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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called Pakistan the mother-ship of terrorism while addressing restricted meeting during ongoing 8th BRICS summit in Goa. Here are the top 5 headlines of the hour:


By   |  Updated On : October 16, 2016 01:01 PM

New Delhi :  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called Pakistan the mother-ship of terrorism while addressing restricted meeting during ongoing 8th BRICS summit in Goa. Terming India as a “key strategic ally”, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised that if voted to power India and the US would become “best friends” and have a “phenomenal future” together. Expressing grief and concern over the stampede in Varanasi that killed 24 persons, former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Sunday asked for guidelines to regulate religious congregations, saying such tragic incidents have become common during such gatherings. Here are the top 5 headlines of the hour: 

1. BRICS Summit: Modi calls India's neighbour mother-ship of terrorism in restricted meeting with world leaders

Welcoming the global leaders at the meeting, PM Modi said, ''BRICS nations have been a voice for peace, reform, reason and purposeful action," and termed terrorism as the most serious threat, "most serious direct threat to our eco prosperity is terrorism; Tragically, its mother-ship is a country in India's neighborhood."

2. Big fan of Hindu and India, If elected, Indian and Hindu community would have a true friend at the White House, says Trump

Terming India as a “key strategic ally”, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised that if voted to power India and the US would become “best friends” and have a “phenomenal future” together. “Under a Trump Administration, we are going to become even better friends, in fact I would take the term better out and we would be best friends,” Trump, 70, told a cheering crowd of Indian-Americans at a charity event organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition on Saturday.

3. Varanasi stampede: Sharad Yadav asks for guidelines to curb such tragedies during religious gatherings

Expressing grief and concern over the stampede in Varanasi that killed 24 persons, former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Sunday asked for guidelines to regulate religious congregations, saying such tragic incidents have become common during such gatherings. "I would like to mention that stampede and chaos in religious gatherings has become a common feature. There is a need to establish proper guidelines and systems in place so that such incidents do not happen again anywhere in the country," the Rajya Sabha member said in a statement. 

4. IND vs NZ ODI series 2016: Men in Blue to lock horns against Black Caps in opener at Dharamsala

India shall be taking on New Zealand in the series opener at the picturesque HPCA stadium in Dharamsala later on Sunday. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm. Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Dhauladhar range, the stadium is considered one of the most scenic cricket around the world.

5. Bigg Boss season 10 premiere : Check details here

Going into its 10th season, the show has always been popular among audiences since it first debuted in India. Emerging popular in India because of its concept and in-house controversies, the show lets a number of celebrities getting locked inside a house for a period of 90 days, where they compete against each other performing various tasks. At the end of the season, one celebrity surviving in the house emerges victorious.

First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2016 12:56 PM

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