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Multiple People Injured in Florida Yoga Studio Shooting
At least four people have been injured in a shooting which took place in a yoga studio in Florida’s capital city on Friday, 2 November.
The shooter reportedly killed himself after wounding others.
Order to Kill Khashoggi From ‘Highest Levels’ of Saudi Govt: Turkish President
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, 2 November, said that the order to kill veteran journalist Jamal Khashoggi, came from the “highest levels” of the Saudi government.
Ola, Uber Call Off Strike Till 15 Nov For Diwali
After several days of carrying forth their strike, cab aggregators, Ola and Uber, on Friday, 2 November, decided to call it off temporarily, till 15 November, so as to not cause more problems to commuters during the Diwali week.
The decision to call off the strike temporarily, came four days after stakeholders in the companies, held a meeting with the state transport officials and minister Diwakar Raote at the Mantralaya.
(Source: The Indian Express)
France, Germany, UK & EU Condemn US Iran Sanctions
France, Germany, United Kingdom and the European Union condemned the new US Iran sanctions on Friday, 2 November.
7 Killed in Bus Attack in Egypt, IS Claims Responsibility
At least seven were people killed and 14 injured in an attack on a bus which was heading towards the Coptic monastery in Egypt on Friday, 2 November.
IS has taken responsibility for the attack, claiming that it was a target on Egyptian Christians.
Man Arrested in Delhi For Storing 625 Kg of Firecrackers Without License
A man was arrested for allegedly storing 625 kilograms of firecrackers without license in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar, police said Friday.
The accused, identified as Vashinder Singh, was arrested, they said.
Police claimed this is the third case registered in the Tilak Nagar police station within the last 3 days in connection with illegal firecrackers
Earlier, 490 kg and 75 kg of illegal firecrackers have also been recovered in two separate operations.
Lucknow’s Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety to Conduct Inquiry into Amritsar Train Accident
Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), Lucknow, will conduct an inquiry about the cause of the Amritsar train accident from 19 October, in which 60 people were killed and over 50 were injured, ANI reported.
‘Father of Taliban’ Maulana Samiul Haq Assassinated in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi
Pakistani religious scholar and former senator Maulana Samiul Haq, also known as ‘father of Taliban’, was assassinated in Rawalpindi on Friday, 2 November. Haq was also the chief of Jamiat Ulema-Islam-Sami (JUI-S)
NIA Court Issues Non-Bailable Warrants Against Hafiz Saeed and Salahuddin
An NIA special court has issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against LeT founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Mohd Yusuf Shah Salahuddin in connection with a Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case.
Bhima Koregaon Case: Pune Court Rejects Bail Plea of Shoma Sen
The Pune Sessions Court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Shoma Sen, who is an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.
Jaidev Thackeray Withdraws Suit Challenging Will of Father Bal Thackeray
Jaidev Thackeray on Friday, 2 November, withdrew his suit filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the will of his late father Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.
Jaidev had challenged the will of 13 December 2011, in which the Sena patriarch had not left a farthing for his estranged son. The suit was filed after Bal Thackeray’s death in November 2012.
He disputed the will, saying his father was of “unsound mind” and that the Sena chief’s other son, Uddhav Thackeray, had influenced him.
PM Modi Announces 59-Min Loan Approval Portal to Benefit MSMEs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced a 59-minute loan approval portal to benefit the MSME businessmen.
Speaking at the launch event of the union government’s Support and Outreach Initiative for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Modi said:
PM Modi Announces MSMEs Loans Up To Rs 1 Crore, in 59 Minutes
‘Yogi Adityanath Has Made a Plan for Ayodhya’: UP BJP Chief
Speaking on the Ram Mandir issue, UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey on Friday said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made a plan for Ayodhya, which would be revealed after Diwali.
SC Sets Time Limit for Sealing of Residential Premises Being Used for Commercial Purposes
The Supreme Court on Friday, 2 November, ordered that no advance notice will be required to give to defaulters before sealing residential premises in Delhi which are misused for commercial purposes. The apex court fixed a time limit of 48 hours to seal such premises.
Sohrabuddin Case: HC Dismisses PIL Against CBI’s Decision
The High Court has dismissed a PIL against the CBI’s decision of not challenging Amit Shah’s discharge in the Sohrabuddin Case.
Former BSP MP’s Son Who Brandished A Gun at Delhi Hotel Gets Bail
Delhi’s Patiala House Court has granted bail to Ashish Pandey, son of former BSP MP Rakesh Pandey, who brandished a gun at a five-star hotel in the national capital. Police had filed chargesheet against him on Thursday, 1 November.
2008 Malegaon Blasts Case: Next Sate of Hearing is 12 November
List of 286 witnesses, 102 panch witnesses & 216 documents submitted before the Special NIA Court in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case. Next date of hearing is 12 November.
