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MoS Murugan urges Jaishankar's intervention for release of 23 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
New Delhi | October 16, 2021 3:46:35 AM IST
Minister of State for Fisheries L Murugan on Friday urged External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar's intervention to ensure the safe and timely release of 23 fishermen who have been arrested allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy. ... read..


Kerala: Protest erupts at govt hospital in Kollam after panchayat president attacks doctor
Kollam (Kerala) | October 16, 2021 3:46:30 AM IST
A doctor, working with a government hospital, Sasthamkotta in Kollam district, was allegedly attacked by a panchayat president on Thursday night. ... read..


Telangana CM, Governor performs Vahan, Ayudha puja
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, along with his family members, performed puja on the occasion of Vijaya Dasami on Friday. ... read..


President pays tributes at the Kargil War Memorial
Kargil | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday visited the Kargil War Memorial at Drass and paid homage to the martyrs. ... read..


P.L. Punia to head Congress' UP Campaign Committee
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Congress on Friday announced five committees for Uttar Pradesh elections and appointed General Secretary P.L. Punia as the head of the Campaign Committee. ... read..


Cabinet expansion might be discussed during Gehlot's Delhi trip
Jaipur | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Amid the ongoing tussle in Rajasthan Congress, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot went to Delhi on Friday to attend the CWC meeting, where he is expected to meet interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, along with other senior leaders such as Rahul Gandhi, K.C. ... read..


Accused in Jashpur incident arrested while UP Police shielding MoS Teni's son: CM Baghel to Yogi Adityanath
Jashpur (Chhattisgarh) | October 16, 2021 3:16:22 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday slammed his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath saying that he did not succeed in arresting the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and highlighted that the persons behind the incident in Jash ... read..


Tamil Nadu records 1,245 new COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths in last 24 hrs
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 16, 2021 3:16:20 AM IST
Tamil Nadu reported 1245 new COVID-19 and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours. ... read..


Owaisi dismisses RSS chief's claim of increase in Muslim population
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said Muslim population growth rate in the country has had the sharpest decline among all, dismissing RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's claim that it has increased. ... read..


India says Global Hunger Report 'devoid of ground reality'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The Ministry of Women and Child Development on Friday slammed the Global Hunger Report 2021 published by Concern Worldwide and Welt Hunger Hilfe, terming it as "devoid of ground reality" and having "serious methodological issues". ... read..


Andhra Pradesh for simultaneous handover of projects to KRMB
Amaravati | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh government has issued orders for handing over of irrigation projects and power stations depending on water from Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar reservoirs to the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB). ... read..


Tripura CM talks to Indian envoy in B'desh over Durga Puja related violence
Agartala | Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb spoke to Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh, Vikram K. Doraiswami, and discussed the Durga Puja related violence in the neighbouring country, sources said here on Friday. ... read..


Encounter breaks out between security forces, terrorists in J-K's Awantipora
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 16, 2021 3:16:16 AM IST
An encounter between security forces and terrorists broke out in Awantipora of Pulwama district on Saturday. ... read..


Jashpur incident: Two cops suspended; both accused arrested
Jashpur (Chhattisgarh) | October 16, 2021 3:16:25 AM IST
Two policemen have been suspended after a speeding car allegedly ploughed into a Goddess Durga idol immersion procession in Jashpur district on Friday, killing a person and leaving 17 more injured. ... read..


No place for violence in our movement, guilty should be punished: BKU's Tikait on Singhu border killing
New Delhi | October 16, 2021 2:46:34 AM IST
After a corpse of a man was found near the Singhu border where farmers are protesting against three farm laws since November last year, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Friday said that there is no place for violence in their movem ... read..


Terrorist associate arrested in Kashmir
Srinagar | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
A terrorist associate was arrested by a joint security team in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday, officials said. ... read..


Peace on the sea does not happen by accident: US Navy chief
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Peace on the sea does not happen by accident, visiting US Navy chief, Admiral Michael Gilday said on Friday. ... read..


