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Govt to release song to celebrate 100cr vaccination mark
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As India is set to achieve the target of 100 crore vaccination dose, the Health Ministry has planned several events to mark the occasion. The milestone is expected to be achieved on Thursday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi Police rescue three mionrs abducted in separate incidents
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Delhi Police have rescued three minors who were kidnapped by miscreants in three separate incidents, an official said here on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Couple, 8-year-old son killed in Karnataka accident
Vijayapura, (Karnataka), Oct 20 (IANS) Four people, including a couple and their son, were killed in a road accident in Karnataka's Vijayapura district on Wednesday, police said.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jitendra Singh reviews progress of special drive to dispose pendency
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievancess, and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday reviewed the progress of a special campaign launched on October 2 for disposal of pendency in nine Ministries and Departments under his charge.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2% mitigation cost for infra projects in protected areas done away with
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) More than a month after imposing 2 per cent mitigation cost for infrastructure projects passing though national parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserves etc., the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has decided to completely do away with any such cost.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
2 youths held for defacing govt hoarding in Assamese
Silchar (Assam), Oct 20 (IANS) Two youths were arrested in Cachar district in Bengali-dominated southern Assam for allegedly defacing a government hoarding in Assamese, police said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Two proclaimed offenders held in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Delhi Police has arrested two proclaimed offenders in two separate incidents, an official said on Wednesday, adding one of the individuals has been involved in 141 criminal cases.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISA can enable energy access to 800 mn people worldwide: India
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Stating that solving the problem of energy access is very important, India on Wednesday said that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) can enable energy access for 800 million people, who lack energy access, worldwide.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
IIT Guwahati to start course to produce data scientists
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) The IIT Guwahati would launch a Bachelor's course in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to open up several career options like data engineering, data analytics, data architecture, among others, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Education,Technology
Granting quota in promotion to SCs/STs won't hamper efficiency: Centre to SC
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Central government has told the Supreme Court that granting reservation in promotion to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe employees would not adversely affect the efficiency of the administration.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Connaught Place should be no-hawking zone: Delhi HC
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Coming down heavily on the lackadaisical attitude of Delhi Police and the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) in removing illegal encroachments by street vendors in Connaught Place, the Delhi High Court has sought status reports about the steps they have taken in the issue.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Goa Police lathi-charge Youth Congress workers protesting poker tourney
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The police in Goa lathi-charged Youth Congress workers staging a 'mashal yatra' to protest against an ongoing poker tournament, which is being held at an offshore casino in the coastal state.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chandrababu urges President, PM to impose President's rule in Andhra
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday wrote to President, Prime Minister and Union Home Minister seeking President's rule in the state citing what he called breakdown of constitutional machinery in the state.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rajasthan to hold investors' summit on January 24-25
Jaipur, Oct 20 (IANS) The 'Invest Rajasthan-2022' summit will be held on January 24-25 next year at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC).
2021-10-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
Karnataka swimmer Ridhima sets pool ablaze; breaks 7-year record of Olympian Maana Patel
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Karnataka's Ridhima Veerendrakumar came up with a sensational swim in the 100m backstroke for group II girls to add another gold medal to the hosts' kitty and her time of 1:04.87 also broke the national record of 1:05.30 seconds created in 2014 by Olympian Maana Patel of Gujarat on day two of the 37th Sub Junior and 47th Junior National Aquatic Championships, here on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Insurance scheme for health care workers extended for 180 days
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday extended the 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting Covid-19' for a period of further 180 days. The current period of the insurance policy is ending on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Thrashed by teacher, Class 7 student dies in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Oct 20 (IANS) A seventh standard student died after allegedly being thrashed by a private school teacher at Kolasar village in Rajasthan's Churu district on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Four held for allegedly raping minor Dalit girl in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Four youths, including the victim's boyfriend, were taken into custody for an allegedly raping a 17-year-old Dalit girl in Kerala's Kozhikode, police said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chandrababu's son Nara Lokesh booked for 'attempt to murder'
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police on Wednesday lodged an attempt to murder case against Telugu Desam Party (TDP) General Secretary Nara Lokesh and four other TDP leaders.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taliban behead a member of Afghan women's volleyball team
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Mahjubin Hakimi, a member of the Afghan women's national volleyball team who played in the youth age group, was beheaded by the Taliban in Kabul.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Win against Itsuki Hirata can put an Indian woman on global MMA stage: Ritu Phogat
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Wrestler-turned-Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Ritu Phogat on Wednesday said that win against Japanese judoka - Itsuki Hirata at the ONE Women's Atomweight World Grand Prix semi-finals is important because it can place an Indian woman on the global MMA stage.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Weather condition worsens in North Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Incessant rains followed by landslides leading to closure of several roads and the toy train in Darjeeling have left many tourists who went to the region during Durga Puja vacation stranded.
