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Latest News: Customs Duty Hiked On Mobile Phone Parts

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Second Phase of Municipal Polls Begin in Jammu and Kashmir

Second phase of polling began in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, 10 October of the four-phased municipal elections to seal the fate of 1,029 candidates in the fray across the state.

Voting began at 6 am on Wednesday morning amid stringent security arrangements, officials said.

They said the voting would take place at 544 polling stations across the state and would end at 4 pm.

(Source: PTI)

Three Members of a Family Stabbed to Death in Delhi's Vasant Kunj

Three members of a family stabbed to death in Vasant Kunj's Kishangarh, one member injured, reported ANI.

(More details awaited.)

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Congress to Decide Tickets for Upcoming Elections on 12 October

Congress Central Election Committee to decide tickets for the coming assembly elections on 12 October, reported ANI.

IT Department Searches 16 Premises Linked to Delhi Minister Gehlot

Income Tax department conducts searches on 16 premises linked to Delhi Minister Kailash Gahlot, PTI reported quoting officials.

SC Seeks report From Centre on Rafale Decision-Making Process

Without issuing a notice, Supreme Court has sought a report from the Union of India with respect to the decision making process, reported ANI.

Bangladesh Opposition Leader Gets Life Sentence for 2004 Attack

Bangladesh opposition leader and former PM Khaleda Zia's son, Tarique Rahman, on Wednesday, 10 October, was awarded the life sentence in connection with the 2004 grenade attack. 19 other accused, were given the death sentence.

(Source: ANI)

Calcutta HC Refuses PIL Challenging WB Govt's Grants to Committees

Calcutta High Court on Wednesday, 10 October, refused to accept the PIL filed against state government’s decision to offer grants to puja committees for Durga Puja in West Bengal.

(Source: ANI)

5 Indian Workers Injured in Industrial Accident in Nepal

Five Indian workers were injured in an industrial accident in Nepal's Pipara Simara town of Bara District on Wednesday, 10 October, according to the Nepal Police.

(Source: ANI)

Income Tax Sleuths Raid Delhi Minister Gahlot's 16 Premises

Income Tax sleuths on Wednesday, 10 October, raided 16 residence and business premises related to Delhi Cabinet Minister Kailash Gahlot and his family members in the national capital and Gurugram, officials said.

(Source: IANS)

3-Yr-Old Allegedly Raped by Karate Teacher

A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her karate teacher at the Digha area of Patna, late on Tuesday, 9 October. While the teacher has been arrested by the police, the girl has been admitted to a private hospital, where she is undergoing treatment.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Cyclonic Storm 'Titli' Heads Towards Odisha, Schools & Colleges Shut

A severe cyclonic storm being named ‘Titli’ is expected to head towards the coast of Odisha, leading to very heavy rainfall. The storm is expected to hit the coast by Thursday, 11 October, morning. Schools and colleges have remained closed in four districts in Odisha, following a high alert.

(Source: NDTV)

Lt General Asim Munir Appointed as Pakistan's New DG ISI

Lieutenant General Asim Munir, on Wednesday, 10 October, was appointed the new Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan. Munir has replaced former ISI Chief Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, who retired from the post on 1 October.

(Source: Dawn)

Cabinet Approves Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

The Cabinet, on Wednesday, 10 October, approved the payment of productivity-linked bonus, which is equivalent to 78 days worth of wages for the financial year 2017-2018, for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees.

(Source: ANI)

Rahul Gandhi to Meet HAL Employees on 13 October

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to meet HAL employees in Bengaluru on 13 October.

(Source: ANI)

Punjab Police, J&K Police Nab 4 Connected With Terror Outfits

The Punjab Police and J&K Police, in a joint operation, nabbed four people from Jalandhar, who have links to the terror outfits- Ansar Ghazwat ul-Hind and Jaish e Mohammad. Following their arrest, the police recovered arms and ammunition.

(Source: ANI)

NIA Takes Over Case of 2 Hizbul Mujahideen Terrorists

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over an investigation into the matter of two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists from Assam, who allegedly being trained in Jammu and Kashmir, were sent to the north-eastern state for setting up a terror base. The NIA has registered a case, accordingly.

