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Student-activist Umar Khalid | Photo: ANI

Umar Khalid, arrested under UAPA in Delhi riots case, sent to judicial custody till 22 October

Khalid, who was arrested 13 September, has also been booked for sedition, murder, attempt to murder, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and rioting.
Representational Image | PTI photo

Will declare results of Class 12 compartment exam before 10 Oct, CBSE tells Supreme Court

The Supreme Court bench was also informed by the UGC that it will commence the academic calendar for UG courses from 31 October, by which time the results of the retest will be out.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

After Akali Dal, now JD(U) wants changes to farm bills, demands MSP guarantee

The JD(U) is the second BJP ally to break ranks over the farm bills and is now asking for including provisions that punish companies that buy produce from farmers below MSP.
Members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee block railway tracks in Punjab's Amritsar on day one of their 'rail roko' agitation, on 24 September | ANI | Twitter

Punjab farmers begin ‘rail roko’ agitation in protest against farm bills, trains suspended

As many as 31 farmers' outfits have called for a complete shutdown of Punjab on 25 September to protest the bills.
Construction underway at Lakshagriha | By special arrangement

UP to promote Lakshagriha near Prayagraj as Mahabharata site, research centre likely too

According to legends, Lakshagriha in UP's Prayagraj district is linked to the Mahabharata era. ASI has excavated this site before in search of historic artefacts.
One of the vehicles in the IAS officer’s convoy that was damaged during the incident | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

WhatsApp group, tracker, ‘mole’ — how ‘transport mafia’ planned attack on Ambala IAS officer

The convoy of Ambala ADC Preeti Sabbarwal was attacked on 18 September after the officer cracked down on alleged mining and transport mafia.
Former IPS officer Gupteshwar Pandey addresses a press conference in Patna Wednesday | PTI

Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey’s case rare. Approval of VRS plea by IAS, IPS takes month or two

IPS officer Gupteshwar Pandey, who served as Bihar DGP, applied for VRS Monday and his application was accepted within 24 hours.
File photo of Suresh Angadi during a meeting, in Itanagar | PTI

Junior railway minister Suresh Angadi dies of Covid

Angadi, who was undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi, is the first Union minister to have died of coronavirus.
A health worker wearing PPE suit attends COVID-19 patients at quarantine Center, CWG Village, in New Delhi on 15 July 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Step up testing, work on messaging to beat rumours, Modi tells CMs of 7 worst-hit states & UT

The seven participating chief ministers represented Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi.
A general view of the Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of Parliament | Photo: ANI

Held amid Covid, this Parliament session was shortest in 20 years but most productive

This was also one of the most tumultuous sessions, with eight opposition MPs suspended from the Rajya Sabha and the opposition boycotting both House proceedings.

On Camera

Muslim wedding in pakistan

Is she 18? How Pakistan’s forced conversion of minors get legal cover

If your kidnapper-husband says you are 18, or have had your first period, no more questions are asked in Pakistan about abduction-conversions of young girls.
PMC Bank depositors protest against the bank in New Delhi on 23 September 2020. | Photo: ANI

Net worth wiped out, withdrawal restrictions, no resolution — PMC Bank’s worse off 1 year on

RBI’s process to fix the bank hasn’t yielded any results. The bank’s net worth is wiped out and its depositors are struggling with restrictions on withdrawal.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?