LIVE: Army Chief Gen MM Naravane to visit Nepal from Nov 4-6 to reset ties

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane during an intervew. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'. 'Mann ki Baat' is a radio programme, aired on All India Radio on the last Sunday of every month, through which the Prime Minister interacts with the nation.

BJP national president J P Nadda will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of district offices of the party in Rajasthan and this program will be online. He will inaugurate party district offices in Bhilwara, Rajsamand and lay the foundation stone of new offices in Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Alwar, Dholpur, Udaipur and Bharatpur districts.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the Nathula area of Sikkim and meet the soldiers of the Indian Army, today. He will also be present at ''Shastra Puja''(worship of weapons) ceremony.

In another news, gymnasiums and fitness centres in Maharashtra will be allowed to reopen from today. According to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, group activities like zumba and yoga and steam and sauna facilities will not be allowed.

 
Stay tuned for the latest news of the day.

1:39 AM IST Lee Kun-hee, South Korea’s richest person and chairman of Samsung Electronics Co, died on Sunday, leaving behind considerable assets subject to be potentially inherited by his surviving family as well as inheritance tax.   Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said.   The charismatic leader of Samsung Group and the country's richest person, grew it into South Korea’s biggest conglomerate. But he and the empire he built have also been vilified by critics for wielding huge economic clout, and for opaque governance and dubious transfers of the family wealth.

8:56 PM IST The National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval was speaking purely in a civilisational and spiritual context and was not referring to any country or specific situation at the religious function in Rishikesh on Saturday, government officials clarified.

8:38 PM IST Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries is rolling back salary cuts for the employees of its hydrocarbons division and is also giving out performance bonus that had been deferred after business was hit by coronavirus lockdown.   The firm is also offering an advance 30 per cent of the variable pay from the next year's salary to its lakh-plus employees as a goodwill gesture for working during the pandemic, two persons familiar with the matter said.

8:28 PM IST Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that mosquito-borne viral disease Dengue is "under control" in the national capital like previous year.   Kejriwal's remarks came while marking the eighth week of the '10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute' anti-Dengue campaign earlier in the day.

8:13 PM IST Punjab farmers on Sunday burnt effigies of the Union government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at several places in protest against the farm laws.   The protesters described the three farm legislations introduced by the Centre as black laws and raised slogans against the BJP-led Centre. They demanded that the withdrawal of the laws.

8:03 PM IST Eighth round of Corps Commander level talks between India, China likely this week Read @ANI story | https://t.co/poemhgH4w0 pic.twitter.com/ETDbtPmSJG — ANI Digital (@ani_digital) October 25, 2020

7:50 PM IST Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led MCD for "resorting to hooliganism to suppress the voices of the protesting doctors and nurses" demanding their pending salaries.   Senior AAP leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak made the remarks in a press briefing on behalf of his party. He said, "BJP-ruled MCD has transferred four CMO level senior-most doctors of the Hindu Rao hospital because they were supporting the protest of the doctors and nurses."

7:38 PM IST Paddy procurement for Kharif crops this year so far has gained "good momentum" in nine procuring states and Union Territories (UTs), said an Agriculture Ministry data.   As per the data, over 144.59 LMTs of paddy was purchased till October 24 this year against last year's corresponding purchase of 117.55 LMT -- an increase of 23 per cent.

7:14 PM IST Army Chief Gen MM Naravane's three-day crucial visit to Nepal beginning November 4 is expected to have a significant diplomatic overtone with India looking at resetting relations with the Himalayan nation after the ties came under severe strain following a bitter border row, officials said on Sunday.

6:28 PM IST Wholesale onion prices fell by up to Rs 10 per kg in key consuming markets such as Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai with increase in arrival of the perishable commodity after the government imposed stock limits on traders to check hoarding and price rise, government data showed.   Onion prices showed a declining trend even in producing areas. For instance, in Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, Asia's largest wholesale onion market, onion prices dropped by Rs 5 per kg to Rs 51 per kg in just one day after the government's order on stock limits.

6:18 PM IST National e-book to compile social works carried out by Centre: JP Nadda Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/pl25zhKMNU pic.twitter.com/k34SDiavRx — ANI Digital (@ani_digital) October 25, 2020

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Samsung’s Lee Kun-hee leaves behind $21-billion wealth for inheritance

Lee Kun-hee, South Korea’s richest person and chairman of Samsung Electronics Co, died on Sunday, leaving behind considerable assets subject to be potentially inherited by his surviving family as well as inheritance tax.
 
Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said.
 
The charismatic leader of Samsung Group and the country's richest person, grew it into South Korea’s biggest conglomerate.
But he and the empire he built have also been vilified by critics for wielding huge economic clout, and for opaque governance and dubious transfers of the family wealth.

NSA Ajit Doval's speech not about China or any specific situation, govt officials clarify

The National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval was speaking purely in a civilisational and spiritual context and was not referring to any country or specific situation at the religious function in Rishikesh on Saturday, government officials clarified.

Reliance rolls back salary cuts, offers bonus

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries is rolling back salary cuts for the employees of its hydrocarbons division and is also giving out performance bonus that had been deferred after business was hit by coronavirus lockdown.
 

The firm is also offering an advance 30 per cent of the variable pay from the next year's salary to its lakh-plus employees as a goodwill gesture for working during the pandemic, two persons familiar with the matter said.

Dengue under control just like last year: Delhi CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that mosquito-borne viral disease Dengue is "under control" in the national capital like previous year.
 

Kejriwal's remarks came while marking the eighth week of the '10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute' anti-Dengue campaign earlier in the day.

Punjab farmers burn effigies of PM Modi, Union govt

Punjab farmers on Sunday burnt effigies of the Union government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at several places in protest against the farm laws.
 

The protesters described the three farm legislations introduced by the Centre as black laws and raised slogans against the BJP-led Centre. They demanded that the withdrawal of the laws.

Eighth round of Corps Commander level talks between India, China likely this week



BJP resorting to hooliganism to suppress doctor's protest: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led MCD for "resorting to hooliganism to suppress the voices of the protesting doctors and nurses" demanding their pending salaries.
 

Senior AAP leader and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak made the remarks in a press briefing on behalf of his party. He said, "BJP-ruled MCD has transferred four CMO level senior-most doctors of the Hindu Rao hospital because they were supporting the protest of the doctors and nurses."

Paddy procurement gained 23% increase over last year's purchase

Paddy procurement for Kharif crops this year so far has gained "good momentum" in nine procuring states and Union Territories (UTs), said an Agriculture Ministry data.
 

As per the data, over 144.59 LMTs of paddy was purchased till October 24 this year against last year's corresponding purchase of 117.55 LMT -- an increase of 23 per cent.

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane scheduled to visit Nepal from Nov 4-6 with an aim to reset ties

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane's three-day crucial visit to Nepal beginning November 4 is expected to have a significant diplomatic overtone with India looking at resetting relations with the Himalayan nation after the ties came under severe strain following a bitter border row, officials said on Sunday.

Onion price drop by up to Rs 10/kg in consuming mkts on govt action against hoarding

Wholesale onion prices fell by up to Rs 10 per kg in key consuming markets such as Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai with increase in arrival of the perishable commodity after the government imposed stock limits on traders to check hoarding and price rise, government data showed.
 

Onion prices showed a declining trend even in producing areas. For instance, in Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, Asia's largest wholesale onion market, onion prices dropped by Rs 5 per kg to Rs 51 per kg in just one day after the government's order on stock limits.

National e-book to compile social works carried out by Centre: JP Nadda



Tejashwi says Nitish is tired, JD(U)-BJP hit back

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is tired and no longer able to manage Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Sunday, drawing sharp retorts from leaders of the ruling NDA.
 

Yadav, 31, apparently referring to the age of the 69- year-old chief minister and said that he has got tired due to which he gives up when faced with a difficult situation -- be it the coronavirus pandemic or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Muzaffarpur.

The Army Commanders’ Conference will be held in Delhi from 26th to 29th October



TMC launches 'Mark Yourself safe from BJP' digital campaign

The Trinamool Congress has launched a digital campaign 'Mark Yourself safe from BJP' from the alleged wrongdoings of the saffron party in the country In a bid to corner it ahead of the 2021 assembly elections in West Bengal.
 

The BJP has made deep inroads in the TMC-ruled state and the coming assembly polls is likely to be a tough fight between the two parties as Mamata Banerjee, who is a harsh critic of the saffron party, will fight to return to power for the third consecutive time.

Punjab govt acted swiftly in Hoshiarpur case: CM Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asserted that his government had taken swift action in the Hoshiarpur rape-murder case in sharp contrast to the Uttar Pradesh government's response to the Hathras incident.
 

He said the challan in this case will be presented in court this week.

