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Praying Lord Ram to free us from 'Corona Ravan': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Dussehra
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:46:38 PM IST
On the occasion of Dussehra, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that he prays to Lord Ram to free humanity from 'Corona Ravan' amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..


148 vending zones to be built in Gurugram
Gurugram | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
To keep Gurugram roads encroachment free, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will soon create 148 vending zones, of which detailed implementation plan (DIP) for 58 has been prepared. ... read..


Special arrangements for Durga immersions by Kolkata Police
Kolkata | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Keeping the Covid-19 and security protocols in mind, the Kolkata Police and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation have made major arrangements for the immersion of Durga idols in the scheduled 24 ghats of the city. ... read..


TN teacher held for beating Class 12 student
Chennai | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
A physics teacher, who canned a Class 12 student for not being regular in Tamil Nadu's Chidambaram, was arrested on Friday after a video went viral. ... read..


Haryana Police file FIR over Singhu border murder
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Haryana Police has registered an FIR against unknown persons in the barbaric incident that took place at the Singhu border on Friday, wherein a man was tortured, murdered and mutilated at the farmers' protesting site. ... read..


Chhattisgarh: One dead, 16 injured as speeding car mows down people on way to immerse Durga idol, 2 arrested
Jashpur (Chhattisgarh) | October 15, 2021 7:16:50 PM IST
A speeding car on Friday evening allegedly mowed down one individual and left 16 persons injured from a procession that was heading for Durga idol immersion in Pathalgaon block of Jashpur district. ... read..


COVID-19: Kerala reports 8,867 new cases, 67 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 15, 2021 7:16:45 PM IST
Kerala recorded 8,867 new COVID-19 cases and 67 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin issued by the Health Department on Friday. ... read..


Terrorist neutralised in Pulwama was involved in October 2 civilian killing, says Kashmir police
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 7:16:42 PM IST
The terrorist neutralised by the police in an encounter at Wahibug area in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday has been identified by the police. ... read..


Apple Watch Series 8 may come with a bigger display in 2022
Washington | October 15, 2021 7:16:38 PM IST
Apple seems to have started working on the Apple Watch Series 7's successor, likely called Apple Watch Series 8. The Cupertino giant may be developing an Apple Watch with a bigger display for 2022. ... read..


'Vaccination Mela' in Dehradun: People to win prizes for taking second dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | October 15, 2021 7:16:36 PM IST
Aiming to motivate the people to complete their second dose of COVID-19 vaccination during the ongoing festive season, Dehradun district administration in coordination with the State Health Department and Smart City Project Ltd. is organising 'Vaccination ... read..


Singhu border murder: No info on perpetrators, says police
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
After the body of a man with a chopped hand was found at the Singhu border on Friday, the Haryana Police have been unable to gather any information on the attackers, as the agitating farmers have not given any information so far. ... read..


2 soldiers killed in ongoing operation in J&K's Poonch
Jammu | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Two soldiers were killed on Friday in an ongoing counter terrorism operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. ... read..


Body with severed hand, tied to police barricade found at Singhu border (Ld)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
An unidentified decedent with a chopped left hand was found tied to an inverted police barricade at the Haryana-Delhi Singhu border outside of Delhi on Friday morning, sending shockwaves. ... read..


Om Birla dials JEE Advance topper, congratulates him on his success
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 6:47:15 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker and Member of Parliament from Kota, Om Birla on Friday dialled the IIT Advanced topper, Mridul Agarwal and congratulated him on his success, according to the Office of the Speaker of Lok Sabha. ... read..


This academy in Kashmir valley training girls to help them make big in the world of Football
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 6:47:12 PM IST
A football academy in Kashmir is training girls with an aim to help them make it big in the world of Football. ... read..


One terrorist neutralised in encounter in J-K's Pulwama
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 6:47:07 PM IST
One terrorist involved in a recent civilian killing in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir was neutralised by the security forces in an encounter at Wahibug area in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. ... read..


