Modi, Abe sign Kyoto-Varanasi pact, more news in brief for Aug 30

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Bangalore, Aug 30: Follow the top news for the day (August 30) in brief:

9:35 pm: Lesotho 'coup' forces PM Thabane to South Africa

9:22 pm: Industrialist Mukesh Ambani drops out of delegation accompanying PM Modi to Japan.

8:55 pm: Muslim cleric in Kerala issues fatwa against Islamic State

8:15 pm: Three students of Vishva Bharati expelled for stripping, molesting and filming a junior student

7:50 pm: Case filed against Ram Gopal Verma in Pune and Aurangabad for hurting religios sentiments

6:15 pm : Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifts book - 'Swami Vivekananda and Japan' - to Japan's PM Shinzo Abe

5:40 pm: BJP to avoid publicly addressing contentious issues like 'love jihad', which will instead be taken up by various wings of the RSS: NDTV

4.50 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets Japan Shinzo Abe, signs Kyoto-Varanasi agreement

4.40 pm: Bengaluru Sessions Court adjourns hearing on Karthik Gowda's anticipatory bail plea to September 3.

4.28 pm: Karmabhoomi Express passengers robbed in UP.

4.20 pm: BJP protests obscene dance at Rajendra Agriculture University, Bhagalpur.

4.15 pm: Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in southern Algeria, killing 7 people, Algerian state-run news agency- CNN.

3.50 pm: Armed forces fully alert and responding to every situation: Jaitley on cease fire violations by Pakistan.

3.12 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says 'Before the new government took over, the investor sentiment was weak. Election result itself was a mood changer.'

3.01 pm: Two conservancy workers were today killed in an explosion while trying to clear plastic cans at Vandavasi in Tiruvannamalai district, police said. PTI

3.00 pm: Manipur tense after hundreds of United Naga Council protesters clash with police in Ukhrul: Report

2.55 pm: Vishwa Bharti University forced to act, files complaint after outrage against the alleged humiliation of a northeastern student.

2.50 pm: Court slaps Rs 3 lakh fine on ex-Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit for not appearing in defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.

2.30 pm: UPA should get credit for GDP growth, says P Chidambaram. [Read...]

2.10 pm: Government is taking measures to curtail terrorist activities: MoS Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju.

2.00 pm: Rahul Gandhi condoles historian Bipan Chandra's death (read more)

1.35 pm: Aam Aadmi Party first approached us to form govt once again in the capital, claims Congress.

1.30 pm: PM Modi reaches Osaka Airport in Japan for a 5-day visit. [Read...]

1.20 pm: AAP accuses BJP MP Manoj Tiwari of trying to poach him; show proof, counters Tiwari (read more)

1.00 pm: Mayawati unanimously elected as BSP National President.

12.50 pm: Centre slams Jammu and Kashmir government's stand on talks with Pakistan.

12.20 pm: Left rejects Mamata Banerjee's feelers, says Mamata a natural ally of BJP.

11.40 am: Pakistan is deliberately provoking India, says BJP.

11.25 am: Six killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intelligence office. [Read...]

11.20 am: Didn't ask army to media, clarifies Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif.

11.15 am: BJP clarifies Kumar Vishwas' allegations, says 'Vishwas has leveled baseless and ridiculous allegations against BJP.'

10.45 am: Panthers Party MLAs physically removed from the House by Marshals for creating uproar in the J&K Assembly.

10.30 am: Two men accused of raping and murdering a woman allegedly lynched in Assam's Dibrugarh district last night.

10.22 am: Uproar in J&K Assembly over Mohan Bhagwat and Najma Heptulla's comment.

10.15 am: AAP leader Somnath Bharti says, BJP an expert in fooling people'-

10.04 am: Congress hits out at Kumar Vishwas' Poaching charge, says "A desperate AAP is making such claims only to stay politically relevant".

9.34 am: Scindia School: CBSE report confirms ragging by Class XII students, school show caused.

9.30 am: Historian Bipan Chandra passes away at 86.

9.22 am: Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas slams the Hamas over Gaza war.

9.06 am: The BJP had offered me the post of Delhi chief minister, claims Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas (read more)

9.05 am: One army jawan killed while one gets injured in encounter with terrorists in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir.

9.00 am: PM Narendra Modi leaves for Japan for a five-day visit. [Read...]

8.45 am: Modi govt selling off country, says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. [Read...]

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