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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..


Pune: Woman Lt Colonel on military training dies allegedly by suicide
Pune (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 3:16:28 PM IST
A 43-year-old woman Lieutenant Colonel allegedly died by suicide in Pune district of Maharashtra, Pune City Police said on Wednesday. ... read..


One unidentified terrorist neutralised in encounter in J-K's Awantipora
Awantipora (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 13, 2021 3:16:22 PM IST
An unidentified terrorist has been neutralised in an encounter that broke out at Tilwani Mohalla in the Tral area of Awantipora of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, informed police. ... read..


More trouble for Yediyurappa as IT raids on his close aide unearth Rs 750 cr
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The sensational findings of the Income Tax Department during the recent raids in Bengaluru and other places on former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa's close aide B.R. Umesh and others is a setback for the BJP veteran, party sources said. ... read..


CBI seeks polygraph test of accused in Mahant Narendra Giri death case
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has moved an application before the chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Prayagraj, seeking polygraph test of Anand Giri, Adya Tiwari and his son Sandeep Tiwari -- the three accused in the mysterious death of Mahant N ... read..


UP youth stoned to death in honour killing
Prayagraj (UP) | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
In an apparent case of honour killing, a 22-year-old youth was allegedly stoned to death by his lover's family members in Mundera locality under the Dhoomanganj police circle in Prayagraj. ... read..


K'taka HC orders fresh probe into minor rape case after POCSO court acquits accused
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Karnataka High Court set aside the order of the Chikkamagalur District Additional Sessions and POCSO Special Court acquitting a rape accused and ordered a fresh probe into the case. ... read..


Girl accuses father, SP, BSP leaders of sexual assault
Lalitpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old girl has accused 28 persons, including her father and leaders of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party of raping her over the past few years. ... read..


Country suffers due to lack of planning by Centre: Owaisi on coal crisis
Hyderabad (Telangana) | October 13, 2021 2:47:59 PM IST
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday slammed the Centre over the reports of the coal shortage in the country and said that the country has to suffer due to lack of planning by the Centre. ... read..


Unidentified body found at Mumbra creek in Maharashtra
Thane (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 2:47:48 PM IST
The body of an unidentified man was found in Retibunder creek near Visarjan Ghat number 1 opposite Mumbra Bypass Road in Maharashtra. ... read..


Brinda Karat alleges Rajnath's comments on Savarkar 'lies'
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 2:47:47 PM IST
Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo member Brinda Karat on Wednesday alleged that Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is lying over his comment that "on Mahatma Gandhi's request, Savarkar wrote mercy petitions to the British". ... read..


Encounter starts in J-K's Awantipora
Awantipora (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 13, 2021 2:47:42 PM IST
An encounter broke out at Tilwani Mohalla in the Tral area of Awantipora of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, said police. ... read..


No separate SoPs for festivals like Chhath, Diwali: Govt sources
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | October 13, 2021 2:47:41 PM IST
There are no separate standard operating procedures (SoP) for specific festivals, even for Chhath, and the existing policy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will continue, stated government sources. ... read..


HC directs Delhi Government to decide representation for protection of Wildlife inside Sanjay Van Forest
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 2:47:34 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has directed the Union Territory government, Department of Forests and Wildlife and others to decide a representation addressed to the Chief Wildlife Warden for the protection of Wildlife inside Sanjay Van Forest, Delhi. ... read..


Group of pseudo-secular syndicate presenting Savarkar as 'villain' exposed: Naqvi
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 3:46:42 PM IST
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said that a group of pseudo-secular syndicates, which presented Savarkar as a "villain", has been exposed. ... read..


Eve-teasers in UP district to face police-parental vigilance
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Boys found loitering around girls' schools and colleges in Muzaffarnagar will have to bring their parents to the police station for counselling. ... read..


Congress delegation submits detailed memorandum to President Kovind over Lakhimpur Kheri incident
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 2:16:49 PM IST
A Congress delegation, led by Rahul Gandhi, met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday in Rashtrapati Bhavan and submitted a memorandum on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident seeking an independent inquiry into the matter and removal of Minister of State Home Aj ... read..


Terrorism conspiracy case: NIA arrests 4 during raids in J-K
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 2:16:35 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested four people during multiple raids in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a terrorism conspiracy case, the agency said on Wednesday. ... read..


India to have COVID-19 vaccine capacity of 28 cr in October: Sources
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 2:16:32 PM IST
India will have a COVID-19 vaccine capacity of 28 crore doses this month, government sources told ANI. ... read..


Five-member Congress delegation calls on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 2:16:30 PM IST
A five-member Congress delegation on Wednesday met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. ... read..


Enhance access to finance for climate change: Commonwealth
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
Commonwealth Finance Ministers were urged to take action to change the current development finance architecture, enhance access to finance for countries vulnerable to climate change and address debt sustainability. ... read..


Important that politics doesn't interfere with literature, history and art: William Dalrymple
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
Historian, author and photographer William Dalrymple believes that it is imperative that political forces do not interfere with either literature, the arts or writing of history -- and that goes for any government in power -- right, left or centrist. ... read..


Won't repeat post-poll fiasco of 2017 in 2022 Goa polls: Chidambaram
Panaji | Wednesday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
The Congress in Goa has vowed not to repeat the 2017 post-poll fiasco, when, despite being the single largest party, its leadership delayed submission of a letter staking claim to form a government in the coastal state, resulting in the BJP hurriedly cobb ... read..


NIA arrests 4 people in J-K terrorism conspiracy case
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 1:46:39 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday and arrested four people in connection with a terrorism conspiracy case. ... read..


Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Cong delegations meets President Kovind, seeks probe by SC judges, removal of MoS Teni
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 1:46:38 PM IST
A Congress delegation, led by Rahul Gandhi, met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital to put forward their demand for an independent enquiry by two sitting judges of the Supreme Court in the Lakhimpur Khe ... read..


Mumbai cruise raid: NCB to file reply on bail plea of Aryan Khan today afternoon
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 1:46:36 PM IST
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday told the Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court that it would file a reply on the bail plea of Aryan Khan and others, accused in the Mumbai cruise drug raid case, in some time. ... read..


Mumbai cruise raid: NCB hands over reply opposing bail plea of Aryan Khan, others
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 1:46:30 PM IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has handed over copies of their reply to the lawyers concerned on bail applications of Aryan Khan and others in connection with drug seizure on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. ... read..


Lakhimpur Kheri violence: President Kovind assured he will discuss matter with Centre today, says Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 1:46:27 PM IST
After Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi met President Ram Nath Kovind over Lakhimpur Kheri violence, party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that the President has assured he will discuss the matter with the Centre today. ... read..


Quality infrastructure can help build economy, generate employment: PM Modi
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 1:46:23 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that quality infrastructure is a way to sustainable development which can build the economy and generate employment. ... read..


Swacch Bharat Mission to continue till 2025-26
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
The nationwide cleanliness drive under Swacch Bharat Mission - with a focus on sustainability - will continue till 2025-26, the Union Cabinet has decided. ... read..


PM Modi gives new mantra for India's progress in 21st century
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 1:16:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the mantra of the '21st Century India' is "Will for progress, work for progress, wealth for progress, plan for progress and preference for progress" and the national master plan will give 'gatishakti' to ... read..


Advocate seeks NHRC indulgence in 'killings of minority' in J-K
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 1:16:29 PM IST
An advocate practising in the Supreme Court has filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on violation of human rights of minority Hindus and Sikhs in Kashmir and sought the indulgence of the commission towards the "heart-wrenchin ... read..


New Pragati Maidan to host G-20 summit in 2023: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 1:16:24 PM IST
Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the new Pragati Maidan will host the G-20 summit in 2023. ... read..


UP law min meets kin of BJP worker, driver killed in Lakhimpur Kheri incident
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 12:46:35 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Law Minister Brajesh Pathak on Wednesday met the families of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Shubham Mishra and car driver Hari Om who were killed in the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3. ... read..


Delhi court extends remand of Sukesh Chandrasekhar, Leena Maria Paul in Rs 200 cr money laundering case
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 12:46:32 PM IST
A Delhi Court has extended the remand of Sukesh Chandrasekhar and actor Leena Maria Paul for more days in connection with a money laundering case worth Rs 200 crore to establish the money trail of the proceeds of crime. ... read..


Nitish Kumar visits Sheetla Mata Mandir on 'Durga Ashtami'
Patna (Bihar) | October 13, 2021 12:46:31 PM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday visited Sheetla Mata Mandir here in Patna to offer prayers on the occasion of the eighth day of Navratri (Ashtami). ... read..


Rajasthan education minister Dotasra says 'schools with more women staff sees more squabbles'
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | October 13, 2021 12:16:40 PM IST
Rajasthan education minister Govind Singh Dotasra has made a bizarre statement in which he said that women squabbled more and if female staff sorted it out among themselves, "they would always find themselves ahead of men." ... read..


Main accused, 3 minors arrested in Pune minor girl murder case
Pune (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 12:16:38 PM IST
Pune city police on Wednesday arrested the main accused in the alleged killing of a 14-year-old girl over a one-sided love affair. ... read..


