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The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.DMK Working President MK Stalin is set to be elected as the party president, unopposed as he is the only person who has filed the nomination for that post on Sunday, 26 August, the last day for filing of nominations.Similarly senior leader Duraimurugan is also set to become the party Treasurer unopposed.(With inputs from IANS)Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar face a ruling on Monday, 27 August, that could see them each jailed for up to 14 years, a landmark case that ignited global outcry after they were arrested while investigating a Rohingya massacre.Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December, 2017, after they were invited to a dinner with police in Yangon and pounced on as they left the restaurant.(With inputs from PTI)The Supreme Court is expected to hear a petition seeking the scrapping of Article 35 A, which disallows people from residing in the state, buying or owning immovable property in the state, settle permanently in the state, or get state government jobs, on Monday, 27 August.We the Citizens, an NGO, had filed the petition in the Court back in 2014, on the grounds that it was "unconstitutional”, reported ANI.An FIR was filed against Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Umang Singhar and others for allegedly hitting and threatening, Pradeep Gadiya, a BJP worker in Dhar district, 250 km south east of Bhopal.The FIR was filed by the police, following a complaint by Gadiya.Watch: Congress MLA Slaps BJP Office-Bearer in Madhya PradeshIn a classic hit and run case, one girl was killed and one injured, after they were hit by a tanker near Mata Chanan Devi Hospital in Janakpuri, Delhi. The driver reportedly fled from the spot, ANI reported.The verdict in the 2007 Hyderabad twin-bomb blast case was expected to be delivered on Monday, 27 August, eleven years after the bombs defused in the Gokul Chat and Lumbini Park in the city, killing 42 people and leaving over 50 injured.National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court, however, postponed its judgement to 4 September.Family members and relatives of the victims observed the 11th anniversary of the blasts that took place on 25 August, 2007, PTI reported.Ahead of the all party meeting called by the Election Commission on Monday, 27 August, the Congress yet again requested the Commission to consider the next Lok Sabha polls to be held on ballot paper, sources told ANI.At least two people were killed as incessant rains continued to batter Uttarakhand, an official told IANS on Monday, 27 August.The victims were a woman from Pithoragarh and a 65-year-old man, who was washed away in Roorkie by the Sukro river, which is in spate.Six students of a Gurukul in Ladhout, Haryana, alleged that they were sodomized by their seniors. The victims were sent for a medical test. A case was registered by the police accordingly and investigations were launched, ANI reported.Meghalaya Chief Minister and National Peoples Party (NPP) candidate Conrad Sangma on Monday, 27 August, won the by-election from the South Tura Assembly constituency by a huge margin.Conrad, the youngest son of the late Purno A Sangma, defeated Charlotte W Momin of the Congress by 8,421 votes in a four-cornered contest, IANS reported.Meanwhile, United Democratic Party candidate Pius Marwein won the Ranikor seat in the Meghalaya bypolls.A Court of Inquiry held Major Leetul Gogoi accountable for fraternising with a local in spite of instructions to the contrary and for being away from the place of duty while in an operational area, ANI reported.Gogoi was detained by the Jammu and Kashmir Police from a hotel with a woman on 23 May. He was allegedly involved in a brawl with the woman at the hotel.The two Indian military helicopters, gifted to Maldives, are likely to stay back along with a 48-member crew and support staff for at least next few months as talks between the two countries on their continued deployment in the island nation were “positive”, diplomatic and military sources told PTI.A Delhi court, on Monday, 27 August, acquitted two men, accused of hijacking a New Delhi-Srinagar Air India flight and forcing it to land in Pakistan in 1981. Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Pandey granted the relief to Tajinder Pal Singh and Satnam Singh.A special SIT court in Ahmedabad, on Monday, 27 August, announced two of the accused guilty, while acquitting three others in the 2002 Godhra Train Burning Case. The two accused have been awarded life imprisonment by the court, PTI reported.SpiceJet operated India's first test flight powered by biojet fuel on Monday, 27 August according to the airline. A Bombardier Q400 aircraft, partially using biojet fuel, took off from Dehradun and landed at the airport in the national capital. The airline said it successfully operated "India's first ever biojet fuel flight", PTI reported.AAP legislators led by party leader Gopal Rai, on Monday, 27 August, went to submit over 10 lakh letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand full statehood for the national capital, PTI reported.The Aam Aadmi Party had started a signature campaign in July, seeking public support on the same.A Communist Party of India(Marxist-Leninist) leader was shot dead on Monday, 27 August, by unidentified assailants in Bihar's Bhojpur district.Ramakant Ram was attacked when he was on his way to defecate in the open in a nearby field of his village Nadhi under Sahar police station, a district police official said, IANS reported.The CBI, on Monday, 27 August, sent a letter to the Antigua government through the Ministry of External Affairs after the former raised questions regarding the no Red Corner Notice issued against Mehul Choksi.In the letter, the CBI said that since the location and nationality of Mehul Choksi is already known, he should be arrested and the Antigua government should start with his extradition process, ANI reported.Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh penned a letter to Narendra Modi, asking him to leave the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library “undisturbed”, due to its dedication to the memory of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who he said belonged “not just to Congress, but to the entire nation”, ANI reported.Lt Colonel Purohit, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon Blasts case, has filed a plea before the Supreme Court, seeking an SIT probe in the matter of his alleged "abduction and torture" by ATS back in 2008.The West Bengal police, on Monday, 27 August, recovered 70 crude bombs in Maheshthali village under the Samserganj police station. Further investigations are underway, ANI reported.A Mumbai special court on Monday, 27 August, fixed 3 September as the next date of hearing in the Vijay Mallya fugitive economic offender declaration case, as some other parties have sought to implead themselves in the matter, which involves the alleged default of over Rs 9,000 crore bank loans, officials told PTI.The Patiala House Court on Monday, 27 August, adjourned a hearing on the criminal defamation complaint lodged by AAP leader H S Phoolka against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, for making “derogatory remarks” on a television channel. The court will next hear the matter on 3 October, ANI reported.The JDU on Monday, 27 August, announced that it was in favour of ‘One Nation, One Poll’, but only if it was implemented in 2024 and not in 2019, because it believed that even by 2019, the election machinery would not “be prepared”, News18 reported.A convoy comprising of 350 members of the Afghan security forces were ambushed while on their way to Maimana city, the capital of Faryab in Northern Afghanistan, on Monday, 27 August. The convoy was travelling from Ghormach district in Chahar Shanebe Tepa area. Clashes are currently ongoing, ANI quoting TOLO News, said.Indian equity benchmarks clocked their best single-day gains in over two months to resume the record-breaking run. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 1.16 percent or 442 points to 38,694 and the NSE Nifty 50 index climbed 1.17 percent or 135 points to 11,692.The benchmarks rose in line with the global peers after the U.S. Federal Reserve reaffirmed a gradual pace of policy tightening, bolstering investor confidence. Fed chairman Jerome Powell signaled that there’s little need to tighten policy aggressivelyAll 19 sector gauges compiled by BSE ended higher led by the S&P BSE Utilities index’s 2.4 percent gain.(Source: BloombergQuint)Following the attack on president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Manjit Singh GK in California, Union Minister, Harsimrat Kaur Badal met the US Ambassador.‘He has assured strict action will be taken and assured all help will be extended and law will take its course’ told Harsimrat to ANI.Delhi Sikh Body President Attacked by Pro-Khalistani Mob in USA press conference on Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana was held by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Jagat Prakash Nadda in National Media Centre, Delhi.Speaking to the media, Nadda said, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana will cover Rs 5 lakh per family per year. Approximately, 10.74 crore poor and vulnerable families are are entitled under Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) data.”“States given flexibility to decide on mode of implementation,if they want to go for insurance model or trust model or mixed model. Benefits will be portable across the country and payments will be done cashless and paperless to panel hospitals,” he added.All party meeting with Chief Election Commissioner, OP Rawat, concluded with ‘positive’ and ‘constructive’ feedback, officials said.Speaking to ANI, Rawat said, “the Commission will take all the suggestions, examine and whatever needs to be done to improve the delivery of elections will be done. Some political parties have said that there are problems with EVMs and VVPATs.”“Some of the parties said going back to ballot is bad as it would bring back booth capturing ,” added Rawat.Fire broke out in a building near Premier Talkies in Parel, Mumbai. Four fire tenders rushed to the spot, ANI reported.More details awaited.Delhi High Court reserved order on bail plea of Bhushan Steel Limited's promoter and Managing Director, Neeraj Singal, ANI reported.Singal approached the HC against after his arrest by Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) on 8 August.The Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai said that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) elections will be held in next 90 days now that the Constitution has been adopted.''BCCI elections will happen in 90 days and that's the deadline we have given ourselves. The moment the new body takes over, the COA will leave. We would do exactly what Justice Vikramjit Sen did (handover reins to DDCA's elected body)," Rai told mediapersons here today.Rai's announcement effectively means that BCCI AGM-cum-elections will be held in the last week of November.Tripura Police have registered a complaint against a person for allegedly slandering former chief minister Manik Sarkar in a social media post.A West Agartala police station official said a general diary was registered on 21 August against the person for allegedly slandering Sarkar, a CPI-M Politburo member.Advocate Kaushik Roy Debbarma had lodged the general diary with the police station, PTI reported.Thane BJP Vice-President Gurunath Lasne died on Monday evening after his car was hit by a speeding private bus near Saravali village in Bhiwandi. The driver of the bus is absconding. A case has been registered and police have started investigation.