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  • Mallikarjun Kharge took charge as Congress president
  • Cyclone Sitrang effect: 83 districts affected in Assam
  • Russia bans more EU figures from entry
  • Train derailed at Gurpa station; 53 wagons derailed
  • Delhi LG approves Chhath Puja at designated ghats on Yamuna
  • J-K Tourism receives record number of tourists in 2022
  • Dabur to acquire 51% stake in Badshah masala
  • Ford to end production of Fiesta cars
  • CBDT extends the due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2022-23
  • Fifteen worshippers died in open fire at Shia pilgrimage site in Shiraz
  • Elon Musk changes his Twitter profile to ‘Chief Twit’

Elon Musk changes his profile to Chief Twit

“A beautiful thing about Twitter is how it empowers citizen journalism – people are able to disseminate news without an establishment bias,” he tweeted.

Minor leakage of gas reported from a chlorine tank in Bhopal

Minor leakage of gas reported from a chlorine tank installed for cleaning water at Idgah Hills in Bhopal. Efforts underway to control the leakage of gas. There’s no stampede-like situation. Nobody was injured, some were taken to hospital, informed Avinash Lavania, Collector, Bhopal.

Khattar says no role in Ram Rahim bail

I do not want to say anything, I have no role in this. Courts announce imprisonment and a convict goes to jail. After that, the jail’s rules apply to all the inmates, said Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on the parole granted to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Punjab witnesses 1,238 farm fire incidents today

Punjab witnessed 1,238 farm fire incidents today, highest number of crop residue burning cases so far this season, informed Punjab Remote Sensing Centre data.

Police detains Three persons for violating sections of Foreigners Act

Three persons from Sweden were detained for violating sections of Foreigners Act. They came to Assam using a tourist VISA. We’ve registered a suo moto case. They’ll have to pay a fine & will be sent to Guwahati tomorrow & subsequently deported to Sweden, saidBitul Chetia, ASP Dibrugarh.

Certain level of terrorism continues in J&K, says LG

J&K LG said, “There are a few people who try that nothing gets good unless you go with Pakistan. They’re more guilty than those with direct contact with terrorism. They’re people who know that unless a certain level of terrorism continues, nobody will care in Delhi…”

Zelensky says Russia has used around 400 Iranian drones in Ukraine war

Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring accuses Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of resorting to ‘competitive Hindutva’ to outwit BJP in Gujarat

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar says he had no role in parole granted to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh as jails have their own rules


Power of today’s India is a big hope for the world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, while noting that the world is experiencing terror and violence that the ancient philosophy coupled with the power of today’s India is turning out to be a big hope for the world. The Prime Minister said that the path shown by Acharya Shri Vijay Vallabh Surishwar and the teachings of Jain gurus is the solution to these global crises. PM Modi’s remarks came while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Shri Vijay Vallabh Surishwar Ji via video message today.

Around 1.4 lakhs births reserve for Chhath Puja, announces Vaishnaw

For Chhath Puja, we have started over 250 trains. Around 1.4 lakhs births have been made available and we will do whatever is necessary for the people. I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous Chhath Puja, wished Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

India to become leader in Telecom technology, says Vaishnaw

PM has given us a clear mandate that India should become the leader in Telecom technology which means one has to work on every aspect of telecom technology in creating new solutions, making sure that globally India’s inputs are heard at every forum, said Telecom Min Ashwini Vaishnaw. “Satellite communication has special characteristics compared to terrestrial communications which is why we’ve given a reference to TRAI. TRAI is studying global best practices, once they come up with recommendation in around 3-4 months, we’ll take the final call, the minister said.

Cyberabad Police conducts raids at a farmhouse in Ranga Reddy

“We received information from TRS MLAs that they were being lured, by money, contracts, and posts. We raided the farmhouse and noticed three persons. We will initiate legal action and carry investigation into the luring matter,” said Cyberabad CP Stephen Ravindra reported ANI.

Govt asks WhatsApp for a report on recent outage

“We have asked WhatsApp for a report on the recent outage,” Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw told ANI.

Delhi’s air improves

Delhi’s air quality improved on the back of favourable wind speed but it remained poor. It is likely to turn “very poor” at night with calm winds allowing accumulation of pollutants. The 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 271 at 4 pm, improving from 303 at 4 pm on Tuesday. It was 312 at 4 pm on Monday, the day of Diwali.

Police registers case against film producer Kamal Kishore Mishra

Case registered against film producer Kamal Kishore Mishra at Amboli PS u/s 279 & 338 of IPC for hitting his wife with a car.She claims after the incident she suffered head injuries.We’re searching for accused. Further investigation underway, informed Amboli Police.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant flaggs off two bullet-proof cars for VIPs

Goa CM Pramod Sawant today flagged off two bullet-proof cars for the VIPs. Earlier Goa Police use to get neighbouring state’s bulletproof cars for the protection of VIPs. The CM also launched a coffee table book for the Goa police and Goa Police Manual. Sawant also distributed laptops to women Police Inspectors of Women Police Stations, under the Nirbaya scheme, to strengthen the women police stations.

