- Prime Minister Narendra Modi to
inaugurate All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi today on the occasion
of Ayurveda Day.
- Election Commission directs Jammu and Kashmir government not to transfer
officials engaged in special summary revision of electoral roles without its
President Venkaiah Naidu asks corporate bodies to have separate corpus for
science and technology research.
- Eight Maoists arrested in
Seraikela-Kharsawan district of Jharkhand.
- European Union imposes fresh sanctions
on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programmes.
- In sports, Germany and United States reach quarterfinals of
FIFA-under-17 World Cup.
- Denmark Open Super Series Premier Badminton tournament begins at Odense
today; Top Indian shuttlers in the fray.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will
inaugurate the All India Institute of Ayurveda at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi
today on the occasion of Ayurveda Day. Our correspondent reports, the First
ever All India Institute of Ayurveda has been set up along the lines of AIIMS.
"Set up as an apex
institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, All India Institute of Ayurveda will
bring synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic
tools and technology. In the first
phase, the AIIA has been set up within a total campus area of over 10 acres
with a budget of 157 Crore rupees. During the inauguration ceremony, Prime
Minister will also release the Ayurvedic Standard Treatment Guidelines
developed by the AYUSH Ministry. Mr Modi will also present National Dhanwantari
Ayurveda Award to eminent Vaidyas and Ayurveda experts. Ayurveda Day is being
celebrated since last year on Dhanwantari Jayanti. ANUPAM MISHRA, AIR NEWS,
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has asked corporate bodies and private
agencies to have a separate corpus for promoting science and technology research.
Addressing the valedictory function of the four-day India International Science
Festival in Chennai yesterday, he said India had a glorious tradition in
science and technology and asked the youth to reclaim it by their dedicated and
innovative research activities. He said, a proper ecosystem for innovative
science research should be ensured for the progress of the nation. He also
observed that science and technology would help reduce disparities between
urban and rural areas and economic divide.
"Science is the corner stone for the progress of mankind.
Scientific inventions have revolutionised the world and shaped every aspect of
the modern life. Indians have made significant contributions from time
immemorial in the field of Science from ancient times and now in the forefront
of the state of the art, space technologies and the IT revolution teaching the
Speaking at the function, Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh
Vardhan said, non-polluting firecrackers would be developed before Diwali next
"By the time, we approach the next Diwali and will ensure that we
produce for the country crackers which produce zero pollution, which has zero
side effects for health of children, and which has zero damaging to the
environment which will make everybody happy."
Election Commission has directed Jammu and Kashmir government not to
transfer officials engaged in special summary revision of electoral rolls
without its prior permission.
In a circular to the state government, the EC said, the substitute officers
can be posted in consultation with the State Chief Electoral Officer and he or
she should consult the commission whenever necessary. Stressing on timely
completion of the revision process, the commission also sought public
participation and cooperation of political parties, local bodies and NGOs.
As per the schedule of special summary revision of electoral rolls, the
commission has fixed January 1, 2018 as the qualifying date to prepare accurate
electoral rolls inclusive of all eligible persons as electors. During the
process, the focus will be on the registration of new voters and missing
In Jammu and Kashmir, a former Sarpanch belonging to the ruling PDP was
killed in a terror attack in Shopian district yesterday. In a scuffle during
the attack, the deceased's family members killed one of the terrorists. State
Director General of Police, SP vaid told air three terrorists fired upon and
killed ex-Sarpanch of PDP Mohammad Ramzan in Shopian.
In Himachal Pradesh, today is the second day for filling nominations for
the assembly elections while 23rd of October is the last date. Returning
officers in different parts of the state are taking several steps to raise polling
percentage during the elections to be held on 9th of November.
"The election officials are trying hard to increase
percentage in the current assembly election. In this regard C.P.Verma, the
Returning Officer of Kangra, the biggest district of the state, released
voters’ guide book. Use of EVM with VVPAT, Phone Numbers of election officials,
facilities to be provided at polling stations and necessary information on
election has been given in this book. The only aim is to aware the voters to
increase the poll percentage. Shishu
Sharma Shantal, AIR News, Shimla."
Congress has named Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as head of
the party's campaign committee for the Assembly polls.
In Jharkhand, eight Maoists were arrested and explosives seized during
raids in Seraikela-Kharsawan district yesterday. Superintendent of Police
Chandan Kumar Sinha said that arrests were made from Champat village following
a tip-off. He said, two close aides of Maoist leader Amit Munda were also
arrested from Kalajor village by a team of police and CRPF.
"Jharkhand is witnessing increased police action against Maoists
and other left wing extremists in recent months. A high level Eastern Region
Council meeting of police officers from five States were held yesterday at
Jharkhand police headquarter, and DGP DK
Padey said that now naxals will not be able to exploit the benefits of crossing
from one state to another to escape police actions. Jharkhand police has been
repeatedly urging the naxals either to surrender or face tough actions. Rajesh Sinha, AIR News, Ranchi."
