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Shocking Sexism’: Outrage in Ukraine After Female Soldiers Forced to Parade in Heels, Twitter Appalled

Shocking Sexism’: Outrage in Ukraine After Female Soldiers Forced to Parade in Heels, Twitter Appalled

Kiev: People around the world are appalled and furious after authorities in Ukraine released official pictures showing female soldiers marching in heels instead of the usual army boots. According to an AFP report, Ukraine is preparing to stage a military parade next month to mark 30 years of independence following the Soviet Union’s breakup.

As soldiers practice for the parade, the defence ministry released photographs of women soldiers marching in mid-heel black pumps. In the pictures, the soldiers are seen marching in heels while under the close supervision of a commanding officer.

“Today, for the first time, training takes place in heeled shoes,” cadet Ivanna Medvid was quoted as saying by the defence ministry’s information site ArmiaInform. “It is slightly harder than in army boots but we are trying.”


Soon after the pictures went viral, people across the world and on social media, slammed the Ukrainian authorities for sexualising the female troops. Calling the move ‘sexist and misogynist’, many users mocked the idea and blamed the defence ministry for ignoring the health risks the women are being exposed to by being made to march in hee

“It is hard to imagine a more idiotic, harmful idea,” said Inna Sovsun, a member of the Golos party, pointing to health risks. She added that Ukraine’s women soldiers, like men, were risking their lives and “do not deserve to be mocked”.

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Ukraine’s defense minister is now under pressure from members of the government over the decision to have female military cadets wear pumps with heels in an important parade.

“The purpose of any military parade is to demonstrate the military ability of the army. There should be no room for stereotypes and sexism,” said a joint statement from three Cabinet members, including Minister of Veterans Affairs Yulia Laputina.

More than 31,000 women now serve in the Ukrainian armed forces, including more than 4,000 of whom are officers.

Promotion of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who calls Kangana Ranaut a harem, became the party’s chief spokesperson

Promotion of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who calls Kangana Ranaut a harem, became the party’s chief spokesperson

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who calls actress Kangana Ranaut as a harem, has been promoted. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who made headlines for the verbal war with Kangana, has been appointed as the chief spokesperson of the party by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. The Shiv Sena made this announcement on Tuesday in the party’s mouthpiece Saamana.

Apart from Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena has appointed 10 other members as spokespersons. These include Shiv Sena MPs Arvind Sawant, Priyanka Chaturvedi and Dheershil Mane, Maharashtra ministers Anil Parab, Uday Samanta and Gulabrao Patil, MLAs Neelam Gore, Pratap Sarnaik and Sunil Prabhu etc. Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar was also appointed as the spokesperson. Sarnaik has been vocal against Kangana and the BJP in the current controversy.

Sanjay Raut has also been criticized for making comments against Kangana Ranaut. However, party insiders said the announcement was meant to send a message to party members not to speak on behalf of the party over the ongoing dispute between Kangana and the Shiv Sena leader.

Where did the dispute start
In fact, in the Sushant Singh case, there has been a verbal war on Twitter between Kangana Ranaut and Shiv Sena leaders for the past several days. Kangana Ranaut had tweeted that she does not trust the Maharashtra Police. At the same time, she wants her security to be taken up by the Haryana Police or the agency of the Center. After this, Shiv Sena Sanjay Raut asked Kangana not to return to Mumbai and used the word haramkhor for Kangana.

Clarification on statement
Later Sanjay Raut gave his clarification and said that it has another meaning in Maharashtra. Here it means naughty and dishonest. Sanjay Raut said, ‘If anyone wants to do politics or create an atmosphere, then any word can be interpreted. When we talk in Maharashtra, haramkhor means naughty and dishonest. She (Kangana) is a naughty girl. I have seen and read that she jokes. I called Kangana dishonest in my language.

What did Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik say
Sarnaik has tweeted that Kangana should be booked for treason for comparing Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Sarnaik said that Sanjay Raut Ji had softened and cautioned Kangana. If she comes here, our brave women will not leave her without slapping them.

