Prime Minister Narendra Modi will watch Chandrayaan 2's moon landing in the early hours (1:30 am 2: 30 am) of September 7 in Bangaluru. Around 70 students from across the country will be watching Chandrayaan 2's scheduled soft-landing on the moon with PM Modi. The ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Congress and Left Front has decided to bring a joint resolution in the West Bengal Assembly opposing the NRC in Assam in order to corner the BJP.
President Ram Nath Kovind will be the Chief Guest at the “Swachhata Mahotsava” and will present Awards for outstanding contribution to the journey of Swachh Bharat Mission in various categories at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Bengaluru Airport; received by CM BS Yeddiyurappa. He will reach ISRO centre in Bengaluru tonight ahead of landing of Chandrayan 2 on the moon.
Himachal Pradesh CM, Jai Ram Thakur, said the state has suffered losses of about Rs 1200 crores during current monsoon season as per the initial assessment. He was interacting with members of the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT), earlier today.
Former Chief Minister of West Bengal, Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, has been admitted to Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital Limited, in Kolkata. More details awaited.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Air Marshal R Nambiar, Western Air Command, met officers before the Western Air Commanders' Conference in Delhi today.
12 feet long python rescued by forest department from Chandukhedi village today in Bhopal
Watch: Chandrayaan-2 Gives Out 'Message' To Lander Vikram - Click Here
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, other members of parliament and officials of Lok Sabha, take part in a Yoga session as part of 'Fit India' Movement,' in Parliament premise
Eknath Gaikwad appointed as Acting President of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (MRCC). He replaces Milind Deora.
Bengaluru: A cylinder has exploded at a shop near HKBK college in Govindapura. No casualties reported.
A meeting of all All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretaries, State In-charges & leaders of State Legislature Parties called by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on September 12.
Former Chairman of Jet Airways, Naresh Goyal, was questioned by Enforcement Directorate in connection with a Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) case in Mumbai today.
Bhima Koregaon matter: Accused Surendra Gadling today refused to depose before judicial inquiry commission constituted to investigate the case, saying defence arguments before the trial court will be open if he deposes.
"Why are you (Delhi government) trying to give free rides to women in metro trains? If you will give free ride to women, then the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be a unprofitable venture," a bench of the Supreme Court observed.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in state Assembly: I spoke to Nitish Kumar (Bihar Chief Minister), he also said that he won't allow National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan on Chandrayaan-2 landing: We're going to land at a place where no one else has gone before. We're confident about the soft landing. We're waiting for tonight.
Supreme Court today issued notice to Central govt on petition filed by Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI), seeking directions to enact a law to create a separate offence for violence against medical professionals, medicare service & damage to clinical establishments.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in state Assembly: As if the Chandrayaan-2 launch is the first in the country. As if before they came to power, no such missions were taken up. It is an attempt to divert attention from economic disaster.
Fire which had broken out in rear power car of Chandigarh-Kochuveli Express at New Delhi Railway Station, has now been doused.
Former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan: Chandrayan-1, if you compare it with Chandrayaan-2, basic difference is, here we are doing soft landing. The former was done by PSLV and here we are using GSLV Mk III, meaning that we have more payload capability.
A delegation of Congress leaders went to Tihar Jail to meet P Chidambaram today, but they were not allowed to meet him as allotted time was over. Delegation included Mukul Wasnik, PC Chako, Manikkam Tagore, Avinash Pandey and other leaders.
Fire which had broken out in rear power car of Chandigarh-Kochuveli Express at New Delhi Railway Station, has now been doused.
Delhi Police Files Sedition FIR Against Shehla Rashid
The Delhi Police on Friday lodged a sedition FIR against Shehla Rashid for allegedly spreading ‘false information’ on Kashmir via Twitter. After abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Rashid had tweeted about ‘atrocities’ in Valley. Tweeting from her verified Twitter handle, the political activist had alleged that that ‘(1) army is entering house of people of Kashmir at night; (2)Picking boys (for illegal detention); (3) ransacking houses; (4) spilling ration on the floor; (5)mixing oil with rice; (6) In Sophian Four Kashmiri were called at army camp and were tortured and a mike was kept close to the table so that entire area could hear their scream.’ The Indian Army had categorically denied all the allegations.
Fire At New Delhi Railway Station
Fire broke out at New Delhi Railway Station on Friday. According to early reports, fire started in rear power car of Chandigarh Kochuvalli train at the station. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire.
PM Modi: The moment 130 crore Indians were enthusiastically waiting for is here! In a few hours from now, the final descent ofChandrayaan-2 will take place on Lunar South Pole. India and the rest of the world will yet again see the exemplary prowess of our space scientists.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on reports that Delhi govt has decided to reject the request for sanction by Delhi Police to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others in JNU sedition case: I have been told that no decision has been taken so far in the case; news that's being spread is just a speculation
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: Due to Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways pollution has reduced, for this we would like to thank central government.
Delhi Police files FIR against Shehla Rashid in fake news case.
