Breaking News September 8
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Haryana's Rohtak today ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state. He will also lay the foundation stone for several development projects, including the Shri Sheetla Mata Devi Medical College in Gurugram, a mega food park, the industrial model township in Rohtak and the Integrated Command and Control Center in Karnal.
US President Donald Trump tweeted that secret meetings that were to be held at Camp David with Taliban leaders on Sunday had been cancelled following a bombing in Kabul last week. "I cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations," the US president said in a tweet.
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Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, along with Mukesh Ambani and his family members, offer prayers at Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai.
— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2019
All government and private schools in Bhopal district to remain closed tomorrow in view of the heavy rainfall in the district.
Bollywood actor Prashanth Narayanan arrested and jailed following his alleged involvement in a cheating case.
Mangaluru, Karnataka: Two children have died after boundary wall of a residence collapsed in Padil. Police have rushed to the spot.
Maharashtra: One dead and three injured after two vehicles collided near Supa village on Pune-Ahmednagar Highway, earlier today.
Office of the Prime Minister: At 11:15 am tomorrow PM Modi will address the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to UNCCD being held in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. This conference will add to the global discourse on issues relating to the environment, especially land management.
Committee of Administrators (CAO) has issued a show cause notice to BCCI acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary over unavailability for International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meetings.
Tamil film director and actor Rajasekhar passed away at a hospital in Chennai, earlier today.
Gorakhpur bound IndiGo Airbus 320 Neo aircraft made an emergency landing at Varanasi Airport today, due to technical glitch in the aircraft.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 100 days of 2nd term of BJP Govt: Modi ji-led BJP govt has been working tirelessly from the very first day after taking oath. I consider that the work done in 100 days is incomparable&public is aware of whatever development has taken place.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's son Sircilla MLA K T Rama Rao and nephew Siddipet MLA T Harish Rao took oath as ministers in state Cabinet in Hyderabad today.
IMD: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur today at few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in districts of Palghar. Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated places in Raigad and Thane. Heavy rainfall likely at isolated places in districts of Mumbai.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis constantly monitoring situation in view of heavy rains in parts of the state; requests Karnataka to release water from Almatti dam to avoid flood like situation in Kolhapur. Discharge from Almatti increased to 2,20,000 cusecs from 1,70,000 cusecs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani, who passed away this morning at the age of 95.
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to veteran lawyer and former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani. He passed away this morning at the age of 95. pic.twitter.com/qK5XHQSjgA
— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2019
Suzuki Motor India to hold back investment due to slowdown, BS-VI norms
Suzuki Motor India Pvt Ltd has decided to hold back its planned investments on capacity enhancement due to the ongoing slowdown in two-wheeler sales and expectation of a hit in the market by the transition to stricter BS-VI emission norm from BS-IV in April 2020, according to a senior company official.
Rape case: Swimming coach sent in 6-day police remand
A Goa court on Sunday remanded swimming coach Surajit Ganguly, arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl training under him, in police custody for six days. Ganguly, who was was on the run since the case was registered, was arrested in New Delhi on Friday and brought to Goa late Saturday night following which he was taken to Mapusa police station, where the offence was registered against him.
70 acid attack cases in Odisha between 2011 and 2019: NGO
Seventy cases of acid attacks were reported in Odisha between 2011 and 2019, an NGO providing relief to the survivors said. The data was presented at a symposium on "Eradication of Acid Violence" organised here on Saturday by the Acid Survivors and Women Welfare Foundation (ASWWF). ASWWF's Odisha chapter resident representative T N Panda said the organisation has provided support to 10 of the 70 acid attack survivors in Odisha.
Mamata, West Bengal Governor condole Jethmalani's death
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Sunday condoled the death of eminent jurist and former union minister Ram Jethmalani.
4.9-magnitude quake hits Chenab Valley in J-K
A 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit Doda and Kishtwar districts of Chenab Valley region in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property from anywhere, Senior Superintendent of Police, Doda, Mumtaz Ahmed said.
The quake occurred around 8.04 am and lasted for a few seconds, causing panic among people who rushed out of their homes in Bhaderwah, Doda and Kishtwar, the officials said.