12-year-old girl wrote to PM Narendra Modi, said- I saw a bad dream of going to school with oxygen cylinder

12-year-old girl wrote to PM Narendra Modi, said- I saw a bad dream of going to school with oxygen cylinder

Resident of Uttarakhand and climate change activist Riddhima Pandey (12) has sent a two-page handwritten letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In it she recounts her worst nightmare, in which she is going to school with an oxygen cylinder. Riddhima has requested PM Modi to ensure that oxygen cylinders do not become an essential part of children’s lives. Which we have to carry everywhere on our shoulders in the near future.

Ridhima said that she was compelled to write the letter, because she felt that due to corono virus disease we could see that if human activities are restricted then the level of pollution around us can be reduced, making the sky look clear and blue. Can.

The 12-year-old climate change activist said, “We first saw that the United Nations declared the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on Monday (7 September). Its purpose is to create awareness among the public at all levels. They have to tell that clean air is important for health and environment. So I chose this day. I hope that PM Modi will receive my letter and he will reply. I have sent a letter to the PM through post.

The letter reads, “My name is Ridhima Pandey. I am 12 years old. I live in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. I hope you will read this letter and reply. Once in school, our teacher asked us about our nightmares. I told them that my nightmare was to come to school with an oxygen cylinder, because the air has become very polluted. This nightmare is still my biggest worry. ”In the letter, Ridhima cited the level of dangerous air pollution in many densely populated cities.

She further writes, “I am concerned that if nothing is done about this problem soon, we will have to carry oxygen cylinders to breathe clean air and survive in the coming years. Please r Help us by ensuring that oxygen cylinders do not become an essential part of children’s lives. Which we will have to bear everywhere on our shoulders in the near future. ”

Amid the epidemic, Riddhima said, she has come to know of several research studies suggesting a connection between air pollution and corona-related incidents and mortality. This is disturbing. The air gets very polluted every year in many parts of India. After October it becomes very difficult to breathe. I am worried that if a 12-year-old child like me has trouble breathing, what would it be like for a child or children younger than me in Delhi or other cities. ”

In the letter written to the PM, Ridhima said, “Before the nationwide lockdown, we thought that we would never breathe clean air, the sanctions proved us wrong.” The air cleared and the sky turned blue. It has been proved that it is possible for Indians to breathe clean air. ” She said that the PM has accepted climate change as a reality.

In the letter, Ridhima writes, “I want to make a request to you on behalf of all the children of India. Please think about our future. Please give strict instructions to all officers and officials for the management of pollution across the country. ‘

China is a liar, accusing the Indian Army by firing itself

China is a liar, accusing the Indian Army by firing itself

The Indian government has rejected the Chinese claim of firing by the Indian Army on the southern bank of Lake Pangong in eastern Ladakh. China is blaming the Indian Army by firing the LAC itself. But India has once again removed the veil from the lies of sugar. India has issued a statement saying that the PLA soldiers have taken provocation action. India has categorically stated that the Indian Army has not fired nor crossed the LAC i.e. the Line of Actual Control. In some places, the People’s Liberation Army has fired.

Indeed, on Monday night, the Chinese Army claimed that the Indian Army opened fire on the southern bank of Pangong Lake, violating the Line of Actual Control. In response to this, on Tuesday, the Indian Army said that the army of the dragon himself fired and is blaming us. India said that China is continuously violating the agreement and adopting an aggressive attitude. While negotiations continue between the two countries at the military, diplomatic and political levels.

China takes action on LAC: Indian Army
According to the statement, ‘On 07 September 2020, Chinese troops tried to get close to one of our forward positions with LAC and when their own troops stopped them, Chinese troops did some aerial firing to provoke their own troops. Even after such provocation, Indian soldiers showed great restraint and showed their mature behavior.

The statement further said that the Indian Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquility, although it is also committed to protecting national integrity and sovereignty at all costs. The statement of the Indian Army said that the statement issued by the Western Theater Command of China was to mislead their own people and the international community.