15 dead in Iran ‘terrorist attack’: IRNA reports

At least 15 people were killed and ten others injured following an attack in the Shah Cheragh Shrine of Shiraz, Iranian state news agency IRNA said.A media outlet affiliated to Iran’s judiciary said three armed men had entered the shrine at 5:45pm local time (1415 GMT)located in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz. IRNA said the attackers acted as “Takfiri terrorists” – a reference to Sunni extremists such as Islamic State militants.

Musical instruments export rise to more than 3.5 times in April-Sept 2022

India’s exported of musical instruments rose to more than 3.5 times in April-September 2022, as compared to the same period in 2013.

Kerala BJP chief alleges illegal appointment of VC in universities

Vice-chancellors are being appointed illegally in Kerala universities in violation of UGC rules & CPI(M) members are being appointed this way. Vice Chancellor of Kannur University is a CPI(M) goon. Such goons should be appointed in party offices¬ Universities, said Kerala BJP chief.

Event where Silver Trumpet and Trumpet Banner to be presented to the President’s Bodyguard by President Droupadi Murmu

Qatar to scrap Covid test on arrival before World Cup: health ministry (AFP)

The 2022 World Cup runs from Nov. 20-Dec. 18 in Qatar.

Coimbatore car blast case:

We’ve invoked sec 16 & 18 of UAPA. Material seized from deceased’s house were ingredients for making low-explosive bombs – like potassium nitrate, sulphur, charcoal & so on. It indicates his intention to make such bombs, said V Balakrishnan, Coimbatore CP. Foreign experts have taken samples from the blast & Police have sent the samples for examination by the lab. Once it is out, we will come to know whether an explosive was used and what kind of explosive was used.

Congress shows concerns over reinduction of Suella Braverman as the British Home Secretary

Congress MP Anand Sharma said, we have concerns over the reinduction of Suella Braverman as the British Home Secretary who has made patronizing and insulting statements about India. Government has to be cautious and careful in negotiating the new trade deal with the UK. We have to be firm & safeguard our interests, especially for our IT professionals. The temporary relocation of our skilled labours should not be termed as migrants.

Advisory board on Preventive Detention Act rejects plea for revoking detention of suspended Telangana BJP legislator T Raja Singh made by his wife T Usha Bai

Britain completes majority of sections of free trade agreement with India

Britain has completed the majority of sections of a free trade agreement with India but will only sign off on the deal once happy that it is fair and reciprocal, trade department minister Greg Hands said on Wednesday, reported Reuters.

New voters will define India@2047: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that new voters will define and contribute to the making of India in 2047, when the country completes 100 years of its independence. Addressing new and young voters here, he said that Uttar Pradesh is home to about 55 million men and women in the 18-30 age group, which is approximately 37 per cent of the total voters in the state.

Sonia Gandhi congratulates Rishi Sunak

Sonia Gandhi congratulates Rishi Sunak

PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj on his jayanti

  • The path shown by Acharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj, the teaching of Jain Gurus is a solution to the global crises.
  • His urge for peace & harmony was seen even amid partition horrors. He had to break his Chaturmas fast due to partition. He decided to come to India and also took care of others who had to come here leaving everything behind.

CBDT extends the due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2022-23

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) extends the due date of furnishing of Return of Income for the Assessment Year 2022-23, for the category of assessees for whom the due date is 31st October, 2022, to 07th November, 2022.

Maharashtra fire incident: Death toll rises to three

Death toll rises to three, as one more person died in the incident of fire in a chemical company due to a boiler explosion in the Boisar MIDC area of Palghar district, informed Palghar Police,

Ram Rahim is a rapist & murderer, says DCW chief

Ram Rahim is a rapist & murderer. He is given life imprisonment by Court but Haryana govt gives him parole whenever they want. He is organising ‘Satsang’ & Dy Speaker & Mayor of Haryana govt are attending these events. I appeal to Haryana govt to take back his parole, said DCW chief.

List of 47-member Steering Committee

List of 47-member Steering Committee

Kharge forms steering committee with 47 members

New Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge has formed a steering committee with 47 members including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi. The committee will function in place of the Congress’s Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party.

Mumbai records 81 new COVID-19 cases, 49 more than day ago; no death

Mumbai reported 81 new coronavirus positive cases, 49 more than the previous day’s count, which took its overall infection tally to 11,53,583, the city civic body said.

Nalbari Police arrests three persons for opening a Miya Museum in Goalpara district

Nalbari Police arrested three persons and produced them before the court who were detained yesterday for opening a Miya Museum in Goalpara district and suspected links to AQIS/ABT. Case has been registered and further investigation underway, informed Nalbari Police. “We have also produced two others who were arrested by Tamulpur district police in connection with AQIS/ABT case, before the court and the court sent both for three days of police custody.”

