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Top news of the day: Future Retail files caveat before Delhi High Court against any early move by Amazon, polling opens in four eastern states in the U.S., and more

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November 03, 2020 07:16 pm | Updated 07:16 pm IST

Kishore Biyani, CEO and founder of India's Future Group

Kishore Biyani, CEO and founder of India's Future Group

Future Retail files caveat before Delhi High Court against any early move by Amazon

“You are requested to give at least 48 hours notice before moving any petition under section 9 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act or any other application against the proposed respondent/caveator,” the Future Group firm said while sending a copy of caveat to Amazon.

States Bypolls: Nov. 3 polling largest in the world during COVID-19: EC Secretary-General

Among the 17 districts where these 94 seats are located, the highest poll percentage of 54.89 has been recorded in Muzaffarpur, according to the Election Commission’s Voter Turnout App, updated till 5 p.m. The lowest turnout of 39.65% has been reported from Patna district. Its Kumhrar, an urban constituency, has recorded just 27.91% voting.

U.S. Presidential Election 2020 | Polling opens in four eastern states

Polls opened at 6:00 am (16:30 IST) in the eastern states of New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut and Maine. But the first polling stations to open in the country were in two New Hampshire villages, Dixville Notch and Millsfield, starting at midnight.

M.P. bypolls | Political fortunes of Scindia, Kamal Nath at stake

These polls not only have the potential of changing the government in the State, if the Congress manages to win all the seats, but will also change the standing of the leaders in their respective parties. The math certainly works in favour of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan -led BJP govt. as it needs to win only nine seats in the 230-member Assembly to cross the halfway mark on its own, compared to 28 for the Congress.

Govt defence of land laws a bundle of lies: Gupkar alliance

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of around six parties in Jammu and Kashmir, disputed the defence of the administration on the newly introduced land laws and described it as “a bundle of lies” and “an attempt to change demography”.

Rajiv Gandhi murder case: Probe into larger conspiracy does not concern convicts already in jail, says SC

The Supreme Court said the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) investigation into the “larger conspiracy” behind Rajiv Gandhi assassination in 1991 need not deter the Tamil Nadu Governor from deciding the plea for pardon of convicts like A.G. Perarivalan, who have been serving their sentence in jail for over two decades.

India’s exports dip 5.4% in October to $24.82 billion: Government data

Imports also fell 11.56% to USD 33.6 billion during October. “India was thus a net importer in October 2020 with a trade deficit of USD 8.78 billion, as compared to trade deficit of USD 11.76 billion, an improvement by 25.34%,” the Commerce and Industry Ministry said.

Punjab staring at two-three hours long power cuts as situation turns critical

Coal supplies to the thermal power plants were severely affected after the Railways suspended the operation of freight trains in the wake of the blockade of some tracks by farmers in protest against the three central farm laws.

Indian Premier League 2020 | We can be morRoyal Challengers Bangalore e more brave with bat in pockets, says Virat Kohli

Skipper Virat Kohli says batsmen can be more “brave with the bat” as his team earned qualification to the Indian Premier League Playoffs. RCB slumped to their fourth defeat on the trot after losing to Delhi Capitals by six wickets on Monday but still made the cut, courtesy their net run rate.

Indian Premier League 2020 | Shreyas Iyer has faith in his fearless bunch of boys to go past Mumbai Indians

Delhi Capitals’ skipper Shreyas Iyer is quite “chuffed” about the way his team bounced back from four consecutive losses to make the IPL playoffs and insists that the “fearless” bunch has what it takes to upstage defending champions Mumbai Indians up next.

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