Petrol and diesel prices were increased fourth time in a row in India on October 17. In Delhi, petrol and diesel prices were hiked by Rs 0.35 to Rs 105.84 and Rs 94.57 per litre, respectively. However, Mumbaikars will pay Rs 111.77 for one litre of petrol and Rs 102.52 a litre on Diesel. In Hyderabad, petrol is priced at Rs 110.09 and diesel at Rs 103.08 per litre.
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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on October 17 said light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorms will continue for the next two hours in Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad. The department also issued alerts for the showers over different cities in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh region. Reportedly, the rainfall will help to improve Delhi's air quality which has become 'very poor' due to stubble burning in the neighbouring states.
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The highest scorer in JEE Advanced with 348 out of 360, Mridul Agarwal mentioned that he had even secured 100 percentile in JEE Main exam. According to reports, he is the first one to have top scores in both the exams. Mridul further stated that he "never missed any chance to study". Having scored the best, Mridul expressed that he shared it with his friend and family, filled with excitement.
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A deputy labour commissioner in the Jammu and Kashmir administration was robbed by two miscreants in the Khanpur area of South Delhi on October 16. The initial probe revealed that she was allegedly robbed by 'Thak Thak' gang members. The incident took place two to three days ago, when the victim was going to Faridabad in her car. Reportedly, two scooter-borne men stopped and robbed her. Police investigation is underway.
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Former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar on October 16 said that the India-Pakistan match is the most anticipated clash in the World Cup. He emphasized that the match between both countries always brings a tidal wave of emotions. Remembering the 2017 T20 World Cup win, he said, "The entire tournament (2007 T20 World Cup) was dream tour for us. We never thought a bunch of youngsters could achieve such a feat".
Former Indian cricket team captain, Rahul Dravid will take over the position of head coach of the Indian cricket team, and replace Ravi Shashtri, after the T20 World Cup in UAE. Reportedly, BCCI wants Dravid to take up the responsibility till 2023. Bowling and fielding coaches' tenure will also end after the T20 World Cup. "Dravid is the best choice for the Indian team at the moment.", said BCCI.
Reacting to speculations of poll strategist Prashant Kishor joining Congress, CWC member Harish Rawat said that he is welcome to join the party "as a worker". Rawat also clarified that Kishor after joining the party, cannot insist that Congress should function in a particular manner. “If Prashant Kishor feels he can play an important role through Congress, he is always welcome. But he will abide by our constitution,” he said.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on October 16 broke his silence and accused Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of ‘deliberately’ targeting the celebrities for publicity. He said that there was an effort to create an impression that Mumbai has become a narcotics hub. “They catch a celebrity, click pictures and make noise around it. Our police only work while news is about whether someone got bail or not,” CM Thackeray said.
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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been diagnosed with dengue but his health condition is gradually improving, said Delhi AIIMS on October 16. He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on October 13 after he complained of weakness following a fever. The former PM is under the care of a team of cardiologists at a private ward in the cardio-neuro centre of the hospital.
The investigation of the Rs 200 crore money laundering case has been going on for quite a while now. The Enforcement Directorate on October 16 sent recent and fresh summons to Bollywood actress, Jacqueline Fernandez, asking her to appear before ED's Delhi office on October 18 for questioning on the same case. However, it was reported that the actress didn't turn up on October 16 due to "unavoidable" reasons.