Violent protests over the death of two youths in Manipur continued till the early hours with a mob vandalising the deputy commissioner's office in Imphal West and torching two four-wheelers, officials said. Parents of both the murdered youths, viral pictures of whose bodies caused widespread protests in Imphal valley for two days, pleaded with authorities to locate the remains of their children so that the last rights of the boy and the girl can be conducted 'with the dignity they deserve.'
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Police have taken into a custody an autorickshaw driver in connection with the rape of a girl, who was found bleeding on a street in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain city, and five others are also being questioned in the case. According to Ujjain police, a counsellor interacted with the minor rape victim, and found that the latter belongs to Satna district. However, police in Satna said whether she is the same girl about whom a missing person's report was filed will be confirmed after her family identifies her.
ED summons TMC's Abhishek Banerjee once again on October 3 in connection with the primary school teacher recruitment scam case. Banerjee, who is scheduled to be in Delhi to participate in the party's protest programme against alleged non transfer of central funds for various schemes including MNREGA, is unlikely to remain present at the ED office.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken amid the diplomatic rumpus between India and Canada stirred over the killing of a Khalistani separatist. While the meeting between the two top diplomats was scheduled much before the Canadian crisis broke out, the US has been urging India to cooperate in the Canadian investigation into the killing of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia early this year.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited the Kirti Nagar furniture market and interacted with carpenters at work. During his visit, Gandhi heard the problems of the carpenters, besides also trying his hand at building some furniture items.
The men's 10m air pistol team extended India's impressive show at the Asian Games by shooting another gold but individual success eluded Sarabjot Singh and Arjun Singh Cheema, who fizzled out in the final. For India's Naorem Roshibina Devi the silver medal in women's 60kg sanda event of wushu was a victory for the victims of Manipur violence that has been raging in her native state since May this year. India's Anush Agarwalla clinched a bronze medal in the individual dressage event, first ever for the country in this segment, of the equestrian competition at the Asian Games.
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Normal life is likely to be affected, especially in the southern part of the state, with pro-Kannada and farmers’ organisations calling for ‘Karnataka Bandh’ on September 29 to protest the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. There will be a massive protest procession from Town Hall to Freedom Park in the city, in which people from all walks of life are likely to participate, the organisers said.
Popular comedian Trevor Noah, who is in India for a comedy tour, called off two stand-up shows in Bengaluru due to 'technical issues' and apologised to the audience members for the inconvenience. Although Trevor Noah cancelled his show in Bengaluru reportedly due to sound system glitches, Bengalureans grabbed the moment to add another hashtag to their #peakbengaluru angst stories.
The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University has bagged the second rank among Indian institutions in the London-based Times Higher Education's World University Rankings (2024), Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar said. According to a statement issued by the JMI, the university has been placed in the 501-600 band by the international ranking agency for the second consecutive year, despite a substantial increase in the number of the participating institutions.
M S Swaminathan, renowned agricultural scientist and the driving force behind the nation's 'Green Revolution, passed away. Condolences poured in with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailing Swaminathan saying his groundbreaking work transformed lives of millions, ensured India's food security.