New Delhi, Aug 19 (PTI) These are the top stories at 9 pm: NATION LGD17 SC-2NDLD RAJPUT SC upholds CBI investigation into 'unnatural death' of Sushant Singh New Delhi: 'According approval' to the ongoing CBI probe into the FIR against actress Rhea Chakraborty in connection with the 'unnatural death' of “talented actor” Sushant Singh Rajput, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday that any other case lodged in the matter will be probed by the premier agency itself.
DEL67 RAJPUT-LD PARTIES BJP, allies welcome SC verdict in Sushant case; Oppn accuses them of eying 'political gains' New Delhi/Mumbai/Patna: Hailing the Supreme Court order on a CBI probe in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case as a 'triumph of justice', the BJP and its allies expressed confidence on Wednesday that the central agency will bring out the truth.
DEL70 CBI-SUSHANT Sushant Singh Rajput case: CBI team to visit Mumbai for probe into actor's death New Delhi: After getting a nod from the Supreme Court to probe actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, a CBI team will visit Mumbai to investigate the case further, the agency said on Wednesday.
DEL64 CAB-LD RECRUITMENT AGENCY 'One nation, one test' for majority of govt jobs; Cabinet nod to National Recruitment Agency New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved creation of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct an online Common Eligibility Test for selecting candidates for majority of central government jobs, an official statement said.
DEL62 JK-CAPFS-LD WITHDRAW Centre orders immediate withdrawal of 10,000 CAPF troops from J-K New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday ordered 'immediate' withdrawal of about 10,000 paramilitary personnel from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
MDS11 TL-VIRUS-STUDY 6 lakh may have been coronavirus-infected in Hyderabad: Study Hyderabad: There may be at least six lakh people in the city who have been infected by coronavirus with a large number of them asymptomatic and need no hospitalisation, a study said on Wednesday.
DEL49 DEF-NAVY-LD COMMANDERS Confident of Navy's preparations for 'proactive response' to any security challenge: Rajnath New Delhi: The Indian Navy has effectively carried out mission-based deployment to protect maritime interests by positioning ships and aircraft at major and sensitive locations, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday, amid a tense border row with China.
DEL53 PRIYANKA-BOOK Plenty of people capable of leading Cong, Priyanka in book; party says remarks made in 2019 New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has endorsed her brother Rahul Gandhi's stand on a non-Gandhi president for the Congress, saying there are plenty of people capable of leading the party, remarks that were carried in a new book which according to the Congress were made in July last year in a different context.
CAL15 BH-FLOOD Bihar flood situation remains grim; 81.67 lakh people affected Patna: The flood situation in Bihar remained critical on Wednesday with an additional 8,358 people affected by the calamity in 16 districts while Water Resources Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha said, there was no 'immediate threat' to the state capital from the rising water level of the Ganga.
LGD36 SC-ENCOUNTER-2ND LD DUBEY Dubey encounter: SC dismisses plea against Justice (retd) B S Chauhan led panel New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking scrapping of a three-member judicial commission, led by former apex court judge Justice B S Chauhan, to inquire into the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey.
BOM14 MH-SUSHANT-DOCTORS-HARASSMENT Doctors who conducted Sushant's autopsy get threats, abuse Mumbai: Doctors who signed the autopsy report of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput are now receiving a torrent of abuse, threats and allegations.
FOREIGN FGN36 US-DEMOCRATS-3RDLD BIDEN Joe Biden secures Democratic presidential nomination to challenge Donald Trump Washington: Democrats have officially named Joe Biden as their presidential candidate after several elder statesmen lauded the former US vice president's leadership skills to challenge incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in November. By Lalit K Jha FGN35 BANGLA-LD SHRINGLA Shringla describes his B'desh visit as 'very satisfactory' Dhaka: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday described his Bangladesh trip as 'very satisfactory' as he wrapped up a two-day visit here during which he called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and held talks with his counterpart on bolstering bilateral ties as well as on the supply of COVID-19 vaccine to Dhaka once it is developed. By Anisur Rahman. PTI SNE HMB