SpaceX Launch News Live: Amid Ukraine war, US flys Russian cosmonaut to ISS

 SpaceX Launch News Live: Amid Ukraine war, US flys Russian cosmonaut to ISS

SpaceX Launch News Live: A SpaceX spaceship blasted off from Florida on Wednesday, headed for the International Space Station and carrying a Russian crewmate, in a voyage that carries symbolic significance amid the Ukraine war. Anna Kikina, the only female cosmonaut in service, is part of the Crew-5 mission, which also includes one Japanese and two American astronauts. “Let’s do this,” said Crew-5 mission commander Nicole Mann, the first Native American in space, shortly before liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at noon.

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Grenade attack in Balochistan’s industrial town injures 5 members of a family

Five members of a family, including women and children, were critically injured in a grenade attack on the house of a tribal elder in an industrial town in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The grenade attack took place on Tuesday night after which the police confirmed that unidentified motorcyclists hurled the hand grenade at the house of tribal elder Salahuddin Zehri in Hub, reported Dawn. The injured women and children were rushed to Jam Ghulam Qadir hospital and later shifted to Karachi for treatment. Zehri was not home at the time of the grenade attack on his house.

Telangana adds 61 new cases to COVID tally

Telangana on Wednesday recorded 61 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the overall caseload to 8,38,243. Hyderabad district reported the highest number of cases at 41. A COVID-19 bulletin said 99 people recuperated from the infection raising the cumulative number of recoveries to date to 8,33,585. The recovery rate stood at 99.44%.

TN posts 421 new COVID-19 cases; nil fatality

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday logged 421 new COVID-19 cases pushing the overall tally to 35,85,427 while the toll remained unchanged at 38,047 with zero fresh fatalities. Chennai and Chengalpet topped the list at 92 and 37 cases respectively, while the remaining was spread across other districts, a medical bulletin said. Recoveries grew to 35,42,208 with 505 people recuperating from the virus in the last 24 hours, leaving 5,172 active cases.

Major blaze in east Delhi market, 35 fire tenders at spot

A major fire broke out at Gandhi Nagar Market in east Delhi here on Wednesday evening, officials said. Around 35 fire tenders and 150 firefighters were trying to control the blaze which broke out at around 5.40 pm, the officials said, adding the operation was still underway around 10.30 pm. The officials said no casualties have been reported so far. The fire started in a shop in the Nehru lane where mainly garments and hosiery outlets are located.

Virgin Atlantic to end flights between Hong Kong, London

British airline Virgin Atlantic on Wednesday announced it will no longer fly between London and Hong Kong, blaming the prolonged closure of Russian airspace. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Britain, Canada, and European Union countries banned Russian aircraft from their airspace. Russia retaliated by closing its airspace to dozens of countries including the UK.

Uganda Ebola outbreak death toll 29, says WHO

Sixty-three confirmed and probable cases have been reported in the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, including 29 deaths, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lamented that the outbreak, declared two weeks ago, was taking a deadly toll on health workers as well as patients. There are six species of the Ebolavirus genus and the one circulating in Uganda is the Sudan ebolavirus — for which there is currently no vaccine.

RSS leader Krishna Gopal says Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh witnessing positive changes due to reforms undertaken by BJP govt at Centre.

EAM Jaishankar arrives in New Zealand; meets Indian-origin minister Radhakrishnan

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday arrived in New Zealand and met Indian-origin minister Priyanca Radhakrishnan, and also had an interactive session with prominent personalities of the country. Jaishankar is on a week-long visit to New Zealand and Australia, during which he will review bilateral relations with the two countries during his separate discussions with New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

Amid Ukraine war, US flys Russian cosmonaut to ISS

A SpaceX spaceship blasted off from Florida on Wednesday, headed for the International Space Station and carrying a Russian crewmate, in a voyage that carries symbolic significance amid the Ukraine war. Anna Kikina, the only female cosmonaut in service, is part of the Crew-5 mission, which also includes one Japanese and two American astronauts. “Let’s do this,” said Crew-5 mission commander Nicole Mann, the first Native American in space, shortly before liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at noon.

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao announces plans to travel all over country following rechristening of his party as Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS), says it would start from neighbouring Maharashtra.

33 killed as bus carrying marriage party falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Thirty-three members of a wedding party were killed and 19 injured when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district, police said on Wednesday. The tragedy struck at around 7 pm on Tuesday as the bus, which was on its way to Kanda village in Bironkhal from Laldhang town in Haridwar, plunged into the 500-metre deep gorge near Simri bend.Local villagers were the first to reach the spot and used mobile phone flashlights to look for the victims in the night before assistance arrived.

SpaceX spaceship blasts off to ISS carrying 2 NASA astronauts, Russian cosmonaut, and JAXA astronaut: AFP News Agency

Delhi reports 96 new cases and zero death in the past 24 hours. Active cases: 380

A Russian cosmonaut launches from the US for the first time in 20 years, alongside NASA and Japanese astronauts, reports AP.

