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Published 22:30 IST, October 13th 2023

India News LIVE: Mumbai NCB seizes drugs worth Rs 135 crore, 9 including 3 foreigners detained

The Mumbai NCB seized drugs worth Rs 135 crore, including cocaine weighing more than 6 kgs and Alprazolam.

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22:29 IST, October 13th 2023

Maha Assembly speaker Narwekar responds to Aaditya Thackeray's remark, says don't consider it important to comment

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar responded to Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray's statement, saying, "I don't consider it important to comment on baseless allegations.”

He was responding to Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray’s comment, wherein Thackeray had said that the Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly is no longer a speaker, now he is working on the role of a tribal. 
 

20:59 IST, October 13th 2023

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik directs administration to ensure safe return of 35 Odia workers reported to be held captive in Laos

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the administration to ensure the safe return of 35 Odia workers reported to be held captive in Laos. As per the direction of the Chief Minister, the Labour Commissioner has taken up the issue with the Indian embassy in Laos. The Embassy authorities have informed that they are in touch with the labourers and all necessary steps will be taken for their safe return to India: CMO Odisha.


 

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19:15 IST, October 13th 2023

V Muraleedharan visits MEA control room, setup to monitor India's 'Operation Ajay' in Israel

Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan on Friday visited the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) control room set up in New Delhi, which has been established to monitor the Government of India’s operation in Israel, ‘Operation Ajay’. 
The minister said, “We continue to monitor the situation and provide necessary information and assistance. The government is always committed to the safety of Indians abroad.”
 

18:59 IST, October 13th 2023

Major IED attack in J&K's Handwara averted on Friday, says Indian Army

An official of the India Army on Friday said that a major IED attack on the Srinagar-Kupwara Highway averted J&K’s Handwara. The official said, “A High-powered IED connected with three 10-kilogram LPG cylinders was spotted by an alert road opening party near Langait, on the National Highway that connects Kupwara with Srinagar. 
The official added that almost 1000 civil vehicles and 200 defence vehicles crossed the spot where the IED was planted. The IED was detected by the column of the Air Defence Unit (ADU) present in the area. 
 

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18:31 IST, October 13th 2023

Watch | Members of Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT) show solidarity with Palestine

#WATCH | Kargil: Members of Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT) show solidarity with Palestine pic.twitter.com/8BLP4tdivo

— ANI (@ANI)

18:29 IST, October 13th 2023

Kiren Rijiju appointed as election in charge for Mizoram election

BJP appoints party leader & Union minister Kiren Rijiju as election in charge for Mizoram election. Yanthungo Patton, Dy CM Nagaland and party national general secretary Anil Antony as election co-incharge.


 

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16:46 IST, October 13th 2023

Delhi HC puts bail plea matter of Manish Sisodia on Tuesday

The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear bail pleas of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)  leader Manish Sisodia in excise policy scam cases lodged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday but now has put the matter on Tuesday, October 17. The Apex Court had posed a volley of questions to the probing agencies about the Delhi excise policy ‘scam.’

16:10 IST, October 13th 2023

Arjun Ram Meghwal's response to contest in impending Rajasthan Assembly elections

Responding to media queries whether he will contest the impending Rajasthan Assembly elections, Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal stated on Friday, “This is not my subject, this is party's subject.”

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15:51 IST, October 13th 2023

Vivo money laundering case | Chinese nationals accused brought to Patiala House Court

Chinese nationals accused in Vivo money laundering case were brought to Patiala House Court. Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested four accused including a Chinese national linked with Chinese mobile company Vivo under the PMLA Act.

15:01 IST, October 13th 2023

Sanjay Singh sent to judicial custody till October 27

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court sent AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh to judicial custody till October 27.

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14:07 IST, October 13th 2023

Michael Douglas to be honoured with the prestigious Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award

Michael Douglas, the distinguished Hollywood Actor and Producer, will be honoured with the prestigious Satyajit Ray Excellence in Film Lifetime Award at the 54th International Film Festival Goa, announced Union minister Anurag Thakur. 
 

13:40 IST, October 13th 2023

Delhi HC dismisses pleas moved by NewsClick founder challenging police remand

Delhi High Court dismissed pleas moved by NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and HR head Amit Chakraborty challenging their police remand in UAPA case.

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13:35 IST, October 13th 2023

Sharad Pawar expresses concern over Maharashtra's law and order situation

Raising concern over the Law and order in Maharashtra, senior NCP leader Sharad Pawar said, “There is a need for the state government to take serious note of this situation and take appropriate steps in this regard. Another important issue is filing vacant government posts through contractual hiring which is not correct.”

13:32 IST, October 13th 2023

'Congress is going to betray everyone again,' says Kailash Vijayvargiya ahead of MP polls

Ahead of the Madhya Pradesh polls, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said, "Whether it is Priyanka Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi, there is nothing but lies. In the last elections also Rahul Gandhi betrayed the farmers, milk producers, and women working in the co-operative sector. Congress is going to betray everyone again..."


 

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13:25 IST, October 13th 2023

Former Punjab MLA Raj Kumar Verka resigns from BJP

“After thinking for many days, I have decided that I am leaving the BJP. I am resigning from the BJP. After this, I am leaving for Delhi right now... I will join the Congress party,” said Former Punjab MLA Raj Kumar Verka. 

13:21 IST, October 13th 2023

Tamil Nadu Minister V Senthil Balaji's judicial custody extended till October 20

Chennai Sessions Court extended the judicial custody of arrested Tamil Nadu Minister V Senthil Balaji till October 20. Senthil Balaji was produced before the court via video conference from Puzhal Prison. 

