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Rajinikanth Condemns Unlawful Acts Against Tamil Film ‘Sarkar’
Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday, 9 November, tweeted in support of actor Vijay’s latest Tamil film ‘Sarkar’. He condemned the actions of the protesters who had torn the film's banners and demanded that certain scenes be cut from the film.
Directed by AR Murugadoss, the political thriller hit the screens on Tuesday, 6 November. Ever since its release, many AIADMK ministers and party cadres have expressed their displeasure over certain scenes in the film.
Several party cadres on Wednesday, 7 November, had protested outside theatres in Tamil Nadu, tearing posters and damaging the cut-outs of Vijay.
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Woman Gang Raped, Stick Inserted in Private Parts
A woman died after she was allegedly raped by three men, including her former husband, and a stick was inserted in her private parts in Jamtara district of Jharkhand, police said on Thursday, 8 November.
Sub-Divisional Police Officer BN Singh said the woman’s ex-husband has been arrested a search is on to arrest the two others.
According to police, the woman had gone to watch a play at a theatre on Kali puja on Wednesday night. Her former husband and two of his associates forcibly took her to a field in the village under Narayanpur police station area.
BJP Workers Stage Protest in Bengaluru Opposing Tipu Jayanti Celebrations
BJP workers and members stage protest in Bengaluru, opposing Tipu Jayanti celebrations which will be observed in the state tomorrow, reported ANI.
Madras HC Rejects Maran Brothers Plea in Illegal Telephone Exchange Case
Madras High Court rejects plea by Maran brothers - Kalanithi Maran and Dayanidhi Maran - to quash charges framed against them by a CBI court in the illegal telephone exchange case, reported ANI.
BSP Releases 2nd List of Candidates for Rajasthan Elections
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has released the second list of 6 candidates for the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly Elections.
1 Dead, 2 Injured in Stabbing Incident in Melbourne
One person was killed while two others were injured in a rush hour stabbing in Australia’s Melbourne on Friday, 9 November, local police said.
The police said that they had shot a man, the assailant, after he had made stabbing gestures at two officers. The man had crashed a car into Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall and had attempted to stab people.
171 Children From Separated Families Still in US Custody: Report
At least 171 children from separated families still remain in US custody more than four months after a judge ordered the American government to reunite the undocumented immigrant families it had split up at the border, according to court documents.
The court documents on Thursday, 8 November, said the children who remain in custody, there were seven who were in the pipeline to reunite with their parents in their countries of origin and six who the US government was working to discharge to parents in America, reports CNN.
Six Killed in Road Accident in UP
Six persons were killed and 13 others injured on Friday, 9 November, when a roadways bus collided with a SUV in Uttar Pradesh’s Ginnaur area, police said.
The incident took place on the Moradabad-Agra Highway. The injured have been rushed to a hospital where their condition was stated to be stable.
Janardhan Reddy's Lawyer Moves Karnataka HC, Seeks Quashing of Bribery Case
Ballari mining baron and former BJP minister Gali Janardhan Reddy's advocate P Chandrashekar on Friday. 9 November, filed two petitions in the Karnataka High Court seeking quashing of the Ambident Group alleged bribery case.
He also sought to change two investigation officers in the case.
J&K Police SPO Killed, 2 Injured as Vehicle Falls into Gorge
A special police officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir Police was killed while two brothers were seriously injured when a load carrier they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district on Friday morning.
The load carrier, which was on its way to Doda from Gath, skidded off the road as the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a sharp curve and fell into a 150-feet deep gorge, police said.
2,714 Killed in US Drone Attacks in Pakistan Since January 2004: Report
The US has carried out a total of 409 drone attacks in Pakistan targeting suspected militants since January 2004, killing 2,714 people and injuring 728 others, a media report said on Friday.
The attacks, carried out by the CIA-operated drones, over the years have targeted the areas of Bajaur, Bannu, Hangu, Khyber, Kurram, Mohmand, North Waziristan, Nushki, Orakzai, and South Waziristan, Dawn reported.
Kerala HC Disqualifies IUML MLA KM Shaji
The Kerala High Court on Friday, 9 November, disqualified an Indian Union Muslim League MLA on a plea claiming that he used religion to win the Assembly polls in 2016.
