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Morning digest: All set for ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston, police probe Pulwama boy’s death as family blames forces, and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day.

Modi arrives in Houston to attend Howdy Modi diaspora event

The Howdy Modi event on September 22 at the sprawling NRG Football Stadium in Houston is the largest gathering ever for an elected foreign leader visiting the U.S., other than the Pope.

News analysis: Will ‘Howdy, Modi!’ rub off on Trump?

Apart from the bonhomie between them, U.S. President will look to gain from PM’s popularity

Will ensure that no one is harassed because of religion: Amit Shah on NRC

Allaying apprehensions over any country-wide NRC exercise, Amit Shah said on Saturday that it will be ensured that nobody is harassed because of their religion, according to Muslim outfit Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, which met the Union Home Minister.

HC judge’s daughter-in-law alleges pressure to withdraw plaint in assault case

Even as the video clip allegedly showing retired Madras High Court judge Justice Nooty Rammohan Rao and his family members assaulting their daughter-in-law Sindhu Sharma went viral, the victim made fresh charges that an attempt was made to delete the video footage.

NRC not a political issue for the BJP, says Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was not a political issue for the BJP but a step towards safeguarding the nation’s interest

All eyes on Supreme Court as Karnataka gets set for bypolls to 15 seats

With the Election Commission announcing byelections to 15 Legislative Assembly constituencies in Karnataka on October 21, all eyes are now on the Supreme Court which is expected to hear the petitions of 17 disqualified MLAs of the Congress and Janata Dal (S) on Monday.

No action to be taken against your son: Babul Supriyo tells Jadavpur University student’s mother

Union Minister Babul Supriyo on September 21 assured the mother of a student, who allegedly pulled the hair of the BJP leader at Jadavpur University on Thursday, that he will not harm the career of her son.

Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram Lander, Pragyan Rover fade into lunar sunset, their batteries likely dead

If things had gone on well and the Indian lunar craft Vikram soft-landed on moon as expected on September 7, Vikram and its companion rover Pragyan would have completed taking a close look at moon’s unknown south by now.

Police probe Pulwama boy’s death as family blames forces

The police have started an inquiry into the death of a minor boy from Pulwama, who allegedly committed suicide hours after his “brief detention and beating” by the Army in the wake of a grenade blast in the area.

IND vs SA third T20I: South Africa will be keen to level the series

India wrapped up the second T20I in Mohali with the minimum of fuss, producing an efficient batting and bowling performance. South Africa seemed distinctly second-best and the touring side will have to improve significantly if it is to level the series in the third and final T20I at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday.

Bernardo Silva stars in Manchester City’s goal glut

A Bernardo Silva hat-trick helped Manchester City secure the joint second-biggest Premier League victory in history with an 8-0 thrashing of a bewildered Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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