News Flash: Dibakar Banerjee, 9 others return national awards in support of FTII students

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Bengaluru, Oct 28: PM Narendra Modi to hold bilateral meetings with African delegates today. Meanwhile, voting in 50 constituencies for 3rd phase of Bihar polls begins.

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Dibakar Banerjee returns national award

10.40 pm: Government had imposed a total ban on conversion of Government bungalows into memorials of the departed leaders: Modi Govt statement.

9.30 pm: One laborer dead & 12 injured after massive fire broke out due to boiler blast at Maruti Clean Coal power plant in Chhattisgarh this evening.

9.00 pm: Returning of awards by film directors should be seen in same line, the way some people from literary world returned their awards: Sambit Patra, BJP.

8.40 pm:Some arguing for Britain to leave the EU suggest following the Norway model. I would guide strongly against that: British PM David Cameron.

8.25 pm: People have started returning awards, obviously there is something going on in country which some people can see and some can't: Anand Patwardhan.

8.10 pm: Encounter between security forces and militants underway in Bandipora (J&K), three militants believed to be hiding in the area.

6:25 pm: Dibakar Banerjee, Paresh Kamdar and 8 others return national awards in support of FTII students & against killings of Kalburgi & Pansare.

5:45 pm: 53.32% polling recorded till 5 pm for 3rd phase of Bihar Polls.

5:40 pm: The Centre gives environment clearance to Rs 3,000 crore greenfield international airport project at Mopa, Goa.

5:33 pm: Hindu Sena Chief Vishnu Gupta arrested by Delhi Police over Kerala House beef issue.

5:20 pm: OP Chautala requested parole for medical treatment, Guv rejected parole as there should be gap of 6 months from termination of last parole.

No further application of Om Prakash Chautala for parole was received in the Lt. Governor's Secretariat so far.

5:15 pm: Support of people of Bihar in 50 constituencies has been truly extraordinary. We think we will win around 40-42 out of these 50: RS Prasad.

5:05 pm: Nepal parliament elects first female President. CPN UML leader Vidya Bhandari elected as the President of Nepal. 

5:00 pm: I again appeal to the FTII students to come and talk to me, we can resolve issues. I welcome students' decision to resume attending classes: Gajendra Chauhan.

4:55 pm: Akali now zero,they have no future, if organizationally we are strong then Congress will win Punjab: Amarinder Singh.

4:44 pm: We are committed to making FTII an institute of national importance-Rajyavardhan Rathore, MoS, I&B.

4:30 pm: Niti Aayog has praised schemes of Bihar Government, especially the skill development programmes of the Nitish Govt-Pramod Tiwari, Congress.

4:25 pm: 49.55% polling recorded till 4 pm for 3rd phase of Bihar Polls.

4:20 pm: 1984 Sikh riots case: Judge asks CBI to inform court about veracity of allegations of Jagdish Tytler influencing witnesses,next date Oct 30.

4:05 pm: 45.59% polling recorded till 3 pm for 3rd phase of Bihar Polls.

3:59 pm: Former FTII students Prateek Vats and Vikrant Pawar return their national awards in support of FTII students protest.

3:48 pm: Indrani Mukerjea shifted to JJ Hospital.

3:38 pm: SC reserves order on petition challenging new law of Haryana Govt mandating minimum educational qualification for contesting panchayat polls.

3:31 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets South African President Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno.

3:30 pm: I thought about withdrawing the case but then I realized that when he isn't worried, why should I be?: Complainant in Amit Mishra case.

3:25 pm: Why will I embarass my party, I am a mature person,was just expressing concern over dal price hike: Shatrughan Sinha.

3:20 pm: "Agar Nitish Kumar ji haarte hai toh aapko acha lagega?" Shatrughan Sinha replied: Khamosh!

3:12 pm: There is no fight. We will win with comfortable margin: Tejaswi Yadav.

3:05 pm: WB CM Mamata Banerjee writes to PM asking for the release of Rs.3000 crore for under developed areas of the state.

2:55 pm: We are ending our strike but our protest will continue at various levels: Rakesh Shukla, FTII student.

2:50 pm: Centre files affidavit in SC, says it will ban commercial surrogacy & will not permit couples from foreign countries to have children through surrogate mothers in India.

2:45 pm: On delay in Dabholkar murder investigation, CBI tells HC,it has only 11 officers for entire western India region & that is creating problem.

2:35 pm: Bombay HC expresses disappointment with the lack of progress in cases of Dabholkar and Pansare. Matter adjourned for four weeks.

2: 34 pm: The police entered Kerala House without the permission of any of the officials of Kerala House: Kerala CM 

1:32 pm: Not afraid of anyone, says Chhota Rajan.

1:15 pm: Gangster Chhota Rajan caught on camera for the first time in 15 years.

1:00 pm: Every good company that has come up is because someone cared about something says Mark Zuckerberg on start-ups.

12.50 pm: Sheena Bora case: Indrani Mukerjea suffering from Dengue for last 7 days, Jail authorities inform court, next date of hearing is October 31.

12.18 pm: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at IIT Delhi, says "excited to be in India, the energy here is awesome"

12.05 pm: Mark Zuckerberg reaches the Dogra hall at IIT Delhi.

11.43 am: Tremors felt across Swat district in Pakistan.

11.40 am: Third phase is our domain. BJP will sweep the Bihar polls: Arun Jaitley.

11.20 am: PM Narendra Modi will attend the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

11.00 am: 14.09% polling recorded till 10 am for 3rd phase

10.45 am: "I am sure on 8th Nov, at 2 pm, Nitish Kumar will go to Raj Bhawan and give in his resignation", says BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad after casting his vote in Patna.

10.30 am: "This election is not about conventional arithmetic any more. In large numbers, people from all sections are with BJP", says Finance MInister Arun Jaitley.

10.20 am: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj speaks at the inauguration of India - Africa Business Forum.

10.10 am: 9.1% provisional voter turnout recorded till 9 am in phase 3 of Bihar polls.

9.50 am: Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti hits out at Modi over his remarks on dynastic politics, says PM is stooping low in politics.

8.44 am: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejaswi casts his vote in Patna.

8.00 am: PM Narendra Modi to hold bilateral meetings with African delegates today.

7.55 am: Shiv Sena leader Anil Chauhan shot at by unidentified men in Mumbai, rushed to hospital.

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