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Building Collapses in Lucknow

A part of a two-storey dilapidated building collapsed in Lucknow's Golaganj area on Wednesday, 5 September. The collapse of the building, located near the Gulab Cinema, ended up damaging a car. A team of the municipality is present at the spot, and the remaining portion of the building will now be demolished, ANI reported.

Sensex, Nifty Open Flat; Metals Fall, Drugmakers Rise

Indian equity benchmarks edged higher led by gains in pharma shares. However, the gains were capped due to weakness in metal and banking stocks.

The S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex rose 0.2 percent to 38,242 and the NSE Nifty 50 index rose 0.14 percent to 11,537.

Sixteen of 19 sector gauges compiled by BSE were trading lower led by the S&P BSE Metal index's 1 percent drop. On the flipside, the S&P BSE Healthcare index was top gainer, up 0.6 percent.

Mid and small-cap shares were underperforming their larger peers, as the S&P BSE MidCap index fell 0.3 percent and the S&P BSE SmallCap index declined 0.25 percent.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

Bihar Man Shot at Home

An unidentified assailants shot at a man after barging into his house in Bihar's Badi Mathia area, ANI reported.

The man died on the spot. The identity of the man is yet to be revealed. More details awaited.

CBI Raids TN’s Top Officials' Houses in Gutkha Scam

Central Bureau Investigation has launched a massive search operation in 40 places in Chennai in connection with Gutkha scam, ANI reported.

Houses of Tamil Nadu DGP TK Rajendran at Mogappair, ex-DGP S George near Maduravoyal, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar and other police officers are also being searched.

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SC Dismisses Petition on Ban on Novel - Meesha

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 5 September has dismissed the petition seeking a ban on the Malayalam novel Meesha written by S. Harish.

The bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, dismissed the petition, saying 'the writer's imagination must enjoy freedom,’ ANI report added.

Farmer's Rally in Delhi Begins Today

The Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh started a rally towards Parliament from Ramlila Maidan on Wednesday, 5 September, ANI reported.

The rally is being organised by Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) and All India Agriculture Workers Union (AIAWU), demanding debt waivers for farmers among others.

Rupee Slips to New Low, Touches Rs 71.79 Against Dollar

Indian rupee continues to depreciate, falls 23 paise to an all-time low of 71.79 per dollar.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

Terrorists Attack Indian Army in J&K's Pulwama

Terrorists have fired upon an army party in Lassipora, Pulwama, ANI reported. Search operation has started in the area.

More details awaited.

Ex-IPS Officer Detained in Relation to 1998 Palanpur Drug Case

Dismissed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has been detained by CID of Gujarat in connection with Palanpur drug planting case of 1998, ANI reported.

A probe is underway after High court's orders. Interrogation of Sanjiv Bhatt and seven others are underway. Two more former police officers are also involved in the case, ANI added.

Twitter India Head Quits, Balaji Krish Interim Chief

Taranjeet Singh, who was elevated as Twitter's Country Director for India in May 2017, has decided to move on and Balaji Krish, Global Head of Revenue Operations and Strategy at Twitter will be the interim Country Lead, the company said, IANS reported.

Over the next month, Singh will ensure a smooth transition to Krish who will be coming from the US to be interim country lead while Twitter searches for Singh's replacement in India, the report added.

Boat Carrying 50 People Capsize in Brahmaputra River in North Assam, Rescue Underway

A boat carrying around 50 passengers capsized in the Brahmaputra river in North Guwahati’s Assam. Following the incident, 12 people have been rescued.

More details awaited.

J&K National Conference Boycotts Panchayat Elections

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference said that they will not participate in the upcoming panchayat elections, ANI reported. They added that the decision will remain unchanged until the government of India and J&K meet their demands.

Speaking to the media, party Chairman, Farooq Abdullah said that the party wants the government of India and the state government to take effective steps for the protection of Article 35 A, ANI reported.

