The Karnataka bandh called by the 'Kannada Okkoota' to oppose release of water to Tamil Nadu received a good response in Bengaluru and other southern parts of the state, disrupting normal life. As many as 44 flights to and from the Kempegowda International Airport here were cancelled owing to the Karnataka bandh over the Cauvery water sharing issue with Tamil Nadu, airport authorities said. Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy demanded that the state government release the activists detained during the bandh.
The situation in Manipur's Imphal valley was calm but tense after a night of violent clashes including an attempt to attack the empty ancestral residence of Chief Minister N Biren Singh. Authorities relaxed curfew in Imphal East and Imphal West districts from 5am to 11am to help people buy essential items and medicines.
At least 52 people were killed and over 50 injured in a suicide blast near a mosque in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province as they gathered to celebrate Prophet Muhammad's birthday, authorities said. At least three people were killed and six others injured in a separate suicide blast inside a mosque in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakthunkhwa province.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said Canada is 'very serious' about building closer ties with India as it is a growing economic power and important geopolitical player, but wants New Delhi to work with Ottawa to ensure that they get the full facts about the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. India angrily rejected the allegations as 'absurd' and 'motivated' and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move to Ottawa's expulsion of an Indian official over the case.
Amid a row over Ramesh Bidhuri's derogatory remarks in the Lok Sabha against him, BSP MP Danish Ali urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a public statement condemning Bidhuri's behaviour and ensure 'suitable punishment' to the BJP MP. The recent incident during the special session of Parliament was not just an attack on him as an individual but an attack on the 'very essence of democracy', Ali said.
Senior TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee said he will participate in the party's protest programme in New Delhi on October 3, a day after he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with the school jobs scam in Kolkata on the same day. The Enforcement Directorate summoned Banerjee on October 3 for questioning in connection with the school jobs scam in Kolkata, which TMC described as an attempt by the BJP to disrupt its planned rally in New Delhi on the same day.
Trailblazing Indian shooters gave another power-packed performance, clinching a gold medal in men's 50m rifle three-positions team event with a world record score, while the Esha Singh-led women's 10m air pistol trio bagged a silver at the Asian Games. Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni settled for the men's doubles silver medal after being edged by Hsu Yu-Hsiou and Jason Jung from Chinese Taipei in straight sets in the final. Two teenaged dreamy-eyed shooters, Palak Gulia and Esha Singh, set ablaze the shooting range by powering to a gold-silver finish in 10m air pistol event for India. The Indian women's squash team signed off with a bronze medal after going down fighting to Hong Kong in the semifinals.
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The Afghan embassy in India has suspended all operations after the ambassador and other senior diplomats left the country for Europe and the United States where they gained asylum, three embassy officials said. At least five Afghan diplomats have left India.
A court at Varanasi has rejected the Gyanvapi mosque management committee's plea to stop the ongoing scientific survey of the complex by the Archaeological Survey of India. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is carrying out a scientific survey of the Gyanvapi mosque premises, next to Kashi Vishwanath temple, to determine whether the 17th-century mosque was constructed over a Hindu temple.
A Seattle Police officer, who joked about the horrific death of a 23-year-old Indian student earlier this year, has been pulled off patrol duty, weeks after the South Asian community here demanded action against him. The police department had released footage from a body-cam earlier this month in which Officer Daniel Auderer can be seen laughing about the deadly crash and dismissed any implication that another officer, Kevin Dave, might be at fault or that a criminal investigation was necessary.