DEL65 SHAH-JDU BJP tried to backstab Kumar, Bihar will be central to BJP-mukt Bharat in 2024 JDU president New Delhi The JDU hit back at Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday for his backstabbing charge against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying it was the BJP that had conspired to stab Kumar in the back.
Following are the top headlines at 9.20 PM: NATION DEL70 CONG-LD POLL Gehlot announces Cong prez poll bid, says call on Rajasthan CM will be taken by Sonia, party in-charge New Delhi/Kochi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot became the first person to announce his candidature for the AICC presidential poll on Friday, a day before the nomination process begins, and said Rahul Gandhi has told him that no one from the Gandhi family should become the next party chief. DEL54 CANADA-LD INDIA-ADVISORY India issues advisory over sharp increase in 'hate crimes, anti-India activities' in Canada New Delhi: India on Friday advised its nationals in Canada and those travelling to that country to exercise due caution and remain vigilant in view of the ''sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities'' there. DEL61 RUSSIA-OIL Will stop global oil supplies if G-7 price cap unfair: Russian envoy New Delhi: Russia on Friday said it would stop supplying oil to the global market if the price cap proposed by G-7 countries was not fair. CAL17 BH-2NDLD SHAH Nitish tried to fulfil prime ministerial ambitions, backstabbed BJP: Shah Purnea: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday flayed former ally Nitish Kumar, accusing the Bihar chief minister of “backstabbing” the BJP and trying to fulfil prime ministerial ambitions while “sitting in the laps of Congress and RJD”. BOM16 MH-HC-LD SHIVAJI PARK HC allows Uddhav-led Shiv Sena to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday granted permission to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to hold its annual Dussehra rally at the iconic Shivaji Park ground in central Mumbai on October 5. DEL67 ED-HERALD-SUMMON National Herald: ED issues notices to Congress leaders from Andhra, Telangana New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has issued notices to some Congress leaders from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in connection with its ongoing money laundering investigation into the operations of the Congress party-owned National Herald newspaper, officials said Friday. CAL20 WB-KURMI-STIR Kurmi stir hits rail services for fourth day; 205 trains cancelled so far Kolkata: The rail blockade by Kurmis continued for the fourth day on Friday at Kustaur and Khemasuli stations of South Eastern Railway, with at least 205 mail, express and passenger trains getting cancelled thus far over the past few days, an official said. MDS12 KL-PFI-LDALL HARTAL PFI hartal turns violent in parts of Kerala; vehicles, shops damaged Thiruvananthapuram: Masked men and miscreants went on a rampage in different parts of Kerala on Friday during the dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Popular Front of India (PFI), under the lens for alleged terror activities, damaging state-run buses and ambulance, injuring policemen and commoners and vandalising shops and threatening the public. DEL65 SHAH-JD(U) BJP tried to backstab Kumar, Bihar will be central to BJP-mukt Bharat in 2024: JD(U) president New Delhi: The JD(U) hit back at Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday for his ''backstabbing'' charge against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying it was the BJP that had conspired to ''stab'' Kumar in the back. DEL56 ED-HP-ILLEGAL MINING ED detects Rs 35 crore worth of illegal mining in Himachal's Una, conducts raids New Delhi: Illegal mining worth Rs 35 crore has been carried out by certain stone crushers and related entities in Una district of Himachal Pradesh, the Enforcement Directorate said Friday. DEL66 CBI-LD NHAI CBI arrests NHAI officials, Ashoka Buildcon executives in Rs 5 lakh bribery New Delhi: Busting a major corruption racket at the Patna regional office of the National Highways Authority of India, the CBI on Friday arrested four persons, including a chief general manager and a deputy general manager, in a Rs 5 lakh bribery case, officials said. BUSINESS DEL69 BIZ-LD-RUPEE Rupee slides 30 paise to close below 81-mark against dollar on rate hike worries Mumbai: The rupee slumped 30 paise to close at a fresh lifetime low of 81.09 against the US dollar on Friday, weighed down by the strong American currency overseas and risk-off sentiment among investors. DEL55 BIZ-LD TELECOM BILL New telecom bill likely to be in place in 6-10 months: Ashwini Vaishnaw New Delhi: The new telecom bill, which will replace the 137-year-old Indian Telegraph Act, is expected to be in place in 6-10 months but the government is not in a hurry, communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Friday. LEGAL LGD23 SC-2ND LD JOURNALIST Prophet row: SC shifts all FIRs against journalist Navika Kumar to Delhi Police, says no coercive action New Delhi: In a relief to journalist Navika Kumar, the Supreme Court on Friday clubbed and transferred to the Delhi Police all FIRs registered against the news anchor over the controversial remarks made by ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammad during a TV debate moderated by her. FOREIGN FGN68 QUAD-DISASTER-AGREEMENT Quad countries sign Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Guidelines New York: The four-nation Quad grouping signed the Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Guidelines at a meeting of their foreign ministers here on Friday, a move welcomed by India as “extremely timely”. By Yoshita Singh PTI RDT RDT
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