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       HEADLINES: Woman set ablaze case: Police release sketch of suspect                                              Man arrested for pledging imitation gold for lakhs of rupees                                              GVK to operate ‘108’ ambulance service                                              Now, miscreants can ‘cool’ their heels in AC ‘idi vandi’                                              Jawahar School remains closed                                              Khattar to be next Haryana chief minister                                              All issues over release of 'Kaththi' resolved: Vijay                                              PM Modi to spend Diwali in Srinagar                                              BJP's win in Har, Maha will affect J-K assembly polls: Omar                                              Nepal, India sign historic Power Trade Agreement                                              Why internet goes to 'sleep' in parts of the world                                              French oil giant CEO killed in plane crash                                              Pak Taliban fires its spokesman over allegiance to IS chief                                              Dhoni rested for first three ODIs against SL, Kohli to lead                                              India's hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns over pay dispute                                              Walsh resigns as hockey head coach over 'pay dispute'                                              Brazil school wins Subroto Cup title                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Quid-pro-quo:Srinivasan, other accused appear before CBI court    
HYDERABAD: India Cements Managing Director and ICC President N Srinivasan besides other accused in the case pertaining to alleged quid-pro-quo investments made in YSRC chief Jaganmohan Reddy's firms, today appeared before a special CBI court here which posted the matter to November 20.

         None involved in ISIS flag waving linked with militancy: Omar    
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said none of the persons involved in waving of ISIS flags in the city had any links to militancy.

         Nepal, India sign historic Power Trade Agreement    
KATHMANDU: India and Nepal today inked a historic Power Trade Agreement (PTA), allowing exchange of electricity and opening up new vistas of cooperation in the hydropower sector.

         BJP's win in Har, Maha will affect J-K assembly polls: Omar    
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said BJP's win in Haryana and Maharashtra would have some effect on the assembly elections in the state, but maintained that the influence would not be as much as previously expected.

         BJP keeps options open on govt formation in Maharashtra    
NEW DELHI: Keeping all its options open for government formation in Maharashtra, BJP today indicated that it is in no hurry to decide on whose support it would take while making it clear that it will not blink first in the battle of nerves with estranged ally Shiv Sena.

         BJP defers government formation in Maharashtra    
MUMBAI: The Bharatiya Janata Party appears in no hurry to form the next government in Maharashtra and the process may be initiated only early next week after the Diwali festival is over, party sources said here Tuesday.

         HC permits prosecution of Yeddyurappa & Eshwarappa    
BANGALORE: Karnataka High Court Tuesday set aside lower court order and permitted prosecution on forestland encroachment case against BJP national vice president B S Yeddyurappa and his daughter and also disproportionate assets case against opposition leader in the Karnataka Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa.

         PM Modi to spend Diwali in Srinagar    
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that this year, he will spend Diwali with the people who were affected by the floods in Srinagar. "Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October and will spend the day with our sisters and brothers affected by the unfortunate floods," the Prime Minister tweeted

         Policeman rescues Ashish Vidyarthi from drowning on set    
RAIPUR: Actor Ashish Vidyarthi suffered an accident on the sets of his film 'Bollywood Diary' when he nearly drowned in the river before being rescued by a policeman.

         All issues over release of 'Kaththi' resolved: Vijay    
CHENNAI: Popular Tamil actor Vijay, whose Diwali release 'Kaththi' (Knife) is facing ire of pro-Tamil groups, Tuesday said all issues have been resolved with the producers heeding demands that their name be removed from the film's publicity material.

         Khattar to be next Haryana chief minister    
CHANDIGARH: Manohar Lal Khattar will be the next chief minister of Haryana. Khattar, 60, former Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) 'Pracharak', was chosen by newly elected legislators of the Bharatiya Janata Party as their leader at a meeting here.

         Naidu announces Rs 10 cr corpus fund for police welfare    
VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu has announced a corpus fund of Rs 10 crore for police welfare in the state. The government has the responsibility towards the welfare of the families of martyred policemen. If necessary, the corpus fund would be raised further, Naidu said at the police commemoration day on Tuesday.

         Revenue official held for accepting bribe    
BUNDI: A revenue official posted in Ramnagar area here has been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000, police said today. The official Ajay Singh Parmar was arrested last evening during a raid by sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Bureau Inspector Neeraj Gupta said.

         Jeweller shot dead by unidentified men    
ETAH: A jeweller was shot dead and his brother injured by three unidentified assailants in Kotwali area, police said here today. Atul was shot dead by the unidentified men when he was returning home last night, SSP Surendra Verma said.

