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Oct 14, 2021 10:56 PM IST
1 dead, 14 injured after bus rams into truck in Himachal Pradesh
At least one person died, and 14 others have been injured in a collision between a bus and a truck inside the Aut tunnel in Mandi district today, said Mandi superintendent of police Shalini Agnihotri. The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The police registered a case and started investigation in this regard, the SP added.
Oct 14, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Earthquake of 3.2 magnitude strikes Vijayapura in Karnataka
Earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on the Richter scale occurred at Vijayapura in Karnataka, bordering Maharashtra at 6:21pm today, according to the National Center for Seismology.
Oct 14, 2021 09:56 PM IST
J&K achieves 100% first dose Covid-19 vaccination for 18+ age group
“Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has achieved the milestone of 100% coverage of the first dose Covid-19 vaccine for the age group of above 18 years old across all 20 districts,” the Jammu and Kashmir administration said on Thursday.
Oct 14, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Counter terrorist operation underway in Poonch district, 2 Army personnel critically injured
In an ongoing counter terrorist operation in general area Nar Khas Forest, Mendhar Sub Division, District Poonch there has been exchange of fire between army troops and terrorists during evening hours on 14 Oct 2021. During the ensuing exchange of fire one JCO and one soldier have been critically injured. The operations are under progress, the Indian Army said, issuing clarification. Read more here
Oct 14, 2021 09:46 PM IST
India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 6th term
India gets re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for 6th term with overwhelming majority.
Other states elected by a majority of the 193 members of the UN General Assembly are: United States, Argentina, Benin, Cameroon, Finland, Gambia, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Montenegro, Paraguay, Qatar, Somalia and the United Arab Emirates.
Oct 14, 2021 09:29 PM IST
2 Army personnel killed in encounter with terrorists in J&K's Poonch
Two army personnel – a JCO and a soldier – were killed in Bhata Dhurian area of Mendhar sub divison in Poonch district during an encounter between the forces and militants.
Traffic has been suspended on Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch national highway due to the ongoing operation.
Oct 14, 2021 08:44 PM IST
DDMA says district admins to enforce Covid appropriate behaviour at vulnerable places during fetivals
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority said that all district magistrates and DPCs should enforce Covid appropriate behaviour at vulnerable places during festivals, reports ANI.
Oct 14, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Maharashtra 2,384 new Covid-19 cases, Mumbai adds 558 cases to tally
Maharashtra reported 2,384 new Covid-19 cases as the total confirmed infections reached 6,586,280 and 35 more deaths pushed the toll to 139,705. Mumbai added 558 infections and five deaths to the state's tally. The city has so far reported 750,494 cases and 16,172 deaths.
Oct 14, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Punjab Congress meeting ends, Sidhu should continue as state unit's president, says Rawat
Congress leader Harish Rawat said that Navjot Singh Sidhu would agree to the Congress president's decision and he would continue the state unit's president.
Sidhu said he has expressed his concerns to the party high command and will follow their directions, reports ANI.
Oct 14, 2021 07:00 PM IST
Punjab Congress leaders arrive at AICC office in Delhi to discuss party issues
Punjab Congress leaders Navjot Singh Sidhu and Harish Rawat arrived at the All India Congress Committee office in Delhi to discuss organisational matters regarding party's state unit, reports ANI.
Oct 14, 2021 06:42 PM IST
India confirms participation in Moscow Format Meeting on Afghanistan on Oct 20
The ministry of external affairs said that India has been invited to the Moscow Format Meeting on Afghanistan on October 20. “We will be participating in it. It is likely that we will have it at the joint secretary-level,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, reports ANI.
Oct 14, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Mumbai special court rejects actor Armaan Kohli's bail plea in drugs case
A special NDPS Court rejected the bail plea of actor Armaan Kohli in a drugs case. The NCB arrested Kohli earlier in August for alleged possession of narcotic substances.
Oct 14, 2021 06:10 PM IST
PM Modi to address defence ministry event to dedicate new Defence Companies: PMO
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address an event tomorrow, organised by the ministry of defence to dedicate the seven new Defence Companies to the nation, reports ANI quoting the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
Oct 14, 2021 05:27 PM IST
Congress' Rahul Gandhi visits former PM Manmohan Singh in AIIMS, Delhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is currently admitted in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, reports ANI.
Oct 14, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Norway attack appears to be 'act of terror', say security services
The Norway bow-and-arrow attack, in which five people were killed, appeared to be an "act of terror," reports AFP citing the country's security services.
Oct 14, 2021 05:04 PM IST
'Economy reopening in calibrated way': Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri
Union petroleum and natural gas minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the economy is reopening in “calibrated way,” reports ANI.
“Our petrol consumption is 10-15% more than pre-Covid times. Diesel consumption is 10% higher than pre-Covid times. The economic activity is reviving,” Puri said.
Oct 14, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Mumbai court adjourns Aryan Khan's bail plea matter to October 20
No bail for Aryan Khan yet as the Mumbai court hearing the arguments from both sides in the bail plea of Aryan Khan, Actor Arbaaz Merchant and model Munmun Dhamecha, adjourned the matter to October 20 for bail order.
Oct 14, 2021 04:41 PM IST
Nepal, Myanmar, Iran, Bangladesh receive 10 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses each under Vaccine Maitri: Report
Under the Vaccine Maitri initiative, Nepal, Myanmar, Iran and Bangladesh have received 10 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses each, reports ANI citing government sources.
Oct 14, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Tamil Nadu offers more Covid-19 relaxations: Places of worship open on weekends, shops allowed till 11pm
Tamil Nadu government has announced more Covid-19 relaxations in the state. Places have worship have been opened to public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Shops allowed till 11pm and beaches have also been opened for public on Sundays.
