With the assembly elections campaigning in Maharashtra at its peak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi are all set to address rallies in the state on Sunday. PM Modi will address rallies in Jalgaon and Sakoli (in Bhandara district), while Rahul Gandhi will be addressing rallies in Ausa in Latur district and Chandivli and Dharavi in Mumbai.
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will be releasing its manifesto for the Haryana assembly elections, in presence of state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other senior leaders of the party.
Here are all the LIVE updates:
â€˜Not Shakenâ€™, Says KCR As Telangana Bus Drivers Continue To Protest
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has ruled out softening his stand over sacking of employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC). The Chief Minister has ordered Director-General of Police Mahender Reddy to arrest anybody who tries to disrupt bus services. "We are not shaken or afraid. We won't tolerate any attempt to stop buses or organise protests at bus depots," KCR said. Employees and workers unions of TSRTC have been on an indefinite strike from October 5 across Telangana, demanding merger of the RTC with the government and recruitment to various posts, among others.
Earthquake Hits Rajasthan's Bikaner, Tremors Felt In Several Villages
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Rajasthan’s Bikaner at 10:36 am on Sunday, the meteorological department said. No casualty or damage to property has been reported because of the quake, with latitude 28.0 degree north and longitude 73.4 degree east.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in Haryana's Karnal: If we had Rafale fighter aircraft with us, then I think we need not have gone to Pakistan for Balakot airstrike. We could have eliminated terror camps there, even while sitting in India.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in Haryana's Karnal: I can say that unlike the previous CMs of Haryana - be it a CM of Congress or of INLD who used to run their govt from Delhi and not from Haryana, CM Manohar Lal Khattar runs the govt by working from the grass-root level.
JP Nadda, National Working President of BJP, in Haryana: Modi ji said in Rewari that we will fulfill the demand of One Rank One Pension (OROP).I can say with authority, Rs 12,000 cr have been disbursed for OROP, 22 Lakhs cases have been addressed. There is no pending case of OROP.
14-year-old R Praggnanandhaa has won the gold in the under-18 open category in the World Youth Chess Championship.
Haryana Assembly Polls
BJP releases their election manifesto for. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP national working president JP Nadda and other leaders of the party were present.
Dutch King, Queen To Arrive In India Today For Five-Day State Visit
Netherlands King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will arrive in India on Sunday for a five-day visit during which they will hold meetings with the top Indian leadership to boost bilateral economic and political cooperation.
PM Modi's Niece Damayanti Ben's Snatchers Detained, Belongings Recovered
The Delhi Police has arrested a accused and detained another for snatching purse of Damayanti Ben Modi, the niece of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday. The accused, who have been identified as Badal and Nonu, were held by the city police from the Nabi Karim area of the national capital. They had snatched the handbag of Damyanti Ben outside Gujarati Samaj Bhavan in Delhi's Civil Lines area. Damayanti is a daughter of PM Modi's brother Prahlad Modi.
Typhoon Hagibis Kills 11 In Japan, Several Flights Diverted
Typhoon Hagibis on Saturday smashed into Japan killing at least 11 people and causing "unprecedented" rain in Japan. Around 7.3 million people were given non-compulsory evacuation orders as floods and landslides hit several parts of the country. It led to transportation disruption resulting into the cancellation of several flights and suspension of several bullet train lines.
Gurugram To Implement Odd-Even Scheme Only On â€˜Emergencyâ€™ Air Quality Days
As Delhi braces for the third odd-even scheme, authorities have confirmed that the rationing scheme could be implemented in Gurugram only when the air quality in the city deteriorates only to the ‘severe plus’ or ‘emergency’ category. In a letter Deputy commissioner Amit Khatri directed officials to implement the odd-even scheme: “When the PM2.5 levels cross 300 ug/m3 or PM10 levels cross 500 ug/m3 (five times above the standard) and persist for 48 hours or more”.
India still fast-growing economy with lot of potential: World Bank economist
India has been relatively hit hard by the recent global slowdown resulting in its projected growth dropping to 6.0 per cent in 2019, but it's still a fast-growing economy with a lot of potential, a top World Bank economist said on Sunday.
"It's still a fast-growing economy. So even with the recent slowdown, it has growth numbers that are higher than in most countries of the world. It's still a fast-growing economy with a lot of potential," World Bank's Chief Economist for South Asia Hans Timmer told PTI.