Here resolution was taken that no one can keep Mother India as slave: Amit Shah during visit to Cellular Jail in Port Blair
Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) | October 15, 2021 6:47:02 PM IST
During his visit to the iconic Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands where Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was imprisoned, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday lauded the valour of Veer Savarkar as a 'freedom fighter' and said this was the ... read..


Delhi HC directs NIELIT to release salaries of contractual NrDMC workers by Oct 20
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 6:46:59 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has directed the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) to ensure that all the statutory dues and salaries of the Data Entry operators engaged on a contractual basis in the North Delhi Municipal Corporat ... read..


OnePlus Watch Harry Potter Edition set to launch soon
Shenzhen | October 15, 2021 6:46:56 PM IST
OnePlus is all set to launch a special edition of its smartwatch soon. The company has shared a new teaser via its Twitter handle, which confirms the release of the product in India. ... read..


CM Bommai meets Yediyurappa to wish on Vijayadashami
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai met B.S. Yediyurappa at the latter's residence on Friday to wish him on the occasion of the Vijayadashami. Bommai garlanded him and sought his blessings. ... read..


Lakhimpur Kheri violence will not dent BJP: Swatantra Dev Singh
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh BJP president Swatantra Dev Singh has said the Lakhimpur Kheri incident will not have any fallout on BJP's electoral prospects in any part of the state in the Assembly polls scheduled in 2022. ... read..


Amit Shah pays tributes to freedom fighters at Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) | October 15, 2021 6:17:10 PM IST
As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday visited Cellular Jail in Port Blair and paid tributes to freedom fighters. ... read..


RK Singh pays inspection visit to NHPC Dulhasti power station, dam site of Kishanganga power station in J-K's Bandipora
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 6:17:09 PM IST
Union Power Minister RK Singh on Friday visited the dam site of 330 MW National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Kishanganga power station at Gurez in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, informed the Ministry of Power. ... read..


Encounter starts in J-K's Pulwama
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 6:17:06 PM IST
An encounter between security forces and terrorists started in the Wahibug area in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the police on Friday. ... read..


Progressive thinker, theatre artist G K Govinda Rao no more
Hubballi (Karnataka) | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Noted progressive thinker, theatre person and writer Professor G.K. Govinda Rao, known for his sharp criticism, passed away in the wee hours of Friday at his daughter's residence in Karnataka's Hubballi. ... read..


7 judges of Telangana HC take oath
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Seven new judges of the Telangana High Court took oath on Friday. ... read..


Mridul Agarwal scores highest ever percentage in IIT-JEE exam
Jaipur | Friday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal has created a history of sorts by not only topping but also scoring the highest ever percentage in the IIT-JEE entrance examination. Mridul topped the chart by scoring 348 out of 360 marks with 96.66 per cent in the JEE-Advanced 2 ... read..


Amit Shah visits cell in Port Blair where Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was imprisoned
Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) | October 15, 2021 5:46:55 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday visited the cell where Hindu Mahasabha leader Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was imprisoned at Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. ... read..


Senior Maoist leader Ramakrishna passes away due to prolonged illness
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 5:46:51 PM IST
Senior Communist Party of India (Maoist) leader, Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna passed away due to prolonged illness on Thursday. ... read..


Weapons recovered from terrorist hideout in J-K's Reasi
Reasi (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 5:46:50 PM IST
Security forces unearthed a terrorist hideout and recovered weapons in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. ... read..


IMD predicts heavy rainfall for Odisha till October 19
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | October 15, 2021 5:46:49 PM IST
With the formation of a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, the regional meteorological centre in Bhubaneswar issued a heavy rainfall alert for several places in Odisha from October 15 to 19. ... read..


Elderly woman strangled to death in Bihar
Patna | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
A 70-year-old elderly woman was strangled to death in Bihar's Munger district, police said. ... read..


My priority is still Samajwadi Party: Shivpal
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL) President Shivpal Singh has said that since politics is all about possibilities, his priority will still be an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP). ... read..


