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Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi arrives in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Thursday, the media reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bihar bypolls: Pappu Yadav may campaign with Kanhaiya for Cong
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) chief Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav is likely to campaign with Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar for the October 30 by-elections to Kusheshwar Asthan (Darbhanga) and Tarapur (Munger).
2021-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Modi chairs meeting of Union Council of Ministers
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired the meeting of the Council of Ministers wherein discussions took place around the implementation and reviewing of some projects, sources said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
T20 World Cup: Any one of West Indies players can single-handedly win a game, says Badree
Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) Former West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree is of the opinion that any one of the players in the national side are capable of single-handedly winning the match in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. He added that many predicting West Indies to defend their title are right due to the presence of many match-winners in the side.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Assam: 3 minors sent to juvenile home for killing 6-yr-old who refused to watch porn
Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) A court in Assam on Thursday sent three minors to a juvenile home for reportedly killing a 6-year-old girl for refusing to watch porn content with them in Nagaon district, the police said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
As onion rates dip, tomato, capsicum, brinjal soar high in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Continued rains in south India, high fuel cost, and disrupted supply have meant prices of several vegetables soaring high in Delhi, the most striking being that for capsicum which sold at Rs 100 per kg.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hooda in talks with RLD ahead of UP polls; latter may go with SP
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ahead of the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh scheduled next year, the Congress is in talks with the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), which is a prominent party in western Uttar Pradesh.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MP Guv pays tribute to martyrs on Police Commemoration Day
Bhopal, Oct 21 (IANS) The nation is indebted to the martyred police personnel who laid down their lives in the service of the nation, said Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai C. Patel while addressing the Police Commemoration Day Parade-2021 at Lal Parade Ground on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
October rainfall in Uttarakhand breaks records several times over
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The rainfall data in Uttarakhand, till October 20, has shown that two districts witnessed 1,000 plus per cent departure from normal, four witnessed 500 plus per cent departure from normal while six saw over 100 per cent departure from normal rainfall.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan remains under increased monitoring (Grey List), Turkey named too
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite all its devious manoeuvrings, Pakistan remains on the FATF grey list. "Pakistan government has two concurrent action plans, with a total of 34 action plan items. It has now largely addressed 30 of the items," said FATF president. This way Pakistan will remain in the increased monitoring 'Grey List' of global terror financing watchdog FATF, said its president Marcus Pleyer on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
FCRA amendments to protect India's sovereignty, integrity, MHA to SC
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Centre has told the Supreme Court that there is no fundamental right to receive unbridled foreign contributions without any regulation, as it defended the 2020 amendments to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
K'taka primary school teachers to wear black badges
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) The Karnataka State Primary School Teachers Association has announced that 1.50 lakh teachers across the state appointed by the state government will wear black badges while teaching students, from Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
Shah assures full support to people of rain-battered Uttarakhand
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday assured the people of rain-battered Uttarakhand that the Central government stands fully with them in this hour of crisis.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Green hydrogen can boost India's renewable energy efforts'
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Battery storage and green hydrogen -- markets that are critical for India's renewable future and energy security -- could scale up rapidly in the country, bolstered by government policy and private company ventures, according to Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Trinamool launches 12-day programme in Tripura to highlight Mamata's vision
Agartala, Oct 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress on Thursday launched a 12-day statewide programme -- 'Tripurar Jonno Trinamool (Trinamool for Tripura) -- to highlight the vision, schemes and messages of party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Four historic places in T'gana illuminated on Covid milestone
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Four historic places in Telangana were illuminated on Thursday to highlight India reaching a milestone of 100 crore Covid-19 vaccinations.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
350 fake voter cards, two dummy EVMs seized in Patna district
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in Patna district on Thursday for allegedly making fake voter cards and a couple of dummy Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) seized from them, police said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
IED attack kills security personnel in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) continues to carry out deadly attacks targeting security personnel and claim lives in what is being seen as a serious and concerning surge of assault, posing a major challenge to Pakistans security forces.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Only 221 dengue patients admitted in hospital, says Delhi govt
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The dengue situation in the national capital is under control with only 221 patients admitted in hospitals, the Delhi government said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two more Telangana lawmakers announce gold donation for Yadadri temple
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Two more Telangana legislators on Thursday announced donation of one kilogram of gold each for Yadadri temple in the state.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
China conducted not one but two hypersonic missile tests which stunned US
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) China conducted not one, but two tests of new hypersonic weapons in July and August, the Financial Times newspaper has reported, raising more concerns in the United States about the growing military capabilities of its geopolitical rival, Al Jazeera reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak Opposition to stage countrywide protests against inflation on Friday
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Thursday announced nation-wide protests against rising inflation in the country on Friday, Geo News reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Making unequal equal by Rs 8 lakh limit': SC questions Centre on EWS criteria
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the Centre over adopting the criteria of OBC "creamy layer" of Rs 8 lakh annual income for granting reservations under the economic weaker section (EWS), despite the latter not suffering from social and educational backwardness.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covid outbreak in China leads to closure of schools, tourist sites
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) An outbreak of Covid-19 in China has led to swift restrictions being imposed in multiple Chinese provinces over the last week, the BBC reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
8.5 lakh CCTV cameras installed in Telangana: DGP
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Telangana Police have so far installed 8.25 lakh CCTV cameras across the state out of its target of 15 lakh cameras, Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
UN India lauds 100 crore vax feat
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The United Nations (UN) in India has congratulated the country on achieving the "remarkable milestone" of 100 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday and expressed gratitude to the nation's 'Corona Warriors'.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
J&K: Municipal committee official arrested while accepting bribe
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested the president of Pahalgam municipal committee while accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000 in Anantnag district.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malik attacks Wankhede over foreign trips, NCB says Maldives visit got its nod (Ld)
Mumbai/Pune, Oct 21 (IANS) NCP leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Thursday demanded to know what was the NCB's Mumbai zone chief Sameer Wankhede doing in Dubai and the Maldives with his family during the pandemic lockdown, and threatened him with jail for "concocting drugs cases against Bollywood personalities".
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana Guv hails scientists, doctors on vax milestone
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday lauded the efforts of the scientists, doctors, healthcare workers and all the frontline warriors for their efforts in enabling the country achieve the milestone of administering 100 crore vaccine doses.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi logs 22 fresh Covid cases, infection rate 0.05%
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The national capital reported 22 fresh cases of Covid on Thursday, taking its tally to 14,39,488, and no further fatality in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Minister asks MP police to take action against Cong MLA for insulting constitution
Bhopal, Oct 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Thursday directed the Sheopur district police to take action against Congress MLA Babulal Jandel for his remark insulting the constitution of India.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Kolkata Police crack Gariahat double-murder case
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Within 72 hours after the murder of a man named Subir Chaki (61) and his driver Bimal Mondal in the Gariahat area in the heart of the city, the Kolkata Police have arrested one person and claimed that the case has been cracked.
2021-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heightened activities by Pakistani security agencies
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan has enhanced its activities in different locations through its proxies and contacts with the aim of targeting Indian interests. This is a typical syndrome which the country faces when it is in dire straits.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Welcome back: SC tells advocates on resumption of physical hearing
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Supreme Court judges on Thursday said they are happy to see lawyers appearing before the court for physical hearing.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
82% eligible population received at least one dose of vaccine (Ld correcting first para)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 82 per cent of the eligible population has already received one dose of the Covid vaccine and 39 per cent has received both doses, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Am merely doing my duty': Wankhede flays attacks by Maha Minister
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) An irked Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede on Thursday said that he was "a very small officer merely doing my duty" as he dismissed charges levelled by Nationalist Congress Party's Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
TDP leader sent to jail for using abusive words against Andhra CM
Vijayawada, Oct 21 (IANS) A city court on Thursday sent Telugu Desam Party (TDP) spokesman K. Pattabhi Ram to judicial custody for 14 days for allegedly using abusive words against Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Can't be an unending story': SC on probe into case against Shivinder Mohan Singh
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Delhi Police to give it a timeline for finishing the investigation as the latter said that it would require four months to complete the probe in the matter of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh, who is accused of misappropriating Rs 2,397 crore of Religare Finvest Ltd funds.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gunfight breaks out in Srinagar
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) An encounter started between terrorists and security forces at Chanpora area in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district on Thursday, officials said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi CM meets Polish envoy, discusses twin cities agreement
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Poland and India may enter into a twin cities agreement on solid waste management and tourism. A plan in this regard was proposed by Ambassador of Poland to India Adam Burakowski, who met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Africa's Covid cases surpass 8.45 million
Addis Ababa, Oct 21 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 8,450,464 as of Thursday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
China's energy crisis could impact the global economy
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) China's energy crisis has created ripe conditions for the smuggling of coal from North Korea. North Korean trading companies are defying international nuclear sanctions to sell coal to energy hungry China.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vaccine naysayers came down from 12.8% to 2% in 6 months
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Vaccine naysayers reduced from 12.8 per cent in May 2021 to just 2 per cent in October 2021, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
82% eligible population received at least one dose of vaccine
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 2 per cent of the eligible population has already received one dose of the Covid vaccine and 39 per cent has received both doses, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
India most pro-vaccine country in the world
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India is the most pro-vaccine country in the world as 98 per cent of its eligible population want to get vaccinated against Covid-19, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
BJP Karnataka MP objects to Aamir Khan's ad advising on bursting crackers
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Karnataka, Anantkumar Hegde has shot off a letter to tyre major Ceat objecting to its recent advertisement on bursting crackers. He hoped that in future Ceat will respect the feelings of Hindus and will not hurt them as such advertisements are creating unrest among Hindus.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
'Afghanistan last in global women peace and security ranking'
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) In the global ranking of women peace and security, Afghanistan sits at the last place as the country's women fear of complete and outright discrimination, since the Taliban have taken control of the Asian country.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Amid IS attacks on Shia mosques, Tehran to host meet on Afghanistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, Islamic State (IS) has been carrying out targeted attacks in different parts of the country against the Shia Muslims, with suicide bombs aimed at Shia mosques.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy
Taliban won't have access to Afghan Central Bank reserves: US
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite the US agreeing to help Afghanistan in terms of aid supplies, it has made it clear that the Taliban government will not be granted access to the Afghan Central Bank reserves.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
T20 World Cup: It's going to be a real dogfight, says Hayden on India v Pakistan
Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden reckons that the high-octane clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC men's T20 World Cup clash in Dubai on Sunday will be "a real dogfight". He added that Pakistan captain Babar Azam is a premium player and will be targeted by the Indian bowlers.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket