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The Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra will be held on October 21 while the results will be announced on October 24. Thus Jagran English will focus on all the top news from these two states.

Today, the registration for using the much-awaited Kartarpur Sahib corridor, by Sikh Pilgrims, will begin on October 20. PM Modi is expected to inaugurate the Indian side of the Kartarpur corridor on November 8.

Today is Day 2 of India vs South Africa third Test. Having already won the series, the Men in Blue would eye clean sweep against the Proteas in the third Test starting from today.  

Apart from that, we will focus on all the other top-rated news items of the day to help our readers stay updated and well informed.

Here are the highlights of October 20:

17:00 pm: Congress' Akhilesh Singh on Indian Army used artillery guns to target terrorist camps in PoK: Under Modi Ji's govt, whenever there's election in a big state, pattern of surgical strike is formed. Now, politics will be done on surgical strike to divert attention from real issues

16:26 pm: Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs today summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia after Indian army conducted artillery fire on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

16:07 pm: 

15:26 pm: Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed Vinod Zutshi, former Deputy Election Commissioner ECI and Secretary Tourism, as Special Observer for the ensuing Elections to 23 – Assandh Assembly Constituency of Karnal District in Haryana.

15:07 pm: India vs South Africa 3rd test day 2: India declare at 497/9 in the first innings against South Africa.

15:07 pm: Defence Minister has spoken to Army Chief General Bipin Rawat over the situation following the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army today in J&K's Tangdhar sector. The Defence Minister is personally monitoring the situation & has asked the Army Chief to keep updating him: ANI

13:58 pm: India Meteorological Dept (IMD), Mumbai: Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning likely to occur at isolated places in the district of Raigad on 21st and 22nd October. Forecast and warning for any day is valid from 8:30 am of day till 8:30 am of next day.

13:35 pm: Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called on Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu today.

13:02 pm: Assembly Elections 2019: Don’t have voter ID card? Here’s how you can vote using other ID proofs

13:02 pm: Kiran Tiwari, wife of Kamlesh Tiwari, after meeting UP CM Yogi Adityanath, in Lucknow: He (UP CM) assured us that justice will be done. We demanded capital punishment for the murderers. He assured us that they will be punished.

12:26 pm: India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma slams maiden double hundred in Tests, completes 500-plus runs in series

12:25 pm: Lucknow: Family of Kamlesh Tiwari meets Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at his residence. Kamlesh Tiwari was shot dead on October 18.

11:20 am: Indian Navy spokesperson: Indian Navy is preparing for an exercise in the Arabian Sea in which assets of the Mumbai-based Western Naval Command would be employed. The force would test operational preparedness and try out new strategies of naval operations.

11:19 am: All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) have called an all-India bank strike on October 22 in protest against the mergers of 10 public sector banks.

10:28 am: Mumbai: Preparations to dispatch EVMs and VVPATs to polling centres for Maharashtra Assembly Polls underway at EVM distribution centres in Colaba and Sewri. The state will undergo Assembly elections tomorrow.

10:20 am: India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 2: Ajinkya Rahane hits century against South Africa. India 268/3 (Rohit Sharma 144*, Ajinkya Rahane 100*)

10:02 am: India is deeply committed to strengthening its bond with the diaspora. We've relaxed rules for you to obtain Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards. The embassy will begin the printing of passports here to reduce the time taken for issuance of new passport: President Kovind in Manila, Philippines 

9:36 am: Two soldiers killed in ceasefire violation by Pak troops in J-K's Tanghar

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8:51 am: "We have contacted Gujarat and Maharashtra ATS. Our team has also spoken to the woman who was seen in the CCTV footage. All aspects of the case are being probed," says UP DGP OP Singh on Kamlesh Tiwari murder case. 

8:46 am: Delhi Air Pollution: As AQI deteriorates further, AAP govt approves Rs 36 crore expenditure for anti-pollution campaigns

8:16 am: Trade negotiations between India and US going on in ‘full speed’: Nirmala Sitharaman

8:16 am: Central Railway, Public Relations Officer: Due to overhead equipment failure near Sewri railway station on HB line, services b/w CSMT-Vadala won't be available till further advice. Staff working to resume it. Services available Vadala-Panvel & Vadala- Goregaon, time 5.00 am onward

7:57 am: Celebrating its 15th year in the city, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon was flagged off by Union Minister for Sports, Kiren Rijiju on Sunday from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Following a countdown, Rijiju fired a pistol in the air to begin the run.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma