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Goa CM Sawant takes part in Path Sanchalan in Bicholim on RSS foundation day
Panaji (Goa) | October 15, 2021 12:47:05 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday took part in Path Sanchalan event at Bicholim to mark Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) foundation day and Dussehra. ... read..


National Education Policy links country's traditional skills with modern possibilities: PM Modi
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 12:46:57 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reiterated the role of the National Education Policy (NEP-2020) in linking the country's traditional skills with modern possibilities. ... read..


India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 97.14 cr
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 12:46:56 PM IST
With the administration of 30,26,483 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 97.14 crores, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday. ... read..


Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro tipped to receive four Android updates
Washington | October 15, 2021 12:46:52 PM IST
Google's upcoming Pixel series, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, are just a few days away from their launch, and new details regarding the devices have emerged. ... read..


Centre delegates power to Ladakh LG under Forest Rights Act
By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi | October 15, 2021 12:46:50 PM IST
The President of India has empowered the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh to exercise the powers and discharge the functions of the State Government under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 wit ... read..


JEE Advanced 2021 results declared, Mridul Agarwal scores top rank
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 12:17:16 PM IST
The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday announced the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced results, 2021. ... read..


India logs 16,862 new COVID-19 cases, 379 fatalities
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 12:17:14 PM IST
India reported 16,862 new COVID-19 cases and 379 fatalities in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Friday. ... read..


RSS chief laments lack of control over content shown on OTT platforms
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 12:17:13 PM IST
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said that there is no control over the content shown on OTT platforms. ... read..


UP CM offers prayers in Gorakhnath Temple on occasion of Vijaya Dashami
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 12:17:08 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday early morning offered prayers at the Gorakhnath Temple here on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. ... read..


Fire at Jai Bhim Nagar in Maharashtra's Thane, no casualties reported
Thane (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 11:46:52 AM IST
A fire broke out in a slum at Jai Bhim Nagar in the Kalwa area of Thane district of Maharashtra on Friday, informed Thane Municipal Corporation. ... read..


Maharashtra CM okays proposal to promote police constable directly to sub-inspector
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 11:46:51 AM IST
In a move that is expected to speed up crime detection and prevention, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday approved the Maharashtra police proposal to promote police constables directly to the post of police sub-inspectors. ... read..


Karnataka: Landslide threat looms in Western Ghats due to loss of forest cover
Shivamogga (Karnataka) | October 15, 2021 11:46:46 AM IST
Landslides in the Western Ghats, also known as Malnad region, are now a common phenomenon, due to the declining forest cover and disappearing native varieties of trees, said environmental scientist Shekhar Gowler. ... read..


RSS chief calls for handing over Hindu temples to Hindus
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 11:46:44 AM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday suggested that the operating rights of the Hindu temples be handed over to the Hindu community. ... read..


PM Modi performs bhoomi poojan of Surat hostel
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 11:46:43 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 'bhoomi poojan' ceremony of Hostel Phase-1 (Boys' Hostel), constructed by Saurashtra Patel Seva Samaj in Surat via video conferencing. ... read..


BSP slams RSS Chief on 'population imbalance' remark
Politics | October 15, 2021 11:46:41 AM IST
New Delhi [India], October 15 (ANI ): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) National Spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria on Friday slammed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat saying that he does not want to pay attention to real problems like hunger, un ... read..


Mutilated body of man found tied to police barricade near Singhu border
Sonipat (Haryana) | October 15, 2021 11:46:33 AM IST
A body of a man, with hands and legs chopped off, was found hanging on a police barricade at the farmers' protest site near Singhu border in the early hours of Friday, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Hansraj. ... read..


Mohan Bhagwat lauds healthcare, frontline workers for 'selfless dedication' during COVID-19 pandemic
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 11:16:33 AM IST
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday lauded the healthcare and frontline workers saying that their selfless dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic is praiseworthy. ... read..


India reports 16,862 fresh COVID-19 cases
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 10:46:38 AM IST
India has registered 16,862 fresh COVID-19 cases, 19,391 recoveries and 379 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union Health Ministry on Friday. ... read..


RSS chief calls for strengthening border security, raises concern over Taliban, collusion of China-Pak
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 10:46:32 AM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday showed concern over the geo-political changes in Afghanistan and questioned the intention of Taliban, Pakistan and China while adding that our military preparedness on the borders needs to be ... read..


Mohan Bhagwat calls for new population policy, raises concern over "imbalance"
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 10:46:29 AM IST
Expressing concern over the "population imbalance" in the country, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said that nation's population policy should be reconsidered. ... read..


Brass idol makers in Aligarh hit by rise in alloy prices
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 10:46:27 AM IST
The business of making brass idols, which was picking up momentum after the Covid pandemic, has now been hit by the rising prices of the alloy in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh. ... read..


President Kovind pays tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam on his 90th birth anniversary
Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 10:17:20 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday paid floral tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam on his 90th birth anniversary at the Northern Command in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Operations underway overtly, covertly by forces against Bharat's people, history, culture: RSS chief
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 10:17:19 AM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday cautioned the citizens of India that efforts are underway through misrepresentation and propaganda against the nation's traditions, religion, people and history. ... read..


Rajasthan puppet makers struggle to earn livelihood amid COVID restrictions
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | October 15, 2021 10:17:17 AM IST
Restrictions on public gatherings and celebrations due to COVID-19 have affected many. Rajasthan's puppeteers and puppet makers are among them, struggling to earn a livelihood. ... read..


President Kovind interacts with Army jawans, their families in J-K
Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 10:17:16 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Dussehra with troops, interacted with the jawans and officials of all ranks along with their families at the Northern Command in Udhampur on Thursday. ... read..


J-K: One JCO, soldier lost their lives in ongoing counter-terrorist operation in Poonch's Mendhar
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 10:17:10 AM IST
One Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and a soldier have lost their lives in a counter-terrorist operation which is underway in the Nar Khas forest area, Mendhar sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, the Indian Army said on Friday. ... read..


Pain of partition still hurts, important to know history to avoid repetition, says Mohan Bhagwat
By Pragya Kaushika

Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 10:17:04 AM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat came out in support of the Centre's decision to remember the pains of partition so that "repetition of that painful history will not happen". ... read..


Sabarimala Ayyappa temple to reopen on Saturday, devotees allowed from Sunday
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 15, 2021 10:17:00 AM IST
The Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple will reopen on October 16 (Saturday) at 5 pm for 'Thula Masam' pooja, a press release issued by The Travancore Devaswom Board said on Thursday. ... read..


Accused in robbery case escapes from police custody in Indore
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 9:47:09 AM IST
An accused in a robbery case escaped from police custody while he was at a hospital for medical examination here in Indore, informed the police. ... read..


India conducts over 11 lakh COVID-19 tests in last 24 hours
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 9:47:06 AM IST
In an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, over 11 lakh samples were tested in the last 24 hours with which the total tests conducted so far crossed 58.88 crores, informed Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Friday. ... read..


4 packets of contraband items seized by security forces in Punjab's Ferozepur
Ferozepur (Punjab) | October 15, 2021 9:17:17 AM IST
Security forces on Thursday recovered four packets of contraband items suspected to be heroin in Ferozepur district of Punjab, informed Border Security Force (BSF). ... read..


Adieu to Goddess Durga on 'Vijayadashmi'
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 9:17:16 AM IST
After celebrations for Navratri, it is time to bid adieu to Goddess Durga on the occasion of Vijay Dashami today, a day that marks the triumph of good over evil. ... read..


Petrol, diesel prices hiked for second consecutive day
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 9:17:14 AM IST
Petrol and diesel prices were hiked for the second consecutive day across the country on Friday. ... read..


J-K: Counter-terrorist operation underway in Mendhar, Poonch
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 9:17:05 AM IST
A counter-terrorist operation in the Nar Khas forest area, Mendhar sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district is underway. ... read..


