Breaking News Live Updates: India’s FM Dr Jaishankar holds a bilateral meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

Breaking News Live Updates: India’s FM Dr Jaishankar holds a bilateral meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

Assembly by-polls: Himachal CM Sukhu targets Hoshiyar Singh

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu criticized former Independent MLA Hoshiyar Singh, now contesting on a BJP ticket in the Dehra assembly by-election, accusing him of being driven by greed. During election rallies supporting Congress candidate Kamlesh Thakur in Dehra constituency, Sukhu expressed his commitment to address the area’s issues despite current restrictions under the code of conduct.

Norwegian court convicts man in deadly Pride gay bar shooting

An Oslo court on Thursday found Zaniar Matapour, a 45-year-old Norwegian citizen born in Iran, guilty of murder and terrorism for a deadly shooting spree during Oslo’s 2022 Pride celebrations. The attack took place at the London Pub, a prominent venue in Oslo’s LGBTQ+ community, resulting in two deaths, nine gunshot injuries, and injuries to 25 others in the vicinity. Described by police as a radicalized Islamist with a background of mental health issues, Matapour stood trial on charges related to murder and aggravated terrorism.

India’s FM Dr S Jaishankar delivers statement on behalf of PM Modi

India’s defense minister Rajnath Singh, Australian Deputy PM Richard Marles discuss closer cooperation in Indo-Pacific

Defense minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday held talks with Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and minister of defence Richard Marles and reviewed various issues related to defence cooperation and discussed closer cooperation between the two nations in the Indo-Pacific. Rajnath Singh noted that India places great value on a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Australia.

Governor of Jharkhand CP Radhakrishnan appoints Hemant Soren as the nominated Chief Minister and invites him to take the oath.

Governor of Jharkhand CP Radhakrishnan appoints Hemant Soren as the nominated Chief Minister and invites him to take the oath.

Key partner withdraws support from Nepal’s government to join new coalition

The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), which is the second largest party, announced it was withdrawing support for Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. All their ministers have resigned. Leaders of the party and the Nepali Congress, the country’s largest party, had signed an agreement Tuesday to form a new partnership to govern for the remaining three years before general elections.

T-20 World Cup winning Indian cricket team players meet PM Narendra Modi at his residence

Fire breaks out at Government Hospital in UP’s Moradabad district

Fire tenders at the spot

Rahul Gandhi will go to Hathras: Congress general secretary KC Venugopal

On speaking about the Hathras stampede tragedy, he said, “It was an unfortunate incident. The leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha (Rahul Gandhi) is planning to visit Hathras. He will go there and interact with the people who are affected.”

Israeli forces and Hezbollah engage in cross border fire, more than 100 rockets launched targeting Israel

Dr S Jaishankar to China’s FM Wang Yi: Need to redouble efforts to achieve complete disengagement

In the bilateral talk held between India and China’s foreign ministers at the SCO summit, the two Ministers agreed that prolonging the current situation in the border areas is not in the interest of either side. India’s Dr S Jaishankar highlighted the need to redouble efforts to achieve complete disengagement from the remaining areas in Eastern Ladakh, and to restore border peace and tranquillity in order to remove obstacles towards the return of normalcy in bilateral relations. He reaffirmed the importance of fully abiding by relevant bilateral agreements, protocols, and understandings reached between the two Governments in the past. The Line of Actual Control must be respected, and peace and tranquillity in the border areas must always be enforced.

CDS General Anil Chauhan expresses his views on the 25th anniversary of Battle of Tiger Hill and Tololing

“Today we are remembering the moment when our soldiers hoisted the flag on Tiger Hill 25 years ago… 18 Grenadiers have hoisted their flag not only on Tiger Hill but also on Tololing and other such difficult peaks. This victory has played an important role in changing the course of the battle… Today on this occasion, I also want to remember those brave soldiers who are not among us, who sacrificed their lives in the battle…”he said.

CDS General Anil Chauhan attends the Silver Jubilee Commemoration Ceremony of the Battle of Tiger Hill and Tololing

Chinese President Xi Jinping greets EU Council president ahead of EV tariffs taking effect

On Thursday, China’s President Xi Jinping congratulated incoming European Council President Antonio Costa, according to Chinese state media. This call came just a few hours before the European Commission’s planned imposition of import tariffs of up to 37.6% on Chinese-made electric vehicles (EVs). The Commission accused China of providing heavy state subsidies to its firms, leading to the decision.

Petition in SC seeks highest level structural audit of all existing, under construction Bihar bridges

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to direct the Bihar Government to conduct a thorough structural audit of all existing and under-construction bridges in the state. The petition also calls for the demolition or retrofitting of weak structures in response to recent bridge collapses. The petitioner, advocate Brajesh Singh, urged the top court to issue these directives to the Bihar Government.

