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30 October 2020

  • Congress to observe Kisan Adhikar Diwas on Oct 31 

    Stepping up its support to the farmers in the wake of the enactment of three contentious agriculture-related central laws, the Congress on Friday said it would observe October 31 -- the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and death anniversary of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi -- as 'Kisan Adhikar Diwas'.  Party's state leaders and activists will hold 'satyagraha' between 10 am and 4 pm at district headquarters to protest against the farm laws brought forth by the Narendra Modi government. 

  • Telangana's COVID-19 tally jumps to 2.37 lakh 

    Telangana has reported 1,531 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the state's tally to 2,37,187, while six fresh fatalities took the death toll to 1,330, health officials said on October 30. The fatality rate remains at 0.56 per cent against the national average of 1.5 per cent. 

    According to officials, 44.96 per cent of the deaths were due to COVID-19, while 55.04 per cent of deaths were due to comorbidities. 

     

  • PM Modi reaches Ahmedabad to inaugurate, lay stones of 21 projects at Kevadiya 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Ahmedabad today for a two-day visit to Gujarat, during which he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of several projects at the Statue of Unity site at Kevadiya Colony later in the day. Soon after he landed at the Ahmedabad airport on Friday morning, Modi went to former Chief Minister and late BJP stalwart Keshubhai Patel's residence to pay his respect and offered his condolences to the grieving family. 

  • Increased wind speed to improve Delhi's air quality by Nov 1 

    Increased surface wind speed and faster dispersion are likely to result in significant improvement of air pollution levels in the national capital by November 1, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting & Research, which comes under the aegis of Ministry of Earth Sciences stated on Friday. 

  • Munger violence: CISF report says local police fired first  

    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has submitted a report on the October 26 violence in Bihar's Munger to its headquarters in Delhi and the Election Commission. It has stated that the local police fired first and when the situation went out of control, the CISF also fired later in the air. When contacted, Jitendra Kumar, Additional Director General of Bihar Police, said that he has not received any report from the CISF. "We are doing the investigation with a team headed by Magadh range Divisional Commissioner and the report will be submitted to the Election Commission in seven days," said Kumar. 

  • UP Mati Kala Board to hold its first exhibition 

    The first exhibition organised by the UP Mati Kala Board will be held in Lucknow from November 4 to 13 where artists from various districts will display their wares made from clay. Artisans from Azamgarh, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and other districts will put up idols of Laxmi-Ganesh for Diwali at the exhibition-cum-sale. These idols will be made through standardised moulds which will ensure uniform size and shape. At least 30 stalls will be set up for the sale of a wide range of clay products. 

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30 October 2020

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