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Fuel Prices Decrease, Petrol at Rs 81.44/litre in Delhi
Fuel prices in Delhi and Mumbai saw a further decrease on Monday. Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi were Rs 81.44 per litre (decrease of Rs 0.30) and Rs 74.92 per litre (decrease of Rs 0.27), respectively. Petrol prices in Mumbai decreased by Rs 0.30 to be priced at Rs 86.91 per litre, while diesel price was cut by Rs 0.28 to be priced at Rs 78.54 per litre.
Two Senior Congress Leaders Join BJP in Bhubaneswar
Senior Congress leaders Padmalochan Panda, Subhankar Mohapatra along with other party leaders and workers joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday, 21 October, in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, ANI reported.
UP Legislative Council Chief’s Son Found Dead, Mother and Brother Detained
Lucknow police on Monday detained the mother and elder brother of Abhijeet Yadav, who was found dead at his residence in Hazratganj a day before, ANI reported. Abhijeet Yadav is the son of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Chairman Ramesh Yadav.
Curfew Declared in Nigeria After Sectarian Violence Leaves 55 Dead
Nigerian authorities declared a 24-hour curfew on Sunday in Kaduna after clashes between young Christians and Muslims left at least 55 people dead.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai posted a statement on Facebook from his spokesman stating: "The state government has declared a curfew in Kaduna metropolis and its environs to manage the situation. The governor appealed to all residents to do their best to uphold peace."
Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Hits Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur
An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 hit Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur at 9:11 am on Monday, ANI reported.
Rupee Opens Lower At 73.41 Per Dollar
Indian rupee opened lower at 73.41 per dollar against Friday's close of 73.32 as oil and dollar were trading steady overseas.
Sensex Rises 350 Points, Opens at 34,749
The S&P BSE Sensex rose as much as 1.3 percent to 34,749 and the NSE Nifty 50 Index climbed 1 percent or 105 points to 10,409.
Sixteen of 19 sector gauges compiled by BSE were trading higher led by the S&P BSE Finance Index's 1 percent gain. On the flipside, the S&P BSE IT Index was top loser, down 0.95 percent.
China's Minister of Public Security to Meet Rajnath Singh
China's Minister of Public Security, Zhao Kezhi, will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi on Monday, ANI reported.
Fire Breaks Out at a Bus Parking in Delhi's Mori Gate
A fire broke out Monday at a bus parking at Delhi’s Mori Gate, ANI reported.
More details awaited.
SC to Pass Order on Use of Firecrackers on Diwali
The Supreme Court on Monday, 22 October said that it will pass an order on Tuesday, 23 October on a number of petitions seeking a direction to ban the sale of firecrackers in the country, ahead of the upcoming Diwali season.
Congress Worker Allegedly Killed in Fight Relating to Political FB Post
Congress worker Manoj Dubey was allegedly killed in Ghatkopar on Sunday night. His relative told ANI that Manoj had shared a post on Facebook that Congress will form government in 2019 on which BJP and Bajrang Dal workers posted rude comments. The altercation led to a fight with swords in which he was killed."
Fire in Delhi's Mori Gate
A fire has reportedly broken out at a bus parking at Delhi’s Mori Gate. Fire tenders have rushed to the spot.
(More details are awaited.)
SC Dismisses Lawyer's PIL Seeking to Lower Men's Marriageable Age
The Supreme Court on Monday, 22 October dismissed a PIL filed by a lawyer, Asok Pande, seeking to lower the marriageable age for men to 18 years. The Top Court did not find any merit in the petition and dismissed it by slapping a fine of Rs 25,000 on him.
6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Canada's Vancouver Island
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 has hit the Vancouver Island in Canada at around 05:39 GMT (11"09 IST) on Monday. The earthquake had a depth of 11 kilometres, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Imran Khan Condemns Loss of Lives in 'Indian Occupied Kashmir'
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Monday tweeted about the loss of innocent lives at an encounter site in Kashmir on Sunday. He also urged India to look into the Kashmir dispute via dialogue.
