Morning Recap – October 10, 2021


A selective list of stories to read before you start your day.

Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra appeared on Saturday before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Police officials at the scene declined to comment on the ongoing interrogation. Ashish Mishra was scheduled to appear before police on Friday, but he failed to do so.

The 13th round of talks with the corps commander are expected to start at 10:30 a.m. at the Moldo border post on the Chinese side of the Line of Effective Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

The transfer was one of 13 transfers and appointments of chief judges to various High Courts. They are part of a major reshuffle orchestrated by the Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice NV Ramana. In September, more than 100 recommendations for appointments, transfers and retransfers to various High Courts were sent by the Collegium to the government for approval.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday about the current coal shortage, which he said was continuing for the third month in a row, affecting the power generation of major power plants providing electricity in Delhi.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar will pay a four-day visit to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Armenia from Sunday with the aim of further expanding bilateral relations and discussing key regional issues, including developments in Afghanistan.

After a delay of almost a month, the standing parliamentary committees were notified on Saturday. Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, who was largely to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, is now chairman of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice. Despite a series of complaints against him from BJP leaders, Congressman Shashi Tharoor survived as chairman of the Standing Committee on Information and Technology.

The Taliban on Saturday ruled out cooperation with the United States to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan, taking an uncompromising stance on a key issue ahead of the first direct talks between former enemies since the United States’ withdrawal from the country in August.

Unease is palpable on Saturday in the closed colony of Sheikhpora Migrant, home to around 75 migrant pandits, in Budgam, central Kashmir. However, many pundits have decided not to migrate again, as in the 1990s, in the face of new targeted assassinations carried out by militants earlier this week.

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik alleged that the BCN arrested Rishabh Sachdeva, the brother-in-law of the former president of the youth wing of the Mumbai BJP, Mohit Kumbhoj, aka Mohit Bhartiya, and two others, but the later released.

The Pant team needs to raise their commissioning standards and make better use of Ashwin; Dhoni’s unit will be keen to do their bowling and hope their fit forerunners set the tone.

Independent Gujarat lawmaker Jignesh Mevani discusses the reasons for joining Congress, the composition of the opposition for the 2024 general elections and the political situation in Gujarat.

Prime Minister Andrej Babis’ centrist party narrowly lost the parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic on Saturday, a surprise development that could spell the end of the populist billionaire’s reign.

Six-time winner Lionel Messi and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo were among the 30 names unveiled for the Ballon d’Or on Friday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that “national reunification by peaceful means” with Taiwan “will and can be achieved,” speaking amid what Taiwanese officials have called the worst tensions in four decades.

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