Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum (GBF) in New York, during his visit to the US to attend the UN General Assembly meetings. Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday moved the Calcutta High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund case and claimed that the CBI was "hounding" him. Kumar, who is currently additional director general in the West Bengal CID, said his leave will end on Wednesday and his plea for pre-arrest bail be taken up for hearing urgently. The division bench then fixed Kumar's anticipatory bail plea, which was filed on Monday, for hearing on Wednesday.
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Reserve Bank of India: Reports appearing in some sections of social media about RBI closing down certain commercial banks are false. "There are mischievous rumours on social media about RBI closing some banks. No question of closing any public sector bank, which are articles of faith. Rather govt is strengthening PSBs with reforms&infusion of capital to better serve its customers," Finance Secretary Rajeev Kumar said.
In relief for Rampur MP Azam Khan, Allahabad High Court on Wednesday put a stay on 29 FIRs registered against the Samajwadi Party leader. This means Khan won’t be arrested for now. However, the bench headed by Justice Manoj Mishra and Justice Manju Rani refused to quash the cases pending against Azam Khan. The cases are related to the FIRs lodged by farmers accusing him of land grab. The farmers alleged Azam Khan of grabbing their land during the Samajwadi Party rule in Uttar Pradesh. The land is now a part of Khan's Jauhar University.
MiG 21 Trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Gwalior, today. Both the pilots, including a Group Captain and a squadron leader, managed to eject safely.
The UP law student, who accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of sexual assault, has been arrested on a charge of extortion by the special team probing the case. The 23-year-old had moved a local court for protection against arrest but did not get any immediate relief. The court had posted the hearing for Wednesday. Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police, OP Singh confirmed that the woman has been arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for allegedly trying to extort money from Chinmayanand. The SIT had arrested Chinmayanand last week on a complaint from the law student. She has accused the BJP leader of rape and blackmail.
Gandhi's non-violence contributed to shaping Bangabandhu's vision of struggle against Pakistan: Shiekh Hasina
Mumbaikars woke up to the heavy downpour on Wednesday morning with parts of the financial capital receiving heavy rains, creating road traffic and waterlogging in several parts of the city. Apart from Mumbai, Konkan-Goa, Marathwada, Vidarbha and Madhya Maharashtra are witnessing heavy rainfall today since early morning.
Petrol, Diesel Rates Today: The continuous rise in petrol and diesel prices finally stopped on Wednesday (September 25). Petrol and diesel prices have been rising daily for the last 8 days from September 17 following attacks on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities. However, on Wednesday, the state-run oil marketing companies did not increased petrol and diesel prices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gurugram and Noida. Read more...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday conferred the 'Global Goalkeeper' award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. He was given the award by Bil Gates. Accepting the award, PM Modi said he shared the honour with crores of Indians who had contributed to the success of the cleanliness mission.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his thoughts on Mahatma Gandhi at a programme hosted by India at the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday. In a series of tweets in Hindi, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said speaking on “Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World”, Modi said the platform was a living example that Gandhi was from India but did not belong only to India.
To fuel terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities in Punjab have confirmed at least eight drone sorties, carrying 80 kg of weapons that were sent across the border into Punjab by revived Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) outufit backed by Pakistan and Germany-based terror group. Five people have so far been arrested by Punjab Police in connection with the drone drops, according to Hindustan Times report. Read more...