News updates of Sept 23
8.30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a two-day visit to Karnataka for the first time after assuming office, given a rousing welcome by thousands of people, including the BJP's state leaders and cadres, at the HAL airport.
8.00 pm: Air Force helicopters have been pressed into service and Army, NDRF and SDRF personnel engaged in rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Assam where 10 people have died.
7.30 pm: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will not contest the October 15 Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the party announced.
7:00 pm: With the Jadavpur Univ students adamant on carrying on their agitation, VC Abhijit Chakrabarti says what happened was "unfortunate"
5:10 pm: PM will address United Nations General Assembly on the morning of September 27: Foreign Ministry on PM Modi's US visit
4:54 pm: PM will meet former US President Bill Clinton and Hillary. He will also meet US vice-president Joe Biden on September 30: Foreign Ministry
3.45 pm: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh rides motorcycle on his visit to Maoist infested Saranda area of Jharkhand.
3.35 pm: We made our stand regarding seat sharing clear to Congress, will hold next meeting at 8.30 pm: NCP's Praful Patel.
3.23 pm: SC questions Centre's stand on Indian POWs languishing in Pak jails, seeks fresh affidavit in 4 weeks.
3.10 pm: Bijnor Bar Association decides not to defend accused in Sept 12 blast case; UP ATS has nabbed a woman on charge of aiding 5 SIMI suspects.
2.42 pm: Shiv Sena-BJP fight ends as Sena agrees to give 130 seats to BJP: TV reports.
2.20 pm: Class 12 student killed by white tiger inside Delhi zoo. Eye witnesses claim the barricade at the Delhi zoo was low. The incident took place at 1.30pm:
2.05 pm: Delhi: AAP Workers protest outside Lt. Governor's office
Delhi: AAP Workers protest outside Lt. Governor's office pic.twitter.com/HprwtHvZ7u— ANI (@ANI_news) September 23, 2014
1.43 pm: National award winning Hindi film 'Liar's Dice', directed by Geetu Mohandas, selected as India's entry to the Oscars.
1.40 pm: Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena wants Uddhav Thackeray to be made CM if alliance wins, say sources.
1.30 pm: Congress-NCP alliance unlikely to continue, as the former refuses to give more than 124 seats.
1.05 pm: Flag meet to be held today evening in Chuchul in Ladakh to discuss Chumar standoff with China.
12.34 pm: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa files 2 more defamation cases against Subramanian Swamy.
12.30 pm: There is no urgency to grant bail to self-styled godman Asaram, charged with rape, on medical grounds: SC.
12.13 pm: Shiv Sena gives in to BJP's demands on seat sharing.
11.55 am: ED arrests businessman Gautam Khaitan in money laundering probe in VVIP choppers deal case.
11.34 am: Saurav Ghosal of India loses men's squash final to win a silver medal at the Asian Games: PTI
11.25 am: Congress-NCP meeting ends without any solution; leaders to meet again in the evening.
11.08 am: RLD leader Ajit Singh's supporters detained from Delhi's Tughlaq Road.
11.00 am: SC issues guidelines in police encounter cases; orders immediate FIR and magisterial probe,restricts promotion to cops.
10.55 am: Congress-NCP leaders' meeting begins
Mumbai: Congress-NCP leaders' meeting pic.twitter.com/b60XiSLzFt— ANI (@ANI_news) September 23, 2014
10.45 am: Delhi Metro shuts down Race Course station to prevent RLD supporters' mahapanchayat at Tughlaq Road.
9.50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Bengaluru today. Modi to arrive in HAL airport around 6 pm today.
8.54 am: At least 12 people killed and 33 others injured in an explosion at a fireworks plant in central China's Hunan Province, say officials -PTI
8.45 am: Crucial meet between Congress and NCP in a bid to put on end to the seat sharing dilemma later today.
8.44 am: India's Abhinav Bindra wins bronze in men's 10m Air Rifle event in his last Asian Games appearance (read more)
8.30 am: Indian team comprising of Abhinav Bindra, Ravi Kumar and Sanjeev Rajput won bronze in the men's 10m air rifle event
8.00 am: Asian Games- After three shots, Abhinav Bindra in 2nd position with a total of 31.1.