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Fuel Prices in Delhi & Mumbai Witness A Downward Trend
Fuel prices in Delhi and Mumbai on Tuesday, 30 October, witnessed a downward trend.
Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi stood at Rs 79.55 per litre (a fall of Rs 0.20) and Rs 73.78 per litre (Rs 0.07 lower), respectively.
Meanwhile, petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai stood at Rs 85.04 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.20) and Rs 77.32 per litre (a Rs 0.08 fall), respectively.
Earthquake of 6.2 Magnitude Strikes Near New Plymouth
Earthquake of 6.2 magnitude strikes near New Plymouth, New Zealand, reports Reuters quoting USGS.
Ola-Uber Strike Likely to be Called Off in Mumbai
After a meeting with the management of cab aggregators - Ola and Uber - leaders of cab drivers’ union reportedly might call off their indefinite strike in Mumbai, reported Hindustan Times.
A final decision is likely to be announced on Tuesday after a meeting with the transport commissioner at 3:30 pm.
NIA Raid Businessman's House in J&K in Connection With Terror Funding
National Investigation Agency (NIA) are currently conducting a raid at the house of a businessman, Fayaz Ahmad, in Srinagar's Lal Bazar in connection with a terror funding case.
SC Refuses BJP Leader's Petition in Early Deportation of Illegal Migrants
Supreme Court refuses to give an urgent hearing to a petition filed by lawyer and BJP leader, Ashwini Upadhyay, seeking early deportation of illegal Rohingyas and Bangladeshis to their respective countries.
Bangladesh Ex-PM Khaleda Sentenced to 10 Yrs in Jail
Bangladesh court doubled the jail term of opposition leader and former PM Khaleda Zia from five years to 10 in an orphanage graft case following an appeal by the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case Accused Transferred to Higher Security: Court
Supreme Court ordered transfer of Brijesh Thakur, the main accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home case, to a high-security jail in Punjab's Patiala.
Fire Breaks Out in Slum in Mumbai
A level-3 fire broke out in a slum at Lalmati, opposite Bandra Fire Station on Nagardas Road. No injuries have been reported however, nine fire tenders have rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
(More details awaited)
Landslide Closes J&k Highway, One Dead
One man was killed in a landslide that shut down a stretch of the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban district on Tuesday, police said.
The operator of a JCB machine was killed after being hit by rubble sliding down mountain sides in Digdol area.
Travellers were advised not to undertake any journey without contacting Jammu and Srinagar control rooms.
Doordarshan Journalist Killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh
A Doordarshan cameraman has been killed in an attack by Naxals in Dantewada's Aranpur.
More details awaited.
Veteran Marathi Composer Yeshwant Deo Dies
Veteran Marathi singer, lyricist and music composer Yeshwant Deo passed away after a brief illness here on Tuesday, family sources said. He was 91.
Deo breathed his last at the Sushrusha Hospital in Dadar where he was admitted for treatment of pneumonia and other complications almost three weeks ago.
His last rites shall be performed at the Dadar Crematorium here later on Tuesday
Encounter Underway in Pulwama's Tral
Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Chaanketaar village of Pulwama's Tral, reported ANI.
Jammu and Kashmir Police said terrorists fired on searching party during a cordon and search operation in the area.
NGT Takes Suo Moto Cognisance on Death of Elephants Due to Electrocution
National Green Tribunal has taken suo-motu cognisance of media reports on the death of 7 elephants from electrocution in Dhenkanal and has imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on Odisha electricity board for negligence. The NGT also constituted a 3-member committee for investigation in the matter.
Tiger Cub Born in Bengal Safari Park Found Dead
Ika, one of the three tiger cubs born at the Bengal Safari Park in August this year, was found dead early morning on Tuesday. The cause of death has not yet been ascertained. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had named the tiger cubs Kika, Rika and Ika.
Private Vehicles Might Stop Plying in Delhi if Pollution Continues
India’s environment pollution control authority on Tuesday said private vehicles will have to be stopped from plying in the capital of New Delhi if air pollution continues to worsen.
“Let us hope the air pollution situation in Delhi doesn’t deteriorate or else we will have to stop plying of private vehicles. Only public transport will be used,” Bhure Lal, chairman, Environment Pollution Control Authority, was quoted as saying by ANI.
Gurugram School Murder: Juvenile Justice Board Rejects Bail Plea of Accused Student
The Juvenile Justice Board on Tuesday, 30 October, rejected the bail application of accused student in the murder of a School student within the school premises in Gurugram’s Ryan International School.
UIDAI to Come Up With Aadhaar Seva Kenra's
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will soon come up with Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASKs) on the lines of Passport Seva Kendras where the enrolment and update services will be provided to people in more convenient and secure manner.
State Bank of India Reduces Daily Cash Withdrawal Limit
The State Bank of India, on Tuesday 30 October reduced the daily cash withdrawal for classic and Maestro debit cards from Rs 40,000 to Rs 20,000 per day. This will come into effect from 31 October 2018.
Jharkhand Govt to 'Gift' 1.27 Lakh Houses
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that his government is “gifting” 1.27 lakh houses to people belonging to the poor community under the state’s housing scheme, reported ANI.
Shahbuddin Double Murder Case: SC Upholds Life Term to RJD Leader
The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and sentence of former MP and RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin and three others in a 2004 double murder case in which two brothers were killed for not paying extortion money.
"We find no ground to interfere. The Special Leave Petitions are dismissed," the bench said adding that the case was of grievous nature in which a person, who had witnessed the killing of his brother, was also shot dead.
Satish and Girish Roshan were murdered in August 2004 in Siwan for refusing to pay extortion money.
Bodies of Two Terrorists Recovered During Pulwama Enounter
Bodies of two terrorists have been recovered during an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral, reported ANI.
“They're affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed. The identities of the killed terrorists are being ascertained. Search is still going on in the area,” said J&K Police.
JeM Chief Masood Azhar's Nephew Killed in J&K
JeM chief Masood Azhar's nephew and wanted sniper Usman Haider killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, reported The Indian Express.
Sabarimala: Kerala Police to Implement Digitised Crowd Management
In an attempt to ensure that devotees can visit the Sabarimala temple hassle-free, especially after the crisis following the Supreme Court’s verdict on it, the Kerala police announced that it is looking to implement a Digitised Crowd Management System starting this year, by which devotees can choose their preferred date and time to visit the temple.
Fire Breaks Out at Panaji's Bombay Bazaar, No Casualties
A fire broke out on the top floor of Panaji's Bombay Bazar on Tuesday, 30 October. Five fire tenders, who were rushed to the spot, managed to successfully douse the fire. No casualties were reported.
Congress MLA, Father Granted Bail in Disproportionate Wealth Case
Congress MLA Ashok Anand and his father C Anand were granted bail in a case of “disproportionate wealth against their income” after a CBI Special Court had sentenced them to jail for one year each and a fine of Rs 1 lakh each. The verdict was delivered by CBI special judge P Dhanapal.