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Morning briefing: India reaffirms ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy; Sanjay Singh alleges corruption in NEET exam, and more

Jun 10, 2024 09:29 AM IST

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out.

The presence of leaders from the neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region, including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, at the inauguration of Narendra Modi’s third term as premier emphasises the importance attached by New Delhi to these countries. The swearing-in ceremony was also attended by Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Seychelles Vice-President Ahmed Afif, and Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu, whose inclusion as an invitee surprised diplomatic circles in view of the currently strained ties between New Delhi and Male. Dig deeper

President Droupadi Murmu, vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with leaders of the India’s neighbourhood countries in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI Photo)(HT_PRINT)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Sunday slammed the central and state governments for paper leaks, changing answer sheets and cheating in various recruitment and competitive exams. He said that first the question papers of various recruitment exams were leaked continuously followed by the matter of changing the answer sheet of PCS (J) exam and now anomaly in NEET exam has been exposed. Singh expressed these views while talking to media persons at the Circuit House in Prayagraj shortly after taking a dip in Sangam and paying his obeisance at Bade Hanuman Ji temple. Dig deeper

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Global Matters

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Sports Goings

The stage was set. India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match at a brand new venue of New York. And although the start was a bit of a dampener with rain forcing a delayed start and then causing a 20-minute interruption, the 'mother of all battles' lived up to its hype with India and Pakistan playing out an absolute nail-biter. Pakistan came close to ending their World Cup hoodoo against India, but in the end, the result was one that everyone expected. Rohit Sharma and his boys emerged toppers of Group A after India held their nerves and brilliantly defended 119 to pick up a narrow six-run win in a low-scoring thriller at New York's Nassau County Stadium on Sunday. Dig deeper

Lifestyle and Health

Ananya Pandey is here to take away your Monday blues and turn it into a pink affair with her latest look. The Gen Z actress is a total stunner who is always slaying the fashion gaols like a pro. Whether it's a mini dress or a chic pantsuit, she can pull off any look to perfection. Ananya is quite popular on social media, and her glam Insta-dairies are a treasure trove of fashion inspiration. Just a few days back, she turned heads in a colour-blocked co-ord set, and this time, she effortlessly rocks a glamorous pink mini dress. With her undeniable beauty and incredible fashion sense, she is sure to make you swoon. Dig deeper

That’s all we have at this hour in our Morning briefing. Catch you in the afternoon.

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