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Delhi Congress protests outside CM House over Chhath Puja row
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee workers on Thursday protested outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence at Civil Lines. The protest was held against the Delhi government's decision not to allow Chhath Puja in public places this year owing to the ... read..


President extends Dussehra greetings to nation
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on Thursday greeted the nation on the eve of Dussehra, saying the festival inspires us to follow the path of morality, goodness and virtue. ... read..


Om Birla visits Jodhpur, condoles demise of Gajendra Singh Shekhawat's mother
Om Birla condoles demise of Shekhawat's mother

Jodhpur (Rajasthan) | October 15, 2021 12:46:19 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Union Environment and Forest Minister Bhupender Yadav visited the Jodhpur residence of Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to express their condolences over the demise of his mother. ... read..


Centre trying to suppress rights of States to hide its shortcomings: AAP on Centre's BSF order
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 11:47:23 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday alleged that the Centre is trying to suppress the rights of the States to hide its own shortcomings by giving additional powers to the Border Security Force (BSF) in the border states. ... read..


Highly processed food affects memory: Study
Washington | October 14, 2021 11:47:17 PM IST
A new study has found that four weeks on a diet of highly processed food leads to a strong inflammatory response in the brains of ageing rats that was accompanied by behavioural signs of memory loss. ... read..


NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede's security increased after snooping allegations
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 14, 2021 11:47:16 PM IST
Mumbai police increased the number of bodyguards and armed personnel providing protection to Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Director Sameer Wankhede's after he raised allegations of snooping, informed the NCB on Thursday. ... read..


300 students selected to pursue studies in Rajasthan's Mewar University get warm send-off from Army in J-K
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 14, 2021 11:47:14 PM IST
A batch of 300 students selected under a special scholarship scheme by the Indian Army in association with Mewar University was given a warm farewell by the army on Thursday. ... read..


Anurag Thakur launches 'MyParking' App to enable people to book parking slots online in south Delhi
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 11:47:13 PM IST
Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday launched 'MyParking' App through which people can book parking slots online in the areas under South Delhi Municipal Corporation, adding that the app would save time and called it a "win-win" situation for the peo ... read..


Union Minister R K Singh chairs review meeting on power issues in J-K
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 14, 2021 11:47:08 PM IST
Union Minister for Power & New and Renewable Energy R K Singh on Thursday chaired a meeting on power issues in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Indian Railways' Production Unit awards 54 trainees toolkits, certificates after completion of 100-hour training program
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 11:47:07 PM IST
Banaras Locomotive Works (BLW), an Indian Railways' Production Unit, distributed self-employment toolkits and certificates to 54 successful trainees under the Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY), informed the Union Ministry of Railways on Thursday. ... read..


Maharashtra Minister Jitendra Awhad appears before police in case of alleged assault on civil engineer
Thane (Maharashtra) | October 14, 2021 11:47:05 PM IST
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Jitendra Awhad on Thursday appeared in Vartak Nagar police station in connection with a case of alleged assault on a civil engineer, informed the Thane Police. ... read..


Tamil Nadu reports 1,259 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 14, 2021 11:47:02 PM IST
Tamil Nadu reported 1,259 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. ... read..


Despite challenges, Railways will complete its projects in Kashmir, North East on time: Railway Minister
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 11:47:00 PM IST
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav on Thursday said that the railways will complete its project of Kashmir and North East on time despite all the challenges. ... read..


Punjab Minister slams Kejriwal for promise to end red tapism
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Punjab Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra on Thursday hit out at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his promise to end red tapism in the state. ... read..


Prime accused held in SGT university murder case
Gurugram | Thursday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
A team of Crime Branch Sector-10 of Gurugram police has arrested the prime accused who allegedly killed his fellow student studying in SGT University on October 8 in Gurugram, police said on Thursday. ... read..


Vijayan's son-in-law, Sivankutty come under fire in CPI-M meet
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
If anyone thought that all is well in the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala, it appears it's not the case as at the meeting of the CPI-M legislators two State Ministers came under fire and it included none other than Vijayan's 'new' son-in-law State P ... read..


Aryan Khan bail: Mumbai court to pronounce verdict on Oct 20
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
In a huge setback to Aryan Khan, a Mumbai special NDPS court on Thursday reserved its order on his and other co-accused's bail applications till October 20. ... read..


Assam Rifles sets up skill development centre in conflict zone
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Maj Gen Alok Naresh, IG, Assam Rifles (South), has inaugurated a skill development centre in the conflict-hit Churachandpur district in Manipur. ... read..


Dasara 'Jumbo Savari' to be held in Mysuru palace on Friday
Mysuru | Thursday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
The cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysuru city is all set for the celebration of the final leg of the 'Nada Habba' (regional festival) Dasara grand event 'Jumbo Savari' on Friday. ... read..


Over 27 lakh COVID vaccine doses administered today, total coverage exceeds 97 cr
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 10:46:42 PM IST
More than 27 lakhs COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered till 7 PM on Thursday, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..


J-K: Army officer, soldier injured in counter-terrorist operation in Poonch
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 14, 2021 10:46:39 PM IST
One Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and one soldier were critically injured during a counter-terrorist operation in Nar Khas forest area, Mendhar sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, informed Public Relations Officer (PRO), Defence, Jamm ... read..


Jammu and Kashmir achieves 100 pc coverage of first jab of Covid vaccine for all above 18 years
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 14, 2021 10:46:37 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday achieved the milestone of 100 per cent coverage of the first jab Covid-19 vaccine for the age group of above 18 years old across all 20 districts. ... read..


Power generation capacity under outage due to coal shortage reduces by 6 GW
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 10:46:34 PM IST
Amid concerns about a power crisis in the country, the Ministry of Power on Thursday said that the total capacity of units under outage due to low coal stocks has been reduced by 6 GW (gigawatt). ... read..


CWC meet on October 16: Strategy for upcoming assembly polls on agenda
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 10:46:33 PM IST
Ahead of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting scheduled to be held on October 16, Chhattisgarh Congress in-charge PL Punia on Thursday informed that the meeting will focus predominantly on the strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections and the c ... read..


Delhi reports 28 new COVID cases, zero death
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 10:46:30 PM IST
Delhi recorded 28 new COVID-19 cases and 29 recoveries in the last 24 hours. ... read..


Coal issue: Pralhad Joshi reviews coal production with CCL, BCCL officials in Ranchi
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | October 14, 2021 10:46:28 PM IST
Amid the concerns of coal supply in the country, Union Minister for Coal Pralhad Joshi chaired a review meeting with the officials of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) in Ranchi on Thursday. ... read..


TN Police on alert after fly-by night operators dupe people
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Police is on high alert after several cases of cheating gullible people of their hard-earned money were reported from several parts of the state. ... read..


Urban Company slashes commission after workers' protest
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
After facing protests and social media storm over pay parity and working conditions, online home services provider Urban Company (formerly UrbanClap) on Thursday announced to slash the commission it charges from beauty service professionals from 30 per ce ... read..


Woman allegedly gang-raped on Hyderabad's outskirts
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
A woman was allegedly gang-raped by three persons after being kidnapped near Himayat Sagar on the outskirts of Hyderabad, police said. ... read..


Police arrests two involved in conspiracy with woman to frame her husband in robbery case
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 10:16:34 PM IST
Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two persons accused of being involved with a woman in a conspiracy to frame her husband in a robbery case. ... read..


Centre directs states to reduce prices of Edible Oils post import duty reduction
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 10:16:32 PM IST
The Central government on Thursday has directed the states to ensure that the prices of Edible Oils are brought down to commensurate levels in line with the import duty reductions. ... read..


Have full faith in party high command, will follow their instructions: Sidhu
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 10:16:28 PM IST
Amid Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu's visibly rebellious attitude towards the recently appointed State Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, the former on Thursday said that he has kept his concerns pertaining to the state before the party ... read..