RTI: Maha LoP Devendra Fadnavis is a 'Man of Letters', 230-plus
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis -- whose political bark is considered worse than his bite -- also uses the pen, literally, to bulldoze the Maha Vikas Aghadi 'auto rickshaw' government, no-holds-barred. ... read..


Study ranks healthfulness of foods from first to worst
Washington | October 15, 2021 5:16:48 PM IST
According to a new research, scientists at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts have developed a new tool to help consumers, food companies, restaurants, and cafeterias choose and produce healthier foods and officials to make sound ... read..


Clubhouse is launching new Music Mode
Washington | October 15, 2021 5:16:44 PM IST
The audio social networking app Clubhouse is launching a new Music Mode that could make it a better place to play and listen to live music. ... read..


Air India asks employees to 'control expenses' till divestment completes
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 5:16:42 PM IST
After Tata Sons won the bid to acquire national carrier Air India, the acting Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the national carrier has issued an order for the management to control the expenses, till the divestment exercise is complete. ... read..


SC to hear plea seeking doorstep COVID vaccination for disabled on October 29
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 5:16:35 PM IST
The Supreme Court on October 29 will hear a PIL seeking prioritised COVID vaccination for persons with disabilities at their place of residence since they face a higher risk of being impacted by the disease. ... read..


Govt should probe this matter thoroughly, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha after mutilated body of man found near Singhu border
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 5:16:30 PM IST
After a man was found dead at the farmers' protest site at Kundli in Haryana on the Singhu Border near Delhi, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday alleged that the deceased before dying, admitted that he was sent by someone and given Rs 30,000, deman ... read..


Not part of any money laundering activity, made 'victim' around the case: Nora Fatehi on ED summons
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 5:16:27 PM IST
A day after Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned actor Nora Fatehi in connection with Rs 200-crore money laundering case, the spokesperson of the actor on Friday said that she has been the "victim around the case" and being a witness, co-operating and ... read..


Delhi HC denies bail to four accused who allegedly defiled BR Ambedkar's state on Independence Day
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 5:16:26 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has recently denied bail to four people, including a woman, who had allegedly defiled the statue of 'Baba Sahab' Bhim Rao Ambedkar on the occasion of Independence Day. ... read..


BJP Kisan Morcha's national executive meet on Oct 30 in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Amid the ongoing farmers unrest in poll-bound states, the BJP Kisan Morcha will hold its national executive meeting on October 30 in Delhi. ... read..


Armed Forces, scientists most trustworthy; politicians least: Survey
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Armed Forces and scientists have emerged as the most trustworthy citizens in India, while as politicians and advertising executives are the least, as work around sacrifice and service before self is revered by the Indians. ... read..


Apprehensions in AIADMK over Sasikala planning comeback
Chennai | Friday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
The Opposition AIADMK, which was battered in the recent rural local body polls winning just two seats in the district panchayat unions, is now facing another major problem with the ousted general secretary of the party V. K. Sasikala trying to make a gran ... read..


Income Tax searches in Maharashtra reveal unaccounted income of over Rs 184 crore
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 4:46:40 PM IST
The Income Tax Department carried out search and seizure operations on two real estate business groups of Mumbai and certain individuals/ entities associated with them and found incriminating documents, evidencing unaccounted income of over Rs 184 crore. ... read..


Delhi Court frames charges against 9 accused in NE Delhi violence case
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 4:46:31 PM IST
A trial court has ordered to frame charges against nine accused in a case where a mob allegedly resorted to rioting, violence, and vandalism in North East Delhi in February 2020. ... read..


IMD predicts clear sky in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a 'mainly clear sky' in the national capital on Friday with the maximum temperature likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 18.6 degrees Celsius. ... read..


Valmiki Jayanti to be special for BJP this year
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Eyeing Dalit votes for the 2022 Assembly elections, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is planning special celebrations to mark Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti on October 20. ... read..


