Morning Digest: Tense standoff continues along LAC, FIR against Baba Ramdev on COVID-19 cure claim, and more

A health worker checks the temperature of a vegetable vendor during the lockdown as a precautionary measure at Pudupet temporary market, in Chennai on June 26, 2020.

A health worker checks the temperature of a vegetable vendor during the lockdown as a precautionary measure at Pudupet temporary market, in Chennai on June 26, 2020.   | Photo Credit: B. Velankanni Raj

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Ladakh face-off | Tense standoff continues along LAC

A week after the Corps Commander level talks in the wake of the June 15 Galwan incident when 20 Indian Army personnel were killed, both Indian and Chinese troops continue in “eyeball-to-eyeball” positions at all the friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.

Coronavirus | FIR against Baba Ramdev, others on COVID-19 cure claim

Acharya Balkrishna CEO of Ramdev-promoted Patanajali Ayurveda Ltd., Patanjali employee Anurag Varshney, and Balvir Singh Tomar and Anurag Singh Tomar, chairman and director, respectively, of National Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (NIMS) were also named in the FIR.

Supreme Court to hear urgent petition on CA exams on June 28

A three-judge virtual Bench led by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar will examine the petition filed by the India Wide Parents Association, represented by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, which has primarily challenged the “opt-out” scheme announced by the ICAI on June 15 and 20.

India will win battles against coronavirus and Chinese aggression: Amit Shah

Mr. Shah, in an interview with ANI, said, “We will win both the battles. I want to assure the people that under the leadership of Modiji, we will win both the battles.” He said Parliament is about to convene, and he will discuss everything related to China that has occurred since 1962.

Sattankulam custodial deaths: TN to hand over probe to CBI, says CM

In a related development, Sridhar, Inspector of Sattankulam Police Station, where the father and son were allegedly subjected to third degree assault, was on Sunday suspended from service pending an inquiry into the case.

Sri Lanka lifts nationwide lockdown

Sri Lanka imposed the lockdown on March 20 and lifted it gradually over the past two months, although a night-time curfew remained in place. It reintroduced tighter restrictions in late May and early June to curb gatherings for the funeral of a popular govt. minister and for a religious festival.

One killed in shooting at Black Lives Matter rally

The incident on Saturday took place at Jefferson Square Park in the centre of Louisville where protesters have gathered for weeks over the killing of African American woman Breonna Taylor. Her death in March helped fuel a campaign against racism and police brutality in the U.S.

U.K.’s top senior civil servant steps down as Johnson adviser seeks change

Mark Sedwill, a career diplomat, was appointed cabinet secretary and national security adviser. In a letter, he wrote that having stayed on for “the acute phase” of the crisis, he was now leaving as “the government’s focus is now shifting to domestic and global recovery and renewal”.

FA Cup | Man United to play Chelsea in semifinals

The 13-time champion Arsenal will play Newcastle or Manchester City, and 12-time winner Manchester United faces Chelsea.The matches will take place at Wembley over the July 18-19 weekend.

Up to 2,000 fans allowed at WTA Prague event: organisers

One of the first WTA tournaments to take place after the coronavirus suspension, the Prague Open will be played on the Sparta Prague clay courts in the Czech capital.

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