Western Railways to use surveillance drones to boost security
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 14, 2021 10:16:25 PM IST
In a bid to tighten security, Western Railways is planning to use surveillance drones to keep a bird's eye watch on railway assets, disaster management, and crowd management, said Sumit Thakur, chief public relations officer (CPRO), Western Railways. ... read..


Pargat Singh, Navjot Sidhu cook up ridiculous stories for cheap publicity: Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 14, 2021 10:16:22 PM IST
Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has hit out at state minister Pargat Singh for trying to link him with BJP and said that the hockey player-turned-politician and Navjot Singh Sidhu have "nothing better to do than cook up ridiculous sto ... read..


2 notorious criminals injured in police encounter in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Two notorious criminals were injured in a police encounter in Odisha's Rourkela town early morning on Thursday, police said. ... read..


20 DU colleges to get principals soon (IANS Impact)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The University of Delhi's new Vice Chancellor Prof Yogesh Singh has issued orders to fill vacant posts after the matter came to his notice. ... read..


Fake job racket offering employment in Railways busted, 4 held
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Police have arrested four persons who cheated people on the pretext of providing them a job in the Indian Railways, an official said here on Thursday. ... read..


Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal to bring rain to Odisha: IMD
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
The Dussehra celebration this year may be wet in some parts of Odisha with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting rainfall. ... read..


Mangaluru man arrested for sexually harassing woman colleague
Mangaluru (Karnataka) | October 14, 2021 9:46:42 PM IST
Mangaluru city police on Thursday arrested a man for allegedly sexually harassing his woman colleague, informed the Police Commissioner, Shashikumar N. ... read..


If PM Modi had not won majority in 2019, then abrogation of Article 370, Ram Mandir would not have been made possible: Amit Shah
Panaji (Goa) | October 14, 2021 9:46:37 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had not won the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with the full majority then neither the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya would have be ... read..


India set to achieve 100 crore vaccination mark by next week
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | October 14, 2021 10:16:37 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that India is expected to achieve 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations around October 18 or 19, adding that big events have been planned to celebrate the achievement. ... read..


RLD rules out alliance with Congress in UP
Lucknow | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary has categorically ruled out an alliance with the Congress, ahead of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


Prioritising forensic science use in on-scene crime probe in serious offences: Shah
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Union Home Affairs Ministry is trying to prioritise use of forensic science in on-the-spot crime investigations related to cases which attract more than six years of punishment, Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday. ... read..


Think of Modi, vote for BJP to ensure twin-engine govt in Goa: Shah
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that the BJP would come to power in Goa with a full majority, stating that with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre and a BJP government in the state, Goa would be powered by a "twin engine" governance ... read..


India set to achieve 100 crore vaccination mark by next week, says Mandaviya
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | October 14, 2021 9:16:35 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that India is expected to achieve 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations around October 18 or 19, adding that big events have been planned to celebrate the achievement. ... read..


Centre to make forensic team's visit mandatory for crimes punishable with more than 6 yrs: Amit Shah
Panaji (Goa) | October 14, 2021 9:16:33 PM IST
The Centre is mulling to make the visit of forensic team mandatory for crimes that carry the punishment of over six years, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday. ... read..


BJP is eyeing urban assembly constituencies in Punjab
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
To become a political force to be reckoned with in Punjab, the BJP is eyeing 35 urban assembly constituencies in the upcoming polls. The saffron party is putting extra effort to win these urban assembly constituencies. Election for 117-member Punjab assem ... read..


2 held for kidnap and murder of 9-year-old boy in Delhi
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Delhi Police have arrested two people in the murder case of a 9-year-old boy whose body was found in a sack in the national capital's Uttam Nagar area. ... read..


Covaxin's approval for children aged 2-18 yrs under experts' opinion, evaluation: Sources
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | October 14, 2021 8:46:32 PM IST
The final approval for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children aged 2-18 years is under experts opinion and evaluation, stated Government sources on Thursday. ... read..