Nitish Kumar will be behind bars if LJP comes to power: Chirag Paswan



19.85 Km Alternate Alignment of NH 310 was dedicated to the nation today



Modi to interact with PM SVANidhi beneficiaries in UP on Oct 27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from Uttar Pradesh on October 27, the Prime Ministers Office said in a statement.
 

Modi will interact in the event at 10.30 am via videoconference. The interaction will be witnessed by beneficiaries of the scheme from across the state of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of Yogi Adityanath will also be present on the occasion.

Bhagwat welcomes Centre's new agri reforms, education policy

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday praised the Centre for the agriculture and labour reform bills recently passed in Parliament, and said new policies should aim to make farmers aware of the modern agriculture science.
 

Addressing the Sangh's annual Vijayadashami rally here which was this time attended by only 50 'swayamsevaks' due to the COVID-19 guidelines, he also welcomed the government's new education policy.

PM Modi to inaugurate conference on vigilance and anti-corruption

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the national conference on vigilance and anti-corruption on Tuesday via video-conferencing.
 

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Sunday said the theme of the conference is "vigilant India, prosperous India".

PM has decided' date of war with China, Pak: UP BJP president

In a controversial remark, BJP's Uttar Pradesh chief Swatantra Dev Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided when the country would be at war with Pakistan and China.
 

His remarks on Friday came amid tension at the Line of Actual Control between India and China, where the two countries have massed troops.

BJP National President J P Nadda virtually attended inauguration of district offices in Rajasthan today



MP bypolls: 18% candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves, says report

Out of 355 candidates contesting in Madhya Pradesh bypolls, 63 (18 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves, according to a report by poll rights group Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
 

Eleven per cent or 39 candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, the report said.
 

Serious criminal cases are non-bailable offences with over five years of imprisonment.

In case of Hathras incident, no police investigation was being done: Punjab CM



PM Modi highlights contribution of political, spiritual leaders who strived for unity and integrity of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his "Mann Ki Baat" radio programme on Sunday talked about the political and spiritual leaders who strived for the unity and integrity of the nation. He also urged countrymen to visit website ekbharat.gov.in. which portrays efforts made to advance the campaign of national integration.
 
The Prime Minister talked about the lessons one should learn from the life of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
 
"On October 31, we will be celebrating the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel as National Unity Day. We will find very few people with all these traits together like- ideological depth, moral courage, political acumen, deep knowledge of the agricultural sector and devotion to national unity. He was managing the people's movement of Bapu fighting against the British and still maintain his sense of humour. Bapu had said that the jestful banter of Sardar Patel made him laugh so much that he would get cramps in the stomach," the Prime Minister said.

Less than 1,000 coronavirus deaths continuously reported since last one week: Ministry of Health

Govt employees can submit multiple bills to avail LTC cash voucher scheme benefit

Central government employees can submit multiple bills of goods and services purchased in their own name to avail the benefit of the LTC (Leave Travel Concession) cash voucher scheme, according to the Finance Ministry.
 
The Expenditure Department, under the Ministry, has issued a set of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on LTC cash voucher scheme, clarifying that an employee can also avail the scheme utilising the applicable LTC fare without leave encashment.
 
The government on October 12 announced the LTC cash voucher scheme under which central government employees can purchase any goods or services with GST rate of 12 per cent or above to avail the benefit. Till now, employees got LTC benefits only on travels made, or had to forgo the amount.

Anti-smog guns deployed at multiple locations across Delhi to control pollution

Bihar polls 2020: Sheohar candidate, supporter shot dead; attacker lynched

A Janata Dal Rashtravadi party candidate and one of his supporters were shot dead during their poll campaign in Bihar's Sheohar, while the suspected attacker was also lynched, police said on Sunday. Shri Narayan Singh, 45, was killed on Saturday evening while campaigning at the Hathsar village in the Puyanhiya police station area, they said
 
Singh himself had a criminal record and over three dozen cases registered against him, they said. Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh linked the killing to a "gang war". Sheohar's Sub-Divisional Police Officer Rakesh Kumar said Singh was shot in his chest.

PM Modi urges people to observe festivals with modesty, be 'vocal for local' while shopping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his wishes on Dussehra and stated that it is also a festival of victory of patience over crises. He urged people to celebrate festivals with restraint and to remember the resolve of 'vocal for local' while shopping.
 
