A massive earthquake hit North India on Tuesday (September, 24). The epicentre of the quake was in Mirpur in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir. The tremors were felt in New Delhi-National Capital Region, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir.
The earthquake destroyed roads in regions of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. There were atleast 4 casualties there.
In other news, Enforcement Directorate filed an FIR against Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and 70 others for money laundering. This is a significant development considering Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections are just around the corner.
PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump met in New York at United Nations headquarters. The meet came close on the heels of 'Howdy Modi!' event. Trump hinted that a trade deal may soon be signed between India and US. He referred to PM Modi as a "great leader".
Check out top news and highlights of the day.
Live updates : Breaking News September 24-2019
Sep 24, 20199:07 PM (IST)Posted by Himanshu Shekhar
Won't allow driverless cars in India: Gadkari
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said he will not allow driverless cars in India as these could take away jobs of several lakh people in the country.
"Several big personalities from the country met me and said they want to bring driverless vehicles to India. I clearly told them that till I am there, I shall not allow driverless cars in India. I was asked whether I oppose new technology. I said not at all.
"There are 40 lakh drivers in the country and a shortage of 25 lakh drivers. I will not let the jobs of 1 crore people be snatched away," PTI quoted Nitin Gadkari.
Sep 24, 20198:13 PM (IST)Posted by Himanshu Shekhar
Earthquake badly damages upper Jhelum canal in Pakistan
A powering earthquake measuring 5.8 that rocked Pakistan this afternoon has done extensive damage to the upper Jhelum canal walls, twitter users reported.
The earthquake has so far killed more than 20 people as Pakistan sent its disaster response team to the affected area. Earthquake's epicenter was Jhelum, Mirpur. USGS said the depth Emergency has been declared in #Mirpur.
According to state-run Pakistan Television, four children were among the dead in Mirpur, a town in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Sep 24, 20197:55 PM (IST)Posted by Nidhi Taneja
Emergency declared in PoK post earthquake
Emergency has been declared in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir after strong earthquake wreaked havoc in Mirpur.
Sep 24, 20197:44 PM (IST)Posted by Manas Joshi
Earthquake death toll reaches 19 in PoK
The earthquake has caused massive devastation in PoK. The death toll has risen to 19.
Sep 24, 20197:23 PM (IST)Posted by Manas Joshi
Donald Trump arrives at UN General Assembly with wife Melania
US President Donald Trump has arrived at United Nations General Assembly. His wife Melania Trump is alongside him.
Sep 24, 20197:17 PM (IST)Posted by Manas Joshi
ED attaches movable and immovable properties worth Rs 20 crore
Enforcement Directorate has attached movable and immovable properties worth Rs 20 crore of a company named Reavati Cements in coal block allocation scam
Sep 24, 20196:50 PM (IST)Posted by Manas Joshi
NIA seizes explosives after disclosure by Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist
NIA has recovered IED materials on the disclosure of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorist Jahidul Islam in connection with JMB Bengaluru Module Case.
Sep 24, 20195:58 PM (IST)
Do's and Don'ts at the time when earthquake strikes
When Earthquake strikes, there are some precautions that you have to take. Here is a graphical representation of Do's and Dont's
Sep 24, 20195:35 PM (IST)
Earthquake causes devastation in PoK, tremors felt in India
The epicentre of the earthquake was in Mirpur in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir. The earthquake has caused devastation there.
Raja Qaiser, a deputy commissioner in the town of Mirpur said the wounded were being taken to hospitals, AP reported.
According to the latest update, 4 people have died in Mirpur, PoK, in the devastation caused by the earthquake.
Building collapses in Mirpur in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir
Devastation caused by the earthqauke is slowly coming to light. A building has collapsed in Mirpur in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Mirpur was the epicentre of the earthquake.
Sep 24, 20194:44 PM (IST)
Massive earthquake jolts Delhi-NCR, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab
An earthquake has hit Delhi-NCR, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab. The intensity of the earthqauke was 5.8 in India. The tremors were felt at 4:33 pm. The epicentre of the earthquake was 173 km from Lahore. Earthquake of the intensity of 6.1 was felt in Pakistan. There is no news currently of any casualty or devastation.
