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9: 53 pm: I am happy that i am going home, will miss my family in Pakistan: Geeta, deaf- mute Indian woman who accidentally crossed into Pakistan 12 years ago

9: 24 pm: Awards are recognition by independent body of their intellectual, literary merits & it would be wrong dishonor that recognition: Shashi Tharoor

'Wrong to dishonor the recognition'

9: 00 pm: Two improvised explosive devices recovered from LoC

8: 50 pm: Unfortunate that for petty political gains, everything is sought to be sensationalized without reason: AM Singhvi on National Herald case

8: 42 PM: Election Commission issues show cause notice to JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav over his alleged remarks to influence voters

8: 30 pm: There is no threat to my government: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on strained ties with ally Shiv Sena

8: 20 pm: AAP govt will launch a major drive next month to clean up Delhi of "all garbage and debris" as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

7.40 pm: The boat fired upon was identified as FV Suryakiran, ICG ship immediately headed towards IFB to provide assistance: Indian Coast Guard.

7.25 pm: Union Home Minister approves discontinuation of Interviews for post of Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police: HMO India tweets.

7.05 pm: Explanations furnished by you in support of justifying your statements (castiest remark) not found convincing by Commission: EC to Lalu Yadav.

7.00 pm: Diesel price increased by Rs 0.95 per litre with effect from midnight tonight; price of Diesel will become Rs. 45.90/litre in Delhi.

6.45 pm: SC Constitutional bench to deliver judgement on petitions challenging validity of National judicial appointment commission tomorrow.

6.25 pm: Officers are guilty of fabricating charges.No doubt Chargesheet was filed at behest of Kapil Sibal. CBI Officers will face enquiry. But what about Ministers who conspired to create fabricated charge sheet?: FM Jaitley on 2G scam hearing.

6.20 pm: Film director Mehmood Farooqui jailed for an alleged rape case, granted interim bail for 15 days.

6.15 pm: Trade deficit drops to USD 10.5 billion in September. Trade deficit for April-September 2015 at USD 67994 million,lower than deficit of USD 72692 million in April-Sept 2014.

6.07 pm: SC ruling on Aadhaar to help expand banking system, provide easy access to loans; no one will get multiple loans: Raghuram Rajan.

6.00 pm: Gurgaon couple who were arrested by Police for allegedly torturing 14 year old domestic help sent to 14 day judicial custody.

5.55 pm: There has been firing reportedly by Pakistan on an Indian fishing boat which was in their waters. No casualties: Indian Coast Guard.

5.45 pm: Geeta likely to return to India on 26th of this month: ANI sources.

5.40 pm: We are quitting alliance because of Mulayam Singh Yadav's statement which indicated that he is favouring BJP: Tariq Anwar, NCP.

5.35 pm: Telangana has started water project to provide drinking water to every household, wish to implement the same in Bundelkhand: Akhilesh Yadav, UP CM.

5.20 pm: Indian EAM said they will do her (Geeta) DNA test, if matched, they would hand her over to family: Faisal Edhi, Charity Trustee (Karachi).

5.10 pm: Have seen trauma of these bar girls,have been to many bars & connected with these ppl while researching for ‘Chandni Bar': Madhur Bhandarkar, Film Director.

4:50 pm: Its been amazing, so many people have backed me in my difficult phases,big thank you to the fans, says Zaheer Khan. 

4:30 pm: Nepal's new Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa to visit India from 17th to 19th October, 2015.

4:20 pm: EAM Sushma Swaraj will be visiting Moscow from October 19 to October 21 to co-chair 21st session of IRIGC-TEC, says MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

4:00 pm: SC allows centre to link Aadhar to MNREGA, pension scheme, PF & Jandhan scheme.

3:50 pm: NCP to contest on 45 seats in Bihar Polls.

3:30 pm: NCP to contest in Bihar Polls alone, will not ally with any party.

3:15 pm: Mine blast in Raspahadi, Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh.

2:45 pm: Next round of FTII talks between protesting students & MoS for Information & Broadcasting to be held on October 20 in Delhi.

2:30 pm: Writers feel their freedom of expression is in danger, no point keeping this award, says Writer Nand Bhardwaj on returning Sahitya Akademi award.

2:15 pm: Delhi-Jaipur highway to be completed by December, says  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

1:50 pm: Women voting in large numbers is an indication that they believe that only NDA can provide development and security, says Smriti Irani.

1:30 pm: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan meets FM Arun Jaitley on drought situation in the state.

1:15 pm: Although SC interim order mandates regulation instead of ban on dance bars,Govt still favours ban. Will examine and  press demand in SC, says Maha CM.

1:05 pm: SC has allowed dance bars to function in Maharashtra, but said there should be no obscenity.

1:00 pm: Zaheer Khan releases statement bidding adieu to his career in international cricket.

12:50 pm: Kannada writers K Neela, RK Hudugi and Kashinath Ambalgi also return Sahitya Akademi awards alleging rising intolerance in the country.

12:30 pm: FM's remarks on writers is very unfortunate, it seems the Govt can't tolerate dissent, says Anand Sharma, Congress.

12.15 pm: SC stays 2014 amendment of Maharashtra Police Act banning dance performances in various places including bars in the state.

11.28 am: The Central Bureau of Investigation has moved the Supreme Court of India seeking to arrest Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in connection with the disproportionate assets case. The matter will be heard on October 26.

11.20 am: National Herald case: During hearing Justice Sunil Gaur observed that he never recused from the case.

10.44 am: Dr.Kalam was first a "rashtra-ratna", then he went on to be the President: PM Modi

10.15 am: Schools in Maharashtra to celebrate Dr AJP Abdul Kalam's birthday as 'No School Bag' day.

9.24 am: I-T official Sailendra Mammadi in CBI custody, held while accepting Rs 10 lakh bribe.

8.53 am: Modi has been too busy traveling abroad meeting people to whom increase in dal prices is not an issue: Digvijaya Singh.

8.40 am: Dadri lynching incident: Cong to move National Human Rights Commission today, submit a memorandum and seek a probe into the matter.

8.25 am: Maharashtra BJP meeting to be held today in Mumbai.

8.00 am: 2 militants killed at Gadi Nallah in an encounter by Army and J&K Police early morning.

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