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Here are the top national, international headlines of the day.

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

SP-BSP break apart, respect intact: Terming the SP-BSP alliance as a 'scientific experiment' which did not succeed, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that his respect for BSP supremo Mayawati remained intact even after they have parted ways.

Read: SP-BSP alliance failed, but my respect for Mayawati remains intact: Akhilesh

Didi's underlined message: Days after general elections result, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s tweets on Eid celebration on Wednesday carried a sharp political message.

Read: 'Whoever messes with us will be destroyed': Mamata's jibe at BJP

DMK bats for Tamil: After stridently opposing the Centre's move to impose the three-language formula, DMK chief M K Stalin Wednesday demanded that Tamil be made an official language in all central government offices.

Read: DMK demands Tamil as official language in central govt offices

Where is IAF's AN-32?: The search operations for the missing AN-32 transport aircraft entered the third day on Wednesday.

"We are putting in all the resources available with us. We have put massive efforts through radar, satellite, visual by helicopters and by ground patrols again today," IAF officials said.

Read: Search operations for missing IAF AN-32 aircraft enters third day

Computer needs Helicopter: Madhya Pradesh secretariat’s new occupant, Namdev Das Tyagi, famously known as Computer Baba, demanded a helicopter at his disposal to inspect Narmada river.

Read: Computer Baba demands helicopter to survey river Narmada

Curious case of Nipah virus: The Kerala government on Wednesday said the condition of the college student being treated at a private hospital for Nipah virus is stable while the condition of five others kept under watch was improving.

Read: Nipah patient’s condition stable: Kerala Health Minister; 5 others under observation

India's tryst with Japan: India and Japan have agreed to be in regular contact to take the "Modi-Abe vision" forward, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday.

Japanese Foreign Minister congratulated Jaishankar for his new role as his counterpart.

Read: 'Modi-Abe vision to be taken forward by Indo-Japan', says Jaishankar

Indian origin woman presides over US Congress: Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal held the Speaker's gavel on Tuesday, becoming the first South Asian American woman to preside over the US House of Representatives.

Read: Pramila Jayapal becomes first South Asian American woman to preside over US House

Stuck in traffic? Well, read about traffic in traffic: Traffic flow in Mumbai is the worst in the world while Delhi is close behind at fourth position, according to a new report detailing the traffic situation in 56 countries.

Read: Mumbai’s traffic flow worst in the world, Delhi at fourth position

Violence in Sudan; 60 killed: Sixty people have been killed in a two-day crackdown on Sudanese protesters carried out by security forces, a doctors' committee close to the demonstrators said on Wednesday.

Read: Sudan violence: '60 people killed in two-day crackdown,' says doctors' group

North Korea miffed with USA: Four months into the stalled denuclearisation talks between the United States and North Korea following the failed Hanoi summit, Pyongyang has once again urged Washington to reflect upon the “correct strategic choice” to resume talks before its patience wears down, state media reported.

Read: North Korea urges US to resume talks, warns ‘patience has a limit’

Palaniswamy writes to PM Modi: In the midst of a controversy over Hindi being part of a three-language formula, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include Tamil as an optional language in curriculum across India.

Read: TN CM writes to PMO seeking Tamil to be made optional in all states

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