Body of soldier killed in J-K's Poonch encounter reaches his native village in Punjab
Kapurthala (Punjab) | October 13, 2021 12:16:37 PM IST
The family of Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh, killed in action during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, mourned their loss as the mortal remains of the late soldier reached his native place at Mana Talwandi village of Kapurthala district in Punjab ... read..


PM Modi launches GatiShakti Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 12:16:35 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched PM GatiShakti - National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at Pragati Maidan in the national capital. ... read..


India reports 15,823 fresh COVID-19 cases, 226 fatalities
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 12:16:34 PM IST
India reported 15,823 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 226 fatalities in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday. ... read..


Congress delegation arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind over Lakhimpur Kheri incident
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 12:16:30 PM IST
A Congress delegation, led by Rahul Gandhi, has arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. ... read..


Narrow escape for 2 families after building collapses in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 13, 2021 12:16:25 PM IST
Two families had a narrow escape when the safety wall and foundation of a building in which they were living collapsed, at Mahalakshmi Layout Vidhan Sabha Constituency in Vrushabavathi here, said Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. ... read..


STF report on drug racket linked to SAD leader to open today in HC after over 3.5 years: Sidhu
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 12:16:24 PM IST
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said that the report by Special Task Force (STF) on "multi-crore" drug racket linked to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia will be opened in the High Court today after more than 3.5 years ... read..


Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi visit photo exhibition at AICC office
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 11:46:30 AM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited a photo exhibition on the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, at All India Congress Committee (AICC) office. ... read..


BJP will soon declare Savarkar as 'father of nation': Owaisi
Hyderabad (Telangana) | October 13, 2021 11:46:29 AM IST
Slamming Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over his comment that "on Mahatma Gandhi's request, Savarkar wrote mercy petitions to the British", AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday alleged that the BJP will soon declare Vinayak Damodar Savarkar as 'the fat ... read..


3 miscreants arrested by Noida Police, pistol recovered
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 11:46:27 AM IST
Noida Police on Wednesday arrested three miscreants from Sector 39 after an encounter. ... read..


2 families narrow escape after building collapses in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 13, 2021 11:46:26 AM IST
Two families had a narrow escape when the safety wall and foundation of a building in which they were living collapsed, at Mahalakshmi Layout Vidhan Sabha Constituency in Vrushabavathi here, said Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. ... read..


PM Modi inaugurates exhibition complex at New Delhi's Pragati Maidan
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 11:46:20 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the new exhibition complex (Exhibition Halls 2 to 5) at Pragati Maidan in the national capital. ... read..


Students booked in MP's Agar Malwa for assaulting schoolmates over chanting of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'
Agar Malwa (Madhya Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 11:17:00 AM IST
An FIR has been registered against a group of Muslim students for allegedly assaulting their schoolmates over chanting of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' at a prayer meeting in Agar Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. ... read..


Arrested Pak terrorist had conducted recce of 10 places including India Gate, police headquarters few years ago: Sources
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 11:16:59 AM IST
The Pakistani terrorist arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell on Tuesday had conducted recce at various sites in the national capital, said sources. ... read..


Women in Bhopal's village participate in 'Lota Daud' to send message against open defecation
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 10:46:46 AM IST
A unique initiative was taken up by the local administration of Bhopal on Tuesday as women in Phanda Kala village of the district ran with a water pot in their hands to send a message against open defecation to their daughters-in-law. ... read..


Five killed by militants in Manipur's Kangpokpi
Kangpokpi (Manipur) | October 13, 2021 10:16:39 AM IST
As many as five people have been killed by militants in Manipur's B Gamnom village in Kangpokpi district after they opened fire at a crowd on Tuesday, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Lunseih Kipgen. ... read..


Uttarakhand Power Corporation buys expensive electricity to normalize supply
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | October 13, 2021 10:16:32 AM IST
In view of the power crisis in the state, the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd (UPCL) is buying expensive electricity to normalize the supply quota as per the demand, UPCL administration informed on Wednesday. ... read..


K'taka CM Bommai chairs meeting on earthquake preparedness
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 13, 2021 9:46:52 AM IST
Following the mild tremors of earthquakes that have been felt in parts of Karnataka's Kalaburagi in the past four days, state Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday chaired a meeting with officials to discuss the matter. ... read..


Accused detained in weapon-dropping case of Phallian Mandal associated with LeT, says J-K police
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 13, 2021 9:46:49 AM IST
The accused detained in the weapon-dropping case of Phallian Mandal is associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), said Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday. ... read..


