The big news: India rejects China’s offer to mediate Kashmir dispute, and 9 other top stories
Other headlines: Donald Trump hinted at changing his mind about exiting Paris climate deal, and Pakistan might grant Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother a visa.
A look at the headlines right now:
- Amid Sikkim standoff, India rejects China’s offer to mediate Kashmir dispute: A Chinese Foreign Office spokesperson had said Beijing was ready to play a ‘constructive role’ in resolving the matter.
- Donald Trump hints at changing his mind on pulling the US out of the Paris climate deal: ’Something could happen’, he said at a media briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron.
- Pakistan says it is considering giving Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother a visa: Islamabad said Sushma Swaraj’s condition asking Pakistani patients, seeking medical visas, to provide the foreign affairs’ minister’s approval was undiplomatic.
- Man beaten up in Nagpur on suspicion of carrying beef turns out to be a BJP member: Four people who are part of political organisation, Prahar Sangathan, have been arrested.
- North East flood toll reaches 80, 58 districts affected by the deluge: In Assam alone, 49 deaths have been reported from 26 districts.
- ‘Government needs a math tutor’, Rahul Gandhi says on RBI still counting demonetised notes: Congress leader P Chidambaram said there was a vacancy for scriptwriters for the Centre’s upcoming ‘mythological series’.
- Vijay Mallya says he has nothing to miss about India in terms of family, reports Reuters: The fugitive businessman said all his immediate family is either in England or the United States.
- Court asks McDonald’s to reinstate ousted managing director Vikram Bakshi: Bakshi was removed after he had a disagreement with the US-based food chain over the management of Connaught Plaza Restaurant Limited.
- Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he will not resign: The call for his resignation was raised after a Joint Investigation Team found him and his family guilty in the Panama Papers case.
- India, not the US, has the highest number of active Facebook users now: While the figure rose by 27% in the country in the past six months, the United States saw only a 12% increase.