A look at the headlines right now:
- BSF soldier killed by Bangladesh border guards, one constable injured: The incident occurred in West Bengal following a flag meeting called by the Bangladeshi forces at 10.30 am, hours after they apprehended three Indian fishermen.
- P Chidambaram sent to Enforcement Directorate’s custody till October 24 in INX Media case: The court in Delhi also extended the Congress leader’s judicial custody by a week in the corruption case filed by the CBI.
- ‘It is necessary to rewrite history from Indian point of view,’ says Amit Shah: In an interview to News18 on Wednesday, he said the Centre was preparing for a nationwide NRC, and claimed that mob lynchings had not increased during BJP rule.
- Centre is obsessed with trying to blame opponents for economic slowdown, alleges Manmohan Singh: The former prime minister said this prevented the government from looking for a solution to ensure the economy’s revival.
- ‘Great, new deal’ secured for Brexit, says British PM Boris Johnson: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called it a ‘fair and balanced agreement’ for the European Union and the United Kingdom.
- In India, 8.8 lakh children under five years – highest in the world – died in 2018, says UNICEF: The report, which was released on Wednesday, pointed out that malnutrition caused 69% of under-five deaths in India.
- Any attempt by India to divert water flow will be considered an ‘act of aggression’, warns Pakistan: The country’s Foreign Office pointed out that it has ‘exclusive rights’ over the waters of Indus, Chenab and Jhelum as per the Indus Waters Treaty.
- ‘Ayodhya settlement offer is a win-win for Hindus and Muslims,’ says Sunni Waqf Board lawyer: Meanwhile, broadcasters’ body told TV channels to not speculate or show Babri demolition footage.
- Kashmir’s special status was scrapped in India’s interest, not for political gain, says Modi: The prime minister also alleged that people can now see through the scams of the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party.
- Indian diplomats brief US lawmakers on Kashmir situation, say reports: They sought answers to various concerns, including the restrictions in place in the state since the beginning of August.
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