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Protesting farmers in Punjab allow only goods trains to ply
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Heeding to the appeal of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, 30 protesting farmers' organisations in Punjab on Wednesday decided to allow goods trains to ply till November 5, while passenger train services would continue to remain disrupted in the state.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Trump's rally mic stops working, blames 'crooked Hillary'
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump jokingly blamed "crooked Hillary" after his microphone stopped working at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.
2020-10-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sindh Police rise in defiance against Army in Pakistan
New Delhi/Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) In a major show of open defiance against Pakistan Army, police officers in Karachi have threatened to go on mass leave after the Sindh Police chief was allegedly kidnapped and coerced to act against PML(N) Vice President Marayam Nawaz Sharif.
2020-10-21
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
DMK ready for joint protest with AIADMK on reservation Bill: Stalin
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M.K. Stalin on Wednesday said his party is ready for a joint protest with the ruling AIADMK to secure Tamil Nadu's rights.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hectic campaigning begins for UP bypolls
Lucknow, Oct 21 (IANS) Hectic campaigning has begun for seven Assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh that are being termed as a semi-final before the next Assembly elections, scheduled to be held in 2022.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Cong Bihar poll manifesto promises drinking water, free education for girls
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto "Bihar Badlav Patra 2020' for the upcoming state Assembly elections. The manifesto promises access to drinking water, free education for girls from kindergarten to post-graduation level, farm loan waiver, electricity bills waiver, increasing irrigation facilities for farmers and other goodies if elected to power.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Proud of diligence and readiness of police forces: PM
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded the efforts of policemen on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day, saying "we are proud of their diligence and readiness to assist citizens".
2020-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Israeli airline announces direct flights to Dubai
Tel Aviv, Oct 21 (IANS) Arkia, Israel's second-largest airline, has announced direct flight services to Dubai, which will begin from January 3, 2021.
2020-10-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics
ED summons to Farooq Abdullah part of coercive plot: NC
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday expressed anger over the Enforcement Directorate's second summon to party President Farooq Abdullah, a day after he was questioned by the same agency for a marathon six hours. The party lambasted the government for its agenda of 'cornering any voices of dissent'.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Youngsters can create a new normal in America: Obama
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) As he readies to hit the campaign trail for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama urged the country's youth to vote in the November 3 election, as their "generation can be the one that creates a new normal in America".
2020-10-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Crime rate low in Telangana as compared to other states'
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Telangana's Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali on Wednesday said that Telangana has lower crime rate than other states of the country.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Denied ticket, Bihar BJP leader's 'ghar wapsi' to JD-U
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) All does not seem to be well between the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party, despite being alliance partners and contesting the Assembly elections together against the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) in Bihar.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs to meet Pompeo in Washington
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Amid the ongoing military conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Foreign Ministers of the warring countries of Armenia and Azerbaijan will separately meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo here on Friday, according to media reports.
2020-10-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Khashoggi's fiancee sues Saudi Crown Prince
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has sued Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accusing him of ordering the murder, the media reported.
2020-10-21
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan unlikely to exit FATF grey list: Report
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan is unlikely to exit the Financial Action Task Forces (FATF) grey list as it has been unable to comply with six of the 27 points in the global watchdogs action plan, a media report said citing diplomatic sources as saying.
2020-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
HK's Cathay Pacific to eliminate 8,500 job posts
Hong Kong, Oct 21 (IANS) Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on Wednesday announced that it will eliminate 8,500 job posts, making 5,900 staff redundant, and shut one of its regional airlines with immediate effect in an effort to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic-induced fallout.
2020-10-21
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Raj follows Punjab, to call spl Session to reject Centre's farm laws
Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) After Punjab, Rajasthan's Chief MInister Ashok Gehlot too has decided to convene a special session of the Assembly to discuss the farm laws.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Mulayam, Azam in SP star campaigner list, Jaya missing
Lucknow, Oct 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram after testing Covid positive while MP Mohd Azam Khan is still in jail.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
CBI to investigate TRP scam in UP too
Lucknow, Oct 21 (IANS) The CBI has registered an FIR in a case of alleged manipulation of Television Rating Points (TRP), based on a complaint filed in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
US election outcome won't affect ties with India: Senior official
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) A high-ranking US official said that he is optimistic that any possible outcome of the November 3 presidential election won't affect the deepening ties with India because "this relationship is much bigger than any one political party".
2020-10-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Slippers thrown at Tejaswi Yadav in Aurangabab
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) An unidentified person threw slippers at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during his rally in Aurangabad on Tuesday.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Raj CM asks PM to amend provisions of banking regulation act
Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioning that the amendments made in the provisions of the Banking Regulation (BR) Act will adversely affect the basic spirit of the Cooperative Banks and the Cooperative movement in the states. He requested the PM to reconsider the said amendments and restore the earlier system.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Delhi govt suspends bar license of Delhi Gymkhana Club
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The bar license of Gymkhana Club has been suspended by the Delhi government for "misappropriation of liquor".
2020-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra announces Rs 5L ex-gratia for rain victims' kin
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday instructed the concerned officials to provide an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the people who died in the recent rain related incidents.
