Sept 2: In what will be a week of diplomacy Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leaving for Vietnam with defence ties on his mind and then will attend G20 Summit in China. India meanwhile readies for nation wide strike by trade unions. The strike will have major effect on banking and public transport today.
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7:24 pm: I dont even know if its the 4th front, I just know these are 4 good people who want to work for Punjab: Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Aawaz-e-Punjab.
7:20 pm: There will be interaction with Guv & CM of J&K; delegation will hold meeting with reps of all pol parties & other delegations in Srinagar.
7:10 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead an All Party delegation to J&K on Sep 4-5, 2016.
7:02 pm: Hyderabad: Asaduddin Owaisi gets invitation to join All Party Delegation for Kashmir; Owaisi accepts the invitation and leaves for Delhi.
6:39 pm: Chhattisgarh: Car carrying CRPF jawans travelling from Kirandul to Karanpur turns turtle in Bastar. 1 died, 4 injured & 1 critical.
6:20 pm: Security forces apprehended 11 militants with weapons in multiple search operations in Assam in last 24 hours.
6:15 pm: 4 died, 5 injured after a pickup jeep buried under landslide in Kullu district. Injured taken to hospital.
6:14 pm: Trinamool Congress gets 'national party' status: EC.
5:58 pm: Rajasthan assembly ratifies GST Bill.
5:40 pm: Enough is enough as far as Arvind Kejriwal is concerned: Kiran Walia, Congress.
5.18 pm: Appeal Interpol to issue red notices for Raheel Sharif, Nawaz Sharif, DG ISI, Heads of FC/Rangers: Mehran Mari, Rep of Balochistan at UNHRC.
5.15 pm: In the past Pak has done this, I am sure this is what they plan to do again, says Mehran Mari.
5.00 pm: Raheel Sharif, Nawaz Sharif, DG ISI, Heads of FC and Rangers are war criminals in Pak; they must be arrested when they leave Pak: Mehran Mari.
4.49 pm: It's a platform for the people with honesty in their hearts to serve country and end corruption, says Simrarjit Singh Bains.
4.41 pm: "We don't need you (media). Boycott me if you want" says AAP's Bhagwant Mann during a rally in Punjab (Sep 1).
4.40 pm: Malayalam actor Sreejith Ravi granted bail by a Session Court in Kerala. He was arrested by police for misbehaving with school students.
4.19 pm: Petitioner submitted before SC that nearly Rs 2000 crs have been returned to Govt in past 3 yrs from designated fund.
4.18 pm: SC issue notice to Centre&States on plea stating money allocated fr SC/ST upliftment hasn't been used,instead returned to GoI fr past 3 years.
4.14 pm: PM Narendra Modi emplanes for Vietnam.
4.09 pm: Rajnath Singh with IPS probationers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy.
3.45 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Akhnoor sector (J&K), exchange of fire still on.
3.30 pm: Front formed by Navjot Singh Sidhu, Pargat Singh and Bains brothers to be called "Aawaaz-e-Punjab".
3.20 pm: NGT issues notice to Ministry of Environment & UP Govt on plea seeking demolition of Hajj House built at Hindon river bank.
3.19 pm: Along with Pargat Singh and Bains brothers we have formed a front, this will be against those working against Punjab: Navjot Kaur Sidhu.
3.18 pm: 6 pilgrims died and other 4 injured after their car turned turtle en route to Manimahesh in Chamba (Himachal Pradesh).
3.08 pm: Along with Pargat Singh and Bains brothers we have formed a front, this will be against those working against Punjab, says Navjot Kaur Sidhu.
3.00 pm: Malayalam actor Sreejith Ravi produced before additional session court , Palakkad, Kerala. Police imposed POCSO act against him.
2.58 pm: Supreme Court says to Sahara "we will close the entire Pandora's Box if you show us the source of refund money".
2.48 pm: Supreme Court says it is difficult to digest that so much money has been refunded in such a short span. Next hearing on 16th Sep.
