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At least 247 people have been arrested across the nation so far in the second round of raids on the Popular Front of India (PFI)

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NIA raids (Photo: ANI)

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India on Tuesday recorded 3,230 new Covid cases, taking the nation's tally of the pandemic to 44,575,473. With 32 new deaths, India's toll from the Covid-19 pandemic has reached 528,562. And with 4,255 recoveries in the last 24 hours, India's tally of cured Covid cases has reached 44,004,553.

In a first, the Supreme Court will start live streaming hearings of all constitution bench cases from Tuesday. The apex court will live stream three of its Constitution benches today, on the on the official platform, Last week, a full court comprising all judges of the apex court discussed the same and agreed on live-streaming the proceedings. The SC judges came to this decision by a judgment in September 2018, in which the apex court declared a live telecast of court proceedings part of the right to access justice under Article 21 of the Constitution.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Tokyo to attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe who was attacked on July 8 in the city of Nara during a campaign speech and died later that day. Abe was shot at about 11:30 am local time in Nara on July 8, east of Osaka, as he gave an election campaign speech on the street. Talking to his counterpart, Fumio Kishida, PM Modi said, "Shinzo Abe took Japan-India ties to a greater level, I am confident that under your leadership India-Japan relations will deepen further and achieve greater heights."
Twitter told the Karnataka High Court on Monday that the Centre had not just asked the microblogging platform to remove tweets but was asking them to block accounts altogether during the farmers’ protests in 2021. Senior Advocate Arvind Datar, appearing for Twitter, asked the court, “If newspapers and media organisations could report on the farmers’ protests, why can’t Twitter accounts do the same?”
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Tejashwi takes jibes at Amit Shah on his Purnea airport statement

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday took a dig at Home Minister Amit Shah over his statement that Purnea airport is nearing completion and would be functional shortly.
"Since the Purnea airport is almost ready as per our home minister, please arrange for two tickets -- Mr Shah and me -- ," he said in an apparent wisecrack on the BJP leader.
The RJD leader was returning to Patna after participating in the Samman rally in Fatehabad when the reporters asked him whether he had been to the Purnea airport.
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Chess: World Champion Carlsen accuses Niemann of cheating

Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen has accused fellow Grandmaster Hans Niemann of cheating "more and more" than what he has already admitted, saying that he will not play against any rival indulging in such wrongdoing.
Carlsen put out a statement late Monday night, a week after he withdrew against the American after just one move at the Julius Baer Generation Cup.
Earlier, the 31-year-old Norwegian had quit the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis following his surprise defeat against Niemann.
"I believe that Niemann has cheated more and more recently- than he has publicly admitted," Carlsen wrote
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Shashi Tharoor to file nomination for post of Cong prez on Sept 30

Amid suspense over who could take on Shashi Tharoor in the Congress president polls, party's central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry on Tuesday said AICC treasurer Pawan Kumar Bansal has got nomination forms collected, adding that it may be for someone else.
Mistry also said a representative of Tharoor has informed his office that he will file nomination for the post of president on September 30 at 11 AM.
Speaking with reporters at his office at the AICC headquarters here, Mistry said he met party chief Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence on Tuesday and handed over her voter's ID card.
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JD(U) takes out processions across Bihar to caution people against BJP 'conspiracy'

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday took out processions across the state, urging people to be on guard against BJP's alleged politics of communalism.
In the state capital, JD(U) national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan and parliamentary board chief Upendra Kushwaha were among those who took part in 'Satarkata Evam Jagarukta March'.
"Ours is a movement aimed at cautioning people against the conspiracy (saazish) of the BJP.
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ADB announces $14 bn support for food security in Asia Pacific

The ADB on Tuesday announced a $14 billion financial support towards the Asia Pacific region's food security, which is threatened by Russia-Ukraine war and global climatic conditions.
The funding is for the period 2022-2025.
The funding was announced by Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa as part of the 55th ADB annual meeting, during a virtual press conference.

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Akhilesh Yadav set to be re-elected as SP chief

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav is all set to be re-elected as the party's national president for the third consecutive term at the party's national convention on Thursday in Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh unit chief Naresh Uttam Patel is also likely to retain his post, SP sources said.

