NEWS ON AIR https://newsonair.gov.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News Moscow's relations with Helsinki and Stockholm would go sour if they join NATO: Putin https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443437 INT President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia would respond in kind, if NATO deployed troops and infrastructure in Finland and Sweden after they join the U.S.-led military alliance. Saudi Arabia’s Dy Minister of Defence for Strategic Affairs Ahmed A Aseeri calls on Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar in New Delhi https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443424 INT Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Defence for Strategic Affairs Ahmed A Aseeri called on Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar in New Delhi today. Israel to go for elections on the November 1st https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443416 INT Israel is set for election on the 1st of November as lawmakers dissolved the parliament today. It will be the fifth election for Israelis in less than four years. The 6th round of the Foreign Office Consultations between India and Mexico held in Mexico https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443413 INT The sixth round of the Foreign Office Consultations between India and Mexico were held yesterday in Mexico City. Ferdinand Marcos Jr sworn in President of the Philippines https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443412 INT Ferdinand Marcos Jr has been sworn in as the President of the Philippines in Manila today. He succeeded the outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte. Bus fares increased by 22% in Sri Lanka https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443411 INT In Sri Lanka, the bus fare has been increased by 22 per cent from Thursday midnight. UK offers 75 fully-funded scholarships for Indian students on the occasion of India's 75th anniversary of independenc https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443401 INT In celebration of India's 75th anniversary of independence, the UK government has partnered with leading businesses in India to offer 75 fully-funded scholarships for Indian students to study in Britain from September. Ukraine and Russia carry out their largest prisoner exchange https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443404 INT Ukraine and Russia carried out their largest prisoner exchange since the start of the conflict on February 24. Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso survives an impeachment vote https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443385 INT Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso has survived an impeachment vote after the opposition failed to gather enough votes to oust him. The motion garnered 80 votes in the 137-member Congress yesterday. NATO member Turkey agrees to support Sweden and Finland's membership of the alliance https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443377 INT NATO member Turkey has agreed to support Sweden and Finland's membership of the alliance. It had initially opposed the Nordic countries' bids to join. Iran and the US begin indirect talks https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443379 INT Iran and the United States began indirect talks yesterday in Qatar aimed at finding a way to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Beijing silent on reports of Islamabad objecting to Chinese wish of taking over the security of its nationals, assets in Pakistan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443374 INT China on Tuesday remained silent on reports claiming that its all-weather ally Islamabad has objected to Beijing's request to allow a Chinese security firm to operate in Pakistan to guard Chinese citizens and assets after the recent spike in terrorist attacks against them. First batch of 5300 Monkeypox vaccine doses delivered to Spain by the European Commission https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443373 INT The first batch of 5300 vaccine doses against Monkeypox purchased by the European Commission's Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority was delivered to Spain yesterday, a Commission's spokesperson has said. UN Refugee Agency appeals for urgent support to help displaced people affected by the drought in the Horn of Africa https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443370 INT The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appealed for 42.6 million US dollars in aid to help millions that have been affected by the drought in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. China shortens COVID quarantine time for international travellers https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443367 INT China today shortened the quarantine period for international travellers who enter the mainland and close contacts of COVID-19 infected patients. US to provide nearly 55m in additional immediate humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443365 INT United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken today said that the US would provide nearly 55 million dollars in additional immediate humanitarian assistance in response to last week's Afghanistan earthquake. Iran applies to join BRICS group of emerging countries https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443364 INT Iran has submitted an application to become a member of the BRICS, an Iranian official said yesterday. Sri Lankan Cabinet grants to open fuel imports and retail sales market to companies from oil-exporting nations https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443353 INT In Sri Lanka, the Cabinet today granted to open fuel imports and retail sales market to companies from oil-exporting nations. At least 50 people found dead in an abandoned truck in San Antonio of US https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443356 INT In the United States, at least 50 people were found dead in an abandoned truck on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. Sri Lankan government suspends sales of fuel for non-essential vehicles; Only buses, trains, and vehicles used for medical services and transporting food will be allowed to