Indiatvnews.com brings to you breaking news, latest photos and videos from across India and the world on October 04, 2019. HIGHLIGHTS:
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Aarey Colony: Mumbai authorities have started cutting down trees in Aarey Colony in Mumbai just hours after Bombay High Court dismissed all petitions challenging felling of trees to make way for Mumbai Metro cars shed. Videos of tree cutting are doing rounds on social media.
National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested Gurjant Singh, a key accused in September 5 Tarn Taran (Punjab) blast case in which two people lost their lives.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday offered silk robes to goddess Kanakadurga at a temple in Vijayawada.
Heavy rainfall lashed Pune today. The city received 43 mm rainfall in just 1.5 hours.
The central government has approved the advance release of Rs 400 crores for Bihar and Rs 1200 crores for Karnataka from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) 'on an account basis.' Government has approved the advance release of 2nd instalment of Centre's share of SDRF amounting to Rs 213.75 crore to Bihar.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he will visit India in January next year, describing it as another step in cementing New Delhi in the top tier of his country’s partnerships.
PM Narendra Modi said: "Met India’s former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (retired). He has served our nation with utmost valour, diligence and professionalism. He has made a rich contribution to our Air Force. My best wishes to him for his future endeavours."
Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched 'YSR Vahana Mitra scheme' that provides Rs 10,000 allowance to self-employed drivers of autos, taxis and maxi-taxis. The amount of Rs 10,000 is for recurring expenses such as insurance and maintenance of the vehicle.
At least 40 labourers were injured after the tractor and trolley collision. They were travelling in overturned near Kharai of Baran district of Rajasthan. Injured are undergoing treatment at a hospital.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former MP from Mumbai East Constituency, Sanjay Dina Patil joins Shiv Sena on Friday in presence of party Chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an SLP (special leave petition) in Supreme Court today against the Calcutta High Court's order of giving anticipatory bail to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.
The suspended Managing Director of PMC bank, Joy Thomas has been detained by Economic Offence Wing on Friday.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "I am confident the Aditya Thackeray will win by a very huge margin in the elections and we will see him with us in the assembly."
The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to a new five-decade low of 3.5%, while employers added a modest 136,000 jobs.
The Labor Department says that despite the ultra-low unemployment rate, which was down from 3.7% in August, average hourly wages slipped by a penny. Hourly pay rose just 2.9% from a year earlier, lower than 3.4% at the beginning of the year.
The Indore High Court has sought a report from the state government by October 21 in connection with the honey trap case.
Customs at Chennai International Airport seized gold worth Rs 17.8 lakhs and cigarettes valued at Rs 64,000 from a person. Further investigation underway.
Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday held a meeting with Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal, Hardeep Puri and S Jaishankar. The meeting was to discuss Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
The separatist Yasin Malik produced in a Delhi Court in connection with the terror funding case of 2017. According to NIA officials, fresh material has surfaced in the form of social media evidence, call records, oral and documentary evidence. New material shows the relationship of the persons charge-sheeted with the cross border accused Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin.
Supreme Court said on Friday that the arguments in the Ayodhya land case will be completed by October 17. Earlier, the Court had given the date of completion of submissions of arguments by October 18.
Sensex plunges 433.56 points to end at 37,673.31; Nifty tanks 139.25 points to 11,174.75.
Madras High Court asks Tamil Nadu Health Department and Central government to file a detailed report in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) impersonation matter, by October 15.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Uttarakhand has expelled 90 members from the party for 'indulging in anti-party activities.'
A sessions court on Friday awarded death sentence to a man for raping and murdering a 24-year-old physiotherapist in suburban Vile Parle in 2016.
While convicting the accused on September 24, sessions court judge A D Deo stated that the accused, Debasish Dhara (27), a resident of West Bengal, is guilty of raping and murdering the woman.
The accused had pleaded for leniency, citing his poor family background. However, the court refused to grant him any leniency and sentenced him to death.
The Charbagh railway station and Lucknow Junction have been ranked 150th and 109th among 700-odd railway stations in the country in a cleanliness survey conducted by Indian Railways and Quality Council of India. According to the survey report titled 'Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat', released earlier this week, railway stations were given ranking on three parameters -- process evaluation, direct observation and citizen feedback.
Allahabad railway station performed better than Lucknow with 82nd rank.
