QBullet: Pak Chopper Intrudes Into Indian Airspace & More

1. Pak Chopper Intrudes Into Indian Airspace, Reports Say Pok PM Was Aboard

A Pakistani helicopter crossed 700 metres into Indian airspace along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector on Sunday afternoon. According to reports from Pakistan, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan was travelling in this chopper.

Reuters quoted Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s PM Raja Farooq Haider Khan as saying that his civilian helicopter was fired upon by India. “The Indian Army fired to show that Pakistan had violated their airspace,” Khan’s office said in a statement, but added “when the firing took place, we were within our own airspace”.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

Also Read: Watch: Pakistani Helicopter Violates Indian Airspace in Poonch

2. Now Decided, Jawans Will Strike Back: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

A day after India dismissed Pakistan’s claims that it was trying to sabotage talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, 30 September, said although the country staunchly believes in peace and is committed to taking it forward, it cannot be “at the cost of compromising our self-respect and the sovereignty of our nation”. Speaking at his monthly radio address Mann ki Baat, the PM also warned that the country’s soldiers would “give a befitting reply” to anyone attempting “to destroy the atmosphere of peace and progress”.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Also Read: Inclusive Growth a Tribute to Gandhi: PM Modi During Mann Ki Baat

3. Lucknow Apple Executive Killing: Wife Claims Pressure, Minister Brijesh Pathak Agrees

The wife of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari, who died early Saturday morning after being shot by a police constable in Lucknow, has filed a second FIR in the case.

The new FIR claims that police officials who reached the spot did not allow Tiwari’s associate Sana Khan, who was with him at the time of the shooting, from receiving or making calls. It also accuses policemen of forcing Khan to sign on a blank paper.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Also Read: Apple Exec Police Shooting: CM Yogi Says Won’t Tolerate Such Crime

4. Pakistan Rakes up RSS, Yogi Adityanath, NRC to Attack India at UN

A day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sharply criticised Islamabad over its sponsorship of cross-border terrorism, Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations Saad Warraich on Sunday, 30 September, trained guns at RSS and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allege that there was no room for dissent in “illiberal India of today”. Exercising the Right of Reply, Warraich accused the RSS, BJP’s ideological mentor, of supporting the spread of fascism through its centres.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Also Read: UN Chief Concerned Over J&K, Welcomes India’s Peace Efforts

5. Nothing of Elections Will Be Allowed on Google, Facebook, Twitter 48 Hours Before Polls: CEC

Internet major Google and social media giants Twitter and Facebook have assured the Election Commission that they will not allow their platforms to be used for anything which effects the purity of polls during campaign period, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat has said.

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat.

He said it was tested during the Karnataka elections. “Small pilot was there. That was the beginning. Now we will have a bigger pilot before Lok Sabha elections in these four states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram,” the CEC told PTI.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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6. MP Govt to Set up Cow Ministry, Announces CM Chouhan

In poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, BJP and Congress are trying to outsmart each other by latching on to the cow sentiment. Less than a month after Congress promised to build gaushalas (cow shelters) across the state if voted to power, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday, 30 September, went a step ahead and announced to form a ‘gau mantralaya’ (cow ministry) in the state.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. 

(Source: The Times of India)

Also Read: Uttarakhand Assembly Accords the Status of ‘Rashtra Mata’ to Cow

7. Monsoon Rainfall This Year 9 Percent Short of Normal: IMD

At the end of the four-month-long monsoon season this year, the rainfall recorded in the country as a whole has remained 9 percent short of the normal mark, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday, 30 September.

The northeast regions, particularly, failed to receive good rain throughout the season and that is one of the major reasons for the overall deficit. “The weather systems formed over Bay of Bengal largely moved towards central or north India instead of also moving towards the eastern parts, leaving most of the east and northeast without good rainfall. With the monsoon weakening after middle of August, it was nearly impossible for this high rainfall receiving belt to revive even to normalcy,” said an IMD official from Pune.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Also Read: Over 1,400 Lives Lost Due to Rains, Floods This Monsoon: MHA

8. India Wants to Have Trade Deal With Us to Avoid Tariffs: Trump

President Donald Trump Saturday, 29 September, said that India wants to have a trade deal with the US because it does not want him to impose tariffs on their products.

Trump's remarks, for the second time in recent weeks, comes days after Assistant US Trade Representative Mark Linscott returned from India where he had detailed discussion with senior Indian officials on bilateral trade and a possible trade deal between the two countries.

US President Donald Trump. 

(Source: The Times of India)

9. Death Toll in Indonesia Quake-Tsunami Doubles to 832, Final Number Could Be in Thousands

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 on Sunday, 30 September, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread.

The new toll announced by the national disaster agency was almost double the previous figure. Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said the final number of dead could be in “thousands.”

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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