fill up with fuel https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443332 INT Sri Lanka is sending two government ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel supply. In USA, 46 people found dead in an abandoned vehicle on the outskirts of San Antonio of Texas state https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443338 INT In USA, at least 46 people have been found dead in an abandoned lorry on the outskirts of San Antonio of Texas state. Local media reports that 16 people, including four children, had also been taken to hospital. Second round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Cuba held in Havana https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443335 INT The 2nd round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Cuba were held in Havana yesterday. The Indian side was led by Secretary (East) in Ministry of External Affairs Saurabh Kumar. Toxic chlorine gas leak kills 11 and injures more than 250 others in Jordan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443334 INT A leak of toxic chlorine gas at Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba has killed 11 people and injured more than 250 others, according to state media report. Authorities said a chemical storage container fell while being transported as a result of a crane malfunction. Zhang Jun – China’s fabled Indian classical dancer remembered, as Chinese fans, students pay tribute https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443333 INT A large number of Chinese fans of Indian classical dance paid emotional tributes to Zhang Jun, China’s fabled Indian classical dancer as they gathered in Beijing to watch a dazzling show of Indian classical dance performances in her memory organized at Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) audi UN Ocean Conference kicks off in Lisbon https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443326 INT A five-day UN Ocean Conference kicked off yesterday with the Kenya and Portugal being the co-hosts. Leaders from over 130 countries from across the world will deliberate for five days to find an international agreement on protecting the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources. G7 Summit:PM Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443324 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at the sidelines of the G7 summit today. Mongolian citizens bid a tearful farewell to the Kapilavastu relics of Lord Buddha https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443318 INT Mongolian citizens bid a tearful farewell to the Kapilavastu relics of Lord Buddha on Monday after being on display for 11 days at Ganden Tegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar. Colombia:6 people died and more than 200 injured in an accident at Bullfight site https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443309 INT In Colombia, at least six people died and more than 200 injured in an accident that took place yesterday at the venue of a bullfight in El Espinal city. Iran launches a solid-fueled rocket into space https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443302 INT Iran has launched a solid-fueled rocket into space. Defense Ministry Spokesman Ahmad Hosseini said Zuljanah, a 25.5 meter-long rocket, is capable of carrying a satellite of 220 kilograms that will ultimately gather data in low-earth orbit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez;Discuss various issues including trade and investment https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443296 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez, in Munich on the sidelines of G7 Summit today. G7 leaders pledge 600 billion for developing countries https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443295 INT Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) began three days of talks yesterday in Germany's Bavarian Alps. One of the first announcements was a 600 billion dollar infrastructure initiative to help developing countries tackle climate change. At least 22 people die at South African nightclub https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443294 INT South African police are investigating the deaths of at least 22 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early this morning. US President Joe Biden signs the breakthrough gun safety legislation https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443248 INT President Joe Biden today signed into law the first major federal gun safety legislation passed in decades, marking a significant bipartisan breakthrough on one of the most contentious policy issues in Washington. US Supreme Court overrules women's constitutional right to abortion; Prez Joe Biden terms it a sad day for court & country https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443216 INT US Supreme Court has overturned a 50-year-old ruling that recognised a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. UN Chief Antonio Guterres warns world is facing real risk of multiple famines this year https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443233 INT UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is facing the real risk of multiple famines this year. US passes gun control bill; imposes tougher checks on young buyers https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443223 INT The US Congress has passed a gun control bill, which is being considered the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years. BRICS countries call for finalisation and adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism within UN framework https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443211 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi led India’s participation at the 14th BRICS Summit, which was convened under Chairship of Chinese President Xi Jinping in a virtual format. The two day summit concluded yesterday with the Beijing Declaration. India despatches 27 tonnes of emergency relief to earthquake ravaged Afghanistan. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443176 INT India has dispatched 27 tonnes of emergency relief assistance in two flights for the people of Afghanistan in the wake of the tragic earthquake. Pakistan: Central Bank asks its employees to work from home two days a week to conserve fuel and ensure that it does not run out of dollars https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443195 INT In Pakistan, the Central Bank has asked its employees to work from home two days a week as the country looks to conserve fuel and ensure that it does not run out of dollars. European Union grants candidate status to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443192 INT The European Parliament yesterday voted overwhelmingly to grant European Union candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. BJP seeks support of AIADMK in Presidential Elections https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443186 INT The BJP Tamil Nadu in-charge CT Ravi and the party state president K. Annamalai met the leaders of the AIADMK’s two warring factions - Edappadi Palaniswamy and O. Panneerselvam separately in Chennai yesterday. Afghanistan: UN World Food Prog extends support to Earthquake affected areas https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443184 INT In Afghanistan, the United Nations World Food Programme has deployed food and logistics equipment to support communities devasted by earthquake. US Senate Passes Gun Control Bill https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443183 INT In US, the Senate has passed a Gun Control Bill, which is being cosidered the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar addresses CHOGM Foreign Ministers’ plenary in Rwanda; says collective approach is the need of the hour to address challenges. https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443153 INT External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today said that India as the world’s largest democracy offers numerous examples for the Commonwealth. WHO meets to discuss Monkeypox virus https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443164 INT The World Health Organization (WHO) is meeting today to discuss the monkey pox virus outbreak, and decide if it warrants being declared a global health emergency. Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra-led-delegation held discussions with Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sri Lankan economy https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443160 INT Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra-led-delegation held discussions on Sri Lankan economy and the road to its recovery with Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo today. PM Narendra Modi meets Chairman of Foxconn, Young Liu https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443156 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Chairman of Foxconn, Young Liu in New Delhi. Sri Lankan PM says his govt will hold Donor Conference with India, Japan & China to tackle financial crisis https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443131 INT Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told lawmakers yesterday that country's debt-laden economy has collapsed after months of shortages of food, fuel and electricity. Kuwait's crown prince dissolves Parliament; calls for early elections https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443136 INT Kuwait's crown prince dissolved Parliament yesterday and called for early elections. However, the date for legislative elections was not immediately announced. Six people die in helicopter crash in West Virginia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443130 INT In USA, six people reportedly died in a helicopter crash in West Virginia yesterday. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Bell UH-1B helicopter crashed in Logan County. US Prez calls on Congress to suspend federal gasoline & diesel taxes for 3 months https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443117 INT US President Joe Biden has called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months in response to the country's soaring energy prices. Deadliest earthquake in decades claims over 1,000 lives in Afghanistan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443112 INT The Taliban in Afghanistan have appealed for international support, as the country deals with the aftermath of a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake. 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Afghanistan, Over 1000 killed and 1500 injured https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443095 INT In Afghanistan , over 1000 people have been killed and 1500 other injured following an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 which hit Paktika province this morning. *China facing “extremely severe and complex” flood situation in decades affecting around a million people* https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443102 INT China is facing “extremely severe and complex” flood situation caused by incessant rainfalls which has affected around a million people in different parts of country. High magnitude earthquake rocks Afghanistan; 280 people die, 600 injured https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443079 INT In Afghanistan, 280 people lost their lives and 600 others injured in an earthquake in the Barmala, Ziruk, Naka and Gayan districts of Paktika province, Afghanistan’s Bakhtar news agency said on twitter. Britain: Thousands of Railway staff on strike over pay dispute with govt https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443082 INT In Britain, thousands of Railway staff have gone on a strike over a pay dispute with the government. Passengers are facing widespread disruption and cancellations. Russia warns Lithuania of serious consequences after it banned rail transfer of some goods to Kaliningrad https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443080 INT Russia has warned Lithuania of serious consequences after it banned the rail transfer of some goods to the Russian territory of Kaliningrad. Bangladesh: Flood situation worsens in Brahmaputra basin https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443061 INT Bangladesh continued to reel under heavy floods as the situation in the Brahmaputra basin deteriorated further due to continuous rains over the last three days. Ruchira Kamboj appointed next Permanent Representative of India to the UN https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443063 