|Trump blasts Pak for 'safe havens to agents of chaos, violence, terror'|
"Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists," Trump said in a prime-time televised address at a military base near Washington.
|Trump wants India to help US in Afghanistan|
"We appreciate India's important contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but India makes billions of dollars in trade with the United States, and we want them to help us more with Afghanistan, especially in the area of economic assistance and development," Trump said.
|How Modi, Shah charted plans to unite AIADMK|
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the merger of AIADMK’s two factions on Monday and said the Centre would provide all support to chief minister E Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam for Tamil Nadu’s growth.
|Triple talaq case in SC: A timeline of events|
A five-judge Supreme Court Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar will on Tuesday pronounce a verdict on pleas challenging the validity of triple talaq (divorce) in the Muslim community. Here is a timeline of hearings that led to the apex court's most awaited verdict:
|Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq validity today|
Triple talaq: The practice of triple talaq, used by some Muslims to arbitrarily divorce their wives, has been subject to contending arguments. Some Muslim groups see the issue as a matter of religious right while others, including the Centre, term it unconstitutional.
|PLA holding fire drills to awe India: Chinese media|
Chinese foreign ministry has blamed India for the stone pelting near the Pongong Lake in the Ladakh sector of the border on August 15, and said Indian troops started throwing stones at Chinese military personnel who were conducting routing patrolling activity.
|McDonald’s to shut down 169 outlets|
The US burger chain, which has a presence in around 119 countries, said on Monday that it was terminating its agreement with Connaught Plaza Restaurant (CPRL) due to alleged breach of franchise agreements. CPRL is a 23-year-old 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Vikram Bakshi and McDonald’s India.