UP police arrest man for cheating people posing as BJP minister
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 9:17:03 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly posing as a state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister and cheating people on the pretext of getting their work done. ... read..


Bharat's journey from 'swadheehnta to swatantrata' is yet far from complete: RSS chief
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 9:16:59 AM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said that the country's journey from 'swadheehnta to swatantrata' is as yet far from complete as there are elements in the world for whom India's progress and its rise to a respected position ... read..


PM Modi extends birthday greetings to Union Minister Naqvi
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 8:47:21 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on his birthday and said that he is working hard towards fulfilling the government's vision of all-round and inclusive development. ... read..


RSS chief performs 'Shastra Pooja' ahead of annual Vijaya Dashami address
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 8:47:19 AM IST
Ahead of the annual Vijaya Dashami address Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday performed 'Shastra Pooja' at its headquarters here. ... read..


Dussehra inspires us to walk on path of morality, goodness, virtue: President Kovind
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 8:47:18 AM IST
On the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashami, President Ram Nath Kovind extended his wishes to all the countrymen and said that this festival inspires us to walk on the path of morality, goodness and virtue. ... read..


PM Modi extends birthday greetings to Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Pandey
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 8:47:12 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended birthday greetings to Union Minister of Heavy Industries Mahendra Nath Pandey and praised him for undertaking numerous efforts for the growth of the heavy industries sector in the country. ... read..


APJ Abdul Kalam will always remain a source of inspiration for countrymen: PM Modi on his birth anniversary
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 8:47:08 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday remembered former President APJ Abdul Kalam on his 90th birth anniversary and said that the Missile Man dedicated his life to make India strong, prosperous and capable. ... read..


Sunscreens that include zinc oxide can lose effectiveness, become toxic after two hours: Study
Washington | October 15, 2021 8:47:06 AM IST
Sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, a common ingredient, loses much of its effectiveness and becomes toxic after two hours of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, according to a collaboration that included Oregon State University scientists. ... read..


PM Modi greets nation on Vijaya Dashami
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 8:16:37 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. ... read..


BJP MP Manoj Tiwari to embark upon Chhath Covid Awareness Yatra
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 8:16:34 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari is set to embark upon his Chhath Covid Awareness Yatra after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal requesting him to permit Chhath Puja in the national capital. ... read..


Goods train derails at Tundla-Kanpur section in UP's Prayagraj
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 8:16:33 AM IST
An empty goods train derailed at Tundla-Kanpur near Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh early on Friday morning, said North Central Railway. ... read..


Ajit Pawar involved in money laundering, owns 57 companies: BJP's Kirit Somaiya
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:47:45 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Thursday hit out at Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and said that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader is involved in money laundering and he owns 57 companies. ... read..


Uttrakhand Chief Secy directs officials to arrange GPS-based wristbands for mountaineers, trekkers
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | October 15, 2021 7:47:43 AM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Secretary SS Sandhu on Thursday held a review meeting of the tourism department and directed the officials to arrange GPS-based wristbands for the mountaineers and trekkers. ... read..


Uttarakhand Chief Secy directs officials to arrange GPS-based wristbands for mountaineers, trekkers
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | October 15, 2021 7:47:40 AM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Secretary SS Sandhu on Thursday held a review meeting of the tourism department and directed the officials to arrange GPS-based wristbands for the mountaineers and trekkers. ... read..


Gujarat: 25-yr-old woman thrashed to death by two exorcists, 3 others
Devbhumi Dwarka (Gujarat) | October 15, 2021 7:47:39 AM IST
A 25-year-old woman was allegedly thrashed to death by two exorcists and three others to free her evil spirit in Gujarat's Devbhoomi Dwarka district, the police said on Thursday. ... read..


Centre for Japanese language inaugurated at Bhubaneswar's KIIT
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | October 15, 2021 9:17:02 AM IST
Ambassador of Japan to India Satoshi Suzuki on Thursday inaugurated the Centre for Japanese language, Centre of Excellence, Internship, and Mitsubishi CSR Programme for Sports at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhubaneswar. ... read..


