ED arrests Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar

  • Enforcement Directorate said that the leader has been involved in money laundering activities.
  • The investigating agency will produce the Congress leader and MLA before a court to seek his custody and the agency alleged that the Shivakumar is not cooperating with the investigation.
  • Congress unit of the state called for a strike in the state on September 4th to protest against the arrest of its leader.

PM Modi arrives in Vladivostok, Russia, for a two-day visit

  • Modi is expected to hold a summit with President Vladimir Putin and attend the Eastern Economic Forum.
  • This is the first visit in the far east region of the country by an Indian Prime Minister.
  • Modi will attend the 5th Eastern Economic Forum as its chief guest on Putin’s invitation and also hold the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit with the president.

Hong Kong to withdraw extradition bill with China

  • Hong Kong Executive Carrie Lam is set to withdraw the bill that has led to a huge protest in the autonomous region of China and has paralysed the city over the past few weeks.
  • The government had earlier put the bill on hold but the protesters wanted the bill to withdrawn fully.
  • The protestors also want an independent inquiry into the use of excessive police force against them and Lam’s resignation.