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At Least 36 Killed in China Road Crash: State Media
At least 36 people have died and 36 others were injured in east China after a coach collided with a truck, state media said Sunday, 29 September.
The bus was carrying 69 people when it hit the truck on an expressway in eastern Jiangsu province on Saturday morning, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The accident was caused by a flat tyre on the bus, according to a preliminary investigation, Xinhua said.
PM Modi Greets Nation on Navaratri
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of the nine-day long Navaratri.
Modi said in a tweet: "Happy Navaratri to all the countrymen. Jai Mata Di. Many congratulations to all of you on Navratri, the holy festival of worshipping Shakti. Mother Durga fills new energy, new zeal and new enthusiasm in our lives. Jai Ambe Jagdambe mother!"
BSF Personnel Suspected to Have Downed Along International Border in Jammu
A 54-year-old sub inspector of the BSF is suspected to have drowned in a swollen river along the International Border (IB) in Jammu, officials said on Sunday, 29 September.
They said the Border Security Force has launched a massive search operation and also intimated their Pakistani counterparts after Sub-Inspector (SI) Paritosh Mondal went missing from the bank of a river near the Jaikishan post in Arnia sector on Saturday around 6 pm.
Possibility of Terror Incidents Along India's Coastline Remains: Rajnath Aboard the INS Vikramaditya
The threat of terror incidents along the Indian coastline remains and a neighbouring country is involved in "nefarious" actions to destabilise India, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.
Singh was speaking to reporters on board the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya which is currently sailing along India's western coastline.
Asked about terror threats along the country's coastline, the defence minister said, "Any country in the world should have adequate security for itself. We cannot rule out any possibilities (of terror threats)." "When the question of our neighbouring country comes, you know very well that to destabilise and to break India up, it keeps taking nefarious actions (napak har katein)," Singh said in an apparent reference to Pakistan.
Five Killed, Three Hurt in Road Accident in Maharashtra
Five people were killed and three others injured in an accident involving a truck and a tempo in Maharashtra's Nashik district, police said on Sunday, 29 September.
The mishap took place near Sinnar on Nashik-Pune highway, around 25 km from , on Saturday evening when some locals were taking their cattle for grazing, an official at Sinnar police station said.
Traffic Ban on Highway Through Bandipur Reserve Causing Hardship to People in Kerala, Karnataka: Rahul
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday, 29 September, said the nine-hour traffic ban on the national highway passing through the Bandipur reserve has caused hardship to lakhs of people in Kerala and Karnataka, and asked the central and state governments to safeguard the interests of local communities, while protecting the environment.
Govt Bans Export of Onion: Official Order
Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry order says, “Export policy of Onion is amended from free to prohibited till further orders. Hence, export of all varieties of onions is prohibited with immediate effect.”
Former Diplomat KPS Menon (Junior) Passes Away
Former diplomat KPS Menon (junior) passed away at his residence in Thiruvananthapuram following age-related ailments, family members said.
He died late Saturday night.
BJP Announces Names for Assembly Bypolls in 13 States
BJP's central election committee has announced names for bye-election to state assemblies on Sunday. A total 32 names were announced by the BJP for 13 states.
The names were announced for the impending elections in Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. BJP working president JP Nadda released the names.
Woman Naxal Killed in Encounter With Police in Chhattisgarh
A woman Naxal was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham district on Sunday, 29 September, police said.
The skirmish took place near Suratiya village around 1 pm when a team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on a counter-insurgency operation, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.
Congress Fields Ashok Kumar for Bihar LS Bypolls from Samastipur
Congress declared Ashok Kumar as its candidate for Bihar LS bypolls from Samastipur.
Also,party has declared four candidates for Legislative Assembly by-polls; S Banu from Kishanganj (Bihar), R Chaudhary from Mandawa (Rajasthan), H Mirdha from Khinwsar (Rajasthan) and M Devi from Balha (UP).
Pak Violates Ceasefire Along LoC in Mendhar, Balakote
Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar and Balakote sectors of Jammu and Kashmir’s Mendhar sub-division in Poonch district.
11 More Test Positive For Dengue In J-K, Taking Toll 117 In Jammu
About a dozen patients have been tested positive for dengue in Jammu and Kashmir over the past two days, taking the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this year to 117, a health department official told PTI on Sunday.
Majority of the patients have already recovered fully, while the condition of rest of the people is stable, the official said.
Maharashtra Polls: Congress May Contest More Than 125 Seats, Says Thorat
The Congress is likely to have an "upper hand" in alliance with the NCP for next month's Maharashtra Assembly polls and may contest more seats than the '125 each' formula earlier agreed upon, state Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat hinted, reports news agency PTI.
