News Alerts! Sensex plunges 505.13 points to end at 37,585

4:38 pm: West Bengal: Police detain Bengal BJP Yuva Morcha workers who were protesting against the attack on vehicle of state BJP President Dilip Ghosh in East Midnapore earlier today.

4:24 pm: Delhi Police has arrested one Kalu Sahu who was found with 23 pistols in his possession.

4:13 pm: Gujarat: Fire breaks out in a tyre godown at Shreeji Tower in Ahmedabad. Fire tenders at the spot. Additional Chief Fire Officer says,”Fire broke out in a tyre showroom&godown on the ground floor of a residential cum commercial building. No injuries till now. Fire under control.

4:11 pm: Nala Sopara terror conspiracy case: One of the accused Sujit Kumar alleged in the Court that he was stripped and beaten by belts and sticks during investigation. Court has ordered his medical examination.

4:10 pm: Floriana: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu met and held talks with Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, the President of Malta.

4:04 pm: Delhi Court issues summons to accused Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi and Tejashwi Yadav in connection with IRCTC hotels allotment money laundering case. They have to appear before Court on October 6

3:48 pm: Sensex plunges 505.13 points to end at 37,585.51; Nifty slips 137.45 points to 11,377.75.

3:40 pm: National Herald Case: Subramanian Swamy concludes recording of examination in chief, to be cross examined by Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi lawyers on October 27. Delhi Court to also hear application by Congress against release of information on Twitter by Swamy, on October 6.

3:37 pm: Self styled godman Ashu Maharaj alias Asif Khan sent to judicial custody till October 1 by a Delhi court for allegedly raping a woman.

3:08 pm: Cricketer Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu have been recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award: Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award committee sources.

2:50 pm: Submitted 2 memorandums&requested that situation to undergo election within 18 months shouldn’t arise. People elected us for 5 yrs. If present govt is not capable to function, we should be given the chance, we’ll do it: Chandrakant Kavlekar,Congress Legislature Party Chief .

2:30 pm: Goa Congress, along with its 14 MLAs, have staked claim to form govt in the state. They have submitted a letter before the Raj Bhavan but there has not been a meeting between the Governor and them. Congress party has 16 MLAs in the state.

2:03 pm: 7 Vietnamese dead, 5 in coma after taking drugs at music festival, reports AFP news agency quoting police.

2:02 pm: Kochi: Aloshi Joseph, member of Catholic Reformation Movement, who is on an indefinite hunger strike demanding the arrest of Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a Kerala nun, being shifted to a hospital.

1:58 pm: Uttarakhand Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Finance Prakash Pant chaired a meeting today, where it was decided that sale, storage and marketing of plastic carry bags will be completely banned in the state.

1:41 pm: Rewari gang-rape case: Earlier visuals of two people who were arrested yesterday – Deen Dayal and Dr Sanjeev & one of the three main accused, Nishu, being produced before Civil Court Kanina.

1:27 pm: Congress President Rahul Gandhi holds ‘Sankalp Yatra’ in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal.

1:24 pm: Vehicle of WB BJP Pres Dilip Ghosh was attacked by miscreants outside Janamangal Samiti meeting hall near Contai bus stand in East Midnapore today, 3 injured. Ghosh says ‘TMC is unable to stop us democratically&is using goons&police to intimidate us by showing their muscle power.

1:06 pm: Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad has arrested a man in connection with the case where 5 kg heroin was seized from Salaya in Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat.

1:06 pm: Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad has arrested a man in connection with the case where 5 kg heroin was seized from Salaya in Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat.

1:03 pm: BhimaKoregaon case: Supreme Court to hear the matter on September 19, as the Central government wants to produce the case diary and other evidence on that day.

12:59 pm: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated two Comprehensive Integrated Border Managment System (CIBMS) pilot projects in Jammu, today.

12:56 pm: Tamil Nadu: A statue of Periyar was found to be vandalised by unidentified miscreants today morning, with a pair of slippers kept on the top of it in Chennai’s Tiruppur. Police have started an investigation.

12:48 pm: Madras High Court registers suo motu case on BJP national secretary H Raja and asks him to appear before the court in person in 4 weeks time. He had used abusive language against Madras High Court.

12:48 pm: Narendra Dabholkar murder case: Sharad Kalaskar, an accused in the case, has been sent to Judicial custody till 29 September.

12:31 pm: BhimaKoregaon case: Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Senior lawyer appearing for many petitioners, submits to the Supreme Court that we have directly come to SC, as we only need a court-monitored investigation or a CBI or NIA probe, to ascertain what the case is and who is involved in it.