2020-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Railways to run more special trains from Karnataka
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) The Railways would operate more special trains from Bengaluru and other cities in Karnataka to Chennai, Hyderabad, Howrah and other cities to enable passengers travel during the festival season, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra launches portals for state handloom, handicraft artisans
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) Aimed at promoting local handlooms and handicraft workers, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy launched APCO online store and Lepakshi web store.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
West Bengal announces Rs 2 cr aid for flood-hit Telangana
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced Rs 2 crore financial assistance to Telangana for relief and rehabilitation works in flood-affected areas.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
K'taka mulling to open UG/PG colleges in November
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) The Karnataka government is contemplating to reopen the colleges in the state from November, Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayana said on Wednesday.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
Schools in Andhra Pradesh to reopen from Nov 2
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday instructed the concerned officials to reopen schools from November 2 after a hiatus of five months owing to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics
Gadkari lays foundation for India's first multi-modal logistic park in Assam
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Indias first Rs 694 crore international Multi-Modal Logistic Park (MMLP) would be set up at Jogighopa in western Assam under the Bharatmala Project of the Union Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
More needs to be done: Akali Dal on farm Bills
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said on Tuesday that the Congress government in Punjab took up the farm Bills after farmers' ultimatum, but a lot more needs to be done to secure the future of Punjab farmers even as it announced its legislators were ready to resign enmass to ensure the Centre gave them their due.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Society to decide if Mathura-Kashi should've mosque or temple: CT Ravi
Hubballi (Karnataka), Oct 20 (IANS) BJP national general secretary C.T. Ravi said on Tuesday that the society would decide if Mathura and Kashi should have a mosque or a temple.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Andhra's 'YSR BIMA' to benefit unorganised sector breadwinners
Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has come up with 'YSR BIMA', an insurance scheme for as many as 1.4 crore breadwinners in the unorganised sector, who will receive insurance money in the event of untimely death or permanent disability.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP corporator beats drum to complain against filthy drinking water
Gandhinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) A BJP corporator in Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC), Gujarat, on Tuesday expressed her grievances to municipal corporation officials in a unique manner: by beating a drum in the civic body's office.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BJP will win Kerala, TN and Puducherry in next polls: CT Ravi
Hubballi (Karnataka), Oct 20 (IANS) BJP national general secretary for south India, C.T. Ravi, on Tuesday said that the party aims to wrest power in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala in the coming elections there.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Odisha forms task force to reduce man-animal conflict
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) The Odisha government has constituted a state-level task force to prepare a master plan for the next three years for the reduction of man-animal conflict in the state.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Take pledge to prevent Covid-19 during festive season: Odisha CM
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged the people to take a pledge to be more cautious to check the spread of Covid-19 during the festive season.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP eyes superstar Suresh Gopi for Nemom Assembly seat
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Malayalam movie star and Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi, will in all likelihood contest the upcoming assembly election from the Nemom assembly seat in the state capital district as a BJP candidate, said a top party source.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
PM: Lockdown may have ended but virus still there, be vigilant (Ld)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the lockdown may have ended, but the virus is still out there and urged people not to be complacent and drop their guard in the fight against Covid-19.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
NSUI slams Delhi govt's decision to pay DU salaries from SSF
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday slammed the Delhi government and Delhi University (DU) over the decision to pay salaries of teachers and non-teaching staff from the Students' Society Funds (SSF) and demanded cancellation of the order.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
French authorities to close Paris mosque in crackdown on extremism
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A well-known mosque in a northern suburb of Paris is going to be shut down by French authorities as part of their clampdown on Islamist groups and suspected extremists after a history teacher was beheaded last week outside his school.
2020-10-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Religion
Karnataka BJP leader asserts that CM will be replaced soon
Vijayapura, Oct 20 (IANS) Former union minister and BJP leader from Karnataka, Basanagouda Patil Yatnal stated that the BJP central leadership was contemplating replacing Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa shortly as the party central leadership was "fed-up" with him.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Haryana monsoon session to resume on Nov 5
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Haryana Vidhan Sabha's monsoon session will resume from November 5, Speaker Gian Chand Gupta said here on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
RJD slams Nitish on Bihar's backward districts in Niti Aayog list
Patna, Oct 20 (IANS) RJD vice president Shivanand Tiwari on Tuesday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and raised a question mark on the kind of progress taking place in the Janata Dal (United) regime in which the development parameters don't impress the Niti Aayog.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pakistan's fate at FATF hangs in the balance
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) As the global watch dog for money laundering and terror financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), gears up to conduct its virtual plenary meeting from October 21 to 23 in Paris, Pakistan is keeping its fingers crossed with hopes of being taken off the grey list.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
31 in fray for Nov 3 twin bypolls in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) With the withdrawal of six candidates, 31 contestants are in the fray for the twin Assembly by-elections in Karnataka on November 3, including 16 in the high-profile Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) in Bengaluru and 15 in Sira in Tumakuru district, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
After dilly-dallying, Railways' allow women on Mumbai locals from Oct 21
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) After dilly-dallying for five days over a request by the Maharashtra government, the Indian Railways on Tuesday permitted women commuters to travel by suburban trains during certain times from October 21.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Conversion of Hindu girls can't be considered forced: Pak Senator
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) In a shocking statement made by none other than the head of Pakistans parliamentary committee on forced religious conversions, Senator Anwar Ul Haq Kakar has said that conversions of Hindu girls in Sindh province cannot be declared as forced as the girls had "some degree of willingness".
2020-10-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Legal recourse if no Guv nod to Punjab farm Bills: CM
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) After the Punjab Assembly passed its own Bills on Tuesday to negate three central laws on agriculture, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he hoped Governor VP Singh Badnore "will listen to people's voice" and give his assent, asserting his government will otherwise take legal recourse.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
UP Assembly bypolls: Family members in fray from four seats
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Even as debates on nepotism continue to rage on in various fields, political leaders continues to favour family members in elections.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics