Fate of candidates for 288 assembly seats in Maharashtra and 90 assembly seats in Haryana will be sealed today. Elaborate security arrangements and election machinery has been put in place to conduct free and fair poll. With 11 Assembly seats going to polls in Uttar Pradesh on October 21, the byelections will set the stage for what could be the last big electoral battle and is being touted as semi-final ahead of the Assembly elections of 2022. In a major retaliation to Pakistan's unprovoked firing, the Indian Army on Sunday launched heavy artillery attacks targeting at least three terror camps and several Pakistani military positions opposite the Tangadhar sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
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A Delhi Court takes cognizance on CBI chargesheet filed in INX media case. Congress leader P Chidambaram to be produced before the court on 24th October.
Two people suffered minor injuries after an explosion at at platform No.1 at the Hubli (Huballi) railway station in Karnataka. The injured have been admitted to a hospital nearby. The cause of the explosion has been not been established. Police reached at spot soon. As per preliminary information, one person was carrying a box that exploded suddenly. However, another report suggested that blast may have occurred from a black colour bag left by someone. Another report citing police said that three persons have been injured with one losing his hand after the blast. It is said that the injured tried to open an unattended box when the blast went off.
39.58 per cent voter turnout till 3 PM.
Congress workers along with Road Transport Corporation (RTC) employees detained at Pragati Bhawan in Hyderabad, while they were protesting against death of a driver of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation, who had set himself ablaze in Khammam on Oct 12.
Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan: BJP is going to form government in both the states, Haryana & Maharashtra. We are confident that people will continue to support Prime Minister Modi, his philosophy and his policies.
Delhi: TDP leader and former Andhra Pradesh Minister Adinarayana Reddy joins BJP in the presence of BJP working president JP Nadda.
Defence Ministry to decide on Army's Rs 10,000 crore Akash missiles proposal for Pakistan, China border.
Chennai: DMK MLA from Thirupurunkundram assembly constituency, P Saravanan has approached CBI DIG Durai Kumar alleging 'fake thumb impression of late former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa in election affidavit'.
Jammu and Kashmir: Houses damaged in ceasefire violation by Pakistan, along the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector, yesterday.
Supreme Court today accepted Central government's proposal to hand over the demolished Ravidas temple site to a committee of devotees to reconstruct the temple in Tughlakabad area in South Delhi.
India Meteorological Dept (IMD): Orange alert issued for today in 12 districts, including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad.
A three-month-old baby died and four other infants were injured after a fire broke out at a private children's hospital in Hyderabad’s LB Nagar area in early morning hours on Monday. According to PTI, the incident happened in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the hospital at 2.55 am, LB Nagar Police Station Inspector V Ashok Reddy was quoted as saying. The injured babies were shifted by parents and police to different hospitals. Initial reports say that a short circuit caused the fire. As many as 42 children were undergoing treatment at the hospital at the time of the accident and the five babies were admitted in the NICU, the Inspector said. A case under IPC section 304A (causing death by negligence) has been registered in connection with the incident and a probe is on.
Three people were killed and nearly 14 others injured when a bus hit a stationary truck on the Mumbai-Pune highway here in Maharashtra on Monday early morning, a police official said. The mishap took place in Kamshet area around 4 am when the private bus, carrying around 35 passengers, was on way to Kolhapur from Mumbai, he said.
#WATCH BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav at a party event in Srinagar(J&K): Some leaders sitting in jail are sending messages to people, 'pick up gun and sacrifice yourselves'. People of J&K should tell such leaders to come forward & sacrifice themselves first. (20.10.19) pic.twitter.com/SbTVTNoVcK— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2019
Home Minister Amit Shah at Police Commemoration Day Parade at National Police Memorial in New Delhi: So far, 34,844 police personnel have lost their lives in the line of duty. 292 martyrs will be added to this list today.
Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy arrives at Tihar Jail to meet Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who is currently lodged in the jail under judicial custody in connection with a money laundering case.
Fire breaks out in a godown in Bhiwandi. Fire tenders at the spot.
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