It will take some more time to work out an "acceptable formula", he said.
"The NCP admits that the Congress will have an upper hand. Going by the number of candidates and capacity to put up a challenge, the Congress is of the opinion of contesting more seats than the earlier formula of 125 seats each," Thorat told reporters in Mumbai.
Ex-BSF Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav Joins Jannayak Janata Party
Tej Bahadur Yadav (BSF constable who was dismissed from service after he had released a video in 2017 on quality of food served to soldiers) joined Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) in presence of JJP leader Dushyant Chautala today.
EC Reduces Prem Singh Tamang's Disqualification From 6 Years to 13 Months
Election Commission reduced Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang's disqualification from 6 years to 1 year 1 month, Mirror Now reported.
Tamang, who was appointed in May needed to be elected to the Assembly within 6 months. However, he was barred from contesting polls as was convicted in a corruption case.
Samajwadi Party Announces Candidate For By-Polls To Rampur Assembly Constituency
Samajwadi Party has announced Tazeen Fatima as its candidate for by-elections to Rampur Assembly constituency.
Tripura's Royal Scion To Move SC Against HC Order Banning Animal Sacrifice In Temples
The scion of Tripura’s Manikya dynasty and a former Congress state unit chief of Tripura, Pradyot Kishore Deb Burman, took to Twitter to announce that he will move Supremce Court against the Tripura High Court’s order banning animal sacrifices in temples.
Saudi King's Bodyguard Shot Dead After Fight With Acquaintance, 7 Injured: AFP
A personal bodyguard of Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been shot dead and seven others wounded, including security forces, during an altercation at a friend's home on Sunday, 29 September, reported AFP.
General Abdelaziz al-Fagham, who was frequently seen by the king's side, died Saturday evening in the western city of Jeddah, police said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
"Fagham was visiting his friend at his home in Jeddah when (an) acquaintance, Mamdouh al-Ali, entered the residence," it said.
"The conversation between Fagham and Ali escalated... Ali left the home, came back carrying a gun and fired at Fagham, injuring two others in the household, a Filipino worker and brother of the house's owner."
SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal Urges J'Khand CM To Reopen/Transfer '84 Bokaro Sikh Massacre Cases To CBI
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Jharkhand CM,to ensure reopening/transfer of 1984 Sikh massacre cases of Bokaro to CBI. He said that SAD would send a team of lawyers from Supreme Court to study the cases before taking up the matter at highest level, reported news agency ANI.
Maharashtra Polls: Congress Announces 1st Candidate List, Fields Ashok Chavan From Bhoker
The Congress Central Election Committee announced the first list of candidates for the ensuing elections to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra.
BJP Uttarakhand Expels 40 Members for "Anti-Party Activities"
The Uttarakhand unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party expelled 40 members 'for indulging in anti-party activities'.
Shiv Sena Gives AB Form to Incumbent MLAs
Shiv Sena on Sunday gave AB form to its incumbent MLAs, authorizing them to file their nominations as Shiv Sena candidates for 2019 Maharashtra Assembly Elections.
Maharashtra Polls: Shiv Sena Fields Aditya Thackeray From Worli Seat
Shiv Sena's Aditya Thackeray will contest from the Worli Assembly seat in Mumbai for the upcoming Maharashtra elections.
6 Civilians Injured as Pak Violates Ceasefire for 2nd Consecutive Day in J&K's Poonch
Six persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the second consecutive day by targeting forward posts and villages with mortar shelling and small-arms firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday, an official said.
While four of the injured -- three women and the boy -- were rushed to a hospital, efforts were on to shift the other two, District Development Commissioner (DDC) of Poonch Rahul Yadav told PTI.
A defence spokesperson said the firing and shelling from across the border in the Balakote sector along the Line of Control (LoC) started at about 3.15 pm.
Ansal API Vice Chairman Detained At Delhi Airport, Taken To Lucknow
Real estate firm Ansal API's vice-chairman Pranav Ansal, who was on Sunday detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi will be taken to Lucknow, police said.
"11 FIRs are registered against Pranav and further investigation is going on in 13 more cases," a police officer said.
Pranav Ansal was detained on the basis of a Lookout Circular issued against him by the Lucknow police in July, the officer said.
15 Injured as Boiler Bursts at Chittorgarh's Birla Cement Plant
Fifteen people were injured after a boiler at a Birla Cement plant in Chittorgarh district's Chanderia, burst on Sunday, 29 September. Eleven of them are critically injured.
“The critically injured have more than 70 percent burns, referred them to Ravindra Nath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, the district collector told ANI.
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