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6.00 pm: 47 persons arrested in connection with violence in Puri’s Jagannath temple, situation under control: Odisha government tells Supreme Court

4:26 pm: Trees uprooted, property damaged in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam due to #Titli Cyclone.The cyclone made landfall early morning today.

4:12 pm: Rajasthan: Three dead after a truck, carrying chemical in it, caught fire after it collided with a trailer vehicle on Ajmer-Jaipur National Highway earlier today.

4:09 pm: Andhra Pradesh: Visuals from Palasa railway station in Srikakulam district as Cyclone Titli hits the region.

3:59 pm: Uttarakhand: GD Agarwal, who was on an indefinite fast in Haridwar since June 22 in a bid to urge the govt to clean river Ganga, passed away in AIIMS Rishikesh today due to a heart attack.

3:21 pm: Delhi: Main accused in Kishangarh triple murder case has been sent to 14-days judicial custody by Delhi’s Patiala House Court.

3:19 pm: Immediately after landfall, it was 140-150 kmph. Gradually, it was weakening. Now it will come down to 50-60 kmph. It’ll prevail till evening today&may be for sometime after night: Srinivas, Duty Officer, Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre on #TitliCyclone.

3:18 pm: Union Home Ministry has advised Chandigarh administration to follow the notification issued by Delhi Government giving an exemption to Sikh women from wearing protective headgear (helmet) while driving two-wheeler in Chandigarh.

3:10 pm: New Farakka Express train derailment matter: Northern Railways has suspend two officials after initial probe indicates a wrong signal was given to the train.

3:09 pm: National Green Tribunal has observed that national capital is facing severe environmental pollution issues and the delay by Delhi Govt in finalising the action plan on climate change is enhancing the problem. NGT has asked Dy Secretary,Environment Ministry to appear before it.

3:04 pm: Amrapali Case: Supreme Court directs Amrapali group CMD, Anil Sharma and two other directors to remain in police custody for another 15 days, to ensure providing all the documents related to 46 companies, to the forensic auditors.

2:57 pm: Punjab: Farmers say untimely rainfall and storms in Patiala have destroyed the standing crop in the area, demand compensation from the government.

2:52 pm: Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are making an emergency landing after a Russian booster rocket carrying them into orbit to the International Space Station has failed after launch, reports AP.

2:40 pm: AndhraPradesh: 8 people have died in Srikakulam and Vijayanagaram districts due to CycloneTitli. Power supply and communication systems are affected in both districts. Coastal villages are cut off from the mainland as the roads are damaged.

2:25 pm: Gorakhpur: A coach of Kathgodam-Howrah Express train derailed near Domingarh station, today; Restoration work is underway.

2:22 pm: Vivek Tiwari death case: Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma gives appointment letter for a government job to Kalpana Tiwari, wife of the deceased Vivek Tiwari. She says, “I think investigation is going in the right direction, so I am satisfied with the investigation till now.

2:21 pm: In a joint operation, Delhi Commission for Women and Delhi Police conducted a raid in Paharganj area and rescued 8 Nepalese girls.

2:15 pm: There is no communication on Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with the HAL employees in Bengaluru: Mr Gopal Sutar, Chief of Media Communications, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on reports of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to meet HAL employees during his upcoming Bengaluru visit.

2:10 pm: Journalist Abhijit Mitra has submitted a written apology to House Committee of Odisha Assembly & the Speaker over his alleged objectionable remarks against Odisha’s Konark Sun Temple.

2:01 pm: Jammu & Kashmir: Terrorists kill a civilian in Shopian, police present at the spot; More details awaited.

1:52 pm: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Tajikistan’s Dushanbe to attend the Council of Heads of Government Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

1:42 pm: Fifth Generation Fighter aircraft is still on agenda. But India’s priority at present is S400, frigates, helicopters, assault rifles. But FGFA deal will be back very shortly: Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev.

1:41 pm: We have done regular meetings with the ministers and officials of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh,Punjab &Haryana. GoI has also given funds to these state governments for farm implements. We have asked state governments to handover farmers these implements by Oct 15:Union Min H Vardhan.

1:18 pm: Vikramaditya Singh, PDP leader and son of Senior Congress Leader Dr. Karan Singh joins Congress.

1:02 pm: Two terrorists killed in Handwara encounter. Arms and ammunition recovered. Identities of the slain terrorists are yet to be ascertained. Operation continues: J&K police.

12:56 pm: Delhi court orders attachment of Vijay Mallya’s properties in case relating to FERA violations.

12:55 pm: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s trip to France is part of a huge government “cover-up” on Rafale: Rahul Gandhi alleges

12:52 pm: Haryana: Self-styled godman Rampal held guilty by Hisar Court in both cases of murder filed against him.

12:41 pm: Earlier former French President revealed that Indian PM had told them that Reliance should get a deal. Now a senior official of #Rafale has said the same. It is a clear cut case of corruption: Rahul Gandhi.

12:38 pm: Police use water cannon on Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha workers who were protesting outside Devaswom minister Kadakampalli Surendran’s residence in Thiruvananthapuram against Kerala govt’s stand on Supreme Court’s decision on Sabarimala Temple.

12:20 pm: Supreme Court says sealing of illegal and unauthorised construction in Delhi should be done without giving any advance notice. SC seeks Centre’s response on discarding the rule which mandates 48 hours advance notice to be given to violators before taking action.

11.30 am: Former Haryana Police jawan Shankar Mandori, who was the security guard of Gurmeet Ram Rahim and who was terminated after Panchkula violence, has allegedly committed suicide in Sirsa

11.15 am: ED attaches around Rs 54 crores worth properties and bank deposits of Karti Chidambaram in connection with INX Media case. Properties include,
Jor Bagh in New Delhi, Ooty & Kodaikanal bungalows, residence in UK and property in Barcelona

11.00 am: Supreme Court today decided to hear tomorrow, a petition challenging West Bengal Government’s order to give Rs 10,000 each to Durga Puja committees. The decision was earlier upheld by Calcutta High Court

10.45 am: Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch last night. One jawan injured

10.30 am: A fishing boat with 5 fishermen onboard capsized in Gopalpur owing to severe cyclonic storm, however, one of the three disaster & rescue teams operating in Gopalpur Paradip area rescued all five fishermen & brought them to safety: Indian Coast Guard

9.30 am: Putin should prove he is our friend by declassifying files of Bose and Shastri. He should tell us why Sonia Gandhi went to Russia twice recently to meet him, he must give us record of Sonia & her father’s KGB affiliations.Right now he is playing both sides: Subramanian Swamy, BJP

8.45 am: I support women, everyone should, but all this is mostly for publicity, part of film promotions and nothing else. Mere accusations mean nothing, don’t take this seriously: Asrani on Metoo in Bollywood

8.15 am: Heavy rain and hailstorm likely to hit Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, Pithoragarh and Dehradun. Snowfall expected in areas above 3500 feet: Uttarakhand MeT Dept

7.45 am: 50 Dalit families in Meerut’s Incholi threaten to convert after being allegedly denied to put Goddess Kali idol in the village temple by locals. Rajkumar, a protester says ‘We are Hindus, if we can’t put a goddess idol in a temple then where should we go? its better to convert’

7.00 am: Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi are Rs 82.36 per litre (increase by Rs 0.10) and Rs 74.62 (increase by Rs 0.27) respectively. Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai are Rs 87.82 per litre (increase by Rs 0.9) and Rs 78.22 per litre (increase by Rs 0.29) respectively.

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