challenge the seat against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) up-and-comer Kuldeep Kumar in the forthcoming races.

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Gambhir’s move features his devotion to cricket and his obligation to supporting KKR as they continued looking for the IPL title. Regardless of moving away from the political field, Gambhir’s impact and commitments keep on resounding both in cricket and public help. His choice highlights the significance of adjusting proficient responsibilities and community obligations.

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Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Phase 6 Voter Turnout Reaches 21.69% by 11 AM

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Delhi Election 2024 Live Updates: Phase 6 Voter Turnout Reaches 21.69% by 11 AM

In the sixth round of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, all seven of Delhi’s parliamentary constituencies will vote on Saturday. There are up to 889 people running for 58 seats spread over six states and two Union territories in this round of voting. In the nation’s capital, 162 candidates have been given approval to run by the Election Commission.

In the upcoming national elections in 2024, the AAP and the Congress will try to unseat the ruling BJP, which won all of Delhi’s votes in both the 2014 and 2019 elections. Both parties are a member of the opposition INDIA alliance, which is led by Congress. The AAP is running for four seats per their seat-sharing agreement, while the Congress has candidates for the remaining three seats.

Key States in Phase 6 Voting: Delhi, Haryana, and More Crucial Segments

Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi, and South Delhi are the seven parliamentary segments that make up Delhi.

Each of the ten of the bodies electorate in adjacent Haryana will likewise decide on Saturday, notwithstanding Delhi. Alongside Uttar Pradesh (14 out of 80 seats), West Bengal (8 out of 42 seats), Bihar (8 out of 40 seats), Odisha (6 out of 21 seats), Jharkhand (4 out of 14 seats), and Jammu and Kashmir (1 out of 5 seats), these states are additionally participating in the 6th period of casting a ballot.

This stage is basic since it envelops significant regions in a few states and could affect how the public races turn out eventually. Political race results and citizen turnout in these locales will be distinctly checked since they might altogether affect the country’s political environment.

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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 5: 57% Voter Turnout by 5 pm, Polling Wraps Up in 49 Seats

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Lok Sabha Election 2024 Phase 5: 57% Voter Turnout by 5 pm, Polling Wraps Up in 49 Seats

Lok Sabha Election Phase 5 Voting Live Updates: Casting a vote is in progress in 49 constituenties electorate in six states and two UTs in the fifth period of Lok Sabha decisions on Monday.

The present survey will determine the destiny of a few unmistakable pioneers like previous Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Association clergymen Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani and previous Jammu and Kashmir boss clergyman Omar Abdullah.

Over 8.95 crore individuals, including 4.26 crore females and 5,409 third-orientation balloters, are qualified to cast a ballot in this round and 9.47 lakh surveying authorities have been conveyed across 94,732 surveying stations.

Among the seats going to surveys, 13 are in Maharashtra, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, seven in West Bengal, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand, five in Odisha, one is in Jammu and Kashmir and the solitary seat in Ladakh.

This round covers the most un-number of seats (49) in the seven-stage surveys. Up until this point, casting a ballot has occurred in 379 voting demographics spread across 23 states and Association domains. The counting of decisions in favor of every one of the seven periods of the Lok Sabha political race will occur on June 4.

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