"Today is the festival of Vijay Dashmi, i.e. Dussehra. I extend my best wishes to all of you on this auspicious occasion. This festival of Dussehra is the festival of victory of truth over untruth. But at the same, it is also a festival of victory of patience over crises. Today, all of you are living with great restraint, celebrating festivals with modesty. Therefore, in the battle, we are fighting (against COVID-19), victory is certain," Prime Minister said in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.
 
"Previously, a large number of people used to gather in Durga Pandal for darshan of Goddess Durga. It was affair like atmosphere. But this time it did not happen. Earlier, big fairs were also held on Dussehra. But this time their form is also changed. Thre festival of Ramleela was also a big attraction, but there are some restrictions for it also. This time all large gatherings are banned. There will be Eid, Sharad Purnima, Valmiki Jayanti, Dhantesras, Diwali, Chhatth Pooja, Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti festival in coming days. During this corona crisis, we have to work with restraints," he added.
 
Prime Minister also reminded people to remember their resolve of 'vocal for local.'

Latest News LIVE: Pollution continues to affect the air quality in Delhi

Mann Ki Baat LIVE: Numerous efforts have been made to unify the nation, says PM Modi

During festivals, do remember lockdown times when we got to know those close associates of society: PM Modi

During festivals, do remember lockdown times when we got to know those close associates of society without whom our lives would have been very difficult. Sanitisation workers, housekeepers and  guards were with us in difficult times, now in festivals, we've to take them along: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 'Mann ki Baat' radio speech

Mann Ki Baat LIVE: When are proud of our heritage, the world takes note of it, says PM Modi

The world is taking note of our products, one major example is Khadi: PM Modi

Mann Ki Baat LIVE: PM Modi gives an interesting example from Mexico that showcases the popularity of Khadi

Mann Ki Baat LIVE: Several festivals lined up but India must celebrate them with precautions against coronavirus, says PM Modi

Several festivals lined up but India must celebrate them with precautions against coronavirus: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat radio speech

PM Narendra Modi is addressing the nation through his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'

Latest News LIVE: PM Modi to address nation through 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 am

India reports 50,129 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours: Health Ministry

Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee passes away at 78

Lee Kun-hee, the Chairman of South Korea's techn giant Samsung Electronics, died at the age of 78 here on Sunday, according to a statement released by the company. Lee transformed Samsung into a world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying.
 
"Our deepest sympathies are with his family, relatives and those nearest. His legacy will be everlasting," it added. Lee, the son of Samsung Group's founder Lee Byung-chul, was born in Uiryeong county in South Gyeongsang province of South Korea on January 9, 1942. In 2014, Lee suffered a heart attack and had since remained hospitalized.

Latest News LIVE: Air quality turns 'severe' in parts of Delhi

The air in the national capital on Sunday further deteriorated with the rise of pollutants in the atmosphere. The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 422 in Bawana, 423 in Mundka and 416 in Jahangirpuri, all three in 'severe' category as per the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data. The national capital witnessed a thin layer of smog this morning.
 
According to experts, the severe category affects the health of people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases. An AQI between 0-50 is marked good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 is moderate, 201-300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor and 401-500 is considered severe. Amid the rise in pollution levels, people are having problems with breathing and some children have started facing throat problems due to contaminated air.

PM Narendra Modi greets countrymen on Mahanavami

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended wishes to countrymen on Mahanavami, the ninth day of Navratri festival on Sunday.
 
"Heartiest greetings to the countrymen on Mahanavami. On this auspicious day of Navratri, the ninth form of Goddess Durga is worshipped as Goddess Siddhidatri. With the blessings of Maa Siddhidatri, everyone may get success in their works," Prime Minister said in a tweet (roughly translated from Hindi).
 
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, festivities across the country have been muted.

India's total Covid-19 recoveries crosses the landmark milestone of 7 million

Latest News LIVE: PM Modi to address nation through 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 am


India always wants good relations with all its neighbouring countries: Rajnath

AP rains: Seven member Central team to visit state to assess damage

A seven member central team will visit Andhra Pradesh for an on-the-spot assessment of the damage caused by the recent heavy rains and floods in the state

MP bypolls: Sachin Pilot to hold meetings for Cong workers

Senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot will hold  meetings with party workers in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior- Chambal region next week ahead of bypolls to 28 Assembly seats on November 3

ITBP gets nod to set up 47 new outposts on India-China border

In wake of the Galwan Valley clash between Indian and Chinese troops amid tensions on the Line of Actual Control, the government has given approval to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to set up 47 Border Outposts (BoPs) to step up vigil along the border.

