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  • Court To Frame Charges In Tarun Tejpal Case Today: 10-Point Guide
    A Goa court will frame charges on Thursday against journalist Tarun Tejpal, who is accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague four years ago. The Bombay High Court has rejected Mr Tejpal's plea to stall the framing of charges till it decides on his petition to drop the case against him. The former editor of Tehelka magazine says the case is "absolutely false," motivated by "political vendetta," and that there is no evidence against him.
  • Hardik Patel's Meet With Gujarat Government 'Cordial', Stir To Continue
    As Rahul Gandhi makes an all-out attempt to convert the anger of Gujarat's powerful Patel or Patidar voters against the ruling BJP into support for the Congress, the state government today invited Hardik Patel and other leaders of the community for talks in Gandhinagar. Hardik Patel, 24, described the meeting as cordial but said the Patel agitation would continue as their main demand for reservation in government jobs and colleges was not discussed. Several of his other key demands have however been met today.
  • GST Biggest Economic Reform Since Independence, Says BJP At Big Meet: 10 Points
    BJP chief Amit Shah this morning thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for resolving the Doklam standoff with China and praised Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj for her speech attacking Pakistan over terrorism at the United Nations General Assembly on the weekend, as he highlighted the BJP government's achievements at a meeting of the party's national executive in Delhi. A resolution adopted at the meeting said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is the biggest economic reform since Independence, union minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters.
  • In Amit Shah's Speech At Top BJP Meet, A Dig At Rahul Gandhi: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to counter critics of the government's economic policies and address worries over jobs and a slowdown in economic growth when he speaks at a meeting of the BJP's national executive at Delhi's Talkatora stadium this evening. About 2,500 members of the ruling party, including 13 Chief Ministers and all its elected lawmakers - 1,400 legislators and 280 parliamentarians - are attending today's meet, Day 2 of the national executive.
  • PM Modi, Amit Shah Dial Yogi Adityanath After Varanasi University (BHU) Violence: 10 Facts
    The widely shared video of a woman student being beaten up with sticks by policemen during a protest at the Banaras Hindu University or BHU of Varanasi on Saturday, has provoked waves of outrage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah today spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the violence that has been condemned by students, activists and opposition parties. Two policemen and an officer have been removed in Varanasi, which is PM Modi's parliamentary constituency.
  • We Made IITs, Pakistan Made Lashkar, Says Sushma Swaraj At UN: 10 Points
    In a takedown of Pakistan for its non-stop support to terrorism, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday dismissed Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's accusations of violating human rights, telling the United Nations General Assembly, "Look who is talking". "We are completely engaged in fighting poverty; alas our neighbour Pakistan seems only engaged in fighting us," Ms Swaraj said in a hard-hitting speech that took swipes at Islamabad for exporting terror that kills hundreds of people. Ms Swaraj also asked Pakistani leaders to introspect, reminding them that though both countries became independent at the same time, India is globally known as an IT superpower, and Pakistan, "as the pre-eminent export factory for terror".
  • 'We Are Fighting Poverty, Pakistan Fighting Us': Top 10 Quotes Of Sushma Swaraj At UN General Assembly
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave her second speech at the UN General Assembly. The union minister came down sharply against Pakistan. Directing her remarks to Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she asked how did the nation should introspect how it emerged "export factory for terror". Ms Swaraj called on world leaders to gain common ground in acting against global terrorism. The leader, gave her strong and short speech in Hindi. Yesterday, Ms Swaraj and the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, including the situation in the neighbourhood and the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
  • Day After India Slammed Pak Over Terror, Sushma Swaraj Speaks At UN: 10 Points
    At the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly today, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to deliver a stinging response to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, carrying forward New Delhi's effort to diplomatically isolate Pakistan. Setting the tone for the takedown of Pakistan at the international meet, an Indian diplomat had told a UN meeting on Thursday that Pakistan had become synonymous with terror, or "Terroristan" (land of terror). Apart from terrorism, Ms Swaraj will also outline the India's vision on crucial issues such as climate change, people centric migration and UN reforms.
  • Governance Isn't About Winning Votes, Nation First, Says PM Narendra Modi In Varanasi: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, today said that by 2022, "every poor, whether in urban or rural area, will get a home". Stressing that his government's prime agenda is development, he said, "Governance is not about politics or winning elections. The priority is the well-being of the nation." He was addressing a rally in Varanasi's Shahanshahpur after inaugurating the Pashudhan Arogya Mela, a mega animal fair and laying the foundation stone for toilet units under his pet project, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
  • Why Rupee Fell To 6-Month Low Vs Dollar Today: 10 Points
    The rupee fell sharply today to breach the 65 mark against the US dollar. The rupee fell to a nearly 6-month low of 65.14 against the US dollar, its lowest since April this year. However, it staged a remarkable recovery from its near-six-month low and ended a marginal 2 paise higher at 64.79 per dollar. A stronger dollar following prospect, weak domestic equity markets and possibility of fiscal loosening for extra government spending hurt the rupee, say analysts. The rupee had closed at 64.81 on Thursday. Meanwhile, weak equity markets also hurt the sentiment, with the Sensex falling nearly 300 points.
  • Solution To Every Problem Is Development, Says PM In Varanasi: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on a two-day visit, his first after the BJP's massive victory in Uttar Pradesh election held in March this year. PM Modi, who launched several projects covering sectors such as infrastructure, railways, financial inclusion and sanitation on this trip, said "development is the solution to all the problems". The PM, through a video link, flagged off Mahamana Express that connects Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat.
  • Blinds On Windows, Special Ladders: 10 Points On Mahamana Express
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the country's third Mahamana Express train, between his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat's Vadodara, the constituency he vacated after winning in 2014. The Prime Minister will use a remote control to launch the train, which will leave from Vadodara and reach Varanasi tomorrow.
  • Pakistan, The Polluter, Is Paying The Price Of Terror: 5 Points India Made At UN
    India exercised its Right of Reply at the United Nations General Assembly after Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi alleged that the "struggle of the people in the region is being brutally suppressed by India". Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary to the United Nations, said Pakistan is now "Terroristan" and that it was "extraordinary" that the state that sheltered Osama bin Laden was creating narratives based on deception and deceit.
  • PM Narendra Modi In Varanasi After Big UP Win, To Launch Key Schemes: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Varanasi on a two-day visit, his first trip to his parliamentary constituency after the BJPs oversized victory in the Uttar Pradesh elections earlier this year. PM Modi, 67, had camped for three days in the holy city in March that helped give the BJP 312 of the 403 seats, the biggest majority for any party in Uttar Pradesh since 1977. Clutching a bunch of infrastructure projects for the temple town, PM Modi has started his two-day visit to thank the electorate for their support.
  • 'Slit My Throat,' Defiant Mamata Banerjee Says After Court Rap: 10 Facts
    "Slit my throat but no one tells me what to do," a defiant Mamata Banerjee declared today after a court said her government in Bengal cannot ban the immersion of Durga idols on Muharram and cancelled the unusual restrictions that she had ordered on grounds that there could be trouble. "You are exercising extreme power without any basis," the Calcutta High Court said in sharp comments on the order banning immersions after 10 pm on September 30 - when Durga Puja ends - and on Muharram a day later.

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