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Wrap-up: Here’s all you need to know

  • Twitter Inc’s shareholders approves $44 billion buyout by Elon Musk
  • Begusarai mass shooting incident: One person killed, 11 critically injured
  • Queen’s coffin lands in London for final night at Buckingham Palace
  • Honda to start battery sharing service for e-rickshaws in India this year
  • US inflation rate declined less than expected to 8.3% in August
  • Centre constitutes an expert committee to scale up VC/PE investments
  • IMD issues yellow alert for Mumbai,Thane and Sindhudurg
  • ECI delistes 86 non-existent RUPPs & declares 253 as ‘Inactive RUPPs
  • Nabanna March: Water cannons, tear gas reportedly used on protesters
  • Bomb scare at hotel near Gurugram mall
  • Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra enters 7th day

Punjab wants lumpy skin disease to be included in National Animal Disease Control Programme

Queen’s coffin lands in London for final night at Buckingham Palace


Rahul Gandhi on Kerala road safety

Roads in Kerala badly designed which is why there are numerous vehicular accidents. Not blaming LDF or Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan for bad designs, but state govt needs to make some rules on the design, said Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi.

BMW set up manufacturing unit in Punjab

Germany’s luxury carmaker BMW to set up its auto part manufacturing unit in Punjab, announced state government

Twitter shareholders approved Elon Musk’s $44 bn takeover bid

Twitter Inc’s shareholders approved a $44 billion buyout by Elon Musk, handing over the deal’s outcome to a court battle in which the billionaire is trying to scrap the purchase, reported Reuters.

Begusarai mass shooting incident Update:

Police got information that at 4 different police station areas, two criminals on a bike have shot people in an indiscriminate manner. 10 people were shot out of which 1 has died. The remaining 9 are out of danger, some have been released from hospital, said Yogendra Kumar, SP Begusarai. We have formed 3 teams for investigation. CCTV footage is being searched. Family members of the injured and deceased have blocked NH-28. According to the doctors, a pistol was used during the incident. The situation is under control.

Permanent Representative of India, Ruchira Kamboj to UN, at UNSC

India has long-standing relations with Sudan and its people. India hopes to see Sudan emerge as a prosperous, peaceful and stable country and towards that objective, we will continue to support Sudan and its people.

Dr William Ruto becomes the president of Kenya

“Delighted to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-Elect Dr William Ruto of Kenya at Nairobi. Handed over the congratulatory letter of PM Narendra Modi. Confident that the relationship is poised to grow wider and deeper,” tweeted MoS MEA V Muraleedharan.

There is no financial crisis in the state. CM’s foreign visit will not affect the state exchequer, says Kerala Finance minister KN Balagopal

There is no financial crisis in the state. CM’s foreign visit will not affect the state exchequer, says Kerala Finance minister KN Balagopal

Nitish Kumar doesn’t crave any position or PM’s post, he just wants to unite the opposition. Opposition needs to strengthen for any country to prosper & Nitish Kumar has the potential & he has that stature and calibre to perform this duty as well.

– Former JD(U) leader Pavan Varma

JDU Pavan Verma meets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Janata Dal (United) Pavan Verma had a formal meeting with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar yesterday. Earlier, they had some clashes due to our difference of opinions regarding CAA and NRC and due to these reasons Nitish Kumar resigned from BJP. “We did not have any discussion on my return to the party, I met him to congratulate him on his win. We did not talk anything about his relations with Prashant Kishore. If both of them need to resolve some issues, then they can talk about it.” the minister said.

King Charles III’s plane lands at British air force base in London before he heads to Buckingham Palace


Visuals from Jharkhand

Heavy rains that lashed the city, led to water clogging at the burn care unit of MGM Medical College and Hospital in Jamshedpur. It forced the patients and their attendants to remain confined to their beds for a long time.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar urges industry, business leaders to be in sync with govt schemes so that country’s economy continues to be on incremental trajectory


Twitter whistleblower tells Congress he’s “risking my career and my reputation” to warn of security flaws


Female-looking humanoid robot – Vyom Mitra to be part of the First trial Gaganyaan

First trial for Gaganyaan will be done by the end of 2023 or beginning of 2024. The first test flight will be followed by sending a female-looking humanoid robot – Vyom Mitra. We’ve to ensure that the final Gaganyaan flight should be normal & uneventful, said Union Min Jitendra Singh.

Maharashtra demands mass vaccination of cattle to control Lumpy Skin Disease

The spread of Lumpy skin disease has been noticed in a total of 396 villages of 22 districts till today. Till now, a total of 56 infected animals have died: Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Sachindra Pratap Singh

Congress accuses apex child rights body NCPCR of being an affiliate of RSS

Congress accused apex child rights body NCPCR of being an affiliate of RSS after it asks Election Commission of initiating action against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly “misusing children as political tools” in party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Actress accuses fitness trainer of rape on pretext of marriage; trainer arrested

A man working as a fitness trainer was arrested after a Mumbai actress accused him of raping her several times since last year on the pretext of marriage. The case against the accused registered u/s 376,323,504,506(2),67 and 67(A) of the IPC, said Cuffe Parade PS officials.

