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Pandemic mayhem turns Kerala into a Surveillance State

Covid-19 pandemic has set a new norm. Kerala is implementing controversial surveillance mechanisms, in order to curb the increase of cases. But, are the measures infringing the basic rights of the citizens?

Indian Embassy in Riyadh threatens Indian

Dominic, who is an IT professional, has been complaining for years against the corruption in Riyadh Indian embassy.

Covid survival guide for businesses – The Pathogen

This is a three-part series by Alok Jagdhari on COVID Survival Guide for businesses, especially small businesses/ startups Part 1:The Pathogen Starting with a CAVEAT: No individual alive on this planet has any living memory of...

Kerala sub-collector who skipped quarantine traced to his hometown in UP

Kollam: One of the sub-collector in Kollam district who skipped his 14day quarantine has now been traced back to his hometown in Uttar Pradesh. Though the officer claimed that he is in quarantine at Banglore,...

Holi in blood : Carnage in Shiv Vihar

Burnt houses, vandalized mosques, traumatized people who are now taunted by the apathy of the government- this is what Shiv Vihar has to offer this Holi

Five and a half years imprisonment, Hafeez Saeed sentenced in terror financing cases

Pakistan: A Pakistani court sentenced Lakshar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed to five and a half years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Pakistani Rs. 30,000 concerning two terror financing cases on Wednesday. Saeed is alleged to...

Muslim prayers in Christian Church, Kerala with unique way of protest against CAB-NRC

Kothamangalam: In Kerala, akin to its secular culture, a Christian Church has offered space for Muslims to offer prayers. Muslims were participating in the Secular March, a protest against the inhumane CAB, NRC bills which...

#Breaking: Police Use Water Cannon Against Women Protesters at Dariyaganj

The violence near Delhi Gate came towards the end of a largely peaceful demonstration held in the area through the day.

‘US cares about minorities, our stand same for India’: Mike Pompeo

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were also present.

CAA-NRC Protests Live; Several Detained in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad

Updates of CAA-NRC Nationwide Protests

CAA-NRC Protests; Ramachandra Guha detained in Bengaluru

"Are we a colonial regime? British Raj used Section 144 to suppress Gandhiji’s movement. I feel sorry for the police that masters in Delhi have to give them these orders," Guha said at the protest.

CAA-NRC Protests: Over a Hundred Students of UoH Detained

The bus in which the students were travelling to the Exhibition ground in Nampally was stopped mid-way by Telangana police.

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.

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.

Rains hit voting in Kerala, turnout 30% at noon

The polling began at 7 a.m. and will go on till 6.30 p.m. in the state.

Plans finalised to mobilise public for ‘Azadi March’

PPP Rawalpindi chapter secretary general Chaudhry Iftikhar said the party was ready to participate and will launch a worker mobilisation campaign soon.

4 dead over offensive Facebook post in Bangladesh

Since the controversy broke out, some 200 temples, houses and businesses belonging to Hindus had been vandalized across Bangladesh.

24% voting in Punjab by-polls till 12 noon

The Congress has 78 legislators in the 117-member House.

Rajasthan bypolls: 26.97% voting in Mandava, 25.04% in Khinvsar

The results shall be declared on October 24.

EU envoy calls for resumption of US-Taliban talks

During the past year, the US and the Taliban held nine rounds of negotiations in Doha, in which a draft agreement was reached, before Trump abruptly cancelled the talks over the Taliban claimed attack in Kabul which killed 12 people, including an American soldier.

EVMs only vote for BJP claims BJP MLA, Rahul shares video

New Delhi: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday shared on Twitter a viral video in which Bakhshish Singh Virk, the Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Assandh constituency in Haryana, is seen claiming that no...

Polish, Austrian authors win Nobel Prize for Literature

The academy said he received this year's prize "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience".

Moody’s cuts India’s 2019-20 growth forecast to 5.8%

Moody's downward revision comes ahead of the International Monetary Fund's growth projections due next week.

Panel set up to boost GST revenue after sharp collection dip

The Council expects the newly formed committee to look into "policy measures and changes in the law"

Stakes high for CPI-M in Aroor Assembly by-election

But the CPI-M, known for the systematic campaigns, is leaving nothing to chance. They very well know losing Aroor would mean curtains for Vijayan.

Saturn surpasses Jupiter to become new moon king

"This time, the moons must be named after giants from Norse, Gallic, or Inuit mythology," said Sheppard.

Microsoft aims to bring Internet to 40mn people by 2022

"In the US, we formalised our connectivity work in 2017 by launching the Airband Initiative, with the goal of bringing broadband connectivity to 3 million people in rural America by July 2022, and today marks the formalisation of the international work within the Initiative," McKinley added.

World’s 30 largest cities ‘peaked’ emissions

As an organization, C40 plays an important role in helping mayors and city officials access critical data and resources to determine the best courses for climate action.

Sindhu joins breast cancer awareness effort using AR tech

Bhairav Shankar, Managing Director, Avantari Technology, said life-size AR is a visionary futuristic technology that has the potential for the celebrity and the doctor to reach out to a large section of people without being actually physically present and convey their message.

Snapdeal records 52% rise in Diwali sales volumes

Snapdeal said its second "Snap-Diwali" sale will be live on October 11 and will run till October 13.