Himachal logs 182 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | October 14, 2021 8:46:30 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh reported 182 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. ... read..


Biological E to submit final data on its COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax till November end: Sources
By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | October 14, 2021 8:46:33 PM IST
Biological E will submit final data on COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax till November end, informed Government sources on Thursday. ... read..


BSF's jurisdiction extension needed to curb cross border terrorism, drug smuggling: BJP Vice President Panda
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 8:46:24 PM IST
BJP National Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda on Thursday slammed the leaders of the Congress party opposing the Centre's decision to extend the Border Security Force's (BSF) area of jurisdiction in three states, and said they need to examine whether th ... read..


Clash over trash leaves one dead, five injured in UP
Muzaffarnagar | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
One person was killed and five others injured in a clash between two groups over the disposal of trash in Muzaffarnagar district on Thursday. ... read..


Varun Gandhi shares Vajpayee's old clip to target govt
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Varun Gandhi, who has been consistently targeting his own government over the farmers protest and the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, has now shared an old video of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in which Vajpayee is seen ... read..


Man sentenced to life for killing wife using cobra sent to TVM Central jail
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
A day after a lower court at Kollam district sentenced a man guilty of killing his wife by getting her bitten by a cobra, he was brought to the Thiruvananthapuram Central jail on Thursday. ... read..


Lakhimpur Kheri violence case: SIT recreates crime scene with Ashish Mishra
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, on Thursday, recreated the crime scene in the presence of four accused, including Union Minister's son Ashish Mishra and his friend Ankit Das, gunman Latif and driver Shekhar Bhar ... read..


ONGC organises study tour for budding engineers at Andhra's Tatipaka refinery
East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh) | October 14, 2021 8:16:39 PM IST
With an aim to inculcate a passion for nation-building among budding engineers, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) organized a study trip for students of Godavari Institute of Engineering & Technology (GIET) of Rajahmundry to its mini refiner ... read..


ED attaches assets worth Rs 146.67 cr of Future Metals, Future Exim India in bank fraud case
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 8:16:35 PM IST
Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday provisionally attached assets worth Rs 146.67 crore of Future Metals Pvt Ltd and Future Exim India Pvt Ltd under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 in a bank fraud case. ... read..


Earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hits Karnataka's Kolhapur
Kolhapur (Karnataka) | October 14, 2021 8:16:33 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 Ritcher scale struck Karnataka's Kolhapur at around 6 pm on Thursday evening, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) informed. ... read..


Gold worth Rs 73 lakh seized at Jaipur International Airport
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | October 14, 2021 8:16:32 PM IST
The Customs department on Thursday arrested one passenger at Jaipur International Airport and seized gold over 1502.400 gms worth Rs 73,01,664. ... read..


Woman held for attempting to extort money from cop
Pratapgarh (UP) | Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
A woman from Jaunpur district has been arrested by the Pratapgarh police for attempting to extort money from a constable. ... read..


Major breakthrough by BRO in Arunachal tunnel construction
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
In a major breakthrough amidst the pandemic by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the Sela Tunnel Project in Arunachal Pradesh, the breakthrough blast for the longer tunnel of 1.5 km length was done successfully on Thursday. ... read..


Muslims should support party that gives maximum tickets: UP cleric
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Well-known Shia cleric and senior member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Maulana Kalbe Jawad, has said that Muslims should tie up only with parties that can give enough seats to members of the community. ... read..


Centre's move to expand operational territory of BSF is attack on Punjab's self-respect: Congress MP
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 7:46:48 PM IST
Opposing the Centre's decision to extend the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) over a wide area in three states, including Punjab, Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu on Thursday said the new law is an attack on the self-respect of Punjab. ... read..


Amit Shah inaugurates transit campus of National Forensic Sciences University in Goa
Ponda (Goa) | October 14, 2021 7:46:41 PM IST
Union Minister for Home Affairs and Cooperation, Amit Shah on Thursday inaugurated the transit campus of National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU ) at Curti in Ponda, Goa. ... read..


