Indian Embassy in USA: 10th edition of the joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ between India & US will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Seattle. A 45-member Special Forces team from the Indian Army will train alongside US Special Forces from 13–28 October 2019.

Lucknow Airport Authority: Piyush Verma, a passenger was interrogated for displaying unusual behavior at the Lucknow Airport, today. During interrogation he said there is a bomb on a Chennai bound IndiGo flight, that was scheduled to depart at 7:25 pm.Lucknow Airport Authority: All authorities have been alerted, and the flight has been held up. Actions being taken as per the established procedure.

The buyer, a Delhi based group of companies is into catering, restaurant&hotel business. Search operations have been concluded. Search resulted in seizure of undisclosed assets of Rs 4.39 crore comprising undisclosed cash of Rs 2.55 cr & jewellery/valuables worth Rs1.84 cr.

Sixteen people died and two were seriously injured in an attack on a mosque in Burkina Faso's volatile north, security sources said Saturday."Armed men attacked the Grand Mosque in Salmossi between 7 and 8 pm (Friday), killing at least 16 people," a source told AFP, adding that 13 died on the spot and three succumbed to their injuries later.

Government of Jammu & Kashmir: After the final withdrawal of nomination papers, 1065 candidates are in fray for the elections of Chairpersons for the Block Development Councils (BDCs) in Jammu and Kashmir to be held on 24th of October, 2019.Govt of J&K: According to data made available by office of Election Authority J&K Panchayati Raj Act 1989 (Chief Electoral Officer), a total 1092 nominations were found eligible after scrutiny & withdrawal, out of which 27 candidates were elected unopposed as Chairpersons.Government of Jammu & Kashmir: In total there are 26629 electors, of which 8313 are females and 18316 male, for all 316 blocks across the 22 districts of J&K. The ballot boxes would be used during the elections of the BDCs as election shall be held through secret ballot.

CPI MP Binoy Viswam writes a letter to Union Minister Piyush Goyal, asking him to take steps for holding an urgent session of the Parliament before the Winter Session exclusively to discuss the impact of RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) on India.

At least 70 injured in Japan by Typhoon Hagabis: Japanese Media.

At least four dead in shooting in New York: US media.

India Meteorological Department, Mumbai: Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning, gusty winds reaching 40 km/h, & intense spell of rain likely to occur in the districts of Palghar and Thane during the next 4 hours.

IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 3: South Africa bowled out for 275, India take 326 runs 1st innings lead at stumps.

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New Delhi, October 12: After an informal summit with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Nepal today. Jinping will land in capital Kathmandu at around 4:30 pm. He will hold meetings with Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas in the evening followed by a dinner hosted by her. Nepal's Former Prime Minister and Opposition Party Chairman Sher Bahadur Deuba will also meet China's President. Read full story here.

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will share the stage to galvanise the cadre in poll-bound Maharashtra. The date and venue of Sonia-Pawar joint rally are being worked out, according to Congress sources. Both leaders had held a joint rally in April 2014, in Bhandara. Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi is also going to kickstart his campaign on Sunday. He will be addressing three rallies, two in Mumbai and one in Latur. Aaditya Thackeray as Maharashtra CM? Shiv Sena's Dream is Still A Distant One as BJP Plays Big Brother in Alliance During Assembly Elections 2019.

Ahead of the formation of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and Union Territory of Ladakh, which is on October 31, the state government has directed all Administrative Secretaries to stay in Srinagar on the "appointed day". "Attention of all the Administrative Secretaries is invited towards the 'appointed day' for the formation of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh as per the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir re-organisation Act, 2019, that is October 31, 2019," a statement by the General Administration Department read.