HIGHLIGHTS WESTERN REGION AT 21:45 HRS

Following are the top stories from the Western Region at 21:45 hrs.

BOM 10 GA-RAFALE-KHURSHID

Panaji: The Rafale fighter aircraft deal with France will prove to be the BJP's Achilles' heel, feels Congress leader Salman Khurshid.

BOM 15 GJ-MALIK-FIR

Ahmedabad: Former chief of Army Staff, General (retd) V P Malik demands withdrawal of an FIR registered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police against an Army officer in connection with the recent Shopian firing incident.

BOM 5 GA-RENUKA

Panaji: Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "Ramayana" jibe at her in Parliament, Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury says there was no GST on laughter and she does not need anyone's permission to laugh.

I BOM 16 MH-LD-HAILSTORM

Mumbai: Hailstorm over the central parts of Maharashtra, Marathwada and parts of Vidarbha region claims three lives, with state government officials saying that an assessment of the damage caused has been ordered.

BOM 14 MP-LOHIA-KOVIND

Gwalior: President Ram Nath Kovind remembers Dr Ram Manohar Lohia as 'Sant Kabir' of Indian politics and says he had the courage to abandon everything for his beliefs.

BOM 17 MP-PADMAAVT-RELEASE

Indore: Screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" starts here amid tight security at the theatres with the police saying they received no report of any untoward incident.

BOM 6 AVI-FLIGHTS-NEAR MISS

Mumbai: A mid-air disaster averted in the Mumbai air space when a Vistara aircraft comes perilously close to an Air India plane, prompting the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) to launch a probe.

BES 24 GJ-PATEL

Ahmedabad: Against the backdrop of an attack on an Army camp in Jammu, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel says the Centre should do something "concrete" to save lives of civilians and soldiers.

BES 5 MH-FIRE

Mumbai: A major fire breaks out at a scrap market in suburban Kurla.

LGB 1 MH-HC-HIRANANDANI

Mumbai: Prominent builder Niranjan Hiranandani approaches the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the charge sheet filed against him by the CBI in a case of alleged corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel