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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.

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.

Robert De Niro accused of gender discrimination, “Beyond absurd” responds the actor

De Niro's company, Canal Productions, is also named in the lawsuit.

Osaka, Tsitsipas through to China Open quarters

The German will face Sam Querrey, after the American served up 32 aces on his way to defeating Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3.

Apple ups production of iPhone 11 as demand surges

"Demand is good for now. But we have to be careful not to be too optimistic. I hope that this year's peak season lasts longer than last year," said the report, quoting one executive-level source.

Spain’s Ortega given a bronze after appeals over 110m hurdles result

China's Xie Wenjun was originally fourth in 13.29 and now was pushed to the fifth.

USA-North Korea to hold preliminary nuclear talks in Stockholm

Seoul: US and North Korean officials were slated to meet on Friday in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, the eve of their formal working-level nuclear talks after Pyongyang ratcheted up tensions with a test-firing of...

Hong Kong introduces anti-mask law

Hong Kong has emerged from 17 straight weekends of protest, triggered by the now-withdrawn extradition bill, which would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent back to mainland China.

Banksy’s UK Parliament painting sells for $12mn

The auction took place a year after Banksy himself intervened in a Sotheby's auction, when his artwork "Girl with Balloon" self-destructed as the gavel came down to become the newly titled "Love is in the Bin".

‘EU open but unconvinced with Johnson’s Brexit plans’

The UK government has said that it was aiming to reach a final agreement at an EU summit on October 17.

Over 3,000 pigs culled in Philippines over swine fever

The disease's causative agent, the African swine fever virus of the Asfarviridae family, only impacts pigs and cannot be transmitted to humans, who are therefore completely unsusceptible to contagion.

Iraq: Protest continues, Toll climb to 26

Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari said in a statement on Wednesday that he has decided to raise the state of alert for the Iraqi armed forces "to preserve state sovereignty and protect all foreign embassies and diplomatic missions operating in Iraq".

Pakistan: SC to constitute special bench for minority right

The court, however, told Vankwani that being in the government he should have fulfilled the demands through the government.

Article 370: 2 months on, no injunction by SC

The restrictions had been imposed on August 4, a day ahead of the Central government moving a resolution in Parliament to scrap special status of Jammu and Kashmir granted under Article 370.

Not aware’ of interim dividend demand from Centre, RBI Governor

The MPC also revised the growth forecast of India downwards to 6.1 per cent for the financial year 2019-20.

Demi Lovato sorry about free Israel trip after facing fan flak

"This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT. Now I realize it hurts people and for that I'm sorry. Sorry, I'm not more educated, and sorry for thinking this trip was just a spiritual experience. I'd rather get in trouble for being authentic to myself than staying quiet to please other people," she added.

Kerala businessman alleges cheating by Pala legislator

"That person (Menon) has said he doesn't have anything to do with me. This allegation against Kappen first surfaced just before the Pala elections. This It's nothing but an election stunt by them (the Congress-led UDF)," said Balakrishnan.

Kochi flats: Some residents leave, others seek more time

In a related development, state police's Crime Branch chief Tomin Thachenkery arrived at the flat complex and later told the media that they have also begun their job and all those who have erred in their duty, including government officials and builders, will be proceeded against.

Maharashtra Elections: Cong releases names of 19 candidates, Nirupam upset

The party has fielded two former Chief Ministers -- Prithviraj Chavan from Karad South and Ashok Chavan from Bhokar. Maharashtra will go to polls on October 21. The Congress is contesting 125 seats of the 288-member Assembly.

SC notice to CBI on Chidambaram’s bail plea

The former union minister and his son Karti Chidambaram were named in the INX Media case by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, who are currently in a Mumbai jail in connection with the murder of Indrani's daughter Sheena Bora.

Witch-hunt continues, UP government registers new charges against Dr. Kafeel Khan

He was also not found guilty of not informing is seniors of the emergency situation back then nor was he involved in corruption related to tendering process for oxygen cylinders, as per the earlier report which surfaced in the media on September 27.

