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News Digest: A smart, speedy recap of the day's headlines

Published Sep 1, 2019, 9:37 pm IST
Updated Sep 1, 2019, 9:38 pm IST
Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.
(Photo: File)
 (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Have you missed any news today? Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.

Omar, Mehbooba allowed to meet kin: After being in house arrest for almost a month, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti were allowed to meet their families, according to the sources.


Read: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti finally allowed to meet kin: Reports

Manoj Mukund Naravane new VC of Army staff: Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane took charge of Vice Chief of the Army Staff here on Sunday. Naravane, who was earlier heading the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, succeeds Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu superannuated on August 31.

Read: Manoj Mukund Naravane takes charge as VC of Army staff

Prashant Kishor on NRC: Poll strategist and JD(U) vice president Prashant Kishor on Sunday termed Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) as 'botched up' which has left 'lakhs of people as foreigners in their own country.'


Read: JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor finds NRC list 'botched up'

Trump's latest appointment: US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American Shireen Mathews as a judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of California. If confirmed, Matthews will be the first Asian Pacific American woman and first Indian-American to serve as an Article III federal judge in the Southern District, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) said.

Read: Trump nominates Indian-American Shireen Matthews as federal judge


Texas shooting: At least five persons were killed and 21 injured in US state of Texas after possibly two shooters, who hijacked a mail truck, allegedly opened fire on random people on Saturday, police said. This is the second shooting incident in this month.

Read: Texas shooting: At least 5 dead, 21 injured in mass shooting near Odessa

JNU asks Professor for CV: Historian and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor Romila Thapar has been asked to submit her curriculum vitae (CV) for her professor emerita status at JNU. Thapar was asked by JNU to produce her CV to decide if she can continue as professor emerita.


Read: JNU asks historian, professor for 6 decades Romila Thapar to produce CV

US-Iran Twitter feud: Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran's information and communication minister on Sunday in retort to US President Donald Trump's tweet posted a picture of himself with an Iranian satellite saying, "Me & Nahid-1 right now, Good Morning Donald Trump!"

Read: Iran gets back at Trump's taunt of failed Iranian satellite launch

Sanders 'concerned' about Kashmir: US senator and presidential contender Bernie Sanders said on Saturday said that United States must support UN-backed peaceful resolution in Kashmir, adding that he was "deeply concerned about the situation" in Jammu and Kashmir.


Read: Watch: ‘India’s actions unacceptable,' says Bernie Sanders on Kashmir

Check out new tariffs for traffic violations: Higher and stricter traffic penalties came into effect across the country from Sunday under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was cleared by parliament last month.

Read: Rs 1000 for jumping signals, among others in revised fines for violations

Digvijay hits out at BJP: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has alleged that the BJP and the Bajrang Dal take money from Pakistan's notorious Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency, drawing flak from the saffron party which said he has lost credibility by intentionally giving controversial statements.


Read: Watch: ‘BJP, Bajrang Dal taking money from Pak's ISI,’ claims Digvijaya

Kumaraswamy bats for Shivakumar: Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy today slammed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for ''refusing'' to allow a plea by senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar for exempting him from appearance before it on Monday in view of Ganesha Chaturthi festival.

Read: HD Kumaraswamy slams ED for summoning Shivakumar on Ganesh Chaturthi

Bangladesh FM denies illegal immigration into India: Hours after Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that ‘friend’ Bangladesh would be approached to take back its people following the declaration of updated final list of the National Register of Citizen, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has claimed that as far he is aware of, no one from his country had moved to Indian after 1971.


Read: ‘No one came to India after 1971,’ says Bangladesh FM Asaduzzaman Khan

Arjun Singh allegedly attacked by TMC: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Arjun Singh suffered severe head injuries on Sunday when police allegedly indulged in baton charge at Kankinara in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district to lift a road blockade by a group of persons.

Read: BJP MP Arjun Singh suffers head injuries, says cops baton charged peaceful protests

MEA responds to international inference on NRC: There have been commentaries in sections of the foreign media about aspects of the final National Register of Citizens in Assam which are "incorrect", the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.


Read: Foreign media's commentaries about final NRC's aspects are ‘incorrect’: MEA