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 Top News Postal accounts to be linked with Aadhaar for transparency NAT IT and Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said postal accounts will be linked with Aadhaar for greater transparency. India to undertake space mission Gaganyaan next year: ISRO NAT Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, Chairman K Sivan has said the Chandrayaan-2 mission has achieved 98 per cent of its objectives. Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana to be held on Oct 21 NAT Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21 and the counting of votes will take place on October 24. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches United States tonight NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Houston in the United States late tonight from Frankfurt. He is expected to land in the US city in the State of Texas at around 2:00 AM Indian Standard Time. Verdict on Shivakumar's bail plea on Sept 25 NAT A Delhi court will pass an order on Congress leader DK Shivakumar's bail application on 25th of this month. EAM S Jaishankar holds talks on terrorism, regional issues with Finnish Leadership NAT External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has held long discussions on cross-border terrorism with the top Finnish leadership. Vice Prez emphasizes need for developing national policy for project, programme management NAT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today emphasized the need for developing a national policy for project and programme management. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh to reach Bangladesh today on 4-day visit NAT Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh will reach Bangladesh today on a four-day visit. Pakistani troops again violated ceasefire in Rajouri, Poonch districts in J&K NAT Pakistani troops have yet again violated ceasefire in twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir by targeting Indian Forward posts and Civilian areas along the Line of Control. Transport Ministry issues SOP for transport-related information presented in e-form NAT Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued detailed Standard Operating Procedure-SOP for acceptance of Driving License, Registration Certificate and other transport related information presented in electronic form. GST Council rates cut in several items including hotel tariffs NAT GST Council has slashed tax rates on several items, including hotel room tariffs and cut and polished semi-precious stones. Industry, Trade welcome govt decision to cut corporate tax rate saying it will boost economy NAT Captains of Industry and Trade have welcomed the slashing of corporate tax by about ten per cent saying that it will give a big boost to the economy and make Indian Industry more competitive globally. India, Mongolia sign MoUs in areas including space, disaster management & culture NAT India and Mongolia have exchanged documents in areas including space, disaster management and culture. Indian Coast Guard apprehends Myanmarese vessel near Car Nicobar island NAT The Indian Coast Guard apprehended a Myanmarese vessel near Car Nicobar island yesterday. Gadkari denies rift between Centre, BJP-ruled states over issue of hiked penalties for traffic rule violations NAT Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has denied any rift between the Centre and the BJP-ruled states over the issue of hiked penalties for traffic rule violations. Many pressing challenges before international community require stronger global commitment: PM NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a seven-day visit to the United States tonight. He is scheduled to visit Houston and New York to attend the High-Level Segment of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. VP Naidu urges people to learn as many languages as possible NAT Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has called upon people to learn as many languages as possible and asserted that there should not be the imposition of any language, nor should there be opposition to any particular language. CBI opposes Chidambaram's bail plea in Delhi HC NAT CBI today opposed the bail plea of Congress leader P Chidambaram in the Delhi High Court in the INX Media corruption case. Former Kolkata Police Commissioner files anticipatory bail plea NAT Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar filed an anticipatory bail plea in connection with Saradha Chit fund scam in the Alipore District and Session Court at South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal today. PM Modi, Mongolian Prez jointly unveil statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Monastery NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga today jointly unveiled a statue of Lord Buddha at Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar through video-conferencing in New Delhi. Meeting of Northern Zonal Council chaired by HM Amit Shah begins NAT The meeting of the Northern Zonal Council under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah began today. SC to hear Ayodhya case for an hour more from next Monday NAT The Supreme Court today decided to hear the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid dispute case for an extra hour from next Monday to conclude the hearing before the 18th October deadline fixed by the court. Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana crosses one crore beneficiaries NAT Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) has achieved a significant milestone by crossing one crore beneficiaries. Pakistan fails to get support of a single country on Kashmir issue at UNHRC meeting NAT Pakistan once again faced a major embarrassment over its stand on Jammu and Kashmir. Swami Chinmayanand arrested from Shahjahanpur in rape case NAT In Uttar Pradesh, Former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand has been arrested by Special Investigation Team and local police in Shahjahanpur district today morning in a rape case. Govt expecting record production of kharif: Purushottam Rupala NAT Minister of State for Agriculture Purushottam Rupala said the government is expecting record production of kharif despite the loss in some areas due to rain. Saradha chit fund scam: Rajeev Kumar fails to turn up at CBI office NAT Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar failed to turn up again at the CBI office today, a day after the agency issued a fresh notice asking him to appear before it in connection with the probe into Saradha chit fund scam. PM Modi to inaugurate Gandhi Solar Park & Gandhi Peace Garden during UN visit NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 50 kilowatt Gandhi Solar Park and Gandhi Peace Garden during his visit to the United Nation in the next week. India building more prosperous Kashmir: Harsh Vardhan Shringla NAT India's Ambassador to USA, Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said that India is building a more prosperous Kashmir with its latest decision to abrogate Article 370 which was discriminatory in nature. CBI questions Zameer Ahmed Khan in IMA scam case NAT The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has questioned former Karanataka Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan in connection with I-Monetary Advisory (IMA) scam. GoM led by HM Amit Shah meet to work out modalities related to disinvestment in Air India NAT A Group of Ministers headed by Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday met to work out modalities related to disinvestment in Air India. Govt notifies 8.65% interest rate for EPFO members NAT Government has approved 8.65 per cent interest rate on deposits in Employees Provident Fund for 2018-19. Central Advisory Board on Disability urges for effective steps to implement Accessible India Campaign on mission mode NAT The Central Advisory Board on Disability has advised all the Central Ministries and Departments to take effective steps to implement the Accessible India Campaign on mission mode. Preparations in full swing ahead of “Howdy Modi” event in Houston NAT Preparations are in full swing ahead of the big Indian community event - “Howdy Modi” in Houston. The organizers- Texas India Forum have said that this will be the largest gathering for an invited foreign leader visiting the United States other than the Pope. Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria appointed as new Air Chief NAT Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will be the next chief of Indian Air force. Have faith in judiciary: PM Modi on Ram temple issue NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi today requested the loose cannons who make contradictory statements on Ram Temple issue to have faith in the judicial system of the country. Nirav Modi remanded to judicial custody till Oct 17 in UK NAT Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly two billion dollar PNB fraud and money laundering case, was today further remanded to judicial custody until 17 October by a United Kingdom court. India now in a position to export fighter planes, says Defence Minister NAT Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today said India has reached the level of exporting fighter planes to the world. Indian-Americans in Houston excited ahead of PM Modi’s visit NAT The Indian American community in Houston is agog with excitement ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city. HC dismisses Deepak Talwar's bail plea in money laundering case NAT Delhi High Court today dismissed the bail plea of lobbyist Deepak Talwar, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. PM Modi to leave for US on Saturday NAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a seven-day visit to the United States on Saturday. INX Media case: Chidambaram's judicial custody extended till Oct 3 NAT A Delhi court today extended the judicial custody of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram till 3rd of next month in connection with the INX Media corruption case. Kejriwal supports anti-national slogans in JNU: Javadekar NAT Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today once again asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to give permission to proceed the case against the JNU students accused of raising anti-national slogans in 2016. Centre to bring new law for pesticides and seeds NAT The Centre will bring a new law for pesticides and seeds in the next session of Parliament to benefit farmers. Mamata Banerjee meets HM Amit Shah in Delhi NAT West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi today. India in leadership position in climate change under PM Modi: Javadekar NAT Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has said that India is in the leadership position in the field of climate change under Prime Minister Narender Modi. SC gets four new judges taking total strength to highest-ever of 34 NAT Four Chief Justices of High Courts have been appointed as the Supreme Court judges. With this, the total strength of the Apex court has gone up to the highest ever number of 34. President gives assent to ordinance banning e-cigarettes NAT President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent for promulgation of the ordinance to ban e-cigarettes.