Lucknow is the parliamentary constituency of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, apart from being the state capital.
There was also a huge difference in the ranking of two railway stations in Varanasi managed by Northern Railway. Varanasi is the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The police have arrested a man from Jalgaon in North Maharashtra for allegedly repeatedly raping his 15-year-old mentally challenged niece and impregnating her. The accused later abandoned her at Kalyan railway station in Thane district.
The girl, who was mentally challenged, was unable to reveal her identity and just informed the police that she was from Jalgaon and is five months
pregnant, he said.
Supreme Court extends the interim protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha till October 15 in Bhima Koregaon case. Court asks Maharashtra to produce the material it had against him on the next date of hearing.
The government is making concerted efforts to constitute the National Medical Commission (NMC) at the earliest so that some of the major reforms like a common entrance test and regulation of fees can be implemented from the coming academic year 2020-21. According to Health Ministry officials, a common NEET (undergraduate) examination for entry into all medical colleges and also AIIMS, JIPMER, PGI etc. will be implemented from 2020.
Efforts are being made to notify fee regulations with effect from the year 2020-21 and advance action on this has already been initiated by the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India.
Delhi: Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today
An FIR was lodged in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district against celebrities including Bollywood actress Konkana Sen, director Maniratnam, Aparna Sen, Shayam Benegal, Ramchandra Guha and 45 others, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob lynching.
According to district police officials, the case was filed in Sadar police station on Thursday on the basis of an order by the local court.
Rae Bareli, which is the parliamentary constituency of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, may soon end up being 'Congress-Mukt' as two of its legislators from here are all set to join the BJP. The Congress has seven MLAs in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly which has 403 members. Two Congress MLAs are from Rae Bareli.
Both the legislators, according to sources, are waiting to be expelled so that they do not lose their membership. The Congress legislators are not too keen on resigning and then seeking re-election from their respective seats.
The two Congress legislators from Rae Bareli are Aditi Singh and Rakesh Singh.
Indian Coast Guard has impounded a Sri Lankan fishing boat found fishing in Indian waters. The boat, being brought, would be handed over to the police after an initial investigation by the Coast Guard. The seizure comes a day after the Coast Guard arrested 18 Sri Lankan fishermen and impounded their eight boats for fishing in Indian territorial waters off the Nagapattinam coast in southern Tamil Nadu.
A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court challenging the constitutionality of the dog breeding and marketing rules, including mandatory registration, framed under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) for running a pet shop.
The petition, by an association of pet shop owners, was first filed in the Supreme Court which had directed it to approach the high court.
The Pet Lovers Association, in its plea, has sought directions from the court to declare as illegal and ultra vires the Constitution the rules which have made having a licence or registration mandatory to run a pet shop.
The vigilance department has arrested a female teacher here on the charge of amassing property disproportionate to her known sources of income. Of the total assets worth Rs 1.66 crore in her possession, Tilottamma Mohanty, a teacher at a certificate training school in Bhubaneswar, could not explain the source of over Rs 1.43 crore.
Ahead of the festive season, workers of all the 87 tea garden estates of Darjeeling are observing a 12-hour strike on Friday demanding higher
bonus payout. Seven trade unions belonging to Himalayan Plantation Workers Union (HPWU) and Darjeeling, Terai, Dooars Plantation Labour Union (DTDPLU) are demanding a higher bonus payout at 20 per cent against 12 per cent which has been offered by the management.
The strike, which has impacted plucking of tea leaves, began at 4 am and will continue till 4 pm, sources said.
Nearly 1,900 people lost their lives and another 46 were reported missing this monsoon season in rains and floods which affected more than 25 lakh in 22 states. The highest 382 people died in Maharashtra, followed by 227 deaths in West Bengal in rains, floods and landslides that hit as many as 357 districts in the country.
According to the officials, 738 people were injured and nearly 20,000 animals were lost. The heavy rains and floods fully damaged 1.09 lakh houses, partially damaged 2.05 lakh houses and destroyed 14.14 lakh hectares of crops.
A total of 1,874 people died, an official said.
India's onion export ban seems to have impacted kitchen of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as she has urged in a lighter vein to provide prior information about such decisions.
The Bangladeshi prime minister said that India's sudden decision to stop onion exports has lead to a bit of difficulty for her countrymen.
