Delhi Minister of Health Satyendar Jain on October 26 met Mayors of all the three municipal corporations, who sat on 'dharna' outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. They are protesting over the non-payment of salaries of the employees of the municipal corporation. The Mayors are not ready to move until meeting with CM Kejriwal.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij accused Congress of creating unnecessary scene by burning tractor near India Gate. Vij said, "Anyone involved in agriculture sector, in any way, will never indulge in such an act. They'll never set ablaze the things which help them in farming." Youth Congress workers during protest against farm bills had set a tractor ablaze near India Gate.
While commenting on the Farm Bills, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Legislative Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav said, "The agriculture bills recently passed in Lok Sabha is against farmers and now we can see the difference of opinion in NDA (National Democratic Party) also". Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Member of Parliament (MP), Harsimran Kaur Badal resigned from the cabinet post over the issue. "Opposition parties are misleading people, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said agricultural bills the will be beneficial for farmer. India become independent in 1947 but farmers got independence today with these two agricultural bills," said the Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anil Vij. Haryana and Punjab farmers have staged protest against the bills.
During press conference held on October 27, Secretary of Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan said, "78 per cent of active cases are present in 10 states and UTs. 58% of new deaths reported in five States and Union Territories (Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka), in the last 24 hours. During the festival season, cases have increased in Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi."
US State Secretary Mike Pompeo after attending 2+2 India-US Ministerial Dialogue on October 27 in Delhi said that US will stand with India as they confront threats to their sovereignty, liberty. He said, "US and India are taking steps to strengthen our cooperation against all manner of threats and not just those posed by Chinese Communist Party. Last year, we've expanded our cooperation on cyber issues, our navies have held joint exercises in Indian ocean." "We visited National War Memorial to honour brave men and women of Indian armed forces who sacrificed for the world's largest democracy, including 20 killed by PLA in Galwan Valley. US will stand with India as they confront threats to their sovereignty, liberty" he added.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after attending 2+2 India-US Ministerial Dialogue on October 27 in Delhi said that their military to military cooperation is progressing very well. He said, "Our military to military cooperation is progressing very well. In two days meeting, we also explored probable capacity building and other joint cooperation activities in third countries including our neighbourhood and beyond." "We also agreed that upholding rules-based international order respecting rule of law and freedom of navigation in the international sea and uploading territorial integrity and sovereignty of all states are essential," he added.
In a heinous crime, two bike-borne men attacked a woman in Haryana with acid. The incident happened in Panipat on October 26. "FIR has been registered. Based on the CCTV footage, we are identifying the men," a police official said.
Body of 21-year-old student, who was shot dead in Haryana's Ballabhgarh brought to her residence from hospital. The family members then took the body to crematorium for the cremation. Earlier in the day, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assured that strict action will be taken against the accused. The whole incident was captured in a CCTV footage placed outside victim's college. She could be seen trying to save herself but was shot at point blank range. After shooting the girl, the assailant fled with his associate in the car. Locals and family members of the student also staged a protest. Police earlier today arrested the attacker Touseef and his accomplice, Rehan, and have sent them to two days police custody.
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on October 27 slammed Haryana's Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar-led government over the 21-year-old college girl who was shot dead in broad daylight in Haryana's Ballabhgarh on Oct 26. He said, "45% crime against women increased in Haryana in 2 years. Haryana is number one in gang-rape. Khattar should feel ashamed as the girls are not safe in his state. Accused should be punished in 30 days." Mortal remains of the girl were handed over to her family in Faridabad. The two accused in the incident have been sent to two-day police custody.
A 72-year-old farmer died in Haryana's Ambala on October 14. He lost his life during a BJP tractor rally in support of Farm Bills. Speaking to media, DSP of Naraingarh, Anil Kumar said, "Case has been..