Breaking News LIVE, October 9:
07:55 PM | The CBI has charged HDIL promoters Rakesh Wadhawan and Sarang Wadhawan, along with other directors and auditors in the firm, in an alleged ₹ 200-crore loan fraud in Yes Bank involving Mack Star, officials said Friday
3:50 PM| Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) employee arrested for supplying fighter aircraft info to Pakistan’s Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI): Maharashtra police.
3:05 PM| The Nobel Peace Prize was Friday awarded to the World Food Programme for feeding millions of people from Yemen to North Korea, with the coronavirus pandemic seen pushing millions more into hunger.
The WFP was honoured for “its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict,” Nobel committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said on unveiling the winner in Oslo.
1:30 PM| After Ram Vilas Paswan’s death, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has been given additional charge of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
12:45 PM| Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani’s Laxmmi Bomb trailer is now out. The film, directed by Raghava Lawrence, looks promising and is set to release on Disney+Hotstar this Diwali. The Laxmmi Bomb trailer was much-anticipated by all the Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani fans as the film is a unique blend of horror and comedy, along with some important issues.
12:31 PM| The notification for the Second Phase of Assembly elections in Bihar was issued today. The Second Phase polling will be held on November 3 in 94 constituencies spread over 17 districts.
12:30 PM| Author Chetan Bhagat, commenting on Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh’s refusal to accept the findings of an AIIMS panel, has said that the lawyer should provide proof if he has any doubts. Chetan also spoke about the ‘tamasha’ that TV news has become. Chetan in an interview to Barkha Dutt’s Mojo Story said, “I’ve never been to AIIMS, but you’re claiming AIIMS is corrupt? One of the hardest places to get a job in, get admission in… It’s like you saying my IIT Delhi is corrupt. I will get very angry. Show me some proof.”
12:00 PM| Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, convicted in the fodder scam, has been granted bail on Friday by Jharkhand High Court. According to the reports, Lalu Prasad’s lawyer said Lalu has to deposit Rs 2 lakh. He has been in jail for 30 months and can get out of jail only after hearing in the Dumka case.
Greeting Indian Foreign Service officers on IFS day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that their work towards serving the nation and furthering national interests globally are commendable. “Their efforts during the Vande Bharat Mission, which was launched to bring Indians home from abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic as international travel came to a halt, and other related help to our citizens and other nations is noteworthy,” PM Modi said.
India’s COVID-19 tally of cases went past 69 lakh with 70,496 infections being reported in a day, while active cases of infection fell below 9 lakh after a month, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The total recoveries have surged to 59,06,069 pushing the recovery rate to 85.52%, while there are 8,93,592 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 12.94% of the total caseload, the data stated.