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RJD's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference ahed of the 2020 Bihar assembly election, in Patna on 23 October | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi, Nitish can’t understand Bihar issues, there’s a huge generation gap, Tejashwi Yadav says

Targeting PM Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said his party was only raising issues that mattered to the people, such as jobs for the youth and industry.
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Republic TV editors booked for report on ‘rebellion’ against Mumbai Police commissioner

The FIR is based on a complaint filed by Shashikant Pawar, a sub-inspector. Republic TV said the FIR was a 'global feat of state machinery trying to muzzle free media'.

Not ready to take any oath without J&K flag and constitution, says Mehbooba Mufti

In her first press conference since 5 August, the PDP chief said that the final decision to contest in elections in the Valley lies with her party and Gupkar Alliance.
A building in Gujarat GIFT City | Commons

IIIT-Hyderabad, NDMA devise method to check structural safety of buildings during earthquakes

The methodology can be used before and after an earthquake to understand the threat to lives and determine whether a building can be occupied after a quake.
Shah Rukh Khan at a summit in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Shah Rukh Khan donates 2,000 PPE kits for Covid workers in Chhattisgarh, CM Baghel thanks him

Shah Rukh Khan and his NGO Meer foundation donated 2,000 PPE kits to frontline Covid workers in Chhattisgarh earlier this month.
File image of Bangalore Rose onions | Commons

Govt imposes stock limit on onion traders till 31 December to contain prices

Retailers can stock onions only up to 2 tonne, whereas wholesale traders are allowed to keep up to 25 tonne, Consumer Affairs Secretary Leena Nandan said.
Visitors stream into Karera village Thursday | Photo: Soniya Agarwal | ThePrint

‘Police forcing us to say we didn’t convert’ — Ghaziabad Valmikis who turned to Buddhism

At least 236 Valmikis of Karera village had converted to Buddhism on 14 October, but police have now lodged an FIR on grounds that all of it was a rumour to stoke caste violence.
A firecracker | Representational image | Pixabay

At least 5 killed in blast at fireworks factory in Tamil Nadu

Citing initial probe, police said chemicals which were being mixed and stuffed caught fire due to friction leading to a series of explosions, severely damaging the structure.

Former BJP leader Eknath Khadse joins NCP in Maharashtra

Khadse, who was ousted from the Devendra Fadnavis-led ministry in 2016 over land grab allegations, quit the BJP Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump | @narendramodi | Twitter

Congress, opposition leaders take a dig at Modi over ‘BFF Donald’ Trump’s filthy air remark

Opposition leaders, mainly from the Congress, targeted PM Modi over his support for Trump in the upcoming US elections.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.