Breaking News September 22
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for New York to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and participate in other "multilateral and bilateral" engagements after his "historic" visit to Houston. Voting for the bypoll to the Naxal-affected Dantewada Assembly constituency began on Monday morning amid tight security. The bypoll was necessitated due to the death of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi in a Naxal attack in April. A total of 1,88,263 voters, including 89,747 men and 98,876 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise in the constituency, which has 273 polling stations.
Here are all the LIVE updates:
Matter of blackmailing officials & politicians, in Bhopal: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted by the Police Headquarters to investigate the matter.
Delhi: AATS (Anti-Auto Theft Squad), Delhi East busted a racket today that was selling in open market, the cancer medicines meant for sale in Defence & ESI (Employee's State Insurance) Dispensaries only. Two accused arrested. Case registered. Medicines worth Rs. 30 lakhs seized.
Madhvan Menon, Chairman&MD Thomas Cook India Ltd: There are 2 companies, UK based Thomas Cook Plc & Thomas Cook India. Former stopped owning shares in Thomas Cook India in 2012. We've no relation, our balance sheet is independent&sound. What has happened in UK is localized to UK.
CBI has filed a chargesheet against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in connection with an aviation scam, in Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court. The court has put up the matter for consideration of charge-sheet to October 1.
Assam: 10 people died and several others were injured in a collision between a bus & a tempo traveller on NH-37 in Demow, Sibsagar district, earlier today. Injured have been admitted to hospital.
— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2019
Supreme Court refuses to stay Uttarakhand High Court's Judgment nullifying the Act of the State which debarred people who have more than two children from contesting Panchayat polls.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jammu & Kashmir: Three Hizbul-Mujahideen terrorists arrested in Kishtwar. They have been arrested in killing of Chanderkant Sharma(BJP) & his PSO. Among theses arrested people, one is Nisar Ahmad Sheikh, who was part of conspiracy&was present during killing of Anil Parihar (BJP). <a href="https://t.co/hLzGs2a9CB">pic.twitter.com/hLzGs2a9CB</a></p>— ANI (@ANI) <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1176062223552139266?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 23, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: I believe protests are important in a democracy. The day protests lose their value, India will stop being India. Democracy still exists in Bengal while there is no democracy at a few places. We have seen what happened in Jadavpur University.
Three terrorists including those involved in BJP, RSS leaders' killings held in J-K's Kishtwar
Four terrorist acts including the killings of two leaders of the BJP and the RSS in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district were solved with the arrest of three terrorists affiliated with the Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit, police said on Monday. Nissar Ahmad Sheikh, one of the conspirators, along with Nishad Ahmad and Azad Hussain, all residents of Kishtwar, were arrested for their involvement in the four cases which took place between November last year and September this year, Inspector General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said.
Efforts are on to arrest other active militants of the outfit, who hatched the conspiracy in 2017-18 to revive militancy in the Chenab valley, the IGP, who was flanked by Commander Nine Sector Army Brigadier Vikram Bhan and other senior officers, told reporters
UK PM Boris Johnson Blames Iran For Attacks On Saudi Oil Facilities
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday blamed the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He said the U.K. would consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster the Gulf kingdom’s defences. “The U.K. is attributing responsibility with a very high degree of probability to Iran” for the attack by drones and cruise missiles. We will be working with our American friends and our European friends to construct a response that tries to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf region,” Johnson said.
INX Media case
INX Media case: Lawyers of P Chidambaram have submitted rejoinder in Delhi HC. It's stated in the rejoinder that 'there is no loss to the public exchequer in this case. No public funds were involved in this case & it is not a case of bank fraud or taking money out of the country.'
BV Gohil, ACP Crime Branch, Ahmedabad: Terrorist Abdul Wahab Sheikh has been arrested by Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Ahmedabad Crime Branch, while he was returning from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Ahmedabad. He's accused of providing financial support in the 2003 jihadi conspiracy.
The four new judges who took oath as Supreme Court judges are Chief Justice Krishna Murari of Punjab&Haryana High Court, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court S. Ravindra Bhat, Chief Justice V. Ramasubramanian of Himachal Pradesh, & Kerala High Court Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy.
State Bank of India to adopt Repo Rate as the external benchmark for all floating rate loans for MSME, housing and retail loans effective October 1.
Maharashtra: Bodies of a woman and her 4 daughters found floating in a well in Buldhana's Malegaon, today; police investigation underway.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Former PM Manmohan Singh Meet P Chidambaram In Tihar Jail
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh visited the Tihar Jail and met P Chidambaram on Monday. Chidambaram is under judicial custody in connection with the INX media case. The two Congress leaders were accompanied by Karti Chidambaram, the former Finance minister's son. According to reports, Sonia and Manmohan arrived at Tihar jail at 8.45 AM and the meeting lasted for about half an hour.
PM Modi Has THIS Message For Indians In US
Addressing a gathering of members of the Indian community, he said, “Can you do something for me? It is a small request. Read here...
PM Modi arrives in New York for 74th UN General Assembly session
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here Sunday night to participate in the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly after delivering an electrifying address in Houston to over 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora at a mega community event also addressed by President Donald Trump.
Modi arrived at the J F K International Airport after 10 pm Sunday night and has a packed bilateral and multi-lateral agenda over the next five days, including nine key speeches at high-level summits and plurilateral engagements during the UN General Assembly session and on its sidelines.
Tripura’s Badharghat (SC) Assembly constituency bypoll
The byelection to Tripura’s Badharghat (SC) Assembly constituency in West district is underway. The byelection to the constituency, the state’s largest with over 50,000 voters, was necessitated by the death of BJP MLA Dilip Sarkar in April.
Voting in Pala Assembly segment in Kerala is underway. As many as 13 candidates are in fray in the constituency having a total of 1,79,107 voters.
Hamirpur Assembly constituency bypoll
The by-election, the first to be held after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, has been necessitated due to the disqualification of sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ashok Kumar Singh Chandel following his conviction in a murder case. Nine candidates are in the poll fray.
Send five non-Indian families to India as tourists every year: PM to NRIs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested Indians leaving across the world on Sunday to send at least five non-Indian families to India as tourists every year. Addressing a gathering of members of the Indian community here, he said, "Can you do something for me? It is a small request. I am saying this to all Indians leaving all over the world. You take a decision that every year, each one of you will send at least five non-Indian families to India as tourists."
Trudeau returns to campaign with promise of lower taxes
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resumed his re-election campaign on Sunday with a promise to lower taxes.
Voting begins for Dantewada Assembly bypoll in Chhattisgarh
Voting for the bypoll to the Naxal-affected Dantewada Assembly constituency began on Monday morning amid tight security. The bypoll was necessitated due to the death of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi in a Naxal attack in April.
Polling began at 7 am and it will go on till 3 pm, an election official said here. A total of 1,88,263 voters, including 89,747 men and 98,876 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise in the constituency, which has 273 polling stations.
A massive security blanket of around 18,000 personnel, including those from paramilitary forces, and drones have been thrown around the Dantewada Assembly segment, which is part of the insurgency-hit Bastar region, for conducting peaceful polling, a police official said.
The counting of votes will be taken up on September 27.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for New York
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for New York to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and participate in other "multilateral and bilateral" engagements after his "historic" visit to Houston, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.
"Farewell Texas! After an unprecedented and historic visit to Houston, PM @narendramodi departs for New York City to address the #UNGA74 and participate in other multilateral and bilateral engagements," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.