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Nov 11, 2021 10:43 PM IST
1 terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Srinagar, reports ANI
One terrorist was on Thursday killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. Police and security forces are currently present at the spot. “1 AK rifle along with ammunition recovered. Search underway,” news agency quoted the Jammu and Kashmir police as saying.
Nov 11, 2021 09:32 PM IST
Samples of 2 people in Lucknow test positive for Zika virus
Samples of two people in Lucknow tested positive for Zika virus on Thursday. A total of 93 samples have tested positive till date, 91 of which are from Kanpur. The first Zika case in Kanpur was detected on October 23 and the number of cases has increased over the past week.
Nov 11, 2021 09:16 PM IST
Fire breaks out in building near Delhi's Karkarduma metro station
A fire broke out on the sixth floor of Rishabh Tower near Karkarduma Metro Station in Delhi on Thursday, the fore department said. 14 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot, and no casualties have been reported so far, the department added.
Nov 11, 2021 09:14 PM IST
4 killed as Bangladesh votes for rural councils: Report
At least four people were killed as Bangladesh held village council elections Thursday, reported news agency AP. Chief Election Commissioner K.M. Nurul Huda warned against election violence before Thursday's vote and said security measures were being taken to respond to any incidents.
Nov 11, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Factually wrong to compare Hindutva ideology with ISIS and Jihadist Islam: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said it was "factually wrong" to compare Hindutva political ideology with ISIS and Jihadist Islam.
Azad was referring to a passage in Salman Khurshid latest book, where he reportedly compared Hindutva with the jihadist Islam of terrorist groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram.
Nov 11, 2021 07:41 PM IST
One nation, one portal to redress public grievances soon: Jitendra Singh
Union minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said the Centre is moving towards creating 'One Nation, One Portal' to redress public grievances. He said efforts are being made to integrate state grievance portals with the Centre's Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System, an online system that mainly allows filing of complaints by people against different central government departments.
Nov 11, 2021 07:02 PM IST
Delhi reports 40 new Covid-19 cases, no fatality
Delhi has reported 40 new Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours, the Delhi government said on Thursday. Further, 61 patients recovered from the infection while no deaths were reported for the 20th consecutive day.
Nov 11, 2021 06:29 PM IST
India has not accepted China's illegal occupation or unjustified claims: MEA
The ministry of external affairs on Thursday said India has neither accepted the illegal occupation of Indian territory by China nor China's unjustified claims. "China has undertaken construction activities in the past several years along the border areas, including in the areas that it has illegally occupied over decades. India has neither accepted such illegal occupation of our territory nor has it accepted the unjustified Chinese claims," ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. Read more
Nov 11, 2021 06:19 PM IST
Rupee falls 18 paise to close at 74.52 against US dollar
The rupee depreciated by 18 paise to end at 74.52 (provisional) against the US currency on Thursday, as heavy selling pressure in domestic equities and a strong greenback in the overseas market weighed on investor sentiments.
Nov 11, 2021 05:12 PM IST
2,000 dengue cases reported so far in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior, reports ANI citing official
A total of around 2,000 positive cases of dengue have been reported so far in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district, news agency ANI reported Gwalior CMHO, Dr Manish Sharma, as saying. "Our control measures have started producing results, cases are gradually coming down," the official added.
Nov 11, 2021 04:42 PM IST
Congress's Sukhpal Singh Khaira arrested by ED on money laundering charges
Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira was on Thursday arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on money laundering charges. According to people familiar with the development, the leader was arrested by the Delhi team of the Enforcement Directorate.
Nov 11, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Former South African president FW de Klerk dies aged 85
Former South African president FW de Klerk, who freed Nelson Mandela, dies aged 85. Read more
Nov 11, 2021 03:41 PM IST
1 terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam, reports ANI
An encounter is underway at Chawalgam area in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam. According to news agency ANI, a terrorist was killed during the operation.
More details to follow.
Nov 11, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Devendra Fadnavis's wife Amruta sends legal notice to Nawab Malik
Amruta Devendra Fadnavis, the wife of former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, has sent a legal notice to Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik for “tarnishing the image of her family” through his alleged defamatory tweets, reports news agency ANI.
Nov 11, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Punjab assembly unanimously passes resolution against Centre's BSF move
The Punjab assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution against the Union government's decision to extend the Border Security Force jurisdiction to a 50 km belt along the international border in the State, news agency ANI reported chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi as saying. “We are committed to protect Punjab and if required will approach SC in this matter,” he added.
Nov 11, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Chennai airport announces suspension of arrivals from 1:15pm to 6pm due to severe rain
Due to severe rains and heavy crosswinds, arrivals at Chennai Airport will remain suspended from 1315 hrs to 1800 hrs, today. Departures will continue, says city Airport.
Nov 11, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Waterlogging in Chennai after overnight rainfall
Due to overnight rainfall, there is waterlogging in parts of Chennai today. 13 subways waterlogged will be cleared, 160 fallen trees removed. In last 4 days, almost 20 lakh people given food packets in Chennai: Kumar Jayanth, Principal Secy, Revenue Dept, Tamil Nadu
Nov 11, 2021 01:15 PM IST
'Torture, financial loss': Malik's son-in-law sends legal notice to Fadnavis
Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik's son-in-law Sameer Khan who was arrested in a drug-related case early this year and is now out on bail has sent a legal notice to BJP leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, demanding ₹5 crore damages for 'mental torture, agony, financial loss and injury' inflicted to his reputation because of Fadnavis' statement on a television channel. Read More
Nov 11, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Chennai threatened by cyclone circulation: Areas to avoid and other advisories
Chennai, battered by incessant rain, is expected to receive more downpour as a depression in the Bay of Bengal is hurtling towards Tamil Nadu coast. The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) regional centre has said that it will cross the coast between north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh on Thursday evening. Read More
Nov 11, 2021 11:51 AM IST
COP26: US, China unveil surprise deal to cooperate more on climate crisis
China and the United States early on Thursday unveiled a surprise deal and issued a joint statement on climate cooperation, pledging they would work together to slow global warming during this decade and ensure that the Glasgow talks result in progress. Read More
Nov 11, 2021 11:17 AM IST
Chennai's Marina beach sees flooding after heavy downpour
Nov 11, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Germany hits record 50,000 new Covid cases in 24 hours
Germany hits record 50,000 new Covid cases in 24 hours, news agency AGP has reported citing local authorities.
Nov 11, 2021 10:49 AM IST
Taliban must cut off umbilical cord with Pak for Afghanistan to survive
After a day-long deliberations on Afghanistan by National Security Advisors (NSAs) of eight neighboring countries here on Wednesday, it has become quite evident that the Taliban will continue to hold the reins of power in Kabul. Read More
Nov 11, 2021 09:47 AM IST
India's daily Covid-19 tally rises to 13,091
India's daily Covid-19 tally saw jump on Thursday, as the country reported 13,091 cases of infection in the last 24 hours. The cumulative tally now stands at 3,44,01,670.
Nov 11, 2021 09:44 AM IST
Amit Shah in Varanasi on Nov 12, may discuss UP polls strategy with BJP workers
Union home minister Amit hah is expected to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on November 12 to attend Akhil Bharatiya Rajbhasha Sammelan. The meeting is significant in view of the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh as he is considered as the architect of the BJP's turnaround in the state. Read More
Nov 11, 2021 08:43 AM IST
Encounter between Rajesh Bawania gang and police is underway in Delhi
An encounter is underway in Delhi's Bawana area between Rajesh Bawania gang's associate and police, news agency ANI has reported. At least one person is being reprted to be injured in the incident.
Nov 11, 2021 08:15 AM IST
Incessant rains in Tamil Nadu
Nov 11, 2021 08:01 AM IST
Devotees on the last day of Chhath puja
Nov 11, 2021 07:45 AM IST
Nasa, SpaceX launch ‘Crew 3’ astronauts on flight to International Space Station
Nasa and SpaceX, the private rocket company of Elon Musk, launched four more astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station late on Wednesday, including a veteran spacewalker and two younger crewmates chosen to join Nasa's forthcoming lunar missions.
Nov 11, 2021 07:41 AM IST
Eye on UP polls, Priyanka Gandhi to launch ‘padayatra’ in Lucknow today
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will on Thursday take out a ‘padyatra’ (foot march) across various parts of Lucknow as part of the grand old party's ‘Pragati Yatra’ launched last month in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. Read More
Nov 11, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Astronauts suit up for planned SpaceX mission to International Space Station
The latest team of astronauts bound for the International Space Station, three from Nasa and a German crewmate, suited up for a planned liftoff atop a SpaceX rocket on Wednesday, despite rain and clouds at the Florida launch site that forecasters predicted would clear in time. Read More
Nov 11, 2021 07:07 AM IST
Lower petrol prices draw Delhi commuters to NCR cities
Petrol costs ₹103.97 a litre in Delhi, but only ₹95.51 a litre in Noida, and ₹95.90 a litre in Gurugram. Expectedly, petrol filling stations near the borders of the national capital have already begun losing customers to filling stations in these satellite cities that are in neighbouring states, the first in Uttar Pradesh, and the second in Haryana. Read More
Nov 11, 2021 06:12 AM IST
Taliban minister Muttaqi in Islamabad for talks as Pak hosts meet on Afghanistan
A delegation led by Taliban's acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi reached Islamabad on Wednesday to hold talks with the Pakistani leadership. This is the fist visit of Afghan officials to Pakistan since the Sunni Pashtun group swept to power in Kabul. Read More
- International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2022: UN Secretary-General António Guterres also took to Twitter and saluted the "dedication of one million women and men who have served as peacekeepers since 1948".
- Kerala High Court had directed police to take appropriate action against the Popular Front of India in connection with alleged provocative sloganeering at a rally in Alappuzha.
- According to officials familiar with the matter, eight more people died during the yatra on Saturday.
- The event will be held as part of a massive public outreach campaign, from May 30 to June 14, to mark the eighth anniversary of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government.
- India and Nepal are currently repairing ties that were hit by several controversies during the term of former Nepalese prime minister KP Sharma Oli, who was removed from his post in a vote of no confidence last year.
- During an interaction with the officials at the academy, Union home minister Amit Shah appreciated the efforts taken by the BSF Gujarat Frontier and NACP to establish the institution in an area with adverse weather conditions and geographical challenges, the BSF said in a release.
- The accident took place at 9am around 25km from Thoise. The 26 soldiers were moving in a privately hired vehicle from the transit camp at Partapur, where an Indian Army brigade is headquartered, to a forward location in an area the army calls Sub Sector Hanif.