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Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh arrested after dramatic chase, reports NDTV citing Punjab police. A special team of the state police, comprising personnel from seven districts, had followed the separatist leader’s convoy while he was on his way to Jalandhar’s Shahkot tehsil. Internet was suspended across the state till 12 pm tomorrow as Amritpal’s associates started circulating frantic videos appealing to supporters to reach Shahkot. Anticipating disturbance, a large contingent of police has been deployed outside Amritpal’s native village, Jallupur Khaira, in Amritsar district. Sources said police and paramilitary forces have sealed the village.
Pakistan police entered the home of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Lahore on Saturday while he was on his way to Islamabad for a court hearing in a corruption case, officials from his party said. Bushra Begum, Khan’s wife, was at home when police removed the barricades and broke into his house, they said. During the operation, at least 10 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers were injured and over 30 arrested, news agency PTI reported. His party shared a video on its official Twitter account that showed Khan’s supporters at his home being lathicharged by the policemen.
India’s single-day tally of Covid-19 cases crossed 800 after 126 days on Saturday, while the number of active cases climbed to 5,389, according to Union health ministry data.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said the current logjam in Parliament can be resolved if the Opposition comes forward for talks and that the government will go “two steps ahead” if it takes “two steps forward”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Global Millets (Shree Anna) Conference in New Delhi on Saturday at 11 am. The Prime Minister will also address the gathering on occasion.
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