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12:42 IST, October 13th 2023

SC hears petition filed by Sharad Pawar faction

SC is hearing petition of the Sharad Pawar faction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) requesting that Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar take action against rebel MLAs led by Ajit Pawar. 

12:27 IST, October 13th 2023

BJP MPs are also the workers of our party: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

On giving tickets to BJP MPs in the Assembly elections, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said, "BJP MPs are also the workers of our party. I have said many times before that which BJP worker will be in which role in the party is a matter of the top leader and the parliamentary board. Congress should not worry about this..."

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12:06 IST, October 13th 2023

Security arrangements tightened ahead of India-Pakistan ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match

Security arrangements tightened ahead of India-Pakistan ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match on Saturday, October 14, 2023. 

11:52 IST, October 13th 2023

PM Modi invites delegates to visit India to witness the next general elections

“India has been using EVMs for over 25 years now to increase transparency and efficiency during elections. In 2024, during the general elections, around 100 crore or 1 billion voters are going to cast their votes. I invite all the delegates to visit India to witness the next general elections,” said PM Modi. 

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11:41 IST, October 13th 2023

PM Modi speaking at P20 Summit

At the 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers' Summit (P20), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "India landed on the Moon. India hosted the G20 Summit successfully. Today, we are hosting the P20 Summit. This Summit is also a medium to celebrate the power of the people of our country. P20 Summit is being organised in India, which is the mother of democracy and the world's biggest democracy too...Parliaments across the world are an important place for debate and deliberations..."

11:29 IST, October 13th 2023

Union Minister and BJP MP Anurag Thakur holds a meeting with Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai

#WATCH | Union Minister and BJP MP Anurag Thakur holds a meeting with Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/fp1g3dEbiC

— ANI (@ANI)

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11:01 IST, October 13th 2023

Andhra HC grants anticipatory bail to N Chandrababu Naidu in Angallu 307 case

Andhra Pradesh High Court grants anticipatory bail to former Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu in the Angallu 307 case. 

What is Angallu 307 case?

The Angallu case involves an incident where the YSRCP-led Andhra Pradesh government registered a police case against TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and several TDP leaders, accusing them of instigating an attack on its local leaders.

The case alleges that Naidu and other TDP leaders played a role in allegedly inciting violence on YSRCP leaders, who had gone to submit a representation to the former CM at Angallu village in August. Naidu is booked for an attempt to murder (Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) among other sections in the case.

 

 

10:49 IST, October 13th 2023

Sanjay Singh moves Delhi High Court challenging his arrest in Delhi liquor scam case

Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh moved Delhi High Court challenging his arrest in Delhi liquor scam case. He has also challenged the remand granted to him by the trial court. The court will hear the matter on Friday, October 13. 

 

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10:22 IST, October 13th 2023

Unidentified person hurls stone at Vande Bharat train in Rajasthan, shatters window

A glass window of the Udaipur City–Jaipur Vande Bharat Express was shattered after it was allegedly struck by a stone in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district, police said on Thursday. No passenger or train staff was injured.

 

10:21 IST, October 13th 2023

JDU leader and former MLA Lalan Paswan quits party

Senior JD(U) leader Lalan Paswan on Thursday quit the party, voicing protest against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s alliance with arch-rival Lalu Prasad’s RJD.

In a letter to JD(U) national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh, Paswan said he was resigning from the post of the state vice president, besides giving up primary membership of the party.

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10:19 IST, October 13th 2023

'There are two sides...': Anurag Thakur on inclusion of cricket in Olympics

On the inclusion of cricket in the Olympics, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said, "There are two sides to this. First is how the ICC looks at it. If cricket is made a part of the Olympics by the International Olympic Committee and the ICC, then it would get easier for the nations of the world to allocate a budget for cricket... This will give a boom to cricket in those 190 nations where cricket does not have that infrastructure and facilities..."

09:59 IST, October 13th 2023

I-T raids continue for the second day at the premises of Coimbatore-based businessman Santiago Martin

Income Tax raids continued for the second day at the premises of Coimbatore-based businessman Santiago Martin aka ‘Lottery’ Martin, at Vellakinar Pirivu in Coimbatore.

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09:57 IST, October 13th 2023

Delhi Education Minister Atishi interact with parents and students in Mega PTM

Delhi Education Minister Atishi and Deputy Mayor Aaley Mohd Iqbal interact with parents and students in Mega PTM (Parents-Teacher meeting) in Delhi schools. 

#WATCH | Delhi Education Minister Atishi and Deputy Mayor Aaley Mohd Iqbal interact with parents and students in Mega PTM (Parents-Teacher meeting) pic.twitter.com/juBNHZVd5r

— ANI (@ANI)

 

09:28 IST, October 13th 2023

Operation Ajay: Chants of 'Vande Matram' and 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' echoes in first flight

Chants of 'Vande Matram' and 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' by passengers on the first flight carrying 212 Indian nationals from Israel. The flight landed at Delhi airport earlier today. 

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09:20 IST, October 13th 2023

Operation Ajay: First flight carrying 212 Indian nationals from Israel, lands in Delhi

#WATCH | Operation Ajay: First flight carrying 212 Indian nationals from Israel, lands in Delhi pic.twitter.com/iwT9ugIREP

— ANI (@ANI)

09:17 IST, October 13th 2023

PM Modi to inaugurate 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers' Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers' Summit (P20) on October 13, 2023 at Yashobhoomi, New Delhi at around 11 AM. The summit is being hosted by the Parliament of India under the broader framework of India’s G20 Presidency.

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09:24 IST, October 13th 2023