The stormy relationship between India and Canada has escalated, with Canada expelling a high-ranking Indian diplomat in retaliation to the assassination of noted Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The dismissal coincides with an ongoing probe into what Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, has termed as “credible allegations of a connection” between Indian government operatives and the late Khalistani leader. Trudeau has revealed that Canadian security agencies have been diligently following these allegations for several weeks, thus raising questions about the possible involvement of Indian government operatives in the murder of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar. This development has put a strain on the diplomatic relations between the two nations.
In focus – Canada’s Allegations: Who was Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Khalistan terrorist at the centre of the diplomatic wrangle between India and Canada?
The White House has voiced “serious concern” regarding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s charges implicating Indian government operatives in the assassination of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia in June. Trudeau had referred to “credible allegations of a possible connection,” but the Indian side rejected the claim as “ridiculous and politically motivated.” This unfolding situation underscores the diplomatic tensions between the United States, Canada, and India in light of the ongoing investigation into the incident.
Global Matters: 80-year-old Joe Biden, acknowledges apprehensions about his age, stating, “I understand,” with regards to the prospect of running for re-election as the President of the U.S.
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A surfer from North Carolina recalls a terrifying shark attack to his face, comparing it to being caught in a bear trap.
India News: Rahul Gandhi once promised “unquestioning support” to PM Modi regarding the women’s reservation bill.
A temple has been festooned with coins and currency notes totaling ₹3 crore in observance of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Sporting Affairs: As India gears up for the ODI World Cup on home turf, concerns have surfaced due to injuries sustained during their campaign in Sri Lanka. Axar Patel’s quadriceps injury raises questions about his World Cup participation, pushing the team to look at alternatives such as Ashwin and Washington Sundar. In the meantime, Shreyas Iyer has suffered another back injury, leading former cricketer Gautam Gambhir to recommend an immediate substitute. With the World Cup just under three weeks away, legendary cricketer Kapil Dev has also offered his thoughts on the matter, contributing to the growing discourse around India’s injury issues ahead of the tournament.
Lifestyle and Health: A star-studded event in Mumbai saw the trailer launch of the forthcoming Netflix drama “Jaane Jaan,” featuring Kareena Kapoor, Vijay Varma, and Jaideep Ahlawat. Celebrity attendees included Vijay Varma accompanied by his actor-girlfriend Tamannah Bhatia, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nora Fatehi, Kartik Aaryan, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Alaya F, Esha Gupta, and the creators of the show among others. The celebrities turned up in stylish casual-chic outfits, adding a dash of glamour to the event. The evening was filled with fashion and eager anticipation for the much-awaited series.
Entertainment Focus: The wedding festivities of actor Parineeti Chopra and politician Raghav Chadha have kicked off, with lights adorning Parineeti’s home in Mumbai, signalling the start of the celebrations. Parineeti arrived in Delhi on Sunday, where preparations for the festivities at Raghav’s residence were in full swing. A paparazzo shared a glimpse of Parineeti’s high-rise flat illuminated with lights on Instagram, captioned as “Lights on at Pari’s house.” The comments section was filled with congratulations from well-wishers, as the couple gears up for their upcoming wedding.
That concludes our morning briefing for today. Stay tuned for the afternoon updates.