iPhone 8 launch, Indian priest freed, AIADMK: DNA evening wrap

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iPhone 8 launch, Indian priest freed, AIADMK: DNA evening wrap


Indian priest kidnapped by ISIS freed, tweets Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Catholic priest abducted by ISIS from Yemen in March 2016 has been rescued. Father Uzhunnalil, who hails from Kerala, was abducted in March by the terror group, which attacked an old-age home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in southern Yemeni city of Aden. Read all our full report here.

Jyalalithaa to be 'eternal general secretary', says united AIADMK camp
The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to sack VK Sasikala from interim General Secretary post. "Late J Jayalalithaa will be the permanent GS of the party," the resolution said. It also abolished the GS posts. The meeting also adopted a resolution to retrieve two leaves symbol frozen by Election Commission. It also ratified merger of O Panneerselvan and Edappadi K Palanisami factions. Read all our full report here.

Rahul Gandhi's attack on Centre in US kicks up political storm in India
The BJP on Tuesday attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his comment on dynasty while addressing students at the University of California, and called him a failed leader. Hitting back at those who have accused him of reaping the benefits of 'dynasty politics', Rahul said that the entire nation is running on it and hence, one should not go only after him. Read all our full report here.

iPhone 8 launch to be launched today at 10:30 pm
Today’s the big day as Apple CEO Tim Cook will take to stage at the brand new Steve Jobs Theater to announce a slew of products. While there is no denying that the next-gen iPhone or the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X will be the showstopper, what will also draw attention is the Apple Watch 3, Apple TV upgrade, and possibly a new augmented reality hardware. Read all our full report here.

Barrel of newly-acquired M Howitzer gun damaged after field firing in Pokhran
The Indian Army suffered a setback after its latest acquisition, the M-777 Howitzer, suffered an accident during field firing in Pokhran on September 2 that resulted in the gun’s barrel getting damaged. No injury has been reported, sources said. As per reports, the barrel of the gun has been damaged, extent of which is being assessed by Joint Investigation Team. Read all our full report here.

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