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Top news of the day: Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Act, Ayodhya parties want talks to resume, mediation panel tells SC, and more

Farooq Abdullah. File

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Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Act for 12 days

Hours before the Supreme Court was to hear a petition by Rajya Sabha member Vaiko against the detention of Farooq Abdullah, the Home Department of J&K issued orders to detain the Srinagar Member of Parliament under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for 12 days.

Ayodhya parties want talks to resume, mediation panel tells Supreme Court

The Ayodhya mediation committee on Monday filed a short memorandum informing the Supreme Court that parties across the Hindu-Muslim religious divide have approached it with a request to resume talks to amicably resolve the over 70-year-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute.

Also read | Supreme Court issues notice on plea to live-stream Ayodhya hearings

SC finds death, terror, violence from 1990 ‘formidable reasons’ for J&K lockdown

The Supreme Court on Monday found the government’s statistics of thousands of instances of death, terror and violence in Jammu and Kashmir from 1990 as “formidable reasons” leading to the August 5, 2019 lockdown that followed the withdrawal of the special rights and privileges of Kashmiri people with the reading down of Article 370.

Also read | Ordinary Kashmiris hit by successive developments: former J&K Governor Vohra

Amit Shah reviews J&K situation

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir amidst reports of around 230 terrorists waiting at terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir to enter the country, officials said.

Godavari boat tragedy: Jagan conducts aerial survey; toll rises to 12

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, along with Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharitha, on Monday conducted aerial survey on Godavari River at Devipatnam mandal where boat mishap occurred in East Godavari district on Sunday.

‘Delighted’ by Trump’s decision to join Houston rally, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed the White House announcement that U.S. President Donald Trump will join the “Howdy Modi” event for Indian-Americans on September 22 in Houston, Texas. He said he was ‘delighted’ by the decision.

Former A.P. Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao dies

The former Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Assembly Kodela Siva Prasada Rao died here on Monday. He was 72. Banjara Hills police station Inspector N. Kalinga Rao said doctors at Nandamuri Basavatarakam hospital, where he was rushed reportedly after attempting suicide at his house, declared him dead later. “Exact details are yet to be gathered. Preliminary inquiries revealed that Dr. Rao was found hanging in his house in the morning,” the Inspector said.

Politics Live | Won't compromise on importance of Kannada in the State, says Yediyurappa

It was Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa's turn to show resistance on 'one country, one language' idea. "All official languages in our country are equal. However, as far as Karnataka is concerned, Kannada is the principal language. We will never compromise its importance and are committed to promote Kannada and our state's culture," Mr. Yediyurappa tweeted from the CMO handle.

President flight delayed at Zurich as Air India plane suffers snag

President Ram Nath Kovind’s flight was delayed at Zurich on Sunday after the Air India Boeing plane suffered a technical snag, which was rectified later, according to a source. The Boeing 747 aircraft was scheduled to fly the President from Zurich to Slovenia.

Narendra Modi to visit Gujarat’s Sardar Sarovar Dam on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 69 on Tuesday, will visit the site of the Gujarat’s Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river whose water level has reached its highest mark for the first time to celebrate the feat and kick off Namami Narmade festival.

TNPL fixing scandal: two lesser known coaches could be under scanner

The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) has run into troubled waters with a few first-class cricketers and a couple of coaches coming under the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit’s scanner for suspected match-fixing.

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