<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>1) PM Modi celebrates Diwali with jawans, says Rs 5,500 crore paid as first OROP instalmentThe first instalment of nearly Rs 5,500 crore has been paid for implementing the OROP scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said while asserting that he has “fulfilled the promise” he made to ex-servicemen on the issue that has been hanging fire for the last 40 years. The Prime Minister, while celebrating Diwali with army and ITBP personnel in Sumdo here, over 270 km from state capital Shimla, also lauded the role of the security force personnel guarding and protecting the country. Read more…2) Uttar Pradesh: 6 injured in stampede at Akhilesh Yadav’s Janata Durbar in SaifaiSix people including a Zila Panchayat head were on Sunday injured in a stampede at a Janata Durbar programme of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at his ancestral village of Saifai.Additional SP Ram Kishan Yadav said a large crowd had gathered outside the PWD Guest House where the CM was holding the programme. Read more…3) Debutant Mehedi Hasan spins Bangladesh to first test win against EnglandTeenage sensation Mehedi Hasan took six wickets as Bangladesh secured their first ever test win over England with an 108-run victory on Sunday. England had won all previous nine matches against their South Asian rivals but were all out for 164 in their second innings while chasing 273 for victory on the third day of the second test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. Read more…4) Martyred jawan Mandeep Singh’s last rites held with full state honoursThe last rites of army jawan Mandeep Singh, who was killed by terrorists in Macchil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, were held with full state honours on Sunday, even as his family and villagers demanded that Pakistan be given a befitting reply for its repeated misadventures. The jawan’s body, wrapped in the tricolour, was brought in a bedecked army vehicle to his native village here as a large number of people including from neighbouring areas paid their last respect. The martyr whose body was mutilated by the terrorists, was given a gun salute by the army, which sounded the last post. Mandeep’s father lit the funeral pyre. Read more…5) Earthquake of 6.6 magnitude strikes central ItalyAn earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck central and southern Italy on Sunday. The seismic tremor was also felt in Rome. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake took place six kilometers north of Norci. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre put the magnitude at 6.6 or 6.5 with an epicentre 132 kilometres northeast of Rome and 67 kilometres east of Perugia, near the epicentre of last week’s temblors. It struck at 7:40 am. Read more…

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