PMC scam: ED files PMLA case, raids at 6 places in Mumbai

The FIR was filed by Jasbir Singh Matta, manager, recovery department, of PMC Bank. It is also alleged that as many as 21,049 fictitious bank accounts were allegedly created to hide the loans, which were disbursed in violation of the Reserve Bank of India norms.

RBI lowers repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.15%, loans likely to get...

"The MPC also decided to continue with an accommodative stance as long as it is necessary to revive growth while ensuring that inflation remains within the target," the policy statement said.

NGT Appointments: SC Seeks Response from Centre

The petition has claimed that due to non-appointment of judicial and expert members, several NGT benches are lying non-functional.

Wayanad: Rahul Gandhi joins protest, assures best legal aid

In Wayanad, the division is 4.8 km of the core zone and 5.8 km of the buffer zone. In all, 24.2 km of the highway passes through protected areas in Karnataka, and 10.4 km through protected areas in Kerala.

Neighbouring galaxy is violent, say researchers

“One of our main motivations in studying astronomy is to understand our place in the Universe. A way of learning about our galaxy is to study others that are similar to it, and try to understand how these systems formed and evolved.”

Doha Worlds: Holloway wins dramatic gold in 110m hurdles

The 23-year-old, who won silver in the 100m, was the outstanding favourite and outclassed the field to take gold in a British record of 21.88 seconds.

Rohit-Mayank become 3rd Indian opening pair to score 300

The other two Indian opening pair to stitch together a partnership of more than 300 runs in Test cricket are Vinoo Mankad-Pankaj Roy (413 runs against New Zealand in 1956) and Virender Sehwag-Rahul Dravid (410 runs against Pakistan in 2006).

Why aspiring parents should avoid drinking alcohol

Regarding specific defects, the study found that compared to abstinence, maternal drinking was correlated to a 20 per cent greater risk of tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of four abnormalities in the heart's structure.

Congress’ star campaigner leaves for US ahead of bypolls

Now, among the five assembly seats which go to the polls on October 21, four of them are presently held by the UDF.

No alternate houses in sight, Maradu flats residents to stay put

"The State has condemned me and my wife to live in rented homes, at the mercy of others, as my pension permits, till the last day of our lives. The irony is that on the day that I leave my home I have received Silver Certificates for the years 2017-18 and 2018-19 from the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes for my contribution towards nation building by paying taxes. I contributed to building a nation and lost to the nation the home I built. Jai Hind," wrote Joseph, the son of a Kerala police official.

Over half of Maharashtra MLAs have criminal cases, ADR

The average assets per MLA for BJP MLAs is Rs 11.45 crore, Shiv Sena MLAs is Rs 6.83 crore, Congress MLAs is Rs 8.36 crore, 39 NCP MLAs is Rs 10.56 crore and 6 Independent MLAs have average assets of Rs 12.80 crore.

Kerala list of prisoners to be released not yet ready

"Once the list comes, it will be abided to. In the past also remission has been given," said the official.

India-Pak Nuclear war can kill over 10 crore people says study

The black smoke would block sunlight from reaching the ground, driving temperatures around the world down for several years. Worldwide food shortages would likely come soon after.

Imran Khan to visit China next week to ‘revive’ stalled CPEC projects

Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed briefed the meeting on Main Line-1 (ML-1) projects being executed to lay a new railway track from Karachi to Peshawar under the CPEC umbrella.

Ahead Of Local Polls, Jammu Leaders Freed From House Arrest

Over 250 petitions have been filed against the preventive detention orders against prominent political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. Petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court against the detentions.

Burj Khalifa lit up as tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

From school children in Kazakhstan drawing pictures of Mahatma Gandhi to Lebanon issuing a commemorative stamp on him, to walks for peace and tolerance held in many cities, the world paid tribute to Gandhi on his sesquicentennial in various ways.

Democrats warn Trump ‘no fooling around’ with impeachment

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is being dragged into the inquiry along with Rudy Giuliani, who is Trump's personal lawyer.

US to impose $7.5bn in tariffs on EU goods

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, meanwhile, said in a statement that any US measure to impose tariffs would be considered "short-sighted and counterproductive".

Thanks to Tweeple, Parle brings back Rola Cola candy

The company said that the new version of the product is taller, stronger and cooler with 12 pack slabs.