SC Refuses to Hear Mentioning Seeking NCW Suo Motu Cognisance of MeToo Accused
The Supreme court on Monday refused to hear urgently the mentioning by a lawyer seeking suo motu cognisance or action by the National Commission of women against all the accused persons in the MeToo movement.
Father Kuriakose, Who Testified Against Bishop Franco in Nun Rape Case, Found Dead
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who had given a statement to police Bishop Franco Mulakkal in the Kerala nun rape case, was found dead in Bhogpur in Jalandhar on Monday morning.
Father Kattuthara, 60, was known for vociferously speaking against Mulakkal. The exact cause of his death is not known yet.
SC Refuses to Interfere with PIL Seeking Action Against Using for Electoral Gains
The Supreme Court, on Monday refused to interfere with a PIL filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhayay seeking a direction to Centre and Election Commission of India to take strict action against political parties engaging in misusing religion for electoral gains to ensure free and fair elections.
Pak Army Informed to Take Over Bodies of Armed Intruders: Indian Army
Calling the attackers ‘Pakistani armed intruders’, the Indian Army, on Monday said that the Pakistan Army has been informed to take over the bodies of the Pakistani armed intruders who attacked Indian Army along the LoC border in Sunderbani Sector on Sunday.
Taxpayers Showing More Than Rs 1 Cr Income Rises to 60% in 4 Years
According to a recent CBDT finding, the number of taxpayers showing income above Rs 1 crore has risen to 60 percent in four years. CBDT also reported a growth in the number of taxpayers by 80 percent. The number of Income Tax returns filed in last four fiscal years has also increased.
SC Seeks State-Wise Chart of Video Conferencing Facilities
The Supreme Court has sought a state-wise chart of video conferencing facilities in observation homes for juveniles and in Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB). The states will cooperate and assist the Centre in providing information about a total number of observation homes and JJB having video conferencing facilities.
Sushma Swaraj Meets Croatia Foreign Minister
EAM Sushma Swaraj met Croatia Foreign Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić and discussed stepping up cooperation in political,trade and investment, health and pharma, Science and Technology, tourism and culture. They also exchanged views on multilateral cooperation.
Five Dead in Accident on Aurangabad-Pune Road Ahmednagar
Five persons were killed when a private bus rammed into a truck in Ahmednagar district of western Maharashtra early Monday morning, police said.
Sixteen others were injured and four of them were serious, a police official said.
PMO Summons CBI Chief, Deputy Amid Public Fight Involving Corruption Allegations
PMO summons CBI chief, deputy amid public fight involving corruption allegations. CBI also arrests Devendra Kumar, another CBI officer: Reports
(Sourve: With inputs from PTI and NDTV)
Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case: CBI arrests an employee of main accused Brijesh Thakur
CBI arrested an employee of Brijesh Thakur, the main accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home case.
He has been sent to Sadar hospital for medical examination.
Activist Rahul Easwar Granted Bail by a Local Court
Activist Rahul Easwar has been granted bail by a local court. He was arrested on 17 October from Nilakkal base camp.
Amritsar Train Accident: NHRC Issues Notices to Punjab Govt and Railway Board and Ministry of Railways
National Human Rights Commission issues notices to the Government of Punjab and the Chairman, Railway Board & Ministry of Railways over the Amritsar Train Accident that took place on Friday, 19 October.
A detailed report has been asked for within four weeks.
Girl Killed, 14 Injured After Bus Rams Into Divider Near Delhi
A private bus en route to New Delhi from Agra met with an accident in Noida in the early hours on Monday, resulting in the death of a girl and injuries to 14 passengers, police said.
The incident was reported around 3am, when the bus carrying around 45 people rammed into a divider near the Mahamaya Flyover, a police official said.
Trump Says US to Begin 'Cutting off' Aid to Central American Nations
President Donald Trump tweets US to begin 'cutting off, or substantially reducing' aid to Central American nations over migrant caravan.
