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No AAP, no Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu floats a new party named Aawaaz-e-Punjab

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu announced on 2 September that he was floating a new political party - the Awaaz-e-Punjab - along with Ludhiana's Bains brothers and former Akali Dal member Pargat Singh.

Making the announcement, Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur said that the new front would take on all who were against Punjab. "Along with Pargat Singh and Bains brothers we have formed a front, this will be against those working against Punjab," Navjot Kaur told ANI.

Sidhu quit his Rajya Sabha's membership in the month of July.

What is source of the money refunded to investors: SC asks Sahara chief Subrata Roy

On 2 September, the Supreme Court asked Sahara chief Subrata Roy to reveal the source of money which he claims to have refunded to investors.

The Supreme Court said that it was difficult for them to digest that so much money was refunded in such a short span of time, ANI reported.

On 26 August, told the Supreme Court that he is ready to pay an additional Rs 300 crore, which should be adjusted with the bank guarantee.

Second terror attack in Pakistan today: 6 killed, 40 injured in bomb explosions at Mardan district court

At least six people were killed and more than 20 injured, including lawyers, and policemen were seriously injured after two explosions rocked the district court in the city of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on 2 September.

This is the second attack in Pakistan since this morning as earlier unidentified gunmen attacked a Christian Colony near Warsak Dam on the outskirts of Peshawar in the early hours of Friday.

According to reports, one suicide bomber blew himself up at the court's main gate and other terrorists hurled a hand grenade and then opened fire in the court premises.

Peshawar: Terrorists attack in Christian Colony; 1 killed, 3 injured

Unidentified gunmen attacked a Christian Colony near Warsak Dam on the outskirts of Peshawar in the early hours of Friday.

One civilian is also believed to be killed in the attack and three others are injured.

Four assailants have been neutralised so far. According to Ary news, two of the terrorists were gunned down by the security forces, while other two were suicide bombers who blew themselves up.

Army has launched a search operation to nab other terrorists.

Nation-wide Trade Union Strike: Protesters vandalise NBSTC bus in West Bengal

On 2 September, ten central trade unions (CTUs) have gone on one-day nationwide strike against government's "indifference" towards their demands and effecting "anti-worker" changes in labour laws.

Many people are facing the consequences of the strike, as per the media reports.

According to ANI, Protesters vandalised a NBSTC bus in Cooch Behar district, West Bengal. More details of the incidents are awaited.

In Kerala, the passengers remained stranded at an inter state bus stand in Thiruvananthapuram following the strike.

The unions have claimed that this year's strike will be bigger as the number of striking workers is expected to swell to as much as 18 crore, larger than last year when around 14 crore workers participated.

PM Narendra Modi to leave for Vietnam, China today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to embark on a two-nation bilateral visit to Vietnam and to also attend the annual summit of powerful G-20 grouping in China's Hangzhou where India is likely to seek concrete measures to check terror financing and crackdown on tax evasion.

In his first leg of the visit, Modi will reach Vietnam from where he will leave for Hangzhou on September 3 to attend the G-20 summit on September 4 and 5. He is scheduled to return to India on September 5 after which the prime minister will again leave for Laos on a two-day visit to attend the annual India-ASEAN and East Asia Summits.

In Vietnam, Modi will hold wide-ranging talks with top leadership of the resource-rich country to deepen ties in key areas of defence, security and trade, and ramping up India's engagement in oil exploration.

Strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand; no injuries reported

A strong earthquake of magnitude-7.1 jolted the east coast of New Zealand at 4:37 am (2107 IST) on 2 September followed by several aftershocks of nearly 6.0 magnitude.

According to reports, only a small tsunami of 30-centimetre was generated but no significant damage or injuries took place.

"The greatest wave height has already occurred, further waves are anticipated to be up to 20 centimetres," the Civil Defence organisation, which is responsible for national emergency management was quoted by an international news agency.

3 Junior Home Ministry officials removed over renewal of Zakir Naik's NGO's FCRA license

Three junior officials of the Union Home Ministry were removed on 1 September after it was found that they had renewed the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license of Salafi preacher Zakir Naik's no-profit as an oversight.

An FCRA license allows a NGO to receive foreign donations.

Naik is currently being probed for allegedly motivating acts of terror and the ministry can revoke the license in case irregularities are established in the probe. Both, Naik and his organisation are under the scanner of the Maharashtra government and the union home ministry.

According to NDTV, license of Islamic Research Foundation was renewed on 19 August, even though the government had initiated an inquiry against both Naik and his organisation.

Japanese Report: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in plane crash

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's death was made public on 2 September as a classified 60-year-old Japanese government document about it concludes that the legendary freedom fighter died in a plane crash in Taiwan on 18 August, 1945, backing the official version.

Bosefiles.info, a UK website set up to document evidence on the circumstances surrounding Netaji's death, today said this is the first time the report titled 'Investigation on the cause of death and other matters of the late Subhas Chandra Bose' has been made public because it remained classified by Japanese authorities and was kept a secret by the Indian government.