Disqualifying KM Shaji, who had won the elections from Azhikode Assembly constituency in 2016, for six years, Justice PD Rajan directed the Kerala Assembly Speaker and the Election Commission to take appropriate action.
Punjab CM Writes to EAM, Urges Her to Take Up Kartarpur Sahib Corridor With Pak
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday, 9 November, wrote a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, urging her to take up with the Government of Pakistan the issue of opening of the corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to Sri Kartarpur Sahib.
Encounter Breaks Out in J&K's Pulwama
An encounter broke out on Friday, 9 November, between militants and security forces in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. No casualties have been reported so far, they said.
"There has been an exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists at Tral in Pulwama district," a police spokesman said.
Cordon and search operations are being carried out in the area, he added.
Philippines' Former First Lady Convicted on Corruption Charges
Philippines convicts Imelda Marcos of corruption, orders her arrest.
Former first lady accused, with her late dictator husband, of embezzling billions of dollars from state coffers
Armed Men Barge into Karachi Press Club
Several gunmen in plainclothes barged into the Karachi Press Club (KPC), searched the building and harassed reporters there, a Club official said on Friday, 9 November.
"Dozens of gunmen in plainclothes entered the Karachi Press Club at 10:30 pm and harassed journalists, examined different rooms, kitchen, upper floor of the building and sports hall," Niamat Khan, Joint Secretary of the club, told Efe news.
No Proposal to Ask RBI for 3.6 Lakh Crore: DEA Secretary
SC Garg, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) Secretary, said on Friday, 9 November, that there was “no proposal to ask RBI to transfer 3.6 or 1 lakh crore.”
“We'll end FY 2018-19 with a fiscal deficit of 3.3 percent. Government has foregone 70000 crore of budgeted market borrowing this year. The only proposal under discussion is to fix RBI's apt economic capital framework,” the DEA Secretary added.
PM Modi to Attend Swearing-In of Maldives Prez
The Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Friday, 9 November, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted Maldives President Elect Ibrahim Solih’s invitation to attend his swearing-in ceremony on November 17.
BSP Releases Fresh List of Candidates For Rajasthan Assembly Election
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Friday announced a fresh list of six candidates for the December 7 Rajasthan Assembly elections.
According to the new list, Kishan Chand Sharma would contest from Dholpur, Ramhet Kushwah from Badi seat of Dholpur district, Lakshman Singh Chaudhary from Ramgarh seat of Alwar district, Vijay Shankar Bohra from Mahua of Dausa district, Sunil Kumar Jatav from Bayana seat of Bharatpur district.
Sambit Patra Attacks Rahul Gandhi Over Demonetisation Statement
National Spokesperson Of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sambit Patra on Friday, 9 November, launched an attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his statement on demonetisation.
Patra said, "Today Rahul ji in Chhattisgarh asked, 'did anyone saw any rich black money holder get out of a big car and stand in the line during demonetisation?' Would like to tell him yes we saw you get out of your 4 crore car and stand in line?"
Melbourne Knife Attack Part of Apparent Terrorist Attack
Police say pickup truck in Australian attack held gas cylinders and was part of an apparent terrorist attack.
At least one person was killed and two others wounded in a rush hour stabbing incident in Melbourne's central business district, police said on Friday, 9 November.
Rakesh Asthana Arrives At CVC
Cnetral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Director Rakesh Asthana reached the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Friday, 9 November.
Jaish Terrorist Gunned Down by Security Forces
One Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist was killed and one policeman was injured in Tral encounter, as reported by News18. The search operation in underway.
Boeing Jet Crash-Lands at Guyana Airport, 6 Injured: Minister
A Boeing Jet Crash-Lands at South America’s Guyana airport, said minister as reported by AFP. Six people have been injured.
Officials say a Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft overshoots the runway at Guyana's main international airport, injuring several people. An airline spokesman says pilots had reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off.
Capt Amarinder Singh Seeks Paddy Driage at 2% of MSP
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan seeking paddy driage at 2% instead of 1% of Minimum Support Price (MSP) so as to ensure uninterrupted procurement for remaining Kharif Season, according to Punjab CMO.
Sarker Controversy: Madras HC Restrains Arrest of Murugadoss
The Madras High Court on Friday, 9 November, restrained Tamil Nadu police from arresting movie's director AR Murugadoss till 27th of November.
