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The Congress party should resolve its internal issues and show ‘large-heartedness’ in seat sharing with other opposition parties in the upcoming assembly elections in five states, according to some of the opposition leaders who met in Delhi on Saturday. The leaders, who belong to the India bloc, a loose coalition of regional and national parties, said that they want to present a united front against the BJP and its allies, and that the Congress should not be a ‘big brother’ to them.

The leaders, who included Sharad Pawar of the NCP, Mamata Banerjee of the TMC, Akhilesh Yadav of the SP, Tejashwi Yadav of the RJD, and Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP, said that they discussed the political situation in the country and the need to strengthen the opposition unity. They also said that they will hold more meetings in the future and invite other parties to join them.

The leaders said that they are not forming a third front or a federal front, but a platform to coordinate their efforts and strategies to defeat the BJP. They said that they respect the Congress as a national party, but that the Congress should also respect their regional aspirations and realities. They said that the Congress should sort out its leadership crisis and its differences with its allies, and that it should be more generous and flexible in seat sharing.

UP ATS arrests Pak ISI agent working at Indian Embassy in Moscow from Meerut

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested a Pakistani ISI agent who was working at the Indian Embassy in Moscow from Meerut on Sunday. The agent, identified as Mohammad Asif, was allegedly passing on sensitive information to the ISI and had links with terror outfits.

The ATS said that Asif was working as a clerk at the Indian Embassy in Moscow since 2019, and that he had access to classified documents and data. The ATS said that Asif was in touch with ISI handlers through WhatsApp and Telegram, and that he used to send them photos and videos of the documents and data. The ATS said that Asif also had links with Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba, and that he was involved in funding and recruiting for them.

The ATS said that Asif was arrested from his relative’s house in Meerut, where he had come for a vacation. The ATS said that they recovered a laptop, a mobile phone, a pen drive, and some documents from him. The ATS said that Asif was being interrogated and that they were trying to find out his network and contacts.

India vs England: Gill shines with ton on Day 3 as India push for victory in 2nd Test

Shubman Gill scored his maiden Test century as India took a commanding lead over England on Day 3 of the second Test in Chennai on Monday. Gill made 103 off 146 balls, and shared a 162-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (73) for the second wicket, as India reached 329 for 6 at stumps, leading by 481 runs.

India, who had bowled out England for 134 in their first innings, resumed their second innings at 54 for 1. Gill and Pujara batted with ease and fluency, and took India past 200. Gill reached his hundred with a six off Dom Bess, and became the youngest Indian opener to score a Test century. He was dismissed soon after by Jack Leach, who also removed Pujara and Virat Kohli (14).

India lost some quick wickets in the final session, as Leach and Moeen Ali picked up three wickets each. However, Rishabh Pant (33 not out) and Axar Patel (5 not out) ensured that India did not lose any more wickets till the close of play. India will look to extend their lead and declare early on Day 4, and try to bowl out England and level the series.

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