Highlights: Sidhu assured Rahul Gandhi that he has withdrawn his resignation
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Oct 15, 2021 11:08 PM IST
Puducherry extends Covid-19 restrictions till Oct 31, night curfew from 11pm to 5am
The Puducherry administration extended the Covid-19 restrictions till October 31 and said that a ‘Corona curfew’ between 11pm and 5am everyday would be in place, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Amit Shah flags off ‘Go-Go tourists buses’ in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
Home minister Amit Shah flagged off Go-Go tourist buses in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar islands as part of his visit, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 09:40 PM IST
‘Everything sorted out’: Sidhu after meeting Rahul Gandhi
“Everything has been sorted out,” says Navjot Singh Sidhu after meeting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 09:37 PM IST
Sidhu shared concerns with Rahul Gandhi, to continue as Punjab Congress president: Harish Rawat
Harish Rawat said that Navjot Singh Sidhu has shared his concerns with Rahul Gandhi and the party has told that they would be addressed, reports ANI.
“He (Sidhu) assured Rahul Gandhi that he has withdrawn his resignation and he will resume his duties as the PCC president,” Rawat said.
Oct 15, 2021 08:38 PM IST
Sidhu will abide by Congress high command, continue working for party, says Harish Rawat
Punjab Congress leader Harish Rawat said that Navjot Singh Sidhu would abide by the party's central leadership and would continue working for the party, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 08:27 PM IST
Navjot Singh Sidhu arrives at Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi
Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived at the residence of party leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Maharashtra sees 2,149 new Covid-19 cases, 29 deaths
Maharashtra reported 2,149 new Covid infections and 29 deaths as the state's tally reached 6,588,429 and the death toll climbed to 139,734. Of these, Mumbai added 480 new cases and five fatalities. The cities tally was recorded at 750,974 while the death toll was at 16,177.
Oct 15, 2021 07:49 PM IST
UK Conservative MP David Amess dies after being stabbed multiple times
UK MP David Amess died after being stabbed multiple times at a church by a man who walked into a meeting with voters from his electoral district, reports Reuters citing the police.
Oct 15, 2021 07:37 PM IST
Rajasthan allows sale, bursting of green crackers in state except NCR area
The Rajasthan government amended its earlier order on ban of firecrackers and allowed the sale and bursting of crackers in the state except in the NCR area, reports ANI.
Bursting will be allowed from 8pm to 10 pm on Diwali, Gurupurab and other festivals and between 6am to 8am on Chhath and between11:55 pm and 12:30 am on Christmas and New Year.
Oct 15, 2021 06:48 PM IST
US allows entry to fully vaccinated foreigners from November 8, reports AFP
The US White House said that foreigners fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can enter the country from November 8, reports AFP.
Oct 15, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Karnataka reports 470 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths in 24 hours
Karnataka reported 470 new Covid-19 cases and nine more deaths as the state's tally reached 2,982,869 and the death toll climbed to 37,931, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 06:05 PM IST
Kerala sees 8,867 new Covid-19 cases, 67 deaths in last 24 hours
Kerala logged 8,867 new Covid-19 cses and 67 deaths in the last 24 hours. The death toll climbed to 26,734 and the active caseload was recorded at 94,756, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 06:01 PM IST
2 people arrested after speeding car knocks down crowd in Jashpur, Chhattisgarh
Two people have been arrested after the incident in Jashpur, Chattisgarh, where a speeding car ran over people during a rally, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 05:23 PM IST
1 dead, 16 injured after car runs over religious rally in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur
One person dead and 16 others were injured after being run over by a car in Jashpur, Chhattisgarh.
Oct 15, 2021 05:11 PM IST
11 dead, 6 injured after trolley overturns in Chirgaon, Uttar Pradesh
11 people, including four children, were dead and six other were injured after their trolley overturned in Chirgaon, reports ANI. The injured have been admitted to hospital.
Oct 15, 2021 04:49 PM IST
At least 32 dead, 53 wounded after blast in mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan
At least 32 people were dead and 53 wounded following a bomb blast in a Shiite mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, reports AFP quoting a medic.
Oct 15, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Amit Shah arrives at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar islands, on 3-day visit
Home minister Amit Shah arrived in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar islands, where he is scheduled to participate in various events during his three-day visit, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Kandahar mosque attack: Reports show 16 dead, nearly 40 more injured after deadly blast
As many as 16 people were killed and nearly 40 others have been injured in a bomb blast in a mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, reports ANI, citing TOLOnews.
Oct 15, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Dehradun admin to launch mega Covid-19 vaccination drive with focus on second doses
The Dehradun administration said that a mega Covid-19 vaccination drive is being launched and also announced prizes for people who get their second dose vaccine between October 18 and November 2, reports ANI.
