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Sena Minister to SC: Probe NCB, Aryan Khan's 'fundamental rights breach'
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) In a significant development, a senior Shiv Sena leader urged the Supreme Court to order a probe by a sitting judge of the apex court into the affairs of Narcotics Control Bureau and violation of fundamental rights of Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
40% users blame manufacturers for security of their IoT devices
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) As internet of things (IoT) smart devices pick up adoption in our daily lives, new research said on Monday that 40 per cent of users think that manufacturers are responsible for the security of their devices.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Met department predicts heavy rains from Wednesday in south TN
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in south Tamil Nadu from Wednesday for next two to three days. The rains are following the emergence of a new weather system, the IMD said.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Passengers escape unhurt as bus catches fire in Telangana
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Passengers of a Hyderabad-bound private bus had a narrow escape when the vehicle caught fire in Telangana's Jangaon district in early morning hours of Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SP, Cong stage protests outside UP Assembly
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress legislators on Monday staged separate demonstrations outside the Vidhan Sabha.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Heavy rains continue to lash MP, 1 dead in lightning strike
Bhopal, Oct 18 (IANS) Several parts of Madhya Pradesh have experienced heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours and the regional meteorological department in Bhopal has predicted more showers in the next two days. One person has died due to lightning strike in Rajgarh district of the state.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
O.P. Jindal Global University launches 17 new UG and PG degree programmes
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched 17 new UG and PG degree programmes spanning across 12 schools for the Academic Session beginning in 2022. The Innovative and Interdisciplinary Programmes are aligned towards implementing the National Education Policy 2022 and aim to offer students scholarly choices in pursuing interdisciplinary, intellectually rigorous, and globally engaged education. These courses will be taught by over 900 full-time faculty members from 42 different countries in the world making JGU a truly Global University.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Ajay Devgn on his Indian Ocean adventure with Bear Grylls
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood star Ajay Devgn opens up on his trip to the Indian Ocean with Bear Grylls for the survival skill-based reality show 'Into The Wild'. He says it was an adventure-packed journey and entirely a different experience from what he has done in his film career. The trip also worked as a short break for him.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala floods: Blame game begins as death toll reaches 35
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) As the death toll in Kerala floods and heavy rainfall reached 35, the Congress-led opposition on Monday accused the Pinarayi Vijayan government of not acting in time. However, the government quickly denied the charges.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Global cues, positive macros push equities higher
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Positive global cues as well as healthy Q2 results pushed equities higher on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Patna Police raids liquor party in posh locality, one held
Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) The Patna Police raided a marriage hall in the upscale area of Rajiv Nagar and arrested one person involved in an alleged liquor party. Five others, however, managed to flee from the spot, said police on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal youth BJP leader shot dead, BJP points fingers at Trinamool
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) A youth BJP leader of Itahar in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, Mithun Ghosh, was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants just in front of his home in the Rajgram village. The BJP alleged that Trinamool Congress anti-socials were behind the murder.
2021-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Smartphone brand OPPO India to now empower startups
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Smartphone brand OPPO India on Monday launched a new programme to empower entrepreneurs and mentor startups who have the potential to bring the next big technological change in the industry.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UP man booked for sending ex-girlfriend's obscene photos to her fiance
Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 18 (IANS) A jilted lover sent obscene photographs of his former girlfriend to her fiance, which resulted in the cancellation of her wedding. The incident came to light after the victim's family lodged a complaint at the Kotwali police station.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K'taka considers to build 'Bengaluru Design District' on lines of Dubai
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) If everything goes well, the Karnataka government is all set to establish the 'Bengaluru Design District' on lines of Dubai Design District popularly known as d3.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Chinese naval strategy's covert dimensions (Opinion)
Ever since Communist China came into existence in 1949, its belligerence over South China Sea ? SCS, has been increasing and some recent events have increased its hostility in the regional sea and towards its neighbour Taiwan. China claims almost all of the SCS covering roughly 3.5 million square kilometres, and its estimated 190 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 11 billion barrels of oil, in addition to maritime resources such as fish, as part of Chinese territory. Though the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague had firmly rejected China's sovereignty claim in 2016 but even five years after that ruling, China continues to reject the court's authority.