AIADMK has alleged that scenes in the movie criticise previous state government led by late J Jayalalithaa.
Bharat Ratna For West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee?
Trinamool Congress MP Idris Ali has pitched for a Bharat Ratna for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
He said, "Mamata Banerjee is a symbol of national integration, a symbol of harmony and development. She is an unparalleled lady, I think she should be awarded the Bharat Ratna."
Former First lady of Philippines To Serve 6 Years Behind Bars
The anti-graft Sandiganbayan court orders Imelda Marcos to serve a minimum of six years behind bars for each of the seven charges that the Marcoses funnelled roughly $200 million through Swiss foundations decades ago.
All India Trinamool Congress' Worker Dies After Getting Shot
All India Trinamool Congress worker Pintu Sinha who was shot at in Purulia district last week, died last night during treatment at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata.
If PM Has Any Self-Respect Then He Should Quit, Says Cong Leader On Demonetisation
Congress leader and former Karnataka Minister TB Jayachandra said on Friday, 9 November, “Prime Minister Modi had said (during demonetization) that give me 15 days or you can burn me alive. Now the time has come to do exactly that. If he has any self respect then he should quit and go.”
Michelle Obama Reveals She Had Miscarriage 20 Years Ago
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama revealed she had miscarriage 20 years ago, used in vitro fertilization to conceive daughters.
She said she felt "lost and alone" after suffering the miscarriage.
Reports of Active Shooter at North Carolina School: Sheriff
Authorities in North Carolina have responded to reports of an active shooter at a high school.
Captain James Rowell with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office tells WECT-TV that the scene at Topsail High School remains active, and there were no immediate reports of injuries Friday.
Reports of an active shooter came in around 6:30 a.m. No other details have been released.
Topsail High School is located near the coast in Hampstead, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Wilmington.
HAL's HTT 40 Begins 'Spin Test' With Two-Turn Spin
Hindustan Aeronatics Limited (HAL) said on Friday, 9 November, the HTT 40 (Basic Trainer Aircraft) began the most awaited phase of the 'spin test’ by successfully entering into a two-turn spin and subsequently recovering with the appropriate controls. The aircraft was piloted by Gp Capt (Retd) KK Venugopal, and Gp Capt S Chaki (Retd).
HAL’s Aircraft Research and Design Centre (ARDC) had conducted extensive wind tunnel testing and mathematical model analyses to arrive at the spin characteristics of the aircraft. The entire study is put to test during those first few moments of spin testing, HAL added.
Section 144 Imposed in Karnataka's Kodagu Ahead of Tipu Jayanti
Section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) has been imposed in Kodagu district ahead of Tipu Jayanti on Saturday, 10 November.
3 blasts, Gunfire Heard in Somali Capital Mogadishu
Three blasts, gunfire heard in Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, 9 November.
Tata Steel Manager Shot Dead by Employee in Delhi
A senior manager of Tata Steel was shot dead by former employee in Faridabad.
“Bullets were shot at senior manager by a former employee.He died on the way to the hospital. In initial reports,doctors say he was shot with 5 bullets. Post-mortem reports awaited,” Mujesar SHO told ANI.
Car Bombs Kill 20 in Somalia's Mogadishu
Four car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, Friday afternoon killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, said police.
After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured.
Trump Calls Macron's Proposal for EU Army "Very Insulting"
US President Donald Trump on Friday called the French President Emmanuel Macron's proposal for a separate EU army (European army) as "very insulting".
Collision Between Vehicles Kills Woman in Delhi
A woman died, while a man and a child were injured critically in a collision between three vehicles at the Punjabi Bagh flyover late last night. Investigation are underway.
Delhi Pollution At Poor
According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, major pollutant PM 2.5 is at 431 (severe) and PM 10 at 283 (poor), in Lodhi Road area.
Smog Envelopes Delhi
According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, major pollutant PM 2.5 is at 407 (severe) and PM 10 at 277 (Moderate), in Lodhi Road area.
Petrol, Diesel Prices Reduced
Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi are Rs 77.89 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.17) and Rs 72.58 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.16), respectively. Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai are Rs 83.40 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.17) and Rs 76.05 (decrease by Rs 0.17), respectively.