2.37 pm: Hyderabad: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaking at National Police Academy.
2.27 pm: Before issuing red corner notice against Brahamdagh Bugti,Pakistan should think what its global image is, says Sher Mohd Bugti,BRP on Balochistan.
2.25 pm: Two killed in Gabon clashes with police overnight: AFP.
2:20 pm: CM AKhilesh Yadav felicitates people associated with Agra-Lucknow expressway.
2:15 pm: 3 More Dengue Deaths In Delhi, Death Count Climbs To 8.
2:07 pm: Hyderabad: Rajiv Pratap Rudy & K. Kavitha inaugurate the Telangana Jagruthi Skill Development centre in Ashok Nagar.
1.48 pm: Rajiv Pratap Rudy and K. Kavitha inaugurate the Telangana Jagruthi Skill Development centre in Ashok Nagar in Hyderabad.
1.29 pm: Karnataka Govt says they are deficit of 80 tmc water and can't give water to Tamil Nadu on Cauvery water dispute.
1.28 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi's convoy was stopped by protesting Anganwadi workers in Gauriganj (UP) while he was on his way to Lucknow.
1.24 pm: Delhi Govt imposes Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against nurses' strike.
1.22 pm: Muslim Personal Law Board submits reply before SC that personal laws can't be re-written in the name of social reforms in Triple talaq matter.
1.15 pm: SC asks Centre to not take coercive action against Aircel for merger of Chennai and Tamil Nadu circles.Next date of hearing: September 19.
1.00 pm: SC issues notice to Centre on Aircel's plea against One Time Spectrum Charges levied by Dept of telecom.
12.56 pm: CM Raman Singh reviews work under district mineral foundation fund,work plan of Rs 2470 cr over next 2 years in Raipur.
12.50 pm: HM Rajnath Singh will chair this meeting. Also, the itinerary will be shared them with the members of all-party delegation in the meeting.
12.48 pm: CITU workers hold protest rally in support of their demands #TradeUnionStrike in Shimla (Himachal Pradesh).
12.45 pm: Parliamentary Affairs minister Ananth Kumar calls meeting of all-party delegation on Kashmir tomorrow.
12.40 pm: Delhi Govt counsel tells SC that 6 SLPs(Special Leave Petition) have been filed against Delhi High Court judgement
12.36 pm: We put our point of view & so did he (Prakash Singh). Issue is over: Haryana CM ML Khattar on his stmnt in Assembly.
12.15 pm: Defence & Security is an imp pillar of our(India-Vietnam) strategic partnership: P Harish, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam.
12.14 pm: We believe that UNCLOS represents foundation aspect of Int'l law on seas and oceans & call on all parties to respect UNCLOS: P Harish.
12.13 pm: Have constantly advocated that freedom of passage in Int'l water is imp for trade: P Harish Indian Ambassador to Vietnam on South China sea.
12.01 pm: Gujarat Govt had filed plea against HC order quashing ordinance providing 10% quota for economically backward among the unreserved category.
12.00 pm: EWS quota: SC agree to hear Gujarat Govt's plea on Sep 9th instead of Sep 19th after the State Govt mentioned fr an early hearing on matter
11.58 am: Also agreed on co-op (India-Egypt) on challenges of cyber security &working together to fight transnational crimes&money-laundering: PM Modi
11.56 am: We agreed to further our defence and security engagement which would aim at greater info & operational exchanges to combat terrorism: PM Modi
11.53 am: We agreed that the UN security council needs to be reformed to reflect the realities of today: PM Modi
11.51 am: Your people,a voice of moderate Islam, your (Egypt) nation a factor for regional peace and stability: PM Modi.
11.43 am: Vijay Mallya cheque bounce case: Hyderabad Court to hear the matter on September 20.
11.41 am: Would volunteer my service for pubic interest but to say that I'm seeking re-employment is insulting to me: P Singh.
