New Delhi

Congress leaders from Madhya Pradesh would stage a sit-in outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official residence in New Delhi on Thursday to demand release of central funds for losses suffered by the state due to heavy rains this monsoon.

This is merely a "gimmick to divert the attention" of Delhiites from core issues as the AAP government has "substantially failed" to deliver and wants to use taxpayers' money on advertisements for its own publicity, Tiwari alleged in the letter to the Delhi Chief Minister.

Addressing the conference 'Building GREEN Real Estate' organised by CII-CBRE, he said there was a need to strengthen public transport system in the national capital to check pollution and traffic congestion.

With the theme of “Legislate Peace – Implementation of the DPCW for Sustainable Development”, the event is expected to expand the agreement by collecting further public support for the establishment of legally binding international law for peace based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).

A New Delhi-bound flight carrying Union minister Nitin Gadkari failed take off from Nagpur airport in Maharashtra on Tuesday due to a "technical fault", an official said.

Rahul Gandhi was appointed as Congress president on December 16, 2017 and his tenure ended on Saturday after his resignation tendered on May 25 this year was accepted by the CWC and his mother Sonia Gandhi was named as the interim chief.

On Friday, the federal cabinet headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan endorsed the decisions taken by the National Security Committee and the joint session of parliament, which include suspension of trade ties with India, the Dawn reported.

Mohammed Mansoor Khan, the owner of IMA jewels, has been arrested in New Delhi and is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate, said a special investigation team here which is probing the alleged ponzi scam.