Hello and welcome to News Nation’s live blog. We bring you news updates from India and around the world. The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 87th anniversary today. Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at Hindon base in presence of IAF chief and senior officials of the three-armed forces. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and receive the first of the 36 Rafale aircraft. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend the Dussehra celebrations at Dwarka area in Delhi today.
Jammu and Kashmir: Another terrorist has been gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Awantipur, he was affiliated with terror outfit Jaish e Mohammad.
Dewas: Five boys drowned while taking a bath in a pond in Sonkatch. More details awaited.
Celebratory firing during a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) function in Sitapur today.
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Tamil Nadu: Devotees from the Devanga Chettiar community took out a procession in Coimbatore earlier today, hitting themselves with knives to offer blood to deity Sri Ramalinga Sowdeswari Amman, as a part of Vijaya Dashmi celebrations.
#WATCH Tamil Nadu: Devotees from the Devanga Chettiar community took out a procession in Coimbatore earlier today, hitting themselves with knives to offer blood to deity Sri Ramalinga Sowdeswari Amman, as a part of #VijayaDashami celebrations. pic.twitter.com/j8HNcrjuab— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2019
Mérignac(France): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to take a sortie in the Rafale combat aircraft, shortly
France: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lands in Mérignac, welcomed on arrival by Dassault Aviation CEO Éric Trappier. Singh will receive the first Rafale combat aircraft later today
2019 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded with one half to Canadian-American James Peebles 'for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology' & the other half jointly to Swiss scientists Michel Mayor & Didier Queloz 'for discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star'.
India cricketer Harbhajan Singh who is known for his wit, on Tuesday, trolled Pakistani actor Veena Malik, saying she should brush up her language skills before putting out something in public domain.
France: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on-board a French military aircraft in Paris.
France: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on-board a French military aircraft in Paris. He is travelling in the aircraft from Paris to Mérignac to receive the first Rafale combat aircraft. pic.twitter.com/LuunzRmuNH— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2019
French President Emnanuel Macron vows 'unrelenting fight' against Islamist terror. He had held a meeting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh earlier today, in Paris.
Delhi: BJP National President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with BJP Organising Secretary BL Santhosh and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal visited Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) Central Headquarters, ‘Dattopanth Thengadi Bhavan,’ yesterday.
BSF sources: BSF (Border Security Force) personnel at Firozpur Hussainwala border post spotted a drone last night entering from Pakistan's side to India's side. A search operation is on after BSF informed Punjab Police. The local police is investigating the matter.
Delhi: Union Cabinet to meet tomorrow at 10.30 am, at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.
Delhi: 62-year-old mother & her 38-year-old daughter have died after a cylinder blast in Karawal Nagar. One other person injured in the incident.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Uttarakhand has expelled four members from the party for 'indulging in anti-party activities.'
Karnataka: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa meets Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji & offer prayers at 'Suturu Mutt’ on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi in Mysuru.
Punjab: Families of the victims of 2018 Amritsar train accident take out a protest march in Amritsar; say "It has been a year but justice has not been meted out to us yet. So we are going to sit on protest on railway track. We had to do several rounds of offices the entire year."
Maharashtra: A leopard died in Mul town of Chandrapur district, after being hit by a train, today.
Ghaziabad: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman leads a 'MiG formation' and flies a MiG Bison Aircraft at Hindon Air Base on Air Force Day today.
The pyrotechnics will be missing when effigies of demon king Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhkarana will be set afire at Delhi’s famous Lav Kush Ramlila at Red Fort on Tuesday. This departure from tradition is the organisers’ way of minimising air pollution. To make up for the missing fireworks, the sound of crackers will be played on speakers. “We want to send out a message against pollution. Ravana will be set afire but the noise of crackers will only be heard through speakers,” an organiser of Lav Kush Ramlila, Arjun Kumar, said on Monday.