Oct 15, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Odisha schools to reopen for class 11 on Oct 21, class 8 on Oct 25; Guidelines to be issued soon
The Odisha government has decided to reopen schools for class 11 from October 21 and for class 8 from October 25, reports ANI quoting state school education minister Samir Ranjan Dash. “Guidelines will be issued by the Department, whatever guidelines that we issued for classes 9th, 10th and 12th will continue,” Dash said.
Oct 15, 2021 02:25 PM IST
TN CM Stalin writes to counterparts in Delhi, Haryana, Odisha, Rajasthan for reconsidering blanket ban on crackers
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin writes to his counterparts in Delhi, Haryana, Odisha and Rajasthan urging them to reconsider the blanket ban on sale of firecrackers and request that the sale of firecrackers that falls within the norms set by the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal may be permitted in their states.
Oct 15, 2021 01:33 PM IST
Body with severed hand found hanging at farmer protest site at Singhu border
The body of a man in his 30s with a severed hand was found hanging close to the main stage of the farmer protest site at Singhu near the Delhi-Haryana border on Friday morning as police said the murder appears linked to the alleged desecration of the holy Sikh scripture. Read More
Oct 15, 2021 01:04 PM IST
PM Modi addresses launch of 7 new defence companies
I urge these seven companies to prioritise 'research and innovation' in their work culture. You have to take lead in future technology, give opportunities to researchers. I would also urge startups to collaborate with these 7 companies: PM Modi on dedication of 7 new defence companies
Oct 15, 2021 12:40 PM IST
Centre delegates power to Ladakh LG under Forest Rights Act
The President of India has empowered the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh to exercise the powers and discharge the functions of the State Government under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 within the Union territory.
Oct 15, 2021 12:31 PM IST
Aryan Khan video calls family from Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail
Aryan Khan spoke with his father Shah Rukh Khan and mother Gauri Khan via video call from inside Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail, ANI reported .
Mumbai Special court has reserved order for 20th October on his bail application.
Oct 15, 2021 11:36 AM IST
Bangladesh on edge after Durga Puja violence, security tightened
Bangladesh was on tenterhooks on Friday as Muslims will offer their weekly prayers and Hindus in the country will immerse the idols of Durga as the violence over the alleged desecration of the Quran continued overnight even as authorities deployed security personnel in large numbers to bring the situation under control. Read More
Oct 15, 2021 11:20 AM IST
Delhi boy Mridul Agarwal tops IIT entrance exam JEE-Advanced
Mridul Agarwal of IIT Delhi scores top rank in JEE entrance exam; obtained 348 marks out of 360 marks. Kavya Chopra of IIT Delhi zone has topped in the female category with CRL 98. She obtained 286 marks out of 360.
Oct 15, 2021 11:01 AM IST
India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 97.14 crores
India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 97.14 crores (97,14,38,553) as per provisional reports till 7 am today, informs Union ministry of health.
Oct 15, 2021 10:40 AM IST
JCO, soldier killed in encounter with terrorists in J-K’s Poonch
Two Indian Army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), were killed in a gunbattle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, reports said on Friday.
Oct 15, 2021 09:48 AM IST
India records 16,862 new Covid-19 cases, 11% less than than yesterday
India's Covid-19 tally falls to 16,862, 11% less than than Thursday's cases. The tally has now reached 34,037,592.
Oct 15, 2021 09:08 AM IST
Petrol crosses ₹111 in Mumbai, costs ₹111.09 a litre today
Petrol crosses Rs.111 in Mumbai. After the revision in prices, it was selling at Rs.111.09 per litre. Alitre of diesel was priced at Rs.101.78 on Friday.
Oct 15, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Those attacking Durga Puja pandals will be hunted down, punished: Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a tough warning against those involved in the attacks on Hindu temples and Durga Puja venues at several places, including Cumilla in the Chittagong division, and promised to bring to justice the culprits behind the violence.
Oct 15, 2021 07:38 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends Dusshera wishes
Oct 15, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Ex-US president Bill Clinton hospitalised with 'non-Covid infection'
Former president Bill Clinton has been hospitalized with a non-Covid-related infection, a spokesman said Thursday evening.
Clinton, 75, was admitted to a hospital in Irvine in southern California on Tuesday evening, Angel Urena tweeted.
Oct 15, 2021 06:59 AM IST
Safe from Taliban: 100 Afghan women football players evacuated to Qatar
As many as 100 women footballers, including members of the national football team, were evacuated from Afghanistan, which is under the Taliban, on Thursday on a flight to Doha, the Qatari government said. “Around 100 footballers & their families including female players are on board,” Lolwah Al-Khater, Qatar's assistant foreign minister, said in a tweet. Read More
Oct 15, 2021 05:36 AM IST
Monsoon to complete its withdrawal today
The monsoon withdrew from most parts of the country on Thursday, largely sticking to its usual schedule despite a late start to the withdrawal.
Oct 15, 2021 05:29 AM IST
Congress finalises succession plan for House panels
The Congress party, which has struggled to effect a smooth succession plan for organisational positions, seems to have managed the process efficiently in its parliamentary wings. Read More
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