Akhilesh Yadav and Naresh Uttam were elected to the post they are holding at the SP's national convention in Agra on October 5, 2017.
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Have full faith in my 91 soldiers: Punjab CM after moving confidence motion

"I have full faith in my 91 soldiers (AAP MLAs)," says CM Bhagwant Mann after moving confidence motion in Punjab Assembly
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More than 30 alleged PFI activists detained in Delhi

Thirty people allegedly associated with the Popular Front of India (PFI) were detained after raids at  multiple locations, including Nizamuddin and Shaheen Bagh, here on Tuesday, as part of a crackdown against the outfit, police said.
The raids by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police began around 12.30 am on Tuesday and continued till early morning, they said.
"We have conducted raids at multiple locations in the national capital, including Shaheen Bagh and Nizamuddin. So, far we have detained 30 people associated with the PFI," a senior police officer said.
1:45 PM

Google India policy head Archana Gulati quits

Google India's government affairs and public policy head Archana Gulati, who had joined the tech giant just five months back after quitting government service, has resigned from her post, sources said.
An economics graduate and a Ph.D. from IIT-Delhi, Gulati was Joint Secretary (Digital Communications) at NITI Aayog, a government think tank that advises the Union government on policy, before she joined Google India.
Sources aware of the matter said Gulati has resigned from Google India.
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Amit Shah lays foundation stone of 750-bed hospital in Gujarat today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of a modern 750-bed hospital in Gujarat's Gandhinagar on Tuesday.

The hospital is under construction by Kutch Radiology and Imaging Centre (KRIC). Shah also laid the foundation stone of the hospital around 10.30 am on Tuesday at KRIC College Campus in Gandhinagar's Kalol city.

The hospital is learnt to have many modern facilities including OPD, indoor facilities, X-ray, radiology, laboratory, Operation Theatre, obstetrics, ICU and ultrasound.

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Sri Lanka looks to revive free trade deal with Singapore

Sri Lanka will step up efforts to revive a stalled free trade pact with Singapore, President Ranil Wickremesinghe told the city state's premier on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.
The leader of the crisis-hit Indian Ocean nation met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Japan on the sidelines of a state funeral for Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister assassinated in July.
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SC constitutes fourth Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court has constituted one more Constitution Bench, which will hear matters pending before 5-judge benches.
The new bench comprises Justices S Abdul Nazeer, BR Gavai, AS Bopanna, V Ramasubramanian and BV Nagarathna. The bench will sit tomorrow to consider five cases
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Gehlot shouldn't be CM if he decides to contest for Congress prez post: Sachin Pilot

Congress MLA Sachin Pilot has told the Congress high command that Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot should not remain CM if he decides to contest for the party president post & that it is his responsibility to bring MLAs together, reports ANI
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Rajnath Singh reviews preparations for forthcoming DefExpo 2022

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the preparations for the forthcoming DefExpo 2022 at a meeting in New Delhi. During the meeting, the Raksha Mantri was briefed by officials about the extensive arrangements being made by multiple stakeholders for the event, says the Ministry of Defence 
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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann tables confidence motion

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann tables confidence motion in state Assembly
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Sri Lanka looks to revive free trade deal with Singapore

Sri Lanka will step up efforts to revive a stalled free trade pact with Singapore, President Ranil Wickremesinghe told the city state's premier on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.
The leader of the crisis-hit Indian Ocean nation met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Japan on the sidelines of a state funeral for Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister assassinated in July.
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ICAO signs an MoU with International Solar Alliance, says Scindia

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Congress MLAs supporting Sachin Pilot arrive at his residence in Jaipur

Congress MLAs supporting Sachin Pilot for Chief Minister's post arrive at his residence in Jaipur 
The party's top leadership is restructuring the organisation for the 2023 elections here. Top leadership will decide (CM face): MLA Khiladi Lal Bairwa 
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PM Modi pays floral tribute to former Japanese premier Abe at his state funeral

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday offered a floral tribute to former Japanese premier Shinzo Abe at his state funeral in Tokyo.
Representatives from over 100 countries, including more than 20 heads of state and governments, attended Abe's funeral.
Modi, who arrived here early in the morning, joined several global leaders to pay tributes to the former prime minister who reshaped Japan's foreign policy, including setting out a bold vision for a quantum leap in ties with India.
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Magnus Carlsen courts controversy, calls Niemann a cheat, says not willing to play against him

A day after world No.1 chess player Magnus Carlsen crushed India's Arjun Erigaisi to clinch the Julius Baer Generation Cup -- the seventh leg of the USD1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour -- and broke the 2900 Tour Rating barrier, the world champion shed light on him sensationally quitting his game against American star Hans Niemann after playing just one move in the preliminary stage of the tournament on September 19, saying it was because his opponent had "cheated".
In a statement posted on social media, Carlsen, who had caused a wave of shock when he pulled out of a match for the second time in two weeks, seemingly in protest at alleged cheating by his opponent, said, "At the 2022 Sinquefield Cup, I made the unprecedented professional decision to withdraw from the tournament after my round three game against Hans Niemann. A week later during the Champions Chess Tour, I resigned against Hans Niemann after playing only one move.
"I know that my actions have frustrated many in the chess community. I'm frustrated. I want to play chess. I want to continue to play chess at the highest level in the best events," said Carlsen, terming cheating an "existential threat" to the sport.
"I believe that cheating in chess is a big deal and an existential threat to the game."


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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 7:07 AM IST

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