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Amritpal Singh News Live Updates: Govt summons top UK official after Khalistani protesters take down Indian flag at High Commission in London – The Economic Times

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Amritpal Singh News Live Updates: India on Sunday night summoned the senior-most British diplomat in Delhi over reports of some Khalistani elements pulling down the Indian flag at the Indian high commission in London during a protest, official sources said.

The Ministry of External Affairs conveyed a strong message to the diplomat over the alleged incident at the Indian mission, they said.

It is learnt that the Deputy Chief of the UK high commission was summoned to the MEA as high commissioner Alex Ellis is out of Delhi

“I condemn the disgraceful acts today against the people and premises of the @HCI_London – totally unacceptable,” Ellis tweeted.

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Here’s the wrap: All you need to know

  • Separatists take down tricolor at Indian HC in UK
  • UBS offers to buy Credit Suisse for over $2 billion
  • Punjab Police files fresh case against Amritpal Singh
  • Imran Khan booked on terror charges over clashes in Islamabad
  • Putin makes surprise visit to occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol

Moosewala’s parents launch attack on Punjab govt

Slain singer Sidhu Moosewala’s parents launch attack on Punjab govt, allege crackdown on radical preacher Amritpal Singh deliberately timed to coincide with observance of their son’s death anniversary

UBS announced takeover of Credit Suisse: More Updates

  • Credit Suisse Chairman says latest events caused by US banks hit us at an unfortunate time
  • JPMorgan is advising UBS on deal with Credit Suisse
  • Swiss Finance Minister says our highest goal was to protect the Swiss financial place and our economy
  • Swiss gov’t says the federal council has decided to give the SNB a default guarantee for liquidity assistance
  • Swiss President says the takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS is the best solution to provide confidence in the Swiss financial centre
  • SNB says the substantial provision of liquidity will ensure that both banks have access to the necessary liquidity

Swiss govt to address media at 1830 GMT after UBS, Credit Suisse talks (AFP)

Delhi police issue traffic advisory in view of rally by farmers tomorrow

India summons senior-most British diplomat in Delhi

An explanation was demanded for the complete absence of British security that allowed these elements to enter the High Commission premises. India finds unacceptable the indifference of UK Government to security of Indian diplomatic premises and personnel in the UK: MEA

Delhi logs 72 COVID-19 cases

Delhi logged 72 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 3.95 per cent on Sunday, according to data shared by the Health department.

Delhi-Jaipur Vande Bharat Express train to run before April: Union Railway Minister Vaishnaw

FDIC said to move toward breakup plan for Silicon Valley Bank: Bloomberg

US lawmakers to examine hike in FDIC bank deposit insurance cap

Three prominent U.S. lawmakers on banking matters said on Sunday that they would consider whether a higher federal insurance limit on bank deposits was needed to stem a financial crisis marked by a drain of large, uninsured deposits away from smaller and regional banks. “I think that lifting the FDIC insurance cap is a good move,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” program, referring to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s current $250,000 limit per depositor.

Maharashtra sees 236 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 1,308

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 236 new cases of coronavirus that raised the tally of infections to 81,39,737, an official from the state health department said. The toll remained unchanged at 1,48,428, while the count of recoveries reached 79,90,001 after 92 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the official said. With a fatality rate and recovery rate of 1.82 per cent and 98.16 per cent respectively, the state is now left with 1,308 active cases, he said. Mumbai reported 52 new cases, while 33 persons tested positive for the infection in Thane city, the official said.

Water, power bills likely to go up in Uttarakhand

Amid rising inflation, consumers in Uttarakhand will have to shell out more for electricity and water from April 1. The cost of electricity may increase by up to 12 per cent in the state from April 1. The Uttarakhand Energy Corporation has sent a proposal in this regard to the Electricity Regulatory Commission, which may approve it in its meeting to be held this week. This will affect 27.50 lakh consumers of the state.

112 arrested so far, Amritpal Singh remains fugitive: Punjab Police

As the crackdown against the “fugitive” pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh continued on Sunday, Punjab Police said that the Waris Punjab De chief is still on the run and efforts to nab him are going on. “During the ongoing operations against the elements of Waris Punjab De and persons attempting to disturb peace and harmony in the state, another 34 arrests were made throughout the state on Sunday. A total of 112 persons have been arrested so far,” Punjab Police said.

