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.
Ilhan Omar denies critical race theory is being taught in schools, blames GOP for 'false narratives'
Amid a nationwide GOP push to ban critical race theory – a controversial academic framework that examines systematic racism in the U.S. – Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar denied Saturday that the doctrine is even being taught in public schools.
This cargo ship's captain died aboard. The crew was stuck at sea for weeks, with a potential Covid outbreak on its hands
Captain Angelo Capurro started showing symptoms of Covid-19 on his second day at sea. Within five days, the 61-year-old skipper was confined to his cabin, unable to get out of bed.
Guerrero Jr.'s go-ahead double helps Jays rally past Orioles to end 5-game skid
Sports/Baseball/MLB: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his major-league leading 23rd homer and later capped Toronto's ninth-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run double, and the Blue Jays ended a five-game skid with a 10-7 victory Saturday over the Baltimore Orioles.