Supreme Court Issues Notice To Modi Govt Over New Anti-Terror Law 'UAPA'
The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Narendra Modi government over the new anti-terror law -UAPA, which allows the Centre to designate an individual as terrorist. The Lok Sabha had passed the amendment Bill on July 24 and the Rajya Sabha on August 2. India's most wanted, Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed and Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, were first two individuals to be designated as terrorists under the legislation. The amendments give powers to the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to attach properties acquired from proceeds of terrorism. Earlier, the law required that the NIA take prior permission from the respective state police chief to attach the proceeds of terrorism.
Unnao Case: Supreme Court Grants CBI 2 More Weeks To Complete Crash Probe
The Supreme Court on Friday granted two more weeks to CBI to complete probe in the accident case which involved the Unnao rape victim. Top court also directed Delhi High Court to take a decision at the earliest on Special Judge's request to hold court at AIIMS in Delhi to examine the victim. The 19-year-old is undergoing treatment for her grievous injuries at AIIMS.
Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking to stop MPs and MLAs from practising as lawyers.
Robert Mugabe Dies Aged 95
Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, has died aged 95 after battling ill health. The President of the African republic Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa confirmed the news on twitter.
He wrote: "It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe's founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe."
Relief for Kanhaiya Kumar
In a what can be termed as massive relief for young leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government is set to reject the Delhi Police’s report seeking sanction against him on sedition charges in the two-year-old JNU case. The police had filed a chargesheet in the court against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised in the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016.
Alka Lamba Quits AAP
Days after meeting Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Chandni Chowk lawmaker Alka Lamba quit Aam Aadmi Party on Friday. Announcing her decision on Twitter, Lamba spoke about her ‘learning experience’. “The time has come to say "Good Bye" to #AAP and to resign from the primary membership of the Party. The past 6years journey was a great learning for me. Thanks to all. #ChandniChowk #MLA #AlkaLamba #Delhi #JaiHind (sic),” Lamba said on micro-blogging site.
Supreme Court refuses to release for 3 more months Rs 10 crore deposited by Karti for travelling abroad
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to release for three more months the Rs 10 crore deposited by Karti Chidambaram with the apex court's registry for travelling abroad.
A bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta said the amount will continue to remain in fixed deposit for another three months.
Karti, who is facing proceedings in cases like Aircel-Maxis and money laundering matters, had deposited Rs 10 crore pursuant to the condition imposed by the apex court for travelling abroad.
The apex court had in May too dismissed his plea seeking return of the Rs 10 crore.
Partly cloudy morning in Delhi
It was a partly cloudy Friday morning in the national capital, with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the MeT department said.
The humidity level recorded at 8:30 am was 80 per cent. "The skies will turn cloudy later in the day. There is a possibility of light rain today. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius," a meteorological (MeT) department official said.
On Thursday, the minimum temperature recorded was 28.3 degrees Celsius while the maximum settled at 36.4 degrees Celsius.
Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating Govind Pansare murder case has taken the three accused in custody. They will be produced in Kolhapur court today.
Aircel Maxis Case: The matter was listed for arguments on the cognizance of chargesheet in the case. ED & CBI seek adjournment, ask matter to be listed for October 1st week.
Opening Bell: Sensex Jumps Over 200 Points, Techm Rallies 5 Per Cent
Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex advanced over 200 points in early session on Friday, led by gains in index heavyweights Infosys and RIL, amid positive cues from global markets. After rising 223 points, the 30-share index was trading 164.05 points, or 0.45 per cent, higher at 36,808.47 at 0930 hours, while the broader Nifty rose 44.15 points, or 0.41 per cent, to 10,892.05.
Rupee rises 17 paise to 71.67 against US dollar in early trade
The Indian rupee appreciated by 17 paise to 71.67 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday as gains in domestic equity market and resumption of US-China trade talks in October strengthened investor sentiments. At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 71.87, then gained further ground and touched a high of 71.67, registering a rise of 17 paise over its previous close.
Chandrayaan 2 soft landing
The soft landing of Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander on lunar surface is scheduled between 1:30 am to 2:30 am on Saturday, September 07, 2019. This will be followed by the Rover roll out between 5:30 am to 6:30 am.
Rajnath Singh in South Korea
Republic of Korea: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had official talks with Jeong Kyeong-Doo, Min of National Defence of Republic of Korea. Also, two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were signed, to further defence educational exchanges&extend logistical support to each other’s navies
An FIR was registered yesterday at Gaurella police station in Bilaspur against Chhattisgarh's former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi on charges of forging caste certificates.
Constitution is Gita,Bible and Quran for us: Fadnavis
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday asserted that victory of the BJP -Shiv Sena alliance in the upcoming polls was certain and all efforts would be taken to ensure RPI (A) candidates emerge victorious. Fadnavis said the claim of the opposition that the BJP plans to change the Constitution and end the system of reservations in jobs and education was not true. “The Constitution is the Bhagavad Gita, Bible and Quran for us. When leaders like Athawale are with us, no one can think of changing the Constitution,” he said.