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Today we will focus on the coronavirus crisis in the country. The deadly virus crossed the 73 lakh-mark after the country reported a single-day spike of 63,371 fresh cases during the last 24 hours. The deadly pathogen has afflicted 73,70,469 people and claimed 1,12,161 lives in the country so far.

Here are the Highlights of October 17:

4:00 pm: If we had security then this would not have happened, as killers would have feared retaliation. We had sent several emails, written applications and also met officials, but we didn't get any security: Pranpreet Kaur, daughter of Balwinder Singh who was shot dead at his house

3:45 pm: It's hereby clarified that Ministry of MSME is not associated with MSME Export Promotion Council in any way. Our Ministry hasn't authorized any posting or appointment to any post related with this council: Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

3:30 pm: Certain messages being circulated in media & social media regarding issuance of appointment letter to post of ‘Director’ by MSME Export Promotion Council. It's also seen that this organization is using the name of our Ministry: Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises

3:15 pm: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's centre-left Labour Party wins a landslide victory in New Zealand's general election: Reuters

3:00 pm: It would help state govt ensure availability of water in drought-prone areas & save resources to manage floods. In a 14 Oct letter to CM Udhav Thackeray, his cabinet colleagues & MP Sharad Pawar, Gadkari sought early decision on it, followed by actions thereon: Ministry statement

2:45 pm: Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs, Nitin Gadkari, has requested Maharashtra Government to take initiative for preparation of detailed project report (DPR) for the formation of State Water Grid to overcome recurring flood crisis in the State: Ministry statement

2:30 pm: There are 42 registered FIRs of attacks on our family and countless other attacks have taken place which are not on record. Withdrawal of security was wrong: Jagdish Kaur, wife of Shaurya Chakra-awardee Balwinder Singh who was shot dead at his house

2:20 pm: People gather to pay last tributes to Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh as his family conducts his last rites

2:00 pm: Mumbai: Bandra Magistrate Metropolitan Court orders registration of police complaint against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel on allegations of a complainant that they tried to create a divide between communities with social media posts

1:45 pm: Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the digital launch of Smart Village Campaign Phase-2 in Punjab via video conferencing. "I want to assure Sarpanchs that Congress will stand with you always & fight the battle of every farmer, labourer & poor of Punjab," says Rahul Gandhi

1:35 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, on 19th October at 7:30 pm via video conferencing.

1:25 pm: Mumbai: FIR registered against wife and son of actor Mithun Chakraborty - Yogeeta Bali and Mahaakshay - at Oshiwara Police Station over allegations of rape, forced abortion and cheating by a model

1:10 pm: There will be a separate room now for women complainants in 1535 police stations across the state, where a female Police constable will attend them & there will be urgent action on their complaint. Culprits of crimes against women will be punished swiftly: UP CM Yogi Aditya Nath

1:00 pm: BJP is very clear, LJP is not a part of our alliance. We want to tell Chirag Paswan that he should not harbour an illusion. BJP-JD(U) are fighting the election and Nitish Kumar ji will be the chief minister: Bhupender Yadav, BJP

12:45 pm: To pay homage to the victim of a very unfortunate incident, I decided to kick-off Mission Shakti campaign from Balrampur & I'm extremely delighted to launch this programme. Mission Shakti aims at guaranteeing security & respect for every woman in the state: UP CM Yogi Aditya Nath

12:20 pm: A depression has formed over East-central & adjoining Northeast Arabian Sea today morning. Likely to move westwards, away from Indian coast during the next 48 hours: India Meteorological Department

12:05 pm: Patna: BJP leaders Bhupender Yadav, Manoj Tiwari and Sanjay Jaiswal launch 'e-Kamal' website and election song 'Modi ji ki leher' featuring party leader and actor Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua'

11:55 am: Balrampur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attends the launch of "Mission Shakti" programme for women security in Uttar Pradesh. young girls demonstrate self-defence techniques during the event

11:40 am: Odisha reports 2,196 new #COVID19 infections, pushing total case tally to 2,66,345 including 23,786 active patients and 1,121 deaths.

11:15 am: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation withdraws sealing order for BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi's office, which was sealed on October 9th on allegations of flouting #COVID19 guidelines

11:00 am: Firozabad: BJP leader shot dead by bike-borne assailants outside his shop in Narkhi. "3 bike-borne men fired at D K Gupta outside his shop. He was declared brought dead by hospital. 3 accused were arrested by police & are being questioned," says Sachindra Patel, SSP, Firozabad

10:20 am: BJP is preparing controversy in hatred factory, to divert attention. Our Jale candidate never aligned with Jinnah's ideology. When he was an AMU student, he wrote to PM for removal of Jinnah's portrait from AMU, Parliament & Bombay HC. But PM Modi never responded: RS Surjewala

10:10 am: Jammu and Kashmir: One unidentified terrorist neutralised in an encounter with security forces in Larnoo area of Anantnag today, one AK-47 recovered. Search is underway.

10:00 am: India reports a spike of 62,212 new #COVID19 cases & 837 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total case tally stands at 74,32,681 including 7,95,087 active cases, 65,24,596 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 1,12,998 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9:45 am: The famed Lord Ayyappa temple in Kerala opened to devotees Saturday morning after remaining closed for over six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, with a few worshippers wearing masks and carrying COVID-19 negative certificate offering prayers. The temple, which opened for the monthly puja on Friday evening, will allow pilgrims to offer prayers till October 21.

9:35 am: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has tested positive for coronavirus following which he was admitted to a private hospital on Friday night."

9:25 am: Patna: Mahagathbandhan releases its manifesto for the upcoming #BiharElections. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala & Shaktisinh Gohil and other leaders are also present.

9:10 am: Aligarh: Police register an FIR against unidentified persons for hacking official Twitter handle of Aligarh police & retweeting an offensive cartoon. "We have reported the matter to Twitter & we are trying to trace the hacker," says Arvind Kumar, SP Crime, Aligarh

9:00 am: Jammu & Kashmir: Devotees queue up at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra, for 'darshan' on first day of #Navratri. 7000 people being allowed to visit the shrine in a day. Their temperature is being checked & all necessary SOPs, in the wake of the pandemic, are being followed.

8:45 am: Three people, including the main accused, have been detained and are being questioned: ADG Agra, Ajay Anand. A BJP leader, DK Gupta was shot dead by bike-borne assailants outside his shop late last night.

8:30 am: ITBP organises Yoga session at Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre & Hospital, Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur. More than 7000 patients discharged so far after treatment, from this ITBP-run centre.

8:00 am: Delhi: A layer of haze lingers in the sky, as the air quality dips in the national capital. Visuals around Akshardham and near India Gate

7:40 am: Kanpur: Two persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Sachendi

7:30 am: Jharkhand: A 12-year-old was allegedly raped and murdered in Ramgarh Police Station limits of Dumka district. Ambar Lakra, SP says, "The body has been sent for post mortem. Investigation underway."

7:20 am: 16 new #COVID19 cases reported in Mizoram, taking the total tally to 2,245. The number of active cases is at 112 while 2,133 people have been discharged so far. No death reported in the State till date: Government of Mizoram

7:10 am: India scales an unprecedented peak. Active cases drop below the 8L mark for the first time in 1.5 months: Health Ministry

7:00 am: 7 dead and 32 injured after a bus and a Bolero collided with each other in Puranpur area: Jai Prakash, SP Pilibhit

Posted By: Talib Khan