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23:37   Shivraj's 'emotional' visit to 9/11 memorial
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is on a five-day visit to the United States to address business leaders, executives and analysts, paid an emotional visit to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York on Wednesday .

The chief minister took to his official Twitter handle to describe the visit.

Most unthinkable inhuman act of violence perpetrated by terrorists in modern history, walking thru the @Sept11Memorial was heart wrenching, he tweeted.

Salute men & women who sacrificed their lives saving others on the line of duty on 9/11, fills my heart with great pride for selfless acts, he added.

The purpose of Chouhans visit is to invite American companies to invest across sectors in Madhya Pradesh to give a boost to revenue generation and job creation.

23:04   BHU employee arrested for sodomising student
An employee of the Banaras Hindu University was today arrested for allegedly sodomising a student of the varsity, though the police suspect it to be a fallout of money matters between the two.
The BHU student had registered a case at Lanka police station on August 16 against the lab assistant and five unidentified persons under section 377 of IPC alleging that they had sodomised him on the night of August 13, police said. 

The student alleged that the assaulters intoxicated him and sexually assaulted him while he was returning to his lodge in Seer Goverdhan. They later threw him at an isolated place in unconscious state, they added.
The accused has been arrested and initial probe suggests that it is a case of money dispute between the two, SSP Akash Kulhary said.

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22:55   Brazil's Dilma Rousseff impeached, stripped of presidency
Brazils Dilma Rousseff was today stripped of the countrys presidency in a Senate impeachment vote ending 13 years of leftist rule in Latin Americas biggest economy.

Rousseff, 68, was convicted by 61 of the 81 senators of illegally manipulating the national budget. The vote, passing the needed two-thirds majority, meant she was immediately removed from office.

Cheers -- and cries of disappointment -- erupted in the blue-carpeted, circular Senate chamber as the verdict flashed up on the electronic voting screen.

Pro-impeachment senators burst into a rendering of the national anthem, some waving Brazilian flags, while allies of Rousseff stood stony faced.

I will not associate my name to this infamy," read a sign held up by one senator.

Brazils first female president, holed up in the presidential palace on the outskirts of the capital Brasilia with close aides, was expected to make a statement soon after the vote.

Her vice president turned bitter political enemy, Michel Temer, will be sworn as her replacement.

The veteran center-right politician, whom Rousseff accuses of using the impeachment process to mount a coup, was then to leave for a G20 summit in China.

Rousseff, from the leftist Workers' Party, is accused of taking illegal state loans to patch budget holes in 2014, masking the countrys problems as it slid into its deepest recession in decades.

22:48   Delhi minister sacked over 'sex tape' used to touch wife's feet every day
Delhis Women and Child Development Minister Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked this evening, made news last year when he said on Womens Day that he touches his wifes feet every morning and thanked his wife Ritu for the sacrifices she made for him.

The 34-year-old minister had said he starts his day by touching his wifes feet and he has been following the practice since they got married in 2011.

I touch my parents feet because they brought me into this world, raised me and gave me a good education. But after them, it is my wife who has been with me through thick and thin and I respect her just as much, Kumar was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.
21:57   Yemeni rebels: 16 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrikes
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a house in the northern city of Saada in the early hours today, killing at least 16 civilians, Yemen's rebel-controlled state news agency reported.
The airstrikes were part of an ongoing air campaign led by Saudi Arabia that aims at dislodging Shiite rebels, known as the Houthis, from the Yemeni capital and northern regions of the country.
They came as security and medical officials in southern Yemen said that the death toll from Monday's suicide bombing by the Islamic State group in Aden had risen to 72, marking the deadliest attack on the southern city this year. 

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the press.
21:55   Japan gunman shoots himself dead after standoff with police
A Japanese gunman accused of shooting dead a construction worker and wounding three others died today after he also shot himself following a long and tense standoff with police, news reports said.
Yasuhide Mizobata fled into an apartment building yesterday afternoon after firing repeatedly at officers who challenged him, a force spokesman said.

About 17 hours later the suspect shot himself in the abdomen, public broadcaster NHK and Jiji Press reported.

NHK footage showed police storming the building after hearing a gunshot as an ambulance apparently carrying the suspect sped off. The broadcaster said police arrested him.

He was then treated in hospital but later confirmed dead, NHK said.
21:19   At nearly 43%, Muslims have highest pc of illiterates: Census
Muslims have the highest number of illiterates at nearly 43 per cent, while Jains have the highest number of literates among India's religious communities as over 86 per cent of them are educated.

According to the Census 2011 data, Jains have just 13.57 per cent illiterate -- aged 7 years and above -- among all the communities.
The census has taken those between 0 and 6 years as illiterate.
The Muslims have the highest percentage of illiterates aged beyond 7 years at 42.72.

This number is 36.40 per cent for Hindus, 32.49 per cent for Sikhs, 28.17 per cent for Buddhists, and 25.66 per cent for Christians, as per the latest census figure on 'education level by religious community' for age 7 years and above. 

As compared to 63.60 per cent of 7 years-plus Hindus and 57.28 per cent Muslims in the 'literate' category, the percentage of literates among Christians is 74.34 per cent, among Buddhists 71.83 per cent and among Sikhs 67.51 per cent. 

Jains have the highest percentage of educated members who are graduates and above.
21:15   Kerry postpones departure, would stay until Friday or Saturday
US Secretary of State John Kerry today postponed his departure from India by at least two days, prompting speculation about the reasons for the sudden decision.
Kerry, whose official engagements here ended with a call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi this afternoon, was scheduled to leave at 5.30 pm. However, he may now leave either on Friday or Saturday for China where he will join President Barack Obama for the G-20 Summit.
Deputy Spokesperson in State Department Mark Toner, who is travelling with Kerry, said, the visit has been extended to enable him to travel to China for G-20 Summit this weekend.
21:14   Bihar flood toll rises to 168, 2 killed in UP
Three people perished in flood-ravaged Bihar today taking the death toll in the state to 168 while two women were killed in a lightning strike in Uttar Pradesh even as the national capital received the season's heaviest rainfall.
Water receded at seven points in the swollen Ganga in Bihar even as two fresh deaths were reported in Lakhisarai while one person died in Samastipur, a statement from state disaster management department said here. 

