Follow news in brief for September 21

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Bangalore, Sept 21: Here are the top news from India in brief for September 21 (Sunday):

7.00 pm: NCP candidate Dr Arthi Fubhate and Congress nominee Balasaheb Mangulkar elected as the Chairperson and Deputy Chairman of Yavatmal Zilla Parishad.

6.00 pm: Hyderabad-based start-up Smartur develops a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars next week.

5.30 pm: The SAD-BJP alliance has stood the test of time and it is wrong to compare this partnership with any other in the country, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal says.

5.15 pm:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi says in CCN interview that he has a clear roadmap to channelise the capability of India's people.

5.00 pm: Congress leader Narayan Rane on Sunday says the tug of war between Shiv Sena and BJP over seat-sharing was for the Chief Minister's post, but neither party had a candidate for the top job in the state.

4.45 pm: The "decisiveness" in decision-making and "cutting red-tapism" of the Narendra Modi government at the centre will change the country's governance system, Punjab's powerful deputy chief minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, says.

4.30 pm: BJP national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi calls for an independent judicial inquiry or an enquiry by the National Commission for Women into the Jadavpur University imbroglio and police action, which has led to a wave of protests.

4.20 pm: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan takes a swipe at PM Narendra Modi over his statement praising Muslims, saying "while the Prime Minister acknowledged Muslims as patriots" he chose not to warn those "spewing venom" against the minority community.

4.00 pm: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray calls for a meeting after seat-sharing face off with the BJP and says "ready for any eventuality".

3.35 pm: A body of Muslim intellectuals, welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement lauding the patriotism of Muslims in the country.

3.30 pm: 8-day-long curfew lifted from the tension–-hit Nainwa town and adjoining Khanpura village of Bundi district, Rajasthan. which witnessed violent clashes.

3.20 pm: BJP's central election committee has declared Rongnai Maham as the official candidate for the bye-election to the Kanubari Assembly constituency in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh.

3.10 pm: Transparency is good, but it has limitations and the media should be kept out of processes and deliberations because it tends to create confusion, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

3.00 pm: Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal assured India of at least two more Asian Games medals after reaching the semi-finals of their respective singles events at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday.

2.50 pm: Congress spokesperson Salman Khurshid says diplomacy is not a "take away joint" and asks the PM to take the country into confidence before working on any "strategic alliance" with the US.

2.30 pm: BJP says nothing new in Shiv Sena's proposal, asks it to sort out seat-sharing issue through discussion and not through media.

2.05 pm: "Seat-sharing should be such that Congress-NCP must not gain", says BJP in a counter-ultimatum to Shiv Sena.

1.50 pm: Maharashtra BJP holds press conference after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray offers 119 seats.

1.35 pm: BJP not happy with Sena's seat-sharing offer, says it's impractical and not acceptable.

1.20 pm: Saradha Scam: Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, questioned by CBI, NDTV report says

12.30 pm: I need power in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray says in key meeting of the party, gives Maratha pride speech.

12.05 pm: Key Shiv Sena meet underway in Mumbai, Uddhav Thackeray positions himself as chief minister.

11.10 am: Right-wing activists carries out Garba Jihad in Gujarat, says Muslims should be banned from attending the festival.

11.05 am: Maharashtra BJP leaders to meet party president Amit Shah in New Delhi today, crucial meet of the BJP at 5 pm.

10.40 am: BPO employee gangrape: Delhi court to pronounce verdict tomorrow [Read...]

10.35 am: Murder accused Sharad Mohol to contest in Maharashtra election. Mohol, accused of killing Qateel Siddiqui, mastermind of the German Bakery blast in Pune, will contest from Kothrud in Pune, says TV report.

10.00 am: Firing outside Delhi police station, one sub-inspector injured. Firing suspected to be accidental.

9.55 am: Those under preventive detention have right to vote: EC [Read...]

9.50 am: UPSC shifts NDA & NA exam centre from Srinagar to Jammu: PTI

9.02 am:
Assault case in Tihar over mobile: Court acquits inmate: PTI

9.00 am: Gold winner Jitu Rai finishes fifth in 10m pistol event.

8.40 am: Congress MP Sanjay Singh appeals to media not to report baseless news: PTI

8.25 am: Sania Mirza and Zimbabwean partner Cara Black win the women's doubles title at the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

8.17 am: Al-Qaeda militants trying to enter Assam to create problems during the festivals: CM Tarun Gogoi.

8.12 am: BJP rejects Shiv Sena's seat-sharing formula for the Maharashtra polls [Read...]

8.11 am: NCP rejects Congress's proposal to contest in 124 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra polls [Read...]

8.10 am: Asian Games: Indian men's team wins bronze in shooting team event [Read...]

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