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National

Suspended RS MPs end dramatic sit-in after oppn decides to boycott House

New Delhi: With the opposition deciding to boycott the Rajya Sabha, its eight suspended MPs on Tuesday ended their overnight sit-in inside the Parliament House complex and said they would take their fight against the farm bills to the street.

Oppn to boycott RS till suspensions of 8 MPs revoked, govt says apologise first

New Delhi: A number of opposition parties on Tuesday staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha and decided to boycott proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight members is revoked, even as the government insisted on their apology.

Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till suspension of 8 members revoked:Azad

New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the opposition will boycott the proceedings of the House till the suspension of eight members is revoked.

PM to chair COVID review meeting with CMs of seven high-burden states

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level virtual meeting with chief ministers and health ministers of seven high-burden states on Wednesday to review the COVID-19 situation.

SAD to hold 'chakka jaam' in Punjab on Sep 25 against farm Bills

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the BJP''s oldest ally, on Tuesday announced road blockades across Punjab on September 25 to protest against the contentious farm Bills passed by Parliament.

Parliament passes bill giving national importance tag to five new IIITs

Parliament on Tuesday passed a legislation to declare the five new IIITs in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur as institutes of national importance, enabling them to award degrees.

Terrorist gunned down by security forces in J-K's Budgam

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

J-K govt issues 18.52 lakh domicile certificates

The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued over 18.52 lakh domicile certificates (DCs) against more than 21.99 lakh applications received so far, an official spokesman said here.

2 medium-intensity earthquakes jolt Assam

Two medium-intensity earthquakes shook Assam in quick succession early on Tuesday, officials said.

Suspension of 8 MPs symbol of dictatorship: Pilot

Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot on Monday said the centre has passed "anti-farmer" bills in the Rajya Sabha by suppressing the voice of the opposition but the Congress is standing with farmers and will continue their fight.

 

International

Biden campaign seeks support from Hindu Americans

Contending that the vote of Hindu Americans will be an essential part of Democrats'' electoral success, prominent community members, including those who have worked with former US vice president Joe Biden, have said that a Biden administration would always work to have a constructive and positive relationship with India based on trust and conversation.

Trump threatens to cut off TikTok if deal doesn't go through

US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off TikTok if the popular Chinese video sharing app''s tentative deal with two American companies Walmart and Oracle does not go through.

Australia state leader welcomes Israeli extradition ruling

An Australian state leader on Tuesday described an Israeli court decision to extradite a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of molesting children as a victory for abuse victims.

Pak globally-recognised epicenter of terrorism: India at UN

In a scathing attack on Pakistan, India has said that if there is an unfinished agenda at the UN, it is that of tackling the scourge of terrorism and the country, a globally-recognised epicenter of the menace, which harbours and trains terrorists and hails them as martyrs.


Business

Sensex falls over 300 pts in early trade; Nifty drops below 11,200

Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex tumbled over 300 points in early trade tracking losses in index-heavyweights Reliance Industries, Bajaj Finance and Maruti amid negative cues from global markets and foreign fund outflows.

Ducati launches Scrambler 1100 Pro range in India

Italian superbike maker Ducati on Tuesday said it has launched all-new Scrambler 1100 Pro and the 1100 Sport Pro in India, priced at Rs 11.95 lakh and Rs 13.74 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom).

Not forcing anyone to invest in small-caps: Sebi chief Tyagi

Sebi chief Ajay Tyagi on Tuesday said the markets regulator is not forcing anyone to invest in small-caps and investment should always be in the interest of investors amid new portfolio allocation rules for multi-cap mutual fund schemes.

Newly passed farm bills will ensure sustainable, profitable future for farming community: FAIFA

The newly passed farm bills will give farmers the freedom to trade across states and empower them to turn into traders of their own produce and be in control of the process, Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) said on Tuesday.

Noida to be developed as biggest hub in north India: UP CM

Uttar Pradesh''s Noida will be developed as the biggest hub in north India, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said.

 

Legal

SC stays NCDRC order asking BMW to replace damaged car of customer with new one

New Delhi: The SC has imposed an interim stay on an order of consumer commission NCDRC directing German automobile company BMW to compensate a customer by replacing his vehicle with a new one after it got damaged in an accident.

 

Entertainment

Joel Edgerton to headline 'Florida Man' adaptation

Actor Joel Edgerton will play the lead role in the series adaptation of Tom Cooper''s novel "Florida Man".

Tiffany Haddish joins Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'

Actor Tiffany Haddish has boarded the cast of Nicolas Cage-starrer action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent . The Lionsgate production, which also features Pedro Pascal and Sharon Horgan, will see Cage playing a fictionalized version of himself who accepts a USD 1 million offer to attend the birthday of a super fan (Pascal). But when things take an unpleasant turn, Cage is forced to re-live his most iconic on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones.

Noted Marathi actress Ashalata dies

Veteran Marathi actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar died at a hospital in Satara following a brief illness early Tuesday morning, hospital authorities said.

Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat to develop Amazon series on Iraqi immigrants

Actors Alia Shawkat and Natasha Lyonne are developing a series titled The Desert People for Amazon.

 

Sports

Marsh may be ruled out of entire IPL due to ankle injury: Sources

Dubai: Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is likely to be ruled out of the remainder of the IPL as the ankle injury he suffered during the game against RCB has turned out to be "serious", team sources said on Tuesday.

I was very nervous, says Padikkal

Considered a future India star, Devdutt Padikkal made an impressive IPL debut with a scintillating fifty but the young Kerala batsman says he was nervous when his place in the playing XI was confirmed to him. Displaying a range of shots and confidence in striking the ball hard and clean, the 20-year-old scored a 42-ball 56 to help Royal Challengers Bangalore post 163 for 5 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Ibrahimovic scores twice as Milan beats Bologna 2-0

Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to help AC Milan beat Bologna 2-0 in Serie A and keep the Rossoneri optimism alive at the start of the new season.

Ramkumar bows out of French Open qualifiers, Ankita to clash with Jovic

Ramkumar Ramanathan''s bid to qualify for his maiden Grand Slam singles main draw fell flat after his straight set defeat against French wild card Tristan Lamasine in the French Open, here.

Tour de France team under investigation over alleged doping

French judicial authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into suspected doping during the Tour de France targeting the Arkea-Samsic team, the French outfit confirmed.

KXIP co-owner Wadia calls for better umpiring standards, optimum use of technology in IPL

Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia wants the BCCI to ensure better umpiring standards and optimum use of technology in the IPL, following an umpiring howler which cost his team a match against Delhi Capitals
 

GK Snapsot on 22 September 2020

1. International Day of Peace observed on 21st September, 2020

2. International Red Panda Day 2020 – September 19

3. World Alzheimer’s Day 2020: September 21

4. Narendra Modi Won the Ig Nobel Prize 2020 for Medical Education at 30th First Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

5. PK Mishra Panel to Initiate Action in Advance For Managing Air Pollution in NCR

6. PM Modi lays Foundation Stone for 9 Highway Projects worth Rs 14, 528 crores in Bihar

7. India Launches First Ever Cargo Ferry Vessel “MCP Linz” to Maldives

8. NITI Aayog, ISPP sign Statement of Intent to Enhance Capacity Building

9. India extends US$250 mn support to Maldives amid Covid-19; routed through Treasury bonds subscription by SBI

10. India delivers Two Modern DMUC Trains to Nepal Railways

11. India’s Nominal GDP to Grow by 19% in FY22: Finance Ministry

12. SBI Card Collaborates with Google to Enable Customers use their Cards on Google Pay Platform

13. Visa & IFundWomen Launched a Grant Program in India to Support Women Entrepreneurs

14. Tata Group to launch India’s 1st CRISPR COVID-19 test, ‘FELUDA’

15. John Turner, Former Canadian Prime Minister Passed Away at 91

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