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News18 Afternoon Digest: DMK MLA's Son Among 7 Killed in Accident in Bengaluru; Why US Stuck to August 31 Deadline for Afghanistan Pullout?

The Bengaluru Police cordoned the accident site to learn the causes of the accident.

The Bengaluru Police cordoned the accident site to learn the causes of the accident.

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Mysuru Gangrape Accused Were Involved in Similar Crimes, One was Arrested in Sandalwood Theft Cases,

DMK MLA’s Son Among 7 Killed as Audi Q3 Hits Building in Bengaluru’s Koramangala

In a horrific incident, seven occupants of a car died on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday when the vehicle hit a building in Bengaluru’s Koramangala area. While six were killed on the spot, one succumbed to injuries in a hospital, an official said. The deceased, travelling in Audi Q3 car, have been identified as Karuna Sagar and Bindu (23-year-old couple), Akshay Goyal from Kerala, Utsav from Haryana, Rohit from Hubballi, Ishita and Dr Djanush (21). READ MORE

Why US Stuck to August 31 Deadline for Afghanistan Pullout? Joe Biden to Tell Americans Today

US President Joe Biden said that he would address the American people on his decision not to extend our presence in Afghanistan beyond August 31. His announcement came as America’s longest war ended ignobly, in the dead of night in the now Taliban-controlled nation. “I want to thank our commanders and the men and women serving under them for their execution of the dangerous retrograde from Afghanistan as scheduled – in the early morning hours of August 31, Kabul time – with no further loss of American lives," Biden said. READ MORE

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Mysuru Gangrape Accused Were Involved in Similar Crimes, One was Arrested in Sandalwood Theft Cases

Accused arrested in the Mysuru gang rape case are suspected to have committed similar sex crimes in past, it has emerged. The five accused include a juvenile and investigation revealed that there were multiple incidents where the gang had committed crimes, but none of them were reported. On August 24, an MBA student who was with her male friend was allegedly molested, sexually assaulted while her friend was beaten near Chamundi foothills on the outskirts of Mysuru. READ MORE

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first published:August 31, 2021, 13:00 IST