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  • Bihar Cabinet has approved a hike in the dearness allowance payable to state government employees, pensioners and family pensioners. Principal Secretary of cabinet secretariat department Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters that the DA payable to those getting salary or pension as per revised pay scale has been raised from four per cent to five per cent, with effect from July 1 this year.




  • Eleven people have been booked in Chandigarh for allegedly bursting crackers in violation of a court directive that crackers could be burnt only on Diwali evening. Police said, it has registered cases against 11 unidentified persons in different parts of the city for bursting crackers last night.



  • At least nine persons, including two minors were killed and sixteen others seriously injured in three separate massive explosions at firecracker units in Odisha yesterday. In Bahabalpur village of Balasore district, seven persons were charred to death in a massive blast at a firecracker manufacturing unit inside a house.




  • Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress have released the list of candidates for Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections scheduled on 9th of next month. BJP has announced candidates for all of 68 constituencies, while Congress has released names of candidates for 59 assembly seats.




  • Maharashtra government has released the sum of 4,000 crore rupees under the first phase of the over 34,000 crore rupees farm loan waiver scheme. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that in the first phase the disbursal will cover more than 8 lakh farmers.




  • Delhiites gear up today to celebrate Cracker less and pollution free Diwali. The Supreme Court had temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in the national capital region till 31 October to control air pollution during Diwali in the city.




  • Delhi Metro services will be available till 10 PM today on the occasion of Diwali. The last Metro train service will start at 10 in the night from terminal stations of all Metro Lines including Airport Express Line.




  • On the second day of her two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Car Nicobar today. On her arrival at the Air Force Station in Car Nicobar, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was given a warm welcome by officers of Indian Air Force and Civil Administration.




  • Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has launched an online facility for its subscribers to link their Aadhaar number with their Universal Account Number. The facility has been made available at EPFO's website www.epfindia.gov.in.



  • In the US, death toll from California's wildfires has risen to 42, as rescuers found another body. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Call Fire) said the latest victim was found in Sonoma County, the worst-hit part of California's wine-growing region that has been scorched by multiple infernos raging since October 9 but now largely under control.



  • A US lawmaker has expressed concern over the human rights violation against the Muhajir community in Pakistan. Expressing concern over human rights violation against the Muhajir community in Karachi, Congressman Rob Wittman said that he will ask Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to ensure that the US questions the Pakistani government over the persecution of Muhajirs.




  • At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed as the Taliban carried out two suicide car bombings at an army camp in Kandahar, setting off several hours of fighting. Afghanistan's ToloNews cited security officials saying at least 24 were wounded in the attack last night.



  • Bihar Cabinet has approved a hike in the dearness allowance payable to state government employees, pensioners and family pensioners.




  • Washington says, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his first major India-policy speech set the tone of bilateral relationship between India and the US for 100 years. A State Department official told reporters that Mr Tillerson's speech was designed for many audiences including China.



  • Eminent Indian-American expert on South Asia Nisha Desai Biswal has said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first major India-policy speech was very bold and robust and it underscored the importance of the bilateral partnership.




  • Eminent Indian-American expert on South Asia Nisha Desai Biswal has said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first major India-policy speech was very bold and robust and it underscored the importance of the bilateral partnership. Tillerson yesterday said the US is India's "reliable partner" at the world stage in this period of uncertainty and angst, sending a strong signal to side with India amidst China's provocative actions in the region.



  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa to a Pakistani child for medical treatment in India. The child's father had requested Mrs Swaraj on Twitter to grant medical visa for treatment of Abdullah, saying he needed post-liver transplant evaluation in India.




  • Deepawali, the festival of lights is being celebrated across the country today. The national capital is fully decked up to celebrate the festival.




  • United States has urged the UN Security Council to follow in the US footsteps and confront Iran over what it describes as aggressive, destabilising and unlawful behaviour of Tehran in the region. The council met for its monthly debate on the Middle East yesterday, days after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the Iranian nuclear deal, leaving its fate to the US Congress.



  • In the Denmark Open badminton tournament at Odense, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal knocked out Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the opening round of women's singles competition.


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