Death toll in Moscow terror attack rises to 133

The death toll in the terror attack in Moscow’s Crocus City Hall has risen to 133, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Sunday. According to the ministry, 152 people were injured in the incident. Moscow region governor Andrey Vorobyov said the kin of the deceased would get $32,500. International terrorist organization ISIS had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Russia election: Putin projected to win by historic margin

Russia’s incumbent President Vladimir Putin is projected to win his fifth term as head of state by a historic margin. According to Russia’s CEC, almost 95 per cent of the votes have been counted, and Putin is leading the race with an estimated 87.3 per cent. Under Russia’s presidential election regulations, a candidate who receives more than 50 per cent of the votes will secure victory.

Republican debate: Indian American Vivek Ramaswamy calls US support to Ukraine “disastrous”

The youngest Presidential candidate from the Republican party, Indian American Vivek Ramaswamy, has termed the US support for Ukraine, amid the conflict with Russia, as “disastrous” saying that if he is elected President, he would not support an increase in aid to the battle-scarred country. The tech entrepreneur made these remarks at the ongoing Republicans party’s first 2024 presidential primary debate.
He added that the resources going to Kyiv should be used domestically, instead.

President Putin calls PM Modi ‘great friend of Russia’

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “a great friend of Russia” and also praised the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Addressing an economic forum in Moscow organised by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), the President said on Thursday: “Our friends in India and our big friend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, launched the ‘Make in India’ initiative several years ago. It has had a truly impressive effect on the Indian economy. It would do no harm to emulate what is working well, even if it was not us but our friends who created it,” RT News reported.