INT Senior Diplomat Ruchira Kamboj has been appointed as the next Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations. International Yoga Day celebrated in Nepal on a large scale https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443052 INT International Yoga Day was celebrated in Nepal on a large scale today to make people aware of Yoga. International Day of Yoga celebrated by all diplomatic offices in Sri Lanka under the Guardian Ring https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443051 INT International Day of Yoga was celebrated by all diplomatic offices in Sri Lanka under the Guardian Ring today. Canada to ban companies from importing or making plastic bags, by the end of this year https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443050 INT The Canadian Government is going to ban companies from importing or making plastic bags and Styrofoam takeout containers by the end of this year. International Day of Yoga celebrated in Bangladesh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443043 INT The Eighth International Day of Yoga was celebrated in Bangladesh with large scale participation of people from all walks of life. Sri Lankan Govt amends the minimum age limit for women domestic aides leaving for foreign employment, to 21 years https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443042 INT In Sri Lanka, the government has amended the minimum age limit for women leaving for foreign employment as domestic aides to 21 years of age. Showers and Cooler temperatures help in controlling WildFires in Spain and Germany https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443039 INT Cooler temperatures helped firefighters yesterday stabilize a wildfire in northwestern Spain. The fire in the Sierra de Culebra mountain range in Zamora province has burnt 31,000 hectares so far. Syria: 13 People Killed in Bus Attack https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443038 INT An attack on a civilian bus in northern Syria yesterday killed 13 people, including 11 soldiers, and wounded three troops. Baloch Voice Association protests in front of the UN, on Pak Atrocities on Baloch people https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443036 INT The Baloch Voice Association organised an exhibition cum demonstration on June 20 in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva alongside the Broken Chair sculpture to highlight the atrocities being committed by the Pakistan establishment on the Baloch people. US bans Imports from China's Xinjiang https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443035 INT Imports from China's Xinjiang region have been banned in the United States from yesterday as new rules came into force. Pakistan releases 20 Indian fishermen https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443023 INT Pakistan yesterday released 20 Indian fishermen through the Attari Wagah border as a goodwill gesture. Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise Ex Khaan Quest 2022 culminates in Mongolia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443011 INT The Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise Ex Khaan Quest 2022 culminated today at the Peace Support Operations Training Centre at Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. Bangladesh: Covid positivity rate crosses 10 percent https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=443000 INT The upward spiral of the Covid-19 sample positivity rate continued in Bangladesh with the latest rate recorded on Monday at 10.87 percent. Australia to provide USD 50 million to support Sri Lanka https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442994 INT Australia announced that it will provide 50 million US dollars to support Sri Lanka for meet urgent food and health care needs. Gustavo Petro elected Colombia's President; Francia Marquez, to be the country's first black woman Vice President https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442990 INT Gustavo Petro is slated to become Colombia's President after winning the country's Presidential Elections yesterday. Wildfires gut more than 30,00 hectares in Spain https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442989 INT Spain and Germany are facing wildfires amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe. The worst damage in Spain has been in the northwest province of Zamora, where over 30,000 hectares have been consumed. French President Emmanuel Macron loses Majority in the Parliament https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442972 INT French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance Ensemble was projected to lose its majority despite getting the most seats in the final round of the parliamentary election yesterday, while the far-right National Rally appeared to have made big gains. France kicks off second round of National Assembly elections https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442968 INT French voters started to cast a ballot in 572 run-off races today to elect the 577-member National Assembly. Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh demand to be sent back to their home country Myanmar https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442966 INT In Bangladesh, thousands of Rohingya refugees settled in camps in Ukhia and Teknaf Upazila of Cox’s Bazar area brought out a demonstration on today demanding to be sent back to their home country Myanmar. Strong earthquake hits Noto region in central Japan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442960 INT A strong earthquake hit the Noto region in central Japan. No tsunami alert has been issued. Terrorist outfit ISIS-K claims responsibility for attack on Gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442955 INT A terrorist outfit ISIS-K, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack on a Gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that killed at least two people and injured seven. North Korea reports epidemic of unidentified intestinal disease after Covid wave https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442953 INT North Korea has reported epidemic of unidentified intestinal disease after Covid wave. France: Second round voting for National Assembly