Bengaluru, May 1: May 1 is globally observed as International Labour Day.
Get all the latest national and international news updates of Sunday, May 1 here:
6.50 pm: We are empowering the poor so that the poor can battle poverty through schemes like Jan Dhan Yojana: PM Modi.
6.45 pm: During elections, political parties launch schemes which can strengthen their vote bank: PM Modi in Varanasi.
Chunaav ladte jayenge, chunaav jeetate jayenge, lekin mera gareeb, aur gareeb banata jayega, aur mushibat jhelta jayega: PM Modi in Varanasi— ANI (@ANI_news) May 1, 2016
6.35 pm: PM Narendra Modi takes ride on an e-boat at Assi Ghat in Varanasi (UP), will distribute e-boats.
PM Narendra Modi takes ride on an e-boat at Assi Ghat in Varanasi (UP), will distribute e-boats shortly pic.twitter.com/7o4TNFNXAK— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2016
6.20 pm: Naik Prakash Chandra dies due to bullet injury during army exercise in Rajasthan. Court of inquiry has been ordered.
6.05 pm: IAF team spray water over the forest area affected by fire in Srinagar and Koteshwar area of Uttarakhand.
Fire engulfs 2270 hectare forest area in Uttarakhand, visuals from Srinagar & Koteshwar area of the state. pic.twitter.com/HrIqEmNhw3— ANI (@ANI_news) May 1, 2016
5.53 pm: No significant changes in temperature.Possibility of light rain in U'khand day after tomorrow:Naresh,MeT on Forest Fire.
5.42 pm: Chennai: Union labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya & Kamal Haasan at a Tamil Nadu Cine Association event.
5.22 pm: Men working to douse #UttarakhandForestFire which has now spread across 2270 hectares of forest area.
5.21 pm: INS Airavat reached Brunei earlier today for ASEAN Def Ministers' Meet Plus Exercise on Maritime Sec&Counter Terrorism.
5.14 pm: Twin bombings in southern Iraq kill 33.
5.12 pm: Fire breaks out at over 12 places in Shimla rural forest division (HP), nearly 50 hectare of forest area affected.
Fire breaks out at over 12 places in Shimla rural forest division (HP), nearly 50 hectare of forest area affected. pic.twitter.com/pbdqGrXYdJ— ANI (@ANI_news) May 1, 2016
5.06 pm: PM Narendra Modi distributes e-rickshaws and interact with beneficiaries in Varanasi.
5.05 pm: PM Narendra Modi flags off e-rickshaw rides in Varanasi
4.50 pm: WATCH: PM Narendra Modi takes an e-rickshaw ride in Varanasi (UP)
4.48 pm: Two boys from Delhi fall into Kosi river in Ramnagar (Uttarakhand). One rescued, search for another is on.
4.40 pm: BJP candidate S Sreesanth campaigns in Thiruvananthapuram.
4.25 pm: PM Narendra Modi at DLW ground in Varanasi (UP) where he will distribute e-rickshaws, shortly.
4.23 pm: Varanasi (UP): PM Narendra Modi takes a ride in an E-rickshaw.
Varanasi (UP): PM Narendra Modi takes a ride in an E-rickshaw pic.twitter.com/FunbZ50cLT— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2016
4.06 pm: Vijay Mallya was permitted to go scot-free and flee to UK on a tip-off by current Union BJP govt, says R Surjewala,Congress.
4.01 pm: Modi govt has been unable to tackle one of the biggest environmental tragedies of Uttarakhand, says Congress on forest fire.
3.48 pm: New Zealand: President Pranab Mukherjee lays wreath at WW II Hall of Memories at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
3.32 pm: Maharashtra will remain united under any circumstances, even if we've to give our lives: Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena.
3.26 pm: Unfortunately,have to say Congress Govt was better than BJP, says Raj Thackeray on Hutatma Chowk not decorated on Maharashtra Day.
3.17 pm: Health Ministry to send a 5-member team to assist Rajasthan Govt to investigate cause of death of 11 people with special needs at a state-run Hospital.
3.16 pm: It cannot be a lower level functionary or a doctor or maid who is suspended & Govt can then shrug away from its responsibility, says Sachin Pilot.
3.15 pm: Its a criminal neglect. Somebody has to be made accountable, says Sachin Pilot on death of 11 children in Rajasthan.
2.45 pm: IAF in action over Uttarakhand helping local authorities in controlling forest fires.
IAF in action over Uttarakhand helping local authorities in controlling forest fires (Source: MoD) pic.twitter.com/usHleZl4xR— ANI (@ANI_news) May 1, 2016
2.40 pm: It's a criminal neglect. Somebody has to be made accountable: Sachin Pilot on death of 11 children in Rajasthan.
2.30 pm: Air Force and Army on alert.1800 hectares of area affected, 11-1200 fire cases: SS Negi,DG (Forests) and Special Secy, MoEF Uttarakhand forest fire.
2.20 pm: Within one to two days, the situation will be under control: SS Negi, DG (Forests) and Special Secretary, MoEF Uttarakhand Forest Fire.
2.15 pm: Jat community hold 'Jail Bharo' movement in Haryana's Jind, demand release of innocent people arrestd during Jat Quota Stir.
2.10 pm: HM Rajnath Singh reviewed Uttarakhand forest fire situation with Chief Secretary of the state & the concerned officers in MHA this morning.
2.04 pm: Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) arrests 8 persons from Varanasi for attempting to leak CPMT paper, questioning underway.
2.00 pm: Telangana Pradesh Cong Committee Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy and other Congress leaders celebrate May Day in Hyderabad.