Covid vaccination drive at govt-run centres to remain suspended in Mumbai today
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 7:47:33 AM IST
The COVID-19 vaccination drive will remain suspended at government-run centres in Mumbai on Friday, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. ... read..


AAP alleges North MCD not depositing employees' GPF since 2014
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:47:29 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday alleged that the North Municipal Corporation of Delhi has not deposited money in the General Provident Fund (GPF) of its employees since 2014. ... read..


Assam: 207 new Covid cases in last 24 hrs, positivity rate at 1.53 pc
Dispur (Assam) | October 15, 2021 7:47:26 AM IST
Assam reported 207 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per a health bulletin issued by the state government on Thursday. ... read..


Suvendu Adhikari urges PM Modi to take up Hindu temples vandalisation issue in Bangladesh
Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 15, 2021 7:47:25 AM IST
West Bengal Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to take up the vandalising of Durga idols in Bangladesh with the authorities concerned in the neighbouring country. ... read..


Indore Police busts adulterated petrol, diesel racket; 2 held
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 7:47:23 AM IST
Indore Police on Thursday busted adulterated petrol and diesel racket and arrested two persons. ... read..


BJP welcomes TN govt's decision to reopen religious places
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 15, 2021 7:47:22 AM IST
As the Tamil Nadu government allowed reopening of all the religious places in the state on all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, BJP state chief K Annamalai welcomed the decision of reopening of temples and other religious places. ... read..


Devaswom Board takes over Mattanur temple in Kerala's Kannur
Kannur (Kerala) | October 15, 2021 7:47:20 AM IST
Malabar Devaswom Board took over the Mattanur Mahadeva temple in Kerala's Kannur amid tight police security, said the board on Wednesday. ... read..


I'm sure approval of Covaxin from WHO will come at soonest possible, says FS Shringla
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | October 15, 2021 7:47:19 AM IST
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday expressed hope that the World Health Organisation (WHO) will soon give approval to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin. ... read..


DDMA fixes responsibility on DMs, DCPs to enforce Covid protocol during festivals
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:47:14 AM IST
In view of upcoming festivals, all District Magistrates and counterpart District DCPs will be responsible for strict enforcement of COVID-appropriate behaviour at all places identified vulnerable for transmission of COVID19, said the Delhi Disaster Manage ... read..


2 labourers fall into gas tank in MP's Ujjain, dead
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 7:47:11 AM IST
Two labourers died after falling into a gas tank while cleaning it at a bottling plant in the Ghatiya area of Ujjain on Thursday, police said. ... read..


Man held for impregnating tribal woman on pretext of marriage in Maharashtra's Palghar
Palghar (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 7:47:09 AM IST
A man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly impregnating a 25-year-old tribal woman on the pretext of marrying her, said the police. ... read..


Goa Youth Congress seeks removal of Amit Shah's banners from electrical poles
Panaji (Goa) | October 15, 2021 7:47:06 AM IST
The Goa Pradesh Youth Congress has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Electrical Engineer of Goa requesting him to remove banners and posters of Union Home Minister Amit Shah placed on electrical poles. ... read..


Delhi Police on high alert after receiving input on terrorist attack during festive season
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:47:05 AM IST
Delhi Police is on high alert after receiving security threat input from intelligence on the terrorist attack, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) New Delhi district Deepak Yadav on Thursday. ... read..


Madhya Pradesh BJP to launch 'Vijay Sankalp' campaign today
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | October 15, 2021 7:47:03 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister of Urban Development and Housing Bhupendra Singh on Thursday informed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will launch the 'Vijaya Sankalp' campaign on the occasion of Vijayadashami. ... read..


PM Modi to perform Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of Surat's Hostel Phase-I today
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:47:02 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of Hostel Phase-1 (Boys' Hostel), constructed by Saurashtra Patel Seva Samaj in Surat via video conferencing today at 11 am. ... read..