People will end misgovernance: Rahul Gandhi warns Centre over fuel price hike
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 7:46:36 PM IST
Slamming the BJP-led Centre over rising fuel prices in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday warned the Central Government that people will "end the misgovernance". ... read..


Children who spent more time in nature during lockdown fared best: Study
Cambridge | October 14, 2021 7:46:34 PM IST
A new study has suggested that children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health because they experienced a lower connection with nature than their wealthier peers. ... read..


SC seeks reply from Central Pollution Control Board, stays NGT order of Rs 20 cr penalty on 4 units of Dhampur Sugar Mills
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 7:46:33 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), and UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) on an appeal filed by Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd against the NGT order of imposing Rs 20 ... read..


PM Modi to address event to unveil seven new defence companies
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 7:46:27 PM IST
On the occasion of Vijayadashmi on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a video address at an event organized by the Defence Ministry to dedicate seven new defence companies to the nation. ... read..


Court rejects actor Armaan Kohli's bail plea in drug case
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 14, 2021 7:46:24 PM IST
The special NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of actor Armaan Kohli and two others in a drugs case. ... read..


Solution will emerge soon, certain things take time: Harish Rawat after meeting Sidhu, KC Venugopal over Punjab Congress crisis
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 7:46:22 PM IST
Amid reports of ongoing tensions within the Punjab Congress, All India Congress Committee (AICC) in charge of Punjab, Harish Rawat on Thursday assured that a solution will emerge soon, adding that certain things take time to get resolved. ... read..


Sela Tunnel in Arunachal will bolster national security: Rajnath
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Sela Tunnel, located in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, will play a crucial role in bolstering national security and ensuring socio-economic development of the region, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Thursday presiding over breakthr ... read..


AIADMK in spot after heavy drubbing in rural local body polls
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The heavy drubbing in the rural local body polls in nine districts of Tamil Nadu has affected the morale of the AIADMK and the party will have to rework its strategy to maintain its position as a major opponent to the DMK in the state. ... read..


Cache of arms, ammunition recovered in Kashmir district
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
A cache of arms and ammunition was recovered in a joint operation carried out by the BSF and Jammu and Kashmir Police at Dardssun in North Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said on Thursday. ... read..


NCPCR takes cognisance of Delhi CM Kejriwal's promotional video with minor children violating COVID protocols
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 7:16:36 PM IST
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday took cognisance of the matter where the Delhi government's promotional advertisement video is seen featuring minor school children. ... read..


India exports 10 crore Covid-19 jabs each to Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Iran
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 7:16:35 PM IST
After the resumption of export of COVID-19 vaccines in October, India has exported 10 crore vaccines each to Nepal, Myanmar, Iran and Bangladesh under Vaccine Maitri, said the government sources. ... read..


Maharashtra govt announces increase in MLA Local Area Development Fund
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 14, 2021 7:16:33 PM IST
Maharashtra Government announced an increase in the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Local Area Development Fund on Thursday. ... read..


Railways to set up 500 multi-modal cargo terminals under PM GATI-SHAKTI programme in 4-5 yrs
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 7:16:26 PM IST
Indian Railways will establish around 500 multi-modal cargo terminals under the PM GATI-SHAKTI programme in a time period of 4-5 years. ... read..


Trinamool accuses BJP of removing banners, posters ahead of Shah's Goa visit
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress in Goa on Thursday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of stripping down its party posters and hoardings featuring West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to the poll-bound st ... read..


Kejriwal writes to LG over Chhath Puja celebrations
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to allow Chhath Puja celebrations in the national capital with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. ... read..


Black Day: Kashmir does not forgive and forget October 22, 1947
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
October 22 is deeply etched in the minds and hearts of every Kashmiri -- the reminder of Pakistan's treachery, of being raped, killed, and pillaged by armed tribal militia let loose like wild dogs by the Pakistani Army. ... read..


Whoever wins Goa goes on to win general elections: Chidambaram
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Recounting recent electoral history, former Union Finance Minister and AICC senior observer for the 2022 assembly elections in Goa, P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that whoever wins Goa ascends to power in the national capital. ... read..


