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Petrol, Diesel Prices Continue Downward Trend

Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi on Monday, 29 October, are Rs 79.75 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.30) and Rs 73.85 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.20), respectively.

Whereas the price of petrol stands at Rs 85.24 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.30) in Mumbai while diesel is at Rs 77.40 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.21).

(Source: ANI)

Lion Air Flight From Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang Goes Missing

Lion Air flight from Jakarta to the Indonesian city of Pangkal Pinang goes missing 13 minutes after take-off, ANI reported quoting Singapore’s Strait Times.

The Indonesian authorities have mounted a search and rescue operation for the plane that lost contact with air traffic controllers at 6.33 am on Monday.

Nepal PM KP Oli Admitted in Hospital for Chest Infection

Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli is undergoing treatment for chest infection at Manmohan Cardio Vascular Center, in Nepal's Maharajgunj, reported ANI.

He was admitted to the hospital last night on 28 October.

Explosion Close to Election Commission Office in Kabul

Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police chief has confirmed that an explosion took place close to IEC office in Kabul city but said that no reports on casualties yet, reported TOLO News.

SC Issues Notice to Gautam Navlakha

Supreme Court issued notice to Gautam Navlakha on Maharashtra government’s plea challenging the order of the Delhi High Court setting aside his transit remand granted to police.

(Source: News18)

Fire Breaks Out in Mumbai Waste Management Company

Fire broke out at Mumbai waste management company in Taloja, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area in Navi Mumbai.

Fire tenders are present at the spot to douse the flame. It was reported that one worker suffered injuries. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

8 Labourers Injured After Falling From Scaffolding in Pune

At least eight labourers admitted to hospital with critical injuries after they fell down from an old scaffolding at Runwal Garden City in Balkum, Thane.

Rescue operations are underway as more details are awaited.

Former Bangladesh PM Given New Jail Term

Former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven years in jail in graft case, reports AFP.

HC Denies Relef To Lt. Col. Purohit in 2008 Malegaon Blast Case

Bombay High Court denied relief for Lt. Col. Prasad Purohit on Monday, 29 October in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case.

He had approached the High Court to hear the petition on Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and to stay the framing of charges until then.

Framing of charges are likely to happen in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case on 30 October, 2018.

(Source: News18)

Earthquake of Magnitude 6.4 Hits Argentina

An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude hit south of Ushuaia in Argentina on Monday, 29 October. No injuries reported.

More details awaited.

(Source: USGS)

SC Denies Plea Hearing on Renaming of Allahabad

The Supreme Court declined to entertain plea challenging Uttar Pradesh government decision to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj.

(Source: ANI)

Female Teacher Shot Dead In Delhi

A female teacher was shot dead by unidentified assailants here on Monday while she was on her way to school, police said.

According to the police, the incident took place at around 8 a.m when the bike-borne assailants intercepted the scooty of the 41-year-old victim identified as Sunita.

(Source: IANS)

SC Stays Order on CBI Probe on Tamil Nadu CM in Corruption Charges

Supreme Court stayed Madras High Court order directing CBI probe against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palanaiswami in alleged illegal awarding of contracts for road construction to his relatives.

(Source: ANI)

Businessman Accused of Sexually Assaulting French Girl, Evades Arrest

A 56-year-old Delhi businessman is evading arrest after being accused of sexually assaulting a teenage French girl staying in his house as part of a student exchange programme, police said on Monday.

Devesh Srivastava, Joint Commissioner of Police (Southern range), said the accused has been absconding since the complaint was filed on October 23 at the Neb Sarai police station in south Delhi.

He said the alleged incident happened on October 18 at the businessman's residence in Neb Sarai.

(Source: PTI)

Rajasthan MLA to Announce Party Name

Rajasthan MLA Hanuman Beniwal will announce the name for his new party during the Kisan mega rally in Jaipur on Monday, 29 October, reported AajTak.

Uttar Pradesh CM on Situation in Kashmir

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, addressing the BJPs Sikh Samagan, also spoke on the situation in Kashmir, saying that Sikhs were safe in Kashmir till there was a Hindu ruler for the state.

