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Cauvery water dispute: Karnataka bandh today, 25,000 personnel to be deployed

At least 25,000 police and security personnel will patrol the streets of Bengaluru, Mysore and Mandya, among other parts of the state, to maintain law and order on Friday during a strike called by farmer and pro-Karnataka organizations over a Supreme Court directive to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Read more

President Pranab Mukherjee approves landmark GST Bill

A key milestone in the roll-out of the goods and services tax (GST) was achieved after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent on Thursday to the Constitution amendment bill that enables the implementation of this indirect tax reform. Read more

Narendra Modi calls Pakistan an incubator of terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi used some of his strongest words yet to attack Pakistan, describing it as the incubator of terrorism in South Asia—a country that he said was bent upon exporting violence in a region that sought economic prosperity. The Prime Minister met a number of world leaders on Thursday on the sidelines of the 11th East Asia Summit, including US president Barack Obama, Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang and Myanmar state counsellor and foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi. Read more

Kashmir violence: Restrictions on assembly of people in Valley lifted

All restrictions on the assembly of people across the Kashmir valley were lifted on Thursday, a home ministry spokesman said. This is the first time such restrictions have been relaxed in the Valley since protests erupted 61 days ago. Read more

Amid protests, BJP puts up big Patel show in Amit Shah’s presence

As many as 100,000 people from the Patel community attended a function in Surat on Thursday to honour Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators after a reshuffle in the Vijay Rupani-led Gujarat cabinet in August. BJP president Amit Shah attended the meeting. Read more

Arvind Kejriwal manhandled at Delhi railway station before starting Punjab visit

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal was jostled by a crowd of protesters at the Delhi railway station, from where he took a train to poll-bound Punjab, on Thursday. Read more

Andhra Pradesh fails to get special status

The Central government on Thursday offered a special five-year assistance package to Andhra Pradesh to compensate it for the loss of revenue resulting from the carving out of Telangana in 2014. The Centre’s denial of a much-anticipated special category status, which would have meant far greater incentives, sparked protests by opposition members in the state assembly. Read more

Navjot Singh Sidhu launches Awaaz-e-Punjab, but can he make any impact?

Navjot Singh Sidhu, former BJP parliamentarian and cricketer, formally ended all speculation about his political future on Thursday. Less than six months ahead of the assembly election in Punjab and just a month after he walked out of the BJP, Sidhu announced the formation of Awaaz-e-Punjab, a forum for the resurrection and redemption of Punjab. Read more

Government seeks public comments on simultaneous polls

The government has opened a discussion on conducting simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies on MyGov, its citizen interface website. Users can submit comments on the proposal till 15 October. Read more

Centre asks Kerala to submit report on political violence

The Union government sought a report from Kerala on Thursday on the recent incidents of political violence in the state. The report was sought by Union home minister Rajnath Singh, who called up Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the issue, according to a senior communist leader and cabinet minister who did not want to be named. Read more

Attacks on police will not be tolerated: Devendra Fadnavis

The Indian Express reported that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday warned that the administration will not tolerate attacks on the police. Expressing anguish over an attack that led to a traffic cop’s death and an attack to drown a policeman, Fadnavis said, “Attacks on police personnel is an attack on the entire force. The government will set up fast track courts for trial of these cases," he said. Read more

In Kolkata, Kanhaiya wins Left heart

The Times of India reported that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Kanhaiya Kumar drew the young crowd back to the Left convention at Mahajati Sadan that the Communist Party of India (CPI) bigwigs couldn’t. His suggestion to the Left veterans in Bengal was: take to the streets the way BJP’s student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and BJP’s ideological arm Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been doing without much noise. Read more

TRS MPs seek special aid for Telangana

The Times of India reported that following the Centre announcing a special package for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MPs are gearing up to ask the Union government to release funds for backward districts in Telangana and also fulfil promises made to the new state in the AP Reorganization Act. Read more

Shaktisinh Gohil resigns as Congress in-charge of Kutch, Saurashtra

Gaping cracks in the Gujarat Congress have begun to surface ahead of the 2017 polls. Three key leaders—Jagdish Thakor, Kunvarji Bavaliya and national spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil—have all resigned from party posts in a span of three days. On Thursday, Gohil relinquished his responsibilities as in-charge. Read more

Viswanath Pilla from Hyderabad, Abhiram Ghadyalpatil from Mumbai, Maulik Rajnikant Pathak from Ahmedabad and Soumonty Kanungo from Kolkata also contributed to the wrap.

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