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Top news of the day: 17 dead as rain pounds Pune district, whistleblower alleges Donald Trump sought Ukraine meddling in 2020 polls, and more

Vehicles piled up at Padmavati area after flash floods in Pune on September 26, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Mandar Tannu

17 dead as intense rain pounds Pune district

Despite the city recording an average 53.1 mm of rain (in the past 24 hours) till 8.30 a.m. on September 26, intense spells of rain over a four-hour period in some parts of the city and the district threw life out of gear besides causing severe damage to property.

Whistleblower alleges Trump sought Ukraine meddling in 2020 polls

The complaint of the whistleblower, an unidentified intelligence community official, has been released by the Congress.

Will defer Karnataka bypolls till decision on dissident MLAs’ pleas, Election Commission tells Supreme Court

The poll body, represented by senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, orally informed a three-judge Bench led by Justice N.V. Ramana that the bypolls would be put on hold till the court decided the legality of the disqualification of dissident Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) legislators.

Court to hear Shahjahanpur law student’s bail plea on September 30

Before her arrest, the student moved the court on September 24 for anticipatory bail. It was to be heard on September 26, but became infructuous following her arrest.

CBI makes first arrest in Narada sting operation case

IPS officer S.M.H. Mirza was arrested and taken to a special CBI court in Kolkata. Mr. Mirza was one of the first persons with whom journalist Mathew Samuel allegedly established contact as a Chennai-based businessman.

Mamata Banerjee admonishes police for action against Trinamool cadre

“I have noticed one thing, when anyone files FIR against our party boys, the police immediately takes action and arrests. And when the other party creates any mischief or law and order situation, the police does not even care. They think they are balancing. Balancing is not the duty of the police,” the Chief Minister said in an unprecedented public outburst.

Data: Can Howdy Modi impact Indian-origin votes in the U.S.?

The share of Indian-origin voters in the United States has been steadily increasing over the years. A majority of them have always supported the Democratic Party in U.S. presidential elections.

Social media platforms to follow ‘code of ethics’ in all future elections: ECI

The code, which was derived to act against paid advertisements that violate norms set by the Election Commission, came into force on March 20 in the last Lok Sabha polls.

UNSC committee allows Hafiz Saeed to withdraw money for basic expenditure

Pakistan had requested the committee to allow Hafiz Saeed to access his bank account.

Boris Johnson loses yet another parliamentary vote, this time over Conservative party conference

The government lost the vote, which could affect the timing of the conference in Manchester, by 306 votes to 289. The vote could force the party to shorten its party conference, which is scheduled to last from September 29 to October 2, or even cancel it altogether.

RBI increases deposit withdrawal limit of Punjab & Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank to ₹10,000

On September 24, RBI said there were irregularities due to which the restrictions had to be imposed.

Parupalli Kashyap enters Korea Open quarterfinals

The 33-year-old from Hyderabad prevailed 21-17 11-21 21-12 over Malaysia’s Daren Liew, the 2018 World Championship bronze medallist, in a contest that lasted 56 minutes.

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