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Big Stories Today: After petrol, diesel cooking oil prices cut, Covid-19 night curfew withdrawn in Karnataka, Delhi air quality blamegame returns

Top News Today: From air quality deteriorating to big political news, you will get it all here on APN Top News.



NCB removes Sameer Wankhede as probe officer from Aryan Khan Case

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, who is facing a slew of allegations ranging from bribery, extortion, and questions has been reportedly removed from his role as the lead investigator in the Mumbai drugs bust case in which Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan‘s son Aryan Khan is an accused.

At 462, Delhi’s AQI a day after Diwali poorest in five years, says Central Pollution Control Board data

Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI), a day after Diwali, was recorded at 462 which is the poorest in five years, as per the data of the Central Pollution Control Board.

India to host dialogue on Afghanistan on November 10, invites China, Pakistan

India will host a high-level regional security dialogue over the developments in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover, sources have said. The Delhi Regional Security Dialogue, which was held in September 2018 and December 2019, was not held last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Modi government scraps basic duty on crude palm oil, crude soyabean oil and crude sunflower oil from 2.5% to nil

A day after Diwali, the union government has cut the basic duty on Crude Palm Oil, Crude Soyabean Oil and Crude Sunflower Oil from 2.5% to nil.
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said: In a bid to reign in a continuous rise in the cooking oil prices since past one year the government has taken this decision.

30 more test positive for Zika virus in Kanpur, caseload spikes to 66

The number of people infected with the Zika virus in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur rose to 66 after 30 more people tested positive for the infection, according to a report on Friday.
The city saw its first Zika virus case on October 23 after an officer of the Indian Air Force (IAF) tested positive.

No Chhath Puja on Mumbai beaches, says BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has requested people not to visit beaches for the Chhath Puja celebrations on November 10 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The civic body has asked citizens to celebrate the festival at artificial ponds.

Terrorists fire on security forces at SKIMS Medical College in Srinagar

Terrorists opened fire at security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Friday. The incident happened at SKIMS Medical College Hospital in Srinagar’s Bemina region.
The Jammu and Kashmir police said: “There was a brief firefight between terrorists and security forces at SKIMS Hospital, Bemina. Terrorists managed to escape taking advantage of civilian presence.”

India asks Pakistan to reconsider its decision to close airspace to Srinagar-Sharjah direct flight

India has requested Pakistan to grant overflight clearance to GoFirst airline’s Srinagar-Sharjah flight keeping in mind the larger interest of common people who have booked their tickets for the route, government officials said on November 4.

Karnataka government withdraws Covid-19 related night curfew

Karnataka government on Friday has decided to withdraw the night curfew which was imposed due rise in Covid-19 cases.

India on Friday reported 12,729 new Coronavirus cases and 221 deaths. Of the total Covid cases in the country, the active cases account for less than 1% and are currently at 0.43%. In terms of total number, India’s active caseload stands at 1,48,922.

Surge in farm fires, crackers bursting reason for worsening air quality in Delhi, says Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday blamed crackers bursting, farm fires for worsening air quality in Delhi.

The air quality in the national capital on Diwali deteriorated to the severe category, with the Janpath area recording hazardous air quality on Friday morning. A thick blanket of smog shrouds the skies of the national capital. People from various parts of the city complained of itchy throats and watery eyes.

Beijing shuts roads, playgrounds due to heavy pollution

As China ramps up coal production and faces scrutiny of its environmental record at make-or-break international climate talks, the highways and school playgrounds in Beijing were closed Friday due to heavy pollution.
World leaders have gathered in Scotland this week for COP26 negotiations billed as one of the last chances to avert climate change, though Chinese President Xi Jinping made a written address instead of attending in person.

Aryan Khan appears before NCB for first time after bail

Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan on Friday appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). He was required to mark his presence before the agency between 11 am and 2 pm.
This was one of the conditions set by the Bombay High Court while granting bail to the 23-year-old who was arrested, along with several others, by the agency in the drugs-on-cruise case. Aryan Khan was released from Mumbai Arthur Road Prison on October 30 after spending 22 days in jail.

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo confirms his retirement from international cricket

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced to retire from all forms of cricket. Bravo’s announcement comes after his team suffered a 20-runs loss against Sri Lanka on Friday. The West Indies all-rounder had earlier announced retirement in 2018 before reversing the decision in 2019.

Australia postpones its first-ever Test match against Afghanistan

Cricket Australia has postponed their first-ever Test match against Afghanistan on Saturday. The match, which was scheduled in November last week at Hobert, has been postponed due to a reported ban on Afghanistan women’s cricket.

PM Modi offers prayers, says inner voice told him Kedarnath will be rebuilt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, November 5 made a visit to the Kedarnath temple and he offered prayers at the temple. He also unveiled a 12-foot long statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya. PM Modi also said that the inner voice told him that the Kedarnath temple will be rebuilt despite the mass destruction that took place in 2013.

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Gujarat: Bajrang Dal activists beat up Muslim youths for entering Garba event in Ahmedabad

Reports say the incident took place in the Sindhu Bhavan area on Tuesday night.



