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New Delhi, Oct 2: India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti on Thursday, Oct 2, a day which has been selected by Narendra Modi government to begin its Swachh Bharat or Clean India scheme across the country.

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7.00 pm: Nobel Peace laureates asked China to respect the rights of Tibetan and ethnic minorities, including Uyghur Muslims.

6.50 pm: Pakistan asserted that Kashmir is a "legal issue" and must be resolved through plebiscite as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. [Read more...]

6.30 pm: Inderjeet Singh wins bronze in men's shot put in Asian Games.

6.20 pm: Boko Haram leader dismisses claims of his death in new video.

6.10 pm: Union Minister for Water Resource and local MP, Uma Bharti said she will devote 300 hours instead of 100 hours annually to the 'Swachh Bharat' mission.

5.50 pm: Hong Kong police to protesters: "Serious consequences" if you try to occupy government buildings.

5.30 pm: Union Minister and local MP Maneka Gandhi took part in the "Swachh Bharat" mission at the railway station.

5.25 pm: BJP broke ties as it knew Sena won't let it divide Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

5.10 pm: India beats Pakistan in Hockey, bags gold medal.

5.00 pm: Flood-hit Assam to get Rs 674cr central aid.

4.45 pm: Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Asian Games 2014 medal winners.

4.25 pm: Government alone cannot make India clean, says President Pranab Mukherjee

4.00 pm: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of J&K injuring six civilians including two women.

3.45 pm: 2G scam: CBI chief defends filing of separate counter affidavits.

3.20 pm: Swachh Bharat campaign: Congress downplays Modi nominating Shashi Tharoor.

3.05 pm: Tatkal ticket prices to go up in select trains within a week: sources

2.40 pm: Raj Thackeray blames Sharad Pawar for Sena-BJP split.

2.25 pm: Nitin Gadkari doesn't rule out post-poll pact with Shiv Sena.

1:50 pm: BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher wields broom.

1:45 pm: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal participates in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

1:41 pm: I humbly accept respected PM Narendra Modiji's challenge. This is an idea that is long overdue : Priyanka Chopra tweets.

1:15 pm: Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara wields broom at Rajkot in Gujarat.

1:00 pm: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan participates in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

12:30 pm: Health Minister Dr Hrashvardhan wipes the floor in Lady Hardinge hospital in Delhi.

12:05 pm: Everyone must cooperate to make this campaign into a people's movement : Amit Shah, BJP President.

11:30 am: Vice President Hamid Ansari pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijayghat.

11:10 am: Good move,we welcome this cleanliness drive,but it should not be just a photo operation, says Rajiv Shukla, Congress.

10:55 am: Navy Chief Robin K Dhowan wields the broom in New Delhi for Clean India.

10:50 am: Union Minister Ananth Kumar wields the broom at the Railway station in Bangalore for Clean India.

10:30 am: PM Narendra Modi wields the broom during a surprise visit to the Mandir Marg Police Station.

10:25 am: I will be happy if the alliance doesn't break, says LK Advani on Shiv Sena.

10:20 am: Senior BJP leader LK Advani distributes dustbins in Ahmedabad.

10:15 am: Police Officials scramble to clean Mandir Marg Police Station after a surprise visit by PM.

10:05 am: PM Modi flags off a Walkathon as part of the Swachh Bharat Campaign.

9:35 am: Confident that Swachh Bharat Campaign will turn into a people's movement across India, says Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

9:30 am: PM Modi and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at Rajpath for the launch of Swachh Bharat Campaign.

9:25 am: PM Modi to officially launch Swachh Bharat Campaign shortly.

9:10 am: Swachh Bharat is very important issue for the country, appeal to all Indians to pledge today. This is a beautiful idea by our PM. We all must support this campaign of Swachh Bharat, says Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.

9:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielding the broom at Valmiki Basti ahead of official launch of Swachh Bharat campaign in India.

8:14 am: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal cleaning a drain at BR camp in Delhi.

8:00 am: Senior Congress leader Anil Shastri pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijayghat.

7:40 am: Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

7:35 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

7:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Dr Manmohan Singh at Rajghat.

7:10 am: Central Minister V K Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

7:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

6:45 am: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu is taking stock of preparations at Rajghat for Swachh Bharat Campaign.

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