(ANI)

EAM Sushma Swaraj Signs Joint Decleration with Qatar Deputy PM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, on Monday signed a joint declaration to establish a joint commission between the two governments.

(ANI)

Kerala Police Arrests 3,505 Sabarimala Protestors on Charges of Violence

Kerala police has arrested 3,505 protesters till now on charges of creating violence in connection with the Supreme Court verdict to allow women of all age groups to enter the Sabarimala Temple. A total of 529 cases were registered across the state till Sunday, 28 October.

SC Prohibits Plying of 15-Year Old Petrol, 10-Year Old Diesel Vehicles

The Supreme Court on Monday prohibited the plying of 15-yr-old petrol and 10-yr-old diesel vehicles in the national capital region and directed the transport department to announce that such vehicles will be impounded if found plying.

The apex court, which described as "very critical" the prevailing situation of pollution in the Delhi-NCR region, said that the list of 15 yr old petrol and 10 year old vehicles be given on the website of Central Pollution Control Board and transport department of NCR.

Earlier, the National Green Tribunal had also banned 15-yr-old petrol and 10-yr-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR.

(PTI)

Angela Merkel to Step Down as German Chancellor by the End of 2021 Mandate

German chancellor Angela Merkel, on Monday 29 October said that she will step down as chancellor when the mandate will end in 2021, news agency AFP reported quoting party sources.

This development comes after Merkel was said to stay chancellor while giving up top CDU post by the German media.

Indian Army Targets Pak Army HQ Along LoC in Retaliation to Mortar Shelling

Pakistan army administrative HQ targeted along LoC near Poonch by the Indian Army in retaliation to Pakistan’s mortar shelling of Poonch and Jhallas on 23 October.

(ANI)

Congress Accuses BJP Of Polarising Ram Temple Issue Every Five Years

The Congress on Monday, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of polarising views on the Ram Temple issue ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

"Well this is a familiar story. Every five years before elections, the BJP tries to polarise views on Ram Mandir," former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said at a press conference at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi.

(IANS)

Uttarakhand HC Directs State Chief Secretary to File Counter in Misuse of Mining Funds

In connection with an RTI that was filed alleging the misuse and misappropriation of funds in mining operations in Uttarakhand, the Uttarakhand High Court has directed the state's Chief Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary to file counter affidavits.

(ANI)

Chandrashekhar Verma Surrenders in Illegal Bullet Case

Chandrashekhar Verma has surrendered in illegal bullet case which was being investigated by CBI, CNN News18 reported. The agency will quiz him about Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case as well.

(News18)

Five BSF Jawans Injured in Terrorist Attack Outside Srinagar

Terrorists on Monday attacked a BSF vehicle at Pantha Chowk on the outskirts of Srinagar city. Initial reports suggest that five jawans have been injured.

(ANI)

Woman Blows Self Up in Tunisia

A woman has reportedly blown herself up in the Tunisian capital of Tunis, news agency AFP reported. More details on the case are awaited.

(ANI)

Municipal Office Set on Fire in J&K's Shopian

A Municipal office was set on fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian by unidentified people, a few days after the controversial local body elections were held in the state, NDTV reported. According to eye-witnesses, most of the building was “gutted”.

(NDTV)

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits J&K

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 struck Jammu And Kashmir at 8:13 pm.

(Source: ANI)

4 Laborers Die as Lift Falls at An Under-Construction House

Four laborers died after the wire of a lift broke and the lift fell at an under-construction house in Narela in Delhi. A case has been registered against the construction company.

(Source: ANI)

Trump to Visit Pittsburgh Tomorrow Post Synagogue Massacre

US President Donald Trump is expected to travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, 30 October, after the synagogue massacre, the White House said.

(Source: AP)

US to Deploy More Than 5,000 Troops to Mexico Border

The United States is set to deploy more than five thousand troops to the Mexico border, news agency AFP, quoting the US General, said on Monday, 29 October.

(Source: ANI)

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