PM Modi to dedicate 7 new defence companies to nation today
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:46:59 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the seven new defence companies to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami today. ... read..


J-K: NITI Aayog CEO holds interactive session with administrative secretaries
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 15, 2021 7:46:54 AM IST
Niti Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant, who is on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, interacted with the administrative secretaries of different Departments on Thursday. ... read..


Centre's move to empower BSF necessary step for protection of people, says former DG Prakash Singh
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:46:52 AM IST
Former Border Security Force DG Prakash Singh called the Centre's decision to empower the BSF to conduct searches, arrest suspects and make seizures up to an area of 50 km inside Indian territory from the International Border (IB) along India-Pakistan and ... read..


Communication ministry launches production linked incentive for telecom sector
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:46:49 AM IST
The Ministry of Communication launched Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for telecom and networking products on Thursday. ... read..


5 held for hurling bomb at Odisha BJP MLA's vehicle
Kendujhar (Odisha) | October 15, 2021 7:46:46 AM IST
Odisha Police on Thursday arrested five people for allegedly hurling country-made bombs on the vehicle of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Mohan Manjhi in Kendujhar district. ... read..


Goa TMC accuses BJP of replacing their flags, banners
Panaji (Goa) | October 15, 2021 7:46:45 AM IST
Goa Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Yatish Naik on Thursday alleged the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has replaced the banners and flags of TMC with their own flags due to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit. ... read..


Chhath Puja celebrations: Delhi govt requesting LG to discuss fresh COVID-19 protocols, minister says Gopal Rai
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 7:46:43 AM IST
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that the Delhi government is requesting Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to call a meeting to discuss the fresh COVID-19 protocols for the Chhath Puja celebrations. ... read..


There will be no power cuts in Maharashtra, says state Deputy CM
Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 15, 2021 7:46:42 AM IST
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday assured that there will not be a shortage of coal or an incidence of power cuts in the state during the festival season. ... read..


TN rural polls results show 'Third Front' a distant dream
Chennai | Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK has recorded a thumping victory in the rural local body polls in nine districts, winning 138 out of the 140 district panchayat union seats. ... read..


Take steps to keep edible oil prices in check, Centre to states
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
The Department of Food and Public Distribution has written to all the major oil producing states to take appropriate and immediate action to ensure that the prices of edible oils are brought down to commensurate levels, in line with the import duty reduct ... read..


President performs Sindhu Darshan puja near Leh
Leh | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on Thursday performed Sindhu Darshan puja on the ghats of the Indus river on the outskirts of Leh. ... read..


Maha Minister Awhad arrested in assault case, gets bail
Thane | Friday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad was placed under arrest in connection with an assault case but later released on bail, officials said here on Thursday. ... read..


Moderate earthquake in Assam, no damage reported
Guwahati | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
Amid Durga Puja festivities, a moderate quake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale, occurred in eastern Assam bordering Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, but no loss of life and damage to property was reported. ... read..


Elect full majority govt in Goa for 'double-paced' development: Shah
Panaji | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
Citing the tall list of achievements of successive full majority governments at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including the abolition of Article 370 and construction of Ram temple, Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday exhorted BJP workers ... read..


Monsoon withdrawal not yet complete, says IMD
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
As against the normal date of October 15 when the southwest monsoon completely withdraws from across India, the process is delayed this time, and its exit may still be at least five days away, the IMD said on Thursday. ... read..


Customs officials seize 1.5 kg gold smuggled from Sharjah
Jaipur | Friday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Customs officials on Thursday seized one-and-a-half kg gold worth Rs 73 lakh, which was smuggled in from Sharjah to Jaipur. ... read..


JCO, another soldier critically injured in J&K's Poonch (Lead)
Jammu | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
A junior commissioned officer (JCO) and another soldier were critically injured on Thursday in an encounter with the terrorists in J&K's Poonch district, defence officials said ... read..


