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Posters not to be pasted outside homes of COVID-19 positive persons: AAP govt to HCThe AAP government on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it has instructed all its officials not to paste posters outside homes of COVID-19 positive persons or those in home isolation and those pasted have been ordered to be removed.The Delhi government, represented by its additional standing counsel Satyakam, also told the high court that its officials have also not been allowed to share details of COVID-19 positive persons with their neighbours, resident welfare associations or Whatsapp groups.Delhi’s air quality slips back into ‘very poor’ category again after recording marginal improvement over last 24 hours: IMDFearing poll-related violence, White House, US businesses take additional security coverSecurity has been tightened at the White House, major commercial avenues and shopping districts in the United States as officials feared street violence on Election Day.Vital government installations are on high alert. The Secret Service has fortified the White House, a non-scalable high wall has been temporarily erected around the sprawling presidential complex ahead of the voting on Tuesday.On election eve, contractors were seen busy boarding up major stores and businesses from New York and Boston in the north to southern Houston to Washington DC and Chicago in the east to San Francisco in the West.Walmart abandons shelf-scanning robots, lets humans do workWalmart is laying off the robots it had deployed in about 500 stores to keep tabs on what’s on and not on the shelves.The retailer said Monday it has ended its relationship with startup Bossa Nova Robotics, which builds roving robots equipped with cameras for identifying out-of-stock and misplaced products.The Wall Street Journal was first to report the ending partnership Monday, citing unnamed people familiar with the situation who said the retailer found human workers could get similar results.6.90% voter turnout recorded till 10am in by-poll underway for two assembly seats in Karnataka – Sira and Raja Rajeshwari NagarDelhi: Three people, including a security guard, arrested for the alleged rape of a woman in the parking lot of a hospital in Rohini.
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— ANI (@ANI) 1604380039000Pilgrims visit Badrinath amid heavy snowfall in regionBadrinath Dham was covered with snow after heavy snowfall in the Chamoli region of Uttarakhand on Monday.Fresh snowfall was received in the Neelkanth and Nar Narayan mountains while the peak of Hemkund Sahib was also covered in white snow. After the snowfall, cold wave returned to the region on Tuesday morning.Voter turnout of 11.48% recorded till 10 am in Madhya Pradesh by-elections.
Polling is being held for 28 seats in the state.
Rupee rises 14 paise to 74.28 against US dollar in early trade11.52% turnout recorded till 10 am in polling for by-elections to eight seats of Gujarat Assembly
Polling percentage at 8.05% in the second phase of Bihar Elections 2020 till 9 am: Chief Electoral Officer(CEO), BiharDeeply shocked and saddened by the dastardly terror attacks in Vienna. India stands with Austria during this tragic time. My thoughts are with the victims and their families.
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PM Modi offers condolences to family of noted violinist TN Krishnan
The demise of noted violinist Shri TN Krishnan leaves a big void in the world of music. His works beautifully encap… https://t.co/4iwKedEEUR
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1604377455000With 38,310 new COVID-19 infections, India’s total cases surge to 82,67,623With 490 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,23,097. Total active cases are 5,41,405 after a decrease of 20,503 in last 24 hrs.Total cured cases are 76,03,121 with 58,323 new discharges in the last 24 hrsCovid-19 tests
Total 11,17,89,350 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 2nd November. Of these, 10,46,247 samples were tested yesterday: ICMR
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Fresh snowfall in Kedarnath
Kedarnath in #Uttarakhand receives fresh snowfall https://t.co/4eZc5UMON1
— ANI (@ANI) 1604375222000French airstrikes kill over 50 Qaeda-linked jihadists in MaliThe French government said Monday its forces had killed more than 50 jihadists aligned to Al-Qaeda in airstrikes in central Mali.The offensive took place on Friday in an area near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said after meeting members of Mali’s transitional government.”On October 30 in Mali, the Barkhane force conducted an operation that neutralised more than 50 jihadists and confiscated arms and material,” Parly said, referring to the French-led anti-jihadist Operation Barkhane.Indian Coast Guard ship C-452 to be commissioned todayRajan Bargotra, Additional Director General (Western Seaboard), will commission Indian Coast Guard’s (ICG) ship C-452 through video conference in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra on Tuesday.The ship was indigenously designed and built by Larsen & Toubro, Surat complying with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.Karnataka bypolls: Voting underway at RR Nagar, SiraVoting is underway for the bypolls to Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Sira assembly seats in Bengaluru and Tumakuru amid the COVID-19 pandemic.According to information received from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, polling started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in the two constituencies with a voting population of 6,78,012, including 3,26,114 women.The counting of votes will take place on November 10.Chhattisgarh: Voting for Marwahi Assembly bypoll beginsPolling began at 8 am and will end at 6 pm and all COVID-19-related guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India are being followed, an official said.The tribal-dominated Marwahi seat is witnessing a straight fight between the ruling Congress and opposition BJP.The bypoll for the Scheduled Tribes (ST)-reserved constituency was necessitated following the death of sitting JCC (J) legislator and former chief minister Ajit Jogi on May 29.Gujarat: Voting for bypolls in 8 Assembly seats beginsPolling began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm, an official said, adding authorities are taking steps to check the spread of COVID-19 during voting.Altogether 81 candidates are in fray in the eight seats, which collectively have 18.75 lakh voters, he said.As not more than 1,000 voters are allowed in one booth due to COVID-19 concerns and guidelines of the Election Commission, 3,024 polling booths have been set up, higher than in a normal scenario.Air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category in DelhiUP Assembly bypolls: Polling begins in seven seatsVoting for bypolls to seven Assembly seats (Tundla, Ghatampur, Naugaon Sadat, Bulandshahr, Bangarmau, Deoria and Malhani) in Uttar Pradesh began on Tuesday morning amidst COVID-19 protocol and tight security.The electoral fortune of 88 candidates, including nine women, will be decided by 24.34 lakh voters, including 13.03 lakh male voters, in these bypolls.The voters will exercise their franchise at 3,655 polling booths spread over 1,754 polling centres.Voting begins for the second phase of Bihar Assembly polls.