Secure release of 23 Indian fishers from Sri Lanka: Ramadoss
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) Founder S. Ramadoss on Thursday urged the Central and the Tamil Nadu governments to secure the release of 23 Indian fishermen and their boats from the Sri Lankan custody. ... read..


'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign 1st phase to run till Nov 18: Delhi Environment Minister
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 6:46:23 PM IST
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that the Delhi Government will start the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign from October 18 with an aim to tackle air pollution and the first phase of the campaign will run till November 18. ... read..


Sidhu to meet Harish Rawat, KC Venugopal in Delhi today
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 6:46:22 PM IST
Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as Punjab unit chief a few days ago, will meet Congress general secretary KC Venugopal and Punjab Incharge Harish Rawat here on Thursday. ... read..


Oakridge Rooftops raises first-of-a-kind crowdfunding on German platform
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Oakridge Rooftops, a leading rooftop solar power company has raised crowd financing from Germany for its portfolio of urban solar projects in New Delhi. The company did not disclose the amount of funding. ... read..


Desperate TRF militants out to destroy Kashmir again
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Resistance Front, which announced its arrival on October 12, 2019, online via encrypted chat platform Telegram, is once again in the spotlight after killing five innocent civilians, including four members of minority communities, in Kashmir last week. ... read..


Will retire if proved I met Yediyurappa secretly: Siddaramaiah
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Karnataka opposition leader Siddaramaiah has thrown a challenge that if it is proved that he had met former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa secretly, he will retire from active politics. ... read..


J-K: Disaster authorities organise workshops on disaster preparedness
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 14, 2021 6:16:38 PM IST
A workshop on capacity building on disaster risk reduction for a safer society was organised by authorities on International day for disaster reduction in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi visits former PM Manmohan Singh at AIIMS
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 6:16:33 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi and enquired about his health. ... read..


Tamil Nadu: Lockdown with relaxation to continue till Oct 31
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 14, 2021 6:16:29 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday extended the continuing lockdown till October 31. ... read..


Durga Puja idol immersion prohibited in Yamuna, other water bodies: DPCC
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
To prevent water pollution, immersion of Durga Puja idols in the national capital's water bodies, including river Yamuna, has been prohibited by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). ... read..


Make judicious use of electricity: Raj CM appeals to people
Jaipur | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday appealed to the people to make limited and judicious use of electricity saying that the power demand has increased due to changes in weather. ... read..


Ashok Gehlot's OSD and advisor to UP CM engage in war of words
Jaipur | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's officer on special duty (OSD) Lokesh Sharma and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's advisor Shalabh Mani Tripathi entered into a war of words on Twitter on the issue of murder of a Dalit youth in Hanumang ... read..


No increase in Hussain Sagar pollution this year, says TSPCB
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) has claimed that the pollution level in Hyderabad's Hussain Sagar lake has not increased this year due to immersion of Ganesh idols when compared to the previous year. ... read..


Ahead of UP Assembly polls, Rajnath Singh calls on 106-year-old party worker in Delhi
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | October 14, 2021 5:46:26 PM IST
It was a meeting that saw emotions run high for both Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Narayan alias Bhulai Bhai, one of the oldest party workers who has seen Jansangh transformed into Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..


NCPCR writes to Delhi govt over COVID-19 protocol violation
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 5:46:25 PM IST
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Thursday wrote to the Delhi Government on a complaint against it for 'using minor school children of Delhi for a promotion advertisement shoot. ... read..


Punjab: Sukhbir Badal holds protest against BSF's jurisdiction extension
Chandigarh (Punjab) | October 14, 2021 5:46:23 PM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday held a protest against the Centre's decision to extend the area under the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Punjab. ... read..


India's nationwide COVID-19 vaccination coverage reaches 97 cr
New Delhi | October 14, 2021 5:46:21 PM IST
India's nationwide COVID-19 vaccination coverage on Thursday reached 97 crores, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..


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