Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly suffered a fall at his official Moscow residence this week, New York Post reported quoting a Telegram channel with apparent links with his security team.
According to NDTV, the report added that Putin, 70, reportedly fell down five steps before landing on his tailbone.
The impact caused the Russian President to “involuntarily defecate” due to “cancer affecting his stomach and bowels,” the Telegram channel said.
During a meeting with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel last month, Putin’s hands appeared to shake and turn purple, UK-based Express reported.
The UK-based outlet further said the Russian leader was seen moving his legs uncomfortably.
The incidents are another addition to growing speculation surrounding Putin’s declining health. A former British spy said the 70-year-old President is “seriously ill”, and it is an “element of what is happening in Ukraine.”
An oligarch with close ties with the Russian leader claimed that “Putin is very ill with blood cancer.”
It’s not the first time reports of Putin being ill have surfaced. In 2014, President Putin’s spokesman ridiculed US media reports that the leader was suffering from cancer and said the journalists should “shut their trap.”
Putin has said he has no regrets about launching Russia’s “special military operation” against Ukraine that began nearly 10 months ago.
No COVID-19 deaths yesterday
No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (29) by the Director-General of Health Services.
Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,828.
Racecourse murder : Boyfriend further remanded
The university student who was held in remand custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a sharp weapon at Race Course grounds in Colombo has been remanded further.
Taking up the case today (30) Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered him to be further remanded till February 13.
The magisterial inquest into the death was held today before Colombo Chief Magistrate and
A testimony of the deceased’s father was recorded before Chief Magistrate and further magisterial inquiry was fixed for February 13.
The suspect was not produced before Court by prison authorities since he is currently receiving treatment at the Mental Health Unit of prison hospital.
Constitutional Council approves several judicial appointments
The Constitutional Council met today (30) in Parliament presided by Speaker and the Chairman of the Constitutional Council – Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana.
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Sajith Premadasa, Leader of the Opposition, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, MPs Sagara Kariyawasam, other council members Dr. Prathap Ramanujam, Dr. (Mrs) Dilkushi Anula Wijesundere, Dr. (Mrs) Dinesha Samararatne were present at the Council meeting held.
MP Kabir Hashim, had informed his inability to attend this meeting due to unavoidable circumstances.
The Constitutional Council considered the recommendation of the President to appoint K.P. Fernando, President of the Court of Appeal as a Judge of the Supreme Court, to the post which fell vacant with the retirement of L.T.B. Dehideniya, Judge of the Supreme Court. The Constitutional Council unanimously approved the above recommendation.
Further the Constitutional Council unanimously approved the nomination of N.B.P.D.S. Karunarathna, Judge of the Court of Appeal to be appointed as the President of the Court of Appeal, and the nomination of Mr M.A.R. Marikkar, High Court Judge to be appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal to the resultant vacancies.
The Constitutional Council further decided to publish the advertisement on newspapers of 1st February 2023, calling for applications for the appointment as Members of the Commissions specified in Schedule to Article 41B of the Constitution. Draft format of the application would be published on the Official Parliament website. The deadline to submit applications is 15th February 2023.
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