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Your Each day Wrap: Modi meets Putin at SCO Summit; recent ED raids in Delhi liquor coverage case; and extra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday held talks on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). It’s the first assembly between the 2 leaders after the Ukraine battle broke out in February this 12 months. On the assembly, Modi instructed Putin that now shouldn’t be a time for conflict, with meals, fertiliser and gas safety among the many main considerations of the world at current. Earlier within the day, PM Modi additionally met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Prime Minister Modi additionally mentioned that the SCO member nations ought to grant rights to transit and enhance connectivity. Modi’s reference was clearly to Pakistan, whose Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was current on the SCO leaders’ session. He additionally flagged the influence on world provide chains because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the power and meals safety points.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the present day launched search operations at 40 areas throughout the nation in reference to its cash laundering probe into the Delhi liquor coverage case. Hours later, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned the Centre is utilizing investigative businesses to threaten everybody within the nation, including that he doesn’t “perceive what’s the rip-off within the liquor coverage.”

In the meantime, hours after AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan joined an investigation in connection together with his function because the Delhi Waqf Board Chairman, the Delhi anti-corruption department performed raids in a number of locations associated to him, and allegedly recovered an unlicensed pistol and Rs 12 lakh in money.

Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh is all set to hitch the BJP subsequent week in New Delhi. His occasion, Punjab Lok Congress, in the present day introduced its merger with the BJP. In an interview with The Indian Specific the day earlier than the merger was introduced, Singh spoke on a spread of points, together with the AAP authorities, the ruling occasion’s allegation that the BJP was making an attempt to purchase off its MLAs, Raghav Chadha’s function within the state, and his opposition to the Agnipath scheme. Edited excerpts right here.

Political Pulse

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the intercontinental cheetah translocation mission on the Kuno Nationwide Park in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh tomorrow. With the discharge of eight cheetahs being introduced from Namibia, the massive cat species will likely be reintroduced in India after 70 years since being declared extinct in 1952. Whereas it might be one other ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’ second tomorrow, however Jawaharlal Nehru onwards, it’s not the primary time leaders have displayed a eager ‘animal intuition’.

As Asaduddin Owaisi readies his occasion — the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) — for Rajasthan elections, he says the Congress “has develop into a circus” within the state, including that the 9 Muslim MLAs within the Meeting have been “helpless and weak” and their voices weren’t heard by the federal government. Tearing into the Narendra Modi-led BJP authorities on the Centre over points comparable to unemployment and violence perpetrated by cow vigilantes, Owaisi says the prime minister runs quicker than a cheetah when requested about unemployment. Deep Mukherjee reviews.

Specific Defined

With the demise of Queen Elizabeth II in the UK on September 8, King Charles III has been proclaimed the monarch. The formal coronation ceremony will see him put on the Imperial State Crown for the primary time. Whereas no date has been introduced for it but, what is thought is that a number of of the opposite Crown Jewels will likely be part of the ceremony, and the Kohinoor diamond can even be seen. So who does the Kohinoor go to? How did the Kohinoor diamond attain Britain’s royals? Learn right here.

Film Critiques: This week we reviewed Diljit Dosanjh’s Jogi, Manish Mundra’s Siya, Prakash Jha starrer Matto Ki Saikil, and Ratnaa Sinha’s Center Class Love. Watch it or skip it? Learn our critiques to determine.

In Specific Opinion in the present day

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Why there may be hope for the cheetah in India

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