05:09 pm Nashik: Blaming the Congress for centuries for the plight of Kashmiris, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for attempts to build a "new paradise" in the Kashmir valley. Modi also said that a lot of attempts are being made across the border to foment violence in Jammu and Kashmir. "We must build a fresh paradise in Kashmir," he said. "Cattle don't vote," Modi said about criticism that his government to vaccinate 50 crore animals. Modi was Launching the BJP's poll campaign in Nashik for the next month's Maharashtra Assembly elections,
08:09 pm Pune: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar's latest declaration on his experience with Pakistani citizens on Monday hottered the hustings in poll-bound Maharashtra with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis connecting it to voting bank politics. Mr Fadnavis also said that major leaders should bear in mind whether their statements benefit India or Pakistan, adding that Pakistan used Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's comments about scrapping Jammu and Kashmir's unique status to attack India. Addressing a meeting of minority community members at the NCP office in Mumbai on Saturday, the former Defence Minister said that he had visited Pakistan several times and was always received warm hospitality.
04:09 pm Hyderabad: Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, former Andhra Pradesh assembly, committed suicide at his home in Hyderabad, police said today. Mr. Rao, 72, was one of Telugu Desam Party's senior leaders in the country. He was taken to Basavatarakam Hospital where his death was confirmed by doctors. After Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation to create Telangana, Mr Rao became Speaker in 2014.
03:09 pm Lucknow:Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath praised the implementation of the National Citizens ' Register (NRC) in Assam, adding that if the need arose, he would introduce a similar drive in his state. "These things are being introduced phase-wise and I feel that when Uttar Pradesh needs an NRC, we're going to do that. It was Assam in the first phase and how it's being applied there can be an instance for us," the chief minister informed .
08:09 am Visakhapatanam: A ship with more than 60 tourists capsized in the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Sunday, killing 12 people while at least 30 were missing. As many as 27 passengers either swam to safety or were saved from a neighbouring village. The accident happened in the village of Katchuluru, close the famous tourist resort of Papikonda. Rescue workers pulled out 10 bodies. Rescue operations involving a helicopter of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), a team of deep divers from the Indian Navy and two teams each of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were on.
09:09 am Lucknow: All cases brought against Rampur MP Azam Khan would be withdrawn if the Samajwadi Party (SP) came to power, said its President, Akhilesh Yadav, on Saturday, with a sharp retort from Union Minister Santosh Gangwar, who called the allegation "unrestrained gossip." According to a statement by the SP, Yadav made these remarks at Rampur, where he met Khan's family at his residence and visited Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, Urdu Gate and Rampur Public School International. He assured the party of complete assistance for Khan, who is facing a number of police cases, including those linked to the land grab. Authorities say that the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University Gate, developed by Khan in 2006, is constructed on public property.Yadav said that, if needed, he would meet with Governor Anandiben Patel in this respect. "I will inform her of the crimes committed by the administration. Copies of all FIRs filed against Khan shall be drawn and the report shall be compiled."
10:09 pm Ahmedabad: Gujarat Police rescued 94 bonded workers on Saturday, including 12 minors from Ahmedabad's Chemical Factory in Kathwada. Police are presently interrogating the factory owners. "The workers were brought from Nagaland and Assam. They were neither paid nor permitted to go home or outide. We've registered a case," Deputy Police Commissioner, told the media on Saturday. On Friday night, police had obtained data about individuals being kept in a chemical plant in the Kathwada region as bonded labourers. "We sent teams out to the place today. Initially, we believed there were 30 of them, but after we reached the premises, we saved 94 people and 12 of them were minors," added the officials.
02:09 pm Under an order given by the state government on Friday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and all members of the Council of Ministers will pay their own income taxes. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the abolition of a provision of the 1981 Uttar Pradesh Ministers ' Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Act, under which the state treasury paid the ministers ' income tax. Sharing information of the order, Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna said that all ministers ' revenue tax had been paid by the state treasury until now, but according to the instructions of the chief minister, from now on all ministers will pay their own income tax.
11:09 am Ranchi: On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that there would shortly be more scamsters behind bars. Narendra Modi spoke to a public meeting at Prabhat Tara Maidan. "Those who believed they were above the law and the judiciary are now in the clutches of law, moving from court to court for bail. This is the beginning of my 100 days of government. More will be sent to their right place," he said. The prime minister praised Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das for his accomplishments as chief minister in five years and recalled the state now proving to be a well-governed state that was renowned for fraud and corruption. Prime Minister claimed that there was an unprecedented performance in the Parliament since the Independence.The Parliament passed several important legislations, transacted business by sitting till late hours.
01:09 pm Mumbai: During the immersion of Ganesh idols across Maharashtra, at least 18 people drowned in distinct incidents, police said Friday. Immersions, which started on Thursday on Anant Chaturdashi, continued in several areas of Mumbai, Pune and Sangli until Friday evening, authorities said. Drowning incidents have been recorded in 11 districts including Amravati, Nashik, Thane, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Dhule, Bhandara, Nanded, Ahmednagar, Akola and Satara, adding that 18 people were killed in these districts.