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Rio Paralympics: Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia bags gold

India's Devendra Jhajharia broke his own world record to win gold in the men's javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Earlier Jhajharia had bagged gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for India, and improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) here on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old is currently ranked third in the world.

Hindi Diwas being celebrated today throughout country

Hindi Diwas is being celebrated throughout the country today.

Hindi Diwas is observed because the Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi (Devanagari script) as the official language of the Republic of India on 14 September 1949. The decision came into effect on 26 January 1950.

It serves to promote and propagate the Hindi language. The day is celebrated in the schools, colleges, offices, organizations and other enterprises as a Hindi Diwas with the unique programs and competitions organized related to Hindi poems, story recitations and vocabulary quizzes.

President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Rajbhasha awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan on the occasion.

CM Akhilesh Yadav strips off Samajwadi Party president Shivpal Yadav from key ministries

After the Samajwadi Party on 13 September replaced Akhilesh Yadav with his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav as its new chief in Uttar Pradesh, there was another development as Shivpal was stripped off his key ministries.

Akhilesh had been the party's state chief for the last four years.

However, it should be noted that Revenue, irrigation and PWD departments have been taken away from Shivpal.

J-K unrest: Supreme Court to hear PIL against government funding to separatists

The Supreme Court will today hear a PIL filed against government funding to Kashmiri separatists, alleging that they are misusing the money for anti-India activities.

Advocate M.L. Sharma filed the plea which seeks to stop funding on separatists for foreign travel and the government spends other expenses as more than 100 crore on them.

Last week, the apex court had asked the petitioner to number his petition before mentioning.

Justice Anil Dave observed, "We also share the same feelings. Everybody sitting here feels the same."

The Supreme Court asked Sharma to number his petition, "To stop government funding of Jammu and Kashmir separatists and come back to mention it in court at 2 pm."

After Home Minister Rajnath Singh's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, briefing him on the separatists leaders' refusal to hold talks with the all-party delegation, the Central government indicated that it would toughen its stand against the separatist leaders.