New Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL22 2NDLD LD JASWANT Jaswant Singh passes away; Prez, PM pay tributes New Delhi: Former Union minister Jaswant Singh, one of the founding members of the BJP and a close associate of ex-prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, died here on Sunday following a long spell of illness. He was 82.
DEL27 PM-LD MANN KI BAAT PM lauds farmers in his Mann Ki Baat address New Delhi: Amid protests by a section of farmers against farm reform bills, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that a large number of peasants have benefitted since fruits and vegetables were brought out of the APMC Act in some states a few years ago and asserted that grain-producing farmers will now have the same freedom. DEL35 TMC-AKALI-LD FARM BILLS TMC supports Akali Dal over quitting govt on farm bills New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress has come out in support of the Shiromani Akali Dal, which quit the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre over the three farm bills that were recently passed in Parliament.
DEL33 GOVT-LADAKH Ladakh group withdraws call for boycotting autonomous body polls in Leh New Delhi: An influential organisation of Ladakh Sunday withdrew its call for a boycott of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council polls in Leh after the Centre assured its demands for protection of local language, jobs, land and demography will be considered positively.
DEL23 JK-LD FIRING BSF foils infiltration bid by five terrorists along IB in Samba Jammu: A major infiltration bid by a group of five heavily-armed terrorists, under cover fire provided by the Pakistani Rangers, was scuttled along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, a spokesman of the Border Security Force (BSF) said on Sunday.
BOM5 MH-SENA-FADNAVIS No intention of joining hands with Shiv Sena: Fadnavis Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief ministe Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday asserted that the BJP has no intention of joining hands with the Shiv Sena or to bring down the Uddhav Thackeray-led state government.
CAL6 NIA-QAEDA-ARREST NIA arrests another al-Qaeda terrorist from West Bengal Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested another person from West Bengal's Murshidabad district for his alleged involvement with a Pakistan-sponsored module of the al-Qaeda, a senior officer said on Sunday.
MDS6 TN-PERIYAR-2ND LD- STATUE Statue of Periyar found smeared with saffron dye Tiruchirappalli (TN): A statue of reformist leader E V Ramasamy 'Periyar' here was found smeared with saffron dye on Sunday by unidentified miscreants, drawing strong responses from political leaders in Tamil Nadu.
LEGAL LGD1 SC-ELECTION-CANDIDATES Plea in SC to debar persons on trial in serious offence cases from contesting elections New Delhi: A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking to debar persons, against whom charges have been framed in serious offences, from contesting elections.
FOREIGN FGN11 PAK-KAPOOR-HAVELI Pakistan's provincial KP government to buy ancestral houses of Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar Peshawar: The provincial government in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has decided to purchase the ancestral houses of legendary Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar to conserve the historic buildings which are in dilapidated condition and facing demolition threat.
FGN10 CHINA-LD MINE 16 killed in coal mine accident in China Beijing: Sixteen people trapped in a coal mine in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Sunday were killed due to the presence of excessive levels of carbon. By K J M Varma. PTI AQS AQS