1463 candidates, including RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, in fray for 94 seats across 17 districts.
Madhya Pradesh: Voting for bypolls in 28 Assembly seats beginsVoting for bypolls in 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh began on Tuesday morning, an official said.Polling began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm, while adhering to the COVID-19 restrictions, the official said.The last hour of voting will be for COVID-19 patients and people suspected to be suffering from the disease.A Book of Condolence to be open for signing at Afghan Embassy in India
Following heinous attack at Kabul University that killed so many innocent lives, Afghan Govt has announced today as “national day of mourning”. A Book of Condolence to be open for signing at Afghan Embassy in India today from 10 AM–5 PM: Tahir Qadiry, Afghanistan’s Chargé d’Affaires
Voting begins for the by-election in 54 Assembly seats across 10 states.
28 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 8 in Gujarat, 7 in Uttar Pradesh, 2 each in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka & Jharkhand, and one seat each in Chhattisgarh, Telangana & Haryana going to polls today.
At least two killed in Vienna attack involving multiple assailants, locationsTwo people have been killed after multiple gunmen opened fire across central Vienna on Monday, and at least one attacker remained on the run after what Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a “repulsive terrorist attack”.Interior Minister Karl Nehammer warned people to stay away from the centre of the city, adding that border checks were being reinforced and that children would not be required to attend school on Tuesday.Nehammer said at the start of the news conference that “several” people had been killed. An official later clarified that two people were dead, a civilian and a suspected attacker.Bihar: Mock poll underway
Mock poll underway at polling booth 103 in Raghopur assembly constituency of Vaishali. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is contesting the state Assembly poll from this constituency. Voting for the second phase of Bihar polls will be held on 94 seats across 17 districts today.
Internet services temporarily suspended in parts of Rajasthan in view of Gurjar protestInternet services have temporarily been suspended in Kotputli, Patwa, Shahpura, Viratnagar, Jamwa Ramgarh, Madhorajpura, Dudu, and Mozamabad for 24 hours from 5 pm on Monday, in view of Gurjar protest.Members of the Gurjar community on Monday continued their protest demanding reservation in jobs and education as a ‘most backward class’ (MBC) community.4.4 magnitude quake strikes Meghalaya’s West Khasi HillsAn earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter Scale hit West Khasi Hills in Meghalaya on Tuesday, said National Center for Seismology.The earthquake struck at 1:13 am today. Further details are awaited.ECI makes special arrangements to ensure safe voting for Odisha bypollsIn view of the ongoing pandemic, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has made elaborate arrangements to ensure safe voting for bypolls in two assembly constituencies of Odisha –Balasore and Tirtol on Tuesday, informed Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha Sushil Kumar Lohani.A total of 4,67,579 lakh voters (2,37,284 in Tirtol and 2,30,297 in Balasore) are eligible to cast their vote in both constituencies.World leaders step forward in support for Austria as Vienna ‘terror attack’ continuesScores of countries and world leaders have come in support of Austria as it continues to battle the ongoing ‘terrorist attack’ at six different locations in the country.At least two died, including one suspect, while several were injured in a string of shootings across Vienna on Monday (local time).Violin maestro TN Krishnan passed away in ChennaiViolin maestro and Padma awardee TN Krishnan passed away in Chennai at the age of 92 on Monday evening. He received many legendary awards like Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Sangeetha Kalanidhi. He performed at thousands of musical concerts.