Germany's counter to 'America 1st', Delhi dharna, and other news in pictures

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas delivers a speech about Europe in Berlin on June 13, 2018.

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas delivers a speech about Europe in Berlin on June 13, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

8:00 pm

New German FM wants 'Europe united' to counter 'America 1st'

Germany’s new Foreign Minister says that Europe’s response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” strategy should be “Europe United.” In his first major policy speech since taking office, Heiko Maas said the European Union should strive for a “balanced partnership” with the United States. Mr. Maas says this means working with Washington where possible, filling voids in areas where the U.S. is withdrawing and pushing back where America is seen as crossing red lines.

7:00 pm

AAP leaders march to L-G office

AAP leader Sanjay Singh with workers seen during a protest against Delhi's LG, in New Delhi on Wednesday, in support of CM Arvind Kejriwal's dharna at LG house.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh with workers seen during a protest against Delhi's LG, in New Delhi on Wednesday, in support of CM Arvind Kejriwal's dharna at LG house.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

 

The fight between the Delhi government and the Lt. Governor over IAS officers’ “strike” intensified on Wednesday with thousands of AAP leaders and workers marching to the L-G’s office where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues had been staging a sit-in since Monday evening. During the protest march, party leaders and workers raised slogans against the Lieutenant Governor - “L-G sahab, Delhi Chodo (LG, quit Delhi)”. In view of the protest march, police made appropriate security arrangements.

6:00 pm

HIV testing

A health worker collects blood samples from a police officer and preserves them as the samples will go for HIV testing, in a free health campaign, in the outskirts of Agartala, capital of the northeastern state of Tripura.

A health worker collects blood samples from a police officer and preserves them as the samples will go for HIV testing, in a free health campaign, in the outskirts of Agartala, capital of the northeastern state of Tripura.   | Photo Credit: Abhisek Saha

 

India has said that achieving global targets of ending AIDS epidemic requires political will that ensures expansion of community-led approaches to HIV treatment, besides a rapid roll-out of improved testing and treatment combinations. First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu said in United Nations on Wednesday that concerted global efforts and commitments at national level have resulted in measurable progress in containing the epidemic.

5:00 pm

Delhi dharna

Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari with party workers marching towards Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office in New Delhi. They raise slogans and demand water and power supply in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari with party workers marching towards Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office in New Delhi. They raise slogans and demand water and power supply in New Delhi on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Shanker Chakravarty

 

BJP leaders and rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra on Wednesday sat on a dharna at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office against the “non-performance” of his government, mimicking a protest the ruling dispensation members are holding at the lt governor’s office. Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta and MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the sit-in will continue till their demands are met by the AAP government. The protest is against the “non-performance” of the Kejriwal government, Mr. Gupta said.

4:00 pm

DMK walks out of Assembly

DMK working president M.K. Stalin walks out of the Assembly in Chennai on Wednesday.

DMK working president M.K. Stalin walks out of the Assembly in Chennai on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: V. Ganesan

 

Opposition DMK in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday tried to raise their demand for the arrest of BJP politician S.Ve. Shekher in the House but staged a walkout after the Chair denied them permission to debate the matter as it was sub-judice. 

11:00 am

Remembering Uphaar tragedy

A victim's relative remembers her loved one at Smriti Upavan in Green Park, opposite Uphaar theatre.

A victim's relative remembers her loved one at Smriti Upavan in Green Park, opposite Uphaar theatre.   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

 

It's been 21 years since a fire engulfed the Uphaar theatre in New Delhi claiming 59 lives. The Smriti Upavan in Green Park, right across the Uphaar theatre stands as a reminder to the deadly inferno.

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10:15 am

Rahul Gandhi's brief press meet

Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrives to address press conference at Mumbai Cricket Association, in Bandra Kurla Complex.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrives to address press conference at Mumbai Cricket Association, in Bandra Kurla Complex.   | Photo Credit: Prashant Nakwe

 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi briefly met the media at Mumbai Cricket Association's Bandra-Kurla complex. In the less-than three minute interaction, Mr. Gandhi accused the Central government of using money earned for fuel revenues to bail out select businessmen.

9:15 am

Traffic comes to standstill at Chennai-Bengaluru Highway in Vellore

A Multiaxle vehicle involved in accident with coal-laden lorry on the Chennai-Bangalore National highway in Vellore on Wednesday.

A Multiaxle vehicle involved in accident with coal-laden lorry on the Chennai-Bangalore National highway in Vellore on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: C. Venkatachalapathy

 

An accident involving a multiaxle vehicle and a coal-laden lorry at an intersection in Vellore in the Chennai-Bengaluru Highway, has affected the traffic for nearly an hour. One person is reported to be killed in the incident. Police are engaged in clearing the involved vehicles.

9:00 am

Kejriwal's sit-in

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with his cabinet colleagues at Raj Niwas in New Delhi.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with his cabinet colleagues at Raj Niwas in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

 

For the third day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three members of his Cabinet are staying put in the visitors’ room at Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal’s residence. The Chief Minister demanded that the L-G intervene to end what the Aam Aadmi Party dispensation termed was a four-month-long strike by bureaucrats in the wake of the alleged attack on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs in February.

8:30 am

Congress ends BJP's run in North-East Graduates constituency

Congress candidate Chandrashekhar B Patil, who won the MLC polls in North East Graduates Constituency, speaks to reporters on Wednesday.

Congress candidate Chandrashekhar B Patil, who won the MLC polls in North East Graduates Constituency, speaks to reporters on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Arun Kulkarni

Congress ended the 30-year dominance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by registering the first victory in the North-East Graduates constituency of Karnataka Legislative Council. Congress candidate Chandrashekhar B Patil beat his nearest rival K.B. Srinivas of BJP by a slender margin of 321 votes.

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