A state of emergency declared in Niagara on the day of the solar eclipse



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There will be a total solar eclipse on April 8. One of the best places to see this view is Niagara Falls in Canada. The Guardian confirmed the news on National Geographic.

However, the Canadian authorities are in serious trouble with this. City officials declared a state of emergency in towns around the Canadian side of Niagara Falls to welcome millions of visitors that day.

For the first time since 1979, the Canadian province of Ontario will see a total solar eclipse. According to National Geographic, one of the best places to view the eclipse is Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls is located in the southeast of the province of Ontario in Canada and northwest of the state of New York in the United States. Niagara Falls is created from the flowing water of the Niagara River.

Niagara Falls is the second largest waterfall in the world. Millions of tourists from different parts of the world gather every year to see its breathtaking natural beauty.

The moon will completely block the sun's rays for a few minutes during the April 8 solar eclipse. And that view can be seen well from the city of Ontario.

A large number of visitors will flock to Niagara Falls that day to witness this spectacle.

Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati said in early March that the day is expected to draw the largest number of visitors in one day.

The Niagara Regional Municipal Authority has already declared a state of emergency as part of preparations for this special day. This announcement was made last Thursday.

Additional preparedness plans around the day include managing traffic congestion, meeting increased emergency service demand and stressing the phone network.

The eclipse will reach the Pacific coast of Mexico in the morning. It will then cross diagonally from Texas to Maine in the United States and reach eastern Canada by afternoon. The rest of the continent will see a partial solar eclipse.

   

Israel's propaganda to escalate war in the Middle East



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Tel Aviv-based KAN News claimed that Saudi Arabia and Jordan participated in a defense alliance with Israel to prevent Iran's attack. However, both countries denied this claim. Political analysts think that Israel has involved the name of Saudi-Jordan with the intention of spreading war in the Middle East.

On Tuesday (April 16), the country's state-owned newspaper Al-Arabia reported that Saudi Arabia was not involved in preventing Iran's attack on Israeli territory last Saturday (April 13) night, according to a source close to the Saudi government. Jordan also claimed the same.

According to the report of Arab News, the news published a day ago by the Israeli media, citing a Saudi Arabian official website, said that Saudi Arabia has participated in a defense alliance to protect Israel from an attack by Iran. But Saudi Arabia's state sources have denied this information.

Earlier, the website said, Saudi Arabia has cooperated with a military coalition consisting of Israel, the United States, Jordan, the United Kingdom and France, in addition to using its own air defense systems to destroy drones and missiles fired by Iran.

The reason behind the cooperation, according to the report, is that Saudi Arabia believes that Iran has been planning to take advantage of the conflict in Gaza since the start of the conflict and that the recent attacks carried out by Tehran are part of that plan.

Several Saudi sources told Al-Arabiya that the website citing Saudi participation in preventing attacks by Iran against Israel does not actually exist in Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, Amman-based military analyst Mahmoud Ridasad said about the happy news in the Israeli media that Jordan had helped; it is nothing but Israeli propaganda.

It should be noted that on April 13, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired hundreds of drones and missiles at Israeli territory. Before that, on April 1, Israel attacked the Iranian consulate building in Damascus, the capital of Syria. Several military officers including Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, the senior commander of Quds Force, the elite wing of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, were killed in the attack.

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the Middle East cannot afford another war. So alleviating the tension here will be everyone's priority.

He said these things in a press conference on Tuesday (April 16) on the eve of his visit to Islamabad.

Meanwhile, Israel's Western allies, including France, Germany, and Britain, have asked for restraint, but Israel's army chief Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi has vowed to respond to Iran's attack.

And Iran says that any attack on them will be met with a terrible response. The country's deputy foreign minister, Ali Bagheri Kani, said the response would be within seconds. In this case, Iran will use weapons that have never been used before.

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Bus fell from flyover in India killing 5 people



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A passenger bus fell off a flyover after losing control in the Indian state of Odisha. Five people were killed and about 40 were injured. Among the dead are four men and one woman.

On Monday (April 15), the Indian media Hindustan Times reported this information.

According to the report, the accident took place near Barbati in Jajpur district on the way from Puri to Kolkata at around 9 pm on Monday (April 15). The bus fell down when the driver lost control while climbing a flyover on National Highway-16.

In the initial investigation, the police found out that there were about 50 passengers in the bus. On receiving the information, a team of police and fire brigade reached the Barbati Bridge and started the rescue operation. The injured were sent to the local Dharamshala Hospital in 10 ambulances. The seriously injured have been sent to SCB Medical College Hospital, Cuttack.



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Iran has summoned the Ambassadors of the three countries



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Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned UK, German and French ambassadors. The director general of the country's Western Europe department summoned them.

Sunday (April 14) in a report of the Iranian news agency IRNA.

According to reports, the Director General of Iran's Western Europe Department informed British Ambassador Simon Shercliffe, German Ambassador Hans-Udo Muzel and French Ambassador Nicolas Roche on Sunday about the attack on Israel's military base in accordance with Article 51 of the United Nations.

The Director-General strongly condemned the attack on the Iranian consulate compound in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and criticized the three countries' "duplicitous behavior".

He also said that Iran is always ready against any force to protect its sovereignty, territorial integrity and national interests.

The ambassadors of the UK, Germany and France said that they will soon deliver this message to the capital of their country.

It should be noted that on April 1, 13 people were killed in an Israeli attack on the premises of the Iranian consulate in Damascus, the capital of Syria. In response to this, Iran attacked Israel with more than 300 drones and missiles on Saturday.

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Drone-missiles are being prepared for attack on Israel any time



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Several US officials claimed that Iran has prepared more than 100 cruise ships to attack Israel last week.

On Saturday (April 13), CNN, another US news outlet, reported that US officials have noticed an increase in military activity in Iran. Iranian troops are moving drones and cruise missiles from one place to another. They fear that through these activities, Tehran is preparing a direct attack on Israel from Iran. US officials see indications that Iran may be preparing to attack Israel with missiles and drone strikes.

Earlier, the officials said that Iran has prepared a large number of missiles for a possible attack. These drones can be used to attack Israel. In their opinion, these weapons may be prepared to prevent the US and Israel from daring to launch an attack on Iran.

Note that Israel attacked the Iranian consulate in Syria on April 1. 13 people were killed in that attack. Several military officers lost their lives in the attack on the consulate. Among them was a senior Quds Force commander. He looked after the operations of the forces in Syria and Lebanon. Iran announced retaliation. 

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