The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has conducted searches at premises linked to Haryana MLA Gopal Kanda and others as part of a money laundering investigation. The raids were carried out at residential and business premises in Delhi, Gurugram, and Sirsa. Kanda, a sitting MLA from Sirsa, was recently acquitted in a high-profile abetment of suicide case.
A bandh, or general strike, called by different unions in Punjab in response to the violence in Manipur, received a strong response in the Doaba region, where many commercial establishments remained closed. However, other parts of the state saw a lukewarm response. In Amritsar, there was a complete shutdown, with most main markets closed, but other parts of the Majha region showed little impact. The bandh had no effect in Tarn Taran district and there was a mixed response in Pathankot, Gurdaspur, and Batala. Sangrur and Barnala districts saw normalcy prevail.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi stopped his car to check on a scooter rider who had met with an accident while he was on his way to Parliament for the 'no-confidence motion' discussion. In a video, Gandhi can be seen stepping out of his car to inquire about the incident and engaging with the individuals involved before returning to his vehicle. Later in Parliament, Gandhi delivered his first speech since regaining his membership, criticising the BJP-led Centre over the Manipur issue and highlighting the Congress party's Bharat Jodo Yatra.
A strong and healthy relationship is a beautiful bond that needs constant care and cooperation from both partners. For any relationship in your life, building a strong foundation for a connection is very important. Relationships are more likely to last if people give priority to the basic elements of their bond. "Four essential components lay the groundwork for a fruitful and satisfying bond, much like the four pillars of a spectacular construction. Let's examine these fundamental foundations of a relationship: Emotional connection, mutuality, healthy boundaries, and self-care. These are the crucial elements that are the foundation of any healthy connection," says Anjali Tyagi, professional life coach, certified Reiki healer and NLP practitioner.
Three people were killed after their vehicle fell into a 500m deep gorge in Pauri district, India. Rescue operations were carried out by the State Disaster Response Force, who recovered three bodies but are still searching for a fourth person who is believed to have fallen further into the gorge. This incident adds to the growing number of road accidents in the state, with around 50 people killed and over 150 injured since June 15th.
As Hardik continues to receive flak, the stump mic recorded an interesting chat between Tilak and his captain has emerged where Pandya could be heard dishing instructions to Varma.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed his gratitude to senior opposition leaders for their support in opposing the Delhi Services Bill. The bill, which was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, has been criticized by the opposition as "retrogressive" and "completely unconstitutional." Kejriwal thanked former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his support and said that his commitment to democracy and the constitution is an inspiration.
A re-enactment video of the Montgomery Riverfront brawl, in which a 16-year-old boy swam across the river to defend a dock worker being attacked, has gone viral. The incident occurred when private boat owners refused to move their pontoon to allow the Harriott II Riverboat to dock. Three boaters are now facing third-degree assault charges for attacking the dock worker. The attackers were charged with misdemeanours, escaping riot and hate-crime charges, but there was not enough evidence for more than assault charges.
Representatives of the Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF), an influential umbrella body of tribal groups in Manipur, met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday. The ITLF had been invited for talks by the Ministry of Home Affairs following fresh violence in Manipur. The northeastern state has been gripped by ethnic clashes between the tribal Kukis and the majority Meiteis communities, resulting in over 160 deaths in the last three months.
The special land survey in Bihar, which aims to update land records, is expected to be completed by 2025. The revenue and land reforms department has recruited additional field officers to expedite the process. The department has also scanned and digitised 64 million revenue documents and plans to complete the scanning and digitisation of 160-200 million documents in a year. The survey work is currently being conducted in 4,927 mouzas (specific land areas) in 20 districts, with 600 mouzas already surveyed. The non-updation of land records and discrepancies are major causes of land disputes in the state.
In Ashwin, Jadeja and Axar, India have a combination of cricketers who are deadly in home conditions. But the same thing becomes their problem overseas
Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath defended himself against criticism for inviting spiritual leader Pandit Dhirendra Shastri to a religious function in Chhindwara, where Shastri purportedly called for India to become a Hindu Rashtra (nation). Nath argued that there was no need to declare India a Hindu nation, as 82% of Indians are already Hindus. His comments came after Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Shivanand Tiwari said Nath's actions were against the ideology of the opposition alliance. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Home Minister Narottam Mishra also criticized Nath.
Russia has claimed to have shot down two Ukrainian drones near Moscow, one near a major airport to the south of the city and one to the west. The defence ministry labelled it an "attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack" and said the drones were destroyed by air defences. Drone attacks on Russia have increased since a drone was destroyed over the Kremlin in May, with civilian areas of Moscow being targeted in subsequent attacks.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written letters to Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, thanking them for their support in opposing the Delhi Services Bill. The bill, which gives control over bureaucrats in Delhi to the central government-appointed Lieutenant Governor, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Kejriwal praised the Congress leaders for their loyalty to the Constitution and said their opposition to the bill will be remembered for decades.
Rahul Gandhi, the MP and former president of the Indian National Congress, made a similar gesture to his famous hug and wink during a recent speech in the Lok Sabha. After his speech, Gandhi allegedly blew a flying kiss as he exited the chamber. Union Minister Smriti Irani criticized Gandhi's behavior, calling it disrespectful and misogynistic. The incident has prompted some women BJP MPs to consider filing a complaint with the Speaker.