2021-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Opinion/Commentary
PMK slams TN govt for buying power at Rs 20 per unit
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) PMK founder leader S. Ramadoss has said that buying power at a rate of Rs 20 per unit would destroy the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO).
2021-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
B'deshi criminal shot dead in Lucknow police encounter
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) A Bangladesh criminal, carrying a cash reward of Rs 50,000, was killed in an encounter with the police in Lucknow on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Personal Law Board leaders to address Milad meet in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) leaders will address the annual public meeting in Hyderabad on Tuesday organised by All India Majis-e-Tameer-e-Millar to mark Milad-un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Fire breaks out at seminar room of Delhi's LNJP hospital
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A fire broke out in the seminar room of the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital in the national capital on Monday, a fire department official said.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP man attempts self-immolation over police inaction
Kanpur, Oct 18 (IANS) A 55-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district set himself on fire after pouring petrol in full public view to protest against police inaction in a land dispute case.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Played just two games as a group and we beat Bangladesh: Coetzer
Al Amerat, Oct 18 (IANS) Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer has said that the six-run upset win over Bangladesh came about because of a "lot of planning behind the scenes", given that the side had barely played any competitive games coming into the ICC T20 World Cup and the pandemic leaving their preparations in a disarray.
2021-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
No hike in fuel prices on Monday, relief for consumers facing historic high rates
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged on Monday after increasing for four consecutive days as oil marketing companies (OMC) decided to pause to see developments in the global oil market before taking the next step.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Double murder triggers panic in Kolkata
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Murder of a 61-year-old person and his driver in the heart of the city at Gariahat in South Kolkata on Sunday night triggered panic. The Kolkata Police homicide department started investigating into the murder and the bodies were sent for post-mortem.
2021-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India logs 13,596 new Covid cases, lowest in 230 days
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India registered 13,596 new Covid-19 cases, which was the lowest single-day spike in 230 days, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
This officer left army to scout for sports talent
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) Looking at the major sports talent remaining untouched in rural areas of the country, Colonel Himmat Verma took premature retirement from the Army in August 2021 to launch an NGO 100 Medals-Targeted Foundation in Jaipur.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Corruption case against ex-TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar, premises raided (Ld)
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Officials of Tamil Nadu's anti-corruption bureau, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Monday carried out search operations at former AIADMK Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar's residence and other places.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Protesters sit on rail tracks in Punjab, Haryana; commuters hit
Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Acting on the call of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) for a six-hour nationwide 'rail roko' protest, all railway tracks in Punjab and Haryana were blocked on Monday by farmers, thus affecting the rail services.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hate speech has dropped by almost 50%, claims Facebook
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Snubbed by media reports over its inability to tackle hate speech, Facebook has now claimed that the prevalence of hate speech on its platform has dropped by almost 50 per cent in the last three quarters.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pilot loyalists want nothing less than leadership change now
Jaipur, Oct 18 (IANS) Amid the ongoing feud between the Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot camps in Rajasthan, Pilot supporters now want to compromise on nothing less than the leadership change as the long-awaited cabinet reshuffle and expansion along with the delayed political appointments have left them frustrated.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Ex-TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar's residence, business premises raided
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Officials of Tamil Nadu's anti-corruption bureau, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Monday carried out search operations at former AIADMK Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar's residence and other places.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Indian Army enhances deployment of air assets near border with China in Arunachal region
Missamari (Assam), Oct 18 (IANS) The Indian Army has enhanced deployment of air assets, including unmanned aircraft, near the borders with China in Arunachal Pradesh region.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security
Overnight rainfall causes waterlogging in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Several parts of Delhi and its adjoining areas witnessed waterlogging on Monday morning after overnight rainfall.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Five-day RSS event in Ayodhya from Monday
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 18 (IANS) A five-day Akhil Bhartiya Sharirik Abhyas Varg of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will begin in Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya from Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Widow gets life term for killing man who assaulted her daughter
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 18 (IANS) A 70-year-old widow has been awarded life imprisonment, 11 years after she allegedly killed the man who allegedly tried to rape her daughter.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ayodhya's 'Deepotsav' will now have 9 lakh diyas
Ayodhya, Oct 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided that nine lakh diyas (earthen lamps) would be lit in Ayodhya during 'Deepotsav' this year, while an additional 45 lakh 'diyas' would be lit in the homes of the beneficiaries of the BJP government's schemes.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
UP on alert for farmers' 'rail roko' protest
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has been put on high alert following the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha's 'rail roko' call on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
K'taka cops go saffron during festival; Cong sees red as photos go viral
Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Photographs of the entire staff of Kapu police station in Udupi district and Vijayapura Rural district in Karnataka clad in saffron attire during Dasara celebrations, have gone viral on social media. The matter has also put the opposition Congress and ruling BJP in a confrontational mode.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Heavy rainfall lashes Delhi-NCR, temperature dips, AQI worsens
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm lashed parts of Delhi-NCR on Monday which led to a decline in temperature and further deteriorated the air quality.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Religious events at Baghambari Math to be live streamed
Prayagraj, Oct 18 (IANS) Mahant Balbir Giri, the newly-appointed head of the Baghambari Math in Prayagraj, has decided that all religious discourses at the Math, including 'aarti' at the Bade Hanuman temple, will be live streamed on YouTube.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Fire breaks out at cloth godown in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A fire broke out at a cloth godown in the Gandhi Nagar area of the national capital on Monday, a fire department official said.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Webcasting for 50% polling stations in Himachal bypoll
Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) Fifty per cent of the polling stations in the bypoll of the Mandi parliamentary seat and three Assembly constituencies -- Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbal-Kotkhai -- in Himachal Pradesh would be connected through webcasting, state Chief Electoral Officer C.Paulrasu said.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Finally draft EIA 2020 notification in 22 languages, Dec 15 last date for comments
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) More than 18 months after it was first notified, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has finally made available the translation of its draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) in 22 languages.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Cop commits suicide in Varanasi
Varanasi, Oct 18 (IANS) A police constable, identified as Anil Rai, shot himself dead with his service carbine at the model barrack of Varanasi rural police lines.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP principal, asst teacher arrested for cheating
Prayagraj, Oct 18 (IANS) The Prayagraj unit of the Special Task Force (STF) has arrested the principal of Dr. KN Katju Inter College, and an assistant teacher on charges of cheating.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DU admissions based on third cut-off list to begin today
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi University (DU)'s admission process on the basis of third cut-off list will commence from Monday and will continue till October 21.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
T20 World Cup: We were missing that one big over in the middle, says Mahmudullah
Al Amerat, Oct 18 (IANS) Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah was left lamenting about the one big over in the middle overs while batting. He added that bowlers did their job but the batting failed to rise to the occasion.
2021-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: We have lot of belief in our batting depth, says Scotland's Coetzer
Al Amerat, Oct 18 (IANS) Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer said that team had belief in its batting depth and has batters who could hit the ball a long way. He added that Scotland's rear-guard act with the bat will build the confidence of the team. Scotland pulled off a six-run upset win over Bangladesh on the opening day of the men's T20 World Cup on Sunday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: All-round Greaves helps Scotland stun Bangladesh
Al Amerat (Oman), Oct 17 (IANS) A splendid all-round performance from Chris Greaves helped Scotland inflict an upset six-run win over Bangladesh in the second match of the men's T20 World Cup at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Greaves top-scored in the first innings with 45 off 28 balls before taking 2/19 runs in three overs to seal a memorable victory for Scotland.
2021-10-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh arrested, released on bail; reports
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was reportedly arrested by the Hansi Police in Haryana on Saturday in a case lodged against him for using a casteist slur against spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket