Breaking News, Latest Updates of Oct 24: Members of People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration meet at Mehbooba Mufti's residence
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Here are the latest updates of October 24:
03:20 pm: Jammu & Kashmir: Meeting of members of 'People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration' underway at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti's residence in Srinagar. National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and NC Vice President Omar Abdullah also present.
02:30 pm: Tomorrow Delhi's AQI will go from very poor to poor category. There's possibility of improvement in coming 2-3 days but it'll stay in poor-very poor category for next 1-2 weeks because of calm winds: Dr Vijay Kumar Soni, Head, Environment Monitoring and Research Center (EMRC)
02:08 pm: Water-logging occurred in Hosakerehalli area after heavy rainfall yesterday because of poor drainage system here. Rs. 25000 will be given as compensation to each house that has got damaged due to rainfall: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Bengaluru rains.
02:00 pm: I have been working every single day since the lockdown but now it seems that God wants me to stop for a while and take a break! I have tested #COVID19 positive and in isolation. Taking all medication & treatment as per the advice of the doctors
01:50 pm: Mumbai: Two persons, including a woman who was seen thrashing a police personnel on duty & misbehaving with him on Kalbadevi Road in a viral video, have been arrested. The woman has alleged that the police personnel had abused her.
01:30 pm: Spy working for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) arrested in Barmer. He has been taken to Jaipur for further questioning: Rajasthan Police ADG (Intelligence), Umesh Mishra
01:15 pm: Indian Army troops shot down a Pakistan Army quadcopter around 8 am today along Line of Control in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani quadcopter made by Chinese company DJI Mavic 2 Pro model was shot down while it was flying over own position there.
01:05 pm: Loans for MSME, education, housing, consumer durables, credit card dues, automobiles, along with personal loans and consumption loans up to Rs 2 crores eligible under the scheme.
12:50 pm: No rape should be politicised. But because we want our political games to be played, we are selective about voicing horror when it is in some states & remain in absolute silence when it is in states governed by Congress party: Union Minister & BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Punjab rape.
11:30 am: Gujarat: Bus full of passengers falls into a canal on the Gondal-Jetpur Highway, near Rajkot. Two seriously injured admitted to hospital.
11:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Ropeway at Girnar, Gujarat, via video link. The 2320 metres long ropeway has a capacity of carrying 1000 passengers per hour.
11:05 am: Maharashtra: Onion prices continue to surge in the state; visuals from a wholesale vegetable market in Nashik. "The rise in onion prices is temporary. It is the result of the heavy crop damage that farmers have suffered due to rainfall this year," says a seller.
11:00 am: Neither Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi nor Priyanka Gandhi visited family of the victim in Tanda (Punjab). They don't pay heed to the injustice done to women in the states ruled by their party, but visit Hathras & other places for photo op with victim's family:Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
10:55 am: Earthquake of magnitude 3.2 occurred near Himachal Pradesh's Mandi at 10.34 am today: National Centre for Seismology
10:50 am: Delhi: Resident doctors of Hindu Rao Hospital on indefinite hunger strike over non-payment of salaries. "When everyone was home due to #COVID19, we were fighting here. We've not been given our due respect, we aren't asking for anything extra. We just want salaries," says a doctor
10:40 am: Chennai: DMK stages protest near Raj Bhawan, demanding that Governor Banwarilal Purohit approves with delay the Bill to give 7.5 per cent reservation to government school students in medical examinations. Party president MK Stalin and MP Kanimozhi also present.
10:25 am: Many people want to leave BJP and to stop them the party says the government (in Maharashtra) is going to collapse, but the government is not going to fall: Eknath Khadse, who joined NCP yesterday after quitting from BJP
10:10 am: Delhi: Anti-smog guns deployed at several locations in the national capital, as part of measures being taken to control pollution; visuals from ITO area.
09:50 am: With 53,370 new COVID19 infections, India's total cases surge to 78,14,682. With 650 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,17,956. Total active cases are 6,80,680 after a decrease of 14,829 in last 24 hrs.Total cured cases are 70,16,046 with 67,549 new discharges in last 24 hrs.
08:00 am: Secy of State M Pompeo & Secy of Defense MT Esper & their Indian counterparts to lead 3rd annual US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in Delhi to advance US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership & expand cooperation to promote prosperity in Indo-Pacific:US Dept of Defence
07:30 am: FATF has decided to keep Pakistan on its 'grey list' for failing to act against terror groups targeting India.
07:20 am: 28 new COVID19 cases reported in Mizoram, taking the total number of cases to 2,387. The number of active cases is at 198 while 2,189 people have been discharged so far. No death reported in the state till date: Government of Mizoram
07:10 am: Given China’s increasingly aggressive behaviour across the Indo-Pacific from the Himalayas to the South China Sea, it’s more important than ever that we work with like-minded partners such as India: US Administration official
07:00 am: Air quality deteriorates in the national capital with the rise of pollutants in the atmosphere. Air Quality Index is now under the 'severe' category in Alipur, Mundka and Wazirpur as per Delhi Pollution Control Committee data.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma