NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Top News Israel, India to commemorate Centenary of the Battle of Haifa today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353175 NAT Centenary celebrations to commemorate hundred years of liberation of Haifa in Israel by the Indian troops in 1918 culminates with a grand function in New Delhi today. The Battle of Haifa is being commemorated in Israel, Delhi and Jaipur. Heavy rains lash several parts of north India http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353171 NAT Heavy rains lash several parts of North India, while higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh are experiencing heavy snowfall. Met Department has predicted more rain and snowfall during the next 24 hours. Reliance Defence was Dassault Aviation's choice, says French govt http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353166 NAT The French government has said that Dassault Aviation had selected Reliance Defence as Indian partner to fulfil offset obligations of Rafale deal. J&K Panchayat, urban body polls to be held on schedule: Rajnath Singh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353170 NAT Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that urban local body and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held as per schedule. He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a BJP party workers' meet at Vadodara yesterday. PM Modi to launch Ayushman Bharat scheme in Ranchi today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353169 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana today from Ranchi in Jharkhand. GoM meeting on GST Network ends http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353139 NAT The new simplified GST returns form will roll out in another four to six months for the benefit of dealers paying GST. Kerala nun abuse case: No bail for Bishop Mulakkal, sent to 3-day custody http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353168 NAT The bail plea of Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a nun in Kerala, was dismissed by a court at Pala in Kottayam today. Assamese movie 'Village Rockstars' is India’s official entry for Oscars 2019 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353156 NAT Assamese movie 'Village Rockstars' has been selected as India's official entry to the Oscars 2019. The film is directed by Rima Das. Govt committed to enhancing ease of living of people: PM Modi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353154 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government is committed to enhancing ease of living of people. President inaugurates centenary celebrations of 'Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha' in New Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353155 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha in New Delhi. India, Nepal agree to use satellite images in boundary survey work http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353158 NAT India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high-resolution satellite images in boundary survey work. Unclean environment is one of the biggest problems India: MoS Home http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353151 NAT Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said that unclean environment is one of the biggest problems India is facing today and that is the reason why Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given top priority to cleanliness and women safety. Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested in Kerala nun sexual abuse case http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353138 NAT Catholic Bishop, Franco Mulakkal of the Jalandhar diocese was arrested by Kerala police in Kochi last night on sexual abuse charges against a nun. He was arrested after three days continuous interrogation by the police. No policeman has resigned in J&K: Home Ministry http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353136 NAT Home Ministry today said no policeman in Jammu and Kashmir has resigned. Cyclone DAYE weakens into deep depression http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353110 NAT The cyclonic storm DAYE has weekend further into a depression over Vidarbha in Maharashtra. India calls off foreign minister-level meeting with Pakistan http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353131 NAT India has called off the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to be on four-day visit to India from 1st of next month http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353115 NAT United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be on a four-day visit to India from the 1st of next month. Muharram being observed with reverence and solemnity in various parts of the country http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353108 NAT Ashura-e-Muharram is being observed with due reverence and solemnity in various parts of the country today. Nitin Gadkari to review road infrastructure in NE states http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353125 NAT Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will be on a two-day official visit to Shillong from Monday to review National Highways projects in the seven North Eastern states with all stakeholders. PM Modi to share his thoughts with people in Mann Ki Baat on 30th of this month http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353123 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in India and abroad in his Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio on 30th of this month. Suresh Prabhu orders safety audit of all airlines, airports http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353105 NAT Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered a safety audit of all scheduled airlines and airports, amid recent incidents related to the safety of passengers. First General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance to be inaugurated on 2nd of October in Delhi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353119 NAT The first General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance, ISA, will be inaugurated on the 2nd of October in Delhi. India contributes 1 million to UN's ambitious solar project http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353107 NAT India has contributed one million US dollars for the installation of solar panels on the roof of the imposing UN building at the world body's headquarters in New York VP M Venkaiah Naidu returns to New Delhi this morning after completion of his 7-day tour to three central European countries http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353104 NAT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu left for New Delhi after completion of his 7 day tour to three central European countries, Serbia, Malta and Romania. MHA signs MoU with ISRO to set up an Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353113 NAT Home Ministry and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have signed a MoU for setting up of a