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Latest live news: Hello and welcome to the ABP News LIVE blog. Follow this space to get the latest developments and breaking news from India, the crisis in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which entered its 40th day on Monday.

Political crisis in Pakistan

Much uproar ensued in Pakistan’s political landscape on Sunday. While the vote was scheduled for the motion of no confidence, tabled by the opposition, against the government led by Imran Khan on Sunday, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri rejected the motion saying it contradicts Article 5 of the constitution.

After the dismissal, Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to the media and said he had advised President Arif Alvi to dissolve the Assembly, which the latter did. After the Assembly was dissolved, the Supreme Court heard the case suo motu and the hearing was adjourned until Sunday. The hearing is expected to resume today.

Economic crisis in Sri Lanka

Amid an unprecedented economic crisis in the island nation of Sri Lanka, the country’s Prime Minister’s Office has refuted reports of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resignation. “The Prime Minister’s Office categorically denies the rumors currently circulating that the Prime Minister will resign,” read the statement from the Sri Lankan PMO.

The statement also said that arrangements are being discussed to address issues related to fuel supply, shortage of electricity and cooking gas.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict – Day 40

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its 40th day on Monday, Britain’s foreign secretary said Russia’s attack on civilians in Ukraine should be investigated as a war crime .

According to a report by the AFP news agency, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement that the government was seeing “increasing evidence of appalling acts by the invading forces in cities like Irpin and Bucha”, near kyiv.

Cases of Covid-19 in India

On Sunday, India reported 1,096 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. During the same period, 1,447 cases were reported cured and 81 injured. Active cases remained below the 13,000 mark while the number of infections in India rose to 4,30,28,131.

The total number of recoveries was 4,24,93,773, while the death toll jumped to 5,21,345 according to data from the Union Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Meanwhile, the tally of vaccinations reached 184.66 crores under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign.