Former Director-General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey, who took voluntary retirement to join the ruling Janata Dal-United in presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has been denied a ticket to contest the upcoming assembly polls. This was after the final list of candidates released by the JDU did not include Pandey’s name.
Disappointed by the development, Pandey took to Facebook to pacify his supporters asking them to not lose heart.
अपने अनेक शुभचिंतकों के फ़ोन से परेशान हूँ। मैं उनकी चिंता और परेशानी भी समझता हूँ। मेरे सेवामुक्त होने के बाद सबको…
Elsewhere, the Uttar Pradesh Police have sensationally arrested Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan and three others and booked them under terror law. The other three persons have been identified as Atiq-ur-Rehman of Muzaffarnagar, Masood Ahmad of Bahraich and Alam of Rampur. They were arrested while on their way to Hathras.
LIVE UPDATES on these and other big stories of the day will appear below:
18:22 PM: CBI books YSRCP MP Ramakrishna Raju in alleged bank loan default case: Officials
17:46 PM: The #Congress targeted the #NarendraModi govt, accusing it of working for its corporate ‘friends’. The party said that after coming to power in 2014, the Centre has tweaked all the rules to favour private cos to export iron ore, robbing the exchequer of Rs 12,000 cr as duty fee. (IANS)
16:53 PM: The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/Wbgz5Gkv8C
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 8, 2020
16:06 PM: The #airquality of the national capital remained in the poor category on Thursday as forecast said #AQI will likely deteriorate in the next three days by Sunday. This could prove acutely hazardous for #COVID19 patients in the capital. (IANS)
14:59 PM: The #DelhiHighCourt on Thursday referred to a division bench a petition seeking enforcement of the #fundamentalright of choice of partner, thereby declaring the inclusion of solemnisation of same sex marriage under the Special Marriage Act 1954. (IANS)
14:15 PM: Lucknow: Man allegedly rapes minor girl in Mastipur village today. “Today we got a call from the mother at 8:30 a.m. She said a local took the girl in a hut in a nearby field & molested her. Accused has been arrested & a case has been lodged,” says the Circle Officer, Nigoha. (ANI)
13:37 PM: All four accused in the #HathrasCase have written a letter to the Superintendent Police, #VineetJaiswal, claiming that they are innocent. (IANS)
12:57 PM: NSBA Imposes a fine of Rs One Lakh to @aajtak for telecasting fake tweets relating to the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. (Live Law)
11:59 AM: Supreme Court sets aside the Allahabad High Court order that allowed rape accused former BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand to access a certified copy of the statement recorded by Shahjahanpur law student. (ANI)
11:16 AM: In yet another case of #rape of a minor, a five-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly brutalised by her own uncle at #Hazratpur village of #UttarPradesh #Badaun. (IANS)
10:20 AM: Single day spike of 78,524 COVID-19 cases, 971 fatalities pushes India’s virus caseload to 68,35,655, death toll to 1,05,526: Govt. (PTI)
09:56 AM: A case for sedition has been lodged against Congress leader @ShyorajJValmiki, a Dalit, who was caught on camera trying to incite local people in #Bulgarhi village where a 19-year-old was fatally assaulted by four men last month. (IANS)
09:27 AM: Haryana: A factory owner was robbed of nearly Rs 11 lakhs & torched to death inside his car by robbers in Hisar on Tuesday night. Police said, “The incident happened near Bhatla in the district.” (ANI)
07:09 AM: BJP’s Babita Phogat resigns as Deputy Director of Haryana Sports Department, may contest next assembly bypoll. She met Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to seek his blessings. The bypoll for the Baroda seat in Haryana’s Sonipat is scheduled to take place on 3 November.
00:01 AM: Former CBI director and Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar was found hanging at his residence in Shimla on Wednesday, reported news agency PTI quoting officials. Kumar became CBI director in 2008, succeeding Vijay Shanker.