India Remembers Bapu On Gandhi Jayanti, Mamata Reacts To Shah's NRC Statement & Other Top Stories

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 October 2019, 10:12 AM
News Nation Morning Wrap: Top stories of the day
News Nation Morning Wrap: Top stories of the day

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Mahatma Gandhi At Rajghat

India is remembering Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will declare India open defecation free to mark the sesquicentennial year of Gandhi's birth anniversary. On Gandhi Jayanti, PM Modi will also visit the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad while several other events will be organised in Gujarat, the home state of Gandhi and other parts of the country. PM Modi is also scheduled to announce a ban on single-use plastic on October 2 in an attempt to make sure that India is devoid of single-use plastic by 2022. Read more…

Divisive Politics Will Not Work In Bengal: Mamata Banerjee Reacts To Amit Shah's NRC Statement

Soon after Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday announced that the Narendra Modi government will extend the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cautioned the people of the state against divisive politics and said it will not work in Bengal. Read more…

'Has Sacrificial Animal Arrived?' Khashoggi Killers Made 'Chilling' Jokes Before Murder: Report

Secret tapes have revealed Saudi operatives suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s Istanbul consulate cracking joking before his arrival. Helena Kennedy, a British lawyer assisting the UN probe into Khashoggi’s death, said recordings she had heard from inside the kingdom’s mission in Turkey referred to the Saudi critic as a “sacrificial animal.” Turkey handed over 45 minutes of recordings to the United Nations in order for them to investigate the incident. Read more…

IND vs RSA 1st Test Day 1: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal Eye Solid Start

Rohit Sharma starts life as a Test opener but the embattled Rishabh Pant will not be there when India begins the experiment with the first match against South Africa here on Wednesday. At Pant's expense, Wriddhiman Saha will play his first international match in 22 months after India captain Virat Kohli confirmed that the Delhi keeper-batsman was being dropped from the first Test of India's home season. While India will be desperately hoping that Rohit replicates his limited overs success in the traditional format, the build-up to the experiment has not been ideal to say the least with the batsman failing to score in the only warm-up game before the series. Read more…

Petrol, Diesel Prices Today: Check Latest Fuel Rates In India On Wednesday, October 2

There was no change in petrol and diesel prices on Wednesday, October 2. State-run oil marketing companies did not change rates on Gandhi Jayanti. On Tuesday, petrol rate had increased by 13-14 paise while diesel rate increased by 10 to 11 paise in India. The rate of petrol and diesel have increased heavily since September 17 following attacks on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities. Read more…  

First Published: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 09:57 AM
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