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Oct 30, 2021 10:52 PM IST
12 killed in Yemen's airport blast, probe on
At least 12 persons have died in a massive explosion near Yemen's Aden airport. The blast took place near the entrance to the international airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Saturday. It was not immediately clear if it was an attack.
An airport official told Reuters that a small truck blew up at an outer gate to the airport, while a local official and two security sources said the vehicle was carrying petroleum products.
The loud explosion was heard across the city and it smashed the windows of nearby residents.
Oct 30, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Three protesters killed in Sudan anti-coup demonstrations, reports AFP
At least three people have been killed by Sudanese security forces in the ongoing anti-coup protests, AFP reported, quoting the country's central medical committee.
"A third protester died... from a gunshot to the chest by the putschist military council," the independent Central Committee for Sudanese Doctors said, adding he was also killed in the city of Omdurman.
Thousands of protesters took the streets of Sudan's city of Omdurman earlier today following the recent developments where several senior officials were detained and the government dissolved. Over a hundred protesters have been injured in the demonstrations held across the country today after the military committee deployed force and tear gas.
Oct 30, 2021 10:35 PM IST
Delhi's Karol Bagh market flooded with shoppers
Shoppers in large numbers were seen at Karol Bagh Market earlier today, reports ANI.
"Generally, people are following COVID protocols in the market... We are having a better season than before. Sales are improving," said Sanjeev Kapoor, General Secretary, Vyapay Mandal, Ajmal Khan Road.
Oct 30, 2021 10:12 PM IST
12 dead in blast near Yemen's Aden airport, reports AFP
At least 12 people have died in a blast near Yemen's Aden airport, a security official said, as quoted by AFP.
Oct 30, 2021 09:30 PM IST
PM Modi invites French President Emmanuel Macron to visit India
PM Modi has invited French President Emmanuel Macron to visit India, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in Rome, Italy.
The Prime Minister will also attend an event hosted by US President Joe Biden on "Supply China Resilience" and hold other bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome tomorrow, Shringla noted.
Oct 30, 2021 09:27 PM IST
PM Modi invited G20 countries to make India partner in economic recovery: Shringla
At the first session of the G20 Summit, PM Modi highlighted India's contribution to fight against Covid-19. He mentioned India's medical supplies to over 150 countries &spoke about our vision of One Earth, One Health which is essentially collaborative approach in fight against COVID, said Foreign Secretary HV Shringla in Rome.
PM Modi invited G20 countries to make India their partner in economic recovery and supply chain diversification. He also brought out the fact that despite challenges of the pandemic, India continued to be a trusted partner in context of reliable supply chains, Shringla noted.
Oct 30, 2021 08:51 PM IST
India's Covid-19 vaccine coverage crosses 106 crore landmark, 61 lakh jabs given today
India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 106 Crore landmark milestone (1,06,07,39,866) on Saturday. More than 61 lakh (61,99,429) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today, Union Health Ministry said in a statement.
Oct 30, 2021 07:36 PM IST
2 Army personnel killed in blast in J&K's Rajouri district
Two army personnel have been killed in a blast while patrolling along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, PTI reported.
Oct 30, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Mumbai drugs case: Arbaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, granted bail, to stay in jail tonight
Arbaz Merchant and Munmum Dhamecha, who were granted bail by Bombay high court in the drugs-on-cruise case, will not be released from the jail today. The necessary documentation for the release is in process, said Munmum's lawyer Kashif Khan Deshmukh.
Oct 30, 2021 06:54 PM IST
PM Modi, Pope Francis exchange gifts during their first meeting in Vatican City
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Satruday gifted a specially-made silver candelabra and a book on India's climate initiatives to Pope Francis, who reciprocated with a bronze plaque with the inscription “The desert will become a garden”, volumes of papal documents, along with a few other gifts.
