Most Indian diplomats can be excessively restrained in their conduct, and measured in their responses to a fault, but India’s Permanent Representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin was anything but that when he turned the UN press stakeout into an almost gladiatorial contest with hostile journalists, many of them Pakistanis raring to have a go at him.
Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have further eased restrictions on the movement of people. They have also restored landline phone services in some areas of the Kashmir Valley on Saturday.
A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan’s capital, killing 63 people and wounding 182 others, a government official said.
Former finance minister Arun Jaitley’s condition continues to be critical. He is on life support, sources said.
Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar has said that coming together of BASIC countries- Brazil, South Africa, India and China and putting views together is an important aspect of United Nations negotiations.
Heavy rain lashed several parts of the country, affecting normal life. Met Department has warned of heavy rain in low and middle hills of the state especially in Shimla, Solan, Mandi and Kangra districts.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that Article 370 of the Constitution has been abrogated to ensure all-round development and extend benefits to the people of the newly-created Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure on Sunday to immediately recall lawmakers from their summer holiday so parliament can debate Brexit.
Demonstrators backing the democracy activists in Hong Kong marched in London on Saturday, as counter-protesters staged a rival rally.
Argentina's Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne resigned on Saturday after a week of economic tumult caused by President Mauricio Macri's defeat in a primary poll ahead of a general election.