We are anti-BJP, we are not anti-national: Farooq Abdullah after meeting of PAGD

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said the Peoples' Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), which is fighting for restoration of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is an anti-BJP platform but not an anti-national amalgam.

CBDT extends due date for furnishing of ITRs, audit reports

In a bid to provide more time to taxpayers for furnishing of Income Tax Returns, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Saturday further extended the due date for furnishing of Income Tax Returns and audit reports

Even cities didn't get proper electricity before we came to power: Nitish Kumar

Indian Army troops shot down a Pakistan Army quadcopter around 8 am today along Line of Control

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates three projects in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three projects in Gujarat- one each related to farmers' welfare, healthcare and tourism development- via video link from New Delhi on Saturday.
 
Modi launched 'Kisan Suryodaya Yojana' aimed at providing day-time electricity to the farmers in the state for irrigation and farming purposes.

RJD releases manifesto ahead of Bihar elections, reiterates promises

As lakhs of Bihar voters are poised to exercise their franchise in the first phase of Assembly elections, the RJD on Saturday released its manifesto or vision document, reiterating the promise to recruit 10 lakh persons in government jobs if the party returned to power.
 
The manifesto, titled 'Prann Hamara, Sankalp Badlav Ka' was released by Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, the Chief Ministerial face of the Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance, in the presence of party spokesperson Manoj Jha, Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Shaktisinh Gohil and other leaders. Read on...

With Article 370's abrogation, corruption is going down in Jammu and Kashmir, says MoS Home GK Reddy

With Article 370's abrogation, corruption is going down... One J&K leader says they'll bring it back with China's help, one says they'll not hold tricolour. They've lost balance as they didn't govern, rather ruled for years & looted money meant for development: MoS Home GK Reddy

With Article 370's abrogation, corruption is going down in Jammu and Kashmir, says MoS Home GK Reddy

With Article 370's abrogation, corruption is going down... One J&K leader says they'll bring it back with China's help, one says they'll not hold tricolour. They've lost balance as they didn't govern, rather ruled for years & looted money meant for development: MoS Home GK Reddy

Delhi's air quality continues to be in 'very poor' category with the Air Quality Index recorded at 346

Delhi's air quality continues to be in 'very poor' category with the Air Quality Index recorded at 346. Government agencies say the air quality will deteriorate further in the evening and on Sunday.

After Scindia-Pilot saga, Congress trying to placate Punjab leaders

Wiser after the exit of Jyotiraditya Scindia and much-hyped revolt by Sachin Pilot, the Congress is now trying to put its house in order in Punjab and has directed the Congress affairs incharge Harish Rawat to iron out differences between the warring state leaders.
 
After getting a sulking cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on board, Rawat has now shifted his focus to other disgruntled leaders like Rajya Sabha MPs Partap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo.
 
Both have been critical of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and had even demanded a CBI inquiry into the hooch tragedy that hit the border state several weeks ago. Dullo had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha too last month.
 
Both the Congress MPs had met Rawat in Delhi in September and discussed various issues.

Heading to Darjeeling on a two-day visit to West Bengal & Sikkim

Heading to Darjeeling on a two-day visit to West Bengal & Sikkim. I shall visit the forward areas & also interact with the troops. A road constructed by the Border Roads Organisation in Sikkim will also be inaugurated during the visit: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh


PM Narendra Modi inaugurates U N Mehta Paediatric Heart Hospital in Ahmedabad, Kisan Suryoday Yojana

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates U N Mehta Paediatric Heart Hospital in Ahmedabad, Kisan Suryoday Yojana, and Asia's longest temple ropeway on mount Girnar via video-link

Another person arrested in TRP scam

Mumbai Police has made a ninth arrest in the Television Rating Points (TRP) rigging case, an official said on Friday.
 
Harish Kamlakar Patil (45), a resident of suburban Chandivali, was arrested by the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the crime branch which is probing the case.
 
Patil was apprehended on Thursday evening after his name cropped up during the interrogation of Ramji Sharma and Dinesh Vishwakarma, former employees of Hansa research agency, he said.
 
It was suspected that Patil took money from some TV channels to fraudulently ramp up TRP, he said.

