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  1. Published on 10 Aug 2017 On August 15, 1947, the Partition of the Indian subcontinent created two nation-states - India and Pakistan. In this two-part special, 101 East traces the events and conflicting politics that led to the greatest migration of people in human history and unleashed a wave of communal violence that claimed more than a million lives. The Partition sparked three wars, the birth of Bangladesh, and transformed Kashmir into the world's most militarised zone. As tensions between India and Pakistan persist, 101 East explores the Partition's troubled legacy and the unresolved geopolitics between the two nuclear powers.
  2. Is this attitude just in Punjab? Media trying to isolate Sikhs?
  3. I think the point made is he does not look like or represent Sikh in an obvious way
  4. Why is this thread in the Sikh discussion section rather than the news section ?
  5. This is basically what I feel, and it’s really difficult to understand
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    Are any other brands as reliable as Dell? also, i need a brand that will definitely have a silent laptop - not one that makes noise
  7. https://starecat.com/what-seems-to-be-the-problem-mary-doctor-it-hurts-when-i-do-this-then-dont-do-that/
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    I am now looking again for a new 15" Windows Laptop to buy in the UK. Needs to be fast, reliable and with good screen quality Anyone with brand or model suggestions for around £600 - it will be mainly for work and internet, videos. Work is just using an iT programmes that require around 1GB of programmes running at one time No gaming use.
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    I think an important message here is to not hold grudges, to try to forgive and forget otherwise it will come back to you
  10. What have the authorities to do with corona ?
  11. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8677125/Stupid-Lloyds-Bank-customer-adviser-27-sold-account-details-50-gambling-addict.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ico=taboola_feed_desktop_news 'Stupid' Lloyds Bank customer adviser, 27, sold over 80 account details for £50 each to gambling addict friend who stole £80,000 - but both are spared jail Jaspreet Marwaha gave the details of 80+ accounts to Mohammed Saif Maqsood Between £82,000 and £92,000 was removed from the 80+ customer accounts But after a two-and-a-half year investigation the pair escaped immediate prison By JORDAN KING FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 18:18, 29 August 2020 | UPDATED: 18:19, 29 August 2020 customer adviser for Lloyds bank sold customers' account details to her friend who was a gambling addict. Jaspreet Marwaha, from Birmingham, gave the information of more than 80 accounts to Mohammed Saif Maqsood, from Blackburn, who paid £50 for each set of card details and swiped between £82,000 and £92,000 from them. At one point the 27-year-old part-time customer adviser 'laughed' at the prospect of going to jail for the plot But following a two-and-a-half year investigation the pair escaped immediate prison sentences after admitting conspiracy to defraud, and instead were handed suspended jail terms at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday, August 28. The bank has since managed to recover a large chunk of the money although more than £25,000 remains outstanding, in relation to 45 customer accounts. +2 Jaspreet Marwaha (pictured), from Birmingham, is now a Sky Sports assistant producer and has not told her employer about her involvement in selling over 80 bank account details to her friend Marwaha worked at the Shirley branch in Solihull from 2009 and sold bank account details from November 2017 to March 2018 when she was arrested. During a police interview she initially claimed that 'there was an element of coercion by the co-defendant [Maqsood] who was threatening to reveal an illicit relationship', prosecutor Jason Avis said. Mr Avis explained that the police went through various text messages between the two codefendants where Marwaha laughed at the idea of going to jail for the crime. Maqsood also said that he was worried about getting caught and talked about a new plan to make big money. Maqsood had set up 48 separate betting accounts with Coral bookmakers, some of which were in Marwaha's name. Mr Avis stated the fact the bank worker 'abused her position' would cause 'severe reputational damage' to Lloyds and could result in customers closing their accounts due to a 'loss of trust'. Philippa McAtasney, defending Marwaha, argued that the offences happened over two years ago and said: 'Back then she views herself as being stupid, naive and thoughtless. 'She failed to grasp the scale of potential loss at the time. 'She handed over those details willingly, at that point she was not thinking about the consequences to others at all.' She continued saying the plot had been Maqsood's idea and that Marwaha did not make more than £5,000 from it. Ms McAtasney then argued her defendant's 'previous good character', including various charity work and the fact she has since built up a successful media career - as a Sky Sports assistant producer according to her LinkedIn profile. The court was told her current employer was not aware of the case against her. 'She has ruined her good name and will most probably lose her dream job,' Ms McAtasney added. RELATED ARTIC
