News in brief: August 3

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Modi and Kejriwal
Bangalore, Aug 3: Prime Minister of India -- Narendra Modi embarked on his Nepal visit today. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal is expected to hold a mega rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

Follow many more news updates on this Friendship Day -- Sunday, Aug 3.

6.00 pm: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap clinches a hard-fought men's singles gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

5.45 pm: Railways slap Rs one lakh fine on IRCTC after a cockroach is found in food served in Kolkata Rajdhani.

5.40 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces NRs 10,000 crore as concessional line of credit to Nepal and propose a HIT formula for the development of the land-locked country endowed with rich hydropower potential.

5.24 pm: PM Narendra addresses Nepal's Parliament and says "India believes it is not its job to interfere in what Nepal does, but to support the Himalayan nation in whatever path it decides to take."

5.00 pm: At least 10 people killed and 30 injured in a fresh strike on a UN school sheltering displaced Palestinians in the south of the Gaza strip.

4.45 pm: Bihar government orders forcible evacuation of people living in the space between the Kosi river and its embankments in nine districts of the state.

4.40 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala during which the two sides sign three agreements, including a NRs 69 million grant to Nepal to supply iodated salt to curb iodine deficiency diseases.

4.15 pm: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi says the focus is on performance which is "doing the talking".

4:30 pm: Fresh elections should be held, a new Govt should be formed and we claim that it will be AAP's Govt in Delhi : Manish Sisodia, AAP.

4:00 pm: We are very confident we will find a solution as fast as possible,but we want a permanent solution,so require time: JP Nadda, BJP on UPSC row.

3:35 pm: Central Govt and Bihar Govt are going to work together to tackle the Kosi river situation: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

3:08 pm: Activists and sporting legends slam officials arrested in Glasgow.

2:45 pm: Amritsar: ETT teachers protest outside Deputy Commissioner's residence, police lathi charge the protestors.

2:30 pm: AAP rally underway in Delhi.

2:00 pm: Glasgow Police confirms arrest of two Indian officials in Scotland.

1:45 pm: Indian Chef-de-mission refuses to comment on arrest of 2 Indian officials.

1:31 pm: IOA General Secretary Rajiv Mehta and Wrestling Referee Virender Malik arrested on charges of alleged assault in Glasgow.

1:23 pm: State orders evacuation of all people living along embankment of Kosi.

1:12 pm: Kathmandu : PM Narendra Modi meets Jeet Bahadur's family.

1:00 pm: Kathmandu : PM Narendra Modi meets Nepal Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey.

12:37 pm: Nalin Kohli,BJP: Mr.Kejriwal must give an answer as to why did he run away from the Govt?

12:00 pm: Mr Kejriwal's politics is based on accusations.Delhi BJP Prez clearly stated we are ready for elections whenever it is held: Nalin Kohli, BJP.

11:20 am: PM Narendra Modi reaches Kathmandu, received by Nepal PM Sushil Koirala. PM Modi is on a 2-day bilateral visit to Nepal.

11:12 am: Majid Memon, NCP: Modiji always talked of improving relations with neighbouring nations, hopeful whatever he does will be for benefit of India.

11:00 am: PM must make sure that Pakistan & China factor in Nepal gets lessened to the advantage of India : Manoj Jha,RJD.

10:45 am: Bihar flood-like situation : People vacate affected areas in Saharsa, move to safer locations.

10:36 am: Such a situation arises every year,Govt must think of a permanent solution to this : Rashid Alvi,Congress on Bihar flood-like situation.

10:20 am: Such a situation arises every year,Govt must think of a permanent solution to this : Rashid Alvi,Congress on Bihar flood-like situation.

10:00 am: Jeet Bahadur (PM Modi sponsored his education) leaves for Nepal along with the Prime Minister.

9:45 am: Delhi : PM Narendra Modi leaves for Nepal.

9:30 am: The Govt we formed with PDP or NC was out of compulsion, out of a constitutional requirement: Ghulam Nabi Azad.

9:15 am: This shouldnt be looked through prism of religion, his statement is welcomed: Nalin Kohli (BJP) on Justice AR Dave.

9:00 am: 1st class students don't even know how to read, these statements are baseless: Rashid Alvi on Justice AR Dave.

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