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Rahul Gandhi to continue 'Khaat Sabha' in Gorakhpur today

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi began his Uttar Pradesh poll campaign from Deoria in eastern Uttar Pradesh on 6 September. Despite the fact that his first day ended on a sour note as farmers were seen clamouring for the Khaats at the end of the interaction, Gandhi will continue with his 'Khaat Sabha' campaign today to woo farmers of Gorakhpur.

Marking Day 2 in Gorakhpur, Gandhi will also undertake a door-to-door campaign and road shows to interact with farmers in the run up to the UP Assembly polls.

Yesterday, Gandhi reached Rudrapur via a chopper and launched the party's door-to-door campaign.

He began his 2500 km-long 'Kisan Yatra' as an effort to reach out to the people of Uttar Pradesh.

Kerala: Crude bomb hurled at BJP office in Thiruvananthapuram

A crude bomb was hurled at the office of Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday, said police.

Accordin to the reports, there was no casualty in the incident.

The incident occurred at around midnight. Glass panes of the main entrance door were damaged in the incident, Thiruvananthapuram city police commissioner, S Sparjan Kumar said.

Around three to four BJP workers were present on the top floor of the office when the crude bomb was hurled.

Karnataka releases Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu amid protests

Karnataka government complied with the Supreme Court direction and released Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. The government will continue to do so for the next ten days.

After concluding an all party meeting on the issue on 6 September, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that a decision has been taken that the state will release water as directed by the apex court.

The chief minister added that the state would approach the Apex Court with a modification petition explaining its, difficulties in implementing court order, directing release of 15,000 cusecs per day to Tamil Nadu for next ten days.

Sink or die, you must pay back money to home buyers: Supreme Court to Supertech

Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a stern message to Supertech asking it to return money to investors saying it was not concerned whether the real estate major "sinks or dies", a direction which may soothe ruffled feathers of hassled home buyers waiting endlessly for their dream homes.

"Either you (Supertech) sink or die, we are not concerned. You will have to pay back the money to home buyers. We are least bothered about the financial status," a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Adarsh Kumar Goel said when it was pointed out that some builders have said they had no funds to pay back the home buyers."

The apex court directed Supertech to pay 10 per cent per month of the invested amount from January 5, 2015 to 17 home buyers, who are before the court, within four weeks.

Separatists inciting children to engage in violence, but themselves fear cops: Mehbooba

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti lashed out at separatist leaders accusing them of instigating the children in the Valley to engage in violence while making sure their own studied abroad or outside the state.

"My colleagues have this (fear) that I may say something. But, I have always spoken truth. The way a mother slaps her child when he tries to touch a hot kangri (firepot), I will do the same to save my people.

"I will be angry, I will speak truth and warn them not to use children as a shield (during street protests)," Mehbooba told a gathering at an official event, invoking motherhood that is devoted to the welfare of the child.

She exuded confidence that the Valley will come out of the "misery" as her intentions were noble.