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PTI Last Updated at 07 Aug 2018, 20:08 IST India

Following are the highlights at 2100 hours

IN THE PIPELINE

Stories on late DMK supremo M Karunanidhi

TOP STORIES:

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DMK patriarch Karunanidhi dead

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi died here today after prolonged illness, the city hospital where the leader was admitted, said.

The 94-year old leader's end came at 6.10 p.m.

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Justice Joseph sworn as SC judge along with 2 other former state CJs amid seniority row with Centre

New Delhi: Justice K M Joseph took oath as the judge of the Supreme Court today along with Justices Indira Banerjee and Vineet Saran amid a row with the Centre over his seniority being lowered on his elevation.

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Karunanidhi: The script writer who wrote Tamil Nadu's destiny

Chennai: As a script writer he would have lived a life of obscurity in the shadows of film stars who enjoy cult status in Tamil Nadu.

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Controversy erupts over burial site for Karunanidhi

Chennai: A controversy erupted tonight after the Tamil Nadu government rejected the opposition DMK's demand for allotting space on the Marina beach for the burial of its leader M Karunanidhi and offered space near the memorials of former chief ministers C Rajagopalachari and K Kamraj.

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SC/ST Bill passed in LS 'under pressure': Mayawati

Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati today welcomed the passage of The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, even while saying that this happened "under pressure" ahead of the elections.

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Walking Maratha quota tightrope, Maha govt reaches out to OBCs

Mumbai: The BJP-led Maharashtra government today announced various measures for the OBCs who are apparently nervous over the likely inclusion of the Marathas in the OBC category for reservation in jobs.

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Jaitley to resume office in 3rd week of Aug

New Delhi: Arun Jaitley, who stepped aside as finance minister in May to undergo a kidney transplant, is likely to resume office in the third week of this month, sources said.

NATION:

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BJP for consensus on Harivansh name for RS Dy Chairman post: Ananth Kumar

New Delhi: The BJP has reached out to the Opposition for a consensus on the name of NDA's nominee Harivansh for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman while working to secure the support of neutral parties like the Biju Janata Dal in the event of an election.

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Prez offers prayers at Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple

Guruvayur: President Ram Nath Kovind today offered prayers at the Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple along with his family members.

LEGAL:

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Women and girls getting raped left, right and centre: SC

New Delhi: An anguished Supreme Court today said that women and girls are getting raped "left, right and centre" across the country as it cited the National Crime Records Bureau data on four such incidents being reported per day, and stressed that action has to be taken stop such crimes.

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Aircel-Maxis: Interim protection for Chidambaram, son from arrest extended

New Delhi: A Delhi court today extended till October 8 the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in Aircel-Maxis cases filed by the CBI and the ED for the alleged offences of corruption and money laundering respectively.

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Women and girls getting raped left, right and centre: SC

New Delhi: An anguished Supreme Court today said that women and girls are getting raped "left, right and centre" across the country as it cited the National Crime Records Bureau data on four such incidents being reported per day, and stressed that action has to be taken stop such crimes.

FOREIGN:

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Imran Khan questioned by Pakistan's anti-graft body

Peshawar: Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan's new prime minister, was questioned today by the country's anti-graft body and asked to respond to a questionnaire within 15 days in connection with the misuse of helicopters of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government which allegedly caused Rs 2.17 million loss to the exchequer.

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Russia says 'deeply disappointed' by US sanctions on Iran

Moscow: Russia today said it was "deeply disappointed" by US President Donald Trump's decision to re-impose unilateral sanctions on Iran.

SPORTS:

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Kohli is already close to being a legend: Dhoni

Mumbai: At the helm during Virat Kohli's transition from a gifted youngster to a seasoned master, Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said the current India skipper is close to being a legend for all the brilliance he has shown in the last few years.PTI

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