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Khaleda Zia’s son Sentenced to Life in 2004 Grenade Attack on Hasina

Tarique Rahman, the fugitive son of former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia, was sentenced to life and 19 others were given death sentence by a court on Wednesday over the 2004 grenade attack that killed 24 people and injured 500 others, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.


ASG Tushar Mehta Appointed as Solicitor General of India

The Central government, on Wednesday appointed additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as the Solicitor General of India. The post was vacant for almost a year ever since Ranjit Kumar resigned on 20 October 2017.


51 Killed In Bus Accident In Western Kenya

About fifty one people in Western Kenya were killed on Wednesday, 10 October, after the bus they were travelling in, overturned, with its entire roof getting ripped off, according to the police.

(Source: AFP)

NIA Takes Over Case of 2 Hizbul Mujahideen Terrorists

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over an investigation into the matter of two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists from Assam, who allegedly being trained in Jammu and Kashmir, were sent to the north-eastern state for setting up a terror base. The NIA has registered a case, accordingly.

(Source: ANI)

Punjab Police, J&K Police Nab 4 Connected With Terror Outfits

The Punjab Police and J&K Police, in a joint operation, nabbed four people from Jalandhar, who have links to the terror outfits- Ansar Ghazwat ul-Hind and Jaish e Mohammad. Following their arrest, the police recovered arms and ammunition.

(Source: ANI)

Rahul Gandhi to Meet HAL Employees on 13 October

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to meet HAL employees in Bengaluru on 13 October.

(Source: ANI)

Cabinet Approves Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

The Cabinet, on Wednesday, 10 October, approved the payment of productivity-linked bonus, which is equivalent to 78 days worth of wages for the financial year 2017-2018, for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees.

(Source: ANI)

Lt General Asim Munir Appointed as Pakistan’s New DG ISI

Lieutenant General Asim Munir, on Wednesday, 10 October, was appointed the new Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan. Munir has replaced former ISI Chief Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, who retired from the post on 1 October.

(Source: Dawn)

Cyclonic Storm ‘Titli’ Heads Towards Odisha, Schools & Colleges Shut

A severe cyclonic storm being named ‘Titli’ is expected to head towards the coast of Odisha, leading to very heavy rainfall. The storm is expected to hit the coast by Thursday, 11 October, morning. Schools and colleges have remained closed in four districts in Odisha, following a high alert.

(Source: NDTV)

3-Yr-Old Allegedly Raped by Karate Teacher

A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her karate teacher at the Digha area of Patna, late on Tuesday, 9 October. While the teacher has been arrested by the police, the girl has been admitted to a private hospital, where she is undergoing treatment.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Income Tax Sleuths Raid Delhi Minister Gahlot’s 16 Premises

Income Tax sleuths on Wednesday, 10 October, raided 16 residence and business premises related to Delhi Cabinet Minister Kailash Gahlot and his family members in the national capital and Gurugram, officials said.

(Source: IANS)

5 Indian Workers Injured in Industrial Accident in Nepal

Five Indian workers were injured in an industrial accident in Nepal’s Pipara Simara town of Bara District on Wednesday, 10 October, according to the Nepal Police.

(Source: ANI)

Calcutta HC Refuses PIL Challenging WB Govt’s Grants to Committees

Calcutta High Court on Wednesday, 10 October, refused to accept the PIL filed against state government’s decision to offer grants to puja committees for Durga Puja in West Bengal.

(Source: ANI)

Bangladesh Opposition Leader Gets Life Sentence for 2004 Attack

Bangladesh opposition leader and former PM Khaleda Zia’s son, Tarique Rahman, on Wednesday, 10 October, was awarded the life sentence in connection with the 2004 grenade attack. 19 other accused, were given the death sentence.

(Source: ANI)

SC Seeks report From Centre on Rafale Decision-Making Process

Without issuing a notice, Supreme Court has sought a report from the Union of India with respect to the decision making process, reported ANI.

IT Department Searches 16 Premises Linked to Delhi Minister Gehlot

Income Tax department conducts searches on 16 premises linked to Delhi Minister Kailash Gahlot, PTI reported quoting officials.

Congress to Decide Tickets for Upcoming Elections on 12 October

Congress Central Election Committee to decide tickets for the coming assembly elections on 12 October, reported ANI.

Second Phase of Municipal Polls Begin in Jammu and Kashmir

Second phase of polling began in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, 10 October of the four-phased municipal elections to seal the fate of 1,029 candidates in the fray across the state.

Voting began at 6 am on Wednesday morning amid stringent security arrangements, officials said.

They said the voting would take place at 544 polling stations across the state and would end at 4 pm.

(Source: PTI)

Three Members of a Family Stabbed to Death in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj

Three members of a family stabbed to death in Vasant Kunj’s Kishangarh, one member injured, reported ANI.

(More details awaited.)

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Updated: October 10, 2018 — 10:23 am
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