Oct 30, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Watch: Fans throng to Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru where last rites of Puneeth Rajkumar will be performed
Fans throng to Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru to pay their last respects to actor Puneeth Rajkumar who passed away on Friday. His last rites will be performed with state honours at Kanteerava Studio in the city tomorrow.
Oct 30, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Delhi Police reopens carriageway at farmers' protest site at Tikri border
Delhi Police on Saturday reopened the carriageway of the road leading to Haryana, at farmers' protest site at Tikri border.
"There are still some temporary structures on the road. As per farmers' request, only 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers & emergency vehicles will ply on this road," DCP Parvinder Singh told news agency ANI.
Oct 30, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Reports of backend talks with Congress are incorrect: Amarinder Singh
Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that he will not stay in the Congress now as the time for rapprochement is over. "Reports of backend talks with Congress are incorrect. The time for rapprochement is over. I'm grateful to Sonia Gandhi ji for her support but will not stay in Congress now," Amarinder Singh's aide Raveen Thukral quoted Captain as saying.
Singh added he will will soon launch his own party and will hold talks for seat sharing with BJP, breakaway Akali factions and others for Punjab elections once the farmers' issue is resolved. “I want to build strong collective force in interest of Punjab & its farmers," he added.
Oct 30, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Russian President Vladamir Putin urges G20 countries to make quicker decisions on approving Covid-19 vaccines
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who remotely addressed the G20 summit in Rome by video link, on Saturday called on G20 countries to accelerate the mutual recognition of each other's COVID-19 vaccines.
Oct 30, 2021 04:48 PM IST
Mumbai court issues non-bailable warrant against Param Bir Singh, 2 others
Mumbai's Esplanade court has issued a non-bailable warrant against former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two others in the extortion case.
Oct 30, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Three more Zika virus cases found in Kanpur
Three more cases of Zika virus have been found in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The total number of cases have increased to four now.
Oct 30, 2021 04:06 PM IST
PM Modi interacts with French President Macron at G20 Summit
PM Narendra Modi had a brief interaction with French President Emmanuel Macron before 'family photo' at Roma Convention Center.
Oct 30, 2021 03:53 PM IST
G20 Summit: PM Modi, world leaders join for 'Global Economy and Global Health' session
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other world leaders at the G20 meeting participated in a session on the 'Global Economy and Global Health (Working Lunch)' at Roma Convention Centre in Rome, Italy.
Oct 30, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Frontline workers join PM Modi, world leaders for a picture at G20 Summit
Frontline workers join PM Narendra Modi and other world leaders for 'family photo' at Roma Convention Center in Rome, Italy.
Oct 30, 2021 02:53 PM IST
Last rites of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar tomorrow, says CM Basavaraj Bommai
“Daughter of actor Puneeth Rajkumar has reached Delhi (from US) & will arrive in Bengaluru by 7 pm today. As per our tradition, we don't perform funeral after sunset. His last rites will be performed at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru tomorrow,” announced Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.
Oct 30, 2021 02:44 PM IST
G20 Agenda: $100 billion for developing countries, limiting global warming and others
G20 leaders will stress "the importance" of fulfilling a commitment to mobilize $100 billion annually until 2025 for developing countries. They aim to remain committed to capping global warming "well below" 2 degrees celsius, will "Pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5c", , according to a draft statement obtained by Reuters.
G20 leaders will also pledge for concrete measures to stop unregulated fishing, illegal logging, illegal mining, illegal wildlife trade, the statement read.
Oct 30, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Watch: PM Modi arrives at G20 Summit venue in Rome
PM Modi has arrived for G20 Summit at Roma Convention Center in Rome. He was received by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Oct 30, 2021 02:13 PM IST
PM Modi invites Pope Francis to India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Pope Francis for a visit to India.
It may be recalled that the last Papal Visit happened in 1999 when Atal Ji was the PM and Pope John Paul II came. Now it is during PM Modi’s Prime Ministerial term that the Pope has been invited to visit India, sources told Hindustan Times.
