Latest News: Govt Announces 100% Subsidy for Haj Pilgrims
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YouTube Down Worldwide, Company Says Working to Resolve Issue

YouTube on Wednesday faced a global outage, and following several reports of it being down for many people, the company tweeted that it was working to fix the issue.

“Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated,” it said.

Encounter Underway Between Terrorists and Security Forces in Srinagar

An encounter was underway between security forces and terrorists in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar, ANI reported.

Several Injured After Bus Overturns under Delhi's Wazirabad Flyover

Several people were injured after a bus overturned under Delhi’s Wazirabad flyover, after being hit by a truck early in the morning, ANI reported.

Police Personnel, Three Terrorists Killed in Srinagar Encounter

Three terrorists and one police personnel has been killed in the Srinagar encounter.

Three Dead, Four Injured After Bus Collides with a Car in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram

Three people lost their lives and four were injured in a collision between a car and a government bus in Ramanathapuram near Sayalgudi, Tamil Nadu, ANI reported.

Sensex at 35,569.62, Nifty at 10,703.90

Sensex opened at 35,569.62 and Nifty at 10,703.90 on Wednesday.

(Source: ANI)

Rupee Opens Higher at 73.34 per Dollar

Rupee opened higher at 73.34 per dollar against yesterday's close of 73.47.

(Source: BloombergQuint)

Durga Puja Pandal Catches Fire in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara

A Durga puja pandal caught fire at around 5 am today in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

10 People Die After Car Collides With a Truck in Chhattisgarh

Ten people died after a car collided with a truck in Chhattisgarh’s Mahasamund on the night of Tuesday, 16 October.

(Source: ANI)

Army Soldier Arrested on Charges of Espionage

An Indian Army soldier was arrested in Meerut cantonment on charges of espionage, ANI reported. An interrogation is underway, the news agency added.

Canada Legalises Sale and Use Of Cannabis

Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.

The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight amid lingering questions about the impact on health, the law and public safety, IANS reported citing BBC.

ED Registers PMLA in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case

Enforcement Directorate has registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Muzaffarpur shelter home case. ED sources told ANI that accused Brajesh Thakur and his staff are involved in illegally taking money from the state govt in the name of shelter home.

(ANI)

Blast Hits Afghan Poll Candidate's Office

A powerful blast rocked the campaign office of Afghan parliamentary poll candidate Abdul Jabbar Qahraman in Helmand province's Lashkar Gah area on Wednesday, 17 October, IANS reported quoting Xinhua news agency.

There might casualties, authorities said.

(IANS)

Self-Styled Godman Rampal Awarded Life Imprisonment in Another Murder Case

Self-styled godman Rampal Dass has been awarded life imprisonment in another murder case.

BJP Leader Jaswant Singh's Son Manvendra Singh Joins Congress

Manvendra Singh joined Congress party on Wednesday.

He said "I met Rahul Gandhi in the morning today and he welcomed me into the Party. I have confidence that my supporters will continue to support me."

Manvendra Singh is the son of veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh.

(Source: ANI)

J&K: 4 Cops Injured in a Grenade Attack in Baramulla

Four cops, including a DSP, injured in a grenade attack on police barricade in Pattan, Baramulla.

(Source: ANI)

Cyclone Titli: Death Toll Rises to 52

Death toll in Odisha due to Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods rises to 52.

10 mores are being verified. As per preliminary estimate, property worth Rs 2,200 crore have been damaged.

(Source: ANI)

Dissident Vietnam Blogger 'Mother Mushroom' Released From Prison

Dissident Vietnam blogger 'Mother Mushroom' has been released from prison.

(Source: AFP)

Court Issues Non-Bailable Warrant Against Ashish Pandey

Patiala House Court on Wednesday issued non-bailable warrant against Ashish Pandey, son of former BSP MP, who was seen brandishing a gun outside Delhi's Hyatt Regency hotel on 14 October.

(ANI)

MJ Akbar Resigns Amidst Allegations on Sexual Harassment

MJ Akbar resigned from his post of Minister of State External Affairs amidst allegations on sexual harassment.

(ANI)

DPDA Announces Strike Demanding Tax Cuts on Fuel Price

Delhi Petrol Dealers Association on Wednesday announced a one-day strike from 22 October to 23 October over their demand to the Delhi govt to bring down the VAT over fuel prices.

Punjab Announces Health Cover To 43 Lakh Families

The Punjab government on Wednesday announced an annual health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh each to around 43 lakh families in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) and a state scheme.

The state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for the implementation of the PM-JAY for 14.96 lakh families. The state will, at its own cost, cover 28.20 lakh more families under the state health insurance programme, an official spokesperson told IANS.

Congress Clears 80 Names for Madhya Pradesh Polls

Congress Central Election Committee on Wednesday cleared 80 names for Madhya Pradesh state assembly election.

Youth Injured in Mine Blast Along LoC in J&K's Poonch

A youth was critically injured on Wednesday when he accidentally stepped over a landmine along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mohammad Ramzan (22), a resident of Deri Dabse village, suffered critical splinter injuries in the lower part of his body due to initiation of a mine near the anti-infiltration obstacle system at Pakhwari gali in Mendhar sector.  The injured youth was given initial treatment at Mendhal hospital and later referred to Rajouri district hospital.

(Source: PTI)

Pakistan Has Emerged Stronger from "Tribulations": Army Chief Bajwa

Pakistan has emerged stronger from the "tribulations" though the fight against terrorism "is still on", Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has told Italian military leaders.

Gen Bajwa, who was in Rome on a visit, called on Italian Defence Minister, Dr. Elisabetta Trenta, Chief of Italian Army Lt Gen Salvatore Farina and other senior military officials, the Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the army said Wednesday.

(Source: PTI)

Will Attend Flag Hoisting Ceremony at Red Fort on 21 Oct: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join a flag-hoisting ceremony at Red Fort on 21 October to mark the 75th anniversary of the 'Azad Hind government' headed by Subhas Chandra Bose, he announced Wednesday.

Modi stated this in a video interaction with Bharatiya Janata Party workers during which he spoke at length about his government's works to celebrate the contributions of many personalities who, he said, were neglected by the Congress in its rule of several decades.

(Source: PTI)

Former Jharkhand Minister Devdayal Kushwaha Passes Away

Former Jharkhand minister Devdayal Kushwaha passed away on Wednesday, family sources said.

Kushwaha was 82 and is survived by wife and son, the sources said.

He was unwell for the last one month.

Kushwaha won on BJP ticket from Hazaribagh Assembly constituency in 1990, 1995 and 2000 and became a cabinet minister in the erstwhile Babulal Marandi and Arjun Munda governments.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das condoled the death of Kushwaha.

(Source: PTI)

BJP Govt Announces 100% Subsidy For Haj Pilgrims

Union Minister for Minority affairs Mukhrtar abbas Naqvi said that there will be 100% subsidy on haj pilgrimage.

“This year, Haj has been announced a month earlier than the previous year. Haj 2019 is going to be 100 percent subsidy free.The procedure to fill application for Haj 2019 will begin from 18 October and it will continue till 17 November, ” he said.

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