Morning digest: Three J&K politicians to be released today, Khurshid slams Rahul for 'walking away' after 2019 results, and more

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire, U.S., October 9, 2019.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire, U.S., October 9, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

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Jammu and Kashmir administration to release three politicians from detention on October 10

The Jammu and Kashmir administration will release three politicians detained since August 5 after the Centre revoked the special status granted to the State under the Constitution, officials said on Wednesday night. Yawar Mir, Noor Mohammed and Shoaib Lone will be released on various grounds which includes signing of a bond, they said, explaining the reasons for ending of their detention.

Salman Khurshid slams Rahul Gandhi for ‘walking away’

As an intense power struggle rages between Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s team and the old guard, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has slammed Mr. Gandhi for “walking away” soon after the 2019 results, robbing the party of an opportunity to carry out a detailed analysis.

Joe Biden calls for Trump impeachment

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden called for the impeachment of his potential 2020 election foe Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday, as a partisan fight over a congressional investigation of the Republican president deepened.

Bihar Police order closure of sedition case against 49 celebrities

The Bihar police said on October 9 that they found the sedition case lodged against 49 celebrities, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to be “false” and would take action against the complainant.

We will amalgamate regional and national aspirations: Bhupendra Yadav

BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav has been given charge of Assembly polls in Maharashtra. He speaks to The Hindu on polls, issues and the alliance with the Shiv Sena….

Prominent government offices in Delhi a fire away from disaster

Buildings housing most of the prominent Central government offices in Lutyens’ Delhi are tinderboxes given the lack of necessary fire safety clearances from the Delhi Fire Service.

Saudi Arabia rules women can join armed forces

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it will allow women in the ultra-conservative kingdom to serve in the armed forces as it embarks on a broad programme of economic and social reforms.

Oshada, Hasaranga help Sri Lanka sweep T20 series 3-0 against Pakistan

A second-string Sri Lanka team whitewashed top-ranked Pakistan 3-0 by registering a 13-run victory in the third and final T20 on Wednesday. Needing 54 runs off the last five overs with eight wickets in hand, Pakistan again stumbled in its run-chase for the third successive time in the series and was restricted to 134-6.

Ind vs SA | India will look to continue its World Test Championship march

Captain Virat Kohli — who will lead India for the 50th Test match when he walks out for the toss for the second Test against South Africa on Thursday — will look to nail a series-clinching win in the milestone match. That loss against Australia in February 2017 remains India’s only defeat at home under Kohli.

Cultural extravaganza in store for Chinese President at airport

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's scheduled arrival here on Friday to take part in an informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mamallapuram, the Tamil Nadu government has put together a grand reception for the visiting guests.

A child has right to affection of both parents: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said family courts should grant visitation rights in such a manner that a child is not deprived of the love and care of either parent. A Bench led by Justice Deepak Gupta said the interest of the child should be kept foremost in custody battles between separated parents. “A child has the right to affection of both his parents,” Justice Gupta noted in a two-page order.

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