Garba Ahmedabad

A video is doing rounds on social media wherein Bajrang Dal activists can be seen thrashing Muslim youths for entering a Garba event in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. Reports say the incident took place in the Sindhu Bhavan area on Tuesday night.

In the now-viral video, Bajarang Dal members can be seen beating up two Muslim youths. One of the youths is stripped, punched, and kicked by the activists donning saffron scarves.

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Reports also stated that Bajrang Dal activists are taking rounds around all Garba venues to prevent the entry of Muslim men. According to them, Muslim men only enter Garba events to lure Hindu women leading to love jihad.

A VHP Bajrang Dal spokesperson informed that as many as forty activists visited two Garba venues on Tuesday and distributed pamphlets among women and girls to create awareness against Love Jihad. They asked the girls and women to be careful while speaking to men from other religions or communities, reports said.

Soon after the video of Bajrang Dal activists went viral, social media users reacted to it. While a section of users condemned the act and slammed the outfit for unnecessary moral policing, others showed their support.

One user wrote RSS, VHP, and Bajrang Dal are involved in violent activities against religions other than Hindus. The user further wrote that it’s a form of provoked extremism and such organisations should be banned.

Another user questioned the law and order and slammed Bajrang Dal. Yet another user called the incident humiliating and merciless.

Have a look at Twitter reactions here:

Meanwhile, Navratri started on September 26 this year. The 9-day-long festival will end on October 5 with Vijaya Dashmi. Multiple Garba events have been organised in different cities across India which makes the festival exuberant.

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Andhra Pradesh woman allows husband to marry his ex, all three to live in the same house

Tweeple got reminded of Sridevi-Anil Kapoor starrer Judaai after learning about this Andhra Pradesh incident.



People recreating a movie scene in real life can be fun but this time a similar incident took place in the city if real essence of India. An Andhra Pradesh woman woman got her husband married to his ex-lover with all her consent.

Merely a TV scene came to live when a wife made his husband marry his former liver. Moreover, the three of them are planning to live together under the same roof. Reportedly, the incident took place at Ambedkar Nagar of Dakkili in Tirupati.

The man recognized as Kalyan is a video content creator who married his first wife Vimala from Kadapa district two years ago. Apparently, the two met on social media. However, before this marriage, Kalyan was in a long-distance relationship with another woman named Nithya Sree. She is an influencer from Visakhapatnam and the two parted ways owing to circumstances.

The duo became popular on social media, amassing a large following on sites like YouTube and Share Chat. Later, Nitya Sree even moved into their neighborhood.

When Vimala came to know about her husband’s old relationship, she somehow agreed for their marriage, despite the fact that there is no legal authorization to the union. In the presence of his first wife, Kalyan married Nithya Sree on Wednesday at a local temple.

Following the ceremony, the trio posed for photographs as well. The photographs gained attention on social media. While tweeple were confused over the legal authorization of the union, others got reminded of Sridevi-Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matonkar starrer Judaai.

In the movie also, Sridevi gets her husband (Anil Kapoor) married to Urmila for the sake of money. However, things turn ugly when crucial moments tests their dynamics. Hence, in this Andhra incident also, it will be interesting if another follow up comes over.

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3rd standard Bihar boy teaches 10th class students, is popularly known as Chote Khan Sir | Watch

The third standard Bihar boy named Bobby revealed that he takes tuition from the famous Khan sir.



A hilarious video has taken over the internet where a third standard Bihar boy can be seen teaching 10th class students in a coaching center. The video was shared by a local journalist from Patna’s Masaudhi shows little Bobby teaching students up to class X.

The boy is now famously called Chote Khan sir in Patna’s Masaudhi. The video shows the boy teaching in a higher grade, where a journalist can be seen talking to him and the boy speaks more than his age.

Starting off with a monologue, the boy says, being poor is not a crime but dying poorly is a crime. One should always strive to become a better version of themselves. The reporter later goes to other kids in the class and they say that Bobby sir teaches them.

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In the video, the journalist asks the boy about one of the maths equations and the boy is also seen writing something on the board. However, what turns out to be unfavorable is that the answer given by Bobby was not only wrong but the kids there were unaware enough to point out the mistake.

Tweeple in the comment section wrote about the equation being wrong and even pointed out the level of education in Bihar. A user also wrote that when a third standard student can be seen teaching in 8-10th standard what else can we expect from such a youth rather than wasting opportunities and times.

The 3rd standard kid, Bobby even reveals that he goes to study from Khan sir. For the unversed, Khan Sir is a famous coaching teacher in Patna, who also gives classes on YouTube. He runs Khan GS Research Centers and is known for his unique teaching skills.

However, 8 months back an popular Patna’s Khan sir who is famous for his YouTube channel and giving lessons in a witty way was booked for inciting violence.

An FIR was filed against Khan sir, others for inciting violence during a protest in Patna. During that time, several protestors burned effigies and even burned trains in protest against the result of RRB-NTPC.

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