SC Issues Notice to Vasundhara Raje, Her Son on Plea Seeking FIR Against The Duo
The Supreme Court has issued notice to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh on a plea seeking registration of an FIR against them for allegedly getting compensation of Rs 1.97 crore by selling government land to NHAI for widening a national highway in 2010.
J&K BJP Secretary’s Murder: Internet Services Suspended in Jammu & Kishtwar
Internet services have been suspended in Jammu and Kishtwar following the murder of J&K BJP Secretary Anil Parihar & his brother on Thursday, 1 November.
Sanction Orders by I-T Officials Against P Chidambaram, His Family Quashed by HC
The Madras High Court has quashed sanction orders issued by Income Tax officials for prosecution of former Union Minister P Chidambaram’s wife, son and daughter-in-law under the Black Money Act.
HC Dismisses PIL on Women’s Entry to Places of Worship
The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking orders to allow women of all ages to get entry in all temples, churches and mosques. The plea also urged that men be allowed to enter ‘women-only’ Attukal temple and Kamakhya temple.
SC Refuses to Entertain CBI Appeal in Bofors Case
The Supreme Court has refused to entertain the appeal filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Bofors case.
SC Refuses to Entertain PILs Challenging Validity of Triple Talaq Ordinance
The Supreme Court has refused to entertain the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of central ordinance that makes Triple Talaq an offence.
SC Quashes FIRs Against Anurag Thakur For ‘Irregularities’ in Land Lease For Dharamshala Stadium
The Supreme Court quashes FIRs registered against BJP MP Anurag Thakur for alleged irregularities in grant of land on lease for Dharamshala Cricket Stadium.
Ahmed Patel, Ashok Gehlot & Randeep Surjewala Arrive For Congress Meet
Ahmed Patel, Ashok Gehlot and Randeep Surjewala arrive at Sonia Gandhi’s residence in Delhi for the Congress core group meeting.
Amit Shah Meets Mohan Bhagwat, Other RSS Leaders in Mumbai
BJP President Amit Shah met several RSS leaders, including its chief Mohan Bhagwat, on the sidelines of the RSS executive meet in Mumbai’s Bhayandar this morning.
BJP Releases First List of Candidates For Madhya Pradesh Elections
The BJP has released the first list of 177 candidates for Madhya Pradesh elections.
CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan will contest from Budhni, state ministers Narottam Mishra and Yashodhara Raje Scindia will contest from Datia and Shivpuri respectively.
The party has also released a list of 24 candidates for Mizoram and a list of 28 candidates for Telangana assembly elections.
India To Get Oil Waivers Under Iran Sanctions
The US is said to have granted eight countries, including Japan, India and South Korea oil waivers under the Iran sanctions.
Two Security Personnel Injured in IED Blast in Chhattisgarh
Two security personnel have been injured in an IED blast during a demining operation in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district. An encounter with Naxals is underway in Bijapur; body of a Naxal and a 303 rifle recovered, says DM Awasthi, Special DG Anti-Naxal Operations.
Cordon & Search Operation Launched in J&K’s Baramulla
A cordon and search operation has been launched in Dangerpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla District.
Police and CRPF are carrying out a joint operation. Two terrorists are believed to be trapped in the area.
Sensex Opens At 34919.72, Up By 487.75 Points
The Sensex opened at 34919.72, up by 487.75 points and Nifty was at 10532.45, up by 152 points.
486 Million People Malnourished in Asia and Pacific: UN
A UN report has said that around 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and the progress in alleviating hunger is stalled.
US Senator Manchin’s Social Media Accounts Hacked
US Senator Joe Manchin was notified that his social media accounts were hacked, his office said, amid US government warnings of attempts to interfere in the next week’s congressional elections.
One Terrorist Killed in Joint Operations in J&K’s Handwara
One terrorist has been killed in joint operations in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir, says Northern Command, Indian Army.
US Removal Of Duty-Free Privileges On Import Hits India
The US on Thursday revoked duty-free concessions on import of at least 50 Indian products, mostly from handloom and agriculture sectors, reflecting the Trump administration’s tough stand on trade-related issues with New Delhi.
SC To Hear Plea Seeking Lifetime Ban on Convicted Politicians on 4 Dec
The Supreme Court will consider a plea seeking lifetime ban on convicted politicians on 4 December.
Petrol Prices Fall To Rs 79.18 per litre in Delhi
Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi are Rs 79.18 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.19) and Rs 73.64 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.14), respectively, on Friday, 2 November.
Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai are Rs 84.68 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.18) and Rs 77.18 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.14), respectively.
Trump May Replace Nikki Haley With Heather Nauert, US Envoy Tells UN
US President Donald Trump may replace Nikki Haley with Heather Nauert, US envoy told the United Nations.
US State Dept’s Heather Nauert May Replace Nikki Haley: Trump