Rumours trigger violence during idol immersion in UP

Violence reported during Durga Pooja in UP

US-China trade talks: What to expect

Chinese economy right now is faltering, in no small part because the foreign business activity has slowed down. The fact that they spend a lot of money building apartment blocks that no one's living in as part of the glut in money that they had in the country.

Sectarian politics of Jats vs non-Jats to be a critical factor in Haryana polls

Will the Jat vs non-Jat favour BJP this time too? An analysis of election results and post-poll surveys conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) suggests that the BJP remains on a strong footing in the state.

40 Attorneys General to join anti-trust probe against Facebook

The investigation's core is the idea that "the Internet is broken".

Rihanna to release visual autobiography

As an entrepreneur, she launched her make-up line Fenty in 2017 and a lingerie line Savage x Fenty in 2018. She even starred in both "Ocean's 8" and Donald Glover's short film "Guava Island" over the past two years.

Robert Pattinson to compete for Lead Actor Oscar next year

While the film is very much a two-hander, Pattinson, who has never been nominated for an Oscar, has more screen time and his character serves as the audience's point of view.

‘Raahgir’ connected emotionally at Busan, Goutam Ghose

"Raahgir" stars Adil Hussain, Tillotama Shome and Neeraj Kabi. The film is all set to be screened at MAMI in Mumbai on October 19 and 20, under Spotlight section of the festival.

Lotus India Fashion Week SS20, Pepsi’s debut in fashion industry

The collection is an extension of part of Pepsi's 2019 eHar Ghoont Mein Swag' campaign and will be unveiled at the Pepsi x HUEMN runway show at FDCI's Lotus India Fashion Week on October 9.

Over reliance on Babar Azam hurting Pakistan: Misbah

Citing India's example, he said: "Virat Kohli is a bowler's captain. Kohli is not doing captaincy when he is with the bowlers, he is enjoying the bowlers rattling the opposition. It is a good thing that Indian bowlers have such a good captain."

Nearly 100 climate activists arrested in NYC

Some 30 campaigners in Sydney were charged with committing offences after hundreds of protesters blocked a busy road.

French club Lyon sack coach Sylvinho

The club will host Dijon on October 19, before a Champions League trip to Portugal to face Benfica.

Over 100 climate protesters arrested in Australia

Also on Monday, 21 activists were arrested in London who were also protesting as part of the Extinction Rebellion movement.

Harbhajan, Veena engage in war of words on Imran speech

Relations between the two Asian neighbours have been on a downhill ever since the Indian government's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution which provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

19 students injured in Afghan university blast

Monday also marked the 18th anniversary of the beginning of the US' war in Afghanistan, which started on October 7, 2001, with bombings on Taliban targets.

Mary Kom through to quarter finals at World Championships

Manju Rani (48kg) is the only Indian pugilist apart from Mary to have managed to reach the quarter-finals of her weight class while Lovlina Burgohain (69kg) and Jamuna Boro (54kg) will have their pre-quarters bouts on Wednesday.

UK debt to increase to record level if no-deal Brexit

On October 4 a set of documents submitted to a Scottish court revealed that the UK would seek an extension if no deal was reached.

Rohit Sharma bats for trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony

"Even if there is more to the story, nothing is worth cutting down something so vital. Part of Mumbai being a slightly greener and slight difference in the temperature is mainly because of Aarey Colony. How can we take that away, not to mention the thousands of animals who will displace," Sharma tweeted on Tuesday.

Musharraf’s treason trial to be heard daily from Oct 24

However, due to litigation at appellate forums, the trial of the former leader lingered on and he left Pakistan in March 2016.

Tough battle for Kerala’s Konni Assembly seat

BJP's Surendran, however, is looking confident, claiming that he would be the dark horse in Konni as he and his party feels that the Sabarimala temple issue could tilt the balance.

Jovial by day, slayer at night: Kerala lady serial killer a ‘psychopath’, suspects DGP

Sources said that several witnesses, including the neighbours of the Thomas family, are being questioned by the police to gather evidence in the case.

A high percentage of Indian mothers have no formal education, CNNS survey

Child's schooling was reported for school-aged children and adolescents. Among children aged 5-9 years, 91 per cent were currently attending school. Among adolescents aged 10-19 years, 52 per cent were 10-14 years and 48 per cent were between 15-19. Three-quarters (75 per cent) of adolescents (aged 10-19 years) were currently attending school.

No proof of adverse impact on environment, HC gives green signal to beach shacks...

The official tourist season in Goa starts on October 1 and winds up on May 31.

Telangana RTC strike: 48,000 employees face axe

They said on Monday, 3,105 RTC buses and 2,013 hired buses were operated. They also claimed that more than 6,000 private vehicles, school and college buses and taxi cabs were operated.

Voices of Dissent emerges over new UP Congress committee

Murmurs are also being heard in Congress circles about associates of former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi being sidelined in the new set up.

Lynching a ‘western construct’ to defame India, claims RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

“Lynching is not the word from Indian ethos, its origin is from a story in a separate religious text,” Bhagwat said at Nagpur in Maharashtra on the occasion of Vijayadashami. “We Indians trust in brotherhood. Don’t impose such terms on Indians.”

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 relief to them. The residents of Patna's Danapur area blocked roads...

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.