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National News- ‘What are you doing to clean up?’ AAP govt draws SC’s ire over garbage disposal in Delhi Amidst the recent menace of bird flu in the national capital, the Supreme Court today pulled

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: October 21, 2016 19:39 IST ]

National News-

‘What are you doing to clean up?’ AAP govt draws SC’s ire over garbage disposal in Delhi

Amidst the recent menace of bird flu in the national capital, the Supreme Court today pulled up the Arvind Kejriwal-driven Aam Aadmi Party government and all the concerned powers in Delhi to devise a methodical arrangement for garbage disposal in Delhi.

Stop pelting stones, come forward for dialogue: Mehbooba Mufti spells out requisites for removal of AFSPA

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today urged protesting people to support the government to bring back normalcy. Reiterating that her government wants to revoke the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from the border state, Mufti today said that protesters need to end stone-pelting and come forward for talks. 

Massive Army search op in Kashmir’s Baramulla after reports of terrorists in area

Security forces today launched cordon and search operations in north Kashmir’s Baramulla following information about movement of militants, four days after raids at suspected hideouts of ultras in the district led to the arrest of 44 people.

BSF says it killed 7 Pak Rangers & one terrorist in retaliatory fire along International Border in Kathua in J&K

Seven Pakistani Rangers were killed on Friday in retaliatory firing by the Border Security Force (BSF) at the International Border in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir. The BSF also neutralised a terrorist attempting to infiltrate the Indian side of the border. A BSF jawan was injured in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan. They resumed firing around 12.15 pm at two forward Indian positions at Bobiyan in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district, sources said.

Akhilesh Yadav to be Samajwadi Party’s CM face in UP, says Shivpal Yadav

Shivpal Yadav, president of the Uttar Pradesh unit of Samajwadi Party, today clarified that incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be the party’s CM face in the upcoming elections to the state Assembly.

International News-

Indo-China discord over Pakistan could capsize BRICS: Chinese media

The state-run Chinese media has prophesied that differences between India and China including the discord over Pakistan could “capsize” the BRICS grouping.

Ahead of ‘Islamabad lockdown’, Pakistani court directs police to arrest Imran Khan, 69 others for siege on TV station

An anti-terrorist court in Islamabad has directed the Pakistan Police to arrest Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri in connection with an attack on the Pakistan Television headquarters during a political protest in 2014.

Barack Obama calls Trump's election rhetoric 'dangerous'

US President Barack Obama has said Republican Donald Trump's insistence that he might not accept the election result is "dangerous".

Business News-

Fares for hour-long flights capped at Rs 2,500 under govt’s UDAN scheme

To make air travel more accessible, the central government on Thursday launched UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme under which fares will be capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights. 

Debit card fraud: FinMin seeks report, says aim is to contain damage

The Finance Minsitry has sought a detailed report on the extent of debit card data compromise data theft which put 3.2 million debit cards at risk, in what is believed to be the biggest security breach in the Indian banking industry.

Free voice and data services to continue till December 31, announces Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) has said that the welcome offer, free services -- voice and data, will continue toll December 31 instead of December 3.

Entertainment News-

Deeply shocked and saddened over deceptive use of my image by Pan Bahar: Pierce Brosnan

Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan, who lately made it to the headlines for endorsing Pan Bahar, stated that he is distressed over the unauthorised and deceptive use of his image as the brand ambassador of the masala products.

REALLY? Hrithik to celebrate ex- wife Sussanne Khan's 38th birthday

It's been almost two years since actor Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan announced their divorce. But they have always maintained a cordial relationship with each other for their children Hridhaan and Hrehaan.

Ankita Lokhande too celebrated Karva Chauth! But for WHOM? Find out here (See Pics)

The year 2016 saw many heartbreaks, and among them was the star couple, Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande. Their fans were shocked when they ended their beautiful relationship a few months ago after dating each other for almost 6 years. 

Sports News-

SC freezes BCCI’s transactions; asks Lodha panel to audit board’s accounts

Coming down hard on the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the Supreme Court today directed the cricket body to stop release of funds to the state cricket bodies until they commit to the implementation of Lodha panel’s recommendations.

SC did its best, let’s see how BCCI responds to order: Justice Lodha

After the Supreme Court barred the BCCI from dispensing funds to its state until they submit to the suggestions by the Lodha panel, the committee's Chairman Justice (Retd) R M Lodha said that the pinnacle court has put in its best efforts to make the cricket board fall in line.

National kabaddi player Rohit Chillar arrested in Mumbai in wife’s suicide case

Delhi Police today arrested national kabaddi player Rohit Chillar from Mumbai for his suspected role in the suicide of his wife.

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