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The following are PTI top stories at 1930 hours: (Eds: Adding another story) PAR11 RS-ANSARI New Delhi: Chairman says a democracy can degenerate into a tyranny if free and frank criticism of policies is not allowed. DEL24 POL-MINORITIES-NAIDU New Delhi: Vice President-elect rejects as "political propaganda" the view that there is a sense of insecurity among minorities in the country, apparently a rejoinder to outgoing Vice President DEL16 POL-ANSARI- New Delhi: The criticises outgoing Vice President for his comment that there was a sense of insecurity among Muslims and says such a "petty" remark was not expected from someone in his position. DEL36 JK-BJP-LD ARTICLE 370 Jammu: Blaming Article 370 of the Constitution for the creationof a "separatist psyche", the unit of the says the timehas come for the people of the state to say goodbyeto it and also to Article 35 A. DEL21 UP-TRAIN-2NDLD BOMB Amethi (UP): A crude bomb and a letter purportedly by Indian Mujahideen warning of revenge for the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba 'commander' Abu Dujana has been recovered from the Amritsar-bound Akal Takht Express here, police say. DEL19 CH-STALKING-2ND LD-ACCUSED Chandigarh: Haryana chief Subhash Barala's son Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar have been remanded to two-day police custody by a court here in the alleged stalking and attempt to abduction case of a 29-year-old woman. DEL37 TAJMAHAL-LD MAUSOLEUM OR TEMPLE New Delhi: The Central Information Commission asks the Union culture ministry to respond to an RTI plea on whether the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by Shahjahan or a Shiva temple gifted to the Mughal emperor by a Rajput king. MDS13 TN-LD AIADMK Chennai: Opening the doors for a possible merger of the two AIADMK factions, Chief Minister K Palaniswami-led Amma faction challenges the authority of its Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran, a move hailed by the rebel camp as an "awakening." MDS15 TN-ACTORS AT DMK EVENT Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan, who has taken on the AIADMK on corruption issue, shares the dais with opposition DMK leaders while 'superstar' Rajinikanth chooses to sit in the audience at a party event here, further fuelling speculation about their taking the political plunge. DEL17 POL-AHMED PATEL New Delhi: Upbeat after his victory in the poll, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel says it was the which made the contest a prestige issue and exudes confidence that his party will win Gujarat assembly election due later this year. DEL8 UP-SCHOOL-DANCE Mirzapur (UP): Video of an obscene dance inside the classroom of a primary school here during a birthday bash hosted by the village head and clips suggesting consumption of liquor has gone viral on social media prompting authorities to order a probe. FGN7 CHINA-INDIA-ANALYSTS Beijing: China will make no "compromise" on ending the Doklam standoff, says the top PLA analysts, as they launched a propaganda blitz on a group of Indian journalists here on how has "misjudged" Beijing's resolve by sending troops to what it claims to be Chinese territory.

By Anil K Joseph and K J M Varma LGD19 SC-LD MARRIAGE New Delhi: The Supreme Court directs the Kerala Police to render "all assistance" to the NIA in ascertaining whether there is any wider amplitude to the issue raised by a Muslim man whose marriage was annuled by the Kerala High Court that described it as a case of "love jehad".

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 20:07 IST