Google enables auto-delete YouTube History feature

In May, the company opened the new Google Safety Engineering Center where it expects the number of privacy engineers to double by the end of 2019.

Successful attack on Aramco possible only with help inside the kingdom

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who peers through his binoculars 24X7, instantly raised his finger: "Iran".

Paresh Rawal apologises to Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan

Rawal had called Kafeel a "hero in the eyes of the ever-active termite clan" in a tweet soon after the BRD Medical College tragedy in Gorakhpur that led to the death of over 60 children due to lack of oxygen supply in August 2017.

Koregaon-Bhima case: Justice S Ravindra Bhat becomes 5th judge to recuse from hearing Navlakha’s...

Among other things, they are accused of having alleged links with the banned CPI-Maoist, a conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to overthrow the elected government.

INX media case: Chidambaram petitions SC for early hearing on bail plea

The Enforcement Directorate has also filed a money laundering case against Chidambaram.

Delhi jail inmate hides blade in tummy, officials shocked

Sources said efforts are still on to remove the blade from his stomach. As to why he needed a surgical blade inside the jail is still unclear.

Jolt to BSP: Saharanpur unit joins BJP ahead of UP byboll

However, the exit of Molhu along with most of the party office-bearers just before Gangoh bypoll is likely to adversely hit its prospects.

Suarez’s brace help Barcelona edge past Inter Milan

Barcelona: FC Barcelona edged Inter Milan 2-1 on two second-half goals by Luis Suarez to move into a tie on points for the lead in Group F of the ongoing Champions League.Both Borussia Dortmund, who...

Ben Stokes is PCA’s Player of the Year

The 28-year-old edged past Ryan Higgins, Dominic Sibley and Simon Harmer and also became the sixth player to have bagged the Young Player of the Year award and the Player of the Year recognition.

Airbus row: US plans to slap tariffs on EU products

Airbus is hopeful that the United States and the EU will agree to find a negotiated solution before "creating serious damage" to the aviation industry as well as to trade relations and the global economy, it said.

Mystery over PMC Bank’s audit firm deepens says Moneylife report

"This Mr Lakdawala had worked with PCH Ansotia & Co (Deloitte, Haskins + Sells) and Deloitte for four years from 1984 to 1988. However, there is no information about what he was doing between 1988 till 2009 as per LinkedIn records," the report said.

Indian Oil to Build Road from Single-Use Plastic

New Delhi:Country's largest PSU oil refiner and retailer Indian Oil Corporation has taken up various initiatives to support the government's drive to eliminate single-use plastic by converting these toxic wastes to productive use.These initiatives...

This is the greatest hoax, Trump hits out at impeachment inquiry

The three committees have already subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Giuliani, who the whistleblower complaint claimed a central figure in the administration's dealings with Ukraine.

Two-time Congress CM Hooda to file nomination today

In the 2014 Assembly polls, the BJP improved its 2009 tally of four to 47, followed by the INLD with 19 Legislators and the Congress with 15 seats.

Art for the heart; Alia Bhatt supports fundraising for kids with heart diseases

"I have been told that kids are more positive than adults because they don't know how bad the situation is and they don't have a negative frame of mind. I feel that's the reason they get cured faster," said Alia, while inaugurating the exhibition named 'Art for the Heart' at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Rahman to perform live at Busan International Film Festival

Also, the "99 Songs" film, which is produced and co-written by the Grammy and Oscar-winning musician, will be screened at the festival.

‘Change in mindsets required for Clean India’

Centuries of prejudice that has made Indian society biased towards the notion of cleanliness has no parallel in the world, the book states

PMC Bank Case: Dummy accounts created to hide HDIL’s NPAs

"Some of the large accounts were not reported to RBI from 2008 because of fear of reputational risk," Thomas has revealed in his four-page letter.

IPL is back, Kolkata to host auction on December 19

The trading window for all the eight franchises will close on November 14.

Love red meat? You can continue relishing it

"This is not just another study on red and processed meat, but a series of high-quality systematic reviews resulting in recommendations we think are far more transparent, robust and reliable," said study researcher Bradley Johnston.