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News in brief from India: June 23

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi with National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu in New Delhi on Thursday, June 23, 2022. (ANI Photo/ Narendra Modi)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Here are news in brief from India on Thursday, June 23, 2022:

Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena shows signs of giving in as Maharashtra political crisis deepens: “We are ready to walk out of MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi or Maharashtra Development Front) government in Maharashtra, but party rebels should return to Mumbai (from Guwahati in Assam) in 24 hours,” Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson, said on Thursday. The remark left the Sena’s principal partner Indian National Congress unhappy.

PM Narendra virtually addresses 14th BRICS summit: Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday virtually addressed the 14th BRICS summit which is being hosted by Chinese president Xi Jinping. He said cooperation between the bloc’s member countries can help post-Covid recovery globally.

PM Modi meets Droupadi Murmu, a tribal leader nominated for the presidential post: Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Droupadi Murmu, the candidate picked by the National Democratic Alliance led by his Bharatiya Janata Party for the July 18 presidential election, ahead of her filing the nomination papers.

A day before turning 60, Indian tycoon Gautam Adani pledges £6.2 billion for social causes: Gautam Adani, one of Asia’s richest businessmen, on Thursday (23) pledged along with his family to donate Rs 60,000 crore (£6.2 billion) to various social causes on the occasion of turning 60

URPopular launches world’s maiden influencer stock image platform ‘Coolwii Stock’: URPopular, India’s largest micro-influencer platform, has announced the launch of its distinctive platform ‘Coolwii Stock’ which provides stock images that are authentic, and relatable, and grow the social presence of brands, Asian News International reported.

PIL moved in Delhi high court, seeks change call sign ‘VT’ written on Indian aircraft: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been moved in Delhi High Court seeking direction to Indian government government to change the call sign ‘VT’ written on Indian aircraft which stands for ‘Victorian Territory and Viceroy Territory’. According to the plea, ‘VT’ exists even after 75 years of the country’s independence.

Ranji Trophy 2022 Final: Sarfaraz Khan’s century puts Mumbai in dominant position: 41-time champions Mumbai were bolstered on Day 2 of the 2022 final of India’s domestic competition Ranji Trophy against Madhya Pradesh as Sarfaraz Khan hit 134. Mumbai reached 374 runs in their first innings in the match being played in Bengaluru.

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