- Yashodhara Raje Scindia takes oath as cabinet minister
The Madhya Pradesh government headed by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan will see a cabinet expansion on Thursday with some prominent former Congress MLAs, who toppled the Kamal Nath government, about to take oath. A total of 12 MLAs will be joining the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh that is led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Yoshadhara Raje Scindia has taken oath as a Cabinet minister in the BJP government. A group of 12 MLAs will be taking oath to join the Madhya Pradesh government of BJP. MLAs Gopal Bhargava, Yadhodra Raje, Prabhu Ram Chaudhary, Arvind Bhadoria, Pradyuman Singh Tomar, Bishahu Lal Sahu, Aidal Singh Kansana and a few others will be taking oath on Today.
- India watching China’s moves on Hong Kong: Indian ambassador asks UN to look at concerns
As China imposes a stringent security law on Hong Kong to give Beijing new powers to crackdown on dissent in the region, India has said it keeping a close watch on the developments and concerns in Hong Kong. ndia has been keeping a close watch on the recent developments in Hong Kong, said Rajiv Kumar Chander, the country’s ambassador and permanent representative to the UN in Geneva on Wednesday, and urged the global body to address related concerns ‘seriously and objectively’. The United States has also slammed China for its move to impose a controversial national security law in Hong Kong, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying it’s a “sad day” for the people of the territory and warning Beijing of new countermeasures.
- Chinese companies won’t be allowed to participate in Indian highway projects: Nitin Gadkari
India will not allow Chinese companies to participate in highway projects, including those through joint ventures, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday amid border standoff with China. Gadakri also said the government will ensure that Chinese investors are not entertained in various sectors like Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The senior minister’s assertions assume significance against the backdrop of border standoff between India and China in Ladakh that also saw the death of 20 Indian Army personnel last month. Amid escalating tensions, the government on Monday banned 59 apps, mostly having Chinese links, citing threats to national security.