state-of-the-art Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response (ICR-ER) in Home Ministry. No communication from UAE on Agusta-Westland case: MEA http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353112 NAT The External Affairs Ministry has said it has not received any communication from the UAE government about the case related to Agusta Westland chopper deal middleman Christian Michel in a Dubai court. PM Modi says the country achieved all round development during the last 4 years as reflected by strong macroeconomic fundamentals http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353063 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the country has achieved all-round development during the past four years of NDA rule as reflected by strong macroeconomic fundamentals. India welcomes denuclearisation agreement between North and South Koreas http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353109 NAT India has welcomed the just concluded Inter-Korean Summit meeting held in Pyongyang on September 18-20. Skill Development Ministry officials to visit aspirational districts http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353095 NAT Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship officials will visit 'Aspirational Districts' between October 2 and January 26, 2019 Met Office issues cyclone for Odisha http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353075 NAT The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm. No blanket ban on reporting of Muzaffarpur shelter home case: SC http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353083 NAT The Supreme Court has observed that there cannot be a blanket ban on media reporting in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case, in which several women inmates were allegedly raped. HM Rajnath Singh launches online centralised National Database on Sexual Offenders http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353073 NAT Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched India’s first ever online and centralised National Database on Sexual Offenders, NDSO, in New Delhi today. Sushma Swaraj to meet Pakistani counterpart on UNGA sidelines: MEA http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353090 NAT External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly, UNGA meeting in New York. Two terrorists killed in operation by security forces in J&K http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353089 NAT In Jammu & Kashmir, two unidentified terrorists were killed in an operation launched by Army, CRPF & Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police in the Shukhbaba Sumlar area of Bandipora district in north Kashmir. Bhima-Koregaon case: Supreme Court reserves its verdict http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353086 NAT The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on petitions filed by historian Romila Thapar and others challenging the arrest of human rights activists in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case. Kalpakkam fast breeder reactor may achieve criticality in 2019 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353084 NAT The country's first indigenously developed 500-megawatt (mw) prototype fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitches for protection of cows but disapproved of going against law in name of cow vigilantism http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353069 NAT Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has pitched for protection of cows but disapproved of going against law in the name of cow vigilantism. SC says acting J&K DGP to continue in office till UPSC decides on matter http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353080 NAT The Supreme Court today said that the newly appointed acting Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir shall continue in office till the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) takes a decision on the matter. Group of about 90 ASHA representatives calls on PM Modi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353077 NAT A group of about 90 ASHA representatives from across the country today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. SC extends deadline given to ED by three months to complete Aircel-Maxis deal probe http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353071 NAT The Supreme Court today extended by three months the deadline given to the Enforcement Directorate, ED to complete the probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Govt hikes interest rate of small savings between 30 to 40 basis points for 3rd quarter of current financial year http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353074 NAT Government today hiked interest rate of small savings between 30 to 40 basis points for third quarter of current financial year starting from 1st of next month. Civil Aviation Ministry takes cognizance of incident in Jet Airways flight in which passengers suffered nasal bleeding http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353070 NAT Civil Aviation Ministry has taken cognizance of the incident in a Jet Airways flight in which some passengers suffered nasal bleeding due to failure to maintain cabin pressure. ESIC approves new scheme, Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna for cash relief to unemployed insured persons http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353054 NAT The Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has approved a new scheme- Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna for Insured Persons covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act. President Kovind Promulgates Ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353058 NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has Promulgated an ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq. This has been stated by the Ministry of Law and Justice in a Gazette notification today late evening. Ministry of Health introduces budget dashboard http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353053 NAT In a bid to ensure transparency, the Ministry of Health has introduced 'budget dashboard', an internal web portal comprising information on budget, expenditure and bill payment positions. PM Modi, Afghan President review progress of bilateral strategic partnership http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353026 NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today reviewed and positively assessed the progress of the multi-faceted bilateral strategic partnership. Cabinet approves ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353038 NAT Union cabinet today approved an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence with a three-year jail term. India, Romania agree to intensify cooperation at UN, other multilateral fora to address global challenges http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=353001 NAT India and Romania have agreed to intensify cooperation at the United Nations and other multilateral fora in order to address global challenges.