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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. 

CBI gets 7-day custody of its official Devender Kumar in bribery case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed the CBI to quiz in custody for seven days its Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar, who has been arrested in connection with bribery allegations involving agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

Special CBI Judge Santosh Snehi Mann remanded Kumar to the custody of CBI, which had sought ten days of custodial interrogation of the accused official alleging that it has recovered incriminating documents after raiding his office and residence.

I'll once again extend hand of friendship to India after 2019 elections : Imran Khan

Riyadh/Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he would once again extend a hand of friendship to India after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as he believed New Delhi rebuffed his offer of talks because Pakistan is an issue in the elections in the neighbouring country.

Speaking at the high-profile Future Investment Initiative forum in Riyadh, Khan said Pakistan wants "peace with all our neighbours particularly India and Afghanistan for regional peace and stability." 

Tata Sons writes off Rs 28,651 cr in Tata Teleservices

New Delhi: Tata group holding company Tata Sons has written off its entire investment of Rs 28,651.69 crore in loss-making telecom arm Tata Teleservices, according to a regulatory filing. 

Tata Sons is in the process of transferring the consumer mobile business of Tata Teleservices to Bharti Airtel and hiving off the enterprise segment to merge with the group's networking arm Tata Communications. 

"The company has considered it appropriate to write off the entire investment of Rs 28,651.69 crore in Tata Teleservices Limited," Tata Sons said in a filing. 

"Have Stated Stand On Masood Azhar Many Times": China On India's Request

Beijing: China said today that its first internal security cooperation agreement with India will provide institutional guarantee to combat trans-border crimes, but remained defiant to any change in its stance on blocking India's efforts to list Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN.

Actor Ajaz Khan held for possessing banned drug

Mumbai: Actor and former 'Bigg Boss' contestant Ajaz Khan was arrested by the Anti-Narcotics Cell of Navi Mumbai Police for allegedly possessing a banned drug, an official said Tuesday.

He was arrested from a hotel in CBD Belapur in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, police said. "Based on specific information, the 35-year-old actor was arrested from the room of a hotel in Belapur. Khan, a resident of Andheri sububrb in Mumbai, was possessing tablets of 'Ecstasy', a narcotic drug," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Tushar Doshi, said.

Criminal injured in encounter

Azamgarh (UP): A criminal, wanted in 18 cases and carrying a reward of Rs. 25,000 on his head, was nabbed while a sub inspector was injured in an encounter near here Tuesday morning, police said.

On a tip off, a police team laid siege on the Turk Chara turn. The motorcyle-borne criminals opened fire at them, injuring sub inspector Basant Lal.

In the retaliatory action, the criminal identified as Rahul Yadav was injured while two of his accomplices managed to escape, police said, adding that a pistol, cartridges and a motorcycle was recovered from him.

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