Puri-based miniature artist makes Goddess Durga idol with ice-cream sticks
Puri (Odisha) | October 13, 2021 9:46:46 AM IST
On the occasion of Navaratri, a Puri-based miniature artist has made a unique idol of Goddess Durga, using 275 ice cream sticks. ... read..


Gandhi asked Savarkar to file mercy plea before British: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 9:46:44 AM IST
Noting that there had been "deliberate attempts to defame" Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that it was on Mahatma Gandhi's request that he wrote mercy petitions to the British. ... read..


India reports 15,823 new COVID-19 cases
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 9:46:43 AM IST
A total of 15,823 new COVID-19 cases and 226 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. ... read..


Reopening schools with in-person learning in United States during pandemic associated with increased COVID-19 case rates: Study
Washington | October 13, 2021 9:17:13 AM IST
A study has found that reopening schools with in-person learning in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased case and death rates from the disease, particularly in counties that do not require staff to wear masks at scho ... read..


JD(S)-Congress coalition in K'taka is closed chapter: Shivakumar
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 13, 2021 9:17:10 AM IST
Days after former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy alleged that his predecessor Siddaramaiah was responsible for the collapse of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government, state Congress chief DK Shivakumar said that coaliti ... read..


Lawyer files complaint before Mumbai police commissioner against 5 in cruise drug bust case
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 9:17:09 AM IST
A Mumbai-based lawyer has filed a written complaint before the Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale against five persons for their suspicious role in the Mumbai cruise party case. ... read..


Handicraft artisans in UP's Moradabad in dire straits due to coal shortage
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 9:17:03 AM IST
Handicraft artisans in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh are in dire straits due to a shortage of coal and an increase in its price. ... read..


Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet KC Venugopal, Harish Rawat on Thursday
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 9:17:01 AM IST
Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as Punjab unit chief a few days ago, will meet Congress general secretary KC Venugopal and Punjab Incharge Harish Rawat on Thursday, October 14. ... read..


Over 13 lakh COVID-19 tests conducted in India in last 24 hours
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 9:17:00 AM IST
As many as 13,25,399 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, informed the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday. ... read..


20 motorcycles gutted in fire in Mumbai's Kurla
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 8:46:28 AM IST
A massive fire broke out among around 20 motorcycles parked at a residential society in Mumbai's Nehru Nagar, Kurla on Wednesday morning. ... read..


CBI seeks permission for lie detector test of accused in Mahant Narendra Giri's death case
General News | October 13, 2021 8:46:22 AM IST
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 13 ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought permission from the Chief Judicial Magistrate court of Prayagraj to conduct a polygraph test (lie detector test) on the three accused in the alleged ... read..


Govt to increase coal production to 2 million tonnes per day in a week's time
By Naveen Kapoor

New Delhi | October 13, 2021 8:16:39 AM IST
Centre is all geared up to meet the demand of coal by states and power companies and railways. The government is ramping up its per day coal production from 1.94 million to 2 million tonnes within a week. ... read..


MoS Devusinh Chauhan requests IIT Guwahati to provide support for 5G Communications, other technologies
Guwahati (Assam) | October 13, 2021 7:46:24 AM IST
Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan visited the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati on Monday and requested IIT Guwahati to provide support for 5G Communications and other vital technologies. ... read..


Cabinet approves Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 'AMRUT 2.0'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 AM IST
The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday approved the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 (AMRUT 2.0) till 2025-26. The Centre said it a step towards AatmaNirbhar Bharat intending to make the cities 'water secure and ... read..


India committed to assist world in providing most cost-effective ICT services: MoS Devusinh Chauhan
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 7:16:36 AM IST
India is committed to assist the world in providing the most cost-effective ICT services for accelerating digital transformation by sharing its best practices and knowledge with other nations, said Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan on ... read..


Narayan Rane calls for concerted efforts to enhance growth of MSME sector
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 7:16:32 AM IST
Union Minister for Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Narayan Rane has exhorted the officers of the MSME Ministry to brace up for enhancing the output of the MSME sector. ... read..


India strong enough to protect its land, neighbouring countries should not consider us weak: RSS leader
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 7:16:31 AM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar on Tuesday said that India is strong enough to protect its land and the neighbouring countries should not consider India as weak. ... read..


IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Kerala in next 5 days
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 13, 2021 7:16:28 AM IST
Under the influence of cyclonic circulation formed in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, heavy rainfall is expected in Kerala for the next five days said K Santhosh, Director (Thiruvananthapuram), India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday. ... read..


Bihar sets up Covid vaccination camps at Durga puja pandals
Patna (Bihar) | October 13, 2021 7:16:26 AM IST
The Bihar government has set up COVID-19 vaccination camps at Durga Puja pandals in the state to encourage people to get inoculated. ... read..


Home Ministry holds talks with Gorkha representatives
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday began tripartite talks with the Gorkha representatives from the Darjeeling Hills, Terrai and Dooars region of West Bengal to resolve the issues related to Gorkhas. ... read..


J-K based NGO organises seminar in Srinagar on International Day of the Girl Child
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 13, 2021 6:46:18 AM IST
A Jammu and Kashmir based non-government organization (NGO) has organised a seminar on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child in Srinagar. ... read..


SP will try to bring small parties in alliance to defeat BJP, says Akhilesh Yadav
Hamirpur/Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 6:46:16 AM IST
Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said that his party will try to forge an alliance with small parties to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..


Jaipur: Ahead of Dussehra, Ravana effigy makers say fewer sales due to COVID-19
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | October 13, 2021 6:46:15 AM IST
Ahead of Dussehra, Ravana effigy makers in Jaipur expressed their disappointment on fewer sales of Ravana effigies this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


14-year-old girl killed by jilted lover in Pune
Pune (Maharashtra) | October 13, 2021 6:16:19 AM IST
A 14-year-old girl has been allegedly attacked murdered by her jilted lover in the Bibwewadi area of Pune on Tuesday, police informed. ... read..


NITI Aayog, UNDP launch handbook to promote sustainable management of plastic waste
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 5:46:22 AM IST
NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India launched a handbook to promote sustainable management of plastic waste in the country, said a release from NITI Aayog on Tuesday. ... read..


Ministry of Coal launches auction process of 40 new coal mines
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 5:46:21 AM IST
The Ministry of Coal on Tuesday launched the auction process of 40 new coal mines in which 21 new mines are under the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act 2015 and 19 are under the Tranche three of Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957. ... read..


UP: Widow of businessman killed in Gorakhpur raid joins as OSD in Kanpur Development Authority
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | October 13, 2021 5:16:33 AM IST
Meenakshi Gupta, the widow of the businessman Manish Gupta who was allegedly killed in a police raid at a hotel room in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, joined as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in Kanpur Development Authority on Tuesday. ... read..


Farmers are protesting because they feel insecure, says Congress
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 13, 2021 5:16:32 AM IST
Attacking the BJP government at the Centre, the Congress party on Tuesday said that the government is not willing to start talks afresh with the farmers protesting against the three farm laws. ... read..


MoS Health launches Phase-II of awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS, TB
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 5:16:30 AM IST
In a bid to commemorate India's 75th year of Independence, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar on Tuesday launched Phase II of awareness campaigns on HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. ... read..


Navratri: Goddess Mahagauri to be worshipped on Ashtami
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 5:16:29 AM IST
Goddess Mahagauri will be worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri (Ashtami) on Wednesday. ... read..


PM Narendra Modi to launch PM GatiShakti today
New Delhi | October 13, 2021 5:16:26 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch PM GatiShakti - National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity Wednesday at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. ... read..


32 Tihar Jail officials found complicit with Unitech ex-promoters: Delhi Police
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
As many as 32 Tihar Jail officials were found complicit with former Unitech promoters and money laundering accused Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra, while they were lodged in the prison, Delhi Police said on Tuesday. ... read..


New Chief Justices of Meghalaya, Sikkim HCs sworn-in
Shillong/Gangtok | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The new Chief Justices of the Meghalaya and Sikkim High Courts were sworn-in at separate functions in the respective state capitals on Tuesday. ... read..


Nutrient-based subsidy announced for Rabi season 2021-22
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The Centre on Tuesday approved the proposal of the Department of Fertilisers for fixation of nutrient-based subsidy rates for P&K fertilisers for the year 2021-22, i.e., from October 1, 2021 till March 31, 2022, entailing net subsidy for Rabi 2021-22 of R ... read..


Army facilitates J&K students pursuing higher education at Mewar University
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
As many as 300 students from Jammu and Kashmir, who have been selected to attend various higher education courses at the Mewar University in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, were given a warm send-off by the Indian Army at a ceremony held at the Sher-i-Kashmir Int ... read..


'20-20' between Congress, BJP in Rajasthan bypolls
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Rajasthan's ruling Congress and opposition BJP will deploy 20 star campaigners each for the bypolls in Vallabhnagar and Dhariawad on October 30. ... read..


Kolkata: 'Burj Khalifa' puja pandal drawing in huge crowds
Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 13, 2021 4:46:33 AM IST
Kolkata's Sree Bhumi Puja Pandal, which was designed on the theme of Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper, is attracting people in large numbers. ... read..


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