Top news of the day: Dushyant Chautala sets terms in Haryana, Amit Shah to mediate with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, and more

Jananayak Janata Party leader Dushyant Chautala addresses a press conference at his residence in New Delhi on October 25, 2019.

Jananayak Janata Party leader Dushyant Chautala addresses a press conference at his residence in New Delhi on October 25, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI


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‘75% jobs for Haryana youth’: Dushyant Chautala sets conditions to join alliance

Jannayak Janta Party leader Dushyant Chautala said he was ready to support any party willing to take them along with a Common Minimum Programme. Mr. Chautala said 75% reservation to Haryana youth in jobs and increase in old age pension were among the most important demands of the JJP. He was speaking to the media persons in Delhi after the meeting of party’s national executive.

Amit Shah to mediate with Shiv Sena over Maharashtra govt formation

Despite faring worse than in 2014, the Shiv Sena continues to enjoy greater clout in the Mahayuthi.

Data | Regional parties, local factors halt BJP’s juggernaut

BJP fell short of a majority in Haryana, but its alliance with the Shiv Sena was victorious with a reduced seat tally in Maharashtra.

INX Media case: CBI moves Supreme Court seeking review of bail to Chidambaram

Some errors apparent on record have crept into the October 22 verdict, the investigation agency claims

ED challenges bail granted to D.K. Shivakumar in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court decision granting bail to Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar in a money laundering case.

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir controlled by terrorists: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

In an address to a select gathering, Gen. Rawat also said Gilgit-Baltistan and PoK have been under illegal occupation of Pakistan. He said attempts are being made by Pakistan to disrupt normalcy in Kashmir.

Details of alleged sexual harassment by M.J. Akbar ‘inappropriate’: Priya Ramani’s friend tells court

Niloufer Venkataraman made the submissions before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal while deposing as a witness in Ms. Ramani’s defence.

Savarkar was patron of Mahatma Gandhi assassination: Tushar Gandhi

“...We must remember this while the Sanghis (those affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) contemplate giving him the highest civilian award,” the Mahatma’s great-grandson said. “Savarkar may have been acquitted in the case, but the court did not pronounce him innocent,” he added. In its manifesto for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the BJP had promised to demand Bharat Ratna for Savarkar.

Cyclone ‘Kyarr’ likely to bring gale winds; heavy rains continue in Goa, Maharashtra

“Squally wind speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph is likely to prevail along and off Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Raigad districts of Maharashtra as well as Goa,” an IMD official said.

Brazil plans visa-free entry for Indian travellers

“The government of Brazil intends to bring in a policy to facilitate easier entry for Indian tourists and business persons from India as we want to boost people to people contact between the two countries and increase foreign investment into Brazil,” a Brazil Embassy spokesperson said in New Delhi.

Lahore High Court grants bail to Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds

Sharif is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with an acute immune disorder. However, Sharif will not be released immediately as the Islamabad High Court adjourned the hearing of his bail plea in a separate case till October 29.

Donald Trump cancels NYT, Washington Post subscriptions from White House

“Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving for taxpayers — hundreds of thousands of dollars,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

Jeff Bezos loses world’s richest man title as Amazon’s earnings fall

Amazon shares fell 7% in after-hours trading on October 24, leaving Mr. Bezos down to $103.9 billion. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is currently worth $105.7 billion.

SBI posts six-fold rise in Q2 profit at ₹3,375 crore on insurance venture stake sale boost

The bank’s net profit was ₹576.46 crore in the July-September period of the previous fiscal.

Mithun claims hat-trick as Karnataka lift Vijay Hazare Trophy

In a rain-affected final, Tamil Nadu were bowled out for 252 before Karnataka replied with 146 for 1.

Bigil review: Vijay shines in a colourful sports drama that just grazes the goal post

An emotionally-strong tale from the Atlee-Vijay combo which could have used better writing and trimming

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