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Special flights from San Francisco and other cities may depart this week to evacuate thousands of Indians stranded in the United States due to global travel restrictions due to the corona virus epidemic. No date has been announced at the moment, officials said. Special flights can fly from San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Washington DC. The number of flights could be increased in the coming weeks, citing the large number of Indian students and people stranded in the United States due to travel restrictions in India due to the corona virus epidemic.

The government has fixed the rate of payment for those brought from abroad. People coming from abroad will have to pay their own fares. At the meeting, Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday that Rs 50,000 has been earmarked for arriving from Europe and Rs 100,000 for returning from the US.

Community leaders welcomed the move by the Indian government. On Monday, the government announced that a special flight would be launched from May to return Indian nationals stranded abroad. Indian embassies and consulates in the United States began compiling lists of Indians planning to return to the country last week.

This list is being created through online articles. Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this effort, Jaipur Foot USA President Prem Bhandari said, “This is the first time in my memory that the Indian government is making such an effort to expel its citizens from America.” ”

Bhandari was getting calls from stranded Indians and they were telling them their problems. He wrote letters to Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola last week to draw attention to this serious problem. “There are a lot of students who have run out of money,” he said in the letter.

They have no place to stay. The most worrying thing is that this uncertainty is affecting their mental and physical health. Bhandari also wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, demanding a waiver of 45 455 for the right to vote, in the wake of an unexpected situation arising from the coronavirus epidemic. Call the helpline and return to the country soon Abi said.

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The impeachment motion will be brought against Trump again?

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The impeachment motion will be brought against Trump again?
The impeachment motion will be brought against Trump again?
In a letter to the Democrats, Pelosi said that if Pence does not take any action, impeachment will be voted on. (File photo)

US President Donald Trump is going to have difficulties. On January 20, President Elect ie Joe Biden’s swearing-in program means that Trump will remain in office for only 9 more days. Meanwhile, House of Representatives (HOR) Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given her permission to bring impeachment motion on Trump on Sunday. Trump is accused of provoking his supporters on January 7. Due to this, 5 people died in the violence in Parliament (Capitol Hill).

According to the newspaper The Hill, Pelosi said it was the responsibility of Vice President Mike Pence in the wake of the violence to remove Trump from his post under the 25th Amendment. In a letter to the Democrats, Pelosi said that if Pence does not take any action, impeachment will be voted on. Trump will be the first president in American history to be impeached for the second time in office.

‘Constitution and democracy have to be saved’

In the letter, Pelosi wrote, ‘We have a responsibility to save the Constitution and democracy, so we have to take action immediately. Both of these (Constitution and democracy) are under threat from the President. As the days go by, the president’s fear of damaging democracy will increase.

At the same time, the Republicans have also warned the Democrats not to show any shame in the process of transfer of power. Allow this process to be relaxed.

Trump opposes everywhere

There are about 100 Republican Republican lawmakers who have blamed their leader and President Trump directly for Thursday’s violent incidents. The White House deputy national security officer, education minister and all the members who resigned.

What happened on 7 January?

64 days after voting in the US (3 November), American democracy was shamed when Parliament began to seal Joe Biden’s victory. Trump’s supporters turned into rioters. Of sabotage and violence in the capitol hall. The US Capitol is the same building where both houses of the US Parliament house the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Parliament proceedings were stopped for some time.

Violence in US Parliament after 206 years

Samuel Halliday, director of the US Capital Historical Society, told CNN that on 24 August 1814 Britain had attacked the US. British troops opened fire at the US Capitol after the defeat of the US Army. Since then, there has not been such an attack on the US Parliament in the last 206 years.

Impeachment motion was also brought last year

The impeachment motion was also brought against Trump last year. It passed because of the majority of Democrats in the HOR, but fell due to majority of Republicans in the Senate. Trump was accused of pressuring Ukraine to launch an investigation against Biden. Abusing their powers for personal and political gains, Ukraine had sought help in its favor in the 2020 presidential election.

Cases of prosecution against the president in America

  • The impeachment motion passed in the House of Representatives in 1868 on charges of crime and misconduct against US President Andrew Johnson. Eleven articles of charges against him were tabled in Parliament. However, during voting in the Senate, voting took place in favor of Johnson and he refrained from running for the presidency.
  • Impeachment was also brought against Bill Clinton in 1998. He was accused of sexual harassment by Monica Lewensky, an intern at the White House. He was cleared in the House of Representatives for his removal from office, but could not get a majority in the Senate.
  • In the Watergate scandal, impeachment action was to take place against former President Richard Nixon (1969–74), but he resigned earlier. He was accused of spying on one of his opponents.

The impeachment motion will be brought against Trump again?
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