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Perumal Murugan makes JCB Prize shortlist for 2nd year in a row

"Taken together, these novels remind us that fiction remains the most powerful way for a society to examine its fundamental concerns," Krishen added.

SC queries Navlakha’s counsel on his ties to banned Maoists

Giving Navlakha till the next hearing on October 15, the court directed the Maharashtra government not to take any coercive step and place all materials collected during the probe against him by that date.

Patna floods: Angry residents protest at several places

Patna:Hundreds of people staged protests here on Saturday against the state government for failing to pump out the floodwaters from their areas and provide...

Darjeeling tea workers on strike, life hit in Bengal hills

The 87 tea gardens in Darjeeling employ 60,000 permanent and 15,000-20,000 casual and temporary workers.

Odisha issues auction notification for 10 mineral block

The Siljora-Kalimati, Narayanposhi and Mahulsukha iron & manganese blocks have also been put on auction.

FIR against celebs who wrote to PM Modi against mob lynching

The letter had stated that the lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities must be stopped immediately while stressing that there was "no democracy without dissent". It also noted that the chant "Jai Shri Ram" had been reduced to a "provocative war cry".

WHO, FIFA sign deal to promote healthy lifestyle through soccer

"WHO is excited to be working with FIFA. Half the world watched the 2018 World Cup. This means there's huge potential for us to team up to reach billions of people with information to help them live longer healthier lives," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, according to a statement issued in Geneva.

Google may acquire TikTok rival Firework suggests report

In addition, Facebook recently roped in former Google employee Jason Toff for a key portfolio and the speculation is rife about the social networking giant preparing the global launch of its short video-sharing app.

Dalilah sets new world record to win 400m hurdles gold

At the US Championships in Des Moines earlier in July this year, Dalilah had bettered the 2003 world record of 52.34 set by Russia's Yulia Pechonkina, recording a time of 52.20 seconds.

53 Commonwealth nations to explore trade, investment strategies

This includes moves to harness the digital revolution in Commonwealth economies.

Iraqi PM orders curfew lift in Baghdad amid protests

They blamed the deterioration on what they see widespread corruption and incompetence of the government.

Trump admits House Democrats have votes to impeach him

The subpoena came after the three committees separately sent a letter earlier on Friday seeking documents from Vice President Mike Pence as part of their investigation.

Democrats expand impeachment scope demanding Pence documents

Trump asserted that even though many Democrats don't want to vote to impeach him, "they have no choice. They have to follow their lead. And then we'll get it to the Senate, and we're going to win".

Trump bars immigrants who can’t pay for healthcare

Under the new rule, "a public charge in now defined as an individual who receives one or more designated public benefits for more than 12 months in the aggregate within any 36 months".

Metro, banks, shopping centres remain closed in Hong Kong

On Friday night, protesters wearing masks in open defiance of the new law, also blocked roads and vandalised and burned shops, and bank outlets.

Imran warns PoK residents against crossing LoC

"From Chakothi we will cross over the ceasefire line (LoC) for Srinagar," he said, expressing his desire for the administration and police not to create hindrances for them.

US-N.Korea to resume working-level n-talks in Sweden

Trump has made remarks that hinted he is warming to Pyongyang's call for a "new calculation method," while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has repeated conciliatory messages, such as there being a "bright future" for a nuclear-free North Korea.

UK indicates it may “clarify” new Brexit offer to EU

But Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said Johnson was "sincere" in his intentions and was focused on bridging the gap between the two sides.

14,000 grave violations against Afghan kids since 2015

According to the report, child casualties from aerial attacks have increased every year since 2015, reversing a downward trend.

Pathways to Permanence: Need for a strong disaster resilient housing policy

The term Pathways to Permanence refers to the process of reducing vulnerability and supporting disaster-affected families and communities using holistic program interventions that enable incremental progress toward the achievement of permanent, durable shelter and settlements. Government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the corporate sector and the community have a crucial role to play in disaster response.

Country moving towards an authoritarian state: Rahul Gandhi

"In the ideological battle, the Congress believes in divergent views as our country has different languages, cultures, while the BJP believes in one man and one ideology," said Rahul Gandhi.

Kerala bypolls: Acid test for 3 in Vattiyoorkavu

During the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Tharoor had the lowest lead of fewer than 3,000 votes from this seat among the seven Assembly constituencies of the Lok Sabha seat. This is an indication of the tough fight that Vattiyoorkavu is going to witness.

Kochi flats residents finally move out, SC panel takes over

Meanwhile, Kerala Police's Crime Branch chief, Tomin Thachenkery, who has been entrusted with the job of probing how the builders were able to build these flats and who were all responsible for this, was spotted at the flat complex and said his work is going on well and will soon be able to zero down on what and how this happened.

Modi, Hasina meet as India-B’desh ties poised for next level

Assam's National Register Of Citizens is also likely to figure in the talks. Prime Minister Modi had assured Hasina during their September 27 meeting in New York that Bangladesh need not be worried over the NRC, according to Bangladesh media reports.

Ex-Haryana Cong chief Ashok Tanwar quits party ahead of polls

Haryana is going to polls on October 21.

Part wage arrears: PSU bank staff’s Diwali bonanza

Meanwhile, employees of government-owned insurance companies -- life and general -- are complaining that they not as fortunate as their counterparts in public sector bank.

Tree-cutting in Mumbai, 75 environmental activists detained

Jadhav was also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 for his petition against the approval granted by the BMC Tree Authority of which he is a member, while Bhathena is moving the Supreme Court in the matter.

Anantnag grenade explosion, 14 injured

Police sources said that militants hurled the grenade at the entrance of the office complex at around 11 a.m.

School kids plant 350 trees near Mumbai station

Pioneering children-related empowerment themes, Nickelodeon has also organized campaigns like 'Surakshabandhan', International Day of Yoga and Road Safety Week.

How is writing a letter to PM sedition, asks Stalin

"How can it become sedition when asked to uphold secularism and tolerance?" Stalin asked.

Saina Nehwal: Waiting to see Parineeti as best athlete onscreen

Other details about the film are still under wraps.

Doha Worlds: Bahrain’s Naser is 1st Asian to win 400m gold

"It's been so tough with all the training and injuries, and getting there has been hard. I didn't want to chase because I'm so used to chasing all the time, so I had to go out fast, and I just kept going. To cross the line and see that I am world champion in that amazing time, I just couldn't believe it."

Rs 1.65 lakh Samsung ‘Galaxy Fold’ sold out in 30 minutes in India

The "Galaxy Fold" has a dual battery system (4380mAh typical dual battery) and is also capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via "Wireless PowerShare".

Bumrah a phenomenal talent, will only get better: KL Rahul

Rahul, who has played 36 Tests, 23 ODIs and 28 T20Is for India, also revealed that Australia's Pat Cummins is the toughest bowler he has played so far.

No idol immersion in river, Clean Ganga panel tells states

The directives have been sent to the state governments of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Rajasthan and Haryana.

Will Smith has become ‘more fearful’ with age

On the film front, Smith will be next seen in "Gemini Man".

Low birth weight linked to cardiovascular risk says Study

"However, prematurity with low birth weight has a strong association with persistent ductus arterioles which is a major cause of poor outcome in small babies. Low birth weight could also indicate the presence of various genetic disorders of which heart disease could be co-existent," he told IANS.