The overall death toll in floods this monsoon in Bihar rose to 168, the statement said.

Meanwhile, swirling waters inundated 12 districts including Buxar, Bhojpur, Patna, Vaishali, Saran, Begusarai, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Khagaria, Munger, Bhagalpur and Katihar in the state.
A total of 37.53 lakh people and 3.70 lakh animals have been affected by floods in different parts of the state.

Heavy rains lashed the national capital with the continuous downpour leading to water-logging on major roads severely affecting traffic movement across the city. 
20:59   Indian students in US fast approaching 200K mark
The number of Indian students in the US has grown remarkably by more than 28 per cent in the past one year to reach a new high of nearly 200,000, according to an official report released today.

Indian students totalled 192,723 this July, the report by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

But despite having peaked by 28.5 per cent in the past one year, Indian students trailed their Chinese counterparts, who topped the list at 323,186.
China, however, experienced a growth of just 7.2 per cent in the number of its students in the US in the past one year.

There were 1.11 million international students with 'F' (academic) or 'M' (vocational) status studying in the US, said the report based on real-time data extracted from Student and Exchange Visitor Program, part of the US Immigration.  Based on the data from Student and Exchange Visitor Information System on July 7, international student enrollment at US schools increased 5.5 per cent compared to July 2015.
20:51   Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sacks cabinet minister Sandeep Kumar
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has sacked the minister of child welfare and social justice Sandeep Kumar.

According to Kejriwal, the removal came after he (Kejriwal) received an 'objectionable' CD against Kumar.

Kumar and Kejriwal has butted heads earlier this year when the Delhi CM halted Kumar's plan to embark on an 'anti-begging drive', calling it an "inhuman" and "futile" exercise. 

In July, Kejriwal had directed Kumar, who has been pushing for the drive for several weeks. 
20:50   China to resettle thousands for making space for telescope
China's Guizhou Province has started to move nearly 8,000 people from their homes to make way for the world's largest radio telescope which has a dish the size of 30 football grounds, officials said today.
The people being moved out are from eight villages in Pingtang County, of Qiannan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture ahead of the completion of the facility in September.
FAST, the Five hundred meter, Aperture Spherical Telescope, is made of 4,450 panels.

Scientists have depicted it as a super-sensitive "ear", capable of spotting very weak messages -- if there are any -- from space, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. 

Upon completion in September, FAST will require radio silence within a 5-kilometer radius.
20:28   Petrol price hiked by Rs 3.38 a litre
Amid the recent rise and fall in the global crude prices, the prices of petrol and diesel have been revised and hiked by Rs 3.38 per litre and Rs 2.67 per litre respectively.
20:23   J Dey case: Charges framed against Rajan; pleads innocence
A special MCOCA court today framed charges against gangster Chhota Rajan in the journalist J Dey murder case, nearly eleven months after he was deported to India.
"The court has framed charges against Rajan under various charges of MCOCA; section 302 (murder) and 120-b (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code," said a CBI official. 

After Special Judge Samir Adkar explained the charges to Rajan, he pleaded not guilty. The court then posted the matter for September 7.
The framing of charges against Rajan paves the way for the trial, five years after the veteran investigative journalist was shot dead in suburban Powai in 2011. 

Rajan, currently lodged at high-security Tihar jail, was produced before the judge through video-conference. 
20:15   Maldives court issues arrest warrant for ex-president Nasheed
A Maldivian criminal court has issued an arrest warrant against Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected president who was toppled in 2012, over a probe into the alleged misuse of funds during his regime.

Nasheed, 49, was granted political asylum in the UK last May after he was authorised by the Maldivian government to travel for medical treatment while serving a 13-year sentence for a terror-related offence.
"The warrant for Nasheeds arrest was sought over an investigation into the alleged misuse of state funds during his presidency," the police said in a statement yesterday.

"The Maldives correctional service is seeking to have him brought back to serve the remainder of his 13-year sentence on a terror conviction," The Maldives Independent reported, citing the statement.
Nasheed was sentenced to jail in March 2015 after he was convicted on a terror-related charge, inviting widespread international condemnation.
20:08   Clinton campaign slams Trump for Mexico visit
The Clinton Campaign today slammed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his decision to visit Mexico City and meet Mexican president Pena Nieto ahead of his long-awaited speech on immigration.
"What ultimately matters is what Donald Trump says to voters in Arizona, not Mexico, and whether he remains committed to the splitting up of families and deportation of millions," said Jennifer Palmieri, communications director of the Hillary Campaign.
Trump earlier announced that he would travel to Mexico today to meet with the Mexican president.

"I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow," Trump tweeted. 

Soon after, the Mexican President tweeted that Trump has accepted his invitation.
19:57   Fresh trouble for Ramya, complaint filed against her for RSS remark
After courting controversy for her pro-Pakistan remark, Congress politician Ramya faces another complaint this time for her comments on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. 

While speaking in Karntaka, the young politician had said, "History tells us that RSS leaders and its men were supporting the British Empire. The RSS and its ideological outfits had no role in the freedom struggle."

Earlier, Ramya had courted controversy when she said that Pakistan was not like hell and that the people of Pakistan were just like us. 

She faced numerous trolls online and her car was also attacked by protesters hurling eggs, but she has refused to apologise for her comments, saying she had not said anything wrong and would not cow down to pressure. 

19:44   First scheduled flight from US to Cuba takes off
The first scheduled commercial flight from the United States to Cuba in more than a half century took off from Fort Lauderdale in Florida en route to Cuba with more than 150 passengers. 

US President Barack Obama restored diplomatic ties with Cuba over a year ago and has used his executive authority to rebuild ties with the country, though US tourism to the country remains officially prohibited and there has been little indication that Congress would act to remove the long-standing trade embargo anytime soon.
19:35   13 Indians among Zika infected people in Singapore
Thirteen Indian citizens are among those infected in an outbreak of the Zika virus in Singapore, according to a person at the Indian high commission in the city-state. Foreign construction workers have been hit hardest in the first days of the mosquito-borne disease's outbreak. Singapore announced the first locally contracted case of Zika late on Saturday.
19:19   Jung, Centre made Delhi world's crime capital: AAP
Aam Aadmi Party accused Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and the Centre of "crippling" its government in Delhi and relegating the city into the "crime capital" of the world with their "abject failure" in the law and order front.

AAP said the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau, which puts the number of rape cases in Delhi at 2,199 last year - highest among the union territories - only "vindicates" the party's stand.

AAP's Delhi Convener Dilip Pandey also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought to know whether he was ready to accept the responsibility for Delhi police's "dismal performance".

"Does the prime minister sleep peacefully at night despite this scary situation? Has 'latsaheb' Jung undertaken any surprise inspection of police stations till date? Have they met any victim of sexual violence till date?" Pandey asked.

Jung and the Centre have made Delhi the crime capital of the world, he alleged.
19:10   Kejriwal's 'Jung' with LG shifts to Supreme Court
The Arvind Kejriwal-led government on Wednesday moved Supreme Court against the high courts judgment on giving primacy to Lieutenant-Governor in administration. The high court order came as a setback to the Aam Aadmi Party government as it has been pursuing demands of statehood for Delhi ever since it swept to power.

The court ruled in favour of the Centre over the administrative tussle between the Arvind Kejriwal-led government and L-G Najeeb Jung. The court also described the probe ordered by the government to look into the financial irregularities into the Delhi District Cricket Association and CNG fitness scam as illegal.

This comes a day after Delhi's Lt governor, Najeeb Jung transferred a number of officers involved in building Mohalla clinics and schools.

The Lieutenant Governor had also appointed a three-member committee on 30 August to examine over 400 files submitted by the Delhi Government alleging "irregularities".
JUST IN: US Secretary of State John Kerry postpones his departure; not going today; no reason given immediately.
Top gainers at the Sensex
18:40   India India registers first quarter GDP growth rate of 7.1 per cent
India's GDP growth slowed down to 7.1 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal as against 7.5 per cent in the same period of last year and 7.9 per cent in the quarter ended March 2016. 
18:32   PDP MP's house attacked in south Kashmir's Kulgam
Protesters on Wednesday torched the house of a Peoples Democratic Party Member of Parliament Nazir Laway in south Kashmir. Nobody was present in the house when it was set ablaze by protesters in Chawalgam village of Kulgam district.

Police said the incident took place hours after security forces fired pellets at protesters shouting anti-government and pro-freedom slogans in the nearby Katrusoo village. Dozens of protesters were injured in the clash.

Violent protests returned on Wednesday after two days of relative peace in the Kashmir Valley that has been on the boil since the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. 
JUST IN: Mob attacks PDP Rajya Sabha MP Nazir Ahmad's house in Kulgam area of Jammu and Kashmir, house partially damaged.
18:21   From 'Namami Gange' to 'NDRF Singh', floods rule Bihar baby names
Parents of newborns in relief camps of flood-swamped Bihar are naming their children after the river Ganga or even the National Disaster Response Force that has come to their help.

several babies were born in the relief camps an even on the rescue boats of the NDRF. And interestingly, in many cases the new mothers decided to name their child after the holy river.

Sarita Devi, a resident of Nakta Diara, who has taken shelter in a relief camp at Digha in Patna, delivered a male child. She has named the child as Gangesh.

NDRF commandant Vijay Sinha said during relief and rescue operations, dozens of pregnant women have been taken to safer place on boats. "It is our duty to help pregnant women in the time of distress," he said.

Little surprise then that in Bhojpur district a child has been named as NDRF Singh because of the help extended by the NDRF team.

According to official reports, 3.7 million people in 2,037 villages across 12 districts of Bihar have been affected by the floods. Nearly half a million people have been evacuated, including 3.03 lakh who have found shelter in relief camps set up by the government.
18:06   Ashwin slips to 3rd, Rahane 8th in ICC Test rankings
Off-spinner R Ashwin dropped a rung to 3rd but remained the highest-placed Indian bowler, while Ajinkya Rahane remained static at 8th in the batsmen's list of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Wednesday. 

Rahane was the lone Indian in the top-10 of batting charts but among the bowlers, Ravindra Jadeja was there at 8th to give Ashwin company in the top-10. 

 South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn stormed back to the number-one position rankings for Test bowlers after producing a match-winning performance in the Centurion Test that helped his side complete a 204-run victory over New Zealand. 

 Steyn, who grabbed five for 33 in the second innings in what was his 26th five-wicket haul, finished with match figures of eight for 99 to regain the top slot, the ICC said in a statement. 

 After reclaiming the No.1 ranking in February 2014 against Australia at Centurion, the 33-year-old had enjoyed the top spot until a shoulder injury in the Durban Test against England in December 2015 limited his bowling. Ashwin took advantage of Steyn's absence and backed up by some strong individual performances, finished the year as the top-ranked bowler. 

