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During the Kalash Yatra in Indore on 9 September 2020 | ANI videograb

BJP leaders booked for organising Kalash Yatra in poll-bound Indore amid Covid

Hundreds of women, few wearing masks, took part in the yatras, which started on 3 September. BJP leaders say it will be held for two more days.

Delhi Police to deploy 2-member teams to prosecute Covid guideline violations

Delhi Police Wednesday announced that two member teams will prosecute violations, create awareness about norms & even distribute masks to the poor.

All about drugs cases against actors Rhea Chakraborty, Ragini Dwivedi & Sanjjanaa Galrani

While Rhea Chakraborty was arrested Tuesday by NCB, Ragini Dwivedi was held Friday and Sanjjanaa Galrani arrested Tuesday by the Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru.
The elephant was found dead Wednesday near a wooden bridge at Sholayur along the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border | By special arrangement

Another elephant found dead in Kerala with severe injuries in its mouth

The latest incident has occurred in the remote Attapadi region, which is close to Mannarkkad where a pregnant elephant had died 3 months ago.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials carry out demolition at Kangana Ranaut's office in Mumbai on 8 September | ANI

14 reasons why BMC has taken a bulldozer to Kangana Ranaut’s office in Mumbai

Kangana Ranaut, who has been engaged in a war of words with the Shiv Sena over comments against Mumbai Police, returned to the city to a partially demolished office Wednesday.
An RSS shakha in the pre-lockdown days | Representational image | ANI

RSS shakhas set to return, but only where risk of Covid infection is low

RSS asks district units to consult public before starting shakhas again, says decision is in line with new govt guidelines allowing 100 people to gather.
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut waves as she leaves for Mumbai from Manali, Tuesday | PTI

Kangana Ranaut moves Bombay High Court challenging BMC’s ‘illegal construction’ notice

The BMC demolished the 'illegal alterations' at the actor's bungalow at Pali Hill in suburban Bandra Wednesday, a day after putting a stop-work notice on the structure.
PM Narendrea Modi interacting with PM Street Vendors' Aatmanirbhar Nidhi scheme benficiaries

PM Modi urges use of earthen pitchers over single-use plastic bottles for drinking water

The prime minister was virtually interacting with the beneficiaries of PM Street Vendors' Aatmanirbhar Nidhi scheme from MP when he pitched for the eco-friendly measure.
File image of Omar Abdullah | Facebook

Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah to vacate govt accommodation by October on ‘own accord’

Abdullah said he has never held on to any government property that he was not entitled to and has no intention to start now.
A file photo of the CBI headquarters in New Delhi. | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

CBI recommends action against 4 IAS, IPS officers citing lapses in handling Unnao rape case

The agency has not sought any disciplinary action instead highlighted the lapses under these officers and left it on the UP govt to take 'appropriate action', officials said.

On Camera

Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
The Reserve Bank of India | File photo: Bloomberg

Stringent Kamath panel suggestions mean not many stressed firms can avail of RBI debt recast

RBI has implemented KV Kamath panel’s recommendations in totality, including parameters like high debt service coverage ratio and investment grade rating.

Defence

Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

China wanted ‘no escalation’ on hotline call in the day, tried to capture territory at night

Hours before trying to push in 1,000 soldiers near Pangong Tso on 28 August, Chinese PLA had called Indian Army to avoid escalatory action and night patrolling.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.