Relatives of UK PM Rishi Sunak expresses their happiness after he assumed the office

Armenia PM says will meet Putin, Azerbaijan leader in Russia next week: Russian agencies (AFP)

Over 70,000 leave homes in Ukraine’s Kherson region in a week: pro-Moscow official

Reports AFP

UK PM Rishi Sunak tweets about his first cabinet brief

One of the beautiful things about India is that it went out of its victimhood of terrorism and paved the way for int’l community and particularly for UNSC identified 3 areas of concern and brought together 15 members.

– David Scharia, Head of Branch, UN CTED on Counter-Terrorism Committee meet

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann claims AAP does not indulge in politics of hate but talks of development and building schools, hospitals

Amit Shah address the regional meeting on “Drug Trafficking and National Security”

Maharashtra LIVE Update: Two dead; 11 injured

Two people have lost their lives and 11 injured people have been admitted to Shinde Hospital, Boisar as fire broke out in chemical company due to a boiler explosion, informed Palghar Police.

Baghel on Kejriwal’s statement on banknotes with pictures of Lord Ganesh and Lakshmi

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s statement on banknotes with pictures of Lord Ganesh and Lakshmi said, Arvind Kejriwal does this only to do politics. Aam Aadmi Party is BJP’s B team, talking about it is a waste of time.

Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in a chemical company

Fire broke out in a chemical company due to a boiler explosion in the Boisar MIDC area of Palghar district. Fire personnel have reached the spot and the dousing operation has started. Several people feared trapped. Further details awaited, informed Boisar Fire Brigade.

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court gets ready for Thevar Jayanthi

Madurai Bench of Madras High Court ordered the Bank officials to hand over the golden armour of freedom fighter and leader of the Thevar community Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar to Ramanathapuram district Revenue Divisional Officer ahead of the rituals of Thevar Jayanthi. Thevar Jayanthi is the birth anniversary of Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar to take place in Pasumpon on October 30. The court said that the golden armour cannot be handed over to either of the faction since there is a case pending in Supreme Court over party’s leadership issue.

Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai on Coimbatore car blast case handed over to NIA

“We are happy that the case is going to NIA. CM MK Stalin did not have any option after the BJP’s press meeting yesterday. We are more worried about the mindset of the state government. We have never seen such an incompetent government in the state that is totally clueless about internal security & law and order. This is why Tamil soil has become a heaven for all anti-national elements to come and hide here.”

India to time to act against terrorism, says David Scharia

David Scharia, Head of Branch, UN CTED said, let Counter-Terrorism Committee, under Indian leadership, decide that it’s time to act. Over the last few months & in coming few days the CTC members represented at a very high level, will discuss what the shape of our response will be like. They all agree that whatever our response is, for it to be truly effective it must be truly global. The members have therefore agreed to work collaboratively in tackling these issues despite many differences among themselves and numerous other pressing global challenges,” he said.

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly among foreign ministers to attend UN counter- terrorism committee meet in India: Official

Terrorism poses one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, say Kamboj

India’s Permanent Rep to UN, Counter-Terrorism Committee Chair, Ruchira Kamboj said, UNSC’s counter-terrorism meet in India to focus on dealing with use of internet, new payment mechanism and drones by terrorists.

One dead in gas cylinder blast incident in Hyderabad

One person died & 6 others were injured due to a cylinder blast in a house in the Mettuguda Division Dood Bavi area, Hyderabad due to gas leakage. The house was damaged in the explosion. A case has been registered & investigation underway, informed Naresh, SHO, Chilkalguda PS.

Aviation giant Boeing reports $3.3 billion loss due to higher defense program costs

Boeing Q3 adj free cash flow at $2.91 bn vs est of $1.02 bn. Boeing Q3 includes $2.8 bn loss on fixed-price development programs.

Drug Trafficking and National Security meet in Gandhinagar

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and CM Bhupendra Patel attended a regional meeting on ‘Drug Trafficking and National Security and Destruction of Seized Drugs’, in Gandhinagar.

Peace and tranquillity in border areas essential for normal ties between India and China

– EAM S Jaishankar conveys to outgoing Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong

Odisha by-polls: Sambit Patra also meets CEC in connection with violation of Model Code of Conduct by BJD

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra met CEC in connection with violation of Model Code of Conduct by BJD in Odisha by-polls. “BJD makes administrative officers act like its party workers. In a video, a woman officer was distributing money, saying those who came to our program will be given money. In the second incident, an official says that the panchayat which will win will be given Rs 1 crore.”

India to host UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee on 28-29 Oct

UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee will be hosted in Mumbai & Delhi on 28th & 29th Oct respectively. Overarching theme would be ‘Countering the use of new & emerging technologies for terrorist purposes’. It’ll begin with tribute to victims of terrorism, announced Sanjay Verma, Secy (W), MEA.

Pradhan reaches EC over irregularities in by-elections

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reached the Central Election Commission because his party was disappointed with the State Election Commission over the irregularities in the by-elections in Odisha’s Dhamnagar and Telangana’s Mugude Assembly constituencies.

CVC asks PSB and central govt to identify sensitive posts

Central Vigilance Commission asked public sector banks, undertakings and central government departments to regularly identify sensitive posts, ensure rotation of officers manning them within prescribed time limit.


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