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BJP on Monday won 15 of the 26 seats and Congress won nine seats in the elections to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC). The remaining two seats have been won by Independent candidates. Polling for the elections started on October 13 and 14 with postal ballots and the final polling occurred on October 22.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:29 pm on 26 Oct
Key accused in Kerala gold smuggling case held upon return from UAE: NIA
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The NIA on Monday arrested a 42-year-old man wanted in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case as soon as he arrived in Kochi from Dubai in UAE. Investigation in the case revealed that "key absconder" Rabins K Hameed conspired with some arrested accused, NIA said. He arranged funds and purchased gold in Dubai for smuggling to India, it added.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:12 pm on 26 Oct
London court rejects Nirav Modi's bail application for 7th time
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
A London court on Monday rejected the bail application filed by PNB fraud-accused Nirav Modi, making this the seventh such rejection by courts in the UK. The fugitive diamantaire, who is wanted in connection with the ₹13,500 crore fraud case, was arrested in London on 19 March, 2019. His seventh bail application came before the Westminster court on Monday.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:23 pm on 26 Oct
SC stays contempt case against Pokhriyal for alleged rent overdues
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
SC has stayed Uttarakhand HC's contempt proceedings against Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal for allegedly failing to pay rent for the government bungalow he was staying in. Uttarakhand HC had ordered former state CMs to pay market rent for the period they occupied government accommodation since demitting office. Pokhriyal was among those named in the plea alleging non-compliance of HC order.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:26 pm on 26 Oct
India, US to sign BECA defence cooperation deal during 2+2 talks
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
India and US will sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) to facilitate exchange of geo-spatial data for defence applications. This was announced after US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper met Rajnath Singh in Delhi ahead of India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. "The two ministers expressed satisfaction that BECA will be signed during (Esper's ongoing) visit," said Defence Ministry.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:31 pm on 26 Oct
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said male government employees who are single parents are now entitled to child care leave. Single male parent includes employees who are unmarried, widower or divorcee and may therefore be expected to take up the responsibility of caring for a child single-handedly, he stated. He added that the order was issued some time back.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:52 pm on 26 Oct
15-year-old girl raped by social media friend in MP's Bhopal
short by Pragya Swastik / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped at her residence in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal by a person she befriended on Snapchat in March. The girl told the police that the person came to meet her on July 21 when her parents weren't home and outraged her modesty. The matter came to light recently when she lodged a complaint with the police.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:07 pm on 26 Oct
Man featured In 'Mann Ki Baat' seeks PM's help to educate poor children
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Chandigarh-based social worker Sandeep Kumar, who was mentioned by PM Narendra Modi in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', has requested help in his endeavour to educate poor children. "I request the government to help us get a bigger office so we can take more books to children," said Kumar.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:25 pm on 26 Oct
While hearing a plea against Bombay High Court order quashing FIRs against journalist Arnab Goswami over alleged inflammatory comments on the Palghar case, CJI SA Bobde told Arnab's lawyer Harish Salve, "There has to be responsibility in reporting." "Frankly speaking I can't stand it. This is not the kind of public discourse we should have," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:02 pm on 26 Oct
3 PDP leaders quit over Mufti's remarks that 'hurt patriotic feelings'
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
PDP leaders TS Bajwa, Ved Mahajan and Hussain Waffa have quit citing party chief Mehbooba Mufti's "actions and undesirable utterances". They told Mufti that they felt "uncomfortable" over some of her actions and remarks, especially the ones that "hurt patriotic sentiments". Mufti said last week that she'll raise the national flag after flag of erstwhile J&K state is brought back.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:05 pm on 26 Oct
23-yr-old man's burnt body found inside wine shop's freezer in Raj
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The charred body of a 23-year-old man was found from a wine shop's deep freezer, which was in a container that recently caught fire in Rajasthan's Alwar district. The victim's family has alleged that he worked for the wine shop and was set on fire by the owners while the police said the preliminary probe doesn't support the claim.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:18 pm on 26 Oct
GB Nagar to complete 4L COVID-19 tests by October-end: Report
short by Shailesh / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddha Nagar district administration will likely complete 4 lakh COVID-19 tests by the end of October, a report said. The authorities had reportedly carried out 3,82,023 COVID-19 tests in the district till Sunday, with over 3,000 samples being tested daily in October. GB Nagar has reported nearly 17,000 cases of coronavirus and 66 COVID-19 deaths.
short by Shailesh / 08:33 pm on 26 Oct
Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has hatred against a PM born in poverty: Nadda
short by Tushar Swarup / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
BJP President JP Nadda on Monday said that the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has hatred against a person who was born in poverty and became the Prime Minister. He added that they have never respected the PM's Office. Nadda further said that Congress can never preach to others about freedom of speech and "has contempt for dissenting voices for decades".