IMF which is featuring a case study on digital revolution in its new
book said, India is currently pursuing an exciting route of digital
transformation which can be a learning experience for everyone. Director of the
International Monetary Fund's Fiscal Affairs Department, Vitor Gaspar said,
India is currently pursuing "an alternative and very exciting" route
in which it is making the use of digital technology and digital records in
public administration with new technologies that make use of financial
inclusion and bio metrics.
The European Union yesterday imposed
fresh sanctions on North Korea as part of international efforts to punish the
pariah regime for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programmes. Foreign
ministers meeting in Luxembourg signed off a new package of measures including
a ban on investments in North Korea and on EU exports of oil to Pyongyang. They
also tightened the restrictions on North Korean workers in the EU to try to
stop money being sent home that could be used to fund the disputed weapons programmes. The EU said the new steps were taken in view
of the persistent threat to international peace and stability posed by Kim
A spate of wildfires in central and
north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 39 people.
Civil Defence authorities said dozens of the 145 fires still raging are
considered serious. To the north, fires which broke out across the border in
Spain's Galicia region claimed at least three lives. Two of the victims were
found in a burned-out car in Spain. Thousands of firefighters are battling the
flames, which erupted after a hot dry summer.
The festival of Dhanteras is being
celebrated across the country today. People consider it auspicious to purchase
gold or silver articles or at least one or two new utensils. It is believed
that new Dhan or some form of precious metal is a sign of good luck. Lord
Kuber, the God of wealth is worshipped along with Goddess Lakshmi today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted
people on the occasion. In a tweet, Mr Modi expressed hope that the day will
bring happiness, good health and prosperity in everyone's lives.
Germany and the United States have reached the quarterfinals of the
FIFA-under 17 World Cup by posting spectacular victories in the Round of
Sixteen encounters. In the first match played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
in New Delhi yesterday, Germany outclassed Colombia 4-0 by producing a
combination of sublime skills and brute power.
In the second pre-quarter encounter, a splendid hat-trick by striker Tim
Weah enabled the United States of America rout Paraguay 5-0.
Four pre-quarterfinal fixtures are slated for today. In Goa, Iran will
take on Mexico, France to meet Spain in Guwahati, England to face Japan at
Kolkata, while Mali are pitted against Iraq in Goa.
The Denmark Open Super Series Premier Badminton tournament will begin
today at Odense. Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap will open his campaign
against Denmark's Victor Svendsen today. Rio Olympics and World Championship
silver medalist PV Sindhu will begin her campaign against world No. 10 China's Chen
Yufei. Saina Nehwal will face the fifth seeded Spaniard Carolina Marin in the
In men's singles, Kidambi Srikanth starts as hot favourite after his
three back-to-back final appearances out of which he won two titles at
Indonesia and Australia.
Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy,
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are also in the fray.
IN SOME MORE NEWS;
In Meghalaya, second edition of India-International
Cherry Blossom Festival will be organized from 8th to 11th of November. Chief
Minister Mukul M Sangma invited people of the country and the international
community to visit Shillong to enjoy the festival.
NOW, FOR A LOOK AT TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounding the BJP's election bugle in
Gujarat makes for front page news in most of the dailies this morning. The
Tribune quoting the Prime Minister writes "Development vs dynasty in
Gujarat poll". "PM woos Gujarat, vows all GST hurdles will go. Dares
Congress to fight polls on development plank" leads the Asian Age.
- Writing on the political assets of India's seven national parties, Hindustan
Times writes "BJP richest party, Congress not far behind in watchdog
- Referring to JNU student Najeeb Ahmad who is still untraced after he
mysteriously went missing from his hostel, DNA writes "Delhi High
Court scolds CBI over inaction in Najeeb case."
- "No berth for Shivpal, Mulayam Singh Yadav in Akhilesh's executive
council" informs the Pioneer.
- "This Diwali, Delhi will breathe what it bursts" leads Hindustan
Times. The paper forecasts that the city can have best post Diwali air in
four years if firecracker use is reduced.
- Writing on the spectrum auction the Financial Express says
"Inter ministerial group seeks to soften blow to telecom companies.
Favours more reasonable reserve price, wants method to reflect international
- "Satyarthi demands National Tribunal for children cause" says the
Statesman. DNA quotes President Ram Nath Kovind as saying
"Tough for kids to speak over abuse".
- Referring to the Aarushi case DNA writes, "Talwars return home to
sea of emotions" adding "wait of four years and 20 days finally ends
for dentist couple"
- "Vaastu fails, man drags agency to court" reports the Hindu.
The paper says there were no positive changes even after Karnataka man spent
five lakh rupees to redesign home.
- Password, you said?, Wi-Fi is still unsafe! Well, the Times of India
says, your password protected Wi-Fi connection could be vulnerable to
trespassing. Researchers claim to have discovered a weakness in a Wi-Fi
security protocol called WPA2 that leaves password-protected Wi-Fi connections
open to cyber-attacks and manipulation.