New Delhi, March 21: Hours after the Special NIA Court in Panchkula on Wednesday acquitted Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand and three others – Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary – in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Indian High Commissioner to register a strong protest and condemnation.
Every year, World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) states that "World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practised throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace."
Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, agreed on Wednesday to process any request from the Election Commission to take down content within three hours during the 48-hour period before voting days. The agreement was arrived at a meeting between the Election Commission and Internet companies as part of a "Voluntary Code of Ethics" for the staggered Lok Sabha elections starting on April 11.
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