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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that the government is planning to withdraw AFSPA completely from Assam by 2023. "We are aiming at withdrawing AFSPA completely from Assam by the end of 2023. We will also rope in ex-military personnel to train our police force," tweeted Sarma.

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra is the new world number one in men’s javelin throw, as per the latest rankings released by World Athletics. Chopra, who became the first Indian to win a gold medal in a track and field event at the Tokyo Olympics, leads reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada by 22 points. Chopra began his 2023 season by winning the first Diamond League meeting in Doha on May 6 with a world-leading effort of 88.67m. The 25-year-old Indian will next be in action at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games at Hengelo, the Netherlands on June 4 followed by the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku in Finland on June 13.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Australia on the last leg of his three-nation tour, reported PTI.

NCLAT upheld the NCLT order admitting voluntary plea by Go First airlines for insolvency and protection under a moratorium from recovery by lenders on Monday, the Bar & Bench reported.

Former Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, who has been arrested in connection with a money laundering case, was taken to the Safdarjung Hospital here as he was feeling unwell, party sources said on Monday.

Announcement to exchange of Rs 2000 currency note a part of regular exercise. We have given a deadline of September 30 so people take it seriously, says RBI Governor Shaktikant Das. The Rs 2,000 currency note will continue to be legal tender. However, we are expecting the notes to come back by September 30. Based on deposits till September 30, we will take further decisions, the RBI Governor added. 

PM Narendra Modi was conferred the highest honour of Fiji on Monday by the Prime Minister of Fiji.
Delhi High Court on Monday issued summons to BBC on a defamation suit claiming that its two part documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast a slur on India's reputation, the Bar & Bench reported.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on Richter scale hit Tezpur in Assam on Monday, the National Center for Seismology informed.
The earthquake occurred at around 08:52 AM. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the 3rd India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summitth in Papua New Guinea and said, "India is proud to be your development partner. You can count on India as a reliable partner. We are ready to share our experiences and capabilities with you without hesitation."

Pm Modi added that India believes in multilateralism and support a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific. 

Jammu and Kashmir is all set to host the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting on Monday. Under India's presidency, the third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting is scheduled to take place in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir from May 22-24.
As India prepares to host the meet in J&K, Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday kickstarted his 3-day long visit to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) where he will also deliver an address to the people residing in the region, reported Dawn.
9:50 PM

Nearly 20 million tourists expected to visit J-K this year: G20 Chief Coordinator

9:49 PM

G20 delegates enjoy shikara ride at Dal Lake in Srinagar

2:57 PM

Punjab Police arrests 4 shooters of Lawrence Bishnoi gang

Four shooters of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang have been arrested and six pistols along with cartridges were recovered from them, Punjab Police here on Monday said. Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav said the accused have been facing several criminal cases registered in Punjab and Haryana.

2:36 PM

CM Siddaramaiah, Deputy CM DK Shivakumar take oath as MLAs in Vidhana Soudha

2:21 PM

MCD prohibits use of acid in public toilets after summons from DCW

Days after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) issued notice to the MCD commissioner over the usage of acid for cleaning purposes at a civic body-run toilet, the corporation issued an order prohibiting the use of acid. Earlier on April 4, the DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal inspected an MCD Female Toilet Opposite GB Pant Hospital Gate No. 8, Daryaganj and found a 50-litre canister containing acid kept in the open inside the toilet.

2:17 PM

8 high-capacity country-made bombs found at Kizhakkal within Kannavam police station limits in Kerala

1:34 PM

Strong possibility there will be relief from heatwave from tomorrow: IMD

1:02 PM

All girls who have complaint, are ready to undergo Narco test: Vinesh Phogat replies to Brij Bhushan

12:25 PM

PM Modi meets New Zealand PM Chris Hipkins, discusses bilateral ties

11:45 AM

No proposal to relaunch Rs 1000 note, says RBI Governor

The RBI Governor on Monday said that the statements about the relaunch of the Rs 1000 note are mere speculations and there was no such proposal in discussion yet. 
11:32 AM

Rs 2000 notes were primarily issued for purpose of quickly replenishing value of money: RBI Guv

10:57 AM

PM Narendra Modi has been conferred highest honour of Fiji

10:23 AM

Enforcement Directorate to grill Maharashtra NCP chief Jayant Patil, party stages protests

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will on Monday question Maharashtra Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Jayant Patil in connection with his role in the alleged IL&FS scam. Patil, who was summoned last weekjust as the Karnataka election results were being declared on May 13 when the Congress was voted to power, had sought time from the central agency and he will appear on Monday for the probe.

10:09 AM

Odisha cabinet reshuffle: 3 new ministers take oath in state cabinet

9:44 AM

PM Modi announces 12-step action plan to propel India's partnership with Pacific Island Countries

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First Published: May 22 2023 | 4:53 PM IST

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