India’s External Affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar holds a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Astana

Pro Palestine protesters climbed the roof of Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra and unfurled banners.

Pro Palestine protesters climbed the roof of Australia's Parliament House in Canberra and unfurled banners.

SCO Summit: India’s Jaishankar meets China’s Wang Yi in Astana

CNS adm Dinesh Tripathi meets Bangladesh’s army chief

While visiting Bangladesh, Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), met with General Waker-Uz-Zaman, Chief of the Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army at the Bangladesh Army Headquarters in Dhaka. The two leaders discussed the long-standing and strong relationship between the two nations, as well as initiatives to enhance defence cooperation and explore further opportunities for joint training and exercises between the armed forces of Bangladesh and India.

Russia claims gain in war against Ukraine

According to Russia’s defence ministry, its forces have taken control of a district in the key Ukrainian town of Chasiv Yar. Ukraine denies this by saying the area is engulfed by intense fighting.

DR Congo sentences 25 soldiers to death for ‘fleeing the enemy’

Twenty-five soldiers were sentenced to death after being accused of “fleeing the enemy” during a one-day trial while fighting M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to their lawyers.

Team India arrives home after winning T-20 world cup trophy

Assam flood situation worsens; 8 dead, over 16 lakh affected

The flood situation in Assam has continued to deteriorate as eight more people lost their lives and more than 16.25 lakh people across 27 districts are affected, Till Tuesday, more than 11.3 lakh people were suffering in flood waters across 23 districts of the state.

French film director Jacquot charged with rape: prosecutors

An examining magistrate on Wednesday charged prominent arthouse film director Benoit Jacquot with alleged rape, the Paris prosecutor’s office said, in a high-profile case in France’s MeToo movement. Jacquot, 77, has been charged with raping actors Julia Roy, now 34, in 2013 and Isild Le Besco, now 41, between 1998 and 2000, it said.

US Judge blocks Biden administration ban on worker ‘noncompete’ agreements

Odisha: Former MLA Aditya Madhi dies at 50

Senior BJP leader and former MLA Aditya Madhi died at a hospital here on Wednesday. He was 50.Madhi was elected to the state assembly from Malkangiri constituency in 2019. However, the BJP denied him a ticket in this year’s election and fielded Narsingh Madkami, who won the seat.

Odisha Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan and several other BJP leaders expressed their condolences.

BSF troops nab Pak national in Punjab’s Ferozepur

BSF troops Wednesday nabbed a Pakistani national, a teenage boy, near the International Border (IB) here, officials said. According to the BSF, the troops observed the movement of a person in the morning hours near the border fence. The boy tried to escape, after which the BSF troops chased and apprehended him. He is being questioned by the BSF and other agencies to know about his motive of crossing the IB, officials said. PTI sources said the boy was aged around 15.

Man dies in fight over splashing logged rain water in Delhi

A man died while another was injured after a fight broke out over splashing roadside logged rain water on a few men in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar on Wednesday evening, police said. The incident took place when an auto-rickshaw got out of order and the occupants of the vehicle were busy in rectifying it. Meanwhile, a water tanker passed through the road, causing the logged rain water to splash on the occupants of auto-rickshaw – Arif Khan alias Vishu (18), Shakeel (18), Durga (24) and others.

Delhi University Faculty of Law postpones LLB end-term exams that were scheduled to begin today: DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh

Floods in Assam claim 46 lives as situation remains critical affecting over 16 lakh people

Floods in Assam have so far claimed 46 lives. Eight people died on Wednesday in the state after drowning in flood waters.

According to the flood report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 8 people died in the last 24 hours in the state including 2 in Sonitpur district, one each in Morigaon, Dibrugarh, Darrang, Golaghat, Biswanath and Tinsukia district, taking the total death toll to 46 while 3 others are missing.

The overall flood situation in the state is still critical as over 16.25 lakh people of 29 districts have been affected by the second wave of flood.

The flood affected districts are Goalpara, Nagaon, Nalbari, Kamrup, Morigaon, Dibrugarh, Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, South Salmara, Dhubri, Jorhat, Charaideo, Hojai, Karimganj, Sivasagar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Dhemaji, Hailakandi, Golaghat, Darrang, Biswanath, Cachar, Kamrup (M), Tinsukia, Karbi Anglong, Chirang, Karbi Anglong West, Majuli.

Lal Krishna Advani admitted to Apollo Hospital

Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani admitted to Apollo Hospital under the observation of Dr Vinit Suri at 9 pm. He is under observation and stable: Apollo Hospital

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