Oct 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in Delhi on Gandhi Jayanti. External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj was also present for the event.
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11:21 pm: Baramulla attack: Terrorists have not breached 46RR camp, tried to enter through a public park near camp. Heavy exchange of fire on
11:10 pm: Terrorist attack near 46RR army camp in Baramulla (J&K), more details awaited.
11:05 pm: CNG prices cut by Rs 1.40/kg in Delhi & by Rs 1.60/kg in Noida,Greater Noida &Ghaziabad.
11:02 pm: Heavy firing on Army camp in Baramulla, J&K: Reports.
10:27 pm: India committed to do everything possible to mitigate climate change, says PM.
10:10 pm: Ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector of J&K; Gunshots heard near post in Akhnoor, no casualties reported.
9:00 pm: France welcomes India's ratification of the Paris agreement on Mahatma Gandhi''s birth anniversary.
8:15 pm: India deposits its Instrument of Ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the UN.
8:10 pm: Our borders are safe under this govt, people need not to worry; Surgical strikes were successful.
7:52 pm: B'desh PM slams Pak, says that Islamabad's protests against execution of 1971 war crimes convict prompted them to pull out of SAARC summit.
7:40 pm: Uttarakhand: Sashastra Seema Bal arrests a Nepali woman carrying 6.50 Kg heroin from Indo-Nepal border area in Banbasa.
7:34 pm: During beating retreat ceremony today at Wagah Border, crowds from Pakistani side threw rocks at Indian side. BSF has asked for a flag meeting with their Pakistani counterparts over this issue, no response from them yet: Sources
7:13 pm: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to be chief guest at Republic Day in 2017.
6:42 pm: Nation's security paramount for Centre: Ram Madhav, bjp.
6:30 pm: Nepal regrets postponement of SAARC Summit, urges members not to aid cross-border terror.
6:12 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates the 67th TB Seal Campaign of the Tuberculosis Association of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan,in New Delhi.
6:00 pm: Explosion at cafe injures 90 at festival in southern Spain.
5:27 pm: CBI team visits Central jail in Gaya, Bihar, to question Laddan Mian, an accused in Rajdev Ranjan's murder case: ANI.
5:08 pm: Several dead after police disperse a protest in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region, triggering a stampede.
5:06 pm: Sacked RSS Goa chief Subhash Velingkar announces the formation of his political party, Goa Suraksha Manch.
4:41 pm: To achieve peace, SAARC members must ensure their territories aren't used for cross border terrorism: Nepal foreign office.
4:18 pm: National Conference Sarpanch Fayaz Ahmad Bhat shot dead in Kandizal (Pulwama, J&K).
4:00 pm: 25 Naxals including six women surrender before police and Forest Minister Mahesh Gagda in Bijapur
3.34 pm: Bus falls into a river in Madhya Pradesh's Vidisha district, rescue operation underway. More details awaited
3.20 pm: Srinagar: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti reviews cleaning work underway in Dal lake #SwachhBharatAbhiyan
3.00 pm: To follow the trend of cleanliness we will give a flower to every person who will litter on roads: MP CM Shivraj Shigh Chouhan
2.24 pm: Bihar Govt to move Supreme Court against Patna HC's order striking down its earlier liquor policy
2.21 pm: Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav's political party to be called 'Swaraj India'
2.20 pm: Indian Coast Guard is taking the Pakistani boat and crew to Porbandar for investigation
2.18 pm: PM Theresa May says United Kingdom to start EU exit process before end of March: AFP
2.08 pm: Now people not wasting money on alcohol like before, that money is being used in better ways, financial situation improving: CM Nitish Kumar
2.04 pm: Bhopal: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shashtri at Gandhi Bhawan.
2.02 pm: Indian Coast Guard ship 'Samudra Pavak' apprehended a Pakistani boat today off Gujarat coast,boat & 9 crew being taken for investigation
Delhi: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MoS for Parliamentary Affairs in RS, and MoS Home Kiren Rijiju participate in Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. pic.twitter.com/Z0MeJjbjEO— ANI (@ANI_news) October 2, 2016
2.00 pm: Bihar Government introduces new liquor policy in the state.
1.29 pm: We should salute our forces. 'Swachh mann, Swachh dhan, Swachh tan aur Swachh border', we have achieved it all:Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu
1.17 pm: On Gandhi Jayanti, J'khand police killing 6 for land acquisition protest deplorable. 2nd incident in 2 mnths. What's BJP govt upto?: Ahmed Patel
1.12 pm: Delhi: PM Modi & other BJP leaders pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shastri at parliament
1.08 pm: Humaari ladai aantankwad ke khilaaf hai, kisi kala ya sanskritik abhiyaan ke khilaaf nahi: Yogi Adityanath,BJP MP on Pak actors
1.00 pm: Those saying our Army carried out #SurgicalStrike inside Pakistan are wrong, PoK is Indian territory: Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP
12.44 pm: Chhattisgarh: One Naxal surrendered before police at Sitagaon, Rajnandgaon
12.35 pm: Koi bada buzurg agar kuch kooda kagaz phekta hai sadak pe to use rokne ka kaam hamare bachhe karte hain: HM Rajnath Singh
12.33 pm: Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaking at 'Swachh Bharat Rally' at Central Park, Connaught Place.
