Morning Digest: June 30, 2023

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Imphal airport on June 29. | Photo Credit: ANI

TN Governor backtracks on sending Senthilbalaji out of Cabinet

In an unprecedented and miscalculated move, Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi on June 29 evening unilaterally “removed with immediate effect” arrested Minister V. Senthilbalaji from the Council of Ministers, and rushed back in his midnight decision.

Sources in Prime Minister MK Stalin’s office said The Hindu that Mr. Ravi informed that his order to dismiss Mr. Senthilbalaji was stayed with immediate effect. “The Governor said his decision is being kept in abeyance,” said a source privy to the development.

16 days later, two were killed in Manipur as rioters opened fire on the army

At least two men were killed in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district after gunfire broke out between security forces and armed miscreants attacking hill villages, police and army officials said on Thursday. Several others were injured. A defense source said the attack was “planned” as they had received inputs on Wednesday night about miscreants planning violence.

The deaths come after a 16-day ceasefire in Manipur. Although there have been sporadic incidents of arson and vandalism, no killings have been reported since June 13.

The parliamentary panel is calling representatives of the Law Commission, law ministry in the UCC

A parliamentary standing committee summoned representatives of the Law Commission and the law ministry on July 3 in a recent notice issued by the law panel seeking the views of stakeholders on the issue of the uniform civil code.

US Supreme Court strikes down race-conscious university admissions policies

The US Supreme Court on Thursday struck down race-conscious student admissions programs currently in use at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina in a sharp setback to affirmative action policies often used increasing the number of Black, Hispanic and other underrepresented minority groups on campuses.

Rahul Gandhi visits and assures help to victims of violence in Manipur

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday assured all help to the victims of the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur.

He visited two camps in Churachandpur, one of the worst-hit districts dominated by the Kuki-Zomi tribes, who have been embroiled in a conflict with the predominantly Meitei people of the Imphal Valley since May 3.

PM Modi ‘restless’ as opposition plans next meeting in Bengaluru on July 13, 14, says Sharad Pawar

Noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “anxiety” has increased following the June 23 meeting of Opposition parties in Patna, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar said on June 29 that the next meeting of the parties of the Opposition will be held in Bengaluru on July 13 and 14.

Court of appeal rules UK government’s Rwanda asylum plan illegal

The Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled that the UK government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda was unlawful because the African country could not be considered a safe third country.

Scope for joint sales, patrol through maritime cooperation between India and the Philippines

There is a lot of scope for expanding defense cooperation between India and the Philippines, especially in maritime security, including the potential for joint sales as well as joint patrols, diplomatic sources said, while the Secretary for Philippine Foreign Minister Enrique A. Manalo conducted a bilateral. talking to his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar on Thursday. Mr. Manalo is on an official visit to India from June 27 to 30.

Sri Lankan Central Bank debates pension funds again, cut sovereign bonds

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has proposed restructuring the country’s debt by restructuring the outgo on the country’s pension funds and offering international sovereign bondholders a repayment plan that requires a 30% haircut.

Days after the uprising, Russia’s Security Council Secretary called National Security Adviser Ajit Doval

In the first such New Delhi-Moscow interaction since the failed coup in Russia, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval held talks with his counterpart Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, on June 29. They discussed developments as well as bilateral and multilateral relations.

“The current issues of Russian-Indian cooperation in the field of security and the prospects for their deepening within the framework of bilateral and multilateral formats were discussed in detail,” the council said.

Neeraj Chopra returns to action in the Lausanne Diamond League javelin throw

Returning to action after a month-long injury lay-off, Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be looking for his second consecutive podium finish of the season in the Lausanne leg of the Diamond League in a star-studded field on Friday.

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