AAP to highlight MCD’s “failures” under BJP; organise trips to 3 garbage hills

AAP to start month-long campaign to highlight MCD’s “failures” under BJP, to organise trips for people to 3 garbage hills located at city borders.

Begusarai mass shooting incident update:

Union min & MP Begusarai on mass shooting incident in Begusarai said, “There is no govt in Bihar, and no fear of law among criminals. The criminals fearlessly fired at several people & travelled 30 km across 4 PS areas, but they weren’t caught by police. CM should give a statement on this.” We demand that the state government should give ex-gratia amount of atleast Rs 1 crore to the family of the deceased and Rs 50 lakhs each to those injured in the firing incident.

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin leaves a cathedral in Edinburgh en route to airport for return to Buckingham Palace

King Charles III’s plane leaves Belfast as he returns to London to receive his mother’s coffin


Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav wrote to UP Assembly Speaker, seeks front seat for uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav in House during Monsoon Session


Expedite the beautification of Mumbai: Shinde

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde in a review meeting with BMC officials instructed them to expedite the beautification of street lights, road dividers, gardens, concrete roads, 7 prominent beaches, forts, Gateway of India and other heritage sites in Mumbai.

Kamrul Islam Choudhury, former Cong Gen Secy, on his resignation from Congress

  • It’s difficult to work for people being in Congress.
  • It’s sad that no Congress leader from Delhi is coming to do ground study.
  • I request them to untie State Congress first, then do Bharat Jodo.
  • Congess’s condition is very bad here, groupism happening at district level.
  • Since Bhupen Borah became President of State Congress, value of the post is on verge of ending.
  • The way Cong is functioning, it’s difficult to compete with BJP or other parties

Punjab Food grain scam Update:

Punjab Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema said audio clip with purported conversation between minister Fauja Singh Sarari, his former aide on ways to extract money from contractors involved in transportation of foodgrain being examined.

Honda to start battery sharing service for e-rickshaws in India this year

Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda said it plans to start its battery sharing service for electric rickshaws in India by the end of this year besides charting out strategy to bring its electric two-wheelers in future. It will also launch flex-fuel bike models in India by 2023 as part of strategy to meet the company’s aim to meet carbon neutrality for all its products and corporate activities by 2050, under which, it will introduce 10 or more electric motorcycle models globally by 2025.

I am thankful to our PM for the 75-day long ‘Swachha Sagar Surakshit Sagar’, coastal cleanup campaign which concludes on 17th Sep with a grand ceremony, which will be simultaneously held across 75 locations in India.

– Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

NIA seizes 2400 kgs of explosives worth Rs 73,500 Kyat

NIA conducted searches at two locations in Aizawl district of Mizoram pertaining to the recovery of 2400 kgs of explosives including 1000 detonators and 4500 metres of detonating fuse wire, cash- Rs 73,500/- and 29,35,500/- Kyat (Myanmar Currency), informed NIA.

Begusarai firing incident; One person killed

One person killed, several injured in separate firing incidents at various locations in Begusarai; police investigation underway. Two persons with bullet injuries have been brought to the hospital: Doctor, Govt hospital in Teghra. As per police, two bike-borne assailants are behind the firing incidents in which several people are reported to be injured.

AAP is “B team of BJP” and trying to mislead voters of Himachal Pradesh by making false promises in name of pre-poll guarantees

– Congress spokesperson Alka Lamba

Two elephant ivory tusks seized in Assam

In a joint operation, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, 27 Battalion of SSB and Assam Forest Department seized two elephant ivory tusks and arrested two persons near Jagi Road today.

Congress expelled Madhya Pradesh MLA’s rape-accused son Karan Morwal from the party for 6 years

CCI rejects complaint against proposed PVR-INOX deal

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) rejected a complaint against the proposed merger of multiplex chains PVR and INOX Leisure, saying apprehension of likelihood of anti-competitive practices by an entity cannot be a subject of probe. The watchdog’s order has come on a complaint filed against the proposed merger that would create the country’s largest multiplex chain with a network of more than 1,500 screens.

Delhi records 118 COVID-19 cases, zero death; positivity rate at 1.15 per cent: Bulletin

MP HC junks PIL seeking directions to restrain celebrities from promoting online gaming app

Madhya Pradesh High Court dismissed public interest litigation seeking ban on promotion of online gaming apps by actor Shah Rukh Khan and cricketers M S Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

Tamil Nadu street lights corruption case:

Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption registered a case against ex-min SP Velumani and 9 others, on allegations of awarding tenders injudiciously to his close associated companies causing loss of Rs 500 Cr to Govt exchequer in replacing street lights in rural areas from 2015-18.

Article 370 can’t be made an issue as it’s not in our hands. It’s not in my hands to convert 77 seats into 350, not in my hands to tell Supreme Court to begin hearing and give a ruling in our favour. I’ve never promised anything which isn’t in my hands.

– Ghulam Nabi Azad, in Srinagar

Punjab border Illegal mining case:

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit said, sedition charges should be imposed against those found involved in illegal mining in border areas. “Without involvement of some people from our villages,(cross-border) smuggling can’t happen;some police personnel also involved. Those officers deployed in same place for 10-15 yrs be transferred. Local committees should be formed in border villages to keep check,” he added.

