1. India shares Myanmar’s concerns over ‘extremist violence’ in Rakhine State: Modi
India said on Wednesday that it shares Myanmar’s concerns over “extremist violence” in the Rakhine state from where 125,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging all stakeholders to find a solution that respects the country’s unity.
2. Despite nuclear weapons, threat of two-front war is real: Army Chief Bipin Rawat
Despite having credible deterrence, India sh ould be prepared for a two-front war on the western and northern borders, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said on Septemner 6 even as he underscored the primacy of the Army over other two services.
3. Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik volunteer to appear before NIA on September 9
Separatist leaders — Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Yasin Malik — on Wednesday offered to present themselves before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi on September 9.
4. Crack down on cow vigilantism, Supreme Court to States, Centre
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked all States and Union Territories to appoint nodal police officers district-wise to crack down on and prosecute cow vigilante groups that engage in violence and mayhem.
5. India to grant free visa to Myanmar citizens: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 6 announced that India will grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens wanting to visit the country. Mr. Modi made the announcement during his joint press statement with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi after the two leaders held wideranging talks in Nay Pyi Taw.
6. Supreme Court allows 13-year-old rape survivor to abort her 31-week-old foetus
“How can a 13-year-old become a mother?” The question from Chief Justice Dipak Misra laid bare the vulnerability of a 13-year-old rape survivor, who was allowed by the Supreme Court to abort her 31-week-old foetus.
7. Hundreds stuck inside Lucknow Metro on Day One
Hundreds of passengers were stuck inside the Lucknow Metro for over an hour due to a technical snag on Wednesday, the first day of its commercial run, officials said. There were no lights and no air-conditioning either when the train stopped near Mavaiya.
8. All you need to know about Assam floods
Floods wreak havoc in Assam every year, and this year has been no different. This year, floods caused by three long and heavy spells of rain since March have claimed 157 lives so far. Although the situation in the State has improved over the last week, the damage to life and property has been enormous.
9. Putin calls for North Korea talks, says sanctions not working
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called for talks with North Korea, saying sanctions are not a solution to the country’s nuclear and missile development.
10. Speaking against RSS/BJP can get you killed, says Rahul Gandhi
Calling for punishment of those behind Tuesday evening’s murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Anybody who speaks against the RSS/BJP is attacked & even killed. They want to impose only one ideology which is against the nature of India.”