Maharashtra: Onion prices continue to surge in the state

Bihar election 2020: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav releases party's manifesto in Patna


Delhi pollution: Anti-smog guns deployed at several locations in the national capital

Many people want to leave BJP, says Eknath Khadse

Many people want to leave BJP and to stop them the party says the government (in Maharashtra) is going to collapse, but the government is not going to fall: Eknath Khadse, who joined NCP yesterday after quitting from BJP

Nov 3 poll choice between super recovery and Biden depression: Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday said this election for Americans is a choice between a "super recovery" by his administration and a "depression" by his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
 
Hitting the campaign trail from the battleground State of Florida, a day after the final presidential debate, Trump said "Biden proved last night that he's not capable of being president of the United States".
 
"The country saw first-hand that this election is a choice between a Trump recovery -- and I'll call it because that's what's happening-- it's a Trump super recovery and a Biden depression. Because you will have a depression," said Trump amidst applause from thousands of his supporters. Read on...

US judge again blocks Trump's executive order to ban WeChat

A US judge has once again halted President Donald Trump's executive order to ban WeChat, a Chinese messaging social-media and mobile-payment app.
 
A judge in California rejected a request from the US Department of Justice to reverse a previous decision allowing WeChat, owned by the Chinese company Tencent app, to remain active in app stores, The Verge reported on Friday.
 
"The record does not support the conclusion that the government has 'narrowly tailored' the prohibited transactions to protect its national-security interests," the judge said.
 
The evidence "supports the conclusion that the restrictions 'burden substantially more speech than is necessary to further the government's legitimate interests.'

India's air quality 'filthy' despite decline in energy consumption

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump described India’s air quality as “filthy”, contrasting it with his country’s “superior” air quality. Ironically, the accusation comes at a time when energy consumption here has slowed and could decline the first time in two decades this year, on per capita basis, because of the fall in economic activity.
 
The burning of fossil fuel, including coal for power generation and use of petroleum products in transport, is a major source of air pollution in India. Read on...

Bihar Assembly elections: Two excise officials suspended, four shifted

The Election Commission placed two excise superintendents under suspension while transferring four others for not demonstrating "alertness and effectiveness" in the seizure of liquor in the state, an official said on Friday.
 
The Election Commission gave the directives in this regard during a review meeting held via video conference with observers of 78 assembly constituencies that are going to polls in the first phase on October 28, Additional Chief Electoral Officer (ACEO) Sanjay Kumar Singh said in a release. Read on...

Jammu and Kashmir BJP demands Mehbooba Mufti's arrest for seditious remarks

The Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Friday demanded the arrest of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti for her "seditious remarks" wherein she said she would only hold the national tricolour when the flag of the erstwhile state is restored.
 
The BJP said "no power on earth" can either hoist the state flag again or restore Article 370, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. Read on...

Oil falls about 2% on Libyan crude output, coronavirus demand concerns

Oil fell nearly 2 per cent on Friday, finishing lower for the week, in anticipation of a surge in Libyan crude supply and demand concerns caused by surging coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe.
 
Crude prices sank after Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) said it lifted force majeure on exports from key ports and output would reach 1 million barrels per day in four weeks.
 
"As soon as that came out, the market cratered," said Bob Yawger, director of energy futures at Mizuho in New York. Read on...

US election 2020: America needs another four years of Trump at White House, says Mike Pence

The US needs four more years of President Donald Trump at the White House, his deputy and running mate Mike Pence told his countrymen in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, arguing that the administration has delivered on its promises in its first term.
 
"It's a movement of everyday Americans from every walk of life. Here in Pennsylvania, you believe we could be strong again," the Vice President said at an election rally in West Mifflin, a suburb of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.
 
"Pennsylvania and America need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. It's amazing to think about four years ago," Pence told an enthusiastic crowd, a day after the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, between Republican incumbent Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Air quality deteriorates in the national capital with the rise of pollutants in the atmosphere

US election 2020: Final Trump-Biden presidential debate draws 63 million viewers

The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden drew 10 million fewer viewers than their first meeting.
 
An estimated 63 million viewers tuned into the debate featuring Trump and Biden Thursday night, the Nielsen company said Friday. The debate was hosted at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Delhi University third cut off list expected today

The university is expected to announce third cut off list on Saturday.

The Delhi University released its second cut-off list on last Saturday with admissions to many courses being closed and some programmes seeing a minor decline in the score required for admission.
 
Lady Shri Ram College for Women had pegged 100 per cent score for three courses - BA (Honours) Psychology, BA (Honours) Political Science and BA (Honours) Economics.
 
Seats were available under the three courses with aspirants requiring 99 per cent for BA (Honours) Economics and 99.75 per cent for both BA (Honours) Psychology and BA (Honours) Political Science.

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