India abstains from voting on UN's Myanmar resolution
India joined China and Russia in abstaining from a vote on a UNGA resolution seeking to delegitimise the Myanmar military junta and to prevent flow of arms into the country. Mindful of Myanmar's ties with China and its own security interests in the northeast, India has walked the diplomatic tightrope on Myanmar since the military coup earlier this year.
PM’s J&K meeting plan gets cautious reception
Regional parties including PDP, National Conference and People's Conference are careful in assessing the implications of the initiative and highlight the centrality of their demands like restoration of statehood. Any discussion on elections is currently a future scenario as the delimitation commission must first submit its recommendations for new MLA and Lok Sabha constituencies.
Speaker or Lokpal to allow MPs’ prosecution? LS seeks legal view
Lok Sabha has sought legal opinion on who - the Speaker or Lokpal - should be the competent authority for green-signalling chargesheeting of MPs in a corruption case. Former Lok Sabha secretary general PDT Achary said the issue was settled by SC that the Speaker would be the appointing authority for Lok Sabha MPs and such sanction was only necessary in corruption cases. He added that the Lokpal Act did not change the situation.
Euro 2020: Germany bounce back with 4-2 win over Portugal
Three-time European champions Germany shrugged off their opening game loss and announced their arrival as serious contenders at Euro 2020 with an emphatic 4-2 win over highly-rated Portugal in their Group F match on Saturday.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms blames city's crime spike on GOP-led reopening
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms blames a crime wave in her city on lax gun laws, young people being out of school and GOP Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to make Georgia one of the early states to begin reopening.