Former Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein says US banking crisis will slow growth

Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said on Sunday the banking crisis in the United States was going to expedite overall credit tightening and slow the U.S. economy. “It is a certainty that this will – that this situation will cause – will act in a way that’s similar to a rate rise in some ways. Banks will have to, you know, because of the tension, because of the pressure and uncertainties, banks will husband their equity,” Blankfein said.

UK’s John Lewis eyes end of 100% staff ownership

– British retailer John Lewis, which has been 100% owned by its staff, is considering diluting its partnership structure, The Sunday Times reported on Saturday. The report said that the company would consider selling only a minority stake and its priority would be to maintain majority employee ownership.

Amritpal Singh was preparing ‘khadkoos’, stockpiling arms: Intelligence dossier

Security agencies had raised a red flag after intelligence inputs suggested that pro-Khalistan preacher Amritpal Singh was using drug de-addiction centres and a gurdwara for stockpiling weapons and preparing youths to carry out suicide attacks, officials said on Sunday. A thick dossier prepared with inputs from various security agencies claimed that Singh, who returned from Dubai last year allegedly at the behest of Pakistan’s ISI and Khalistan sympathisers residing overseas, was mainly engaged in brainwashing youths to become “khadkoos” or human bombs.

Three civilians killed in Russian shelling of Zaporizhzhia region

Three civilians were killed and two wounded in Russian shelling of a residential building in the southern Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhia on Sunday, regional officials said. The region’s military administration said Russian troops fired grad rockets at the small village of Kamyanske which had a pre-war population of some 2,600 people. The authorities warned residents in the region that the danger of shelling was constant near the front lines and urged them to evacuate.

No one involved in the case of conman Kiran Patel will be spared and action will be taken against the officials responsible for the lapse. Case has been registered, and investigation is underway

– Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir Zone

Justin Sun offers $1.5 billion to acquire Credit Suisse

COVID-19 National Task Force under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare releases revised clinical guidance for the management of adult COVID-19 patients

Salman Khan gets new threat

  • Mumbai Police beefs up security outside actor Salman Khan’s house after he received threats by email, Bandra Police registered a case under sections 506(2),120(b) & 34 of IPC

  • Earlier on Saturday, Mumbai Police booked jailed gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldie Brar & Rohit Garg for allegedly sending threatening emails to actor Salman Khan’s office

Southern Alaska earthquake

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes Southern Alaska region: EMSC

Delhi maximum temperature

Delhi records maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, three notches below season’s average, according to India Meteorological Department

Switzerland considering taking over the bank in full or holding significant equity stake if a takeover by ubs group ag falls apart (Bloomberg)

Swiss authorities consider imposing losses on Credit Suisse bondholders as part of bank’s rescue deal: Sources (Reuters)

Putin visits occupied city of Mariupol

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited the occupied port city of Mariupol, his first trip to the Ukrainian territory that Moscow illegally annexed in September. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin arrived in Mariupol late Saturday after visiting Crimea, a short distance southwest of Mariupol, to mark the ninth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation from Ukraine.

Mariupol became a worldwide symbol of defiance after outgunned and outmanned Ukrainian forces held out in a steel mill there for nearly three months before Moscow finally took control of it in May.

We were directed to nab him (Amritpal Singh). While chasing, he ended up on a one-lane link road ahead of us. While outrunning us he crashed into several motorbike riders, some were with the motive to divert us from the chase

– Deputy Inspector General Swapan Sharma

Saudi King invites Iranian President to Riyadh: Iranian Official (Reuters)

Amritpal Singh News: IG Punjab Police on law & order

Punjab Police always work keeping law & order in view…Further actions regarding the case will also be done under the law, everyone has their legal rights & they can avail of legal remedies. Amritpal Singh is wanted in this case & he has not been arrested yet: IG Punjab Police, Sukhchain Singh Gill

Sikkim tourism sector affected due to heavy snowfall

The tourism sector in Sikkim was affected this week after many bookings were cancelled following heavy snowfall in the eastern and northern parts of the state that caused many visitors to get stranded

Iraq and Iran sign deal to tighten border security

Iraq and Iran have signed a deal aimed at tightening border security, the Iraqi Prime Minister’s office and Iranian Supreme National Security Council said in a joint statement. The joint security agreement includes coordination in protecting the common borders between the two countries, the statement said.

