Top news of the day: Many killed in Punjab cracker unit blaze; Azhar, Hafiz, Dawood declared terrorists under amended UAPA, and more

Dawood Ibrahim (left), Hafiz Saeed (middle) and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Photos: The Hindu Photo Archive, AP

Dawood Ibrahim (left), Hafiz Saeed (middle) and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Photos: The Hindu Photo Archive, AP  

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

At least 18 killed in Punjab cracker unit blaze

Police sources said the death toll could go up as some people were still trapped under the debris of the factory.

Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Lakhvi, Dawood Ibrahim declared terrorists under new anti-terror law

The recently-amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act allows government to designate individuals as terrorists.

Two Pakistani infiltrators with Lashkar-e-Taiba links caught in Kashmir

“Pakistan is desperate for terrorists to infiltrate... to disrupt peace in the Valley,” General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Army’s 15 Corps Lt. General K.J.S. Dhillon said.

Assam NRC: FIRs lodged against Coordinator Prateek Hajela for deliberate exclusion of ‘genuine Indian citizens’

Muslim organisation Asom Garia-Maria Yuba Chhatra Parishad and a member of the All India Legal Aid Forum file complaints in Guwahati and Dibrugarh respectively.

India, Russia ink proposal on developing Chennai-Vladivostok sea route

Mr. Modi, who arrived in Russia on a two-day visit, during which he will also attend the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit to the Russian Far East region. | Modi explains rationale behind J&K decision to Putin

Kartarpur corridor: India, Pak agree on visa-free travel of Indian pilgrims to gurdwara

The third round of talks on the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor was held at Attari checkpoint in Punjab.

Violent clashes near Indian High Commission in London, 2 arrested

The ‘Kashmir Freedom March’ was organised by British Pakistani groups.

Maruti to halt production at Haryana plants for two days

“Maruti Suzuki India Limited has decided to shut down the passenger vehicle manufacturing operations of Gurugram Plant and Manesar Plant in Haryana for two days, on 7th and 9th September, 2019. Both days will be observed as no-production days,” said a company press statement.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces withdrawal of controversial extradition bill

The protests against the bill in the former British colony began in March but snowballed in June and have since evolved into a push for greater democracy.

Hacking of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account highlights dangers of ‘SIM swap’ fraud

This type of attack targets a weakness in “two factor authentication” via text message to validate access to an account, which has become a popular break-in method in recent years.

Ashes 4th Test | Australia recover after early breakthroughs

The series is tied a 1-1 with two Tests remaining and victory for the tourists would ensure that they retain the urn.

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