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Top news of the day: Six acquitted in Pehlu Khan lynching case; President Kovind speaks on ‘recent changes in J&K and Ladakh’ in Independence Day eve address, and more

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the nation on the eve of the 73rd Independence Day on August 14, 2019. Photo: Doordarshan

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the nation on the eve of the 73rd Independence Day on August 14, 2019. Photo: Doordarshan  

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Pehlu Khan lynching case: Rajasthan court acquits all six accused

Proceedings against three minor accused are pending in the Juvenile Justice Board.

Ram Nath Kovind speaks on ‘recent changes in J&K and Ladakh’ in Independence Day eve address

“I am confident that the recent changes made in Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh would be of immense benefit to those regions. They will enable the people to access and enjoy the same rights, same privileges and same facilities as their fellow citizens in the rest of the country. These include progressive, egalitarian laws and provisions related to the Right to Education; accessing public information through the Right to Information; reservations in education and employment and other facilities for traditionally deprived communities; and justice for our daughters by abolishing unequal practices such as instant triple talaq.” | List of Gallantry awards and other decorations - 2019

Farooq Abdullah’s plea to offer Id-ul-Azha prayers in mosque ‘turned down’

Family member claims no one was allowed to meet the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.

There is no bigger decision than Kashmir: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who completes 75 days today in his second term, spoke extensively to IANS. In an extensive conversation with IANS Editor-in-Chief Sandeep Bamzai, the Prime Minister walked him through the most contentious issues facing India and his remedies for the maladies.

Shah Faesal sent back to Kashmir from Delhi, detained in Srinagar

Mr. Faesal, president of the J&K People’s Movement, was stopped from flying out of the country around 5.30 a.m. “He was about to board a flight when he was detained. He was on the way to Harvard,” a friend said.

Ayodhya title dispute: court shouldn’t go beyond belief to see rationality, says Ram Lalla’s counsel

Senior advocate C.S. Vaidyanathan, appearing for deity Ram Lalla Virajman, advanced arguments before a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The Bench comprises Justices S.A. Bobde, D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S.A. Nazeer.

Kerela government announces flood relief package with ₹10,000 immediate aid

As per government figures,95 people have died in floods and landslides in Kerala since August 8. This is the second consecutive year that the State has been hit by the rain fury which had claimed over 400 lives and displaced lakhs of people in 2018.

Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell

The six-page letter from Brenton Tarrant was posted this week on the website 4chan, which has become notorious as a place for white supremacists to post their views. And it comes at a sensitive time, with other alleged killers from El Paso to Norway citing Tarrant as an inspiration.

Mr. Trump named India and China as examples of countries that had taken advantage of the U.S. “But people have taken advantage... Like, for instance, they view certain countries — like China, India, many countries — for a long time, they viewed them as ‘they’re growing’,” Mr. Trump said.

Wholesale inflation in July falls to multi-year low of 1.08%

Inflation based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was at 2.02% in June this year and 5.27% in July 2018.

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