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Top news of the day: Our share of rivers will not go to Pakistan, says Modi; SMS services blocked in Kashmir, and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally at Kurukshetra on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally at Kurukshetra on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar

The major news headlines of the day, and more.

Our share of river waters will no more go to Pakistan: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India would put to use its share of water from the rivers flowing to Pakistan and ensure that every single drop is used for country's farmer. The work on this had started.

INX Media case: Chidambaram seeks bail in SC, says CBI wants to keep him in jail to humiliate him

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday sought bail from the Supreme Court in the INX Media corruption case saying the CBI wants to keep him in custody to humiliate him.

Also Read: INX Media case: Delhi court allows ED to interrogate P. Chidambaram at Tihar jail

Article 370 revocation will restore long-term peace in Kashmir: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the revocation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was a major step by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the safety and security of the region and elimination of terrorism from the country.

Hours after mobile services restored, SMS blocked in Kashmir

SMS services were stopped as a “precautionary measure” a few hours after postpaid mobile phone connections were restored in Kashmir Valley, officials said on Tuesday. Mobile phone services for postpaid subscribers resumed in Kashmir after 72 days on Monday noon, but without any internet facilities. By about 5 pm, SMS services were stopped too, officials said.

Youth throws ink at Union Minister Ashwini Choubey in Patna

A youth on Tuesday threw ink at Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Kumar Choubey when he was about to board his SUV after meeting dengue patients at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).

We will fight and win the next war with indigenous weapon systems: Army Chief

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Tuesday pitched for greater inclusion of indigenous technology in the armed forces and asserted that India will fight and win the next war with home-grown solutions. In his address at the 41st DRDO Directors Conference, he also said the development of weaponry and other systems should be done keeping “future warfare” in mind.

Jimmy Neesham mocks ICC’s boundary count rule change with Titanic reference

New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham on Tuesday mocked the ICC after the world body decided to scrap the controversial boundary count rule that saw his team lose the 50-over World Cup to England. The ICC on Monday tweaked the Super Over rule for all its major events following the uproar over the outcome of the men’s World Cup final in July when England were declared winners against New Zealand on boundary count.

‘God save this country’: Congress on BJP’s demand for Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

Hitting out at the BJP after its Maharashtra unit mooted the Bharat Ratna award for Hindutva idealogue V.D. Savarkar, the Congress on Tuesday said that if the government considers it on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, then “God save this country”.

Delhi court extends Shivakumar’s judicial custody till Oct 25

A Delhi court on Tuesday extended till October 25 the judicial custody of Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate.

ED summons Praful Patel this week in money laundering case linked to Iqbal Mirchi

The ED has summoned senior NCP leader Praful Patel in connection with its money laundering probe linked to alleged illegal assets of late Iqbal Mirchi, an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, officials said on Tuesday. They said Mr. Patel, a former Union minister in the UPA regime, has been asked to depose in Mumbai on October 18.

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