Arrest Singhu border killing accused: NCSC chief
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Taking note of the brutal killing of a man on the Singhu border, the Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), Vijay Sampla, on Friday asked the Haryana DGP to immediately arrest the culprits. ... read..


One killed as speeding car rams religious procession in Chhattisgarh (2nd Ld)
Jashpur (Chhattisgarh) | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
At least one person was killed and several others seriously injured as a speeding car ploughed into people proceeding to immerse a Durga idol in Pathalgaon area of Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district on Friday, the police said. ... read..


Dussehra Rally: Thackeray moots debate on 'Centre-State' relations
Mumbai | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
In a sharp all-round attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday called for a national debate on federalism and Centre-State relations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India's Independence. ... read..


Congress Working Committee meeting today, much-awaited organisational polls on agenda
New Delhi | October 16, 2021 2:17:03 AM IST
Congress's supreme body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), will meet on Saturday at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in New Delhi to discuss the organisational elections, forthcoming assembly polls and current political situation. ... read..


Savagery at Singhu: How the events unfolded?
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
The horrendous killing of a man at the farmers' protest site on the Singhu border has sent chills down the spines of several people with many equating the gruesome incident to a Taliban-style killing. ... read..


Woman says police blocked her from meeting Bommai with plea, CM assures action
Mandya (Karnataka) | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday received a complaint from a woman, who claimed police tried to block her from meeting him with her plea levying serious charges against a police officer. ... read..


Terrorist involved in shooting J&K cop killed in Srinagar encounter (Lead)
Srinagar | Saturday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
A terrorist, involved in the murder of a Jammu and Kashmir Police officer in Srinagar, was killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces at Srinagar district on Friday, officials said. ... read..


Weeklong Kullu Dussehra festival begins with 170 deities
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh) | Saturday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
With the assembly of 170 deities, the weeklong international Kullu Dussehra festival commenced with traditional fervour at Dhalpur ground here on Friday. ... read..


Fire breaks out at furniture godown in Thane
Thane (Maharashtra) | October 16, 2021 1:17:10 AM IST
A fire broke out at a furniture godown in Kasheli locality of Bhiwandi, Thane on Friday. ... read..


J-K administration, Union Power Ministry inaugurate project for providing 24x7 power supply in UT
General News | October 16, 2021 1:17:07 AM IST
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 16 (ANI: With an aim to provide 24x7 quality power supply in Jammu and Kashmir and making it power surplus, the administration of Union Territory and Union Power Ministry inaugurated the Distribution and Trans ... read..


Pune Airport to stay closed for fourteen days starting Saturday
Pune (Maharashtra) | October 16, 2021 1:17:06 AM IST
Pune airport will remain closed for fourteen days from October 16 to October 29 to complete the runway resurfacing work. ... read..


Gunfight breaks out at Srinagar's Bemina
Srinagar | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces at Bemina in J&K's Srinagar district on Friday, officials said. ... read..


Chief Justice of India offers prayers at Tirumala
Tirupati | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Friday offered prayers at Tirumala temple near here. ... read..


Slain terrorist involved in civilian killing in Kashmir identified (2nd Ld)
Srinagar | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
A terrorist, said to be involved in the recent killing of a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir, was shot dead in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Wahibug area of Pulwama district on Friday, officials said. ... read..


CPI-Maoist confirms death of top leader R.K. due to kidney failure
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist on Friday confirmed the death of its top leader, Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna. ... read..


Lakhimpur Kheri Violence accused Ankit Das sent to judicial custody till Oct 22
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | October 16, 2021 12:46:36 AM IST
Ankit Das, an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence has been sent to judicial custody till October 22. ... read..


Want to study in world's best college, contribute to India's technological development: JEE (Advanced) topper Mridul Agarwal
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | October 16, 2021 12:46:35 AM IST
Mridul Agarwal, who created history by scoring the highest-ever marks in JEE (Advanced), said he is keen to pursue Computer Science engineering from IIT Bombay and pursue his higher studies from the best institution in the world. ... read..