Congress Announces Another 6 Candidates for Chattisgarh's First Phase Polls
Congress has announced another six candidates for the first phase of Chattisgarh polls.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla to take on CM Raman Singh from Rajnandangaon. The party had announced 12 candidates earlier.
'Priyanka Vadra Missing' Posters Put up by Unidentified People in Raebareli
'Priyanka Vadra missing' posters were put up by unidentified people in Raebareli.
2008 Malegaon Blasts Case: Bombay High Court Passes Order for Day to Day Hearing
Bombay High Court has passed an order for day to day hearing in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case.
Two Men Shot at in Delhi's Mahipalpur
Two men were shot at by unidentified miscreants in Delhi’s Mahipalpur area on Monday, Devender Arya, DCP (southwest) confirmed.
Zika Virus: 120 People Tested Positive, 105 Treated, Says Rajasthan Health Minister
“Till, now, 120 people have tested positive for Zika Virus in the state out of which 105 of them have been treated. Door-to door survey is being done for screening and awareness of Zika Virus” said Kalicharan Saraf, Rajasthan Health Minister.
HFCL Bags Rs 366 Cr Order From BSNL
Domestic telecom gear maker HFCL has bagged Rs 366 crore contract from state-run telecom firm BSNL for rolling out and maintaining broadband network under the Bharat Net project.
Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited (HFCL) has received an "advance purchase order worth Rs 366.36 crore from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited," HFCL said in a filing.
MLA Hmingdailova Khiangte Quits Mizoram's Assembly Seat
MLA Hmingdailova Khiangte from assembly constituency of Mizoram’s 4-Tuirial, submitted his resignation to the Speaker of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly on Monday.
Seven Injured as Fire Breaks out in West Delhi
Seven people were injured after a fire broke out due to leakage of gas in a house in west Delhi's Raghubir Nagar area, police said Monday.
A call was received Sunday at around 8.31 pm regarding blast of a gas cylinder inside the house. After reaching the spot, it was revealed that the fire was due to gas leakage and there was no cylinder blast, said Monika Bhardwaj, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West).
Man Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Raping 18-Yr-Old Girl
A POCSO court here Monday awarded life imprisonment to a man for raping an 18-year-old girl at knife-point in suburban Kurla.
The victim had joined a dance academy in Kurla in June 2012, where she came in touch with the accused who was also a student there. The two entered into a relationship but the victim called it off.
On July 7, 2013, the accused called the victim to the dance centre near the Phoenix Mall in Kurla on the pretext of rehearsing for a dance event. There he raped the victim and even took nude pictures of her.
Khashoggi Killing 'a Wake-Up Call': Qatar
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should act as a wake-up call, Qatar's foreign ministry said Monday in the rival Gulf state's first official response to the killing.
Spokeswoman Lolwah al-Khater said Qatar had faith in the Turkish probe into the death of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
28 Women Trafficked From Nepal Rescued From Ghaziabad's Indirapuram
28 women from Nepal, who were allegedly being trafficked on the pretext of jobs in gulf countries, were rescued Monday from two flats in Ghaziabad's Indirapuram, police said.
29 Personnel of Tripura State Rifles Injured in Bus Accident
At least 29 personnel of 8th battalion of Tripura State Rifles were injured in a bus accident in Baramura hills area of West Tripura district on Monday, 22 October. The bus was on its way from Dhalai district's Lalcherra. The personnel were reportedly on their way to Agartala to take a train to Chhattisgarh for election duty.
All 29 have been admitted to the hospital, out of which two have been shifted for treatment, to Kolkata.
Gurugram Judge’s Son Who Was Shot by Guard, Passes Away
The teenage son of an Additional Sessions Judge, who along with his mother, was shot by the judge’s personal guard in Gurugram on 13 October, passed away in a hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, 23 October. He had been declared brain dead by the medical authorities earlier. His mother had passed away on 14 October.
1 Dead, 20 Injured in Bus Collision in Aurangabad
One school child was killed and 20 others injured, as the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck late on Monday, 22 October, under the Barun police station limits in Aurangabad district. The school children were returning from a school trip to Rajgir.