No help from any quarters, young Kerala mother searches for her child
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Even though the Kerala unit of the CPI-M is known to take up the cause of women and children, but the plight of a 22-year-old woman leader of the Student's Federation of India, has failed to move Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, police chief and the Child ... read..


Gehlot to meet Sonia after 8 months, a day ahead of CWC
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is slated to meet Sonia Gandhi on Friday, eight months after he last met the interim Congress President. The meeting comes a day ahead of the Congress working Committee (CWC) meeting to be held on Saturday. ... read..


7 reasons why India can't reach 1 bn smartphone users even by 2030
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
India may not see a billion smartphone users even by the end of this decade and there are seven key challenges to achieve 100 per cent smartphone penetration, according to a new report. ... read..


Man's body with chopped hand found at Singhu border
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
A body of a man with a chopped hand was found near the Haryana-Delhi Singhu border on Friday morning, local police sources confirmed. ... read..


Man apprehended, 49,999 Qatari Riyal seized from him at Hyderabad airport
Hyderabad (Telangana) | October 15, 2021 4:16:50 PM IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) apprehended a man and seized 49,999 Qatari Riyal worth about Rs 10 lakh from him at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad on Friday. ... read..


Man found dead at Singhu border had no political affiliation, says Haryana Police
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 4:16:49 PM IST
Haryana Police has identified the man who was found dead at the farmers' protest site at Kundli in Haryana on the Singhu Border near Delhi as Lakhbir Singh resident of village Cheema Khurd in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. ... read..


Conspiracy to defame SKM: Hannan Mollah on Singhu border killing
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 4:16:44 PM IST
All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) General Secretary Hannan Mollah claimed that the death of a man whose corpse was found on Friday morning at the Sindhu border has nothing to do with Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), adding a conspiracy to defame the morcha has bee ... read..


Tamil Nadu CM request Delhi, Rajasthan, Odisha counterparts to allow sale of green crackers
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 15, 2021 4:16:41 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday urged his Delhi, Rajasthan, and Odisha counterparts to lift the ban on the sale of firecracker sales in their respective states and allow the sale of green crackers. ... read..


Petrol, diesel prices rise again, burn bigger holes in consumers' pockets
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Petrol and diesel price rose again on Friday taking its retail rates to record high levels across the country affecting consumers this festive season. ... read..


'Muddled understanding of geo-politics has hounded us a nation' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
At a time when India is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the victory over Pakistan in 1971 that led to the creation of Bangladesh comes a definitive account of a war six years prior to that which also ended in a military victory but which came to naugh ... read..


After India report, US mulls bill to fix Amazon's predatory practices
Washington/New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
After a report accused Amazon of secretly exploiting internal data from its marketplace to copy products sold by other companies and manipulate search results in India, a group of US Senators has announced plans to introduce a nondiscrimination bill that ... read..


Paddy residue burning reduced in Punjab, Haryana, UP: Centre
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 3:46:51 PM IST
Paddy residue burning has significantly been reduced in Punjab, Haryana, and eight NCR districts of Uttar Pradesh, said the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on Friday. ... read..


Top Naxal leader Ramkrishna dies of ill-health in Chhattisgarh: Sources
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 3:46:49 PM IST
The security agencies have intercepted a message that suggests that CPI (Maoist) politburo and central committee member Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramkrishna (57) died on Wednesday at a Naxalite camp in Dandakaranya in Chhattisgarh's south Bastar district. ... read..


New defence companies will bring opportunities for youth, MSMEs: PM Modi
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 3:46:45 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the seven defence companies launched on Friday would create new opportunities for youth and micro, small and medium enterprises. ... read..


Prahlad Patel appreciates PM Modi for meeting man who travelled from MP to Delhi on foot
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 3:46:44 PM IST
Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Thursday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for meeting a man who travelled from Madhya Pradesh's Deori to the national capital on foot to meet him. ... read..


