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NATION DEL72 UKD-5THLD TUNNEL **** Several hours lost due to hurdle, drilling resumes at Silkyara tunnel to rescue workers Uttarkashi: Rescue operations to evacuate 41 workers trapped in Uttarakhand's Silkyara tunnel resumed on Thursday after an overnight hurdle delayed the drilling by several hours. **** DEL67 TUNNEL-NDMA **** Workers may be rescued in few hours or by tomorrow: NDMA on Silkyara tunnel collapse New Delhi: National Disaster Management Authority on Thursday said there could be a 'success' in bringing out 41 workers trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand in the next few hours or by Friday. **** DEL69 ELECTIONS-RJ LD MODI **** Congress insulting Gurjars in Rajasthan: PM Modi Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said a Gurjar's son who gave his life to the Congress was removed like a fly in milk after the party came to power in Rajasthan, in an apparent reference to Sachin Pilot and his father, late Rajesh Pilot. **** DEL53 UKD-TUNNEL-NDRF **** NDRF plan: Trapped workers will be pulled out on wheeled stretchers Uttarkashi: Once the rescue pipe breaks through the debris at the Silkyara tunnel, NDRF personnel plan to pull out the trapped workers one by one with the help of wheeled stretchers tied to ropes, a senior official said on Thursday. **** DEL52 ELECTIONS-RJ-LD SHAH **** Cong doing politics of appeasement, people 'very upset': Shah in Rajasthan Jaipur: The Congress in Rajasthan is doing politics of appeasement and the people are 'very upset' with this, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday and exuded confidence that the BJP will win the November 25 assembly polls. **** DEL47 DL-TEEN KILLING-DETAILS **** Teen stabs boy 55 times, slits throat and dances: horror in Delhi unfolds on CCTV New Delhi: An apparently inebriated 16-year-old stabbed another teen more than 55 times, slit his throat, dragged the body through the street and did a jig while he carried out the grisly crime in east Delhi’s Welcome colony earlier this week, police said on Thursday. **** DEL43 JK-LD ENCOUNTER **** Lashkar terrorist killed in encounter in J-K's Rajouri Rajouri/Jammu: A Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist was on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a defence spokesman said. **** CAL25 WB-MAMATA-MAHUA **** 'It will help her before 2024 polls': Mamata on expulsion recommendation against Mahua Moitra Kolkata: Breaking her silence on the 'cash-for-query' allegation against TMC MP Mahua Moitra, party chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that plans were in the works to expel her from Parliament but any such action would help the lawmaker from Krishnanagar ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. **** DEL66 ELECTIONS-EC-RAHUL **** EC issues notice to Rahul Gandhi for 'panauti', pickpocket remarks targeting PM Narendra Modi New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) issued a show-cause notice to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday for his 'panauti', 'pickpocket' and loan-waiver remarks targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and asked him to respond by Saturday evening. **** CAL7 BH-GIRIRAJ-LD HALAL **** 'Akin to Jizya tax': Giriraj demands ban on halal products in Bihar Patna: Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to ban the sale of 'halal certified' products, calling it a 'jihad' aimed at the 'Islamisation of businesses'. **** MDS11 ELECTIONS-TELANGANA-BJP-GOYAL **** India will emerge as third largest economy; T'gana can be part of it: Union Minister Piyush Goyal Hyderabad: The country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is poised to become the third largest economy in the next few years, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday, adding that Telangana can be a part of this progress if it votes for the BJP. **** BOM7 MH-QUOTA-FADNAVIS **** Efforts on to give quota to Marathas, govt positive towards their demands: Fadnavis Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said the government is positive towards addressing demands raised by Marathas and efforts are underway to give reservation to the community. **** CAL24 MZ-NGOS-COUNTING **** Seeking change in counting day, Mizoram NGO body visits Delhi to meet EC Aizawl: A delegation of Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee (NGOCC), an umbrella body of major civil society and student organisations, has left for Delhi with a hope to meet Election Commission officials for rescheduling the day for counting of votes for state assembly polls. **** BOM2 MH-MAHADEV APP-CASE **** Mahadev betting app case registered in Mumbai transferred to crime branch Mumbai: An FIR registered here pertaining to alleged illegal gambling and cyber fraud worth Rs 15,000 crore linked to Mahadev betting app has been transferred to the Mumbai crime branch for investigation, an official said on Thursday. **** MDS12 KA-CASTE CENSUS-SCIENTIFIC **** Caste census in Karnataka 'completely scientific', says former panel head, rebuts charges Bengaluru: Former Karnataka State Commission for Backward Classes Chairperson H Kantharaju, the architect of the state's Socio-Economic and Education survey, popularly known as the 'caste census' on Thursday asserted that the exercise was 'completely scientific', and rejected claims to the contrary. **** LEGAL LGD8 SC-SAME SEX MARRIAGE-LD REVIEW **** Plea for review of same-sex marriages verdict mentioned in SC for open court hearing New Delhi: A petition seeking review of the October 17 verdict refusing to accord legal recognition to same-sex marriages by queer couples was on Thursday mentioned before the Supreme Court for an open court hearing. **** LGD10 SC-PMLA **** SC defers hearing on pleas for reconsideration of 2022 PMLA verdict that upheld ED's power to arrest New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned by eight weeks the hearing on pleas seeking reconsideration of its July 27, 2022 verdict, which had upheld the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) powers to arrest and attach property under the PMLA. **** BUSINESS DEL36 BIZ-VAISHNAW-DEEPFAKES **** New regulation to tackle deepfakes soon; Vaishnaw meets social media platforms New Delhi: Terming deepfakes as a new threat to democracy, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday said that the government will come up with new regulations soon to tackle deepfakes. **** FOREIGN FGN23 CANADA-G20-TRUDEAU **** Trudeau highlights need of action to uphold rule of law and international law during virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit hosted by India Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted the importance of coordinated G20 leadership and action to uphold the rule of law and international law and strengthen democratic systems, as he participated in a virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit hosted by India. **** FGN26 PAK-IMRAN-PARTY-SYMBOL **** Pak election body orders Imran Khan's party to intra-party polls within 20 days to retain bat symbol Islamabad: Pakistan's election commission on Thursday ordered jailed former prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party to hold intra-party elections within 20 days to retain the bat as its poll symbol, according to a media report. **** FGN29 UK-INDIANS-VISAS **** Indian skilled workers, medics, students dominate UK visa tally London: Indian skilled workers, medical professionals and students held on to their domination in the UK’s visa tally over the past year, according to official immigration statistics released here on Thursday. 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