Abuse & rudeness in the name of creativity cannot be tolerated. Govt serious about complaints on increasing obscene content on OTT. If there is a need to make any changes in rules regarding this, I&B Ministry will not back down in that direction. Strict action will be taken to stop obscenity and abuse

– I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

Credit Suisse said to push back against UBS’s $1 bn offer

Credit Suisse is pushing back on a takeover offer from UBS, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday, after the Financial Times said that UBS Group had offered up to $1 billion.

Imran Khan booked on terror charges

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and other PTI leaders were on Sunday booked on terror charges for clashes between the police and party activists outside the Islamabad judicial complex, according to a media report.

Amritpal Singh News Updates: 16 pro-Khalistan supporters arrested

16 persons (pro-Khalistan supporters) who were raising slogans in the city last night have been arrested and sent to judicial custody: DSP Talwandi, Butta S Gill

Amritpal Singh News: Police conduct flag march in Mohali

Flag marches are being conducted to give a sense of security to the public. Punjab is a peace-loving state. We are continuously working against all anti-social elements. I appeal to the public to not pay heed to rumours: IG GS Bhullar

Australia beat India by 10 wickets in second ODI to level three-match series 1-1 (PTI)

Rahul Gandhi on ‘sexual harassment of women’ during Bharat Jodo Yatra

  • Rahul Gandhi submits preliminary reply to Delhi Police notice regarding his Bharat Jodo Yatra speech on ‘sexual harassment of women’: Sources
  • Rahul Gandhi’s 4-page, 10-point reply to Delhi Police notice questions process, procedure adopted by cops 45 days after his speech: Sources
  • Rahul in preliminary reply to Delhi Police notice seeks 8-10 days for detailed response, questions sudden urgency after 45-day delay: Sources

Despite Rahul Gandhi told that he will reply to the notice, the Police reached his house and this reminds us of the time of Indira Gandhi. When such things happened during Indira Gandhi’s tenure, everyone knows what were the results

– Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan CM in Delhi

Kremlin says Putin visit to Mariupol was ‘spontaneous’ (AFP)

Akshdeep SSR has won Gold medal in the 20 km event of the Asian Race walking championship held in Japan today. He had recently created a new National record in the National championship & qualified for Olympics 2024. Vikas PO LOG (F&A)& Paramjeet Bisht Sea II (GS) have also qualified for Olympics 2024 in 20 km race walk during the same event: Indian Navy

UK regulators are supporting UBS’ takeover of Credit Suisse

The Bank of England has indicated to international counterparts and to Swiss lender UBS that it would back a proposed takeover of Credit Suisse, Sky News reported on Sunday.

Amritpal Singh News Live: 7 persons who were arrested in connection with ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh brought to court in Beas

Rain lashes in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla

RBI Deputy Governor as MK Jain’s tenure to end soon

Govt invites applications for RBI Deputy Governor as MK Jain’s tenure set to come to an end.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren seeks probe into failures of SVB and Signature Bank

US Senator Elizabeth Warren writes a letter to the inspectors general of the Treasury Department, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp and the Federal Reserve, seeking a probe into the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.

UP set to get its third international cricket stadium in Varanasi

After Lucknow and Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh is set to get its third international cricket stadium in Varanasi and the work on the same will commence by May-June this year. The state government has purchased a land measuring 31 acres in Rajatalab area of Varanasi for the international cricket stadium, and the land will be handed over to the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by the end of this month, according to officials. BCCI’s honorary secretary Jay Shah and BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla had visited Varanasi earlier this week in this regard.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Delhi police visit to Rahul Gandhi residence

“A woman is raped and if Rahul Gandhi said this in front of the nation as an MP, then the police have the right to know this info. Today, police went to his home to deliver a notice and requested him to tell them about those women. Now, Congress says democracy is in danger,” said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.

Shah offers prayers at Somnath Temple

Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with his family members offers prayers at Somnath Temple in Gir, Gujarat

Amritpal Singh News Live: Punjab Police conducts flag marches in Gurdaspur and Ludhiana

Police conduct flag marches in Gurdaspur and Ludhiana as an operation to nab Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh continues. State govt has extended the suspension of mobile internet services till 20th March.

