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  • 11:15 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Yellow alert for 16 Karnataka districts as rains in store

    The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) on Saturday issued yellow alert for 16 districts, including Bengaluru.

    The KSNMDC also issued a thunderstorm warning in these districts, while warning of isolated heavy to very heavy rains likely over interior Karnataka, Malnad and the coastal regions.

    For Bengaluru, the agency predicted that widespread light to moderate rains with isolated places and heavy rains, associated with thunder activity, likely over BBMP area for next two days till October 26.

    The alert was issued to the Deputy Commissioners of Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, Chikkaballapura, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Davangere, Ramanagara, Shivamogga, Tumkuru, Dakshin Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag and Haveri.

  • 9:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Air quality in NCR oscillates between 'very poor' and 'severe'

    The air quality slipped to the "severe" category in Ghaziabad, while it remained "very poor" in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar in the National Capital Region on Saturday, according to a government agency.

  • 9:17 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    BJP Chief JP Nadda to inaugurate party district offices in Rajasthan on Oct 25

    BJP national president J P Nadda will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of district offices of the party in Rajasthan on October 25 and this program will be online, according to a statement issued on Saturday.

    Nadda will inaugurate party district offices in Bhilwara, Rajsamand and lay the foundation stone of new offices in Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Alwar, Dholpur, Udaipur and Bharatpur districts, it said.
     
    BJP state president Satish Poonia and other officials will join the event online.
     

  • 8:31 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    J-K: Pak violates ceasefire in 3 sectors along LoC, IB

    Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in three sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Saturday.

  • 8:29 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Singapore reports 14 new Covid cases

    Singapore on Saturday reported 14 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 57,965, health officials said.

  • 7:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Suicide bombing in Kabul kills ten, including children

    A suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least ten people and wounded 20 others, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul. The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker was trying to enter the center when he was stopped by security guards.

  • 7:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Delhi airport starts COVID-19 testing for international departures: Genestrings

    International passengers taking their flights from the Delhi airport can now get themselves tested for COVID-19 right before their departure, said Genestrings Diagnostic Center which operates the testing lab at the airport, on Saturday.

    The COVID-19 testing facility, which started operating on September 12 at the Delhi airport, was available only for arrival passengers till date.

     

  • 6:14 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    ICICI Bank shuts down operations in Sri Lanka

    ICICI Bank on Saturday said it has shut down operations in Sri Lanka after getting approval from the Sri Lankan monetary authority.

    The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, having considered the request made by ICICI Bank, has granted approval to close down business operation of the bank in Sri Lanka and cancel the licence issued to it, ICICI Bank said in a regulatory filing.

    "The Director of Bank Supervision being satisfied with the bank complying with the terms and conditions imposed by the Monetary Board, the licence issued to the bank to carry on banking business in Sri Lanka is cancelled with effect from October 23, 2020," the private sector lender said.

  • 5:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    US sets daily record of over 83,000 virus cases

    The United States has hit a daily record of coronavirus cases with more than 83,000 reported infections, thousands more than the previous U.S. peak in July.

    The U.S. death toll, meanwhile, has grown to nearly 224,00, according to the tally published by Johns Hopkins University. The total U.S. caseload reported Friday was 83,757, topping the 77,362 cases reported on July 16.

  • 4:57 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    MP bypolls: Sachin Pilot to campaign for Congress candidates

    Congress leader and former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot will be campaigning for the party candidates in the Assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh.

    Pilot will campaign for the Congress candidates in Bhind, Morena and Shivpuri, according to to statement issued by the party here on Saturday.
     
    He will hold a two-day poll campaign in Narwar-Shivpuri, Shaitanbada, Jora, Sumavali, Noorabad, Manbasai, Gormi and Gohad on October 27 and 28.
    Pilot is scheduled to address a press conference in Gwalior on October 28.

    Voting will be held on November 3 for the bypolls on 28 Assembly seats of Madhya Pradesh.

  • 4:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Tamil Nadu: Death toll in fireworks factory blast rises to 7

    The death toll in the blast at a fireworks factory mounted to seven on Saturday with two more women workers succumbing to injuries and the manager of the manufacturing facility has been arrested, police said.

  • 4:03 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Poland’s President Duda tests positive for coronavirus

    Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for the coronavirus, but is feeling well, his spokesman said Saturday.

    The spokesman, Blazej Spychalski, said on Twitter that the 48-year-old conservative leader was tested the day before and his result was positive. He said the president is in isolation.

  • 3:59 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Deadline for filing FY19 GST annual returns extended till Dec 31

    The government on Saturday extended the deadline for furnishing GST annual returns for FY 2018-19 by two months till December 31.

  • 2:25 PM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Devendra Fadnavis tests positive for coronavirus

    Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis tests positive for coronavirus.

  • 2:25 PM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    One security personnel dead, another injured in Naxal firing

    One security personnel dies, another suffers injuries in an exchange of fire with Naxals in district Narayanpur. Naxals also suffered injuries and their camp was destroyed in the operation: SP Narayanpur, Mohit Garg 

  • 2:24 PM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Pakistan quadcopter shot down by Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran

    The troops of the Indian Army on Saturday shot down a Pakistan Army quadcopter along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. READ FULL STORY 

     

  • 11:41 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    India continues to maintain active cases below 7 lakh for the second day

    India continues to maintain active cases below 7 lakh for the second day, total recoveries cross 70 lakh. The active cases now comprise only 8.71% of the total positive cases of the country: Union Health Ministry 

  • 11:19 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    PM Modi inaugurates 3 major projects in Gujarat

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated three major projects including Kisan Suryodaya Yojana for the farmers in Gujarat. 

  • 11:17 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Onion prices continue to surge in Maharashtra

  • 10:45 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Anti-smog guns deployed in Delhi

    Anti-smog guns deployed at several locations in the national capital, as part of measures being taken to control pollution; visuals from ITO area.

  • 10:45 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    DMK stages protest in Chennai over bill

    Chennai: DMK stages protest near Raj Bhawan, demanding that Governor Banwarilal Purohit approves with delay the Bill to give 7.5 per cent reservation to government school students in medical examinations. Party president MK Stalin and MP Kanimozhi also present.

  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Coronavirus recoveries in India zoom past 7-million mark

    • With 53,370 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surge to 78,14,682. With 650 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,17,956.  
    • Total active cases are 6,80,680 after a decrease of 14,829 in last 24 hrs
    • Total cured cases are 70,16,046 with 67,549 new discharges in last 24 hrs
  • 8:58 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Joe Biden promises free vaccine if elected president

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday said he would ensure free vaccination for all Americans if elected president in the November 3 election. In a major policy speech on the coronavirus, a day after the final presidential debate with Republican incumbent Donald Trump, Biden said over 220,000 Americans have lost their lives, which is more than one-fifth of the total global death.

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  • 8:55 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Devotees offer prayers on Ashtami: Visuals from Kerala

    Kerala: Devotees offer prayers at Pazhavangadi Ganapathi Temple in Thiruvananthapuram on the eighth day (Ashtami) of Navratri today.

  • 8:04 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

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  • 7:50 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    PM Modi to inaugurate 3 projects in Gujarat today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate three projects including Kisan Suryodaya Yojana in Gujarat today through video conferencing. 

     

  • 7:50 AM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Delhi's air quality deteriorates

    Air quality deteriorates in the national capital with the rise of pollutants in the atmosphere. A look at visuals from Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway & Mayur Vihar area.