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Oct 11, 2021 11:41 PM IST

Delhi: Child rights body pushes for in-person classes for all

Ahead of the DDMA meeting scheduled to take place after festive season to discuss phase-wise reopening of schools for junior classes, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Monday asked Delhi’s lieutenant governor Anil Baijal to allow in-person classes for students from nursery to Class 8 at least twice a week. Read more

Oct 11, 2021 10:57 PM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hits Karnataka: NCS

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hit southern Indian state, Karnataka at 9.54pm on Monday in Gulbarga, ANI reported citing the National Center for Seismology (NCS).

Oct 11, 2021 10:56 PM IST

Odisha cabinet gives nod to hike salary of contractual staff by 50%: State law minister Pratap Jena

Odisha law minister Pratap Jena on Monday announced that the state cabinet has given its nod to a proposal to hike remuneration of all contractual employees under the state government by 50 per cent. “Earlier, such employees weren't getting any additional benefits, now they'll get reimbursement towards medical treatment,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

Oct 11, 2021 10:20 PM IST

Jharkhand's first reported woman idol maker continues her late husband's journey

Jharkhand's reportedly first woman idol maker, Madhvi Pal, continues her journey and carries forward her late husband's idol-making business, ANI reported. “I started this in 2012 after my husband died. It was his business. I'll continue doing this as long as I am alive,” she was quoted as saying.

Oct 11, 2021 9:27 PM IST

Taliban to meet European Union officials on Tuesday

Islamist militant group Taliban will meet officials of the European Union (EU) on Tuesday (October 12), AFP reported citing the group's acting foreign minister. Notably, Taliban recaptured Afghanistan after 20 years on August 15.

Oct 11, 2021 8:24 PM IST

Doesn't reduce my stature: Maneka Gandhi on non-inclusion in BJP national executive panel

BJP MP Maneka Gandhi said that her non-inclusion in the BJP national executive panel does not “reduce (her) stature,” according to PTI.

Oct 11, 2021 8:05 PM IST

Third encounter in last 24 hrs: J&K DGP on latest Shopian encounters

The Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh on Monday said that two operations were launched in Shopian this evening “on a credible input.” “Encounter started at Tulran Shopian. Three to four terrorists trapped. At Kheripora Shopian, another operation launched and a contact [is] expected soon,” he told ANI, saying that this is the third encounter in last 24 hours.

Oct 11, 2021 7:59 PM IST

Centre issues letter of intent to Tata for Air India sale for ₹18K crore

DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey on Monday told PTI that the central government has issued the letter of intent to Tata group for the sale of Air India for 18,000 crore.

Oct 11, 2021 7:31 PM IST

Delhi HC to give judgement on Rakesh Asthana's appointment as police chief on Oct 12

The Delhi High Court will deliver its judgment on a plea, challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the Commissioner of Delhi Police, on October 12.

Oct 11, 2021 7:27 PM IST

Union MoS says Centre compensating free vaccine with fuel prices

On surge in fuel prices, Union MoS (Petroleum & Natural Gas) Rameswar Teli recently said in Assam that the prices aren't high but include the levied tax. “You must've taken a free vaccine, where will the money come from? You haven't paid the money, this is how it was collected,” he told reporters, according to ANI.

Oct 11, 2021 7:24 PM IST

Thailand to reopen for vaccinated tourists on Nov 1: PM

Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced that the country will reopen for tourists, who have are vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), according to AFP.

Oct 11, 2021 7:12 PM IST

WHO experts recommended Covid-19 booster jab for vulnerable

The World Health Organisation (WHO) experts have recommended the booster shot against Covid-19 for the immunocompromised people, AFP reported.

Oct 11, 2021 7:09 PM IST

Two security personnel also lost lives in J&K's Rajouri

During an ongoing operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri, Sepoy Saraj Singh and Vaisakh H also lost their lives, ANI reported quoting White Knight Corps, Indian Army.

Oct 11, 2021 6:47 PM IST

PM Modi to address NHRC foundation day on Oct 12

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 28th foundation day of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on October 12 at 11am.

Oct 11, 2021 6:03 PM IST

Adani ports and SEZ not to handle EXIM containerised cargo originating from Pak, Afghanistan and Iran from Nov 15 onwards

Adani Ports and Logistics on Monday announced that it along with SEZ will not handle EXIM containerised cargo originating from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan at all its terminals from November 15 onwards, according to ANI.

Oct 11, 2021 5:26 PM IST

500 dengue cases confirmed in Gwalior so far: CMO Dr Sharma

The chief medical officer (CMO) of Gwalior, Dr Manish Sharma, said on Monday that so far, as many as 500 dengue cases have been reported in the district. “Health teams constituted for all wards of the city; nursing staff will be mobilised to conduct door to door survey,” he told ANI, adding that outdoor fogging will be intensified.

Oct 11, 2021 4:22 PM IST

Police gets 3-day remand of Ashish Mishra Monu

Police has got a three-day remand of Ashish Mishra Monu, the son of union MoS Ajay Mishra, in Lakhimpur violence case where eight people, including four farmers were killed in the Uttar Pradesh district. The will start 10am from tomorrow onwards.

Oct 11, 2021 4:14 PM IST

Delhi reports 23 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 14.39 lakh mark

Delhi witnessed a single-day rise of 23 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Covid-19 health bulletin data. The overall tally of the national capital currently stands at 14,39,218. The active caseload stands at 369, the bulletin data revealed.

Oct 11, 2021 3:37 PM IST

David Card, Joshua D Angrist, Guido W Imbens win 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to with “one half to David Card and the other half jointly to Joshua D Angrist and Guido W Imbens,” the Nobel committee announced on Monday.

Oct 11, 2021 3:34 PM IST

Encounter underway between Army troops and terrorists in J&K

Encounter is underway between Indian Army soldiers and terrorists in the Poonch area, around 2km from the site where a JCO and four jawans of the Army were injured in anti-terrorist operations and later lost their lives. An army personnel has been injured in the current encounter, ANI reported citing people familiar with the development.

Oct 11, 2021 3:11 PM IST

Revenue deficit grant of ₹9,781 crore released to 17 states

The Centre has released a revenue deficit grant of 9,871 crore released to 17 states, and a total revenue deficit grant of 69,097 crore has been released to states in the current financial year.

Oct 11, 2021 2:41 PM IST

India gets 3rd set of Swiss bank account details of its citizens, firms

India has received the third set of Swiss bank account details of its nationals, and companies under automatic information exchange pact with Switzerland, news agency PTI reported.

Oct 11, 2021 2:33 PM IST

PM Modi to participate in G20 Extraordinary Leaders' Summit on Afghanistan on Oct 12: MEA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the upcoming virtual G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan on October 12 At the invitation of the Italian Presidency of the G-20, PM Narendra Modi will on 12 October, ANI reported quoting Ministry of external affairs.

Oct 11, 2021 2:18 PM IST

DK Boora takes charge of IG, BSF Jammu frontier

DK Boora has taken charge of IG, BSF Jammu frontier, succeeding NS Jamwal.

Oct 11, 2021 2:02 PM IST

Rajasthan issues revised Covid-19 guidelines

Rajasthan govt releases revised Covid-19 guidelines; allows religious programmes with an attendance of maximum 200 people, night curfew to be in place from 11pm to 5am.

Oct 11, 2021 1:43 PM IST

‘Situation critical,’ says Kejriwal on alleged coal shortage

The situation is critical and many CMs have written about it to the Centre. We all are working together to improve the situation: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on alleged coal shortage

Oct 11, 2021 1:12 PM IST

JCO among 5 Army jawans martyred in J&K's Poonch

Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) among five Army soldiers martyred in anti-terrorist operation in J&K's Poonch.

Oct 11, 2021 12:54 PM IST

CBI raids former Maharashtra home minister Deshmukh

CBI conducts raids at former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh's residence in Nagpur. 

Oct 11, 2021 12:25 PM IST

Rajasthan CM Gehlot's brother appears before ED

Agrasen Gehlot, brother of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, appears before ED ) in connection with alleged irregularities in fertiliser export, says he has nothing to do with this case.

Oct 11, 2021 12:03 PM IST

Drugs case: Aryan Khan moves Special NDPS court

Aryan Khan moves Special NDPS court for bail in drugs case, hearing on October 13.

Oct 11, 2021 12:02 PM IST

‘ISRO facility being opened for private sector’: PM Modi

This is the time for exponential innovation, which can only be achieved when the govt is the enabler and not the handler. Today, the govt is sharing its expertise and providing launch pads for private sector. The facility of ISRO is being opened for private sector: PM Modi at ISpA launch event

Oct 11, 2021 11:50 AM IST

Uttarakhand minister Yashpal Arya, son join Congress

Uttarakhand transport minister Yashpal Arya and MLA son Sanjeev resign from BJP, join Congress.

Oct 11, 2021 11:30 AM IST

EAM Jaishankar meets Kyrgyz counterpart

External affairs minister S Jaishankar meets Kyrgyz counterpart Ruslan Kazakbaev in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Oct 11, 2021 11:01 AM IST

Coal shortage in most power plants, reiterates Delhi minister

Most power plants are facing coal shortage. The stock is left for only two-three days. NTPC capped production capacity of its plants to 55%. Earlier we used to get 4000 megawatts of electricity but now we are not getting even half of that: Satyendar Jain, Delhi power minister

Oct 11, 2021 10:26 AM IST

Fresh snowfall at Zoji La Pass in J&K

Fresh snowfall takes place at Zoji La Pass in Jammu and Kashmir's Sonmarg.

Oct 11, 2021 9:39 AM IST

1,035,797 samples tested on October 10: ICMR

1,035,797 samples tested for Covid-19 on October 10, taking the total number of samples tested till now to 583,631,490: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Oct 11, 2021 9:15 AM IST

India's daily Covid-19 cases fall to 18,132

With 18,132 cases, India’s new Covid-19 tally declines further for 3rd consecutive day. 21,563 recoveries and 193 deaths also recorded.

Oct 11, 2021 8:51 AM IST

New Zealand reports 35 new Covid-19 cases

Fresh Covid-19 cases in New Zealand fall to 35, from 60 on Sunday. All new cases reported from its largest city Auckland.

Oct 11, 2021 8:20 AM IST

Police identify terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter

Killed terrorist has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar, who was affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit LeT. He was involved in the recent civilian killing at Shahgund, Bandipora: Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir

Oct 11, 2021 7:48 AM IST

Metro services affected on Pink Line, says DMRC

Delhi Metro services affected on Pink Line, delay between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Shiv Vihar, says DMRC.

Oct 11, 2021 7:29 AM IST

Terrorist killed in Bandipora: J&K Police

One unidentified terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter. Search going on. Further details shall follow: Jammu and Kashmir Police

Oct 11, 2021 7:00 AM IST

Sydney opens to vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown

Sydney hairdressers, gyms, cafés and bars reopened to fully vaccinated customers on Monday for the first time in more than 100 days after Australia's largest city achieved a vaccination benchmark.

Oct 11, 2021 6:45 AM IST

Prices of fuel today

Prices of petrol and diesel rise by 0.30 (at 104.44/litre) and 0.35 (at 93.17/litre) respectively in Delhi today.

In Mumbai, petrol is priced at 110.41/litre (up by 0.29) and diesel costs 101.03/litre (up by 0.37) today.

Oct 11, 2021 6:30 AM IST

UK to drop 10-day quarantine for Indians from today

The United Kingdom is easing its travel restrictions starting from Monday allowing travellers from more nations to enter the UK.

Oct 11, 2021 6:07 AM IST

US says Taliban talks in Doha were 'candid and professional'

The United States said on Sunday the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was "candid and professional" and that the US side reiterated that the Taliban would be judged on their actions, not just their words.

Oct 11, 2021 5:55 AM IST

‘Mission 100 Days’ launched to curb Covid during festivals

The central government has started a campaign dubbed Mission 100 Days to control the spread of Covid-19 infections during the festive season, said people familiar with the matter.

Oct 11, 2021 5:20 AM IST

Recent killings an attempt to divide Kashmiri society, says GOC of Chinar Corps

Condemning the recent killings of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir, General Officer Commanding of Chinar Corps Lieutenant General DP Pandey on Sunday said that some elements are trying to divide the society on communal lines and the people will expose those elements.

Oct 11, 2021 1:43 PM IST

‘Situation critical,’ says Kejriwal on alleged coal shortage

The situation is critical and many CMs have written about it to the Centre. We all are working together to improve the situation: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on alleged coal shortage

Oct 11, 2021 1:12 PM IST

JCO among 5 Army jawans martyred in J&K's Poonch

Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) among five Army soldiers martyred in anti-terrorist operation in J&K's Poonch.

Oct 11, 2021 12:54 PM IST

CBI raids former Maharashtra home minister Deshmukh

CBI conducts raids at former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh's residence in Nagpur. 

Oct 11, 2021 12:25 PM IST

Rajasthan CM Gehlot's brother appears before ED

Agrasen Gehlot, brother of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, appears before ED ) in connection with alleged irregularities in fertiliser export, says he has nothing to do with this case.

Oct 11, 2021 12:03 PM IST

Drugs case: Aryan Khan moves Special NDPS court

Aryan Khan moves Special NDPS court for bail in drugs case, hearing on October 13.

Oct 11, 2021 12:02 PM IST

‘ISRO facility being opened for private sector’: PM Modi

This is the time for exponential innovation, which can only be achieved when the govt is the enabler and not the handler. Today, the govt is sharing its expertise and providing launch pads for private sector. The facility of ISRO is being opened for private sector: PM Modi at ISpA launch event

Oct 11, 2021 11:50 AM IST

Uttarakhand minister Yashpal Arya, son join Congress

Uttarakhand transport minister Yashpal Arya and MLA son Sanjeev resign from BJP, join Congress.

Oct 11, 2021 11:30 AM IST

EAM Jaishankar meets Kyrgyz counterpart

External affairs minister S Jaishankar meets Kyrgyz counterpart Ruslan Kazakbaev in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Oct 11, 2021 11:01 AM IST

Coal shortage in most power plants, reiterates Delhi minister

Most power plants are facing coal shortage. The stock is left for only two-three days. NTPC capped production capacity of its plants to 55%. Earlier we used to get 4000 megawatts of electricity but now we are not getting even half of that: Satyendar Jain, Delhi power minister

Oct 11, 2021 10:26 AM IST

Fresh snowfall at Zoji La Pass in J&K

Fresh snowfall takes place at Zoji La Pass in Jammu and Kashmir's Sonmarg.

Oct 11, 2021 9:39 AM IST

1,035,797 samples tested on October 10: ICMR

1,035,797 samples tested for Covid-19 on October 10, taking the total number of samples tested till now to 583,631,490: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Oct 11, 2021 9:15 AM IST

India's daily Covid-19 cases fall to 18,132

With 18,132 cases, India’s new Covid-19 tally declines further for 3rd consecutive day. 21,563 recoveries and 193 deaths also recorded.

Oct 11, 2021 8:51 AM IST

New Zealand reports 35 new Covid-19 cases

Fresh Covid-19 cases in New Zealand fall to 35, from 60 on Sunday. All new cases reported from its largest city Auckland.

Oct 11, 2021 8:20 AM IST

Police identify terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter

Killed terrorist has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar, who was affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit LeT. He was involved in the recent civilian killing at Shahgund, Bandipora: Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir

Oct 11, 2021 7:48 AM IST

Metro services affected on Pink Line, says DMRC

Delhi Metro services affected on Pink Line, delay between Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 and Shiv Vihar, says DMRC.

Oct 11, 2021 7:29 AM IST

Terrorist killed in Bandipora: J&K Police

One unidentified terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter. Search going on. Further details shall follow: Jammu and Kashmir Police

Oct 11, 2021 7:00 AM IST

Sydney opens to vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown

Sydney hairdressers, gyms, cafés and bars reopened to fully vaccinated customers on Monday for the first time in more than 100 days after Australia's largest city achieved a vaccination benchmark.

Oct 11, 2021 6:45 AM IST

Prices of fuel today

Prices of petrol and diesel rise by 0.30 (at 104.44/litre) and 0.35 (at 93.17/litre) respectively in Delhi today.

In Mumbai, petrol is priced at 110.41/litre (up by 0.29) and diesel costs 101.03/litre (up by 0.37) today.

Oct 11, 2021 6:30 AM IST

UK to drop 10-day quarantine for Indians from today

The United Kingdom is easing its travel restrictions starting from Monday allowing travellers from more nations to enter the UK.

Oct 11, 2021 6:07 AM IST

US says Taliban talks in Doha were 'candid and professional'

The United States said on Sunday the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was "candid and professional" and that the US side reiterated that the Taliban would be judged on their actions, not just their words.

Oct 11, 2021 5:55 AM IST

‘Mission 100 Days’ launched to curb Covid during festivals

The central government has started a campaign dubbed Mission 100 Days to control the spread of Covid-19 infections during the festive season, said people familiar with the matter.

Oct 11, 2021 5:20 AM IST

Recent killings an attempt to divide Kashmiri society, says GOC of Chinar Corps

Condemning the recent killings of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir, General Officer Commanding of Chinar Corps Lieutenant General DP Pandey on Sunday said that some elements are trying to divide the society on communal lines and the people will expose those elements.