Oct 14, 2021 04:05 PM IST
NCPCR writes to Delhi govt on complaint about using minor children for advertisement
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) writes to Delhi Government about a complaint against it for using minor school children of Delhi for a promotion advertisement shoot, violating Covid-19 protocol guidelines and endangering the lives of minor school children, reports ANI
Oct 14, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Taiwan building fire: 46 dead, dozens injured in overnight fire in Kaohsiung city
An overnight fire that broke out in a building in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan, left 46 people dead and dozens more injured, reports AFP.
Oct 14, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Russia sees grim daily Covid-19 cases, deaths
Russia reported grim number of 31,299 daily Covid-19 infections and 986 deaths in the last 24 hours, a new high in the country. The death toll reached 220,315, the highest in Europe, reports AFP.
Oct 14, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Shortage of coal due to rain, efforts underway to fulfill demand for thermal power: Union minister Pralhad Joshi
Union coal minister Pralhad Joshi said that there was a shortage of coal due to rains and as coal import was ceased and also said that efforts to fulfill demands of thermal power is underway, reports ANI.
Oct 14, 2021 01:49 PM IST
Fire kills 9 people, injures 44 in southern Taiwan
A fire engulfed a 13-story building overnight in southern Taiwan, killing nine people and injuring 44, the island’s semi-official Central News Agency reported Thursday.
Oct 14, 2021 01:27 PM IST
'People of UP can make us win 400 seats': SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on 2022 polls
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has claimed that his party can win 400 seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled next year. He also said that SP's aim is to remove the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. Read More
Oct 14, 2021 12:40 PM IST
India's annual inflation rate in Sept at 10.66%
The annual rate of inflation is 10.66% (Provisional) for September 2021 (over Sep 2020) as compared to 1.32% in Sep 2020. The high rate of inflation in September 2021 is primarily due to rise in prices of mineral oils, basic metals, non-food articles crude petroleum and natural gas.
Oct 14, 2021 12:37 PM IST
Displaced Kashmiri employees to be posted in safer areas after attacks on civilians
Employees recruited under a scheme for displaced Kashmiris will be posted in safe and secure instead of far-flung and vulnerable areas in Kashmir for the time being, officials said on Wednesday.
Oct 14, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Durga Puja: No immersion of idols at public place or in water bodies, rules DPCC
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued directions for the Durga Puja festivities in the national capital, which includes, among others, prohibition on the immersion of idols at any public place, or water bodies.
Oct 14, 2021 12:00 PM IST
ED summons Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi in money laundering case
Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi summoned by Enforcement Directorate in money laundering case, reports ANI.
Oct 14, 2021 11:43 AM IST
Delhi CM write to LG, suggesting nod for Chhath celebration
"Covid situation is better in Delhi. In my view, we should permit Chhath Puja following all the protocol," writes Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to Delhi LG Anil Baijal over Chhath celebration in the National Capital
Oct 14, 2021 11:06 AM IST
Aryan Khan, 5 other shifted to common cell after negative Covid-19 report
Aryan Khan and five others have been shifted to the common cell from quarantine barrack in the jail after their Covid report came negative, says Nitin Waychal superintendent of Arthur Road Jail.
Oct 14, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur achieves target of 100% fully vaccinated population
Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur achieves the target of fully vaccinating 100% of its eligible population. “Kinnaur is the first district across the country to achieve this feat. We've achieved our target of vaccinating all the eligible population: Kinnaur DC Abid Hussain Sadiq.
Oct 14, 2021 09:39 AM IST
India's daily Covid-19 tally takes 24.2% jump
India's daily Covid-19 tally takes 24.2% jump, 18,987 new cases recorded in 24 hours.
Oct 14, 2021 09:15 AM IST
Explained: Why bypolls in 14 states are crucial ahead of Assembly elections
The country is set to witness assembly elections in five states next year. But before that, by-elections to three Lok Sabha seats and 30 assembly seats spread across 14 states will capture the political pulse of the country. Read More
Oct 14, 2021 08:26 AM IST
New Kushinagar airport is step towards India firming its Buddhist legacy
Amidst the presence more than 100 priests and eight high priests from Sri Lanka led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajpaksa’s minister son Namal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will place Kushinagar, site of Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana, firmly on Buddhist Tourism circuit by inaugurating the international airport on October 20. Read More
Oct 14, 2021 08:16 AM IST
WHO announces names proposed by it for study into origins of novel pathogens
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the names proposed by it for a team of experts, which it described as the world's “last chance” to determine the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which birthed the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Oct 14, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Iraq, Syria militants ‘actively’ entering Afghanistan: Russia's Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that battle-hardened militants from Iraq and Syria are "actively" entering Afghanistan. Read More
Oct 14, 2021 06:42 AM IST
Aryan Khan: Drugs case hearing to continue today, here's where things stand
The Mumbai cruise drug raid by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the subsequent arrest of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, among others, in recent days has generated quite a buzz. Read More
Oct 14, 2021 06:25 AM IST
President Kovind begins his Ladakh, J&K tour today; to mark Dussehra with jawans
President of India Ram Nath Kovind will celebrate Dussehra this year with the soldiers of the Indian Army in Ladakh's Drass area, one of the coldest places in the world where temperatures can drop to less than -40°C. Read More
Oct 14, 2021 06:07 AM IST
India will administer 1bn vaccine doses by October-end: Mandaviya
India will cross an important milestone of having administered a billion vaccine doses by the third week of October, and will then take a call on resumption of exports of locally-made Covid vaccines, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Wednesday.
Oct 14, 2021 05:24 AM IST
Sputnik Light 70% effective against Delta variant: RDIF
The Russian-made one-shot Sputnik Light vaccine shows 70% efficacy in preventing Covid-19 caused by the Delta variant of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Wednesday, citing data from the vaccine’s developer.