 Steyn has leapfrogged Ashwin and top-ranked England pace bowler James Anderson to take the top slot, which he first occupied jointly with retired Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran in April 2008. 
17:55   There's no bra scene in the film: 'Baar Baar Dekho' director
Debutant director Nitya Mehra on Wednesday said they had no issues with the censor board on a scene involving Katrina Kaif in the romantic drama film 'Baar Baar Dekho'.
"There is no scene in the film with Katrina wearing a bra so it can't be cut. It is a clean film. It has got a UA certificate," Mehra told reporters when asked about reports that the board had asked them to cut certain scenes.
She said it's a certificate board and not a censor board and there is no controversy as of now.
Actor Sidharth Malhotra said no scenes have been cut and there is no change in the story of the film which will release as scheduled on September 9.
GDP growth slows sharply to 7.1% in June quarter, against 7.9% expansion in March quarter.
17:23   Yogeshwar's sample will be tested before upgradation to silver
Star India wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt will have to wait to know whether his bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics is upgraded to silver till the time his sample is cleared by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Reports emerged that the grappler's bronze would be upgraded to silver after second-place finisher of the London Games -- late Besik Kudukhov of Russia -- was stripped off his medal for failing a dope test.
An official confirmation is still awaited and a top Wrestling Federation of India official on Wednesday told PTI that even Yogeshwar's dope test from the 2012 Games has to be cleared before he could be handed the medal.
"Yogeshwar's tests are also being conducted and once his dope test comes out clean, then only he will be handed the silver medal," the official said on the condition of anonymity.
As per WADA's revised norms, samples taken for dope tests from international tournaments are now been stored in deep freeze up to 10 years in order to allow the use of advanced technology, available with the passage of time, to catch the dope cheats to ensure that "the clean athletes get justice even if it comes a bit late".
The IOC has been re-testing the samples collected at London as well as 2008 Beijing Olympics, besides other international tournaments, keeping in view of the new rules. 
 As per Russian agency,, the four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Kudukhov, who had died in a car crash in 2013 in southern Russia, was found to have used a banned substance in a test conducted by the WADA.
17:03   The end of history in Indias strategic thinking
An ambitious and sustained enterprise by the United States, which began in the early nineties in the immediate downstream of the end of Cold War era and the disbandment of the former Soviet Union, to ridicule, rubbish and reject the doctrine of 'strategic autonomy' in the Indian foreign policy thinking has finally reached the 'home stretch', as the Americans would say.

17:02   Frankfurt airport terminal reopens after security scare
Authorities say Frankfurt airport is fully reopened after a portion of Terminal 1 was evacuated when a person entered a secure area without undergoing required searches. 

Airport operator Fraport said in a Twitter message on Wednesday that the airport was returning to normal operations after a disruption that lasted about two hours. 

All passengers were evacuated as a precaution and had to go through security controls again.

Fraport said there were some delays caused by the incident and advised passengers to check with their airlines on the status of their flights. 

The dpa news agency reports police found no threats to security during their search of the terminal and have taken a woman into custody.
16:49   Market watch
Sensex ends 109 points higher at 28,452, led by gains in banking shares while Nifty closes at 8780 ahead of GDP data.
16:33   Being human: Yogeshwar Dutt wants late Russian wrestler's family to keep medal
Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is not keen to collect the upgraded silver medal from 2012 London Olympics on humanitarian grounds given that the original second place finisher's positive dope test came after his death.

"Besik Kudukhov shandaar pehelwaan the (Besik Kudukhov was a magnificent wrestler). Unke mirtyu ke baad dope test mein fail ho jana bahut dukht hai (His dope test returning positive after his death is very sad). Main khiladi ke roop mein main unka samaan karta hoon (As a wrestler, I respect him)," Yogeshwar wrote on his twitter handle."Agar ho sake toh yeh medal unhi ke paas rehne diya jaaye (If possible he must be allowed to keep the medal). Unke pariwar ke liye bhi samaan purna hoga (It will keep his family's honour intact). Mere liye manaviya samvedana sarvopari hai (For me humanity is above everything else)," he further wrote.

The four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Kudukhov, who had died in a car crash in 2013 in southern Russia, failed a World Anti-Doping Agency dope test conducted on his sample from 2012 before the Rio Games.

As a result, Yogeshwar, who had bagged a bronze medal in men's 60kg freestyle category in London Games, joined Sushil Kumar as the other silver-medallist wrestler from the 2012 London Games.Yogeshwar, who had bowed out in the first round of men's 65kg freestyle at the recently concluded Rio Olympic Games, had lost to Kudukhov in the pre-quarterfinals at London.

But once the Russian advanced to the final, Yogeshwar got another chance in the repechage round and went on to win a bronze.
16:30   This is Chandrababu Naidu's choice for governor
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has informed Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu about the BJP's decision to give a gubernatorial position to the TDP. Accordingly, Naidu has appointed Motkupalli Narasimhulu.

Now it is the turn of the PM to identify a state where Narasimhulu will be posted. Most likely Narasimhulu will replace K Rosaiah in Tamil Nadu, but the final decision will be taken only by the Prime Minister.

Narasimhulu was born in Nalgonda district and was elected as MLA from the Thungathurthi Assembly in 2009 and belongs to the Telugu Desam Party.

He was a minister in the NT Rama Rao and Chandrababu Naidu government and has been elected to the AP assembly over five times.
16:26   Changes in governors in TN, MP
President Pranab Mukherjee has announced the the following appointments:

--  C Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra to discharge the functions of the Governor of Tamil Nadu, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Tamil Nadu are made. Tamil Nadu governor K Rosaiah completed his tenure on 30 August, 2016.

--  Om Prakash Kohli, Governor of Gujarat to discharge the functions of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Madhya Pradesh are made. MP governor Ram Naresh Yadav completes his tenure on September 7.
16:23   Panel probing Vadra land deal case blames former Haryana CM
The Justice SN Dhingra inquiry commission submits its report in connection with the Vadra land deal case to Haryana government. The Dhingra Panel blames private persons-government connivance. The panel blames former Haryana CM BS Hooda and said he acted  "contrary to the law" and that licenses were distributed in "an ad hoc manner."

The commission, which is probing the grant of licences for change in land use (CLU) in four villages of Gurgaon, including the licence granted to a company (Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited ) owned by Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, submitted its report to the Haryana Government today.

The single-member Commission has already got three extensions since it was set up in May 2015. The commission had the mandate to probe the circumstances of the grant or rejection of the licences for the development of colonies, group housing societies and commercial complexes in those sectors of Gurgaon for which lands in the areas of Shikohpur, Sikanderpur, Badah and Kherki Dhaula were used.

Vadra has been accused of transferring his licence to DLF in violation of the law and causing a huge loss to revenue.
15:49   Death sentence to B'deshi national in Shramjeevi blast case
A Bangladeshi national, having links with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) terror outfit, was today awarded death sentence by a local court in Jaunpur, UP, for the 2005 Shramjeevi Express train blast which had killed 12 people and injured scores others.

Ubed-ur-Rehman alias Babu is the second accused who has been awarded death sentence in the case.

Additional Sessions Judge Buddhiram Yadav, who had yesterday held Rehman guilty, also slapped a fine of Rs 10.3 lakh on him.
15:09   Bomb alert at Frankfurt Airport, terminals evacuated
German police have evacuated two terminals at Frankfurt Airport this morning amid a bomb alert, reports Daily Mail.

Passengers have been ordered to leave terminals A and A+ 'immediately' amid reports a man ran through security gates without completing security checks and then escaped into the crowd.

Officials at the airport wrote on Twitter confirmed a person had breached the security without undergoing required searches.
15:05   SC order a victory, Ma Mati Manush slogan born in Singur: Mamata
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, who had led the agitation against Tata's land acquisition in Singur against the Left Front government is addressing a press meet.

It's a victory lap for Banerjee as she recounts the chronology of events that finally led to the SC ruling today cancelling Tata's 1000-acre land acquisition for the Nano plant in Singur.

Banerjee says the top court order is a victory for the Bengal.

She says the Trinamool Congress slogan 'Ma Mati Manush' was born out of the Singur protests. She said she had begun a 26-day hunger strike that drew attention to the deal.

The CM says she misses Mahashweta Devi, the Magasaysay award winning author who lent her support to the cause. 

'File pic of Mamata Banerjee, then in the Opposition, addressing a rally in Singur.
Karnataka law minister: Prestige Apartments in Bellandur to be demolished for being built on storm water drains.
14:54   RPF jawan pushed out of moving train in Odisha
A Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan was seriously injured after being pushed out of a moving train by some miscreants today near Kesinga railway station in Odisha's Kalahandi district.
14:24   SC cancels Tata's 1000-acre land deal in Singur
Acquisition of land for the Tata Nano factory in Bengal's Singur cancelled by Supreme Court.

In May this year, the Supreme Court had pulled up the former West Bengal government led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for rushing through processes to hand over a plot of fertile land in the Singur district for the Tata-Nano project.

The court had called the land acquisition deal a farce, and said it was surprised that the Left government had not conducted any survey before acquiring and allotting the land to Tata Motors.

Hindustan Times reported that a two-judge bench had heard multiple petitions filed by various parties that challenged the land acquisition deal and sought clarifications from the Left government led by former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for its decision to allot the plot of land to Tata to set up a plant for its Nano car.

It also directed the previous state government to explain why an additional 400-acre plot was given to the company, according to The Times of India.

Tata Motors had challenged the constitutional validity of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, which the Trinamool Congress government had enacted in a bid to return a part of the acquired land.

The Tata Nano project in Singur was widely opposed by displaced farmers, activists and the Trinamool Congress, which was the Opposition party at the time. While the company had made extensive promises, the compensation offered to those displaced was considered inadequate and subsequently led to protests.
14:19   SC cancels Tata Nano land deal in Singur
Just in: Acquisition of land for Tata Nano factory in Bengal's Singur cancelled by Supreme Court. Details in a bit.
14:17   All India Radio to broadcast news bulletin in Baloch language
Just in: All India Radio will now also broadcast in the Baloch language.

Taking forward India's concern for the Baloch people, the union cabinet has decided to broadcast a news bulletin in the 'Balochi' language, particularly for the people living in Balochistan province of Pakistan and other areas.

The External Services division of All India Radio is shortly going to start the exclusive news bulletin.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech this year, brought up Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The reference to Pakistan's troubled states, for perhaps the first time in an Independence Day Speech, represents a significant shift in Indian messaging and a clear attempt to push back against the Pakistan prime minister's references to Indian Kashmir of late.
13:59   Cabbies kidnap, rape, murder 12-year-old in Kolkata
A 12-year-old girl in Kolkata was kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered, allegedly by two cab drivers who have been arrested.

NDTV reports that the girl, who lived on the pavement with her family, was allegedly picked up from the streets in central Kolkata around 5 am on Wednesday.

The police said the attackers - one drives an Ola cab - were drunk and raped the child on the Park Circus flyover and threw her over a bridge into a canal.

Illustration: Uttam Ghosh
13:44   Sindhu-Marin clash watched by 17 million TV viewers: Star
The Rio Olympics gold medal contest in badminton women's singles between India's P V Sindhu and Spain's Carolina Marin attracted 17.2 million TV viewers, according to the broadcasters. Sindhu lost the enthralling match by three games to settle for the silver medal, one of two medals won by India in the Games.

"The gruelling encounter garnered 17.2 mn impressions, making it the highest viewed TV programme on that day. It was also the highest rated non-cricket game on any sports network since the inception of BARC," Games broadcasters Star India said in a media release today.

"On Hotstar (Star India's digital platform), more than 5 million viewers tuned in to watch the match live, unprecedented for any event outside of international cricket," the release added. The broadcasters said that its coverage translated "into the highest ever viewership of Olympics in India," adding that 191 million viewers tuned in to the channel to watch the Rio Games and 10 million watched the 'live streaming' on its digital platform.
Just in: Congress appoints senior Journalist Neelabh Mishra (ex-Outlook)  as editor in chief of AJL's National Herald and Navjivan. 
Cabinet gives ex post facto approval to ordinance on Enemy Property Bill, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: PTI
12:39   Election strategist Prashant Kishor to sue BJP's Sushil Modi: sources
NDTV reports: Prashant Kishor, the election strategist bestowed with a top government job in Bihar, has decided to sue Sushil Kumar Modi, the BJP's leader in the state, said sources.

Yesterday, Modi said that Kishor had been paid nearly Rs 9 crore for drafting the details of a new plan for developing Bihar, and for publicizing it. The BJP leader said the money had been paid to Kishor, 39, through 'Citizens Alliance Private Limited', a firm registered in Noida near Delhi.

Sources close to Kishor said that his defamation lawsuit will stress that though he helped created Citizens Alliance as a non-profit policy group in 2013, the agency was wound up after the national election and he no longer has any links to it, acting, instead, through another non-profit called I-PAC or the Indian Political Action Committee.

Read more HERE
12:21   Sony Pictures to acquire Ten Sports from Zee
Zee Entertainment says Sony Pictures to acquire Ten Sports from Zee, Reuters reports.

Multiple sources had earlier reported that Sony Pictures Network India was close to acquire Ten Sports for about Rs 2,000 crore, a deal that will make sports broadcasting in India a duopoly of 21st Century Fox-owned Star India and Japanese giant Sony Corp-owned SPN.

"ZEE has been looking to sell Ten Sports for some time as Chandra and his son Punit Goenka (MD at ZEE) are not much inclined towards running a lossmaking sports business," a highly-placed source in ZEE had told the Economic Times.

Zee had bought 50 percent stake in Ten Sports in 2006 for an enterprise value of $114 million or roughly Rs 800 crore. 

Ten Sports contributes about 15 percent to Zee's total sales. However, Zee has wanted to exit this business as it incurred earnings before interest and tax loss of nearly Rs 100 crore. 

If it goes through, the deal will be positive for Zee with fund inflow of nearly Rs 2,000 crore and exit from a loss making business. Sony, on the other hand, will get additional channels in its Sports bouquet to compete with Star India.
12:08   Cabinet nod to permanent residency plan for foreign investors
Cabinet approves permanent residency plan for foreign investors, reports news agency PTI.

According to media reports, foreigners investing Rs 10 crore over 18 months, or Rs 25 core over three years, would be eligible to live in India for 10 years under a home ministry proposal. 

The so-called permanent residency status could be extended by another decade providing certain conditions are met, they said.

Investors coming from overseas would be allowed to buy one residential property, and spouses and children would be able to work or study, sources told Huffington Post, adding that nationals of long-time rival Pakistan, or other citizens of Pakistani origin, would be blocked from the programme.
Youth killed, five injured in clashes between security forces and protesters in Ladoora area of Baramulla district in J&K.
11:53   Rape convicts in state will no longer be granted parole: Maharashtra
Maharashtra government decides rape convicts in state will no longer be granted parole, ANI reports.

The Maharashtra Home Department had last week put all parole applications on hold temporarily. The department had notified that no parole would be given till revised rules are notified.

Maharashtra government has encountered a humiliating situation by having highest number of parole violations consistently that forced the government to revise parole rules.

The state government also drew flak from the Bombay High Court for extending the parole of actor Sanjay Dutt who was convicted in 1993 Bombay blasts. It was accused of showing 'extra diligence' in the matter and discriminating between him and other convicts.

11:30   Daesh, Qaeda, LeT, JeM can't be fought by one nation alone: Kerry
John Kerry's Town Hall with IIT Delhi students. The US Secretary of State was delayed after he got stuck in the heavy rain in Delhi. Kerry's Town Hall was scheduled for 10 am, but began an hour later.

Kerry begins his speech with a much-deserved taunt for the Delhi-Gurugram civic bodies by drain shaming India. "Don't know how you all got here. You must have needed boats to get here," he said wryly.

Highlights of his speech...

-- Ties wih India is a priority for the US. US is India's biggest trade market.

-- Sole constant in India is change. India is an established power now.

-- The deep cooperation between India and US matters to both our countries but also to the rest of the world. 

-- Big challenges facing India, US. Have to confront challenges together. Security threat biggest threat.

-- We both know pain of terrorism.

-- Battle to counter terrorists and extremists cannot be won by one nation.

--  Rising India will play a critical role in resolving challenges posed by poverty, terrorism, unsustainable growth.

-- President Obama and PM Modi have established a personal relationship that is built on common sense of purpose and vision.

-- Wherever I go, I find a robust debate, and an ambitious vision of future. This is perhaps in Indian DNA.

-- Non-state actors biggest threat.

-- Terror groups like Daesh, Al Qaeda, LeT, JeM can't be fought by a single nation alone.

-- We must strike at the root causes of violent extremism and we have to work hard to understand different variations of causes.

-- Battle to counter terrorists and extremists cannot be won by one nation.

-- We have to respect rights of all our citizens irrespective of creed and allow them to protest in peace without fear that they will be jailed for speaking.
11:13   Rain havoc in Hyderabad too
North meets South. 40 mm to 60 mm rain reported in parts of Hyderabad too. The Hyderabad civic body has advised citizens not to get out of homes for another hour.  Heavy rainfall causes severe water logging in parts of Hyderabad, vehicles submerged in rainwater in Secunderabad.
10:45   Market rally continues, Nifty breaches 8,800-mark
Stock markets continuing their winning run for the third straight session, with the NSE Nifty reclaiming the psychological 8,800 level after 16 months and BSE Sensex rising over 131 points in early trade today on widespread gains amid sustained foreign fund inflows.
10:40   As Delhi drowns yet again, Twitter erupts with commuter rage
Master chef Sanjiv Kapoor tweets: "Golf Course Road #Gurgaon today, after heavy rains. Effective drainage missing even on newly made roads! A real mess."

Gautam Sehgal ‏@Gautam7799  #delhi it seems a frw hrs of rain in Delhi makes it look like chirapunji! Submerjed roads , blocked drains , massive traffic!Whos to blame?

Sneha Koshy ‏@SnehaMKoshy  Sneha Koshy Retweeted NDTV
Frantic office calls by #delhi, #gurgaon friends saying no cabs, stuck in jams. The wait for rain ends, but no joy!

sonia singhVerified account ‏@soniandtv  Am just loving Delhi's rain & thunder as I sip my chai. Now, wait till I get on the road!

Image: Saurabh Dhanuka ‏tweets this picture from Rajouri Garden, New Delhi: #DoobtiDelhi Rain havoc in delhi. Chokes , dies , drained roads.
10:25   Love bite kills teen
Many of us who end up with a hickey have one big concern '" how do we cover it up? A teenage boy in Mexico City, MX experienced a significantly more serious after-effect, a fatal stroke.

Julio Macias Gonzalez, 17, suffered a stroke while eating dinner with family, shortly after hanging out with his 24-year-old girlfriend, before he died.

