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Today at Jagran English, we will focus on the exit poll results in Maharashtra and Haryana. The BJP will retain power comfortably in Maharashtra and Haryana, exit polls predicted on Monday for the first election to be held since PM Modi's landslide victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

In Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will retain power and will get around 203-204 seats while in Haryana, the BJP will win around 66-67 seats.

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 22:

16:20 pm: NK Singh, Chairman of 15th Finance Commission: If the goal of PM Modi is to make India a USD 5 trillion economy, then it's important that UP becomes a USD 1 trillion economy. Until and unless UP becomes a USD 1 trillion economy, Indian cannot become a USD 5 trillion economy.

16:06 pm: Kartarpur Corridor pact unlikely to be signed between India and Pakistan tomorrow: Report

16:06 pm: Punjab: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Heads of foreign missions in Delhi and others, participate in 'langar' at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. They are there to take part in celebrations related to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji.

14:38 pm: "The state is at the top in crime against women, it is shameful and the Chief Minister must do something about it," ANI quoted Priyanka Gandhi as saying.

13:48 pm: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government and said that they are putting money in the pockets of rich people and not concerned about the poor.

Talking to news agency ANI, Sibal said that the central government is for the rich people and they "don't understand" the problems faced by poor people on a daily basis.

13:42 pm: ‘India proud of his accomplishments’: PM Modi meets Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

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12:47 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: There are 9 stretches, almost 45 km long, all these roads will be redesigned. We are doing this on a pilot basis and the work will be completed in a year.

12:21 pm: Delhi High Court has issued notice on a plea challenging Election Commission's order which reduced the disqualification period of Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang by almost 5 years. Court has sought reply from Centre, ECI, Sikkim Government and CM of the state.

12:08 pm: PM Modi: Excellent meeting with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee. His passion for human empowerment is clearly visible. We had a healthy and extensive interaction on various subjects. India is proud of his accomplishments. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavours

11:41 am: India Meteorological Department (IMD) lifts red alert for rainfall across Kerala. Orange alert for Idukki ; Yellow alert in Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad.

11:21 am: In my opinion, we should have 5 strong Test centres. In Test cricket, teams coming into India should know that they are going to play at these 5 centres, these are the pitches and crowds to expect. It can't be sporadic and spread over so many places: Virat Kohli

11:20 am: I am happy that we as a team are playing really well: Virat Kohli on winning 3-Test match series against South Africa.

10:51 am: INX Media case: Chidambaram gets bail from SC in CBI case, remains in ED custody

10:50 am: Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP: Mamata Banerjee is CM of West Bengal & not the PM. It's a Central govt's decision whether to implement NRC or not, why is she so worried? If the Centre decides to implement NRC, she won't be able to do anything about it as it will be central govt's decision.

10:49 am: Defence Minister: India has never been offensive, India has never attacked any country of the world, India has never even acquired even an inch of land by force, but our Armed Forces have the capability to give a befitting reply to those who try to cast their evil eye on India.

10:28 am: Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 178 and PM 10 at 121 in 'Unhealthy' category, in area around Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and India Gate, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data.

10:28 am: Sourav Ganguly on Bangladesh cricketers strike issue: It is their matter, they will sort it out. They will come to India, I am sure.

10:27 am: Sourav Ganguly:Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has confirmed her presence on first day of 2nd Test match between India an Bangladesh at Eden Gardens. If all goes as planned, she will ring the bell at stadium to signal start of the game. Will also send invitation to PM Modi and West Bengal CM.

9:47 am: India vs South Africa- 3rd Test: India win by an innings and 202 runs, win the series 3-0

9:39 am: Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to address the Navy Commanders’ Conference today.

9:04 am: Tripura: CPI(M) MLA and former state Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Badal Choudhury admitted to a hospital in Agartala. He is accused in a Rs 600 crore PWD scam.

9:04 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with Bharatiya Janata Party workers from his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on October 24.

7:47 am: India Meteorological Department: An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale struck Nicobar islands region at 6:36 am, today.

7:47 am: US slams Pak for continued support to terror groups, says ‘it’s chief obstacle to talks with India’

7:25 am: Tamil Nadu: Holiday declared for today in all schools of Ramanathapuram due to heavy rainfall in the district.

7:20 am: The BJP appears to be set to retain power with a bigger mandate in Maharashtra and Haryana, as exit polls have forecast a facile victory for the party in the two states. Exit polls, broadcast soon after polling for the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls was concluded on Monday predicted an emphatic victory with more than two-thirds seats for the BJP-led NDA in both the states.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma