Other news of the day: tension between India and Canada over a Sikh demonstration in which they “celebrated” the assassination of Indira Gandhi. Skyscrapers in danger in Tianjin, evacuated about 4 thousand people. Minister Shanmugaratnam is running for the presidency of Singapore. New ultimatum for the monks who answer to the Moscow patriarchate and remained in the Lavra of the Caves in kyiv.
Floods caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in the Russian-controlled Kherson region of Ukraine have already triggered world crop prices: Wheat rose 2.4% on Tuesday and corn 1%, although they later fell slightly on Thursday. Analysts believe that the Middle East will suffer the effects on agricultural production in a region that has become the world’s breadbasket, as happened last year when exports were reduced at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
About 4,000 people were evacuees from 3 skyscrapers in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin, when subsidence in the ground caused large cracks in nearby streets. Geologists believe that they were caused by underground cavities at a depth of 1,300 meters. The local authorities of Tianjin explained that it cannot be ruled out that the loss of soil and subsidence in the area have been caused by the drilling of geothermal wells.
India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar warned the Canadian government that the activities in its territory of Khalistani elements – the Sikh autonomists of the Punjab – could affect relations between the two countries. The warning came from a float that took part in a parade by Sikh activists in Toronto last Sunday, depicting the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as “revenge” for Operation Bluestar, the move Gandhi ordered. in 1984 to evict separatist leader Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale and his supporters from the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. The cart has sparked outrage in India.
Social Policies Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, 66, announced his intention to run for the presidency of Singapore, for which he resigned from his position in the government. A little over a week ago, President Halimah Yacob declared that she will not run for a second term. Singapore’s next presidential election should be called before September 13.
A explosion near a mosque of Nabawi, in northern Afghanistan, killed at least 15 people taking part in a ceremony commemorating the Taliban provincial deputy governor of Badakhshan, who was killed in a separate attack on Tuesday. Responsibility for the latest attack was not immediately claimed, but ISIS Khorasan claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack.
Ukrainian culture minister Aleksandr Tkachenko warned the monks who still remain in the Kiev Cave Lavra, belonging to the pro-Moscow jurisdiction of Upz, that “the procedures for the liberation of the spaces have been completed and restitution of the property and they must leave the monastery within a period of three days.” Otherwise, the Justice will intervene.
Kazakh President Tokaev ordered Astana Mayor Zhenis Kasymbek to “immediately take all necessary measures at the operational and structural level” to solve the problem of water supply in the capital. The measure is a consequence of protests by exasperated citizens, who took to the streets because for more than a week water has only been supplied at night.