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Bangladesh cricketers call off strike

Top Bangladesh cricketers on Monday went on strike saying that they would not take part in any cricketing activity until their pay-demands were addressed.

Anti-government protest leads to 2400 arrests in Chile

On Wednesday, the National Institute of Human Rights said that 898 of the arrests occurred in the capital city of Santiago, where close to 100,000 protesters gathered on Wednesday at the Plaza Italia, while 1,512 took place in the rest of the country, reports Efe news.

Nawazuddin to be honoured at international film fest

Nawazuddin will be feted with the Golden Dragon Award at the fest, which will be held from October 24 to 27 at Cardiff Bay, Wales. He will get the award on the final day of the fest.

Congress bags Puducherry seat, AIADMK ahead in TN

Congress' A. John Kumar won the polls with 14,782 votes, defeating his nearest rival and AINRC party nominee S. Bhuvaneswarane, who managed 7,611 votes.

NASA fails to trace Vikram lander

A NASA spacecraft clicked photos of the landing site of Vikram earlier this month, but couldn't capture the lander.

Central nod to Kalasa-Banduri dam upsets Goa leaders

"On the follow-up of my cabinet colleague @JoshiPrahlad, Kalasa-Banduri drinking water project in #Karnataka has been granted Environment Approval," Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted on Wednesday.

700 terror financing cases near conviction, says Pakistan govt

Addressing the media here on Wednesday, Minis­ter for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar, who was the chief negotiator on behalf of the country at the Paris-based FATF plenary meeting last week, eulogised the success of his government in dealing with terror financing and money laundering issues.

Kerala bypolls: UDF leads in 4 of 5 assembly seats

In the Vatiyoorkavu Assembly seat in the state capital, young CPI-M candidate and Thiruvananthapuram Mayor V.K. Prasanth was leading by a slender margin of 226 votes against former Congress Legislator K. Mohankumar.

Pakistan govt to allow JUI-F march if it remains peaceful

The decision was taken on Wednesday after a team delegated to negotiate with the opposition presented its recommendations to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Dawn news reported.

Maharashtra Assembly election: Counting of votes begins

The first of the trends from many constituencies are likely to be available after an hour or so, said an election official.

Counting of nearly 1.24 crore ballots begin in Haryana

Amid reports of minor skirmishes, 68.31 per cent voting was recorded on October 21.

Malaysia minister defends Mahathir’s Kashmir remarks

He told reporters that Mahathir had a duty to speak up for the people of Kashmir whom he said had been "bullied and oppressed" for a long time.

Book on yoga unveils in Bengaluru

Grand Master Akshar became the latest spiritual guru to unveil his book "Yoga Namaskar", here on Wednesday, to unravel the yogic secrets of the majestic Himalayas.

Trump withdraws sanctions on Turkey over attack in northern Syria

He said he was lifting the sanctions he had imposed on Turkey after it attacked Washington's erstwhile allies, the Kurds, in the area, because of the ceasefire agreement.

Delhi High Court releases Shivakumar on bail

According to Tihar jail authorities, Shivakumar was released around 9 p.m. after completing all the formalities

Kerala to produce fruit-based wine, low alcohol liquor

The Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet accepted the report after it was cleared by the Kerala Assembly Subject committee.

Ensure Free and Fair Elections in Jammu and Kashmir, An Open Letter to President

“When the entire leaderships of bonafide political parties are under detention and there are restrictions on even personal communication among the leaders and workers of political parties, it is obvious that the grounds for free and fair elections simply do not exist,” the letter reads.

Cabinet grants ownership rights to 40 lakh people in Delhi’s unauthorised colonies

"The Cabinet has approved regulations for conferring and recognizing ownership or mortgage or transfer rights to 40 lakh residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a press briefing after the cabinet meeting.

Murder investigation launches after recovering dead bodies in a lorry in UK’s Essex

Essex Police said the vehicle travelled from Bulgaria and entered the UK on Saturday via Holyhead, Anglesey, over 300 miles from where the bodies were recovered from Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays at around 1.40 am BST on Wednesday, the Telegraph reported.

Pancreatic, colorectal cancer up 10% in 30 years, says Study

The results, presented at the UEG Week Barcelona, found that the number of pancreatic cancer cases increased by 130 per cent over the 27-year study period, from 1,95,000 in 1990 to 4,48,000 in 2017.