Oct 30, 2021 02:04 PM IST
PM Modi invites Pope Francis to visit India, reports ANI citing sources
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called on Pope Francis at the Vatican and discussed with him issues covering a range of areas of interest, including COVID-19, general global perspectives and maintaining peace and tranquility.
According to sources cited by news agency ANI, PM Modi invited Pope Francis to visit India. The sources added that the Prime Minister had a very warm meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican. “The meeting was scheduled only for 20 minutes but went on for an hour. PM & the Pope discussed a wide range of issues aimed at making our planet better such as fighting climate change & removing poverty,” sources told ANI.
Oct 30, 2021 01:33 PM IST
6 rebel BSP MLAs join SP in presence of Akhilesh Yadav
Six suspended BSP MLAs -- Hargovind Bhargav, Mujtaba Siddiqui, Hakim Lal Bind, Aslam Raini, Sushma Patel, and Aslam Chaudhary, and BJP MLA from Sitapur Sadar Rakesh Rathore on Saturday joined Samajwadi Party in the presence of party president Akhilesh Yadav.
Oct 30, 2021 01:26 PM IST
UP people suffering due to 'loot' of electricity bills, will end once...: Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attacked the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, alleging that the state’s people are suffering due to the “loot” of electricity bills. Gandhi assured the “loot” will end once the Congress party comes to power in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, slated to be held next year. Read more
Oct 30, 2021 12:48 PM IST
Whatever goes in our manifesto is a guarantee, not just a promise: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday interacted with members of the fishermen community in Velsao, Goa. “We will not allow Goa to become a polluted place. We will not allow it to become a Coal hub. We are protecting the environment for everyone,” Rahul Gandhi said.
“We fought elections in Chhattisgarh and promised to waive the loan of farmers and we did it. You can go and confirm it in Punjab, Karnataka also. Whatever goes in our manifesto is a guarantee, not only a promise,” he added.
Oct 30, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Reliance unveils JioPhone Next, jointly designed by Jio & Google
Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance has unveiled ‘JioPhone Next’ which has been jointly designed by Jio & Google. JioPhone Next is a first-of-its-kind smartphone, featuring Pragati OS, an optimized version of Android made specifically for the JioPhone Next.
Oct 30, 2021 12:10 PM IST
PM Modi arrives at Vatican City to meet Pope Francis
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived at the Vatican City to meet Pope Francis. He was accompanied by national security advisor of India Ajit Doval and external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar.
Oct 30, 2021 11:49 AM IST
Fans welcome Aryan Khan outside Shah Rukh Khan's residence ‘Mannat’ in Mumbai
Fans of Aryan Khan were spotted outside Shah Rukh Khan's residence 'Mannat', carrying with them posters that read "welcome home Aryan Khan". Aryan Khan came home after spending weeks in Arthur Road jail in drugs-on-cruise case.
Oct 30, 2021 11:45 AM IST
Aryan Khan arrives at his home ‘Mannat’
Aryan Khan has arrived at his home 'Mannat' after being released from Mumbai's Arthur Road jail nearly a month after his arrest in connection with the drugs-on-cruise case. He was greeted by a large gathering of media personnel waiting outside Shah Rukh Khan's residence.
Oct 30, 2021 11:25 AM IST
Aryan Khan walks out of Mumbai jail nearly a month after arrest in drugs-on-cruise case
Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, was released from the Arthur Road prison on Saturday after nearly a month of his arrest in connection with the drugs-on-cruise case. Khan was received by Shah Rukh Khan's bodyguards outside the jail. Read more
Oct 30, 2021 10:51 AM IST
Aryan Khan's release procedure completed: Jail officials
Aryan Khan's release procedure has been completed, news agency quoted Mumbai's Arthur Road jail officials as saying.
Oct 30, 2021 10:42 AM IST
Mumbai Police rope in more security personnel to control crowd outside Arthur Road jail
Mumbai police have called in more security personnel to control crowd outside the jail. Traffic police have also been deployed. Police are likely to stop vehicle movement on the narrow road right outside the jail when the Aryan Khan and his co-accused come out, to ensure no untoward incident is occurred, people familair with the matter said.
