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Top news of the day: Supreme Court to hear Chidambaram’s plea on August 23, Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2, and more

P. Chidambaram. File

P. Chidambaram. File   | Photo Credit: AFP

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Supreme Court to hear Chidambaram’s plea seeking stay of Delhi High Court order on August 23

The Congress leader, facing threat of arrest, failed to get protection from the Supreme Court, which decided to hear on August 23 his petition seeking stay on the Delhi High Court order that had dismissed his anticipatory bail plea | CBI issues look out circular against Chidambaram | ED issues lookout circular against Chidambaram

Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

While directing the authorities to expedite installation of 1,853 plastic water bottle crushing machines at 360 major stations in the first phase, the Railway Board asked Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Development Corporation (IRCTC) to implement return of plastic drinking bottles as part of Extended Producer Responsibility.

CBI books fresh case against NDTV, Roys for allegedly violating FDI rules

The FIR is based on the findings during a preliminary enquiry into the allegations that between May 2004 and May 2010, NDTV floated around 32 subsidiary firms all over the world, “mostly in tax havens viz. Holland, UK, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius, etc.”

Rajnath Singh approves measures for restructuring of Army HQ

The measures approved include a separate Vigilance Cell under Chief of Army Staff (COAS) with tri-services representation, an umbrella organisation under Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) for enhanced focus on Human Rights (HR) issues and re-location of 206 Army Officers from AHQ to formations/units in the field, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Civilian killed in Pakistan firing along LoC in Poonch

Mohammad Addul Karim was critically injured when a mortar shell hit his house at Dabraj village in Mendhar sector late on August 20. He was immediately evacuated to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead, officials said.

Dalits take out march in Delhi to protest demolition of Ravidas temple

The Delhi Development Authority demolished the temple on August 10 on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Boris Johnson tells Narendra Modi Kashmir a bilateral issue, calls for India-Pakistan dialogue

“The Prime Minister made it clear that the U.K. views the issue of Kashmir as one for India and Pakistan to resolve bilaterally. He underlined the importance of resolving issues through dialogue,” a Downing Street spokesperson said.

Amazon burning: Brazil reports 83% increase in forest fires

Images show the northernmost state of Roraima covered in dark smoke. Amazonas declared an emergency in the south of the state and in its capital Manaus on August 9. Acre, on the border with Peru, has been on environmental alert since August 16 due to the fires | Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest

Amazon opens 3 million sq. ft. facility in Hyderabad

Its largest campus building anywhere globally which can seat 15,000 people.

West Indies vs India first Test: Kohli’s India gear up for red ball challenge on tricky track

A win in the opening Test will be the 27th for Kohli as skipper and will put him on even keel with his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni. A century in the game (19th as captain) will place him on par with Ricky Ponting.

BCCI awards title sponsorship rights to Paytm for five more years

One 97 Communications, owners of Paytm, has retained the sponsorship rights for BCCI’s International and domestic matches with a winning bid of ₹3.80 crore per match. Paytm had acquired the rights in 2015 for a four-year period.

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