NKorea demands US apology for not using official name

NKorea demands US apology for not using official name

North Korea demanded an apology from the United States on Wednesday for what it called “insolent outrageous behavior” in refusing to refer to the country by its official name — the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

North Korean counsellor Ri Song Chol made the demand at a meeting of the UN General Assembly committee dealing with relations that the United States, calling the Trump administration’s action a serious political issue “related to sovereignty of an independent member state of the United Nations.

He said the administration is driven by “dishonest and impure motivation to politicise every single protocol issue.

Ri said his mission made a routine request to the US Mission to renew a tax exemption card for one of its diplomats in early December and was very surprised when a week later the new card came back with the country’s name as “North Korea. he cards allow UN diplomats to make purchases without paying tax.

The mission assumed it was a “technical mistake,” Ri said, but was shocked to hear from the US Mission that the State Department in Washington refused to change the country’s name to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

He quoted a reply from the US Mission saying “our DC office” said names on credentials for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea “indicate North Korea which is the conventional short abbreviation . he tax card will remain the same.

Ri said the DPRK “strongly requested” the US “to correct the mistake at once with no further delay,” and to send a formal document clarifying its new protocol policy on using abbreviated names instead of formal official names.

He told The Associated Press that he and a desk officer from the DPRK Mission also met with a diplomat from the US Mission to try get the name changed. He said the DPRK desk officer exchanged more than 10 emails with the US diplomat.

But Ri told the Committee on Relations with the Host Country that the DPRK has not received a response “and the problem still remains (the) same without any progress.

However, Ri said that before the start of Wednesday’s meeting the US Mission told a diplomat from Cyprus who is a member of the host country committee “that they’re going to fix as soon as possible — please inform the DPRK delegate about their intention to fix the problem.

We are pleased to hear that, but we made our statement,” Ri said.

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Pre-Induction Agni-V ICBM Successfully Test Fired

Pre-Induction Agni-V ICBM Successfully Test Fired

Agni-V missile being test fired from Kalam Island off Odisha coast

by Hemant Kumar Rout

BHUBANESWAR: India on Thursday successfully conducted the pre-induction test of the country’s longest-range nuke-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-V from a defence base off the Odisha coast.

The most sophisticated and complex 5000-km range weapon

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ISRO Used Upgraded PSLV Rocket Today

ISRO Used Upgraded PSLV Rocket Today

A close view of the fourth stage of PSLV - C40 on the launch pad before takeoff

The heat shield in the previous PSLV - C39 mission did not separate from the fourth stage and both the stage and the IRNSS-1H satellite got trapped within the heat shield and could not be injected into space. However, the PSLV - C39 rocket comprising of both solid and

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K Sivan: A Humble Farmer's Son's Journey To ISRO Top Job

K Sivan: A Humble Farmer's Son's Journey To ISRO Top Job

He joined ISRO in 1982 in PSLV project and contributed immensely towards end to end mission planning, mission design, mission integration and analysis

KANYAKUMARI/CHENNAI: A humble son of a farmer who studied in local government schools in Tamil medium at Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu is now all set to helm India's premier Space agency ISRO.

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See pic: Divyanka in new avatar

Authors: Ecroaker. com Boosters.

Seems like the makers of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein are on a mission to regain the show's lost Television Rating Points (TRPs). After the dramatic and much hyped death sequence of Ishita, played by Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, the show makers have come up with another interesting twist in the storyline.

This time, Divyanka will be seen in a new avatar – a Haryanvi village girl – to get the truth of Simmi.

A picture of the actress in her Haryanvi look has surfaced where she is seen dressed like a villager, wearing a nose ring and silver bangles. Divyanka looks unrecognisable in the picture.

For the uninitiated, the Bhalla family is going through a tough time where they are facing property issues. Ishita, on the other hand, is on a mission to unveil Simmi and Param's truth.

Coming to the TRPs chart, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein topped the ratings two weeks ago owing to the dramatic death sequence of Ishita. It beat Kundali Bhagya and Kumkum Bhagya that were ruling the TRP charts for many months. However, in the next week, the show toppled again.

Interestingly, the sequence which placed the show on top was also trolled on Twitter. Many called the scene illogical. The scene showed doctors assuming a poisoned and paralysed Ishita to be dead and plan to conduct autopsy while she continues to scream in her mind not to hurt her.

In other news, Divyanka can rightly be called the queen of television with over six million followers on Instagram, which is the highest for any Indian TV actor. birthday on December 14 in Thailand along with Vivek. The much-in-love couple made the most out of their trip and were sharing pictures from Phuket.

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