Top evening headlines today: Tarigami speaks on Farooq Abdullah’s detention; Why TN will offer maximum pushback to Hindi; and more

A wrap of everything that has happened today.

Have a ‘unique’ challenge from one neighbour, it needs to act on terror: India

While presenting the ministry s work in the first 100 days, Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar said that India s narrative on issues like cross-border terror, abrogation of special status under Article 370 in J&K has been articulated to a global audience and that India s voice is now heard much more on the global stage.

I am not a foreigner, Farooq Abdullah is not a terrorist: CPI(M) leader Tarigami on detention

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Tarigami, who was put under house arrest for a month when the Centre scrapped special status to Jammu and Kashmir, said, I am not a foreigner nor Farooq Abdullah and other leaders are terrorists. The situation in Kashmir is bad not because of the people of Kashmir but because of all of us politicians and politics.

Why Tamil Nadu will again offer maximum pushback to Hindi

Although Union Home Minister Amit Shah s call for Hindi as India s Rajbhasha has been met with reasonable resistance from the southern states and West Bengal, the biggest pushback yet will come from Tamil Nadu. Actor-politician Kamal Haasan being the most frontal when he said no Shah, Sultan or Samrat should renege on the promise of university in persity that had been made when India was made a republic.

Sensex crashes over 600 points, Nifty trades in red over crude oil woes

Domestic benchmark equity Sensex dropped 642 points Tuesday as the market sentiment remained weak due to soaring crude prices in the wake of the attack on Saudi oil fields.

Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bomber kills 30 near President Ghani s election rally, leader unhurt

Taliban suicide attackers killed at least 30 people in Afghanistan on Tuesday, their deadliest bombing taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, although he was unhurt.

Explained: Why Russia has built a floating nuclear plant; why some are nervous

The Akademik Lomonosov is a first-of-its-kind floating nuclear power station built in St Petersburg, the Russian port city on the Gulf of Finland. Environmental groups such as Greenpeace Russia have criticised the project as a Chernobyl on ice and a nuclear Titanic . Activists fear that any accident aboard the plant could cause great damage to the fragile Arctic region.

And finally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother Heeraben at her residence in Gandhinagar on Tuesday on the occasion of his 69th birthday and sought her blessings. Images shared by the Gujarat unit of BJP on its Twitter handle showed Modi and his mother having lunch together.