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This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I’m Damini Jaiman.
It’s the 28th of April and here are the headlines.
According to the Indian government, the collaboration of Indian educational institutes with China’s Confucius Institutes will now require Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act clearance, a decision that comes two years after the government reportedly undertook a review of such tie-ups. Confucius Institutes are defined by China as non-profit education institutions jointly hosted by Chinese and foreign partners that seek to “deepen international understanding of Chinese language and culture, and promote exchange between China and the rest of the world”.
Rajasthan wheat mandis have been going empty as private buyers go directly to farmers. The farmers save on transport, loading, unloading and cleaning charges by selling directly from the field and have instead been bringing mustard to the mandis.
Kamal Nath quits as Congress Legislature Party leader in Madhya Pradesh. The Congress said Dr Govind Singh will take over as the Leader of Congress Legislature Party of Madhya Pradesh after Nath’s resignation.
The Delhi Police Crime Branch today arrested one of the key accused in the Jahangirpuri communal riots from West Bengal. The accused has been identified as Farid alias Neetu. According to sources, the accused fled from the spot after the riots and moved across West Bengal. According to PTI he has six cases registered against him, including robbery, snatching, burglary.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the Centre was working towards lifting the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the Northeast. The prime minister said that though previous governments kept extending AFSPA, the situation has improved so much in the past few years that it was lifted from 23 districts.
According to the Associated Press, 20 people have died and thousands have been forced to flee their homes as gangs battle in Haiti. Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency said the fighting began Sunday in four neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince. At least a dozen homes were burned down and many of those who fled initially took shelter in the yard of a local mayor’s office. The eruption comes amid a spike in violence and kidnappings as gangs grow more powerful and seek to control more territory amid the power vacuum following the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.