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17 Oct News Digest: Navratri from today, Encounter in J&K, Dilip Ghosh tests positive

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Navratri today
Navratri from today

Navratri festival is starting from today (Saturday, October 17) amid Coronavirus infection in the country. Amid deepening crisis, this time Navratri and Dussehra are not going to be organized on a large scale. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind have greeted the countrymen. A grand Ramleela is also being organized in Ayodhya on the occasion of Navratri and Dussehra. It will start today. Due to Covid-19, viewers will not be able to go to it but will be able to watch it live on social media and YouTube. Durga Puja has a different significance in Kolkata. One thing that attracts attention in Kolkata's Navratri Puja is the design of Durga Puja Pandals here.

Dilip Ghosh tests Positive

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has been found to be Coronavirus positive. Dilip Ghosh has been admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata on Friday after his health deteriorated.

IPL 2020

In the IPL 2020, on Friday, Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets. KKR were playing under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan for the first time after Dinesh Karthik stepped down. It was a comfortable victory for MI as Quinton de Kock starred with an unbeaten 78.

Statue of Unity opens

One of the popular tourist attractions of the country, The Statue of Unity in Gujarat is being opened to tourists from today. It is being opened around 7 months after the nationwide lockdown that was announced in March end.

Encounter in Budgam

In an encounter between security forces and militants in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir, the security forces arrested a terrorist with a 47 rifle. The police said that the encounter started in the Chadura area of ​​Budgam. A terrorist was killed by the security forces and security forces are taking action.

Terrorist killed in Anantnag

A terrorist has been killed in an encounter in Anantnag. The army and police conducted a joint operation based on the input of the Jammu and Kashmir Police. The search operation is still in progress. An AK rifle has also been recovered.

MP: Photo of Deepika Padukone on MNREGA job card

In Madhya Pradesh, a case of fraud under MGNREGA scheme has come to light. The officials are accused of making fake job cards. A picture of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been put on these job cards. Along with this, money has also been withdrawn from the accounts of the beneficiaries of the scheme.

Ballia firing

The search for Dhirendra Pratap Singh, the main accused in the Ballia firing case is going on. After this sensational shooting, the main accused Dhirendra Pratap Singh released a video, claiming that he did not fire. At the same time, a separate case of shooting and killing of a BJP leader has also come up in Firozabad.

Bihar Election: Grand Alliance releases manifesto

The Mahagathbandhan has released its manifesto for Bihar elections. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala were also present on the occasion.

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