<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>1) Cauvery row: Karnataka dented majesty of law, says SC; directs state to release 6,000 cusecs of water for 6 daysA day after the meeting convened by the Centre to iron out differences between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the impasse over Cauvery dispute failed to achieve any breakthrough, the Supreme court on Friday pulled Karnataka for its defiant stand and directed it to release water to Tamil Nadu.Coming down heavily on the state’s actions, the top court warned Karnataka that the wrath of law will fall upon them in case the Cauvery order was defied. Read more…2) Home Ministry issues high alert over possible attacks in Punjab, J&K, Rajasthan, GujaratThe Centre on Friday issued a country-wide alert asking the states to heighten vigil to foil any attempt by Pakistan-based terror groups to carry out attacks amid apprehensions of backlash by terrorists after the surgical strike on their launch pads in PoK.In an advisory, the Home Ministry conveyed to the states that additional forces should be deployed in all sensitive places, strategic installations, markets, religious places and other key places to ensure security, an official source said. Metro cities were particularly asked to be extra vigilant. Read more…3) Shahabuddin to go back to jail as Supreme Court cancels ex-RJD MP’s bailThe Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the bail granted to former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Member of Parliament Mohammad Shahabuddin. The latter is facing criminal charges in around 50 cases.”He will be taken to jail forthwith,” said Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan. The top court directed Shahabuddin to surrender, and asked the Bihar government to take steps to take him into custody forthwith. The court also asked trial court to expeditiously conclude Rajiv Roshan murder case allegedly involving Shahabuddin. Read more…4) All attempts being made for release of Indian soldier held captive in Pakistan: Rajnath SinghAll attempts are being made to secure the release of an Indian soldier, who inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.Singh said the government has taken note of the reports which stated that an Indian soldier is in Pakistan’s captivity. Read more…5) Pak videos of Indian Army casualties fake & morphed; example of ‘Black Propaganda’, say Army sourcesArmy sources on Friday clarified that the videos of the Indian Army casualties shown by Pakistani media were morphed and doctored and called it ‘black propaganda’.Reports on Thursday said that Pakistan military claimed to have killed eight Indian soldiers and captured one while retaliating to India’s firing at the first line of defence at the Line of Control (LoC) at Tatta Pani. However, the Indian Army had immediately rejected reports in a section of Pakistani media as ‘false and baseless’ Read more…

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