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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan resigns following sexual harassment complaint

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amanatullah Khan resigned from all positions on 10 September, following a sexual harassment complaint against him. Reportedly, the complaint was filed against Khan by his sister-in-law.

Khan refuted the allegations and in a letter addressed to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal he claimed that some people did not like his honesty and dedication towards his work and that he was being charged under false allegations.

The Okhla MLA asked to be relieved of all responsibilities in the party and the government, where he served as chairman of the Waqf Board and a member of the party's Political Affairs Committee.

Cauvery water dispute: Complaint filed against SC judges who directed release of water

A private complaint was filed at a local court in Mandya city of Karnataka on 10 September against two Supreme Court judges who directed Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for 10 days, which triggered severe protests in the state.

The names of Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are also mentioned in the complaint under CrPc Section 200 (relating to examination of the complainant) filed before the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court.

The complainant M D Rajanna, a resident of Mandya, has also named Chief Secretaries of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Water Resource Minister M B Patil.

J&K: One terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in Poonch

A police personnel was killed today in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and terrorists in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, increasing the death toll to 77.

2-3 terrorists are believed to have entered a mini-secretariat building, which is currently under construction. According to an ANI report, one terrorist has been neutralised by the security forces and that the firing is on.

A youth was killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in south Kashmir's Shopian district on 10 September.

The current unrest entered its 65th day today. According to reports, at least 50 protesters were injured in clashes with the police and CRPF men in different areas of the valley.

Shops and business establishments are closed, even as preparations are underway for the Eid-ul-Azha which falls on 13 September.

Air India announces discounts upto 75 % for war disabled officers

National carrier Air India announced discounts up to 75 per cent on base fares to the war disabled officers and their family members for flights across its domestic network.

"We respect & honor our Heroes. Concessions for War Disabled Officers & their families," Air India said in a tweet.

Air India offers 75 per cent discount on basic fare on select classes for the War Disabled officer while their family members would get a discount of 50 per cent on basic fare on select classes across the airline's domestic network, it said.

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali to launch Indianised jeans

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali group is all set to explore international markets with its FMCG products and may also enter Pakistan and Afghanistan in future.

"We have already set up our units in Nepal and Bangladesh and our products have reached the Middle East and became popular in some of the countries, including Saudi Arabia," Baba Ramdev told reporters in Nagpur.

"We should be concentrating in poor countries as the profits from those countries will be utilised for development work there itself.