Top Stories Let contentious, extraneous debates not distract us, says President Kovind Women empowerment, role of farmers and soldiers in country’s development were highlight of President’s address. 'Part-time politician' Rajinikanth lacks political maturity: AIADMK hits back Senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar said he represented TN govt at funeral of departed DMK leader on August 8. Simultaneous polls impossible without legal framework: EC amid BJP push Any extension or curtailment of term of assemblies will require constitutional amendment, says CEC OP Rawat. JNU student Umar Khalid has Independence Day speech idea for PM Umar Khalid urged PM Modi to 'gurantee there will be no attack on those who criticise govt and its many failures'. Stalin has heart of Anna, Kalaignar, no one can challenge him: DMK leaders DMK leaders support for Stalin comes a day after M K Alagiri said all loyal party workers and relatives are with him. Gold movie review: Akshay Kumar and his boys win not just medal but also hearts Akshay and his boys deliver the perfect Independence Day release and win not just gold, but also hearts! Go for ‘Gold’! Delhi CS assault: Stop police from sharing chargesheet with media, Kejriwal to court Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal took application on record and sought response from Delhi police on it by August 25. Dissolve Lok Sabha, hold early polls with states: Congress challenges PM Modi Congress' remarks come after Amit Shah pitched for holding polls to 12 states including present 4 along with 2019 LS polls. Ahead of Independence Day, heavy security blanket covers Delhi Delhi Police personnel have been asked to keep an eye on the sky to ensure that no stray kites are seen in the areas around the Red Fort. Sena takes jibe at BJP, says party may propose polls along with those in US, Russia Sena's RS member Sanjay Raut also wondered how holding Lok Sabha and assembly polls simultaneously will benefit country. Heart doctors recommend less screen time, sedentary behaviour for kids Previous studies found that decreasing screen time, both at school and at home, reduced sedentary behaviour. Kumaraswamy on temple spree, visits 40 in 82 days as Karnataka chief minister Besides, Kumaraswamy has also visited at least 6 mutts, including Adichunchanagiri, Suttur and Siddaganga. Jalandhar Bishop raped Kerala nun at mission's guestroom: Police to court A special team of Kerala Police also questioned Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal in Jalandhar for over 5 hours. Delhi Police Special Cell to probe attack on JNU student Umar Khalid Incidentally, the Special Cell is also probing a sedition case against Khalid and two other students. What action has been taken in cases of child sexual abuse, SC asks Centre SC had termed as 'horrific' the case of alleged sexual abuse of girls in Muzaffarpur and pulled up state government for funding it. At least 22 dead as bridge falls in Italy, crushes cars underneath The disaster occurred on highway that connects Italy to France and other vacation resorts on eve of a major Italian holiday on Wednesday. Will get Samsung, boycott iPhone: Turkey prez in retaliation to US sanctions Erdogan said Turkey was facing an 'economic attack' and a 'bigger, deeper operation' but showed no sign of making concessions to US. Pedestrians injured as car rams into security barriers in UK parliament, driver held The incident happened at 07:37, prompting a major police response. Soldiers prosecuted for performing duties in AFSPA areas: Army personnel tell SC SC agreed to hear on Aug 20 plea filed by over 300 soldiers challenging FIRs against them for operations in AFSPA areas. Govt rubbishes report that Indian currency is 'Made in China' Reports about Chinese currency printing corporation getting orders for printing Indian currency 'totally baseless': Govt.