Karnataka bandh
Protesters gather at Corporation Circle in Bangalore on the day of Karnataka Bandh on Saturday, July 30.Arkadev Ghoshal

Here are some articles from International Business Times, India to start your day with.

1. Karnataka bandh to affect normal life in state

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah appealed to farmers and pro-Kannada organisations to ensure peaceful protests on Friday, Sept 9. Karnataka is observing a state-wide bandh to protest against the Supreme Court's order directing the release of 15,000 cusec of water to Tamil Nadu for 10 days. Read more...

2. North Korea suspected to have conducted fifth nuclear test

A seismic tremor was recorded in an area around North Korea's known nuclear site on Friday, and was suspected to be the fifth nuclear test by the isolated nation, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. Read more...

3. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid lose appeals against FIFA's transfer ban

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will not be able to sign players over the next two transfer windows, after FIFA rejected their appeals. Football's governing body had imposed bans on the two Spanish clubs for breaching rules on signing minors outside of Spain. Read more...

4. TRP ratings: 'Kumkum Bhagya' retains top slot

According to a data released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council India, the television audience measurement agency, the Zee TV show has garnered a viewership of 12.6 million across both urban and rural areas. The show's TRP is slightly higher than its previous week's rating (12.2 million). Read more...

5. Hyundai Elite i20 automatic launched at Rs. 9.01 lakh

Hyundai Motor India Limited quietly launched the automatic variant of the Elite i20 sedan. The automatic version will be sold only in the Magna variant and has been priced at Rs 9.01 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Read more...

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