Gen Naravane pays tributes to two Army personnel killed in Poonch counter-terrorist operation
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 16, 2021 12:46:33 AM IST
Indian Army chief General MM Naravane on Friday paid his tributes to the two Army personnel who lost their lives in a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. ... read..


BJP trying to mislead people of Himachal by diverting them from issues of inflation, unemployment: Congress
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 11:46:53 PM IST
Congress on Friday alleged that the ruling BJP is trying to mislead the people of Himachal Pradesh by diverting them from the key issues of inflation and unemployment. ... read..


Weeklong Kullu Dussehra begins with rath yatra of Lord Raghunath
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 11:46:48 PM IST
While Dussehra ended in the rest of parts of the country on Vijayadashmi, the week-long international Kullu Dussehra began with Rath Yatra of deity "Lord Raghunathji" at Dhalpur, the venue of the festival. ... read..


11 terrorists killed in eight encounters in J-K after recent civilian killings: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 11:46:47 PM IST
A total of 11 terrorists have been killed so far in the eight encounters conducted by the security forces after the recent civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir, said Vijay Kumar, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kashmir on Friday. ... read..


Tourist footfall on Kalka-Shimla passenger train increases during festive season
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 11:46:45 PM IST
The tourists' footfall during the festive season on the Kalka-Shimla passenger train has increased to 100 per cent which was very low owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


Rajasthan govt allows sale, bursting of green crackers with restricted timing
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | October 15, 2021 11:46:44 PM IST
Reversing its decision to ban the sale and use of crackers in the state, the Rajasthan government issued a revised advisory on Friday and said that only the "green" crackers would be allowed for sale and also issued the restricted timing of bursting of cr ... read..


Madhya Pradesh CM celebrates 'Dusshera Vahana Puja' at his residence
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 11:46:42 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan celebrated 'Dusshera Vahana Puja' at his residence on Friday. ... read..


Parkash Singh Badal condemns Singhu border incident, seeks impartial probe
Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 15, 2021 11:46:41 PM IST
Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday strongly condemned the entire sequence of events at the Singhu border in the morning and demanded a fair and impartial probe into all angles of the heinous crime, including the brutal murder and a ... read..


Centre failed to stop Chinese soldiers at borders, alleges Owaisi
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 11:46:38 PM IST
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday alleged that the Centre "failed to stop Chinese soldiers" at borders. ... read..


Gunfight breaks out at J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday, officials said. ... read..


Vijayan's son-in-law Riyas stands firm on comments on contractors
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
In the limelight for reportedly coming under attack at a meeting of ruling CPI-M legislators along with Education Minister V. Sivankutty, Kerala PWD and Tourism Minister P.A. Mohammed Riyas on Friday denied any such occurrence, while defending his comment ... read..


Nihangs told it is a farmers' protest, not religious movement: Yogendra Yadav
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Swaraj India Convener Yogendra Yadav on Friday said the Nihang group, accused of mercilessly killing a man at the Singhu border, was several times told by farmers' leaders that this is not a religious movement but a site for farmers' agitation. ... read..


'Maneater' tiger MDT23 captured after 22 days
Chennai | Friday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The MDT23 tiger, which is believed to have been responsible for the killing of four humans and 12 heads of cattle, was captured by a Tamil Nadu Forest Department team after a massive search on for 22 days. ... read..


Yogi Adityanath urges Chhattisgarh govt to provide all possible help to victims of Jashpur accident
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 11:17:00 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday expressed grief over the incident that took place in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district, where a car ran over a group of people walking to immerse an idol of Goddess Durga, and asked the Chhattisgarh gov ... read..


DGP Jammu and Kashmir chairs officers meeting, reviews security scenario
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 11:16:58 PM IST
The Director-General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbag Singh chaired the officers meeting at the Police Control Room, Kashmir on Friday to review current security arrangments in the Kashmir Valley. ... read..


Asaduddin Owaisi condemns Mohan Bhagwat's speech on population policy, calls it "full of lies and half-truths"
Hyderabad (Telangana) | October 15, 2021 11:16:52 PM IST
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday condemned Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's speech in Maharashtra and called it "full of lies and half-truths". ... read..


Yogi Adityanath instructs officials to expedite relief operations after 11 people die in road accident in UP's Jhansi
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 11:16:50 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday condoled the death of people killed in the road accident that took place earlier in Jhansi and directed the officials to "expedite" the relief and rescue operations, informed the Chief Minister's Offi ... read..


Delhi reports 26 new COVID-19 cases
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 11:16:47 PM IST
Delhi reported 26 new COVID-19 cases and zero fatalities in the last 24 hours. ... read..


Sidhu has withdrawn resignation as Punjab Congress chief, will resume duties: Harish Rawat
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 11:16:44 PM IST
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has withdrawn his resignation as Punjab Congress chief and will resume his duties, said senior party leader Harish Rawat on Friday. ... read..


Sidhu meets Rahul Gandhi, says "everything has been sorted out"
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 11:16:38 PM IST
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu after meeting party leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that "everything has been sorted out." ... read..


COVID-19-related parenting stress impacted eating habits of children: Study
Houston (Texas) | October 15, 2021 11:16:35 PM IST
According to a new study by researchers at the University of Houston College of Education, the incredible stress parents experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative effect on the eating habits of their children. ... read..


Karnataka reports 470 new COVID-19 cases
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | October 15, 2021 11:16:32 PM IST
Karnataka reported 470 new COVID-19 cases and nine fatalities on Friday. ... read..


Tighten security in smaller cities in festive season, Centre tells states
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Following intelligence inputs that smaller cities could be on the terrorists' radar, the Centre has asked the state governments to scale up security of the Tier 2 cities during current festive season, sources in the security set-up said on Friday. ... read..


Delhi's Air Quality Index in Moderate category today
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 10:46:58 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday informed that the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital has surged to 198. ... read..


AAP Goa accuses Mapusa Municipality of destroying city's trees, demolishing heritage buildings
Panaji (Goa) | October 15, 2021 10:46:56 PM IST
The Goa unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday slammed the BJP-led Mapusa Municipality for "ruthless actions" towards iconic trees of Mapusa and alleged that the iconic trees are directly being cut instead of being transplanted or trimmed. ... read..


People of country gave Savarkar title of 'veer,' those who question his patriotism should visit Cellular Jail: Amit Shah
Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) | October 15, 2021 10:46:55 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that title of "veer" was given to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar by people of the country and not by any government and slammed those who question his patriotism. ... read..


India has been ramping up health infrastructure rapidly, this will boost India's stature on a global level: Mandaviya
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 10:46:45 PM IST
Describing India's achievements during the COVID-19 crisis, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said that indigenous capacity building, be it in human resources or vaccination, India has been ramping up health infrastru ... read..


Ahead of Goa Assembly polls, Veteran actor, director Rajdeep Naik joins AAP
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 10:46:39 PM IST
Ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, veteran actor and director Rajdeep Naik joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. ... read..


Mysuru witnesses massive waterlogging after rains lash city for around 2 hrs
Mysuru (Karnataka) | October 15, 2021 10:46:38 PM IST
As rains lashed Mysuru for nearly around two hours, the city witnessed water-logged streets on Friday. ... read..


Parkash Singh Badal slams Centre over BSF's jurisdiction extension
Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 15, 2021 10:46:36 PM IST
Former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Parkash Singh Badal on Friday urged all political parties in the state to "stop fighting among themselves" and "wage a united fight" against Center's move to "turn Punjab into a Union Terri ... read..


Booked for rape, AIIMS doctor still at large
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
A doctor working with the All India Insitute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has been booked for allegedly raping his junior colleague inside the campus, officials said here on Friday. ... read..


Congregational prayers at Hazratbal after 4 months in Srinagar
Srinagar | Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Congregational prayers were held in Hazratbal mosque in Srinagar on Friday after four months while they were not allowed at Jama Masjid in the city. ... read..


Man killed on Singhu border belonged to Punjab: Hry Police
Chandigarh | Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Haryana Police said on Friday that an FIR was lodged in connection with the murder of a man belonging to Punjab near the farmers' protest site on the Singhu border in Sonepat district. However, no arrest has been made so far in connection with the case. ... read..


'AIADMK will bounce back in next polls'
Chennai | Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
AIADMK will bounce back in the next Tamil Nadu elections, party MLA R.B Udhayakumar said on Friday, terming the results of the recent rural local polls in the state "manipulated". ... read..


Justice will be given to all: CM Baghel on Jashpur incident
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | October 15, 2021 10:16:31 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday said the road mishap in the state's Jashpur district, where a car ran over a group of people walking to immerse an idol of Goddess Durga, was "heart-breaking" and assured that justice will be served to ... read..


Move to turn Punjab into UT through back door by handing it over to central security forces: Parkash Singh Badal slams Centre over BSF's jurisdiction extension
Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 15, 2021 10:16:30 PM IST
Former Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Parkash Singh Badal on Friday urged all political parties in the state to "stop fighting among themselves" and "wage a united fight" against Center's move to "turn Punjab into a Union Terri ... read..


Maharashtra reports 2,149 fresh COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 10:16:23 PM IST
After recording a surge in COVID-19 cases in the last few days, Maharashtra on Friday reported slightly fewer coronavirus infections at 2,149. ... read..


BJP welcomes TN govt's decision to reopen all religious places
Chennai | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu BJP chief K. Annamalai has welcomed the decision taken by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to reopen religious places on all days. ... read..


India 6th most affected country by ransomware: Google
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
A Google report that analysed more than 80 million ransomware samples submitted over the last year and a half has revealed that India is at the sixth place in the list of 140 countries most affected by ransomware. ... read..


Freedom, Mahatma, 'Gen Next English' figure in Aryan Khan bail feud
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
The heated arguments for and against Aryan Khan's bail plea before the special NDPS court on Friday witnessed the prosecution and defence invoking Mahatma Gandhi and Queen's English versus the gen-next lingo. ... read..


11 killed, six injured as tractor overturns in UP's Jhansi
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 9:46:40 PM IST
11 people including seven women and four children were killed and six were injured after a tractor-trolley en-route to a temple on Friday overturned while trying to save an animal that came in the middle of the road in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi, said an eye- ... read..


Sidhu will do whatever party high-command says: Harish Rawat
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 9:46:37 PM IST
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will do whatever the party high-command says and will continue working for the party, said veteran party leader and AICC in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat on Friday. ... read..


Indian Army organises three-day artificial limb fitment camp in J-K's Uri
Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 9:46:31 PM IST
A three-day artificial limb fitment camp was organised from October 13 to 15 in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri jointly by the Indian Army and the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, a Jaipur Foot Organisation, as part of the ongoing drive covering the enti ... read..


Special offer at MP petrol pump to celebrate birth of owner's grand-niece
Betul (Madhya Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
A petrol pump owner in Madhya Pradesh's Betul announced a special offer for customers after his niece, who is speech and hearing impaired, gave birth to a daughter. ... read..


Maharashtra govt announces special monthly allowance for students of minority communities
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 9:16:36 PM IST
The Maharashtra government on Friday announced a special monthly allowance for students of minority communities staying in the minority development department's hostels in the state. ... read..


Global Hunger Report 2021 lowering India's rank is 'shocking', due diligence not done: Centre
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 9:16:35 PM IST
The Centre on Friday said it was "shocking" that Global Hunger Report 2021 has lowered India's rank in its latest report and noted that the publishing agencies have not done "due diligence". ... read..


K-Rail project being implemented after proper scientific study: CPI(M) Kerala Secretary
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 15, 2021 9:16:33 PM IST
Amid criticism from Opposition over the K-Rail project, Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) Kerala Secretary A Vijayaraghavan on Friday said that the project was being implemented after conducting proper scientific study. ... read..


Delhi: Navjot Singh Sidhu reaches Rahul Gandhi's residence
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 9:16:32 PM IST
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu reached the residence of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday. ... read..


Odisha govt to reopen schools for Class 8, 11
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The Odisha government has decided to resume offline classes for Class 11 and Class 8 students from October 21 and 25 respectively, State school and mass education minister Samir Ranjan Dash, said on Friday. ... read..


