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Andhra not to conduct interviews for government jobs now
Amaravati, Oct 18 (IANS) No interviews will be conducted henceforth for recruitment into government departments in Andhra Pradesh as Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to conduct only the written examinations.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
MIT, Italian energy major extend low-carbon energy cooperation
Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Eni have renewed their low-carbon energy research collaboration by extending the Italian energy giant's tenure as a founding member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) till 2023, MIT and Eni said in a statement.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Italy,Science/Tech,Technology
PCB commits blunder after sacking Sarfaraz
Lahore, Oct 18 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked as Pakistan captain in Test and T20I cricket. While Azhar Ali has been appointed as Test captain, Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in T20Is until next year's World T20.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Brexit a chance to boost our ties with UK: Italian PM
Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Britain's exit from the European Union with the deal agreed this week by its Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the bloc could offer an opportunity to strengthen its bilateral ties with Italy, Premier Giuseppe Conte claimed on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
Is a foreign wife criteria for Nobel prize, asks BJP leader
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Friday said that people whose second wives are foreigners are mostly getting the Nobel Prize.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India to host 91st Interpol General Assembly in 2022
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India will host the 91st General Assembly of Interpol in 2022 as part of the platinum jubilee celebration of its Independence, with the ongoing 88th Interpol General Assembly in Chile approving its proposal by a majority vote on Friday, an official statement said.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Cricketer Gulam Bodi sentenced to 5 years in prison
Durban, Oct 18 (IANS) Gulam Bodi, the Indian-origin cricketer who played two ODIs and one T200 international for South Africa, has been sentenced to five years in prison on Friday on corruption charges.
2019-10-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
No evidence of harassment of woman official at BHEL: Police
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) No evidence has been found so far that a woman officer of public sector unit Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), who committed suicide here on Thursday, was being sexually harassed by her colleagues, police said on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Speaker must resign on moral grounds: Vijender Gupta
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Claiming that Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel had failed to maintain dignity of the House, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta sought his resignation from the post.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hindu side not part of any Ayodhya mediation effort: VHP
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday said that the Hindu side had not participated in any mediation effort after the hearing of appeals on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue commenced in the Supreme Court.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
AAP urges CPCB to publish report on air pollution factors
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said the Central Pollution Control Board has blamed the people of the national capital for a surge in pollution levels in the city.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Three school children killed as van falls into well
Shajapur (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 18 (IANS) Three students of a private school were killed on Friday when a van carrying them from school fell in a well at Richhoda village near here.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Naga peace process to be concluded without delay: Centre
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Getting nod from the apex leadership of all 14 Naga tribes and various stake-holders in a meeting held in Nagaland on Friday, the Centre said it has determined to conclude the peace process without delay after the overwhelming support in favour of a settlement of the issue.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corrupt Congress-NCP did maximum harm to people: PM
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance of doing the maximum harm to the state and country because of its corruption.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Now, Bengal Guv crosses swords with state ministers
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Firing fresh salvos at the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday took on ministers making "factually wrong" and "painful" statements about his public utterances and actions and asked the Chief Minister to examine their statements and "deal" with them the way she wants.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian in FBI's top 10 most wanted list, biggest ever hunt launched (IANS Exclusive)
New York/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Considered as one of the biggest ever simultaneous chases in the US and India, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is hunting for an Indian fugitive, Bhadresh Kumar Patel, for the past four years.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indrani claims to have paid $5 million to PC, his son
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indrani Mukerjea has claimed to have paid a bribe of US $5 million to former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram through offshore payments in Singapore, Mauritius, Bermuda, the UK and Switzerland, the Central Bureau of Investigation stated in the chargesheet filed in a special court on Friday in the INX Media case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rajnath okays plan for admitting girls in Sainik schools
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to allow admission to girls in Sainik schools from the academic year 2021-22 in a phased manner, officials said on Thursday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
21 Indians, 6 Myanmarese held for drug trafficking in a month
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday said it has over the last month arrested 21 Indian and six Myanmar nationals for their involvement in drug trafficking. During these operations, the agency, seized 879.80 kg of ganja, 13 kg morphine, 5.265 kg heroin, 1,155 kg of ketamine, 0.7 kg charas, 10.310 kg opium and 1.22 kg methamphetamine, said the NCB.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why UP government took U-turn on mobile ban in colleges
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Within hours of banning mobile phones in colleges and universities, the Uttar Pradesh government has taken a u-turn.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
TV debates in public places banned in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Oct 18 (IANS) Anticipating deterioration of the law and order situation and to maintain communal harmony ahead of the Supreme Court's final verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, the Ayodhya administration has banned television debates in public places in the city.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
TN cash seizure: Report sent to poll panel
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) A report on the cash seizure at Nanguneri assembly constituency from a house where DMK legislator K.S. Saravanakumar was staying has been sent to the Chief Electoral Officer, said a top official in Tirunelveli.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rahul's copter lands in Rewari after bad weather
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Bad weather prevented Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's helicopter from landing in Delhi on Friday, party sources said. Rahul was returning from poll-bound Mahendragarh in Haryana after addressing a rally there.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
INX Media case: CBI says unnamed person's statement vital
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The name of a person, who knows crucial things in the INX Media corruption case against former finance minister P. Chidambaram, has been withheld even in the chargesheet, The Central Bureau of Investigation told the top court.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Govt to achieve 1 billion tonne coal production
Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday said the government will go all the way to achieve 1 billion tonne coal production at earliest and end dependence on imported coal
2019-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
2G scam, PC being flight risk rock Chidambaram bail hearing
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A charge sheet was filed in the 2G case but later everybody was acquitted, said the counsel for former Union Minister P Chidambaram, while arguing in the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order denying bail in the INX Media corruption case.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
FATF keeps Pak in grey list, hands 4-month lifeline
Paris/Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday formally announced that Pakistan will remain on its grey list for the next four months, handing it a final lifeline.
