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Evening briefing: MEA on Indians forced to fight in Russia; Delhi HC dismisses Mahua Moitra's plea, and more

Feb 23, 2024 06:05 PM IST

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India on Friday advised its citizens to stay away from getting caught up in the Russia-Ukraine conflict following reports that Indian nationals who secured support jobs with the Russian Army had been forced to fight alongside Russian troops. The external affairs ministry acknowledged that “a few” Indians had signed up for support jobs with the Russian Army and that the Indian embassy in Moscow has “regularly taken up this matter with the relevant Russian authorities for their early discharge”. Dig deeper

External affairs ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal
External affairs ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal

The Delhi high court on Friday dismissed Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra’s plea seeking to restrain Enforcement Directorate (ED) from leaking any confidential, sensitive or unconfirmed information to the print or electronic media in connection to a Foreign Exchange Maintenance Act (FEMA) contravention case, being probed by the agency, on February 23. Dig deeper

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Actor Yami Gautam is getting praise on social media for her latest movie, Article 370. Several celebrities and movie-goers took to Twitter (now called X) to leave glowing reviews for the political action thriller. Article 370, is produced by Aditya Dhar, renowned for his directorial work on Uri: The Surgical Strike, which earned him the National Film Award for Best Director. Yami Gautam, Priyamani, and Arun Govil are among the star cast in the movie which hit theatres on February 23. The release of this film comes ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections in the country, further intensifying the public's interest in the portrayal of revocation of Article 370. Dig deeper

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That’s all we have at this hour in our evening briefing. Catch you tomorrow morning.

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