'Opposed to any form of violence', Samyukta Kisan Morcha condemns Singhu border 'gruesome killing'
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 3:46:42 PM IST
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday issued a statement condemning the "gruesome killing" of a man whose mutilated body was found this morning near the farmers' protest site at Kundli in Haryana on the Singhu Border near Delhi. ... read..


Yogi govt to increase number of Sainik schools
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to double the number of Sainik schools in the state. ... read..


UP industries told to adopt Miyawaki afforestation technique
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has issued an order making it compulsory for industries to adopt the Japanese Miyawaki afforestation technique. ... read..


AIADMK headquarters to be renamed as 'MGR Maaligai'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 15, 2021 3:16:46 PM IST
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Friday announced that the party's headquarters will be re-named as 'MGR Maaligai' on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee celebrations on Sunday. ... read..


Private, public sectors working closely for defence preparedness of country, says Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 3:16:44 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday stated that the private sector is working closely with the public sector for defence preparedness of the country. ... read..


J-K: Two soldiers killed in ongoing counter-terrorist operation in Poonch
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 3:16:43 PM IST
The two Army personnel who lost their lives in a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch have been identified as Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi and Rifleman Yogambar Singh. ... read..


AIIMS Delhi doctor booked for raping colleague; accused absconding
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 3:16:41 PM IST
Delhi Police on Friday registered a rape case against a senior doctor of All India Institute Of Medical Science in the national capital. ... read..


Actor Jacqueline Fernandez skips ED questioning, gets 3rd summon in Rs 200-cr money laundering case
By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi | October 15, 2021 3:16:40 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a third summon to Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez as she skipped the questioning on Friday in connection with its ongoing probe in Rs 200 crore money laundering case linked to conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. ... read..


RSS chief wants to impose his own theory on population control, says Brinda Karat
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 3:16:36 PM IST
Hitting out at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat over his "population imbalance" remark, Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo member Brinda Karat on Friday said that he is hiding facts and wants to impose his own theory on popu ... read..


Apna Dal wants Dalit or OBC for deputy speaker's post in UP
Lucknow | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Even as the ruling BJP has made up its mind to get Nitin Agarwal elected as the deputy speaker of the Legislative Assembly, its alliance partner Apna Dal (S), has thrown a spanner in the works by demanding that a Dalit or an OBC MLA be elected to the post ... read..


Geologists to visit K'taka district after series of quakes
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
A team of geologists and scientists will visit Karnataka's Vijayapura on Friday after the district was hit by a series of earthquakes. ... read..


Baby dies after woman gives birth in UP hospital toilet
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
In a freak incident, a newborn died after the infant slipped and his head got stuck in a commode in the Lala Lajpat Rai hospital. ... read..


UP rape survivor's mother also files FIR against husband
Lalitpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
There is more trouble brewing for the man who has been accused of raping his minor daughter, along with 28 others, over the past few years. ... read..


Man dies after friend pumps air into his rectum
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
A man died after his friend pumped air into his rectum with an air compressor. ... read..


Former PM Manmohan Singh doing fine, better than yesterday: Congress
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 2:46:41 PM IST
Congress spokesperson Pranav Jha on Friday said that former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is doing fine and is better than yesterday. ... read..


Kedarnath, Badrinath temples to close for winter in November
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | October 15, 2021 2:46:37 PM IST
The portals of Kedarnath and Badrinath will close for winters in November, informed Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board on Friday. ... read..


J-K: Two soldiers killed in ongoing counter-terrorist operation in Poonch, Yogambar Singh
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 2:46:36 PM IST
The two Army personnel who lost their lives in a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch have been identified as Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi and Rifleman Yogambar Singh. ... read..


'Disgruntled' Sidhu sounds hopeful after Congress meeting
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as the party's Punjab unit head last month over 'dissatisfaction' with the shake-up in the state, has expressed hope that his concerns would be taken up properly, and all decisions made in the interest of t ... read..


Mumbai cruise raid: Aryan Khan speaks to parents via video call from jail
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 2:16:46 PM IST
Aryan Khan. who was arrested in connection with the drugs-on-cruise case, spoke to his parents Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan via video call from inside Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail on Friday, informed jail officials. ... read..


