Top events of the day: Putin-Erdogan meet, INDW vs ENGW semis, and more

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey confirmed on Sunday that it had launched a full military operation against Russian-backed Syrian forces following increasing clashes in the last rebel strongh
Erdogan to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday for Syria talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on Thursday for a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the mounting tensions in Syria. Read More

SC to hear plea on Omar Abdullah's detention

"Matter pertaining to liberty can be entertained", said the Supreme Court on Monday agreeing to hear a plea by Sara Abdullah Pilot challenging detention of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and her brother Omar Abdullah. Pilot had filed a habeas corpus in the top court.

Attorney General (AG) K.K. Venugopal, representing the Jammu and Kashmir administration, contended before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra that no reason has been produced by the petitioner for not moving the High Court in the matter. "Even in detention matters, one is supposed to move the High Court at the first instance", said the AG citing data on petitions of similar nature filed before the High Court and the progress made on them.

HC to hear plea for empowering officers to collect traffic challan penalties

The Delhi High Court Wednesday said it will hear on Thursday a PIL seeking direction to the government to issue notification empowering officers for compounding traffic violations offences on the spot. Read More

ICC Women's T20 World Cup: India to play England in semifinal

The India cricket team is having a dream run at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. It has entered the knockout stage (semifinal) undefeated. The Indian women’s team finished the league stage at the top of Group A pecking order, with eight points and a healthy net run rate of 0.979. Read More

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