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News in brief from India: June 20

Rahul Gandhi (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

HERE are top news in brief from India on Monday, June 20, 2022:

Enforcement Directorate (ED) questions Rahul Gandhi in National Herald corruption case for the fourth day: Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday (20) appeared before the ED for the fourth day of questioning in the National Herald money-laundering case.

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi refuses to contest in Indian presidential election: Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, a former governor and diplomat, on Monday (20) declined the Indian opposition leaders’ request to contest the upcoming presidential election. The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi said the candidate chosen for the polls should be one who will ensure a national consensus and opposition unity.

India bag two bronze medals on Day 3 of Asian cycling meet: India had a successful outing at the Asian Track Cycling Championship in New Delhi on Monday (20) with two bronze medals. Ronaldo Singh bagged the country’s first-ever international medal in the 1 kilometre time-trial event. After three days, India has won 20 medals.

Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital: Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi was on Monday (20) discharged from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi. She was admitted to hospital with Covid complications on June 12. She was also asked to appear for ED questioning but sought time because of Covid-19 complications.

Organisations protesting against ‘Agnipath’ scheme call all-India strike: With India’s Narendra Modi government refusing to roll back its ‘Agnipath’ military recruitment scheme, some protesting organisations called a nationwide strike across India on Monday (20). The country has seen massive protests and violence over the week after the scheme was unveiled on June 14.

Indian Army issues notification for ‘Agnipath scheme’ recruitment, registration to open in July: The Indian Army on Monday (20) issued the first notification for the recruitment of under the ‘Agnipath scheme’ with the registration process set to begin next month.

Indian Bank says no change in guidelines after pregnant women hiring row erupts: Amid controversy over the alleged discrimination against pregnant women in joining work, the Indian Bank on Monday (20) said it has not made any changes to the existing guidelines and no female candidate was denied job.

Jaishankar vows to advance Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Vietnam: India’s external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday (20) met some top officials from Vietnam in New Delhi and vowed to advance Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

Vedanta invites bids to sell Sterlite copper unit in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu: The Anil Agarwal-backed Vedanta group has decided to sell the Sterlite Copper smelting plant at Thoothukudi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after facing several legal and political hurdles in reopening it.

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