  12. Is this the plan for humans as well ? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53956683 Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain 2 hours ago Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share Media captionGertrude the pig had the chip implanted two months ago Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface. "It's kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires," the billionaire entrepreneur said on a webcast. His start-up Neuralink applied to launch human trials last year. The interface could allow people with neurological conditions to control phones or computers with their mind. Mr Musk argues such chips could eventually be used to help cure conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuries. But the long-term ambition is to usher in an age of what Mr Musk calls "superhuman cognition", in part to combat artificial intelligence so powerful he says it could destroy the human race. Elon Musk reveals brain-hacking plans Gertrude was one of three pigs in pens that took part in Friday's webcast demo. She took a while to get going, but when she ate and sniffed straw, the activity showed up on a graph tracking her neural activity. She then mostly ignored all the attention around her. The processor in her brain sends wireless signals, indicating neural activity in her snout when looking for food. Media captionMeet Elon Musk, the man who inspired Robert Downey Jr's take on Iron Man Mr Musk said the original Neuralink device, revealed just over a year ago, had been simplified and made smaller. "It actually fits quite nicely in your skull. It could be under your hair and you wouldn't know." Founded in 2017, Neuralink has worked hard to recruit scientists, something Mr Musk was still advertising for on Twitter last month and which he said was the purpose of Friday's demo. Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image captionGetting the human brain to communicate with machines is an ambitious goal The device the company is developing consists of a tiny probe containing more than 3,000 electrodes attached to flexible threads thinner than a human hair, which can monitor the activity of 1,000 brain neurons. Ahead of the webcast, Ari Benjamin, at the University of Pennsylvania's Kording Lab, had told BBC News the real stumbling block for the technology could be the sheer complexity of the human brain. "Once they have the recordings, Neuralink will need to decode them and will someday hit the barrier that is our lack of basic understanding of how the brain works, no matter how many neurons they record from. "Decoding goals and movement plans is hard when you don't understand the neural code in which those things are communicated." Mr Musk's companies SpaceX and Tesla have captured the public imagination with his attempts to drive progress in spaceflight and electric vehicles respectively. But both also demonstrate the entrepreneur's habit of making bold declarations about projects that end up taking much longer to complete than planned.
  13. What are the videos about ?!
  14. Ok, so you think no one can visit Punjab safely ?
  15. The news mainly shows poor people in Africa and some Eastern countries but I think they are trying to brainwash us to think situation is worse there than it is
  16. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-53932725 Sushant Singh Rajput: Rhea Chakraborty on 'media trial' after Bollywood star's death By Geeta Pandey BBC News, Delhi Published 19 hours ago IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES image captionRhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput were in a relationship Just two months after Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment, his actress girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty has found herself at the centre of a vicious hate campaign led by some of India's most high-profile journalists and social media trolls. Rajput was a rising star in India's popular Hindi film industry, and his death shocked India. His body was discovered in his bedroom on 14 June. Mumbai police said the 34-year-old appeared to have taken his own life, and reports in the press suggested that the actor had been dealing with mental health issues. But within days, the attention generated by his death had shifted to Chakraborty. She has become the subject of gossip and innuendo and misogynistic abuse. Every little detail of her life and relationship have been laid bare and debated in public. Conservative television hosts have described her as a "manipulative" woman who "performed black magic" and "drove Sushant to suicide". On social media, she has been trolled mercilessly and called a "fortune huntress", a "mafia moll" and "sex bait to trap rich men". Last month, Chakraborty posted on Instagram a screen grab of a message from a person claiming to be a fan of Rajput's, threatening her with rape and murder and urging her to "commit suicide otherwise I will send people to kill you". Under the post she wrote: "I was called a gold digger, I kept quiet. I was