2019-10-18
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Swimming banned off Goa beaches for 48 hours amid heavy rain
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) Swimming has been banned off Goa's beaches for 48 hours after the India Meteorological Department on Friday issued a warning about heavy rain and gusty winds in several parts of the coastal state.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Criminals snatch mobile of Delhi Assembly Speaker's Secretary
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In the latest incident of snatchings and criminal activities targeting high-profile people, anti-social elements targeted the Secretary of Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Corrupt Congress-NCP did maximum harm to Maha: PM
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi charged the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party of doing maximum harm to the state and country because of its corruption, here on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bridge across Shyok River to be named after Ladakh's brave soldier
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The bridge across the Shyok River near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, which will be inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, has been named after late Colonel Chewang Rinchen, a decorated officer of the Indian Army who hailed from Ladakh, sources said here on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
BJP, BJD in verbal duel ahead of Bijepur bypolls
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party entered into a verbal duel with the campaign for the by-poll to Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha's Bargarh district reaching the last lap.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Anup K. Singh appointed new National Security Guard chief
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh was on Friday chosen as the new Director General of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) force.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Apple users can report accidents, traffic on Google Maps
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Google is introducing incident report features on iOS mobile platform that will let users report road incidents -- like car accidents, speed traps and obstacles right from devices.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jeremy Renner did cocaine with 'underage' girls, says friend
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Jeremy Renner's friend claims the Hollywood actor went on an all-night cocaine bender in his home with women who appeared to be underage.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
HK police block Sunday protest march against mask ban
Hong Kong, Oct 18 (IANS) More than 1,000 people across Hong Kong blocked roads during lunchtime protests on Friday following the police blocking the citys largest pro-democracy group from marching on Sunday against the governments mask ban.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Will PM reply to Manmohan, Rahul charges on economy?
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) With the Congress firing repeated salvos at the BJP government ahead of the Maharashtra elections blaming it for the country's precarious economic situation, all eyes are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's only rally in Mumbai on Friday evening for his response.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
US tariffs on $7.5 billion worth EU goods take effect
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The US tariffs on products from the European Union (EU) worth $7.5 billion took effect on Friday midnight.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Imran launches programme for youth's progress
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the 'Kamyab Jawan Programme under which young men and women would be provided with loans to set up their businesses and also given a set of educational and skill-development opportunities.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Workers in Delhi to get revised minimum wages before Diwali
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court upheld the Delhi government's March 2017 notification on higher minimum wages, Labour Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said a meeting had been called on October 21 to implement the revised minimum wages before Diwali.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
No school will be shut, assures Delhi Education Minister
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said his government believes in opening schools and not shutting them as he met representatives of non-recognised private schools here and assured them that the Municipal Corporation will not be allowed to close any school in the national capital.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
SC refuses to entertain plea on insuring PMC Bank customers
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain plea seeking directions for redressal of certain aspects, including insuring around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank).
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Indian-American killed 4 relatives within 1 week
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) An Indian-American man, who is facing charges for the murder of four of his relatives, killed them in a span of one week, according to court documents.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ALERT: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday recommended Justice S.A. Bobde as his successor
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2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
TikTok 'poaching' Facebook employees right in its backyard
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese short-video making platform TikTok is reportedly poaching Facebook employees and has moved into an office space in Mountain View, California that used to be frequented by WhatsApp workers before it was acquired by the social networking giant in 2014.
2019-10-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
England rope in Jeetan Patel as bowling consultant for NZ T20Is
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Former New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel has been appointed as spin-bowling consultant of England for the upcoming five-match T20I series against the Black Caps.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
China's GDP grew at lowest rate since 1992
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's gross domestic product rose by 6 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2019, the lowest rate since March 1992, the country's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced on Friday.
2019-10-18
Category: International, China,Politics
SC orders transfer of NRC state coordinator to Madhya Pradesh
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered inter-cadre transfer of NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh on deputation.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump hails ceasefire agreement with Turkey in Syria
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump hailed an agreement with Turkey over a five-day ceasefire which halted Ankara's offensive in northern Syria against the Kurdish militia in the region, which was launched last week.
2019-10-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Saab offers Gripen technology transfer to Indian partner
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Swedish aerospace major Saab on Thursday offered technology transfer to its Indian partner for making its fighter Gripen if it wins the Indian Air Force (IAF) order to supply 114 jets.
2019-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security