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International human rights bodies condemn Teesta’s arrest by Gujarat cops

United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Mary Lawlor has joined several national and international rights organisations in condemning the arrest of rights activist Teesta Setalvad by Gujarat ATS, stating, “Teesta is a strong voice against hatred and discrimination". According to the international body, Targeting human rights activists for their legitimate human rights work is unacceptable.

Sports

India beat Ireland by 7 wickets in rain-hit 1st T20I

India beat Ireland by seven wickets in a rain-hit first T20 here on Sunday. Sent in to bat, Harry Tector slammed a 33-ball 64 laced with six boundaries and three sixes to single-handedly lift Ireland from 22 for three to past the 100-mark after rain reduced the match to a 12-over a side contest. India then returned to overhaul the target in 9.2 overs, scoring 111 for three, riding on Deepak Hooda's unbeaten 29-ball 47.

Politics

Eknath Shinde camp moves Supreme Court against Shiv Sena's move to disqualify 16 MLAs

The rebel Shiv Sena MLA faction led by Eknath Shinde moved the Supreme Court, challenging the petition filed by Shiv Sena, seeking to disqualify 16 legislators for breach of whip by not attending the party meeting earlier this week, before the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal. With Sunday’s move, the Shinde camp has taken its battle to the apex court by roping in a bunch of leading lawyers to plead their case.

Technology

Hackers steal $100 Million in digital tokens from Harmony Blockchain Bridge

Hackers have stolen at least $100 million worth digital tokens from Harmony, the crypto startup behind Horizon Blockchain Bridge which allows users to transfer their crypto assets from one Blockchain to another. Harmony admitted that a malicious attack happened on its proprietary Horizon Ethereum Bridge and multiple transactions occurred that compromised the bridge with 11 transactions that extracted tokens stored in the bridge.

Entertainment

Priyanka Chopra Jonas shares Michelle Obama’s heartbreaking post after US Supreme Court ends right to abortion

Ater the US Supreme court overturned the Roe v Wade ruling that guaranteed constitutional right to abortion in the country, many stars showed their outrage towards it online. Now, showing her distaste to the SC verdict in an indirect way, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas re-posted former first lady, Michelle Obama’s heartbreaking statement to her Instagram story.

Business

About 19.5 Cr card tokens issued, encourage cardholders to tokenise cards: RBI

RBI on Friday said that about 19.5 Cr card tokens have been issued in the country so far and called on the general public to tokenise their cards. “The Reserve Bank encourages cardholders to tokenise their cards for their own safety. Cardholders’ payment experience will be enhanced through an added layer of security by way of tokenisation,” the RBI said.

Miscellaneous

Madhya Pradesh woman on way to marry Pakistani man arrested at Attari border after kin alert cops

A 24-year-old woman from Rewa in Madhya Pradesh who was on her way to Pakistan to meet a man there was stopped at the Attari-Wagah border on the basis of a lookout notice issued following complaints of her kin here, a police official said on Sunday. The woman had left home on June 14 and her family members had claimed they were receiving calls from unknown numbers, which were traced to Pakistan, said Superintendent of Police.