Bengaluru, Aug 9: Congress raised demand of special status for Andhra Pradesh. Special meetings have been organised in Tirupati on Sunday, Aug 9.
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7.30 pm: Mumbai police to issue summons to Radhe Maa for recording her statement in connection with dowry harassment case.
7.15 pm: A Robinson R44 helicopter and a Cessna seaplane collide near Moscow, killing eight, including two children.
7.00 pm: Nepal's 4 major parties reach landmark deal to divide the country into 6 provinces, each sharing border with India
6.45 pm: Government increases pension of freedom fighters after introducing a hike of 218 % in DA in 2014-15.
6.30 pm: Cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar & his father allegedly receive death threats over land-related dispute.
6.15 pm: Search is on for the main culprit in the road rage incident involving Pakistan's former cricketer Wasim Akram.
6.00 pm: Muni Koti who immolated himself yesterday, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh, has died in Chennai's hospital today.
5.45 pm: Super 30 student selected by University of Tokyo for higher education.
5: 34 pm: Nitish asks Modi whether he has forgotten the 2002 riots? PM Vajpayee never said anything about us that he said about him.
5: 22 pm: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish hits back at PM Modi, says he has insulted the people of Bihar
Pichli baar aye the toh DNA ka sawal chheda tha, Bihariyon ko apmaanit kiya, Humne aagrah kiya shabdo ko wapas lele (cntd): CM Nitish Kumar— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2015
...Socha bhool ka sudhar karenge, lekin aisa kuch nahi kiya, ulta Bihar ko bimaru keh kar chale gaye: CM Nitish Kumar pic.twitter.com/Uz1sE06S4H— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2015
5: 10 pm: Neither we will work, nor allow others to do the same: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal takes a dig at BJP
Kehte the naa khaunga naa khaane dunga, wo toh gaya kahi aur, ab kehre hain naa kaam karunga naa karne dunga:Delhi CM pic.twitter.com/elaBAghlBn— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2015
4: 50 pm: Twitter comment: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar should understand that social media is a reality, says BJP leader MeenakshiLekhi
4: 38 pm: On PM's speech in Gaya, Congress leaders RPN Singh has said that Modi has forgotten that his party was also in Govt in Bihar for many years. What is that one thing that has changed lives of people
4: 15 pm: Four arrested for harassing two schoolgirls on bus in Jamsedpur: Reports
4: 05 pm: Naga pact only a 'formula', will talk to other CMs: Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang
3: 56 pm: PM Modi is losing his mental balance: Lalu Yadav
Desh ke PM Modi ,jitna Bihar ka election nazdeek aaraha hai, unka mansik santulan kharab hota jaa raha hai:Lalu Yadav pic.twitter.com/Tg9TV6PNN2— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2015
3: 30 pm: RJD chief lalu Yadav attacks PM Modi on his comment, say those talking of Jungle Raj-2 are themselves scared of Mandal Raj-2.
3: 13 pm: BJP should not resort to misinformation&distortion,we've heard them saying the Shillong accord did not involve consultation: Cong leader Abhishek Singhvi attacks
2: 50 pm: PM attacks JD(U), RJD at Gaya rally, appeals people of Bihar not to let allow them to bring 'Jungle Raaj again in the State
2: 30 pm: India frees nine Pakistani fishermen: Reports
2.15 pm: PM Modi concludes his highly-charged poll speech, with an appeal to vote for BJP in the upcoming assembly elections.
2.00 pm: PM Modi lashes out Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad for creating jungle raaj in the state.
1.45 pm: One decision is that they want to build a stronger Bihar & other decision is that of change, says PM.
Ye chunaav Bihar ko Jungle Raj se mukti ka parv ban ne wala hai: PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/1PlL6kF6G2— ANI (@ANI_news) August 9, 2015
1.30 pm: PM Modi begins his rally in Gaya, Bihar, says "the people of Bihar have made two decisions."
1.25 pm: PM Narendra Modi to address mega parivartan rally shortly in Gaya, Bihar.
1.15 pm: PM Modi to undertake a two-day trip to the UAE from August 16.
1.00 pm: Modi ji wants electricity, water and employment opportunities to reach each & every village of Bihar, says BJP President Amit Shah while addressing Parivartan rally at Gandhi Maidan, Gaya (Bihar).
12.30 pm: Economies of two nations- India & China, are giving momentum to the growth engine of entire World, says Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at 'Vyapari Sammelan' (Traders' conference) in Delhi.
12.20 pm: 2017 Assembly polls will be 'litmus test' for SP: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav
12.15 pm: 3-4 police officials were also present during the anti-drug drive, when this attack took place, says injured AAP MLA Alka Lamba.
12.00 noon: People assemble at Gandhi Maidan in Gaya, the venue for PM Narendra Modi's Parivartan rally.
11.45 am: DTC Home Guards protest against Delhi Govt over non-payment of wages & forced overtime, outside CM Kejriwal's residence.
11.40 am: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar hits out at PM Narendra Modi's government on Twitter.
11.30 am: By obstructing Parliament, Congress & its friends are doing a great disservice to the nation:Union Minister, says Venkaiah Naidu.
11:22 am: AAP leaders meet CM Arvind Kejriwal at his residence in Delhi; leaders Ashutosh, Alka Lamba, Durgesh Pathak, Kapil Mishra, Dilip Pandey & Kumar Vishwas are present in the meeting.
11: 00 am: Preparations are on at Gandhi Maidan (Gaya) where PM Narendra Modi has to adress Parivartan Rally today. People start gathering at the venue
10: 46 am: Court summons Himachal CIC in Priyanka land deal: Reports
10:35 am: Alka Lamba, AAP MLA, said that she has become a victim of some conspiracy as she was the sole person who was injured in the stone pelting incident in Delhi.
10:14 am: Man, who attacked Alka Lamba, has been caught from local sweet shop, which is, as per locals, owned by Om Prakash Sharma who's MLA from Vishwas Nagar, said AAP leader Ashutosh.
9:45 am: Rashtriya Rifles donates sports items to a school in Mahore Tehsil to promote sports in remote areas of Pir Panjals.
9:38 am: Varanasi central jail inmate tops diploma course offered by Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU).
9:26 am: Water logging in various parts of Delhi as heavy rain hits the capital.
9:14 am: AAP MLA Alka Lamba receives minor head injury after being pelted with stones by unidentified men at Rajghat.
9:11 am: Whoever takes charge as Governor of Bihar will be Bihar Governor, not a leader of a particular community, said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
9:05 am: Nepal parties close to deal on 6-province federal model.
8:55 am: Hafiz Saeed moves Pakistan court seeking ban on movie 'Phantom', says contains "filthy propaganda" against Pakistan.