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  • 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.



  • 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.



  • The Police Commemoration Day will be observed across the country tomorrow. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lay wreath and pay homage to the police martyrs at Police Memorial Ground in New Delhi.



  • An accountability court in Islamabad today indicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the reference related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies.




  • An accountability court in Islamabad today indicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the reference related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies. According to DawnNews, the court charged Sharif in absentia for holding assets beyond his known sources of income, and read out a charge-sheet to his pleader, Zafir Khan.



  • Typhoon Lan with heavy rains and destructive winds is expected to hit southern Japan on Sunday when the nation holds a national election. Japan Meteorological Agency said the Category 1 typhoon, located east of the Philippines Friday morning and moving north, is expected to gain strength and hit Japan’s southern island of Okinawa by Sunday.



  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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 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.



  • 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.


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