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18 dead, dozens missing in Kerala after floods; IMD says rain to subside

Kerala officials have said several people have also been injured and displaced in rain-related incidents in Kerala where dams in many districts are nearing their full capacity. 
A man carries a dog amid the debris of his damaged house after flash floods caused by heavy rain at Thodupuzha in Kerala. (AFP File Photo)
A man carries a dog amid the debris of his damaged house after flash floods caused by heavy rain at Thodupuzha in Kerala. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 06:28 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

After Cumilla incident, huge protests in Bangladesh against ‘enemies of Islam’

Photos showing a copy of the Quran — Islam’s holy book — at the feet of a statue in a Hindu temple in the eastern district of Cumilla triggered the protests and incidents of vandalism at Hindu temples across Bangladesh.
Activists of Islami Andolan Bangladesh, an Islamist political party take part in a protest outside the National Mosque in Dhaka on October 16, 2021. (AFP)
Activists of Islami Andolan Bangladesh, an Islamist political party take part in a protest outside the National Mosque in Dhaka on October 16, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 06:15 AM IST
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Jaishankar to start Israel tour today with an aim to cement bilateral ties

Jaishankar's latest visit is aimed at cementing the groundwork in India-Israel bilateral ties and an opportunity for New Delhi to take forward further relations with the new dispensation in Tel Aviv.
S Jaishankar, minister of external affairs
S Jaishankar, minister of external affairs
Published on Oct 17, 2021 06:02 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taiwan asks US to speed up delivery of F-16 fighters as China threat looms large

This came as the "Pentagon's Indo-Pacific Command has watched with increasing concern as China has rapidly modernized its military and improved its training with an eye to Taiwan," the report added.
Taiwan asked US to deliver the 22 F-16 fighter jets which were bought in 2019(AP)
Taiwan asked US to deliver the 22 F-16 fighter jets which were bought in 2019(AP)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 05:26 AM IST
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ANI | , Beijing

China tests space capability, launches nuclear-capable missile: Report

  • FT sources said the hypersonic glide vehicle was carried by a Long March rocket, launches of which it usually announces, though the August test was kept under wraps.
Hypersonic missiles, like traditional ballistic missiles which can deliver nuclear weapons, can fly at more than five times the speed of sound.(AFP/Representative Image)
Hypersonic missiles, like traditional ballistic missiles which can deliver nuclear weapons, can fly at more than five times the speed of sound.(AFP/Representative Image)
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 05:16 AM IST
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Real estate mogul Durst, sentenced to life in prison, placed on ventilator

  • Durst has been hospitalized and put on a ventilator after catching the coronavirus
New York real estate heir Robert Durst is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his best friend Susan Berman(AP)
New York real estate heir Robert Durst is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his best friend Susan Berman(AP)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 04:36 AM IST
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UK MP David Amess's killer was referred to counter-terrorism scheme: Report

  • Police said late Saturday that detectives had until Friday, October 22, to question the suspect after he was detained under the Terrorism Act, which allowed them to extend his detention.
Well-wishers attend a candle-lit vigil in memory of the Conservative British lawmaker David Amess, who was fatally stabbed the previous day, in Leigh-on-Sea, a district of Southend-on-Sea, in southeast England on October 16, 2021. (AFP)
Well-wishers attend a candle-lit vigil in memory of the Conservative British lawmaker David Amess, who was fatally stabbed the previous day, in Leigh-on-Sea, a district of Southend-on-Sea, in southeast England on October 16, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 04:32 AM IST
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Ex-US president Bill Clinton to spend 1 more night in California hospital

  • Hillary Clinton has been with her husband at the hospital southeast of Los Angeles. She returned Saturday with her daughter Chelsea Clinton around 8 a.m. Saturday in an SUV accompanied by secret service agents.
A spokesman says former president Bill Clinton will spend one more night at the hospital where he is recovering from an infection. (AP)
A spokesman says former president Bill Clinton will spend one more night at the hospital where he is recovering from an infection. (AP)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 04:28 AM IST
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Jubbal Kotkhai: Turf of two former CMs set for keen triangular contest

Congress’s Rohit Thakur, BJP’s Neelam Saraik and BJP rebel Chetan Bragta, who is fighting as an independent candidate are in a triangular contest in Jubbal Kotkhai
From left to right:Congress’s Rohit Thakur, BJP’s Neelam Saraik and BJP rebel Chetan Bragta, who is fighting as an independent candidate are in a triangular contest in Jubbal Kotkhai. (HT Photo)
From left to right:Congress’s Rohit Thakur, BJP’s Neelam Saraik and BJP rebel Chetan Bragta, who is fighting as an independent candidate are in a triangular contest in Jubbal Kotkhai. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 03:34 AM IST
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By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla

Amid tension in local Congress, party councillor from Ludhiana west resigns

Sources said Hemraj and another senior Congress leader from Ludhiana West had entered into an heated argument, prompting councillor Rashi’s move
Rashi had contested the MC elections after the Ludhiana west seat, which was earlier represented by Hemraj, was reserved for women. (Representative Image/HT File)
Rashi had contested the MC elections after the Ludhiana west seat, which was earlier represented by Hemraj, was reserved for women. (Representative Image/HT File)
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 03:20 AM IST
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