called a murderer, I kept quiet. I was <banned word filter activated> shamed, I kept quiet." She pleaded for help from the cyber crime police. IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES image captionSushant Singh Rajput was a rising star in India's popular Hindi film industry The trolling turned nastier after Rajput's father lodged a police complaint on 25 July, accusing Chakraborty of abetment of suicide. He alleged that Chakraborty had been stealing his son's money, was overdosing him on medication, had threatened to make public his mental health issues, and had distanced him from his family. He also denied that his son had any mental health issues. On Thursday, his allegations that Chakraborty had been "poisoning his son" and had "murdered him" were making headlines in India. Chakraborty has denied any wrongdoing or involvement. Though there is no evidence Chakraborty committed a crime, and Rajput's death is still being investigated, much of the press has already declared the actress guilty, said senior Supreme Court advocate Meenakshi Arora. "She's been hanged, drawn and quartered," Ms Arora said, alluding to a form of grisly punishment handed out in medieval Britain for high treason. "It's a complete trial by media. It's the job of the investigation and the courts, it's not the job of media to try her. Legally, this is so wrong," she said. Payal Chawla, a lawyer, said: "The reporting is terribly terribly troubling. This rabble rousing, this voyeurism, this attempt to satiate public desire for gossip is hugely problematic. "It also shows how easy it is to hang women out to dry at every opportunity. The issue is not whether she's guilty or not, what I find problematic is this sort of pre-trial, the mob justice, the vigilantes calling for her arrest." For her part, Chakraborty has appealed to Home Minister Amit Shah for a fair investigation into Rajput's death, she has approached the Supreme Court over the "unfair media trial", and issued her own statement denying all the charges levelled against her. IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES image captionRhea Chakraborty has been questioned by the police and economic intelligence unit According to reports, Chakraborty and Rajput began dating in the summer of last year and moved in together in December. On 8 June, a week before Rajput's death, Chakraborty went to stay with her parents and wasn't home when the actor killed himself. A month after his death, she wrote about her grief in an Instagram post. "Still struggling to face my emotions... an irreparable numbness in my heart… I will never come to terms with you not being here anymore," she wrote. Her friends have told Huffpost that she was deeply in love, she put his health and happiness above her career and felt his pain as her own. The misogyny directed at Chakraborty also led Susan Walker, Rajput's therapist, to issue a press statement. She told journalist Barkha Dutt that Chakraborty had been Rajput's "strongest support" and said that the actor "depended on her as a mother figure". Mystery deepens around Bollywood star's death Bollywood's troubled relationship with women Her statement led many to question whether Walker had broken doctor patient confidentiality. It also put the spotlight on the faults in Indian media's coverage of sensitive issues like suicide. "The tragedy of the actor's death is awful, but look what we have done to the issue of mental health," said Ms Chawla. "It's incorrect to assume that a high-performing individual couldn't have mental health issues. There are so many examples, such as John Nash and Robin Williams, who were high-performing individuals and had mental health issues." Nash, a gifted American mathematician, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Williams, an American comedian and actor, took his own life in 2014. IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES image captionThe Indian press has been closely following the investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's death But in the case of Rajput's death, nuance has been lost in much of the coverage in Indian media, which has drawn on speculation and unsubstantiated leaks to paint Chakraborty as a villain. Her relationship and finances have been under investigation for weeks, and on Wednesday, India's Narcotics Control Bureau opened its own investigation after media reports claimed the actress was using drugs. "She's an accused, but in a way she's now become a victim," said Ms Arora. "We don't know whether she's guilty or not, but the media trial seriously jeopardises her chances. It will also put extreme pressure upon the judge who has to try this case." The coverage had been "reckless", she said, and "geared towards sensationalism to gain viewership". This is not the first time the Indian press has run away with a high-profile case, muddying the waters with its own investigations. The slow pace of Indian judiciary and the nation's weak libel laws can act a deterrent for those wronged by the press, discouraging them from seeking damages, Ms Arora said. She called on the courts system to issue a gag order in Chakraborty's case. "This is obstruction of criminal justice," she said, "and the press must be asked to refrain from a media trial."
