- In a major milestone in the development of a naval version of Tejas, the aircraft on Friday successfully carried out a successful “arrested landing”, a key performance demonstrating its ability to land onboard an aircraft carrier.
- The Uttar government on Friday decided that ministers will start paying their own income tax, ending a four-decade-old practice of the state exchequer shelling out the amount annually for them. A law enacted in 1981 which ensures that the state’s chief minister and ministers don’t pay any income tax themselves. Instead, their share is shelled out by the state government under the Uttar Pradesh Ministers’ Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Act, 1981.
- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran said on Friday that he will not disappoint Kashmiris at the United Nations General Assembly and vowed to raise their plight at every international platform, after Indian revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
- The Delhi high court on Friday restrained Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy and social media giants Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp from publishing or disseminating any “false, offending or defamatory” allegations against Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd.
- Issue of Aadhaar-FB link needs to be decided at the earliest: SC
- The government is working on modernising the central administrative district at the capital — a plan that includes setting up a more grandiose Parliament building, a new central secretariat complex and redevelopment of the central vista.The plan encompasses building a new Parliament complex or redevelopment of the existing structure by August 2022. It aims to hold a special session on August 15, 2022, marking the 75th anniversary of India’s independence -— in the new Parliament building. It will save around 1000 crore in a year.
- Mamata Banerjee opposes NRC
- Boris Johnson suspends UK Parliament for 5 weeks after latest Brexit defeat.
- UK court rules Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful. Judges at Scotland’s highest court in Edinburgh said Britain’s Supreme Court must make the final decision.
- Trump Says He’d Consider an Interim Trade Agreement With China
- London Stock Exchange Group Plc has rejected a takeover proposal from Asian rival Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd., saying the bid has “fundamental flaws.”
- Facebook suspended a chatbot operated by the official account of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday for violating hate speech rules after it sent a message saying that Israel’s Arab politicians “want to destroy us all”.
- The daughter of the King of Saudi Arabia Princess Hassa bint Salman was complicit in beating up and briefly kidnapping a workman in her luxury flat Paris, a French court ruled on Thursday, sentencing the princess to a 10-month suspended prison sentence.
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