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Gurugram: Heavy downpour brings Millennium City to a standstill, schools to remain shut

All hell broke loose in Gurugram, as monsoon showers brought traffic to a standstill on 28 July. Intense water-logging left roads leading to the Millennium City submerged, and choked up traffic on the Delhi-Jaipur highway.

In the wake of the chaotic situation in Gurugram, the District Magistrate has directed all schools in Gurugram to remain shut on 29 and 30 July, till the angry snarls clear out.

The Gurugram police has also directed commuters from Delhi to stay away, and to especially avoid taking Sohna Road and the National Highway.

2 cops injured in shootout at San Diego; one suspect nabbed

Two San Diego police officers were shot by unidentified miscreants on 29 July.

According to US media reports, San Diego Police Department have launched a massive manhunt to nab the accused.

The cops were rushed to the hospital following the shootout. Their condition is not known yet. The motive of the shootout has not yet been ascertained. The police also informed that one of the suspects has been apprehended. However, the police are still looking for other possible suspects.

Here's what Hillary Clinton said about Trump, immigrants, gun control in her acceptance speech

Hillary Clinton marks a new chapter in American political history today as she delivers acceptance speech of her nomination as a first woman presidential candidate by a major political party in the US.

In her speech, lay down her vision of America and what she intended to accomplish in the next four years if she is elected as the next president of the US in the November general elections.

Clinton, 68, is the first woman to be nominated as a presidential candidate by a major political party ---this breaks into the penultimate glass ceiling of the American political system.

Targeting Republican candidate Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton said that a man who calls women pigs or questions the sagacity of a judge because of his Mexican origin cannot take the job of President of United States. "He only makes empty promises," she added.

She also said that her priority would be create jobs and defend the rights of all marginalised sections - gender rights, LGBT rights, rights of the minorities.

Dalit couple beheaded in UP for failing to pay debt of Rs 15

A Dalit couple in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, was hacked to death on Thursday by an upper-caste shopkeeper when they could not pay their debt of Rs 15.

The shopkeeper was arrested immediately and charged under the SC/ST Act. The district administration deployed the Provincial Armed Constabulary in the village of Lakhimpur in case law and order problems break out, says the Hindustan Times.

A police officer said: "The heads of both of them were severed; the man's body had nine wounds and woman's seven."

Captured terrorist in Kashmir aimed to foment more trouble in the state

Officials from counter-terror agencies said on Thursday that the Pakistani national arrested in Kashmir on Tuesday had been sent to India to foment more trouble in the state by attacking security forces.

The terrorist, Bahadur Ali, was caught after an encounter in Kupwara in which his four companions were killed. The National Investigation Agency registered a case against him on Wednesday, says the Hindustan Times.

Wani might have lived if forces knew he'd been there: Mehbooba

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Thursday that Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani might still be alive today had the security forces that killed him known he was part of the group of terrorists they were after on the night of 8 July.

Mufti said Wani might "have been given a chance".

Since Wani was killed after security forces, acting on intelligence inputs, attacked a group of terrorists, Kashmir has seen its worst violence in six years, according to NDTV.

Maharashtra dance bar owners move Supreme Court against new law

The dance bar owners of Maharashtra have moved the Supreme Court against the new law that hands out a jail term of five years for obscenity in dance performances, but does not clearly define what is meant by obscenity.

According to the Dance Bar Regulation Bill, passed on 13 April and made effective on 20 April, obscene dance is dance "designed only to arouse the prurient interest of the audience".

The bill lists 26 conditions for bar owners to comply with to get licences, says the Hindustan Times.

Amazon Prime arrives in India

Finally Amazon Prime hits India. An Amazon Prime subscription in India will set you back Rs 999 a year. As an introductory offer however, you'll get 60 days of free Amazon Prime access and a one year subscription for Rs 499.

Your money will get you guaranteed, free, 1-day or 2-day delivery and discounted same-day, scheduled and morning delivery in select cities.

You also qualify for 30-minute early access to lightning deals and member-only exclusives. Amazon.in vs Amazon.com. Sounds too good?

19 killed in knifing near Tokyo

At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack on Tuesday at a facility for persons with disabilities in a city just outside Tokyo in Japan's the worst mass killing in generations.

The Hindu reports that the police responded to a call at about 2.30 am from an employee saying something horrible was happening at the facility in the city of Sagamihara, 50 kilometres west of Tokyo.

The Sagamihara City fire department says 19 people were confirmed dead in the attack. The fire department said doctors at the scene confirmed the deaths.