Latest News: Umang Narula Made Advisor to L-G of Ladakh UT
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Youth in Patna Beaten to Death Over Cattle Theft Suspicion

A youth was beaten to death on suspicion of cattle theft in Mokama on Tuesday, 29 October. Police says, "he died while he was taken to hospital. 13-14 people have been taken into custody. Further investigation underway."

(ANI)

Pakistan Minister Rakes Up Controversy Over Missile Threats

A Pakistan minister has courted controversy by saying that any country that will support India over Kashmir will be hit by a missile by Pakistan and will be considered an enemy of Islamabad.

(ANI)

Brazil Fears Oil Spill Could Reach Coral Reef, Readies Ships

Brazil's Navy said on Tuesday it is preparing for the possibility that an oil spill reaches one of the country's largest coral reef systems, amid public outcry regarding the government's early response to the spill.

Adm. Leonardo Puntel said three ships are already onsite at the reef with another two on the way, and that a helicopter will be conducting flyovers.

(Source: AP)

5 Injured in Clash Over Money Dispute in UP's Muzaffarnagar

Five people were injured in a clash between two groups of the same community Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar over some minor dispute, police said.

The incident occurred at Hajipura locality in Civil Lines police station area on Tuesday. Arif and Mohsin confronted each other apparently over some money dispute. It led to a clash in which sharp weapons and sticks were used, the police said.

(Source: PTI)

Hundreds of Rare Koalas Feared Dead in Australia Bushfire

Hundreds of koalas are feared to have burned to death in an out-of-control bushfire on Australia's east coast, wildlife authorities said on Wednesday.

A bushfire believed to have been sparked by a lightning strike on Saturday some 400 kilometres (248 miles) north of Sydney has ravaged an area of over 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) with authorities battling to bring it under control.

(Source: AFP)

Ex-Karnataka Lokayukta & SC Judge N Venkatachala Passes Away

Former Karnataka Lokayukta and former Supreme Court Judge N Venkatachala passes away in Bengaluru.

(Source: ANI)

Civilian Killed as Pakistan Opens Fire Along LoC

A civilian was killed and five others were injured as Pakistani troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.

The Indian Army gave a befitting response to the Pakistani aggression that started on Tuesday night, the officials said.

Naxalites Set 3 Trucks on Fire in Jharkhand's Hazaribag

Naxalites of the banned Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a splinter group of the CPI (Maoist), set fire to three trucks in Jharkhand's Hazaribag district, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

The Naxalites set the three trucks on fire at a coal dump near the Katkumsandi Railway Station on Tuesday, Superintendent of Police, Mayur Patel, said.

(Source: PTI)

5 Killed, 15 Injured After Bus Overturns in Karnataka's Tumkur

At least five people were killed and 15 were injured after a bus overturned near Koratagere in Karnataka’s Tumkur.

(Source: ANI)

3 Dead in Los Angeles Halloween Party Shooting

At least three people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting at a Halloween party in southern Los Angeles late Tuesday, authorities and local media reports said.

Aerial footage from local TV news channels showed paramedics treating the injured in a yard between a nail salon and a residential home in Long Beach.

(Source: AFP)

6 Policemen Hurt in Stone Pelting in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh

A police officer and five constables were injured when their vehicle was pelted with stones in Padhana town in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Wednesday, 30 October.

The incident occurred on Tuesday night in Padhana, about 65 kms from Rajgarh district headquarters.

"A mob hurled stones on a police vehicle, injuring Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Padam Singh Baghel and five constables on Tuesday night," said Sarangpur police station in-charge Ravindra Chavaria.

Nirav Modi Moves New Bail Application, Hearing on 6 November

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly $2 billion PNB fraud and money laundering case, has moved a new bail plea against his continued detention in a London prison cell.

The 48-year-old, who is fighting extradition to India, has reportedly sighted anxiety and depression in the latest application, his fifth attempt at bail since arrest on an extradition warrant in March this year.

His new application will be heard at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on 6 November, a court official said on Wednesday.

(Source: PTI)

JD(U) Pushes For ‘Proportionate Representation' in Modi Cabinet

BJP ally JD(U), which had refused to join the Modi government in June, on Wednesday pushed for a "proportionate representation" for the party in the Union Cabinet, saying if Prime Minister Narendra Modi or BJP President Amit Shah take an initiative to this effect, it will welcome the move.

Shortly after Nitish Kumar addressed his party's national council following his re-election as party president for a fresh three-year term, the JD(U) reminded the BJP that the Bihar chief minister has given the saffron party a proportionate representation in the state government.

(Source: PTI)

Rajasthan HC Orders to Dismiss FIR, Charge Sheet Against Pehlu Khan

The Rajasthan High Court has ordered to dismiss the FIR and charge-sheet against Pehlu Khan, his two sons and the driver of the vehicle, ANI reported.

On 1 April 2017, Khan, a 55-year-old dairy farmer from Haryana's Nuh, was beaten up by self-styled cow vigilantes near Behror in Rajasthan on the Delhi-Alwar highway. He had succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital two days later.

Pakistan to Invite Navjot Singh Sidhu for Kartarpur Corridor Opening Ceremony

Pakistan has decided to send an invitation to Navjot Singh Sidhu for the Kartarpur Corridor opening ceremony.

Senator Faisal Javed Khan had a telephonic conversation with Sidhu and invited him to Pakistan on 9 November, ANI quoted the country’s ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf as saying.

Lt Gen Arvind Dutta Appointed Next Adjutant General of Indian Army

Lt General Arvind Dutta has been appointed as the next adjutant general of the Indian Army. The officer, who is presently commanding the Vajra Corps in Jalandhar, would be succeeding Lt General Ashwini Kumar, who is superannuating on 31 October.

(Source: ANI)

Umang Narula Made Advisor to L-G of Ladakh UT

IAS officer Umang Narula has been made advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh, while Inspector General SS Khandare has been appointed the police head of the new Union territory, with effect from 31 October.

Delhi Air Quality Expected to Improve by Tomorrow Afternoon: CPCB

Air quality of Delhi is in severe category since yesterday, expected to improve marginally by tomorrow afternoon. The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) restrictions on construction activities have been extended up to 2 November, in Delhi-NCR.

(ANI)

100 Dead, Over 5,000 Wounded in Iraq Violence

100 people are reported dead, while over 5,000 have been wounded in a week of Iraq violence, according to rights commission.

(AFP)

Israel Approves Extradition of Russian 'Hacker' to US

srael's justice minister on Wednesday approved the extradition of a Russian alleged hacker to the United States, where he is wanted for fraud.

"After thorough discussions these last few weeks with various parties, including political and judicial actors" Alexei Bourkov is to be extradited, Justice Minister Amir Ohana said in a statement.

(AFP)

US Military Confirms Baghdadi Burial, Releases Video of Raid

US military confirms al-Baghdadi was buried at sea; releases video, photo of Syria raid.

(ANI)

Skill India, Startup India Need to Work with Education: UNICEF Exec Director

Skill India, Start-Up India good beginning, but need to be put together with education: UNICEF Executive Director.

(ANI)

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