Top news of the day: Upholding international norms key for durable world order, Jaishankar says in meeting with Russia, China; Jamia student Safoora Zargar gets bail in Delhi violence case, and more

Fire department officials spray disinfectant as priests pull chariots during the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri on June 23, 2020. Photo: Special Arrangement

Fire department officials spray disinfectant as priests pull chariots during the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri on June 23, 2020. Photo: Special Arrangement  

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India speaks of international law at meeting of Russia-India-China grouping

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar was addressing the Ministerial meeting of the Russia-India-China grouping. The Minister also reminded both his counterparts — Sergey Lavrov and Wang Yi — of India’s contribution during the World War II, and Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis’ medical mission to support China as it faced a Japanese invasion. The virtual meeting, hosted by Mr. Lavrov, is significant as it took place against the backdrop of the ongoing tense situation at the Line of Actual Control.

India and China reach mutual consensus to disengage at after talks between Corps Commanders

Modalities for disengagement from all friction areas in Eastern Ladakh were discussed and will be taken forward by both the sides, says Army source. | Modi govt gravely mishandled situation along LAC, says Sonia Gandhi at CWC meet

Delhi violence | Delhi High Court grants bail to Jamia student Safoora Zargar

Justice Rajiv Shakdher passed the order after the Centre, represented by Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, agreed to Ms. Zargar’s bail plea on humanitarian grounds. The Solicitor-General said that the order enlarging her on bail should not be made a precedent and additionally insisted on a series of conditions to be followed by Ms. Zargar after her release. | Bombay High Court to hear Sudha Bharadwaj’s bail plea on June 26 in Elgar Parishad case

India asks Pakistan to reduce High Commission staff by half within 7 days

The Ministry of External Affairs said the Charge d’ Affaires of Pakistan High Commission was summoned and informed about the decision which was based on instances of alleged involvement of Pakistani officials in “acts of espionage” and dealings with terrorist organisations. | India-Pakistan, oil sanctions exemptions and treaties: India in John Bolton’s book

Vande Bharat mission: U.S. may bar Air India from operating charter flights

The U.S. government’s Department of Transport (DoT) has said that the manner in which Air India is conducting operations under the guise of charter flights creates a “competitive disadvantage” for U.S. airlines. | India mulls ‘bilateral bubbles’ with U.S., U.K., France and Germany for air travel

Coronavirus | India has 1 death per lakh population as against 6.04 globally, says Health Ministry

“The recovery rate continues to improve and it is 56.38 per cent as on date,” the Ministry said. | Ramdev’s Patanjali launches drug that can ‘cure COVID-19 in 7 days’; AYUSH Ministry orders to stop advertising the drug

26% of newly-elected Rajya Sabha MPs have criminal cases, 84% are crorepatis

Of the 62 new MPs, 16 had declared criminal cases and 11 had declared serious cases, including murder, attempt to murder, rape, dacoity and theft, according to an analysis of their affidavits by the National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms.

Chariots roll in Puri without crowds

In order to prevent any congregation, a curfew-like shutdown has been imposed across Puri district from 9 p.m. on June 22 till 2 p.m. on June 24, Odisha DGP Abhay said. | Symbolic Rath Yatra at Lord Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad

Coronavirus | U.K. PM to set July 4 date to end COVID-19 lockdown with bars reopening

The venues, which have been closed for at least three months since the U.K. went into its official coronavirus-induced lockdown on March 23, will be required to have safety measures set out under government guidance in place to be able to operate.

Nasscom says move to bar entry of certain non-immigrants ‘misguided and harmful’ to U.S. economy

The National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) on Tuesday said the move by the U.S. to bar the entry of certain non-immigrants into America was “misguided and harmful to the U.S. economy”. Technology giants Google, Microsoft and Twitter also echoed similar views, opposing the proclamation. | Watch — Who will be affected by the new visa order?

Coronavirus | Novak Djokovic becomes fourth tennis player to test positive

The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His wife also tested positive.

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