Breaking News September 9
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a high-level segment of the UN conference today in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. PM Narendra Modi will address the 14th Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). PM Modi will also lay out plans to combat threat to climate. UNCCD was adopted in Paris on June 17, 1994, and was ratified by 196 countries and the European Union. India ratified the UNCCD Convention in 1996.
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Kolhapur District Information Officer: Around 878 people have been moved to safer places from Shirol and Karveer towns of Kolhapur, following increased rainfall in the region. Around 584 animals have also been moved by the administration.
Sanjay Paswan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP): We trusted Nitish Kumar with the post of Bihar Chief Minister for 15 years, he should give us the chance for one term.
An alert has been issued to all districts of Kerala, following Army's warning of a terror attack. Police across the state have been directed to maintain vigil at public places.
India Meteorological Department (IMD): An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 on Richter scale struck Senapati, Manipur at 2:35 pm today.
Iran installing advanced centrifuges. says United Nations nuclear agency.
Jyotiraditya Scindia to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, tomorrow in Delhi. Discussions regarding the post of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief will be taken up.
External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar meets Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.
Meghalaya Assembly to elect new speaker on Sept 13
Meghalaya Deputy Speaker Timothy D Shira on Monday announced that election to the Assembly speaker's post will be held on September 13. Candidates will have to file their nomination papers on September 10 and scrutiny will also be carried out on the same day, he said.
P Chidambaram's Message From Tihar: 'Why Was Only I Arrested? Have No Answer'
Former union minister P Chidambaram, who is in Tihar Jail in the INX Media case, on Monday said he has no answer to why he was arrested. In a tweet posted on his handle, he said he has no idea why only he was arrested and not any of the officers who had recommended granting Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007.
MJ Akbar defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani in connection with sexual harassment allegations made against him: Priya Ramani concludes her deposition and after the completion of statement, her cross examination begins in Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Samar Vishal.
Robert Vadra has filed an application in Delhi's CBI Court to travel abroad. It is the second application moved before the court after he has been granted anticipatory bail, in connection with a money laundering case.
PM Modi pays tribute to Jethmalani at his residence
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the residence of Ram Jethmalani to pay his last respects to the eminent jurist.
Jethmalani, 95, passed away at his official residence in New Delhi on Sunday, days ahead of his 96th birthday on September 14.
"PM @narendramodi paid tributes to late Shri Ram Jethmalani Ji at his residence. He expressed condolences to the family members of Shri Jethmalani," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.
Amit Shah offers prayers at Kamakhya temple
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday visited Kamakhya temple atop Nilachal Hill here and sought blessings from the presiding deity. This is his first visit to the shrine after becoming the home minister.
Singapore has become a fulcrum for India's economic policies, says EAM S Jaishankar.
West Bengal: Belakoba Forest Range officials seized leopard skin and arrested a Bhutanese national in Jalpaiguri.
State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a reduction in its Marginal Cost of Funds-based Lending Rate (MCLR) by 10 basis points (bps) across all tenors. The 1 Year MCLR would come down to 8.15% p.a. from 8.25% p.a. with effect from 10 September, 2019.
Akshay Kumar to play Prithviraj Chauhan in biopic, film to release on Diwali 2020
On his 52nd birthday, superstar Akshay Kumar announced his new project, a biopic on Samrat Prithiviraj Chauhan. Titled "Prithviraj", the movie will be directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Chandraparaksh Dwivedi. Yash Raj Films is producing the project.
Akshay said playing "one of the most fearless and courageous kings of India, Prithviraj Chauhan" is an honour for him.
12 injured in group cash in Muzaffarnagar
At least twelve people, including three children, were injured in a clash between two groups of the same community over minor dispute at Rohana Kala village here, police said on Monday. The clash occurred on Sunday evening in which both the groups threw stones at each other, Station House Officer of Kotwali police station Anil Kaparvan said.
PM Modi to address annual UN General Assembly session on Sep 27
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual high-level UN General Assembly session on September 27 and will have a packed agenda of bilateral and multilateral engagements during his nearly week-long stay in New York.
According to an updated list of speakers for the General Debate of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Modi will address the high-level session on the morning of September 27.
Metro services hit after woman attempts suicide on tracks
Metro services were partially hitfor a brief period on Monday morning after a woman jumped on the tracks in front of an approaching train at Central metro station, police said.
Rupee rises 14 paise to 71.58 against USD in early trade
The rupee appreciated by 14 paise to 71.58 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday as China's easing move and rate cut hopes by the US Fed enthused investors. Forex traders said market investors were optimistic about cut in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve following below-par US jobs data. Besides, China's easing move also enthused investors.
Opening Bell: Sensex Drops Over 150 Points, Bank, Auto Stocks Drag
Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 150 points in early session on Monday, weighed down by losses in banking, auto and IT stocks amid unabated foreign fund outflow. The 30-share index was trading 147.20 points, or 0.40 per cent, lower at 36,834.57 at 0930 hours, while the broader Nifty rose 31 points, or 0.28 per cent, to 10,915.20.
BJD MLA fined for violating traffic rules
Ruling BJD MLA Ananta Narayan Jena was on Sunday penalised Rs 500 for violating traffic rules, police said. Jena, MLA from Bhubaneswar (Central) and a former city mayor, was in the city to attend a traffic sensitisation programme when the incident took place, they said.
JD-U block president's son found dead at friend's residence
A JD(U) block president's son was found dead at his friend's residence in the state capital, police said on Sunday, with his family alleging he was killed by his friends.
Ayush Kumar, aka Saurav, 21, was the son of Vinod Mukhiya, who was elected unopposed for a second term as Rahui block president of JD(U) on Saturday in Nalanda district, said Patrakar Nagar police station SHO Manoj Kumar.