News updates of October 20

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News in brief: Oct 20
Bangalore, Oct 20: Here are the news updates of the day:

9.15 pm: "It is an unfortunate incident, around 11 people were killed in a cracker manufacturing unit,inquiry ordered", Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, says.

9.00 pm: BJP MLA from Karnal, 60-year-old Manohar Lal Khattar likely to be next Haryana chief minister.

8.20 pm: E-auction of coal mines for actual users of steel, cement and power for private sector firms, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

8.00 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley briefs on coal reforms.

7.30 pm: Delhi court dismisses bail plea of businessman Gautam Khaitan, arrested by ED in VVIP chopper deal-related money laundering case.

7.15 pm: Samajwadi Party accuses Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik of behaving like an extra constitutional body.

7.00 pm: Mohammedan Sporting Club President Sultan Ahmed dismisses the reports of shutdown

6.36 pm: Passengers stranded at Saudi airport as Air India flight gets delayed by over 40 hours.

6.03 pm: Saradha Group properties worth Rs 100 crore attached by ED.

5.45 pm: Turkey to let Iraqi Kurdish militia into Kobane to join fight against Islamic State.

5.11 pm: BJP leader OM Mathur says party is keeping all options open.

4.55 pm: Priyanka Gandhi has decided to limit herself to Amethi & Rae Bareli, we should respect her decision & leave it at that: Randeep Surjewala.

4.20 pm: Bhupinder Singh Hooda encouraged factionalism in Haryana: Senior Congress leader Kumari Selja on defeat in Haryana.

4.10 pm: Latest reports say 13 people killed in explosion at cracker manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district.

4.00 pm: Nigeria is officially free of Ebola, after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization declares

3.45 pm: Fire breaks out at cracker factory in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district; casualties feared

3.36 pm: WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola after no case reported over last 6 weeks

3.28 pm: One of the oldest football clubs in India, Mohammedan Sporting of Kolkata, decides to shut shop

3.15 pm: Sharad Pawar says NCP will provide only outside support to BJP

3.10 pm: Bhupinder Singh Hooda responsible for Congress's defeat in Haryana Assembly elections, says Kumari Selja

3.00 pm: Ajit Pawar asks NCP MLAs to return to their constituencies after Diwali and work to strengthen the party.

2.40 pm: No decision taken on alliance with BJP: Shiv Sena spokesperson.

2.30 pm: Dhaula Kuan gangrape: Delhi court sentences 5 convicts to life imprisonment.

2.20 pm: Delhi : Congress General Secretaries meeting underway.

2.00 pm: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar meets party leaders in Mumbai to discuss post assembly results options

1.25 pm: I have already said that I am not in the race for Maharashtra CM: Nitin Gadkari on meeting with BJP chief Amit Shah.

1.15 pm: Former CM Nitish Kumar holds 'Mahadharna' against PM Narendra Modi at Patna's Gandhi Maidan seeking special status to Bihar.

1.10 pm: RSS leader Bhaiyaji Joshi: Final call on Maharashtra alliance will be taken by BJP.

12.55 pm: All Maharashtra BJP office-bearers, MPs & MLAs will meet today, says Vinod Tawde.

12.45 pm:  NCP in Kerala, a component of CPI(M)-led LDF voices reservations over offer of support to BJP to form govt in Maharashtra--PTI

12.35 pm: 11 Haryana BJP MLAs, considered loyal to Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh, huddle at his Delhi house.

12.18 pm: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets other party leaders to discuss post-election strategy for Maharashtra.

12.10 pm: PM Modi to meet his cabinet in Delhi tonight, to host dinner for council of ministers.

11.35 am: I was never a good student, now did I get a chance to receive an award: PM Modi at AIIMS convocation function (read more)

11.23 am: Delhi: PM Narendra Modi attends AIIMS convocation function

11.15 am: BJP chief Amit Shah likely to meet Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today to discuss Maharashtra post-election strategy

11.14 am: Union Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP leader JP Nadda will visit Mumbai tomorrow to discuss Maharashtra govt formation.

11.06 am: I consider Haryana's victory as a sign that there is a wave of change in the nation: BJP's Subramanian Swamy.

10.55 am: NIA team conducts raid at Ghoramara madrasa in West Bengal's Murshidabad district as part of Burdwan blasts probe.

10.48 am: Ex-Maha minister Dinesh Gundurao targets national leaders for Cong loss, tweets 'time to weed out effete leaders operating out from Delhi'.

10.35 am: CBI court defers framing of charges against former telecom minister A Raja, Kanimozhi and others till Oct 31.

10.30 am: The way its members are quitting, AAP is a challenge in itself: BJP's Sambit Patra.

10.07 am: NCP's support shows why they broke alliance with Congress: Rashid Alvi, Congress

10.00 am: Delhi: 2G case in Patiala House court, A Raja reaches court

9.40 am: Shiv Sena to hold meet at Sena Bhavan in Mumbai to review Assembly polls

9.35 am: Muslim community prepare to celebrate Diwali in Varanasi

9.25 am: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi to visit the cyclone affected Koraput district of Odisha today.

9.15 am: PM Narendra Modi to address the gallery of Australian member of parliamentarians and leaders at special joint sitting of Federal Parliament next month (read more)

9.10 am: Shiv Sena reminds BJP that it has not won a clear mandate in Maharashtra

9.00 am: Rajnath singh and JP Nadda will reach Mumbai in the afternoon around 3 pm. They will meet the newly elected MLAs.

8.35 am: A day after Shiv Sena emerged as the runner up party,it expresses concern over uncertainty that prevails in Maharashtra

8.10 am: BJP's Captain Abhimanyu Singh frontrunner to be Haryana CM, Devendra Fadnavis for Maharashtra.

8.00 am: US airdrops arms and supplies to Kurdish opposition fighters in Syrian town of Kobani.

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