Kick-starting the consultations on placing up a joint candidate for the Presidential election, 17 Opposition events attended a gathering hosted by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi on Wednesday. On the finish of the 90-minute assembly, the events got here up with a press release expressing their intent to discipline a standard candidate, however no identify was finalised.
As former Congress President Rahul Gandhi went in for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a cash laundering case linked to the Nationwide Herald newspaper for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, there have been tense moments on the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters as Delhi police personnel barged into its premises and dragged out staff, together with a former Lok Sabha member. Mr. Gandhi has been summoned once more on Friday for additional questioning.
Nationwide Safety Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval attended a digital BRICS assembly hosted by Chinese language NSA Yang Jiechi on Wednesday, geared toward strengthening “political and safety cooperation” inside the five-nation grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. An official assertion mentioned “multilateralism and world governance, new threats and challenges to nationwide safety, and governance in new domains” have been on the agenda for discussions.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) president J.P. Nadda on Wednesday started the session course of, on behalf of the NDA, for the upcoming polls for electing the new President of India, by dialling key Opposition leaders, NDA allies and impartial events such because the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
A day after the Cupboard accepted the Agnipath scheme for momentary recruitment to the armed forces, the Ministry of Training on Wednesday mentioned it can launch a three-year bachelor’s diploma programme that may give credit to serving defence personnel who avail the scheme.
Eleven individuals filed their nominations on Wednesday for the Presidential election to be held on July 18, in accordance with Rajya Sabha sources.
A Mathura resident has requested the Supreme Court docket to direct the federal government to “verify the feasibility” of enacting a “stringent inhabitants management regulation.” Devkinandan Thakur Ji, the petitioner, mentioned such a regulation would safe the elemental rights of residents, together with the “proper to peaceable sleep” together with “clear” air, water, meals, well being and shelter. Mr. Thakur mentioned the harm attributable to inhabitants explosion for girls particularly was “extraordinarily massive”.
Kalyani Singh was beneath the scanner of the company for lengthy because it had emerged in the course of the probe that “a girl was accompanying Sidhu’s killer”.
The transfer introduced by the U.S. Federal Reserve will elevate its benchmark short-term fee to a variety of 1.5% to 1.75%.
A day after Jharkhand police put up posters carrying images of these allegedly concerned within the current violent protests in Ranchi, the State’s Dwelling Secretary Rajiv Arun Ekka on Wednesday night sought a proof from the SSP over the “illegal” act.
The Bharatiya Janata Occasion on Wednesday expelled its Rajasthan MLA Shobharani Kushwah for cross-voting in favour of a Congress candidate within the elections to 4 Rajya Sabha seats from the State held lately.
The International Minister of Myanmar is unlikely to be a part of the 24 th ASEAN-India Ministerial right here on Thursday, an official supply indicated. Myanmar’s illustration on the assembly has been in focus as India has been beneath stress to keep away from inclusion of Myanmar within the high-level assembly.
India on Wednesday efficiently test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile throughout evening time as a part of a person coaching trial from a take a look at vary off the Odisha coast. The Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) mentioned: “Prithvi-2 missile test-fired efficiently and the take a look at met all parameters”.
Joe Biden mentioned on Wednesday the U.S. will ship one other $1 billion in army help to Ukraine, the biggest single tranche of weapons and tools for the reason that conflict started. The help will embrace anti-ship missile launchers, howitzers and extra rounds for the Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket Programs – all key weapons techniques that Ukrainian leaders have urgently requested.
Senior opener Okay.L. Rahul is all set to overlook the ‘fifth’ Take a look at towards England in Birmingham subsequent month as he’s unlikely to get better from a groin harm that pressured him out of the continuing T20I sequence towards South Africa.
By- The Hindu