India has lodged strong protests with China over its denial of accreditation for the Hangzhou Asian Games to some of the Indian sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh, and asserted that New Delhi reserves the right to take 'suitable measures' to safeguard its interests. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Friday said as a mark of India's protest against China's discriminatory behaviour, Union I&B and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has cancelled his scheduled visit to China for the Games.
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The US is in touch with Indians at high levels after Ottawa said Indian government agents had links to the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada, and Washington is giving India no 'special exemption' in the matter, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said. Asked whether US concern over the incident could disrupt that process, Sullivan said the United States would stand up for its principles, regardless of what country is affected.
BJP issued a show cause notice to its Lok Sabha member Ramesh Bidhuri for his use of objectionable words against Bahujan Samaj Party MP Danish Ali in Parliament during a discussion on Chandrayaan mission's success. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla took 'serious note' of certain objectionable comments made by Bidhuri in the House and warned him of 'strict action' if such behaviour is repeated in the future, as the remarks sparked outrage with opposition leaders calling for his suspension.
Calcutta High Court granted relief to TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee, directing the ED not to take coercive steps against him in connection with its probe into the school jobs scam in West Bengal. The ruling Trinamul Congress hailed the judgement granting relief to party leader Banerjee.
United States will give USD 325 million in new security assistance to Ukraine, President Joe Biden has announced as he hosted his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the White House and vowed to defend the war-struck country from Russian aggression. Reiterating his pledge to defend Ukraine's sovereignty, Biden said during the bilateral meeting later that the US will continue to support Ukraine's diplomatic effort to deliver a just and lasting peace that protects its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was released from house arrest, four years after he was taken into detention in the wake of abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution in August 2019, officials said here. National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah expressed hope that the Mirwaiz would be allowed to roam about freely, interact with people and resume his social and religious responsibilities.
Andhra Pradesh High Court dismissed the petition filed by TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu seeking to quash the FIR registered against him in connection with the Skill Development Corporation scam. Meanwhile, the ACB court extended the former CM’s judicial remand by two days till September 24 in the Skill Development Corporation scam.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched his personal WhatsApp channel and referred to Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Jawan' to request people to come together and make India the number one country. Kejriwal said his government built 'excellent' schools in the city and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann was bringing about an 'education revolution' in the AAP-ruled Punjab.
Global financial firm J P Morgan has said that it plans to include Indian government bonds (IGBs) or government securities (G-Secs) into its benchmark Emerging Market index from next year, a move that will bring down borrowing cost for the government. The inclusion of the IGBs will be staggered over a 10-month period from June 28, 2024 to March 31, 2025, indicating one per cent increment on its index weight.
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Amid protests in several parts of Karnataka over the Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka, including Bengaluru, the city police has tightened security, especially in Tamil dominant areas. Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayananda held meetings with his subordinates and instructed all the deputy commissioners of police in the city to be on high alert and step up security in their respective jurisdictions especially in Tamil dominant areas to avoid any untoward incident.