short by Tushar Swarup / 09:22 pm on 26 Oct
More paramilitary forces arrive in B'luru ahead of RR Nagar bypolls
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
One more company of CISF reported to the North Division of the Bengaluru City Police to increase security in the city ahead of the Rajarajeshwari Nagar bypolls on November 3. The KSRP and the jurisdictional police have also been holding flag marches in North and West divisions to inspire confidence among voters and general public, the DCP (North) said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 08:52 pm on 26 Oct
Crime has reduced in Bihar, state at number 23 ranking: Bihar CM
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that crime has reduced in Bihar "as the state is now at number 23 ranking, according to government data". "We're interested only in work, not in our self-promotion," he said. "Those who don't have any knowledge or experience, are speaking against me at behest of their advisers," he added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:27 pm on 26 Oct
BJP launches programme to prepare workers for 2022 Delhi civic polls
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The Delhi BJP has launched a training programme for its workers at the booth level, party leaders said on Sunday. "The training will be aimed at preparing the workers for...the municipal corporations [elections] in the city due in 2022," an official said. "[There] will be interaction between the senior leaders and booth-level workers regarding...issues at the block level," he added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 11:00 pm on 26 Oct
Marijuana, sim cards, phones recovered from Gurugram jail compound
short by Tushar Swarup / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
During a routine inspection of the barracks on Saturday, the authorities of Gurugram's Bhondsi jail recovered packets containing three 4G sim cards and smartphones, along with their batteries and chargers, and 800 grams of marijuana, according to the police. The police further said that preliminary probe suggests that the packets were flung across the boundary wall from the order side.
short by Tushar Swarup / 08:52 pm on 26 Oct
All responsible in tackling pollution, not just Delhi govt: Gopal Rai
short by Tushar Swarup / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday said, "Air pollution is not a problem of just AAP or Delhi government. Tackling it is everyone's responsibility." Rai said that he had invited opposition MLAs to join the 'Red light on, Gaadi off' campaign but did not receive a positive response. "Hope they will take steps at their own level," he said.
short by Tushar Swarup / 07:08 pm on 26 Oct
Gujarat ATS arrests 2 absconding murder accused in Noida
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested two absconding murder accused from Noida. "A team of ATS went to Noida and held the two accused at two separate locations. Atul has 11 cases of murder, assault, rioting and fraud against him, while Sanjay has one case of murder against him," the ATS said in a statement.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 08:36 pm on 26 Oct
Track laying between PCMC and Dapodi almost complete: Maha-Metro
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Maha-Metro officials said on Saturday that the Reach-I track laying between PCMC and Dapodi in Pune is almost complete. According to them, the Reach-II section between Vanaz and Garware is also making good progress. "The station work is pending now, however, no new deadline has been set as of now," an official said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 09:24 pm on 26 Oct
PVVNL lodges 814 electricity theft cases in Noida since April
short by Shailesh / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) has registered 814 cases of electricity theft in Noida since April at the anti-theft police station in Sector 63. PVVNL (Noida division) chief engineer Virendra Nath Singh said the FIRs were lodged under sections 135 and 158B of the Electricity Act, 2003. "We withdraw the FIRs once...offenders pay [PVVNL] fine," he added.
short by Shailesh / 09:11 pm on 26 Oct
2 people held for possession of leopard skin worth ₹10L in Thane
short by Tushar Swarup / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Thane Crime Branch has arrested two persons for alleged possession of leopard skin worth ₹10 lakh in the illicit market, according to an official. "The arrest was made near the CIDCO bus stop on a tip-off of a leopard skin sale in the area," the official said. The accused have been arrested under the Wildlife (Protection) Act.
short by Tushar Swarup / 06:44 pm on 26 Oct
IMA demands payment of salaries, dues of Hindu Rao Hospital doctors
short by Tushar Swarup / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The Indian Medical Association on Monday issued a press release demanding immediate payment of salaries along with the dues of Hindu Rao Hospital doctors. "Issue of non-payment of salaries of doctors is a case of systemic failure," the press release said. IMA further said that doctors who served during the pandemic deserve appropriate accolades and incentives.
short by Tushar Swarup / 10:46 pm on 26 Oct
India sends 270 MT of food aid to 4 African countries
short by Shailesh / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
India has sent 270 metric tonnes of food aid to Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea to "alleviate the suffering of the people" affected by natural calamities and the pandemic. The aid, comprising 155 metric tonnes of wheat flour, 65 metric tonnes of rice and 50 metric tonnes of sugar, is being transported by INS Airavat, an MEA statement said.
short by Shailesh / 11:31 pm on 26 Oct
CRPF jawan shoots himself near Pak High Commission, hospitalised
short by Tushar Swarup / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
A Central Reserve Police Force jawan on Monday shot himself with his service weapon near the Pakistan High Commission, according to a statement by the Delhi Police. "He was sent to AIIMS Trauma Centre by his colleagues and is currently being operated upon," they said. The police added that further investigation is underway.
short by Tushar Swarup / 10:30 pm on 26 Oct
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