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. 

Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha polls

Chennai: Ending months of speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who floated his outfit the Rajini Makkal Mandram as a precursor to launching a political party, Sunday made it clear he would neither contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls nor support any party.

He appealed to the people of Tamil Nadu to vote for a party who they believed would be able to bring a permanent solution to the water crisis in the state.

Pulwama attack: Fire raging in your hearts is in my heart too, says PM Modi

Barauni/Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that he shared the grief and outrage with the people of the nation in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.

Pulwama attack not handiwork of single man, says Ex-RAW chief

Hyderabad: The terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district which killed 40 CRPF jawans, was not the handiwork of a single man but a group, former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Vikram Sood Sunday said.

He also attributed the incident to security lapses somewhere.

"The entire episode of Pulwama was not a job done by one man.. There would have been a whole team behind him," he told reporters after addressing a seminar on 'External Intelligence for National Security' here.

Drinking during teens up alcohol abuse risk in later life

Washington: Drinking during teens up alcohol abuse risk in later life Drinking during adolescence can significantly increase the risk of alcohol addiction in later life, a study has found.

Researchers from Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in the US examined relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking in different contexts such as one's own home, at friends' homes, or outdoor settings, and problems that arise in those contexts.

Saudi defends app allowing men to monitor women relatives

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has defended a mobile app that allows men in the kingdom to track female relatives after rights groups and a US lawmaker criticised tech giants for offering it.

The Absher app provides services for "all members of the society... including women, the elderly, and people with special needs", the interior ministry said.

The free app is available on Android and Apple smartphones and allows users to renew passports, visas and eases a variety of other electronic services.

'Transformers' getting new animated series on Netflix

Los Angeles: Netflix and Hasbro are partnering on a prequel animated series of "Transformers".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new animated series, titled "War for Cybertron", will be an origin story set in the world of the Transformers.

The show, which will incorporate a "new animation style", will be produced by Rooster Teeth, while Polygon Pictures will be serving as the animation studio.


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