  17. Governments want to push this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51620021 Canada opens door to expanding assisted dying 24 February 2020 Politicians will be asked to support changing the law to allow assisted dying The Canadian government has put forward a bill to make medically-assisted death available to people who are not terminally ill. The bill opens the door to allowing Canadians with degenerative illnesses like cerebral palsy to seek medically-assisted death. Health minister Patty Hajdu said the proposal would protect vulnerable people while giving Canadians autonomy. It was introduced in parliament on Monday and has cross-party support. The legislation was precipitated by a 2019 Quebec Superior Court decision that struck down the requirement for patients to prove their natural death was "reasonably foreseeable" in order to seek to terminate their life. Justice Christine Baudouin said the requirement infringed on the "life, liberty and security of the person" and was thus unconstitutional. She sided with the plaintiffs, Nicole Gladu, 74, and Jean Truchon, 51, in the high profile case last autumn. Both plaintiffs had degenerative illnesses that had worsened to the point that they had lost all their autonomy. They experienced persistent and irremediable suffering, their lawyer Jean-Pierre Ménard argued. Mr Truchon had cerebral palsy, and Ms Gladu had post-polio syndrome, and both wanted medical assistance to end their lives. However, advocates for people with disabilities, including the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, have said the court decision sent the message that "having a disability is a fate worse than death". They urged the government to appeal the Quebec court ruling, which it declined to do. On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government brought forward the assisted death bill. It would create a two-track system for determining a person's eligibility. One track for people who are terminally ill, and one track for people who are not. Patients in both tracks must prove they are facing "intolerable" suffering. The bill would explicitly exclude eligibility for individuals suffering solely from mental illness. The minority government will need the support of parliamentarians from other parties to pass the bill. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has previously signalled support for expanding assisted dying. Should people with a mental illness be helped to die? Canada made medically-assisted death legal in September 2016, becoming one of the few places in the world where it is legal to help sick people die. More than 13,000 Canadians have been given a medically-assisted death, according to data provide by the justice department. Two-thirds of patients receiving an assisted death cited cancer as the underlying reason, followed by neurological conditions and cardiovascular or respiratory conditions. Wife's 'awful' journey to husband's assisted death Legalising assisted dying could 'put vulnerable at risk' Medically assisted deaths counted for 1.89% of all deaths in Canada in 2019. The bill's proposed changes also ease some safeguards previously put in place for people who are terminally ill, such as allowing advanced consent for people who are dying but may lose capacity for consent. Under Canadian law, patients with diseases like dementia were eligible for a medically assisted death, but had to have it administered before they lost their capacity to legally give their consent. The government said this criteria led people to end their lives earlier, "robbing them of time". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-51837337 Assisted dying law 'lacks compassion', Lord Falconer says 16 March 2020 Lord Falconer attempted to legalise euthanasia by proposing an Assisted Dying Bill in 2013 A terminally ill man who campaigned to change the law on assisted dying has won the support of the former head of the judiciary. Phil Newby, 49, from Rutland, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2014 and cannot walk or use his hands. He lost a High Court case to legalise assisted dying last year and his appeal for a judicial review was also refused. Lord Falconer, Lord Chancellor in Tony Blair's Cabinet, said the law lacked compassion and needed urgent change. Assisting a suicide is a crime England and Wales, punishable by up to 14 years in jail. Lord Falconer, a Labour peer, who also served as solicitor general and was the first secretary of state for justice, attempted to legalise euthanasia in 2013 by proposing an Assisted Dying Bill for people with less than six months to live. It was rejected in the House of Commons. "The law is an absolute mess and totally lacks compassion," he said in support of Mr Newby. "It is so urgently time for a change." Phil Newby took his campaign for an assisted dying law to the High Court Parts of the US, Canada and Australia have legalised assisted dying and Mr Newby wants UK judges to examine evidence from these countries. "I'd like to see a law for what I would call people like me, people with a terminal and incurable illness who are nearing the end of their lives or incurably suffering and in constant pain." But Dr Mark Houghton, a retired GP whose own chronic pain left him contemplating ending his life, said he believed the current law protected people. "We don't need to end life early, we just don't need to," he said. "There's always hard cases but hard cases make dreadful law."
  18. She was 19 according to wikipedia at time of engagement ? Was 19 considered young at that time do you think? Maybe now, yes
  19. Dhadrianwale Baba seemed to be attracting a lot of positive interest 10-15 years ago. What changed ?
  20. When did Trump say this ? And who benefits from a World War ?
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