"I don’t know why you stopped onion (exports). So what I did was, I told my cook to not to use onion in food…Prior notice of such decisions would help. Suddenly, you stopped and it became a difficulty for us. In future, if you are taking such a decision, prior information would help," she said in a lighter vein.
Maharashtra Assembly Polls: Congress announces Hamlata Ninad Patil as its candidate from Nashik Central and Suresh Jagannath Thorat from Shirdi
PMC Bank matter: Housing Development Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) Directors, Sarang Wadhawan and Rakesh Wadhwan, accused of loan default have been sent to police custody till October 9 by Esplanade Court in Mumbai.
Maharashtra Assembly Polls: Jyoti, wife of State Minister and sitting BJP MLA Chandrashekhar Bawankule files nomination as an independent candidate from Kamptee constituency. Bawankule has been denied a ticket this time by the party.
Vaibhav Gehlot, son of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has been elected as the president of Rajasthan Cricket Association
EAM S Jaishankar at World Economic Forum: India is an exception as we are more nationalistic, but at the same time we don't see a tension between being nationalistic and being international, in the sense of engaging more with the world, so nationalism is not a negative sentiment.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has planned to invest $5 billion in an oil refinery project in Pakistan by the end of 2019, said a top diplomat.
"We are going to launch very soon one of the biggest investments in a refinery project in Hub (a town in Balochistan). It is going to be a $5 billion investment between Mubadala Petroleum Company of Abu Dhabi, Pak Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO) and OMV (OMV Pakistan Exploration Gesellschaft)," UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi told Arab News on Thursday.
The chief of Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Friday said the first Rafale fighter jets will be seen in Indian skies only by the end of May 2020. Responding to a query, Bhadauria said that India will receive the first four of the 36 Rafale fighter jets by May 2020.
The Delhi Police has arrested a man who gave fake information about a bomb in a school. According to the police, the accused had called the police and informed them about the bomb in the school located in Gol Market. The police launched a search operation in the school but failed to find anything.
The suspect was arrested on Thursday and during interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he made the hoax call to teach his friend's wife a lesson.
The over 4.2 km-long Grey Line of the Delhi Metro, which will connect urban village area of Najafgarh to the rapid transit network, was inaugurated on Friday. Union Housing and Urban Affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off a train on the corridor. Passenger services will commence from the evening.
The RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said that all was well with the banking system and one incident could not reflect the health of the overall system. He advised the public and depositors to not believe in rumours.
"The Indian banking sector remains sound and stable and there is no reason for any unnecessary panic. In fact, sometimes unnecessary rumours can create a panic situation," Das said.
Equity benchmark BSE Sensex dropped over 200 points in the afternoon session on Friday after the RBI sharply cut the country's economic growth projection for this fiscal to 6.1 per cent from 6.9 per cent.
In the fourth bi-monthly review of the policy, the central bank also reduced its benchmark lending rate by 0.25 per cent to revive growth that has hit six-year low of 5 per cent.
Three girls were killed and many children injured when a portion of a hillock fell upon them as they were watching women play dandia in Udaipur district's Mandava village.
The incident happened on Thursday night.
The girls were identified as Narbada 12, Geeta 11 and Sapna 9. Five other children were injured who were admitted in hospital.
Police sources said that people were standing near a hillock to watch garba when suddenly a big boulder from the hillock fell on them. The people rushed to the spot to rescue the girls.
Two girls were found dead at the spot dead and the third was rushed to the hospital, but succumbed on the way.
A police team rushed to the location after being alerted by the locals.
RBI will not allow a co-operative banks to collapse: Shaktikanta Das
RBI governor's comments amid crisis in Maharashtra's PMC Bank.
Court of Inquiry completed & it was our mistake as our missile had hit our own chopper. We will take action against two officers. We accept this was our big mistake and we will ensure such mistakes are not repeated in future.
Air Force has achieved many important milestones in the last year including 26th February when we successfully targeted terror camps in Balakot: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
On 27th February in the aerial battle after attack by Pakistan, Indian Air Force lost one MiG-21 and Pakistan lost one F-16: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
Rafale and S-400 Air Defence missile system will further bolster the capability of the Indian Air Force: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis files his nomination from Nagpur South West. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also present.
