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  • A two-day international conference on consumer protection will be held in New Delhi on 26th of this month. The Consumer Affairs Ministers and representatives of 24 South East Asian countries will attend the conference on the theme of empowering consumers in the age of new markets.



  • Delhi's air quality took a sharp plunge and entered the 'severe' zone today with bursting of firecrackers on the night of Diwali festival. According to SAFAR-the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research, the pollution indicator turned a deep shade of brown, indicating 'severe' air quality in the national capital.



  • Bangladesh's embattled former premier Khaleda Zia has surrendered before a local court that granted her bail in graft and defamation cases. The court had issued an arrest warrant against her a week ago.



  • Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar has resigned. He was appointed solicitor general in June 2014 after the Modi government came to power.



  • The Indian Railways will soon cut short the running time of over 500 long distance trains by up to two hours. The new timings will be updated in the November timetable of the railways.



  • Seven Delhi Police personnel have been suspended for allegedly allowing an arrested middleman in the Election Commission bribery case to roam freely in Bengaluru where he had been taken for a court hearing. The accused was was arrested in April this year in New Delhi for allegedly taking money from AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran to bribe Election Commission officials in connection with the dispute over the AIADMK poll symbol of two leaves.



  • The Election Commission of India has directed the two rival factions of the ruling Naga Peoples' Front, NPF, to settle their dispute over the party's election symbol 'cock' through a general convention within two months. The Commission Senior Principal Secretary K F Wilfred has directed that the two NPF factions, led by Lok Sabha MP Neipheu Rio and former Chief Minister Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu, resolve their dispute by following the mechanisms stipulated in the NPF constitution.



  • In Badminton, India's HS Prannoy stunned three-time Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei last night to storm into the quarterfinals of Denmark Open Superseries Premier tournament at Odense.



  • US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a crucial trip to India and Pakistan next week as part of his week-long five-nation tour. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert announced this Washington on Friday.



  • A study has found an estimated three million adult American handgun owners carry a loaded firearm on a daily basis, and nine million do so on a monthly basis. Vast majority cited protection as the primary reason for carrying a firearm.



  • NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, allowing the spacecraft to get a closer look at the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015.




  • Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh has said that security forces are capable enough to deal with any security threat in J...



  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with over 25,000 BJP workers of Gujarat and his parliamentary constituency Varanasi from his residence through audio bridge on Thursday on the occasion of Deepawali. Mr Modi communicated with four different groups of more than 23,000 workers in Gujarat and also had conversation with many on telephone.




  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated first phase of Piped Natural Gas supply system in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. In the first p...



  • India today said, US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has made a significant policy statement on India-US relations and its future. In response to a question regarding the US Secretary of State Tillerson's statement on Indo-US relationship, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, Mr Tillerson has brought out its various strengths and highlighted shared commitment of the two countries to a rule-based international order.




  • Stocks and forex markets are closed today for 'Diwali Bali Pratipada'.



  • In the special Diwali Muhurat trading in Mumbai today, Gold added to its sparkle as the price jumped 76 rupees per 10 grams.




  • In the special Diwali Muhurat trading in Mumbai today, Gold added to its sparkle as the price jumped 76 rupees per 10 grams.



  • A landmark assisted dying bill has passed through the lower house of Australia's second-most populous state of Victoria after a marathon all-night debate. Lawmakers in Victoria discussed the voluntary euthanasia bill for 26 hours from Thursday morning until it was approved 47-37 in a vote on Friday.




  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand ahead of its closure for the next six months. Mr...


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