Sep 24, 20193:30 PM (IST)
Uttar Pradesh govt to give 5 per cent discount on khadi products
The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to provide 5 per cent additional discount on khadi products. The decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
"It has been decided to provide 5 per cent discount on khadi products. It will be in addition to the existing 20 per cent (discount) provided by the khadi department. Thus, the customer will be getting 25 per cent discount," UP minister and government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma told reporters while briefing about cabinet decisions.
The 5 per cent discount will be available from Gandhi Jayanti (Oct 2) to Mar 31, he added.
Sep 24, 20192:03 PM (IST)
Win for Google as top EU court says search giant need not apply 'right to be forgotten' worldwide
Google does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data globally, the European Union's top court has ruled in its order on Tuesday.
Court was hearing a case between the Google and French privacy regulators.
What is the case between Google and French privacy watchdog
France's privacy watchdog Commission Nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) in 2016 fined Google $1,09,914 for refusing to remove sensitive info from Google Search results worldwide upon request. It called it a person's "right to be forgotten". Google had challenged the order.
Today's order by the European Court of Justice
The judges from the European Court of Justice today gave its verdict in favour of Google on how to execute its 2014 ruling by the same court which granted the right for individuals, under certain conditions. Earlier, the court had ruled that Google would have to remove references from search engine results worldwide if the individual invokes "right to be forgotten".
On Tuesday, European Court of Justice ruled that the "right to be forgotten" would be seen only on European versions of the Google search page - google.fr or google.ie, say - but not on google.com or other domains outside the EU
Sep 24, 20191:49 PM (IST)
EU court upholds order that Fiat pay taxes to Luxembourg
Just in: EU court upholds order that Fiat pay taxes to Luxembourg
News agency Reuters reports that Europe’s second-highest court on Tuesday backed an EU order to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to pay up to 30 million euros ($32.9 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg, as part of a crackdown against illegal tax breaks given to multinationals.
Sep 24, 20191:44 PM (IST)
Cash reward for silver and bronze medal winners in 2019 World Wrestling Championships
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announces cash reward of Rs 7 lakhs and Rs 4 lakhs to silver and bronze medal winners in 2019 World Wrestling Championships.
Sep 24, 20191:23 PM (IST)
Onions being sold at Rs 22 per kg by the Government of India
People in Delhi queue up to buy onions being sold at Rs 22 per kg by the Government of India
It's a positive step: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Corporate tax cut
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Shaktikanta Das on Corporate tax cut: It's a positive step. India's corporate tax now becomes very competitive compared to other emerging market economies in ASEAN and other parts of Asia.
Sep 24, 201912:33 PM (IST)
Former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy soon to announce candidates for 15 assembly seats
Former Karnataka CM and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday addressed the media and said that he will soon announce the names of 15 candidates for the upcoming assembly by-polls.
Former Karnataka CM and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy: We have decided to give importance to local leaders in 15 constituencies in the upcoming by-elections. We will finalise the list of candidates soon. #Karnatakapic.twitter.com/rTApV9QNRI
The Reserve Bank of India has placed the Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd, Mumbai from carrying out any kind of business transactions, sparking panic among the banks depositors and sending shock waves in city trading community.
The apex bank's Chief General Manager Yogesh Dayal said that as per the RBI directions, depositors cannot withdraw more than Rs 1,000 of the total balance in their savings/current/other deposit accounts.
Sep 24, 201911:25 AM (IST)
Congress Tripura President Pradyot Debbarman resigns
Congress Tripura President Pradyot Debbarman has resigned from the post
Sep 24, 201911:15 AM (IST)
Police cannot seize immovable properties of an accused: SC
Police cannot have the power to seize immovable properties of an accused during the course of the investigation, says Supreme Court.
The judgement was passed by a two-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Deepak Gupta and also comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna.
Sep 24, 201911:04 AM (IST)
Apple trucks transported from Kashmir to various part of India
Apple trucks transported from Kashmir to various part of India. Therefore, the idea of life coming to a halt in Kashmir is a narrative being driven out by the separatists.