Bombay High Court has dismissed all petitions against BMC decision which allowed felling of more than 2700 trees in Mumbai's Aarey forest for metro car shed.
RBI Monetary Policy Outcome Highlights:
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he will visit India in January next year, describing it as another step in cementing New Delhi in the top tier of his country's partnerships. Morrison said he would be visiting India, a partner in the Quad strategic bloc, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As many as 28 candidates are in the fray for the October 21 Huzurnagar Assembly by-election after withdrawal of nominations on Thursday. The bypoll was necessitated following the resignation of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President (TPCC) N Uttam Kumar Reddy following his election to the Lok Sabha.
The Congress has fielded Uttam Kumar Reddy's wife N Padmavati Reddy, a former MLA, in the bypoll, while TRS has re-nominated S Saidi Reddy, who lost to Uttam Kumar Reddy in the 2018 Assembly polls.
A woman was allegedly burnt to death over dowry in Saidham Colony in the city, police said on Friday. The victim Sugna was rushed to a hospital where she was declared brought dead, Station House Officer Sameypal Atri said. A case has been registered against four people including her husband Arun Kumar who was absconding,
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis & Union Minister Nitin Gadkari hold a roadshow in Nagpur. Devendra Fadnavis is on his way to file his nomination from Nagpur South West.
Army and police personnel launched a joint search operation in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district and recovered 17 hand grenades on Friday. A search operation was launched on specific information in Kharagali area of Loran border belt and a hideout was busted, police officer said.
Seventeen hand grenades were recovered, he said adding it appears they were 3-4 months old.
The ED on Friday raided six locations in Mumbai and adjoining areas and registered a money-laundering case to probe alleged fraud in the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank case. The raids were being conducted after a criminal complaint was filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act by the central agency.
Two policemen were killed when Maoists opened fire on security forces in Ranchi district in Jharkhand on Friday, a senior police officer said.
Following a tip that members of the banned CPI (Maoist) group had gathered near Dassam falls between Bundu and Namkum, security forces rushed to the area around 4 am, Additional Director General of Police Murari Lal Meena told PTI.
Equity benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 250 points in early trade on Friday, driven by gains in banking and financial stocks ahead of the Reserve Bank's bi-monthly policy review.
The 30-share index was trading 258.60 points or 0.68 per cent, higher at 38,365.47. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty spurted 70.00 points, or 0.62 per cent, to 11,384.00.
BJP fielded Eknath Khadse's daughter Rohini from his Muktainagar constituency in north Maharashtra. The decision to field Rohini Khadse indicates the BJP succeeded in placating her father, who had been representing Muktainagar since 1991.
Goa: NSA Ajit Doval inaugurates two-day Goa Maritime Conclave at Sinquerim in North Goa. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh&Heads of Maritime Agency of Maldives,Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,Myanmar,Thailand, Indonesia,Seychelles, Mauritius Singapore&Malaysia also present. pic.twitter.com/fqnWW5lUi6— ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2019
India has an opportunity to take advantage of the trade tension between the US and China, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said on Thursday at a World Economic Forum (WEF) event, even as the two sides are looking to sign a deal “quickly", reports Business Standard.
The over 4.2 km-long Grey Line of the Delhi Metro, which will connect urban village area of Najafgarh to the rapid transit network for the first time, will be opened for passengers from today evening. The corridor consists of three stations-- Dwarka (interchange with Blue Line), Nangli and Najafgarh.
Iraq anti-govt protest: Death toll rises to 34; over 1500 wounded
Supporters of Shiv Sena MLA Ashok Patil sat in protest outside Matoshree, Uddhav Thackeray's residence in Mumbai, last night. Say "We can't believe he's not being given a ticket. He has always been there for us. We want justice, & Uddhav ji&Aditya ji will do justice"
Nagpur-Mumbai Nandigram Express halted for more than four hours at Deulgaon Avchar village in Parbhani district of Maharashtra after one of its engines caught fire.
A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi was defaced at Bapu Bhawan in Laxmanbagh Sansthan here on Gandhi Jayanti by unidentified persons who wrote "deshdrohi" (traitor) over it and also stole an urn which was used for immersing his ashes.
Marathi film actress Deepali Sayyad on Thursday joined the Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray, ahead of Maharashtra assembly elections.