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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday will embark on a visit to Gujarat where he will inaugurate the DefExpo22 and also lay the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 15,670 crore. This will be his third visit to the state, which will go to the polls in December, in less than one month. He had visited the state between September 29-30, as well as from October 9-11. The DefExpo22 will take place at the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar.

The Congress will get its first non-Gandhi president in 24 years on Wednesday after more than 9,500 votes cast to choose between senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor are counted to cap the election contest, the sixth in its 137-year-old history. The counting of the votes cast on Monday will begin at 10 am on Wednesday at the AICC headquarters here. All sealed ballot boxes from the 68 polling booths set up across the country have been brought here and kept in a "strong room" at the party office. While Kharge is considered the firm favourite with his perceived proximity to the Gandhis and a large number of senior leaders backing him, Tharoor has pitched himself as the candidate of change.

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CCI imposes Rs 169-cr penalty on OYO for 'anti-competitive conduct'

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Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Aramane Giridhar appointed next Defence Secretary

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Congress presidential elections: Mallikarjun Kharge wins by landslide margin

Mallikarjun Kharge won the Congress presidential elections by landslide margin over Shashi Tharoor. Kharge got 7,897 votes while Shashi Tharoor got 1,072 votes.  416 votes were invalid. 
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Russian attacks on Ukraine infrastructure are war crimes - EU's von der Leyen

Russia's missile and drone attacks on power stations and other infrastructure in Ukraine are "acts of pure terror" that amount to war crimes, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday.
"Yesterday we saw again Russia's targeted attacks against civilian infrastructure. This is marking another chapter in an already very cruel war. The international order is very clear.
These are war crimes," von der Leyen said in a speech to lawmakers in the European Parliament.
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Shanghai to build a 3,250-bed Covid facility near city centre

Shanghai will build an isolation facility that can house thousands of people near the center of the city, adding to signs China is unlikely to shift away from Covid Zero any time soon despite the policy’s heavy cost. 
The facility will be constructed on an area covering about 35 acres on Fuxing island, which lies to the east of Shanghai’s business district, and will have 3,250 beds when it is completed. The 1.38 billion yuan ($191 million) project was awarded to state-owned China Communications Construction Co., according to a bidding document published on a government tendering platform.
An official for the Shanghai government couldn’t immediately comment on the facility.
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Cong poll: Tharoor's team demands that all votes from UP be deemed invalid

Congress presidential poll candidate Shashi Tharoor's team has written to the party's chief election authority, flagging "extremely serious irregularities" in the conduct of the election in Uttar Pradesh and demanded that all votes from the state be deemed invalid, sources said.

Tharoor's campaign team has also raised "serious issues" in the conduct of the election in Punjab and Telangana.

In his letter to Central Election Authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry, Tharoor's chief election agent Salman Soz has said the facts are "damning" and the election process in Uttar Pradesh is "devoid of credibility and integrity", they said.

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Terror absolute "evil", no reason can justify terrorism: UN Chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres paid tributes to the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai and said that terror is an absolute "evil" and no reason, pretext or grievance can justify the act of terrorism.

"Terror is absolute evil. There are no reasons, no pretext, no causes, and no grievances that can justify terrorism. terrorism is absolute evil. It has no room in today's world," Guterres said while addressing the presser at Taj Hotel.

UN Chief, who came to India on Wednesday, visited the Taj Hotel on Wednesday and laid a wreath in honor of all those who sacrificed their lives in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

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Tharoor's team flags "extremely serious irregularities" in polls in UP

Shashi Tharoor's team writes to Cong chief election authority flagging "extremely serious irregularities" in polls in UP: Sources
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68% of defence budget allocated for procuring indigenous equipment: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured the new generation entrepreneurs in the defence equipment world that the 'Made in India' products will get priority in defence procurement.

Sixty-eight per cent of the defence budget has been earmarked for indigenous products, he added.

While inaugurating the defExpo-2022 here, the Prime Minister also launched the Indian Military Airworthiness Procedures (IMAP), HTT-40, Indian Defence Mart and defence Space Msn besides virtually laying the foundation stone for DEESA Air field.

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UK Home Secy, MPs raise pitch for FTA at Diwali event

Led by Home Secretary Suella Braverman, British MPs have raised their pitch for the India-UK Free Trade agreement at a Diwali event organised by the India Global Forum (IGF) in London.

"Building closer India-UK trade and security partnerships is of huge value to both our nations," Braverman tweeted on Tuesday.

"There is an economic imperative for our countries to work together, which is why we are so eager to secure a trade deal," the Indian-origin minister, who was in the eye of the storm over her controversial remarks about Indians forming the largest group of visa over-stayers, said.

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New airbase coming up in Gujarat to emerge as effective centre for country's security: PM Modi at DefExpo 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of a new airbase coming up in north Gujarat near India-Pakistan border and said it will emerge as an effective centre for the country's security.

Speaking after inaugurating the Defence Expo 2022 in Gujarat capital Gandhinagar, Modi also said that defence forces will release a list of 101 more items that cannot be imported.

With this 411 defence-related goods can only be procured locally, he said.

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SC shifts Constitution bench hearing on Delhi-Centre row over services to Nov 24

The Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed the hearing of its five-judge Constitution bench on the legal issue concerning the scope of legislative and executive powers of the Centre and Delhi government over control of services in the national capital.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli shifted the hearing on the request of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, and said that he will be unavailable on November 9 due to an official trip abroad.
The bench then posted the matter for further hearing on November 24.
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Looking at investment of Rs 50,000 cr initially in UP Defence Industrial Corridor: RKS Bhadauria

We're looking at investment of Rs 50,000 crore initially in UP Defence Industrial Corridor of which Rs 12,000 cr has come. Players like BrahMos Aerospace, Adani & Bharat Dynamics Limited have invested in project: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria (Retd), Chief Nodal Officer, UPDIC
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Over 14.8 mn US kids infected with Covid

Over 14.8 million children in the US have tested positive for Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.

Nearly 163,000 of these cases have been added in the past four weeks, Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying on Tuesday.

For the week ending October 13, nearly 28,000 child Covid-19 cases were reported, a decrease from the previous week.

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China puts a hold on proposal at UN to list Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Shahid Mahmood as global terrorist

China puts a hold on a proposal by India and US at the United Nations to list Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Shahid Mahmood as a global terrorist.

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First Published: Oct 19 2022 | 7:31 AM IST

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