04. 43 pm: #MJAkbar resigns from his post of Minister of State External Affairs MEA. pic.twitter.com/dxf4EtFl5P

— ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2018

04.03 pm: National Commission for Women takes cognizance of the attack on women journalists. A meeting is underway at NCW office for further steps to be taken.

Our counter-infiltration grid at LoC, at various tiers of the grip up to the hinterland, is very effective and it is because of that we have been able to neutralise a large number of terrorists: GOC Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh pic.twitter.com/IK2zepjRTK

— ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2018

12:43 pm As per information, Ashish Pandey hasn’t come here. Required assistance will be provided to Delhi Police and Lucknow Police: Akbarpur ASP Ashok Kumar Rai. A case has been registered against Pandey for brandishing a gun outside Delhi’s Hyatt Regency hotel on 14 October.

12:39 pm Bodies of 3 terrorists recovered. 2 identified. One was Mehraj-ud-din Bangroo & another Faid Mushtaq Waza. Arms & ammunition recovered. Mehraj-ud-din Bangroo was wanted in several cases of killings, weapons snatching & other militancy related activities: J&K DGP Dilbag Singh

12:38 pm Operation was launched by J&K police & CRPF on specific information last night. The house was cordoned off & party was fired upon when it reached near the house. Our jawan Kamal Kishore lost his life: J&K DGP Dilbag Singh on encounter in Srinagar’s Fateh Kadal

12:09 am Self-styled godman Rampal awarded life imprisonment in a murder case (FIR number 430)

11:44 am This is a clear case of cold-blooded murder. In a feat of rage, gunman Mahipal first attacked the judge’s son, when the judge’s wife intervened he shot at her: DCP Crime Gurugram, on the incident of wife&son of additional sessions, judge shot by judge’s gunman in Gurugram on 13 Oct

11:21 am Commissioner of Railway Safety issues immediate recommendations after derailment of a train in Raebareli on Oct 10; states,’Railways should decide on a reasonable time as well as a reasonable no. of attempts after which a point not responding to command is to be declared as failed’

11:07 am Enforcement Directorate has registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in Muzaffarpur shelter home case. ED sources said that accused Brajesh Thakur and his staff are involved in illegally taking money from the state govt in the name of shelter home. Bihar

11:05 am We protested against ritual of virginity test which is still prevalent in Kanjarbhat community. Due to this, my wife was boycotted from taking part in cultural programs in by the community. This is unconstitutional: Vivek Tamaichikar, husband of Aishwarya Tamaichikar Maharashtra

11:04 am Filed a police complaint in Pimpri-Chinchwad after members of my community didn’t allow me to participate in Navratri dandiya. I was told that I had brought a bad name to Kanjarbhat community for opposing the virginity test which is common in our community: Aishwarya Tamaichikar

11:00 am I have realised that it’s probably best that when on a public platform, you keep quiet & be more reflective & mature about what you say. I’ll be standing in front of Odisha assembly on 23rd Oct:Abhijit Iyer Mitra who was arrested for making derogatory remarks on Konark Sun Temple

10:38 am A soldier of Indian Army’s Signal Regiment has been arrested in Meerut cantonment on the charges of espionage, interrogation is underway.

9:23 am Statement of Gaurav Kanwar who was threatened with a gun by Ashish Pandey outside Delhi’s Hyatt Regency hotel on 14th October.

10:13 am Supreme Court has made a decision, but now you are saying that it’s our tradition. Triple Talaq is also a tradition in that way, everybody was applauding when it was abolished. The same Hindus have come on the streets now: Subramanian Swamy. Sabarimala Temple

10:01 am Kerala: Protests being held near Pamba base camp against entry of women in the age group 10-50 to Sabarimala Temple

8:57 am It has happened for the 1st time in the world, it’s amusing. ‘Make me a slave, treat me unequally, we’re inferior to men’; women are stopping women. What’s the point in this. I don’t know what’s happening in this nation. It’s my personal opinion, not political: Udit Raj. Sabarimala

8:55 am I have seen fight for equality, not for slavery & inequality. On one hand, fight against atrocities by men is going on in the nation & on the other hand, women are fighting against their own freedom & rights: BJP’s Udit Raj on women protesting their entry in Sabarimala Temple

9:30 am Chhindwara: A Durga Puja Pandal caught fire at around 5 am today. More details awaited. Madhya Pradesh

8:40 am Western Naval Command successfully concluded maiden trials of Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle(DSRV) on 15 Oct.DSRV operated by a crew of 3,can rescue 14 personnel from a disabled submarine at a time.DSRV carried out underwater mating with a bottomed submarine,at over 300 ft depth

8:40 am Ramanathapuram: 3 persons died on the spot, 4 persons received injuries in a collision between a car and a government bus near Sayalgudi. Tamil Nadu

8:37 am Jammu & Kashmir: Three terrorists have been eliminated and one Jammu & Kashmir police personnel has lost his life: Imitiyaz Ismail Parray, SSP, Srinagar (Visuals deferred by unspecified time)

8:21 am I used to idolise Kailash Kher. I met him for the first time at Dubai airport in 2015. We clicked some pictures, exchanged numbers & started texting. One day, he called me & asked me to meet. He said he likes my name & wants to make love to me: Singer Varsha Singh Dhanoa. MeToo

7:57 am Kerala: Total 1000 security personnel, 800 men and 200 women, deployed at Nillekal and Pampa base. 500 security personnel deployed at Sannidhanam. Portals of the Sabarimala Temple will be opened today.

8:39 am Visuals from Delhi: Several people injured after a bus overturned after being hit by a truck under Wazirabad flyover, around 6 am today. Police at the spot.

7:30 am YouTube faces global outage, users post screenshots of internal error 500 message.

6:37 am 4 dead after a pick-up van collided with a tractor in Saharanpur last night. District Magistrate says, “3 minors&1 adult dead in accident;8 injured ppl admitted to district hospital; all out of danger. Tractor was overloaded. Driver of the tractor absconding; he’ll be arrested soon.”