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Major News and Events of 27 October 2015

What Happened on 27 October 2015

'Police followed legal procedure in visiting Kerala House'

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi clarified that the police did not conduct any raid at Kerala House, the state's guest house in the capital, and their visit was as per legal procedure. As Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal criticised Delhi Police, saying it had no business to enter Kerala House, Bassi said he had not seen the tweet but the police followed legal procedure while visiting the house. Source: IANS

Act against policemen who 'raided' Kerala House: AAP

Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) demanded action against Delhi Police officers who "raided" the Kerala House here to verify if beef was served in its canteen. "The AAP strongly condemns the completely unjustified Delhi Police raid at the Kerala House" on Monday evening, it said in a series of tweets. "Delhi Police under BJP has lost all sense of impartiality and professionalism and is behaving like a rightwing frontal organisation of the BJP." Source: IANS

Mamata slams police raid at Delhi's Kerala Bhavan

Condemning the police raid at Kerala House in New Delhi to verify if beef was served in its canteen, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called it an attempt to curb fundamental rights of the people. "I strongly condemn what happened in Delhi at Kerala Bhavan.An unwise and unhealthy attempt to curb fundamental rights of people. Intolerance," she tweeted. Source: IANS

Sania-Martina win WTA Finals opener

Top tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis got off to a winning start at the year-ending $7 million WTA Finals, being played on the hard courts of the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The Indo-Swiss pair took just an hour and 15 minutes to defeat American sixth seeds Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-4, 6-2 in the red group of the round robin league format. Source: IANS

Sushma Swaraj meets Cameroon, Tunisia foreign ministers

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held bilateral meetings with Cameroon and Tunisia foreign ministers on the sidelines of the ongoing Third India-Africa Forum Summit (IFAS). "Closer to Cameroon. EAM @SushmaSwaraj with Foreign Minister Mbella Mbella," Vikas Swarup, spokesperson in the external affairs ministry, tweeted after her meeting with the foreign minister of Cameroon. Earlier, she held a bilateral meeting with Tunisia Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche. Source: IANS

Doordarshan to telecast India-Africa Forum Summit live

Public service broadcaster Doordarshan will telecast the India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) live from Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex (ISGC). "The main summit meeting scheduled for October 29 will be telecast live on three national channels of Doordarshan," an official release. "The opening session will be telecast live on DD National, DD India and DD News channels from IGSC. The session will commence at 08.50 a.m. (local time) and will tentatively end by 11.30 a.m. (local time)," it added. Source: IANS

Government to achieve 3.9 fiscal deficit target: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley exuded confidence that the government will achieve the fiscal deficit target of 3.9 percent in the current financial year. "I have consciously kept this year a very modest target of 3.9 percent. I think the manner in which tax revenues and expenditure are moving, I don't think this will be difficult to meet," Jaitley said here at the five-day India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) which commenced. Stating that there was a better collection of revenues during the first six months of the current fiscal, he hoped the same for the remaining two quarters of 2015-16. Source: IANS

Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir valley

A protest shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley. Senior separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Asiya Andrabi and others called for a shutdown on Tuesday against landing of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir on October 27, 1947 following the accession of the state with India by the then Dogra maharaja, Hari Singh. The separatists who are fighting for secession of the state, have asked the people to observe October 27 as a "black day". Source: IANS

India, Africa cannot be excluded from security council: Sushma

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India and Africa can no longer be excluded from the permanent membership of the UN Security Council. She said the 70th session of the UN General Assembly was an opportune moment to achieve concrete results on this long pending issue. Source: IANS

Kudankulam n-reactor to restart generation in December

India's atomic power company Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is likely to restart its first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) only in December this year, said a source. The source, not wanting to be named, told IANS: "The first unit is expected to restart generation only in December. The second unit may take longer time to start power generation." The NPCIL is building two 1,000 MW atomic power plants with Russian equipment at an outlay of over Rs.17,000 crore. Source: IANS

Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission released

Union minister Jitendra Singh released the first-ever Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission and said the language could help spread awareness on space missions in the country. "Even though India's achievements in space missions are being appreciated the world over, Hindi language can serve as a medium for spreading further awareness within the country about recent space missions, particularly the Mars Orbiter Mission," he said. Source: IANS

SC refuses to stay killing of stray dogs in Kerala

Disapproving the mass culling of stray dogs by the Thiruvananthapuram civic body, the Supreme Court on Monday however refused to stay it and said the killing of the dangerous dogs and those inflicted with rabies should be guided by rules. Declining to pass an interim order putting on hold the killing by Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation (MCT), a bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice P.C.Pant said that the killing of the stray dogs should be guided by the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001. Source: IANS

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