NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR State News Authors' rally demands inclusion of Khasi language in 8th Schedule STA In Meghalaya, thousands of people took to the streets at Shillong today demanding the inclusion of the Khasi language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Gujarat BJP to hold Sardar Patel yatras in 10,000 villages STA Gujarat unit of BJP will organise "Sardar Patel Yatras" in 10,000 villages over 10 days prior to the unveiling of Statue of Unity on October 31. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the statue on October 31, coinciding with the birth anniversary Delhi BJP organises 'Purvanchal Mahakumbh' at Ramlila ground today STA The BJP's Delhi unit has organised a Purvanchal Mahakumbh at the Ramlila ground in Delhi today for people from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar settled in the city. Need to complete developmental work in time-bound manner: Yogi Adityanath STA Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that it was necessary to complete developmental works in a time-bound manner while upholding the quality. J&K: Security forces launch massive cordon, search operation in Shopian, Pulwama STA In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces launched a massive cordon and search operation in Shopian and Pulwama districts on Saturday morning. World Rhino Day being celebrated in Assam today STA World Rhino Day is being celebrated in Assam today. Heavy rain hits normal life in Himachal Pradesh STA Heavy rain during the past 24 hours has disrupted normal life in Himachal Pradesh. Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's India Region-IV conference to begin in Shimla today STA In Himachal Pradesh, two day Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Indian Region-IV, Conference and Workshop is being organised in Shimla today. Jharkhand govt inks MoU with NICL for Ayushman Bharat Scheme STA The Jharkhand government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Insurance Company Ltd to provide medical facilities to the people of the state under the Centre's flagship health scheme - Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Bihar Shelter Home Rape Case: Arrest warrant issued against former minister Manju Verma's husband STA In Bihar a local court of Begusarai has issued a warrant against former Minister Manju Verma's husband, Chandra Sekhar Verma. Tributes paid to policemen killed in J&K's Sophian STA In Kashmir valley, rich tributes were paid to the three special police officers Nisar Ahmad, Firdous Ahmad and Kuldeep Singh, at the District Police Lines at Shopian today. Gujarat: Kutch declared scarcity-hit district due to poor monsoon STA Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Thursday declared Kutch as 'scarcity hit district' after it received just 26.51 per cent rains this monsoon. UP: Five killed, 50 injured in road accident in Amroha STA In Uttar Pradesh, at least five people were killed and 50 injured today when a private bus fell into a ditch at Joya Sambhal Road in Amroha. Five-day autumn session of 10th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly begins today STA The five-day autumn session of the 10th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly began today at the temporary Assembly Chamber at Rilbong, Shillong. Gujarat: State executive meeting of ruling BJP to be held on tomorrow STA In Gujarat, the State executive meeting of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will be held on tomorrow. Tamil Nadu govt announces novel scheme for the protection of the exotic Neela Kurinji plants STA Tamil Nadu government has announced a novel scheme for the protection of the exotic Neela kurinji (Strobilanthus kunthianus) plants that flower only once in 12 years. Punjab Cabinet approves setting up of ropeway between Sri Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ji STA The Punjab Cabinet today approved the setting up of a ropeway between Sri Anandpur Sahib and Naina Devi ji in public private partnership (PPP) mode to boost the tourism sector in the state. Gujarat govt doubles farmers' accident insurance amounts STA The Gujarat government has doubled the monetary assistance to farmers under the state-run Farmers' Accident Insurance Scheme. Assam govt to bear 2 pc premium of Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana STA Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that State government would bear 2 per cent premium for the farmers to help them to reap rich dividends from Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana. Fulfil Ram Mandir promise made to Hindus, Shiv Sena to Centre STA The Shiv Sena Thursday welcomed the Centre’s ordinance banning instant triple talaq and asked the government to take a similar route for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. Inter-ministerial team visiting Kerala to assess damage caused by recent devastating floods STA An inter- ministerial team, headed by special secretary of the Home Ministry BR Sharma, is visiting Kerala today to assess the damage caused by the recent devastating floods. Sukhbir Badal, SAD workers booked for 'thrashing' Congress worker in Muktsar STA Shiromani Akali Dal, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and some workers of his party were booked for allegedly thrashing a Congress worker at Killianwali village in Punjab's Muktsar district during zila parishad and panchayat samiti polls. J&K: State Congress announces its participation in upcoming Panchayat, Municipal elections STA In Jammu & Kashmir, the state Congress announced its participation in the upcoming Panchayat and Municipal elections in the state. At least two persons died, 48 others injured as bus overturned in Chamba STA At least two persons died and 48 others were injured as a bus overturned in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district today. Amit Shah meets MPs from Goa to take stock of current political situation STA BJP national president Amit Shah met all three MPs from Goa in New Delhi today to take stock of the current political situation in the state, Rajya Sabha MP and Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar informed AIR. Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik launches 3rd edition of School Road Safety Campaign STA Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik today launched the 3rd edition of School Road Safety Campaign in the national capital. Gujarat: Opposition Congress organises cycle rally in Gandhinagar to protest against increasing prices of petrol and diesel STA In Gujarat, opposition Congress has organised a cycle rally in Gandhinagar today to protest against the increasing prices of petrol and diesel. New Premier Skills phase kicks off in Kolkata STA The hugely successful Premier Skills initiative, run by the Premier League and the British Council, is being organised in Kolkata 10 years after its first session in the city. New trekking route coming up in Mirik STA The West Bengal State Tourism Department has decided to open a new trekking route in Mirik, passing through picturesque tea gardens, forests and mountains. Punjab: Voting underway for 22 Zila Parishads and 150 Panchayat Samitis STA In Punjab, voting is underway for 22 Zila Parishads and 150 Panchayat Samitis today. Odisha Assembly passes unanimous resolution to name the newly-built Jharsuguda airport after noted freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai STA The Odisha Assembly yesterday passed a unanimous resolution to name the newly-built Jharsuguda airport after noted freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. EC to hear office of profit case against AAP MLAs on 25th of this month STA Election Commission will today hold a hearing in the office of profit case in which 20 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party are facing disqualification. Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurates two-day National Convention of National Association of Street Vendors of India, NASVI STA Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today inaugurated a two-day National Convention of National Association of Street Vendors of India, NASVI, in New Delhi today. Goa: Congress MLAs meet governor, stake claim to form govt STA Goa Congress MLAs met Governor Mridula Sinha Tuesday evening with a request to call a one-day assembly session asking the ruling BJP-led coalition government to prove its majority. Two-day session of Gujarat Assembly begins today in Gandhinagar STA In Gujarat, the two-day session of the state assembly began today. Delhi Court Summons CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM and 11 MLA's in Chief Secretary assault case STA A Delhi court today summoned as accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs in the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case. Three-member delegation of ECI, led by CEC on two-day visit to Rajasthan STA The three-member delegation of Election Commission of India, led by Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat along with Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa is on a two-day visit to Rajasthan. Two-day Autumn Session of Nagaland Legislative Assembly to begin today STA A two-day Autumn Session of Nagaland Legislative Assembly will begin today. BJP team meets its Goa unit to discuss current political situation STA A BJP central team met the core committee of Goa BJP unit in Panaji on Monday to discuss the current political situation in the state arising due to the prolonged illness of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. J&K: Territorial Army soldier killed by unidentified terrorists in Kulgam district STA In Jammu and Kashmir, unidentified terrorists shot dead a Territorial Army soldier in Shurat area of Kulgam district on Monday. Rahul Gandhi to launch his party's election campaign in poll-bound MP STA Congress President Rahul Gandhi will launch his party's election campaign in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh today. Three accused arrested in Haryana student's rape case STA Haryana Police arrested three men, including one of the prime accused, in connection with the alleged gang rape of a young woman of Rewari. Heavy rain accompanied by lightning, thunderstorm occurred at any places of Odisha STA Heavy rain accompanied by lightning and thunderstorm occurred at many places of Odisha this evening. Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir to be held in nine phases from mid November STA Jammu and Kashmir will have Panchayat elections in 9 phases starting mid November. State Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra announced the election schedule in Srinagar today. Massive fire erupts in Bagree market area of Kolkata STA A massive fire erupted in Bagree market area of Kolkata early this morning. A multi-storey building which houses about thousand business establishments caught fire. Assam police arrested four people for alleged link with Hizbul Muzahidin terrorist Qamar uj Zama STA In the north eastern State of Assam police has arrested four people from various places in the state for their alleged link with the arrested Hizbul Muzahidin terrorist Qamar uj Zama. Talks on seat-sharing between JD(U), BJP for 2019 Lok Sabha election are in final stage: Nitish Kumar STA Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said talks on seat-sharing between JD(U) and BJP for 2019 Lok Sabha election are in a final stage. He was speaking at JD(U) state executive meeting at his residence in Patna today. Kerala CM expresses gratitude to his Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu for extending financial aid STA Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan expressed gratitude to his Andhra counterpart, N Chandrababu Naidu