04:10 pm Mumbai: Police have tightened security outside Bollywood actor Salman Khan's residence in the Bandra area of Mumbai following protests demanding a ban on "Bigg Boss Season 13" to include a new concept that they say is "against Indian culture and encouraging vulgarity." On Friday, outside Salman Khan's Bandra bandstand residence in Mumbai, a protester group, including leaders of Karni Sena, held protests, an official said on Saturday. "Police detained protesters from the spot and increased security outside the house," police official said.
11:10 am Aurangabad: The statements made by NCP leader Sharad Pawar in recent rallies indicate that his "restraint" is over as he is feeling defeat in elections to the Maharashtra Assembly, Working President of BJP, JP Nadda said. Nadda was addressing a rally ahead of the October 21assembly elections. At Barshi earlier in the day, Pawar had blamed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for saying that there was no opposition to the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. "Leaders moving between jail and the Enforcement Directorate and not able to take the state on the development path ahead," Nadda said. In a case of money laundering registered in connection with the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank scam, the ED recently named Sharad Pawar and his nephew and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar.
05:10 pm Bengaluru: The former deputy chief minister G Parameshwara's personal assistant Ramesh committed suicide on Saturday in Bengaluru, police said, a day after the income tax department searched for medical colleges and other premises related to the Congress leader. Deputy police commissioner (West) B Ramesh said Ramesh's body was found hanging from a tree in the Gnana Bharathi area "He seemed to have committed suicide. We are checking the details". Ramesh was with Parameshwara during the raids, but a senior I-T official said neither was he covered in the department’s action nor was his statement recorded.
05:10 pm According to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, the Kashmir issue was not raised or discussed at the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. He was at a special press briefing following the end of the two-day summit. India had previously taken exception to references to Kashmir following talks between Xi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan prior to the informal meeting visit by the Chinese President to India.
05:10 pm Srinagar: After a grenade attack by terrorists in a market area on Saturday at least seven people were injured in Srinagar, police said Three civilians are in a critical condition and every injured person has been moved to a hospital. The attack happened at Hari Singh High Street Market, which is a few hundred metres away from Lal Chowk. Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF are jointly conducting a search.
02:10 pm Srinagar: People in Jammu and Kashmir with postpaid mobile connections will be able to make calls beginning on Monday as the communications blackout imposed before the government revoked the decades-old special privileges of the state entered its 69th day. However, Internet connectivity will remain suspended for now. "The mobile phone connections, all postpaid mobile phone connections, regardless of a service provider, will resume at noon from Monday, October 14. This will happen throughout the state in all 10 districts, "said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Rohit Kansal, at a briefing. He also said that political leaders who have been detained will be gradually released.
05:10 pm Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived at Chennai Airport for an unscribed meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as "unparalleled" by New Delhi. President Xi was received by Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Deputy Chief Minister O Pannerselvam. PM Modi, who had reached Tamil Nadu a few hours earlier, took a chopper to Mamallapuram on the outskirts of Chennai where the visiting dignitary will be received later that evening. “Welcome to India, President Xi Jinping!,” PM Modi tweeted minutes after President Xi landed in Chennai.