Sunday, October 17, 2021

Air India acquisition by Tata Sons to give impetus to air traffic from Hyderabad airport
Hyderabad (Telangana) | October 13, 2021 9:46:37 PM IST
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), led by GMR Group on Wednesday welcomed the Tata Sons emerging as the successful bidder for Air India and said that the acquisition will expedite the expansion momentum and open doors for aviation busine ... read..

Amit Shah likely to visit poll-bound Uttarakhand on Oct 29,30
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 9:46:36 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit the poll-bound Uttarakhand on October 29 and 30. ... read..

Thanks to Fadnavis, I remembered I was 4-time CM, quips Sharad Pawar
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Veteran politician and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday took a sharp swipe at Leader of Opposition in Assembly Devendra Fadnavis over his statement that he "still feels the Chief Minister" of Maharashtra. ... read..

7 UP Districts excel in Niti Aayog ranking
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
As many as 7 districts of Uttar Pradesh have found a place in the top 10 best-performing aspirational districts in the 'delta ranking' released by NITI Aayog for the month of August 2021. ... read..

CM Channi 'unwittingly' handed half of Punjab to Centre: Sunil Jhakhar on BSF's jurisdiction extension
Punjab | October 13, 2021 9:16:32 PM IST
Former Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar on Wednesday raised questions over the state government's move to ask the Centre to "seal" the international border of the state and said Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has "unwittingly managed to hand ... read..

Small, isolated populations of India more susceptible to COVID-19: Centre For Cellular and Molecular Biology
Hyderabad (Telangana) | October 13, 2021 9:16:27 PM IST
The small, isolated populations of India are more susceptible to COVID-19, as per a press release from the Centre For Cellular And Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. ... read..

Flood alert sounded along banks of Bhavani river
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The Coimbatore district administration has issued a flood alert along the banks of the Bhavani river, and a team comprising of 300 fire personnel and 50 Tamil Nadu Special commandos has been rushed to the area to deal with any emergency in Mettupalayam, P ... read..

IMD predicts rain, thunderstorms in Chennai, adjacent areas in next 48 hours
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light rain and thunderstorms here in the next 48 hours and winds from opposing directions converging close to the coast. ... read..

Terrorist killed in Kashmir encounter
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
One terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in the Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, officials said. ... read..

Have laid India's foundation for next 25 yrs with GatiShakti plan: PM
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Unveiling the GatiShakti National Master Plan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the programme will boost India's self-confidence and make the country self-reliant (Atmanirbhar) as today, "we have laid the foundation for the next 25 year ... read..

AAP, Delhi BJP indulge in letter war over Chhath Puja
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
Reacting to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's letter to Union Health Minister over Chhath Puja row, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday said that if Delhi government was keen to allow the festivities to take place in the national capital, it would ... read..

'Don't think Gandhi is father of nation,' says Veer Savarkar's grandson
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 8:46:39 PM IST
Ranjit Savarkar, the grandson of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar on Wednesday said that he does not think that Mahatma Gandhi is the father of the nation as the country has many of such leaders who have been forgotten. ... read..

Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 8:46:36 PM IST
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here. ... read..

1 arrested by Delhi CGST officials for fraudulently claiming ITC of Rs 134 crore
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 8:46:33 PM IST
The officers of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate, Delhi East, carried out the detailed analysis and unearthed a network of fictitious exporters who were availing and utilizing fake Input Tax Credit (ITC) of Rs 134 crore under the Good ... read..

Allegations against DK Shivakumar communicated to me by Saleem were made by BJP: Congress leader Ugrappa
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 13, 2021 8:46:31 PM IST
Congress leader VS Ugrappa on Wednesday said that the allegations against Karnataka party chief DK Shivakumar were made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and media coordinator MA Saleem was merely communicating it to him. ... read..

President Kovind to celebrate Dussehra with soldiers in Drass
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 8:46:30 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir on October 14 and 15 and celebrate Dussehra with troops in Drass. ... read..

Goa independent MLA extends support to Trinamool
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Goa's independent MLA Prasad Gaonkar on Wednesday extended his support to the Trinamool Congress, even as his brother Santosh and several other followers formally joined the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party. ... read..

Gunfight breaks out at Awantipore in J&K
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Tral area of Awantipore in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, officials said. ... read..

Infosys records 19.4 pc year-on-year growth
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 8:17:35 PM IST
Infosys has recorded a strong performance in second quarter of the financial year 2021-22 with a 19.4 per cent increase in the year-on-year growth and sequential growth accelerating to 6.3 per cent in constant currency. ... read..

Indian Professional Nurses Association moves HC seeking voting rights for nurses registered with Delhi Nursing Council
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 8:17:30 PM IST
A petition has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking voting rights for all nurses registered with the Delhi Nursing Council (DNC) for electing their office bearers and executive committee. ... read..

Goa MLA Prasad Shashikant Gaonkar joins TMC
Panaji (Goa) | October 13, 2021 8:17:25 PM IST
Ahead of the Assembly elections slated for next year, Goa MLA Prasad Shashikant Gaonkar joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday. ... read..

TN govt releases draft of slum dwellers resettlement policy
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government has released the first draft of its resettlement and rehabilitation policy of slum dwellers. ... read..

5 batchmates from Gurugram-based school make it to Cambridge
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The University of Cambridge, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, welcomed five students from the same batch of a Gurugram-based school. ... read..

Stalin seeks KCR's support for demand to abolish NEET
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has sought the support of his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrasekhar Rao for the demand to abolish NEET, the national exam for admission to medical courses. ... read..

Another accused in Lakhimpur Kheri case surrenders in court
Lakhimpur Kheri (UP) | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Ankit Das, one of the accused in the Lakhimpur incident in which four farmers were mowed down by an SUV on October 3, has surrendered in court on Wednesday. ... read..

Cong likely to tie up with Shivpal, other smaller parties in UP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
After Congress leader Acharya Pramod's pictures with Shivpal Yadav went viral, a speculation is gaining ground that the Congress in Uttar Pradesh is trying to seek an alliance with smaller parties like the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party ahead of the next ye ... read..

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Goa tomorrow
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 7:47:13 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Goa on October 14 to lay the foundation stone for National Forensic Science University. ... read..

Kerala reports 11,079 new COVID-19 cases
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 13, 2021 7:47:10 PM IST
Kerala recorded 11,079 fresh COVID-19 cases and 123 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin issued by the Health Department on Wednesday. ... read..

Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for October 20
Seoul | October 13, 2021 7:47:08 PM IST
Samsung has just sent out invitations for an event it is holding online on October 20 at 7 am PT / 10 am ET. ... read..

SonaComstar collaborates with NASSCOM to enhance digital skills of their employees through Future Skills Prime
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 7:47:07 PM IST
Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited (Sona Comstar), an automotive technology company, is collaborating with Future Skills Prime - a MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology)-NASSCOM Digital Skilling Initiative to upskill its employees or ... read..

Terrorism conspiracy case: NIA arrests 5 more terror operatives from J-K
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 8:17:27 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested five more terror operatives in Jammu and Kashmir terrorism conspiracy case during fresh raids at two places in Srinagar earlier in the day. ... read..

Cruise ship raid case: Mumbai Court adjourns hearing for tomorrow on bail applications of Aryan Khan, 2 others
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 7:47:02 PM IST
As the investigation in the cruise ship raid case progresses, Mumbai Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing for Thursday on bail applications of accused Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. ... read..

J&K terror conspiracy case: NIA raids multiple locations, 4 held
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested four persons and conducted raids at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a terror conspiracy case, an NIA official said here on Wednesday. ... read..

Kerala court awards life sentence to man who killed wife using cobra
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
A lower court at Kollam district which on Monday held a man guilty of killing his wife by getting her bitten by a cobra, was on Wednesday punished with 17 years imprisonment and then followed by a double life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5 lakh. ... read..

Lakhimpur Kheri incident has no impact on party in Punjab polls: BJP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
The BJP leadership believes that the Lakhimpur Kheri incident has no major impact on the party in Punjab assembly polls. It was believed that in Punjab the violent incidents will adversely affect the BJP in Punjab, where the party is already facing strong ... read..

NLC India trying to increase coal production
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 7:18:23 PM IST
NLC India Limited (NLCIL) has taken steps to achieve the target of six metric tonnes per year from its original schedule of four metric tonnes during the current year and is considering a high demand of coal, the company is making efforts to augment coal ... read..

Apple announces October 18 event after months of Mac rumours
Washington | October 13, 2021 7:18:19 PM IST
Apple's next hardware event will take place on October 18, according to invites it sent out on Tuesday. ... read..

Apple exploring AirPods that take temperature, monitor posture
Washington | October 13, 2021 7:18:01 PM IST
Apple is reportedly exploring new health-focused features for its AirPods. Features might include using the earbuds to take wearers' temperature, monitor their posture and improve their hearing. ... read..

JeM terrorist killed in Tral encounter used to provide shelter, hide-out to foreign Jaish terrorists: IGP Kashmir
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 13, 2021 7:17:56 PM IST
Top Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) commander terrorist Sham Sofi, who was killed in an encounter that broke out at Tilwani Mohalla in the Tral area of Awantipora of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, used to provide shelter and hide-out to foreign Jaish terrorists, ... read..

Use electricity wisely; govt is making arrangements for uninterrupted power supply, appeals UP minister
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 7:17:36 PM IST
State Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma on Wednesday said that the government is making arrangements for an adequate supply of electricity to the people in this festive season and also appealed to use electricity wisely. ... read..

Three more Rafale fighters to arrive from France
By Ajit K Dubey

New Delhi | October 13, 2021 7:17:09 PM IST
In a major boost for the Indian Air Force during the ongoing military standoff with China, three more Rafales will arrive in India's Jamnagar in Gujarat on Wednesday evening from France. ... read..

1 held by Delhi CGST officials for input tax fraud of Rs 134 Cr
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The officers of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate, Delhi East, carried out the detailed analysis and unearthed a network of fictitious exporters who were availing and utilizing fake Input Tax Credit (ITC) of Rs 134 crore under the Good ... read..

Assembly vandalism case: Kerala Education Minister's plea rejected
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
With a court here on Wednesday dismissing the discharge petition filed by State Education Minister V. Sivankutty and another legislator besides four other former legislators in the assembly vandalism case which took place in 2015, in all likelihood, it c ... read..

Coal dispatch to power plants will be further increased: Pralhad Joshi
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 6:47:03 PM IST
Amid the ongoing concerns regarding the coal supply in the country, Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi on Wednesdy expressed happiness over the increase in the supply of coal to thermal power plants from all sources. ... read..

Punjab National Bank reduces gold loan rates amid festive season
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 6:47:02 PM IST
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has slashed interests rates on loans against gold jewellery and Sovereign Gold Bond by 145 basis points as a part of a new range of deals and offers for its customers during the festive season. ... read..

Cong issues notice to 2 leaders for Sonia-Varun posters
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Two Congress leaders, who had put up posters in Prayagraj welcoming BJP leader Varun Gandhi, have been served show cause notices. ... read..

Repeated tremors force people to leave village in K'taka
Kalaburgi (Karnataka) | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Panicked by repeated earthquakes, people of Gadikeshwara village in Chincholi taluk of Kalaburgi district have started leaving the area fearing for their lives. ... read..

Man held for serving in PAC on stolen identity
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Lucknow police have arrested an imposter who served in the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) for 15 years on a fake identity. ... read..

UP Minister visits families of dead BJP workers in Lakhimpur Kheri
Lakhimpur Kheri | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Minister Brajesh Pathak on Wednesday went to meet the families of Hariom and Shubham Mishra, the two BJP workers who had died in the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. ... read..

BJP claims Fadnavis' statement misconstrued
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
A day after Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said he still feels he's the Chief Minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party claimed that his remarks were 'misinterpreted', here on Wednesday. ... read..

Amit Shah will be in J-K from Oct 23-25: Sources
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 6:16:44 PM IST
As part of the Centre's mega outreach programme, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir from October 23 to October 25, sources said on Wednesday. ... read..

India, European Union collaboration represents aspiration of 2 billion people: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 6:16:37 PM IST
Welcoming a European Union (EU) delegation led by Ambassador Ugo Astuto, Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday expressed happiness that the India-EU Science and Technology Agreement has been renewed recently for a period of five years. ... read..

J-K: New office of Assistant Labour Commissioner completed in Rajouri district
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 13, 2021 6:16:35 PM IST
The new office premises of the Assistant Labour Commissioner, Rajouri has been completed in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

Regret being drawn into dispute between Zee and Invesco, reports in media not accurate: RIL
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 6:16:34 PM IST
Reliance Industries Limited has said that it regrets being drawn into the dispute between Zee and Invesco and reports in the media are not accurate. ... read..

Akhilesh Yadav's Rath Yatra won't garner people's support, will have to provide explanation about 'gundaraj' during his rule: BJP MP
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 6:16:29 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Jual Oram on Wednesday ridiculed Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav for taking out Rath Yatra ahead of state Assembly elections to gather people's support, saying that he would have to give an explanation to the peopl ... read..

GatiShakti Master Plan to spur manufacturing competitiveness, says CII Director
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 6:16:27 PM IST
Lauding the launch of the Gati Shakti Masterplan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said that the master plan would spur manufacturing competitiveness facilitating ... read..

DMK parliamentarians meet Telangana Minister KTR seeking support to scrap NEET
Hyderabad (Telangana) | October 13, 2021 6:16:26 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MPs on Wednesday met the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) working president and Municipal Administration Minister, K.T. Rama Rao, seeking support to oppose the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) held for entry into ... read..

Student trampled by elephant while taking selfie
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
In a freak accident, a college student was trampled to death by an elephant while he was trying to take a selfie with a herd that was passing through Mohammadi range of forests in Lakhimpur Kheri district. ... read..

Arrested Pak terrorist involved in 2011 Delhi HC blast: Sources
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The suspected Pakistan terrorist, who was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police in the national capital, has revealed that he was involved in the Delhi High Court blast in 2011 that claimed the lives of as many as 11 people then, official sources p ... read..

Jindal Global Law School signs 10 MoUs with leading international varsities
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Pursuant to its commitment to promoting internationalization and continuing in its collaborative initiatives, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), has signed MoUs to establish 10 new international collaborations with inter ... read..

Imran Khan wants ISI chief Faiz Hameed to continue amid differences with Pak Army
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan informed the federal cabinet that he had told Pakistan Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa that he wanted Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed to continue as Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general for some ... read..

TRIFED working to get GI tag for 177 potential tribal products
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 5:46:34 PM IST
To boost the Atmanirbhar Bharat mission, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs on Wednesday said that the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) is working to get geographical indication (GI) tag for 177 potential tribal pr ... read..

Punjab CM Channi meets family of soldier killed in J-K's Poonch
Rupnagar (Punjab) | October 13, 2021 5:46:29 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday met the family of Sepoy Gajjan Singh, who was killed by terrorists during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. ... read..

Ramlila 2021: How COVID-19 has affected costume industry
By Divya Malhotra

New Delhi | October 13, 2021 5:46:23 PM IST
From the gigantic effigies to the thrilling Ferris wheel and the glint of heavy shimmery dresses of Sita and Rama, Ramlila in many ways emboldens the audience to celebrate Dussehra in the most spirited way. ... read..

More than 10 hrs of power outage in many districts of Bihar
Patna | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
As the electricity generation was hit due to coal shortage in the country, its effect has started showing in Bihar with many districts facing more than 10 hours of power outage for the last few days. ... read..

IIT-Kanpur revamps curriculum as per NEP
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
The IIT-Kanpur has announced a comprehensive revamp of its curriculum, laying down a new template with pathbreaking features. ... read..

Maths, history, science now compulsory in UP madrasas
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
In order to bring madrasa education at par with education in other schools, the students of recognised madrasas in Uttar Pradesh will be taught elementary mathematics, history, elementary sciences and civics as mandatory subjects as per the NCERT syllabus ... read..

Wake-up call ahead of COP26: No new oil, gas, coal extraction projects
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
In the run-up to the Glassgow climate talks (COP26), the International Energy Agency (IEA)'s flagship annual wake up report on energy pathways, details an achievable roadmap to keep global heating below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report calls for investment ... read..

J-K: LG Manoj Sinha inaugurates 6 Hi-Tech multipurpose video walls in Katra
Katra (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 13, 2021 5:16:36 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday inaugurated 6 Hi-Tech multipurpose video walls at the prominent locations on the track of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB ) in Katra on the occasion of Durga Ashtami, informed Offi ... read..

Mumbai Cruise raid: Probe reveals Aryan Khan's role in illicit procurement, distribution of contraband, says NCB
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 5:16:35 PM IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in its reply filed in a special court on Wednesday said that its investigation has revealed Aryan Khan's role in illicit procurement and distribution of contraband. ... read..

Madhya Pradesh minister slams Mehbooba Mufti over remarks in drugs-on-cruise case
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 5:16:33 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has slammed former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her comments concerning the drugs-on-cruise case and alleged that she had been silent on targeted killings of civilians by terrorists in t ... read..

Delhi HC directs authorities concerned to decide complaint relating to the issue of 77 missing trees in Sarvodaya Enclave
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 5:16:30 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has directed authorities concerned to decide the petitioner's complaint by passing a reasonable and speaking order on a complaint relating to the issue of 77 missing trees in Sarvodaya Enclave. ... read..

BJP in UP makes a pitch for Muslim votes in every booth
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Even as non-BJP parties in Uttar Pradesh make a pitch for soft Hindutva, the BJP is trying to woo Muslim minorities in every assembly constituency. ... read..

'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav': Paramilitary forces' to organise cycle rally for carrying legacy of freedom fighters
General News | October 13, 2021 4:46:46 PM IST
New Delhi [India], October 13 (ANI) The ethos and spirit behind the cycle rally being conducted by the paramilitary wings like Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Indo-Tibetan Border ... read..

46.6 kgs silver seized from 2 passengers at railway station in Gaya
Gaya (Bihar) | October 13, 2021 4:46:42 PM IST
Railway Protection Force (RPF) seized 46.6 kilograms of silver from two passengers at a railway station in Gaya district of Bihar on Tuesday night. ... read..

Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Sharad Pawar demands MoS Ajay Mishra resignation
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 4:46:33 PM IST
Demanding resignation of Union Minister of State (MoS) Ajay Kumar Mishra over Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Nationalist Congress Party chief, Sharad Pawar on Wednesday alleged that farmers were crushed to death in violence on October 3. ... read..

Maharashtra Cabinet announces Rs 10,000 cr package for farmers affected by floods
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 4:46:30 PM IST
The Maharashtra government, in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, announced a package of Rs 10,000 crore for the farmers affected by heavy rains and floods in the state. ... read..

Rajnath Singh to address SCO webinar on role of women in Armed Forces
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 4:46:28 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will deliver the inaugural address at a webinar on 'Role of Women in Armed Forces', being organised by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on October 14, informed Ministry of Defence (MoD). ... read..

Nostalgic Dussehra: Revisiting pre-COVID festivities
By Jigyasa Kakwani

New Delhi | October 13, 2021 4:46:25 PM IST
Dussehra is right around the corner and every year, the festival brings along with it, joy and celebration -- eating lip-smacking street food in Ramlila melas, going for dandiya nights, dressing up children as little Ram and Seeta, and the list goes on. E ... read..

Clear sky greets Delhi, air quality moderate
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Delhiites woke up to a clear sky on Wednesday with a temperature of 24 degrees Celsius that was recorded at 8.30 a.m. ... read..

Delhi to soon get QR-based driving licenses, RCs
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
In a step towards digitisation of the system, Delhi Transport Department will soon issue QR based Smart cards for driving licenses (DLs) and registration certificates (RCs). ... read..

Andhra temple decorated with Rs 5 crore currency notes
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
A temple in Andhra Pradesh has been decorated with currency notes of over Rs 5 crore as part of the ongoing Dasara celebrations. ... read..

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra celebrates Durga Ashtami at father's foster sister's home
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 4:16:40 PM IST
On the occasion of Durga Ashtami, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday performed 'Kanya Pujan' with small children. ... read..

Top JeM Commander Sham Sofi neutralized in encounter in J-K's Awantipora
Jammu & Kashmir | October 13, 2021 4:16:36 PM IST
Top JeM Commander terrorist Sham Sofi was killed in an encounter that broke out at Tilwani Mohalla in the Tral area of Awantipora of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, said IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar. ... read..

Political row erupts after controversial Karnataka Cong video surfaces
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 13, 2021 4:16:35 PM IST
An alleged conversation on a video clip between two Karnataka Congress leaders about state Congress President DK Shivakumar has created shockwaves. ... read..

Kejriwal promises to end 'red tapism', 'inspector raj' in Punjab
Jalandhar (Punjab) | October 13, 2021 4:16:33 PM IST
Ahead of Punjab Assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener on Wednesday promised that if his party comes to power it will end "red-tapism" and "inspector raj" in the state. ... read..

Twitter testing easier method to switch to your reverse-chronological feed
Washington | October 13, 2021 4:16:30 PM IST
Social media giant Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is testing a new way to switch to your reverse-chronological feed a bit more easily. ... read..

Research shows how plastics threaten marine biodiversity
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
New research at Queen's University highlights the impact that microplastics are having on hermit crabs, which play an important role in balancing the marine ecosystem. ... read..

91st RAF battalion to be set up in Lucknow
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The 91st battalion of Rapid Action Force (RAF) will now be established in Lucknow. ... read..

DMK, allies sweep rural local body polls in Tamil Nadu
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The ruling DMK has stamped its authority in Tamil Nadu with the party and its allies sweeping the rural local body elections held in nine districts of the state on October 6 and October 9. ... read..

Savarkar was first to suggest "two-nation theory": Chhattisgarh CM
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | October 13, 2021 3:46:41 PM IST
Taking a dig on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over his comment that "Savarkar wrote mercy petitions to the British government on Mahatma Gandhi's request", Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupeh Baghel on Wednesday said that it was Savarkar who first suggest ... read..

BSF now has uniform 50 km jurisdiction in border states for arrest, search, seizure
General News | October 13, 2021 3:46:39 PM IST
New Delhi [India], October 13 (ANI) In a move aimed at maintaining "zero tolerance" against terrorism and cross border crimes, the Centre has empowered the Border Security Force (BSF) to conduct searches, arrest suspects and make seizures up to an area of ... read..

Karnataka: Two injured in clash over boy wearing skull cap
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 13, 2021 3:46:38 PM IST
Two students were critically injured in a clash that broke out in Ilkal town of Bagalkot district of Karnataka after a Muslim boy was teased for wearing a skull cap. ... read..

Decision on relaxation in Covid-19 norms on state's borders to be taken after Dasara: K'taka CM
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 13, 2021 3:46:35 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that the decision regarding relaxations in Covid-19 restrictions on the state's borders will be taken at a Covid-19 experts' committee meeting that will be conducted after Dasara. ... read..

Uthra murder case accused gets life imprisonment for killing wife using Cobra
Kollam (Kerala) | October 13, 2021 3:46:33 PM IST
Uthra murder case accused, who killed his wife using a Cobra, has been granted life imprisonment by the Kollam additional sessions court on Wednesday. ... read..

State govt not concerned about lives of people in Kalaburagi: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 13, 2021 3:46:29 PM IST
Karnataka Legislative party leader Siddaramaiah have alleged that the state government is nowhere concerned about the lives of the people in Kalaburagi where the earthquake is scaring people for the last 20 or more days. ... read..

60 lakh vaccine doses of ZyCoV-D are ready after production in October: Sources
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | October 13, 2021 3:46:26 PM IST
As many as 60 lakh doses of Zydus Cadila's three-dose COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D are ready after production, said government sources. ... read..

Missing BSF Jawaan's body found, son held
Bulandshahr (UP) | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The highly decomposed body of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was recovered from a well near his home in Bulandshahr district. ... read..

With Trinamool's entry, 'Durga' becomes political metaphor in poll-bound Goa
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Durga Puja, West Bengal's most popular festival, has become a political metaphor in the poll-bound state and the deity Durga, a source of electoral salvation for leaders, who are with their backs to the wall ahead of the 2022 state Assembly elections, esp ... read..

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