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Russia- war LIVE updates: India’s government on Thursday denied reports of Indian students being held as "hostages" in Ukraine, asserting it was in touch with Indian nationals in the war-torn country. 
"We have not received reports of any hostage situation regarding any student. We have requested support of the Ukrainian authorities in arranging special trains for taking out students from Kharkiv and neighbouring areas to the western part of the country," said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

India on Wednesday abstained on a UN General Assembly resolution that deplored Russia's aggression against Ukraine, the third such abstention in less than a week by New Delhi on the crisis.

The 193-member General Assembly Wednesday voted to reaffirm its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of within its internationally recognized borders and "deplores in the strongest terms" Russia's aggression against Ukraine, PTI reported.
 Uttar Pradesh is voting for the sixth phase of Assembly elections, picking candidates for 57 seats spread across 10 districts in the state’s Purvanchal region.
The sixth phase has 676 candidates including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya, state Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Ram Govind Chaudhary..


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First Published: Thu, March 03 2022. 13:56 IST