Woman gets life sentence for killing 2 boys for stealing food in Jharkhand
A Jharkhand court has given life sentence to a middle-aged woman for poisoning two boys to death for stealing food. The incident had occurred in Dumka district five years ago.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (second), Pawan Kumar, on Saturday found Mukhi Hembrom guilty and also slapped a fine of Rs 27,000 on her, Additional Public Prosecutor Surendra Prasad Sinha said.
BJP national general secretary and Haryana in-charge Anil Jain along with union minister Narendra Singh Tomar Saturday reviewed the preparations and arrangements for the rally.
Tight security arrangements have been made in the wake of the prime minister's rally.
Curfew-Like Restrictions Reimposed In Several Parts Of Kashmir
The Pakistani army on Sunday targeted forward posts and villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district with heavy firing and shelling, violating ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) for the second day in a row, an army official said.
The firing of small arms and shelling with mortars started in Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors around 10 am, drawing strong and befitting retaliation by the Indian army guarding the LoC, the official said.
Chandrayaan-3? Moon Mission To Go Bigger As India Plans Pact With Japan
After this historic mission, ISRO is getting ready for another shot at moon. ISRO is in talks with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for a mission to explore the moon’s polar region.
According to information on the international cooperation page of ISRO website, ISRO and JAXA scientists are conducting the feasibility study to realize a joint satellite mission to explore the moon’s polar region.
‘Crusader In Law And Politics’: Leaders Pay Tribute To Ram Jethmalani
Political leaders across party lines condoled the death of eminent lawyer and former Union minister Ram Jethmalani, who passed away on Sunday. Jethmalani, 95, passed away six days before his birthday on September 14. Union Home Minister Amit Shah drove to Jethmalani's residence and offered his last respects to the departed soul and condolences to the bereaved family. "Ram Jethmalani ji’s passing away is a irreparable loss to the entire legal community. He will always be remembered for his vast knowledge on legal affairs. My condolences to the bereaved family," he tweeted.
Country Lost Exceptional Lawyer, Iconic Figure With Ram Jethmalani's Demise: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of Ram Jethmalani, saying the country has lost an exceptional lawyer and an iconic figure who made rich contributions in courts and Parliament. Jethmalani, 95, passed away at his official residence in New Delhi on Sunday. PM Modi said Jethmalani was “witty, courageous and never shied away from boldly expressing himself on any subject”.
Ram Jethmalani, eminent lawyer and former Union law minister, dies at 95
Low-intensity quake hits Himachal's Chamba district
A 3.4 low-intensity magnitude earthquake hit Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Sunday, officials said. No loss of life or property was reported, they said. The epicentre of the earthquake was north-east of Chamba at a depth of 10 kilometres, Director, Shimla Meteorological Centre, Manmohan Singh, said.
A 3.4-magnitude earthquake was recorded at 5:30 am on Sunday, he said, adding that mild tremors were also felt in adjoining areas of the district. Most parts of the state, including Chamba district, fall in the high-seismic sensitive zone.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address rally in Haryana
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Haryana's Rohtak on Sunday ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state. He will also lay the foundation stone for several development projects, including the Shri Sheetla Mata Devi Medical College in Gurugram, a mega food park, the industrial model township in Rohtak and the Integrated Command and Control Center in Karnal, officials said. Modi will kick off the party's poll campaign in Haryana with the 'Vijay Sankalp' rally, the BJP said.
Indian Navy: Sri Lankan Naval Ships (SLNS) Sindhurala & Suranimala, arrived in Visakhapatnam yesterday, to participate in the 7th edition of bilateral maritime exercise between Sri Lanka & India, SLINEX 2019, from 7th-12th September.
Cow urine to be used in medicines and treatment of cancer: Health Minister Ashwini Choubey
UAE Space Agency extending support to ISRO shows strength of India-UAE ties: Navdeep Singh Suri
Boris Johnson Deals Another Blow As Top UK Minister Quits Over Brexit
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a fresh blow on Saturday when senior minister Amber Rudd quit her post of work and pensions secretary in protest at his handling of the Brexit crisis.
US-Taliban Talks: Trump Calls Off Peace Negotiations After Kabul Bombing
US President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that secret meetings that were to be held at Camp David with Taliban leaders and the Afghan president on Sunday had been cancelled following a bombing in Kabul last week. “They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great soldiers, and 11 other people,” Trump tweeted about the Taliban.
Earthquake hits Karbi Anglong in Assam
Earthquake with magnitude of 3.3 hits Karbi Anglong in Assam on Sunday morning at 7.03 AM: IMD