Hello and welcome to Wednesday's live blog. From politics to sports to entertainment, the Internet is buzzing with the breaking news and headlines from across the globe. While people across India get into celebratory mood with the festivity of nine-day-long Navratri, political leaders from across party lines reached Rajghat this morning to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary. Meanwhile, India have locked horns with South Africa in the first test match between the countries starting at Viskhapatnam on Wednesday morning. Here in this segment, News Nation brings you live news from all corners of the world. The latest stories will appear in our live blog below - so keep scrolling down.
Here are the LIVE updates:
01:20 pm: It is easy to take Gandhi's name, but tought to follow his ideologies, UPA chairperson says Sonia Gandhi.
1:00 pm: Indian Air Force helicopter does an emergency landing in Srirangapatna area of Mandya district of Karnataka today around 12.30 pm.
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Indian Air Force helicopter does an emergency landing in Srirangapatna area of Mandya district of Karnataka today around 12.30 pm. The chopper was heading for Mysuru Dasara airshow. Due to some technical snag, the pilot did an emergency landing. There is no loss of life in this incident, officials are there on the spot. #iaf #indianairforce #helicopter #chopper
12:30 pm: Lt General IS Ghuman assumed the appointment of Central Army Commander yesterday with a wreath laying ceremony at Smritika War Memorial. He has succeeded Lt General A Krishna who retired on September 30.
11:55 am: Rahul Gandhi arrives at Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office for the party's 'Gandhi Sandesh Yatra' on Gandhi Jayanti.
11:45 am: India and Gandhi are synonymous, but some people want RSS to be synonymous with Indi, says Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanta.
11:40 am: Sonia Gandhi says Gandhi's soul would be pained by what's been happening in India in last few years.
11:30 am: Those doing politics of falsehood will not understand Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, says Sonia Gandhi before taking part in Congress' 'Gandhi Sandesh Yatra'.
11:15 am: Home Minister Amit Shah takes part in 'Gandhi Sankalp Yatra,' in Delhi's Shalimar Bagh.
11:00 am: Bihar BJP president corners Nitish Kumar as death count in flood rises to 42.
10:50 am: Priyanka Gandhi begins 'Padyatra' to support the law student in Chinmayanand case.
10:45 am: BJP president Amit Shah during launches 'Gandhi Sankalp Yatra' in Delhi. Addressing a gathering Shah said Gandhi ji's satyagraha movement brought the British to their knees, adding that he showed the path of truth and non violence to the world.
10:40 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis takes part in 'Swacchhta Abhiyaan' at Sion-Koliwada in Mumbai.
10:25 am: Shiv Sena puts up posters of Aditya Thackeray which says How are you Worli' in different languages. Thackeray will be contesting the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections from the Worli constituency.
10:20 am: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh administered a cleanliness oath to people at an event organised in Delhi Cantonment on Gandhi Jayanti today.
10:15 am: National Investigation Agency(NIA) to carry out probe after reports from Punjab of drones being used by Pakistan to smuggle arms into India.
#BREAKING | National Investigation Agency (NIA) to carry out probe after reports from Punjab of drones being used by Pakistan to smuggle arms into India, reports ANI.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) October 2, 2019
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09:45 am: Air India pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by painting his portrait on the tail of an Airbus A320 aircraft at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
09:30 am: 'Swacchhata Abhiyaan' was conducted at Ramghat in Delhi's Wazirabad under the 'Namami Gange Project' on Gandhi Jayanti today.
09:15 am: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, accompanied by wrestler Bajrang Punia, flags off 'Fit India Plog run,'- a trash collecting activity while jogging, at Indira Gandhi stadium.
09:00 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia pay tribute to Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat.
08:45 am: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched a special sales campaign of Khadi and Village Industries Commission and launched cow dung soaps and bamboo bottles on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti in Delhi.
08:30 am: Former cricketers Roger Binny, Javagal Srinath and Syed Kirmani participated in "Wild Life Week," - a wild life awareness program organised by Forest Department at Cubbon Park in Bengaluru to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti.
Karnataka: Former cricketers Roger Binny, Javagal Srinath and Syed Kirmani participated in "Wild Life Week," - a wild life awareness program organised by Forest Department at Cubbon Park in Bengaluru. #GandhiJayanti pic.twitter.com/m3ezD0mwcfâ€” ANI (@ANI) October 2, 2019
08:15 am: Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Mahabalipuram near Chennai in the second week of October for the second informal summit with PM Narendra Modi.
08:00 am: World Uyghur Congress holds protest in Brussels against Chinese repression.
07:45 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat.
07:30 am: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh pay tributes to Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat.Â
07:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniverasry at Rajghat, Delhi.
07:00 am: Anil Shastri, son of Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, pays tribute to his father at Vijay Ghat, Delhi, on his birth anniversary.