On Vijayadashmi, kids in Kerala initiated into world of letters
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Thousands of children, irrespective of caste, creed and religion were initiated into the world of letters at functions held in temples, clubs and social organisations across Kerala on Friday. ... read..


Singhu border killing: Haryana Police detains one person in Sonipat
Sonipat (Haryana) | October 15, 2021 8:46:46 PM IST
Haryana Police on Friday detained one person in Sonipat in connection with the Singhu border incident where a corpse was found hanging with hands and legs chopped at the spot where farmers' protest is underway. ... read..


Terrorist who killed Police Sub-Inspector eliminated in encounter with security forces in J-K's Bemina
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 8:46:39 PM IST
A terrorist identified as the killer of newly recruited sub-inspector Arshid Ahmad Mir, who lost his life in the terror attack in Srinagar on Sunday, was killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Bemina area of Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on ... read..


Goa govt permits schools to re-open for classes 9 to 12 from October 18
Panaji (Goa) | October 15, 2021 8:46:37 PM IST
The Goa Government on Friday permitted the schools in the state to reopen for physical classes for 9th to 12th standard from October 18 with adherence to COVID-19 guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place. ... read..


SKM condemns gruesome murder at Singhu border, disassociates from Nihangs
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday condemned the barbaric killing of a man at the Singhu border protest site and has disassociated itself from the Nihangs. ... read..


Bombay HC endorses Goa govt's decision to bar Goans from entering casinos
Panaji | Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Barring local residents from entering casinos by the Goa government is "well-founded" and not violative of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution, the Bombay High Court bench in Goa has said. ... read..


Stalin urges 4 CMs to allow sale of green firecrackers
Chennai | Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K. Stalin has urged his counterparts in Delhi, Odisha, Rajasthan and Haryana to reconsider the ban on sale of firecrackers and allow sale of green crackers. ... read..


Assam: Devotees bid adieu to Goddess Durga on Vijay Dashami with 'Durga Visarjan'
Guwahati (Assam) | October 15, 2021 8:16:26 PM IST
The pomp and gaiety with which Durga Puja was celebrated in Assam and other parts of the country came to an end on Friday evening with the immersion of idols of the 'goddess of strength' with traditional and religious fervour. ... read..


JJP writes to EC to reserve its election symbol 'key' in 6 states ahead of Assembly polls
Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 15, 2021 8:16:22 PM IST
In a move aimed at strengthening the party's position at the national level, the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) has written to the Election Commission to reserve its election symbol 'Key' in six other states, informed JJP National President Dr Ajay Singh Cha ... read..


Surrendered half of Punjab to PM Modi: Raghav Chaddha slams Punjab CM over BSF's jurisdiction extension
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 8:16:21 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and Spokesperson Raghav Chaddha on Friday alleged that Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has surrendered half of the state to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


Shah on 3-day visit to Andaman & Nicobar Islands to review developmental works
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive at Port Blair on Friday on a three-day visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to review various developmental works initiated with the Centre's assistance. ... read..


Om Prakash Rajbhar warms up to BJP again
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
In a complete turnaround, Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president Om Prakash Rajbhar on Friday said that he may form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) one again, ahead of the upcoming UP Assembly elections. ... read..


Goods train derails in UP, no loss of life
Kanpur(UP) | Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Twenty-four empty wagons of a goods train derailed near Ambiyapur in Uttar Pradesh on the busy Delhi-Howrah rail route on Friday morning. ... read..


Odisha CM won't celebrate b'day due to Covid
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided not to celebrate his birthday on Saturday in view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, a statement issued by the his office said on Friday. ... read..


Over 41K crack 2021 JEE-Advanced exam
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
The results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2021 conducted for seeking admission to various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country were declared on Friday with 41,862 clearing the exam. ... read..


Mumbai police arrest drug peddler from Kurla
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 7:46:47 PM IST
The Anti-Narcotics Cell of Mumbai Police has apprehended a man from the Kurla area for allegedly peddling drugs. ... read..


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