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In State vs Activists, Supreme Court To Decide Today On House Arrest

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce today, its verdict on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and an SIT probe into their arrest.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved the judgment on September 20 after counsel for both parties, including senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Harish Salve and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, concluded their submissions.

US reviewing India's development of Chabahar port, says official

Washington: The Trump administration, which is determined to impose fresh set of sanctions on Iran and countries and entities engaged in business with Tehran, is currently reviewing India's development of the strategically important Chabahar port in the Islamic Republic, a senior government official has said. 

The Chabahar port is being considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries besides ramping up trade among the three countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi. 

Three held for posting anti-India video in social media

Hyderabad: Three people were Monday arrested in the Nizamabad district of Telangana for allegedly uploading an anti-national and pro-Pakistan video on the social media in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, police said.

The trio - two from Uttar Pradesh and another from Telangana - uploaded the video.

The video purportedly showed the three dancing with a voice in the background allegedly raising anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans, an investigating official told PTI over phone.

Upon seeing the video, a person complained to the police.

Cell replacement therapies may help treat Parkinson's disease

Washington: Cell replacement therapies may help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, a progressive disorder that currently has no cure, scientists say.

According to a study published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, newly developed stem cell technologies could be used to treat the disease.

Shiv Sena, BJP set to declare seat-sharing pact

Mumbai: Ruling allies BJP and Shiv Sena are set to announce seat-sharing arrangement for the ensuing elections in Mumbai later on Monday, senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut said.

BJP president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Matoshree, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's residence in suburban Bandra Monday and seal the alliance, another Sena leader said.

Army major, two Jaish militants among seven killed in Pulwama encounter

Srinagar: Four Army personnel, including a major, and two Jaish terrorists were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday, three days after a suicide bomber from the group drove his explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in the area, defence officials said.

A civilian was also killed in the exchange of fire in Pinglan area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, they said.

Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves to present award at Oscars 2019

Los Angeles: Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves has been added to the list of people who will be presenting the trophies to the winners at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.

The 30-year-old musician recently won the 2019 Grammy Album of the Year award for her critically acclaimed, genre-bending record "Golden Hour". Apart from this, she also won awards for best country album, best country song and best country solo performance.

Australia says 'sophisticated state actor' hacked political parties

Sydney: Australia on Monday said a mass hack that breached parliament systems also hit the country's main political parties and was carried out by a "sophisticated state actor".

Prime Minister Scott Morrison told lawmakers that while investigating the previously announced parliament hack "we also became aware that the networks of some political parties, Liberal, Labor and Nationals have also been affected".

"Our cyber experts believe that a sophisticated state actor is responsible for this malicious activity," he said.

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