Amritpal Singh News Live: Punjab Police conducts flag marches in Gurdaspur and Ludhiana

Punjab DIG Swapan Sharma on Amritpal’s arrest

  • We’re registering FIRs in Amritsar rural area, we’ve apprehended 10 people. We are investigating how were these vehicles financed. Some phones have been recovered their technical analysis is being done.
  • We were directed to nab Amritpal Singh, and while chasing he ended up on a one-lane link road ahead of us. While outrunning us he crashed into 5-6 motorbike riders, some were with the motive to divert us from the chase.
  • While interception in Mehatpur, the one in front car took a leap during the chase. We have recovered the other two cars. We have recovered seven illegal weapons too. They had some Pakistan-ISIS links.

Amritpal Singh News Live: Punjab Police files fresh case against Amritpal Singh

Fresh FIR filed against radical preacher Amritpal Singh, and his associates, in the illegal weapons case. As the search operation is underway, the Punjab government suspended internet services in the state till Sunday noon to prevent the circulation of rumors and possible tension. Officials privy to the development said that six close supporters of Singh had been detained so far while a manhunt to locate the radical preacher is still on.

Why is Rahul Gandhi speaking about Hindenburg report? Let SC decide about this. He must apologise in the Parliament for defaming the nation on foreign soil.

– Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Amritpal Singh News Live: BJP leader Sunil Jakhar slams Punjab’s AAP govt for poor governance

  • What is happening today in Punjab is because of CM Bhagwant Mann and Aam Aadmi Party. A local-level gangster who radicalized the youth of Punjab is getting national attention.
  • G20 represents a big portion of the world and in front of them, this operation is being conducted. The exposure that big terrorist organizations couldn’t get is being given to separatists in Punjab due to the weakness of Bhagwant Mann.
  • If Punjab is getting defamed, then it will affect the whole country. The operation that could have been carried out without any force and show-off is now today being done in front of the whole country.

Delhi Police meets Rahul Gandhi at his Delhi residence; seeks info about ‘sexual harassment’ victims

Special CP(L&O) Dr Sagar Preet Hooda said he along with his team met Congress MP Rahul Gandhi at his Delhi residence today and urged him to provide information on the ‘sexual harassment’ victims whom he mentioned in his speech during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, police visited Rahul Gandhi’s residence for the third time. Till now, no information has been given to us by Rahul Gandhi. “We have urged him to provide information as soon as possible,” said Hooda.

Amritpal Singh News Live: Vehicle used by Amritpal Singh, ammunition seized, says Punjab Police

The vehicle used by ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh for his escape was seized by Punjab Police, along with several other vehicles and ammunition.The police said that seven aides of Amritpal Singh have been arrested, and efforts are underway to nab the pro-Khalistan leader as well. SSP Jalandhar Rural, Swarndeep Singh said that the seized vehicle was found abandoned. “One car used in Amritpal Singh’s convoy has been seized. One Kirpan and a .315 bore weapon with 57 live cartridges have also been recovered from it. The car was abandoned after use,” he said.

26 Chinese military aircraft, 4 naval vessels tracked around Taiwan

At least 26 Chinese military aircraft and four naval vessels were tracked by the Ministry of National Defence (MND), Taiwan between Friday and Saturday, Taiwan News reported today. According to the MND, 15 of the 26 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft were observed in Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ). Four Chengdu J-10 fighters, four Shenyang J-16 fighters, one CH-4 reconnaissance drone, and one Harbin BZK-005 reconnaissance drone crossed the Taiwan Strait median line. Another reconnaissance drone from Harbin flew along the southern edge of Taiwan’s ADIZ.

Kharge accuses BJP of using Rahul Gandhi’s house raid to divert attention from Adani issue

“To divert from the Adani issue, they (BJP) are asking all these questions by sending the police. Rahul Gandhi and Congress will not get scared. No matter how much they try to save Adani, we will continue to question them,” said Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge.

My strategy was to dominate from round one itself as she is a fighter. I am happy that I have won this game. I will strategise as I move forward in this tournament.

– Boxer Nikhat Zareen on entering pre-quarterfinals at World Boxing Championships

President Murmu on her first visit to Lakshadweep

President Droupadi Murmu received a warm traditional welcome from the children and people of Lakshadweep on her first visit to the Union Territory on 18th March.

President Murmu on her first visit to Lakshadweep

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