Top news of the day: Vikram lander located on lunar surface, Ram Jethmalani dies at 95, and more

The last image of Vikram relayed at ISRO’s communication centre just before the agency announced that communication was lost with the lander. Photo: YouTube/ISRO Official

The last image of Vikram relayed at ISRO’s communication centre just before the agency announced that communication was lost with the lander. Photo: YouTube/ISRO Official  

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Chandrayaan 2 | Vikram lander located on lunar surface: ISRO chairman

It must have been a hard landing, says K. Sivan | You have inspired us, will explore solar system together, says NASA to ISRO

Ram Jethmalani passes away at 95

Ram Jethmalani breathed his last at 7.45 a.m. at his official residence in New Delhi, his son Mahesh Jethmalani said. | Obituary: Ram Jethmalani, ‘unchanged and unrepentant maverick’

Chandrasekhar Rao’s son, nephew back in Telangana Cabinet

The Telangana Chief Minister expanded his Cabinet by inducting six Ministers, including his son K.T. Rama Rao and nephew T. Harish Rao. Two women members, including former Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy also made it to the Council of Ministers.

ED files money laundering case against Rolls Royce, others

Rolls Royce is said to have made a payment of over ₹77 crore as commission to an agent to win contracts from public sector units (PSUs) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and GAIL during 2007-11, officials said.

Centre will not touch Article 371: Amit Shah

The Union Home Minister asserted that the Centre will not touch Article 371, which grants special provisions to the North East. Article 370 was clearly temporary in nature but Article 371 is about special provisions in the North East and there is a vast difference between the two, Mr. Shah said while addressing the 68th plenary session of the North East Council.

India now capable of facing any challenge, says Narendra Modi

“We know how to directly face challenges... Be it the issue of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh or impending water crises. The 130 crore people of the country have started finding new solutions.. To fulfil the aspirations of the people of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh we all have started working with a fresh approach,” the Prime Minister said at a rally in Haryana.

‘Hindutva Lite’ no answer to Hindi heartland woes: Shashi Tharoor

“As a member of the Congress party, I do believe that the party has a fundamental role — and a duty to take the lead — in defending the secular space in India,” says Shashi Tharoor.

U.S.-Taliban talks appear stopped for now: Kabul

A startled Afghan government said it believes U.S.-Taliban negotiations on ending America’s longest war will not continue “at this stage” after President Donald Trump said he cancelled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghan leaders and called off talks with the insurgent group. | Trump says he cancelled peace talks with Taliban over attack

Hong Kong protesters ask Trump to liberate city

Hong Kong Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the upmarket Causeway Bay shopping district on Sunday, after demonstrators had rallied at the U.S. Consulate calling for help in bringing democracy to the Chinese-ruled city.

Dinesh Karthik tenders unconditional apology after violating BCCI clause

Karthik has tendered an “unconditional apology” for violating BCCI’s Central clause by watching a Caribbean Premier League game from the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinbago Knight Riders’ dressing room.

Watch | Who is Bianca Andreescu?

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu built a big lead and then held on to upset Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Open final for her first Grand Slam title. Andreescu’s victory prevented Williams from claiming what would have been her record-tying 24th major singles championship. | ‘Fight for your dreams’, says the 19-year-old U.S. Open champion

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