(Source: ANI)

51 Killed In Bus Accident In Western Kenya

About fifty one people in Western Kenya were killed on Wednesday, 10 October, after the bus they were travelling in, overturned, with its entire roof getting ripped off, according to the police.

(Source: AFP)

ASG Tushar Mehta Appointed as Solicitor General of India

The Central government, on Wednesday appointed additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as the Solicitor General of India. The post was vacant for almost a year ever since Ranjit Kumar resigned on 20 October 2017.


Khaleda Zia's son Sentenced to Life in 2004 Grenade Attack on Hasina

Tarique Rahman, the fugitive son of former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia, was sentenced to life and 19 others were given death sentence by a court on Wednesday over the 2004 grenade attack that killed 24 people and injured 500 others, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.


Markets Stage Relief Rally: Banking, Auto Stocks Lead

Markets staged a strong comeback Wednesday after the recent rout as investors started accumulating battered financials, auto and metal stocks amid the rupee recovering from record lows.

The BSE Sensex, after a gap up opening at 34,493.21, rallied to hit a high of 34,858.35 before concluding 461.42 points, or 1.35 percent higher at 34,760.89.

The broader Nifty too reclaimed the key 10,400 mark. It touched a high of 10,482.35, before finally settling at 10,460.10, showing a significant gain of 159.05 points, or 1.54 percent.


Indonesia Limits Foreign Role in Sulawesi Disaster Relief

Indonesia's disaster agency said Wednesday that it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it responds to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people.


Bombay HC Quashes Ness Wadia Molestation Case File by Preity Zinta

Bombay High Court has quashed the molestation case against Ness Wadia filed by actor Preity Zinta against him in 2014.


CBI Court in Delhi Sentences NDMC Engineer to 1 Year Imprisonment

A CBI court in Delhi sentences a former executive engineer of New Delhi Municipal Council to 1-year rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs 25000 for criminal misconduct and conspiracy.


Tamil Nadu: Policeman Shoots Girlfriend, Kills Self in Villupuram

Tamil Nadu: A police personnel allegedly shot dead his girlfriend and killed himself after with his revolver on Wednesday, 10 October in Villupuram district.


India's Gold Imports Dropped in September

India’s gold imports in September have dropped about 14 percent from a year ago according to provisional data from precious metals consultancy GFMS.


164 Swine Flu Deaths in Rajasthan, Highest in Country

Rajasthan recorded 164 deaths due to swine flu till September this year, the highest in the country, according to official data.

According to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), a total of 1,652 cases of swine flu surfaced in Rajasthan till 30 September


Tanushree Dutta Records Statement Against Nana Patekar

Tanushree Dutta arrived at Oshiwara Police Station to record her statement in regard to the harassment allegations against Bollywood veteran Nana Patekar.


30 Percent Polling Recorded in Second Phase of J&K Municipal Polls

Overall 30 percent polling was recorded in the second phase of municipal elections across Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.


National Highway-3 Between Kullu and Manali to Remain Closed for 2 Days

National Highway-3 between Kullu to Manali to remain closed for vehicular traffic for two days (10 and 11 October) for road maintenance on right bank of river Beas. Left bank road will be opened.

US Secy Pompeo Says No More Aid to Syria if Iran Troops Stay

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says no more US reconstruction aid to Syria if Iran troops remain in the country, reports news agency AFP

Customs Duty Hiked On Mobile Phone Parts And Other Communication Items

The Indian government has raised basic customs duty on a number of items used in electronic, mobile communications in a move aimed at narrowing current account deficit, reported Bloomberg quoting a finance ministry notification.


IAF To Hold Talks With HAL Officials

The Indian Air Force will hold talks with top Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) officials on issues of production and upgradation of aircraft at the IAF commanders’ conference, amid questions being raised about the state-run plane maker’s capabilities against the backdrop of the Rafale jet deal.

Indigenisation and design and development of aircraft and other equipment will also be discussed at the two-day biannual conference that began on Thursday, an IAF spokesperson said.

(Hindustan Times)

India Is Set to Be Elected to UN Human Rights Council

India is set to be elected unopposed to the Human Rights Council on Friday as a candidate from the Asia-Pacific region.

Only five countries are running for the five vacancies from the region, therefore, all are assured of election.

The other four candidates are Bangladesh, Bahrain, Fiji and the Philippines.


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