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At the United Nations General Assembly on 26 September, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj was swift and unequivocal in her takedown of Pakistan.

She lashed out at Pakistan over the Uri attack and the Kashmir issue. "Pakistan must abandon this dream" about using terror attacks to obtain territory it covets," she said.

"Let me state unequivocally that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so," she said.

Swaraj said that countries who promote and use it must be held accountable.

Cauvery row: Supreme Court likely to hear Karnataka government's plea today

The Supreme Court, on 27 September, is likely to hear the Karnataka Government's plea to modify an earlier order on the sharing Cauvery waters with Tamil Nadu.

In its plea, Karnataka has said its reservoirs are dry and it can only release water to Tamil Nadu by the end of the year.

Sources in the Tamil Nadu Government told ANI that the state government is likely to file a contempt plea against Karnataka Government for not following the apex court's order.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump clash over plans for US economy during 90-minute debate

Presidential nominees for the upcoming election in the United States, Democrat Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump, launched sharp attacks on each other through a live debate on 27 September.

In the opening minute, both the candidates clashed over the issue of jobs and Hillary landed a crucial blow to Trump by accusing him of peddling "trumped up trickle down" economics.

The 90 minute debate also included personal jibes as Hillary questioned about Trump's tax returns, while the latter asked the former to make the content of her deleted emails public.

Want higher GDP & more democratic attitudes? Open more universities: Study

There is a direct, positive link between the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita and the number of universities in a country, a study has revealed.

Doubling the number of universities in a country can lead to an increase in GDP per capita by 4%. An increase in the number of universities also has several other positive effects such as stronger pro-democratic attitudes, innovation and so on.

The results were published in a research paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a US-based private nonprofit research organisation. The authors of the paper, Anna Valero and John Van Reenen, hail from the London School of Economics.

5th India-US cyber dialogue to be held in New Delhi

A US delegation will participate in the fifth India-US cyber dialogue in New Delhi this week and interact with industry representatives, reported the PTI.

The aim is

to build strong regional partnerships with key stakeholders working on a range of cyber issues, focussing on promoting an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet that benefits all users.

The US delegation is being led by Christopher Painter, US Department of State Coordinator for cyber issues, who along with the National Security Council Staff, will lead the American engagement on the broad set of cyber policy issues.

100-year-old woman murdered in Punjab; family alleges rape

A 100-year-old woman was found murdered on 26 September in a village near Punjab's Patiala. Her family alleges that she was raped before being killed. The woman's semi-naked body was found near paddy fields in Daub Kalan village in the early hours.

The police have filed a case of murder. Rape charges will be added if post-mortem confirms it, police said.

Daughters dismantle roof of their house to prepare pyre for deceased mother in Odisha

Weeks after tribal man Dana Majhi carried his dead wife's body for 10 kms in Odisha's Kalahandi, another tragic incident has surfaced from the state where daughters had to dismantle their home's roof to collect wood for their mother's funeral pyre.

Kanak Satpathy, a 75-year-old woman, died after prolonged illness on Friday night. Following her death the daughter pleaded villagers to them cremate their mother, but to no avail.

With no wood for the funeral pyre, they dismantled the roof of their house for the wood required for the cremation.

Two Naxalites killed in gunbattle in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district

Two Naxalites were killed on Tuesday in a gunbattle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

The encounter took place early morning in the dense forest of Fulbadgi Police Station area while a joint team of security forces was out on an anti-Maoist operation, reported the PTI.

A composite squad of District Reserve Group (DRG), Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and local police had launched the operation in the interiors of Fulbagdi, located around 450 kms away from here, based on specific inputs, said Indira Kalyan Elesela, Superintendent of Police, Sukma.

Sri Lankan Navy snaps fishing nets of TN fishermen

More than 2,000 fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu were forced to return today without catch after Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly snapped the fishing nets of 30 mechanised boats near Katchatheevu.

The fishermen had put out to sea in 450 mechanised boats last night and were fishing near Katchatheevu in the Palk Strait when the Lankan Naval men rounded up nearly 30 boats and snapped the fishing nets and asked all the fishermen to return, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President P Sesuraja told local reporters, as per PTI.

They also warned them against fishing near Katchatheevu, following which all of them returned to the shores this morning.