11.40 am: Next hearing on the matter on Nov 11. SC was hearing a PIL filed by NGOs over the poverty & inhuman conditions of widows living in Vrindavan
11.39 am: BCCI Annual General Meeting to be held on August 21 in Mumbai
11.38 am: SC says matter of deep concern how destitute women and widows are treated. SC ask National Commission for women to file a complete report.
11.37 am: Ab police reform ke baare mein toh main Haryana jane se raha,koi bulayega toh bhi nhi jaounga,kuch bhi kaha jaaye main nhi jaounga: P Singh.
11.30 am: Kolkata: CITU workers hold protest rally in support of their demands. #Tradeunionstrike
11.27 am: According to reports Haryana CM had said Prakash Singh was looking for re-employment by volunteering to give report on police reforms in Haryana.
11.25 am: Shocked. How can he (Haryana CM) make such a statement? I never sort any employment: Prakash Singh (Former UP DGP).
11.17 am: SC issues notice to Maharashtra Government on complete beef ban in the state and its export.
11.15 am: Any organisation involved in some illegal activities or a case is pending, we don't renew their case: Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home
11.11 am: We've taken action against some officers as they didn't follow rules & instructions of govt: Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home
11.08 am: Two bomb blasts in Pakistan's Mardan city, several feared injured (Source: Pak media).
10.47 am: #TradeUnionStrike Delhi Nurses Union protest outside Safdarjung Hospital demanding better wages.
10.25 am: People say GST is biggest economic development in India since '91 reforms, I say its bigger than that, for me its biggest since '47: Jay Panda.
10.15 am: So difficult for one to travel within South Asia & should this be the face we want to show the world? : S Jaishankar.
10.11 am: India is a country big enough to work in neighbourhood & work beyond, if we don't harmonise in neigbourhood then cant work beyond: S Jaishankar.
10.08 am: For us the toughest problems in our foreign policy are in our neighbourhood: FS S Jaishankar at Indian Ocean Conference in Singapore.
10.05 am: Gangster Ashok Rathi's wife shot dead near Sohna road in Gurugram; Police at the spot.
9.43 am: During the G-20 Summit, I will have an opportunity to engage with other world leaders on pressing international priorities and challenges:PM Narendra Modi.
9.42 am: I will visit Hangzhou, China from 3-5 September 2016 for the Annual G-20 Leaders Summit: PM Narendra Modi.
9.41 am: We wish to forge a strong economic relationship with Vietnam that can mutually benefit our citizens: PM Modi.
9.40 am: Today I will reach Hanoi in Vietnam,marking start of a very important visit that will further cement close bond between India & Vietnam: PM Narendra Modi.
9.37 am: #Tradeunionstrike: Siliguri(WB) Municipal Corporation Mayor Ashok Bhattacharya arrested along with 15 other protesters.
9.30 am: #UPDATE Pakistani media says four terrorists have been killed in exchange of fire with security forces in Peshawar.
9.18 am: Terrorists attack Christian Colony in Peshawar in Warsak Garrison, exchange of fire continues: Pakistan media.
9.08 am: #Tradeunionstrike : Schools and colleges in Bengaluru urban district are closed today as a precautionary measure.
9.04 am: We or any groups associated with us are not supporting the #tradeunionstrike : Pawan Kumar, Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh.
8.50 am: UP: 'Rognashak Yagya' performed in Kanpur to ward off dengue, malaria and chikungunya.
8.09 am: UP: Man beaten to death in Amroha after he tried to protect his daughter from eve-teasers.
8.06 am: UP: Denied treatment at Badaun district hospital, pregnant HIV positive woman delivers stillborn baby in Bareilly.
7.55 am: There is zero occupancy in hotels, right from 5 stars to guest houses. Nobody is in Kashmir- Javaid Burza, Hotelier.
7.37 am: Was a long standing invitation,can expect very strong outcomes: Foreign Secy S Jaishankar on PM's Vietnam visit.
7.00 am: Hyderabad HC to hear today AP CM Chandrababu Naidu's petition seeking quashing of pvt complaint against him in cash-for-vote case.