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This is the Catch Up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I’m Damini Jaiman.
It’s the 6th of May and here are the headlines.
Today, Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexei Zaitsev said that Russia will not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Zaitsev told reporters the use of nuclear weapons by Russia — a risk that Western officials have publicly discussed — was not applicable to what Moscow calls its special military operation in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, China’s state media reported today that The Asian Games, which were to be held from September 10-25, have been postponed due to the pandemic. No alternative date has been announced so far. The decision comes at a time when China, is experiencing its biggest Covid-19 outbreak.
Today, in Kashmir, a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander and two other militants were killed in a gunfight. The slain militant commander, Mohammad Ashraf Khan, was one of the oldest surviving militants in the Valley. The police said Khan alias Ashraf Molvi and his two associates were killed in a gunfight that started today morning in the woods of south Kashmir’s famous tourist destination Pahalgam.
The Delhi Police has filed an FIR against the Punjab Police for “abduction” and “assault”. This happened hours after BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga was picked up by the Punjab Police today morning from his residence in West Delhi in connection with an inflammatory statements case. Accusing AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of hooliganism and “daadagiri”, Bagga’s mother on Friday had alleged that her son was not permitted to put on his slippers or tie his ‘siorpa’ (a garment worn by Sikhs) before he was arrested by the Punjab Police.
Meanwhile, in its detailed order granting bail to Independent MP Navneet Rana and her husband MLA Ravi Rana, a special court said today that while they ‘crossed the lines of freedom of speech and expression’ in their ‘blameworthy’ statements against the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, mere expression of derogatory or objectionable words is not a sufficient ground to invoke the Sedition Act.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said today that three police personnel, who were initially suspended by the department in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old man, have been booked for murder and further enquiry will be initiated against them.
This was the Catch-up on 3 Things by The Indian Express.