7: 48 pm Turkish prosecutor says Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered consulate; body dismembered and disposed of: The Associated Press

7: 38 pm CM is fully fit. He participated in the discussion, gave his valuable suggestions. Except the fact that the meeting didn’t take place at the Secretariat, everything else was like a normal cabinet meeting: Mauvin Godinho, Panchayat Minister Goa

7: 05 pm When we came to power the PM had said that we have to come within the top 50 ranks. Today, we are at Rank 77. DIPP has worked on how to up the ranking on each criterion. You have to crack the code & try and improve on the criterion in which we lack: FM Arun Jaitley

6: 10 pm Hyderabad: Mohammed Hassan Ali, a class 7 student teaches designing & drafting to 30 civil, mechanical & electrical engineering students, says, ‘I’ve been teaching for the last 1 year. Internet is my learning resource. I don’t charge fees as I want to do something for my country”

5: 37 pm Congress’s Shashi Tharoor through his lawyer sends a legal notice to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for making false and defamatory statements against him, seeks apology within 48 hours else warns legal action.

5: 35 pm Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a roadshow in Damoh, today

5: 29 pm Congress’s Shashi Tharoor through his lawyer sends a legal notice to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over Prasad’s statement, ‘Shashi Tharoor who is accused in a murder case has attempted to disrespect Lord Shiva’ made during a press conference.

5: 20 pm BJP’s Central Election Committee meeting over upcoming Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan elections scheduled to be held tomorrow.

4:58 pm The government needs to acquire land for the construction of and make a law in this regard: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in its statement

4:42 pm: Delhi’s Patiala House Court grants bail to CBI DSP Devender Kumar on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and one surety in the like amount.

4:25 pm: Kerala: At 96 yrs,Karthiyani Amma of Alappuzha Dist.scores 98/100 marks in ‘Aksharalaksham’ literacy program of Kerala State Literacy Mission.She was the oldest student appearing for the exam. Approx 42933 ppl cleared the exam who were tested on skills incl. reading, writing & maths.

4:16 pm: In all states, all leaders who fought and sacrificed for the country…why did you not remember them? Why did your party, your RSS organisation not remember them for nearly 70 years? This is all stunt: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress on Statue Of Unity.

4:08 pm: The Supreme Court has asked Amrapali real estate group to furnish the full and final disclosure about the companies they hold and money transactions that they conduct within the group’s companies and outside.

4:06 pm: Supreme Court dismisses the plea of the Amrapali group Chief Managing Director (CMD) and 2 other directors to visit their homes on Diwali.

3:41 pm: PIL filed before Delhi High Court seeking orders to allow women of all ages to enter all temples, mosques, churches & pray along with men. Plea also says women should not be barred from being ordained as priests in temples, churches should be allowed to lead prayers in mosques.

3:14 pm: Delhi High Court dismisses PIL seeking direction to National Commission for Women (NCW) to take suo motu action regarding sexual assault cases registered under #MeToo movement.

3:13 pm: Enforcement Directorate files reply opposing anticipatory bail plea filed by P Chidambaram in the Aircel Maxis case. Hearing in the case scheduled for tomorrow.

2:52 pm: CBI bribery case: Delhi’s Patiala House Court reserves the order on the bail plea of CBI DSP Devender Kumar. He was sent to 14-day judicial custody yesterday.

2:48 pm: A Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang had crashed on October 29, its debris were found near Indonesia energy firm Pertamina’s offshore facility in Java sea.

2:46 pm: Indonesia transport official says “pings” detected definitely from crashed jet’s flight recorder due to regular pattern: The Associated Press.

2:32 pm: Bihar: Excise Dept seized an ATM cash van,carrying 100 cartons of liquor in Gaya’s Dobhi today; 2 people arrested.Asst Commissioner of the Dept says “They were taking it from Bokaro to Muzaffarpur. It’s being investigated. We’re yet to ascertain which bank the cash van belong to”

1:57 pm: News Cameramen Association (NCA) condoles killing of DD cameraman Achutyanand Sahu in Naxal attack in Dantewada. General Secretary Surinder Kapoor says, “Our thoughts are with the bereaved family. We stand in solidarity with mediapersons who work in such dangerous situations.”

