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Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa on respiratory support, says hospital

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, according to a press release released by the Apollo Hospitals on 3 October, read that she is currently on respiratory support. She is also being given allied clinical measure for her infection.

CM is responding adequately to the comprehensive treatment and had been advised further stay in the hospital, read the press release.

Earlier, a PIL was filed in the Madras High Court seeking a detailed report from the government on the health condition of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

Meanwhile, a 47-year-old AIADMK worker, died of a heart attack in Coimbatore on learning about CM's deteriorating health. Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital on September 22 for "fever and dehydration."

BCCI to cancel India-New Zealand Test series as Lodha Committee freezes its accounts

Disgruntled by the Justice R M Lodha Committee's decision to freeze its accounts, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to cancel the ongoing New Zealand series, which has a Test and five ODIs remaining.

This comes in the wake of India shooting to the number one spot. The third Test between India and New Zealand, scheduled to be played in Indore from October 8-12, has now been cancelled in reaction to the Lodha Committee's decision.

The Lodha Committee wrote to the BCCI, questioning the disbursement of annual subsidies and other payments that had been made to to state associations, following which their accounts in Yes Bank and Bank of Maharashtra were frozen.

Ceasefire violation in Naushera : Pakistani troops resort to shelling, gunfire along LoC

With ceasefire violations becoming a regular affair in the wake of the surgical strike unleashed by India along the LoC, Pakistani troops took to heavy shelling and firing in the Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district early on 4 October.

Pakistani forces started unprovoked firing and shelling in civilian areas and on forward Indian posts around 5 a.m. Troops guarding the border line retaliated effectively. The heavy exchange of fire is still going on. There is no report of any casualty or injury to the Indian side.

Indian Army has given befitting reply to the unprovoked shelling by Pakistan in civilian areas of Poonch district along the LoC yesterday in which five civilians including three women were injured and some shops were gutted in fire.

9 bogies of Jhelum Express derailed near Ludhiana, at least 2 injured

Nine coaches of the Jhelum Express, that plies between Pune and Jammu Tawi stations, derailed in the wee hours of 4 October near Ludhiana, leaving at least two injured.

The Ministry of Railways took to twitter to inform that those injured in the mishap have been rushed to the Civil hospital in Ludhiana. They have also issued a number of helplines to aid in the situation.

"11078 (Jhelum exp) derailed on approach to river Sutlej bridge Philore- Ladowal sec NR/ FZR div, No casualty and only 2 minor injuries," the ministry tweeted.

J&K: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Kargil War Memorial

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the Kargil War Memorial at Dras in Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday. He will lay a wreath in honour of the brave Indian soldiers at the memorial.

Following this, he will interact with a cross-section of people in Kargil and hold meetings with delegations of political parties, civil society groups and individuals and take their views on development related issues as well.

In wake of the terror attack in Baramulla, on Monday Rajnath Singh said security forces are giving a befitting reply to terrorists from the other side of the border.