12:10 pm: JammuAndKashmir: Mukhtar Ahmed, a Territorial Army jawan has been shot dead by terrorists at his home in Shurat Kulgam. More details awaited.

12:02 pm: Pune: A case has been registered against a 31-year-old man for allegedly performing unnatural sex on his wife, making a video of the act and blackmailing her.

11:57 am: BhimaKoregaon case: Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Senior lawyer appearing for many petitioners, submits to the Supreme Court that the case should be properly probed by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) or there should be a court monitored probe.

11:52 am: BhimaKoregaon case: Tushar Mehta, sr lawyer appearing for Maha govt opposes the petition filed, says those who had filed the petition are neither related to the case nor they have any idea about it; also says there are many alleged incriminating documents recovered from accused.

11:46 am: India’s first exclusive dog park has been set up in Hyderabad and will be inaugurated soon. The park offers training & exercise spaces for dogs, splash pools, an amphitheater among others. The park has been certified by The Kennel Club of India.

11:07 am I think our policy is very clear. Dialogue will happen provided the environment is made conducive for it: MoS External Affairs General VK Singh, on the possibility of a dialogue with Pakistan

11:04 am If they (victim’s family) want to take them inside they’ll, otherwise they won’t. They’ve said that they’re satisfied with the treatment and gave that in writing, so the treatment will continue here: Ashok Kumar Sharma, Rewari Deputy Commissioner on Rewari gang-rape case

10:58 am Did you all expect a change? If a person is propped up by Army, army still rules. Let’s wait&watch how things move, whether a person remains under army’s control or doesn’t: MoS External Affairs General VK Singh, on infiltration going on even after change in Pak Govt (file pic)

10:48 am Himachal Pradesh: An Army jawan of 18 Sikh Regiment allegedly shot dead his two colleagues before committing suicide at Dharamshala Military Station earlier this morning. Police are present at the spot and are investigating the matter.

10:40 am A Delhi court reserves its order on whether to summon RJD chief Lalu Yadav,Rabri Devi &Tejashwi Yadav as accused in connection with the IRCTC scam case. Spl Judge A Bhardwaj says, the court needs time to go through documents filed by ED before taking cognisance of the chargesheet

10:13 am Safety of victim is one of the main concern, arresting remaining accused is another. It doesn’t end with arrest but with convection of the accused. So securing evidence&ensuring they get convicted through fast track court would be the next step: Rewari SP on Rewari gang-rape case

10:13 am I just met the victim, proceeding to crime scene & I’ll be meeting SIT soon. As & when any progress is made we’ll keep you updated. So far we’ve arrested one of the main accused&our teams are working to arrest the remaining accused: Rahul Sharma, Rewari SP on Rewari gang-rape case

10:01 am BJP worker washes feet of BJP Godda MP Nishikant Dubey and drinks that water, at an event in Jharkhand’s Godda (16.09.18)

9:29 am Indian National Rupee (INR) at 72.63 versus the US dollar.

9:23 am Madhya Pradesh: Posters and cutouts of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders seen in Bhopal ahead of his roadshow in the city today

8:55 am Lucknow: Flag of Shivpal Yadav’s recently launched party Samajwadi Secular Morcha seen on his car as he leaves for Saifai

8:12 am West Bengal: Latest visuals from Kolkata’s Bagree market on Canning Street where a fire had broken out yesterday morning. Fire fighting operation is still underway as fire continues to rage in some parts of the building.

8:12 am Andhra Pradesh: A fire has broken out in Sri Kanya Cinema Hall in Visakhapatnam’s Gajuwaka. Five fire tenders are present at the spot. No casualties have been reported. More details awaited.

7:40 am Congress then & A Kejriwal now misled people in the name of converting unauthorised into authorised. A house, in unauthorised colony, had been sealed. If there are 1000 houses there why was only one sealed? I oppose this pick & choose system: Manoj Tiwari, Delhi BJP Chief (16.09)

6: 28 am Moradabad: Two men were beaten up with belt on the judgement of Panchayat in Bhagatpur’s Raipur Samda y’day; Police say, ‘the 2 men thrashed another boy on Sept 15. Panchayat was held & to settle the matter, victim’s father beat them with belt. Case registered, accused arrested’

8:25 am Petrol at Rs 82.06/litre (increase by Rs 0.15/litre) and diesel at Rs 73.78/litre (increase by Rs 0.6/litre) in Delhi. Petrol at Rs 89.44/litre (increase by Rs 0.15/litre) and diesel at Rs 78.33/litre (increase by Rs 0.7/litre) in Mumbai.

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