2021-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Lockdown impact was more severe in urban areas during 1st Covid wave'
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) During the first wave of the pandemic, the impact of the lockdown was more severe in urban than in rural areas, said a Unicef study here on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Vodafone Idea lost subscribers in August; Jio, Airtel gained: TRAI
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Telecom operator Vodafone Idea lost over 8.33 lakh subscribers on a sequential basis in August, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data showed on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
YSR's daughter Sharmila launches padyatra in Telangana
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) YSR Telangana Party (YSRTP) leader Y.S. Sharmila on Wednesday launched her 'padyatra' to end what she called "misrule" of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and to bring back welfare rule of her late father and former (undivided) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India issues revised travel advisory, negative RT-PCR Report must
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India on Wednesday issued a revised travel advisory for international visitors, making a negative RT-PCR test report must for all.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Rolls-Royce keen to partner with Indian Navy for its 'Fleet of the Future'
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As part of the UKs upcoming Carrier Strike Group tour, Rolls-Royce is all set to showcase to Indian Navy customers its capabilities to design, build and deliver customised power and propulsion solutions for Indias naval modernisation requirements.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Kerala sees Covid cases rise again, tally goes up to 11,150
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Kerala on Wednesday recorded a rise in new Covid cases, at 11,150, after 94,151 samples were tested in the past 24 hours and the test positivity rate also went up to touch 11.84 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Annual pollution concentration in Delhi needs to be reduced by 58%: CSE
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Annual concentration of pollution in Delhi still needs to be reduced by 58 per cent to meet the cleanliness standard, Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director (Research and Advocacy) at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Raj-Maha drug racket busted, woman held with heroin in Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Busting a major drug racket between Rajasthan and Maharashtra, the Mumbai Police's Anti-Narcotics Cell has arrested a woman with 7.20 kg heroin, valued at over Rs 21.6 crore in the international markets, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala announce new awards on line of Padma awards
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that the state will institute awards on the lines of the Padma awards.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Hockey India Sr Women Nationals: 28 teams to compete for trophy
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A total of 28 teams will fight it out to lift the trophy at the 11th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2021, which starts from Thursday in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Women killed in third leopard attack in MP's Seoni since Sep
Bhopal, Oct 20 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman was mauled to death by a leopard in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district, a forest official said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa completes 72% coverage of second Covid jab: CM
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Goa has completed nearly 72 per cent coverage of the second Covid vaccination dose, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Forest Essentials marks its first international launch in the UK
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANSlife) One of Indi's leading luxurious Ayurveda skincare brands, Forest Essentials, announces its international foray with the London based Lookfantastic.com, Euroe's premium online beauty retailer. The partnership enables the brand to take significant strides towards its expansion globally starting with the launch in the United Kingdom.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Demonetisation shock: Visually impaired person learns life savings worthless
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Chinnakannu, a visually challenged destitute survives on alms from the people of Chinnagoundanar village in Pavakkai panchayat of Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Toll free UPSC helpline number for reserved categories candidates
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) With an aim to assist the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD), the Union Public Service Commission on Wednesday opened a toll free helpline number.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SC agrees to examine if outgoing CBI chief can be given extension
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine a plea seeking extension of the CBI Director's tenure in emergency situations, in the absence of finalisation of the name of the successor, rather than appointing an interim Director.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Portal to monitor activities of Bengal panchayat department
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) To iron out corruption at the village level, the state panchayat department has decided to develop an online system where all the projects at the village level will be uploaded giving an access to departmental authorities so that they can have an idea about the developments going on at the village level.
2021-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
PM interacts with CEOs, experts of global oil and gas sector
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with CEOs and experts of global oil and gas sector.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Trouble between Malayalam actor Alencier and director Venu blows over
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) The much-reported trouble between Malayalam actor Alencier Ley Lopez and multi-award-winning cinematographer and director Venu appears to have blown over, following an apology from the actor.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
In soup over labour abuses in Africa, Beijing attacks US for funding anti-China stories (Opinion)
Engaged in a bitter slugfest with the US on economic, technological and strategic fronts, China is taking its fight with the US in the third country, especially Zimbabwe where the alleged expose by the African country's largest daily newspaper 'The Herald' is being used by Beijing to badger the US left, right and centre.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
Energy prices must be predictable, dependable, stable: India tells oil producers
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India has told major oil producing nations, in no uncertain terms, that high prevailing oil prices were unsustainable and lowering of energy prices was the only option to speed up post-pandemic recovery.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC junks bail plea of ex-Amrapali director Shiv Priya
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday junked the bail plea, on medical grounds, of Amrapali Group's erstwhile Director Shiv Priya, who has been in jail for more than two years for cheating thousands of home buyers.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Cautious about Covid spread in Goa during IFFI by foreign delegates'
Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) The organisers of the country's biggest government-organised film festival, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) are concerned about Covid-19 infections being spread in the state through foreign delegates.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
India look forward to be in top five medal winners in 2022 Int'l events: IOA
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Expecting a great show by national athletes, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Wednesday said that the country looks forward to be in the top five medal winning nations in the upcoming international events in 2022.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Chashma' a new entrant in by-polls campaign in MP
Bhopal, Oct 20 (IANS) With just a few days left for the by-polls in three assembly constituencies and one Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh, leaders from both national political parties -- the BJP and the Congress -- are letting go of no opportunity to take a swipe at each other.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
SpiceJet to commence flight operations to Kushinagar from Nov 26
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) SpiceJet will commence flight operations to the just-inagurated Kushinagar airport in Uttar Pradesh from November 26. The airport was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chandrababu Naidu to sit on 36-hour protest against attacks
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will sit on a 36-hour long protest from Thursday at party's central office at Mangalagiri, which was attacked on Tuesday allegedly by the supporters of the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).
2021-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NDRF evacuates over 1,300 people in Uttarakhand, 17 teams deployed
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Wednesday that over 1,300 stranded people have been evacuated so far from Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital districts in Uttarakhand, and the force has distributed relief materials in the flood-affected areas of the state.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics