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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.

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  • 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.

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A vendor arranges earthen lamps at her shop ahead of Diwali in Ahmedabad on Monday. (PTI Photo)
A vendor arranges earthen lamps at her shop ahead of Diwali in Ahmedabad on Monday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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SC notice on plea challenging change of Central Vista land use

Under the project, the PM’s residence will come up behind the existing South Block while the new V-P residence would be located behind North Block. As the area is presently occupied by a public recreational park and a bus depot, the petition questioned the change of land use from part-recreational to residential resulting in a loss of public recreational space for citizens.
The proposed Central Vista Project envisages a new Parliament with a built-up area of around 60,000 square metres and expanded seating for over 1,200 members of both Houses, along with 51 Union ministries in 10 buildings. (PTI PHOTO.)
The proposed Central Vista Project envisages a new Parliament with a built-up area of around 60,000 square metres and expanded seating for over 1,200 members of both Houses, along with 51 Union ministries in 10 buildings. (PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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Not summoned, says NCB's Sameer Wankhede on landing in Delhi

Wankhede said the allegations of extortion against him in Ayan Khan case were baseless and that he had not been summoned by the authorities, but was in the national capital for a different purpose.
NCB’s Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede.(ANI)
NCB’s Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede.(ANI)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 09:51 PM IST
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Lakhimpur violence: SKM writes to President Kovind for removal of Ajay Mishra

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha also asked for the formation of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the incident under the supervision of the Supreme Court.
On October 3, eight people were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh after a vehicle, allegedly carrying BJP workers, rammed into a group of protesting farmers.(ANI)
On October 3, eight people were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh after a vehicle, allegedly carrying BJP workers, rammed into a group of protesting farmers.(ANI)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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