underway; President Macron appeals voters to give him solid majority https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442948 INT In France, second round voting for National Assembly is underway. President Macron has appealed to voters to give him a solid majority in the superior interest of the nation. Afghanistan: Three ISIS assailants killed who stormed Gurdwara in Kabul https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442944 INT In Afghanistan, the attackers that stormed the Sikh gurdwara at Kart-e-Parwan area in Kabul have been killed. CEPA will usher in a win-win situation for Bangladesh and India in trade and commerce: Foreign Minister Dr. Momen https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442939 INT Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen has said that the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) will usher in a win-win situation in terms of possible gains in the realm of trade and commerce. Bangladesh: Flood situation grim, over 6 million people affected https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442937 INT Flood situation in the north and north eastern parts of Bangladesh worsened following heavy rains. PM Modi expresses shock over cowardly terrorist attack on Karte Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442927 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed shock over the cowardly terrorist attack on the Karte Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul. Two killed, several trapped in a Gurdwara in Afghanistan after two blasts rocked Kabul; New Delhi expresses concern https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442900 INT Two people have died and several are trapped in a Gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul after two blasts rocked the city this morning. China launches third most advanced domestically built aircraft carrier ‘Fujian’ https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442902 INT China launched its third aircraft carrier named 'Fujian' on Friday, the country's most advanced as well as the first "fully domestically built" naval vessel, as an aggressive Beijing sought to project its naval power in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. India expresses concern at reports from Kabul about attack on Gurudwara https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442899 INT India has expressed concern at the reports emanating from Kabul about an attack on a sacred Gurudwara. 8th International Day of Yoga being celebrated at Indian Embassy in Beijing https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442896 INT 8th International Day of Yoga is being celebrated at India House at the Indian Embassy at Beijing in China. Indian Ambassador to China Pradeep Rawat and yoga enthusiasts from China and other countries joined in large numbers. Bangladesh Foreign Ministry denies any foreign funding in Padma Bridge construction https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442894 INT The Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh has denied any foreign funding in the construction of the Padma Bridge project. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina sends mangoes to President Kovind, Prime Minister Modi https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442893 INT Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent a gift of Bangladeshi mangoes for President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. UK approves extradition of Julian Assange to US https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442888 INT The United Kingdom has approved extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States where he faces espionage charges. FATF retains Pakistan on its 'grey list' for terror funding & money laundering https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442880 INT Global financial watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has said that Pakistan will continue to stay on its ‘grey list’ and a final decision to remove it from the list will be taken after an “on-site” verification visit by the Paris-based body. Bangladesh: Army deployed, airport closed as flood situation deteriorates in Sylhet and Sunamganj https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442862 INT Army has been deployed for relief and rescue operations as the flood situation in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts of Bangladesh deteriorated sharply on Friday. SCO approves the Plan for conduct of the Joint Border Operation Friendship Border 2022 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442858 INT The eighth meeting of the heads of the border services of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was held in New Delhi on Friday under the chairmanship of India. Bangladesh: Covid positivity rate climbs up to 6.27 percent https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442857 INT After remaining low for several months, the sample positivity rate of Covid 19 infection has jumped to 6.27 percent in Bangladesh on Friday. China again politicizes the issue of counter-terrorism as it now blocks US-India joint resolution to declare Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442853 INT China has once again ended up defending terrorists without any logic or explanation as it has put a hold on US-India joint proposal to list Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist under UNSC sanctions. 14th BRICS Summit to be held in Beijing on June 23 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442834 INT Chinese President Xi Jinping will host the 14th BRICS Summit in Beijing on 23rd of June. The summit will be held in virtual format under the theme of 'Foster High-quality BRICS Partnership, Usher in a New Era for Global Development'. Volume of trade from three Border Crossing Points between Bangladesh-India to rise by 50% by 2027: ADB https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442833 INT The volume of imported and exported cargoes at the Akhaura, Sonamasjid and Tamabil Border Crossing Points (BCP) will increase by 50 percent by 2027. Indian yoga guru from Uttar Pradesh promotes yoga in China https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442828 INT Preparations for the International Day of Yoga are in full swing across the globe. Indian embassies, yoga gurus and yoga enthusiasts have been organising many curtain raiser events ahead of 8th IDY. EU leaders vow support for Ukraine during Kyiv visit https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442829 INT European leaders expressed their support for Ukraine while meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv yesterday. The visiting leaders vowed to back Kyiv’s candidacy to eventually join the European Union. Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri and Kamorta visit Jakarta, Indonesia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442812 INT As part of their deployment to South East Asia, Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri and Kamorta 2nd round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Tanzania held in New Delhi https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442811 INT The second round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Tanzania was held today in New Delhi. India hosts SAIFMM to commemorate 30 years of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442794 INT India today hosted ASEAN Foreign Ministers and Secretary General for a Special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (SAIFMM) to commemorate 30 years of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. India-Bangladesh joint military exercise Sampriti culminates in Jashore https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442796 INT The 12-day long joint military exercise between India and Bangladesh ‘Sampriti’ culminated after a validation exercise at Jashore in Bangladesh. India and Japan holds Finance Dialogue in New Delhi https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442793 INT India and Japan today held Finance Dialogue in New Delhi to exchange their views on the macro-economic situation, financial system, financial digitalization and investment environment in both the countries. US central bank announces its biggest interest rate rise in nearly 30 years to rein in rising inflation https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442762 INT US central bank has announced its biggest interest rate rise in nearly 30 years to rein in surging inflation. Bangladesh: Sixth population, housing census inaugurated by PM Sheikh Hasina https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442754 INT Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally launched 6th population and housing census exercise yesterday. Ukraine needs strong signal from EU, says French President Emmanuel Macron https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442753 INT French President Emmanuel Macron has said, Europe needed to send a strong signal to Ukraine as he sought to assuage concerns in Kyiv and among some European allies over his previous stance towards Moscow. 12th meeting of BRICS National Security Advisors to be held today virtually https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442733 INT The 12th meeting of BRICS National Security Advisors (NSA) will be held today virtually. Egypt hosts Eighth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Sharm El Sheikh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442730 INT Egypt is hosting the Eighth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Sharm El Sheikh today. The two-day conference is jointly organized by the House of Representatives and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). WHO to hold emergency meeting on monkeypox outbreak next week to discuss classification as public health emergency of international concern https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442699 INT World Health Organization yesterday said it will hold an emergency meeting next week to determine whether to classify the global monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern. Bangladesh: Foundation Stone for Indian LOC financed Hi-tech park laid in Khulna https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442688 INT The foundation stone for Hi-tech park financed under the Indian Line of Credit (LOC) was laid in Khulna town of Bangladesh. US President Joe Biden to make his first trip to West Asia region next month https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442684 INT US President Joe Biden will make his first trip to West Asia region next month, visiting Israel, West Bank and Saudi Arabia from 13th to 16th July, the White House confirmed in a statement. Cuba sentences 381 people for taking part in anti-govt protests https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442663 INT Cuba has sentenced 381 people for taking part in rare anti-government protests last summer - with some jailed for up to 25 years. Former US Prez Donald Trump blasts congressional inquiry into Capitol riot as 'Kangaroo Court' https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442662 INT Former US President Donald Trump has blasted the congressional inquiry into the Capitol riot as a Kangaroo Court. UK govt publishes plan to get rid of parts of post-Brexit deal https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442661 INT The United Kingdom Government has published its plans to get rid of parts of the post-Brexit deal it agreed with the European Union in 2019. British govt set to deport asylum-seekers of various nationalities to Rwanda https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442658 INT The British Government is set to deport asylum-seekers of various nationalities to Rwanda. Ecuador: Protesting indigenous groups block roads across country against govt's economic policies https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442657 INT In Ecuador, protesting indigenous groups have blocked key roads across the country against the government's economic policies. India and Bangladesh to work together on startups, cyber security and interactive digital payment systems: High Commissioner Doraiswami https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=442636 INT The High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami has said that the relationship between India and Bangladesh will be further strengthened by working together in areas like startups, cyber security and Interoperable Digital Payment System (IDPS).