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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed delight at the passage of the women's reservation bill in the Lok Sabha and thanked MPs from across party lines for support. "The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam is a historic legislation which will further boost women empowerment and will enable even greater participation of women in our political process," he said on X.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited US President Joe Biden to the Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2024, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti said on Wednesday, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday.

Punjabi-Canadian rapper Shubhneet Singh, known as Shubh, has had his 'Still Rollin India tour' cancelled due to allegations of his support for Khalistan. BookMyShow, the ticket booking platform, announced the tour's cancellation and initiated a full refund process for ticket purchasers. The refunds will be processed within 7–10 working days. BookMyShow faced criticism on social media for hosting an artist accused of sympathising with Khalistan.

MEA Minister S Jaishankar briefs PM Modi over the situation in Canada. Earlier, Canada and India have expelled a senior diplomat each after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged the involvement of "agents of the Indian government" in the killing of a prominent Sikh separatist leader in Surrey in June, claims outrightly rejected by New Delhi as "absurd" and "motivated". Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, the chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and one of India's most-wanted terrorists who carried a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen outside a gurdwara in Surrey in the western Canadian province of British Columbia on June 18.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday wondered whether Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was "jealous" of Nishikant Dubey, who was the first speaker from the BJP ranks on the women's reservation bill in the Lok Sabha. Shah's remarks came after Chowdhury and other opposition leaders pointed out that the BJP was fielding a male member to speak on the debate on the bill.

A meeting chaired by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with Union Ministers and All-Party MPs to discuss the Cauvery water-sharing dispute has begun in the national capital today. The crucial meeting is being attended by deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar, Union Ministers Prahlada Joshi, Shobha Karandlaje, Bhagwant Khooba, Narayanaswamy, Rajeev Chandrasekhar and other Supreme Court lawyers.

It would be suitable if an age limit was introduced for using social media akin to a legal age for drinking alcohol, the Karnataka High Court said on Tuesday. The court added that the school-going children are addicted to it. A division bench of Justices G Narendar and Vijaykumar A Patil observed while hearing an appeal by X Corp (formerly Twitter) challenging the single judge order of June 30, which had dismissed its plea to the takedown orders issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY).

The US on Tuesday said it is "deeply concerned" about the allegations made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on India's involvement in the killing of a Sikh separatist leader in Surrey, and urged New Delhi to "cooperate" with Ottawa in the investigation of the incident.

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First Published: Sep 20 2023 | 8:49 AM IST

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