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  • In Jharkhand, eight Maoists were arrested and some explosives seized during raids in Seraikela-Kharswan district today.Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Sinha said acting on a tip-off, police arrested six Maoists from Champat village.



  • The Punjab cabinet, led by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, today approved the levy of an entertainment tax by urban and rural local bodies on DTH and local cable connections An official spokesperson said in Chandigarh today that the government proposes to bring a new legislation in this regard in the next session of the Vidhan Sabha where it has a two-thirds majority. These local bodies will be eligible to impose and collect a nominal entertainment tax of Rs 5 per DTH connection and Rs 2 per local cable connection per month with the enactment of 'The Punjab Entertainments & Amusements Taxes (Levy & Collection by Local Bodies) Bill 2017', said the spokesperson.



  • Congress today named Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as head of the party's campaign committee for the November 9 Assembly polls, replacing state Congress chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu. AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said in a statement in New Delhi today that party vice president Rahul Gandhi approved the name of Virbhadra Singh as the chairman of the campaign committee for the assembly elections in the state.




  • The notification for the single-phase Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections has been issued. On the first day of nomination for the state assembly elections, no nomination was filed today.




  • A local court in Shimla today extended the judicial custody of eight SIT police officials, till 28th of this month. The officials were arrested by CBI in connection with the death of Gudiya gangrape case accused Suraj in police lock-up on 18th August this year.



  • Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar today walked out of Dasna Jail after being acquitted in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case by the Allahabad High Court. The Talwars, who have been behind bars for nearly four years, walked out of the jail at 5 pm.




  • In Bihar, six people went missing and six others swam to safety when a boat capsized in Gandak river today near Saroja Bhagwanpur village in Panapur police station area of Saran district. Superintendent of Police Hari Kishore Rai said, 12 people were on their way to cut grass on a dry patch of land in the middle of the river when their boat capsized.



  • The death toll in gas cylinder explosion that had brought down a two-storey building in Bengaluru early morning today has reached seven. The body of pregnant women was retrieved from under the debris.



  • Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today felicitated the Panchayat and progressive farmers' of the village Mehsampur near Mehatpur in Nakodar Sub Division for unanimously taking a path breaking decision to not burn paddy straw. The Deputy Commissioner lauded the efforts taken by the villagers and said that this step of the village was a visionary decision aimed at safeguarding the environment of the state on one hand and the life of younger generations on other.



  • In Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today in Ajmer opened up the expansion of Annapurna Rasoi Yojna in all the 191 urban areas of the state.On this occasion, Mrs.



  • The Jalna district of Maharashtra has been facing the perennial problem of drought.Farmers at Delegavhan, Akoldev and 19 villages of Jafrabad Tehsil have joined hands and formed a federation of Agro India Group Farming.



  • Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has said that people in large numbers from all over the world are now adopting Ayurvedic therapies. He also stressed the need to carry out scientific research in the field of Ayurveda in order to promote its therapies on large scale.



  • Union minister Kiren Rijiju today said the rights of indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh would be protected and they would not be let down because of Chakma and Hajong refugees. The Supreme Court had in 2015 directed the central government to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees, mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh.



  • JD(U) President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said PM Narendra Modi leads from the front and he has courage to take bold decisions like demonetization and enforcement of Goods and Services Tax for the development of the country. Addressing a function in Patna, Mr.



  • Union Minister for Road,Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said that CPM is spreading violence in Kerala and accused the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of sponsoring the same. The Minister was speaking at a meeting of BJP's Jana Raksha Yatra in Kollam, Kerala.


  • 16 Oct 2017



    Young paddler Selena Selvakumar won triple gold medal at the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championship. The 17-year-old Chennai girl won singles and doubles gold medal apart from the team championship gold.


  • 16 Oct 2017



    Germany and the United Sates have reached the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup.In the first two Round of Sixteen matches played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi today, while Germany outplayed Colombia 4-nil, United States routed Paraguay 5-nil.


  • 15 Oct 2017


    Mohun Bagan today won the 37th All India Governor's Gold Cup football tournament for the 10th time by defeating Partha Chakra by a narrow 1-0 margin. In the final match played at Paljor Stadium, at Gangtok Mohun Bagan's striker GA Kramah scored the lone goal in the seventh minute.


  • 15 Oct 2017


    Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka were declared as joint winners in the Southern Regional Cricket tournament for visually impaired. The final match between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka scheduled to conduct at Thalassery Conorvayal Cricket Stadium was cancelled due to rain in the morning.


  • 15 Oct 2017


    Roger Federer today defeated his old rival Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.Despite giving tough competition to the Swiss in the first set, Federer maintained his early lead to win the set 6-4.


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