The Daily Populous

Monday September 18th, 2023 day edition

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NEW DELHI, Sept 13 (Reuters) - India and Russia will explore the possibility of using new transport corridors such as the Northern Sea Route and Eastern Maritime Corridor between Vladivostok and Chennai to widen maritime cooperation, the Indian government said on Wednesday.

A decision to work towards this was made during a meeting between India's Ports, Shipping and Waterways minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, and Russia's Development of the Far East and Arctic minister, A.O. Chekunkov, in Russia's Vladivostok.

New Delhi and Moscow have enjoyed a close relationship for decades and India has refused to condemn Russia for the war it has waged on Ukraine since last year.

Russian-Indian trade has instead risen to a record high, driven largely by a ramping-up of Indian imports of Russian oil.

The two countries, at the same meeting on Wednesday, also agreed to train Indian seafarers in polar and arctic waters at the Russian Maritime Training Institute, which is equipped with simulator facilities.

"We remain committed to maintaining strong ties (with Russia) and fostering strategic cooperation across various sectors," Sonowal said in a statement.

Chekunkov said Russia aims to "develop relations with Indian partners in the Far East in all areas of mutual interest". »

Republican Admits GOP Doesn't Have Evidence Joe Biden Was Bribed

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While discussing his role in President Joe Biden's impeachment inquiry, Representative Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican, said on Sunday that the GOP does not have evidence that the president was bribed.

"Today, I am directing our House committee to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

While discussing his role in President Joe Biden's impeachment inquiry, McCaul admitted on Sunday that the GOP does not have evidence that the president was bribed. »

Indiana attorney general sues hospital system over privacy of Ohio girl who traveled for abortion

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general has sued the state’s largest hospital system, claiming it violated patient privacy laws when a doctor publicly shared the story of an Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in Indianapolis federal court, marked Attorney General Todd Rokita’s latest attempt to seek disciplinary legal action against Dr. Caitlin Bernard.

Rokita, a Republican, is stridently anti-abortion and Indiana was the first state to approve abortion restrictions after the court’s decision. »

A Berlin bus gets lifted with the help of 40 people to free a young man pinned by a rear wheel

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The bus driver immediately stopped and with the help of about 40 people, including passengers and passersby, managed to lift the right side of the bus high enough to extricate the man, according to police.

“I saw the men trying to lift the bus, and it was clear to me that I also had to help lift the bus and try pull the young man from underneath.”.

N-tv reported he had been released, but Berlin police said they did not have any further information on his condition. »