News Flash: Test flight of Nirbhay missile aborted after over 11 minutes of flight: Defence Ministry

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Bengaluru, Oct 16: Voting began on Friday, Oct 16 in the second of the five-phase assembly elections in Bihar.

Get all the latest national and international news updates of the day here:

9: 20 pm: Pune: FIR filed against Ranveer Singh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali

8: 44 pm: Collegium system needs reform. Need an independent & transparent body for appointments: Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate,SC

8: 17 pm: CBI resgisters case against Ex- BCCI President AC Muthiah and others for causing alleged loss of Rs 274 crore to IDBI Bank

7: 50 pm: Militant hideout busted by security forces & police in Chapryian-Saujiyan forest, Poonch (J&K); huge cache of arms & ammunition recovered.

7: 20 pm: Test flight of Nirbhay, long range subsonic tactical cruise missile aborted after over 11 minutes of flight: Defence Ministry

Test flight of Nirbhay missile aborted

6:50 pm: Govt to buy 30,000 & 10,000 metric ton of 'Toor' and 'Urad' dal resp from farmers,will be used as buffer stock says MoS Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan. 

6:17 pm: Overall polling percentage recorded for second phase of Bihar polls is 55%: Umesh Sinha, Dy Election Commissioner.

6:01 pm: Hindi litterateur from Varanasi Kashi Nath Singh to return his Sahitya Akademi award in protest over Dadri incident and MM Kalburgi's murder.

6:00 pm: possible consequences and implications that statement can have on integrity & unity of the country says Deepender Hooda.

5:41 pm: Ceiling fan falls on Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election rally in Motihari, Bihar.

5:27 pm: One third of electricity bill of agricultural pumps also to be waved off. Govt to establish spl centres to purchase agricultural products.

5:10 pm: Football legend Pele at Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi.

5:05 pm: Lahore-Delhi Bus stopped at the Attari Border by Sikh agitators since morning to mark protest over alleged desecration of religious text.

5:00 pm: Second phase of Bihar Polls: Polling ends in Jehanabad.

4:40 pm: Drought declared in 14,708 villages in Maharashtra.

4:30 pm: Prima facie it appears there was a leak in LPG cylinder,cause will be known after forensic team arrives here, says Raosaheb Shinde, Additional CP.

4:00 pm: Pakistan flags seen Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar (J&K); protesters pelt stones at police.

3:45 pm: Louis Berger case, High Court dismisses crime branch's appeal challenging Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's anticipatory bail.

3:30 pm: 8 dead and several injured after fire in Kinara hotel in Kurla, Mumbai.

3:15 pm: Pakistani family allegedly denied entry in Mumbai hotels, spends the night on streets.

2:50 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation on radio through 'Mann ki Baat' on October 25th.

2:30 pm: All Maggi samples have cleared test by three laboratories, maggi noodles are safe, says Nestle.

2:15 pm: Special CBI Court dismisses Madhu Koda's plea seeking summoning of Former PM Manmohan Singh in coal scam case.

2:10 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls a meeting of all BJP Spox in the Finance Ministry to brief on the NJAC judgement,  meeting underway.

2.00 pm: LG calls a meeting on 20th Oct of Delhi HC Chief Justice ,CM Kejriwal & leader of opposition Vijender Gupta to finalise name of Lokayukta of Delhi.

1.50 pm: Supreme Court order permitting voluntary use of Aadhar is a positive step forward: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

1.45 pm: Polling percentage of 42.6% seen until 1 pm for the second phase of Bihar polls.

1.35 pm: Firing at a bus stand in Pulwama (J&K), 2 civilians injured. More details awaited.

1.30 pm: Historic decision by SC on NJAC: Hans Raj Bhardwaj, Former Union Law Minister.

1.20 pm: The Court said that there should be transparency in the appointment. Now Par'l and Govt will decide what to do: AG Mukul Rohatgi.

1.10 pm: Massive fire breaks out at Dum Dum substation of Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation, 12 fire tenders on the spot.

12:50 pm: We respect the judiciary, says Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP

12:30 pm: Polling percentage of 36.27% seen until 12 noon for the second phase of Bihar polls.

12:15 pm: Hebrew University confers Honorary Doctorate on President Pranab Mukherjee.

12:00 pm: We have to go through the text, will talk to law officers, senior colleagues & PM,then we will decide, says Sadanand Gowda. 

11:50 am: Surprised by SC verdict. Will consult PM, senior colleagues. NJAC supported by both Houses, says Law Minister Sadananda Gowda.

11:40 am: My words have been misconstrued and twisted, says Haryana CM ML Khattar on his statement on beef/Muslims

11:30 am: RTI should be used, first and foremost, to better the process of governance, says Modi.

11.18 am: Today I feel there is a limitation to RTI, we know of the process but not the end product: PM Modi.

10.58 am: Supreme Court declares National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) unconstitutional.

10.40 am: SC upholds collegium system of appointment of judges, strikes down constitutional amendment that introduced NJAC.

10.20 am: 10.76% voter turnout recorded till 9am, Rohtas highest with 12.87%.

9.37 am: UN owes India an amount of US $85 million for its contribution towards peacekeeping operations.

9.22 am: 5.83% voter turnout recorded till 8am in Bihar.

8.40 am: Search ops on in Sopore since 6 am today morning for militants suspected to be hiding there. 22RR and SOG Sopore on job. More details awaited.

8.20 am: Ajmer railway official receives threat letter saying that the station will be blown up by incoming Ernakulam express.

8.06 am: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu advances to the quarter finals of the Denmark Open.

7.55 am: Bomb threat received for a train going from Ajmer to Ernakulam. CID and GRP teams at the spot to investigate.

7.45 am: Indian Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi wins prestigious Harvard 'Humanitarian of the Year' Award.

7.30 am: 16 year old Muddu Thirthahalli returned her Karnataka Sahitya Akademi award.

7.10 am: BSF celebrates its 50th year as "Golden Jubilee Year", Baba Ramdev conducts sessions of yoga for BSF jawans.

[Live Updates: Bihar 2nd phase assembly polls]

7.00 am: Polling at 32 assembly seats begins in six districts of Bihar.

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