Covid curbs, lack of funding loomed over Durga Puja celebrations in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
With the immersion of Durga idols on Friday, devotees in the national capital will bid adieu to the Hindu deity until next year. ... read..


Two held for kidnapping, murdering 9-year-old boy in Delhi (Ld)
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Police have arrested two people in a 9-year-old boy's murder case whose body was found in a sack in the national capital's Uttam Nagar area. ... read..


5 NSCN cadres held with arms, two hostages rescued
Guwahati/Kohima | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Amid ongoing talks between the Centre and Naga outfits in Delhi, five cadres of the different factions of the NSCN have been arrested in Nagaland and Assam with arms and ammunition and two hostages freed, defence officials said on Thursday. ... read..


Charminar too set to see fun-filled Sunday evenings
Hyderabad | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
After successful launch of 'Sunday Funday' at Tank Bund on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake, Telangana's Urban Development Department has decided to organise a similar weekly carnival at the historic Charminar. ... read..


Murder accused absconding for six years nabbed in Himachal
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
An accused in a brutal murder case, absconding since 2015, was arrested by Delhi Police's Crime Branch of the Delhi Police from Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Thursday. ... read..


Modi to dedicate 7 new defence companies to nation on Friday
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the seven new defence companies formed out of the Ordnance Factory Board to the nation on Friday. ... read..


Steps taken to strengthen women's role in security setup, armed forces: Rajnath
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
The government has taken a number of steps to strengthen the role of women within the security setup in general and the armed forces in particular, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. ... read..


BJP begins process of drafting manifesto for upcoming UP polls
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
The BJP has launched the process of preparing its manifesto for next year's Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, while a review of its past poll promises will also be carried out. ... read..


Trinamool criticises Centre's move to extend BSF's jurisdiction
Kolkata | Friday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
A day after the Union home ministry issued a notification extending the jurisdiction of the BSF in West Bengal, Punjab and Assam where the central force will be able to frisk and conduct search operations within a larger 50- km stretch instead of the ex ... read..


NCP v/s NCB: Maha Minister Malik says agency framed his kin in drug case
Mumbai | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
A day after a Mumbai special court said that no case of illicit drug trafficking or conspiracy was made out against Sameer Khan, his father-in-law and senior Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik on Thursday slammed the NCB for falsely implicating him in the a ... read..


BJP holds five meetings with its Punjab unit to discuss poll preparedness
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Gearing up for the Punjab assembly polls, the BJP central leadership has held five meetings with the state unit in the national capital. In the coming days, central leaders including the election in-charge and co-incharges will start visiting the state wh ... read..


Air Commission lists suggestions to check air pollution in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Starting Friday, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) for Delhi-NCR and surrounding areas has asked the states concerned to stop the use of coal/firewood in hotels and open eateries, among other suggestions to keep air pollution under check in ... read..


FS Shringla calls on Odisha CM, discusses ways to promote trade, investment
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | October 15, 2021 1:47:04 AM IST
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday called on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and discussed ways the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) can facilitate the state government's efforts to further promote trade. ... read..


ED quizzes actor Nora Fatehi in Rs 200-cr money laundering case linked to conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 1:47:02 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday questioned actor and dancer Nora Fatehi here in connection with Rs 200 crore money laundering case lodged against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. ... read..


Durga Puja: Mixed response to ban on public immersion of Durga Puja idols
New Delhi | October 15, 2021 1:47:01 AM IST
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) order to prohibit people from immersing Durga Puja idols at public places has evoked mixed response in the national capital. ... read..


K'taka Shocker: Youth kills mother, sister for 'not cooking tasty sambar'
Bengaluru | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
A youth shot his mother and sister dead on Thursday apparently for not cooking tasty sambar at Kodagodu in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada district. ... read..


Peon in Military Chief Engineer Jodhpur Zone honeytrapped by Pak spy, arrested
Jaipur | Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The Rajasthan police' intelligence team has arrested a peon of Military Chief Engineer Jodhpur Zone for sharing crucial information with a Pakistan based woman handler. ... read..


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