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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. 

China positioning itself to supplant America as next superpower: US official

Washington: China is positioning itself to supplant America as the world's next superpower through "economic aggression" and "relentless theft of US assets", the Trump administration has told a powerful Congressional committee.

Assistant Director of counter-intelligence Division, FBI E W "Bill" Priestap told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Chinese espionage activities that after the World War-II, the US and its allies created an international order that has led to greater peace, prosperity and human rights than at any other time in human history.

Aus vs India: Blow for Kohli and co as Rohit, Ashwin ruled out of Perth Test

Perth: India's premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma have been ruled out of the second Test starting here on Friday, dealing a double blow to the visitors at a time when opener Prithvi Shaw is yet to recover from an ankle injury.

With the trio unavailable for selection, India included Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in a 13-man squad announced on eve of the second Test.

Gandhi holds individual meetings with Rajasthan CM hopefuls Gehlot, Pilot

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday held one-on-one meetings with Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, the two chief ministerial aspirants in Rajasthan, before taking a final call on who would head government in the desert state. 

Gandhi also held deliberations with the party's central observer K C Venugopal and party in-charge of Rajasthan Avinash Pande and took inputs from them to ascertain the views of the Congress' newly elected legislators on the matter, sources said. 

Mizoram Polls: Lowest winning margin 3 votes, highest 2,720

Aizawl: The lowest winning margin in the just-concluded Mizoram Assembly election was only three votes while the highest was 2,720.

Lalchhandama Ralte of the Mizoram National Front (MNF) won the Tuival seat with a victory margin of only three votes.

Ralte had secured 5,207 votes while his nearest rival, sitting Congress legislator R L Pianmawia bagged 5,204 votes.

Pianmawia had demanded a recounting of votes which was accepted by the Election Commission of India. But the recounting also found that the winning margin was only three votes.

It's advantage Gehlot in Rajasthan CM race

New Delhi: Two-time chief minister Ashok Gehlot appears to be emerging as the favourite for the chief minister's post in Rajasthan after party chief Rahul Gandhi held hectic deliberations with senior leaders including him.

It is advantage Gehlot, sources said, after he came out of Gandhi's residence.

Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot is also a strong contender for the post. However, Gehlot looks set to return as chief minister of the western state for the third time.

Gandhi also held a separate meeting with Pilot, prior to meeting Gehlot.

Bengaluru look to continue unbeaten run against ATK

Bengaluru: Table-toppers Bengaluru FC would look to continue their unbeaten streak when they take on ATK on Thursday before the Hero Indian Super League takes a break for next year’s Asian Cup.

Bengaluru FC are at the top of the table with 24 points, following seven wins and three draws, while ATK are placed sixth with 16 points after four wins, four draws and three losses.

All eyes will be on ATK’s John Johnson, who had spent five years at Bengaluru FC and Eugeneson Lyngdoh, who was an integral part of the club for three seasons.

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