News updates of Sept 24

Bangalore, Sept 24: Mangalyaan entered the martian orbit today as ISRO scripted history. Here are the latest news updates of the day:

7.30 pm: Maharashtra Congress accuses PM Modi-led government of being anti-state.

7.15 pm: Mamata Banerjee blames media owners and political opponents for projecting negative image of West Bengal over Saradha scam.

7.00 pm: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra denies reports that her brother and Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi is adopting her son, Rehan Vadra.

6:45 pm: RPI says it will wait till Thursday for BJP and Shiv Sena's final decision

6:15 pm: 6 page email reveals terror strike in in Muzzafarnagar as retaliation of sorts, the email was found on the arrested suspect's computer

5:37 pm: EC orders state officers to maintain record of expenditure made by political parties & candidates for Haryana Assembly polls

4:50 pm: Shiv Sena-BJP's alliance partner RPI says that they will not settle for less than 7 seats in Maharashtra

4:30 pm: MEA calls Chinese ambassador over prevailing tension along Line of Actual Control

3.15 pm: Upset over CM BS Hooda's interference in candidate selection,Ashok Tanwar offers to resign as Haryana Congress chief.

2.48 pm: Madras HC says TN CM J Jayalalithaa and aide Sasikala need not appear in court in I-T case on Oct 1.

2.30 pm: SC grants 6 months breathing time to companies whose blocks were cancelled to wind up business.

2.20 pm: Supreme Court quashes allocation of 214 coal blocks allotted since 1993.

1:50 pm: Nearly 40 killed in floods and landslides in Assam, Meghalaya

12.55 pm: J-K govt assures SC that drinking water would be made available to all flood-affected people within three days

12.48 pm: Death toll rises to 22 in Bilaspur bus tragedy, 14 others hospitalised.

12.40 pm: TMC MP Suvendhu Adhikari appears before CBI in connection to the Saradha scam.

12.08 pm: For farmers to develop economically they need to be given facilities for better growth: PM Modi

11.56 am: Calcutta High Court directs CBI to investigate Parui murder case, to monitor the probe.

11.54 am: BJP chief Amit Shah's visit to Mumbai this evening cancelled, say sources.

11.37 am: CBI searches premises of MCI officials in Delhi on charge of delaying medical college's application for PG seats.

11.10 am: Former PM Manmohan Singh congratulates ISRO on its successful maiden Mars mission.

10.40 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be briefed about the situation in Chumar later today.

10.35 am: Bus carrying 40 people falls in Gobind Sagar dam in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh; 3 bodies recovered so far (read more)

10.32 am: Congress has rejected NCP's demand for CM's post on rotation, can spare a maximum 129 seats in Maharashtra: Sources (read more)

9.50 am: Bangalore: Mangalyaan ISRO Scientists celebrate after successful launch of Mars Orbiter Mission

9.30 am: PV Sindhu joins Saina Nehwal in last 16. She beats Macau's Wong Ieng 21-7, 21-13.

8.50 am: NASA tweets to congratulate ISRO after India's maiden Mars mission, Mangalyaan successfully enters the planet's orbit.

8.40 pm: PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO scientists

8.20 am: PM Modi - What we have done is great. We have spent less than what a Hollywood movie costs to complete the Mars Mission (read more)

8.08 am: PM Modi - Today, Earth has met the Mars.

8.02 am: Excited ISRO scientists are greeting each other. Truly a proud moment for India. Mission Director Keshavaraju is beaming.

7.53 am: Firing must be complete by now, says ISRO. Scientists wait for final confirmation (follow live updates)

7.36 am: Rower Dushyat Dushiant wins bronze medal for India in Lightweight Men's Singles Sculls at Asian Games.

7.23 am: Indian rowers Sanjukta Dung Dung and Tarunikha Pratap fail to win a medal in Women's Pair Final after finishing 5th.

7.15 am: PM Modi is being briefed by the ISRO scientists

7.00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah at ISRO MOM control room in Bangalore.

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