They call me ‘Katappa’. I want to tell you, that even ‘Katappa’ had self-respect, was not double standard like you

– CM Eknath Shinde responds to Uddhav Thackeray’s comment

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma attends ‘Ravan Dahan’ celebration in Guwahati’s Nehru Stadium

Fire breaks out in a shop in Delhi

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren celebrates ‘Ravan Dahan’ on the occasion of Dussehra in Ranchi

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren celebrates 'Ravan Dahan' on the occasion of Dussehra in Ranchi

This is not your (Uddhav Thackeray) private Limited company. The Shiv Sena is of shiv-sainiks who have given their sweat for it. Not for people like you, who did partnerships & sold it

– CM Eknath Shinde

Delhi govt receives 2,000 complaints in two days against parked old vehicles

The Delhi government has received nearly 2,000 complaints from the city’s resident welfare and market associations about old vehicles parked in their premises within two days of issuing a Whatsapp number for the purpose. The Delhi transport department had issued the number 8376050050 for RWAs and market associations to share details about parked old vehicles.

Maharashtra voters elected you and BJP in Assembly elections, but you betrayed people by allying with Congress and NCP

– Eknath Shinde to Uddhav Thackeray

Let Shinde-raj come, says Bal Thackeray’s son Jaidev at BKC rally

Jaidev Thackeray, son of Bal Thackeray was present at CM Eknath Shinde’s Dussehra rally at MMRDA grounds in BKC. Speaking on the stage, Jaidev Thackeray said, “Let Shinde-raj come. If you asked me, I will say take elections again, and let Shinde-Raj come. My blessings are always with him.” Jaidev Thackeray also said, “Everyone is asking me during the past week, if I have joined Shinde camp. I liked the ideas he put forth. Maharashtra needs a man of such courage. I have come here today out of my love for Eknath. Don’t let him get alone. Give him your support.”

The only thing I feel bad and angry about is that when I was admitted to the hospital, the people whom I gave the responsibility (of the state) became ‘Katappa’ and betrayed us… They were cutting me and thinking that I will never return from hospital

– Uddhav Thackeray

Jaidev Thackeray shows his support for CM Shinde, says, “Don’t leave Eknath Shinde alone. He is working for the farmers & commoners”

Uddhav Thackeray on Bilkis Bano- Bilkis Bano was pregnant when she was raped and her 3-year-old child was killed in front of her eyes. They were convicted but Gujarat govt let them off and even felicitated them. Is this your Hindutva, is this your woman empowerment?

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray holds Dussehra Rally at Shivaji Park

CM Shinde pays tribute to Balasaheb Thackeray’s chair

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and leaders from his faction gave a tribute to Balasaheb Thackeray’s chair. ‘Shashtr pooja’ was performed on the 51-feet sword for which a Mahant was called from Ayodha in UP.

Balasaheb Thackeray’s son Jaidev Thackeray comes to show his support and shares the stage with Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde

Uttarkashi avalanche: SDRF, ITBP, NIM teams rescue mountaineers

Teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Nehra Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) reached Advance Base Camp to rescue the trainees of NIM Uttarkashi, who were hit by an avalanche on Draupadi’s Danda Parvat 2 summit. Giving information to ANI, SDRF Commandant Manikant Mishra said that the three teams would first reach the Intermediate Camp and 1.5 km away at the avalanche site tomorrow to rescue 26 trainees and four bodies trapped at the avalanche site.

Four terrorists killed in separate encounters in J-K’s Shopian

Four terrorists, including those involved in the killing of a policeman three days ago, were neutralised in two encounters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian on Wednesday, police said. Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) ultras were killed in Drach Keegam area, while a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was eliminated in Moolu, they said. About the first encounter, a police spokesperson said security forces launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of terrorists there.

I allied with Congress and NCP to teach a lesson to BJP which backstabbed me: Uddhav Thackeray at Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

Liz Truss’s speech disrupted by environment activists

Accusing the new British PM Liz Truss of ‘shredding’ the Conservative party’s 2019 manifesto promises, activists from the environmental group Greenpeace disrupted Truss’ speech as Prime Minister on Wednesday, media reports said. The incident took place at the Conservative Party conference speech when two female activists held up a flag that read “Who voted for this?.” “Let’s get them removed,” said Truss and once the security guards escorted out the duo, Truss made a witty remark saying that the “anti-growth coalition” had arrived at the hall “a bit too early,” reported CNN.

At least four people were killed & 25 others were wounded in a blast that took place at a mosque of the Ministry of Interior, a spokesman for the MoI said, adding that an investigation is underway and further details will be shared later: Tolo News

Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya arrive at Shivaji Park

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and Sena MLA and Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray arrive at Shivaji Park.

Uganda Ebola outbreak death toll now 29: WHO

OPEC+ panel recommends 2 mn bpd cut to output limits

Mumbai police on toes for Shiv Sena factions’ Dussehra rallies in BKC and Shivaji Park

The Mumbai police are keeping a close vigil at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and the Shivaji Park ground in Dadar, the venues where Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray will address the rallies of their respective Shiv Sena factions, officials said on Wednesday. While the Thackeray faction will hold its rally at the historic Shivaji Park in Dadar in central Mumbai, a venue associated with the Shiv Sena since its inception in 1966, the rebel group led by Shinde has organised the event at the MMRDA ground at BKC in the suburbs. Both the leaders will address the rallies soon.

President Droupadi Murmu will not attend the function due to some unforeseen circumstances. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and actor Prabhas will attend Dusherra celebrations today.

With heavy rains lashing Kanpur today, the Ravana effigies to be burnt for the final day of Navratri celebrations on occasion of Dussehra stand spoiled.

Snacks, lunch served to attendees at BKC rally

A Shiv Sena party worker confirmed that there is a cafeteria behind the stage for VIPs and VVIPs serving tea and coffee at the MMRDA ground. Those attending the rally had choice of lunch being served here and around the area where their vehicles dropped them off and parked. Snacks were served to some groups, while lunch was served to some (chapati, sabzi, rice), the party worker said, in an interview to the Indian Express.

Puducherry logs 43 new COVID-19 cases

Puducherry registered 43 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 1,74,753, a senior Health Department official said here on Wednesday. Director of Health G Sriramulu in a release said the 43 cases surfaced at the end of examination of 373 samples in the last 24 hours, ending 10 AM today. While Puducherry region alone accounted for 34 out of the 43 new cases, Karaikal registered nine infections. Mahe and Yanam regions however had nil cases.

Crowds gather for Dusshera rally

The Taliban say a blast went off in a government ministry mosque in Kabul as officials and visitors were praying, reports AP.

Kerala Police officer suspended over alleged links with banned outfit PFI

A Kerala Police officer has been suspended for allegedly having links with activists of banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), police said.Ernakulam (rural) District Police Chief Vivek Kumar issued an order on October 4 immediately suspending the Civil Police Officer (CPO) who is alleged to have links with PFI activists, according to a report submitted by the SHO of Pothanikkad police station.

Fresh municipal polls in Bihar only after quotas are restored: JD(U)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday asserted that fresh municipal polls will now be held in the state only after reservations for Other Backward Classes and Extremely Backward Classes, set aside by the Patna High Court, were restored.JD(U) national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan and parliamentary board chief Upendra Kushwaha made the averment at a joint press conference here, a day after the court declared the quotas “illegal” and directed the State Election Commission to hold the urban local body polls only after all the reserved seats were “re notified” as those of general category.

WTO slashes 2023 global trade forecast as recession looms

The World Trade Organization on Wednesday dramatically lowered its global trade forecast for 2023, as Russia’s war in Ukraine and other shocks take their toll on the world economy. Presenting a revision of their annual trade forecast, WTO economists said they expected the volume of global merchandise trade to grow 3.5 percent this year, which is slightly higher than their expectations in April. But they forecast it would grow by only one percent in 2023 — dramatically down from their expectations of 3.4-percent growth six months ago.

IMD predicts heavy rainfall over coastal Andhra Pradesh for next few days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heavy rainfall over coastal Andhra Pradesh for the upcoming two-three days. The head of IMD’s Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre stated that a trough is standing over Andhra Pradesh which would cause rainfall in the state for the next few days.”A trough is now standing over Andhra Pradesh coast. Light to moderate rainfall is expected in the coming three days on the north and south coasts of Andhra Pradesh. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected on October 5 (today) over north coastal Andhra Pradesh,” Sunanda Moka, Head of IMD’s Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre said.

Congress in Maharashtra announces support for candidate of Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena in November 3 by-election to Andheri East Assembly constituency in Mumbai

Parmeshwari Lohia, the mother of HK Lohia breaks down in front of the media, asks “What was his fault?”

Last respects paid to DG Prison HK Lohia during the wreath-laying ceremony in Jammu today

The officer was murdered allegedly by the domestic help of his friend, whose residence the officer had been staying at.

Shiv Sena Lok Sabha member Krupal Tumane claims 2 MPs, 5 MLAs from Uddhav Thackeray-led Sena faction will join group headed by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde today

Himachal Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in Dussehra Rath Yatra during International Dussehra celebrations in Kullu

Army helicopter crashes in Arunachal, 1 pilot dead

Haryana CM ML Khattar reached Medanta hospital in Gurugram to check on the health of former UP CM Mulayam Singh admitted there

“Met with family, his son Akhilesh Yadav, wishing for his quick recovery. Doctors say there is an improvement but full recovery will take time,” CM said.

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami conducts aerial inspection of rescue & relief operation being carried out to find the mountaineering trainees who were hit by an avalanche yesterday in Uttarkashi

J-K: ‘Gupkar model’ laid out red carpet for Pakistani terrorists, says Amit Shah in Baramulla

Today while on duty at Haal Pulwama, rifle of a Policeman accidentally went off resulting in injuries to a person. Injured person was immediately evacuated to the hospital by Police: ADGP Kashmir

Later on, the injured person namely Mohd Asif Padroo resident of Poterwaal Shopian succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Case registered and policeman arrested. Further investigation ongoing.

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi offered Dussehra Prayers at Bheemanakolli Temple in Begur Village in HD Kote Assembly, Karnataka

HK Lohia murder: No terror link found, interrogation of accused underway

IIT-Delhi set for complete revamp of curriculum after over a decade: Director Rangan Banerjee tells PTI

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