1.50 pm: Special prayer Namaz-e-Istisqa peformed in Bengaluru asking for rain amid rising temperatures across the country.
Special prayer Namaz-e-Istisqa peformed in Bengaluru asking for rain amid rising temperatures across the country. pic.twitter.com/8hN6s113Ay— ANI (@ANI_news) May 1, 2016
1.45 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurates canteen for labourers in Lucknow on Labour Day, where a 'thali' will cost Rs 10.
1.35 pm: Fire raging in 8-9 places in Garhwal,process to douse fire underway: Raza Abbas(SDM, Srinagar) on Uttarakhand Forest Fire.
1.28 pm: Cylinder blast in a building at Iron Gate Road in West Bengal. Fire tenders brought the situation under control. No casualties.
1.25 pm: Police detain two men who showed black flag to Kanhaiya Kumar during his speech in Patna (Bihar).
1.20 pm: One Turkish policeman killed, 13 people wounded in Gaziantep bomb attack: AFP
1.15 pm: A man showed black flag to Kanhaiya Kumar during his speech in Patna (Bihar), Kanhaiya's supporters beat up the man.
Patna: Ruckus during Kanhaiya Kumar's speech after man was beaten up by his supporters for showing black flag to him pic.twitter.com/qEmRI32187— ANI (@ANI_news) May 1, 2016
1.10 pm: I can now say with immense satisfaction that we made a decision on budget allocation for Tarighat-Ghazipur-Mau rail line: PM Modi.
Main bhai Manoj Sinha ko aur yahan ke sansadon ka abhinandan karta hoon ki jo 50 saal pehle jo baat bhuladi gayi,usko leke nikal pade:PM— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2016
1.05 pm: Jab Patel commission baitha tha, yahan ki shithi sudhaarne ke liye kai baaton ka sujhaav aaj se 50 saal pehle diya gaya tha. Un sujhaavon ka kya hua,ye toh bhagwan jaane. Lekin us mein ek sujhaav tha,Tarighat-Ghazipur-Mau ko rail se joda jaaye. (Patel commission was set up to change the condition of eastern UP, several suggestions were made 50 years ago, don't know what happened to those suggestions. But one such suggestion was Tarighat-Ghazipur-Mau railway line): PM Modi in UP.
12.55 pm: Few days ago I visited Jharkhand, MP to launch schemes,no elections there. I chose Ballia as LPG's consumption in UP is lowest in Ballia, says PM Modi.
12.46 pm: Issues like connectivity in this region, rail lines, bridges were ignored but I congratulate all local MPs for ensuring this changes, says PM Modi.
12.31 pm: Nation's Labourer No. 1 extends his greetings to all the labourers in the country for their tremendous hard work, says PM Modi.
12.15 pm: This land of Ballia gave us Mangal Pandey. People from here give their lives to the nation, says PM Modi in Uttar Pradesh.
12.00 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaking in Ballia at the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in UP.
11.58 am: From today we've started trial run of pre-fire alert.We are deploying it right away on trial basis, says Prakash Javadekar.
11.30 am: We've already granted Rs 5 crore yesterday and we will regularize it upto expenditure utilisation immediately, says, Prakash Javadekar on Uttarakhand forest fire.
11.25 am: They (DG) are taking meetings and guiding local forces. 6000 people have been deployed for fire fighting operations, says Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar on Uttarakhand forest fire.
11.12 am: We are monitoring this issue, says Arun Chaturvedi,Social Justice minister on 11 deaths at a Govt-run facility in Jaipur.
11.05 am: We have formed an enquiry committee to be headed by Principal secretary,will do long term planning after their report, says Arun Chaturvedi.
11.03 am: Protesters demanding separate Vidarbha state, vandalize state transport buses in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.
10.49 am: Due to refuelling of IAF's Mi-17 v5, operation for areas affected by Uttarakhand Forest Fire will be conducted from Haldwani army camp.
10.30 am: 2270 hectares of forest area affected by Uttarakhand Forest Fire (Visuals from Gangotri Marg).
10.15 am: IAF's Mi-17 v5 lifts water from Bhimtal lake (Nainital) & sprays it over areas affected by Uttarakhand Forest Fire.
10.02 am: Uttarakhand fire continues to rage across 1900 hectares of forest area, 5 districts affected.
9.45 am: These choppers will lift water from lake & will use it to douse flames in affected areas, says officials
9.30 am: Former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi will be confronted with new evidence and documents obtained by CBI: CBI Sources on AgustaWestland.
9.24 am: They are ones who should welcome a probe so that at end of day they are able to vindicate themselves, says Jitendra Singh.
9.00 am: They don't hv any achievements to tell,to hide their failures they are spreading false campiagn, says Mallikarjun Kharge.
8.45 am: 11 people (including 7 children with special needs) from a Govt run residential facility for mentally challenged, died on Friday, April 29.
8.30 am: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje chaired a high level meeting in Jaipur yesterday, over 11 deaths at a Govt-run facility.
8.15 am:Child is safe, he's is responding. He is being provided oxygen. Our efforts are on,says Inspector Sengupta, NDRF Pune on Uttarakhand forest fire.
8.06 am: PM Narendra Modi to visit Varanasi today, will distribute e-rickshaws, will also launch a scheme for e-boats at Assi Ghat.
8.00 am: Rescue operations underway for a 6-year old boy who fell into a borewell in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
Latest visuals: Rescue operations underway for a 6-year old boy who fell into a borewell in Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) pic.twitter.com/SGRFWGpxHc— ANI (@ANI_news) May 1, 2016
7.55 am: IAF's chopper MI-17 takes off from Nainital, will drop water in areas affected by Uttarakhand forest fire.