12.25 pm: Through Yoga, can we overcome diabetes? Or control diabetes. Had spoken about it during the 2016 Yoga Day also: PM
12.22 pm: Delhi: Fake currency racket busted in Bawana, used to make fake coins of Rs 10 & Rs 5. More details awaited.
12.17 pm: India to not participate in Pakistan International badminton series in Islamabad. Tournament begins from 17th October
12.13 pm: Connecting with the diaspora is important. Atal ji coined idea of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and it has been continued since then: PM Modi
12.12 pm: Goa: Rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar, launches his own political party, the Goa Suraksha Manch Party which will contest in 2017 elections
12.11 pm: World's keenness to engage with India has grown. In such times 'fear of unknown' can be an obstacle. Our diaspora can help overcome this: PM
12.09 pm: Let us view our diaspora not only in terms of 'Sankhya' but let us see it as 'Shakti.' : PM Narendra Modi
12.06 pm: We are inaugurating this Kendra on a significant day of 2nd Oct. Gandhi JI had left India but the call of the nation brought him back: PM
12.05 pm: Brain drain can be converted to brain gain: PM Modi after inaugurating Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra
12.03 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaking at the inauguration function of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in Delhi on the occasion of #GandhiJayanti
12.03 pm: Chhattisgarh: Six Maoists arrested in Bijapur by CRPF during a routine search
11.50 am: EAM Sushma Swaraj speaking at the inauguration function of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in Delhi on the occasion of #GandhiJayanti
11.24 am: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan participates in a cleanliness drive in Patna. #GandhiJayanti
10.49 am: Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Smart Public Toilet Unit at Rafi Marg #GandhiJayanti
10.32 am: Pakistan is playing tactical games in Kashmir in the name of religion: Nasir Aziz Khan (Spokesperson,UKPNP) on atrocities by Pak army in PoK
10.29 am: Pakistan always uses the valley card, its their only focus. But they don't love Kashmiris: Nasir Khan,United Kashmir People's National Party
10.26 am: Pakistan has no affection towards Kashmiris, they have nothing to do with it: Nasir Aziz Khan,United Kashmir People's National Party(UKPNP)
10.06 am: Police detains a suspicious person in Barmer district of Rajasthan. More details awaited.
9.55 am: Punjab: Beating Retreat Ceremony held at Fazilka, Sadki Border yesterday.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat participates in a cleanliness campaign in Dehradun. pic.twitter.com/hKcJx2Ae94— ANI (@ANI_news) October 2, 2016
Maharashtra: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar participates in a cleanliness drive in Pune. pic.twitter.com/PgYr5KdyHm— ANI (@ANI_news) October 2, 2016
Delhi: Union Minister JP Nadda participates in a cleaning campaign at Safdarjung hospital & takes a pledge to keep India clean pic.twitter.com/rQaKAjEp3d— ANI (@ANI_news) October 2, 2016
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar participates in a cleanliness drive in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/VEGD4MfZPD— ANI (@ANI_news) October 2, 2016
Delhi: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MoS for Parliamentary Affairs in RS, participates in a cleaning campaign at Nizamuddin Dargah. pic.twitter.com/GlV5HpR277— ANI (@ANI_news) October 2, 2016
Punjab: Two balloons were spotted in Ghesal village of Gurdaspur yesterday, with a message written in Urdu. Investigation has begun pic.twitter.com/2KM4NxpRtN— ANI (@ANI_news) October 2, 2016
9.30 am: Rajasthan: 10 jawans injured after an army vehicle turned turtle in Pokhran, Jaisalmer. Injured taken to hospital.
9.20 am: UP: School Children hold a rally & pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Moradabad on the occasion of #GandhiJayanti
9.13 am: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu flags off Swachhta rally, in Delhi.
9.10 am: As per the terms of the deal, it is 36 months but it may come earlier slightly: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Rafale deal.
9.09 am: People should remain alert, should report it to police if they notice any suspicious activity anywhere: Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister
9.08 am: Several international and domestic flights coming to Dabolim international Airport,Goa got delayed due to poor visibility.
9.03 am: Procedures for this are at DGMO level which have been activated: Manohar Parrikar on soldier inadvertently crosses over to other side of LOC
9.02 am: Theres a standard mechanism for that, people who inadvertently cross over are exchanged after enquiry: Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister
Kotli residents in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) took to the streets to protest against atrocities committed by Pak Army and ISI. (Recent) pic.twitter.com/CTcR8kEcdy— ANI (@ANI_news) October 2, 2016
8.24 am: Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary. #GandhiJayanti
7.40 am: 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' has been declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh.
7.35 am: Senior BJP leader LK Advani pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary. #GandhiJayanti
7.30 am: Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary. #GandhiJayanti
7.20 am: Delhi: Former PM Manmohan Singh pays tribute to former Prime Minister #LalBahadurShashtri on his birth anniversary.
7.15 am: Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary. #GandhiJayanti
7.01 am: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu pays tribute to former Prime Minister #LalBahadurShashtri on his birth anniversary.
6.59 am: Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal & Deputy CM Manish Sisodia pay tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary
6.57 am: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary. #GandhiJayanti
6.55 am: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary. #GandhiJayanti
6.53 am: Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal & Deputy CM Manish Sisodia pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary. #GandhiJayanti
6.52 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in Delhi on #GandhiJayanti today.