PM Modi to visit Kedarnath on Nov 9
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | October 15, 2021 2:16:44 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Kedarnath on November 9, said Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Uttarakhand president Madan Kaushik on Friday. ... read..


New defence companies will not only achieve expertise but also become a global brand, says PM Modi
General News | October 15, 2021 2:16:43 PM IST
New Delhi [India], October 15 (ANI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the seven new defence companies, launched today, would not only achieve expertise in the field of manufacturing equipment but also become a global brand. ... read..


Former PM Manmohan Singh stable, recovering: AIIMS Delhi
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 2:16:40 PM IST
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, who is admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi is stable and recovering, informed hospital official on Friday. ... read..


Ravana worshipped on Dussehra in Kanpur temple
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 2:16:37 PM IST
In a rare instance seen anywhere in the country Ravana is being worshipped in a temple here in Kanpur on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami on Friday. ... read..


Goa to resume in-person learning for Classes 9-12 from Oct 18
Panaji | Friday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
Schools in Goa have been allowed to resume in-person classes for 9 to 12 standard students from October 18 onwards, the state government announced. ... read..


We don't wait for opportunities but create them: Qaafiya band members
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
Clear that all the hard-work, passion and drive is not just restricted to what they do on the stage, but also in establishing their brand in the market as well, the band members of fusion band 'Qaafiya' say that contacting and connecting with people and a ... read..


PM Modi launches 7 new defence companies
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 1:46:41 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched seven new companies that are going to enter the defence sector and said that he hoped all these companies would become the basis of the strength of the country. ... read..


Narcotics revenue being used for anti-national activities, alleges RSS chief
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 1:46:40 PM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday expressed his concern over the rise in the consumption of narcotics across the country and alleged that the money from such businesses is being misused for "anti-national" activities. ... read..


SBSP chief Rajbhar hints at alliance with BJP ahead of UP assembly polls
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 1:46:38 PM IST
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president Om Prakash Rajbhar on Friday said that he might again form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the upcoming UP assembly elections. ... read..


After RSS chief's remark on use of narcotics business for anti-national activities, Sanjay Raut asks who is heading the govt
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 1:46:34 PM IST
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday made a veiled attack at Mohan Bhagwat, chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is the ideological mentor of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), over this statement that the narcotics business is used t ... read..


Trains cancelled, diverted on Tundla-Kanpur section after 24 wagons derail
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 1:46:32 PM IST
All passengers trains have been cancelled and diverted on the Tundla-Kanpur-Tundla section on Friday, after 24 wagons of an empty goods train derailed near Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning, informed North Central Railway. ... read..


Farmers to hold up rail traffic for 6 hours on Oct 18
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 PM IST
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) will hold up rail traffic for six hours on October 18, to protest against lack of action against Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni, who is an accused in the Lakhimpur incident in which nine persons, including four farmers wer ... read..


Rajnath Singh performs 'Shashtra Puja' on Vijaya Dashami
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 1:17:12 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday performed "Shashtra Puja" (worship of weapons) on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) campus in the national capital. ... read..


Facebook rolls out end-to-end encrypted chat backups to WhatsApp
Washington | October 15, 2021 1:17:09 PM IST
WhatsApp's end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS and Android are here! ... read..


Odisha: Classes 11, 8 to reopen from Oct 21, Oct 25 respectively
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | October 15, 2021 1:17:04 PM IST
Odisha government has decided to reopen physical classes for standard 11 and 8 from October 21 and October 25 respectively, said the School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Friday. ... read..


Aim to bring India among top countries in Defence sector, says Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 1:17:03 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the aim of the government is to bring India among the top countries of the world in the field of the Defence sector. ... read..


Odisha CM not to celebrate his birthday tomorrow amid COVID situation
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | October 15, 2021 12:47:06 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided not to celebrate his birthday on Saturday in view of the COVID-19 situation. ... read..


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