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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a rally at Bikaner in Rajasthan and said "We send schemes from Delhi to Rajasthan but in Jaipur the Congress claws at them. Congress has nothing to do with Rajasthan's problems and your problems. The Congress government is also troubled by the BJP's plan to provide benefits to every household."

As part of his assurance to monitor the situation in West Bengal where panchayat polls are being held, Governor Dr CV Ananda Bose on Saturday visited the residence of a person who was injured in a bomb attack in North 24 Parganas' Barasat-I subdivision. After speaking to his family members at Pirgachha, Bose went to the hospital in Barasat where the person is being treated and talked to doctors, an official said.

Congress leader Kaustav Bagchi said he made a representation to the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court seeking an urgent hearing of a prayer seeking that Saturday's panchayat elections in West Bengal be declared null and void on account of violence and killings. Six people were killed till noon since the panchayat polls started at 7 am and another three died in alleged poll-related violence since midnight in the state. Seeking constitution of a special bench for an urgent hearing on Saturday, Bagchi, who is also a lawyer, said he has made a representation to the Chief Justice.

At least nine people were killed in election-related violence in West Bengal as voting was underway on Saturday for the three-tier panchayat polls in the state, officials said. Among those killed were five TMC members, and one worker each of the BJP, CPI(M) and Congress, and the supporter of an Independent candidate, they said. Besides violent clashes that injured several people, ballot boxes were destroyed in at least two polling booths, they added.


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TMC supporter killed, 11 others injured in clash during rural polls in Bnegal's Nadia

A Trinamool Congress worker was killed and at least 11 others were injured on Saturday in a clash between members of two parties during the Panchayat elections in West Bengal's Nadia district, police said. The clash broke out between the ruling TMC and the Congress at Kalyandaha under the Chapra block of the district, a senior officer said.

Amjad Hossain was declared brought dead when he was taken to the Chapra primary healthcare centre, he said.

9:42 PM

PM Modi lays foundation stone for infra development projects worth Rs 6,100 crore in poll-bound Telangana

The ongoing decade of the 21st century is a golden period that should be fully utilised and no part of the country should lag behind in making fast progress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. Amid a boycott by the ruling BRS in poll-bound Telangana, Modi laid the foundation stone for several infrastructure development projects worth around Rs 6,100 crore during his visit to the state.

Addressing the gathering at the event here, Modi said today the whole world was coming forward to invest in India. "Today's India is young and filled with lot of energy."

9:21 PM

Govt discusses opportunities in toy sectors with industry, global players

The government on Saturday held detailed discussions with domestic industry and global players about huge business opportunities in the Indian toy sector. The meeting was organised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in collaboration with the Toy Association of India.

The meeting brought together prominent global and domestic toy manufacturers, retailers, associations, and government officials to discuss the burgeoning opportunities in the domestic toy sector, an official statement said.

The session was chaired by DPIIT Secretary Rajesh Kumar Singh, who said that the sector is poised to grow exponentially over the coming years.

9:21 PM

Pakistan allows foreign investors to remit entire profit abroad

In a major economic policy decision, cash-strapped Pakistan allowed foreign investors to remit the entire profit abroad in their own country's currency.

The Cabinet on Friday approved the Pakistan Investment Policy 2023 through the circulation of a summary, which aims to bring USD 20-25 billion in investment, Geo News reported quoting sources.

The policy was readied after consultations with the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and provincial and federal institutions, people, familiar with the matter, said.

8:49 PM

You trusted me and voted for my party but my decision failed: Sharad Pawar

8:34 PM

Orange alert issued in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, Monsoon fully active in India: IMD

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AAP volunteers given jobs, salaries borne by Delhi govt: BJP

Days after 437 'specialists' hired by the Delhi government were sacked by the Lieutenant Governor, the BJP attacked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday, alleging several AAP volunteers were given jobs and their salaries were being borne by the Delhi government exchequer. BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi alleged several names have surfaced who worked for Kejriwal but got salaries from the Delhi government.

There was no immediate reaction from the AAP on the charge. The BJP's allegation comes days after 437 people hired as specialists, fellows and advisors were terminated by the Services department on the direction of Lt Governor VK Saxena.

