HC Rejects Former Bihar Minister’s Bail
The Patna High Court on Tuesday rejected an anticipatory bail plea by former Bihar Minister Manju Verma in an Arms Act case brought against her by the CBI which is probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror.
2G Spectrum Appeal Case: Next Day of Hearing on 7 February
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday, 9 October, said that the next date of hearing for the Delhi High Court Appeal Case will be 7 February, 2019, following which this matter is expected to be heard on a fast track basis.
Union Minister Leads Bicycle Rally Demanding Lowering of Fuel Prices
Union Minister Vijay Goel on Tuesday, 9 October, led a bicycle rally in Paharganj, demanding for the Delhi government to reduce fuel prices.
Kim Jong Un Wants Pope Francis to Visit N Korea
South Korean authorities on Tuesday, 9 October, said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wished for Pope Francis to visit North Korea.
(Source: Associated Press)
9 Dead in Gas Pipeline Blast in Bhilai Steel Plant
A blast in the gas pipeline of a Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, 9 October, has left nine dead and several injured.
Rupee Hits All-Time Low of 74.26
Rupee hits all-time low of 74.26 against US dollar.
Pakistan to Seek IMF Loan to Avert Meltdown
Pakistan says it will seek a bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund to address a mounting balance of payments crisis.
Finance Minister Asad Umar said Monday he will hold talks with IMF officials later this month.
Analysts say Pakistan hopes to secure $8 billion in loans to avoid an economic meltdown. It also wants fresh loans from China, which has already invested heavily in roads and the energy sector.
IMF Projects India’s Growth at 7.3 percent in 2018
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday, 9 October, forecasted a growth rate of 7.3 percent for India in the current year of 2018 and that of 7.4 percent in 2019.
In 2017, India had clocked a 6.7 percent growth rate.
“India’s growth is expected to increase to 7.3 percent in 2018 and to 7.4 percent in 2019 (slightly lower than in the April 2018 World Economic Outlook [WEO] for 2019, given the recent increase in oil prices and the tightening of global financial conditions), up from 6.7 percent in 2017,” the IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook report.
Fire in Gurgaon Highrise Kills 32-Year-Old Woman
A fire broke out in a highrise tower in Gurugram on Sunday night which claimed the life of 32-year-old interior designer, Swati Garg, reported The Indian Express.
Garg helped others escape to safety to the building’s upper floors but couldn’t escape as she got trapped in the stairwell filled with thick smoke.
Delhi, Mumbai Face Petrol, Diesel Price Hike
Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi reached Rs 82.26 per litre (increase by Rs 0.23) and Rs 74.11 (increase by Rs 0.29) respectively.
Mumbai faced petrol price hike by Rs 0.23 making it Rs 87.73 per litre, whereas Diesel hit Rs 77.68 per litre, increasing by Rs 0.31.
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