Court accepts terror-funding chargesheet against Yasin Malik

The court directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to supply the charge sheet to accused and extended their judicial custody till November 17, the next date fixed for hearing.

ED summons another Congress leader in Shivakumar case

ED suspects that Mulgund, who holds the position of secretary in the Congress was instrumental in transporting the black money of Shivakumar to the party office.

Elephants dying of hunger, thirst in drought-hit Zimbabwe

Almost all water pans in the Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have dried up, reported Efe news.

MP ranks high on crime against women

According to NCRB data for 2017 released on Monday, girls aged between 6 and 18 years and elderly women remained most vulnerable to rapes in Madhya Pradesh.

Delhi HC grants bail to Congress leader Shivakumar in money laundering case

The high court granted bail to Shivakumar asking him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 25 lakh and two sureties of like amount each. The court directed him not to leave the country without permission.

US Congressional hearing: Pak terror hurt Kashmiri Muslims most, says Journalist

"What the foot-soldiers of the Pakistani military and ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) have done to ordinary Kashmiri Muslims in the last 30 years, pales in comparison to the human rights violations committed by the Indian state," she said on Tuesday at a hearing on human rights in South Asia held by the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific in Washington.

INX Media case: Chidambaram moves HC seeking bail

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday granted bail to Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), but he could not walk free as he continues to remain in ED custody till October 24.

Sourav Ganguly takes charge as BCCI chief

"It's official - Sourav Ganguly formally elected as the President of BCCI," the BCCI tweeted.

Delhi Police nabs criminal gang

Sounds of gunshots broke the silence at daybreak as a gang of four criminals, riding a motorbike and a car, were asked to stop by the police and they opened fire. In the return fire, Delhi Police claimed that two accused were injured of the three held.

Reinterpreter of Mythologies

At the ongoing 'Contextualising Progressives: Indian Art in the Twentieth Century' exhibition, curated by Pal and Ved Nayar at the India International Centre in Delhi, while sharing anecdotes about the major artists, she seems to be in no mood for a linear conversation, but in fact, bursts, punctuated by her laughter.

Justice Mishra to stay on bench hearing Land Acquisition Act case

The five-judge bench is hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the validity of provisions related to compensation in the Land Acquisition Act. The other judges on the bench are Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Sharan, M.R. Shah and S. Ravindra Bhat.

After reptiles, Pakistani pop singer threatens Modi with suicide attack

On Tuesday, Pirzada posted on Twitter a photo of herself donning what appeared to be a suicide jacket with a caption that again warned Modi over Kashmir. "#ModiHitler i just wish huh. #kashmirkibeti," she wrote as a caption to the photo.

Lahore: Nawaz Sharif serious, son alleges poisoning in jail

Nawaz Sharif is currently lodged in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail on corruption charges.

Apple Watch detects hard fall, saves man’s life in US

According to a report in News 12 New Jersey, Prudenciano fell into the river in the Park and landed on a rock. He suffered three fractures in his back. His date also fell into the river but was not hurt.

Sonia Gandhi visits Tihar Jail to meet D.K. Shivakumar

Shivakumar was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case on September 3. His bail plea is pending with the court and the ED probe is underway.

Qatar to expand key airport in preparation for FIFA WC 2022

"The expansion project includes 11,720 square meters of retail and food and beverage space, a 10,000-square meter indoor tropical garden and a 268-square meter water feature," Xinhua quoted CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker as saying at a press conference in Doha on Tuesday.

Assam to implement two-child norm from 2021

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting, here on Monday, with an aim to curb population explosion. A communique from Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal's office said those with more than two children would not be considered for government jobs from January 1, 2021.

With Brexit in ‘purgatory’, Johnson may seek election

Johnson "paused" his Brexit bill on Tuesday after MPs rejected his plan to get it signed off in three days.

NIA files charge sheet against People’s Liberation Front of India members

An NIA spokesperson said, here on Tuesday, the agency filed the charge sheet under several sections of IPC and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the Special NIA court in Ranchi on Monday.

Waterlogging in Kochi: Why don’t you dissolve the corporation, High Court to State

“Why should there be such a Corporation? Why is the government not dissolving it?” High Court asked.

In a first, 26-yr-old DMD patient in UP survives with stem cell therapy

Children, suffering from DMD, usually die of cardio-respiratory failure. But with the stem cell therapy, this patient has not lost muscle power in the last five years and heart and lung muscles and the upper half of the body are working well.

‘Mission 2022’: Priyanka Gandhi attends workshop in Rae Bareli

In the presence of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, senior party leaders are expected to guide newly-appointed office bearers on the party's future strategy. However, the media has not been invited to the closed-door workshop.

Federer celebrates 1500th career match with a win

On Monday evening, Federer defeated Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 in only 53 minutes and went on to win his 21st consecutive match at the Swiss Indoors Basel.

Delhi Metro partners Uber for last-mile connectivity

Under the partnership to improve first and last-mile connectivity for users, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will provide Uber dedicated pick up and drop points.

Law student seeks inclusion of rape charges in FIR against Chinmayanand

Sources said the FIR against Chinmayanand does not include rape charges and the law student wants him to be charged with rape.

Terrorists can’t claim privileges of privacy, says Centre

Representing the Centre, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose that no intermediary can claim to be safe and secure if they fail to provide details of terrorists and anti-national people.

Nandan Nilekani steps in to soothe Infosys investors

The statement came after Infosys stocks fell over 15 per cent on the BSE on Tuesday following the complaints.

Will probably terminate New York Times, Washington Post from WH, says Trump

Trump made the remarks while exclusively speaking to Fox News anchor Sean Hannity on Monday night.

Johnson publishes his Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill was accompanied by another 124 pages of explanatory notes.

No solution in sight as TSRTC employees’ strike enters 18th day

The striking employees presented flowers to the temporary employees to request them not to operate the buses. The protestors were seen meeting temporary drivers and conductors and presenting them roses with a request to cooperate with them by not attending the duties.

Will cooperate with police on Manju Warrier’s complaint, says Sreekumar Menon

"Soon after you gave the complaint against me, I was flooded with calls from the media. I wish to state that I am a law-abiding citizen and an ordinary person. I assure that I will cooperate with the police against your complaint and will tell them truthfully everything that I know about you," said Menon.

‘Islamophobia is not a monopoly of far-right’ : Umar Khalid

This, he said was an attack on the dignity of Muslims, an attempt to denigrate Islam and sort of to “show the Muslims their place.”. “And that “place” is being shown on a daily basis be it through violence, lynchings, ministers felicitating lynching convicts, rabidly communal statements being made by even high-profile ministers, and this is an extension of the same where you openly start mocking,” Umar Khalid said while responding to The Woke Journal.

Trudeau’s Liberals win Canadian general elections

Speaking to cheering party leaders and followers at the Liberals' headquarters in Montreal, Trudeau, 47, said early Tuesday that he would always put "this country and its people first", reports CBC News.

UP Police to begin registration of senior citizens

"We have decided to start registration of senior citizens. The cops will visit the houses of senior citizens in their area and note down their names, addresses and phone numbers which will be fed into our database. If any senior citizen calls the emergency number 112, all the details will be immediately known to the police and prompt action will be taken," said O.P. Singh, the state's Director General of Police (DGP).

Imran inaugurates China Hub power plant

Addressed a ceremony on the occasion on Monday, Khan said the joint projects under the CPEC were a positive sign, recommending that more coal would be brought from Thar to be utilised for this power plant, reports The News International.

Paris 2024 unveils new Olympic and Paralymic emblem

The new design brings together three iconic symbols connected to sport, the Games and France -- the gold medal, the Olympic and Paralympic flames, and Marianne.

Labour Department imposes fine on shops for running business during bypolls in Lucknow

The District Magistrate had ordered the closure of all shops and commercial establishments on Monday due to polling in the Lucknow Cantt.

Supreme Court grants bail to Chidambaram in INX Media case

However, he will remain in Enforcement Directorate custody as he is still under arrest in the INX Media money laundering case.

Microsoft acquires Cloud file migration provider Mover

Mover also provides admin-led and self-service offerings and as customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Ex-BJP MLA cries love jihad, daughter counters in video

Singh lodged an FIR on October 17 saying that his daughter, Bharati, was missing and that she was mentally disturbed. He claimed that Bharati was on a treatment for a medical condition for the past four years.

