Confetti falls as Austria's Dominic Thiem holds up the championship trophy after defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev in the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships in New York on September 13, 2020.   | Photo Credit: AP

Morning digest: Dominic Thiem wins US Open tennis championship; monsoon session of Parliament begins today, and more

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Dominic Thiem beats Alexander Zverev to win US Open

Dominic Thiem produced a historic comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a nervy five-setter and win the US Open on Sunday for his first Grand Slam title. The second seeded Austrian beat the fifth seed 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) in 4hr 2min inside a near-empty Arthur Ashe Stadium.

LAC standoff | Status quo on India-China border in eastern Ladakh after Jaishankar-Wang meet

There is a freeze on all movement and activities along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh after the Foreign Ministers of India and China met in Moscow on September 10 and agreed on a five-point solution to ease the border tension.

Coronavirus | Front-line workers will get vaccine first: Harsh Vardhan

I shall be the first to offer myself for receiving it if people have a trust deficit, says Union Health Minister

85-90% attendance at NEET, says NTA

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses recorded an attendance rate of “around 85%-90%” on Sunday, according to initial data from the National Testing Agency, which conducted the examination. Almost 16 lakh students had registered to write the examination, which was postponed twice from the initial May date due to the pandemic.

Stormy monsoon session likely with government pushing 45 Bills

The 18-day session is expected to be stormy, with the Opposition eager to corner the government on its handling of the India-China border issue, the pandemic and the naming of senior Left leaders as co-conspirators in the Delhi riots by the Delhi police.

Delhi riots: Ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid arrested

According to Delhi Police, Umar was one of the key conspirators of the riots that took place in the city’s northeast in February

Distribution of Korans a cultural, religious transaction, says Kerala Minister K.T. Jaleel

The distribution of Korans provided by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consulate in Kerala needs to be viewed as a cultural and religious transaction and there is nothing more to it, says Minister K.T. Jaleel, who was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here last week in connection with the controversy surrounding the diplomatic baggage imports

Drug case | CCB questions Karnataka Congress leader

Central Crime Branch (CCB) officials on Sunday questioned a Congress leader in Hubballi after they allegedly found him linked with actor Ragini Dwivedi, who has arrested in connection with a drug racket.

FIR lodged over 'Hizb threat letter' to Cong., BJP leaders

The J&K police on Sunday lodged an FIR over a threat letter received by senior Congress leaders Raman Bhalla, purportedly from the Hizbul Mujahideen, in which top BJP leaders were also named.

Landslips in Nepal kills 12, 21 missing

Landslips triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said.

Coronavirus | Dining out raises risk of infection, reports U.S. study

Restaurant and pub exposure were cited as important risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to an analysis by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Death and hunger stalk village in Agra

Loss of livelihood due to the lockdown has devastated a group of artisans.