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       HEADLINES: Kanthapuram says Triple Talaq ia part of religious freedom                                              CPM welcomes SC order on triple talaq: M A Baby                                              Union election in Maharajas: Mridula, girls' team win                                              SC strikes down triple talaq as 'unconstitutional' by 3:2 majority                                              Stalin claims 22 AIADMK MLAs have withdrawn support, demands trust vote in TN Assembly                                              TN will use NEET as only basis for admission: SC                                              Trump pulls up Pak for providing safe havens to terrorists                                              US-led strikes kill 42 civilians in Syria's Raqqa                                              Afghan to become ‘graveyard’ for US: Taliban                                              Here are the winners of 2017 Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronocharya awards                                              Vani set to extend winning run on Hero Women's Pro Tour                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         PM hails SC judgement on triple-talaq as’ historic’    
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court judgement on triple-talaq as "historic" and said it grants equality to Muslim women.

         TN political drama: 19 MLAs withdraw support to AIADMK Govt    
CHENNAI: A day after the two warring factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) - one led by former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) and other by Chief Minister Edappady K Palaniswami (EPS) - came together to rework the 'power-sharing deal', about 19 MLAs withdrew support from the ruling party.

         Owaisi differs on triple-talaq verdict, calls it 'contentious', slams BJP    
HYDERABAD: While the Supreme Court's decision of banning triple-talaq was welcomed by many sections of the society, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has called it a "contentious issue" that demands a more nuanced step than the one taken.

         Aadhaar to be mandatory for open school examination    
NEW DELHI: Aadhaar will now be mandatory for those appearing for open school exams to ensure there are no proxy candidates appearing on others' behalf.

         India releases seven Pakistani nationals    
NEW DELHI: In yet another goodwill gesture, the Government of India on Tuesday released seven Pakistani nationals and handed them over to Islamabad at the Wagah border near Amritsar.

         Delhi HC to hear plea seeking ban on ‘Blue Whale’ game    
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday hear a plea seeking ban on ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ game. Earlier on August 17, the high court admitted to hear the plea seeking ban on the infamous online game, which has led to the suicide of a number of children in India and abroad.

         Triple-talaq victims want stricter laws against its practitioners    
HYDERABAD: The victims of triple-talaq have taken a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court's decision on Tuesday to strike down the practice of the triple-talaq as 'unconstitutional'.

         Sasikala jail perk row: Former DIG Roopa names another person involved    
NEW DELHI: Former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa has named another person in connection with the jail perk row involving jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V K Sasikala.

         Petitioner Shayara Bano calls triple talaq verdict 'historic'    
NEW DELHI: Triple talaq petitioner Shayara Bano on Tuesday said that the historical decision by the Supreme Court to strike down triple talaq was a welcome move, and that it is a happy moment for all Muslim women in India.

         Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan cries foul, says her convoy didn't crush anyone    
SUPAUL: Supaul's MP and Congress spokesperson Ranjeet Ranjan denied that her convoy crushed three people to death earlier in the day.

         AIADMK 'united' again: OPS to be Dy. CM    
CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) is all set to be the Deputy Chief Minister under the merged All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government in the state.

         Congress demands proof on Jaitley's demonetisation claim    
NEW DELHI: A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed that demonetisation has left Maoists and separatists in Jammu and Kashmir fund starved, the Congress party on Monday said the he should not make such assumptions without any basis or concrete proof.

         Three Kashmiri youth arrested for disrespecting National Anthem    
HYDERABAD: Three Kashmiri students were arrested for allegedly disrespecting the National Anthem as they did not stand up for it when it was played in a cinema hall at Hyderabad.

         Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan's convoy crushes three to death    
SUPAUL: Supaul's MP and Congress spokesperson Ranjeet Ranjan's convoy crushed three people to death on Monday. The incident took place at the Nirmali-Sikarhata Main Road in Bihar's Supaul.

         Chhattisgarh: Woman delivers baby at playground as primary health centre remains shut    
JASHPUR: A pregnant woman gave birth to a child at a playground on Monday as the Primary Health Centre in the Ghughri village of Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district was shut when she reached there for institutional delivery.

         Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury escapes miraculously unhurt in massive accident    
KOLKATTA: West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had a close shave on Sunday when his car was hit by a container in Murshidabad district.

         50-yr-old woman stabbed to death by son    
KOTA: In a fit of anger, a 25-year-old man allegedly stabbed his 50-year-old mother to death after a minor spat Sunday morning in the district's Kaithoon town, the police said.

         JD(U) warns Sharad Yadav against crossing ‘Lakshman Rekha’    
NEW DELHI: The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday reiterated that party leader Sharad Yadav will face action if he attends Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's rally.

         Vailankanni gears up for annual church festival    
NAGAPATTINAM: All arrangements are in place for the 11-day annual festival of famous shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Health at Vailankanni near here beginning on August 29, a top official said.

         Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Rescue ops complete, restoration works underway    
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh): Rescue operations are over and restoration works have begun following the deadly Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailment, which has claimed 23 lives so far.

         4.5 magnitude quake jolts Chandoli-Koyana area of Maharashtra    
Kolhapur: An earthquake of 4.5 magnitude on Richter scale jolted Chandoli-Koyana area of Maharashtra tonight, district administration officials here said.

         Solution to Kashmir, terrorism, before 2022: Rajnath    
LUCKNOW: Solution to the Kashmir problem, terrorism, naxalism, northeast insurgency will be found before 2022, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

         Congress hits back at Adityanath's 'picnic spot' remark    
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday lashed out at Yogi Adityanath over his statement that Gorakhpur should not be allowed to be made a 'picnic spot', citing that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister should be careful with his words.

         Nitish, Sharad supporters clash outside CM's house    
PATNA: Supporters of rival JD(U) factions headed by Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav clashed outside the residence of the Bihar chief minister here Saturday, police said.

         Jharkhand: Denied ambulance, toddler dies in mother's lap    
GUMLA: A three-year-old toddler died in his mother's lap while he was being taken to home on foot after being treated at the Sadar hospital in Jharkhand's Gumla district.

         'Toilet: Eik Prem Katha' for real: Woman files divorce petition over no urinal at home    
BHILWARA: A woman in Rajasthan's Bhilwara has chosen to end her seven-year-long marriage rather than face daily ignominy of defecating in the open.

         Women take to Delhi street 'fearlessly' at midnight    
NEW DELHI: Colors Pinkathon Delhi, along with Delhi Police as one of the participants, organized 'Fearless Midnight Women's run' at Inner Circle, Connaught Place earlier today.

         Man booked for kicking, punching woman in Indore gym    
NEW DELHI: A case of molestation has been registered against a man for assaulting a woman at a gym in Madhya Pradesh's Indore.

         Hotel security manager granted bail in molestation case    
New Delhi: A security manager of a five-star hotel was today granted bail by a Delhi court in a case of alleged molestation and attempt to disrobe a 33-year-old woman employee. Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria granted the relief to the accused after furnishing a personal bond of Rs 25,000. If held guilty of molestation, the accused can be awarded a maximum of two year jail term or a fine or both.

         Terror funding: Kashmiri bizman sent to NIA custody    
New Delhi: Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested by the NIA for allegedly collecting money from Pakistan-based terror outfits for Hurriyat leaders, was today sent to 10-day custodial interrogation by a city court.

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