US firm unrelated to India using Sanskrit name threatens Trump

After the company placed a nine-metre advertisement in Times Square showing Trump lying on the ground in front of the White House with a woman putting her foot on his face and tying him up, Indian cultural organisations with a similar name mistakenly received strong protests.

Delhi is India’s crime capital, latest govt data shows

The new data released by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) on Monday, reveals that in terms of overall registration of crime under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) the percentage share of Delhi is over 40 among 19 metros that also includes Lucknow, Patna and Kanpur.

US forces move 1,500 IS women from Syria to Iraq

As the US forces are withdrawing from northern Syria in tandem with the Turkish assault on the Kurdish militia, the US troops have so far taken with them 1,500 IS women from the al-Hol camp in the northeastern province of Hasakah to Iraq, according to Xinhua news agency on Monday.

Digital applications for women safety, air pollution win Marconi awards

"The Android application named 'Rakshak' detects speech patterns through an audio microphone of any user's smartphone. When the app receives audio clip with speech commands seeking help or saying stop in distressed tones, it triggers an SOS alert, user location and sends an emergency contact," a statement from the US-based Marconi Society to IANS by e-mail said on Monday.

Tesla gets final nod from China!

Tesla gets the certification to manufacture cars in China. First time for China to permit a fully owned company

INX Media case: Court accepts CBI chargesheet against Chidambaram

The ED too had filed a money laundering case against Chidambaram in 2017.

Brisk, peaceful polls in Sikkim

In the 32-member Sikkim Assembly, the ruling SKM now has 18 legislators, followed by BJP (10) and SDF (1). Three seats are vacant.

India seeks UN action to combat anti-microbial resistance

On the issue of an ageing population, the Health Minister shared with the global audience India's vision for its projected 20 per cent elderly population by 2050.

SC extends stay on tree-cutting in Mumbai’s Aarey forest

The apex court move comes a day after the Bombay High Court rejected an application moved by environmentalists seeking a stay on the cutting of trees.

8 dead in Chile mass riots over metro price hike

In addition, a curfew was decreed in Santiago, Valparaiso and Concepcion, as well as in La Serena, Coquimbo and Valdivia, and authorities have announced it will continue in those cities between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Canada polls: Jagmeet Singh luring youngsters via TikTok

Singh said the TikTok videos were a way to "show what I'm for, who we're in it for as a team," before adding it was a "cool way" to share his campaign message.

UK govt to make 2nd attempt to pass Johnson’s deal

The UK is due to leave the EU at 11 p.m. on October 31.

BJP rakes up pro-Yakub letter to target Congress

The Election Commission on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to him taking cognizance of the matter. But with the BJP raking up this 2015 letter on the day of the election, the discomfort within the Congress is palpable.

Bangladesh cricketers go on strike, question mark on India tour

Bangladesh is slated to play three T20 matches and a two-match Test series in India in November with the first T20I slated to begin on November 3 in Delhi.

Didn’t expect standing ovation for directorial debut, Seema Pahawa at MAMI

"Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi" has a brilliant ensemble cast including Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Vinay Pathak, Vikrant Massey and Manoj Pahwa. The film will have a theatrical release on November 22.

DPIIT sends queries to Amazon, Flipkart on FDI norms adherence

It also criticised the banks which give cashback and different types of discounts for purchasing goods from e-commerce portals by making payments through their respective credit or debit cards.

Congress wants voting time at Ernakulam till 8 p.m.

This particular seat has been a pocket borough of the Congress for long.

Resistance to common antibiotic rising among Indian patients

"Since the clinical culture in India is different from that of the western countries, the lack of awareness of the right process to prescribe antibiotics increases the chances of people using antibiotics without questioning," he stressed.

Tarun Tejpal’s lawyers cross-examine victim in rape case

The trial, which began on September 2017, was delayed after Tejpal moved the Supreme Court pleading quashing of the charges framed against him by the lower court.

Centre committed to holistic welfare of police personnel, says Shah

"Since then, Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21 every year to honour the loyalty and supreme sacrifice of police personnel for the nation," Shah said.