After the Centre's denial to file a detailed affidavit clarifying whether Pegasus spyware was used or not, the Supreme Court reserves its order on a batch of petitions seeking an independent probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping case.
A former Iranian diplomat has said that the interference of foreigners in Afghanistan is doomed to be a failure.
China has mounted a fresh diplomatic offensive among neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to counter US influence in the region and the growing Indo-Pacific Quad initiative.
First-time legislator Bhupendra Patel took oath as the 17th chief minister of Gujarat on Monday, a day after his name was announced for the top job by the BJP leadership. Fondly addressed as 'Dada' by his supporters, Bhupendrabhai Rajnikanthbhai Patel became the 17th chief minister of Gujarat. Patel (59), unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, was sworn in by Governor Acharya Devvrat at a simple ceremony in Gandhinagar. Besides Shah, chief ministers of some BJP-ruled states were among those present at the Raj Bhavan during the ceremony. Soon after, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Patel for taking oath as the Gujarat CM. “I have known him for years and have seen his exemplary work, be it in the BJP Organisation or in civic administration and community service. He will certainly enrich Gujarat’s growth trajectory,” he wrote on Twitter.