         UP CM Akhilesh Yadav gets feel of power crisis    
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his cabinet got a first hand experience of the grim power scenario in the state with the annexe, where the CM's office is located, plunging into darkness following a sudden power cut here. As the CM was about to address media persons at annexe which houses the offices of the chief minster, chief secretary among others, an unscheduled power cut put them to great inconvenience.

         Two elephants found dead in Jalpaiguri    
JALPAIGURI (WB): Two elephants were today found dead in different forest range areas of Jalpaiguri district, forest officials said. While the body of one elephant was found in Panbari area, another was found in Upperkalabari this morning, Wildlife Warden Seema Chowdhury said.

         NCP's support offer to BJP is to shield corrupt leaders: Sena    
MUMBAI: Hitting out at NCP's decision to extend outside support to the BJP in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena Tuesday charged that the offer made by the Sharad Pawar-led outfit is to ensure that its "scam-tainted" leaders enjoy full protection.

         Govt formation in Maharashtra: Rajnath to visit Mumbai after Diwali    
NEW DELHI: Home minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Mumbai after Diwali to meet the newly elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra.

         No possibility can be ruled out on terror strike, says Rajnath    
NEW DELHI: The possibility of terror attack in the country cannot be ruled out, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Tuesday. "No possibility can be ruled out. We cannot ignore terror activities. Hence alerts are issued," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

         Toll in Kakinada cracker unit explosion climbs to 17    
HYDERABAD: The toll in the explosion at a firecracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in East Godavari district rose to 17 with six more persons succumbing to burns at a local hospital, police said.

         Smriti Irani sends saris as Diwali gifts for Amethi women    
AMETHI: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has distributed over 15,000 saris among women from the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency as Diwali gift. The saris were distributed by Irani's aide Vijay Gupta. Irani had unsuccessfully contested the last Lok Sabha polls from Amethi.

         EC wants debarring of candidates charged with heinous offences    
NEW DELHI: After Supreme Court's intervention instantly disqualifying those convicted of serious offences, the Election Commission now wants debarring of a candidate from elections on framing of charges in cases of heinous offences. In a bid to check candidates filing false affidavits along with their nomination papers, the EC has also proposed that it should be a ground for disqualification with enhanced punishment.

         I had to take a position for my organisation: CBI Director    
NEW DELHI: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has said that he would file a perjury case against lawyer Prashant Bhushan in the wake of an income tax probe finding there was no conversation between him and controversial meat-exporter Moin Qureshi as alleged.

         Dept proceedings can go after retirement of govt employee:SC    
NEW DELHI: Departmental proceedings against a government employee for grave misconduct and negligence do not come to an end with his retirement and can continue even after that, the Supreme Court has held.

         Phone hacking scheme used to finance Mumbai attack: NYT    
NEW YORK: Phone hackers in the US are bilking unsuspecting customers of billions of dollars every year through a scheme that was used to finance the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, according to the New York Times.

         ED attaches Saradha Group properties worth Rs 100 crore    
KOLKATA: The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore Saradha scam, today attached properties of the Saradha Group worth around Rs 100 crore, a top source in the directorate said.

         11 killed in explosion at AP cracker manufacturing unit    
HYDERABAD: Eleven people were today killed and seven others seriously injured in an explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in coastal East Godavari district. "There was a big explosion in the cracker manufacturing factory. Our people (police) have counted 11 people dead," a senior police official said on phone.

         Mumbai: ISIS sympathiser who discussed terror plot arrested    
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad has arrested a city-based software engineer, who admired the middle-east terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, for allegedly conspiring to blow up US establishments here including a school. Anees Ansari (24) who worked at a multi-national software company was apprehended from his office in suburban Andheri and produced before a court yesterday which remanded him in police custody till October 26, an ATS official said today.

         What to do, wonders BJP in Maharashtra    
MUMBAI: The BJP seems to have been caught in a cleft-stick in Maharashtra, thanks to a fractured mandate in the 13th assembly elections. With no political party securing clear majority in the 288-member assembly, a period of political instability looms ahead in Maharashtra - though the Nationalist Congress Party has taken the lead to prevent such a situation.

         Surat merchant gifts cars, jewellery and homes to employees as Diwali bonus    
SURAT (GUJARAT): In an extraordinary show of appreciation, a diamond merchant in Surat, Gujarat, has gifted cars and jewellery as bonus to his 491 employees ahead of the Diwali festival.

BCCI today suspended all bilateral cricket tours with West Indies. Do you think this will badly affect Indian cricket?
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