1:46 pm: Chamoli: Vehicle of District Magistrate Swati Bhaduria attacked, allegedly by a businessman today when the DM’s vehicle that was going to drop her child at an Anganwadi hit his motorcycle & caused a minor scratch. Accused arrested. Uttarakhand.

1:27 pm: Odisha: Mortal remains of DD Cameraman Achutyanand Sahu, who lost his life in an attack by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada yesterday, reaches his residence in Bolangir’s Ghusuramunda.

1:25 pm: SC asks Assam govt to give a timeline by when foreign nationals who have been put in different detention centers can be united with their families,also asks Assam to apprise it by when necessary facilities like gas,medical facilities can be provided in detention centres. NRC Assam.

1:22 pm: Another student succumbs to her injuries following a collision between a Central School bus & a city bus in Atal Nagar. Death toll rises to 3. Chhattisgarh.

12:04 pm: The defamatory/offending portion in particular apart from the rest of the article is when she (journalist Priya Ramani) referred to me a “talented predator” and an expert on “so-and-so”: MJ Akbar in Delhi’s Patiala House Court. MeToo.

12:09 pm: Goa: Around 26 passengers injured after an overloaded bus overturned after hitting a car near a military camp in Margao. More details awaited.

12:04 pm: Supreme Court today refused to modify its order and said that only green crackers will be sold in Delhi and NCR. SC also said that polluting firecrackers which have already manufactured will not be allowed to be sold in Delhi and NCR.

11:57 am: Jharkhand Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) arrested 6 drug peddlers & seized 14 kg of opium in Giridih. SDPO says, “Today morning, we caught 6 drug peddlers, 3 male&3 female, in possession of 14 kg of opium worth Rs. 5 lakhs. They were going to supply it to Punjab’s Ludhiana & Jalandhar.”

11:56 am: Military Helicopter crashes in #Farah province. At least 20 people were on board the chopper at the time of the crash including #Farah provincial council members and Zafar Military Corps officials. Zafar Military Corps spokesman Najibullah Najibi says no one survived: TOLO News.

11:53 am: Muzzafarpur shelter home case: Supreme Court expressed displeasure as to why former Bihar Minister Manju Verma was not arrested yet. SC said “all is not well in Bihar. Former minister goes in hiding & Govt does not know and has failed to arrest her after her bail plea rejection.

11:43 am: Kevadiya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Wall of Unity on 143rd anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

11:25 am: Supreme Court today refused to give an early hearing to review petitions on Sabarimala Temple entry for all women matter. CJI Ranjan Gogoi said temple will open for 24 hours on Nov 5 and Nov 6 and that court has already fixed the matter for hearing after Nov 11.

11:24 am: Delhi High Court during pronouncement of judgement observed ‘This was a targetted killing by the armed forces. Members of the minority community were killed, families had to wait 31 years for justice’ #Hashimpura

11: 11 am: 1987 Hashimpura mass murders case: Delhi High Court sets aside the trial court judgement that had acquitted 16 Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) officials. Convicts all the accused, sentences them to life imprisonment.

11:07 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, “if it was not for Sardar Sahab’s resolve, then we Indians would have to take visa to see the Gir lions, pray at Somnath, or to see Hyderabad’s Charminar”.

10:57 pm: Tamil Nadu Ministers Kadambur Raju and Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan at the inauguration ceremony of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s #StatueOfUnity in Gujarat’s Kevadiya.

10:53 pm: Supreme Court asks Centre to give details of the pricing and strategic details of Rafale aircraft in a sealed cover to the court, in 10 days.

10:51 pm: This is a project that we had thought about during the time when I was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. To build the #StatueOfUnity, lakhs of farmers from all over India came together, gave their tools, portions of soil and thus, a mass movement started: PM Modi.

10:11 am: Pakistan’s Supreme Court accepted the 2015 appeal filed by Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death on blasphemy charges. Court sets aside her death sentence: Dawn News

7.45 am: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi pay floral tribute at Shakti Sthal, the memorial of former PM Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.

7.45 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore flag off “Run for Unity” in Delhi on 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar among other sportsperson also present.

7.30 am: We bow to the great Sardar Patel, the stalwart who unified India and served the nation tirelessly, on his Jayanti, tweets PM Narendra Modi

7.00 am: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Home Minister Rajnath Singh pay floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary in Delhi.

6.30: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue Of Unity, the tallest statue in the world, will be inaugurated on his 143rd birth anniversary today, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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