Modi praises Sania Mirza for joining Swachh Bharat campaign, other news updates: Oct 16

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News in brief: Oct 16
Bangalore, Oct 16: Follow top news in brief for the day here:

10.55 pm: Omar Abdullah tweets: 'So Musharraf believes Kashmir needs to be incited?'

10.20 pm: A government-affiliated madrasa in Bihar on Thursday lifted a ban on admission for girls

9.00 pm: ISL 2014: Podany, Fikru score as Atletico De Kolkata beat Northeast United FC 2-0

8.45 pm: Congress leader Hari Om Kaushik shot at in Shastri Nagar, Ghaziabad admitted to hospital.

8.17 pm: Burdwan (WB): NIA and NSG Joint Team recovers 40 hand grenades from a house

8.00 pm: Plane carrying 91 British army medics has arrived in Sierra Leone to help run Ebola treatment centre, officials confirm

7:10 pm: It's a case of road rage, He (Amit Singh) is under observation but out of danger, says Rajiv Ranjan, DCP Special cell on ACP Amit Singh attack case in Delhi.

6:55 pm: Northeast is an important and beautiful part of India. It's our responsibility to give them respect and security, says former union minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid.

6:30 pm: To keep this movement going, I nominate Shahrukh Khan, PV Sindhu, Mr KTR (Minister), Riteish Deshmukh, Abhinav Bindra, Sajid Khan, says Sania Mirza after taking part in Swachh Bharat campaign.

6:10 pm: An imp national movement, Some of my further nominations are Rajdeep Sardesai, Piyush Pandey and Yash Birla, says writer social activist Shobhaa De after taking part in Swachh Bharat mission.

5:55 pm: Macro economic growth and creating opportunities for growth and development are two important things for any economy like India, says Arvind Subramanian, the New Chief Economic Advisor.

5:45 pm: Pakistan PM's advisor Sartaj Aziz says that India cannot afford surgical strikes as it is aware of Pakistan's preparations

5:43 pm: Delhi Police official -- ACP Amit Singh has been assaulted in New Delhi. He was posted with a special cell of the Delhi police.

5:25 pm: Unfortunate, strict actions must be taken against such people, says Congress leader Rashid Alvi on attacks on North-Eastern students.

5:00 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visits Punjab Congress Bhavan in Chandigarh.

4:55 pm: 10 year old terminally ill boy becomes a Police Commissioner for a day in Hyderabad.

4:40 pm: Under construction building wall collapse near a school in Noida, 1 dead, 17 students injured.

4:10 pm: This is the message have given to Central Govt- don't target WB, we are living in peace & harmony in WB, says Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien.

3:38 pm: Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg.

3:31 pm: Abhishek Bachchan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Makrand Anaspure among 9 eminent personalities from Maharashtra to be Swachhata Abhiyan goodwill ambassadors

3:30 pm: Shashi Tharoor still enjoys a high level of confidence among Congressmen: Digvijaya Singh

2:42 pm: Crucial Indo-China meet on border issue begins

2:00 pm: Three Army jawans have been critically injured in a blast in Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir

1:48 pm: Cabinet Secretary discusses facilities and setting up of control rooms in Government's high-level meeting to assess Ebola preparedness

1:01 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh says China must initiate talks to solve border dispute, sends stern message

12:35 pm: Flight services to resume tomorrow from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, after the airport was damaged by Cyclone Hudhud

12:11 pm: Female IAS officer attacked after government official's alleged suicide

11:47 am: SC summons chief secretaries and DGPs of Bihar and Chhattisgarh on the issue of missing children in the states

11:25 am: Gang of 7 attacks 2 northeastern youth in Sikanderpur, ask northeast natives to leave

10:50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils key labour reforms in his address in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

10:22 am: India's black money hunt: Switzerland says that it will give India all the information in a time-bound manner

10:00 am: 3 people are said to have been arrested for alleged involvement in the crude bomb blast in Malda's Kaliachak area today

9:23 am: US President Barack Obama says his administration will adopt a "more aggressive" stance to tackle the Ebola outbreak

9:16 am: GRP constables  beat up a youth in full public view in Jhansi for sitting with a girl on a railway platform

9:00 am: 3 injured after a bomb went off in Malda district of West Bengal, police officials say blast happened when a group was making crude bombs

8:19 am: India repositions its Mars orbiter to avoid comet siding spring

8:00 am: ISRO's PSLV-C26 carrying navigation satellite IRNSS lifts off from Sriharikota

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