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Russia-Ukraine War: ‘Russian Troops Have Begun The Battle For Donbas’ Says Zelensky

Russia-Ukraine War: ‘Russian Troops Have Begun The Battle For Donbas’ Says Zelensky

As per the latest update from the Ukrainian authorities, Russia has launched yet another stage of the Russia-Ukraine war and is opening a new phase of invasion after failing to capture Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. From the past weeks, Moscow troops have shifted their focus towards fully taking over Donbas, which pro-Kremlin separatists have been controlling since 2014. On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, reacting to the latest development, said: “We can now confirm that Russian troops have begun the battle for the Donbas, which they have been preparing for a long time,” “No matter how many Russian soldiers are brought here, we will fight. We will defend ourselves,” he added. Ahead of the Russian troops preparing for Donbas, Ukrainian authorities have urged the residents of Donbas to flee west to escape. If Moscow gets Donbas, it will give them an opportunity to create a southern corridor to the already occupied Crimean Peninsula.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 1,247 New Cases, Recovery Rate At 98.76%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 1,247 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 11,860. Meanwhile, the nation has logged 928 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,25,11,701. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 0.31% and 0.34%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 83.25 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 186.72 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Lt Gen Manoj Pande To Take Over As India’s New Army Chief On April 30

On April 18, Lieutenant General Manoj Pande was appointed as India’s new Army Chief. Lt Gen Manoj Pande will take over as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) from April 30 upon General MM Naravane’s retirement. Currently, Lt Gen Manoj Pande is serving as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff and would become the first Corps of Engineers commander to take charge as the Indian Army Chief. The position of COAS has mostly been taken by officers from infantry, artillery and armoured regiments. Lt Gen Manoj Pande has been appointed as 29th Chief of the Army Staff and is the alumnus of the National Defence Academy. In 39-years long career, the senior officer has led an infantry brigade along the LOC and is currently in charge of the Eastern Command.

Delhi Jahangirpuri Violence: Delhi Police Gets The Custody Of Prime Accused In The Case

Today, the Delhi Police got the custody of Ansar and Aslam, prime accused in the Delhi Jahangirpuri violence, which took place during a Hanuman Jayanti possession. The Police have already intensified security arrangements around Jahangirpuri, located in North West Delhi, where violent clashes between two communities erupted on Saturday evening. The questioning of the prime accused to find details about the violent clashes has already begun. The Police have also submitted a detailed report to the Ministry of Home Affairs. In total, the Delhi Police have arrested 24 people, which also includes a woman and 2 minors. Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said: “23 people have been arrested. They are from both communities. Action will be taken against any person found guilty irrespective of their class, creed, community and religion,”

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Indian Monetary Fund Appreciates India’s Help To The Island Nation

On Monday, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva appreciated India’s help to Sri Lanka as the island nation continues to tackle its worst-ever economic crisis in decades. Mr Georgieva also assured India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that IMF would continue to actively engage with Sri Lanka. The remarks from IMF’s Managing Director came amid the spring meetings of IMF-World Bank (WB) in Washington DC. Currently, Sri Lanka has been dealing with a major economic crisis since independence with a shortage of basic commodities, including food, electricity and fuel. 

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