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PM Modi spoke of NCP's corruption, he should act against those guilty: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar on Saturday said PM Narendra Modi has spoken of massive corruption by NCP leaders, so he should punish those guilty. "PM Modi has all the state machinery at his disposal. He should act against these leaders and punish them, Pawar said, addressing a rally at Yeola in Nashik district. " Pawar added.

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If proper list of sensitive areas was provided then deployment of central forces would have been easier: BSF

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds roadshow in Bikaner, cycle rally accompanies him

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Amarnath pilgrims stranded at Baltal, Pahalgam urge authorities to evacuate them

Amarnath pilgrims stranded at the twin base camps of Baltal and Pahalgam following the suspension of the Yatra due to inclement weather have urged authorities to evacuate them. The yatra was suspended on Friday following widespread rain and landslides, particularly along the twin tracks -- the traditional 48-kilometre Pahalgam route in Anantnag district and the 14-kilometre Baltal route in Ganderbal district.

Nearly 50,000 pilgrims are put up at various base camps in Kashmir valley with almost 19,000 at Baltal base camp in the Ganderbal district.

5:53 PM

Two soldiers feared drowned in J&K's Poonch due to flash floods

Two Army soldiers were feared drowned in a swollen stream in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday, officials said. The soldiers were crossing the Dogra nallah at Poshana in Surankote area when they were swept away by flash floods triggered by heavy rains, the officials said. A joint rescue operation by the Army, police and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is on but there was no trace of the soldiers who were swept away by the strong current, they said.

5:43 PM

Karnataka HC stays investigation into poll code violation case against BJP chief Nadda

The High Court of Karnataka has stayed the investigation against BJP national president JP Nadda for allegedly violating the model code of conduct in an election speech during the recent Karnataka Assembly polls. The criminal petition filed by Nadda seeking to cancel the case registered against him by the Harappanahalli police was heard by a single judge bench of Justice M Nagaprasanna that gave an interim order staying the investigation on Friday and adjourned the hearing of the petition to July 21.

4:53 PM

3 sharpshooters of Lawrence Bishnoi gang held in extortion case in Delhi's Rohini

Three alleged sharpshooters of Lawrence Bishnoi gang, who were wanted in an extortion case, were apprehended in west Delhi's Rohini area, police said on Saturday. The accused have been identified as Udit Sadh (31), a resident of Krishna Nagar, Anish Kumar alias Mintu (42), a resident of Nangloi, and Mohit Gupta (27), from Nihal Vihar, they said. On June 23, a merchant based in Old Delhi's Lajpat Rai Market received an extortion call where the accused threatened him in the name of Lawrence Bishnoi and demanded Rs 20 lakh as protection money, a senior police officer said.

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West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary visits hospital after 62-year-old was killed in bombing

3:55 PM

Stone pelting and hurling of bombs reported at booths in West Bengal Panchayat elections

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Heavy rainfall lashes parts of Delhi, leading to waterlogging in several parts of the city

2:59 PM

PM Modi takes dig at BRS during Telangana visit, calls KCR govt corrupt

In a veiled dig at the ruling BRS in Telangana and the AAP government in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said it was for the first time that allegations of corruption deal between two political parties and state governments were cropping up. Pacts between two state governments for welfare and development issues like sharing water are common, but it is for the first time that such allegations are levelled against two parties, he said referring to the Delhi excise policy case. While AAP leader and former Delhi Deputy Chief Mninister Manish Sisodia has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over the matter, BRS leader and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter, K Kavitha, had appeared before the ED for questioning in connection with the case.

2:45 PM

K'taka HC stays probe into poll code violation case against BJP chief Nadda

The High Court of Karnataka has stayed the probe into the model code of conduct violation case registered against BJP national president J P Nadda during the assembly elections in the state. Nadda was accused of making a speech during a party campaign at Harapanahalli town in Vijayanaraga in May 2023, in which he allegedly lured voters.

2:34 PM

Bengal Governor takes stock of panchayat polls, meets bomb-attack victim

As part of his assurance to monitor the situation in West Bengal where panchayat polls are being held, Governor Dr CV Ananda Bose on Saturday visited the residence of a person who was injured in a bomb attack in North 24 Parganas' Barasat-I subdivision. After speaking to his family members at Pirgachha, Bose went to the hospital in Barasat where the person is being treated and talked to doctors, an official said.


First Published: Jul 08 2023 | 08:13 AM IST

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