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Explosion near BJP MLA’s residence in Farrukhabad

Farrukhabad, Oct 23 (IANS) An explosion on Wednesday near the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Major Sunil Dutt Dwivedi in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh created panic among locals.

ED summons another Congress leader in Shivakumar case

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In more troubles for former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader D. K. Shivakumar, who has been arrested in a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday summoned another party leader Vijay Mulgund for questioning.

Kamlesh Tiwari was stabbed 15 times, shot in the face: Autopsy

Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) The post mortem report of Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari has revealed the gruesome manner in which he was murdered on October 18. Tiwari was stabbed 15 times, shot in the face and there was attempt to slit his throat. Under no circumstance the killers wanted Tiwari to survive.

SC to hear plea on Mumbai CRZ after Diwali break

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that after Diwali vacation, it will hear a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order that quashed the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) approval for the Rs 14,000 crore coastal road project in Mumbai.

Cong, JMM MLAs, ex-bureaucrats join BJP in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Opposition in Jharkhand suffered a jolt on Wednesday after some prominent legislators of the Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Mukti Morcha (JMM) joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind wiped out from Kashmir: J&K DGP Dilbag Singh

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Wednesday said the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind outfit has been completely wiped out from Kashmir with the killing of three militants, including the terror group’s top commander Hamid Lelhari in an encounter in Awantipora on Tuesday.

Kerala bypolls: All parties keep fingers crossed

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) With just a day left for counting of votes to the five Kerala Assembly bypolls, the state’s three political fronts are burning the midnight’s oil to see if they stand a chance, but exit polls by TV channels make contrasting predictions.

Pak terror hurt Kashmiri Muslims most: Journalist to Congressional panel

By Arul Louis
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) The Kashmiri Muslims have suffered the most from the terrorist attacks by Pak-sponsored militants and this was being ignored by the Western media and activists, Indian journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh has told a US Congressional hearing.

Top MHA men review Maoist threats in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Witnessing the Maoists’ attempts to expand its bases, Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and CRPF Director General Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and top officials of Intelligence Bureau have visited and revived command operation centres in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, sources said.

Chidambaram moves HC seeking bail in INX Media money laundering case
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Finance minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.

Snow leopard counting to begin, plan to double numbers
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that a protocol has been decided among the member countries to be the roadmap for enumeration of snow leopards.

to arrest ex-chief secy from Delhi in PWD scam
Agartala, Oct 23 (IANS) The Tripura police on Wednesday said it was taking steps to arrest former state chief secretary Y.P. Singh in connection with the multi-crore PWD scam in which former PWD minister Badal Choudhury and former PWD Chief Engineer Sunil Bhowmik have already been arrested.

Delhi’s snatcher gang wanted in 90 cases busted (Lead)
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A gang of notorious snatchers were nabbed from the heart of the national capital as the Delhi Police carried out an early morning encounter in the Connaught Place area. One of the gang members is still at large.

RSS chief’s 5-day workshop for saffron outfits in Haridwar from Oct 30
Dehradun, Oct 23 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat will conduct a five-day workshop of organisation heads of all saffron outfits at Haridwar’s Premnagar Ashram from October 30.

Justice Mishra to stay on bench hearing Land Acquisition Act case
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea seeking recusal of Justice Arun Mishra from its five-judge Constitution bench hearing pleas linked to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act case.

Sonia Gandhi visits Tihar Jail to meet D.K. Shivakumar
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday morning visited party leader D.K. Shivakumar at the Tihar Jail here. She was accompanied by party General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka K.C. Venugopal.

UP govt to spend Rs 133 cr on Deepotsav, now a state event
Lucknow, Oct 23 (IANS) The much-publicised ‘Deepotsav’ in Ayodhya later this week will now be an official function and the Uttar Pradesh government will bear the entire expenses of the event. A decision to this effect has been taken by the state Cabinet.

Ayodhya: ‘Sundar Kand’ recital to ensure favourable verdict
Prayagraj, Oct 23 (IANS) As the date for the verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute inches closer, saints and seers have held a recitation of the ‘Sunder Kand’ from “Ram Charit Manas” at a temple here on the banks of Sangam in Uttar Pradesh.

CISF jawan poisons wife, attempts suicide
Aligarh, Oct 23 (IANS) A CISF jawan attempted suicide after allegedly poisoning his wife to death on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district.

BJP MLA accuses AMU of removing party flag from car
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Dalbir Singh has accused the staff at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) of removing the party flag from his vehicle when it entered the university campus on Tuesday.

Tiwari’s killers went to Bareilly after Lucknow murder
Bareilly, Oct 23 (IANS) The cleric who was arrested from Bareilly by the Anti-Terror Squad of Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder, has confessed that the accused killers had visited him.

Is Dushyant Chautala rising force in Haryana?
Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) Is Dushyant the rising force in Haryana among the politically diminished Chautala clan of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lals state party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)?

get transit remand of Gurugram gangster
Gurugram, Oct 23 (IANS) The Mumbai Police were granted transit remand of gangster Birender Singh Dayma alias Bindar Gujjar by a district court, here on Tuesday, in connection with an alleged fake encounter of gangster Sandeep Gadoli.

NIA files charge sheet against 11 PLFI members
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed charge sheet against 11 people associated with People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a banned Maoist outfit, in connection with terror financing probe.

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