Oct 30, 2021 10:34 AM IST
Ahead of Aryan Khan's release, Shah Rukh Khan's security team arrives at Arthur jail
Ahead of Aryan Khan's release from Mumbai's Arthur jail following his bail in the drugs-on-cruise case, Shah Rukh Khan's security team was spotted at the prison, people familiar with the matter said.
Oct 30, 2021 10:14 AM IST
No new death in Thane for first time since Covid-19 outbreak
Maharashtra's Thane district did not report any fresh death due to Covid-19, news agency PTI quoted an official as saying on Saturday. "Not a single fatality was reported on Friday. This has happened for the first time since the pandemic broke out," he said.
Oct 30, 2021 09:57 AM IST
Lasty rites of Puneeth Rajkumar expected to be preformed today: Bengaluru police commissioner
The Bengaluru police commissioner told news agency ANI that the last rites of Indian actor Puneeth Rajkumar are expected to be performed today. “On the basis of the decision taken by Puneeth Rajkumar's family, next stage of security arrangements will be made. Family will take a call on when the final rites will be performed. Probably, the last rites will be done today itself,” Kamal Pant said.
Oct 30, 2021 09:38 AM IST
Locals gathered outside Mumbai jail to get glimpse of Aryan Khan
Locals have gathered in large numbers outside Arthur Road Central prison to get a glimpse of Aryan Khan, who will soon walk out of the prison following his bail, people familiar with the development said.
Police have tightened security outside the jail to ensure that no untoward incident happens when Shah Rukh Khan arrives to receive his son Aryan.
Oct 30, 2021 09:24 AM IST
India sees major dip in daily Covid-19 death toll at 549; new cases at 14,313
India has reported 14,313 fresh Covid-19 cases and 549 deaths in the past 24 hours. According to the Union health ministry, at least 13,543 people recovered from the disease in the same time span.
Oct 30, 2021 09:14 AM IST
Aryan Khan to walk out of Mumbai jail in 1-2 hours: Official
Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan is all set to walk out of Mumbai's Arthur jail today. “We have received Aryan Khan's release order. The process of his release should be completed in 1-2 hours,” news agency ANI quoted Nitin Waychal, Superintendent, Arthur Road Jail, as saying.
Oct 30, 2021 08:55 AM IST
Former Himachal Pradesh minister GS Bali passes away
Senior Congress leader and former Himachal Pradesh minister Gurmukh Singh Bali passed away early on Saturday after a prolonged illness. Read more
Oct 30, 2021 08:01 AM IST
BJP Kisan Morcha to hold national executive meeting in Delhi today
The Bharatiya Janata Party Kisan Morcha will hold its national executive meeting in Delhi on Saturday as the farmers' protest against the Centre's three new farm laws continues. Read more
Oct 30, 2021 07:48 AM IST
Cruise drugs case: Aryan Khan likely to be released around 10am from Mumbai jail
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan is likely to be released from Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail at 10am today.
Oct 30, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Nearly 40,000 people inoculated daily against Covid in Afghanistan
The UNICEF said on Sunday that nearly 40,000 people have been vaccinated daily against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Afghanistan since the beginning of the vaccination camp in mid-October.
Oct 30, 2021 06:17 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to visit Goa today, months ahead of 2022 polls
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Goa on Saturday, months ahead of the assembly elections in the coastal state scheduled to be held next year, to meet party workers and people. Read more
Oct 30, 2021 06:12 AM IST
Afghanistan experiencing one of world's worst humanitarian crisis: United Nations
Afghanistan is experiencing one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, with the health system and social services at a breaking point, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) representative in Afghanistan Salam Al-Janabi. "Afghanistan now is amongst the world's worst crises and the needs are growing by the day," Al Janabi was quoted as saying by Sputnik on Sunday.
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