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Top news of the day: Chidambaram sent to Tihar in INX-Media case, gets bail in Aircel-Maxis case; IIT-M, four others get Institution of Eminence status, and more

Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is taken to the Tihar jail in New Delhi on September 5, 2019.

Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is taken to the Tihar jail in New Delhi on September 5, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Chidambaram sent to Tihar jail in INX Media case

Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar sends Mr. Chidambaram to a 14-day judicial custody till September 19.

Chidambaram, Karti get anticipatory bail in Aircel-Maxis case

The Chidambarams are under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal as also the INX Media case involving ₹305 crore.

Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter to meet her

Apex court, however, says she cannot move around in Jammu and Kashmir.

IIT-Madras, Delhi University, three others get Institution of Eminence status

“Orders have been issued to five public institutions including IIT-Madras, IIT-Kharagpur, DU and University of Hyderabad, declaring them as IoEs,” Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said.

Modi to witness soft-landing on moon

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Bengaluru on September 6 and will view the Chandrayaan landing during the wee hours on September 7 at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) near Peenya,” a Karnataka government release said.

Mumbai rain hits IndiGo the most; passengers have a harrowing time

A day after Mumbai airport reported delays in services following heavy rain, IndiGo, the worst-hit among airlines, said it was cancelling a few flights to stabilise operations. On September 4, flight delays at the Mumbai airport were on two counts — poor visibility and staff being unable to report for on-time duty.

India extends $1-billion line of credit for development of Russia’s Far East

Addressing the plenary session of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum here, Mr. Modi said the friendship between India and Russia was not restricted to governmental interactions in capital cities, but was about people and close business relations.

19 telephone exchanges restored in Kashmir Valley

There are around 100 telephone exchanges in Kashmir Valley. Landline telephone connections started working in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk and press colony in the early hours of September 5.

LCA pricing issue sorted out, says Defence Ministry

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had given the initial clearance for the 83 LCA-Mk1A aircraft in November 2016 and the IAF issued the Request For Proposal (RFP) in December 2017. However, negotiations have been stuck due to the steep price quoted by the HAL which, the IAF had said, was more than the price of a Su-30MKI.

Light Utility Helicopter close to certification after all tests

“With the completion of hot and high-altitude testing, it is close to operational clearance certification,” Light Utility Helicopter developer Hindustan Aeronautics said.

Mukesh Ambani rolls out JioFiber, offering minimum 100 Mpbs internet speed for ₹699 a month

JioFiber will offer broadband internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps for ₹8,499 per month.

15-year-old Shafali inducted into Indian women’s T20 squad

Shafali was chosen following her good performances in the Women’s T20 challenge earlier and at the age-group level this year. The Haryana-girl played under Mithali for Team Velocity in the women’s T20 challenge which was held during the IPL earlier this year.

Rahmat Shah becomes first Afghan cricketer to hit a Test century

Afghanistan registered their first Test victory against Ireland early in 2019 with Shah scoring two fifties in the game including a 98 in the first innings.

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