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LIVE news updates: India committed to strengthen ties with UN, says EAM

Live news updates: The world in our view is one family today, said EAM Dr S Jasihankar

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S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (Photo: Reuters)

Live news updates: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday resumed the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Perambra near here after a day's rest and he was joined by hundreds of party workers in the march. The march resumed around 6.30 am. The morning leg of the march will conclude at Amballur junction after covering 12 km. On Friday, the day of rest, a medical camp was organised for the participants of the march and the Seva Dal team at Chalakudy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a youth rally in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday and sound the Assembly election bugle for his party. The 'Yuva Vijay Sankalp Rally' is being organised by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) at the Paddal Maidan in Mandi. BJYM national president Tejasvi Surya said over one lakh youth from across Himachal Pradesh will participate in this rally.

In a strong response to Pakistan, India has said in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that a country that claims to seek peace with its neighbours would never sponsor cross-border terrorism nor would it shelter planners of the horrific Mumbai terrorist attack, disclosing their existence only under pressure from the global community. India exercised the Right of Reply in the UN General Assembly on Friday to respond sharply to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who had raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir during his address to the high-level General Debate earlier in the day.
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Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission crosses 10 million digitally linked health records: Mandaviya

India achieves another milestone in its digital health journey. Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission crosses the landmark of 10 million digitally linked health records with over 2.7 million records linked in a day, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday
9:18 PM

Delhi reports 71 new cases, 95 recoveries

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Maha CM appoints guardian ministers of districts, Dy CM Fadnavis to be in charge of several Vidarbha areas

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday appointed guardian ministers of districts in the state, with his deputy and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis getting charge of several areas of Vidarbha.

Fadnavis will be guardian minister of Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Akola, Bhandara and Gadchiroli.

School education minister Deepak Kesarkar will be guardian minister of Mumbai city and Kolhapur. while the metropolis' suburban district will be under the charge of tourism minister Mangalprabhat Lodha.

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India stands committed to strengthen its partnership with United Nations: S Jaishankar

India stands committed to strengthen its partnership with United Nations to ensure a brighter future for the planet. We've full faith in the principles of UN & its charter. The world in our view is one family today, said EAM Dr S Jasihankar at Showcasing India-UN Partnership in Action on Saturday, ANI reported
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India stands before you poudly as the fifth biggest economy: EAM Jaishankar

In recent days, digital technology has successfully advanced food safety net. Over $300 bn of benefits are distributed digitally, over 400 million people get food regularly & we've administered over 2 bn vaccines, said EAM Dr S Jasihankar at Showcasing India-UN Partnership in Action on Saturday, ANI reported.
 
In the18th century, India accounted for about a quarter of global GDP. By the middle of 20th century, colonialism ensured that we're one of the poorest nations, but in the 75th year of Independence, India stands before you poudly as the 5th biggest economy in the world, he added.
 
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A big part of our defence budget is kept for procurement from domestic vendors: Rajnath Singh

A big part of our defence budget is kept for procurement from domestic vendors. Rs 85,000 Cr allocated for 2022-23. 1/4th of Defence Research & Development budget dedicated to Industries and Research development paving way for new defence technologies&innvoations, said Defence minister Rajnath Singh, ANI reported
 
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Union Home Minster Amit Shah holds a meeting with the state core committee in Kishanganj

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New fisheries policy in making to boost production, exports in MP

Madhya Pradesh Minister Tulsi Silawat on Saturday said a new fisheries policy is in the making to bolster fish production, exports and for the upliftment of fishermen.

Silawat was speaking at the Madhya Pradesh Fisheries workshop 2022 held here.

 
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Assam govt consistently asking Centre to ban on PFI: CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said his government has been consistently requesting the Centre to ban the Popular Front of India (PFI) for allegedly "creating an eco-system for terror activities".

The state police have so far arrested "11 PFI activists" as a part of the nationwide crackdown on the radical Islamic outfit, he said.

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Iranian govt scrambles to contain unrest as it spreads to more towns and cities

The large-scale protests against the Iranian government over the custodial death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who was arrested by the country's notorious "morality" police for allegedly violating the strict law on headscarves has reportedly spread to about 80 cities and towns.
 
Hundreds of protesters, mostly women, took to the streets following the death of Mahsa Amini - a Kurd native, chanting anti-government slogans that target the core of the Islamic regime and its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
 
The death toll in the violent clashes with security forces has reached as high as 26, Iranian state TV indicated on Friday. The unrest, said to be the worst in recent years, has also spread to about 80 Iranian cities and towns.
 
At least five security personnel have also been killed and several others injured while trying to confront protesters in Mashhad, Quchan, Shiraz, Tabriz, and Karaj, it added.
 
Amini's tragic death has fuelled an outpouring of long-simmering anger over restrictions on personal freedoms in the Islamic nation.
 
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Himachal voters have made up mind to repeat BJP govt like in UP, Uttarakhand: PM Modi

The voters of Himachal Pradesh have made up their mind to repeat the BJP government in the state as their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand had done a few months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.

Modi addressed a rally of the BJP youth wing in Mandi via video-conferencing as he could not reach the venue by helicopter due to inclement weather.

Earlier, the voters in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand followed a tradition of changing the governing party every five years, but they have now given up this practice.

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PayCM row: K'taka CM Bommai says Congress is playing dirty politics

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday accused the opposition Congress of playing "dirty politics" in connection with its PayCM campaign in the state.

If at all there is any issue, it should be spoken directly. They should give evidence, records and it has to be investigated. Without anything in their heads they come to the session this shows their moral degradation, he said.

"This campaign is taken without any morality and mudslinging programme," he stated.

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Maha minister slams Uddhav Thackeray, says MVA govt did not function as per Sena founder's principles

Maharashtra Minister Dada Bhuse criticised former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray claiming that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by him did not function as per the principles of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

Bhuse was addressing the Hindu Garva Garjana Samparka Yatra of the Shiv Sainiks (Eknath Shinde faction) at Thane and Dombivili on Friday.

During its two-and-half-year governance, the MVA government did not function as per the principles and teachings of the late Shiv Sena founder, Bhuse said, claiming that only the Congress and NCP had benefitted from the alliance.

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Shashi Tharoor gets nomination forms collected for Cong president poll

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday got the nomination forms for the AICC presidential poll collected from the party headquarters here, all but confirming an electoral face-off for the top party post with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

Tharoor's close aide Aalim Javeri collected the forms from the office of the party's central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry at the AICC headquarters here on the first day of the start of the nomination process.

After over two decades, the Congress is set to see a contest for the post of party chief with Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot, who has announced his candidature, expected to take on Tharoor.

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Amazon India customer base from tier 2, 3 cities jumps 2-fold during festive season sale

E-commerce firm Amazon India on Saturday said it has recorded a two-fold jump in its customer base from tier 2 and 3 cities during the first 36 hours of its festive season sale.

Tier 2 and 3 cities accounted for 75 per cent of the total customer base of the e-commerce major during its 'Great Indian Festival' sale, an Amazon India spokesperson told PTI.

"75 per cent of the customers came from tier 2 and tier 3 cities. We saw 2 times more customers from Tier 2 and 3 cities compared to last year," the spokesperson said.

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First Published: Sep 24 2022 | 10:16 AM IST

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