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  • The US Senate has voted to approve a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for President Donald Trump's promise of massive tax cuts and reform without Democratic support. The Republican controlled Senate approved the budget measures on Thursday by a 51-to-49 vote, which would add up to 1.5 trillion dollars to the federal deficit over the next decade in order to pay for proposed tax cuts.



  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted Gujaratis across the world on the occasion of Gujarati New Year. In a tweet, Mr Modi hoped that the coming year will bring happiness and prosperity, and lead to fulfilment of aspirations of people.




  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with over 25,000 BJP workers of Gujarat and his parliamentary constituency Varanasi from his residence through...




  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today expressed concern over missing of a three-year-old Indian girl in Texas in the Uniter States. According to reports, Sherin Mathews went missing after her father made her stand outside their house for not finishing her milk on Saturday.




  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Kedarnath in Rudrapryag district of Uttrakhand today. Mr Modi will lay the foundation stone of diffe...



  • The first-ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces, INDRA-2017 began on Thursday near Vladivostok in Russia. Two indigenously built Indian Naval ships INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt reached Vladivostok Port yesterday and were given a traditional ceremonial welcome.




  • The first-ever Tri Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces, INDRA-2017 began on Thursday near Vladivostok in Russia. Two indigenously built Indian Naval ships INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt reached Vladivostok Port yesterday and were given a traditional ceremonial welcome.




  • The Madras High Court has appointed a nine-member committee to settle more than Rs.761 crore dues of about nine lakh investors who had deposited money with Tamil Nadu-based Disc Assets Lead India Limited for purchase of plots over 10 years ago.




  • Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has handed over the probe into the killing of an RSS worker in Ludhiana to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). In a tweet, the Punjab Chief Minister said, on the request of RSS, he has ordered the transfer of the case to NIA for better coordination between central agencies and Punjab police.



  • Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has handed over the probe into the killing of an RSS worker in Ludhiana to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). In a tweet, the Punjab Chief Minister said, on the request of RSS, he has ordered the transfer of the case to NIA for better coordination between central agencies and Punjab police.



  • The ongoing strike by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) employees, who are demanding a pay hike, entered the third day today even as talks held among stakeholders failed to break the deadlock. Talks held between Transport Minister Diwakar Raote, MSRTC officials and union representatives failed to arrive at a negotiated settlement to end the strike.




  • In Punjab, Golden Temple is decorated with colourful lights on the occassion of Diwali today.Divotees from country and abroad started visiting Golden Temple to pay obeisance from early morning and took holly dip in the srovar.




  • In Uttar Pradesh, Diwali Celebrations are in full force across the state.Houses are seen adorned with decorative lights and garlands.



  • Odisha governor S C Jamir was admitted to a private hospital in Bhuwanshwar after he complained of chest pain in the morning. The Doctor treating him said Mr.




  • Religious fervour has gripped West Bengal with simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations today.A light spell of rain failed to dampen the spirits as devotees geared up for double celebrations this year, with Diwali and Kali Puja falling on the same day.




  • The well-marked low pressure area in west-central Bay of Bengal has finally intensified into a depression.Under its impact, peripheral of the system of the cyclonic formation has already started giving heavy rains and thundershowers over several parts of Odisha and has dampened the Diwali celebrations in the State.




  • In West Bengal, a fire broke out at 15th floor of LIC building which is situated at Jawaharlal Nehru Road near new market in Kolkata this morning. The fire spread rapidly through the floor in which the LIC office is located.




  • 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.




  • 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.


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