Rahul arrives in Nagpur on three-day Maha tour
AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday arrived in Nagpur on his three-day visit to Maharashtra to take stock of the Youth Congress membership drive in the state.
The Congress leader will visit Gadchiroli, Buldhana and Parbhani districts during this visit.
MPCC General Secretary Ganesh Patil said Gandhi will also interact with Youth Congress activists and new members.
The AICC General Secretary will also attend a meeting of MPs, MLAs, Block presidents in Aurangabad where Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will also be present.
This is Gandhi's second visit to Vidarbha region within six months.
A 24-year-old biker was mowed down by a trailer at Mankoli in Bhiwandi on Wednesday night. The incident occurred near the bridge at Mankoli Naka when Shah was on his way to Thane. A passer-by informed the police about the incident. The police admitted Shah to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead before arrival.
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said he spoke to district deputy commissioners regarding the torrential rains, especially in coastal districts, and assured that all necessary precautions had been taken. The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain along the Karnataka coast - in Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada. Schools and colleges in Alur, Arakalagud and Sakleshpura also remained shut. The state's revenue minister R Ashoka, who is in Kodagu district has also distributed relief cheques to those affected.
The High Court of Karnataka has been informed that as many as 10 lakh children below the age of 14 in the state are out of schools and anganawadis. The survey report was submitted to the court by 'amicus curiae' in a public interest litigation senior advocate K N Phaneendra. The report says 15,338 children aged between six and 14 are out of school across Karnataka.
Film producer Sandeep Singh on Thursday filed a police complaint after a Facebook user issued death threats to him saying he would be killed the way popular Punjabi singer and politician Sidhu Moosewala was murdered. Sandeep Singh, known for producing movies like Mary Kom, Aligarh, Sarabjit, Bhoomi, PM Narendra Modi and Jhund, founded the film production company Legend Studios in 2015. On Wednesday, he received threats on Facebook from a user named, Krishna Singh Rajput.
Mumbai A 25-year-old Bandra man was arrested for posting a message on Twitter and threatening to recreate a 'Udaipur-like' incident in the city if anyone said anything wrong about Islam. The accused also issued death threats to a Marathi TV channel anchor who had commented on former Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma's comments on Prophet Mohammed, said police officials.