Posters of Opposition leaders placed in preparation for the meeting ahead of the 2024 general elections, in Patna, on, June 22, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI
PM Modi’s visit to the US yielded many important agreements
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden marked what they described as a new phase in India-US relations, while Mr. Modi was given a ceremonial welcome on the White House’s South Lawn by Mr. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on a steamy Thursday morning.
Cabinet officials from both sides, and several thousand members of the diaspora – some of whom shouted “Modi, Modi” – were in attendance. The visit was not all pomp and ceremony — the two sides announced a long list of deliverables covering defense, critical and emerging technologies, health, energy and mobility. Mr. Biden referred to it as a “next generation partnership” between the two countries.
There is no discrimination against minorities in India, democracy is in our roots, PM Modi told US
Asserting that democracy is “in our spirit…and flows through our veins”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there was no question of discrimination in India on the grounds of caste or religion as his government abides by the Constitution , which is generated. on the basic values of democracy.
Barack Obama says India could ‘separate’ minority rights
India could “separate” if the rights of religious and ethnic minorities are not upheld, former US President Barack Obama said on Thursday. Speaking in an interview with of CNN Christiane Amanpour, Mr. Obama expressed concern about the rights of vulnerable sections in Indian society and emphasized that the Biden administration should discuss these issues “frankly” with Prime Minister Modi.
All set for Opposition meeting as Patna to be first battleground before 2024
With opposition leaders from across the country pouring into Patna, it has turned into a battleground, with the BJP continuing to flood the city with posters branding the meeting as a “gathering of thugs.”
The Opposition chose Patna as the venue for its meeting for two reasons – neutral ground far from Delhi and Jayaprakash Narayan’s 1974 call for total revolution that toppled Indira Gandhi’s majority government.
The pilot and passengers of the missing Titan submersible are believed to be dead, OceanGate said
The pilot and passengers of the missing Titan submersible are believed to be dead, OceanGate, the company that operated the deep-sea submersible to the Titanic wreckage, said Thursday.
OceanGate Expeditions said Thursday that its pilot and chief executive Stockton Rush, along with passengers Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet were “sadly lost.”
Extend deadline for higher pension, simplify application process, employers tell EPFO
As the June 26 deadline approaches to submit joint options to claim higher provident fund pension, many employers and their representatives are learned to have approached the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), seeking an extension, as well as a simplified process.
State Election Commission will be responsible for all bloodshed during panchayat polls, says West Bengal Governor
West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose on June 22 blamed the State Election Commission (SEC) for the violence during the ongoing panchayat poll process in the State, warning that the Commission will be held responsible for every drop of human blood spilled in field.
Manipur government is looking to set up kiosks across the State for limited Internet access
The Manipur government is looking to set up kiosks across the State where citizens can access Internet services, The Hindu was learned.
This comes a week after the Manipur High Court sought options for restoring the Internet with restrictions on social media websites and also directed the government to restore limited access to designated locations temporarily.
Trade unions boycott G-20 meeting over BMS appointment as chairman
Around 10 Central Trade Unions (CTU) boycotted Labour20 (L20), the meeting of trade unions from G20 countries, which began in Patna on Thursday.
Unions are unhappy with the Centre’s decision to appoint the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-backed trade union Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) as L20 chairman.
Maharashtra may allow the Center to take control of Ambedkar’s house in London
The Shinde-Fadnavis government in Maharashtra is set to give its nod to the Centre’s proposal to take control of the former residence of Dr. BR Ambedkar in London, converted into a museum, and turn it into an autonomous unit.
G20 ministers for equitable, inclusive use of AI in education
A meeting of education ministers of the G20 countries held in Pune agreed on the equitable and inclusive use of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ in education and skills that respect human rights. All G20 members also agreed on the critical role that education plays as an enabler of human dignity and empowerment around the world.
Former Maldives President Nasheed quit the MDP leadership months before the presidential polls
Parliamentary Speaker and former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has left the ruling party, he said on Wednesday, amid growing speculation that he may run against incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in September from a newly floated party.
Chhetri, self-effacing as ever, prefers to focus on the collective
Sunil Chhetri’s hat-trick in the 4-0 victory over Pakistan in the SAFF Championship opener could bring a similar feeling to the Indian skipper. It was against the same opponent that a 21-year-old Chhetri scored his debut international goal in 2005.