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Vodafone Idea says it will pay AGR dues, continuation of business depends on Supreme Court orderVodafone Idea liability is estimated to be around ₹53,038 crore.Shah Faesal booked under Public Safety ActThe IAS topper and J&K People’s Movement chief is the seventh prominent mainstream J&K politician to face the stringent law. Mr. Faesal was detained at the Delhi International Airport in the second week of August following his interviews to several media channels, expressing strong views against the Centre’s move to revoke J&K’s special status.Blanket labelling of dissent as anti-national hurts ethos of democracy: Justice ChandrachudJustice Chandrachud also said that use of state machinery to curb dissent instils fear, which violates the rule of law. | Peaceful agitators not traitors: Bomaby High CourtProtests held across Tamil Nadu condemning police action on anti-CAA demonstrators in ChennaiFollowing the anti-CAA protests in Washermanpet in Chennai and the police action against the protesters late on February 14, agitations have erupted and continued in other parts of the State. | Opposition parties in TN condemn police action against anti-CAA protestersDon’t interfere in internal affairs, India tells Turkey after its remarks on KashmirNew Delhi urges Ankara to ‘develop proper understanding of facts’.Pakistan anti-corruption officials raid properties of Nawaz SharifPakistan anti-corruption officials raided the properties of the former Pakistan Prime Minister in Lahore to collect evidence in a money laundering case, even as his mother left for London to be with her son ahead of his cardiac treatment.Pakistan claims Masood Azhar, family missingAzhar was listed as a designated terrorist by UNSC1267 Committee on May 1, 2019.Chinese tourist in France dies of COVID-19, first death in EuropeBeijing’s latest figures on Saturday showed 66,492 cases and 1,523 deaths, mostly in central Hubei Province. Outside mainland China there have been about 500 cases in some two dozen countries and territories, with four deaths in Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and France.| All about the China coronavirus and COVID-19Credit growth momentum picking up; no possible spike in inflation, says Shaktikanta DasAfter the first meeting of the RBI board post 2020-21 Budget presentation, Mr. Das also expressed hope that transmission of rate cuts would improve further.Sports Authority of India to devise course for Kambala runner Srinivas Gowda after record featThe SAI Director-General made the announcement while responding to congratulatory tweets by Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra and Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju. The official said he had directed the Bengaluru Regional Director to get in touch with Mr. Gowda and added SAI needed help in identifying many more such talents.Bhawna Jat qualifies for Olympics in 20-km walkThe 23-year-old athlete clocked 1 hour 29 minutes and 54 seconds, well inside the Olympic qualification time.

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