Sep 24, 201910:21 AM (IST)
6.0 quake shakes Puerto Rico; no damage immediately reported
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory.
Sep 24, 201910:11 AM (IST)
EC announces bypolls in Satara LS constituency on Oct 21
Bypolls in Maharashtra's Satara Lok Sabha constituency on October 21, says Election Commission
Sep 24, 20199:58 AM (IST)
Court notices put up outside Azam Khan's residence in Rampur
Court notices related to several cases including those alleging land-grabbing were put up outside Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Azam Khan's residence here on Monday.
Met @unicefchief Ms. Henrietta Fore in New York. Talked about the steps being taken by the Government of India towards ensuring that children get access to good quality healthcare and adequate nutrition. pic.twitter.com/fuB00Yf0AO
Karnataka: Central Crime Branch arrests two people for betting on India vs South Africa cricket match
Karnataka: Central Crime Branch, Bengaluru arrests two people who had placed a bet on India vs South Africa cricket match and seized Rs 41 lakhs from their possession.
Sep 24, 20198:00 AM (IST)
PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a bilateral meeting with the President of the Maldives in New York, United State. During this meeting, they exchanged views on how to give further impetus to India-Maldives relations.
It is always a delight to meet you, President @ibusolih.
We exchanged views on how to give further impetus to India-Maldives relations.
PM Modi thanks Milind Deora for tweet on 'Howdy, Modi!'
Congress leader Milind Deora on Monday received a "thank you" note from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for praising his speech at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event in Houston. Mr Deora, in a tweet, had called PM Modi's address a "momentous first for India's soft power diplomacy". He had also said that his friends in the US "acknowledge India's leadership in the 21st century".
"PM Modi's Houston address was a momentous first for India's soft power diplomacy. My father Murlibhai (Former Minister Murli Deora) was one of the early architects of deeper Indo-US ties. Donald Trump's hospitality and recognition of Indian-Americans' contributions makes us proud," he tweeted on Sunday.
Sep 24, 20196:46 AM (IST)
India most important friend, partner of America: Senator Cornyn
India is one of the most important friends and partners of the United States, a top American Senator said on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump addressed a crowd of over 50,000 Indian Americans in Houston.
"India is one of our most important friends and partners," Republican Senator John Cornyn said. The senior Senator from Texas is the founder and Co-Chair of the Senate India Caucus, which is the only country-specific caucus in the US Senate.
Sep 24, 20196:45 AM (IST)
India largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction: Congressional report
India, which has been the largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction, has not shown an inclination to pursue a deeper defence relationship with Kabul, a latest Congressional report has said.
"India has been the largest regional contributor to Afghan reconstruction, but New Delhi has not shown an inclination to pursue a deeper defense relationship with Kabul," the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said in its latest report on Afghanistan.
The CRS report, titled "Afghanistan: Background and US Policy In Brief", came days ahead of President Donald Trump's scheduled meetings with the prime ministers of India and Pakistan -- Narendra Modi and Imran Khan.
Sep 24, 20196:36 AM (IST)
MEA addresses media on PM Modi's US visit
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had 11 bilateral meetings with Iran, Bulgaria, Turkey, Netherlands, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, UAE and others. He also had a meeting with US Special Envoy on Afghanistan, says Raveesh Kumar.
PM Modi called for qualitative upgradation in the ongoing cooperation and intelligence-sharing through bilateral and regional frameworks, says A Gitesh Sharma, MEA Secretary (West) on PM Modi at Strategic Responses to Terrorist and Violent Extremist Narratives.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump to meet at 12:15 pm (24th September), New York time, says MEA
PM suggested institutionalising counter-terrorism cooperation at multilateral level. PM said terrorists should not be allowed to get funds and arms, for this objective to be realised we need to avoid politicization of mechanisms like UN listings and FATF, says MEA Secretary (West)
PM called for global solidarity and readiness against terrorism in the same way the world has shown solidarity against challenges like climate change. He said a terrorist attack, anywhere in the world should be considered as terrorism, not good or bad terrorism, says MEA