The spirit of this yatra is to bring Indians together regardless of religion, community & remind them that this is one country and it’ll be successful if we stand together & are respectful to each other.

– Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Bharat Jodo Yatra

Protest against implementation of old pension and DA payments

Government employees protest against the state govt over demands for the implementation of old pension and DA payments, in Ludhiana.

50,000 people suggestions to prepare BJP manifesto

Ruling BJP will take suggestions from at least 50,000 people to prepare its manifesto for upcoming Himachal Assembly polls, said state BJP president Suresh Kashyap

Former Twitter security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko begins testifying to Congress


Govt drops 26 drugs from ‘essentials’ list over cancer-causing fears

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya released a revised National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), in which 384 drugs from 27 categories do not feature, including ranitidine – often taken for acidity and other stomach-related ailments and sold under brand names like Rantac, Zinetac and Aciloc, but removed now over cancer-causing concerns.

Criminal charges against Tamil Nadu MLA Dr C Vijayabaskar & 6 others

Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption registered a criminal case against former Tamil Nadu minister and MLA, Dr C Vijayabaskar & 6 others on the allegation of issuance of Essentiality Certificate fraudulently t Vels Medical College and Hospital. In connection with the case, searches were conducted at 13 places including 5 at Chennai, 3 at Salem and one each at Madurai, Theni, Pudukottai, Thiruvallur and Tambaram. During the search, Rs 18.37 lakhs, 1872 grams of gold jewels, 8.28 Kgs of silver articles were found.During the search, 120 incriminating documents pertaining to the allegation, 1 Hard Disk, 1 Pendrive, 2-1 Phones and 4-Locker Keys were seized for the purpose of Investigation and investigation is under progress.

Haryana Cryptocurrency fraud case:

Police arrested four people in connection with an alleged cryptocurrency fraud. They created a fake website named Crypto World Trading and duped a number of people. We will take further remand of the accused for probe, said SP Ambala.

Second India – Vietnam security dialogue

  • Dy NSA reiterated PM Modi’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI), focused on a collaborative effort to better manage, conserve, sustain and secure the maritime domain, and which shares strong convergence with the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific.
  • The two sides agreed to collaborate and cooperate on counter-terrorism. The two sides agreed that coordinated efforts are needed to combat the nexus of radicalization, terrorism and the production and trafficking of illegal narcotics and arms in the region.
  • India offered to continue to assist Vietnam for capacity-building programs, including providing training to Ministry of Public Security officials in undertaking UN Peace Keeping Missions. India will be guided by requirements of Vietnamese side on such capacity-building programmes

Hands & feet of many BJP workers were broken, more than 200 workers were injured. We’ll fight against this. BJP will call a press conference & reveal party’s next program.

– LoP & BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari after being released by police following ‘Nabanna Chalo’ march

Congress calls a meeting of Pradesh Returning Officers of the states

Congress central election authority calls a meeting of Pradesh Returning Officers of the states tomorrow for the preparation of electoral roll for party’s presidential election. Meeting will be held in the AICC office tomorrow evening.

Andhra Pradesh witness heavy rains and waterlogging

Continous heavy rains for the past few days triggered severe waterlogging in parts of Srikakulam including on the Chennai-Kolkata national highway today.

FDA raids factory in Pune; adulterated items worth Rs 22 lakhs seized

Officials of the Food and Drug Administration today raided a factory in the Kondhwa area and seized adulterated 1199 kg Paneer, 4,073 kg skimmed milk powder & other adulterated items, totally worth around Rs 22 lakhs.

Department of Economic Affairs constitutes an expert committee to scale up VC/PE investments

Department of Economic Affairs constitutes an expert committee to examine and suggest appropriate measures to address regulatory and other issues to enable scaling up investments by venture capital and private equity investment.

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami says survey of madrassas in state necessary as “all sorts of things” are coming to the fore about them

NCPCR alleges RaGa to “misusing children as political tools” in party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra

Apex child rights body NCPCR asked Election Commission to initiate necessary action and inquiry into complaint against Congress and Rahul Gandhi for allegedly “misusing children as political tools” in party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Arunachal Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra adopts two TB patients under ‘Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’

Calcutta HC seeks report from WB Home Secretary over today’s BJP Nabanna Abhijan

Calcutta High Court seeks report from West Bengal Home Secretary over today’s BJP Nabanna Abhijan; report to be submitted on 19th September. The HC further directs the Police to not illegally detain any person and also ensure that there is no damage to public property.

Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray on Vedanta-Foxconn’s MoU with Guj for semiconductor facility

Industries Min, MIDC & I had meetings to bring this project to Maha. For a project almost finalised & new dispensation claiming credit shows lack of commitment from new dispensation for our State’s progress: A Thackeray on Vedanta-Foxconn’s MoU with Guj for semiconductor facility. However, I wish the industry and company well. Its success will lead to a new horizon opening up for India. Under MVA, our effort was to make Maharashtra the lead state contributor to India’s progress just like other states, in healthy competition.

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