Doctors believe the stroke may have been triggered by the hickey Gonzalez received from his girlfriend earlier that day, according to Hoy Estado de Mexico, a local newspaper in Mexico.

The suction of the hickey caused a blood clot, which then traveled to Gonzalez's brain and led to the stroke. Read more
The Delhi civic body has advised people not to travel for another hour.
10:19   Kerry's visits to religious sites in Delhi cancelled due to heavy rain
US Secretary of State John Kerry's visits to religious places cancelled due to heavy rains in the Delhi.

The visiting United States Secretary and his convoy were stuck in massive traffic near Satya Marg in New Delhi on Monday evening due to water-logging caused by heavy rains while on his way to the hotel from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The convoy of Kerry, who arrived in New Delhi to participate in the Second Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, was heading to the hotel in Chanakyapuri in south Delhi when it was stuck in the traffic jam.

Image: US Secretary of State John Kerry with the US envoy to India Richard Verma on Monday.
10:15   Delhi goes dark as torrential rains pound city this morning
Commuters in Delhi and Gurugram had a hard time as vehicular traffic crawled on waterlogged roads after the city received heavy rainfall this morning. Heavy traffic was reported on almost all major carriageways in Gururam. The weatherman has predicted a cloudy day today with possibility of thunderstorm and heavy rains towards the evening.

The Delhi traffic police tweeted traffic advisory on the roads to avoid. "Water logging under Modi Mill Flyover, Sadik Nagar, BRT to Moolchand, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Nehru Place to Zamrudpur. Water logging at Alipur Village, Okhla Underpass, Jasola Red Light,Saket M.B. Road, Saket Metro Station, Lado Sarai T-Point. PTS Red Light."

Visibility has been reduced to a few metres with police urging people to abide by lane discipline.

10:00   Wednesday woes
That's a rain-drenched Vijay Chowk in New Delhi this morning. Heavy rainfall hits the capital city and Gurgaon, waterlogging roads, stalling traffic, and angering people. 
09:50   Rubio, McCain, Wasserman Schultz win primaries, CNN projects
The incumbents won the night in several highly watched races Tuesday night. CNN projected Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida all won their primary races Tuesday night. Read more
09:41   Heavy rain, waterlogging, traffic jam... Gurgaon-Delhi's woes begin
Massive traffic jams in Delhi and Gurgaon after unusually heavy rain this morning. The Gurgaon police have advised "patience and discipline" as traffic slowed down and reports of waerlogging, and poor visibility increased problems of commuters.

Gurgaon police also issued traffic advisory on Twitter requesting people maintain lane discipline to avoid further jams.

"Heavy rains in Gurgaon, please be advised. Be patient and maintain lane discipline, we are on the job to facilitate your movement," the tweet from the Gurgaon police read.

Many commuters feared a repeat of last month's flooding on National Highway-8 that left thousands of commuters stranded. On Monday, US secretary of state John Kerry for stuck in a 2-hour traffic jam on the way from the airport to his hotel.

"Rain or no rain... Delhi to Gurgaon roads are always jammed," Priyanka Thakkar tweeted.

Image: Gaurav Varmani @gauravvarmani tweeted this picture, saying, "It's 9 AM in the morning in Delhi. #DelhiRains."
09:19   Is a Dalit, Muslim alliance possible?
If a relationship is to be anything more than a temporary marriage of convenience, the Muslim community must be broken by caste just as its Hindu version has been. Read more
Earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude strikes off Rabaul, Papua New Guinea: USGS
08:56   Auto strike in Mumbai today against Ola, Uber
Autorickshaws in Mumbai remained off the roads on Wednesday following a call for strike given by the Mumbai Autorickshawmen's Union against the state government's "failure" to regulate vehicles affiliated with cab aggregators.

Shashank Rao of the union said, "Around 1 lakh autorickshaws will not ply on Wednesday as the state government has been ignoring their demands, which is affecting their livelihood."

Drivers associated with the union are expected to participate in a huge morcha at Azad Maidan.

In addition, the union has also demanded the government to put an end to the surge pricing policy adopted by the companies which allows them to charge more during peak hours.

On August 29, two taxi and auto unions, namely Jai Bhagavan Mahasangh and Swabhiman Taxi and Rickshaw Sanghatana, had called for an indefinite strike following the state governments failure to regulate app-based taxi aggregators.

However, the strike was called off after State Transport Minister Divakar Raote intervened and assured them of a positive decision. Raote has set up a meeting with the union heads to discuss the their demands.
08:51   Vadra land deal: Justice Dhingra to submit report today
Robert Vadra land deal: Justice Dhingra Commission to submit report today.

The commission was set up to look into the grant of land licences to some companies, including that of Robert Vadra, during former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's regime in Haryana.

According to media reports, certain official wrongdoing has been documented in the report. Realty major DLF could escape strictures given that the real estate company came into the picture only after licence was granted by the Hooda government to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law's Skylight Hospitality Limited, said sources.

The report is likely to come down on the processes followed to grant licence to Vadra's company. A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General had already pointed out irregularities in such deals. 

On Tuesday, Hooda called the one-man commission a "witch-hunt" and reiterated that "no special favours were extended to anybody."

"Not only in Sector 83 of Gurgaon, but across the state, no extraordinary favours were given to anybody," he said at The Idea Exchange programme of The Indian Express in New Delhi on Tuesday. He raised questions on the commission's constitution and called it "politically motivated".

"I can't say at this moment what the (probe) report is going to be. I will only be able to say something once I see it. But as far as constitution of the commission is concerned, it is politically motivated and it was constituted for political considerations," Hooda said.

08:35   Ahead of 'Mahayatra', Rahul to visit Amethi today
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will pay a three-day visit to his Amethi parliamentary constituency today.

"Will be in Amethi from 31st Aug-2nd Sept. Looking forward to meeting everyone! (sic)," he tweeted.

District Congress chief Yogendra Mishra said, "On Wednesday, Rahul would reach Amethi late in the evening." 

The next day, he would meet people at Munshiganj guest house and address a public meeting in Jafarganj in Jagdishpur assembly constituency.

Rahul would also tour some villages, Mishra said. 

On September 2, the Amethi MP would attend a meeting of district vigilance and monitoring committee before leaving for Delhi.

The Amethi visit comes ahead of Rahul's proposed 'Mahayatra' from Deoria in eastern Uttar Pradesh to Delhi from September 6 traversing as many as 233 Assembly constituencies to reach out to people ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh polls slated for early next year. The Congress Vice President would travel through 39 districts of Uttar Pradesh, covering 2,500 km in the nearly month-long exercise.
08:34   Indian-American narrowly loses Florida congressional primary
Indian-American Mary Thomas, a government attorney in Florida, narrowly lost her bid to enter the US House of Representatives in the closely contested Florida Republican Congressional primary. 

38-year-old Thomas, lost the party's primary in Congressional District 2 of Florida, by just 1700 votes, to surgeon Neal Dunn. 

"Congratulations to our next Congressman Neal Dunn. Together we will work to Make America Great Again. Thank you to our many volunteers who were so passionate about our conservative cause," Thomas wrote on her Facebook page after conceding her defeat. 

If elected, she would have made history as the first Indian-American woman to serve in Congress. Her parents arrived in America from India in 1972. 

The Thomas family eventually settled in Pinellas County, where they started a successful small business. 

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Thomas has been a member of Governor Rick Scott's administration since he was sworn into office in January 2011. 

She currently serves as the General Counsel at the Department of Elder Affairs where she manages and oversees the legal department of an agency that administers a $900 million budget.
04:22   Pak SC rejects Imran's plea to disqualify Sharif
Pakistans Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected as frivolous a plea by opposition leader Imran Khan seeking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs disqualification from his office and the National Assembly for alleged involvement in corruption.

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party chief's lawyer had filed the plea in the top court on Monday after millions of documents leaked from a Panamian law firm in April disclosed Sharifs daughter and two sons owned properties in the United Kingdom that were not shown on his familys wealth statement.

The top court said prima-facie the petition appeared to be frivolous and the petitioner did not approach a high court before coming to it for addressing their grievances.

The petitioner has not approached any other appropriate forum available to him under the law for the same relief. He has also not provided the justification for not doing so, it said.

Stung by the rebuke, Ishaq Khan Khakwani of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf said since the plea had been knocked down on technical grounds, the party would re-file it after removing the legal lacunae.
04:13   Punjab AAP workers clash as party leader accuses Kejri of selling tickets
A clash on Tuesday erupted during a meeting of Aam Aadmi Party volunteers at the residence of the partys zonal in-charge Gurinder Singh Bajwa in Amritsar after he accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of selling tickets for the upcoming Punjab assembly elections.

According to a senior AAP official, Bajwa condemned Kejriwal for removing Sucha Singh Chottepur as the partys Punjab Convenor.

The situation took an ugly turn when Bajwa accused Kejriwal of selling tickets for the upcoming Punjab assembly elections.

He especially referred to three seats Amritsar South, Ajnala and Attari.

Volunteers led by circle in-charge Anil Mahajan stood up from their chairs and strongly objected to Bajwa speaking against Kejriwal and restrained him from using foul language.

They also critised Bajwa for creating indiscipline in the party.

Many volunteers supported Bajwa and engaged in a scuffle with the people led by Mahajan.

In the melee, the volunteers also threw chairs at each other, resulting in bruises to some. Mahajan too received minor injuries on his face when his spectacles broke during the scuffle.

02:35   Chautala shifted to AIIMS from RML hospital
Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, serving a 10-year jail term in the teachers recruitment scam, was on Tuesday shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences, two days after he was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital following an inspection.

The 81-year-old Indian National Lok Dal chief has been admitted under Dr Randeep Guleria, head of Pulmonary Department, AIIMS, hospital authorities said.

It is understood that Chautala has been shifted to the premier institute after he complained of breathing problems.

He was admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital on August 27 and shifted to trauma intensive care unit a day later.

His Total Leukocyte Count had increased a lot indicating some sort of infection.

He is lodged in Tihar Jail and sources said he was referred to RML Hospital from the central jail dispensary.

On January 22, 2013, a special Central Bureau of Investigation court had convicted and sentenced Chautala and his son Ajay along with seven others to 10-year jail term each for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers in 2000.
01:16   IS spokesman Adnani killed in Aleppo
The Islamic State group on Wednesday said its spokesman Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed while monitoring military operations in the Syrian province of Aleppo.

Quoting a 'military source', the IS news agency Amaq said, 'Sheikh Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, the spokesman of the IslamicState, was martyred while surveying operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo'.
01:09   Another plaint against Dadlani, Poonawala over tweets on Jain monk
A complaint was lodged with Pune police on Tuesday against music composer Vishal Dadlani for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Jain community through their tweets on noted monk Tarun Sagar.

A lawyer, Sehul Shah, 28, lodged the complaint with Bundgarden police station alleging that the tweets posted by Dadlani and one Tehseen Poonawala on Twitter about monk Tarun Sagar had offended Jains.

Similar cases were registered against the duo in various parts of the country.

They had tweeted about Sagar, a Digambar sect monk who appears nude, who had delivered an address in Haryana Assembly last week.

"The tweets by Dadlani and Poonawala have hurt the sentiments of Jain community and as the act was done with a motive to hurt the religious sentiments of the community, I lodged a complaint against them," said Shah.

A station duty officer at the police station said they have registered the case under Section 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code.
00:30   FBI has recovered Benghazi emails involving Clinton: State Department
The State Department says about 30 emails involving the 2012 attack on United States compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the Federal Bureau of Investigations recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.

Government lawyers told US District Court Judge Amit P Mehta on Tuesday that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton to the State Department.

The agency said it would need until the end of September to review the emails and redact potentially classified information before they are released.

The hearing was held in one of several lawsuits filed by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, which has sued over access to government records involving the Democratic presidential nominee.

The State Department has said the FBI provided it with about 14,900 emails purported not to have been among those previously released. Clinton previously had said she withheld and deleted only personal emails not related to her duties as secretary of state.