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Afternoon brief: India's reply to Canada on Nijjar probe; BJP writes to EC against Rahul Gandhi; and all the latest news

Nov 25, 2023 01:02 PM IST

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Indian High Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Verma has urged Canada to provide evidence supporting its allegations related to the killing of pro-Khalistan militant Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The diplomatic dispute arose when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of potential involvement in Nijjar's murder earlier this year. Verma, in a TV interview, emphasized India's readiness to examine specific and relevant evidence. He questioned the fairness of cooperation requests made before completing the investigation, stating it implies a presumption of guilt. Verma asserted that the investigation was tainted by Trudeau's public statements and highlighted India's 26 extradition requests to Canada over the past five or six years. He expressed concerns about his and his consulate's security. Dig Deeper

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of potential involvement in Nijjar's murder earlier this year. (File)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused India of potential involvement in Nijjar's murder earlier this year. (File)

More on India-Canada row: India resumes e-visa services for Canadian nationals after 2-month pause. Dig Deeper

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Focus on Nijjar investigation, rather than on resuming trade talks with India: Canada. Dig Deeper

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has formally complained to the Election Commission of India, alleging Congress MP Rahul Gandhi violated the Representation of People Act 1951 with a tweet on the social media platform "X." The complaint argues that Gandhi's promises on healthcare, subsidies, debt relief, education, OBC reservations, and calls for voting during Rajasthan's polls breach the 48-hour silence zone limit. The BJP asserts this violates Section 126 of the Act, prohibiting election-related content within 48 hours of polls. The BJP demands the Election Commission instruct the platform to suspend Gandhi's account, remove the tweet, and calls for criminal proceedings against him. Dig Deeper

More on Rajasthan Assembly Elections: Congress vs BJP royale battle today; polling on 199 assembly seats. Dig Deeper

A look at key constituencies, contestants in Rajasthan assembly elections 2023. Dig Deeper

The Latest News

Uttarkashi tunnel rescue op halted again, could delay for few more days, says official. Dig Deeper

PM Narendra Modi takes sortie on Tejas aircraft in Bengaluru, says report. Dig Deeper

Central Railway announces 14 unreserved special trains for Mahaparinirvan Diwas. Dig Deeper

India News

Fire breaks out at railway station in Bengal; firefighting operations underway. Dig Deeper

Supreme Court to hear Raghav Chadha’s plea against suspension from RS on December 1. Dig Deeper

DGCA flags ‘new threat’ regarding Indian planes losing signal over Middle East. Dig Deeper

Global Matters

World's largest iceberg A23a breaks free, heads toward Southern Ocean. Dig Deeper

'Complicated days ahead': Israeli military on hostage release amid truce deal with Hamas. Dig Deeper

‘That’s how you do it,’ Vivek Ramaswamy blast GOP's ‘boring’ debate format, Proposes moving to X. Dig Deeper

Sports Goings

Rahul Dravid, former head coach of the Indian cricket team, is reportedly in talks with IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to become their mentor ahead of IPL 2024. Dravid's term as India's head coach has officially ended, and his potential association with LSG depends on discussions with the BCCI. Although India did not win an ICC trophy under Dravid, they excelled in bilateral series and are currently the top-ranked team in all formats. Dravid, considering family time, may not seek an extension as India's head coach. LSG, in search of a mentor after Gautam Gambhir's departure, appears to be the frontrunners for Dravid's potential role. If Dravid opts against an extension, VVS Laxman is seen as a strong candidate to become India's head coach. Dig Deeper

Entertainment Focus

Salman Khan's niece, Alizeh Agnihotri, debuted in the film "Farrey," released on the same day as Salman's "Tiger 3." While "Tiger 3" saw a decline at the box office, earning 3.5 crore on its 13th day, "Farrey" had a modest opening with 50 lakh. Despite the lower figure compared to "Tiger 3," the reception is considered satisfactory given "Farrey's" smaller budget. Positive reviews may contribute to increased collections over the weekend. However, with the upcoming release of Ranbir Kapoor's "Animal" on Friday, "Farrey" has a limited timeframe to perform well. "Tiger 3" faces a decline, with an overall domestic collection of 258 crore compared to "Pathaan's" 429 crore by the 13th day. Dig Deeper

Lifestyle and Health

Dream journaling is a potent tool for self-discovery and growth, especially amid modern stress. It opens a window into the subconscious, unveiling troubling thoughts, past traumas, and present dilemmas. Recording last night's dreams can reveal hidden emotions, fostering self-awareness and mindfulness, enriching mental health. Analyzing dream patterns over time aids in personal struggles and identifies areas for growth. Connectedness with dreams enhances cognitive functions, providing mental clarity and focus. Dream journaling serves as a therapeutic outlet, releasing pent-up emotions and stress, positively impacting overall health. Its benefits include stress reduction, insight into the subconscious, pattern identification, enhanced creativity, and improved sleep quality. Dig Deeper

That’s all we have at this hour in our afternoon briefing. Catch you in the evening.

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