Supreme Court Defers Assam NRC Hearing to 19 September

The Supreme Court deferred the Assam NRC case hearing till 19 September, for orders on commencement of receipt of claims and objections with respect to inclusion and exclusion of names on the Registry.

Hapur Lynching Probe to be Conducted Under Meerut Inspector General's Supervision

The Supreme Court said the probe into the Hapur lynching case will be conducted under the supervision of the IG, Meerut. The SC also said that the IG Meerut will adhere and follow the court's judgment while conducting the investigation in the case, ANI reported.

Veteran Actor Dilip Kumar Admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for Chest Pain

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar has been admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital because he was feeling uneasy on account of a chest infection, ANI reported.

Supreme Court Verdict on Section 377 Likely Tomorrow

India Today reported that the Supreme Court’s verdict on the constitutional validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code will be delivered tomorrow, 6 September. Section 377 which criminalises homosexuality, among other acts, has been opposed by many sections of the community.

Complaint Filed with Kerala Women's Commission Seeking Inquiry Into Sexual Harassment Allegations Against MLA PK Sasi

Kerala Students Union state president KM Abhijith has filed a complaint with Kerala Women's Commission seeking inquiry into the allegations of sexual harassment raised by a woman against Shoranur MLA PK Sasi, ANI reported.

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput Donates Rs 1.25 Crore to Nagaland Flood Relief

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput reportedly donated Rs 1.25 crore to Nagaland flood relief, Hindustan Times reported. Hindustan Times added that approximately 50,000 people have been affected by the floods and that the Nagaland state government has stated that repairs to the region would require at least Rs 800 crore.

One Intruder Shot Dead Near Line of Control in Lam Sector

Two intruders were caught near the Line of Control in Lam sector today, ANI reported.

“One of the intruders was shot dead by the Army when he challenged them. The body of the intruder will be handed over to Pakistan at Chakan Da Bagh crossing point after postmortem,” Rajouri SSP Yougal Manhas said to ANI.

Two Killed After Boat Capsizes in Brahmaputra, 23 Rescued

Two people were killed as a boat carrying approximately 50 passengers capsized in the Brahmaputra river in North Guwahati near the Aswaklanta Temple on Wednesday, 5 September, reports said.

Twenty-three people have been rescued so far. According to reports, there were several women and children among the passengers onboard.

27-Year-Old Woman Allegedly Raped for Two Months by Man She Met on Social Media

A 27-year-old woman in Mumbai was allegedly drugged, raped and tortured for almost two months by a man she met via social media, Times Now reported. The man reportedly invited her home for a date and laced her food with sedatives, raped and tortured her for almost two months.

2008 Malegaon Blasts Accused Major Ramesh Upadhyay to Contest 2019 Elections

Accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, retired Major Ramesh Upadhyay will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections from Jadavpur constituency in West Bengal on a Hindu Mahasabha ticket, ANI reported.

Mike Pompeo, James Mattis Arrive in India for 2+2 Dialogue

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Delhi on Wednesday, 5 September, for the much-awaited two-plus-two dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to be held on Thursday.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Arrives at Majerhat Bridge Collapse Site

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived at the spot where a portion of the Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata on 4 September, ANI reported.

Rupee has Not Weakened, It's Consistently Strengthened Against the Dollar: Arun Jaitley

In a media briefing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that people’s fears of the Rupee weakening were unfounded.

“We must bear in mind that dollar has strengthened against almost every currency. The Rupee has either consistently strengthened or remained in a range, not weakened,” the Finance Minister said.

Fire Breaks Out in Delhi Hotel, Four Fire Tenders Rushed to Scene

A fire broke out at a hotel in Delhi's Chhattarpur area, ANI reported. Four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.

Gwalior Schools and Colleges to Remain Shut on 6 September on Account of Bharat Bandh

All schools and colleges in Gwalior, MP to remain closed tomorrow in the view of Bharat Bandh called against amendments of SC/ST Act on 6 September.

Earthquake Of 6.7 Magnitude Hits Japan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 hit Japan's Hokkaido island, on Wednesday, 5 September, reported AFP.

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