PLA aggression again over border, tense situation, negotiations continue
The Twitter handle of the Chinese government newspaper ‘Global Times’ quoted a Western Theater Command spokesperson as saying, “The Indian Army once again illegally illegally attacked the LAC on Monday near the southern bank of Pangong Lake in the hills of Shenpao.” Violated.” A second Global Times tweet quoted the spokesperson as saying, “Chinese troops were forced to retaliate to stabilize the situation after the Indian troops opened a warning firing on the PLA’s Border Patrol troops.”

Indeed, China has made this claim at a time when the foreign ministers of the two countries are scheduled to meet on 10 September at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers’ meeting in Moscow. A day before leaving for this meeting, on Monday, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said that India-China relations are directly affected by the unrest on the borders. During an interview, he made it clear that relations between the two countries cannot be seen as separate from the border dispute.

China claims Indian army crosses LAC and fires patrol
Significantly, the tension along the Line of Actual Control in East Ladakh has been there for the last few months. On the night of 29 and 30 August, Indian troops not only stopped the Chinese army trying to capture the mountain peaks on the LAC but also took positions on the peaks on the southern side of Pangong Lake. The shape of the Pangong Lake area is such that whatever army occupies the peaks of these mountains near the southern shore, it will get an edge over the whole area.

On the night of 15–16 June this year, the dragon soldiers on the LAC attempted to change the status quo and suddenly attacked Indian soldiers in the Galvan Valley with barbed wire in an iron rod. Due to this nefarious act of Chinese army, 20 soldiers of India were martyred. The Indian Army gave a befitting reply to this, in retaliation, 43 Chinese soldiers were killed. China had admitted that its soldiers were also casualties but it never confirmed the number. Since then there has been a state of tension on the LAC.

ED arrested Deepak Kochhar, husband of former ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar

ED arrested Deepak Kochhar, husband of former ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar

Deepak Kochhar, husband of Chanda Kochhar, former MD and CEO of ICICI Bank, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the ICICI Bank and Vodafone case. News agency officials have reported this.

Earlier, in January, the Enforcement Directorate seized the assets of Chanda Kochhar and her family, former MD and CEO of ICICI Bank. A total of 78 crore movable immovable property was seized. This included a flat in Mumbai and the property of Chanda’s husband’s company.

The Enforcement Directorate last year filed a criminal case against Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar, Dhoot and others under PMLA for investigating alleged irregularities and corruption in the case of ICICI Bank sanctioning Rs 1,875 crore loan to Videocon Group Was. The Enforcement Directorate took action based on the CBI’s FIR (FIR).

The CBI had registered a case against these three and Dhoot’s companies- Videocon International Electronics Limited (VIEL) and Videocon Industries Limited (VIL) in this case. The CBI FIR also named NewPower Renewables, controlled by Supreme Energy and Deepak Kochhar. Supreme Energy was founded by Dhoot. The Central Investigation Agency has registered a case against all the accused under sections of Criminal Conspiracy, Fraud and Prevention of Corruption Act.

PM Modi congratulated on successful test of HSTDV, said – very few countries have such capability

PM Modi congratulated on successful test of HSTDV, said – very few countries have such capability

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for successful flight testing of the indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) and said that very few countries have such capability.

Modi tweeted, ‘Congratulations to DRDO for the successful flight of the hypersonic technology demonstration vehicle today. The scramjet engine developed by our scientists has enabled flight to deliver speeds up to six times the speed of sound. Very few countries today have this kind of capability. ‘

India today conducted HSTDV successful experimental flight test. With this, India has joined a select group of countries that have the capability to develop the next generation of hypersonic cruise missiles. HSTDV based on hypersonic propulsion technology has been developed by DRDO which will help India in developing future equipment such as long-range cruise missiles and air defense systems.

According to officials, HSTDV is capable of delivering missiles at a speed of about 6 Mach or six times the speed of sound. Few countries like America, Russia and China have this technology.