9 Reported Dead in Northern California Wildfire
Sheriff reports 9 people dead in Northern California wildfire that has now become state's most destructive.
Saudi Kingdom Says US Will Stop Refueling War in Yemen
According to AP, the Saudi Kingdom has said the US has decided to stop refueling Saudi Arabian aircraft fighting rebels in Yemen.
According to a Saudi press agency, the coalition has asked the US to end Yemen war refueling.
Pawan Khera Says BJP Govt Has No Idea of Recent History
Congress leader Pawan Khera on Saturday, 10 November, said, “This (BJP) govt has no idea of the recent history of this country. It's the Congress party that lost its entire state leadership in Chhattisgarh to Naxal violence. Do they even know how to fight Naxalism? They can only play politics around it.”
Encounter Breaks Out In Kashmir's Pulwama
Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists at Tikun village of Pulwama district in South Kashmir.
Two Terrorists Killed in Pulwama
Two terrorists have been killed in the encounter on Saturday, 10 November, between security forces and terrorists in Tikun village of Pulwama district. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site of encounter.
Tipu Jayanti: Protesters to Carry Out Procession Against Celebration
Various groups protesting against Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Madikeri offer prayers at Sri Omkareshwara Temple in the town. They will then carry out a procession against the celebrations, which are being observed in the state today.
Syed Akbaruddin Says UN Security Council Facing Manifold Crisis
Indian Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin on Saturday, 10 November, said the Security Council is facing a manifold crisis of performance, credibility, legitimacy and relevance but to blame multilateralism for this dismal situation of the Council is to use a New York sporting analogy like blaming the Madison Square Garden for the failure of the New York Knicks in NBA year after year for decades.
Nimble organisations seek to replace routines with initiatives, continuity with flexibility& rules with results, said Akbaruddin.
He said, as task of promoting and maintaining intl peace and security grows daunting Council has been found wanting. It's time we renovate,reinvigorate&reform multilateralism as practice by Council otherwise instead of a world at peace we are likely to see a world order in pieces.
Chhattisgarh Gears Up For Assembly Election
Preparations underway in Bijapur ahead of the first phase legislative assembly elections on 12th November.
TDP Leader Killed Over Political Revenge
Someshwar Goud, TDP Vice President of Devanakonda mandal, killed allegedly over political revenge, in K. Venkatapuram village of Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district.
Police investigation is underway
BJP Workers Begin Protests in Madikeri
BJP workers raise slogans in the premises of the Deputy Commissioner's office protesting against Tipu Jayanthi celebrations being held there.
9 Dead, Thousand Evacuated As Fire Threatens Malibu
Nine people declared dead, tens of thousands evacuated as fierce wildfires rage across California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening Malibu.
Rahul Gandhi Visits Gurudwara In Chhattisgarh
Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited a Gurudwara in Rajnandgaon on Saturday, 10 November, and offered prayers.
CBI Officials Attend 3-Day Art of Living Workshop
Officials at CBI headquarters attend three-day Art of Living (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) Synergy Workshop.
Rahul Gandhi Meets NGOs, Civil Society Members
Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets several stakeholder groups in Chhattisgarh, including Satnami Samaj , NGOs, Civil Society members and party workers.
Meanwhile, Congress released manifesto for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.
(Source: Congress, Twitter)
UP Minister Says Change Names Of Naqvi, Raza First
UP Minister OP Rajbhar, on Saturday, 10 November, told ANI, the BJP say Mughalsarai and Faizabad were named after the Mughals and that the government "has a National Spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, UP Minister Mohsin Raza - 3 Muslim faces of BJP, change their names first."
Kerala BJP State Chief Seeks To Quash FIR Against Him
Kerala High Court seeks direction from the state govt on taking the case against BJP Kerala state President PS Sreedharan Pillai. He had filed a petition before the court for quashing the FIR registered against him by Kerala police in connection with his speech on Sabarimala.
Congress Will Reduce Petrol, Diesel Prices in MP: Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief Kamal Nath said, during the release of the manifesto, on Saturday, 10 November, the party will reduce the electricity bill of farmers by 50%.
“We will reduce diesel & petrol prices and open 'Gaushalas' in every Gram Panchayat among other things mentioned in our election manifesto,” said Nath, in Bhopal.