India-Pakistan make progress on Kartarpur corridor: India and Pakistan have broadly agreed on modalities of visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan using the Kartarpur corridor but both sides have failed to finalise a draft agreement over insistence of Pakistan on charging a service fee from Indian pilgrims and not allowing protocol officials to accompany them.
Another day in Kashmir valley without day time restrictions, normalcy prevails: As India’s efforts at restoring normal life in Jammu & Kashmir after the partial abrogation of article 370 bear fruit. Pakistan’s frustration has been growing. Not only has it been making flop show attempts at internationalizing the issue. It is also resorting to its down the beaten track tactic of disrupting peace using terrorism..but its failing miserably at that as well. India’s alert and brave security forces are ensuring that Pakistan fails and fails again..take a look.
19 killed in explosion at firecracker factory in Punjab’s Batala: At least 19 people were killed in a blast at a firecracker factory in Batala of Gurdaspur district.
Heavy rainfall continues in parts of Maharashtra: Weather curse returned on Mumbai’s streets as heavy rains pounded the city Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra causing flooding in many areas. Several trains were cancelled, flights got delayed as city struggled to cope with the crisis so much so that the BMC had to open up its schools as temporary shelter to the stranded commuters and met department has predicted more trouble on Thursday.
UK PM Boris Johnson loses key vote on Brexit: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that his government would never surrender Brexit negotiations and that the country would leave the European Union on the October 31 deadline.
Bangladesh bans two international NGOs over Rohingya repatriation issue: Toughening its stance further, Bangladesh on Wednesday banned two more international NGOs for allegedly instigating Rohingya refugees to oppose repatriation to Myanmar.
Tunisia in ‘sprint’ to arrange poll after President dies: Rushing to register candidates and train poll workers, Tunisia’s electoral commission has raced to organise presidential elections after the death of leader Beji Caid Essebsi, hoping to protect the country’s nascent democracy.
Iran says to stick to nuclear deal for USD 15 bn oil credit: Iran said Wednesday it will resume full compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal if it can sell its oil or get a USD 15-billion credit line guaranteed by future crude sales.
Sebi invites bids to provide outsourced staff for Chandigarh office: Capital market regulator Sebi plans to rope in an independent agency to provide contract staff, including receptionist and supervisor, for its office in Chandigarh.
Roger Federer knocked out of US Open: In the US Open Tennis Tournament, Five-time Champion Roger Federer was knocked out after losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. The 78th-ranked Bulgarian, who had dropped all seven prior meetings with Federer, made a dramatic fightback to defeat the Swiss third seed 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. He will face Russian fifth seed Medvedev in Friday’s semis.
Dimitrov stuns Federer to reach US Open semi-finals: Grigor Dimitrov rallied for a shocking upset of 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at the US Open, the lowest-ranked New York semi-finalist in 28 years advancing to face Daniil Medvedev.
2nd de-orbiting maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft performed successfully today: The second de-orbiting maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was performed successfully on Tuesday beginning at 0342 hrs IST as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was 9 seconds.